What is the Design-Build Difference?

the benefits of hiring a MN design-build company

Have a remodeling project coming up? Whether you’re a seasoned pro or are entirely new to the process, you likely already know how important it is to work with a reputable remodeling company. While there is certainly no shortage of companies to choose from, finding the right one for your project will depend on a multitude of factors. However, one thing to consider is the type of remodeler you hire: a design-build company or a remodeling contractor.

How is a design-build company different from a remodeling contractor? It’s all in the process! A remodeling contractor typically only handles the execution of the project, which means the homeowner has to hire a separate company to complete the design. Depending on the project’s scope, the homeowner may also have to hire different companies to complete other stages.

Unlike a standard remodeling contractor, a design-build company handles both the design and construction phases of a project. As such, the design-build team consists of an experienced designer and contractor. A design-build team may also include an in-house architect or engineer. 

3 Benefits of Working With a Design-Build Company

There are many perks to hiring a design-build company for your home remodeling project. One of the most significant is the value Excel Builders and other design-build companies place on the design process. With more time spent on the design phase, we can ensure your newly remodeled space is just as functional as it is beautiful. Other benefits include working with one team that shares a unified vision, excels at communication, and takes total accountability for the project.

Unified Vision

Choosing to work with a design-build company like Excel Builders means one company takes ownership of the project from start to finish. Our designer, contractor, and craftsman work collaboratively throughout every stage to design and execute your home remodel. With everything happening under the same roof, there’s far less chance for miscommunication and errors because everyone understands the vision and what needs to happen to bring it to life.

Clear Communication

During the standard home renovation process, there are multiple people from different companies to keep in the loop along with the homeowner. As a result, communication can often feel like playing a game of telephone. Worse yet, it can lead to misunderstandings, delays, and even costly mistakes — all things you want to avoid when investing in a remodeling project.

Hiring a design-build company like Excel Builders means better and faster communication all around. The entire project is more organized, and with the major players existing within the same team, it’s easier to ensure everyone is on the same page. A smaller team also means homeowners know who is involved in their project from beginning to end. If they have questions or simply want an update, they know who to contact without having to worry about being passed off to a salesperson, project manager, designer, etc.

Total Accountability

If something goes wrong in a home remodeling project, who is responsible? Well, that can depend entirely on the business model. If you go the traditional route and hire separate companies for each stage of your project, you may end up dealing with some finger-pointing before the problem gets fixed.

At Excel Builders, we take quality and craftsmanship seriously and have very high standards for every project we complete. If something doesn’t meet those standards, we take full responsibility for the issue and will do everything we can to remedy the problem.

Reliable Design-Build Services From Excel Builders

When it comes to reimagining your home, there’s no project too big or too small for the experienced design-build team at Excel Builders. For over 20 years, we’ve helped countless clients create spaces that fit their unique style and needs. In that time, we’ve developed a proven design-build process:

  1. Phone consultation
  2. In-home consultation
  3. Preliminary design and proposal
  4. Design approval
  5. Contract signing
  6. Construction

Whether you’re planning a whole house remodel or simply want to update a couple of spaces, we’ve got you covered. We even offer custom cabinetry, millwork, and furniture through our in-house cabinet shop! To get started, give us a call today at (612) 306-4064 or by email at trent@excelbuildersmn.com. We’re proud to serve homeowners in Minneapolis, Chanhassen, Eden Prairie, Chaska, Edina, Excelsior, Minnetonka, Plymouth, and the surrounding Twin Cities area.