25 Cedar Rapids 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 Cedar Rapids project, from initial sketches through final construction. Learn more about how to choose the right design-build professionals for your home project below: More 
New Berlin, WI, 52151
A full service Design / Build Remodeling Contractor Read More
A T Construction (319) 325-3211
Iowa City, IA, 52245
Cedar Rapids, IA, 52402
Solutions Design & Fabrication specializes in custom built-ins, furniture and renovations. Innovation and project development is offered with input provided by the customer and... Read More
Janesville, IA, 50647
Our company designs, and builds new homes, additoins remodels, custom kitchens and custom bathrooms . We also bulid our own custom cabinets and countertops. Read More
MarPec (855) 627-7324
Cedar Rapids, IA, 52406
MarPec, Inc. is an innovative developer of commercial and residential building technologies. Our product line includes the 5N1 brand gutter & fascia system with matching window... Read More
Cousin Custom Builders (319) 352-3590
Waverly, IA, 50677
Iowa City, IA, 52246
Zubak Construction (319) 493-0900
Cedar Falls, IA, 50613
General Contractor Read More
Jim Sattler, Inc. (319) 395-9157
Cedar Rapids, IA, 52402
We specialize in creating neighborhoods of distinctive beauty as well as custom homes in nearly every price range: 1) Exceptional expertise in Custom homebuilding in the $600... Read More
Foshan, 528247, China
ABL /ABLinox is a very young company that had a fast and successful development. We born in 2008, and, in our childhood,we have one very small workshop, where we begin to... Read More
Stacie Johnson, Realtor (319) 213-1014
Cedar Rapids, IA, 52410
Real Estate Sales, Investing, and Renovation Read More
Palas Design (319) 210-6048
Ely, IA, 52227
Custom home builder and interior designer Read More
Eagle View Partners (319) 277-0007
Cedar Falls, IA, 50613
Real estate development firm. Read More
PLACE PARTNERS LLC (319) 400-2908
IOWA CITY, IA, 52244
BUILDING SINCE 1980 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 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 Cedar Rapids design-build firms. You may also look through Cedar Rapids photos to find a pool you like, then contact the design-build firm that created it. You can find more design-build firms in Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, Iowa City, Dubuque and Cedar Falls.
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