BRB Development is proud to be a design/build contractor. Having said that, you may be wondering what that means exactly. Design/build contracting is a building process where a builder is involved in every aspect of a construction project from the very beginning of the design process. This is a relatively recent strategy and has been a major boon to the construction industry as well as to homeowners.
In years past, a more traditional way of approaching a construction project entailed several disconnected steps, including: selecting an architect to draw your plans and specifications, then at a later date, beginning the daunting task of selecting a reliable builder to build your project according to these plans and specifications, and most importantly, to do so within your budget. It is this final puzzle piece (staying within budget) that proves to be the elusive component of a construction project that is not built in the design/build arrangement. The older model (sometimes called design/bid/build) leaves room for a potential disconnect between the customer, the architect, and the builder. This disconnect can apply to both the construction methodology of the project, as well as, and very commonly, the actual cost of the project versus the customer’s budget or cost expectations. This potential issue is where the design/build process shines: the design process is driven by the builder’s constant feedback to the homeowner and architect regarding the products and systems and their costs.
Ultimately, the question you need to ask yourself is if you want to design your house in its entirety and then present these plans to a handful of builders in a competitive bid process or if you'd rather interview a handful of builders, then select the best candidate based on reputation, capability, and chemistry, and only then approach the design process as a team, identifying and optimizing the size, finish, and cost of the project.
It is important to note that this does not discount or marginalize the important role of the architect or designer in this process; far from it. The key to the design/build process is to synchronize the efforts of the team members right from the beginning.
Whether you bring your architect to us or utilize one of our architect associates, you’ll benefit from picking your team early in the process. We’ve worked with several architectural firms and are happy to make a recommendation for your project based on what your specific needs are. Feel free to contact us at any time for a recommendation or to further discuss our design/build process.
Do you have a home that you really like, but needs a facelift or a major redesign? Sometimes people have a home that they don’t intend to sell anytime soon but has a few things they're unhappy with: not enough space, a kitchen that’s too small, a need for a guest room, etc. If you don’t intend to build a new home, the next best option is often to remodel your existing home or build an addition. Over the years, we have remodeled homes, renovated old homes, built additions, and more. We’ve built detached garages, “man caves” in the attic, and renovated homes that had structural issues. Here is a list of the types of remodeling projects we’ve done over the years:
Sunrooms and outdoor living spaces
Use your imagination
While we’re not primarily in the business of remodels in smaller homes, we’re happy to talk to you about your project and how we might be able to help. We attack even the smallest projects we work on with the same gusto as the largest home builds, and you’ll enjoy the same customer service and personal attention that we give our largest and most demanding clients.
Simply contact us and we will be happy to discuss your project further and provide you with a quote. If it doesn’t fit within what we’re able to do, we’ll be happy to offer a recommendation of partners we’ve worked with in the past who are reputable and trustworthy.
CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT
BRB Development can assist in the overall planning, coordination, and control of a project from beginning to completion. We aim at meeting the client’s requirement to produce a functionally and financially viable project. The construction industry is composed of five sectors: residential, commercial, heavy civil, industrial, and environmental. As a construction manager, we hold the same responsibilities and complete the same processes in each sector. All that separates a construction manager in one sector from one in another is the knowledge of the construction site. This may include different types of equipment, materials, subcontractors, and possibly locations.