Established in 1995, Downey Szafarz Construction Inc. (DSC) was created as an option for DSA (Downey Szafarz Architects) clients in direct response to requests and market demand for an integrated design/build process. We exclusively build only select DSA designs.
Building a limited number of projects at any one time ensures personal care and attention. Unlike many larger design/build firms that steer clients through numerous departments (e.g. sales, bidding, selections, construction, warranty, etc.), DSC maintains a close personal relationship with each client by using the “Architect-led” philosophy. Utilizing the intimate knowledge of the project from the initial concept, a client relationship developed through the architectural design phase, and over 20 years of construction experience, our philosophy ensures seamless transition from sketch to reality.
Our “Architect-led” construction company features the client’s DSA architect/designer as the construction manager to oversee and coordinate all aspects of the entire construction process. Design and construction related questions and/or details are efficiently answered and resolved as the construction manager has comprehensive knowledge of the project by also being the project architect.
DSC projects range from modest additions and specialty rooms to historic renovations and elegant estate homes. We are able to build the finest quality at the best price through relationships formed with the north shore’s finest subcontractors and consultants. By procuring multiple bids for each trade and reviewing all pricing with the client, we are able to maintain project costs and scheduling.
DSC also provides estate management consulting services for remedial repair issues as well as upgrades and periodic/preventive maintenance.