Differences Between Hiring a Design-Build Firm vs. a General Contractor

Homeowners who are building a new construction home or embarking on a home renovation might be weighing their options when it comes to hiring the experts to take on their project. Mainly, you might be trying to map out the differences between hiring a Design-Build firm and a General Contractor. If you’re unsure how they differ, we have put together an outline for you to clearly see the advantage of a Design-Build firm over hiring a General Contractor, simply because of the convenience.

General Contractor

A General Contractor’s main objective is the construction, not anything else. As stated in their title, they were contracted to do the work and did not draw up the plans for the renovation or new home construction project.

Some disadvantages of hiring a General Contractor are the project could take longer than expected due to the contractor not being on the same page as the rest of the team hired for the project, budget can increase due to lack of communication and overall, the fact that there isn’t one point of contact for each portion of the project.

Design-Build Firm

On the contrary, Design-Build firms are a turn-key, one-stop-shop solution that streamlines the renovation or new build process from start to finish. With one source of accountability, Design-Build firms provide you with all the house building and home design services you need to complete your home project.

There’s no need to shop around to make all the working parts of the new home construction process work for your timeline and budget. We establish all your needs from the start and work together with our partners to ensure we’re on time and within budget all throughout the process.

Simply put, a Design-Build firm like Renovation Realty does it all. We turn “rehab-ready” homes into your “forever home” in three steps: 1) Find 2) Design 3) Build.

Renovation Realty will find, design and build your forever home on the north shore of Nassau county, Long Island. We are your local realtor, designer and contractor of choice in towns like Oyster Bay, Manhasset, Plainview, Jericho, etc. For more information on our Long Island-based remodeling contractors, book an appointment today!

The Clear Advantage

Finding, Designing, and Building
your forever home is a daunting and overwhelming task, involving dozens of professions and services.

By working with ONE TEAM of professionals we are able to simplify, steamline, and provide creative solutions from beginning to end.