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"We hired
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.
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.
's knowledge & experience combined with personality allows for an engaging conversation.
" 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.
was punctual for his appointment and punctual in the delivery of the above noted documentation. Would not hesitate to recommend
for large scale complex projects.

-Garrison A.

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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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Architect reviews in Wauwatosa

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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.
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The price
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quoted was reasonable and the project came in at budget. With his “open Book” policy, we knew exactly where each dollar went. The work was completed within the time frame
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had set and we couldn’t be more pleased with the result. There was excellent communication along every step of the process. His men arrived when they said they would and kept everything as clean as they could while they were there, minimizing dust and dirt as much as possible & tried to interrupt our lives as little as possible. They cleaned the work areas before they left. I had no concern about leaving the house when
they were there, and felt they were completely trustworthy. We highly recommend
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& Build, and would hire them again in a heartbeat.
- Catherine S.
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The deck project is important to my family and Ed is very attentive to our wishes. We look forward to family gatherings on our deck for years to come with both beautiful and durable materials.
- gerard M.
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Overall,
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did an excellent job in this project. He provided valuable design suggestions, and executed the plan all the way to the end.
Because the project involves many "small jobs", some times he would like to "batch" some of them together, instead of finishing one as soon as possible. This is quite understandable, no complaints. :)
Due to project requirement,
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also introduced to us an architect and a plumber, both did very good job.
- Zhenyu W.

Architects in Wauwatosa, WI

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a + c

8180 N Regent Rd
Milwaukee

AASCEO

1810 Oakdale Drive
Waukesha

Access Elevator Inc

1995 E. Norse Ave.
Cudahy

Adolfo Alatriste Architect

250 E. Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee

Alpine Design & Inspections, Structural Engineer

Structural Engineer / Architect
Cudahy

Amethyst Contracting Inc

5699 CenterPark Way
Glendale

B & E GENERAL CONTRACTORS INC

6001 N. GreenBay Rd
Milwaukee

Barajas Construction Llc

2545 s. 15th pl
Milwaukee

Blue Hot Design

201 W Brentwood Ln
Milwaukee

Burback Builders

W185 S8095 Racine Avenue
Muskego

Casper Architecture

100 E BRADLEY RD
Milwaukee

Cindi Wright-Kau

New Berlin

Color Your Carpet

9733 Elaine Rd.

Cream City Construction

3112 W Highland Blvd
Milwaukee

D V Cable Inc.

2775 N. 67th St.
Milwaukee

DESIGN & CARPENTRY BY RICHWOOD

P.O.Box 222
Brookfield

Detailed Home Improvements, LLC

S56 W29551 Roanoke Dr
Waukesha

DK's Electrostatic Painting LLC

Southeast Wisconsin
Pewaukee

Done Right Builders LLC

1100 s 1st street

Elliott Builders General Contracting LLC

3775 E. Edgerton Ave
Cudahy

Fein Design

11124 N. Cedarburg Road
Mequon

Floor Concepts

14803 W. Hidden Creek Court
New Berlin

Fortuna Design

1021 east Perarson St.
Milwaukee

Four Seasons Sunrooms

13198 W National Ave
New Berlin

Functional Home

Milwaukee

Green Sphere Design+Build

302 E. Buridck Ave
Milwaukee

Hawks Landscape Inc.

12217 W Watertown Plank Rd
Milwaukee

HTH Contracting LLC

4155 S Swartz Rd
New Berlin

Hundt Architecture

3058 N Newhall St
Milwaukee

Insite Landscape Design Inc

11525 W. North Ave. Suite 1b
Wauwatosa

j D j lifestyle design remodel, ltd.

12340 W. Layton Ave.
Greenfield

J. Pipkorn Home Construction LLC

3645 Division rd
Jackson

Jendusa Design & Engineering, Inc.

4615 VETTELSON RD
Hartland

JNS Remodeling

46 N West Sedgemeadow St
Elkhorn

KELENIC CONSTRUCTION

S73W22446 John Dr
Big Bend

Kuhs Quality Homes Inc

5552 S 108th St
Hales Corners

LABONTE CONSTRUCTION

2025 N Summit Avenue Suite 111
Milwaukee

LAKE COUNTRY REMODELING

210 S. Silver Lake St.
Oconomowoc

M DESIGN BUILD INC

4530 N OAKLAND AVE
Milwaukee

Maldonado Design

4544 N. Morris Blvd.
Milwaukee

Marcott Remodeling

N53W16614 Prairie Dawn
Menomonee Falls

Metropolitan Survey Service

9415 W Forest Home Ave Ste 202
Hales Corners

Milwaukee Blacksmith

518 E Erie St
Milwaukee

Mishefski Designworks Studio LLC

3821 N Newhall Street
Milwaukee

Outdoor Accents LLC

PO Box 528
Mequon

PELLATT CONSTRUCTION SERVICES

239 JEFFERSON ST
Johnson Creek

Quick Fix Plumbing

916 Oakland ave

Quid Pro Quo L.L.C.

7844 N. Highview Dr.
Milwaukee

Renovations Group Inc

13390 Watertown Plank Rd
Elm Grove

Rigsby Group, Inc

W303 N1694 Arbor Drive
Delafield

Rolyn Companies, Inc.

5706 Frederick Ave

Ruebl Builders

N 9654 sunset Dr.
East Troy

S.J. JANIS COMPANY, INC.

11501 W NORTH AVE
Milwaukee

Schaller Home Solutions

5695 W Silverleaf Lane
Milwaukee

Schroeder Design/Build, LLC

3220 N. Interlaken Dr.
Oconomowoc

Seeley Tile & Construction, LLC

W318 County Rd CW
Ixonia

Sharper Construction LLC

2365 N 1st St
Milwaukee

Sharper Construction LLC

2365 N 1st St
Milwaukee

United Builders LLC

1297 Lakeview Rd
West Bend

WOLFGRAM & ASSOCIATES, SC

8115 Stickney Ave
Milwaukee

Xcel Construction LLc

3573 S. 84th Street
Milwaukee

ZIMMERMAN DESIGN CONSULTANTS

229 E WISCONSIN AVE
Milwaukee

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