Design Build Firms - What are they and are there advantages?

What is a Design Build Firm?

A Design Build Firm is a type of construction firm that provides all services necessary to complete a project from start to finish. This includes design, architecture, engineering, and actual construction. A Design Build Firm typically works with the client throughout the entire process to ensure that their vision is achieved. The integration of these services allows for cost savings and efficiency, and it eliminates the need to coordinate between multiple contractors and consultants during the construction process.

At Proteus Homes, we understand that building an ADU can be overwhelming. That's why we offer a turnkey service that covers everything from design and architecture to finishing work and move-in day. Unlike traditional contractors, we include all costs in our bids, so you won't be caught off guard with hidden fees or expenses. Here's why we believe Design Build Firms have major advantages when building your ADU.

Benefits of a Design Build Firm


1. Single Point of Contact

 You have a single point of contact throughout the entire project. You won't have to worry about coordinating with multiple contractors, designers, and architects – we're your one-stop-shop for your ADU project. Our integrated approach ensures that your project is completed efficiently and effectively.

2. Accurate Project Pricing

We are a Design Build Firm, which means we provide all the services you need for your ADU project. We include all costs, from site prep to design/architecture fees, in our bids. You won't have to worry about hidden costs or expenses that weren't accounted for in your budget.

3. Streamlined Design Process

We understand that building an ADU involves many choices. That's why offering several popular floor plan options that you can customize to match your style and preferences. We also offer four exterior design aesthetics – California Classic, Modern FarmHouse, Modern Spanish, and Modern – and can help you select interior finishes to match. Our designers are here to help you every step of the way, so you don't have to worry about design fatigue.

4. High-Quality Craftsmanship

At Proteus Homes, we are dedicated to delivering high-quality craftsmanship and an enjoyable experience. We use a building system that eliminates common budget errors and ensures that your project is completed on time and within budget. We aim to exceed your expectations and provide you with a space that you'll love for years to come.


In conclusion, building an ADU can be a daunting task, but Proteus Homes is here to make it easy. With our turnkey service, single point of contact, accurate project pricing, streamlined design process, and commitment to high-quality craftsmanship, we believe that a Design Build Firm are best for your ADU project. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help bring your vision to life!