Design to Build Inspiration

Design to build is a unique service that combines the design and construction phases of a project into one cohesive process. This ensures that the final product exceeds your expectations and eliminates delays and communication problems.

What is design-to-build and why is it important? As mentioned above, what makes design to build different is the integration of both designer and builder to work together through the entire process. When design and construction are separate entities, it can cause delays and communication problems. With Fears Construction and B Design working together, these breaks in communication are eliminated and our partnership makes it work more seamless since we understand how each other work. This shared mission to provide clients with the best possible results, both beauty and function, has led us to provide you with creatively designed spaces that are built with quality and function in mind. We find that this cohesive effort from start to finish exceeds expectations and brought our clients the most optimal results. You can learn more about our process on our process page

On top of a seamless design to build philosophy we purchased top-of-the-line technology that helps manage our client's project, so they can always stay up-to-date on progress. The homeowner or business owner can log into their account on any computer, mobile app, or tablet app to view real-time updates, upload and review pictures, and communicate with the design-to-build team.

Fears Construction featuring B Design came from humble beginnings in Shorewood, IL over a decade ago. We can perform any job no matter how big or small and are proud to offer four different scope of work choices. Get a plan for your next DIY project or get a complete upgrade.  We are confident that we can help you create the perfect space for your needs and we are committed to making sure that you are satisfied with the results.

Are you looking to bring your dream home to life in the Chicago suburbs? Look no further than Fears Construction featuring B Design! Specializing in design-to-build services in Shorewood, Plainfield, Joliet, Naperville, and beyond, we are dedicated to turning your vision into a stunning reality. Trust us to handle every step of the construction process with precision and expertise. Let us be your partner in creating the home you've always wanted.

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"We can do it all, from changing light bulbs to building homes."

Tim Fears
Fears Construction CEO

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When it comes to construction projects in Shorewood, IL and the Chicago suburbs, there are two main approaches: the traditional bid build method and the innovative design-to-build process. At Fears Construction featuring B Design, we believe that the design to build approach is the way of the future. Rather than separate entities working independently, our seamless collaboration ensures that your vision is brought to life efficiently and effectively. By eliminating confusion and allowing for real-time adjustments, we are able to provide our clients with a finished product that exceeds expectations. Let us show you the power of design to build in transforming your space.

The infographics below give you a visual of how each method works, from start to finish. As you can see with a traditional design bid build the designer and builder work independently at each phase while in a design-to-build process both design and builder work cohesively throughout the entire process looping in the business owner when needed. These graphs are based on an illustration we found on Wikipedia

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Our Design to Build Services

At Fears Construction featuring B Design, we provide a wide variety of affordable design and construction services to residents and businesses across the Chicago suburbs and help achieve the ideal space. Whether you want to renovate, build new, or update, we have the skills and knowledge to make any vision a reality, no matter the size of your project.

Our design-to-build process is efficient and effective, so you can be confident that your project will be streamlined, completed on time and within budget. We will work with you every step of the way to ensure that your final product meets your needs and exceeds your expectations. Our services include but are not limited to remodeling, design and design consultations, carpentry, and new construction. We also offer different scope of work options that meet any budget and project need. Choose a Plan and Vision, Small Refresh, Medium Upgrade, or Complete Upgrade for any room, office, or even exterior space. 

Our Services

Kitchen Remodel by Fears Construction Featuring B Design in Shorewood, IL
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Remodeling Services

We are remodeling experts  with a  design-to-build mindset. We take on any home remodeling project, big or small.  Bathroom remodels, kitchen remodels, basement remodels, living room remodels, and outdoor remodels.  Let us know your vision and we will make it our mission to make it a reality.

Remodeling Services

Carpentry, custom furniture, custom cabinets by Fears Construction and B Design
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Carpentry

As your local Shorewood, IL carpentry experts, we can help you with all your carpentry needs. Our Carpentry expertise includes trim work, custom cabinetry, custom built-ins, and even custom furniture. Custom carpentry can update the look and feel of any space.

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Design Services

Partnered with local Shorewood, IL design experts at  B Design, Fears Construction will work with you to understand your needs and goals, and to design a personalized space that is functional for your needs. We are local to the Chicago suburbs so understand the harsh climates making it easier to design a functional and beautiful space.

Design Services

New construction, room additions, and home extensions by Fears Construction and B Design
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New Construction

Room additions, house extensions, and basement finishing are the perfect ways to add space and functionality to your Midwestern home. New construction has been on the rise in the Chicago suburbs and we have been satisfying many clients using our design to build methodology

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What Makes Us Different

Design to build has always been in our blood. Fears Construction began with a mission to help homeowners with all of their construction needs, from changing light bulbs and painting to roofing, siding, and even additions. At the same time, B Design was helping homeowners everywhere create spaces that fit their personality and made them feel at home. After working together over the years, they decided to join forces to bring clients a more efficient process.

With combined expertise in their fields while strategically working together Tim and Blair have built the most seamless, functional, and stress-free process in the Shorewood/Plainfield area. With Tim and Blair leading the team they have built a dedicated team that holds themselves to the highest standards of excellence. It shows through our finished products and satisfied clients. This web design is new so please keep coming back as we will be adding a portfolio of work and introductions to our amazing team members. 

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Justin likarJustin likar
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Lenny DuncanLenny Duncan
23:02 16 Jul 21
I know Mr. Fears very well. Throughout the year he has helped our house. Taking down bee nests and wasp nests as well. I definitely will recommend Mr. Fears for any job.
Jason MathewsJason Mathews
21:59 08 Feb 21
I'm very happy with the service I received for Fears Construction. Jake was extremely diligent and responsive during a project I had at home. For a project I was expecting to take weeks to fix, the company got out there, assessed the situation, got the appropriate personnel on-site and fixed the issue all within the course of a week. Jake continued to keep me in the loop throughout the repairs regarding the work being done and the estimated completion date.
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