Our Work - Commercial Builds

Commercial Projects with Unique Vision & Style

Great design starts with a deep understanding of your needs, preferences, and goals. That's why we work closely with you to create a custom design that reflects your unique vision and style.

We understand that design plays a critical role in creating a functional and efficient space that meets the needs of your business. We work closely with you to understand their specific needs and goals and then develop a design that meets their every requirement, from ergonomics to your business architectural taste.  

Our experienced architects and designers have a passion for creating beautiful, functional, and sustainable buildings that are tailored to your unique vision and style.

Why Choose McCarter Moorhouse?

Design-Build Company

We pride ourselves in providing a true custom design and building experience, that reflects your personality and style.

Full In-House Services

Our team of skilled professionals brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to every design and construction project we undertake.

Online Client Portal

Your own client portal available to view your project 24/7. Information including project schedule and updated photos all at your fingertips.

Fixed Price Contracts

Our commitment to Fixed Price Contracts underscores our dedication to maintaining open communication and managing costs effectively.

Timely Delivery

Our efficient project management practices allow us to deliver your project on time without compromising craftsmanship or attention to detail.

Regular On-Site Meetings

We schedule regular on-site meetings so you can understand the building process and have each stage explained to you.

Our Process


Initial Consultation

The first step in the process is to have an initial consultation with the potential client. This includes an in-depth discussion of the client’s vision. This includes location, style, budget, and timelines.


Design Deposit

After the initial consultation, to initiate the process of crafting a study plan tailored to your specific requirements and vision, we kindly request a nominal deposit, which serves as a commitment to the meticulous design work that lies ahead.


Proposal & Budget

We prepare a very detailed proposal outlining the scope of work, estimated cost, and timeline for the project so that the client’s budget is set and that all expectations are clear.


Construction Documents

Once the proposal has been accepted, the complete design phase begins. This involves creating a detailed plan for the project, which includes architectural and engineering documents, material selections, and other specifications.


Communication - Online Portal

Once everything begins, we have our clients use our Online Portal. With our Online Portal, our clients can conveniently view the latest updates on their project from anywhere, at any time. This saves them time and effort in having to call or email us for updates. Our portal also ensures transparency in our communication, allowing our clients to feel more involved and informed throughout the building process.


Construction - Process

After the design phase is complete and all necessary permits have been obtained, the construction phase begins. This is where the builder brings the vision to life. We keep our clients informed every step of the way.


Completion & Delivery

Once the construction is complete, the builder will conduct a walk-through with the client to demonstrate how to operate and care for your home or facility.



Throughout the entire process, it is important for us to maintain open and regular communication with our clients to ensure that their vision is being realized and that they are informed with the progress and outcome of the project.

What Our Clients Are Saying

– Matthew Tuft

Nothing but positive experiences with McCarter Moorhouse

We have had nothing but positive experiences with McCarter Moorhouse. They were willing to make changes as the project went on and stayed within our budget. They have honesty and integrity in their building and have stood by me for the last two years.

– Dr. Grant Francis

Great communication throughout the entire process

– Dr John Malan & Nadi Malan

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a custom commercial building?

A custom commercial building is a building that is designed and constructed to meet the specific needs and requirements of a particular business or organization. A custom commercial building is tailored to the unique preferences and functional requirements of the business, rather than being a standard building design that is mass-produced.

Custom commercial buildings can take many forms, from offices and retail spaces to warehouses and manufacturing facilities. The design and construction of a custom commercial building involves working closely with the business owner to understand their functional requirements, as well as their aesthetic preferences and branding needs.

How long does it typically take to custom design-build a commercial building?

The timeline for custom building a commercial building can vary depending on the size and complexity of the project. Generally, however, you can expect the process to take anywhere from 9 to 18 months from concept to completion.

What is the cost of custom building a commercial building?

The cost of custom building a commercial building can vary widely depending on several factors, including the size and complexity of the project and the materials used. We use a design-build method, which allows us to set a budget in the design phase. We always strive to be upfront with you about the costs associated with building a project. We provide detailed cost estimates and keep our clients informed about any changes that may affect the budget. Regular communication is key to building trust with our clients.

How involved can I be in the design process?

As the owner, you can be as involved in the design process as you like. Our team will work closely with you to ensure that every aspect of the design meets your needs and desires, and you will have final approval on all design decisions.

What can I do to prevent cost overruns during construction?

To prevent unexpected expenses during the construction process, we make sure there is a detailed budget set, and we always have a schedule in place before the project begins. We work closely with the client to ensure that they understand their budget constraints and can stick to the agreed-upon budget.

I am worried that construction delays will cause a building project to take longer than anticipated, causing me to be inconvenienced or lose money. How do we resolve that?

We understand that delays on a building project are a big concern. We always establish a realistic timeline for the project based on factors such as the size and complexity of the building, the availability of materials, and any unforeseen challenges that may arise.

How can I ensure that the quality of work meets my standards?

Our team is highly skilled and experienced in all aspects of commercial construction. We only work with the best professionals in the industry who have a proven track record of delivering high-quality work. We have rigorous quality control procedures in place to ensure that every aspect of the construction process meets our high standards. We use advanced technology and tools to monitor the progress of the project and ensure that everything is on track.

I am concerned about navigating the legal and regulatory requirements that come with building a commercial property, such as obtaining permits and complying with building codes. What is the process?

As a design-build firm, we manage the entire process. We research and address all legal and regulatory requirements that come with designing and building a commercial project.

How can I minimize disruptions to my business operations during construction?

To minimize disruptions to your business operations during construction, we work with you to develop a construction plan that considers your business needs and schedule. We come up with many options for you, such as working during off hours so that you can still run your business. This is a case-by-case basis, where we meet and figure out what works best for you.

How can I ensure that my custom commercial building is energy-efficient?

We work with you to ensure that your commercial building is as energy-efficient based on proven building practices and sound economics. We are always reviewing the latest technology such as solar panels, geothermal heating and cooling, and high-efficiency windows and doors. Additionally, we ensure that all systems are properly installed and optimized for maximum energy efficiency.

Ready to Build Your Dream Home?

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discover how we can help bring your project to life.