Boston 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 design-and-build company to complete your entire project, from initial sketches through final construction. Learn more about how to choose the right design-build pros in Boston for your home project below: More
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Feinmann Inc, Best of Houzz 2018,2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 + 2013, is known for its thoughtful and beautiful... Read More
Southern New England Custom Home Builder/Remodeler Best of Houzz 2018
A design-build firm specializing in new construction and remodeling. We work closely with our clients' tastes to...
Masters Touch Design Build provides superior service in new home construction, design build, remodeling, and home... Read More
Metro West Premier General Contractor Best of Houzz 2018
Steveworks, LLC is a residential remodeling company with an emphasis on craftsmanship, design and sustainability....
New England Design and Construction is a collaboration of bright, passionate, and creative individuals who firmly... Read More
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Essex County's Kitchen and Bath Showroom & Full Remodeling Expert
Over the past 29 years we’ve transformed the homes of your neighbors – adding new rooms, crafting beautiful...
Refined Renovations is a custom homebuilder and design-build firm serving the Boston area. "The Style Refinery"... Read More
Middlesex County's Multi-Faceted Design + Build Firm
Led by company founder and CEO Scott Curtice, The Curtice Group has assembled a highly professional team of...
The Wiese Company is a design-build firm specializing in the complete home renovation experience: We offer award... Read More
Boston Area Design-Build Firm Best of Houzz 2013-2017
We are a design/build firm with 30 yrs of experience creating renovations & additions for our homeowners. Our...
Over the past 30 years we have grown by focusing on and listening to our customers wants and needs. We focus on... Read More
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Boston Area's Residential Remodeling Expert. Best of Houzz 2015 - 2017
We bring a team of designers & builders to develop & build your remodeling project. We deliver award-winning...
Boston Area Design Build & Contracting Firm Best of Houzz 2014-2017
Dev-Group is a Full Design & Build services construction company providing the Greater Boston area with highest...
Witt Construction, Inc. is a design build company that builds custom homes along with townhomes + commercial... Read More
Middlesex County Design-Build Firm Best of Houzz 2014-2018
RemodelWerks is a premier 3D design, custom building and remodeling firm specializing in all aspects of interior...
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Boston's Leading Design Build Remodeling Firm Best of Houzz 2014-2017!
With over 14 years of experience, Pegasus Design-To-Build is a full service design build remodeling firm offering...
DFC is a full-service residential contracting company specializing in high-end remodeling, custom cabinetry,... Read More
Middlesex County's Premier Design-Build Firms
For more than three decades, Charlie Allen Renovations has restored and renovated scores of period homes large...
Norfolk County's Highly Qualified Design & Construction Firm
With more than 100 years of combined experience in the design, engineering and construction industries, Holland...
I started Blackdog in late 1989, operating out of a spare room in our home and the back of my pickup truck. We... Read More
Marblehead's Leading Design-Build Studio
From urban home renovations to new coastal homes, we are committed to providing discerning homeowners a superior...
Middlesex County's Most Experienced Design + Build Firm
Our Team has 100+ years of combined architecture, interior design and construction expertise, assuring our...
As a company of passionate and trusted professionals we see every new project as a unique opportunity to realize... Read More
Boston to Cape Cod Builder, Renovation & Construction Management
Cobblestone provides construction management services throughout Eastern Massachusetts. A Boston builder and...
Designer, Builder, General Contractor, providing project management, kitchen and bath design, sourcing of all... Read More
South of Boston’s Full Service Design-Build & General Contracting Firm
J.P. Hoffman Inc., located in Bridgewater, MA is a residential contracting company with over fifteen years of...
*Preferred Showplace Wood Products Dealer* At Harvey Remodeling LLC we bring an integrated team of designers... Read More
Middlesex County's Client Focused Design Build Firm
We are a custom design/builder that focuses on our flexible creative design/build system to deliver our customers...
Award Winning New England based, custom building firm. Specializing in Custom Homes and Additions, Renovations,... Read More
2017 Best of Boston Home Winner—Best Kitchen & Bath Contractor (West)
MCG is a design and build remodeling company. We serve clients looking to build a custom home or to remodel an...
Designing, building and restoring homes throughout New England. Offices in Essex and Wellesley, MA. More About... Read More
Middlesex County's Design Build Firm | Best of Houzz 2014 - 2018
Red House is an award-winning design build & professional remodeling firm, specializing in full-house...
REEF designs and builds exceptional custom homes in every town across Cape Cod. In our 32 years of business we... Read More
Greater Boston's Award Winning Design-Build Firm | Best of Houzz 4x!
New England Design and Construction is a collaboration of bright, passionate, and creative individuals who firmly...
Featured Reviews for Design-Build Firms in Boston
Feinmann, Inc.
Design-Build Firms in Boston
"Feinmann remodeled my business as well as our home. Their work is top notch and they are a pleasure to work with. Everyone is highly skilled and polite. I have no hesitation in recommending them highly to my friends and acquaintances."
- levfriedman1
Masters Touch Design Build
Design-Build Firms in Boston
"I had my living room painted by Master's Touch. They did an excellent job and were extremely professional. I am very impressed with their work and plan and using them to renovate my bathroom."
- mruehli
New England Design & Construction
Design-Build Firms in Boston
"We love our kitchen, bathroom and expanded kids bedroom. Dave and Cory really understood our style and our budget. I loved the communication especially the ever other weekly meeting to discuss questions and progress."
- sfweitzman
Refined Renovations - The Style Refinery
Design-Build Firms in Boston
"Jim Buhrer of Refined Renovations offers incredible vision, efficient execution, and an exquisite design sense and attention to detail that is truly beyond compare. After listening to us talk about the many possibilities for our addition, Jim provided us focus and a fabulous concept for our new master bedroom suite. He collaborated with us and an architect to ensure a solid plan, and in a few short months, Jim and his team built the addition over our garage that blends as if it has always been a part of the house. While the entire Refined Renovations team was professional and efficient, it was Jim’s creativity and wonderful design sense that enabled us to realize our dream of a casually sophisticated sanctuary that is simply elegant."
- Carole Mahoney
The Wiese Company
Design-Build Firms in Boston
"The Wiese Company partnered with us to transform our home into one we truly love. Their design-build approach allowed for the project to run smoothly from start to finish and their commitment to an end-date fit our needs and made all the difference. The expertise they bring takes the stress away from the homeowner and makes the renovation process manageable for busy families. We loved working with the design team, and the construction crew was here every day despite the harsh winter weather. The scope of our renovation was sizable and resulted in a wow ending thanks to their attention to detail and devotion to a job well done."
- mbmohan123
Mitchell Construction Group
Design-Build Firms in Boston
"We can't say enough good things about the professionalism, integrity, and creativity of the team at Mitchell. They completed a four month project for us on-budget and ahead of schedule. We are very pleased with the results. Since then, the Mitchell team has been very responsive to any other home maintenance needs we've had. They have a set of core values regarding how they work internally and with their clients. This translates into a working relationship that you can trust: they will communicate clearly, will be fair, and help you achieve high-quality results within your budget."
- ebk35
Witt Construction
Design-Build Firms in Boston
"The attention to detail is amazing. Very accommodating. Willingness to work with the client, outstanding. Stand behind everything they do. Unusual designs , great ability to take an idea of a client and put it to paper and in the design"
- irenie
Don Foote Contracting
Design-Build Firms in Boston
"We hired Don Foote Contracting for a total renovation of a 3300 sq ft old house. Work involved demolition to the studs, reframing and then complete renovation. The job moved along rapidly and they were always quick to react to any bumps along the way. Don and his team work very hard to be as transparent as possible with what is happening and costs of various aspects of the project. They are also very organized and push the homeowner to make all necessary decisions up front so things are not delayed waiting for material or while a design decision is made. Despite having a very detailed and explicit plan before we started we still made some changes along the way. They took these in stride. The team and subcontractors were clean and respectful of ourselves and our neighbors and they did great work. We ended up with a wonderful house that we love. I would absolutely hire them again. Final bit of advice: Plan EVERY BIT OF DETAIL POSSIBLE for your project BEFORE YOU START. A good contractor will love you for it and you will save money."
- tjevon
Blackdog Design Build Remodel
Design-Build Firms in Boston
"Blackdog contractors were the perfect fit for us---they were as interested in giving us exactly what we wanted as we were in getting it. Blackdog builders are not the contractors of those horror stories you hear about; they're the contractors you dream about---RELIABLE, competent, fair-minded, communicative, efficient, and true to their word. Their craftsmanship is unparallelled. They completely demolished/re-designed/re-built our entire kitchen, and we are 100% satisfied. When was the last time you were 100% satisfied? With ANYTHING?"
- bridgeslane
Adams + Beasley Associates
Design-Build Firms in Boston
"I hired Adams + Beasley to build a built-in dining area off my kitchen (with seating and storage) and a built-in bench off of my entryway. They were incredibly pleasant and professional to work with. Their work was efficient, they were respectful of my home and keeping the jobsite clean and they met every timeline. They problem solved, were creative and their craftsmanship was superior. They were fitting both built-ins into a pre-existing architectural design scheme. What they came up with was a seemless transition in terms of detail and design work. The quality of their work is the best I've seen and I have been in the high end interior design business for 14 years. I was also very impressed with the quality and professionalism of their subs. Overall, the entire experience was very very positive and the end result was more than I could have hoped for. I would absolutely hire Adams + Beasley for any project going forward."
- gorgeousspace
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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 design-build 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 often 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 residential design-and-build company in Boston, 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-builders 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 contract can realistically strike the balance between the two.

Questions to ask a prospective design-builder:


  • How long have you been in the design-build construction 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 company on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to design-build firms in Boston. You may also look through Boston photos to find a pool you like, then contact the design-build firm that created it. You can find more design-build firms in Boston, Worcester, Springfield, Lowell and Cambridge.
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