Studio Stratton Inc.
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Lance provided excellent architectural services from start to finish. He was a pleasure to work with, very professional, and had some great ideas. He was available throughout the approval process for our remodeling plans with the city. Thank you Lance for an excellent job!!Mar 16, 2017VerifiedStudio Stratton Inc.'s reply
Thanks so much. I had a great time getting to know you and your family. I hope construction goes smoothly... and I would love to see it when its done. Next up... kitchen remodel!
Lance is easy to talk to and the work is completed on time and professionally. Very honest. Highly recommended for dependable and fair service. Thank youDec 11, 2018Verified
When applying for a building permit we were faced with what seemed like insurmountable requirements by the building planning division of the city of El Cajon. We made numerous attempts to meet their demands and were turned back with new requirements each time. A friend suggested we hire either an architect or a draftsman in order to comply. Out of desperation we hired Lance Stratton of Studio Stratton Inc. We couldn’t have made a better decision. He responded promptly and with his knowledge and professionalism he quickly gained our confidence. He knew exactly what was needed to meet building code and how to put it all down on paper to satisfy even the most fastidious civil servant. Lance gathered all the information he needed and promised a 1st draft within a few days. Good to his word, he had the first draft done in a couple of days. We sat down together and went over it in detail to make sure nothing was left out. A few days later, he came over with the city required number of copies of a very professional set of plans. We went through them together as a final check and they were ready to turn in. Lance assured us everything was going to be fine and that his job wasn’t done until the plans were approved and a building permit was issued. As impressive as the professionalism of his work is, just as important, he became a partner in the process. While waiting for the city to make it’s decision he would call to check the status and assure us that he was ready in case anything more was needed. To my great relief, the city approved the plans without a single addition or correction. If you are looking for drafting services and you want a true professional who will go the extra mile and treat you like a valued customer, Lance Stratton is your guy.May 2, 2017VerifiedStudio Stratton Inc.'s reply
Hi Joyce, and thanks so much for the kind words. It was a pleasure to get to know you guys and I am glad I could help you through the process.
I'm so happy I found Lance to draft up plans for a master bathroom addition! Going into this process my husband and I had an idea of what we wanted and how we wanted the space to look, but Lance really brought it to life in the details, and was extremely helpful as well as informative when we had questions. I can't wait to submit our plans to the city and begin the process of building our much awaited Master Bathroom. Thank you for your outstanding, informative, and professional services!Apr 7, 2017VerifiedStudio Stratton Inc.'s reply
Thanks Clarissa, it was great fun getting to know you both and I know you will enjoy your new master suite.
Lance Stratton, Helped us in the most amazing way, my husband and I had been living in Florida for the past several years, and had been leasing our property in San Diego, (with a property manager) who didn't screen tenants correctly, or maintain our property either, anyway city code enforcement got involved, and really gave us the riot act! They wanted the entire house brought up to code due to the vandalism the tenants did as well as being the ones who reported us!! We contacted Lance via Thumbtack and he was at the house the very next evening meeting with my husband! He is very professional and included Every Item the city of San Diego requested on the plans. I will recommend him to anyone who needs his services, and will use him again in the situation arises again.. Sincerely, D. LalondeMar 8, 2016Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Typically I charge by the sq.ft. for new construction, but with remodels and room additions, I have to price it on a case by case basis.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?The process varies depending on the need, but we always start out with a tel con and a site visit so that I can understand what is needed. Typically I work in two phases: 1) Design 2) working drawings. In the design phase we help our customer figure out what they want, and in the working drawings phase we figure out the most cost effective way to put it together. That's the readers digest version...
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I grew up in a contractors home. Both my father and my older brother ran successful general contracting businesses and I began doing design work for them when I was 14 years old. I took classes through the Regional Occupational Program and was certified as a draftsman before I graduated high school. At that point I went to work in an architects office. I apprenticed under some of San Diego's finest residential architects including Jim Geldert, Don Edson, and Trip Bennett. I have provided drawings for over 500 new homes, and thousands of additions and remodeling projects in the San Diego area over the past 30 years.