What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
We generally work on a fixed fee for total project. We can also work in a fixed or hourly fee for just the initial design phase. This gives us a chance to determine together, the feasibility and direction for the project.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
In the initial meeting I would listen to your ideas and share some of mine. As well as advise on the process and any code requirements going forward. This also gives us a chance to see if we are on the same page, and can communicate well with each other. We work on a 3-D cad format, which allows us to generate “views” of the project, for a better understanding of what we are creating together. We would create image files or PDFs to send via e-mail for review and feedback.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
My initial education was by a full scholarship at Phoenix Institute of Technology for architectural technician. I started internships with architects directly out of high school. I also have a good bit of experience in some of the trades, especially carpentry. This has given me a good perspective of the overall process of building.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
My dad is a creative tradesman. As a kid, I followed him around watching him come up with ideas and make them a reality with his own hands. I think this was the initial inspiration. I went deeper into design in my own studies.