Why design to build

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.

Get a free estimate today to learn more about how we can help you design and build your dream space.


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

Tim Fears
Fears Construction CEO

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The process of a traditional Design Bid Build and a Design to Build is very different. 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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Fears Construction Design-Build process Illustration

Services || Design to build

At Fears Construction featuring B Design, we offer a wide range of design-to-build services to help you create the space of your dreams. Whether you're looking to remodel your home or business, build new or simply update your space, we have the expertise and experience to bring your vision to life, no matter what the scope of your project is.

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. 

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.   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 includes trim work, cabinetry, built-ins, and even custom furniture.  Carpentry will update the look and feel of any space, completing a design with trim or a piece of furniture.


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Design consultant services

Design Services

Partnered with design experts at  B Design, we will work with you to understand your needs and goals, and to design a personalized space that is functional for your needs.

Design Services

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

A room addition, house extension and basement finishing are perfect ways to add space and functionality to your home. We design and build spaces that meet your needs and your budget.

New Construction

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
21:42 10 Jun 22
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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