Our Design-Build Process
Design-Build is, without a doubt, the best approach to new home construction. It is a collaborative approach bringing together you (the client), your builder and your design team at the very beginning; before an architect has begun drawing and sometimes even before you’ve chosen the land on which to build. It is an approach that first explores your desires, your needs and your budget. It holds everyone accountable for meeting your design objectives and doing so within the budget you have set. As a Custom Home Builder and Design-Build Firm in St. Louis, Stockell provides cost-effective processes, quality materials, and transparent project management.
Why Choose Design-Build?
With our Design-Build Process, we are able to conceptualize the project design and price it prior to making any finalizations. On average this saves, 3-4 months of time, making it an efficient and cost-effective approach to building a custom home or home renovation project. This is because of potential redesigns as shown in the Traditional Design Process above. A design-build approach means approving the cost of the project prior to finalizing the design to avoid surprise costs and project delay.
Over the years we have seen many beautiful projects never built because the builder was brought on board after the design was done, only to find out it was way over the client’s budget, or on large remodels, only to find there were structural issues the designers overlooked making it impossible to build as designed or too expensive. Having 32 years in constructing exceptional projects, we bring a depth of knowledge to the table unsurpassed by our competition. We estimate construction every day and are up to date with current costs for various methods and finishes. We build every day encountering a myriad of construction methods, old and new. We also remodel, so we see firsthand what works well and what fails over time. We are involved in continuing education, studying modern building science and are well versed in best building practices. Because of our experience and education, we offer “value engineering” to the design team – If we can see a better way to build it and reduce cost, it will most likely be incorporated into your design.
Design Build is for busy professionals and parents who have little time for anything else. It is for those who will entrust the design and building of their dream home or renovation project to veteran professionals. The last thing you want are “issues” or “problems” to deal with during the process. We have systems in place covering every aspect of the process, from selections to cost estimating to scheduling. We take care of the details, so you don’t have to. That is the Stockell Difference.
The keys to a successful project are: great communication, creativity, experience and organization. These make the building and remodeling process less stressful and more enjoyable. And it should be enjoyable, fun and exciting to watch your dreams become a reality.
Our mission is to exceed customer expectations, make the whole process enjoyable, and continually raise the standard of excellence in every home we build or renovate..