Essex, 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 Essex 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 Essex, MA for your home project below: More
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Designing, building and restoring homes throughout New England. Offices in Essex and Wellesley, MA. More About... Read More
Stoneham's Preferred Design-Build Firm
Doucet Remodeling & Design is a design-build company. Since 1987, we have has expanded in its nearly three...
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Featured Reviews for Design-Build Firms in Essex, MA
Carpenter & MacNeille
Design-Build Firms in Essex, MA
"We worked with Carpenter & MacNeille over the winter and early spring of 2014 to redecorate The Inn at Castle Hill, a ten-room B&B in Ipswich, Massachusetts. The project included new and reupholstered furniture, new rugs/carpeting, new paint and wallpaper, new lighting, new window treatments, and accessories (accent pillows, decorative items, etc.), and a small amount of construction. We were looking for "design wow" in keeping with the five-star nature of the Inn, which is nestled into a corner of The Crane Estate, a seaside country estate that has been designated a National Historic Landmark. We are thrilled with the results. Carpenter & MacNeille had done much of the original design and construction for the Inn a decade before. They listened carefully to our goals for this project, understood precisely what we hoped to accomplish, helped us prioritize in ways that significantly improved our impact, and provided insightful design guidance along the way. The project was on budget and guests are saying that the Inn has never looked better!"
- dabeardsley
Feinmann, Inc.
Design-Build Firms in Essex, 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
Refined Renovations - The Style Refinery
Design-Build Firms in Essex, 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
The Curtice Group Inc
Design-Build Firms in Essex, MA
"I'm happy to give Scott Curtice my strongest positive recommendation. Our project went quite smoothly, staying on schedule thanks to the fact that my office is in the house and Scott's commitment to providing a foreman. This enabled us to make decisions quickly and address problems promptly. Scott and his crew showed a lot of creativity in meeting our requirement to stay in the house during the renovation, to the extent of setting up a temporary kitchen and shower in the basement. In the end, we only had to be out of the house for about a week. He was also very good about coordinating with our architect and the cabinetmaker that we selected ourselves. Having heard a few horror stories of renovation cost overruns, I think we also did well in this respect. Our final figure was about 10% more than the initial estimate due to the kind of unforeseen issues that can be expected on any such project, along with a few changes that we ordered. The level of detail Scott provides in his constantly updated spreadsheet also helped us to make some decisions that reduced our cost."
- David Aronson
Masters Touch Design Build
Design-Build Firms in Essex, MA
"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
Mitchell Construction Group
Design-Build Firms in Essex, MA
"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
New England Design & Construction
Design-Build Firms in Essex, 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
OUR HOUSE design+build
Design-Build Firms in Essex, MA
"We loved working with Amy and Steve! We had a big project that encompassed all aspects of our home. The crew cleaned up after themselves daily. We found them to be very experienced and knowledgeable about options and costs. They were forthcoming about the effect on cost of each decision we made so that there were no surprises come billing time. We recommend them whenever we know of someone doing a big project on their home."
- Whitney Crane
Don Foote Contracting
Design-Build Firms in Essex, 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
The Wiese Company
Design-Build Firms in Essex, MA
"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
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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, Essex 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 Essex, 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 Essex 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 Essex 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 Essex design-build company on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to design-build firms in Essex, MA. You may also look through Essex, 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, Lawrence, Malden, Peabody and South Peabody.
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