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The Disjointedness Between Contractors and Architects

The Disjointedness Between Contractors and Architects

Before ER Home Designs, I spent almost 10 years designing exclusively for one of San Diego’s oldest Design-Build firms. In that time, I can’t tell you the number of times a homeowner walked into my office with a freshly permitted set of plans. It was often a very similar story. The homeowner had spent the better part of $10K (often more than that) on their architect and were now looking to bid their plans out to potential contractors. Without immediately assuming that this homeowner would be disappointed like the last, I’d almost always start out asking, “What was the budget you gave your architect?”

Without exception, this is almost always where I start with homeowners. I’m all to happy to walk around your home and chat for hours on end about how awesome your home project will be but if you save the money for the end only to find out you just wasted the past three hours…you can see how this can get really old, really quick, for both parties.


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ER Home Designs, Inc.
24101 Del Amo Road
Ramona, CA 92065
Phone: (858) 964-8026


By way of definition, the renderings that we produce at ER Home Designs, Inc. are actually called, raytrace images. These are images that are generated from 3D models that are created in our software. These raytrace renderings are intended for visualization purposes and are only intended to assist homeowners in their home design decisions. Unless otherwise specified, renderings are not to scale. Please visit our Gallery Pages for examples of raytrace renderings.