A Results Driven Design Build Process

Hiring a custom home builder and remodeler means you’ll be provided extra care and attention. When you work with Tectonic Design Build, you’ll benefit from our local expertise, direct communication, complete control over every decision, and access to our general contractor.  Our unique and flexible process will allow you to completely avoid the stress of building or remodeling a home on your own. You don’t have to find a separate designer, architect, and builder; we have all of the expertise in-house to manage and execute your project from start to finish. Working with Tectonic Design Build means you gain a true partner in your home building or remodeling process. There are no surprises, here. Our process is transparent, collaborative, and fun, just as it should be!

THE TECTONIC DESIGN BUILD PROCESS

DISCOVERY

DISCOVERY

The Design Team will internalize your project vision and goals + share about our Design Build process via an initial call and complimentary site visit.

FEASIBILITY

FEASIBILITY

The Design Team will again visit your home - this time to assess existing conditions and take measurements. You will complete Design Intake and the Project Overview.

CONCEPTUAL DESIGN

CONCEPTUAL DESIGN

The Design Team will develop scaled diagrammatic drawings to illustrate spaces and their functional relationships.

INITIAL BUDGETING

INITIAL BUDGETING

Our CEO will provide you with an Initial Budget based on Conceptuals to ensure alignment on project scope and cost.

DESIGN DEVELOPMENT

DESIGN DEVELOPMENT

The Design Team will create scaled drawings illustrating floor plans, sections, and elevations. They will also frame style direction and guide you in final selections through showroom visits.

FINAL DESIGN

FINAL DESIGN

The Design Team will present final designs, including 3D modeling and photorealistic renders, and construction documents. You will also receive your final project schedule and budget.

MOBILIZATION

MOBILIZATION

The Project Manager will obtain permits, order materials, coordinate with trade partners, and prepare the project site for construction.

PRODUCTION

PRODUCTION

This is where your project transforms! The Field Team will be hard at work bringing your designs to life.

CLOSE-OUT

CLOSE-OUT

You and our Project Manager compare final punch lists, the Field Team completes final touches, we clean the home and turn the keys back to you.

WARRANTY

WARRANTY

Your project will enter the 2-year warranty phase for all work completed. The Project Manager will schedule pre-inspections to ensure consistent care and attention.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Does Design Build Differ from Traditional Approaches?

Design-build is a construction method in which the design and construction phases are integrated into a single contract. This is in contrast to the traditional approach, in which the design and construction phases are handled by separate entities.

What are the Benefits of Design Build?

There are several benefits to using the Design Build method, including:

  • Single-source responsibility: With design build, Tectonic is responsible for both the design and construction of the project, which can simplify the project and make it easier to manage.
  • Faster project delivery: The design and construction phases are integrated, which means they can be completed more quickly than traditional projects.
  • Cost savings: The design build method can provide cost savings by reducing the need for independent design and construction contracts.
  • Improved communication: The design build team is composed of experienced representatives from both the design and construction areas, which improves communication and streamlines the process.
  • Increased flexibility: The design build method allows for greater flexibility during the construction process, as changes can be made more easily and quickly than with traditional methods.

How Long is the Design Planning Process?

The length of the design planning process can vary depending on the scope and complexity of the project as well as the availability and decisiveness of the client. In general, however, design-build projects typically involve a shorter design planning process than traditional design-bid-build projects. On average, it takes 3-6 months for a small remodel (i.e. bathroom, kitchen, master suite), 6-8 months for a whole home remodel, and 8-12 months for a new build.

How Long is the Build Process?

The length of the build process for a design build project can vary depending on the scope and complexity of the project and the preferences of the design build team and the client. In general, however, design-build projects tend to be completed more quickly than traditional design-bid-build projects because the design and construction phases are integrated. Typically, small remodels can take 2-6 months, medium remodels 6-8 months, and new builds 12-18 months.

What is the Cost?

We can’t give you an exact estimate on your project until we’ve worked through the first phases of the design. Unlike the traditional method, where you are given a quick back-of-the-napkin estimate, we want to give you a real budget based on your real project.

The best way to provide you with an accurate estimate is to draft conceptuals, provide you wit an initial budget, then have an honest conversation about your preferences so that we can make adjustments. From there, the design is solidified, and we can provide you with a final budget and schedule based on your complete design.