The Design-Build Advantage
Design-Build simply means you use the same firm to design your remodel and then build it for you. It’s a one-team approach that produces beautiful results and happy clients. Here’s why.
Greater efficiency saves you time and money. You profit from the synergy and consistency of service that comes from working directly with one company that's designing and building your project. You get "early news about costs", avoiding big surprises once designs are done. You get the biggest bang for the buck, because the design team applies their practical experience and knowledge of historical job costs to optimize your investment.
7 Reasons to go with Design-Build
1. Great designs
Designers who work in Design-Build are not only skilled at design they are also experts in balancing design with cost. Having one eye focused on your overall budget makes our designers more responsive to your needs and ultimately better equipped to deliver your dream house.
2. Single source accountability
Design-Build gives you single source accountability. It's convenient, and it provides consistency. When the right hand knows what the left hand is doing, there are less misunderstood intentions, reduced conflict, lower construction costs, and the whole process takes less time.
3. Continuity and a seamless transition from design to construction
A Design-Build firm is involved from start to finish, which adds an inherent efficiency. The chance for things to fall through the cracks is greatly diminished. There’s greater continuity between the vision of the design and the realities of construction than there otherwise would be. It helps that there’s no handoff between the two, making the transition seamless.
4. Design-Build gives you a stronger working relationship
If you choose Design-Build it’s probably because you like to have a good collaborative relationship with the professionals you hire. You’re the kind of homeowner that cares deeply about their dream house and wants to enjoy the experience of shaping it. As a Design-Build firm, we’re on that journey with you from beginning to end.
5.You’ll pay exactly what you want
Through clear communication, the budget is defined early on and it guides the entire project. Early knowledge of costs avoids the disappointment of doing a design, costing it out only to find out that the project is well beyond what you are willing to spend. We discuss your budget with very early on and use this to guide the entire project. There’s no point putting a $100K design in front of you if you have only $50K. We won’t make you ever feel disappointed; we won’t ever make you stretch beyond your planned finances. We’ll just make the absolute best out of what you want to spend.
6. You'll get what your heart is set on
Design-Build gets any showstoppers out of the way up front. We take the time early on to do "feasibility" - researching town records to ensure that we are able to execute the work within the parameters of local codes and ordinances. This reduces the possibility of unforeseen problems, expenses, or holdups later. During the time period where you are making material selections with your designer, our estimator visits your home with our trade partners. Involving estimating early, with their experienced but critical eye, helps to ensure that required ancillary work is included, and minimize unforeseeable obstacles.
7. Design-Build Saves You Time
Your project is scheduled into the construction schedule at the start of the design phase, minimizing the lag between design and construction start. More time is saved by eliminating iterative redesign and bidding because the value of various design alternatives is thoroughly considered at each decision point in the design process. Additionally, this increases the probability that the final design will meet the full set of your expectations, design objectives and the targeted budget.
“You hear about it all the time unfortunately; people saying their remodel ended up costing twice as much as their architect said it would. Such a scenario is entirely unthinkable in the Design-Build world, where we keep an eye on the budget, sharing early news about costs so that we can make the best of our clients' desired investments.”
- Gary Clark, President, Clark Construction