Cambridge, MA 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 Cambridge 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 Cambridge, MA 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
  • Click to Call(781) 996-3493
  • 8 miles from Cambridge, 2 projects in Cambridge
Middlesex County's Premier Design-Build Firms
For more than three decades, Charlie Allen Renovations has restored and renovated scores of period homes large...
DFC is a full-service residential contracting company specializing in high-end remodeling, custom cabinetry,... Read More
  • Click to Call(781) 438-2994
  • 8 miles from Cambridge, 5 projects in Cambridge
Suffolk County's Award Winning Design Build Firm | 5x Best of Houzz!
New England Design and Construction is a collaboration of bright, passionate, and creative individuals who firmly...
New England Design and Construction is a collaboration of bright, passionate, and creative individuals who firmly... Read More
  • Click to Call(617) 682-7743
  • 3 miles from Cambridge, 3 projects in Cambridge
Boston to Cape Cod Builder, Renovation & Construction Management
Cobblestone provides construction management services throughout Eastern Massachusetts. A Boston builder and...
Custom carpentry, remodeling and renovation services. Bathrooms, Kitchens, Decks, Basements, Read More
Greater Boston Area 11x Best of Houzz Design Build Firm 2014-2019
We know you have a vision. Your home...but better. You want something larger, more breathtaking and functional.
As a company of passionate and trusted professionals we see every new project as a unique opportunity to realize... Read More
  • Click to Call(978) 254-5641
  • 17 miles from Cambridge, 1 project in Cambridge
Boston Area Design-Build Firm Best of Houzz 2013-2018
We are a design/build firm with 30 yrs of experience creating renovations & additions for our homeowners. Our...
Architectural Designers, Builders and Craftsman. My designs are inspired by knowledge of materials, building... Read More
  • Click to Call(617) 448-0943
  • 7 miles from Cambridge, 2 projects in Cambridge
Boston's Premier Design Build Firm
Family owned and operated, we have been serving the Greater-Boston area for over 25 years. We offer a one stop...
The team at Avatar delivers a complete experience that guides its clients from idea to reality. Operated under... Read More
Boston Prism Gold Medal Award Winning Renovation Firm Best of Houzz!
As a company of passionate and trusted professionals we see every new project as a unique opportunity to realize...
Selected as one of Inc. Magazine’s “Winning Workplaces” for our open-book management and innovative employee... Read More
  • Click to Call(781) 788-8855
  • 7 miles from Cambridge, 1 project in Cambridge
Stoneham's Preferred Design-Build Firm
Doucet Remodeling & Design is a design-build company. Since 1987, we have has expanded in its nearly three...
Refined Renovations is a custom homebuilder and design-build firm serving the Boston area. "The Style Refinery"... Read More
Free Design Service: Kitchen Renovations
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...
We are a design/build residential remodeling firm founded in 1992. First-and-foremost we are craftsmen, but we... Read More
  • Click to Call(781) 641-3332
  • 19 miles from Cambridge, 1 project in Cambridge
Boston's Highly Qualified Design & Construction Firm
With more than 100 years of combined experience in the design, engineering and construction industries, Holland...
Designing, building and restoring homes throughout New England. Offices in Essex and Wellesley, MA. More About... Read More
Middlesex County's Most Experienced Design + Build Firm
Our Team has 100+ years of combined architecture, interior design and construction expertise, assuring our...
Over the past 32 years we have grown by focusing on and listening to our customers wants and needs. We focus on... Read More
Suffolk County's Exclusive Design + Build Firm
Our approach, skills and attitude allow the design and build experience to be enjoyable, informative and low...
  • Click to Call(781) 944-7131
  • 11 miles from Cambridge, 1 project in Cambridge
Masters Touch Design Build provides superior service in new home construction, design build, remodeling, and home... Read More
Led by company founder and CEO Scott Curtice, The Curtice Group has assembled a highly professional team of... Read More
Featured Reviews for Design-Build Firms in Cambridge, MA
Feinmann, Inc.
Design-Build Firms in Cambridge, MA
"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
Don Foote Contracting
Design-Build Firms in Cambridge, MA
"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
New England Design & Construction
Design-Build Firms in Cambridge, MA
"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
Eric Wilson - Renovation & Remodeling
Design-Build Firms in Cambridge, MA
"This past fall, Eric Wilson completely renovated my old, inadequate kitchen and rebuilt an outdated interior staircase, transforming my home into a beautiful space to live, cook, and entertain in. I had never undertaken any remodeling project, so this was all new to me. I was excited, but also apprehensive since I had heard horror stories from friends who have lived through major renovation projects, but my experience with Eric was positive from our initial meeting through the timely completion of the project. He is professional, respectful, and totally reliable and honest. Moreover, he is committed to doing the job right--"good enough" was never good enough. As an added bonus, Eric has a terrific aesthetic sense and he successfully helped me work through some design decisions. I now have a wonderful kitchen and a stunning staircase! I recommend him highly for your home remodel."
- russinoff
Adams + Beasley Associates
Design-Build Firms in Cambridge, MA
"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
pd Design Build
Design-Build Firms in Cambridge, MA
"Paul Dobler remodeled a 1980’s house in Colorado for us. It was originally built with radiant heat along the center beam of the house, so all of the rooms had walls up to the door headers and no ceilings! He raised the walls up to the open beam roof, tore down and resized 2 bedrooms with pocket doors in the closets and transom windows above the doors. He moved the front wall of the house out 8 feet to expand the living room. Paul also designed a 20 x 20 sun room addition with Structural Insulated Panels. He installed 4” aluminum air tubes embedded in the concrete floor that move air warmed by the tile floor in this south-facing room through the crawl space and connect to the existing heat ducts for added solar gain. He installed an amazing Nanowall 6-panel glass folding door that opens onto a deck that surrounds the room on 3 sides. The sun room is connected to the existing building with glass pocket doors. Paul is an expert at hanging doors. The sun room addition has an upper covered deck accessed by a custom metal stairway. Paul suggested the upper deck to add some outdoor living space and to make the most of the view of Mesa Verde and the LaPlata Mountains. Paul also removed the damaged concrete walkway along the driveway and had new concrete poured on all 4 sides of the house. He designed a new front entry and a back mud room. The finishing touch was stucco on the outside in a Southwest style. Throughout the design process Paul worked diligently to incorporate every detail that was important to us. He used a program integrated with Google Earth that let us “walk through” the house at different times of the day and year. Having him on-site working with the building crew and overseeing the subcontractors was invaluable. He met the challenge of a 50-mile drive to Home Depot and a delivery schedule of “sometime next week” from the local hardware store. We’re very pleased with Paul’s work on our home and would hire him again without hesitation."
- copl
Avatar Construction Inc.
Design-Build Firms in Cambridge, MA
"Avatar's team exuded tremendous professionalism, expertise, and a detailed understanding of our project. Their proposal was also very competitive. After considerable research we interviewed six contractors with 5 Star and "A" rated reviews for a $200K plus gut renovation of our kitchen, master bathroom, second bathroom, 1/2 bathroom, wall openings, reconfigurations and closet creations. From the first meeting it was clear that Nazar carefully studied our plans, our specifications and had very creative ideas to contribute. He was also asking very intelligent questions that confirmed his understanding of our project. They provided an extremely detailed proposal that mirrored the scope of work we had developed. We would definitely consider Avatar for any future projects. We suggest you do the same. Our only regret is we didn't have two homes to renovate."
- Curt Carpenter
A Yard & A Half Landscaping Cooperative, Inc.
Design-Build Firms in Cambridge, MA
"Excellent process, from start to finish. Carolyn approached the design with thoughtfulness and creativity, and was clear about pricing. The team executed on the plan with a real focus on the quality of the work, while maintaining a clean and safe site for the time they were here. We couldn't be happier with the results."
- Courtney
Refined Renovations - The Style Refinery
Design-Build Firms in Cambridge, MA
"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
Out of the Woods Construction & Cabinetry, Inc.
Design-Build Firms in Cambridge, MA
"I am almost done with a whole house renovation with Out of the Woods (OOTW) and I could not be happier. The quality of the craftsmanship is evident in every detail. Greg and his team have been so helpful throughout the entire process - providing ideas and helping me work within my budget. During demolition we uncovered some beautiful old beams in my house and the OOTW team helped brainstorm an incredible addition to the kitchen remodel. While I can't wait to have my house done, I will miss working with everyone. I hope to post pictures on Houzz when the project is done so everyone can see the great work done by Out of the Woods."
- jasalter
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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, Cambridge 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 Cambridge, MA, 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 Cambridge 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 Cambridge 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 Cambridge design-build company on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to design-build firms in Cambridge, MA. You may also look through Cambridge, MA photos to find a pool you like, then contact the design-build firm that created it. You can find more design-build firms in Lynn, Quincy, Somerville, Waltham and Brookline.
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