322 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 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 Philadelphia project, from initial sketches through final construction. Learn more about how to choose the right design-build professionals for your home project below: More 
Gardner/Fox Associates, Inc (610) 525-8305 ext. 226
Bryn Mawr, PA, 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
dRemodeling (215) 848-4444
Design-driven, full service, home remodeling contractor specializing in residential kitchen, bath, basement design & build projects. Our in house team guarantees uncompromising quality and service!
Quakertown, PA, 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
Cottage Industries is a full-service residential design and construction company. Our strength is to seamlessly blend old with new, accommodating many architectural styles.
Bryn Mawr, PA, 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
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.
Ventnor, NJ, 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
bh design+build (610) 628-0441
Our defining quality is our beautiful design abilities that reflect your personality. Terrific design is our ‘secret sauce’ that gives us the edge over typical remodelers and builders.
Ernst Brothers (215) 453-5124
Lower Gwynedd, PA, 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
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!
Harth Builders (215) 654-0364
Spring House, PA, 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
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.
HP Builders, Inc (484) 905-5029
West Chester, PA, 19382
Luxury Design and Renovation Design Services; Specializing in Barn Style 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.
Pen Argyl, PA, 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
Dovetail Group LLC (484) 639-2776
Full service Commercial and Residential Design/Build firm with a focus on interior millwork and cabinetry.
Honey Brook, PA, 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
Brian Cox Builders is a custom builder in Chester County. We specialize in new home construction, as well as challenging renovation and remodeling projects. Contact us for your home design needs!
West Chester, PA, 19381
Award Winning and Fun to Work With Professional Design/Build Company Serving the Greater Philadelphia Area By Providing High Quality Construction and Renovations with Honesty and... Read More
We offer all remodeling services. Our specialties are kitchens, large bath remodels, additions, and custom interior renovations. Named Contractor of the Year for the 2nd year in a row by N.A.R.I.
dRemodeling (215) 848-4444
Philadelphia, PA, 19129
dRemodeling is a design-driven, full-service, Home Remodeling Contractor specializing in residential remodeling and design/build projects. We focus on kitchen and bathroom, but 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.
Media, PA, 19063
The company was originally started in 1980 under the name Gavin Home Improvements. It grew quickly by doing some very simple things; I kept appointments, showed up on time, and... 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.
Lansdale, PA, 19446
The team at Custom Craft Contractors has decades of combined experience, and has been continuously successful in designing, planning, and managing home remodeling projects in... Read More
Bala Cynwyd, PA, 19004
Residential remodeling contractor located in Bala Cynwyd, PA Read More
West Chester, PA, 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
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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.

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?

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