Kawalek+Kawalek Architects, LLC
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- Luis r.
Mr. Stephen Kawalek addressed all architectural plan development issues of my home in a timely and professional manner. I highly recommend his services.Jun 11, 2019Verified
- Sandra O.
I was very satisfied by the work completed by Kawalek+Kawalek Architects. Steve Kawalek listened to my needs attentively. He spoke honestly, and provided clarity about a project I have been working on, after he reviewed the laws set by my Town. I would recommend this company.Nov 25, 2020Verified
- RENNY K.
Structural Engineering Services
I engaged Steve regarding a beam sizing project to replace the main beam while opening up our floor plan. He was excellent to work with, and was able to provide us the calculations and the new sizing in a reasonable time and for a reasonable cost. He also went beyond and answered all questions I had about the project.Nov 14, 2019Verified
- Bill C.
Met and will go forward if city permits such improvementsJun 13, 2019Verified
- Caleb D.
Did a kitchen design for me.... Quick, and professional all around great experience!Dec 8, 2015Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?The most common form of billing for us is the hourly rate. We keep our time to the quarter-hour, and we only bill for the time we put into a project. If a client insists on a fixed fee, we tend to make it high in order to protect ourselves. A good compromise tends to be an hourly rate with an agreed-upon cap. Many clients like the comfort level that provides.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?It varies a bit depending on the project, but in general it start with a phone conversation or online chat, often followed by a site visit. Once the client is ready to proceed, we draft an Agreement for signature and arrange a time to come back to the site to take measurements, sign the Agreement, and accept a retainer payment. We will then draw the existing conditions and proceed with a first draft of the proposed design. Once the client approves these preliminary drawings, we commence working drawings which will then be used by the contractor for obtaining permits and construction.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have a Master's of Architecture and am licensed in 3 states.