their service may cost some more than a designer what they
deliver to their customers is a level of design thought and
detail that is necessary for a customer to really see what there
project is going to look like."
We are not the cheapest, nor are we the
most expensive. We do charge more than the local draftsman and
designers, but only charge a fraction of what the local
architects charge. Based on previous client experiences, when
you compare our services to other companies on an “apples to
apples” basis, you will find that the quality of our work and
the accuracy of the drawings for construction is unmatched.
How Much Is This Going To Cost?
Overall, the final fee for the Drawings is
a small percentage of the overall project cost. If you are
bidding the project to multiple contractors, the difference in
contractor bids is often greater than the initial design fee.
When you realize that the fee for the Drawings can actually be
saved many times over during construction, it just makes sense
to do the proper planning ahead of time.
How Do You Calculate My Fee?
We do not charge by the square foot, nor do
we use a percentage of construction cost. These types of fee
calculations are arbitrary and do not provide an accurate
representation of your particular project. Our fees are based
on the amount of time that we spend on your project, and as such
are unique to your project. The scope of the project, services
selected and drawing detail all determine the overall fee. Our
fee is presented to you in the proposal that we prepare for you
after your initial meeting.
We cannot serve those whose #1 priority is
the cheapest price, and stay in business - unless of course, we
want to be someone who initiates construction horror stories.
One simply cannot buy a good steak at the price of ground
round. For that reason, design and construction horror stories
or disappointments are never associated with our name. As kids
we were taught to be nice, be fair, and be honest. Some things
shouldn’t change as we become adults. In fact, a key word in
von Ahn Design, LLC culture is “ethics” - an old fashioned value
we are proud of and is preserved in our company. Upon
completion, the last thing we want to hear form you is: “We’re
thrilled with everything and it’s been a swell experience.”
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