Forward Design Build’s in-house team of designers and craftspeople provides a full-service approach to residential remodeling, custom homes and additions in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Creative Director Jef Forward believes that a successful project is a happy homeowner with a beautiful, functional home - completed within stated expectation of cost and schedule.
Jef started this journey with his masters degree in architecture from the University of Michigan. He worked his way through school with local contractors on mid-size renovations, then moved to larger architectural firms, where he learned the fundamentals of how to run a successful design-build business.
For the past 20+ years, the focus at Forward has always been on client satisfaction. The team has been carefully and slowly grown to provide the support necessary from the beginning of design to the end of construction.
Our highly detailed-oriented team will be there to guide you in your remodeling project from start to finish. So, whether you know exactly what you want or you need help envisioning what your space could be, the Forward Design Build team is here to turn your house into a home.
Barn Design & Construction, Basement Design, Basement Remodeling, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Remodeling, Building Design, Custom Home, Energy-Efficient Homes, Garage Building, Garage Design, Green Building, Greenhouse Design & Construction, Guesthouse Design & Construction, Historic Building Conservation, Home Additions, Home Extensions, Home Remodeling, Home Restoration, Home Theater Design, Kitchen Design, Kitchen Remodeling, Laundry Room Design, Mudroom Design, Multigenerational Homes, New Home Construction, Outdoor Kitchen Design, Pool House Design & Construction, Porch Design & Construction, Sunroom Design & Construction, Sustainable Design, Universal Design, Custom Homes
Ann Arbor, Barton Hills, Dexter, Saline, Ypsilanti, Chelsea, Plymouth
Licensed and Insured Professionals
Best of Houzz Design Awards 2015-2021
Best of Houzz Service Awards 2014-2021
2021 Detroit Design Awards Winner - Large Remodel
2021 GuildMaster With Highest Distinction
NARI Contractor of the Year - Regional Winner 2018