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The Design Build Process

What’s the biggest advantage in selecting a design-build firm? Improved communication. When you work with a design-build firm like Murray Lampert, you will enjoy a single point of contact for everything from architectural and design aspects to the engineering and construction work. You’ll avoid the stressful role of being the middleman between the architect, the contractor, and the sub-contractors.We’ll deliver a smoother project, better communication, reduced timeline, and more bang for your budget.

The entire design-build process is a conversation about what your needs are and how we can make that happen.

Design Stage

Our architect will collaborate with you to hone in on your wants and produce the right design. You’ll be able to visualize what your future home will look like with detailed renderings and realistic 3D walkthroughs. We’ll bring in our trade partners, conduct inspections of lead, mold, and asbestos, and send a camera down the sewer lines. We do this upfront to reduce any surprises later in the project. The final goal: you will know exactly what to expect and you’ll receive a precise quote.

Pre-construction Stage

Once the design has been approved by you, we’ll prepare the construction documents and the architectural engineering designs, and we’ll submit the plans to the city for permitting. We don’t outsource any of this to a third party, and we keep you updated throughout. At the same time, your interior designer will work with you to select details like tiles, flooring, paint colors, cabinets, and finishes.

Construction Stage

Successful construction is about proactive communication. You can expect weekly progress meetings with your project manager and almost daily email updates with photos. Because we handle all aspects of the construction, you can expect rapid progress.

Post-construction Stage

We conduct a final inspection and perform the final punch list. We make sure that the doors and cabinet drawers close easily, and we check to see if anything else needs to be done. We also conduct a post-construction meeting, during which we ask how we did and what we could do better. You will also enjoy our generous 3-year warranty, because we stand by the quality of our work.

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Why Design-Build?

Design-Build Remodeling vs. Traditional Home Remodeling

Thanks to custom home construction, you have an array of options when it comes to creating the perfect home to suit your lifestyle and future needs. Adding an in-law suite is perfect for any San Diego homeowner who is looking to increase space and versatility in their home addition. Although there are numerous benefits to in-law suites, we believe the top benefits are:

Single Point Of Contact For The Customer

In the traditional, architect-driven approach, customers invariably have to deal with multiple contractors, depending on the type and scope of the project. Moreover, employing several contractors entails having several contracts, which is both time-consuming and costly.

By contrast, design-build involves a dedicated project manager who is in charge of coordinating all aspects of the project and communicating with the customer.

Experienced project managers at Murray Lampert will take care of your remodel from start to finish. You will receive regular progress updates and timely answers to all your questions regarding any aspect of the project, from design to construction.

Controlled Cost-Estimation, No Under-Budgeting

At Murray Lampert, we begin each and every project with a detailed budget and design plan. By having a single contract covering all the design-build services, we can present our customers with a comprehensive and fully transparent cost estimation up front.

We boast an award-winning San Diego design-build team, so you can be sure we will account for all project expenses and troubleshoot any issues quickly and efficiently.

Rest assured there will be no hidden costs, as we will provide you with a detailed payment plan including all the individual services before any work begins on your home.

Timely Completion Of Each Project Phase

One of the biggest advantages of design-build is time-efficiency. There is no time lag since different stages of a single project can be executed simultaneously while being carefully coordinated and monitored. Homeowners are delighted to realize the design time is shortened, after which there is no need to hire a different contractor to carry out the rest of your project.

Our seasoned designers value your time as much as they value your needs and ideas. Because we determine a timeframe at the beginning of each project, our designers are generally able to shorten the timeframe necessary for the project to reach the permit stage.

Accountability And Consistency Throughout The Project

As San Diego’s leading design-build remodeling contractor, Murray Lampert remains fully accountable for the entirety of your home renovation project. All members of our team are accountable to each other, and in turn, to you.

We are especially proud of the close professional relationships our staff maintains. Their work is complementary as they strive to achieve each other’s visions. Designers make sure their renditions are achievable by the builders, while builders follow the designer’s vision closely so as to ensure it is accurately achieved.

With a well-organized and coherent team of professionals at Murray Lampert, you can be sure there is no conflict of interest – there is no finger pointing or miscommunication, as our team shares the same professional goals and values.

Personalized Design-Build Services In San Diego

We’re spent over 40 years building our stellar reputation with homeowners throughout San Diego, and we take great pride in our unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction. Given the unprecedented increase in unique customer demands, our dedication to personalized customer service becomes more important than ever.

Our design-build process enables our team to craft completely customized solutions that fit perfectly with each client’s vision, goals, and budget. From planning to permits, architectural decisions to interior design, all the way through to project management and construction, Murray Lampert provides a fully customized experience and personal touch with every remodeling project.

Our Projects

Design-build in action.

Whether you want to transform your living room, add a second deck, or create a wonderful oasis in your backyard, we’ll listen to what you’re dreaming of. Take a look at some of our latest creations.

Project

Complete Home Remodel in La Jolla

La Jolla California home on a quiet street, with gorgeous ocean views from the formal dining room, living room, breakfast nook, balcony, master suite, master bathroom shower, backyard deck and pool area.

Explore Our La Jolla Home Remodel
Project

Luxury Remodel with European Flair

Whole-home remodeling project for a luxurious property in Rancho Santa Fe, CA. View this and other featured home remodeling projects from Murray Lampert.

Rancho Santa Fe Remodel
  • "We had complete trust with Murray Lampert and they exceeded our expectations. The professionalism exhibited from the very beginning with the design of our project and the review of the contract was so thorough we felt extremely confident we were in the right hands."
    Dan & Jennifer
    Del Mar
  • "The personal attention we got from Murray Lampert - the ability to meet with the team, and of course, with Gregg Cantor - solidified us choosing Murray Lampert."
    George Cava
    Coronado, CA
  • "Communication is critical to any big project, and everyone on the Murray Lampert team was an expert - responding promptly to any questions and keeping us constantly informed. Our beautiful project was finished on time and on budget."
    Mark Sokolowski
    Del Cerro, CA
  • "The quality of the work, cost, and early completion of the project makes us happy we choose Murray Lampert among the other contractors. The Murray Lampert team are great communicators, and they kept us informed throughout each phase of our project. We’ve received a lot of positive compliments on the quality and workmanship of the finished project."
    Stan & Gemma
    Spring Valley

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