As an experienced General Contractor, I have a long and successful track record executing the plans of professional architects. I have also had wide success as a designer/builder. My ability to call on real world experience for the development of a design, and to create functional working drawings has been a substantial asset to my clients. A good example of this arrangement would be the Derek Rinehart project
In a design / build arrangement the client can rely on a single entity to take direct and full responsibility for design, construction, and satisfactory completion of the project.
With the designer also in the position as builder, the lines of communication are simplified and chances for misunderstanding are reduced. The construction expertise of the contractor and the design expertise of the design professional are melded, producing greater value for the client than might be realized if both were working independently.