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Wheaton Design Build Firms

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Jerry
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Phyllis F.
Verified review

Jerry arrive on time, and gave me some clear suggestions on how to design the project. I like that he has worked in the area and is very flexible. Most importantly, he quoted me a very nice price

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BR Design & Architecture
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kathy C.
Verified review

i have just hired BR Design & Architecture to do the architect drawing. So far i've received exact communication and feedback and they are easily accessible via phone and they work pretty fast. As this project unfolds and comes to completion i will update my ratings. Kathy Collins

Perry Consulting Architects
4.5
from 19 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Kyle R.
Verified review

Needed a professional evaluation and recommendation in an extremely short amount of time and they came through and made it happen I will be using them more often as we continue to build our relationship.

  • 23 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Adam D.
Verified review

Roman was wonderful to work with, he had less than a 24 hour turn around time to design an elegant solution to our open concept design for a structural beam that will end up saving us time and money. His responsiveness and professionalism are above and beyond what you would expect from anyone in his profession. Not to mention that his quoted invoice was less than half that of the next lowest bid, and only a quarter that of some of the big design firms in downtown Chicago. I know this as I am the manager for a local general contracting company for the last 10 years. All our future business will be with Roman.

Arlene Warda Architect
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle S.
Verified review

My fiance & I have lived in a little old Cape Cod on Chicago's Northwest Side for 11 years. We had outgrown our house & were trying to decide whether to move or do something with the existing house. We had been out looking at many houses, but just couldn't find something that beat our current location. We also had looked over many house plans & couldn't find something to fit our narrow lot. We chose to consult with an Architect to see what the possibilites would be to add on & rework our existing space. We hired Arlene Warda based on pictures of her work that we had seen. Having a vintage Cape Cod we knew she was the right choice with her experience in transforming little old houses into spectacular living spaces. What Arlene came up with based on our preferences was a transformation of the existing house into a French Country Cottage. Arlene was very knowledgable of zoning regulations in our area & was able to come up with a design that met our needs functionally as well as being aesthetically pleasing. Her attention to detail was outstanding. My fiance had specific materials in mind for the project & she was able to answer all of our questions or put us in touch with contractors who could. Arlene is capable in all aspects of the design process from the new exterior all the way down to helping with interior selections. The design that she came up with was completely custom to fit our lifestyle & needs. Ultimately we decided to move so that we could have more land rather than go through with the construction project & we are definately keeping Arlene Warda in mind for any future housing projects. It was a great experience to see what the possibilities would have been for a renovation.

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

Ashley was very competitive with her pricing and her drawings were excellent. I would highly recommend meeting with Ashley if you need design services.

  • 5 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel G.
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Peter is an excellent designer and artist. I was extremely pleased with the work he did for the interior of my apartment - from recommendations on artwork and placement, to furniture, to color schemes for paint and walls. He was incredibly easy to work with, and came up with solutions for design problems that I was happy with and wouldn't have thought up on my own. That said, he never imposed his own style on mine - he carefully tailored his aesthetic for my space to fit my own unique interests and tastes. I gladly recommend him, and wouldn't hesitate to hire him again.

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.

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.

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.

  • 13 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Daniella B.
Verified review

Overall I would say that our experience with Thom was great! His pricing is really reasonable compared to others out there and at the start of the process he really sits with you to work everything out. He came to our house multiple times to go over plans and pointed us in the right direction when we were getting overzealous.. Getting permits is always hard--and that took longer than expected for a small project like ours. I wasn't thrilled with the fact that his expediter hadn't realized that the city guy assigned to approving our permits had been fired which was the big hangup. (How did I find that out and he/she not?). There have been some very minor flaws in the plans as we've gone through the building process--which I am sure would have been corrected had we brought them to his attention. In the long run we had a great experience and would recommend him to anyone that wants someone to get the job done without the snobbery and intimidation of some of the other teams out there.

Beauty. Balance. Design.
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 12 years in business
Mu Shemsu-t S.
Verified review

Monica has done amazing work in completing several projects for me over the past 10 years, including cover designs for books and CDs, business cards, website design and administration, posters, t-shirts, logos, banners, promotional materials, etc. She is thorough and diligent as well as gracious and patient when working with me during tight scheduling. I love her creativity and fresh approach to artistic expressions. I highly recommend her for any design project, whether interior home or graphic for business. Thank you!

  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy K.
Verified review

We used ERA to gut and and remodel our apartment. Eric was easy to work with, meticulous, very timely and knowledgeable. Most importantly, he had great design ideas. We are so pleased with his clever and functional solutions and we have a beautiful result. Working with him was great and we highly recommend his services.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Charles A.
Verified review

Nice guys did a great job. Would use them again they are the real deal Charles amann

Kevin McCabe Designs
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

I offer a very hands on approach for my clients. I want them to be involved in their project as little or as much as they want to, after all it is their home that we are designing.

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I am designing homes and offices as per requirements and drafting floor plans, furniture and kitchen designs, and working on detailing and all drafting works.

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We are an overall residential construction company that can meet all of your residential needs. Check out our website to see our work, and like us on Facebook to see the projects we take on daily.

  • 19 years in business
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I have 25 years of experience in both interactive design and development. I am a PMI Certified Project Management Professional. I get to help my customers interact with their customers, in ways they previously thought impossible.

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R.A. James Construction, Inc. offers complete remodeling and building services. We have been providing reliable service and quality workmanship for a large variety of residential and commercial projects since 1980.

  • 6 years in business
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I am a Chicago based fine artist specializing in interior design. My goal is to connect and transform the environments of my clients to reflect their true self and to foster their happiness. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Art Institute, and I love helping people. I often volunteer in my free time. I look forward to helping you transform your space and life!

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I love the field of carpentry. It is more than just a job to me.

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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