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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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Steve Fry Construction
4.7
from 21 reviews
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Allison S.
Verified review

I highly recommend Steve Fry for your construction needs! We had a barn door custom made just sitting at our home and in need of installation. Steve responded timely to my Thumbtack request and we made arrangements to meet within a few days. He showed up on time and was prepared to do the work. The door kit was a bit raw, but he knew exactly what to do. He was friendly, and is truly and expert in door hanging. The final product took only a few hours and it looks beautiful. Couldn't be happier. Please call Steve for your construction projects - you won't be disappointed!

F.T. Design Group
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Abe I.
Verified review

Fady was very helpful, positive, knowledgable and went the whole 9 yards to make sure everything went as planned and on time. He was always there when we needed him, and found every way possible to design what we wanted while saving us money. He took our project as if it was his own. Stellar job. We highly recommend the FT group and we are blessed to have found him

  • 19 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Anna H.
Verified review

Our kitchen and bathroom renovation went so smoothly!! The owner, Guy, has a great eye for design and space planning so we just followed his lead because his ideas were so much better than ours. And at the end of it all, the execution was unmatched. This is definitely a company that cares about their clients. There was always somebody there to answer the phone, we had guys cell phone number in case we had any questions, and his staff is always pleasant and helpful. I would definitely hire him again.

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NXT Design
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 9 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.

  • 33 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Monique A.
Verified review

Enjoyed working with Victoriantek Design! Ray was amazing and had great attention to detail!

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.

CP Design Services
4.5
from 8 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Hillary M.
Verified review

Cristian was amazing. I needed to convert the space above my garage to an ADU... he did the drawings, worked with the plan check, worked with the inspector ... it was a seamless process with Cristian. He is incredibly reliable, honest and trustworthy. I highly recommend him.

BLAIR DESIGN GROUP
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Brian M.
Verified review

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!

Torrence Architects
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Teresa A.
Verified review

Aaron and his team at Torrence Architects are extremely talented. They are able to blend superior design with sensibility for a busy family. Aaron is very knowledgeable, patient, easy to work with and has a very strong work ethic. We would highly recommend him for any size project and am looking forward to working with his team again in the near future.

The Chipman Group, Inc.
4.7
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 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.

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.

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!

neoGaribay Design
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
David M.
Verified review

Professional, intelligent, and fast. I hired Neo to create architectural drawings for a project I was designing and was impressed by his talent and commitment. I have continued to call on Neo for multiple projects and I highly recommend him!

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.

RR Architectural Designer
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jeremy R.
Verified review

Really fantastic experience with them, exceptionally professional, very competitive pricing, and great work.

Spring Design & Build
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Vivian U.
Verified review

Joseph is an EXCELLENT electrician. I previously hired him for a job removing some malfunctioning electrical appliances in my new home. I was so satisfied by his work and professionalism that I rehired him recently to fix wiring in my bedroom ceiling fans/ lights and upgrade some outlets. He responded very quickly, arrived on time and explained EVERYTHING to me. I really appreciate his attention to detail and how he kept me so informed during the process. He ensured that I was aware of electrical safety, building codes, and really helped me understand all the aspects regarding the work he was doing. As a new homeowner, he has been such a valuable resource of knowledge and has made me feel so comfortable. His prices were more than reasonable and he went the extra mile to ensure that the work was done with the highest quality. I’m so grateful that I hired Spring Build and Design and I look forward to hiring Joseph and his team for future electrical project in my home.

OCC Construction
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Nicholas T.
Verified review

Charles was Awesome. Helped us remodel our Master Bedroom-Bathroom-Closet in existing space and created awesome drawings after he took measurements which he submits at plan check for LADBS. Knows a lot about what inspectors are looking for. Thanks Charles.

Pickard Architects
5.0
from 1 review
  • 36 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy H.
Verified review

I loved working David Pickard. He helped me design my beautiful beach cafe. Vibes Long Beach coming soon!

Frey Design
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 year in business
Sue B.
Verified review

Frey Design is professional, productive and inspirational. They took my dream of an open concept kitchen/ living room and made it a reality. Roy, the designer, is incredibly skilled and goes above and beyond with his design. I would absolutely recommend Frey Design and will definitely be using them again.

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Q & A

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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