Design Build

You hear this term a lot, but what does it really mean? In a nutshell, it is a turn-key service in which we design and build your house. Traditionally, an architect or home designer will produce a set of plans which the owner buys, and those plans get passed to the builder for construction of the home. The architect generally has no idea who the builder will be so he/she has to go to great lengths to draw every little detail of the house adding lots of time and expense to the project. On the other end of the spectrum, the builder isn’t always on the same page as the architect. They may misinterpret the drawings or perceive the client’s desires as different from the designers. This is where utilizing a design-build company can really add value to your home and save some headaches.

With our design-build service, you are dealing with one company instead of two different sets of professionals (or more). Because we are not primarily a design firm, we can offer design as an added value to building your home, reducing costs dramatically, following through with a construction process that is much smoother, and providing a home that better meets your needs. We work hand in hand with you to develop a design that you are absolutely happy with and one that stays within budget.

Design-Build Benefits include:

  • Value -Our comprehensive service is designed around efficiency-reduced fees, smart planning, quality construction/finishes at an affordable price, effective communication, and in the end, a home you are proud to call your own.
  • Convenience – Why deal with several different professionals when you can just deal with one? One phone call to one person will get you the answer or result you are looking are.
  • Quick Turnaround – Because we do the drawings and design we don’t have to wait on a third party designer to get drawings to us. Additionally, if change orders are involved, the entire process goes through us directly and can be documented very quickly
  • Awesome Design – We don’t just offer good design, it’s awesome! No so-so house plans out of a magazine or ok designs drafted up by a builder without much design experience. We have an in-house designer dedicated to making sure your house plans meet YOUR design goals within your BUDGET.
  • Quality-Combine all the benefits above and you are left with one big benefit-Quality. Not only do you get a top quality home, you get top quality customer service. Building a beautiful, healthy home at an outstanding value is where we take our greatest pride.

The Design Build Process generally goes like this:

  • Evaluation-We will visit your site and begin gathering the necessary information to begin design of your project. We consider all aspects of site conditions including solar analysis, slope, prevailing winds, views, infrastructure, and more. We also sit down with you to get an idea of what you are looking for in your new home
  • Schematic Design-This is where we start to put ideas and information down on paper. Working with sketches, plans, elevations, and notes, we begin the process of creating floor plans and exterior elevations to meet your design goals
  • Construction Documentation- After you are fully satisfied with the design of your new home, we take the drawings to the next level, adding building sections, door and window schedules, foundation plans, and other important documents needed for the construction of the home.
  • Construction-From breaking ground to getting a certificate of occupancy, we are working diligently on-site and behind the scenes to ensure construction of your home progresses as efficiently as possible. At various phases of construction, we will do walk-throughs with you to make sure you get a good feeling of the space, where fixtures will go, where electrical switches and outlets will go, and more. If you see something you want to change, we can initiate the change right then and there.