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does an excellent job. We were not aware that
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.
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.
worked diligently to get as many changes made as possible.
's responses to our communications were always very timely which we appreciated very much since prior to working with
we had a very difficult time getting communication from the firm we originally hired.
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.
listens and isn't so full of himself that he thinks he knows better than the client on what they want. Working with
was a refreshing change for us.

-J T.

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"We had meant to remodel our home for a while and found
on Angie's List. Unfortunately,
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
could work us into his schedule and boy ! are we glad he did..
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.
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
of the property,....
communicated with our city code officer during the design process to ensure that the design that was submitted to the city was squeaky clean.
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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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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'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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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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- David W.
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was wonderful. He responded quickly, came when he said he would and gave me an estimate for doing the work. He also offered recommendations that are saving me a lot of money with this project. The drawing he provided me with were excellent. I plan to use him for all of my drafting needs as my company grows.
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I was never contacted by this company to get the work started. When I reached out to them a few months later, they were very apologetic, but unhelpful and obviously disorganized. I talked to
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- Blake B.
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Based off our initial meeting, I was already drawn towards Doggers through there professionalism, and ability to stand out from the rest of the contractors we met with in a knowledgeable standpoint. We ended up deciding that a follow up meeting was necessary including my wife.
Shortly after we contracted Doggers for the work.
Overall it was a great experience considering the length of the project and the way in which the stages were followed, no complaints here. End result turned out amazing. The kitchen completely functional, as opposed to the previous layout it had, and now with the addition of the laundry room we have more space. The bathrooms are amazing to look at. The tile work, and detail is perfectly symmetrical and clean, impressive. We never had an issue and they covered every detail as promised, so job well done.
- James T.
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was extremely professional and helpful. I need an architect to stamp some drawings that a friend did. While
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was unable to help me, he gave me the contact information for a few structural engineers that he recommended.
Thanks for the help,
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- Will H.

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9TH Avenue Designs LLC

2916 Edgehill Rd
Cleveland

A To Z Construction

22251 Lorraine Dr
Strongsville

AMERICAN SHUTTER

19199 Temple
Strongsville

Amerigreen Construction, LLc.

727 Wooster Rd W
Barberton

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIOS INC

620 E Smith Rd.
Medina

ARCHITECTURAL VISION GROUP

23850 Sperry Dr Lowr
Westlake

ATCO FIRE PRO/TIROLY & ASSO

24400 Highland Rd
Cleveland

Audio Video Interiors

7204 Pearl Rd
Cleveland

B&K Scaffolding

8400 Baker st

Badger Brothers, Inc.

18073 Meadow Lane
Strongsville

BLAKELY DESIGN

27310 BASSETT RD
Westlake

Boers Construction

13275 Hathaway Rd
Garfield Hts

Built by Geo LLC

3445 Brookdale Ave
Parma

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Caruso Architecture, Inc.

3460 Ridgewood Road
Akron

Caruso's Cabinets

35960 Detroit Rd
Avon

CHERNISKY RESIDENTIAL DESIGNS, INC.

23016 Lincolnshire Dr
Bay Village

Chris Demkow Design Companies

1300 W. 78th St
Cleveland

Chronus Construction and Landscaping

1690 Woodlands Dr
Maumee

CM Consulting Group Inc

6064 Hyde St
Mentor

Color Your Carpet

9733 Elaine Rd.

CRAIG M DIXON & ASSOC

29638 DETROIT RD
Westlake

Cramer Engineering, LLC

PO Box 22257
Akron

DANIEL J KACZOR

4699 E WALLINGS RD
Broadview Heights

DAVISON SMITH CERTO ARCHITECTS

26031 CENTER RIDGE RD
Westlake

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

Domokur Architects

4651 Medina Rd.
Akron

DREAMSCAPING INC

35531 ROYALTON RD
Grafton

Dura-Bilt Drapery & Upholstery

4041 Erie St
Willoughby

EA Home Repair

15118 lanning ave
Lakewood

Eli Mahler & Associates

3947 Ash Ln
Orange Village

ERIE ISLAND MANAGEMENT

27352 STURBRIDGE LN
Westlake

Excel Management

511 N Abbe Rd Ste B
Elyria

Exquisite Designs

47332 Sterdley Falls

FMC Architects

7675 Harley Hills Dr
North Royalton

frost building maintenance Inc

7727 South Miles Rd
Cleveland

GBC DESIGN INC

565 White Pond Dr
Akron

Harmoni Designs llc

2990 Berkshire Road
Cleveland

Holland Roofing of NE Ohio

9221 Ravenna Rd
Twinsburg

Hurd Home Services

27431 Forestview Avenue
Euclid

Ianiro Landscape Development

P.O. Box 995
Chesterland

Image Line Design Inc.

8362 Lorraine Dr
Strongsville

J G B ARCHITECTS INC

5803 Pelham Dr
Cleveland

J. Gerger Architects

6650 S River Rd W
Geneva

James Martin Contractor Services

3649 Lane Road Extension
Perry

Jonathan Van Meter - Architect

1299 Paddington Ct.
Columbus

KAS INTERIORS

46200 MATHER LN
Chagrin Falls

Kindle Lighting Solutions, Inc.

31200 Solon Rd.
Olmsted Falls

Kingdom Construction & Builders LLC

4127 Westbourne Blvd.
Akron

KRALY CONSULTING

750 PROSPECT AVE
Cleveland

LESKO ASSOCIATES INC

27955 CLEMENS RD
Westlake

LMS Group

33205 Cannon Rd.

Marshall Carpet One

1451 Som Center Road
Mayfield Heights

Marshall Wright Construction and Roofing

15538 Drake Rd
Strongsville

Mayer Architectural Group Inc

12918 Thompson Rd
Vermilion

Mendrea Construction, LLC

10225 Berea Rd
Cleveland

MONROE CONSTRUCTS

PO BOX 18220
Cleveland Heights

MOORE HOME REMODELING

135 Blaze Industrial Parkway
Berea

Norlyn LLC

5655 Chatham Dr.
Seven Hills

OLIVER DESIGN GROUP

921 Literary Road
Cleveland

OnSite Of Ohio

806 Sharon Dr
Westlake

Organic Roots Horticulture,LLC

6158 State Rte 303
Ravenna

Paglia Homes Inc

12888 Rockhaven Rd
Chesterland

Performance Building & Restoration

3655 Columbia Rd.
North Olmsted

PHILIP SAGER DESIGN

1355 PARK ROW AVE
Lakewood

PORTER THE ARCHITECT

23319 DETROIT RD
Westlake

Powell Remodeling

7537 Mentor Ave Ste 201
Mentor

Prete Builders Inc

1605 St Rte 60
Vermilion

PRO Architectural Drafting - PRO Enterprises, LLC.

156 Huntington Woods Drive
Madison

R & L Home Renovations

PO Box 16173
Rocky River

ROBERT MASCHKE ARCHITECTS INC

6421 DETROIT AVENUE
Cleveland

SCHILL ARCHITECTURE INC

1650 CROSSINGS PKWY
Westlake

SHD-Structural Home Designers

200 Granger Road
Medina

STONE CREEK BUILDERS INC

PO BOX 584
Hudson

TAMER CONSTRUCTION

6134 STATE RD
Cleveland

Tazmainian repair Inc.

5199 W Ash Rd
Independence

TC3 Properties LLC.

5602 Denison Avenue
Cleveland

TERI JOHNSON INTERIORS

1541 OAKWOOD DR
Cleveland

THE ARCUS GROUP

1229 SMITH COURT
Rocky River

The Austin Company

6095 PARKLAND BLVD
Cleveland

THE DRAFTHOUSE

7547 MENTOR AVE
Mentor

WATSON ARCHITECTS

1145 Stonewood Ct
Westlake

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