Design-Build is a recognized industry standard that is a unified system for renovation and building. The same firm that designs your renovation, addition or home, builds it and makes you a partner. This solves a frequent problem for homeowners of how to select a designer, a builder, and the trades people. Since one company is responsible for both design and construction, you only need to select one team to oversee your project from start to finish.
Common Benefits of Design-Build:
You partner with one instead of many. You direct one instead of many. You deal with one company that assumes accountability and stands behind its work. It’s convenient and it provides consistency – when the right hand knows what the left hand is doing, there are less misunderstood intentions, lower construction costs, and the entire process takes less time.
A Strong Relationship
The Design-Build process allows you to get to know us during the design phase, well before signing a construction contract. This strong working relationship ensures you’re comfortable throughout both phases of your project and allows us to work together seamlessly.
Our relationship and partnership starts at the first meeting where we listen and get an understanding of the direction you want to go, so we can manage both the overall project and the details. You end up with what you want without having to worry about how to get there and the sometimes-overwhelming number of details involved.
Design-Build operates under the assumption that you actually want to be an active participant in your home project. Your involvement creates a lasting sense of pride and personal fulfillment about your home or your renovation.
Through clear communication, an investment goal is defined early on and it becomes the goal for the entire project. Early knowledge of a budget avoids the disappointment of developing a design and providing a cost estimate, only to find out that the project is well beyond what you’re comfortable spending.
We will visit your home and if needed, with our trade partners, putting our experience to work, evaluating your home, anticipating any challenges and refining the cost of your project, so there’s little chance of surprises once home construction begins.
Transition From Design to Construction
A Design-Build firm is involved from start to finish, which adds a built-in efficiency. The chance of error and misunderstanding are greatly diminished. There’s greater continuity between the vision of the design and the realities of construction, and with no hand-off between different companies, the transition is seamless.
Time and Cost Savings
A recent Construction Industry Institute (CII)/Penn State Research study comparing 351 projects, showed that the design-build method reduced total project costs by 6% and that delivery time improved by 33%. Our entire award-winning luxury homebuilding team works together to make sure your project’s budget and timeline are honored.
The Bottom Line:
If you’re looking for a specifically personalized renovation or building experience that puts you and your happiness above all else, EQUUS, INC. Design-Build is your perfect partner for a licensed general home contractor or electrical contractor, that is a equipped for all your home improvement needs.