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"It was suburb! Over a space of 3 years, he designed with our architect a retaining wall 137 ft long and 34 ft tall (17 ft underground). The wall saved my home from" sliding and is so well constructed and designed that it will last 200 years and will withstand a 9.0 earthquake.

-Douglas C.

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"We LOVED Ed (the owner)!! He was the fourth contractor/architect who had come out to our home to discuss the addition of an in-law suite to our bi-level home. He" was the ONLY one who listened to us, discussed any possible difficulties then provided solutions according to what WE wanted! He wasn't proposing grandiose options (as some of the others had done) or looking to talk us into doing more than what we wanted/needed. Ed was knowledgeable, pleasant and professional. The verbal estimate was extremely reasonable. We were very, very impressed with the initial meeting and are hoping to work with him for this addition as he left us feeling confident that our home would be in good hands. I will provide another review and/or update this one as our project progresses.

-Terry F.

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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.

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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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Our home was missing insulation from the attic of the home, should be R-30 or R-32, and we actually only had R-13 or R15 down the center of the home. Being a modular home, the insulation may have blown out during transit to our property. The house was build in August 2014, and luckily we discovered the need for insulation within our warranty period so it was taken care of at no cost to us.
- Page W.
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We hired
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to design a home for us. It was to be a net zero highly energy efficient home. We asked if he could do that. He said he could. We also gave him a very clear budget. He designed us a very lovely home that was in no way within our price range. We reiterated our price range. We paid him AGAIN to design it. The second design further did not fit our price range. We paid him in full and ended our relationship with him. We now have a builder who is working with us on meeting our price range. Mr.
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is calling and asking for details about our project and telling us that the plans we paid for twice are his property and that we cannot use them to get building permits unless we hire him for an additional $40,000 to oversee the builder.
- Deb H.
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The interaction was fantastic.
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's knowledge & experience combined with personality allows for an engaging conversation.
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provides many thoughtful insights not only from a structural standpoint, but from a complete design standpoint. The work-ups that he provides are extremely thorough allow for an accurate assessment of costs.
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was punctual for his appointment and punctual in the delivery of the above noted documentation. Would not hesitate to recommend
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for large scale complex projects.
- Garrison A.
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I was told the whole job would take one week to complete. First, they were supposed to start the following Monday to demolish the existing stairs, they did not show until Thursday and only partially demolished them. They did not resume the demolish and clean-up until the following week, approximately Wednesday after I called Mr.
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. It ended up taking 3 weeks because they wouldn't show up for days at a time. When they finally finished and came for the final payment, I expressed concern over the graded slope of the top landing. He said that was for the drainage. Upon consulting with an acquaintance in the construction business with pictures of the finished job, I was told that there was too much slope and it looked terrible. In addition, the 3rd step is loose and rattles with you step onto it, the joints have gaps without mortar/cement and the railing is already peeling in spots where it was not cleaned off properly. I contacted Mr.
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the following Monday about my concerns and that I wanted them corrected. Each time I called, he would promise to be there the following day to fix it. Three or four days would pass with no sign of him. I'd call again, and the same promise was made to be there the next morning. It is now 4 weeks since my first call and complaint. My husband doesn't think small claims court will do anything and it will probably cost us more money and still not get the job done. What can I do?
- Teresa B.
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It was difficult to schedule the appointment as the provider did not want to come this far away. I provided measurements and pictures. It took some time to get someone (a designer) to come. They were to make recommendations and the eventual digital pictures of their design. The recommendations seemed
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and not with my desires in mind. The pictures were not useful.
- Elizabeth C.
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This is the second time i hired
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, previously i have used
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for kitchen reducing, and this time it was extended to open the entire living space and re doing floor, ceiling and recess lighting. The material supplied and design, construction quality was excellent. That what sets this company apart from other, it's the fine quality of workmanship. The project as finished in timely manner and within budget.
I would also like to mention that
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has an excellent vision for transformation of existing structure to a more open , modern space.
- Brotin C.
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There is really only one word to describe the experience I had with
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and that would be PHENOMENAL!
I had purchased the $299. Big Deal for either one person/8 hours or two people/4 hours of work. This was not only the first time
I used the contractor but the first time I purchased a deal from Angie's list. ...More /> Art and
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showed up and were ready for work (even earlier than scheduled!!) on the scheduled day. I showed them the work that I had for them - in order of priority - in case my time ran out. They surveyed the job and began working immediately and worked constantly. They completed 2 of the projects and we discussed and planned for the 3rd project too (installing the door). I was given the phone number and name of the office contact to speak with regarding the work and any extra charges (there were some - but were very reasonable). A date was set for them to return.
Art and
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arrived, worked diligently and completed the job (beautifully, too). At all times the sites were left clean and free of all debris.
They were very knowledgeable, professional (but friendly, too) and thorough taking the time to confirm the request, explain the procedure and complete the jobs. They made sure that both they and the customer understood all aspects of the work order.
Simply put...they were fantastic...and I plan to have them back again to complete many more projects. They certainly earned and deserve the A rating they have!
- Maggie L.
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Intinarelli is a master of design and construction. He has a background in construction and project management so all of these dynamics dynamics are in play. The first set of plans needed some fine tuning, so he revised them and nailed it on the second round. He even provided me a plan to build it with a concrete slab floor. We were so satisfied, we hired him to design a plan to finish our basement with an office, play and family room and work out room. He came out and measured everything and we are now reviewing these plans. He can even show you a virtual tour of how the finished space will look! Thanks
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!
- JOHN S.

Architects in Franklin, IN

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A NEW BEGINNING LAWN & LANDSCAPE

735 Mountain Pine DR
Greenwood

AAA ABES HAULING

Indianapolis

Anna M. Waggoner Architects

919 Fayette Street
Indianapolis

ARCHITURA CORP

55 MONUMENT CIR
Indianapolis

ARMSTRONG GARAGE DOORS

Po Box 261
New Palestine

BECKER LANDSCAPE

3749 N KITLEY AVE
Indianapolis

BHR Construction Services LLC

13720 E 118th St
Fishers

Bignal Design

2454 Winfield Drive
Carmel

Blue Marble Design LLC

405 Massachusetts Ave
Indianapolis

BradBuilt

831 Park Central N Dr, Apt D
Indianapolis

Brookscandoit Inc

6624 Tuxedo Ln
Indianapolis

Cadtek Designs, Inc.

4728 N 400 West
Fairland

Castle Rock Restoration Inc

101 W Evergreen Pkwy # 104

Chateau Designs

301 E Carmel Dr
Carmel

Color Your Carpet

9733 Elaine Rd.

Constantine Design Group Architects

924 N Ritter Ave
Indianapolis

Cornerstone Interiors

1644 Fry Rd Ste C
Greenwood

CUSTOM WOODCRAFT BUILDERS INC

11020 Running Tide Ct
Indianapolis

DC Roofing & Exteriors

596 Metarie Dr
Greenwood

DeVols Custom Iron LLC

4540 E. State Rd. 32
Lebanon

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd
Indianapolis

Dungan Construction

1603 N Buck Creek
Greenfield

EAGLE SEWER & DRAIN

11021 N PODDACK RD
Mooresville

Elmtex

Carmel

EquiTeam, LLC

P.O. Box 10
Carmel

Everett Barnard Construction

7721 Swails St
Indianapolis

Foerster Construction

13830 Painter Ct
Carmel

GENESIS CONSTRUCTION & MANAGEMENT

P.O Box 1778
Noblesville

HAROLD SARK & ASSOCIATES

2520 DURBIN DR
Carmel

HILLAN CONSTRUCTION CO INC

1978 S MORGANTOWN RD
Greenwood

HILLENBURG BUILDING GROUP INC

8275 AUBURN RIDGE
Martinsville

HOCH ASSOCIATES

11650 LANTERN RD
Fishers

Holland Roofing of Indianapolis, Inc.

3313 South Arlington Ave
Indianapolis

Home Chek

7928 Barlum Dr
Indianapolis

House Charmers

4528 N College Ave
Indianapolis

Integrity Homes Inc

428 E Main St
Brownsburg

INTER DESIGN

965 BRANIGIN RD
Franklin

Jacoby & Associates LLC

PO Box 30696
Indianapolis

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN SERVICE

2918 S HICKEY RD
Morgantown

LG + MARMOLe STUDIO

Indianapolis

LOUIS JOYNER ARCHITECT

417 7TH ST
Columbus

Mawr Design, Inc.

849 South Park Trail Dr
Carmel

mWerks, inc.

396 Jordan Rd
Indianapolis

Myers Construction Management Inc

13518 Myrtle Ln
Fishers

Myers Design, INC

8209 Red Bud East Ln
Indianapolis

Odle McGuire Shook

429 N Pennsylvania Street
Indianapolis

Omega Church Consultants, Inc.

4101 Dandy Trail
Indianapolis

Peak Exteriors

One Court Place

PHIL MYERS CUSTOM HOMES

10139 NORTHWIND DR
Indianapolis

Pinpoint Services LLC

12514 Strawtown Ave.
Noblesville

Pioneer Kitchens

5755 S Belmont Ave
Indianapolis

PRINCE/ALEXANDER ARCHITECTS

21 W MERRILL ST
Indianapolis

PRM ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN AIA

8640 SWIFTSAIL CT
Indianapolis

PRO CARE HORTICULTURAL SERVICES

9801 Commerce Drive
Carmel

QUICK'S QUALITY CONSTRUCTION

5510 S Main St
Fountaintown

RESIDENTIAL DESIGN INC

1622 SHANNON LAKES DR
Indianapolis

Robert Ingram Builder, Inc.

5421 Brooks Bend
Greenwood

Rockyedge Enterprises

8801 Sargent Road
Indianapolis

Rolyn Companies, Inc.

5706 Frederick Ave

SCALA ARCHITECTURE + URBAN DESIGN

5846 N PARKER AVE
Indianapolis

Siva, Inc

1298 Main Street
Carmel

Stephen Akers Architect, LLC

311 E Main St
Crawfordsville

Sure Seal Restorations

320 W Country Club Rd
Bloomington

The Fireplace Specialist

103 East Iroquois Street
Kentland

The O Studio Landscapes

712 Woodruff Pl E Dr
Indianapolis

TLF Inc.

3901 W 86th St
Indianapolis

Trim Tek

7635 South 450 East
Brownsburg

UMLAUT LIMITED

5002 Winthrop Avenue
Indianapolis

Voris Design

PO Box 131

WRIGHT DESIGN-BUILD COMPANY

6358 N COLLEGE AVE
Indianapolis

www.docsarchitecturalsalvage.com

1325 W. 30th Street
Indianapolis

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