289 Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia Metro Area project, from the initial design through final construction. More 
Bryn Mawr, PA, US 19010
Gardner/Fox Associates, Inc, a Best of Houzz 2013 selection, is an award winning design/build firm serving the Philadelphia area since 1987. Our team of architects, project... Read More 
We are a full-service design-build company and our goal has been to provide top quality service. We offer a full range of Remodeling Services, specializing in Kitchens/Baths & Room Additions.
Quakertown, PA, US 18951
Sullivan Building and Design Group is a full service design/build firm who will work with you hand in hand from the conceptual design stages to the end product. Design plays a... Read More 
While our team shares a combined one hundred years of experience serving our clients, I get excited by the unrolling of the plans for the first time, every time.
Bryn Mawr, PA, US 19010
The quality that has become synonymous with E.B. Mahoney Builders is rooted in the ideals of an immigrant Irish carpenter who started his building business in 1926. Jeremiah... Read More 
Custom Home Group (717) 284-4090
At Custom Home Group, our goal is simple. We are committed to providing you with remarkable custom design and quality construction - regardless of your budget.
Ventnor, NJ, US 08406
With Offices on the beach in Ventnor, NJ QMA brings its own unique brand of Architect lead Design+Build services to the island and vacation communities of Southern New Jersey. We... Read More 
We are family-owned & operated, offering building & renovation services from design to completion. We delight in designing, engineering & building creative solutions for your life.
Harth Builders (215) 654-0364
Spring House, PA, US 19477
Awarded Best of Houzz for 2014 & 2013, given to only 4% of Houzz professionals! Harth Builders is a nationally recognized, award winning, residential design-build remodeling... Read More 
Paoli Design Center (610) 644-4100
Home to over 24,000 square feet of showroom space, the Paoli Design Center offers the best in residential and contract interiors. It is a home designer's ultimate resource.
Ernst Brothers (215) 453-5124
Lower Gwynedd, PA, US 19477
Ernst Brothers is experienced in the Design/Build delivery method. What Design/Build does is get the entire building team together during pre-construction to collaborate and agree... Read More 
Full service Commercial and Residential Design/Build firm with a focus on interior millwork and cabinetry.
HP Builders, Inc (484) 905-5029
West Chester, PA, US 19382
Luxury Design and Renovation Design Services; Specializing in Barn Style Read More 
bh design+build (610) 628-0441
With integrated design and construction services under one roof, our seamless “design+build” approach saves you time and money.
Pen Argyl, PA, US 18072
Makatura Construction, Inc. is a full-service residential and commercial contractor that specializes in turn-key projects through one of our various project delivery methods. ... Read More 
Cottage Industries, Inc (610) 293-9750
Cottage Industries is a full-service residential design and construction company. Our strength is to seamlessly blend old with new, accommodating many architectural styles.
Honey Brook, US 19344
Spring Creek Design is a creative, full service design+build firm. We envision and craft beautiful environments, both interior and exterior. Nationally Award-Winning,... Read More 
EDW BUILDERS (215) 968-5122
EDW Builders has been building new homes, restoring & remodeling homes, bathrooms, kitchens, building custom home enhancements & additions and much more! Contact us for your next project!
West Chester, PA, US 19381
Fun to Work With Design/Build Company Serving the Greater Philadelphia Area By Providing High Quality Construction and Renovations with Honesty and Integrity. Services Include:... Read More 
West Chester, PA, US 19382
Tatcor.com Building and Remodeling is a family owned and operated home remodeling and home building company serving West Chester, PA and the Philadelphia area. “We design,... Read More 
Media, PA, US 19063
Design Build remodeling firm that specializes in high end renderings for projects. The company was originally started in 1980 under the name Gavin Home Improvements. It grew... Read More 
Emmaus, PA, US 18049
Penn Contractors, Inc. is a local, family owned and operated company founded in 1990 by Bruce Snyder. We specialize in customer service and focus on residential projects only. ... Read More 
Media, PA, US 19063
Design-Build services including kitchen and bath; remodel; additions; site and landscape architecture and general construction services from bid to closeout Read More 
Lansdale, PA, US 19446
Design Build Firm focusing on custom homes, additions and renovations such as kitchen design and remodeling, bathroom design and remodeling, basements, outdoor living and exterior... 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 Philadelphia Metro Area design-build firms. You may also look through Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia, Allentown, Reading, Bethlehem and Levittown.
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