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  • 34 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Edgar B.
Verified review

I hired Jeff after a home inspection while selling my home. I needed to fix a few things I didn't even know needed fixing. This included changing the main water valve under the house to working in the attic venting the bathroom fan. I also had some exterior eaves that need replacement. Jeff know how to handle all the jobs. He did a great job addressing everything. He is very knowledgeable when I comes to home construction. I plan on calling Jeff when I move to my new home for any work needed.

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Jerry
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kevin M.
Verified review

Jerry was quick to respond and we were able to work through the planning phase of our front porch in less then two weeks. He was very receptive to our ideas and was great at including his design in to the finished product. We will definitely recommend him to friends and use him for all our architectural needs in the future.

  • 5 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Kev K.
Verified review

Joe was hired to paint the lower level of our home. He was very personable with everyone in our home. His attention to detail was top notch. He clearly knows his trade and was great at offering suggestions and his thoughts. He did not rush the job and took the necessary time to complete the job. In fact we are so pleased with his work, we have him coming back for more projects this week and for sure in the future!

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BR Design & Architecture
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
J. M.
Verified review

We are pleased with their services and be happy to refer Brian in from BR Design & Architecture to our friends and colleagues. He personally worked on two sets on plans for us and quite pleasantly accommodated our request for changes. Thank you, J. Martinez Dirty Deeds LLC

Perry Consulting Architects
4.4
from 16 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

I highly recommend Chris to anyone who needs a structural engineer. We were under an extremely tight timeline to have a structural engineer come out and take a second look at a home we were under contract to buy. Within 45 mins of posting the job, Chris had given me a call and agreed to come out the next morning to do his site visit. I can't express how grateful and impressed I was with him and the quality of the work. We spent close to 2 hrs looking at the >130 yr old home, he talked me through things that he saw, provided explanations I could understand, and put me at ease. We even received a thorough field report the next day which detailed everything he observed.

  • 23 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Thomas W.
Verified review

Needed some more detailed calculations and architectural stamps on drawings for my home in Chicago second story addition. Roman came through in the clutch, was very professional and was a pleasure to do business with. I'd recommend Roman to anyone looking for a highly experience, detail oriented architect.

Arlene Warda Architect
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Keller J.
Verified review

We have a small house in Riverside. It is about 1,000 sf. It is a split level modern house built in the 1950's. We wanted an open plan concept with a cathedral ceiling. We removed wall to new ceiling, creating an upstairs loft. The project was completed in 2001.We have lived in it for 16 years! We love the plan and the cathedral ceiling 16' high. Our room is now open 20'x24', with new skylights above the living room. Arlene was a terrific help. We got our plans on time during the design phase, and got our permits without any new work or any changes to our design. We have enjoyed our redesigned home for the past 11 years and would definitely recommend Arlene to our friends! -Keller Jobe

Variant Collaborative
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Erin G.
Verified review

Ashley is a very well rounded interior designer that brings a wealth of expertise and professionalism to the project. I enjoy collaborating with Ashley because she offers creative solutions, innovative ideas, and always follows through. She keeps the client informed with every step of the project which makes for an easy working environment and a happy client.

Remodel Partner, Inc.
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 50 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Marion P.
Verified review

Installed new kitchen an family room. Pretty large job but in the end Big Bang for my buck and great designs. I would hire him again.

Vasilion Architects, Inc.
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Peter W.
Verified review

Steve Vasilion designed a major addition and remodeling of our home. The design transformed our relatively plain little 1940 ranch into a uniquely beautiful and livable house. Steve did an amazing job of creating a house design that is both attractive and functional while efficiently using space. At the same time it fits extremely well into the landscape of our property. Steve's service encompassed all aspects of the project from concept and design detailing, through the bidding process until the construction was complete. He listened carefully to what we wanted and created a design that transformed our house in ways that we could never have imagined. He then followed through the whole project to ensure that his vision was faithfully expected by the contractor. This service was not inexpensive but we definitely got what you paid for and more.

Cirino Custom Design LLC
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Henry R.
Verified review

Outstanding Job !!! He is an excellent Contractor... My wife is super happy with the kitchen. I would recommend him to anybody. He's very worth it. Thanks Patrick...

Lauren Marshall Interiors
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Karen A.
Verified review

Our experience with Lauren Marshall Interiors was terrific. We worked with Lauren on the renovation (gut job) of a bathroom in our 100 year old home. Because the size of the bathroom is small, it was important to choose appropriate materials and fixtures that modernized the bathroom without compromising the integrity of an older home. Lauren was able to design the space and work within our budget to achieve those two objectives. She provided great visualizations and walked us through the project. Although she had a vision, she was receptive to my input. She delivered all design specifications on time and within budget. She did not rush me to make decisions and gave me lots of options for materials. Lauren communicated well and often to ensure the project was progressing as planned. Additionally, Lauren was punctual to all meetings both at our home and showrooms. Lauren is a wonderful designer with a terrific eye for detail. I highly recommend Lauren Marshall Interiors for any and all home projects, whether a gut kitchen or bathroom job, or giving a room a fresh new look.

David Andrew Interiors Ltd.
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Edward L.
Verified review

Excellent service, upfront and honest off the bat. We were looking for an interior designer to really alleviate the hassle of moving into a new home. We were low on time and wanted someone who would manage a project from start to finish. David's offer was to do a free consultation in home with a full walk through free of charge, and his website laid out how the entire process will work so it was 100% up front. From a project managers perspective, that's perfect. We are looking forward to working with David on creating our home and will leave a post review of how things went. Expecting things to go really well.

Illusione Design Studio
4.5
from 4 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Bill O.
Verified review

I was planning an addition to my home. I had no clue as to how complicated it could be. Between permits, the zoning requirements and not to mention the contractor problems that could have occurred. I was referred to Illusione Design by a friend. He said they did a great job for him and know I know why. Mr. Quintero and his team lead me through the whole project with professional advise and a level of experience and professionalism I have not experienced in a long time. What I now know could have been a really trying situation, went off without a hitch. The plans were done in no time and as far as knowing your way around city hall and all the codes. These guys really blew my mind. So yes. if you're planning any type of project, I think you would be smart to give them a call. I'm sure you will be pleased with the services they provide.

CHESTER CHLEBEK
3.8
from 4 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
About

I have been in Chicago area for all of my 25 years, the majority of my work has been constructed in the Greater Chicago metro areas. My approach to work grows out of a deep love and respect for community and our unwavering focus on the improvement of the community. We have developed our own unique definition of the management' and contractors' role in the community: a leader at all levels, using design and construction excellence to improve quality of space and quality of life. Whether the projects are commercial, residential, or institutional, public or private, My company focus on the making of home and community, creating places that sanctify the rituals of life. It demonstrates the continuum of the community from an individual to a family, neighborhood, and city.

Blackwater Valley Inc.
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Jean J.
Verified review

Blackwater gave us an honest quote. I would recommend to a family or friend. Also showed up on time and kept in good communication of times of arrival.

Facilities Design Group PC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Joan And Bob S.
Verified review

Project: Addition to our house Lilija did a great job of listening to our needs and provided us with a solid architectural design; most of the contractors were amazed with the completeness of her drawings. She also developed several innovative lighting and storage solutions for our project. Lilija understands the nuts and bolts of local codes and zoning requirements. Working with her was a very pleasant experience. She is very detail focused and was quick to respond to all of our questions/concerns.

Hrivnak Associates, Ltd.
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Gerald T.
Verified review

After my home inspection I had some concerns regarding the structure. I hired John to take a look at the home and give his expert opinion. He not only did a great job at that but went above and beyond and took a look at many other pain points I had from the initial report. He also spoke directly with the home owner regarding some repairs that should be made and instructed how the home owner could do so. The home owner ended up repairing the items John recommended saving me time and hassle in the future. Extremely impressed with John's work and would highly, highly recommend.

Christi Critiques

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    About

    I am an architect and a home inspector working throughout the Chicagoland area. My focus is in the residential sector including design, remodels, additions, new construction as well as inspecting for the number-one-rated inspection company in Chicago, Domicile Consulting.

    DAS Design Services

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      About

      I am available for consulting, engineering, and designing of in-building Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) for the enhancement of cellular services in your warehouse, manufacturing plant, office building or home.

      About

      We are a family owned business that takes pride in what we do, and has the knowledge to look at the entire housing structure and the impacts that every piece holds. We have done everything from new construction to million dollar renovations to commercial construction, enabling us to give appropriate suggestions and discuss why what we do in one part of a structure affects another.

      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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