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Erica A.

David Lopez

David did an amazing job installing our cabinets, farmhouse sink, countertops, and fixtures. He was very reasonable in his pricing and very communicative throughout the stages of the project. He knocked everything out in the time that he originally promised and made sure that we were satisfied with the work product. Would hire again in a heartbeat!

Nov 19, 2018

Keith M.

Fabulous Homes of San Diego

I hired Cheryl to do a remodel on a kitchen and bathroom. The job came in at an amazing price and she finished it before the time frame that she said she could do the job in. I am very pleased with the quality of work . Hopefully one day she will help me build my custom house .

Nov 1, 2018

Yvonne B.

AB Blinds

We appreciated Todd and his expertise in our home. He did a very thorough job and cleaned up after himself. We would hire him again if needed. Thanks Todd - it was a pleasure meeting you.

Sep 28, 2017

Peter C.

J Custom construction general contracting

I hired Jose on a Friday afternoon to demolish my courtyard after we had flooding after a big rainstorm and faulty exterior drainage at our 30-year-old large custom home. He had a crew of five men here the following Saturday morning working by 8 AM. They did everything he promised quickly and efficiently on time and on budget. I highly recommend him.

Mar 9, 2017

John B.

Amigable Building Group

ABG performed a complete remodel of our 1950's vintage home providing full GC services for structural,electical, plumbing, internal and external finish details. The workmanship quality shows in the final product and our remodel has surpassed our original expectations. ABG has was a true pleasure to work with on a large scale home remodel.Thank you gentlemen.

Jun 18, 2015

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How do architects work?

Architects may work for an architecture or engineering firm, they may work for a government organization, they can work for a construction company, or they may be self-employed (freelance). The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics explains that architects spend a large amount of their working time in the home or company office: meeting with clients; creating reports and architectural drawings; and working with other architects and engineers. When not in an office, an architect is often at the construction site either as part of the development of plans or to ensure building progress is following the blueprint.

When a client interacts with an architect, it is typically to have them design drawings for the construction of a house or a building. If you are a client who has hired a large architecture firm, there may be a team of people working on your design. But if you are working with a freelance architect or a smaller firm, one person (or a small group) will take your concept and translate it into an architectural blueprint that a builder can use to construct a house. The plans will lay out everything from the depth of the foundation to the materials to use to the type of metal to be used in the reinforcement. Once the plans have been created and handed off to the builder, the architect may remain on the project — depending on budget — and oversee progress.

How do architects charge for their services?

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median salary of an architect in 2016 was $76,930. This range included architects with every type of company as well as self-employed architects. Depending on the architect and whether they’re with a firm or independent, they may charge per hour or by the square foot, or they may charge a percentage of the total budget for a construction project. An hourly rate is typically used for smaller projects such as providing consultation, helping clients hone their concept before the design process begins, or drafting documents and plans. If an architect is working on an hourly basis on a larger project, there will usually be an agreed-upon cap on the number of hours they will work. For larger projects, such as new construction or total overhaul remodels, architects may charge a percentage of the total construction costs. The architect will usually set the percentage you will pay after the total cost of construction has been accounted for. Percentages can range within a firm depending on the extent of the services they’re providing. For example, a lower percentage of the total construction costs may include drafting and minimal consultation and guidance along the way, while a higher percentage could include on-site project management services with every detail attended to. Architects may also charge by the square footage of the project. The rate per square foot can vary depending on the individual’s training, the services they are providing, the complexity of the project, and other factors — such as obtaining permits. The national average cost to hire an architect is between $1,690 and $2,500.

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