Category Archives: Architects

Save Money By Hiring a Design-Build Company

For homeowners looking to build an addition that will require a functional design that uses space efficiently, there are 3 main ways to turn to.

  1. You can turn to an architect or draftsman.
  2. You can turn to a general contractor.
  3. You can turn to a design-build company.

We already went over the idea of hiring an architect in a previous article, but just to reiterate, architects/draftsman typically design your plans in a way that will make them the most money in the shortest amount of time. And if you don’t like what they’ve designed, it’s more money in their pocket if you ask them to design it again.

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Hiring A Design-Build Company vs Hiring An Architect/Draftsperson

We’ve noticed that more and more homeowners are having their building plans completed prior to speaking with any general contractors. In some cases, homeowners are actually going ahead and getting their building permits as well. This could be a direct result of the economy being in the state that it’s in and homeowners believing that this could potentially save them some money in the end. Whatever the reason, there are several reasons why we try to dissuade homeowners from doing this and here are a few reasons why:

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