483 Novato, 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 Novato, 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 
San Francisco, CA, 94131
27 miles from Novato
Highly experienced and knowledgeable remodeling contractor working in San Francisco for over 40 years . Expert on San Francisco building code. Member of NARI. Serves on San... Read More
Oakland, CA, 94609
26 miles from Novato
Founded in 1950 by John Wilkins, Custom Kitchens has continued to provide a one stop shop approach for your home construction & remodeling needs. With our friendly showroom... Read More
San Francisco, CA, 94103
25 miles from Novato
Remick Associates is a San Francisco Architecture and General Construction firm dedicated exclusively to inventive and highly detailed residential design and unique commercial... Read More
Davis, CA, 95616
50 miles from Novato
MAK is an award winning residential remodeling, design-build company. Simply put, we are on a mission to make places that express the character and vitality of the individuals who... Read More
Larkspur, CA, 94939
12 miles from Novato
Sandra Bird been working in the design and build field for more than 35 years. Her firm, Sandra Bird Designs, serves Marin, San Francisco, Sonoma, and beyond. With an attuned eye... Read More
SF Design Build (415) 503-1571
San Francisco, CA, 94115
24 miles from Novato
Full service Design-Build firm specializing in residential remodels. SF Design Build is one of the original San Francisco design-build companies. We handle everything in-house:... Read More
Dublin, CA, 94568
45 miles from Novato
Amarant Design and Build Center is a professional firm a full-service retail design studio. Our professional staff is ready to take you from concept to completion. Our "One Point... Read More
HDR Remodeling (510) 845-6100
Berkeley, CA, 94702
23 miles from Novato
HDR Remodeling is a multiple award-winning Design and Build firm celebrating 25 years of satisfied residential clients in Berkeley, CA. We specialize in kitchen and bathroom... Read More
Blue Truck Studio (510) 334-4786
San Francisco, CA, 94110
27 miles from Novato
The Blue Truck studio creates inspired and thoughtful spaces by synthesizing a collaborative design process with high craft construction. Our work, even at the most modest scale,... Read More
Sebastopol, CA, 95472
25 miles from Novato
Leff Construction Design/Build is an all-inclusive, one-stop shop specializing in green custom home construction and remodeling. Our architectural, engineering, interior design,... Read More
San Mateo, CA, 94402
41 miles from Novato
At S.E.A. Construction we’ve been creating masterfully built custom living spaces, kitchens, baths, and impeccably designed remodels since 1988. Whether you have an idea in... Read More
outerlands design (415) 987-4302
San Francisco, CA, 94127
27 miles from Novato
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u unlimited inc (510) 684-8792
Berkeley, CA, 94710
23 miles from Novato
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Walnut Creek, CA, 94598
33 miles from Novato
Bay Area Award-Winning Design & Remodeling Contractor since 1984 We design and remodel kitchens, baths and additions from concept through completion with our highly skilled... Read More
San Francisco, CA, 94117
25 miles from Novato
Centoni Restoration and Development, a design-build firm, is comfortable working in a broad range of residential styles-from period to contemporary. Specializing in a complete set... 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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