Josh was great to talk with about my garage conversion. They are a one stop shop. They really streamline the planning process with the permit department if your chosen city.
DE was amazing with their follow up and providing us quality service in a prompt manner. They seem to be a one stop shop and can still customize what you need.
Communication is a strength and they were able to do as much hand holding as I needed. Highly recommended!
To complete plans for a garage to ADU conversion, I did what I always do! I went to Yelp to find an engineer. I got several quotes through Yelp's consultation/quote platform and settled on this company for their responsiveness and reasonable pricing. They were able to provide engineering plans coinciding with the city's requests, provided them in a timely manner, and they were approved during the subsequent plan check. Bonus services I wasn't aware of when I signed a contract with them.... dedicated service line for engineering questions during the construction process, and access to an assigned project manager to help facilitate the process. The payment was seamless and involved two phases, with final payment once the plans were delivered. Customer service was exceptional throughout and now I enjoy their periodic educational emails on hot topics in real estate. I didn't realize, but this branch is part of a series of offices of a large company. So you get the resources of a large company with the personalized feeling of a mom-and-pop shop.
I used Design Everest to renovate an investment property I purchased in Oakland, CA.
I was concerned because I live up in Seattle, but they were able to take care of the project from start to finish without requiring me to take time off of work and fly into Oakland multiple times. They took all the measurements, prepared design and engineering that matched what I wanted, got approvals from the city, and recommended general contractors to me. They took care of me throughout the process with their concierge service and I was able to renovate and flip my investment property without even being in the area.