Adrian Design Group has staff that understands renovation of historic buildings. They also understand the grant process, which is very important. We looked at a number of firms and we elected to use them. It was the right decision.
Doug Kapnick, Member, Strongback Properties LLC
Adrian Design Group is very helpful with the coordination of all of the various agencies and grant organizations involved. They demonstrated a high design creativity with a strong consideration for controlling cost. We are renovating three different downtown buildings and are not dealing with common floor heights from a structural point of view. This required highly creative solutions. Our work with Adrian Design Group has already become a catalyst for others to take action to improve our downtown. They have been easy to work with and supportive of other members of the project team.
Stephen Hickman, Member, Strongback Properties LLC
Adrian Design Group exhibits an impressive attention to detail. They went beyond expectations and gave us more ideas to make a new park we were creating fresh and unique. These new ideas made us cutting edge. They provide quick work-arounds to keep the project moving forward. They love assisting and trouble-shooting to keep us on schedule. Adrian Design Group has great relationships with the contractors in our community.
Steven Depew, Director of Facilities, Lenawee Christian Ministries
When we partner with Adrian Design Group we keep projects very competitive while delivering on time.
Scott Hill, President, Krieghoff Lenawee Companies
Adrian Design Group always comes up with different ways to save money while providing high quality end results. Adrian Design Group excels at getting all of the parties together to brainstorm solutions and new ideas.
Garry Clift, Owner, Clift Buick GMC
Mike’s passion for the client that our own clients serve (residents in skilled nursing and assisted living) and the questions he asks to understand their care needs is impressive. He is not just focused on the technical aspects, but the whole picture of client satisfaction. The game plan changes dramatically once the project starts and this is not a problem for Adrian Design Group.
David Hettinger, Director of Development & Preconstruction
Adrian Design Group expertly handles a wide range of complex work. In city planning and code work, there are always new challenges. They know how to be flexible and are adept at making the changes that need to be addressed. With older buildings, you need to be creative in thinking outside the box to solve unique challenges; they excel in this area.
Chris Miller, DDA & Economic Development Coordinator , City of Adrian
They are one of the few firms in 23 years who gives me the code studies first. It is so important to me to be sure that we meet all the code requirements before they get started on submitting the plan. Very rarely does Adrian Design Group change their design, which reduces the cost associated with redesign. Adrian Design Group is always thinking ahead. Mike is one of the best in his industry. He is not a prima donna – he wants to understand the code requirements and figure out what will work.
Brad Raymond, Building Official, City of Tecumseh Building Department