5 Best Design Build Companies in Northeast Ohio

Finding the right design-build team for your project can be a burdensome task when a simple online search can deliver dozens and dozens of potential builders. At Payne & Tompkins Design + Renovations, we stand apart from other design-build firms for our attention to detail and upscale, award-winning design. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean we’re the perfect fit for your project. Honesty is a pillar of our business, so we’re offering a list of other talented design-build firms to add to your list of interviews, so you can decide for yourself which will be the best fit. 

If you’d like to include Payne & Tompkins on your list of interviews for your home remodeling project, we’d be honored. In the meantime, take a look at these other design-build contractors that serve the Northeast Ohio area you could consider for your interview process as well.  

1. Element Design Build Remodel

Element specializes in remodeling projects both large and small. From remodeling entire bathrooms, kitchens, mudrooms, laundry rooms, and basements to refacing or replacing cabinetry, replacing floorings, and updating portions of your bathroom. Their home designers and interior designer, led by a husband-and-wife team, means every aspect of your remodel can be carefully managed under one roof. 

Element’s unique offering of custom cabinetry for the kitchen and bath, built-ins, crown molding, and other details sets their work apart. They also offer factory and semi-custom cabinetry. In their showroom in Hudson, Ohio, you’ll find every product and brand they have available for cabinets, tile, countertops, flooring, and hardware. Because they specialize in smaller projects as well as full-room renovations, they put more emphasis up front on these specific projects than most other design-build firms. 

2. Regency Design + Build

Regency Design + Build began in 1989. They offer in-house design services but will also work with a skilled architect within their network if that’s your preference. Also within their network is their financing partner, GreenSky. Regency specializes in remodeling kitchens, bathrooms, and basements with the price for each level of remodel stated on their website for transparency. 

Also on the Regency website is their virtual design tool. Compare different materials in different colors for every part of a kitchen remodel. See the difference cabinet design options, countertops, tile, and flooring will make in real-time. They also offer clients access to a project management program to make communication easier and organized, keep you in the know about schedules, and updates, and answer your questions during design and construction.  

3. Perrino Builders

Perrino Builders has been building and remodeling homes in Northeast Ohio for 30 years, winning numerous awards for both exterior and interior design. They primarily build custom homes within gated communities and planned neighborhoods and include features as a standard that many other home builders would consider an upgrade. Another Perrino standard is their commitment to green design, ensuring every home is high quality and energy efficient. 

Perrino also offers dealer direct prices that allow them to offer competitive pricing, including flooring, cabinets, lighting, and even furniture. You’ll see all of their product selections in their showroom located in Chesterland, Ohio. Their team of certified interior designers is committed to designing the perfect space in your style and budget. 

Choose a lot available in one of many neighborhoods or have a custom home built on your own land. As for remodeling, Perrino specializes in kitchens, bathrooms, basements, and additions, with complimentary interior design services for each. Perrino offers complimentary in-house and showroom design consultations to get to know your design goals and find out if they’re the right fit for your project.

4. Alexandra Fine Homes

Alexandra Fine Homes, led by brothers Nestor and Paul, began with experience in the family construction business and moved into creating projects with the design-build method. The company upholds a low-volume structure to ensure every client gets a hands-on approach from design to warranty and beyond. The team focuses on remodels, including kitchens, additions, outdoor living spaces, and even whole-home historic restorations. 

Their renovation and construction design and craftsmanship have earned several awards, featuring green building practices put forth by a talented team of tradespeople. If a custom home is what you’re looking for, Alexandra Fine Homes is equipped to find land, including within their inventory of homesites. Depend on the team for superb design or bring in your own architect. 

5. Payne & Tompkins Design + Renovations

With a long list of prestigious awards for interior and exterior remodel designs, Payne & Tompkins have made a name for upscale home renovation serving the Northeast Ohio area. Payne & Tompkins have delivered renovations for over twenty years, such as bathrooms, kitchens, basements, and outdoor living areas. The full-service design-build firm is located in Chardon, Ohio, with a showroom to inspire design ideas and walk clients through product selection.

The custom remodel process by Payne & Tompkins begins with fully understanding the client’s lives, vision, and functionality needs. The design team at Payne and Tompkins will develop 3D renderings of the custom-renovated space to help you visualize the project when it’s completed. By working to understand every aspect that goes into a successful design, Payne & Tompkins delivers designs and craft that are efficient, inspired, spectacular, and authentic. 

At Payne & Tompkins, it’s acknowledged that every project is as unique as the family that lives in the space. Your home’s challenges, the solutions to solve them, and the design to create a new space are driven by the client and aided by our professional team, with your budget and timeline. To learn more about Payne & Tompkins, the design-build process, and to find out if we’re the right fit for your project, contact us to schedule a consultation

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