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Bakersfield Architects

Mikes Property&Building Maintenance

Mikes Property&Building Maintenance

4.5 (2)
We take on jobs that others wont. No job to big or small. We are small enough to know are customers and pay attention to there needs and wants.
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Showcase Properties & Design, Inc.

Showcase Properties & Design, Inc.

We are a full service company providing the following services: 1. Home Staging and Redesigns 2. Interior Design 3. Architectural design 4. Remodel and construction supervision 5. Sale of Floatominiums (condos on a solar & wind powered cruise ship) 6. Naval / Cruise Ship Design 7. Design and Implementation of Solar and Wind power systems 8. Design and construction of off the grid homes and hotels ... View Profile
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William Howard Studio

William Howard Studio

What we do is special. We are great designers, but we are also extraordianary at managing project costs, details and deadlines. Of course you want a beautiful project, which is completed on budget and on time. We manage the all of the little details around every project, with nothing left out.
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Welch Design Studio

Welch Design Studio

We don't push specific ideologies on our clients. Instead we carefully listen to what they want and together, in a collaborative approach, design solutions to their needs, wants, and desires. Clients refer to the owners of Welch Design Studio, Marc and Lisa Welch as 'The Dynamic Duo'. They work incredibly well together. "The two of them bring so much more to the table than in a typical design firm." If you are looking for a creative solution, something unique, something that touches your heart, then WDS is definitely worth meeting with. ... View Profile
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Fyfe Designs

Fyfe Designs

I am a dynamic and ambitious designer with 10 years’ experience in various projects and constructions on inventions, product design, home units, industrial, commercial, urban design, and ancient architecture sites.  I possess impeccable technical and computer skills with advanced knowledge of Auto CAD, Revit, Sketch-up, Microsoft Office, Adobe and other graphics communication programs. An excellent working knowledge of contracts administration is also one of my strong points. My attention to detail and excellent problem-solving skills ensure that every project I work on is done accurately and to the highest possible standard. I am ... View Profile
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Rob Reynolds Construction Inc.

Rob Reynolds Construction Inc.

We have over 25 years in business, Ca. State Licensed, (B) General Building, (A) General Engineering, C-10 Electrical, with inhouse licensed architect. 
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ArchWork.com

ArchWork.com

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Ghsl Inc.

Ghsl Inc.

GHSL is strongly committed to providing a high quality of craftsmanship and customer service to each and every one of its customers, no matter the size of the job. We are a start to finish company and will get your work done in a timely manner to minimize any down time that may occur during your project. Your satisfication is our gurantee! 
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VrGrafx Ink.

VrGrafx Ink.

I'm a 3d designer in Autocad with Solid modeling experience. I provide legal permittable plansets and detailed cabinetry design sets for kitchens bathrooms or workroom. Space planning in CADD in 3D is my specialty. I draw. I do not build. I travel to you for dimensions and return electronic and paper plansets for builders to construct from, per UBC codes. I build cars from the ground up and I run a dog rescue sitting service. Cats tolerated. If You need to leave home and travel you can trust me with your Castle and Critters. References available. ... View Profile
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Frequently asked questions

How much does an architect cost near me?

Hiring an architect costs 5% to 20% of the total project cost, depending on the size and type. Some architects charge $100 to $250 per hour, while others charge $2 to $15 per square foot for new construction. The flat-rate cost for an architect to draw plans is $2,000 to $20,000.


What services does an architecture firm provide?

Architectural services include the planning, designing, and drawing of home plans and remodeling projects, and managing the construction contracts on behalf of homeowners. Other services include obtaining permits, producing documentation required for the city, and obtaining certificates of occupancy for completed projects.

  • Consultation and schematic design – Pre-design planning, ideas, and concepts are presented and developed with client feedback. Then a rough sketch is designed to ensure the building requirements are clearly understood.
  • Design development – The rough sketches are developed, reviewed, and refined into final drawing plans, specifications, and elevations.
  • Construction documents – The architect helps the client select materials and finishes, coordinates with other designers and engineers, and produces a set of legal contract documents ready for building.
  • Contract negotiation – The architect solicits bids from building contractors and helps the client select and hire a contractor.
  • Construction contract administration – The architect manages the contractors to resolve any conflicts, ensures the project is built to the drawing plans and specifications, and performs a final inspection.

Do I need a residential architect or a contractor?

  • Hire an architect when building a custom home or for home remodeling projects involving structural changes or costs beyond 5% of your house's value.
  • Hire a general contractor for house renovations or remodeling projects that don't involve structural changes or costs less than 5% of your home's value.
  • Hire a structural engineer for remodeling projects that involve the house's stability, such as knocking down a wall, rebuilding a chimney, or planning an addition.

Does a home architect have to be licensed?

Residential building and remodeling projects may be exempt from requiring a licensed architect in the design, depending on the state. States require locally licensed architects to stamp drawing plans for commercial building projects.


How do I find an architect in my area?

Start by searching our list of remodeling architects, then compare reviews and costs. After finding and contacting potential services:

How to choose an architect:

  • Get at least three estimates from local architects to compare.
  • Ask for recommendations from family, friends, and neighbors.
  • Select companies that are licensed, bonded, and experienced.
  • Verify their license, insurance, worker’s compensation, and bond guarantees.
  • Read reviews and check out their previous work on HomeGuide, Google, and the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
  • Look for architects that are a member of The American Institute of Architects.
  • Ask about their warranties and guarantees.
  • Ask for a full itemized estimate in writing.
  • Avoid making large payments upfront. Come up with a payment schedule for work completed.

After asking questions and verifying their credentials, hire the best architectural services near you.


What questions to ask local architects before hiring?

When hiring an architectural designer, ask them the following questions:

  • How long have you been in business?
  • How many similar projects have you completed?
  • Are there any potential complications you foresee with this project?
  • What is your architect style?
  • Can I see your license and liability insurance?
  • Can you provide testimonials and references from past customers?
  • What type of renderings (3D, video, illustrative drawings) will you submit?
  • Can you handle special requirements such as ADA or LEED?
  • How long will the project take?
  • Do you help with finding and hiring general contractors and subcontractors?
  • What does your warranty policy include?
  • What is your fee structure and schedule?
  • What services are included in the cost?
  • Can you provide me a written estimate or contract?
  • What happens when your costs exceed the budget?
  • What do I need to provide to get started?

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