138 Marina, CA 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 Marina, CA project, from initial sketches through final construction. Learn more about how to choose the right design-build professionals for your home project below: More 
Los Gatos, CA, 95032-2550
39 miles from Marina
Rebuilding Fine Homes in the Bay Area since 1976. We are an award-winning general contracting firm that specializes in the design and remodeling of kitchens, bathrooms,... Read More
Timeline Design (408) 741-3000
Saratoga, Ca, CA, 95070
43 miles from Marina
At Timeline Design, designing and building is one seamless process - there is no need to retain an architect or other design support. Throughout each phase of a project -... Read More
San Jose, CA, 95112
47 miles from Marina
May Construction Inc. has been serving the Silicon Valley for over 20 years. The highest standards for superior customer service at May Construction are backed by vision,... Read More
Los Altos, CA, 94022
50 miles from Marina
Since 1998, Custom Dreams has built more than 40 custom homes on the Mid-Peninsula of the San Francisco Bay Area. We have developed a proven approach to building new custom homes... Read More
Soquel, CA, 95073
24 miles from Marina
With 18 years as a General Building Contractor and over 35 years of hands on experience in all phases of residential construction we have the expertise to take your vision from... Read More
CAGE Design Build (408) 693-8109
San Jose, CA, 95150
49 miles from Marina
CAGE Design Build is an award winning residential design/remodeling and construction firm located in San Jose and the San Francisco Bay Area. Owners David Wampler and Kelly... Read More
Scotts Valley, CA, 95066
29 miles from Marina
General contractor and remodeler with highest quality and attention to detail and personable touch. We have been serving Bay Area customers for the past 14 years. We built our... Read More
Aptos, CA, 95003
21 miles from Marina
Talmadge Construction, Inc. is a Design/Build General Contractor specializing in Residential Design and Remodeling serving Santa Cruz, Capitola, Soquel, Scotts Valley, Aptos,... Read More
San Jose, CA, 95136
41 miles from Marina
About: A firm catered to those with discerning taste, we specialize in hi-end remodeling. Unique to the remodeling industry, your project will be developed and implemented with... Read More
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
30 miles from Marina
Years of experience in Architecture and Construction complement our mission of creating unique structures that are decidedly different because they reflect individual identity. We... Read More
Fiorovich Group (831) 212-1745
Watsonville, CA, 95076
18 miles from Marina
Architecture and Construction primarily higher end beach home remodels and new homes. We also commercial TI's and new construction. Read More
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
30 miles from Marina
Landscape Design / Build, or, Landscape Construction Read More
Los Altos, CA, 94022
50 miles from Marina
Established in 1993, IKB Design & Construction is a woman owned, full service, residential design/build and interiors corporation headquartered in downtown Los Altos. It prides... Read More
Saratoga, CA, 95070
43 miles from Marina
Residential Design and Remodeling Read More
Campbell, CA, 95011
43 miles from Marina
Located in Campbell, California, Ammirato Construction, Inc. is an award-winning design + build construction firm serving the greater San Francisco Bay area. Our passion is... 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 California 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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