The Design-Build Process

Utilizing a design-build process, we work with you to design, develop and build a home specific to your tastes, needs, lifestyle and budget. With Ashley, you will experience the convenience and consistency of working with one company from lot selection to move in and will be guided through the process every step of the way.

You can rest assured that the house will be constructed exactly as you and your design professional envisioned it.  When the designer is also the builder, the client reaps the benefit of his or her extensive technical and field experience.  The builder-designer’s first-hand knowledge of the various building options, methodologies and materials available and their associated costs insures that your new home will be both beautiful and cost-efficient to build.     

With a designer-builder in charge of the job, client requested design changes go much more smoothly, with a minimum of delay, because there are fewer parties involved. Sometimes even major changes can be accomplished “mid-stream” rather than being delayed by back-and-forth communications with a separate architect or designer.

Additional benefits include: 

  • Substantial savings on design fees and reduction or elimination of costly changes after the construction documents are complete.  
  • The builder can estimate construction costs before construction documents are complete, thus insuring that your residence can be built as designed for a price that is within your budget.    
  • Responsibility for the design, construction and satisfactory completion of your project are assigned to one organization, reducing the kind of “finger pointing” and communication problems that can lead to errors, expensive rework and delays.
  • Since the Design-Build process is faster than traditional design and construction methods, you will lower project carrying costs and can begin to enjoy you new residence sooner. 
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