Design Build is a full-service concept where you retain a custom home builder who acts as your general contractor to guide and assist with your project. Your builder will recommend an architect based on your specific needs and goals.
Once you're comfortable that your Architect is a good fit, GTG Builders and your design professional will start developing plans that respect your needs and budget. By both entities working together, the same firm as control over both the architectural design and construction. With your Builder and Architect working side by side, as opposed to one after the other, you get the design and budget that meet your requirements, often on a much quicker timeline.
Selecting a Builder
Hint: Don’t try to fit a round peg into a square hole
The old saying goes:
“What are you looking for in a Builder? Best Price, Best Quality or Best Speed? You can have two but not all three!"
At GTG Builders, however, we add a fourth, “Customer Experience”.
We also believe you can have all four, but you 'll need to be honest with yourself and rank them as they all can't all be equally important. We recommend you search for a Builder you like- someone you are comfortable talking to because after all, you will spend a lot of time together!
A Quick Exercise: Take the following traits and rank them on a piece of paper
Price– Do I have a specific price limit for my project? Do I need a builder who will deliver for less?
Speed– Do I need a builder who will bring the project in on time, without a doubt? Does my builder need to deliver quicker than is customary?
Quality– Do I want a trouble-free, low maintenance home for as long as I live there? Do I want someone who offers good quality materials, excellent labor, and meet high standards? Do I want a builder who will service me and my home for the life of my home?
Customer Experience– Do I want to enjoy the process and the people I work with to accomplish my goals?