The Prime Buyer's Report

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Prime Buyers Guide Architects

The Best Architects in Lee County FL Are the Ones Verified as Safe To Hire


Architects in Lee County FL bearing The Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 symbol are those architectural firms that have exceeded the minimum Florida regulatory requirement. They are the architects proven by our independent research to have passed the TOP 10 requirements for competency and experience, carry liability insurance as protection for you the client, and for whom our staff has called previous clients to verify high satisfaction with them as architects in Lee County FL, including residential and commercial architects.

 

Updated November 4, 2016

 The TOP 10 Architects in Lee County FL

Schenkel & Shultz Inc
(239) 481-0200
1591 Hayley Ln # 201
Fort Myers, FL 33907

Areas Served: Lee County FL,Iona FL,Cape Coral FL,San Carlos Park FL,Lehigh Acres FL,Cypress Lake
Services: architects for all architectural design, commercial architects,residential architects

Reynolds Smith & Hills Inc
(239) 936-6695
4310 Metro Pkwy # 290
Fort Myers, FL 33916

Areas Served: Estero,North Fort Myers,Bonita Springs,South Fort Myers,Lehigh Acres,Cape Coral FL
Services: architectural design, contemporary architects, traditional architects, blueprints

Sheeley Architects Inc
(239) 482-2121
12800 University Dr # 420
Fort Myers, FL 33907

Areas Served: Cape Coral FL,Estero FL,Lee County,North Fort Myers FL,Lehigh Acres FL,Bonita Springs
Services: architects, residential architects, commercial architects for all architectural

Gora McGahey & Associates
(239) 275-0225
43 Barkley Cir # 202
Fort Myers, FL 33907

Areas Served: Lee County FL,Cape Coral FL,Lehigh Acres FL,Fort Myers FL,Bonita Springs FL,Estero FL
Services: residential architects,commercial architects, civic architects, architectural designs

Burt Hill Pollock Krieg Architect
(239) 482-4761
8250 College Pkwy # 203
Fort Myers, FL 33919

Areas Served: Bonita Springs FL,Lee County FL,South Fort Myers FL,Lehigh Acres FL,Cape Coral FL
Services: architectural design, contemporary architects, traditional architects, blueprints

Joseph M McHarris Inc
(239) 948-6688
11338 Bonita Beach Rd SE # 103
Bonita Springs, FL 34135

Areas Served: Iona FL,Fort Myers FL,Estero FL,Cape Coral FL,Villas FL,Lehigh Acres FL,Lee County
Services: commercial architects, civic architectural design, residential architecture

RJ McCormack Architects
(239) 275-1001
6150 Diamond Centre Ct # 501
Fort Myers, FL 33912

Areas Served: Lee County,Bonita Springs FL,Cape Coral FL,Fort Myers FL,Lehigh Acres FL,Villas FL
Services: architects for all architectural design, residential architects,commercial architects

The Best Architects in Lee County FL Are the Ones Verified as Safe To Hire 

Architects in Lee County FL are required to be licensed by the state of Florida for your protection, which requires a degree, an internship, and passing an exam adminstered by the Florida Board of Architecture. But those are no guarantee that any particular architectural design firm is doing business ethically, providing real value, and satisfying clients.

Architects in Lee County Florida are not required by state law to have professional liability insurance; however, all architects bearing The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 designation do have that liability insurance coverage to reimburse you in the event of a loss due to errors, in addition to passing all other requirements for status as Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 such as our research phone calls to their previous clients, sufficient length of time in business, verified license, good complaint record, and more.

 

 

Questions to Ask Architects in Lee County FL 


Step 1: Describe Your Intent to the Architects
Detail your goals and ideas for the building design to the architects, and how you intend to use it. Be consistent in your explanation to each architect so that each one gets to respond to the same information.

Step 2: Answer The Architects' Questions & Write Down What They've Asked
To personalize the design, good architects would have questions about the purposed uses of the design, your living habits, and more. Part of their job is to create a blend of your needs and style with the practical requirements of the building code, and with your budget. The specific questions an architect asks you will reveal their likely ability to do this.


Step 3: Ask Questions of the Architects & Note Down The Answers

Ask these questions about their previous experience, abilities, background, and processes:


• How long have they been an architect in Lee County FL? (Different areas have different temperatures, soil conditions,  sunlight exposures, etc that should accounted for in the final design. How much previous experience they have doing design plans specific to your location shows the likelihood they know these aspects and how best to design for them.)

• How many other designs have they done specifically in your city that were built? (Different cities have their own codes that must met for plan approval, and different processes for getting approved. Previous experience getting design plans approved by your own city indicates their ability to do a design that can get approval and in a timely way.)

• What permits will be needed? If so, will they get those for you? (Unpermitted work can prevent you from selling the property and even subject you to fines and repair costs to get it to code.)

• Do they only do the architectural design or can they manage the whole project from start to finish?

• Will the architects provide names and numbers of clients you can call for references? (All architects  bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had client references called by our research staff so you don't have to.)

• How do they structure the fee?

• How many other designs have they done that are just like yours? (Green design, traditional architecture versus modern, commercial design versus custom home design, etc.)

• Do they have a specialty that makes them unique or particularly valuable?

• What do they do to stay up on current design trends or on recent innovations in materials or technologies, such as continuing education, seminars, etc?

• How long will it take to complete your design plans once they begin?

• What is their educational background?

• Who at their firm will actually be doing the design work? (The principal architect might have good credentials but what if they pass your project to less experienced junior architects on their staff?)

• Will they show you proof of professional liability insurance that will reimburse you for a loss due to error? (All architects in Lee County bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had proof of insurance verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)

When you've chosen the best architects in Lee County for your own needs, make sure they are licensed by the state of Florida. (All architects in Lee County bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had their state license verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)