Hiring the right Long Beach architect for your residential or commercial project is a big decision. Your architect is the one who is largely responsible for how your project turns out, since he or she is the one dealing with things like designing the look of the interior and/or exterior of a building or home, spatial planning, materials selection, and creating the plans off of which the general contractor will work. But even more than that, an architect is often responsible for overseeing the entire project—all the way through to completion. While your general contractor will oversee the project’s construction, a good architect will make sure your general contractor is following the agreed-upon plans so you get the outcome you were hoping for.
Given the important role of an architect in building and remodeling projects, you want to hire someone with whom you can communicate well. Someone who will take the time to really listen to what you are asking for and then implement those things into the design; and someone who will respond to any questions or concerns that arise during the design or construction process.
At Grisafe Architecture, we work hard to be the type of architecture firm that communicates well with our clients from beginning to end. We recently received a Google review from a client that did a great job of articulating his experience working with our team. Here’s what he had to say in his review about our communication:
“It was easy to collaborate with Mark and his team and they were always available for a chat, which made for a smooth process. …we readily passed inspections and had our questions answered expeditiously.”
This client also talked about how well we worked with the other professionals on his project:
“Mark has a great working relationship with Long Beach Development Services. [Grisafe Architecture was] able to connect us with a contractor that had top-notch craftsmanship and delivered a final product above our expectations based upon the plans.”
Hiring an architect that works well with city officials and general contractors eliminates a lot of the frustrations that can come along with major remodeling or building projects. Over the years, we’ve established a great relationship with city officials in Long Beach and the surrounding areas because we produce detailed and thoroughly researched plans that they don’t have to spend a lot of time correcting. Our plans tend to pass through the approval process fairly quickly as a result. In addition, the general contractors we work with know that they can call us at any time when they have a question regarding our plans. They know we have our clients’ best interests in mind and will work with them toward a solution that will meet our clients’ needs.
So how did our client end his Google review? He concluded by saying:
“My family and I would recommend Grisafe Architecture for their attention to detail, honesty, and professionalism.”
Honesty. Attention to detail. Professionalism. Those are things we strive toward every day at Grisafe Architecture.
Lest you think that this Google review is an anomaly, take a look at our Testimonials page, where you’ll find many more reviews that express similar sentiments.
If you’re ready to connect with a Long Beach architect for your upcoming project, contact us through our website or give us a call at our office.