My husband and I decided to bite the bullet and embark on a renovation of the first floor of our house when I was entering my second trimester of pregnancy. We initially thought that, due to our budget, we’d just want to revamp our kitchen and leave the rest of the area untouched.
We contacted a few highly rated construction companies we saw on Angie’s List, and we also contacted Richard Taylor Architects. The project proposal that Rich submitted to us blew out of the water the other proposal we received. For the same proposed budget that we’d set for a kitchen remodel, Rich came up with multiple ways to make our living space more open, more logical, and more effective (storage we hadn’t imagined!); we hadn’t even conceived of such a major project on our budget, so we were impressed with Rich right away.
Knowing that we were on a tight timeline, Rich was fantastic about working with us on our plans efficiently but conscientiously, meeting with us at times that were convenient for us, and staying in close contact throughout the planning process. We paid for his middle level of service, so when it came time for the construction phase, he was instrumental in guiding us through the development of a project manual of expectations, suggesting contractors to interview, reviewing those contractors’ bids, helping us select our contractor (this was critical – the contractor we selected was awesome, and we would not have found him without Rich), checking in with and advising us during construction, and staying in contact with our contractor to troubleshoot the unexpected.
Whenever we had a question, we knew that Rich was just an email or a phone call away, and his expertise was priceless during what could have been an incredibly stressful process, but what turned out to be a very well-managed, satisfying project.
Our construction concluded last week, about a week before my due date. Our friends and family cannot believe how smooth our construction was and how stunning the renovation is, and for this, we give Rich a huge amount of credit. We could not be happier with our experience with him, and we cannot imagine having selected another professional to lead this project.
G.T. – Dublin, Ohio