165 Gratis, OH Design-Build Firms

When building a new house, people often turn to architects to kick off the project. However, a different model is becoming quite popular: design-build. Instead of dividing tasks between separate architecture and construction companies, you can hire a full-service firm to design and build your entire Gratis, OH project, from initial sketches through final construction. Learn more about how to choose the right design-build professionals for your home project below: More 
Cincinnati, OH, 45209
35 miles from Gratis
Zobrist Design Group is a full service design and construction firm specializing in residential, multi-family and light commercial projects. Through our design-build approach,... Read More
Madeira, OH, 45243
34 miles from Gratis
Design Build Remodeling and Custom Home Builder. Specializing in whole house remodeling, basements, bathrooms, kitchens Read More
harrison, OH, 45030
31 miles from Gratis
Custom handcrafted concrete designs. Designing custom furnishings for clients seeking unique and a specific look in-mind for their living space. Focusing ourselves (family and... Read More
Transom Design Build (513) 218-1446
Cincinnati, OH, n/a
34 miles from Gratis
Transom Design Build is a general contractor in Cincinnati, Ohio and Portland, Oregon providing design build services using clean lines, modern finishes, and local materials in... Read More
The Leland Group (513) 646-1797
Cincinnati, OH
34 miles from Gratis
John Ballantyne of the The Leland Group has been building and renovating homes in the Greater Cincinnati area for over 25 years. At The Leland Group, we believe the success of... Read More
Dayton, OH, 45458
20 miles from Gratis
Design Homes & Development Company has been custom building homes in the South Dayton area since 1987. With our decades of experience and vast industry knowledge all our clients... Read More
Sensible Home Design (513) 520-4060
Middletown, OH, 45044
17 miles from Gratis
Award winning Home designer,Ron Globke, has been working in the building industry since 1985, He started out as a carpenter in the early years and built many homes with his... Read More
Sterling Homes (513) 659-5361
Cincinnati, 45226
38 miles from Gratis
Sterling Homes is a custom home builder specializing in custom homes and home remodeling in Cincinnati, Ohio. We are an award-winning full-service firm dedicated to quality master... Read More
Cedarville, OH, 45314
40 miles from Gratis
Brentwood Builders is a full-service builder and remodeler offering design, remodeling, and new construction services for commercial and residential clients. Celebrating 35 years... Read More
Edgewood, KY, 41017
43 miles from Gratis
Showcase Remodeling provides a full array of renovation and remodeling including room additions, bathrooms, kitchens, offices, media rooms, family rooms, finished basements,... Read More
IQ Custom Homes (513) 767-8970
Liberty Township, OH, 45044
17 miles from Gratis
Custom Home Building and Remodeling Read More
IQ Custom Homes (513) 767-8970
Mason, OH, 45040
25 miles from Gratis
Custom home building and remodeling. Read More
Dayton Home Remodeling (937) 258-6200
Dayton, OH, 45429
20 miles from Gratis
Dayton Home Remodeling specializes in the remodeling of bathrooms, kitchens and basements. We provide a quality choice that is affordable and reliable. We believe in... Read More
Newport, KY, 41071
41 miles from Gratis
Since 1990 we have met the specific needs of each client. J.A. Smith Construction, Inc. and J.A. Smith Design Studio specialize in custom interior renovations and additions. Our... Read More
Robert Lucke Remodeling (513) 607-7141
Cincinnati, OH, 45249
29 miles from Gratis
Robert Lucke Remodeling, a division of The Robert Lucke Group (Homes), offers remodeling services from kitchens and baths to outdoor living. We proudly serve the Cincinnati area.... Read More
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What is a design-build firm?


Design-build firms take on the responsibilities of architects, contractors and construction companies, all under one roof. These full-service firms focus on a streamlined process — from the initial design to the estimating phase to physical construction — in the hope of creating an efficient experience for both the client and the company. Because the entire project is happening within one company, design-build firms are able to overlap the design and construction phases of the project, which oftens speeds up the project significantly. In addition, these firms work to minimize risks for the project owner through single-point responsibility contracts. However, depending on the firm, you may still want to contact an interior designer or architect to help create the exact look you want.

Before deciding on a design-and-build firm, think about what you want from your new home. Do you want a large kitchen for entertaining? Do you need several bedrooms for children and guests? Do you want a finished basement for extra space or storage? Look for Ohio design-build firms that specialize in the areas you're looking for. Budget is obviously a determining factor in the outcome of your project. To make sure you stay within your means, consider making a must-have list and a wish list. Gauge where the estimates are falling to determine which design-and-build contract can realistically strike the balance between the two.

Questions to ask a prospective design-builder:


  • How long have you been in the business?
  • How many projects like mine have you completed?
  • Who will be working on the project?
  • Are the workers employees or subcontractors?
  • Can you provide me with references?
  • Who is your designer, and what are his or her qualifications?
  • Are your employees licensed and insured?
  • How do you charge, and what does that include?
  • Can you give me a written estimate?
  • What do your services include?
  • When can this job get done?
  • What happens when cost exceeds the budget? What about changes to materials or labor pricing?
  • What will I need to provide?
  • Are there any important considerations or concerns you foresee with this project?

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