September 14th, 2020

To whom it may concern:
We were looking to do an addition on our home for a few years and realized we needed professional architectural services to move forward. We were introduced to Ken Apple by a local builder that we are very familiar with through our meetings with him at a neighborhood coffee shop. We asked him if he knew of an architect and he recommended Apple Design. Prior to this, we had met with several architects. Each had their strengths and weaknesses, however, just didn't seem to fit either financially or visually with what we were trying to accomplish.

When we met with Ken, we immediately had a very good feeling that he was the right fit for our project. He explained to us that many of his customers form long-term relationships with him well after their project has been completed. We didn't really understand this so much then, but we certainly do now.

Ken patiently listened to us, walked us through each step of the process, tried to keep us on budget, was very thoughtful about the flow of the Layout in his design, always thought outside the box, and came up with some really creative ideas. We were thrilled that Ken was able to deliver on a design that met our needs and went beyond our vision. He even surprised us with a wine cellar.

We feel that Ken has really delivered, and he continues to deliver. He has been a great resource for us: he has recommended contractors, structural engineers, Survey companies, site plan companies. He's helped us through some redesign work, he has stopped by when he's been in the neighborhood and has visited on-site during construction.

We believe Ken was able to add tremendous value to our project and more than earned his fees. We are very happy with his services, and he's also a very nice individual who is easy to work with. In short: we would recommend his company's architectural services for these reasons.