Design-build is a relatively new project delivery method in which one entity, the design-build team, works under a single contract with the project owner to provide design and construction services. One entity, one contract, one unified flow of work from initial concept through completion; thereby re-integrating the roles of designer and contractor. With this arrangement the owner holds one single contract for both his design and construction services. This method is proven to save time in the overall project timeline due to the fact that there is significant overlap of design effort and the construction process. In other words, an owner doesn’t have to wait for his final plans and specifications to be completed and bid out before portions of work can commence. Kiefner Brothers, Inc. has successfully partnered with several excellent design firms to secure and perform work under this method. Kiefner Brothers, Inc. is a member of the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) and Thomas Kiefner is a certified associate of DBIA.