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The Best Architects in Stockton & San Joaquin County CA Are the Ones Verified as Safe To Hire


Architects in Stockton & San Joaquin County CA bearing The Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 symbol exceed the minimum California regulatory requirement. They are the architectural firms proven by our independent research to have passed 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 Stockton & San Joaquin County CA, including residential and commercial architects.

 

Updated November 4, 2016

 The TOP 10 Architects in Stockton & San Joaquin County CA

Apex Architecture
(209) 662-4874
1325 El Pinal Dr # D-4
Stockton, CA 95205

Areas Served: Thornton CA,Stockton CA,Escalon CA,Manteca CA,Ripon CA,Tracy CA,Lathrop CA,Lodi CA
Services: commercial architects, civic architectural design, residential architecture

Merlo Architecture
(209) 465-9022
165 W Cleveland St
Stockton, CA 95204

Areas Served: Lathrop CA,Tracy CA,Lodi CA,Stockton CA,San Joaquin County CA,Manteca CA,Lockeford CA
Services: modern architects,traditional architects, contemporary architects,sustainable designs

San Joaquin Design Group
(209) 478-4013
7877 N Pershing Ave
Stockton, CA 95207

Areas Served: San Joaquin County,Escalon CA,Tracy CA,Lathrop CA,Manteca CA,Thornton CA,Lodi CA
Services: architects, residential architects, commercial architects for all architectural

WMB Architects Inc
(209) 944-9110
5757 Pacific Ave # 226
Stockton, CA 95207

Areas Served: Lodi CA,Ripon CA,Lockeford CA,Tracy CA,San Joaquin County,Escalon CA,Stockton CA
Services: architectural design, contemporary architects, traditional architects, blueprints

Urban Ernst Design Group
(209) 466-6549
2132 N El Dorado St
Stockton, CA 95204

Areas Served: Stockton CA,San Joaquin County,Manteca CA,Tracy CA,Lockeford CA,Garden Acres CA
Services: architects for all architectural design, commercial architects,residential architects

The Best Architects in Stockton & San Joaquin County CA Are the Ones Verified as Safe To Hire  


Architects in Stockton & San Joaquin County CA are required to be licensed by the state of California for your protection, which requires a minimum of experience, education, and passing an exam. But those are no guarantee that any particular architect is doing business ethically, providing real value, and satisfying clients.

Architects in Stockton & San Joaquin County California 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 error, 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, best business practices, and more.

 

 

Questions to Ask Architects in Stockton & San Joaquin County CA 


Step 1: Describe Your Needs to the Architects
Explain your ideas for your building design to the architects, your goals for it, and how you intend to use it. Be consistent in how you present the information so each architect is responding to the same information.

Step 2: Answer Their Questions & Write Down What They've Asked You
So that they can better personalize your project, the good architects will have a list of questions about the intended purposes of the structure, working or living habits, accessibility needs, and more. Part of an architect's job is to create a blend of your needs and style preferences with the building code. The questions a particular architect asks you will reveal their ability to accomplish this.


Step 3: Ask the Architects Questions & Write Down Their Answers
Ask these questions about each architects background, abilities, and experience:


• For how many years have they been architects in Stockton & San Joaquin County specifically? (Different areas have their own unique soil conditions, climate, sunlight exposure, etc that should be designed for. The amount of experience doing designs specifically in your location shows their likely ability to account for them.)

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


• How many architectural designs have they done specifically in your city? (Different municipalities have different codes that must be adhered to, and different processes for permit approval. Previous experience getting plans approved by your local city shows their likelihood to give you a design that can get approved, and in a timely manner.)

• What permits will be needed? If so, will the architects be responsible for getting those permits? (Unpermitted work can prevent you from selling the property and even subject you to hefty fines and repair fees to get it to code.)
 
• What is their education?

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


• Will the architects give you names and numbers of clients who you can call as 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 is their fee structured?


• How long would you have to wait long before they can finish your design plans?

• Do they carry professional liability insurance that can reimburse you for a loss due to error? (All architects in Stockton & San Joaquin 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.)

• Who at the architecture firm will actually be doing your design? (The principal architect might be impressive but what will that mean if they pass your project to mere draftsmen or less experienced junior architects on their staff?)


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

 
When you've chosen the best architects in Stockton & San Joaquin County for your specific needs and priorities, make sure they are licensed by the state of California. (All architects in Stockton & San Joaquin 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.)

 

 

 

 

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Architects in Stockton & San Joaquin County serving Collierville, Escalon, Farmington, Dogtown, Thornton, Manteca, Garden Acres, Kennedy, Lockeford, Waterloo, August, Lathrop, Lincoln Village, Morada, Stockton, Tracy, Linden, Lodi, Woodbridge, French Camp, Country Club, Taft Mosswood, Ripon, Mountain House and Peters

 

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