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Irvine Design Build Firms

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  • 14 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carmen H.
Verified review

OMG! Amazing! Outstanding! I chose DG Construction because I needed several jobs done and I didn't want to hire multiple companies to do the work. My projects consisted of painting the entire downstairs of my 2600+ sq. ft. new home, landscaping my dirt backyard, and putting in a concrete dog run which would be separated by an iron gate that matches the builder's gate. David Gomez, the owner, came out to my home to give me a free estimate. I explained what I wanted in general, and he refined my ideas and gave me some additional ones. Like a smart shopper does, I sought out other companies for estimates so that I could make an informed decision in choosing the best company for the job. Since DG Construction was the only company that could do EVERYTHING that I wanted and the estimate was reasonable and right in the middle of the other estimates, it was my company of choice. I was very impressed with Mr. Gomez. He's young, but don't let that concern you. He's extremely knowledgeable, experienced, efficient, reliable, professional, and personable. He is an on-site boss. He was there at the beginning and end of each work day. His workers were awesome! They arrived every morning between 6:00 and 7:00 and worked throughout the day until late afternoon with only minimal breaks. At the end of the work day, the crew cleaned-up and made sure that everything was left neat and in order. Throughout the entire job, Mr. Gomez kept me informed of the progress towards completion. I appreciated the fact that Mr. Gomez was constantly mindful of my maximum budget when making suggestions to further enhance the outcome of the various projects that I had done. It was unbelievable that at the end of SIX days, all of the projects that I wanted done in addition to a few extra ones were completed! My downstairs is beautifully painted. I now have a nice dog run with a perfectly matched iron gate, and a gorgeous landscaped front and back yard. I was and am elated! The quality of the work and the timeliness are exceptional! This by far was the best and most satisfying construction/remodeling experience that I have ever had. I will definitely be calling on DG Construction for all of my future projects. I strongly recommend that you do the same. I am certain that you won't be disappointed!

Thomas Lee Cloud
4.5
from 23 reviews
  • 42 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Robert A.
Verified review

Father and son team, My experience has been excellent I can say that professionalism and attention to detail have impressed me immensely. They took the time to not just build my addition but to explain and help in designing my addition. Navigating the permissions and regulations so I did not have to was fantastic.

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Ahmed Shalaby
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Russ J.
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By far, the best price out of 5 other bidder’s. Very professional, quick response time and the quality was superb. Ahmed is now my ‘go to guy’ for all my graphic design projects!

Pikul Inc/Apcotects
4.3
from 22 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy F.
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My house was updated and remodeled by APCO. I have worked with a number of contractors. APCO is very different. APCO has Laura and Alan who are very talented designers. Their design ideas turned my house into a showcase - something I could not have imaged on my own. They were honest and dedicated to pleasing me. I highly recommend APCO.

F.T. Design Group
4.6
from 17 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin P.
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Fady has designed 3 projects for me now. He was not only very detail oriented but a complete professional throughout the build. My city in particular is very difficult to work with. I'm convinced had I not chosen Fady, my build would have not been completed on time. Thanks Fady!

MaNa Design Build, Inc.
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Stuart C.
Verified review

Mana Design Build just finished remodeling all 3 of our bathrooms. We love them and our new bathrooms. Our master bath was a complete mess and needed everything from new fixtures to new placement of shower, sink and toilet! Mazi (the owner) and Angela (the designer) was so knowledgeable of the latest designs, fixtures and really listened to what I wanted in my bathroom. Based on my input, she brought out fabrics, tile, granite samples all to my home. I didn't need to do any of the running around! She and Mazi met with us every step of the way! Demolition took only one day! He then reconfigured all the electrical and plumbing and started building my bathroom from scratch. The end result is a super functional, up-to-date master bathroom! Mazi then conquered our other 2 bathrooms. They needed a facelift: new tile, vanities, toilets, paint, the works! One of the benefits of working with Mana Design is that they are a design and build company. They provided all the materials, made all the necessary appointments for permits with the city of Lake Forest, and cleaned up the "remodel" mess every day before leaving! I am super pleased with my bathrooms! The work is clean and meticulous, and I know if we ever had an issue with something they would be out immediately to fix it. We look forward to our next project (remodel kitchen) with Mana Design Build!

A&U Designs and Cad
4.4
from 14 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Scot H.
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I am a General Contractor with 25+ years of knowledge and we do a lot of Design Build for additions and remodels. I am very selective about the tradespeople I surround myself with because I approach my clientele as a complete start to finish solution. Armando has been a great discovery for allowing the timely and professional delivery of drawings to our clients. He is a rare find within a world of "talk a good a game, but never deliver" on your word.

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NXT Design
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amanda L.
Verified review

I love working with NXT Design. Not only does their team always bring talented designers to the table, but NXT Design can help to solidify an overall brand experience. This was crucial to us as our shared office spaces rely on a strong brand experience in each location. We always hire NXT Design to create the look and feel of all of our offices. They've created a standard for our brand as we continue to expand. NXT Design is also flexible and very easy to work with. They understand branding and design, as well as the construction and development side of it. NXT Design created several craft furniture pieces for us that added a quality custom look we needed. They are also able to assist with quality control of build out of our spaces. We're so grateful for all of their help.

Interior Design Services
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Tom N.
Verified review

I have worked with many building designers and Reza is unique in that he listens to his clients and tries to incorporate their ideas into a design that is practical and functional. He has an easygoing personality, accommodates changes, and has many contacts in the building trades. He obtained all of the necessary permits for me and helped legalize an unpermitted addition. I will definitely use his services again.

  • 33 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Ginell B.
Verified review

Ray Hawkins, was effective and efficient in the design of my remodel in 2005 and since that time in all aspects of design, restructure on my home. His Design and development company single-handly saved me on numerous occasion. He is professional and knowledgable on all aspects in managing designs. In referring others, I only work with Ray and all have found him to be trustworth and effective. There is not a month that goes by that someone is not stopping by home and inquiring for who did the design on my remodel. In this day and age of design and structuring it is key that you have a professional, experience, licensed and bonded designer who can do it all. This is especially key for women and the aging. Ray Hawkins and group has never failed.

CP Design Services
4.6
from 9 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Chris E.
Verified review

He gave me a good fair price for a consultation on how to proceed with my project.

The Chipman Group, Inc.
4.6
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Diane B.
Verified review

Brenda was very courteous and professional, even with the multiple revisions of my plans. I think she did a good job of designing my rooms. I would use her again.

BLAIR DESIGN GROUP
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Brian M.
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Blair has been great. We are lucky to be able to work with someone so professional and responsive. You will not find such a responsive architect on his level without spending 4-6x the price. Thank you!

hogtanian design studio
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel C.
Verified review

Armen came to us recommended by another designer whom we know socially, to help us design a room addition. He proved to be a great choice. He has a good eye for home design, and he was very careful to satisfy all our exigencies of function and space. He was extremely responsive to phone calls and emails and met all deadlines. We now have a wonderful set of plans and digital schematics.

Qastic
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Tiv N.
Verified review

I collaborated with qastic to costum design and make a kitchen cabinatery for their Hunky Dory house project in Orange County , it was a treat working with them as the final result featured in many publications and awards . Mahdi is very professional, creative and respectful when it comes to the teamwork.

Imaginario Studio
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jorge C.
Verified review

Mr. Roi Lapeyre firm has been providing our restaurant with top quality design ideas, he has creatively redesigned, after the remodeling my business increase 10%. I would strongly recommend mr. Roi Lapeyre for any construction project.

Ryechss Design Lab
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Sandra S.
Verified review

Robert had relevant experience, skills and interest to our project. Designed exactly what we needed in an incredibly short timeframe. He was great at communicating status and overall a pleasure to work with on our project! Will look forward to working with him in the future!

ECCO Design Build
4.5
from 4 reviews
  • 16 years in business
Tarek S.
Verified review

I hired Ecco to design and build our room addition. They provided high-quality work. Their bid was a little higher than everyone else, but in the end, it was well worth it.

Seikun Design
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Aurora T.
Verified review

Kuo was referred to me by a friend who had previously worked with him on multiple projects. Kuo most certainly lived up to the expectations. I asked him for a simple yet abstract design that had stumped me and several other designers that I had hired. He had a very prompt response when I reached out to him. He very timely drew up some designs that were absolutely stunning. In addition, he was meticulous and understanding of my vision. Overall, I would definitely recommend him to colleagues.

Ritchie by Design
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 41 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Josh B.
Verified review

Wade was fantastic from start to finish. Professional and quick to respond. Highly recommended.

Designs by Cortez
3.0
from 2 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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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