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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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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
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
& Build, and would hire them again in a heartbeat.

-Catherine S.

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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 South Lyon

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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.
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was punctual, friendly and well-prepared. He had already done research on specifics like local lot set-back requirements so we were ready to get down to the "meat" of the discussion.
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was attentive to drawing out our actual needs and wants. We walked about the house discussing a number of creative options, with their upsides and downsides. We honed down to what became
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's recommendation, which we will implement.
Some may ask why hire an architect to think about something as mundane as a garage? Well, we felt we needed a professional unbiased opinion about where and how to approach the project.
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is a consummate professional that gave us excellent guidance as well as a bit of education. He exceeded our expectations!
- Peter M O.
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I cannot say enough about how Pat's positive approach enabled a plan to be formulated according to what I needed to have done to feel comfortable with my home. Her willingness to delve into the city's guidelines for property development assured me that the plans would be in line with what could be done. She is knowledgeable, thorough, and pleasant to work with in moving towards one's goals.
- Ann D.
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The design process with
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went very well.
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is efficient with his work, and his design did not have any issues during the permitting process with the City or the construction process with the Contractor. We would plan on using
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on our next project.
- ROGER W.
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We needed a new backsplash in the kitchen for a fairly large area. We needed it done quickly for a birthday party. Ed came by and helped us decide what tile would look best and gave us a great price for the amount of work. The guys came in, tore out the old tile and removed all the debris. They patched the drywall, cut tile to fit around several outlets and corners. Then the guys did a beautiful job installing the tile. They cleaned up and wiped down the counters. Very professional and everything went very smoothly.
- Scott R.
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G ARC did an excellent job with the design. They are very experienced as well as creative. They listened carefully to our requirements and feedbacks, identified the core design issues and needs, and prioritized our goals. We have a limited budget. Their design achieve our both functional and aesthetic goals in a cost-effective way, which I really appreciate.
They are professional too. They arranged regular meetings to allow us to review the design progresses and made sure everyone is on the same page. They explained the design in a way that laymen could understand. One thing I have to mention is that, they use photo realistic renderings and animations to visualize the final looking of the restaurant, which is SO easy for us to understand (I am not very good at reading plans and elevations). In addition, they brought us to showrooms to see the real products or ordered material samples that could be used in the project, which helped us to make decisions with confidence. On top of this, they care about every detail to make sure they work.
- Juan S.
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I purchased a coupon off of Angie's list for a backsplash for $499. After picking out tile from Home Depot and scheduling the appointment a man from
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came to install. He tried to begin but his saw was not working to cut the tile he hung around for two hours waiting to get direction from the office as what to do. They ended up rescheduling someone else to come out. A few days later two different men came and looked at what needed to be done, only to tell me they didn't have the correct tools. They left, having to reschedule a third time. The next week two new men came again without the correct tools. They felt bad and left to get what they needed to begin the job. It took them a day to complete, but it finally was begun. The next day as I am getting ready for work I get a phone call that the contractors are at my house to grout the tile. Never receiving notice a phone call or email from the office I had to call out of work sick to meet them so they could complete the job. When all was said and done upon looking at the competed backsplash I discovered a cracked tile by the sink outlet. It has been such a headache dealing with this company I chose just to leave it, I couldn't afford to take a fourth day off of work to accommodate them. I would not use
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again. The communication is terrible within the company and with its customers. The workers are all extremely nice and polite, it's a shame they have to deal with such unorganized management. I guess you get what you pay for, needless to say I won't be purchasing anymore Angie's list coupons.
- Jennifer T.

Architects in South Lyon, MI

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A to Z Home Remodeling Co.

17601 Roselawn St
Detroit

A3C-COLLABORATIVE ARCHITECTS

210 E HURON ST
Ann Arbor

Adroit Contractors

3444 Fieldview

Antonelli Landscape

16171 31 Mile Rd
Ray

ARCHITECTURAL RESOURCE

2301 Platt Road
Ann Arbor

ArchRevival

950 East Maple, Suite 116
Birmingham

Ash Showroom

2374 Franklin Road
Bloomfield Hills

B J BURNHAM & ASSOC

753 FOX RIVER DR
Bloomfield Hills

BEAL PROPERTIES

221 FELCH ST
Ann Arbor

Beautiful Homes Construction, Inc

1430 E Drahner Road
Oxford

Belvedere Construction LLC

6149 Trailside Dr
Washington

BGA Architects

167 TOWNSEND ST
Utica

Biondo Design & Build

19355 Fry Rd
Northville

Black Forest Building Company/AJ Bellomo Studios

16570 East 12 Mile Rd.
Roseville

Blue Line Building Co

17671 Bailey Rd
Brownstown

Boardman Construction

7717 Macomb
Grosse Ile

Bond Bilt Home Improvement Inc

30140 Van Dyke
Warren

BOSS ENGINEERING

3121 E GRAND RIVER
Howell

Bright Power Solutions Inc

45100 Sterritt St Suite 106

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Charles Bultman architect

55 Underdown Road
Ann Arbor

Cobalt Construction

PO Box 2213
Dearborn

Color Your Carpet

9733 Elaine Rd.

Concepts in Designs, LLC

44574 Clare Blvd
Plymouth

Creativity by DTSC

2424 Canoe Circle Drive
Lake Orion

D'ANNA ASSOCIATES

1055 South Blvd E
Rochester

Davis & Davis Interior Design

30500 Northwestern Hwy Ste 311
Farmington

DBC Company, Inc.

46574 ERB DR
Macomb

Dean Kahremanis Architects, LLC

49450 North Glacier
Northville

DEC General Home Improvement

700 Laird St
Lake Orion

Diverse Management Services

24010 Haggerty Road
Farmington

DP Development Company

9731 Manitou Ln
Levering

DSA CONTRACTORS

30005 LITTLE MACK AVE
Roseville

E.F. Deering Co.

7250 Blubird
Waterford

Ed Wickenheiser Builders

11763 Grafton Rd
Carleton

El Shareef Design, INC

Sterling Heights

ELITE CONSTRUCTION MGMT

21700 GREENFIELD RD.
Oak Park

ELLIS PAINTING & MAINTENANCE

16500 N PARK DR
Southfield

Exquisite Designs

47332 Sterdley Falls

F MATTEW RAY ARCHITECT

2914 SHAWNEE LANE
Waterford

F Tanrisever Co

Po Box 462
South Lyon

FED Design/Builders

777 West Cedar Avenue
Gladwin

Fur Development, Inc.

6501 Greenfield Rd
Detroit

Global Eagle Company

Po Box 554
Romeo

Graphite Designcraft

22967 Woodward Ave
Ferndale

hank's custom drywall

23377 Stauber Ave
Hazel Park

HARRY F BOWERS INC

123 W LAKE ST
South Lyon

HEINS & KWAPIS ARCHITECTS

126 E 3RD ST
Rochester

Hubble and Sons

4600 9th street
Ecorse

Ideology Inc.

111 W. Second St
Rochester

Impressive Basements

12992 W 8 Mile Rd
Oak Park

ITALY AMERICAN CONSTRUCTION, INC

8401 N. Telegraph Road
Dearborn Heights

J & S Landscaping

1320 Ladd Rd
Walled Lake

j&z remodeling

6232 campus dr

J.R. And Sons Services

23254 Croft Ave
Flat Rock

JAMES WHITE ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS

6340 village park drive
West Bloomfield

JARRATT ARCHITECTURE INC

108 N LAFAYETTE ST
South Lyon

JFC Development, LLC

1540 Clear Creek Dr
Rochester

Johnston Design Inc

114 Wompole Dr
Clarkston

Julie Ann Thayer - National Realty Centers

1000 South Old Woodward
Birmingham

K and R Studios

35 N Saginaw St
Pontiac

Keystone Home Improvements Inc

32250 W Eight Mile Rd
Farmington

Kingdom Construction Inc.

23927 Ecorse Rd
Taylor

Kurtis Kitchen and Bath Centers

12500 Merriman Rd
Livonia

Labra Design Build

28243 Beck Rd Suite B7
Wixom

LandOne Design/Build Construction Sevices

8855 N Canton Center Rd
Plymouth

LehnerFindlan Associates

17001 19 Mile Suite 3
Clinton Township

Lincorp Construction

7290 Carlyle Crossing
West Bloomfield

LM Engineering

25315 Dequindre Rd
Madison Heights

LVM Architecture & Planning, LLC

15126 Woodworth
Redford

M.J. Whelan Construction

620 N. Milford Rd
Milford

M.T. Chargot Building Co

22510 Hoover Rd
Warren

MainStreet Design Build

555 S OLD WOODWARD AVE
Birmingham

MBK CONSTRUCTORS INC

2675 W JOY RD
Ann Arbor

MC COMB CONSTRUCTION CO INC

1871 AUSTIN DR
Troy

Meadowlark Builders

3250 W Liberty Rd
Ann Arbor

Metro Construction & Restoration

19110 Canterbury Dr
Livonia

MOISEEV GORDON & ASSOC INC

4351 Delemere Ct
Royal Oak

Motor Club of America

Bowling Green

MSA Construction

217 E Drayton
Ferndale

New Horizons Builders, Inc

29193 NORTHWESTERN HWY
Southfield

NICOLA CONSTRUCTION CO

14780 FOX
Redford

Oakland Builders & Floors Co

2254 Cole St.
Birmingham

OCA ARCHITECTURE INC

4203 SAMOSET RD
Royal Oak

Pafco Construction Inc.

1555 Chapin Ave.
Birmingham

Park Ave Assoc

41237 Clairpointe
Harrison Township

Patriot Building and Design

31330 Mound
Warren

Paulson's Construction Inc

115 University
Howell

PCI One Source Contracting

21717 Republic Ave.

PERFORMANCE HEATING COOLING & ELECTRICAL

38923 E ARCHER DR
Harrison Township

Peters Group Architects, P.L.C

5679 Trailside Ln
Whitmore Lake

Premier Factory Safety

51551 INDUSTRIAL DR
Macomb

Probuilt Woodworking LLC

51121 Milano Dr.

Pure Eco

1397 Piedmont Drive, Suite 100
Troy

R. Allen Homes, LLC

45724 Denise Ct
Plymouth

RAMSON CONSTRUCTION CO.

7300 VERONA
West Bloomfield

Remodeling Solutions

32250 W Eight Mile
Farmington

RESIDENTIAL DESIGN CONSULTING

121 N LAFAYETTE ST
South Lyon

Rolyn Companies, Inc.

5706 Frederick Ave

Ross Homes Inc.

4568 Elizabeth Lake Rd
Waterford

SCHNEIDER SMITH ARCHITECTS

833 S CENTER ST
Royal Oak

SCOTT'S LOCK & KEY SHOP

3710 Elizabeth Lake Rd
Waterford

Smart & Green Controls

45150 Polaris Ct
Plymouth

Sodonis Group

2709 Buckingham Ave
Birmingham

Soulliere Decorative Stone

PO Box 182091
Utica

Stevers Construction LLC

15990 Quail Ct
Macomb

The Handyestman Around

3428 Gingle Dr
Lake Orion

The Kolb Company, LLC

7910 Ann Arbor St.
Dexter

Tri-Pups, Inc

25580 Farmbrook
Southfield

VANOYEN BUILDERS

12860 10 MILE RD
South Lyon

Vardan Design Group,LLC

24558 Lincoln Ct
Farmington

White Construction

1120 W BALTIMORE ST
Detroit

WMendez Better Building Co.

21012 Tamarack Cir
Southfield

Wolfe Construction

207 La Plaza Court
Royal Oak

Woodcraft Design & Build

12103 Merriman
Livonia

Yankee Construction

5571 Brookside Ln
Shelby Township

Young masonry

11116 27 mile rd
Washington

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