We worked with Jim completely online from California. The end result was a creative custom view home with a daylight basement. Jim readily worked with us on all our final revisions and made every effort to help us meet our deadlines. He was professional, personable and competent. We look forward to working with him again in the future.
Dr. & Mrs. Jeff Lusardi
We would like to highly recommend Jim Wise as an outstanding and skilled home designer. It was our pleasure to work closely with Jim as we designed our new country style home. We found him to be extremely patient, knowledgeable, and reliable. We were especially impressed that he was able to work with us long distance while we were living in South America.
Ralph and Brenda Pruitt
I have been building custom homes for nearly 20 years and on a regular basis I meet people who tell me a horror story about the time they built a custom home. There are two major factors that will determine if your experience will be a horror story or a dream come true. First, is the selection of a home designer and second is the selection of a contractor. I have been working exclusively with Jim for all of my client’s custom home design since 1992. Jim does a great job of designing a home that fits the home owner’s desires and he has the construction background to keep the construction costs down through value engineering. We have made a great team to help combat the “construction horror story syndrome”, as our clients have all been very pleased with the process and the end result.
As a remodeling contractor, I need to know the home designer I refer will take good care of my customer. I also rely on the designer to help the owner develop a plan that is aesthetically pleasing, meets the wants and needs of the customer and is structurally feasible to construct. I used Wise Owl Home Plans on the remodel of my personal home and was very pleased with the results. Since then, I have recommended them to all my clients.
JEM Renovation and Repair
It is with great pleasure that I recommend Wise Owl Home Plans for the development of residential construction plans. It is nice to work with a designer who is personally familiar with the many challenges that face production builders. Over the past three years Jim and his staff have worked with us to improve our production plans and have successfully delivered their products in a timely manner. They have also done a great job in implementing our ideas and concepts into our plans.
I would like to recommend Wise Owl to anyone considering a remodel or new home plan. As a professional engineered lumber designer, I develop structural layouts for residential housing. I work with home plans developed by many different designers and architects both locally and nationally. Some plans I work on have given little consideration to floor performance, value engineering and structural issues. It is nice to work with Wise Owl plans as I know all these issues have been given great consideration. They are also very open to my recommendations and we work together to make sure the plans and manufacturers layouts do not conflict with each other. The end result is an accurate set of plans that will be easy for the contractors to build. I was so impressed with Wise Owl plans I chose them to design the remodel plans on my own personal
Engineered Lumber Designer