Over the years, our Long Beach architecture firm has been featured in many different online publications, ranging from local publications like MyLongBeach.org to national publications like Realtor.com. Some of them have highlighted our design work, while others have focused on our perspective on things like client relations or how to succeed in a competitive industry like the architectural design industry.
Recently, we were approached by Businessing Magazine for a different type of feature. They wanted to write and publish a lengthy eBook about our firm. They were looking to highlight a small business that was finding success in their respective industry. They wanted to tell our story—how we got to where we are today—and have it serve as an example for other small business owners, especially new small business owners.
We were initially humbled by the request. While we have built a business that we are extremely proud of over the last 20 years, we don’t really consider ourselves “business experts.” But we decided to go ahead with the project. We’ve worked with the writers and editors at Businessing Magazine in the past, and we trusted them to produce a piece that would accurately reflect our business and its priorities.
Grisafe Architecture owner, Mark Grisafe, sat down with members of the Businessing Magazine editorial staff for a lengthy interview. They were interested in learning everything they could about our firm. They asked about how we got started and how we’ve grown since our early days. They wanted to learn about our approach to client collaboration, our company culture, and more. Mark was able to share what he believes makes our company different from other architecture firms and why he believes we have been able to achieve success for more than 20 years.
We are very proud of the resulting eBook! We think it is a great reflection of who we are as a firm. Mark says, “This piece was meant to provide an example of how to run a successful business, but I think it can also give our potential clients a good idea of what our firm is all about. The author did a good job of highlighting our approach to architectural design and client relations. I think it also paints an accurate picture of the type of people we are and what’s important to us with regard to our work.
The eBook, Business by Design: An Inside Look at a Thriving Long Beach Architecture Firm, can be downloaded from the Businessing Magazine bookstore for free. We encourage you to take a look at it and let us know what you think! If, after reading it, you think we might be the kind of architecture firm you would like to work with, we’d love to hear from you as well! Contact us today to set up an initial appointment where we can learn more about your upcoming project in the Long Beach area.