Building a new home is notoriously challenging. Too often, a lack of communication or expertise results in bad building performance, substandard finish details, or unnecessary and unexpected costs for the owner. Many of these undesirable outcomes stem from inherent deficiencies in the building process itself. With more than 40 years of design and construction experience between us, Hans and I realized that there had to be a better way to build.
After several successful years and many satisfied clients, Hans and I are convinced that Gerber Berend Design Build is the solution. Embracing a collaborative Design/Build model, Gerber Berend combines experienced designers with meticulous craftsmen into one Integrated Team. Through the process of Design/Build, we offer efficiency, service and an extraordinary product, at a great value. We have the proven field experience to properly plan and execute each design detail, from understanding our clients' individual visions to implementing each finish detail.
At Gerber Berend Design Build, we understand that successful projects begin with a solid relationship between the homeowner and the Design/Build team. We believe that great designs begin with unique clients and properties, their specific visions, and Design/Build professionals who know how to listen. We also believe that every design should respond to and engage with the distinct characteristics of its site and its particular relationship with the sun. Our designs and execution adhere to an intrinsic respect for the expression of materials' natural characteristics and their interrelationships. Our sophisticated understanding of the balance between spaces and the natural environment provides for intimate, human-scaled environments that encourage creative living. Above all, we have a passion and excitement for creating inspired living spaces through collaboration and discovery, while forming enduring relationships with our clients and their families.
Our top priority is the seamless transfer of information from the Designer to the Builder – a team that has an established, efficient and well-practiced working relationship. Design/Build eliminates discrepancies or misinformation between the Designer and Builder that might otherwise cause cost overruns, delays, uncomfortable gaps in design consistency or improper execution of construction details. The person who designs a structure coordinates the project on site, assuring that structural and aesthetic details are understood and executed throughout the construction process.
Inherent in our Design/Build process, owners incur no additional costs associated with design coordination in the field. This is our job, and our commitment: A seamless transfer of information from the Designer to the Builder is part of our efficient and practiced working relationship. Just as the Designer is involved in the construction process, the Builder provides invaluable feedback throughout the design process. Cost estimates during each phase of design are built in to the process, providing overall budget checks throughout. Further, as details develop and the project scope changes, cost estimates are revisited, designs and budgets are revised, and expectations are realigned between the building team and the clients. Ultimately, a client has one Design/Build team to stand behind the entire scope of work, ensuring that the structure is well protected and functioning properly. With our proven track record, we are confident that Gerber Berend's cost-effective, efficient and deeply experienced Design/Build team is unparalleled in transforming dreams into extraordinary homes. Our passion and commitment shines through – and each new project fosters intimate relationships and friendships developed through the art of design and construction. For us, this is the true reward of our talents.
Featured projects: "Sitting Quietly"
Address: 2546 Copper Ridge Drive, Unit D, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, United States, 80487
Wood window and beautiful view
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General Contractor: Gerber Berend Design Build
Photography: David Patterson Photography