Best Practices in Choosing a Design-Build Firm

So you’ve finally decided to renovate your home, and you’re ready to choose the design build firm to do your project. But how do you choose the right one? Here are some tips on how to choose the best company to work with:

Do they have an all-inclusive team?

You want a firm that has a team of architects, designers, professional Project Managers and crews that will work in sync to get your project done on time and on budget. The ideal team will have worked together for a number of years and on a variety of projects.

Have they worked on projects like yours?

You want to check a firm’s website and social media to look at what kind of projects they do. Have they done other projects that are the size and complexity of yours? How long have they been doing that type of work? If you’re looking for a firm to build an addition or remodel your kitchen, you want a company that has recent examples of similar work. It’s also important to find a company that has past projects that have a similar look and feel that you want in your space. For example, you don’t want to hire a firm that specializes in very modern architecture when you want a more traditional look.

Do they have a proven track record in creating quality builds?

Make sure to check out the company’s client ratings and reviews online. Check several trusted sources (such as Houzz or GuildQuality) to see if the reviews on their work are consistent across the board. Remember, negative reviews aren’t necessarily a bad thing: problems will arise even with the best company. It’s how they deal with the issues. You just want to see a track record of quality, consistency and trust.

Do they prioritize the client’s needs and concerns?

The best design build firms focus on making the client feel comfortable and informed in every step of the process. They emphasize working with the client, not for them. The make sure the client is a true partner in the entire planning, design and creation of their project.

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