177 Detroit 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 Detroit Metro Area project, from the initial design through final construction. More 
Birmingham, MI, US 48009
MainStreet Design Build is a full service design and build firm committed to excellence in remodeling. We are dedicated to preserving your home’s past while building your future.... Read More 
HM HOMES (248) 789-8480
At HM Homes we take great pride in maintaining high standards that far exceed industry requirements, resulting in a beautiful home that you’ll be proud to call yours.
Ann Arbor, MI, US 48108
We are a small design build firm located in Ann Arbor Michigan. We focus on residential projects and enjoy helping people live better in their homes and add value while doing so. Read More 
As southeast Michigan's only Women-Centric custom new home builder's for 30 years, Live Well Homes is a leader in design. We’re known for the natural flow of our exciting exterior & interior features.
Ann Arbor, MI, US 48104
As Ann Arbor’s first company to combine the design and build processes under one roof, our name, Rochman Design-Build, says simply what we do. Our long list of satisfied clients... Read More 
Timberland Homes (248) 670-4005
Having been in business for over 15 years, Timberland Homes brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to your project regardless of its size.
Sylvan Lake, MI, US 48320
Visit our studio in Metro Detroit or our online portfolio/store anytime! Design - Create - Build AguaFina Gardens International is a Landscape Architectural Design and... Read More 
Kastler Construction has collaborated on some of the area's most noteworthy custom built homes, thus building a reputation as one of Oakland County's premier construction firms.
Washington, MI, US 48094
We are a design-build firm, specializing in complete kitchen and bath remodels. 26 years experience. Members of the National Kitchen and Bath Association, Southeastern Michigan... Read More 
GGC Construction (248) 851-7318
Founded by George and Sharon Grose with a focus upon craftsmanship and client attention, GGC has been Detroit's premier custom, residential builder since 1978.
Farmington Hills, MI, US 48334
We Specialize in Design-Build, Additions, Renovations and Remodeling Services. 248-884-0590 For a Free Estimate! Our first priority has always been the satisfaction of our... Read More 
Northville, MI, US 48178
At Emery Design & Woodwork we are passionate about Architecture & design. We are a group of creative-thinking designers and builders with a strong awareness and keen eye for space... Read More 
Ann Arbor, MI, US 48104
We are a full service, fine home building and remodeling specialist that has served the greater Ann Arbor area for over 30 years. We are a nationally recognized, award winning... Read More 
Grosse Ile, MI, US 48138
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Ann Arbor, MI, US 48103
Lotus Gardenscapes is a full-service design + build firm specializing in creative and innovative Landscape Design, Installation & Maintenance. We are located in Ann Arbor,... Read More 
Royal Oak, MI, US 48076
Christopher Thomas Construction is a general contractor and construction company specializing in residential remodeling and additions. Obsession with design, craftsmanship,... Read More 
Chelsea, MI, US 48118
Dear Homeowner, My name is Steve Jast and if you are planning on a home improvement project in the future, I think we should meet. I would like to tell you a little bit... Read More 
South Lyon, MI, US 48178
Fielding the craftsman skills of a journeyman carpenter of over two decades' experience and enthusiasm for refined, functional design, NIKOTA delivers uniquely-tailored solutions... Read More 
houseArt (248) 651-8124
Rochester, MI, US 48307
design & manufacture original mailbox & number products Read More 
Brownstown, MI, US 48174
Design, Build and Renovate. Taking care of any project from the idea phase to the final walk through. 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 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. Here are some related professionals and vendors to complement the work of design-build firms: Interior Designers & Decorators, Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers, Architects & Designers, Photographers.

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 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?

Find a design-build firm on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Detroit Metro Area design-build firms. You may also look through Detroit Metro Area photos to find a pool you like, then contact the design-build firm that created it. You can find more design-build firms in Detroit, Warren, Sterling Heights, Ann Arbor and Livonia.
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