Charlestown, RI 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 Charlestown 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 Charlestown, RI for your home project below: More
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Red House is an award-winning custom design-build remodeling and construction firm specializing in custom-built... Read More
Washington Area Leading Design-Build, Remodeler & Interior Design Firm
Our mission is to be the best construction company in the area we serve through our integrity and commitment to...
Modern Yankee Builders is a full-service Design/Build remodeling company. See if Design/Build is right for you. ... Read More
Rhode Island Design Build Firm | Best of Houzz 2015-2018
With over thirty years of experience, we understand you want more out of your homes than ever before. No matter...
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  • 10 projects in the Charlestown area
DiStefano Brothers Construction is an award wining design-build firm specializing in but not limited to, ... Read More
Southern Rhode Island Custom Home Builder & General Contractor
For over thirty years, homeowners seeking the best have come to Stephen Sullivan Inc. Stephen Sullivan, Inc. is a...
from [in] form is a unique practice focused on affordable and innovative design coupled with sustainable building... Read More
Washington County Quality High-End Custom Homes I Best of Houzz Design
We are proud to be a family owned and operated company that specializes in the planning, design and construction...
Caldwell & Johnson Custom Home Builders and Remodelers is a Nationally Recognized Leader in Environmentally... Read More
RI & Southeastern MA's Whole Home Renovation Expert I 7X Best of Houzz
We are an award winning design-build firm specializing in all phases of residential renovations and has served...
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  • 25 projects in the Charlestown area
Award Winning New England based, custom building firm. Specializing in Custom Homes and Additions, Renovations,... Read More
For three generations the Forst family has grown to be a successful design/build firm because we stood behind all... Read More
I am a hands-on designer, involved in all facets of your project. From early planning and building stages,... Read More
Building and Remodeling the way it should be. Prompt, Professional and Complete. Where Quality and Craftsmanship... Read More
J.P. Hoffman Inc. is a full service design, build, remodeling and restoration contractor serving ares south of... Read More
Building your home should be a wonderful journey of inspiration and collaboration. Vital Habitats is dedicated... Read More
Frank has over 40 years experience planning, designing and installing coastal and inland landscapes. His designs... Read More
A1 Roofing & Construction is independently owned by Sean Napolitano. Sean is a long time Newport resident who... Read More
As a leading luxury homebuilder in Western Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut, we have honed our talent and... Read More
WBA, a design-build company, has 40 successful years as a leader in custom home building and remodeling. Our... Read More
Featured Reviews for Design-Build Firms in Charlestown, RI
Red House Custom Building
Design-Build Firms in Charlestown, RI
"I have worked with Red House and was very impressed with the level of craftsmanship taken on the project we were on. These guys are top notch and I would recommend them to any of my clients when asked. The owner Justin is great to work with, very professional and respectful., very easy to talk to. I don't normally take the time to write these reviews but this is one company I feel deserves my time."
- sergioalmeida
Modern Yankee Builders
Design-Build Firms in Charlestown, RI
"Joe Cracco is the best. His design, craftsmanship and personal skills are excellent. As a home owner, you will face no worries or concerns. From a client's perspective, Joe handles the most difficult projects almost effortlessly."
- admissionready
DiStefano Brothers Construction Inc.
Design-Build Firms in Charlestown, RI
"I have used DiStefano Brothers Constructions on several occasion to help our customers with their remodeling needs. Peter and his staff have a great, get it done type attitude. Their experience with material selection and helping guide our customers through the design phase, makes for a seamlessly scheduled project. I do, often, highly recommend their company to our customers."
- Dennis Moffitt Painting
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Design-Build Firms in Charlestown, RI
"Jason and his team are amazing, highly skilled professionals. With just a few improvements, our home has a completely updated look that fits our style. Jason's design and craftsmanship are the best!"
- steph3583
Caldwell & Johnson Custom Builders & Remodelers
Design-Build Firms in Charlestown, RI
"We hired Caldwell & Johnson (C&J) for Dave's knowledge of green technology. Before the project began Dave showed us other houses he had built using some of this technology. In the last stages of design we decided to use photovoltaic technology. C&J installed solar shingles on the south facing roof that are producing more kilowatts than we are consuming. The photovoltaics coupled with other building techniques C&J uses to produce energy efficient homes (e.g. foam insulation) earned us a Home Energy Rating Certificate with a 5 stars plus rating. Dave followed through to get the house tested for its energy efficiency and we received certificates with the results. C&J was also top rate in terms of designing the interior details of the house. For example, board and batten was installed on the walls of the open staircase, craftsman style trim on all windows including some open transoms, and help when choosing finishes (e.g. tile). Dave's team is very knowledgable and professional!"
- Karen
ARCHIA HOMES
Design-Build Firms in Charlestown, RI
"Peter and Archia did a major kitchen remodeling project for us in Duxbury MA. The project was done on time (and the schedule was very condensed), on budget and with great results. They were proactive in anticipating any issues and changes and made the project better then anticipated. They drove the punch list, coming by after the project on their own to tweak and tighten items and ensure that all was well. We have done a number of home improvement projects and would recommend Archia without reservation! Mark and Wendy Rayfield "
- marayfield
Forst Construction, Inc.
Design-Build Firms in Charlestown, RI
"Great to work with. Adheres to budget. High quality and attention to detail work. They build a great home and are there years later to service the home if necessary. Professional and loyal builders. Family business so you always feel like you are special. I couldn't be happier."
- mkupchak64
Debra Geller Interior Design
Design-Build Firms in Charlestown, RI
"I have worked with Debra Geller both for my own home and on multiple multi-family buildings my family operates. She decorated our home, she helped design a 3,000 s/f furnished basement build out, she helped rebuild 4 building lobbies after Superstorm Sandy. She is professional, responsive, and has an attention to detail that eliminates problems before they arise. Her ability to identify a customer’s tastes, illustrate it in a way they can imagine it, they execute all while coming in on budget and on time is second to none. Can’t recommend her services enough."
- travlerswaide
Built by Alpine
Design-Build Firms in Charlestown, RI
"Tom Norcia of Built by Alpine has worked on a project for me that is in another location a couple of miles from our home. Working with him is a pleasure. He responds to queries or comments within a day, sends prompt estimates, and communicates by email or phone as needed. After a day's work, he usually sends me an email report, often with a photo of the progress accomplished. The quality of Tom's work is very good and careful. Because I cannot often be present, it is particularly important that I can trust him to carry out what I expect. He fulfills that trust absolutely."
- Veronica
J.P. Hoffman Inc.
Design-Build Firms in Charlestown, RI
"Jay added an addition to my cape style home with a large back deck and front porch. Job exceeded our expectations! Jay was safe and extremely professional."
- todoubled
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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, Charlestown 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 Charlestown, RI, 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 Charlestown 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 Charlestown 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 Charlestown design-build company on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to design-build firms in Charlestown, RI. You may also look through Charlestown, RI photos to find a pool you like, then contact the design-build firm that created it. You can find more design-build firms in Narragansett, Westerly, Wakefield-Peacedale, Hopkinton and Exeter.
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