Find a architect in Elgin, IL

Find architects in Elgin, IL

Find architects in Elgin, IL

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Find architects in Elgin, IL

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Top 10 architects in Elgin, IL

Homeowners agree: these Elgin architects are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Paul Design Builders

Paul Design Builders

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
34+ years in business
Serves Elgin, IL
We provide the best quality building and contracting to all of our customers for many years. We pride ourselves on giving our customers the best product then can get.
Azteca Construcion

Azteca Construcion

5.0(2)
16+ years in business
Serves Elgin, IL
Anahi says, "responsible efficient work of excellent quality 100 recommended" Read more
Remodel Partner, Inc.

Remodel Partner, Inc.

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
56+ years in business
Serves Elgin, IL
I love the opportunity to help my clients change their lifestyle for the better!! All done with the architectural bid package process. It gives our clients a way to know what their project will look like from a 2- & 3-dimensional perspectives while helping them to understand what is included in their project with the costing. It gives them the ability to supply their bank with the data they need to secure a loan. Also excellent for getting apples to apples type bids from other companies! My work changes peoples lives, by bettering the way they live in their homes, puts people to work and as a bonus I get paid to do this!!!...
Eifler & Associates, Architects

Eifler & Associates, Architects

New on HomeGuide
30+ years in business
Serves Elgin, IL
Experienced design firm specializing in residential design, historic preservation and interior design. We have over 20 years experience working with a variety of building types and clients. We are strong advocates of sustainable design and the reuse of historic homes. working with clients to create great buildings
Mark Eric Benner - Architects, Ltd.

Mark Eric Benner - Architects, Ltd.

New on HomeGuide
17+ years in business
Serves Elgin, IL
I create value for my clients. Communication is crucial and I use technology to visually communicate in a common language everyone can understand. This prevents misunderstandings which often result in delays and cost overruns. Illinois licensed architect
Gort Custom Homes

Gort Custom Homes

5.0(1)
Top Pro
2 hires on HomeGuide
39+ years in business
Serves Elgin, IL
Erik H. says, "I did a custom garage addition with a number of complexities. Gort was one of a number of professionals that I interviewed for the job. Many of you are thinking, it is just a garage... but the location, topography, and the fact I wanted to integrate a crane into the design added a number of concerns. At the same time Gerry did a few other odd jobs, certainly out of scope but work well done. I would not hesitate to hire them again for even the most complex job." Read more
Huber Construction Company

Huber Construction Company

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
5+ years in business
Serves Elgin, IL
We are proficient in scheduling and managing your projects to stay on time and on budget. Our crew has managed over 1billion dollars in projects either for other companies or ourselves. You can count on us with whatever your needs may be. Architectural design and engineering are available through a design contract as well with certified professionals that we use and can count on.
PMJ Contracting Inc

PMJ Contracting Inc

New on HomeGuide
24+ years in business
Serves Elgin, IL
Personalized attentive Service and customized blueprints. We love the satisfaction of a job well done for our customers.
Michael's Of Palatine Construction Company Inc.

Michael's Of Palatine Construction Company Inc.

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
37+ years in business
Serves Elgin, IL
Michael's of Palatine Construction Company has been in business for over 30 years. We are experienced and can handle any type of project from residential to commercial. Our hand picked team of sub contractors are competitive, work well together and that makes any project run better. Right now we are building custom homes and have many remodel projects going and are looking for additional work. Feel free to check out our website at mopconstruction com or call Michael at 847 970-2373. We look forward to hearing from you soon and thank you for considering us for your project needs. These are links to a couple sites we are on that have pictures ...
A. Perry Homes

A. Perry Homes

5.0(1)
17+ years in business
Serves Elgin, IL
Dave M. says, "We started working with A. Perry Homes after we interviewed several architects to build a custom luxury home. We had a good feeling after talking with Tony that he would be passionate about our project and that he understood our goals, and we were right! We had a lot of fun throughout the whole design process. Tony and his team were very cognizant of our needs and wants while incorporating many creative ideas that blended into the plan. His building superintendent was wonderful to work with as well, keeping us apprised of everything that went on at the building site. The choices and decisions that need to be made in these types of projects are infinite, and we thought it was going to be overwhelming; as it turns out it was nothing but a pleasure. Their experience and intuitive nature regarding our style made the selection outings something to look forward to. Another point I want to mention is their prompt response to all our emails and phone calls. Thoughts and ideas went through our minds constantly during this process, and the communication was nothing less than fabulous. We truly enjoyed the incredible A. Perry Home delivered to us." Read more

Your Architectural Services questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

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 and Google.
  • 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?

Reviews for Elgin architects

Recent success stories from people in the Elgin area.
Juan
good person excellent worker,
Azteca Construcion
Alex A.
I would recommend Family Restoration to any and everyone. These guys do top notch work and are very timely and precise in what they do. Not only was our bathroom upgraded within a week but we were able to live through the construction and not have it impact our daily routines. I'm already looking forward to hiring them again for our next project!
Bender & Family Restoration
Melinda W.
legacy Builders did a wonerfull job completly remodelibg the home we live in. The work was completed in a timely manner, especially considering everthing that needed to be done. the wall paper had to be taken out in 2 rooms and there were multiple layers both of the bathrooms had to be redone the kitchen needed to complete stripped and remodel and all of the floors needed to be taken out and redone. not to mention the whole inside of the house had to be painted. very professional.
Legacy Builders, LLC
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