What Is Design/Build Anyway?

A design/build firm bundles all of a client’s services, consultants and go-to people in one project and organizes them under one umbrella. Everyone is on the same team, and is ready to tackle the same goals. This process often saves folks lots of money and headaches, as their project is streamlined, removing the clutter of miscommunication and lack of overall vision.


So Why Choose Us?

Our diverse design/build team consists of an architect, builder, designer, and varied construction experts, that will work with you from the project conception through final completion. We’re problem solvers and over-achievers who come up with the right solutions for you and your home, so you can sleep at night knowing your ultimate goals are ours too.

We tackle the hard stuff, like controlling the timelines, the coordination and the budget parameters of the project. So, by the time we do sit down with you, the process becomes fun, a bit simpler, and less stressful.  Also, making the design process part of your overall budget means no surprises throughout our working relationship. So, in the end you’ll get exceptional design vision, combined with state-of–the-art building expertise, that will deliver your every wish, always on budget and on time.


Our Process - In 6 Phases


1. Reach Out

Let's get started making your dreams come true!

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What’s on your mind? Give us a call or take a moment to fill out the contact form. We’ll set up a time to tour your home, discuss any goals, and answer any questions. We would love the opportunity to work with you!

2. Discovery

We’re listening, getting to know you and your home, defining goals and exchanging digits.

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  • An initial consultation at the project site.
  • You’ll be meeting our eager team face to face.
  • We’re listening to project goals and understanding your overall long-term vision.
  • We evaluate your home, identifying initial opportunities and constraints.
  • Due diligence is underway such as research zoning and code requirements (prior to meeting).
  • Our process is clearly explained, along with the order of steps, pricing, schedule, procedure and logistics.
  • Proposal time
    a) Proposal for architecture and design services
    b) Letter of intendent for construction services.

3. Design

Creative collaboration is in motion, as we discover likes and dislikes, discuss architectural themes & styles, and decide preferences like gray or white grout.

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  • A dedicated and focused effort is felt to understand our client’s likes, dislikes, and lifestyle.
  • Our collaborative and interactive design process begins, exploring design alternatives and creative solutions.
  • You’ll work with our entire team - (architect, engineer, contractor, lead carpenters and select specialty subs) with a continual feedback loop of cost and feasibility analysis.
  • Our client’s approval of their ultimate design is validated by the entire team for feasibility and cost optimization.

4. Cost Study

It’s time to look at budgets, refine architectural plans, as we give you a clear understanding of what will realistically work within your budget parameters. Don’t fret, we’ll make that vacation happen!

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  • Plans are optimized to minimize labor and materials costs and drive efficiency throughout the remodel.
  • A working budget is developed, to be continually updated as decisions are made.
  • Architectural plans are refined, as decisions are made.
  • Interior design decisions begin to crystalize. Finish schedules developed to capture all of the design details.
  • We are identifying risks, and plans are adjusted as necessary.
  • There is a firm understanding of expected costs, and a contract for construction is executed between us and our client.

5. Construction

The blood sweat and tears- flawless execution- hit the ground running phase from architectural drawings to the real deal.

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  • Your project transforms from paper to reality. The design phase continues through construction to add tweaks and enhancements as we see fit in the field. As opportunities arise, we’ll try and reduce costs and gain efficiencies as we go.
  • Our unparalleled communication shines through in the construction phase, as clients maintain access to the entire team without being “handed off” to the next person. You’ll have the chance to use our user-friendly custom client portal to see all details of your project on-line as it progresses, from a schedule to progress pictures on the web or via an app on your phone.
  • Neighbor/Neighborhood relations are paramount for our clients and our continued referral stream. We go the extra mile to ensure we minimize construction impact to your neighbors. Aside from basic common courtesy and respect, our standard practices include tastefully screening porta potties, never using dumpsters and always carrying dog treats ;-)

6. Post Project Support

You haven’t gotten rid of us yet! You’ll feel the love as we continue to check in on any issues you and your gorgeous new home might have after settling in.

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  • When the dust settles, you're still supported by the same team that you engaged with from the start with the same level of accessibility and accountability.
  • We stand by our work and it shows. We are always available for questions, comments, concerns post construction and if we don’t hear from you…you can expect we’ll be in touch with you at the one year mark to check in on you and spot check everything. We promise, no stalking!