outdoor-patio-construction-designThere are always questions that come to the surface during the many phases of a custom design build project. The following are some of the most common questions that customers encounter before, during and after each project.

Our spectacular outdoor living spaces have made us the premiere landscape design and building company on the east coast.

BR Design/Build’s focus on our clients transcends our focus on our work—from the initial consultation, through construction and completion, we treat every client with care.

Every outdoor living space we transform is based on your dreams and your wishes—a fact we don’t take lightly. Because we manage all phases of the project in-house, we ensure the utmost attention to detail, the highest level of quality, and a finished product at an unsurpassed value.

We guarantee your complete satisfaction.

During the design phase, you’ll speak with one of our talented landscape architects.

The architect’s job is to provide you with a detailed, full-size plan that fulfills your most creative dreams, and works within your budget.

The landscape architectural plan will give you a very good idea of what your finished product will look like, so you can make sure it’s exactly everything you want.

Every landscape architectural plan is unique to each client. Your landscape design plan will be your very own—there will be no other plan like it. And once you have the plan in your hands, you own it.

Before you sign your contract with us, we’ll narrow down the scope of work, and make sure everything fits within your budget.

Once you have signed your contract, we enter the permit phase. Throughout DC, Maryland, and Virginia, each city, town and county has its own set of rules and regulations.

We take care of the entire permit process, ensuring that we receive permits without hassle and with the least amount of delay.

If you have ever visited a construction site, one thing you might notice about our sites is our meticulous attention to detail.

Craig Smith, owner of BR Design/Build, personally visits each site daily to go over the details and keep clients apprised of what is going on. You are encouraged to ask questions, and make changes. Our job is to provide you with a beautiful space and ensure your total satisfaction.

Our skilled installation teams and experienced craftsmen work quietly and efficiently, where the worksite is kept neat and clean. Throughout the entire process, the roles of creative design and solid construction practices are seamlessly integrated.

The results are spectacular: a space that marries form with function.

The moment you have been waiting for is almost here.

Upon completion, we will guide you through a thorough walkthrough of your new outdoor living space. We want to make sure everything is executed to your specifications. Our job isn’t complete until everything is exactly right.

At BR Design/Build we manage every phase of the project in house, which enables us to offer our clients the highest level of craftsmanship and quality at an unparalleled price. Throughout each phase of the process, we double –and triple-check everything to make sure we remain within budget.

Since every project is custom, pricing will be based on your unique project. Here are just some ballpark figures to get you thinking about your budget:


  • Small residential landscape projects usually do not require master plans. During initial consultations our designers can create functional designs at no cost.
  • Budgets for small projects usually range from $2,000-$20,000+
  • Large residential landscape or construction projects, which might include a custom inground swimming pool and spa withwater features, landscaping walls, custom decks, lighting, irrigation, fencing or other features usually range from
    $50,000 – $300,000+

Master Plans:

  • Master plans created by architect range from $2,000 – $5,000+
  • Architectural drawings for structures like pool houses or garages range from
    $2,000 – $6,000+