16 Rapids City, IL 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 Rapids City, IL project, from initial sketches through final construction. Learn more about how to choose the right design-build professionals for your home project below: More 
Bettendorf, IA, 52722
9 miles from Rapids City
Aspen Homes believes that building a home can be a very easy and enjoyable experience for all involved. We have addressed each major negative that people hear about when building... Read More
princeville, IL, 61559
50 miles from Rapids City
We provide design services with construction of new homes. Also building and design consultation depending on the project. We serve the central Illinois area including Chicago... Read More
Oak Tree Homes (563) 507-4731
Wilton, IA, 52778
35 miles from Rapids City
Full service design and build remodeler specializing in kitchens, baths, decks, full home renovations, and new home building too. Read More
Eldridge, IA, 52748
13 miles from Rapids City
Noble Construction Inc (563) 263-2595
Muscatine, IA, 52761
39 miles from Rapids City
In 1976, armed with the skills taught to him by his father, Jim Noble, Sr., Jim Noble and his wife Judy founded an insulation company in Muscatine, IA. With little more than his... Read More
Moline, IL, 61265
11 miles from Rapids City
emily kate design (319) 290-0187
bettendorf, IA, 52722
9 miles from Rapids City
I am independent interior designer. Read More
J D Coussens Inc. (563) 388-0967
Davenport, IA, 52806
14 miles from Rapids City
We know that remodeling is more about the client then the product. Some contractors promote quality in their message. I believe that quality is expected by our clients and not... Read More
emeD (309) 912-4556
Erie, IL, 61250
15 miles from Rapids City
Vroman Construction (309) 798-3159
Taylor Ridge, IL, 61284
25 miles from Rapids City
Custom Carpentry Read More
Muscatine, IA, 52761
39 miles from Rapids City
Osborn Contracting, Inc. (309) 787-4125
Milan, IL, 61264
17 miles from Rapids City
NTH. inc. 787-5602
Milan, IL, 61264
17 miles from Rapids City
The Hollow Fencepost (815) 493-9066
Lanark, IL, 61046
45 miles from Rapids City
Barnwood cabinets and furniture antiques and restoration Read More
Red Box Design Inc (563) 340-3655
Davenport, IA, 52803
12 miles from Rapids City
As a design-based company, we primarily focus on contemporary remodeling and new construction. We pursue only design-based work as we feel this is what separates us from many... 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. 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 Illinois 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 Rapids City, IL design-build firms. You may also look through Rapids City, IL photos to find a pool you like, then contact the design-build firm that created it. You can find more design-build firms in Davenport, Moline, Rock Island, Bettendorf and East Moline.
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