The Value of working with a Design / Build Firm

The Value of working with a Design / Build Firm

MRC Process

Knowing where to start planning a remodeling construction project can be both confusing and overwhelming.

In fact, one of the most frequent questions we get at MRC is, “where do we even begin?”. While most are familiar with the traditional building path of architect-design-bid-build, design/build is an alternative method that can help simplify and streamline the construction process. Whether planning a renovation or building a custom new home, below are a few reasons to why working with a design/build firm might be the right path for you.

1. One-Stop Shopping Appeals to You

A design/build firm is a one-stop-shop that oversees the design process, construction timeline and subcontractors. The firm becomes the single point of contact for the entire project, from initial concept design to punch list completion.

2. You Don’t Like Surprises

The design-build model brings all members of the project team together early on in the process. This helps to prevent potential construction obstacles or miscommunication between designer and builder.

3. You Have a Tight Timeframe

Homeowners, designers and builders work together from the very beginning in a design/build firm, creating a joint vision with a clear understanding of the desired end product. This tight collaboration makes for a streamlined process that eliminates lag time that can occur when working with separate companies.

4. You Want A Team that Plays Well Together

There’s nothing worse than conflict on the job site during construction. Working with a designer and contractor that have an established relationship can help prevent potential time delays or increased costs. Additionally, design changes during construction can be made quicker and smoother with a collaborative team.

5. You Want to Stay on Budget

In the design/build process, a construction budget is established earlier in the process during the design phase. This helps homeowners properly plan for renovations, instead of taking steps back to redesign to lower cost after receiving contractor bids later in the process.