Design/build is a more efficient process than what you’ll get from Worcester general contractors. With design/build, you have one point of contact managing the entire process—from design, to budgets, to the build itself. Communication is paramount every step of the way so that nothing falls through the cracks.
That said, my approach to the design/build process is a bit different from other Massachusetts design/build firms. When you hire J.E.P. Contracting, you get me, Patrick Perkins. I’m the owner, the designer, and the project manager.
At other design/build firms, the designer and project manager probably won’t be the same person (and definitely not the owner). I prefer being in control of the design and the project management. I “own” everything. (The buck stops here, as the saying goes.)