Design-build companies encompass the process of design, estimating and construction, all under one roof. These full-service firms focus on a streamlined process — from the initial design to the estimating phase to physical construction — in the hope of creating an efficient experience for both the client and the company. Since the entire project is happening within one company, design-build firms are able to overlap the design and construction phases of the project, which often speeds up the project significantly. In addition, they work to minimize risks for the project owner through single-point responsibility contracts.
Before deciding on a design-and-build firm, think about what you want for your new home. Do you want a large kitchen for entertaining? Do you need several bedrooms for children and guests? Do you want a finished basement for extra space or storage? Look for design-build firms that specialize in exactly what you're looking for. Budget is obviously a determining factor in the outcome of your project. To make sure you stay within your means, consider making a must-have list and a wish list.
At Putnam, years of experience has taught us to ask the right questions. We listen to your needs, concerns, values and dreams in order to craft a home that’s perfect for you. Our experienced team will handle all the nuts and bolts, behind-the-scenes headaches, and complex logistics. You get the fun part – giving your input and watching your vision become a reality