Benefits to Building with a Design-build Firm

When searching for a builder to work on your dream home, there are many things to consider including cost, location and architectural style just to name a few. One of the major things to consider, that is not always the most obvious, is what type of builder do you want? Builders can vary from remodel-experts to general contractors to design-build firms, formerly known as a ‘Master Builder’. A design-build firm, like Old Town Design Group, has several benefits to offer clients. 


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One team working together– When the architect, estimator and construction managers are all under one umbrella, it makes a clients’ home building process much more cohesive. Rather than the future-homeowner working as a middle man between these different groups, that is taken care of already in a design-build firm. This helps to eliminate confusion, disagreements, miscommunication and ensure timely responses by all parties involved.

Tricky design features are no longer daunting– By having an entire team working with your design from the very beginning, it will be easier to work through any tricky, custom design challenges that may arise. Everyone will be on the same page from contract signing to completion which can result in a more satisfying and smooth build process. 

Budget woes– With one team working together, it eliminates the fear of a continually rising budget. By utilizing an in-house architect, estimator and specifications expert, the ability to maintain the bid price throughout the build is more achievable. Homeowners must keep in mind that changes after the home has started can increase build time and cost. 

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Experience, experience, experience– By working with a design-build firm, most often the team taking care of your dream home has done this before. At Old Town Design Group, our staff has years of experience working together as a team and as individuals. This creates a less stressful build for homeowners. Think of Old Town as a design-build firm that is a well-oiled machine, with multiple team members working together to create your home. 

Communication ease– You will have questions throughout your build process, which is normal and expected. Most design-build firms have a specialized team to answer these for you. We are no exception. Question about your new community? Ask your New Home Consultant. Question about a change order? Your Construction Manager can guide you through this process. Having trouble with interior paint selections? Your Interior Designer, with our partner Everything Home, can help!


Whether you’re wanting to design a fully-custom home or a select a semi-custom pre-designed plan, Old Town Design Group’s team of experts are here to help each step of the way. Our in-house team will guide you through your home design, pricing and construction to reach your dream home. To learn about our building process in more detail, check out our Custom Home Process.