90 Richmond 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 Richmond project, from initial sketches through final construction. Learn more about how to choose the right design-build professionals for your home project below: More 
Richmond, VA, 23233
DesignLine is a design/build firm, a process where an entire remodeling project - from initial design concepts budgets, permits, regulations and zoning laws to actual construction... Read More
We specialize in Kitchens, Baths and Additions that transform your home to fit your life.
Richmond, VA, 23238
Since 1984, Lane Homes & Remodeling, Inc. has been known for its quality craftsmanship and high level of service. We are a family owned and operated, design/build firm, serving... Read More
New kent, VA, 23089
Home And Landscape Designs L.L.C. We are a small design and build firm. Specializing in landscape designs, bath and kitchen designs or just helping you visualize a project using... Read More
MS Design (540) 239-8862
Powhatan, VA, 23139
MS Design is a design-build company specializing in custom homes and buildings. We are a small business with big impact, dedicated to the satisfaction of our clients. Read More
Henrico, VA, 23233
Deep Run Renovations is a full-service, residential design-build remodeling firm proudly serving the greater Richmond, Virginia community. We offer a broad range of both... Read More
Richmond, VA, 23234
If you want a different, unique, refreshed look here you have a "Class A" residental/commercial contractor who have been designing and building on the East Coast but mainly and... Read More
Metzger Design (434) 327-6121
Richmond, VA, 23220
Metzger Design is a full service design + build firm specializing in renovations of all size, shapes and budgets as well as new home construction. We are located in 'The Fan'... Read More
richmond, VA, 23220
Cobblestone is a Real Estate Solutions and Redevelopment firm that specializes in bringing historic homes back to life. Read More
Midlothian, VA, 23113
Shearman Associates PLC is a residential architecture and general contracting company located in Richmond, VA. We specialize in medium to large addition and remodeling projects on... Read More
Davidson Designs (804) 592-1062
Park City, UT, 23229
Davidson Builders is an established Class A design-build renovation and addition firm located in Richmond, VA. Read More
Midlothian, VA, 23112
Paragon Construction, an owner and employee-operated design-build remodeling company, specializes in - Exteriors, Outdoor Living, and Kitchen, & Interior Remodeling. Our unique... Read More
Outdoor Dreams (804) 592-1305
Richmond, VA, 23255-1133
Frame Nation (804) 643-7263
Richmond, VA, 23219
FRAME NATION was founded in 2007 and has been called the city's custom framing boutique. One reason for that is our extensive selection of "what's next in frame design" and the... Read More
Midlothian, VA, 23112
Located in Midlothian Virginia, Cary's Mill Woodworking is dedicated to producing the highest quality, durable and fine custom woodwork available in residential additions,... Read More
Gardner Companies (804) 640-7713
Richmond, VA, 23225
Gardner Companies delivers highest quality renovations and real estate solutions for our clients. We strive to anticipate and address client’s wants and needs and work hard to... 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. Here are some related professionals and vendors to complement the work of design-build firms: Interior Designers & Decorators, Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers, Architects & Building Designers, Photographers.

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 Richmond design-build firms. You may also look through Richmond photos to find a pool you like, then contact the design-build firm that created it. You can find more design-build firms in Richmond, Mechanicsville, Petersburg, Hopewell and Chester.
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