Experts in Construction Management
Design Build Associates is a full-service Construction Management Consulting company with offices in Westlake Village and Irvine. We strive to be the best and the most professional consulting service company in our industry and are committed to our clients’ satisfaction.
Our expertise is assisting clients in achieving their objectives by helping them define the proper scope of work for their project and administrating that work from conception to completion. We coordinate and integrate the services of contractors, architects, engineers and other vendors as required for a specific project and scope of work. We believe professional analysis and properly managed teamwork between these experts produces quality results for our clients.
Our principals and project managers have all served in the capacity of licensed general contractors or engineers. We are staffed by experienced, highly-qualified people of integrity with over 250 years of collective experience in the construction industry.
What Our Clients Are Saying
Marriott’s Desert Springs Resort & Spa
I can also tell you that I experienced an excellent rapport with Design Build Associates and their on site supervisor during the entire project and was very pleased with the professional manner in which everyone handled themselves. Our Spa customers were almost unaware of the construction taking place in their environment … Given the high expectations of your typical European Health Spa customer, this was phenomenal!
Malibu Canyon Village Homeowners Association
The work to our community is complete and the results are terrific. I can say unequivocally that had it not been for Design Build Associates, we would still be living in an increasingly deteriorating environment, not to mention depressed property values. They have proven themselves trustworthy by providing the information needed for us to make informed choices, and as a result, gave the Board confidence to make the difficult decisions. Their over-sight during the work was superb. And they helped us to bring the project in under budget by a little more than $134,000!
First Western Development Co.
Design Build Associates has proven themselves capable of handling projects in a timely and professional manner with keen abilities in contract negotiations and project scheduling. They have a good grasp of the essentials required to move a project from inception to completion in a timely and effective manner. As president of First Western Development Co., I continue to involve them in my projects because I know they will be executed in a cost-effective, timely, and professional fashion.
261 Unit Condominium, Santa Barbara
The Board was impressed with Design Build's experience and their particular expertise in dealing with the unique issues associated with common interest developments. Everything we were told about the firm proved to be an understatement. The Design Build team is accessible, responsive and unfailingly organized... We truly could not have undertaken this project, let alone succeeded without their leadership and guidance. It is with great pleasure that I offer my recommendation of this firm.
El Escorial Homeowners Association
"Design Build Associates' experience, reputation and qualifications far exceeded others in the industry... They were able to demonstrate to us areas where major savings occurred. Design Build's poise and confidence during the whole process was very reassuring to the Board and the rest of the membership and we quickly came to understand that if we trusted their advice we would emerge from this project with the desired result. Design Build's counsel proved to be invaluable to us in all of these areas and we can confidently state that the recommendations and savings proposed by Design Build Associates, more than paid for their services to our Association... It is without reservation that I can highly recommend the experts at Design Build Associates to anyone who is considering a reconstruction project."
Hidden Canyon Homeowners Association
"I have seen many vendors come and go, and can say that Design Build is one of the best I have encountered. Design Build got us organized, established repair policies, communicated with homeowners and implemented scopes of work defined by architectural plans - something we would never have thought of. As important as their construction knowledge was their general availability and willingness to walk the board through complicated repair and construction projects... They were also proactive, bringing items of concern to the attention of the board... Design Build has helped get our community watertight and in good repair while maintaining their patience and professionalism at all times."
Village Palos Verdes Association
"Design Build Associates strength in developing favorable contracting strategies allowed VPV to enlist the expertise of construction professionals to create detailed construction tactics and estimating in advance of the Association obtaining project funding approval by the membership"
Our most recent articles...
One Structural Problem with Two Projects to Manage
On almost every HOA reconstruction project we encounter the same types of challenges to one degree or another, and these challenges would be no different for a seismic upgrade project. First is the “political” aspect of a project, which entails explaining to the homeowners the necessity for the project in such a way that they […]
Is That Balcony a Death Trap?
Okay, maybe that is a little extreme, but people have a reasonable expectation when they walk up a set of stairs or out onto a balcony that there is no risk involved. And of course that’s how we should feel, but after reading headlines like “2 Killed, 29 Hurt When Malibu Balcony Falls”, or “6 […]
Tough Choices, Good Decisions
The Board of Directors debates – but “The Process” is even more important! The Board knows they are facing a project that can’t be put off any longer. The time has come to get it done! Past boards may have put it off because of a lack of funds, or because some were terrified […]
Fact or Fiction
Over the last 30 plus years we have heard many HOA boards of directors and even some community managers state reasons why they decided not to involve a construction manager (CM) in their project. Although many of these reasons may seem appropriate on their face, oftentimes they indicate a lack of understanding of what exactly […]
Our Southern California Locations
5655 Lindero Canyon Road
Westlake Village, CA 91362
15 Corporate Park
Irvine, CA 92606