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20 Reviews for Donald A. Gardner Architects
Needless to say, we are always striving to improve how we communicate to our customers and we will greatly take this situation under consideration regarding improvements to our website. We wish you the best in your home building endeavor and hope it is one that despite the misunderstanding, you will end up with your dream home.
I am sorry to hear that you are unhappy with your custom modifications quote. I would like to clarify some of your comments made above. Yes, we do charge $99 to complete a modification request and this is done to cover the time and effort we take to provide you with an accurate estimate and that $99 is applied to any modifications you do. While you may feel that your changes were simple and small, that is not the case. Your requests to stretch the porches requires much more than extending the floor. This is a two-story plan and your changes require the roof, wall, windows and foundation sections of the plan to also be modified and it also requires the pitch of the roof to be modified. Stretching the garage has the same effect and requirements as noted above for stretching the porch. As stated in your comments, to move a closet, convert a powder room to a full bathroom, switch the dining room to a bedroom, remove the e-space and add additional windows are much simpler modifications and that is why that portion of your modification estimate only totals $450. This is also why we itemize each of your requests, which will allow you to choose what works for your budget if you are not wanting to complete everything.
Additionally, once all of the above changes are completed, they still have to pass a rigorous review by our structural engineer to ensure all changes adhere to our level of quality design work.
We hope you find the perfect house plan that meets all your needs and you have many years of enjoyment in it once it is built.
Greenville, SC 29615