New Orleans 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 New Orleans for your home project below: More
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Jackson Construction, Inc. was formed in 1992 as a remodeling and repair company. Since that humble beginning 22... Read More
Conbeth Development, LLC takes the business of building homes to a whole new level in the local St. Tammany... Read More
We are in the business of breaking monotony through architecture. Our buildings have individual character and... Read More
For over 30 years, Dakmak Construction has been serving Louisiana and has become a company that is trusted and... Read More
Habitat Digital is a licensed Residential and Commercial Constructor in Louisiana with the unique ability to... Read More
Serving the Ark-La-Tex since 1953, JEB Design/Build, LLC has built a solid reputation for design creativity,... Read More
Pokorn Construction specializes in high quality residential construction, remodeling and woodworking. This ranges... Read More
May Investments is the culmination of more than 40 years of custom and spec home building experience. From... Read More
At Mical Hill Homes our business is building, all types of building. We design and build custom homes as well as... Read More
Precision Construction Group is located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. We are a state licensed, carpentry based,... Read More
Andy McDonald is a premier residential designer, whose elegant, award-winning work is changing the landscape of... Read More
Alternative Design/Build Group, LLC is an innovative home building company that puts the home designer and the... Read More
With over 25 years combined experience our company is the one-stop place for a wide range of fine carpentry... Read More
*Authorized Waypoint Living Spaces Dealer* Anicka, licensed general contractor, and owner of AJM Design+Build,... Read More
Willie and Ryan (father and son) come from a family with a long history of residential building. Willie's dad... Read More
Featured Reviews for Design-Build Firms in New Orleans
Jackson Construction, Inc.
Design-Build Firms in New Orleans
"Ed Jackson provided us with a very detailed and realistic estimate of the job and had thought of several things that needed to be addressed that other contractors did not mention. Through out the job, he was constantly on top of things and when ever there was an unforeseen problem, he did an excellent job of explaining our options. The main way he keep the project moving was with a checklist he provided us with what we needed to choose and by when so time wasn't wasted waiting for materials to be delivered. If I ever do a major house remodel again, this is the company that I will choose."
- drjcheek
Conbeth Development LLC
Design-Build Firms in New Orleans
"Sue and her team are great to work with. She makes every effort to design and build a quality product at a price point that's affordable."
- dcr5468
D. Jenks Designs
Design-Build Firms in New Orleans
"We purchased an older home knowing we would need some updates and renovations. I contacted d. Jenks because they had a great reputation as craftsman, but also I would need creative talent to understand what I needed with function and style. After spending time discussing the usage for the renovated space, Art Studio/Office, Dylan honed in on my style. He came back with design ideas that I hadn't considered. His use of space, lighting both natural and electric. All of this delivered within my budget! The process and timing of demo and renovations in a occupied dwelling could be catastrophic, but Dylan and David Jenks worked tirelessly to deliver on time a space beyond our expectations. What a great team of skilled craftsman. They finished the project with custom bookcases and a beautiful rustic reclaimed cypress mantle. The art studio has vaulted tongue in groove ceilings with natural and indirect lighting. We love our new space."
- djhenson
DAKMAK Construction
Design-Build Firms in New Orleans
"After Hurricane Gustav, the crew at Nelson Dakmak were on hand almost immediately to repair our home. We had one large tree crush the front of our home, taking out most of the brick column porch and buckling the bricks across the front of our home. We also lost our back patio to another large tree. Nelson and his crew were on time, meticulous, and wonderful to work with. This is something I have never been able to say about other contractors that we have worked with. A real quality company."
- Kim
Habitat Digital Design & Construction
Design-Build Firms in New Orleans
"Building a high quality 4 bedroom / 3 bathroom home in an upscale neighborhood. We didn't design the house but we were able to completely customize the interior. We chose paint colors and flooring which included wood, tile, and carpet. We also chose counter tops, tile, and cabinet stain. During construction my wife and I notice several areas that would make good nooks or storage / tornado shelters and they accommodated those requests."
- mjmcmahon21
JEB Design/Build
Design-Build Firms in New Orleans
"After 16 months, I think the job was great. A large complicated job and I really don't think anyone else could have done better."
- wthomasele
Pokorn Construction, Inc.
Design-Build Firms in New Orleans
"They offered a groupon for 2 hours of service and I took advantage of the deal and had them install my parents window shutters. They did such a good job and will definitely hire them for additional work."
- kpthierry
May Investments, LLC
Design-Build Firms in New Orleans
"Great builder. Honest and listens. Good team of contractors he works with. Dependable, timely and creative staff. Watches your pocketbook. Family business."
- Jackie May
Mical Hill Homes
Design-Build Firms in New Orleans
"Mical Hill Homes has completed to major construction project for us. Mical Hill Homes, completed the renovation and addition to our flooded and gutter primary house in Lakeview, New Orleans. This renovation included rebuilding of the existing 1,950 ft2 single story house as well as a 900 ft2 second floor addition (entire new second floor). The second project was the construction of a brand new two story, 2,500 ft2 two family house in Gentilly, New Orleans, that we built as an investment property. This two family house exceed our expectations and the expectations of all our our perspective tenants. Both of our project were completed on schedule and within our initial budgets."
- mike wood
Precision Construction Group
Design-Build Firms in New Orleans
"Rick Vinyard with The Precision Construction Group took on the challenge of a major remodel of our den, kitchen, dining room, living room, stairs and a connecting hallway. Rick took our house from a dark, boxy, 1970s house to a modern, light, open concept HOME of this century. The 900 sq ft remodel project included gutting all 4 rooms, replacing exterior doors and windows, replacing 2 load-bearing walls with flush beams, new floors, custom cabinetry and new appliances - all while we lived in the house. Like most remodels, there were a few surprises - all handled well. Of course, there was the inevitable "scope creep" - also handled well. Rick's crews were always respectful and patient. Rick went out of his way to make our experience pleasurable and our house our HOME."
- Bruce R
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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 New Orleans, 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 New Orleans. You may also look through New Orleans photos to find a pool you like, then contact the design-build firm that created it. You can find more design-build firms in River Ridge, Jefferson, New Orleans, Westminster and Shenandoah.
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