The Premier California Design Build Firm
RBC Construction is one of the premier residential design build firms in California, designing and building luxury residences for valued clients throughout the state for many years. Our CA design build philosophy focuses on the idea of our clients having a single source solution for creating the home of their dreams. We are the master builder who accepts full responsibility for designing and constructing each project from concept to completion.
While many homeowners are familiar with the somewhat traditional path of first hiring an architect to design a home, and then researching and hiring the best CA custom home builder to build that home based on the accepted design, we streamline the process by bringing all areas of expertise under one roof, which ultimately saves all parties involved time, money, and energy.
Our California Architect + Custom Home Builder Approach
This collaborative approach to Southern California design build means that, as a homeowner, you can have your dream home designed in accordance with your budget and with realistic expectations of what can and cannot be done within your price range. Our clients are busy professionals who appreciate the convenience of working with one firm for every stage of their project, from conception through certificate of occupancy.
If you have ever built a home by working with an architect for your CA house plans and a separate construction company to build your home, you may be familiar with the back and forth that often eats up time and budget. Frustrating aspects of this type of arrangement include waiting weeks to make simple design changes, getting charged extra for each design revision, having a set of home plans that specify a home that is not aligned with your budget, and general design and construction delays.
At RBC Construction, we have an obsession with making your custom home building experience as enjoyable and stress-free as possible. Whether you came to our site looking for a California architect or a luxury home builder, you will find valuable information on our site that should put you in a better position to make educated decisions about your next residence.
Benefits of Design Build Home Construction in California
Our Design-Build approach to custom homes in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties promotes the five pillar benefits associated with the design-build process:
Residential design-build in Southern California incorporates both the architectural and design phase with the new home construction phase under a single contract. This means that the homeowner’s control of the entire home design and building process is bolstered and financial risk is minimized by working with a single firm like RBC that is fully committed to the success of the project.
Design With Budget In Mind (Cost Savings)
Contrary to the traditional model, our design-build team works closely with each client to accurately conceptualize the project at a very early stage. Once we establish a working budget for your project, based on your vision and your resources, we can design a home that falls within that range. The alternative, unfortunately all too often, is hiring a reputable architectural firm to design your new $3 Million home that, in reality, would cost $5 Million. In this case, after receiving quotes from builders that are far above your budget, you would then have to go back to the architect, pay for a round of revisions, and hope that the firm can revised the design to fit your budget. This back and forth obviously costs you time and money and ultimately delays the final completion date of your new home.
With a single-source California design-build firm such as RBC, the design and construction processes can often be overlapped, which means that we can begin on your foundation as soon as your foundation and utility relocation designs are complete, and work on designing other aspects of your home along the way. Such concurrent activities provide an accelerated new home building process and get you in your dream home as soon as possible, without sacrificing quality and workmanship.
When done properly, the design-build approach to new home construction in California inherently produces a higher quality product than the separate, oft conflicting architect + contractor approach. Since the design-build firm is responsible for both the design and build aspects and fully responsible for the outcome of the project, it is in our best interests to use the highest quality materials and dedicate the highest quality workmanship to each project to ensure that it is built to exceed our clients’ expectations. Since the design and build teams are integrated under one roof, the build team can fully understand and interpret the designs and build your home exactly how it was designed on paper.
Reduced Risk to the Homeowner
When a homeowner contracts with an architectural firm in CA and a separate custom home builder in your local area, there is a certain level of risk that the homeowner assumes for the home design. If the architect makes errors in the design, or if the design isn’t interpreted exactly how the homeowner had conceptualized, there is a risk that the home won’t turn out precisely as expected. In the design-build model, the homeowner is not liable for any of these types of errors because our design and build teams are under the same roof and we take full responsibility for building to design as specified. This shifting of liability for design quality from the homeowner to the design-build firm is perhaps the biggest advantage of the design-build model the luxury home building in Palm Desert, Palm Springs, or anywhere else for that matter.
Is California Design Build Right For You?
Because the integrated design-build model is not widely popular in Riverside County (yet), the concept may be entirely new to you. This will especially be the case if you have designed and built a home before with the traditional architectural firm + custom home builder approach. While we can’t say that there is one correct model for every homeowner, we strongly believe that the advantages outlined above make sense for most homeowners who are looking to design and build their next dream residence. Our belief is that, whether you are looking to build in Riverside County or San Bernardino County, you will find that the single solution design-build approach makes the most sense for you and your family, as it ultimately saves time and money and in most cases increases the quality of your new home.
We at RBC have developed our collaborative design-build solution with our valued clientele in mind. Our goal is to provide the most pleasant and stress-free new home building experience possible, provide full transparency, and communicate in a clear manner with all of our clients at every single step in the design and construction process.
If you feel that this approach may be suitable for you, please contact us to schedule a meeting with us to learn more and to determine whether we’re a good fit to help you realize your dreams of building your very own custom home in the California Desert or Temecula Valley area.
How to Choose a California Desert Luxury Home Builder
If you are looking to design and build your dream home in Southern California, you want to make sure you spend some time to do your homework up front to ensure that you eventually hire the best possible custom home builder for your particular situation. California architects and builders have different styles and different design aesthetics, not all of which will match your tastes. You may already know a general contractor in or even a luxury home builder in your area, but they may not necessarily be the right fit for your dream house design and construction project. When you research and interview different custom home builders, make sure you have a look at their project portfolios to get a feel for their style and workmanship.
Not All CA Custom Home Builders Are Created Equal
Besides having different design and building styles, the best custom home builders in San Bernardino County will invariably have different price points, project schedules, and ways of approaching and managing projects. Of course price is always a big factor. You never want to pay more than you have to for your dream home. However, you want to be careful that you are paying enough. We all know that the low priced option is rarely the best option. You want to make sure that the price is fair enough that it enables the design build firm you choose to build a beautiful home for you and your family.
In addition to budget considerations, when you are ready to make a purchasing decision, don’t be afraid to ask your home builder or Southern California remodeling contractor for a sample contract and payment schedule. And if possible, have someone you know and trust review the contract. After all, you are spending a lot of money and a lot of time when you build a new custom home in CA, so you want to make sure you have all your ducks in a row before beginning. A reliable and quality house builder will provide a fair payment schedule, where you’re not giving the construction or development company a large down payment. There may be as many as a few dozen payments throughout the course of your design build project, depending on the scope and size.
Other Factors To Consider When Hiring a CA Architect or Design Build Firm
When you are comfortable for the price of your CA luxury home, and you are also at ease with the payment schedule and contract, another thing you want to look at and consider is the project management and communication style of your chosen Temecula area home builder. There are some companies where you will be able to talk with the owner whenever you want and who will visit your home on a regular basis. Then there are companies that are larger and you won’t necessarily be talking directly with the owner or upper management. One way isn’t better than the other; people just have different preferences and ways of operating. In our experience, our clients appreciate our hands on approach and the fact that our owner, Ron Bierma, is intimately involved with every design build or custom home building project. Ron is a carpenter by trade and has a keen eye for aesthetic details that we believe truly separates a Bierma Custom Home from the competition.
Contact Us for a California Design Build Consultation
If you are looking for an architect or custom home builder in Southern California and you think you’re ready to begin designing and building your next home, whether in Riverside County or elsewhere in our great state, we welcome you to contact us to schedule a phone call or meeting to determine how we can be of assistance, whether that means being the company to do your CA house plans, build your home, or point you in the right direction if we’re not the best fit.
Our California Design Build Local Service Areas
RBC Construction is a CA custom home builder providing in-house architectural and engineering services, and is based in Beaumont, CA and serves the local areas of Temecula, Murrieta, Menifee, Lake Elsinore, Fallbrook, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, and more.