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By Design
Portland Maine, ME Sustainable Design Professionals
Average rating: 5 out of 5 starsAugust 25, 2013
We highly recommend architect Bruce Butler of By Design. He has been wonderful to work with, and we are delighted with our new home. We had never built a house before--nor did we think it was in the cards for us to do so--so we were complete novices when we began. Bruce was very patient with our lack of knowledge and did an excellent job of educating us on the process. Based on information he gathered from us, he presented us with an initial plan that matched our vision! After that, our discussions with him were primarily regarding materials and finishes. Our dealings with Bruce were done from a distance as we lived a half-dozen states away from our building site. Regardless of this, the process was seamless. Bruce also effectively acted on our behalf with the town Planning Board and Code Enforcement Officer. Without making a single change, they signed off on our plans the very night he presented them. He also participated in our meetings with prospective builders and made field trips to see their work. Additionally, he was very proactive on pursuing cost- and energy-saving options. We interviewed other architects before selecting Bruce. After the fact, one of the other firms asked us whom we selected. We told them and they said, "Bruce does great work, I think you'll be in good hands." There’s no question that we were!
Vail General Contracting Inc.
Portland Maine, ME Sustainable Design Professionals
Average rating: 5 out of 5 starsJanuary 10, 2022
We hired Bob to redo our kitchen. We had several quotes done by other companies which were extremely high and required us to lock in our spot before we even designed our kitchen. Bob was a breath of fresh air. He came to our house looked at the job and we told him what we could afford. He made it work! He was super resourceful with his materials and laid it all out so there were no secrets or hidden costs. He always Showed up when he said he would and the finished product was even better than we even imagined. At the end of the day the site was always tidy and clean. I can’t express enough how amazing he and his crew were. Normally when you do a big Reno you can’t wait to have the builders out and your house back to normal but with Bob he almost felt like family. And I’d be lying if I said we didn’t miss him once they completed the job!
Southern Maine Remodeling, Inc.
Portland Maine, ME Sustainable Design Professionals
Average rating: 5 out of 5 starsMarch 5, 2015
Southern Maine Remodeling was recommended by a former neighbor who had used them for a kitchen. Home Depot Kitchen Designer Donna Boylan (also recommended by 2 former neighbors) completed the layout, specified the appliances, cabinets, hardware, and lighting to purchase as a one time all in package. I also contracted SMR through Home Depot as part of the all in pricing for the job. Travis Blake of SMR did the estimates for the install, electrical, plumbing and removal of a non structural wall. The coordination was great and I love the result. Home Depot and SMR worked seamlessly and all subs were courteous and were great at communication.
Gail Gross Design and Interiors
Portland Maine, ME Sustainable Design Professionals
Average rating: 5 out of 5 starsMay 23, 2014
Small, independent interior design firm whose focus is the wishes of the client. Gail Gross, the owner and proprietor, creates a focused environment by discussiion and interpretation of the client's perceptions and desires. Gail is particularly good at matching desires with deliverables. She has a unique way of probing and interpreting the client's goals and aspirations and interpreting them into expected deliverables. Experience in lighting design, fabrics, as well as an educator in interior design. Receptive to client input and also provides pointed feedback. Easy to work with, and professional business acumen. She has been instrumental in helping to develop a plan for encompassing my wishes in the overall remodel of my Center City condominium. She facilitates a customer focused implementation plan which could be immediate, or accomplished over time. Gail will not disappoint.
Steve's Custom Homes, Inc.
Portland Maine, ME Sustainable Design Professionals
Average rating: 5 out of 5 starsDecember 3, 2021
Steve was a great partner to work with on our recent net zero Design/Build collaboration! Steve was able to take our detailed list of design requirements and create an incredibly functional home plan that ultimately satisfied all of our needs and desires. Highlights of our project included: - The final home plan was the product of a highly collaborative and iterative design process that relied upon 3D renderings and walkthroughs to test and review the plan at each stage of design. This allowed us to validate the plan and, where necessary, make adjustments before construction actually started. We can honestly say that there is nothing material we would change about the design. - Steve’s extensive background in modular and net zero construction ensured an extremely energy-efficient home (HERS score of 11) - Our building envelope presented some interesting positional challenges that Steve was able to solve elegantly and efficiently. - Steve not only accommodated our desire to do the interior finishing work (i.e., cabinetry, tiling, flooring, painting, etc.) ourselves, but in fact actively facilitated our ability to do so by adjusting his build plan to complete our workshop well before the rest of the house was completed. We love our new home and cannot recommend Steve highly enough! Juergen and Joan Renger Freeport, ME
balance design studio
Portland Maine, ME Sustainable Design Professionals
Average rating: 5 out of 5 starsOctober 24, 2012
We live in the Washington DC area but saw Maine Coast Kitchen and Bath when we were visiting Portland. I went in and immediately met Catherine Weiland. I told her we were embarking on a gut of our house and hadn't yet found the right kitchen designer. She started asking me questions that no other kitchen design place even thought to ask me. They really got to the heart of what I was trying to achieve with the look of my kitchen. She was so easy going, on target, and professional that I didn't have any hesitation working with her with the distance between us. We talked on the phone, emailed, scanned and sent things, etc. She was incredibly patient when we were going through ideas for the island, had me look at things from a perspective of a mom with three young kids, and got me the complete look that I wanted. There isn't one thing about my kitchen I would have done differently. Catherine is truly a gem.
BRIBURN – Architecture for Life
Portland Maine, ME Sustainable Design Professionals
Average rating: 5 out of 5 starsFebruary 27, 2015
I hired architect Chris Briley of Briburn - architecture for life and stipulated that I wanted a small, energy-efficient house that made good use of every available inch and stayed within an affordable budget. The result was a passive house design that fulfilled most of my wishes – super insulated with double wall construction and partially built into the ground; large triple-paned south-facing windows; a loft that serves the triple purpose of office, guest room and library; and an attached greenhouse to grow edible veggies all year round. We used materials from the site whenever possible (boards from trees that had to come down, stone from the site), and recycled materials like slate for countertops. Some compromises were made to keep it within budget but the end result is my dream house. Chris was enthusiastic about my project and great to work with and helpful throughout the building project.
SGK Design|Build
Portland Maine, ME Sustainable Design Professionals
Average rating: 5 out of 5 starsDecember 3, 2021
From start to finish a great experience with a terrific result. Seth and his crew impressed us daily with their responsiveness, efficiency, and excellent work. In an old house there are always challenges, what you might expect and what you don’t, and every solution they came up with made the overall project even better. It was a lot to manage, especially during a year with shortages of building materials and subcontractors booked out for months. Yet SGK made everything come together. This is a talented and professional group, not to mention a pleasure to have around. Their respect for us, our home, and our wishes would assure them as our first choice for another job.
Kristina Crestin Design
Portland Maine, ME Sustainable Design Professionals
Average rating: 5 out of 5 starsDecember 30, 2012
I have worked with Kristina over the past three years on many projects in our home. We have worked with her on simple to larger projects including replacing living room curtains, updating our bedroom decor, designing an au pair bedroom/bathroom suite, a bathroom facelift, and, currently, creating two new outdoor rooms. We have been thrilled with the seamless process and outstanding product with each of these endeavors. Full of energy, creative, and efficient, Kristina adds tremendous value to any project. She has fabulous ideas and listens well to clients, always wanting to make sure her concepts fit with our vision for look and feel of the space in focus. Prior to bringing any choices to us for our au pair bathroom, she asked us to comment on aspects of each existing bathroom in our home (designed by the previous owners) so she could get a sense of what we were really interested in. With that as a starting point, we were able to move forward quickly with choices that met our taste and exceeded our aesthetic expectations. Kristina is also fabulously talented at sourcing. She can find anything to fit in that so special spot to create or complete a look. With knowledge of many price points, she is also excellent at advising on where to allocate budget so the product is beautiful without over-spending. Perhaps most importantly, Kristina is a PLEASURE to work with. She is kind, fun, and funny and makes meetings far beyond "making choices" while remaining impressively efficient. We look forward to continuing to work with Kristina to create spaces that are uniquely us, but far more beautiful than we could imagine or create ourselves.
Arcadia Kitchen and Bath
Portland Maine, ME Sustainable Design Professionals
Average rating: 5 out of 5 starsJanuary 24, 2022
This was my first-ever bathroom remodel. The finished project is clean, cohesive and stylish, without being too trendy. The design guidance from Arcadia was excellent and all my questions were answered promptly. In pandemic times, with supply issues, it was so helpful to have the Arcadia team track down missing/late items or suggest replacements. The process was worry free and the results are just what I hoped for.
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