Austin, TX 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 Austin 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 Austin, TX for your home project below: More
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Austin's Whole Home Remodeling & Design Experts I For Over 30 Years
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Featured Reviews for Design-Build Firms in Austin, TX
CG&S Design-Build
Design-Build Firms in Austin, TX
"As a contractor I always look forward to working with CG&S Design Build and installing the beautiful landscapes of Architect Gregory Thomas. Over the years I have worked for CG&S I have always been amazed at the quality of design and meticulous attention to detail that I see. They are precise, punctual and always do what is best for the project and the client. I do believe that honesty and the drive to satisfy the client is what has taken them to the top of their game. Many times as a landscaper I am the last person on site. During the project I get to know the clients and spend a lot of time working with them on the details of the landscape, after all the dust has settled, I can say with all honesty that the clients are always happy and in love with their new home or remodel."
- Pearson Landscape Services
Eppright Homes, LLC
Design-Build Firms in Austin, TX
"Russell Eppright Customs homes came highly recommended to us and They have lived up to the high expectations that were set. They listened to what we wanted in a home, provided valuable insight on design, and worked with us on options and decisions to make sure we stayed on budget and on time. WE have built several customs homes before and are very pleased with the quality of work and the easy of doing business Eppright has provided."
- timothyobrien222
Austin Impressions - A Design and Build Firm
Design-Build Firms in Austin, TX
"We purchased a too small house in a wonderful location in NW Austin knowing that we needed to add on as soon as possible. We interviewed several builders and design-build companies within weeks of moving in. Austin Impressions was working on another house in the neighborhood, so we added them to our list of companies to meet with. We were very impressed with the ideas John and Josh came up with during our initial meetings. The estimate was reasonable and we felt very comfortable with their communication plans and the positive feedback received from past clients. We were able to look at a few in-process projects and recently completed homes and knew they did great work. The plan we came up with was to add a master suite (bedroom, bathroom, closet, and patio) downstairs, remodel the existing office, add two bedrooms and a laundry room upstairs, and create a storage area off of the garage. In total, the addition was a little over 1300 square feet to be added onto the side of the existing house. We have three small kids that are not yet school-aged, so we were a little unsure about how it was all going to work out with construction crews at the house for several months. We were actually able to live in the house during the entire project. The kids loved all of the Austin Impressions team and the subcontractors were all very friendly with them. There were a few unavoidable loud and dusty days, but everyone worked hard to make the process as easy for us as possible. We were very happy with the quality of subcontractors that were brought onto the project. They were all honest and hardworking. Alex is also extremely talented. We were very impressed with his range of abilities on the project. There was nothing he couldn’t do – do well – and do with a smile. John and Josh stayed in constant communication with us throughout the entire project. We talked almost daily in-person, on the phone, by text or email. We were able to work through any issues that came up during the project very quickly and easily. And we stayed very close to the original project timeline. We are so grateful that we chose Austin Impressions. Our neighbors, friends and family can’t believe what a positive experience we had. Most people just hear horror stories about terrible contractors, delays and budget overages. That was not our experience at all. Thank you so much, Austin Impressions! We absolutely love our new home."
- kimcorrea
Forsite Studio
Design-Build Firms in Austin, TX
"Forsite Studio handled the design/construction of a detached carport and accessory dwelling unit, plus additions to main house. A professional, creative and conscientious team, they were easy to work with and it was a fun project. The apartment was featured on the city's annual "cool house" tour for energy-efficient homes. It is beautifully designed and is currently rented for top dollar. I highly recommend Forsite Studio."
- mybrendabell
Realty Restoration, LLC
Design-Build Firms in Austin, TX
"From start to finish, Realty Restoration was professional and thorough. Between the design expertise Christopher showed, and the quality construction David's team provided, we could not have been more pleased. Many construction companies come and go, but I would expect to see this one around for generations to come. Many thanks,"
- jd021480
Zbranek & Holt Custom Homes
Design-Build Firms in Austin, TX
"We not only built a beautiful home, we did it long distance and by email! If you want to experience customer service at its finest while building your dreams then I highly recommend Zebranek and Holt. Nancy and Mike Calvert"
- Calvert and Collection
T-Square Company
Design-Build Firms in Austin, TX
"After finding our beautiful home, we were faced with some remodeling challenges. T-Square Company consulted with us through the design and specifications, buildout and completion of our project. We felt confident in their design, and the professionalism displayed by T-Square Company, we knew they were the obvious choice for our remodeling needs. The finished product far exceeded our expectations in every way. We will forever be indebted to at-T-Square Company and would highly recommend T-Square to our friends and family members."
- beaches2014
Dawson Lupul Builders
Design-Build Firms in Austin, TX
"Wonderful experience. Loved every step in the building process with Dawson Lupul team. Would build another house with them without hesitation."
- nedelynk
Jenkins Custom Homes
Design-Build Firms in Austin, TX
"We enjoy working with Jenkins Custom Homes! They care about their clients and their homes are well built. They have a great team!"
- Bella Villa Design Studio
By Design Custom Home Concierge
Design-Build Firms in Austin, TX
"Design Custom Home Consulting was the firm we chose to buy our lake front property, from land search to custom home builder selection to building our home. Karen and Rob Matuszewski, the owners of Design Custom Home Consulting have been invaluable to us throughout this process. Their experience helped us to sell our previous home, at a premium price in a down market, and then found us a beautiful lot, 40% under market pricing on the water, and then we selected a builder from several they contacted to fit our needs. Through the design and build process they have been tremendous in helping us to work through the challenges and process. We have demanding schedules with travel, work, home and with their experience and availability and consideration they have facilitated our project every step of the way. They have offered ideas on different layouts, vendors, options which have improved our overall house design, project and build experience. They have been invaluable to us in this effort and we would recommend them highly. Mike and Deana Hadsell"
- dmhadsell
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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, Austin 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 Austin, TX, 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 Austin 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 Austin 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 an Austin design-build company on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to design-build firms in Austin, TX. You may also look through Austin, TX photos to find a pool you like, then contact the design-build firm that created it. You can find more design-build firms in Sunset Valley, Cedar Park, Pflugerville, Creedmoor and Hays.
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