|Sunday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Monday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Thursday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Friday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
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12 hires on Thumbtack
Omar H.May 16, 2018Verified
Jeff Howe was incredible! He works very hard and is thorough and very smart. I only hired him to review 3 bids I had gotten and help me choose. He read them, choose the best one and explained why it was the best. (He chose the middle bid-- much, much less than the expensive bid-- and he explained why the expensive bid was unnecessary and even shady.) He then wrote up a report on the best bid with improvements for me to ask for and he spoke with the contractors and helped me to get them. If I buy a building in need of a complete remodel or a big design change, I'd hire him in an instant! He was also professional, timely and easy to work with.Apr 30, 2017Verified
I hired Jeff to draw up official plans for our bathroom remodel. The plan was quite detailed and involved knocking down walls and adding windows. Jeff was able to quickly create drawings that would pass the planning department in San Francisco. In fact, he joined me to make sure the plans passed over the counter. The project ended up working out nicely as the plans were clear and my contractor could follow them.Nov 18, 2016Verified
Jeff is hied by our company at the last minute notice, for a 4 story, 20,000 square foot condominium new construction design project in San Francisco. He is extremely patient and talented, energetic and efficient. I am very impressed with his skill of using the modern technology with all the most updated software, computer aided design tools. That will greatly increase the accuracy and choices, especially in such a complex scale. Jeff is also familiar with all the application process of obtaining planing permit, building permit and conditional use permit. He read PPA and Ruben design committee comments very carefully, implemented line by line, yet in the mean time, watching out for the owner's interest like a lawyer. We have dealed with many big name professionals in San Francisco before we reach this point, Jeff has the skill all in one, and has the unbeatable speed since he is light and mobile, comparing to the cumbersome organization that answers your phone call with a secretary. After we gain the planning permit, we will most likely to continue to heir him for the building permit process, since he is an excellent communicator, to integrate the design with Machanical engineers, civil engineers, structural engineers. We believe he is the one for us.May 24, 2016Verified
I had Jeff do our plans for a new Tattoo shop in an existing building, we had to meet and navigate several ADA requirements with the City of Santa Rosa planning and building department. Jeff was very knowledgeable, competent dealing with the city for us. He is a very Personable Architect who was never too busy to to answer questions for myself, my contractor or my city of santa rosa planning technician. I would recommend Jeff and would not hesitate to use his service again, mo Bernal, Avenue Tattoo, and Anchor Rose TattooApr 26, 2016
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My rates typically range between $30 and $200 per hour depending on the type of work, my level of involvement, time lines, and availability. Rates for fabrication of metalwork, jewelry or product design are negotiable and range from pro-bono to sharing in the possible success of your product, hourly rate, or lump sum.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?An over the phone, online, or in person interview so I can understand their needs and dreams is a good place to start. Then I can prepare a quote tailored to their project. I do a lot of different types of design work so my rates are variable depending on the type, complexity, and scope of the project.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I graduated from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo with a degree in Architecture. I studied Chemical Engineering at University of Colorado, Boulder for a few years, before that, and then went to a JC to take as many cross discipline classes as I could fit into my schedule. I continue to follow that up with hundreds and hundreds of hours learning about everything I can, and then applying that knowledge to make things. I have attended numerous training seminars in a wide variety of disciplines ranging from human behavior, acoustics, robotics, embedded system design, electronics, and of course architecture and design related fields. I still study music to keep my mind occupied when I am not busy making or in the process of planning to make something.