585 San Francisco 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 San Francisco project, from initial sketches through final construction. Learn more about how to choose the right design-build professionals for your home project below: More 
building Lab, inc. (510) 420-1133
Oakland, CA, 94608
building Lab is an innovative design-build firm specializing in high-end residential remodeling. We are passionate about modern design, dedicated to precision quality... Read More
Acton Construction is a full-service Design Build residential remodeling company based in Campbell, California.
Mill Valley, CA, 94942
Singlepoint Design Build is a full service general contractor that specializes in the design build delivery method. Our team of skilled craftsmen self-performs the majority of... Read More
We've been building artisan homes in Palo Alto and Silicon Valley for over 38 years. We focus on spec homes, most of which sell before project completion. Visit our website to join our Insider's List.
Dawson & Clinton (415) 359-9991
San Francisco, CA, 94158
As a full–service general contractor, we are well equipped to act as the single point of contact for all of your building needs. In an effort to streamline the entire process, our... Read More
May Construction Inc. has been serving the Silicon Valley for over 20 years. The highest standards for superior customer service at May Construction are backed by vision, integrity, and dedication.
San Francisco, CA, 94118
A San Francisco Design-Build firm with a unique offering of integrating a designer's perspective and a builder's skill set from initial concept through final construction. In... Read More
Harrell Remodeling (650) 230-2900
Harrell Remodeling is a full-service design + build residential remodeling company based in Mountain View, California. For many Bay Area homeowners, we are pleased to be their "contractor for life."
Los Gatos, CA, 95032-2550
Rebuilding Fine Homes in the Bay Area since 1976. We are an award-winning general contracting firm that specializes in the design and remodeling of kitchens, bathrooms,... Read More
building Lab, inc. (510) 420-1133
building Lab is an innovative design-build firm, specializing in residential remodeling - passionate about modern design, dedicated to high quality construction, committed to green building practices
San Francisco, CA, 94131
Highly experienced and knowledgeable remodeling contractor working in San Francisco for over 40 years . Expert on San Francisco building code. Member of NARI. Serves on San... Read More
A three-generation family business delivering the combined services of architecture and construction. It is with a love for design and a joy of building that we approach our projects.
Oakland, CA, 94609
Founded in 1950 by John Wilkins, Custom Kitchens has continued to provide a one stop shop approach for your home construction & remodeling needs. With our friendly showroom... Read More
Zack | de Vito Architecture + Construction is a multi-disciplinary design office and architect-led construction company providing architecture, interior design and furniture design services.
Timeline Design (408) 741-3000
Saratoga, Ca, CA, 95070
At Timeline Design, designing and building is one seamless process - there is no need to retain an architect or other design support. Throughout each phase of a project -... Read More
Building Solutions (415) 459-3349
A leading innovator in complete design-build remodeling and new construction, Building Solutions combines top quality design services with a unique “budget-informed” planning process.
San Francisco, CA, 94103
Remick Associates is a San Francisco Architecture and General Construction firm dedicated exclusively to inventive and highly detailed residential design and unique commercial... Read More
The aim of Donahue Paye is to recognize their clients’ innate sense of style in order to elevate and enhance their experience with their environment.
San Jose, CA, 95112
May Construction Inc. has been serving the Silicon Valley for over 20 years. The highest standards for superior customer service at May Construction are backed by vision,... Read More
S O D Builders Inc. is a full service construction company which provides a wide range of construction and remodeling solutions for residential, commercial and industrial projects. We provide the critical service of helping homeowners and business owners with the expertise needed to build, add to, and maintain their homes and business facilities.
SF Design Build (415) 404-9594
San Francisco, CA, 94115
Interior architecture and design - specializing in design-build. Passionate about clean, expansive, and simplified design. Read More
RemodelWest (408) 257-4900
Each project is special & unique; our approach to remodeling enables us to provide a comprehensive service tailored to each homeowners needs. We call this Total Care Remodeling. Best of Houzz 2014.
Dublin, CA, 94568
Amarant Design and Build Center is a professional firm a full-service retail design studio. Our professional staff is ready to take you from concept to completion. Our "One Point... Read More
We have over 25 years of experience working on a wide range of project types and have the ability to provide our magical creative skills on small as well as very large, complex projects.
HDR Remodeling (510) 845-6100
Berkeley, CA, 94702
HDR Remodeling is a multiple award-winning Design and Build firm celebrating 25 years of satisfied residential clients in Berkeley, CA. We specialize in kitchen and bathroom... Read More
Ridgecrest Designs (925) 784-2798
We specialize in creating unique spaces right in your home. With our can-do attitude and outside the box thinking we make the impossible possible. Kitchen, Bath or Outdoor living space - we do it all!
Los Altos, CA, 94022
Since 1998, Custom Dreams has built more than 40 custom homes on the Mid-Peninsula of the San Francisco Bay Area. We have developed a proven approach to building new custom homes... Read More
Remick Associates is a San Francisco Architecture and General Construction firm dedicated exclusively to inventive and highly detailed residential design and unique commercial projects.
Larkspur, CA, 94939
Sandra Bird been working in the design and build field for more than 35 years. Her firm, Sandra Bird Designs, serves Marin, San Francisco, Sonoma, and beyond. With an attuned eye... Read More
Architectural Design, Site Development Consulting, Master Planning, Construction Services and Design/Build, Interior Planning and Design.
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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 San Francisco design-build firms. You may also look through San Francisco photos to find a pool you like, then contact the design-build firm that created it.
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