How We Work

DCF 1.0Design Build Team is just what the name implies – full architectural service with complete building expertise – all in one company. DBT is not new. We have been designing and building primarily residential custom homes and additions in the master builder tradition since 1975.

With over 38 years of experience, we have become experts at listening to you, our client – absorbing your personality, your preferences, your priorities, and your taste – in a way that enables us to translate and project your essence into your distinctive space.

Though other construction companies claim design-build capabilities, few can boast having registered architects driving the design and building processes.

The design-build concept – one source of responsibility from start to finish – is becoming increasingly popular nationwide for custom homes, remodeling projects and additions to existing homes.

In Design/Build for Remodelers, Custom Builders, and Architects, authored by Linda Case and published by Home Builder Press, Case states, “Design/Build represents an operating style and service mode that is closely in tune with what today’s client wants – a seamless, cost-effective, functional project from one accountable source.”


Design Build Team continues to seek up-to-date knowledge about construction techniques and materials, including environmental sustainability, so as to design for unique, creative effect. Knowledge of current building codes and a close working relationship with city code departments assures time and cost savings.

When a good working relationship and trust are built between architect and client, continuing into construction together just makes good sense. Using Design Build Team for both architecture and construction assures that the architect’s vision will be carried out and perfected in the finished product.

Through the years, DBT has been fortunate to establish a loyal group of clients who return to us for new projects. We like to think this trust & friendship is due in large part to our exceptional skill, attention to detail, and most importantly, our honesty.

At Design Build Team, we’re not simply designers, we’re not simply builders. We are creators of distinctive spaces.

This is our true product.