Frequently asked questions

We are a full service general contractor.  Our focus is on providing end-to-end, turn-key solutions to our customers with custom homes, home additions, and home renovations.

Our typical project minimum is $75,000.

When you want to continue living where you've been living, sometimes you just need more space.

Addaroom is our branded service designed specifically to give you more room in your existing home.  You know, as opposed to having to find land, build a home, and move somewhere else.

From home additions to ADU's, this part of our company specializes in providing you that extra space needed for kids moving back home, providing living space for grandma... anything.

Some of our clients have built mother-in-law suites complete with bedroom, bathroom, living, and even a kitchenette!

Simple contact one of our Home Consultants by calling (253) 251-2501 and press 1.  You’ll then set an appointment so that we can assess your project.

Many would be homeowners try manage a construction project by working with 4-5 different designers, engineers, general contractors, etc.  The net result is they end up paying thousands of dollars to design and engineer a home that is way beyond their budget.

The holistic approach uiltizes one, deeply experienced team that oversees everything.  The net result is building a home, or additions that meets your needs, lifestyle, and budget.

Historically custom general contractors give you a flat fee to build your home.  At Design Build NW, once you have engaged with us to manage your project, we’ll produce an estimate outlining our costs for each line item.


To be honest, the best way to keep your costs down, headaches low, and reduce your project timeline is to work with our architectural design team who works seamlessly with our estimating and construction teams.  

You can shave tons of time on your project by choosing one of our pre-designed floor plans for a custom home, or work with our designer to create something from scratch for home additions and renovations.

We can can then design a floor plan that fits your lifestyle and at the same time make sure it meets your budget.  

Check out Home Plans Northwest… we have hundreds of floor plans designed specifically for Northwest families.

With a few exceptions, that’s not a good idea.  

For instance, most designs online were created for different parts of the USA and will require a complete makeover in order to build that plan here in the Northwest.

Talk to us first, and we'll consult you on the best way forward.

Let us take a look!  

Whether you have full drawings for a custom home, or home addition, we’ll guide you as to preliminary costs for your design as well as let you know if there are any potential issues you should be aware of.  

Assuming you have worked with an architectural designer that understands construction costs, your budget will be able to accommodate your plan.


We have hundreds of dynamic, functional, and awesome looking custom home floor plans that are ready to build.  You’ll save 2-3 months off your home building timeline by using one of our pre-designed home plan.

See Home Plans Northwest for a huge bounty of floor plans.  If you purchase one of our plans, we credit you back the entire architectural drawing use fee when you build with us.

With Design Build NW, you’ll have access to our exclusive online project management portal.  You’ll see  our schedules, estimates, and budgets real-time during the entire process.

Builder first… they know costs.  Your best bet is to initiate the process with an experienced builder that works with very talented and smart architectural designers.

We can tell you lots of horror stories where a homeowner spent $15,000 with an architectural designer that lacked the knowledge of construction costs only to find out they just paid for a design they can’t afford to build.

We utilize a holistic approach to home building.  In order to ensure a consistent output of quality product, this is where we have to put some limitations in place.

That means in order to keeps costs down, manage schedule timelines, leverage warranties, we need to work with our subcontractors and suppliers that we have long relationships with.

Yes… it’s what we do.  

Our founder is a published author in the residential construction industry and is responsible for building over 300 Northwest homes over the last 20 years. Our “in-house” architectural designer is also one of the owners and has overseen 4,000 + custom home projects right here in South Puget Sound.

Our options are virtually endless.  

Our flooring, lighting, plumbing, and cabinet suppliers carry industry leading manufacturers and product lines.  They have huge depth in selections from tile, carpet, hardwoods, lighting, and more.

We’ve been working with construction lenders for over 20 years.  

With bank lending there are a select few lenders that even offer construction lending.  Of those, there are a small handful that do it well.  We work with several lenders that we have a relationship with that can fund your project.


While all of the “On-Your-Lot” homebuilders require you to perform things such as paint your home, provide portable toilets, install concrete... we manage everything.  

We are a full-service general contractor so that means we’ll manage your building permits and all those little things that other contractors make you do.

You’ll have to meet with our supplier showrooms to choose your selections such as flooring, cabinets, lighting, and plumbing fixtures, but that’s about it.

Yes! I would like a free introductory consultation.

I would like more information about building a custom home, addition or renovating my existing home.

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