D.T. Havens & Associates - Architectural Consulting and Planning
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"I Didn't Think it Would Look Like That"

Why do you need a professionally designed plan in place before beginning your home improvement project? A plan gives you the only real guarantee that when completed, you will not utter those dreaded words, "I didn't think it would look like that."

Without a basic understanding of the design and construction process, you may find the vision that you have in mind for your addition or home remodeling project can result in a costly and unexpected outcome. What is possible, given your budget and current structure? How do you know which builder to choose? Is your builder being straight with you, or just trying to improve his profit margin?

Many of my clients initially hire me to create a knockout design for their home improvement project. They quickly see the advantage in keeping me on to assist in the process of choosing a contractor, and then overseeing the work to ensure that all is proceeding according to plan, the contractor delivers what is promised, and the construction is top quality.

I will guide you and be your advocate, having your best interests as my primary concern throughout your remodeling experience. I will translate construction jargon and answer your questions in a way you understand. Beginning with a casual, informative conversation about the possibilities for your home, my expertise in both design and construction will guide you in making decisions that are cost-effective, realistic, and yield the results you are looking for. There is no conflict of interest or sales approach that you get when planning your project with a contractor. I offer a reasonable hourly rate for design and consultation.

Thirty years in the design/build industry have taught me that everyone knows what they want; they simply may not be able to express it. I provide you with the tools to make the most of your vision and budget. I look forward to the opportunity to speak with you about your home improvement project.

Derek Havens
D.T. Havens & Associates

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