What is Design-Build?
In a nut shell, Design-Build is a one-stop shop for homeowners to have their project designed and constructed by one company. This contrasts with the traditional Design-bid-build approach, as the homeowner would hire an independent architect to design their project, bids are received from several contractors and the contractor the homeowner chooses builds the project.
Pitfalls of the traditional design-bid-build process
With the traditional Design-Bid-Build process, after receiving bids from contractors, the homeowner may find that the project is more than their budget. This leads to the owner paying the architect again for a redesign in hope of finding a price within their budget. This pitfall can be avoided with the Design-Build process.
The Design-Build benefits
Our simple process focuses on the clients needs and vision, to provide quality service, and to save time and money for our client.
With the Design-Build process:
- our client knows how much the total project will cost and this is established early in the process.
- our client is given a guaranteed maximum price that is within their budget.
- our clients won’t have to worry about change orders after construction begins unless the original scope of work has changed or concealed conditions are discovered during construction.
- the project is client focused and relationship driven versus document driven.
- our team works together to have common objectives and goals.
- chances for misunderstandings are reduced.
- quality and time is maximized because subcontractors are pre-qualified.
- time can be saved because construction can begin as the design is being completed.
- our clients are given a realistic completion date.
Give us a call at (636) 928-4002 and we will answer any questions you may have and to schedule your first appointment.
Brian Darnell, Managing Member
Darnell Construction, LLC
O'Fallon, MO 63366
Joe and Mary Lynn Wilhelm ~ Clarkson Valley, MO
Brian Darnell and his team were dependable. They did what they promised, no exceptions. The craftsmanship was superior. I never felt that we had to settle in this area. And they were honest. We had no problem leaving them in our home alone when this was necessary. Every invoice was accurate the first time. We could not have been more pleased with the final outcome of our project. We would strongly recommend Darnell Construction and we would be pleased to provide a personal referral if the need arises.
Betty Jo Threlkeld ~ Kirkwood, MO
Brian, Our kitchen is amazing. It is the place where everyone ends up spending the most time, and we have received many, many compliments. Our home is the place our children and their friends congregate, and they too, end up hanging out in the kitchen.