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"I called
to inquire about the possibility of consulting on a new home construction project. My intent was to find a professional to review" my design and advise on various details. During the call, Mr.
described his flat fee and the 100+ hours that go into the design and documentation phases of his service. After I asked if he offered a lower tier of pricing for a more limited scope, the conversation quickly deteriorated. He implied that an owner-builder is incapable of producing a solid end result, and that my endeavor was a foolish enterprise. He then proceeded to call me an “*******,” and insisted that “any house plan I generated would be ****” and “would be used to wipe his ***.” As evidenced by the many positive reviews, I have no doubt that Mr.
is capable of producing quality work. And, as he emphasized several times, I possess neither his experience nor his skillset. That, however, does not excuse his use of profanity, his belligerent attitude, or his unprofessionally demeaning manner. It also fails to align with the fact that thousands of homeowners have successfully served as general contractor for their own projects, some saving a considerable amount of money in the process. I am unsure why Mr.
would feel so threatened by this. It appears at least one other reviewer has also experienced a similarly unprovoked tirade.

-Patrick B.

"We had a major kitchen remodel project and was offered the standard free kitchen layout service from the cabinet distributor. Our kitchen is small, as well as challenging," due to placement of windows and other constraints. The free layout service fell short of what we needed. We wanted to find an “out of the box” solution that optimized the space and really looked for opportunity, so we hired
. He was quickly able to find a work-around, which involved constructing a small buildout into our garage space to help fit our large refrigerator. His guidance was transformative; our kitchen feels so much larger and open. We continue to be complemented by friends and family. Skip the cabinet guy’s advice and call
. He’s worth every penny at a fraction of the cost of most kitchen remodels.

-Theresa W.

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Assuming this is new single family residential

makes the answer more simple.

Small towns = small fees and ability to trunkate the voulme of plans required to insure a good job.  It's from this perspective I'll attempt to corral these wild horses, answers architect have given prior.


Always attempt to get a by-the-hour rate, never a $/sf - they know how to play the game better than you in the latter and the former honesty is guaranteed by their state license board.


Never accept draftsmen to be placed in charge of your project, regardless of architect, engineer, surveyor, etc. even though rates may be charged lower, the product quality is even less than these charges with plenty of errors/omissions/oversights in planning when the licensed overseeer gets busy on other projects.


If you like the projects produced, obtain favorable references, then the hourly rate should be $60-120/hr small town.  No, you don't associate cost vs quality.  Look at overhead, employees ... if pronounced, then your fees go to pay for all these = less money/time devoted to your project.


Architect first - for around $1000 typically you will get site consultation, a few sketches showing what you said you wanted, and a preliminary (by the book) cost estimate - that you can use to figure if your budget or scope of work needs major adjustment. Then, if you go ahead, typically about 10-20% of total project cost for complete plans and specs (including above cost), depending on complexity and level of interior design detail, and if construction inspection services are included.


Generally, nothing is free with an architect - unlike a contractor where a bit of consultation and a rough estimate is a lead-in to the actual work he hopes to get (the construction/repair) and part of his bidding cost, an architect (and engineer) makes his living giving advice and consultation and developing designs and cost estimates - so giving it away for free is sort of like a dentist doing sample fillings for free. Some will come to your house to discuss your concepts for 15-20 minutes for free, basically to see if they want to take you on as a client or feel your job is the type or size they want, but you should expect little or nothing in the way of a design or cost estimate for free - the most you might get would be an opinion on whether it sounds, off the cuff, like your budget is roughly in line with your desired scope of the project.
On more complex or up-scale remodels, it is not unusual to contact several architecture firms and request proposals - where they basically come see the site, then give you a sketch or few or more common today, computer-generated altered photos of your place, showing conceptually what they can do for you, then you choose the one you like the most and go with that one for final design. Typically $500-1000 range fee (each) to get that done for small jobs, larger jobs will typically be no charge but that assumes probably $25-50,000 plus anticipated fees if they get the job.
Bear in mind in the latter scenario you cannot pick and choose betweenthe best parts of each proposal - the architect owns the design and it is copyrighted, so while you can choose bui9lding elements (dormers, bay windows, etc) from any of the proposals, specific design or color combinations are copyrighted by the proposer.
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I would definitely recommend
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. I had purchased an Angie's List coupon for 3 hours of architectural consultation fro $320. Great deal for what I was provided with! He was very easy to work with, was conscientious of my budget and was able to design a plan that gave the most "bang for my buck." My project entailed having stucco and vertical siding removed and replaced with horizontal
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Plank siding and having all of my windows trimmed out. I had contacted
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to create a design plan that gave visual interest to my exterior and compensated for an odd roof line without changing the structural elements of my exterior. I also wanted a "style" that was cohesive with the remodeling we've done inside.
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kept my budget in mind and created a great design with interest and details on both the front and back facades of my house. I had already hired a contractor to do the work so he also provided details of where I could find the materials he recommended, he offered to meet with my general contractor to go over the plans and came out to my house for another visit to make some design decisions during the project. After our initial meeting I also contacted him by email a few times to get his opinion on decisions that needed to be made, questions about material and for assurances that I was heading down the right path with some material choices. He was very quick to reply to emails and seemed invested in wanting my project to be successful.
- Patricia H.

Went well. Communication through personal contact and texting. Project finished in timely fashion and clean up completed. Paint was matched well to existing surfaces.
- Sandra G.

We are very pleased with the outcome. The workers did an excellent job. The work area was cleaned each night and all materials were removed from the job site. Our decks are much stronger than they were. Our town house is 33 years old and were concerned not only from a structural perspective but also the upkeep. Zuri is a great product and
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and his crew did a super job.
- Linda S.

Everybody we worked with was delightful…from B+L employees to the subcontractors they
hired for the energy efficiency work. They were all really friendly, nice
people who performed high quality, exceptional work. In fact, the best thing we
can say about working with B+L is that they created a kitchen design exactly
how we envisioned, and they did it with a sustainability ethic that was extremely
important to us.
They were not the cheapest bid we received and we knew that when we started. But we had a
big project and we needed it to be done well. B+L were upfront with the costs,
organized and accurate with the budget, and extremely helpful when it came to
securing financing. What tipped the balance was that of the contractors we
interviewed, only B+L really listed to us and helped design the kitchen we wanted. Others tried to cram their
design ideas down our throats, and weren’t willing to really be creative about
with our small space.
- Andrea P.

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was a very professional and detail-oriented service provider. He was able to get the work done within 2 days of the request, and he maintained good communication with us throughout the process. He was also very flexible and understanding of the home purchase process and the scheduling and home access issues associated with such a purchase. He thoroughly described the process to us and methodically performed the assessment of the basement slab heave, informing us of the exterior and interior factors that contribute to a home's condition in an area where expansive soils are present. He delivered the report in the time frame promised.
- Christine Y.

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helped remodel/redesign my three-story townhouse in Center City, Philadelphia. WE came in contact with
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through friends after seeing their renovation.

This was our first renovation and it went very well. We received three bids, and honestly
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was the highest, but by a
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margin. What we liked is that
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does not purchase the materials (such as flooring, toilets, tubs, and finishes, where he picks up the plumbing/electric and other contractor materials), which allowed my wife and I to customize the house to our taste. Other contractors would be giving us change orders the entire time, even for something
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as an upgrade to a
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instead of an American Standard, where throughout the process we did not receive a single one from
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. This made the entire experience feel as we were working as a "team" rather than him versus me (which I have seen with friend's renovation projects). This also allowed us to find deals on materials (hello Amazon), and receive credit card rebates.

The best part of the experience was
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's feedback on my master bathroom. Other contractors did not want to move the existing toilet (too much hassle) from an irregular position on the floor.
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told me that he would move the toilet onto the roof if I asked him, as he agreed to remodel third floor bathroom to "customer expectations". The toilet was not moved to the roof, but we spent 30 minutes designing a new bathroom that is now the showcase of our house. He suggested we use "borrowed light" in the design as the bathroom was positioned towards the middle of the floor, which really adds to the ambiance.

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also assisted in arranging sub-contractors for a back patio, stucco work and painting. He was very responsive with text messaging. Finally, we walked through the house quite often tracking progress, and there was never any tools laying around, or lunch trash left over. The job site was CLEAN, which adds to the comfort that things are being done the right way.

I have recommended
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to friends, and they have been extremely satisfied as well. Good job,
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- Joseph S.

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is a professional. Came on time, had great ideas, was thorough and to the point, and delivered a plan after our meeting when he said he would. I didn't get the feeling he was trying to sell me on more services, but rather that he was honestly trying to give me the most for my money. I'd be inclined to continue working with him because of this experience.
- Matthew H.

After the measurements were taken I waited patiently for a week and called the provider and he responded back saying he will be get back with the end of the weekend. After that weekend passed i texted again and this time he
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- praveen M.

Architects in Northford, CT

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Advantage Contracting LLC

12 Westbrook Rd
West Hartford

Allied Building Contractors, LLC

174 South Main Street
West Hartford

Apples to Apples Inc.

1204 Main Street


West Haven


Rocky Hill

Auslender Design

7 Orms Ln

Axis Fabrication

7 atwater place

Bazazi Design

11c Scovil Road

Benoit Construction Group LLC

1080 New Haven Ave


East Hampton

Broomfield Building, LLC

161 Guilford Rd.

Callaway Design

141 Grove Street

Camera Construction, LLC

178 Knollwood Rd

Central Builders Inc

120 West Street

Chaput Natural Stone & Pavers LLC

132 Chimneysweep Hill Rd

Charlie Silva LLC

43 Brighton Lane
Vernon Rockville

Color Your Carpet

9733 Elaine Rd.

Creative Communities Builders

61 S Main St.
West Hartford

Cromwell Concrete Products

667 Main Street


New Haven

D.R.E.A.M. Remodeling LLC.

164 Sperry Rd.


New Haven

DeBaise Construction

33 North Main St.


13 S River Rd

Dual Design / David W. Jackson

5951 N. Killdeer Dr.

East Coast Estimating

berkeley RD

Eclectic Craftsmen

784 Ives Row

Eco Energy Guard, LLC

9 September Way

Emini Masonry

137 Martone street

Energy Services

24 Silver Hill Road

Ferrandino Enterprises LLC

18 Highview Rd

Foxbury Design, LLC

52 Chatham Road

Global Hill Construction Corp.

2566 Radcliff Ave Apt 54

Godfrey Hoffman Associates LLC

26 Broadway
North Haven

Granite & Kitchen Studio

313 Pleasant Valley Rd.
South Windsor



Homewood Inspections, LLC

1182 Hartford Tpke
North Haven


142 Warner St

Jay Bright Architect

1156 Main St

John Yannes Construction

16 Evergreen Terrace


41C New London Tpke Ste 5

Ken Gelband Architect

85 Willow St 2
New Haven

Khamsawath Design & Engineering Concepts

140 French Street

Kodiak Steel Homes

9748 Maumelle Blvd

Lawrence Gordon Designs

164 Burrows Hill Road

leake builders

25 o'neill road

Materials Handling

77 Grassmere Ave.
West Hartford

MJD Builders

PO BOX 314

MP Builders

P.O. Box 794



NLD Design Architecture & Interiors

2842 Main Street #296

Northeast Stair Co.

185 Buff Cap Road

Porco Construction

P.O. Box 69

ProCAD Drafting Services

39 Quarry Brook Drive
South Windsor

R and P Contracting

48 Matilda Lane

Reicher & Sons Builders, Remodeling

11 Fountainhead Rd

Richard Turlington Architects Inc

244 Maple Street
New Haven

RL Contracting LLC

22 Pine St Suite 203

Robert Pryor, P.E., L.S., LEED

115 Newton Road
New Haven

RS Site and Sports

56 Mountain Road



SH Acoustics

10 Higgins Drive

Simplex Industries

1 Simplex Dr.

SM Welch Remodeling

16 Ogden Lord Road

Smiths Fire Extinguisher Supply LLC

275B Homestead Avenue

SteelSTOR shipping containers

11 Walker Court





Strazar Design

41 Squaw Brook Road

Tata & Howard, Inc.

321 Research Parkway



Tile America - Hartford

584 New Park Avenue
West Hartford

Tile America - Manchester

1165 Tolland Turnpike

Tile America - New Haven

105 Hamilton Street
New Haven

Tile America - Torrington

261 Oak Ave


PO BOX 478
South Glastonbury

Timwood Homes Ltd

2719 Berlin Turnpike

Tuscany Design Build Inc

37 Kaya Ln
Mansfield Center


64 Nutmeg Hill Rd

Valerio Giadone Architect

21 Ashley Street



Wicked Home Improvements & Lawn Care

81B Spring St.
Vernon Rockville

Woodbury Supply Co Inc.

104 S Pomperaug Ave

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