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Texas Contemporary Residential Architectural Design in Helotes
Interior renovated and modernized 100 year old kitchen

Design | Build

We don't hire a residential designer and call ourselves Design | Build. We are the architect, financial expert, interior designer, forensics expert, and builder. We are truly a one-stop-shop. 

Design-build construction is the fastest growing and most popular method used to deliver projects in America. The method is defined as a sole-source contract for design and construction services and the collaborative attitude of everyone involved in the project. The success o f the design-build process relies on the designer and contractor to think and act as a single entity. Design-build is intended to be a highly collaborative, fully integrated process that is built on trust, mutual respect, teamwork, innovation and creative problem solving. Design-build unleashes the power of a unified team to deliver projects faster, better and for optimum cost – best value for the money, time and effort invested. Owners find that when design-build is done right, their level of engagement with the entire team is more meaningful than is experienced with other delivery methods. Across the country and around the world, design-build successfully delivers projects with superior results, no matter what the project type. - source: DBIA


By integrating architectural design and construction services, our approach seeks a return to the master builder. No finger pointing. No conflict between architect and builder. The hand that creates the home constructs the home. With this singular responsibility, we are able to provide faster delivery with better quality and greater cost savings while minimizing change orders and cost overruns. We will guide you from lot selection and building placement, through financial scenarios into the design process and to construction completion working directly with the principles of the firm.









Benefits of Design | Build


Teamwork: We are in this together as the design | build team and client. We will meet challenges head-on together and find the best solution possible.


Total Accountability: We are responsible for the entire project from inception to completion. The design team and construction team are aligned. We do not outsource or contract with third-parties to offer design | build.

Continuity: Seamless. Integrated. Unified. Lack of communication or misunderstanding between design and build dissolve. 

Expertise: Professionals in finance, medicine, architecture, forensic building analysis, interior design, construction, and graphic design are our signature skillsets.

Professional Guides: Construction is messy. Creating, conceiving, and executing a design is daunting. Understanding the intricacies of finance can be overwhelming. We provide that guidance in manageable clarity and efficiency that capitalizes on our respective 20 years of professional experiences.

Owner Involvement: This process only works with an actively involved client. No grand reveals at the end of the process after shooing you away for weeks or months. That smokescreen works on TV.

Open, Honest, and Frequent Communication: As holders of professional licenses, we cannot act like the typical builder crashing a company and resurfacing under a new name to run shoddy work again and again. Wack-a-mole builders seem to be everywhere. Our responsibilities can not be shirked. We hold ourselves to these professional qualifications proudly.

Time Savings: This is not a linear process. Shifting timelines and integrated connectivities abound. We are highly adaptive and responsive in the design process through field modifications.

Cost Savings: The change-order game or additional fees are effectively minimized or eliminated throughout this seamless process. We search for opportunities to educate, pose questions or options, and resolve decisions in the most cost-effective and judicious manner possible.

Texas Design Build Hill Country Residence in Helotes
Modifying exterior design with contemporary lines

We do not create the work. I believe we, in fact, are discoverers. - Glenn Mercutt

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