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"The design process was very collaborative.
listened and implemented my design ideas with great recommendations and suggestions from his" many years in construction. The quality of his work is impeccable and the project was completed in far less time than I expected at a very reasonable price. A year later, we are still so pleased with the project.

-Meghan L.

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back in the Winter of 2013. We were interested in redesigning our kitchen.
" worked with us to come up with a design that fit the space in our kitchen and made the space much more efficient. He also went through several designs with us until we came up with the one that not only met our specifications for functionality, but also fit our budget. In September of 2014 he broke ground. His team completely gutted our kitchen. His team was amazing! His workers showed up on time, were very conscientious and best of all, cleaned up after themselves.
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were the primary guys in charge of the day to day work. They were fantastic! They paid a lot of attention to detail and were very careful to keep us in the loop as to the progress of the job and any factors that might impact their progress. They were also careful to take into account the impact the job had on my family. They worked things so that throughout the entire job I was only without a
for a few days, and I always had a full-size functioning refrigerator. Besides
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was careful to hire sub-contractors that met his high standards for quality. Everyone from the electrician, to the painter, to dry-wallers paid attention to detail were courteous and cleaned up. For a full kitchen remodel, it went as smoothly as it could. Somehow
and his team managed to finish our kitchen on time (7 1/2 weeks, and the original quote was 8-10 weeks), and within the initial projected budget.
was great and I highly recommend him and his company.

-Andrea B.

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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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Architect Service reviews in Gulf Breeze

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The project went great, it was permitted a few weeks after signing the contract, work shortly after. From start to finish I didnt really have anything to complain about, each time I met with the project foreman everything seemed to be going as planned. It was a rental property so I didnt really have to deal with any noise from construction. All in all for what I got out of the project, it was a great investment. I ended up flipping the house and finalizing the deal before the new year. You guys did a great job, it was worth every penny, appreciate it.
- Wei S.
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designed my home from a sketch I had given him. The interaction was great, he would take a video shot of his computer screen and e-mail it to me. The video walks you through a 3D tour of your home, this is far better than looking at a 1 dimensional overhead plan, because it allows you to see the interior of the home and almost feel the sizes of the space.
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was accommodating to changes, and has a great understanding of what is possible and what is not, due to the fact that he is a builder himself. He was quick to make changes and get my plans drafted for a very reasonable price. I would recommend
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- Rob S.
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does an excellent job. We were not aware that
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was working on our project until he was in his own firm. Unfortunately, when we were working with the principle of the firm we originally hired to do the work our requests for changes were not communicated to
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was working on his own and we had direct communication with him our project moved along.
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came out immediately and met us at the property to discuss the project. During our communications we realized requests we had previously made had not made it to his desk when he was working for the other firm.
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worked diligently to get as many changes made as possible.
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's responses to our communications were always very timely which we appreciated very much since prior to working with
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we had a very difficult time getting communication from the firm we originally hired.
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listened to what we wanted and didn't discount what we were looking to do. Our previous experience with certain unnamed architects is that they gave us a lot of head nodding, but then continued to do what they envisioned and ignored the changes we requested.
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listens and isn't so full of himself that he thinks he knows better than the client on what they want. Working with
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was a refreshing change for us.
- J T.
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We had meant to remodel our home for a while and found
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on Angie's List. Unfortunately,
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was booked and we hired another architect upon a friend's recommendation. That architect was very unresponsive to our questions and we decided to terminate his services. Then we found that
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could work us into his schedule and boy ! are we glad he did..
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met us at our house several times to get a feel for what we were looking for. We were heavily influenced by drawings given to us by our home's previous owners.
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was not averse to taking a look at those drawings to get an idea of our biases. In the end he gave us a design that dealt with our constraints (we wanted to retain the footprint of the house and reuse things that were not broken) , served our needs (children and elderly relatives) and worked with our personalities (by creating spaces to display our extensive collection of art). Communication is one of his strong points and we appreciated the fact that the did not take rejection of any of his design elements personally and was willing to see our point of view.
Our home was built before the city had several current elements in its code, including the allowed impermeable area on our lot, height of walls close to the rear
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of the property,....
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communicated with our city code officer during the design process to ensure that the design that was submitted to the city was squeaky clean.
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has not washed his hands off the project after giving us the drawings. He has been actively answering questions raised by our contractor.
- KANNAN K.
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's expertise, creativity and professionalism made this project extremely satisfying as well as fun. She listened carefully to our goals and concerns and the solutions she presented to us reflected that understanding. Her fees are based on an hourly rate so we felt we had good control over the design budget at each step of the process. She was always very responsive to our questions.
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was able to maximize the available bathroom space to create two comfortably sized and appointed bathrooms. The dream kitchen has a vaulted ceiling, two large skylights and a large pantry in addition to the improved cabinet space and countertops we asked for. The traffic flow within and around that space is now so much better. We have had rave reviews from everyone who has seen the transformed kitchen and bathrooms. Fantastic experience and outcome! We look forward to working with her on additional projects.
- Barbara H.
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We found
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in the advertisement section of Angie's List Magazine, and we are so glad that we did! He got back to us within 24 hours to set up an appointment and come to our home.
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was incredibly professional, knowledgeable, and attentive to our needs and preferences. He is a fantastic listener who gives feedback only when asked his opinion unlike many contractors who can be very aggressive with their ideas for your home. Getting an architect and having a plan in hand before getting bids from contractors is definitely the way to go!!! While we already had ideas for our kitchen and laundry remodel, we really needed
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to help us to design our new bonus room above the existing garage and the new staircase to access it.
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took pictures and measurements at the first meeting after listening to what we wanted. He kept communicating with us throughout the process and was able to send plans via PDF attachments via e-mail as well as bring the prints to our home in person. When we changed our mind about a few things in the kitchen after the preliminary drawings, he altered the plans without any problem. We are so happy with his plan for our new bonus room and staircase. He solved an issue that both we and a couple of contractors were
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over for many months. He also worked with us to design a functional, affordable, organized, and re-sellable kitchen/laundry area. His final plans include various views and elevations of the various construction areas, and they include many detailed construction notes. It is clear that much time, thought, and energy was put into the drawings to make sure that every detail and angle is illustrated/explained.
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charged us $2800 for the entire process (which was stated at the first meeting), and we have large blueprints as well as electronic copies of the final drawings. He divided the payments into thirds and provided a detailed invoice of services rendered: 1/3 retainer fee to begin the process, 1/3 design fee, and 1/3 construction drawings fee. He also stated that he would make himself available to us and to our contractor should any questions or issues arise during the construction/remodel phase.
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gave us an information sheet with recommended contractors as well as companies for cabinets, appliances, plumbing, lighting, interior design, tile, windows/doors/siding/gutters, tree removal, HVAC, framers, and surveyors all with whom he has worked. Though the homeowner can present
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's plans to any contractor of his/her choice, we will most likely go with one of
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's recommendations since they have experience reading and executing
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- Vishwa R.
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We were a witness to it all as we stayed in the house throughout the entire project. I can honestly say they kept a very professional workspace, and performed at the highest level.
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was able to design each section of our project to our entire specifications, and show us how it could turn out prior to the construction on his ipad. The team we worked with were highly professional and became friends not just business associates. The work was completed on time and everything that was promised was completed as promised. The lighting looked amazing, especially with the lighting switches with the levels. The ceiling looks waaay better than before. My wife was impressed just as much as I was, thank you again.
- Luu W.
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For the "get-go,"
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was very informative about all the steps in the process of building our new home. We first heard about
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from a friend that had recently used their services. We went to the website and found a plan that was so close to what we wanted. We then called
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and made an appointment to make so personal changes to make things EXACTLY as we needed them. They always met the deadlines we set and made a lot of changes on the go. We couldn't be happier and the prices were great! We had shopped around for other designers in the area, as well as online and we're quite pleased. We believe we got far more than what we paid for. Although we plan to grow old in our
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house, if we ever decide to build again...
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will be our first call.
- David W.

All Architects in Gulf Breeze, FL

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ADVANCED CONSTRUCTION SVC INC

1550 E GONZALEZ ST
Pensacola

All-tech Systems Pensacola

3355-3 Copter rd
Pensacola

Burns Property Services, LLC

6936 Deep Forest Rd

Cabella Cabinetry, Inc

3679 Highway 90
Milton

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

CAMERON DEAN CONSTRUCTION

1651 KALAKAUA CT
Gulf Breeze

COAST SOFTWARE

3880 CAPTAINS CT
Gulf Breeze

Color Your Carpet

9733 Elaine Rd.
Jacksonville

D BENNETT SHUMAN ARCHITECTS

1010 N 12TH AVE
Pensacola

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

Driven Engineering! Inc.

8005 Morris Hill Rd

Eco Energy Guard, LLC

9 September Way

Exquisite Designs

47332 Sterdley Falls

FREEMAN ROOFING

4201 AUCKLAND RD
Milton

GLYNN BROWN AIA ARCHITECT

1251 TALL PINE CIR
Gulf Breeze

HERNANDEZ CALHOUN DESIGN INTL

1120 E CERVANTES ST
Pensacola

Jerry Morey Construction, Inc.

3901 Tungoil Road
Mc David

JULIAN S PETERMAN JR

3346 CIRCLE DR
Gulf Breeze

Kevin J. Smudde, Design

4256 North Cambridge Way
Milton

Omega Construction and Design Inc

2880 Gulf Breeze Parkway
Gulf Breeze

Property Doc, LLC

3908 India Cove
Gulf Breeze

RICK A BALL ARCHITECT

2920 CORAL STRIP PKWY
Gulf Breeze

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