Story:

My brother and I ventured into smart home design and construction management to fill a growing need for improved quality, light, function and aesthetics at an affordable price.  Having completed numerous major renovations and home designs, friends started asking for our help because the quality they received was lacking or they felt unheard in the design process. Earlier this year we completed the design and construction of a 600 sq ft., foundation based in-law suite to allow a couple to move elderly parents into their home for full time care.  This design used a portion of the property that was under utilized and far exceeded their expectations.  In the end, the customer felt we provided invaluable knowledge both in design and construction and alternative options that resulted in a new space they love. Since, we have stayed busy with the interior design and layout for a commercial building in North Carolina and the design and permit / construction documents for a master bathroom in Florida.  Our current project transforms a claustrophobic basement bathroom and large office into a beautiful master bedroom / bathroom suite.  We have managed the project through design and permit approval and it is currently under construction.

 

Team:

David DiPaola – Mechanical engineer, designer, structural analyst, sensor / electrical expert and construction manager (21 years of experience)

Anthony DiPaola – Registered Architect in NJ, NY and PA, LEED Green Associate and licensed Real Estate Sales Person State of NJ, Construction Manager (24 years of experience).  Learn more here.

 

Services:

  • 3D design of residential additions, renovations and new construction
  • Design and construction management for schools and churches
  • Interior design of commercial buildings
  • Light and space optimization
  • Floor plan layout, elevations and site plan
  • Interior and exterior material selections to ensure robust function and pleasing aesthetics
  • Provide door and window schedule with sizes, glazing type, and U-value
  • Provide location of plumbing fixtures, sinks, toilets, showers, etc.
  • Full property drainage plan
  • Foundation, bracing and structural framing / SIPs (structural insulated panels) plan
  • Guidance and design of exterior siding, brick, stone or other materials
  • All required structural analysis
  • Design of energy saving features, LEED compliance, radiant barriers and full energy analysis required by permit office
  • Full drawings and specifications for construction
  • Budgetary quotation of construction costs
  • Construction management of the entire project
  • Permit and variance approvals

 

Examples of Work:

David created a beautiful 600 square foot addition to accommodate my parents. David far exceeded our expectations. He is everything you would want in a professional-highly competent, very knowledgeable, reliable and responsive. He has remarkable attention to detail. He listens with compassion about what our needs were and worked closely with us to create a space that was not only aesthetically pleasing but highly functional. I would recommend him without any reservation and would hire him again if the need arose. – LM, Home Owner

David exceeded our expectations with our master bedroom suite renovation.  He started with a dark, claustrophobic bathroom and a former office and transformed the space into a get away retreat we love.  The space is beautiful, open and full of light. His attention to detail was second to none and he really listened throughout the process to achieve our goals.  We would not hesitate to recommend him to friends and family.  – CM & KD, Home Owners

I contacted David because he helped me with a previous interior design of an industrial building and I loved his contributions.  Although this was a small project, he paid close attention to the details and created an wonderful layout in a small space.  This was not a trival task because the building codes in Florida are significantly different than in Maryland.  In addition, he created all the permit and building documents for contruction.  I would definitely recommend his work.  My only wish was that he could move to Florida and build it for me.  – PM, Business Owner / Landlord

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