Indianapolis 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 Indianapolis for your home project below: More
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CASE Design/Remodeling Indy is a recognized expert in home remodeling, with a proven process that combines... Read More
When you work with Midwest Remodeling, you're working with a family that is grounded and founded with a history... Read More
Bailey & Weiler Design/Build integrates custom home design and construction into a seamless progression from... Read More
Since 1993, the Surroundings team has been creating unique custom interior and exterior spaces for clients... Read More
Steve Gray Renovations Inc., one of Indianapolis’ most respected remodeling contractors, is ready and able to... Read More
RenovationPLUS is an award winning design/build remodeling contractor with over 30 years of experience in... Read More
WERK is an Architect-led construction management company helping clients BUILD highly personal, customized,... Read More
Here at Jensen Tile, we specialize in all types of residential refurbishment and home improvements. Our... Read More
We are a residential and commercial Design-Build firm rooted in Fishers that has been loving what we do since... Read More
At Woodstock Custom Homes our passion is constructing the key element in your transition to a more carefree... Read More
Design/Build contractor focusing on sustainable, urban and contemporary projects from residential to commercial. Read More
Our company provides all areas of construction. Specializing in exterior and interior renovations ( major and... Read More
Cliff’s Construction is a professional home improvement contractor finds its niche in the residential... Read More
Providing Architectural Engineer services since 1990, until present. Commercial & Residential Design Build... Read More
The reputation of Randy and his company speaks for itself. He takes a hands-on approach to building, and will be... Read More
Featured Reviews for Design-Build Firms in Indianapolis
Case Design/Remodeling Indy
Design-Build Firms in Indianapolis
"I signed up for a "what to expect" seminar that Case does a few times a month. A sort of meet and greet that quickly goes over what to really expect when doing a large project. VERY HELPFUL!"
- hopelessme
Midwest Remodeling
Design-Build Firms in Indianapolis
"A few years ago, we hired Midwest Luxury Baths to remodel our master bath -- a bath that had been poorly designed with a large Jacuzzi tub, no shower, and was very outdated. We had sought other contractors to remodel the room, but none could offer a plan or a price that was satisfactory. Marcy DeShong met with us, listened to our desires, and personally redesigned the entire bath plan that would offer more open space while including a large shower, a nice whirlpool tub, and a full-sized counter with a centered sink for about half the price other contractors were quoting for much less modification. The finished appearance of the room , the quality and durability of the products used, and Marcy's willingness to be certain we were pleased with our new bathroom were second to none. We were indeed so pleased we hired Midwest a second time to complete a partial remodel of our main bathroom, a job also done well. We would highly recommend Midwest Luxury Baths."
- dmvermillion
Bailey & Weiler Design/Build
Design-Build Firms in Indianapolis
"It was truly outstanding to work with Bailey & Weiler. Each player was a consummate professional, from the foreman and workers on the job, to their helpful office manager, and the wonderful guidance provided by both Don and Craig. I felt that each person was invested in the success of making our space both beautiful and functional, and not one disappointed us!! I hired Bailey & Weiler to transform my very dated kitchen. Their suggestions during the design process were amazing. They took the time to ask questions not only about what I wanted, but asked questions about how we lived....how much I cooked, how we wanted to use the space, etc. One suggestion saved me a good deal of money, as we opted to refinish some older hardwoods, staining them darker and sanding them down past a very dated bevel edge rather than installing new flooring, as I was prepared to do. Another suggestion created a more natural flow from one space to the other. I was blown away with their vision, but also, their understanding of my needs and hopes for the space. The workmanship was outstanding. I felt completely comfortable with the foreman and workers on the job, and they left the space spotless each night when they left. Even the subs were all timely, professional and talented. Their professionalism and friendliness helped to make the remodeling process a much easier one! Throughout the process, the office manager frequently checked in to ensure we were keeping on budget, to address any questions, and to ensure that my every question was answered in a timely fashion. She always made herself available, and I appreciated the transparency and participation in the process. And the final outcome has surpassed any hope I could have had for this space. Every detail was finely examined and brought to perfection. I now have a kitchen that is not only MUCH more functional for the way I cook, entertain and live, but it is absolutely magazine-beautiful! From inspiration and design through the construction process and the final outcome, Bailey & Weiler created a perfect space for us. I cannot speak more highly about any member of this entire team, and I will DEFINITELY call upon them for our next remodeling job."
- donnams
SURROUNDINGS by NatureWorks
Design-Build Firms in Indianapolis
"Randy and Eric provided us with a beautiful design for our backyard that incorporated all of our wishes and then Adam followed through with a great final product - new porch, pergola over dining area and separate seating area with water feature and a fire pit. In addition, Adam turned a screened in porch to a four season room. They were professional, communicated well, cleaned up daily and went above and beyond with getting the city to approve the change to a four season room."
- susanwack
Steve Gray Renovations Inc.
Design-Build Firms in Indianapolis
"Steve Gray Renovations has done a complete remodel of a 1948 Meridian Hills home for us updating everything and adding a detached garage and master suite, extending the basement, and reconfiguring for an enlarged kitchen/ great room. This project has taken over a year and Steve has never once disappointed. He is meticulous with details and only subcontracts with the best of workers. He is on site every day and involved in every detail. No one works harder than Steve to make his clients happy."
- krlombardo
RenovationPLUS
Design-Build Firms in Indianapolis
"John and crew were very easy to work with. I had many projects related to getting my house ready to list for sale, and John was able to take care of each one in the time we had and at a reasonable price. If you have a home project, John can handle it."
- carolinacoupe
WERK | Building Modern
Design-Build Firms in Indianapolis
"We had a positive experience with Haus WERK/Build relevant to a kitchen renovation in our mid-century modern home. Project involved designing kitchen and dining area consistent with original architectural features and style of home, and complete renovation including demolition to the studs, all new plumbing and electrical, cabinetry, appliances, lighting, etc. Team was responsive to questions/concerns, sensitive to the fact that we were living in the home during renovation, and detail-oriented. We will hire them again for our next project!"
- sblake65
Jensen Design
Design-Build Firms in Indianapolis
"I only have good things to say about Jensen Tile. They completely remodeled my house. Eric himself designed my kitchen and bathroom. I would definitely recommend them to anyone!"
- daveisstrong
Homes by C.M. Watson
Design-Build Firms in Indianapolis
"We used the Waire Group to add some finishing touches to our basement. Some of the finishings they completed for us included installing crown moulding and trim work throughout the basement, adding a stone facade and backsplash to our wet bar area, and installing new flooring in the bar area. Charlie and his team were great to work with and easy to talk to about any concerns we had throughout the process. They even worked with us by providing some alternate ideas so that we could accomplish our goals while staying in our budget! They finished the work in a timely manner and we LOVE our basement!"
- puffybur
Woodstock Custom Homes
Design-Build Firms in Indianapolis
"Chose to downsize with Woodstock Custom Homes after moving from a place that had just become too large after our kids began their own families. Process was simply Outstanding! Bob worked with us on what we believe is a perfect design for our later years and Nick Winings has been excellent at supervision the build, getting the punch list items handled, riding an occasional sub-contractor until completion and making sure we are 100% happy with our home! We are confident that our new home will meet all of our needs for the rest of our time in Indy, however long that might be and we look forward to watching our house grow into becoming a real home for my wife and I! There were excellent to work with!"
- HU-765283
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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 Indianapolis, 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?

Find a design-build company on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to design-build firms in Indianapolis. You may also look through Indianapolis photos to find a pool you like, then contact the design-build firm that created it. You can find more design-build firms in Carmel, Indianapolis, Bloomington, Muncie and Anderson.
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