Nashville 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 Nashville for your home project below: More
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Dan Morehouse started Hallmark in 1999 with the vision to “build excellence with integrity.” He saw a need for a... Read More
  • Click to Call(615) 395-2401
  • Franklin, TN, 37067, 30 projects in Nashville Metro
We have over twenty-five years of experience building high-end, custom homes and light commercial properties. ... Read More
  • Click to Call(615) 398-4485
  • Franklin, TN, 37064, 11 projects in Nashville Metro
CDP (Creative Design Professionals) Architecture, LLC is a full-service architecture firm located in Nashville,... Read More
  • Click to Call(615) 861-9369
  • Nashville, TN, 37204, 11 projects in Nashville Metro
Distinctive | Enduring | Efficient We are an integrated design/build firm with a full-service custom woodworking... Read More
  • Click to Call(615) 953-7266
  • Nashville, TN, 37210, 10 projects in Nashville Metro
ABM is a multi-faceted design firm that serves the interiors market for both commercial and residential clients. ... Read More
  • Click to Call(615) 599-2005
  • Franklin, TN, 37064, 3 projects in Nashville Metro
Whether it’s bringing your older home into the future through chic and savvy restoration or making current design... Read More
  • Click to Call(615) 415-7877
  • Nashville, TN, 37204, 3 projects in Nashville Metro
We specialize in design-build, concept-to-completion, and turn key. Whether engaging in urban infill, raw land... Read More
  • Click to Call(615) 205-9614
  • TN, 37205, 7 projects in Nashville Metro
ACM LLC is a Design Build Construction and Residential Building Design firm located here in Nashville, Tennessee.... Read More
  • Click to Call(615) 541-1865
  • Brentwood, TN, 37027, 6 projects in Nashville Metro
At Carbine & Associates our mission is to produce a premier product meeting the quality and value expectations of... Read More
  • Click to Call(615) 661-9995
  • Franklin, TN, 37069, 6 projects in Nashville Metro
Harry Bennett started Borrowed Mule Builders in 2006. At that time, it focused on creating special spaces for... Read More
  • Click to Call(931) 229-4755
  • Cookeville, TN, 38501, 4 projects in Nashville Metro
The Wills Company is an award-winning, residential, design/build remodeling and handyman firm located in West... Read More
  • Click to Call(615) 352-1228
  • Nashville, TN, 37209, 6 projects in Nashville Metro
Trace Ventures of Nashville is a nationally recognized, award-winning remodeling firm proudly serving our... Read More
  • Click to Call(615) 206-4136
  • Nashville, TN, 37203, 22 projects in Nashville Metro
Welcome to HomeCorr! We are your local source for tile, flooring, installation supplies and countertops. Our... Read More
A Nashville native, I have been in construction and Interior design for over 10 years. After working in... Read More
  • Click to Call(615) 243-2699
  • Nashville, TN, 37214, 9 projects in Nashville Metro
We help families escape the ordinary and create beautiful, functional and individualized homes. Like you, we... Read More
  • Click to Call(615) 933-9757
  • Nashville, TN, 37204, 4 projects in Nashville Metro
Featured Reviews for Design-Build Firms in Nashville
Hallmark Building Group, Inc.
Design-Build Firms in Nashville
"Dan Morehouse is the most professional builder I have worked with at the residential scale. His estimating tools and communication skills far surpass those of any other residential builder I have seen. Both the homeowner and I felt informed from the beginning, and we were updated multiple times each week with photos and descriptions regarding the job's progress. I always felt engaged with the the project so I could weigh in on important issues as they happened. I recommend Dan to anyone looking to build a house or take on a large addition/renovation."
- Rocky Arnold
Old Hillsboro Building Company
Design-Build Firms in Nashville
"Eddie and the team at Old Hillsboro Building Company are exceptional in that their level of professionalism, project management and execution rises above their competitors, producing on-time/on budget projects at very high quality levels. From a subcontractor's perspective, this allows for efficient and far more effective production, thereby serving our mutual client, the home owner. It is team approach, from start to finish, coordinated and integrated, each project resulting in a joyful experience."
- Engineered Comfort, Inc
CDP Architecture, LLC
Design-Build Firms in Nashville
"I've worked with CDP on several projects and without any reservations would recommend them. They are remarkable at translating a client's vision into a finished product that stays within the frame of constructability and the client's project resources."
- citycllc
Gill Design & Construction LLC
Design-Build Firms in Nashville
"Jeremy Gill completely gutted our 70's style kitchen and replaced it with an updated, unique design. His mastery of wood created a warm, invititing, functional space that is now my favorite room in the house. We were worried that there would not be room for all the things stored in the two large pantries, but his innovative cabinet design more than made up for it while creating an open feeling. The finish on the cabinets makes the character of the wood stand out, and his attention to detail is outstanding. Anyone wanting something more than the standard fare from big box stores at a reasonable price should seriously consider Gill Design."
- jdc64
Austin Bryant Moore LLC.
Design-Build Firms in Nashville
"I initially went to Austin Bryant Moore LLC because I thought they could create what I had in my head for my workspace. After talking with Scott, his ideas and true genius in custom-woodwork design opened my mind to a world of new possibilities. The end result has left me with my own personal Camp David. From flooring to bookshelves to cabinets to my "command center" (aka my desk!), Scott and his team have WOW'd me every step of the way with their prompt and efficient execution. It was an outstanding experience from Day 1 and I would recommend their work to ANYONE!!"
- therobertd
Bynum Design
Design-Build Firms in Nashville
"Visionary designer with the ability to incorporate modern and unique details in a classy way. A lot of fun to work with too."
- chriswhitsett
Giachery
Design-Build Firms in Nashville
"Giachery really got our dream of having a contemporary, thoughtfully designed space in a traditional housing market. His help ensuring that the house's architecture style extended to even the smallest interior and construction details went above and beyond what most builders take the time to invest in a home."
- Melissa Lasher
ACM LLC
Design-Build Firms in Nashville
"Steve was hired to provide construction management and oversite for a $3.6 million, 25,000 sq ft manufacturing facility in Minnesota that was contracted with a large established EPC contractor. Steve found numerous budget savings, provided technical advice and was very helpful in solving several issues that came up in the process and was instrumental in bringing the project in under budget. I would highly recommend Steve, he is extremely detailed in his approach and analysis and proficient at identifying and more importantly providing solutions issues before they become serious problems."
- John Carroll
Carbine and Associates, LLC
Design-Build Firms in Nashville
"We are a 7th generation Franklin/Williamson County family. We knew the Carbines from coaching their beautiful daughters in soccer. We recently, at 54, decided we wanted to downsize. We only had to look at our gorgeous home once and knew immediately that we wanted to work with this incredible company. We met with the Owner, President and Broker once and were on our way to owning our home. Everyone associated with Carbine treated us with respect and kindness whether we were calling, meeting in person, texting or emailing from start to finish. They even offered to help us sale our old home. All of their subs were complete and total professionals. They were clean, courteous and prompt in handling their duties. We were so happy with our unit we decided to stay with all their people. Now, almost two years later, we love our home and are as excited as we were our first day here. We moved from the historic Hincheyville district of downtown Franklin, TN. We had lived in that home for 34 years and hopefully we'll be in our new home for just as long. We are Happy "Carbine" Campers. Brad and Cammie Whit."
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Borrowed Mule Builders
Design-Build Firms in Nashville
"Excellent work he did our closet -wow we love it Listens to what you want and then delivers it Dedicated"
- 2tolomeo
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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 Nashville, 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 Nashville. You may also look through Nashville photos to find a pool you like, then contact the design-build firm that created it. You can find more design-build firms in Nashville, Clarksville, Murfreesboro, Franklin and Hendersonville.
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