492 Philadelphia, PA 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 Philadelphia, PA project, from initial sketches through final construction. Learn more about how to choose the right design-build professionals for your home project below: More 
Gardner/Fox Associates, Inc (610) 525-8305 ext. 226
Bryn Mawr, PA, 19010
11 miles from Philadelphia
Gardner/Fox Associates, Inc, a Best of Houzz 2013 selection, is an award winning design/build firm serving the Philadelphia area since 1987. Our team of architects, project... Read More
Andersen Design Group helps bring our client’s desires into reality. Through our wide variety of design and construction services, we listen, draw, calculate, schedule and build what our clients want.
Quakertown, PA, 18951
36 miles from Philadelphia
Sullivan Building and Design Group is a full service design/build firm who will work with you hand in hand from the conceptual design stages to the end product. Design plays a... Read More
While our team shares a combined one hundred years of experience serving our clients, I get excited by the unrolling of the plans for the first time, every time.
Bryn Mawr, PA, 19010
11 miles from Philadelphia
The quality that has become synonymous with E.B. Mahoney Builders is rooted in the ideals of an immigrant Irish carpenter who started his building business in 1926. Jeremiah... Read More
Creative Nook (610) 644-6665
Since 1979, Creative Nook has been a leading Design & Build firm, fully versed in all phases of residential construction.
Ernst Brothers (215) 453-5124
Lower Gwynedd, PA, 19477
17 miles from Philadelphia
Ernst Brothers is experienced in the Design/Build delivery method. What Design/Build does is get the entire building team together during pre-construction to collaborate and agree... Read More
ABK Today (717) 715-9488
We believe that Kitchen & Bathroom remodeling is about improving your life through meticulous design & custom renovations. We work with you to ensure the perfect fit for design, budget & schedule.
Princeton, NJ, 08540
40 miles from Philadelphia
An Architecture and Construction company specializing in design/build but appreciates the opportunity to handle Architecture and Construction services separately as well. At... Read More
Cottage Industries is a full-service residential design and construction company. Our strength is to seamlessly blend old with new, accommodating many architectural styles.
John Gehri Zerrer (609) 658-2975
Stockton, NJ, 08559
36 miles from Philadelphia
John has been building and renovating homes in the Delaware Valley for more than 30 years. His dedication to craftsmanship and attention to detail have made John's name synonymous... Read More
Harth Builders (215) 654-0364
Spring House, PA, 19477
17 miles from Philadelphia
Awarded Best of Houzz for 2014 & 2013, given to only 4% of Houzz professionals! Harth Builders is a nationally recognized, award winning, residential design-build remodeling... Read More
Honey Brook, PA, 19344
40 miles from Philadelphia
Spring Creek Design is a creative, full service design+build firm. We envision and craft beautiful environments, both interior and exterior. Nationally Award-Winning,... Read More
West Chester, PA, 19381
32 miles from Philadelphia
Award Winning and Fun to Work With Professional Design/Build Company Serving the Greater Philadelphia Area By Providing High Quality Construction and Renovations with Honesty and... Read More
HP Builders, Inc (484) 905-5029
West Chester, PA, 19382
23 miles from Philadelphia
Luxury Design and Renovation Design Services; Specializing in Barn Style Read More
Glenside, PA, 19038
11 miles from Philadelphia
Design-Build / Restoration / General Contractors Read More
Media, PA, 19063
13 miles from Philadelphia
The company was originally started in 1980 under the name Gavin Home Improvements. It grew quickly by doing some very simple things; I kept appointments, showed up on time, and... Read More
bw design group (302) 478-8400
Wilmington, DE, 19803
23 miles from Philadelphia
bw design group is an award winning design firm located in Wilmington, Delaware, catering to clientele from New York to Los Angeles. Our ala carte service can take the... Read More
Emmaus, PA, 18049
44 miles from Philadelphia
Penn Contractors is the Lehigh Valley's most experienced Design & Build Contractor. We lead our industry with superior quality and ethical standards in business. It's a commitment... Read More
Bala Cynwyd, PA, 19004
6 miles from Philadelphia
Residential remodeling contractor located in Bala Cynwyd, PA Read More
List your business here for free - Learn More

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 Pennsylvania 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 Philadelphia, PA design-build firms. You may also look through Philadelphia, PA photos to find a pool you like, then contact the design-build firm that created it. You can find more design-build firms in Camden, Cherry Hill, Levittown, Mount Laurel and Pennsauken.
Professional Categories in Philadelphia
Philadelphia Residential Contractors · Philadelphia Architect & Contractors · Philadelphia Interior Decorators · Philadelphia Home Designers · Philadelphia Kitchen Designers · Philadelphia Kitchen & Bath Remodelers · Philadelphia House Builders · Philadelphia Landscapers · Philadelphia Licensed Landscape Contractors · Philadelphia Tile Studios · Philadelphia Cabinets & Cabinetry · Philadelphia Furniture Makers · Philadelphia Carpet Installer · Philadelphia Residential Paint And Wall Coverings · Philadelphia Decks, Patios & Outdoor Enclosures · Philadelphia Pool Suppliers · Philadelphia Carpenters · Philadelphia Doors · Philadelphia Garage Doors · Philadelphia Custom Closet Designers · more... · Philadelphia Lighting · Philadelphia Window Treatments · Philadelphia Windows · Philadelphia Design Photographers · Philadelphia Roofing & Gutters · Philadelphia Siding & Exterior Contractors · Philadelphia Muralist · Philadelphia Appliance Distributors · Philadelphia Bed Linens · Philadelphia Hardware Supplies · Philadelphia Carpenters · Philadelphia Driveways & Paving · Philadelphia Electrical Contractors · Philadelphia Environmental Services & Restoration · Philadelphia Fencing & Gates · Philadelphia Custom Hearth · Philadelphia Nursery · Philadelphia HVAC Contractors · Philadelphia Sound System Design & Installation · Philadelphia Residential Stagers · Philadelphia Ironwork · Philadelphia Nursery Designers · Philadelphia Cabinetry · Philadelphia Lawn & Sprinklers · Philadelphia Publishers · Philadelphia Outdoor Audio/Visual · Philadelphia Outdoor Play Systems · Philadelphia Plumbing Contractors · Philadelphia Rubbish Removal · Philadelphia Septic Tanks and Systems · Philadelphia Solar Energy Contractors · Philadelphia Sport Courts · Philadelphia Staircases · Philadelphia Stone, Pavers & Concrete · Philadelphia Tree Services · Philadelphia Real Estate Agents · Philadelphia Upholstery · Philadelphia Wine Cellars

Professional Metro Areas

Find Professional Listings By Name
A · B · C · D · E · F · G · H · I · J · K · L · M · N · O · P · Q · R · S · T · U · V · W · X · Y · Z · Other · Pros By State
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™