271 Seattle 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 Seattle Metro Area project, from the initial design through final construction. More 
Seattle, WA, US 98115
A modern home designer creating thoughtful, client-driven custom homes that are site specific and responsive to their environment. Focusing on modern, sustainable home designs... Read More 
Gaspar's is a 35 year old family business that specializes in home remodeling. We offer design, construction and handyman services.
lewis + smith (206) 390-2339
Seattle, WA, US 98107
Lewis + Smith is a full service design / build firm located in Seattle, WA. Initially established in 2000 as a small design studio, we have since expanded our custom cabinet... Read More 
Design-build and remodeling firm working around the Seattle area. The designs unique, the work professional, both standing the test of time.
First Lamp (206) 330-7867
Seattle, WA, US 98115
Full Service Residential Design / Build Read More 
Neil Kelly - Seattle (206) 343-2822
Neil Kelly is a long time Washington residential and commercial remodeling contractor. Our award-winning design consultants craft the homes of your dreams, and it doesn't stop there.
Redmond, WA, US 98052
"BEST OF HOUZZ 2014- Customer Satisfaction" Riddle Construction & Design is a Redmond-based full-service residential contractor dedicated to the highest level of customer... Read More 
At Carlisle Classic Homes our mission is to transform our clients' ideas and dreams into living spaces they will enjoy for a lifetime.
Des Moines, WA, US 98198
Fourth generation family-owned contractor that provides design-build services for custom homes, renovations, and small handyman projects. Read More 
As a studio, we focus on creating a kind of timeless architecture, with careful attention to the natural settings and the local environment. Contact us for your next project!
Enumclaw, WA, US 98022
Awarded "BEST OF HOUZZ 2013", "BEST OF HOUZZ 2014" Our offices are located in Issaquah and Enumclaw. Please view our website and portfolio. We are an established Design/Build... Read More 
Lakevue Renovations is a service company dedicated to customer satisfaction and real value in every project.
Bainbridge Island, WA, US 98110
The Lawson Design Studio is a Bainbridge Island based design and construction firm that has been in business for 25 years. While The Lawson Design Studio specializes in fine home... Read More 
ACH Design LLC (425) 427-2828
Sammamish, WA, US 98075
ACH Design LLC is a full-service interior design and general contracting firm specializing in unique home renovations in the greater Seattle area/Eastside. Our talented team can... Read More 
Seattle, WA, US 98103
J.A.S. Design-Build is located in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle. We staff and support an in-house design department, a custom cabinet shop, and a general contracting... Read More 
Seattle, WA, US 98144
Design-build and remodeling firm working around the Seattle area. Metropolitan Construction, founded by Clint Jones in 2004, serves the construction and remodeling needs of the... Read More 
Seattle, WA, WA, US 98107
Axiom Design Build is a Seattle-based design build firm focused on architectural+interior design, and construction. Read More 
Seattle, WA, US 98103
Landscape Architecture and general contractors focusing on healthy, environmentally friendly solutions. Read More 
Kirkland, WA, US 98033
DKWozniak is a Design/Build company with 25+ years of combined creative experience offering Custom home building & remodeling, speculative building, Built Green and Residential... Read More 
Olalla, WA, US 98359
Architectural Designer & Design Build Contractor Read More 
Auburn, WA, US 98001
Custom Modular Home Construction, The northwest's premier custom home builder. Cutting edge design & style. Timberland is always creating new floor plans to suit the customer's... 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 Seattle Metro Area design-build firms. You may also look through Seattle 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 Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Bellevue and Everett.
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