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. The first in Ann Arbor to introduce the design-build concept, Gary Rochman, owner and Lead Designer, endeavored to unite the design and construction processes under one roof to create a company that provided high caliber residential remodeling services. 

Our passion is fueled by our love for creating beautiful spaces that reflect the way our clients live, 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 bypassing the possibility of the homeowner playing referee between a separate architect and a builder. We are one team from one company, working together to provide you, the client, with peace of mind and convenience.

At Rochman Design Build, we strive to bring out the best in your home, like polishing a diamond in the rough. We turn what is all too often in the industry a painful process into a refreshing adventure. 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. 

Our high percentage of repeat clients and continuous 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 like Ann Arbor, which is filled with design talent, we not only build beautiful spaces, we build relationships. And that’s what makes us unique.

Rochman Design Build has grown slowly and steadily over the years. We believe in being active in professional organizations both locally and nationally. We promote continuing education with our team, attend regular conferences and learn with industry peers across the country. We are proud to be a leader in our local Ann Arbor industry in professionalism and ethical conduct.    

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.

We look forward to working with you!


"We’ve had Rochman Design-Build perform over a dozen projects at 2 home sites over the past 25 years or so. Workmanship, professionalism, creativity, the ability to 'listen’, responsiveness and follow up have remained consistently high during this entire time. - Leslie & Doug Q.


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.