We take a unqiue approach to contracting. See below for details

Design – Assist – Build
Owner Pays Architect Directly

  • Material and labor pricing is discovered during the Schematic Design process.
  • The owner may hire a different General Contractor.
  • The owner and General Contractor collaborate.
  • All of the pros of the Design + Build method with none of the cons.
  • The cost associated with consulting with the General Contractor; however this cost is usually minimal.

Design – Build
Owner pays GC for Design GC pays Architect

  • All drawings/CD’s for the project are 100% completed.
  • Pricing can be developed throughout the drawing process, unlike the Design + Bid + Build method.
  • The Architect works for the General Contractor, not the owner.
  • The owner has to hire the original General Contractor even if there is a falling-out throughout the planning process.

Design – Bid – Build
Owner Pays Architect Directly

  • All construction documents for the project are 100% completed.
  • The owner can expect to receive three to four bids from different General Contractors. This gives the owner an opportunity to compare pricing and weigh options.
  • Project pricing may be higher than the budget.
  • There is no pricing input from the General Contractor throughout the planning process.
  • If the project exceeds the owner’s budget, the Architect has to re-draw the plans, losing time and money.

Recent News

May 23, 2023Serendipity Labs Expands Presence in Charleston Area with New 26,000-Square-Foot Location

SUMMERVILLE, SC, May 23, 2023 – Ferrara-Buist is please to announce the grand opening of Serendipity Labs, a  leading international flexible office provider in Summerville,...

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May 04, 2023Ferrara-Buist takes 2nd Place in Charity Sporting Clays Event

The Ferrara-Buist team members took part in the 2nd Annual Sporting Clays Classic on April 21, 2023, in support of the YMCA's Afterschool programming and...

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April 05, 2023Groundbreaking of the Mooreseville Goddard School

The Goddard School of Mooresville education team along with Kirk Ballard, President and CEO of Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce, and many Chamber members celebrated the new school location with a Groundbreaking...

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March 23, 2023Ferrara-Buist Announces Completion Of Moon Thai Charlotte

Ferrara-Buist Contractors is excited to announce the completion of the Moon Thai Restaurant up-fit in the Apex Southpark retail center in Charlotte, NC. This 4,276...

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March 17, 2023Ferrara-Buist Celebrates Kiddie Academy Groundbreaking in Apex, NC

It was a pleasure to celebrate the groundbreaking of our newest Kiddie Academy of Apex yesterday! Thank you to the Apex Chamber of Commerce members...

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March 01, 2023Ferrara-Buist Contractors Sponsor Ashley McCormick in the Fight Against Blood Cancer

THE FIGHT AGAINST BLOOD CANCER Ferrara-Buist Contractors is a company that is committed to making a difference in the world. As a business, we believe...

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February 02, 2023David Buist Named Fort Mill / Tega Cay Businessperson of the Year

We are excited to share the news that David R. Buist, Managing Partner of Ferrara-Buist Contractors, has been named the 2023 Fort Mill/Tega Cay Businessperson...

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