188 San Diego, 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 San Diego, 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 
Poway, CA, 92064
20 miles from San Diego
Remodel Works is an Houzz Award-Winning Design Build firms in San Diego, California. Remodel Works is your San Diego source for Kitchen Remodeling and Bath Remodeling. Whether you... Read More
Lars specializes in designing and building custom remodeling including gourmet kitchens, designer baths, spacious master suites and inviting outdoor living areas.
San Diego, CA, 92111
Jackson Design and Remodeling has been serving the San Diego community for 25 years. Todd Jackson, President and CEO, has established an enduring tradition of quality and service... Read More
We combine our passion for designing wonderful inside and outside spaces with excellence in craftsmanship to make every step of your endeavor stress-free.
Coronado, CA, 92118
3 miles from San Diego
BEST OF HOUZZ 2013, 2014 COASTAL LIVING HOME OF THE YEAR, 2014 Flagg Coastal Homes announces that their newest home overlooking the Pacific Ocean, at... Read More
S O D Builders Inc. is a full service construction company which provides a wide range of construction and remodeling solutions for residential, commercial and industrial projects. We provide the critical service of helping homeowners and business owners with the expertise needed to build, add to, and maintain their homes and business facilities.
San Diego, CA, 92101
Transforming a home from a client’s vision into a reality is an art form we don’t take lightly, but we certainly know how to make it much simpler. At Charco Design & Build, our... Read More
At Charco Design & Build, our fully integrated architectural, construction, and interior design team will guide you through your project with ease and collaboration, managing every last detail.
San Diego, CA, 92126
Marrokal Design and Remodeling was founded in 1981 on the principles of integrity, quality and service. We have stayed true to those principles for over thirty years as we have... Read More
We strive to go above and beyond our client’s dreams and fulfill all of their wishes. We offer every client a home design and remodel service, complete with initial design, plans and permits.
San Diego, CA, 92122
Pacific Management LLC is a Residential Real Estate Acquisition, Renovation, and Resell corporation operating in San Diego California. We strive to provide some of the best... Read More
QualCraft Construction, Inc. is a leader in the construction industry. We pride ourselves on quality work with outstanding customer service.
La Jolla, CA, 92037
11 miles from San Diego
“We recognize that the partnership between remodel designer and client is fundamental to the success of each project. It is within shared respect, integrity, expectations and our... Read More
We build “High-end” Custom homes and can meet any remodeling needs. Our attention to detail and knowledge of our craft sets us apart from our competition.
La Mesa, CA, 91941
10 miles from San Diego
Lars Remodeling & Design was founded by Jason R. Larson, a second- generation home remodeler, in 1991. Built on the family values and training of his father, Lars has grown to be... Read More
We hold ourselves to an incredibly high standard to accomplish a product that we can be proud of. We understand this is as much about building a better life as it is about building a better home.
San Diego, CA, 92107
Services Provided by CairnsCraft Remodeling Design Build Residential Remodeling including Room Additions, Second Story Additions, Kitchens, Condo Remodels, Baths, and Outdoor... Read More
Founded in 1981 on principles of integrity, quality and service. Our teams of designers and builders are highly trained to listen to you so that they can expertly turn your vision into a reality.
San Diego, CA, 92108
Murray Lampert Construction is a 3 generation design/build contractor specializing in Room Additions, Second Stories, Kitchens and Major Home Renovation/Remodeling. Read More
Multifaceted contractor located in San Diego. We strive to offer our customers cost effective solutions to their construction projects.
SAN DIEGO, CA, 92020
13 miles from San Diego
Full Circle Design & Remodeling is a Design/Build firm located in San Diego. We have one primary objective: To create spaces that you will love to live. What sets as apart is our... Read More
La Mesa, CA, 91941
10 miles from San Diego
Since beginning his San Diego Kitchen and Bath Design and Remodeling business in 1977, Dan has completed over 1,000 residential kitchen and bath remodeling projects. Though he... Read More
La Mesa, CA, 91941
10 miles from San Diego
At Lars, our mission is to create custom remodeling solutions to meet your lifestyle and needs. We deliver design and building expertise, with a special focus on making your home... Read More
San Diego, CA, 92121
We are re-development company who's specialty is to buy, remodel and resell housing in San Diego with a recent focus on luxury housing Read More
Coronado, CA, 92118
3 miles from San Diego
L'Attitude Interiors is a residential design firm located in Coronado, CA. Appropriating a mixture of modern and organic design elements with simple clean lines, our firm... 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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