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CJ’s Designs

CJ’s Designs

5.0 (2)
Client satisfaction with all of their Home renovations coming true, is my primary foucs with each customer.  i Design living spaces from Kitchen and Bathrooms, to Drawings and full home make overs. My 30 plus years of Design and passionate client satisfaction will take the stress out of your homes project decisions. i have a Bachelors Degree in Interior Design from Maryville University in Chesterfield, Mo. free Inhome consultation lets get that project started! Cyndi [email protected] 314.686.9030 ... View Profile
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Brendel Architects Inc.

Brendel Architects Inc.

5.0 (1)
House Plans Designed with You in Mind As highly skilled Architects with more than 25 years of experience, we cater to a niche market. Our clients are typically those that want house plans that are different from the rest—an original, quality, custom home. We invite you to experience the difference between basic construction and fine architectural home building.  Family owned and operated by a mother/daughter team, our residential architectural firm caters to our clients' needs by providing personalized services.  Our specialists have focused expertise in various fields and understand the mechanical, technical, and structural r ... View Profile
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Jewell Remodeling & Project Management

Jewell Remodeling & Project Management

With an A+ Rating with the BBB, our business has remained successful for nearly 20 years, maintaining a happy customer base, high return of previous clients and referrels. We believe in offering quality home improvement solutions, for any budget, with honest and reliable service and communication.
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Rustic Construction

Rustic Construction

Rustic Construction offers professional architect services for a variety of construction projects. He does floor plans, space planning, material selection, accessorizing, color consulting and more. You can hire them to provide custom home plans and floor plans.
R G Apel Development

R G Apel Development

This team of residential architects creates designs that are tailored to fit the specific needs of the family they are working with. His architectural designs utilize cost-saving measures and sustainable technologies. This professional also specializes in handling 3d revit cad projects.
Levine Associates Architects

Levine Associates Architects

I have now been in business for over thirty years. We have a three-person technical staff.  We are involved in a broad range of projects, including freestanding office buildings, retail centers and warehouses, but also multi-family housing and custom residences and additions.  Many of our projects involve renovations to existing buildings. We have worked on many city and county single family remodeling and addition projects, including under tax credit programs.   Our aim is to provide the level of services necessary for each project.  Many of our clients are builders and developers, so we have a special understanding ... View Profile
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Comfort Architecture

Comfort Architecture

This company has custom home architects that do construction observation, condition investigation, and conceptual and preliminary design development. This expert provides blueprints and house plans for clients. Randall also offers construction administration, bidding assistance, and master planning.
Studio Lark

Studio Lark

Studio Lark has been offering home design and architectural drafting services since many years ago. They handle master planning, full renovations, as well as new construction services. Their home builders also specialize in handling property maintenance and improvement work.
Tim Hollerbach Designs, Llc

Tim Hollerbach Designs, Llc

This company specializes in designing unique and affordable custom homes. Try this firm that handles individual projects from start to end. This architect creates eco-friendly home plans.
Crowdus Custom Homes & Remodeling

Crowdus Custom Homes & Remodeling

Crowdus Custom is a licensed architect who has earned many years experience in cad designing and drawing. Their custom home architects do residential remodeling and new construction projects. They also offer design build collaboration, house plans and designs.

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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