Restoration and design build services San Francisco
Collaborating with our clients, we design and build environments in San Francisco and the Bay Area that improve the functionality and value of their homes. Through careful consideration, our team provides design alternatives to not only protect your investment but also secure its future.
Our team is passionately dedicated to providing excellent customer service to ensure on-time and on-budget development projects.
Our restoration and development services include:
- Floor plans
- Kitchen and bathroom design
- Pre-construction management
- Whole house remodels
- Room additions
- Basement conversions
- Project management
- Building permit processing
- Building code compliance
- Kitchen renovations
- Bathroom renovations
- Master bathroom renovations
- Exterior construction
- Decks and stairs
- Dry rot and pest repair
- Facade makeovers
- Specialized projects
- Restoration of original interior and exterior architectural details
- All eras
- Mid-century modern
Design-build = the perfect chemistry
We’re often asked about the advantages of design-build over the conventional system of architect and general contractor. It’s a great question, and with over a decade of design-build experience in our toolbox, it’s a good time to call out the top reasons why the design-build system is so good.
We’re all in this together and we all have the same goal – to arrive at a successful project that meets or exceeds the client’s expectations. When challenges are encountered on a project (and there are always challenges), pointing fingers is not an option, everyone rolls up their sleeves and works on solutions. Design-build cuts out the big egos that are so common in the design industry. In design-build, the client remains in total control over the project, and the team is there to empower the client.
Accountability = time and budget
One entity is accountable for everything – including how the end result looks, how much it costs and the timeline for completion. When the same group designing the project also builds the project, there tends to be much more attention given to pricing and scheduling in the design phase. The cost of everything is taken into account early in the process: all fees, construction costs, materials, permits – everything.
Unfortunately, it’s not unusual for us to hear from people that their “remodel cost twice as much as the architect said it would” – such a scenario is entirely unacceptable in the design-build world. Design-build focuses on results, not excuses.
A design-build firm is involved from start to finish, which adds an inherent efficiency. The chance for things to fall through the cracks is greatly diminished.
Design-build makes room for homeowners to participate in the design and construction of their homes. By getting involved, they are
guaranteeing the outcome and satisfaction of their goals – what they want is going to be achieved. We’ve found that such an involvement is inspiring and gives people a lasting sense of pride about their homes.
Communication: open, honest, often
Design-build is transparent because we want clients to understand the process and to know what’s going on. The best partnerships work not because people say what everyone wants to hear, but because they say what everyone needs to hear. Through clear communication, the budget is defined early on and it becomes the agreement for the entire project.
Design and construction involves managing hundreds of timelines that need to coordinate in lockstep. Design-build creates opportunities for clients to sit with big decisions, ask questions and consider their options. Anything the team can do to avoid taking steps backward is going to lead to better, faster and more cost-effective results. The design-build system is highly adaptive and responsive in the field. Big decisions can be revisited during construction without change orders or additional fees. The conventional story is that if you make changes it will cost you money – not necessarily so in design-build.