Leslie Raffel, Los Angeles

We redesigned and added a second story to Leslie and Robert’s craftsman home.  Here is what Leslie had to say about their experience:

“We had a wonderful experience working with David. We remodeled and had a second story added to our 1932 craftsman. You can’t tell what is not original.

David did so much more than the drawings. He stayed involved in the process all the way through. He played a key role in terms of interacting with our general contractor.

When we had concerns, we would call David and he would communicate to the contractor. David is very approachable. We never had trouble contacting him. He cared almost as much as we did that the house turn out the way it should. It felt like more than just a job to him. When we started looking to redo the house, the market was much higher and we were dumbfounded at the cost of remodeling. David’s bid was much more reasonable than the others, but more than that, he was excited and willing to put in the time to make it turn out the right way. He integrated our vision into the design. When we were first talking to him I would have said “this is the style David likes to do,” but as I got to know him, I learned he does all sorts of styles. He wants to do whatever style with as much integrity as possible.”