13 Springfield, 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 more popular: design-build. Instead of dividing tasks between separate architect and construction companies, you can hire a design-build firm to cover your entire Springfield, IL project, from the initial design through final construction. More 
Normal, IL, 61761
50 miles from Springfield
Our mission is to build custom homes of exceptional quality while surpassing customer’s expectations of satisfaction and quality workmanship. Here at O’Neal Builders, we are... Read More
Normal, IL, 61761
50 miles from Springfield
A full service design-build firm, Clearstone Construction Studio takes a creative multi-disciplinary approach toward problem solving and project management. Drawing on our... Read More
BJ Armstrong Custom Homes (309) 663-2045
Bloomington, IL, 61704
50 miles from Springfield
Welcome to BJ Armstrong Custom Homes. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us. These pages are a quick sampling of what I have to offer. More than anything, I... Read More
Bloomington, IL, 61704
50 miles from Springfield
Springfield, IL,
Springfield, IL, 62704
Home builder/remodeler Read More
S L Fixture Co (217) 423-9907
Decatur, IL, 62526
38 miles from Springfield
Custom cabinets and countertops Read More
Nordine Remodeling LLC. (309) 888-4662
Normal, IL, 61761
50 miles from Springfield
Full service general contactor. We do all kinds of remodeling. We are a one stop shop, displays of counters, cabinets, flooring, ceramic tile, etc. can be found in our showroom.... Read More
Prairie Renovation (309) 533-2157
Bloomington, IL, 61701
50 miles from Springfield
Albers Enterprises (217) 855-7497
Blue Mound, IL, 62513
30 miles from Springfield
girard, IL, 62640
31 miles from Springfield
Oleson Construction (309) 275-4192
50 miles from Springfield
Bloomington, IL, 61701
50 miles from Springfield
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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 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, often speeding 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-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-build firms can realistically strike the balance between the two.

Questions to ask a prospective design-build firm:


  • 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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