Pleasant Hill, CA 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 Pleasant Hill 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 Pleasant Hill, CA for your home project below: More
Get Quotes on These Services
  • Custom Homes
  • New Home Construction
  • Building Design
  • Home Remodeling
  • Green Building
  • Energy-Efficient Homes
  • Sustainable Design
  • Architectural Design
  • Home Additions
  • Home Extensions
  • Universal Design
  • Garage Building
  • See All Services
  • 3D Rendering
  • Dock Design & Construction
  • Home Theater Design
  • Prefab Houses
  • Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)
  • Drafting
  • House Plans
  • Project Management
  • Architectural Design
  • Earthquake Retrofitting
  • Kitchen Design
  • Radiant Floor Heating
  • Architectural Drawings
  • Energy-Efficient Homes
  • Kitchen Remodeling
  • Rooftop Deck Installation
  • Attic Conversion
  • Floor Leveling
  • Laminate Flooring Installation
  • Shed Design & Construction
  • Barn Design & Construction
  • Floor Plans
  • Landscape Plans
  • Site Planning
  • Basement Design
  • Flooring Installation
  • Laundry Room Design
  • Site Preparation
  • Basement Remodeling
  • Foundation Construction
  • Lighting Design
  • Space Planning
  • Bathroom Design
  • Garage Building
  • Lighting Installation
  • Sports Equipment Storage
  • Bathroom Remodeling
  • Garage Design
  • Linoleum Flooring Installation
  • Staircase Design
  • Bicycle Storage
  • Garage Storage
  • Log Home Construction
  • Storm Shelter Construction
  • Building Design
  • Green Building
  • Modular Home Additions
  • Structural Engineering
  • Carport Installation
  • Greenhouse Design & Construction
  • Mudroom Design
  • Sunroom Design & Construction
  • Custom Beds
  • Guesthouse Design & Construction
  • Multigenerational Homes
  • Sustainable Design
  • Custom Home Bars
  • Handicap-Accessible Design
  • New Home Construction
  • Swimming Pool Construction
  • Custom Homes
  • Historic Building Conservation
  • Outdoor Kitchen Construction
  • Tiny House Construction
  • Custom Murphy Beds
  • Home Additions
  • Outdoor Kitchen Design
  • Under Deck Ceiling Installation
  • Custom Storage
  • Home Extensions
  • Outdoor Lighting Design
  • Universal Design
  • Deck Building
  • Home Gym Design & Construction
  • Passive Solar Heating & Cooling
  • Wood Floor Installation
  • Deck Design
  • Home Remodeling
  • Pool House Design & Construction
  • Workshop Design & Construction
  • Demolition
  • Home Restoration
  • Porch Design & Construction
*Authorized Dura Supreme Cabinetry Dealer* Altera Design & Remodeling is staffed by in-house teams of... Read More
Contra Costa County's Expert Design-Build Firm - For Over 25 Years
Brecht Construction is a family-owned company that has been in business for 25 years. We can help you design the...
Creation7 is one of the leading Contractor & Project management company in Northern California, committed to... Read More
Contra Costa County's Kitchen & Bath Remodelers | Best of Houzz
Douglah Designs is a full service interior design-build firm with expertise in kitchens, baths, and other major...
building Lab is an award-winning firm specializing in thoughtful and highly refined residential design and... Read More
S.F. Bay Area Custom Build and Design - Best of Houzz 2015!
Via Builders is one of the most established and respected custom home builders and remodelers you will encounter...
We are arguably one of the very best boutique residential Design + Build professionals in the East Bay. Our... Read More
Contra Costa's Custom Home Builder & K+B Specialist-Best of Houzz 2018
Creation7 is one of the leading Contractors & Project Management Companies in Northern California, committed to...
Canyon Design Build is a full-service design-build general contractor. That means one company, one phone call,... Read More
Complimentary Home Remodeling Seminars
Tri-Valley & Lamorinda’s Elite Design Build Firm | 3x Best of Houzz
After 55 years in business with 19 design/craftsman awards, Gayler is the only design build firm guaranteeing on...
H2H design + build offers convenient all-in-one home remodeling services, from kitchens, bathrooms, interior... Read More
Contra Costa County's Preferred Design + Build Firm
From brand new home builds to kitchen and bathroom remodels, Vitale Construction Inc. has been providing top of...
Lifetime Workmanship Warranty
Contra Costa County Design Build Firm | Best of Houzz 2015-2018
Ridgecrest Designs specializes in creating unique resort like destination spaces right in your home. With our can...
*Authorized Crystal Cabinets Dealer* We are an award-winning, Diamond Certified design firm specializing in... Read More
Talent, Experience & Commitment to Quality Design in Contra Costa
Amarant Design & Build Center is the culmination of over 40 years of hands-on work by Scott N. Amarant,...
Call or Email for Your Free Consultation
Contra Costa County & East Bay Full-Service Design-Build Firm
Canyon Design Build is a full-service design-build general contractor. One company, one team- From concept to...
Over 35 years in business, National Award-Winning Design Build firm. Your friend in the Remodeling Business! ... Read More
Contra Costa Award-Winning Kitchen and Bath Designer and Remodeler
We design and remodel kitchens, baths and additions from concept through completion with our highly skilled team...
Full-Service Bay Area Design Build Firm Based in Dublin, CA
As an experienced Bay Area design build firm, we specialize in beginning-to-end home remodeling, by streamlining...
NBR Design-Build is a full service firm specializing in the remodeling of Victorians and old San Francisco... Read More
Bay Area's Established & Licensed Full Service Remodeling Company
California Construction Center is local Los Angeles firm that has been renovating and remodeling residential...
East Bay Area Design-Build Firm & General Contractors 5X Best of Houzz
We are a full service builder that provides a select choice of architecture, engineering, and an interior...
SFDB is a full service design & build general contracting firm working with San Francisco home owners since 2008.... Read More
Contra Costa's Full-service Design + Build Remodeling Contractor
RSR Development is known for personalized service and expertise in fine home remodeling, custom home building,...
With over 25 years experience, Timeline Design-Build has been servicing the building and remodeling needs of our... Read More
Lamorinda's Most Experienced Design + Build Firm
For 30+ years, Brovelli Architecture + Construction Inc. has been designing and building beautiful homes,...
With over two decades of experience in the construction industry, we make sure each and every project we work on... Read More
Contra Costa's Elite Design Build Firm I 9X Best of Houzz Winner
Custom Kitchens by John Wilkins of Oakland, California is a premier design/build home remodeling company...
We have been dedicated to creating beautiful, relaxing spaces for our clients for years. Our visions for your... Read More
Eco-Friendly New Construction Experts Winner of Best of Houzz 2018
Green Planet remodeling Inc. is a licensed bonded and insured company, with an extensive and professional...
Douglah Designs has 20 years of experience providing the finest craftsmanship, quality and design available.... Read More
Contra Costa County Design-Build Local Building & Remodeling Company
S&J Properties is a Design/Build company that specializes in residential & commercial remodeling construction...
*Authorized DeWils Cabinetry Dealer* CAGE Design Build is an award winning residential design/remodeling and... Read More
$1000 Off Any Kitchen or Bath Remodel
Contra Costa Kitchen & Bath Remodeling Experts I Best of Houzz 2014-16
At EverLast Construction, we are committed to the success of our clients by providing electronic design services...
Featured Reviews for Design-Build Firms in Pleasant Hill, CA
Altera Design & Remodeling, Inc.
Design-Build Firms in Pleasant Hill, CA
"Their team was prompt, courteous, clean, and highly professional. They have their own showroom and in-house design consultants. Our original intent was to concentrate on remodeling an outdated kitchen, opening up a small window over the sink, replacing the cabinets, countertops, floor and appliances. We decided to expand the remodel to include parts of the adjacent living room which turned the area into a great room. We are on a steep hillside and enlarging the windows required some unexpected city-mandated structural work. Because of that we had to go over budget, but the results are wonderful. A small space that feels much larger, has tons of light and wonderful views. Their very high quality work was finished within the stated time frame. Because we are vey busy with our work, we really depended on the company being completely reliable. They did not disappoint."
- dnolting
Creation 7
Design-Build Firms in Pleasant Hill, CA
"Creation 7 build the master addition on our house. It is generally understood that having major remodeling done on your house, can be a frustrating process. It's noisy, messy, and usually, goes over budget. I can honestly say that almost none of these were true for our experience with Creation 7. The men were so respectful of our space. They cleaned up at the end of the day - no mess was ever left. The construction generally stayed within budget. These guys were a pleasure to be around also. They were funny and nice, but also respectful of our need for privacy. Also our completed addition! It's so gorgeous! Everything is in perfect working order. Their eye for detail and overall craftsmanship is amazing. I really can't say enough how great our en suite master bedroom is. It has transformed our house from an old boring space into our dream house. I highly, highly recommend Creation 7!"
- Helen myers
building Lab, inc.
Design-Build Firms in Pleasant Hill, CA
"Buildind Lab provided both design and build services for a stand alone au-pair suite at our property. Stephen Shoup was personally involved through the effort. He and his team's commitment to quality, detail and excellence was indeed stellar. They understood us as clients and our needs and specific tastes. They truly listened and reacted with speed. They stuck to their original budget and timeline. Above everything else, their strive for perfection and desire to exceed expectations is indicative about the ethic and pride they bring to their work, day-in and day-out. In short it was an absolute pleasure to work with them and we would highly recommend them."
- nallicheri
HDR Remodeling Inc.
Design-Build Firms in Pleasant Hill, CA
"We worked with HDR Remodeling twice in our Oakland condo: once in 2007 to convert a hall closet into a laundry closet. Most recently in May-June 2012 to remodel and repaint the whole condo after a major mold remediation. In 2007 we purchased a washer & dryer and needed a closet fixed up to accommodate them. We interviewed a few contractors, but were most impressed with Philip's experience and went with him. His pricing was not the lowest of the contractors we met, but not overly high either. And as with our most recent project, we feel we got quality work for our price. Each professional who came in for their piece of the job (plumber, carpenter, electrician, etc.) was courteous and all of them worked quickly and efficiently to complete the job on time. They could have used sturdier shelving, but it's held up okay these past 5 years. This spring we needed to remodel the condo in preparation for sale. After our move out of the condo last year, we had mold remediation throughout the condo so all our bamboo flooring was taken out, a foot or more of drywall was removed from many interior walls and our bedroom windows were stripped down to the studs. HDR replaced all the drywall, covered the window frames, painted the entire condo, put down new carpeting and replaced a broken sliding door screen. Since we were out of state, Philip did his initial walk-through while on the phone with me then sent photos regularly so we were completely updated each step of the way. The work was done in a timely and efficient manner with HDR sourcing all the materials and workers. Overall I recommend HDR for their excellent customer service, friendly and competent workers and long-time experience. Their prices are a bit high, but not unreasonable for the quality work we've seen."
- jennsw
Canyon Design Build
Design-Build Firms in Pleasant Hill, CA
"I’ve been working with Canyon Design Build since 2010 to photograph the completion of their remodels, kitchens, baths and additions. When I arrive at the project site, it’s always clear that the homeowner is thrilled with the results and that they have a good relationship with the project manager. I look forward to including more Canyon Design Build projects in my portfolio."
- Treve Johnson Photography
H2H design + build LLC
Design-Build Firms in Pleasant Hill, CA
"We hired House2Home to remodel our family room, kitchen, entry and living room. It was a very big change to our 50+ year old house. We had used their services the year before to remodel a bathroom and were happy with that work. After discussing our desires for the remodel, Angela provided us with a number of possible designs and after discussions with her and Matt we finalized the plan. This was a very extensive job where we moved some walls, changed some windows and doors and completely remade the kitchen area. It was very beneficial to have both the designer and the contractor from the same company. We were able to decide on whether or not to include some of the design features based on the construction cost estimates and the desirability of the potential changes. Some items did not make the cut while others were added based on our budget. Matt then took the plans that Angela had drawn up and executed the realization of the design. He did an outstanding job with great care and attention to detail. He was also able to handle the changes required in renovating an older home. There are always modifications that must occur to take into account the variations in a 50 year old house. His work was well scheduled and finished without any undue delays. That was great because we had to rent an apartment while the construction took place. The bottom line was that the finished product exceeded our expectations.The look and feel of the house changed dramatically. It was like moving back into a new home. The details that Angela suggested and put into the plan made it elegant and highly functional. Our new kitchen is so pleasant to work in that we really enjoy cooking in it. We have received many compliments on our new home and are extremely happy with the result. As a matter of fact House2Home Design and Build has so far received 3 awards for the project and pictures of our home have appeared in at least one magazine! I would highly recommend House 2 Home Design and Build to anyone."
- Robert Frogner
MSK Design Build
Design-Build Firms in Pleasant Hill, CA
"It was a pleasure to work with a contractor who begins the process and completes the project with no complications or negatives. We had just that kind of perfect experience beginning construction in April and completing our new kitchen at the end of May, 2016. Our designer, Linda, set the tone by being a great listener and then offering suggestions, most of which we implemented in the design. The next step, meeting with Kat and Scott, made it clear that the process would have open communication, clearly defined scheduling, a professional crew headed by the project manager, Curt, and the neatest and cleanest worksite ever imagined. We are now the happy owners of a marvelous new kitchen. The problems that inevitably arose were resolved quickly, keeping us on schedule. We are proud that we picked the best contractor possible. We highly recommend MSK Design Build."
- HU-601392
Gordon Reese Design Build
Design-Build Firms in Pleasant Hill, CA
"We hired Gordon Reese construction for our Kitchen remodel after a lengthy interview process with a number of construction companies. We were impressed with Gordon and his team, their understanding of what we wanted to do as well as clearly outlining the scope of the work based on our budget. We worked with Gordon over a few weeks finalizing the scope of work and contracts and he was very responsive to my many calls, questions and clarifications. We set a start date for the project and on that date he and the project manager arrived with the crew to do a walkthrough of the project and contract to make sure we were all on the same page as we started the remodel. Over the course of the project I met often with our project manager and our lead remodeling professional to check on status, issues and solutions as we progressed with the remodel. Gordon and his team have great relationships with a number of suppliers in the local area that are Green in their building processes and my favorite was our Cabinet company (Precision Cabinet and Trim of Brentwood). Gordon was able to arrange a personal visit and tour of the cabinet companies factory and for me to meet with their local rep to review our final cabinet choices, color and options. It was a great experience and one that made the cabinet selection a breeze for this remodel. I can say that Bruce arrived to work every day on time and worked hard to meet the project deadline. He always left the workspace neat and went out of his way to be sure we had everything we needed during the project. The kitchen came out beautiful, the workmanship by our lead remodeling professional was incredible. All of our family and friends love the final result and we could not be happier. On side note, during the construction we found a “surprise” that needed to be addressed that was not related to the kitchen remodel and working with our lead remodeling professional, our project manager and Gordon we were able to address this critical fix with ease as they were able to add the scope to our project and have the lead remodeling professional address it while also working on the kitchen. That little side trip was unexpected but working with our lead remodeling professional along with a number of other folks from the Gordon Reese construction team, we were able to address the fix and not impact the overall project timeline. I highly recommend Gordon and his team for any remodel or construction project! MH Danville CA"
- cristineh46
Nerland Building & Restoration, Inc.
Design-Build Firms in Pleasant Hill, CA
"I highly recommend Alex and Lisa Nerland for your home design and build projects. I recently engaged Nerland Building & Restoration for a total transformation of an old, dated kitchen in my Edwardian Craftsman home into a brand new kitchen with all the modern amenities that opened up access to the adjoining hallway and dining room. I enjoyed worked closely with Alex and Lisa throughout the entire process, from initial architecture design to putting the final finishing decorative touches into my space. From start to finish, Alex and Lisa asked the right questions and listened carefully to my input, in order to offer fantastic solutions for meeting my needs and optimizing my space. Lisa’s flair for design and Alex’s detail-oriented construction resulted in a custom kitchen with features and trim that integrated a beautiful and functional modern kitchen while maintaining the period character of my home. Their budget conscious approach means high quality materials and appliances, while not overspending. I appreciate that Alex works with a trusted team he has known for years, so I never had to worry about random subcontractors in my home. The crew took great care to keep the construction site clean and to minimize disruption in my home throughout the project. Finally, I very much appreciate Alex and Lisa’s personal approach, working together with me to think through suggestions while delivering in a professional manner. My project was completed within budget and on time, with no major surprises along the way! I LOVE my new kitchen and look forward to working with Alex and Lisa again soon for my next home project."
- Tara Nickerson
SF Design Build
Design-Build Firms in Pleasant Hill, CA
"We recently completed our 3rd large scale project with SF Design Build .... first a major remodel of our condo in 2008.... then a major seismic upgrade for our entire building in 2010...and now a complete exterior painting and new deck construction and maintenance completions for the entire building (a three story structure in NOPA). Basically they went over this entire huge building tooth and nail fixing and updating every inch. Our 87 year old wood construction building is now in near perfect condition. We keep returning to Rudy, Jessica and the SFDB team for the simple reason that they are honest, professional, thorough, budget-wise and conscious and have excellent follow up. The quality of the work by Samuel, Hugo, Ceasar, Eric and the others is excellent. These guys are real craftsmen and it shows. What a pleasure to see their finished work! All of the workers are company employees and have been with SFDB for all the years we have used the company. No day hires! We bid this work, as we did our other projects, and SFDB once again came in competitive. (they were not the cheapest but also held an advantage over "just" painting contractors because as a general contractor they have their own scaffolding. the other painters bid the work then had an "add on" for scaffolding that in some cases could add $5k to the cost.) they completed the work on budget. No gimmicks, add ons etc. during the work they found that some planking on one side of the building had been repaired poorly many years ago and had to be replaced. this added about 3 days to the job with some cost increase but they showed how it was necesary. One of the best things about SFDB is that there are no surprises. They work entirely through the project with no gaps or no show days. they clean up EVERY DAY and leave the work site as accessible as possible, respecting the owners living space. I would highly recommend SF Design Build. Like the PGA ads on television ... "These Guys are Good!....""
- mrjamesallen
List your business here for free - Learn More

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, Pleasant Hill 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 Pleasant Hill, CA, 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 Pleasant Hill 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 Pleasant Hill 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 Pleasant Hill design-build company on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to design-build firms in Pleasant Hill, CA. You may also look through Pleasant Hill, CA photos to find a pool you like, then contact the design-build firm that created it. You can find more design-build firms in Oakland, Concord, Vallejo, Richmond and Antioch.
Professional Categories in Pleasant Hill
Pleasant Hill Architects and Building Designers · Pleasant Hill Design-Build Firms · Pleasant Hill General Contractors · Pleasant Hill Home Builders · Pleasant Hill Interior Designers and Decorators · Pleasant Hill Landscape Architects and Designers · Pleasant Hill Landscape Contractors · Pleasant Hill Swimming Pool Builders · Pleasant Hill Hardwood Flooring Dealers and Installers · Pleasant Hill Hot Tub and Spa Dealers · Pleasant Hill Spa and Pool Maintenance Professionals · Pleasant Hill Chimney Cleaners · Pleasant Hill Carpet Cleaners and Upholstery Cleaners · Pleasant Hill Exterior Cleaners · Pleasant Hill Air Duct Cleaners · Pleasant Hill Glass, Mirror and Shower Door Dealers · Pleasant Hill Handyman Services · Pleasant Hill House Cleaning Services · Pleasant Hill Movers · Pleasant Hill Pest Control Services · more... Pleasant Hill Stone Cleaners · Pleasant Hill Window Cleaners · Pleasant Hill Staircase and Railing Professionals · Pleasant Hill Air Conditioning and Heating Companies · Pleasant Hill Furniture Repair & Upholstery Professionals · Pleasant Hill Septic Tank Services · Pleasant Hill Wine Cellar Designers and Builders · Pleasant Hill Solar Energy Contractors · Pleasant Hill Schools and Organizations · Pleasant Hill Kitchen and Bathroom Designers · Pleasant Hill Plumbers · Pleasant Hill Media and Bloggers · Pleasant Hill Roofing and Gutter Companies · Pleasant Hill Photographers · Pleasant Hill Junk Removal Services · Pleasant Hill Lighting Designers and Suppliers · Pleasant Hill Tree Services · Pleasant Hill Real Estate Agents · Pleasant Hill Window Dealers and Installers · Pleasant Hill Stone, Pavers and Concrete Professionals · Pleasant Hill Window Treatment Professionals · Pleasant Hill Kitchen and Bathroom Remodelers · Pleasant Hill Tile, Stone and Countertop Manufacturers and Showrooms · Pleasant Hill Siding and Exterior Contractors · Pleasant Hill Kitchen and Bath Fixture Showrooms and Retailers · Pleasant Hill Ironworkers · Pleasant Hill Paint, Wallpaper and Wall Covering Professionals · Pleasant Hill Painters · Pleasant Hill Gardeners, Lawn Care and Sprinklers · Pleasant Hill Kids Room and Nursery Designers · Pleasant Hill Outdoor Lighting and Audio/Visual Professionals · Pleasant Hill Specialty Contractors · Pleasant Hill Outdoor Play Equipment Suppliers · Pleasant Hill Appliance Manufacturers and Showrooms · Pleasant Hill Artists and Artisans · Pleasant Hill Backyard Sport Court Installers and Suppliers · Pleasant Hill Bedding and Bath Manufacturers and Retailers · Pleasant Hill Building Supplies · Pleasant Hill Cabinet and Cabinetry Professionals · Pleasant Hill Carpenters · Pleasant Hill Carpet Dealers · Pleasant Hill Closet Designers and Professional Organizers · Pleasant Hill Deck, Patio and Outdoor Enclosure Professionals · Pleasant Hill Door Dealers and Installers · Pleasant Hill Driveway Installation and Maintenance Professionals · Pleasant Hill Electricians · Pleasant Hill Environmental Restoration Services · Pleasant Hill Fence Contractors · Pleasant Hill Fireplace Manufacturers and Showrooms · Pleasant Hill Furniture and Accessory Manufacturers and Showrooms · Pleasant Hill Garage Door Sellers and Installers · Pleasant Hill Garage Door Repair Professionals · Pleasant Hill Garden and Landscape Supplies · Pleasant Hill Home Theater and Home Automation Professionals · Pleasant Hill Home Stagers · Pleasant Hill Students of AEC and Design

Professional Metro Areas

Find Professional Listings By Name
A · B · C · D · E · F · G · H · I · J · K · L · M · N · O · P · Q · R · S · T · U · V · W · X · Y · Z · Other · Pros By State