205 Vancouver 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 Vancouver Metro Area project, from the initial design through final construction. More 
Delta, BC, CA V4M 2B2
Kenorah Construction & Design has been delivering exceptional design/build custom home and custom renovation experiences for 35 years. A fully integrated team of design and trade... Read More 
We tailor to the unique needs of each of our clients and together go from concept to completion. We actively participate in our industry driving for improved standards and accountability.
Surrey, BC, CA V3R3P5
For Renovations, Custom Homes & Home Improvements My House Design/Build/Team is a multi-award winning licensed renovator and home-builder serving Greater Vancouver & the Gulf... Read More 
"A Tradition of Fine Homes". We build a small number of custom homes in the Greater Vancouver lower mainland area each year. Our goal is to provide quality products and excellence in customer service.
NORTH VANCOUVER, BC, CA V7P 1M7
Beyond Beige Interior Design Vancouver is an award winning interior design firm servicing clients and projects in Greater Vancouver, Toronto, Seattle, Los Angeles and anywhere in... Read More 
Natural Balance Home Builders is a boutique custom home building and renovation company operating in Vancouver. NBHB was nominated for Home Builder of the Year and won the greenest home in Canada.
Burnaby, BC, CA V5J5H8
Kettle River Timberworks designs and supplies custom timber frame homes and architectural timberwork . Read More 
TQ Construction is a professional home renovation company with a 25-year tradition of excellence in BC's home improvement, renovation industry.
VictorEric (604) 677-0021
Vancouver, BC, CA V5T 1C5
We are an award winning design firm that offers Building Design, Interior Design and Construction Management services. Together, these services provide a hollistic approach to... Read More 
Our Approach: Truly Design Build Our Motto: To create better ways of living and building Our Vision: Developing Communities and Healthy Environments
Duncan, BC, CA V9L 6R2
Design builder Drafting to full construction Read More 
CCI Renovations (604) 980-8384
The CCI Renovations team has a full 22 years delivering outstanding homes to our clients. Proudly based on the North Shore, our commitment – from design to service – is customer satisfaction.
CCI Renovations (604) 980-8384
North Vancouver, BC, CA V7P1B3
As a renovator with a full 20 years in the business of renovations we pride ourselves in understanding each client’s specific needs., Based in North Vancouver we service the... Read More 
Bear Creek Special Projects is a design build/general contractor that offers west coast contemporary themes, and head-turning results.
Vancouver, BC, CA V6S 2G2
We design and build custom kitchens, furniture, and millwork. Our desire is to produce high-quality work and exceed your expectations. We use both traditional and contemporary styles and techniques.
North Vancouver, BC, CA
A Vancouver based Design-Build firm, specializing in kitchens, bathrooms, custom cabinets + millwork. Read More 
North Vancouver, BC, CA V7K 2M5
design. renovate. paint The Design Den Homes Inc. is a design and renovation firm based in North Vancouver, British Columbia. Driven by its two main principles, Scott &... Read More 
Courtenay, BC, CA V9N 1X1
We are a full-service construction and design firm for both residential and commercial projects. We are committed to the Design-Build model of project delivery. Read More 
Kovet Design (604) 725-4809
Vancouver, BC, CA V6B
Kovet Design is a fun, forward-thinking interior design firm in Vancouver with a passion for creating truly unique and beautiful spaces with global flair. Avoiding the ‘cookie... Read More 
White Rock, BC, CA V4A 2J2
InHaus Development Ltd. is a boutique property developer based in Vancouver, BC. We specialize in building architecturally unique, high quality, small footprint, ultra-efficient... Read More 
Chilliwack, BC, CA V2P 3t3
Design/Build general contractor Read More 
Kerr Construction (604) 263-0343
Vancouver, BC, CA V6P 6G2
Over the past 26 years, Kerr Construction has refined the best practices on how to design, build, and renovate homes. By following these practices, Kerr Construction can guarantee... 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 Vancouver Metro Area design-build firms. You may also look through Vancouver Metro Area photos to find a pool you like, then contact the design-build firm that created it.
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