Our Story

Sometimes in life, we are lucky enough to be driven by a vision and a passion…

From its inception in 1989, Rochman Design Build set out to be unique. Gary Rochman, Owner and Lead Designer, was first to introduce Ann Arbor to the design-build concept, breaking the barrier of separate architect and builder. His vision took hold, uniting the design and construction processes under one roof to create a company that provides high caliber residential remodeling services. 

Our passion is fueled by our love for creating beautiful spaces that reflect the way our clients live, and our unwavering commitment to building relationships that are founded on trust and integrity.  At Rochman Design Build, our goal is to continuously exceed our clients’ expectations with the service we provide and the way we provide it, from award-winning creativity and professionalism to the way we communicate with our clients, our colleagues and each other.

We approach every project with a talented team of architectural designers, project managers and carpenters on staff and under one roof—creating a seamless design-build experience for the homeowner, and bringing exceptional listening and communication skills to the table. Our holistic process streamlines the schedule, improves communication, and creates a single source of accountability; thus providing our clients with an ease of mind and bypassing the possibility of the homeowner playing referee between a separate architect and a builder. 

At Rochman Design Build, we strive to bring out the best in your home, like polishing a diamond in the rough. The trust that you place in us is very important, and we want to make sure that you will LOVE what we’ve done to your home as well as the journey to get there. That is why Gary Rochman, owner and lead designer, is personally involved with every client and every project from first meeting to end of project. We know that for our clients, it's not just about having a beautiful project; it is also about knowing that Gary is personally involved throughout their process that cements that extra level of trust. Our high percentage of repeat clients and stellar recommendations speak volumes about the care and service we provide, the quality of our craftsmanship, and the award-winning work that we do. 

In a town filled with design talent, we not only build beautiful spaces, we build relationships... because we believe that the journey is as important as the destination.

Our Mission Statement

  • We defy convention, uniting design and build into one seamless process, to create stunning spaces and details.

  • We exceed our clients’ expectations through innovation, high ethics, and great communication.

  • We foster our team’s passion for craftsmanship, fun, and a balanced life.

  • We create an Experience Beyond Remodeling.

And we look forward to working with you!


"It is not possible to over-communicate in a large project such as ours. Knowing that, the RDB style is to have a meeting between the homeowners and the RDB staff every week. This turned out to be so important in the relationship over the course of our year-long project.”
- Kathy C. & Bob I.


Our expectations were very high and Rochman Design-Build met or exceeded them. We would happily work with them again" - Deb & Steve B. 


Two big projects – excellent work; have referred them to several friends – all of them are equally happy.”  Eve L. & Erik W.