San Luis Obispo 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 San Luis Obispo for your home project below: More
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We are a Design-Build Firm, a method which is sometimes compared to the "master builder" approach, one of the... Read More
  • Click to Call(805) 706-8093
  • Templeton, CA, 93465, 18 projects in San Luis Obispo Metro
Making custom dreams come true since 1975, Odenwald Construction offers the personal involvement, attention to... Read More
  • Click to Call(805) 434-3208
  • Templeton, CA, 93465, 16 projects in San Luis Obispo Metro
FORM Design + Build is a full service construction & design company that specializes in all aspects of... Read More
  • Click to Call(805) 547-2344
  • San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401, 1 project in San Luis Obispo Metro
ConsciousBuild, Inc. is a company dedicated to bringing environmentally, economically, and socially responsible... Read More
  • Click to Call(805) 548-8155
  • San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401, 1 project in San Luis Obispo Metro
*Authorized Crystal Cabinets Dealer* We are an award-winning, Diamond Certified design firm specializing in... Read More
With over two decades of experience in the construction industry, we make sure each and every project we work on... Read More
Semmes & Co. Builders constructs award-wining custom homes and remodels that are unique and creatively styled,... Read More
We are a Design-Build firm for new homes, remodels and renovations with experience in a wide variety of... Read More
  • Click to Call(805) 973-0478
  • Los Osos, CA, 93402, 8 projects in San Luis Obispo Metro
DESIGN AND BUILD SERVICES FOR HIGH QUALITY CUSTOMIZED PROJECTS. WE ENCOMPASS ALL FACETS OF CONSTRUCTION, WE WILL... Read More
  • Click to Call(805) 781-9305
  • SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA, 4 projects in San Luis Obispo Metro
Drammer Construction, Inc. is a Design-Build firm that embraces new and eco-friendly building methods. We believe... Read More
  • Click to Call(805) 686-9205
  • Los Olivos, CA, 93013, 1 project in San Luis Obispo Metro
ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORKS Custom Doors, Windows, Skylights, and Conservatories Architectural Iron Works has... Read More
William Moses Design Build is an integrated design and construction company based in San Luis Obispo, California.... Read More
Jed Joyce Design & Construction provides comprehensive architectural design, document preparation and general... Read More
Scott Reedall has over 30 years of experience building and remodeling quality custom homes and commercial... Read More
Featured Reviews for Design-Build Firms in San Luis Obispo
Gannage Design & Construction
Design-Build Firms in San Luis Obispo
"Gannage Construction was very professional, knowledgable and did an excellent job. Would highly recommend them and definitely use them again."
- eileen2smith2
Odenwald Construction Company
Design-Build Firms in San Luis Obispo
"Odenwald Construction Inc. built a custom home and barn/guesthouse for us in 2011. They managed the project from beginning to end with professionalism, honesty and integrity. Our property was raw land, (20 acres) and required much in the way of planning. We had no utilities and are located in a rural area. The Odenwald team handled everything from design to permits then subsequently to construction. They helped us with everything from acquiring electricity & solar energy, to heater floors and all of our many beautiful finishes. All of these feats were managed without a glitch and we enjoyed the entire process. They came in on time and in never went over the promised budget. We worked in perfect harmony. This is the best recommendation we can give in today’s world to a fabulous builder…"
- LPT Interiors
FORM Design + Build
Design-Build Firms in San Luis Obispo
"We interviewed a number of contractors. We are so grateful to have hired Form. Working to get a permit when the building was in such repair was extremely challenging. They came through like champions.i would highly recommend them!"
- Bob Jones
ConsciousBuild
Design-Build Firms in San Luis Obispo
"Great sustainable company focused on making a difference with what they design and build. Great source for consulting - very knowledgeable staff."
- acdrew
MSK Design Build
Design-Build Firms in San Luis Obispo
"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."
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Younger Brothers Builders
Design-Build Firms in San Luis Obispo
"Cam and his team just completed a full rennovation on our home. We were impressed with him and his team throughout the entire process. His quality work, professionalism and honesty made our process of rebuilding a home sooth. We would highly reccomend him for work. Any future projects, we'll be calling on him for!"
- ahahn07
Semmes & Co. Builders, Inc
Design-Build Firms in San Luis Obispo
"I have done design work and custom cabinetry with Semmes on several jobs and I hold them in the highest regard. Their beautiful work speaks for itself. I have always been impressed with the professionalism of everyone at Semmes. I also love their dedication to green design done with style and creativity. They are an outstanding company and it is always my pleasure to work with them."
- Kepler Design
Drammer Construction, Inc.
Design-Build Firms in San Luis Obispo
"I worked on an architectural photo-shoot at one of the properties Drammer Construction had completed. Very professional company, with extremely polite workers that possessed incredible attention to detail. Remarkable craftsmanship and worked well with clients and other professionals. They accommodated all of our needs to have a successful photo-shoot. Helping to re-arrange furniture and providing cleaning equipment to wipe down windows and floors for some perfect shots. All help provided was done pleasantly, willingly and without any attitude or negativity. Highly recommend Drammer Construction."
- sakuran
William Moses Design Build
Design-Build Firms in San Luis Obispo
"My husband and I hired William to do an extensive addition/remodel to our home. The emphasis is on the kitchen and dining room but the project has evolved into patio and backyard landscaping as well. William and his architect partner Kelly have been outstanding from the beginning. We are very happy with the design and impressed with William's professional ethic and punctuality. We are one month into demolition and construction. William and his crew have made every effort to make sure we are comfortable and dust free in our home for the duration. This is our third remodel on this house and by far the easiest. William thinks of everything! We have quite a ways to go but we are off to a stellar start."
- Ellie Ball
Reedall Construction
Design-Build Firms in San Luis Obispo
"We hired Scott Reedall as a general contractor for the building of our home. We love how accommodating Scott was to our ideas and made them happen. As a result, we have a beautiful home with custom architectural features that made our house unique. Scott is an excellent craftsman and builder. We highly recommend him!"
- Deanna Voelker
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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 San Luis Obispo, 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 San Luis Obispo. You may also look through San Luis Obispo photos to find a pool you like, then contact the design-build firm that created it. You can find more design-build firms in Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo, Lompoc and Goleta.
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