Construction Confidential

The authority on exposing poor contractor practices, Tellus Design + Build
created this blog exposé for tips and tricks to save you time and money.

Jesse Fowler

Jesse holds two General Contracting licenses and performs custom residential
and commercial design and construction projects in Los Angeles, Orange County, and Santa Barbara. He
founded Tellus Design + Build in 2005 as Orange County’s first “Green” Design and Build firm, and strives to
reject the assumption of disappointment so prevalent in the industry.

How to Protect Yourself from a Predatory Design and Build Contract

It is now, of course, widely accepted that a comprehensive Design and Build process—as opposed to the traditional Design-Bid-Build approach—is a more cost-effective and efficient way to contract and complete a construction project. Studies have shown projects are delivered approximately 33% faster and end up costing and average of 6% less when choosing this method. But, it can still go wrong. A few “traps” to avoid…
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