Rates are current as of June 2018 & typically increase every 2-3 years. (If you are seeing this page, it IS current.)
If you want quality, professional work, & you work within reasonable, realistic time frames... I would very much like to work with you.
If you are looking for
cheap"... I am NOT your guy. I DO NOT do "fast and cheap" or high pressure projects.
Notice: No one else should be quoting prices for my services: builders, architects, engineers, designers, etc... No one. I don't quote or speculate on prices for their services, & they should not do so for mine.
break down everything to an hourly rate....no matter if it's design
work, full sets of house plans, or miscellaneous
CAD/BIM/drafting/modeling work. Ultimately, what I am selling is my
skills & experience, which translates into TIME. This is fair to
all parties, including myself. I can give you an estimate specific to
your project, if desired. Even when projects seem very similar; they
can vary in scope of work, drawings needed, complexity, level of
detail, etc. I
generally don't do 'lump sum' or 'not to exceed' pricing.
rate for most residential & 'non-corporate' work is $60/hr., with a $500.00 minimum.
(Contact me to discuss
business, corporate, governmental, institutional, & other types of work.) I
require a down payment & signed agreement to begin work. The down
payment is usually 20%-50% of the estimate, depending on various factors.
If you want to 'ballpark' what it will cost to hire me to do a good builders set of drawings for a custom home; it can range from $0.75 to $1.75 per square foot (under roof). The simpler the design, the lower the cost. Some projects need more design development than others, more time for working out challenging areas, etc...along with more details & drawings. Most straight-forward designs will come in around $1 to $1.25 per sf. Again, this is just a way to 'ballpark' the price.
& Renovations are tricky to put a sf estimate on. That's why I
price each project based on its specific needs. (Most smaller
additions/renovations that I do are in the $1500 to $3500 range.)
If someone is pricing these services much lower than this...be careful! Something may be fishy... Be sure you understand what you're paying for & who you're buying it from. Some people who do this "on the side" can charge a lower rate, because this is "extra money" for them. They may be using someone else's software & equipment. I use my own software & equipment, and I've been buying my own health insurance for quite a while. This IS how I support myself... It's my "job". Please consider these factors when getting prices for services. I encourage healthy competition... I ask only for a fair game. If you compare services, please make sure it's "apples to apples".
prefer to work directly for clients/owners. I will gladly work in
cooperation with builders. However, I am NOT interested in working as a
subcontractor or doing “contract work" for
I would appreciate the opportunity to work with you. If you have a potential project, feel free to email material to me; summary/description, sketches, images, reference material, etc.
Please contact me to discuss further. See other pages for my contact info.
record: I am NOT an architect or engineer.