Calgary 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 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 Calgary for your home project below: More
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WINNER! 2016 SAM AWARDS for Renovator's Choice! Finalist for 9 NHBA (national) Awards in the categories of... Read More
  • Click to Call(403) 769-1440
  • Calgary, Alberta, T3C 0M6, Canada, 66 projects in Calgary Metro
Calgary's Fine Design-Build Firm: Architecture, Remodeling & Furniture
Housebrand is a modern residential design-build firm known for our innovative architectural designs and high...
  • Click to Call(587) 333-3305
  • 10 projects in the Calgary Metro area
What separates Corefront is our need and desire to ensure customer satisfaction. This is the purpose and common... Read More
  • Click to Call(403) 457-2673
  • Calgary, Alberta, T2G 2V4, Canada, 44 projects in Calgary Metro
Calgary's Established Design-Build Firm | 2x Best of Houzz Design!
Laratta Homes has been translating our clients’ dreams into artful homes as exquisitely functional as they are...
  • Click to Call(587) 318-0192
  • 13 projects in the Calgary Metro area
LD&A specializes in residential renovations and enriching lives through environments. Our goal is to make the... Read More
  • Click to Call(587) 318-4059
  • Calgary, Alberta, T2V 1J7, Canada, 28 projects in Calgary Metro
Calgary Area's Quality Renovation and Remodeling Professionals
Kay2 Contracting is committed to ensuring customer satisfaction in every aspect of our work. It is our purpose to...
  • Click to Call(587) 871-4339
  • 2 projects in the Calgary Metro area
Established in 1974, Veranda Estate Homes reputation for unmatched quality is a result of our dedication to high... Read More
  • Click to Call(403) 710-1342
  • Calgary, Alberta, T3G 2P6, Canada, 28 projects in Calgary Metro
Calgary's Trusted Home Renovating Experts Best of Houzz Winner-2018
Envision Custom Renovations is based in Calgary. We are a qualified team of professionals that deliver quality...
  • Click to Call(403) 473-7499
  • 21 projects in the Calgary Metro area
Located in Calgary Alberta, Envision Custom Renovations delivers high quality, professional renovations for our... Read More
  • Click to Call(403) 473-7499
  • Calgary, Alberta, T2Z 4M8, Canada, 21 projects in Calgary Metro
Calgary Luxury Custom Home Builder Best of Houzz for Design & Service
Rockwood Custom Homes’ ultimate goal is to ensure a unique, luxury custom home for each client from start to...
  • Click to Call(587) 323-4176
  • 14 projects in the Calgary Metro area
Winner of 2017 CHBA National Award for Housing Excellence. We design and build modern Family Homes & renovations... Read More
  • Click to Call(587) 324-2340
  • Calgary, Alberta, T2E 2P6, Canada, 20 projects in Calgary Metro
Calgary's Award-Winning, Established Design + Build Firm | 3x BOH!
With over 20 years experience in the Calgary Home Building & Renovation industry, Kurmak Builders can help you...
  • Click to Call(587) 315-6808
  • 32 projects in the Calgary Metro area
Empire Custom Homes has established a reputation as Calgary's finest custom home designer and builder. Premium... Read More
  • Click to Call(403) 214-1565
  • Calgary, Alberta, T2H1H9, Canada, 17 projects in Calgary Metro
Calgary's Most Trusted and Approved Custom Builder
We found that whether we were building a large mountain executive home, an inner-city traditional home, or a...
  • Click to Call(587) 324-2407
  • 3 projects in the Calgary Metro area
Laratta Homes has been translating our clients’ dreams into artful homes as exquisitely functional as they are... Read More
  • Click to Call(587) 318-0192
  • Calgary, Alberta, T3C 1B3, Canada, 13 projects in Calgary Metro
Design + 3D Free With Every Project!
Calgary's Design-Build & Renovation Experts Best of Houzz 2014-2018
A fusion of modern design and exceptional craftsmanship. Urban Abode serves the Calgary area in all aspects of...
  • Click to Call(587) 324-2358
  • 34 projects in the Calgary Metro area
Wilson Homes is a trusted name in residential custom design & home renovations, both inside and out. Our... Read More
  • Click to Call(587) 318-0174
  • Calgary, Alberta, T3M 1K9, Canada, 16 projects in Calgary Metro
Calgary's Collaborative Design Build Firm - Best of Houzz
We are a professional building company specializing in innovative and original homes. We guarantee that our...
  • Click to Call(587) 319-2439
  • 16 projects in the Calgary Metro area
We are a professional building company specializing in innovative and original homes. Our primary focus is on new... Read More
  • Click to Call(587) 319-2439
  • Calgary, Alberta, T3E 7M8, Canada, 16 projects in Calgary Metro
Calgary's Luxury Home Builders
District Homes is one of the leading Calgary home builders and general contractors. We are dedicated to the...
  • Click to Call(587) 324-2382
  • 11 projects in the Calgary Metro area
Platinum Heritage Construction Corp is a residential and commercial construction services firm delivering... Read More
  • Click to Call(403) 891-2998
  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 9 projects in Calgary Metro
Award-Winning Design-Build Firm in Calgary - 6x Best of Houzz
We use our experience and creativity to plan and execute your renovation project from concept to completion. We...
  • Click to Call(587) 318-4059
  • 28 projects in the Calgary Metro area
CHBA-NATIONAL AWARDS FOR HOUSING EXCELLENCE 2017-FINALIST-RENOVATION Premium Renovations Ltd Custom Design... Read More
  • Click to Call(403) 277-7825
  • Calgary, Alberta, T2E 6S7, Canada, 8 projects in Calgary Metro
Cochrane Area Full Service Renovator & Designer Best of Houzz 2015-17
Cecily and her team provide a passionate, hands-on approach to residential interior design; from conception to...
  • Click to Call(587) 324-2391
  • 23 projects in the Calgary Metro area
  • Click to Call(587) 966-4772
  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 7 projects in Calgary Metro
The Finest Custom Homes & Craftsmanship in The Okanagan Valley
Since 1995, Candel Custom Homes has been designing and building custom homes throughout the Okanagan Valley. We...
Best of Houzz 2017 Winner for both Design and Service. Emerald Designs is a full service boutique builder... Read More
  • Click to Call(587) 324-2257
  • Calgary, Alberta, T2N 4X7, Canada, 7 projects in Calgary Metro
Calgary's Leading Concierge Home Builder & Remodeling Firm
At GrandScape Homes we design and build your home with the utmost attention to quality, design and value. We...
  • Click to Call(587) 323-4317
  • 4 projects in the Calgary Metro area
Capstone Homes is a Relationship Builder, a people focused business that also builds outstanding homes. Having... Read More
  • Click to Call(403) 457-1157
  • Calgary, Alberta, T3E 7K1, Canada, 7 projects in Calgary Metro
Featured Reviews for Design-Build Firms in Calgary
Kon-strux Developments
Design-Build Firms in Calgary
"I’ve really enjoyed working with Kon-Strux over the past year. They have a great team to work with and are very professional. It’s refreshing to work with Shannon and her team, because of their honesty, ambition, and commitment to quality. I have recommended them to my own clients, and will continue to do so. I can’t give a higher compliment than that!"
- Marre Design Group
Corefront Custom Homes & Renovations
Design-Build Firms in Calgary
"From the concept design to completion, we were totally pleased with the outcome of our upstairs home renovations.The Corefront team including general manager, estimator, project managers, site supervisors, designers, and many trades persons were clearly professionals. They were thorough and conscientious, showing attention to all details.Thank you Corefront for doing an amazing job. We look forward to working with you on our next project."
- Josie DiGiacomo
LD&A
Design-Build Firms in Calgary
"Complete main floor and basement renovation. Project was completed on time, service provided during the entire job was exceptional, design work excellent, and we ended up with our home above and beyond expectations. We were kept informed of progress on a regular basis, and every aspect, big or small was well managed in a timely fashion. Any sub contract work was exceptional, which speaks to the management of this company. Would use again, and not hesitate to recommend. Staff are knowledgeable, professional, courteous and a pleasure to work with."
- warbel123
Veranda Estate Homes Inc.
Design-Build Firms in Calgary
"I have had the utmost pleasure working with Melissa & Rob at Veranda Interiors and every experience has been wonderful. They show passion and superb craftsmanship for every project they partake in and I would recommend their services in a heartbeat! "
- Lifeseven Photography
Envision Custom Renovations
Design-Build Firms in Calgary
"We had a whole home renovation and we are thrilled with the outcome of our house. Al sat with us and discussed our vision and ideas and then delivered a more professional and beautiful look than we could have imagined. The renovation was done on time and there were no surprises to our budget. We were also impressed by all the contractors who work with Envision. They were all very courteous and professional. We would highly recommend Envision for all your home renovation needs."
- eamax
Alloy Homes Incorporated
Design-Build Firms in Calgary
"Alloy Homes designed and built a full size inner city home for us about 2 years ago. We had an excellent experience with Alloy during the design and construction phases. Alloy continues to help us with new projects involving the house and has been very responsive and helpful with the little post-build issues that have come up over time, notwithstanding the expiry of our New Home Warranty. We love the home Alloy built for us - it's just beautiful inside and out. There are several unique and clever design features and the quality is superb. They proved to be great partners in designing a home that suited our needs and tastes and in helping us make modern, practical and stylish design decisions. We have no hesitation in highly recommending Alloy Homes and would absolutely choose them again were we to build another home."
- tshawa
Empire Custom Homes
Design-Build Firms in Calgary
"Empire has completed three different renovation projects for us in two different homes over the past 20 years. Each time we were pleased with the results and enjoyed working with the Empire team so we keep going back to them. They offer a comprehensive home renovation service which we appreciate. Our most recent renovation involved refreshing the main and second floors which included a completely new kitchen and upstairs bathroom - both of which we love."
- calgcod
Laratta Homes Ltd
Design-Build Firms in Calgary
"After 35 years of working together we have been lucky to work in some of the most spectacular houses in calgary with many amazing trades!"
- Martin's Custom Finishing Ltd
Wilson Homes
Design-Build Firms in Calgary
"I hired Wilson Homes to complete full interior and exterior renovation of an older home and had ambitious expectations on the timeline. They delivered in every aspect someone could expect. The trades and suppliers were very professional, clean, timely and cost effective while Wilson Homes was excellent at communicating schedule and progress. All changes encountered (as expected with a 50 year old home) were presented in a clear manner with expectations of costs and added value, which made decisions easy. I was most impressed with how quickly everything was done and seems to be much quicker than any of my friends renovations in recent memory. I would definitely recommend Wilson Homes to anyone for any job, big or small, simple or complicated."
- brettcf
Ranger Homes Inc
Design-Build Firms in Calgary
"Ranger Homes helped us to design and build our dream home. Working with them was a pleasant, positive experience. Each decision in the process was broken down for us, so that it did not become overwhelming. The trades working on our home were very skilled and enjoyable to deal with also. Our home was built according to the budget set out at the beginning, with some differences caused by decisions made by us. Any queries, suggestions or issues were always dealt with in a helpful, positive manner. Andy made building our wonderful home fun and I would recommend him to anyone without hesitation."
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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, 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 Calgary, 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 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 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?

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