898 Universal City, 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 Universal City, 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 
Sherman Oaks, CA, 91403
7 miles from Universal City
OTM Designs & Remodeling Inc. has the distinction of being one of the top rated residential General Contractor, Design-Build Firms serving the greater Los Angeles area for over 29... Read More
OTM Designs & Remodeling Inc. has the distinction of being one of the top rated residential General Contractor, Design-Build Firms serving the greater Los Angeles area.
Mega Builders (800) 310-6342
Chatsworth, CA, 91311
16 miles from Universal City
A preeminent Southern California award-winning complete home remodeling contractor and builder that specializes in value solutions for selective and high-end projects. For the... 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.
Synthesis Inc. (310) 394-6460
Santa Monica, CA, 90401
12 miles from Universal City
SYNTHESIS is a boutique architecture, interior design and construction firm based in Santa Monica, California. Offering a wide range of expertise from design and interiors to... Read More
We are a Design/Build firm providing Architectural & Interior Design Services for all of our new construction & remodeling projects. We have been voted 8 times as a top 500 remodeling in the USA.
KellyBaron (310) 826-6430
Los Angeles, CA, 90049
9 miles from Universal City
Established by Kelly Van Halen and Baron Rogers, KellyBaron Design provides Licensed Contracting, residential design, renovation, construction, construction management and... Read More
Fine designs and custom home remodels, additions and new construction by well-known design build firm for over 30 years. Architecture, design and construction all within one company.
El Segundo, CA, 90245
16 miles from Universal City
Custom Design & Construction's Design-Build philosophy encompasses every aspect of a home remodeling project. We combine architecture, engineering, interior design, project... Read More
Sherman Oaks, CA, 91403
7 miles from Universal City
Welcome, Thank you for considering Addition Building Design, Inc for your new home. Our goal when designing your new home is to showcase the latest products, technologies and... Read More
Pasadena, CA
12 miles from Universal City
HartmanBaldwin Design/Build is a fully integrated Architecture, Construction and Interior Design company specializing in high-end remodels, additions, historic restorations and... Read More
ras-a, inc. (310) 937-1760
Redondo Beach, CA, 90278
19 miles from Universal City
We are a boutique design & build studio based in Los Angeles, California. We believe in good design and in getting our hands dirty. Our objective is to create built environments... Read More
manhattan beach, CA, 90266
18 miles from Universal City
Beach House Design & Development is an integrated real estate services specializing in the disciplines of architectural and interior design, build and construction and investment... Read More
Long Beach, CA, 90803
29 miles from Universal City
Zieba Builders is an award-winning Design/Build firm based in Southern California. Established in 1988, we offer design solutions that are sensitive to your lifestyle and reflect... Read More
Beverly HIlls, CA, 90210
5 miles from Universal City
Interior Architecture Design and Build Services for Remodeling. Andrea specializes in Kitchens and Bathroom Design as well as Background Finishes and Interior Design. AMD is... Read More
Arcadia, CA, 91006
19 miles from Universal City
Fairpoint Construction & Development is a premiere custom home builder based in Los Angeles, California. We specialize in building high-end custom homes, complete home remodels,... Read More
South Pasadena, CA, 91030
12 miles from Universal City
Originally established in 1981 as a kitchen design specialty firm, Cynthia Bennett & Associates, Inc. has evolved into all areas of residential design, including custom homes. ... Read More
Culver City, CA, 90230
11 miles from Universal City
Tuggey Construction is a boutique design-build firm that specializes in residential home remodeling and specialty retail stores. Founded in 1984 by Southern California-native... Read More
Laguna Beach, CA, 92651
50 miles from Universal City
Collins Design & Development is a full service residential design-build firm based in Laguna Beach, California. We provide design services for both new construction and remodel... 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?

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