17,255 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 project, from the initial design through final construction. More 
Burnsville, MN, US 55337
Imagine the home you've always dreamed of — a place of light and laughter, warm and welcoming to family and friends. Now imagine bringing that vision to life. Highmark... Read More 
We are an award winning a remodeling company, focusing on complete kitchen, bathroom, basement & sun room remodeling, with home additions & renovations services. Contact us for your next project!
Washington, DC, US 20011
Four Brothers LLC is a full service Design/Build firm serving the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Our skilled team of architects, designers and craftsmen share a commitment to... Read More 
Reston, VA, US 20190
As an award-winning architectural design-build and remodeling firm, we are passionate about helping our clients improve their home, whether with an addition, interior or exterior... Read More 
CG&S Design-Build (512) 444-1580
Austin, TX, US 78745
CG&S offers integrated residential design and construction services in the Austin area, with an emphasis on renovation. Our design-build process consistently delivers quality... Read More 
St. Louis Park, MN, US 55416
Schrader & Companies (2012 Remodeler of the Year) is a Building and Remodeling company specializing in Luxury Homes of all sizes & price points. As your builder we take pride in... Read More 
Cabin John, MD, US 20818
Anthony Wilder Design/Build, Inc. is an award-winning Design/build firm serving residents in Maryland, Washington D.C. and Virginia (Metro DC area). AWDB is a full-service... Read More 
Salem, OR, US 97306
We specialize in custom work and focus on the client's experience, never sacrificing in detail or quality. We strive to meet budgets and schedules, and exceed client's... Read More 
Liquidscapes (908) 752-9650
Pittstown, NJ, US 08867
Liquidscapes is committed to designing and building fine quality pools and landscapes for the tri-state area. We have dedicated 37 years to our craft, disciplines, process and... Read More 
Rockwall, TX, US 75087
Dallas based Design-Build Firm. Read More 
Delta, BC, CA V4M 2B2
Kenorah Construction & Design has been delivering exceptional design/build custom home and custom renovation experiences for 35 years. A fully integrated team of design and trade... Read More 
Libertyville, IL, US 60048
Based in Libertyville, Illinois, Great Rooms Designers & Builders has been recognized as one of the leading, award-winning design + build companies in the Chicago North Shore and... Read More 
Hendel Homes (952) 404-7204
Wayzata, MN, US 55391
Hendel Homes is a residential renovation and new construction company focused on creating stylistically individual, one of a kind, highly detailed, finely crafted homes, some of... Read More 
Northvale, NJ, US 07647
Creative Design Construction & Remodeling Inc. is a Design-build firm offering our NJ and NY clients a time and money savings “one stop shopping advantage” with our own award... Read More 
w.b. builders (612) 965-2655
edina, MN, US 55436
Founded in 2003, w.b. builders is a construction, remodeling, architectural and interior design firm that specializes in the top-quality design and construction of residential... Read More 
Sherman Oaks, CA, US 91403
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. OTM is a... 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?

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