Ottawa, ON 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 Ottawa 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 Ottawa, ON for your home project below: More
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A fourth generation, family run business with over 60 years of design and build experience, OakWood Renovation... Read More
High-End Design & Build Solutions for your Dream Home in Oakville
Lavish Interiors is exceptional in creating elegant and distinctive interiors for your home or business. We pride...
Just Basements is Ottawa's largest basement design-build firm. We have been designing and building for close to... Read More
$500 Zoning and Cost Feasibility Review
Southern Ontario’s Integrated Design and Construction Firm
Our transparent process and app puts you at the centre of the architectural design and build process by providing...
For 30 years, Lagois has been designing custom homes and renovations that enrich lives and provide efficient and... Read More
  • Click to Call(613) 489-2345
  • 21 miles from Ottawa, 15 projects in Ottawa
Great affordable home renovations with an emphasis on Design Build Kitchen renovations, Bathroom renovations and... Read More
Oakville's Renovation & Construction Company *As Seen on HGTV*
Ecnomus Fine Homes & Renovations specializes in full home renovations & kitchen remodels and is known for...
We are Ottawa General Contractors, leaders in design and build construction. Offering many services from home... Read More
Ottawa Area's Exclusive Design + Build Firm | Best of Houzz 2018
At Chroma Reno+Design we see every project as an opportunity to co-create an exciting new space for our customers...
For over 30 years, Gordon Weima has combined skill, knowledge and experience to design and build unique,... Read More
Ottawa’s Leading Design-Build Firm: 2017 & 7x Renovator of the Year
Whether it’s a custom home, a full-scale renovation or addition, or just some general repairs & maintenance, the...
Ontario Premier General Contractor Best of Houzz 2016
Established in 2004 by Rachid Malki, domilya Group comprises a team of skilled, licensed and insured contractors...
Specializing in mid to high end renovations Read More
Oakville Additions & Remodels - 30 years Experience | Best of Houzz!
Custom design, renovate and build exactly to your lifestyle. Michael DeJong Homes provides a design and build...
Ottawa Award Winning Design+Build Experts Best of Houzz 2013-2018
We guarantee craftsman quality that is on-time and on-budget with no surprises at the end of your renovation. We...
Ottawa General Contractor | Renovations Done Right the 1st Time JMJB is a one stop shop and turnkey... Read More
East Brockville's Award-Winning Design-Build Firm - 2018 Best of Houzz
Established in 2001, Stone and Pine is an award winning architectural design studio specializing in renovations,...
Toronto's Trusted Design Build Firm
As a full service design & build company, we at Velusina Design and Construction pride ourselves in our ability...
At Garand, we apply acquired knowledge and high-level creativity to sculpt exceptional living spaces and... Read More
Ottawa's Premier Design-Build Firm - 2016 Best of Houzz in Design!
Terra Nova Building Corporation is a privately owed business specializing in the design and construction of...
Ottawa's Comprehensive Design Build Firm
We are a full service design builder, offering a wide range of services. With a highly skilled team of managers,...
Theory meets pragmatism meets craftsmanship in Storm' Architecture. The Rebuild4Life approach is informed by a... Read More
Ottawa Area Award Winning Design/Build Experts Best of Houzz
With nearly 20 years of renovation experience in Ottawa; ARTIUM Design Build can bring your renovation wishes to...
Award Winning Design Build, plus years experience, specializing in quality retrofits, renovations and additions.... Read More
Ottawa's Sustainable Custom Home Design-Build Solutions
With extensive experience in residential and light commercial design, I am able to provide cost- effective and...
Casa Verde Construction has built a long standing reputation building custom, high-end homes throughout the... Read More
Oakville's Efficient Custom Renovations and Home Building
Christopher Krecisz has over 15 years of experience in high quality custom renovation and house building. Our...
As a design-build professional, I take on the responsibilities of a designer and a contractor, offering all of... Read More
  • Click to Call(613) 900-5980
  • 12 miles from Ottawa, 3 projects in Ottawa
Ottawa's Award-Winning Team of Residential Renovation Experts
Here at Perspective renovations, we work with, and guide you, throughout each step of the renovation process.
Prospect Builders is a family run business that’s had a strong presence in the Ottawa Valley for over 30 years. ... Read More
  • Click to Call(613) 838-2440
  • 18 miles from Ottawa, 3 projects in Ottawa
Oakville Family-Owned, High-End Residential Design & Build Company
At Georgian Custom Renovations, we strive to achieve the highest level of standards with uncompromising...
Revelstoke is the trusted name to build your custom home in Ottawa. We are a full-service design-build company.... Read More
Oakville's Trusted Design Build Firm
Dream Home Creations specializes in interior design, home renovation services and home staging solutions. A...
Featured Reviews for Design-Build Firms in Ottawa, ON
OakWood Designers & Builders
Design-Build Firms in Ottawa, ON
"We had no prior relationship with Oakwood, but were impressed with the quality of staff that we dealt with, from the first contact through to the finished renovation. We needed a variance to be allowed to obtain the proper permits and John Liptak, owner of Oakwood was instrumental in obtaining this on our behalf. Without his personal interest in our renovation, we would not have proceeded with the project. John also gave us the benefit of his years of experience with various suggestions for our room. Our design specialist was wonderful, offering many unique ideas for us to consider, always offering various solutions to meet our budget. We particularly love the windows and paneling in our great room. The quality of the work was top notch. The wood craftsman assigned to our project did an exceptional job on the ceiling beams and the paneling. Dave’s work makes this room so beautiful and unique. The project manager was very knowledgeable and worked on our behalf to make sure that all the little details were dealt with to our satisfaction. Trent was very responsive to our needs and concerns. We can speak to Oakwood’s integrity and professionalism. They wanted the addition to be a room that we would be take pleasure and pride in for many years to come. We truly marvel at the room each day when we enter it. We are very satisfied with our experience and relationship with Oakwood."
- michelsusanouellette
Just Basements
Design-Build Firms in Ottawa, ON
"Complete basement renovation project entertainment/theatre room. Very professional and knowledgable in their field. Open to discuss and share ideas with you which makes for a "team effort" and fantastic results. They work at completing the project in a reasonable length of time work area always left clean. Overall a very positive experience."
- peggybelanger
Lagois Design Build Renovate
Design-Build Firms in Ottawa, ON
"Herb Lagois and his staff helped my wife and I achive our dream retirement home/B and B more than the architect we had worked with for 6 months. Supportive, thorough, and always professional, their product was recognized by Ottawa builders with an award for Barrier-free design. The photos at speak volumes about their work."
- georatki
Denys Builds Designs
Design-Build Firms in Ottawa, ON
"I consulted Paul Denys about a bathroom renovation project and he provided good advice, a number of options and a general cost estimate. He was knowledgeable and his approach was conversational and low-key. Subsequently, Paul and his apprentice redid a ceiling at my home. Their work was excellent, with a new ceiling and moulding that is harmonious with the rest of the house. The decision relating to the moulding was collaborative. The cost and time to do the work were within the estimated range and I am very satisfied with the result."
- stewarla
Ottawa General Contractors
Design-Build Firms in Ottawa, ON
"I met Kal and the crew at the renovation show and immediately felt comfortable talking to them. Working with people I get along with was an important factor for me because I knew I'll be in good hands no matter what happens. 2 months later our completely redesign basement with an in law suite is complete and we couldn't be happier. Certainly exceeded our expectations. Thank you thank you."
- dotsy11
Gordon Weima Design Builder
Design-Build Firms in Ottawa, ON
"We hired Gordon Weima Design Builder and his associated trades based on a recommendation from our architect. Mr. Weima served as the project manager. He was responsible to hire the trades, monitor their work and schedule, and oversee the construction budget. The project at hand was to build a modern addition to an existing century old house and modernized the interior of the existing house. The house is located in a heritate district of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The work was performed pursuant to the specifications as outlined in the plans provided by the architect. By the end of the project, the living space increased by 75 per cent. Mr. Weima and his trades did excellent work. Apart from a situation out of his control, the work was completed on time and within budget. He was able to schedule his trades to ensure that there would be no down time between the various phases of construction. This enabled us to plan for our move back into the house. We very much like the work that he and his trades did. His after service has also been very good. During the construction phase he took the time to point out some deficiencies that normally we would not have observed. Also, during the construction phase, he took the time to walk us through questions/concerns that we had and advised us how he would address the matter. Mr. Weima also kept the construction site clean and ensured that his trades did not encroach on the property of adjacent neighbours. We would welcome the opportunity to work with Mr. Weima in the future should we decide to undertake a similar project in the future. I would invite you to seriously consider Mr. Weima as part of your construction plans, whether it be to build an addition or new house. Mr. Weima will deliver you a quality product which I am certain you will not be deceived."
- 73crichton
Dalton Distinctive Renovations
Design-Build Firms in Ottawa, ON
"We have worked with DDR on a number of past present and new projects and continue to enjoy their ongoing professionalism, hard work and attention to detail. We will continue to work with DDR in the future and recommend them to anyone looking for a great renovator."
- Hierarchy Development & Design
JMJB Construction
Design-Build Firms in Ottawa, ON
"JMJB combines multitasking skills and experience with a respect for the customer’s request to produce “WOW results.” Michael Bedard offered us fair prices, reasonable timelines, honesty and dependability; he finishes what he plans for each day and leaves the job site spotless. My finished bathroom is detailed, artistic and sparkling. I would recommend JMJB Construction to anyone I want to impress."
- V L
Garand Design/Build -
Design-Build Firms in Ottawa, ON
"Claude custom designed my home and I was delighted with the results. Every request I made was respected and it turned out to be one of the most beautiful homes in the neighbourhood. I highly recommend him, he has a great eye for design."
- Nicole G
Storm Architecture by cdrg+RedTeam
Design-Build Firms in Ottawa, ON
"J'ai collaboré avec l'équipe sur certains projets. J'ai constaté que rien n'est à leur épreuve, et que le souci du détails est très important pour l'entreprise. C'est une organisation qui se démarque et qui inspire confiance sous toute la ligne. Jean Tittley Designer d'intérieur"
- 2wodesign
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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, Ottawa 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 Ottawa, ON, 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 Ottawa 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 Ottawa 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 Ottawa design-build company on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to design-build firms in Ottawa, ON. You may also look through Ottawa, ON photos to find a pool you like, then contact the design-build firm that created it. You can find more design-build firms in Quebec, Limoges, Clarence Creek, Richmond and Fitzroy Harbour.
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