What Is Design Build?

Design build is a process that takes you from conceptualizing your home to the day you move in. There is a great deal of decision making that goes into building a custom home, including details you might never have considered. The advantage of a design build process is we guide you every step of the way, keeping the lines of communication open and clear so that you’re completely satisfied with your custom home.

Your home is one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make in your life. With a design build, you’ll be able to design exactly what you want and watch as your home rises, day by day. When you step through the front door for the first time, you’ll know that you’re home.

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The Design Build Process

The best thing about design build projects is that each one is as unique as our clients. Your home design build process will be customized to your project, budget, and timelines. From there, we help you through each of the following steps to ensure the project is exactly what you expected.


Lot Selection

The enchanting waterfront stretch of Crystal Coast draws clients here, but the oceanfront terrain also provides design challenges. We help you envision what your completed home will look like and guide you to selecting a lot that matches your vision.


Architectural Plans

Some of our clients have plans already drawn up when they approach us, but we can also provide architectural plan services. We work with highly talented and qualified architects who specialize in taking a vision and creating a plan for a fresh and unique build.



We bring honesty to every estimate we prepare. We believe in providing a detail-oriented estimate for every custom home, and we never underestimate to “wow” a client with a budget that doesn’t reflect the vision of their home. It’s important to us that your estimate reflects the level of finish you require so as to minimize additional costs during the build.



Every home we build is a combination of the highest level of construction and affordability. Some builders can lose sight of the budget during the build, usually because their estimate wasn’t as transparent and detailed as it should have been. We thoughtfully plan the project to be on time and within budget.

Moving In & Fixes

We stay committed to our clients even after the build is completed. We recommend that after you move in, you spend a month evaluating your new home. Should you find any issues, we return and make things right.

Call us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about the design build process. We’re ready to help build your dream home within your budget and timeline, turning your vision into reality.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is design build construction?

Design build construction is a project delivery method in which one entity, typically a design-build firm or builder, manages both the design and construction phases of a building project. This approach streamlines the process by combining design, construction and project management into a single team, which can result in a faster and more efficient construction process.

What are the advantages of design build?

The design build process has several advantages, including the ability to save time and money by working with a single entity for the entire project. This approach can eliminate communication gaps and reduce project delays. Additionally, a design build firm can provide a more streamlined and cohesive project experience, ensuring that the design and construction are aligned with the client’s goals and budget.

What should I ask my home builder before getting started?

Before getting started with a home builder, it’s important to ask several key questions, such as:

  • What is your experience building custom homes?
  • Can you provide references or examples of your previous work?
  • How do you manage the construction process and communicate with clients?
  • What is your payment schedule and what does it cover?
  • What warranties or guarantees do you offer for your work?
Does Crystal Coast Construction do the designs and floor plans?

Yes, Crystal Coast Construction provides design and floor plan services for our clients. We work closely with our clients to create a custom home design that meets their specific needs, preferences and budget. Our team has extensive experience in designing and building custom homes and we can handle all aspects of the design and construction process.

Can I bring my own design plans to a project?

Absolutely! Crystal Coast Construction welcomes clients who bring their own design plans to their projects. By doing so, you can actually reduce the build timeline, eliminating the 2-3 month design phase. In our initial meeting, we’ll review your plans to ensure compliance with building codes.

Our experienced team will carefully go over your plans with you to guarantee feasibility. Bring your design plans, and we’ll do our best to bring your vision to life while adhering to regulations and providing a personalized experience. Contact Crystal Coast Construction today to discuss your project.