I realized early on in my career that clients really ultimately want the built finished landscape – not to put a colored rendering on the wall only to remain a vision of some future project. That is why I promote the benefits of the design build approach to landscaping with all my clients. I am a design-build architect and contractor – I take the client from conceptual design through completed construction – all with a hands on approach to insure the integrity of the design.
The biggest benefit of using a design-build professional is that you are getting so much more value than if you talk with individual trades directly and expect them to see how their individual part fits into your overall plan.
In addition to my own crews, I work with other specialists who are experts at their trades including decorative iron, stone masons, carpenters, general contractors, pool builders and pond experts.
Granted, not all projects need to be designed by a professional or even rendered in some type of plan or drawing. Many smaller projects are straightforward and have gone through the process of design by the homeowner.
Benefits of using a Design-Build professional:
Design expertise goes into any project regardless of its size or complexity
Capability to prepare a professional design and plans if deemed necessary
Ability to integrate all other trade specialties in terms of design details and construction issues
One Stop Shop approach to going from conceptual design to built finished product
Avoids the trap of getting design advice from individual trades beyond their own specialty
If you want to have a plan prepared to solicit multiple bids, we can provide you the drawings only
If your project does not warrant a formal designed plan, we can prepare a construction proposal
Perfect compliment for Do It Yourself homeowners who need guidance and want to do some of the work themselves
Designs that are creative yet practical and that can be built without complications in the field
Can provide you with alternative building materials and methods of construction such as comparing a poured concrete driveway with using pavers. A paver specialist will of course favor pavers, while the concrete specialist will say pavers are not as good or may be more expensive.