14 James City, NC 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 James City, NC project, from initial sketches through final construction. Learn more about how to choose the right design-build professionals for your home project below: More 
New Bern, NC, 28560
4 miles from James City
GO Architectural Design, PLLC is a full service architectural firm focusing on helping clients achieve their design needs including new house design, historic properties, interior... Read More
Morehead City, NC, 28557
30 miles from James City
We are a custom home builder located on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina. We specialize in beach homes and renovations. We are a Design|Build company which means we have the... Read More
Goldsboro, NC, 27834
42 miles from James City
Our commitment to excellence and efficiency has established Construction Managers, Inc. as one of the leading design-build construction management firms in North Carolina. Read More
Ward Shore Builders (910) 539-5600
swansboro, NC, 28584
28 miles from James City
Custom Home builder with design capabilities. Read More
Newport, NC, 28570
25 miles from James City
Jacksonville, NC, 28540
35 miles from James City
Design - Build Custom Poolscapes Hot Tubs, Spas Rock and Stone Read More
Topsail Beach, NC, 28445
48 miles from James City
Morehead City, NC, 28557
30 miles from James City
Residential- commercial general contractor Read More
Greenville, NC, 27834
42 miles from James City
Residential and commercial addtions and renovations Design Build Read More
ReelMoody designs (252) 764-7824
Stella, 28582
23 miles from James City
Trenton, NC, 28585
25 miles from James City
Building Contractor Read More
Beulaville, NC, 28518
43 miles from James City
Home Improvements Read More
Inns&outsdesign (910) 270-9006
Hampstead n.c., NC, 28443
50 miles from James City
Interior&exterior deign , kitchen&bath remodel , full home design , Exterior planning , colors , appliance suggestions , window treatment , recommended space planning , Read More
Jacksonville, NC, 28540
35 miles from James City
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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. Here are some related professionals and vendors to complement the work of design-build firms: Interior Designers & Decorators, Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers, Architects & Building Designers, Photographers.

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 North Carolina 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?

Find a design-build firm on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to James City, NC design-build firms. You may also look through James City, NC photos to find a pool you like, then contact the design-build firm that created it. You can find more design-build firms in New Bern, Havelock, Trent Woods, River Bend and Brices Creek.
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