599 San Rafael, 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 Rafael, 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 
Oakland, CA, 94608
17 miles from San Rafael
building Lab is an innovative design-build firm specializing in high-end residential remodeling. We are passionate about modern design, dedicated to precision quality... Read More
Building Solutions (415) 459-3349
A leading innovator in complete design-build remodeling and new construction, Building Solutions combines top quality design services with a unique “budget-informed” planning process.
Dawson & Clinton (415) 359-9991
San Francisco, CA, 94158
17 miles from San Rafael
As a full–service general contractor, we are well equipped to act as the single point of contact for all of your building needs. In an effort to streamline the entire process, our... Read More
building Lab is an innovative design-build firm, specializing in residential remodeling - passionate about modern design, dedicated to high quality construction, committed to green building practices
Mill Valley, CA, 94942
14 miles from San Rafael
Singlepoint Design Build is a full service general contractor that specializes in the design build delivery method. Our team of skilled craftsmen self-performs the majority of... 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 Francisco, CA, 94118
14 miles from San Rafael
NBR is a San Francisco Design-Build firm providing a one-stop-shop from initial concept through final construction for residential and commercial renovations/ remodeling/... Read More
Head quartered in the central business district in San Francisco & experience spanning four decades, Dettaglio Construction takes pride in building homes that reflect each owner's unique style.
Orinda, CA, 94563
21 miles from San Rafael
We are a residential construction company focused on crafting fine residences and remodels in the San Francisco Bay Area. With over thirty years of experience, our thoughtful... Read More
We have over 25 years of experience working on a wide range of project types and have the ability to provide our magical creative skills on small as well as very large, complex projects.
San Francisco, CA, 94131
17 miles from San Rafael
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
Larkspur, CA, 94939
3 miles from San Rafael
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
San Jose, CA, 95136
50 miles from San Rafael
About: A firm catered to those with discerning taste, we specialize in hi-end remodeling. Unique to the remodeling industry, your project will be developed and implemented with... Read More
Davis, CA, 95616
50 miles from San Rafael
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
San Francisco, CA, 94103
16 miles from San Rafael
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
Timeline Design (408) 741-3000
Saratoga, Ca, CA, 95070
50 miles from San Rafael
At Timeline Design, designing and building is one seamless process - there is no need to retain an architect or other design support. Throughout each phase of a project -... Read More
San Jose, CA, 95112
50 miles from San Rafael
May Construction Inc. has been serving the Silicon Valley for over 20 years. The highest standards for superior customer service at May Construction are backed by vision,... Read More
HDR Remodeling (510) 845-6100
Berkeley, CA, 94702
16 miles from San Rafael
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
SF Design Build (415) 503-1571
San Francisco, CA, 94115
14 miles from San Rafael
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
38 miles from San Rafael
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
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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 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?

Find a design-build firm on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to San Rafael, CA design-build firms. You may also look through San Rafael, CA photos to find a pool you like, then contact the design-build firm that created it. You can find more design-build firms in San Francisco, Oakland, Vallejo, Richmond and Berkeley.
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