65 Portland Maine 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 Portland Maine project, from initial sketches through final construction. Learn more about how to choose the right design-build professionals for your home project below: More 
Wooden Wonders (207) 568-3565
Unity, ME, 04988
We design and build a number of products in the style of a Hobbit Hole (dome shaped front and round front door) from tiny houses down to a tiny chicken coops. Our product lines... Read More
M.R. BREWER INC. (207) 797-7534
M.R.Brewer is a design-build firm located in Portland, Maine. We work with homeowners, architects, designers and contractors to create custom woodworking and spaces that are beautiful and functional.
Freeport, ME, 04032
Designer & builder of heirloom-quality custom homes and barns with a specialty in timber-frame construction. Read More
Custom Design & Build company, innovative energy efficient designs using solar and geothermal systems, high level of customer service and communication.
York, ME, 03909
We are a small full-service custom design and remodeling company based in York Harbor, Maine. Read More
Owls Head, ME, 04854
Blue Spruce Joinery is a full service Cabinet shop located in Owls Head Maine. Providing full project management we build Custom Woodwork and Furniture, Fine Cabinetry and... Read More
S Berwick, ME, 03908
Design and build kitchens and additions. Read More
Bowley Builders (207) 985-3646
Kennebunk, ME, 04043
Custom Home Builder in Northern New England Read More
Bailey Island, ME, 04003
Custom Design & Build company, inovative energy efficient designs using solar and geothermal systems, high level of customer service and communication. Driven to make sure your... Read More
Ogunquit, ME, 03907
A. Ogunquit Maine-based construction and remodeling company. Whether you’re looking to build a unique custom home or business, remodel an existing structure, or create the... Read More
Melvin Village, NH, 03850
I have spent summers on Lake Winnipesaukee since my childhood, and have made it my home since returning from the Air Force in 1981. I started designing, building, and remodeling... Read More
Sanford, ME, 04073
PATCO Construction is a family owned business with over 26 years of experience in building quality homes. Whether you're just starting out, upsizing, downsizing, or realizing your... Read More
Cushing,, ME, 04563
Serving Midcoast Maine and the islands since 1986. Renovations, Design/Build, Custom Mill Work, Property Management, and Handyman Services Our goal is to complete each job on... Read More
Scarborough, ME, 04074
We are creating a traditional neighborhood in Scarborough known as Eastern Village. It is the only TND in this area of the country and some of the best architects in the nation... Read More
North Yarmouth, ME, 04097
Based in Yarmouth, Maine, Joe Lucey Carpentry, Inc. has over 20 years of experience in all phases of construction and renovation carpentry. We are a full service General... Read More
Rockport, ME, 04856
Custom made for Maine, Custom made for you. Have you been dreaming of building a new home or renovating your existing one? Lorraine Construction can help every step of the way... Read More
Long Cove Builders (207) 833-5875
Harpswell, ME, 04066
For more than two decades, Long Cove Builders has been a collaborative partner, one that listens, shares the client’s vision and executes with the highest quality craftsmanship.... 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?

Find a design-build firm on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Portland Maine design-build firms. You may also look through Portland Maine photos to find a pool you like, then contact the design-build firm that created it.
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