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What is Design Build?

In the past, business owners like you have had to manage multiple contracts between all parties involved in a building project—not just the builder, but the architect, engineer, and other contractors. The design build method streamlines this process—so you only have one point of contact to manage throughout the process. That way, you can focus on the work you do, and we’ll do the rest. The result is a more cost-efficient and streamlined project.

How Does Design Build Work?


As the owner, you have the full ability to make strategic decisions about the building project—but you only have to communicate this decision to one person, not multiple.


The design builder communicates all decisions to the rest of the construction team and provides you with updates throughout the project. They also manage all of the contracts for architects, engineers, and other subcontractors.







Design-Build vs Design-Bid-Build

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Frequently Asked Questions About Design Build

The design build model includes all of the contractors you would normally have to hire separately. Instead, one point person will hire and manage the contractors, including designers, architects, electricians, masons, and more.

It’s best to hire a design build firm when you want to fully delegate a project to your construction partner. While some business owners want to be hands-on during a building project, others prefer to have a dedicated team overseeing the build from start to finish.

The cost of a design build depends on the size of your project and how many contractors we need to hire. Design build tends to cost more than a traditional building model, but the pricing and timeline are more predictable.

Check Out Our Recent Design Build Project

Treadstone Mortgage |
Grand Rapids, MI

Treadstone Mortgage acquired a beautiful historic building in downtown Grand Rapids to call their own. However, they faced excessive water damage and damaged floors and walls. Journey Construction worked to restore and remodel the historic building to include private and open office spaces—adding a combination of historic charm and modern style to the design.

Wondering how design build could optimize your next construction project?