Rinehart Design Group Inc.

Rinehart Design Group Inc.

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  • Matthew Smith

    Couldn't recommend RDGI more. Custom cabinetry designed and manufactured by her with all details presented and considered. She did my interior design as well. The result has even caught the attention of a design magazine! Always felt Brandy was fair on price. She is very easy to work with and always found a solution to any problem or challenge that came up.

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Rinehart Design Group (RDGi) is a design based high-end custom cabinetry and full service interiors firm that prides itself on the knowledge that the "devil is in the details". We pride ourselves on working with each client to provide the most comprehensive and stressfree projects.

RDGi has been in business for over 13 years, and has strong relationships in the design industry for over 23 years. We service everything from simple 'topical' face lift, to a 10,000 square ft. new renovation. Awards from Design for Dignity, LUX Home + Interiors and various recognitions in magazines in FL, IL and GA have made RDGi a reliable and reputable firm.

www.RDGi.co 

The teams' background is saturated in design vs. sales, with an emphasis detail oriented high quality products, the highest materials and consistantly working with technology to improve products and design. 

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Chicago, IL 60614
14 years in business
4 employees
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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

1. Initial Meeting/consult, agree to project scope/design retainer

2. Create concepts, create estimate(s) based on client needs/requests, forward estimate/budget review info with client, awaiting approval(s),

3. Scheduling based on project needs/scope; submit schedule(s), receive deposits or payment(s) as needed, and submit deliveries - all details are included in our 'RDGi Operational Procedures' forms emailed or delivered during initial meeting.

4. Tracking/Follow up, scheduling with client and subs installation(s)

5. Follow up meetings, punch list(s), and verify all needs contracted to handle have been finished as requested.

*RDGi follows AIA (American Institute of Architects) and ASID (Amrican Society of Interior Designers) Standards on all projects.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

21 years design experience, in Palm Beach, New York City, Chicago and Atlanta.

BFA, Furniture Design, Savannah College of Art & Design 


Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

Senior Designer $190/hour

Junior Designer $75/hour

Draftsman $65/hour

3D CAD Renderings $350-750/drawing 

*A requested 'Single Day' Rate includes; consulting, sketches, on-sight concepts and staging, and trade/vendor recommendations ($800) inlcudes a minimum of 4 hours time, max 5 hours.


How did you get started in this business?

BFA, Savannah College of Art & Design (Savannah, GA) '97

Scott Snyder Inc., Palm Beach, FL & New York City, NY 


What types of customers have you worked with?

Our office caters to luxury and high-end clientelle; existing Homeowners, 2nd-Home buyers, Design-Build General Contractors, and Developers, Architects, and decorators.


What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

Prior to meeting with a business or Designer/Decorator in the design industry;

Verify that you are talking to a reputable company (Are they lisc. and insured? Do they have liability insurance?)

Request to communicate directly with one or multiple of their recent clients (in the past 2 years).

Ask to see images of one or two of their most recent projects.

it's simple but often over looked, and sounds like 'common sense', but can often be over looked; Follow your gut. If you meet with or talk to a designer/decorator over the phone or in person and don't feel 'comfortable' or that this is a correct fit for your needs - do not hire them.


What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?

The most important details any designer/decorator will immediately ask;

1. What is your Budget?

2. What is your Timeline?

3. What exactly do you want to have accomplished?

(These are very important for both you and your designer to know. Please take the time to sort these three details out and your project will always run smoother.)