What is Design-Build?

Design-Build is a streamlined homebuilding process in which a single company manages your project from start to finish. This can include:

  • Lot selection
  • Initial design concepts
  • Planning
  • Budgeting and scheduling
  • Permitting and licensing
  • Construction
  • Inspections

Unlike the traditional custom homebuilding model, with design-build, the builder supervises your design and construction processes. Working through a single entity allows you to develop a level of familiarity and rapport that will enhance communication and overall effectiveness. This gives you a better opportunity to advance a unified vision of how your home, addition, or renovation is designed and constructed.

Improved Communication and Collaboration

One of the drawbacks of traditional custom homebuilding is the potential for ineffective communication between the client, builder, and architect. This can be especially hazardous where the builder and architect don’t have experience working together or disagree on how the project should be approached. Design-build avoids the disagreements and lapses in communication that can cause expensive delays and cost overruns by putting all the major players on the same team with the same goal—a functional, well-designed home built on time and on budget.

We have developed strong working relationships with our architects through years of building homes together. This shared experience enables us to find solutions when problems arise and communicate them effectively. We’ll work together with you to develop the right design and construction strategy to make your vision a reality.

Budgeting and Scheduling Accuracy

Having your builder and architect on the same page during the design phase also means that your budgeting and targets will be more realistic and reliable. Sometimes, your architect will not foresee issues that may arise during the construction phase that might seem obvious to your builder. Involving the builder at the design stage ensures that these issues and costs will be taken into account early on in the process. This allows you to take stock of any budget shortfalls or surpluses while there is still time to make changes to addresses them in your design plans. It also makes pricing and scheduling more accurate, providing a more realistic idea of how much time and money the project will require.