Our Design / Build Approach has evolved over three decades of intensive collaboration with our clients.
In the past, the most conventional approach to planning a building project is to hire an independent architect to draw up plans, then obtain “bids” from several builders. This approach too often results in beautifully designed projects that never get built because real cost information came into the picture too late to be useful in planning.
Our Design / Build Approach puts the builder, the homeowner and the designer/architect on the same “team”, collaborating from the beginning stages of the project. As the builder, we are responsible for providing both the initial design and subsequent construction services.
Because we are involved from the beginning, we can provide real cost information. With accurate input about costs from the initial concept, the design can be based on a realistic budget which has room for all of the Owners’ needs, some of the wants and at least a couple of wishes!
This approach is not for everyone. It can take longer, requiring more involvement and decision-making. In our experience, we find that the Design / Build Approach ultimately leads to a more satisfying project, arrived at through the cooperative efforts of all parties involved.
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