Berka Design

Peoria, AZ

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

Listening to all aspects of what is important to you, and to the opportunities of the site, we explain the choices that come up, such that the home becomes a joint creation. We are confident that our past clients have been satisfied on both counts; of the finished home being beautiful and functional, and that we had fun getting there together.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love being involved in the co-creation of beautiful places.

Location

Peoria, AZ 85383

Years in business

20

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

3

Reviews

2 Reviews
  • Brad D. Feb 13, 2017
    Architectural Services
    Verified Review
    Passionate about his work had a great experience!
    Highly recommend and has been a great experience, very patient and thoughtful in his recommendations in working through a home renovation project. Thanks Brian!
  • Robert H. Mar 31, 2016
    I have known Brian for 10 years in both personal and professional situations. I would be hard pressed to come up with enough positive adjectives to describe his work ethic, his calm and introspective approach to life, his natural ability to see designs and carry them through, his leadership ability, his integrity and his character and honesty. I would, without reservation, say that you could not find a more qualified person. Brian provided design work and consulting, for example, on our Red Rock Creek project, a $30,000,000 project in Sedona, Arizona. His work was professional and timely and was instrumental in getting the project approved by the City of Sedona. He also coordinated with the City as well as various engineers and provided indispensible ideas on construction methods and cost savings. Due to the drop in the real estate market, the project was not completed, but Brian's part was impeccable

Q&A

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