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New Georgian in Tuckahoe area of Henrico VA
Project Date : Aug 2017 , Review date January 2019
We would like to wish you a prosperous and healthy new year.
We are certainly enjoying our house and I often think of the very positive role you played and feel fortunate that we used you as a designer and major resource for our house design and development.
l have tried to capture some of my thoughts regarding our interactions below:
First off, I think we feel that we did not just want a house but a home. While this effort started with trying to remodel and expand the existing structure it was a necessary step to better define our requirements. Out of these activities your role in helping us define our design parameters was of the utmost importance. As we progressed through the initial portion of the design “evolution” we realized that for economic and for house functionality we would be better suited to demolish and create
a whole new structure. This was a major breakthrough in the design process.
Moving on from the point of settling on a Georgian design gave us the direction we needed. The Georgian style would fit our neighborhood. But most of all it gave us the design layout that achieved our day to day needs.
Your design help was truly magnificent, You not only laid out options for our initial concepts but provided us alternate options. Your command of the CAD system was truly tops and you constantly demonstrated your power—user abilities. Your use of the “go to meeting” tool was most beneficial in visualizing the changes you were making “on the fly”.
Ken, your knowledge and research into Georgian design gave us a beautifully designed home.
While we find the whole house extremely beautiful and functional an area that we have had many comments on is the breezeway / patio area. Our guests love that area as well as the front entrance foyer / great room / kitchen / mud room area. The view thru the foyer / great room and patio fireplace area has been a knock out.
Your thoroughness and focus on the structural strength issues of the house are evident in the solidness of the final structure. I really appreciate your notes on the drawing about updates on changes that a builder might want to implement. Your interactions with the builder, county inspectors, and other third parties were always done in a positive and professional manner.
After over five months in the house, I appreciate so many things about the design. The compliments from the many guests we have entertained are so fulfilling. It was a great experience working with you on home and are fortunate to have had you as our designer.
Wishing you the best,
Letter on file at office
Addition in Surry Virginia
Project Date : Aug 2017 , Review date March 2018
Working with Ken – The Design Guy – was wonderful. We had met with a different designer who had been very discouraging about the addition/renovation that we wanted to make to our home. As soon as we started talking with Ken, he understood exactly what we were looking for. We wanted an addition that did not look like an addition. That is exactly what we have now. Everyone who comes to visit comments on how nice it looks and how it just flows and looks like it has always been there. He answered our questions and offered options that we had not even thought about. Our contractor was wonderful and he and Ken worked great together. The plans were “right on” and there were no issues obtaining the permits and inspections. I would highly recommend The Design Guy. We had never undertaken a project like this and he certainly made it as stress free as possible.
Signed : H
Mr. & Mrs H.
Thank you for your WONDERFUL review!
Your review helps others to understand that we listen to our clients to give them what they want in their homes or additions.
Where you stated “He offered options that we had not even thought about” Shows we have the experience of many projects to use as our knowledge base, and we always have our clients best interests in mind! Just like in your case we had an excellent concept from our 1st meeting, but after getting back to the office, another developed a new concept that we felt was even better. You agreed and appreciated us taking the time to come up with the improved design that was built.
We look forward to posting your pictures of the completed project. This picture is a rendering during the design process.
Hanover Virginia custom brick home
Comment from our client.
Project Date: May 2016
Ken was great to work with! It all started with a hand sketch of a floor plan I had drawn up and then after a few design review meetings, Ken had me a working set of plans. My favorite part was the 3D model which I used to refer back to a lot during the construction process. Ken was also always there to answer any questions I had after the construction started. Very pleased with how it all turned out!
Thanks for your great review! I’m glad to hear that you liked the 3d model and the way your home turned out! The 3d model is a wonderful tool to see your project at any time inside or out. I appreciate you confirming our slogan and customer service.
“Our job starts when you walk through our door and only finishes when you walk through yours! ”
You were an awesome client. Thank you for your business and referrals.
Shady Side, Maryland on the Chesapeake Bay
Comment from our client.
Email from the client after viewing video & plans during the early stage of design.
We are loving it. The tower is awesome. Thank you so much for your effort.- E.G. – Maryland – Homeowner
Our reply: Thank you for your input!I appreciate you noticing the time & efforts we put into a design to bring your Dreamhome together.The tower has changed locations & design a few times to get it perfect! The only way for your home to be… PERFECT