What is the difference between a design-build company and a basic landscape contractor? Having a design-build company to remodel your Milton, MA, home means employing a single entity who will ensure a smooth workflow, quality construction, and an attractive design. On the other hand, a basic landscape contractor only takes care of the building side of the project, leaving the design to another company (architect or designer) – of their, or your, choice. While this traditional approach still works for some homeowners, we have witnessed many cases of financial discrepancies, delays, and design fail due to poor communication and coordination between the separate teams. If you are on the fence, here are the benefits of selecting a design-build company such as Towne Tree & Landscaping over a general landscape contractor for your project:
Work with One Team
A design-build company is staffed with skilled designers and builders. These experts work as a single entity on planning and executing your project from the beginning to the very end. Design-build teams focus on completing a project that meets and exceeds the client’s expectations.
One of the biggest advantages of a design-build company is that one person, usually a project manager, is accountable for everything. Dealing with both an architect and a general contractor and coordinating their communication can be overwhelming. Working with a unified team means that regardless of the challenges the team encounters, the issues will be dealt with by an experienced individual to successfully finish the project.
Increased Efficiency which Translates into Lower Costs
For increased efficiency, you only need one team who is invested in making the project as cost-effective as possible by having their expert staff readily available in order to offer open communication and collaboration. That by itself will contribute to a shorter timeline.
Starting a project with one company allows the team to calculate everything that will go into designing, building, and organizing all of the smaller details. This gives them an opportunity to get involved in the project from start to finish, ensuring continuity of labor. The team will know why you want and need certain things, and the initial intention of the design. They will also develop a greater understanding of your preferences and personal style and deliver to you your desired vision. The entire team will be actively invested in overcoming the challenges together. On the other hand, this can be diluted amongst the subcontractors when working with a basic landscape contractor. The designer, for example, may move on to other projects and not be actively present during the building process.
Focus on the Design
For homeowners, quality matters, however, there is no point in remodeling your home and ending up with something with which you are not satisfied. A design-build company focuses on the design and the craftsmanship that goes into the design as a single project. One of the biggest problems with hiring a basic contractor is that you never quite know how the building team might alter what the design team has put into place and what the final result might be.
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