Design/Build Construction

Design-Build Construction is a method to deliver a building project in which the design and construction services are contracted by a single entity known as the design-builder. The contrast to this method is design-bid-build in which the owner contracts with a design professional who develops the construction documents, then the project goes through a lengthy and complicated bid process, until finally a contractor is chosen and a project schedule can be finalized. Due to the single point responsibility of the design-build method, the project owners risks are minimized and the delivery schedule can be shortened significantly by overlapping the design phase and the construction phase.

Design-build has been compared to the “master builder” approach, one of the oldest forms of construction procedure. The effectiveness of design-build has been realized in many parts of the world, and has become an accepted and trusted method of construction here in the United States.

Here at J. E. Horst Builders we believe that the design-build method is the best way to build. We start by listening to your ideas, discovering your true needs, and then helping you find a solution. We have our own designers, as well as numerous architects and engineers that we contract with on a regular basis. By creating a “design team” of contractor, owner, and design professional, all responsible parties hear the owners desires first hand and are better informed to actually deliver what the owner wants. The “design team” is also well suited to offer suggestions and recommendations that will provide quality, both structurally and aesthetically, and also minimize costs.

By utilizing the design-build method, an owner gets a more accurate project cost, much earlier in the design phase than with the traditional design-bid-build method. Having a more accurate project cost earlier saves much time and even money because the project design is “built” around the construction budget rather than developing a design and then calculating the cost.

If you are considering a construction project in eastern PA, contact us here at J. E. Horst Builders and let us develop a team of highly skilled and competent individuals who are interested in you and your success. To us business is not just about delivering what you asked for, it’s about doing that and more, delivering a quality project, in a timely manner, for a fair price. We understand that whether it is your personal residence, or your business, your buildings communicate something about you. We would be privileged to help you communicate your values and your goals to others, please consider a design-build project with J. E. Horst Building and Remodeling.