Steve Starr – Principal Store Design Studio, Little Diversified Architectural Consulting
I’ve worked with Eric for about five years… Every architecture firm has a ‘stable’ of reliable contractors that we turn to for projects, and Eric’s team is definitely on the top of our list for restaurant and retail store work. They’re more than willing to get involved early in the project, which is great: that helps us reconcile our preliminary designs with the owner’s budget, without us having to draw full blueprints. They self-perform a good bit of their work, which ensures quality and helps keep the cost down. They don’t mind slinging hammers and digging holes-and it really makes a difference. We’re able to design some funky, ‘different’ designs- and we know they’ll figure out a way to build it. At the same time, because they really understand the way we work, they show us where we can save money for the owner, without sacrificing quality.