e engaged Tari Ensign to design a home addition on our property in Colorado. The main goal was to have an aging in place apartment for our parents and to also repurpose some areas of the existing house for better functionality. Tari took ample time to understand our style, needs, and objectives and provided multiple ideas and drafts for our consideration. She clearly explained the concepts, helped us virtually see the options, and shared recommendations in order for us to make decisions. Tari has great vision which resulted in an optimal design for our home.
We conducted a search for a general contractor/builder and Tari’s proposal was our top choice our of four. Again, we had an excellent experience in working with Tari as the designer and knew she would bring the same energy to the full build project. She worked with us through the contracting and budgeting process and was the most flexile in coming to terms that were mutually beneficial. We did not have to finance the project and self-funded the work.
Tari selected sub-contractors from her network for each trade based on a combination of her experience and our preferences. She did a good job managing the multi-party communication between all 4 of us clients and the many subcontractors involved. The few issues that arose as expected were promptly addressed and handled with grace and professionalism. Tari always had our best interests in mind when decisions were made, and quality wasn’t compromised at any point.
The project was completed and at the 12-month-post-build mark, Tari walked through the necessary maintenance items with us. The “punch list” was short and only included minor items to address.
Tari was attentive and went above and beyond in the amount of time spent on our project to ensure success and complete satisfaction. We have received many compliments from neighbors, family and friends regarding the quality of craftsmanship and recognition that the addition looks like it has always been part of the original house because of the design and build details. This achievement is purely due to Tari’s involvement from the beginning of the design through the build. We appreciate the relationship developed with Tari and will work with her again if we have the opportunity to build in the future!
– Kelli, Michael, Mary & Don