Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara for your home project below: More
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In a nutshell, DD Ford Construction is a Santa Barbara custom home builder that builds, remodels and maintains... Read More
  • Click to Call(805) 965-4055
  • Santa Barbara, CA, 93101, 25 projects in Santa Barbara Metro
SANTA BARBARA 2014 CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR -Boutique Design/Build firm Dream. Design. Build. Live. Becker Studios... Read More
  • Click to Call(805) 965-9555
  • Santa Barbara, CA, 93101, 6 projects in Santa Barbara Metro
CDB Group is a general contracting and development firm. We have an experienced background in construction,... Read More
  • Click to Call(805) 896-8148
  • Santa Barbara, CA, 1 project in Santa Barbara Metro
SB Builders is a premier design-build firm, servicing Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. Our specializations... Read More
  • Click to Call(805) 450-3585
  • Santa Barbara, CA, 93101, 4 projects in Santa Barbara Metro
Allen Construction’s Design Build Division offers greater Santa Barbara one, client focused, team of... Read More
  • Click to Call(805) 698-1280
  • Santa Barbara, CA, 2 projects in Santa Barbara Metro
Imagine coming home to your own private gym - a sanctuary customized to support your healthy lifestyle and... Read More
  • Click to Call(805) 979-4102
  • Santa Barbara, CA, 93101, 4 projects in Santa Barbara Metro
CubeDepot is North Americas largest distributor of used and new Ocean Cargo Containers. Representing the largest... Read More
Ellen Strickland founded and co-owned the former Livingreen retail and online stores which specialized in green... Read More
At TTT we design and build custom RVs. We work closely with our clients to design and build them a mobile space... Read More
Artisan Design/Build Studio focused on the handmade modern aesthetic Read More
Industry Home saw a need in the marketplace for locally crafted furniture & lighting along with carefully curated... Read More
Outdoor Living Spaces - Kitchens, Wood Fired Pizza Ovens, Audio Video, Lighting Read More
From the time I first took 8th grade classes in mechanical drawing and woodshop, I wanted to design and build my... Read More
Featured Reviews for Design-Build Firms in Santa Barbara
DD Ford Construction
Design-Build Firms in Santa Barbara
"Neumann Mendro Andrulaitis Architects has completed a number of custom residential projects with DD Ford Construction over the years - both new construction as well as remodels/additions. Doug Ford and his crew are team players, attentive to the client as well as details, budget, and schedule. We have found Doug's expertise particularly valuable during the design phases in our efforts to keep projects aligned with our clients' budget and expectations. Doug has assembled a highly talented team of craftsmen who execute our projects with quality and professionalism."
- Neumann Mendro Andrulaitis Architects LLP
Becker Studios
Design-Build Firms in Santa Barbara
"WOW! Kirsten Becker and her team is absolutely AMAZING. She has great energy understood exactly what I wanted and surpassed my expectations. I feel so grateful to have worked with Becker Studios and would HIGHLY recommend hiring Becker Studios. "
- kristyngiesel
C D B GROUP
Design-Build Firms in Santa Barbara
"Brandon and the CDB Group helped us remodel our Jamie Slone Wines tasting room. They were efficient, on time and great with communication. Any challenges we incurred were effectively dealt with. They were reasonable, a pleasure to deal with and we'd use them again!"
- sloneracing
Allen Kitchen & Bath
Design-Build Firms in Santa Barbara
"Allen Construction did an excellent job on our condominium remodel in Goleta. They helped us through the entire project including the budget, design, and build phase. We combined our ideas and wants and worked it all into a manageable budget. Allen Construction managed everything with the utmost attention to detail and professionalism. We did the remodel remotely from over 1500 miles away but we were kept up to date on everything daily by telephone, Skype, or email. We are extremely happy with the entire process and result. We highly recommend this company and would hire them again on another remodel without reservation."
- kbernstein1
CubeDepot
Design-Build Firms in Santa Barbara
"I made a playhouse for our kids in our backyard. The CD container work well. We added 2 windows, air conditioning and had fun decorating. I was worried at first about the big trees around it, but the container is built well and feel it can handle most anything Mother Natures throws at her. The folks at Cube Depot were knowledgeable and helpful with my ideas."
- damianvshine
Townsend Travel Trailers
Design-Build Firms in Santa Barbara
"We worked with Thomas to purchase and renovate a 1973 Airstream Tradewind. We are super happy with the results - our trailer is truly one-of-a-kind. Only thing I wish we did was take into account more usefulness for towing. One of the design features isn't great for towing around, but looks slick & beautiful regardless."
- Gillian
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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 Santa Barbara, 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 Santa Barbara. You may also look through Santa Barbara 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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