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Three bathrooms and a kitchen
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MJH is very professional, responsive and punctual Designer. Michael understands Planning and Building Rules very well. He did Design drawings for my project in Menlo Park. He listens requirements, gives feasible options. Very prompt responses with visual draws( both perspective and functional floor plans). Essentially feedback loop is very quick and extremely helpful. We are working towards getting permits. I would hire him for any of my future projects without any hesitation, as well suggest him to my friends to hire. Overall I am very happy working with him. He is great help.Oct 13, 2019Verified
Pertaining to initial designing so far, Michael has been phenomenal. His extensive work experience makes him a great consultant when bouncing ideas off each other. Michael is extremely responsive when it comes to communication, whether it is email or text message. He is very easy to talk to, professional, warm and patient. Michael is also great at follow ups; he delivers his promises without any reminder. Definitely looking forward to working with him.Dec 11, 2018Verified
I have engaged Michael for designs/plans for garage conversion to ADU. Michael had been absolutely wonderful professional to work with. He is very knowledgeable, experienced and responsive for all interactions and most importantly very patient in hearing our concerns and resolving them.Dec 28, 2018Verified
I'm a new homeowner in Oakland and needed an engineers help with drafting my floorplan for bathroom addition permits. I decided to hire individual contractors without paying the fees of a General Contractor. Oh did I get lucky to have found Mike who not only provided excellent service in drafting but also offered his expertise on design and construction. Mike assisted with my brainstorming and troubleshooting process beyond what I had expected. He was knowledgeable about city regulations and offered sound advice on where to locate fixtures. I appreciate working with Mike to jumpstart the project and would highly recommend him for drafting and engineering services.Jul 21, 2018Verified
Michael was very honest and forthcoming about the remodel I was considering and provided me ways I could save money on the project. He also mocked up designs and provided me great ideas for the project. Will work with him again.Nov 10, 2017
License Type: B - General Building Contractor (CA)
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Most important is to listen to the client. And to gather a sense of who they are and how they live. What do they like and, what they don't like.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have years of college education in the design industry. I started in the costruction business as a laborer. To get a thorough knowledge of how things are built. I learned the construction trade. Gradually I started designing.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I love architecture. Creating a beautiful space is an amazing feeling and a work of art that will be around for others to enjoy for many years.