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Top Pro
  • 5 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Akansha D.
Verified review

I hired Jasper to build a custom storage bench for me, and a modern barn door. Jasper responded to my post and came by to see the space prior to giving me a quote. He took my ideas and made some suggestions, and drew me a plan of what the pieces would look like. He was also able to find wood that matched my existing wooden floors and mango wood furniture very well. The bench he built fits perfectly in my space and looks seamless. The barn door is very modern (just what I wanted) and looks fantastic in my room. He also kindly offered to come by in a month to ensure that there was no issues and adjust anything to my liking once I have had time to use the pieces. Overall turnaround from the time he responded to my Thumbtack post to delivery of items was less than 2 weeks.

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Lifetime Remodeling
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Linda F.
Verified review

Good Value, High Quality, Efficient Work. We recently bought a house and called on Lifetime Remodeling to help us with a kitchen remodel and replacing the old roof. My wife and I are inevitably more difficult as clients than your average homeowner is, but we could not have been more impressed with Lifetime Remodeling. Firstly, their pricing knocked the competition out of the park, and the completeness and detail in their proposal and scope of work is like nothing I've seen before from contractors . As a home owner we were initially wary of having an additional external project manager on site, but Samuel and Matan from Lifetime Remodeling are absolutely fantastic: knowledgeable, reliable, resourceful and respectful of our role to design the project. The work itself was performed to a really high standard: the crew were excellently coordinated by Frank the foreman; they came when they were supposed to; and were clean and tidy. I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending them to others.

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MJH Construction Management
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Skye L.
Verified review

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.

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MF Design
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cheryl L.
Verified review

Mahya's design work went beyond my expectations! She completed the job when she said she would and produced quality work. I will definitely work with her again!

Casa Velvet Interiors
4.6
from 12 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Christopher J.
Verified review

Casa Velvet is exceptionally talented with their quality of work. They go above and beyond when it comes to satisfying the customer's need. Paulina Carcach in particular was fantastic and would completely recommend her to anyone who is looking to get top quality interior designing.

Clizia Design
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Hillary S.
Verified review

Serena is incredible! She designed our office space and it is so nice we have had people ask for pictures so they can try and get a similar design. Serena has such a skill for making dynamic, bright, warm, and comfortable spaces. She is quick to respond, stays within budget, and listens to feedback completely. She helped us create a vision for our space and then went above and beyond for it - like giving us multiple floor layouts for more employees as we grow. She even did all of the ordering for me and readily had a handyman and painter available to do all of the installation and painting for the space. I just had to look at designs and make decisions. Truly an effortless and incredible process. Every person that saw our office space before has been in awe of the new space. If anyone is looking for an interior designer I will 100% recommend Serena first. And if we ever move offices I know who I am calling immediately!

  • 44 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kaz H.
Verified review

Very professional and experienced in this field. We're just starting the design phase, and look forward to a successful completion of the project.

ISO IDEAS, INC.
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Johnny Z.
Verified review

ISO Ideas did a great job for our commercial project. Their design was unique and catchy. Our customers particularly love the bar and lighting. They were also very good at controlling budget to make things happen within what we expected. The manager was responsive and always answers emails and calls. Overall we had a great experience and would love to work on other projects again.

Mayberry Workshop, LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Curt H.
Verified review

Adam has a good nature about him. He is willing to help and is easy to work with. Most importantly he listens to your concerns. Has a great background in architecture and very good with contemporary type projects. I have used Adam for both residential & commercial TI's type projects. For both of these types of projects he has nailed the design and satisfied the user. Thanks Adam for your help.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff B.
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Christian Bratt is very versed in his abilities. One showing that he is capable of design and engineering the complete process for homes in and around the Lake Tahoe area. Quick response via email and phone call show that he wants to make sure the client or contractor questions or concerns are heard and responded to as quickly as possible to keep each entity working towards the goal of completing the project with the time frame. His outgoing personality makes him a fun guy to work with and i would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a great design engineer in the Lake Tahoe area. Jeff Bahrke

Mary Alex
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Alicia B.
Verified review

I had Mary mock up a 3D model of a kitchen and bath remodel we did at the start of the year. She was very quick, and the model was exactly what we were looking for to understand what the design would look like, and to pull plans off of. She provided several views and a short video walkthrough of the space in 3D, and then accompanying plans and sections. She also went back and forth with us to edit the model/design to get exactly what we wanted. If I ever do any other work to my house, I will contact her.

Bolinger Design Services
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Gregory H.
Verified review

I contacted Bolinger Design regarding previous owners non-permitted work on my house. Bruce went out of his way to ensure a complete set of plans were made, to include all previous changes since original build. Additionally Bruce worked with the planning and permits department to ensure the process went smoothly. Bruce went a step further and coordinated repairs and construction necessary to bring the house into compliance with the engineering firm of my choice. Bruce walked me through the process each step of the way, and answered questions completely when I was unsure of what was involved. I can't say enough how attentive Bruce was to my needs to complete this project that would have been overwhelming to me on my own. I would recommend Bolinger Design to anyone in need of an architect dealing with non-permitted work or otherwise.

Bittiker Architecture
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Anupam S.
Verified review

Danny is a skilled professional who is dedicated to top quality design and construction. He designed an innovative solution to bringing light into our home using a combination of skylights and glass-flooring in our attic. He was meticulous in his research of different solutions, vendors and contractors, and even discovered old building plans for our home. Danny's artistic flare is also evident through his side projects, such as large home/office wood furnishings. I thoroughly recommend Bittiker Architecture to anyone seeking thoughtful, skilled and dedicated professionals.

Heydi Scolari - Chavez
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Maricela D.
Verified review

My husband and I hired Heydi when we decided to build an accessory unit on our property. We did a lot of the research ourselves and went to city several times but it was too much to comprehend, so we decided to hire a professional. She was knowledgeable with building codes and city requirements and she even referred to us a civil and structural engineer. Our project was recently completed and we couldn't be happier with the end result. She truly made the process a lot less stressful!

Tradecraft Architecture
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Justin M.
    Verified review

    Nick is a great architect who truly cares about your project. Nick met me at my home, did a full walkthrough, took very thorough notes and measurements. Over the following weeks; he delivered fantastic renderings and plans that were extremely detailed and high quality. Nick has tremendous experience and knowledge in architecture and construction that you can't find anywhere else. Nick is a great communicator and we became fast friends while completing the project! I would highly recommend Nick for any project, and can't wait to work with him again in the future.

    David Pruitt Designs
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 40 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Saiid R.
    Verified review

    David Pruitt designed our new home, just under 10,000 SF and its separate guest house, about 1000 SF. We are extremely excited for how these two homes turned out. Every single person, including contractors, our friends, and neighbors are awed when they come to see these two homes. The part that pleased us was the fact that David was relentless in making sure that we liked his designs. Since there arefour of us in the family, all adults, it was not easy to satisfy everyone of us, myself, my wife, and our two adult kids who are opinionated more than their parents. Consequently, he gave us numerous very different designs for each of the three floors and the guest house. The house is designed as contemporary Tuscan and we like it a lot. David is very familiar with standard dimensions and therefore every room is proportionally designed to the right size and placement in the house. He is also a cool guy who is very easy to deal with and request things from even way after he had finished the project.

    Devgroup Architects
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 9 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Anaite L.
    Verified review

    Tom was so helpful in our remodel. He was responsive and aware of meeting our expectations. He took time to understand what we wanted and made sure we were happy with the final product before it went to printing. His plans sailed through the City planning department permit process. The plans were easy for the contractor and designer to read and bring to fruition. He was very responsive when we had questions as the remodel progressed. Our final product is beautiful.

    vmkdesigngroup
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 14 years in business
    Eduard A.
    Verified review

    A very creative and value driven approach Vadim took in creating a new design for our house, saved us over $250k and doubled our equity. Thank you veryh much, Vadim!

    TheAECAADGroup
    3.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 26 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Jeff M.
    Verified review

    Bob has been a pleasure to work with so far. Our project is not yet done.

    Collected Studio
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 5 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Rick N.
    Verified review

    Collected Studio did a great job on paint color selections for our Commercial building, gave us 3-5 color schemes to choose from and was very attentive and helpful.

    WENZELWERK
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 2 years in business
    Kimberley A.
    Verified review

    Brandon was very professional, provided outstanding design concepts, and managed every aspect of the project. I highly recommend Brandon and Wenzelwerk.

    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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