I have been very impressed with Design Principles’ services. The company is very client oriented. You work with the client to ensure their complete satisfaction with your design solutions. Design Principles has always been professional and responsive.
You have had the patience of Job as we worked to complete the design phase of the Pittman Place project. Your talents and skills are exceptional and outstanding. Design Principles’ work has been above and beyond the norm exceeding our expectations. ICDC has seen affordable homes look less than acceptable. You have been able to design affordable homes with a custom look.
I have known Jeffery Bennett for over 15 years. Over those 15 years Jeffery has continually taken the ownership mentality exceeding budget expectations and quality of workmanship on each and every project. He moves very quickly identifying areas needing immediate improvement and develops policies, process and procedures to accomplish his given tasks. Jeffery is a highly success driven individual that has exceed any and all goals he has been charged. Jeffery has been known to work late nights and weekends to deliver projects on time and on budget. He is not afraid of hard work and expects his team to work equally as hard. He is always in good spirits, and works closely with his team to solve any and all issues that keep them from being successful. He leads by example and awards those around him that perform. Jeffery continues to show the necessary grit and determination that will allow him to be successful in any endeavor he chooses to pursue.
Jeff (Design Principles) was an asset to ensuring that the project (a wine cellar) turned out the way that I envisioned it. He helped me translate my ideas and goals into instructions for the company that was doing the implementation. At points when others suggested alternatives, Jeff helped me understand the choices, longer term implications to functionality and in some cases, negotiate new alternatives. One specific example, the company managing the implementation was hesitant to lay out the tiles on the floor in the manner that achieved the look I wanted. Jeff developed a CAD layout that showed options for achieving the look I was after with different tile choices/size as well as how the measurements for layout should work. The floor turned out terrific, but would have been a major struggle if Jeff had not been able to direct the activities.
I had a vision of what I wanted the results to look like, but no idea how to start the work or what the likely budget and work effort might be. Jeff worked with me to define the technical requirements and coordinate bids to complete the work. In areas where there were budget challenges, Jeff provided options and alternatives so that we could better achieve the project goals without blowing the budget.
I have had the distinct pleasure of working with Jeff for several years now. Jeff has exemplified many strong traits during our working relationship. However, his professionalism during stressful/challenging situations is one characteristic that has been most impressive. Jeff has the ability to quickly consider the perspective of all parties involved to provide both a logical and diplomatic solution to any problem. I believe with this skill and Jeff’s desire to constantly improve in every area makes him one of the best relationship managers in the industry.
Design Principles has provided TAS reviews for our projects in the Dallas market for the past several years. I have found their work to be professional, well organized and completed in a timely manner. Based on work they provided for the jobs in Dallas, I now use Design Principles exclusively for all of our TAS reviews on projects throughout the state of Texas.
Jeff Bennett is a person that I have known professionally and personally for several decades and his character and work ethic are of the highest caliber. He was literally given the keys to my house when he worked at my home based office (Treat Architects, Inc.) for many years early in our careers. I never had any reason for concern when letting him work there while our family was away for a few days. He was considered part of the family and earned our trust over and over. He had a thirst to learn all that he could about architecture and construction which resulted in far better construction documents produced almost single handedly by him. He also has a great sense of design and an understanding of how projects are put together from beginning to end. Jeff managed the team of consultants and deadlines and worked efficiently until the job was done.
Jeff was also one of my first hires or recommendations at 2 subsequent positions at larger companies.
I can highly recommend Jeff for any position of responsibility and would be more than happy to discuss his skills in more depth with anyone.
Dear Jeff; Design Principles
We have worked together on several design projects in the past few years, and I can state without hesitation that all of your work was top notch and professional. You believe in a timely product that is creative and fairly priced. Please count on me to bring you additional business in the near future and use me as a reference for any person who might want to discuss it further.
When my wife and I decided to remodel our home, we wanted to find someone who understood our vision and needs and yet could bring new, congruent ideas to the table. We found such a person in Jeff Bennett of Design Principles. We appreciated his attention, assistance, thoroughness, flexibility, and professionalism throughout the design and construction phases of our remodel. He gave us the unmistakable feeling that our project was as important to him as it was to us. Thank you, Jeff, for a job well done.
I would like to write a quick note of acknowledgment for Jeff Bennett. I have worked with Jeff for the better part of a year and through that time have not worked with a more adept Client Development Representative.
Jeff’s experience in project delivery has made my job easier in working with a knowledgeable individual who understands the municipal schedule and what it takes to develop a project. Jeff endorses open communication and is always in contact to understand schedule and what is going on with his projects.
It is a pleasure working with Jeff. He is firm when necessary, however never unprofessional, and is a true team player with his consultants and great advocate for his owner and responsibilities.
I wholeheartedly recommend Design Principles for your next project because they are talented, diligent, patient, conscientious, and customer oriented. Design Principles provided our family excellent design services and we would gladly use them again. In the stress of building design and construction, you can count on Design Principles.
(Jeff Bennett) Totally goes above and beyond. He was great. He really helped navigate between my desires and my husband’s desires and came up with a plan that satisfied us both while he gave us other ideas that we hadn’t thought of. We wanted our bathroom and laundry room a certain way and we weren’t agreeing. He said “What about this way?'” and it worked for both of us. He’s just a good guy, good person.
I have been in the construction business for over 30 years. I found Design Principles to be one of the most effective at translating the thoughts and ideas of the client into the product on the ground. They are comprehensive in their approach to the project, considerate of the requirements of all shareholders, and always willing to participate as a team member. I look forward to working with them again.
I turn to Design Principles when I need expert advice and service for all TDLR issues. Design Principles is prompt, knowledgeable, and always professional.
I have worked with Mr. Bennett from time to time over the past ten years. We were first introduced during his tenure with an Architectural Firm of which was performing Architectural and ADA services for one of our clients. He possesses the ultimate “can do” attitude while taking on all tasks with a positive energy and a smile. His upbeat personality and engaging personal style enabled him to interact effectively with our client as well as our contractors. I had the opportunity a few years back to secure Mr. Bennett’s ADA/Texas Accessibility Standards review and inspections services for one of our major clients. His services for our client continue to this day. I am very confident that he has the intelligence, work ethic and communications skills to add value wherever he works.