261 Portland, CT 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 Portland, CT 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 Canaan, CT, 06840
50 miles from Portland
TR Building and Remodeling, Inc. is an award-winning design-build firm in New Canaan, CT specializing in residential renovations in lower Fairfield County including Darien, CT... Read More
Country Club Homes (203) 762-0550
Wilton, CT, 06897
49 miles from Portland
Whether we’re building a custom residence or renovating an existing home we make sure that even the smallest details represent the classic craftsmanship we’re known for producing.... Read More
Suffield, CT, 06078
29 miles from Portland
The Taylor Bryan Company strives to set the standard of excellence in all aspects of design, building and client service. Providing the highest levels of craftsmanship in the... Read More
BROM Builders (860) 889-7106
Norwich, CT, 06360
29 miles from Portland
BROM Builders has been serving the residential construction needs of Southeastern CT since 1978. BROM has earned the reputation of exceeding customer expectations by doing... Read More
Huntington, NY, 11743
50 miles from Portland
Autumn Leaf's approach combines a functional blend of traditional and modern techniques. We design and build luxury outdoor landscapes by incorporating traditional materials with... Read More
Stamord, CT, 06903
50 miles from Portland
General Contracting and Design for residential and small commercial projects, with an emphasis on clean lines, classic graciousness, abundant storage and clean energy Read More
Shrewsbury, MA, 01545
50 miles from Portland
At Harvey Remodeling LLC we bring an integrated team of designers and builders to both develop and build your remodeling project. Our clients tell us that this process... Read More
Lyman Kitchens (860) 436-6553
Newington, CT, 06111
10 miles from Portland
Dedicated, Determined, Deliver. Those three words exemplify what you can expect from Lyman Kitchens. We are dedicated to providing you with quality products and craftsmanship.... Read More
Titus Built, LLC (203) 834-0275
West Redding, CT, 06896
44 miles from Portland
Over 17 years, Titus Built has earned our reputation for the highest standards in custom building and remodeling in Fairfield County with award-winning architectural designs and... Read More
POUND RIDGE, NY, 10576
50 miles from Portland
Award winning and published architectural design and build firm providing comprehensive services for residential new construction and renovations for a guaranteed maximum price. Read More
Weston, CT, 06883
46 miles from Portland
New England Artisans is a full service Design/Build construction company with its own staff, custom cabinet shop and tile-stone design showroom. This allows us to have complete... Read More
Gaylordsville, CT, 06755
44 miles from Portland
Construction and building began when I was just learning how to walk. My grandfather, whom I lived with, owned and operated his own excavation company in Wilton, and my uncle—who... Read More
Sandy Hook, CT, 06482
34 miles from Portland
3 D Homes Design Services LLC owner Gary Doski has over 30 years experience in design, building, remodeling and renovation. Excellent communication with our clients is very... Read More
Stamford, CT, 06902
50 miles from Portland
Design/builder of outdoor living spaces, such as Decks, Screen Porches, Sunrooms, patios, pergolas, pavers, Front Porches, and much more. We have been in business in Southern... Read More
Simsbury, CT, 06070
23 miles from Portland
For 40 years we've helped our clients manage one of their most important assets........their home. We are a design-build remodeling firm specializing in Kitchen and Bath, but... 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 Connecticut 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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