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History:
Our practice was established by John Behrens in 1991.  Over the years, our office has successfully completed over 600 projects.  These projects have provided our clients with homes that meettheirneeds, in homes that they can be proud to live in. Ultimately, our goal is to create high quality, affordable homes, appropriate to their settings while at the same time being extremely functional.

Services available:
We offer a wide range of architectural services - from preliminary planning and program development, through design and construction documents, to on-site inspection.

We can measure and draw architectural documentation of existing conditions ("as-built" record drawings). Example at right.

We have also have experience in providing "design/build" projects, where we can build our plan on your lot, or we can work closely with your builder.

Personal attention to each job:
Each client receives one-on-one attention through the entire process.

Client participation:
To ensure our client’s needs are satisfied we constantly invite our clients to participate and provide input during the design process.  After all, it’s our job to make our client’s dream a reality.

Creativity:
Creativity is achieved through a combination of our architectural experience, as well as the input obtained through preliminary meetings with the client.

Style:
The style of our buildings is as unique as our clients.  We have a tendency to focus on the classic designs such as craftsman, prairie style, and farmhouses, with the opportunity to include energy efficient products and designs.
Areas served:
Crystal Lake, Village of Lakewood, McHenry County, Woodstock, Algonquin, Lake In The Hills, Cary, Fox River Grove, Palatine, McHenry, Johnsburg, Elgin, Hampshire, Hebron, Huntley, Barrington, South Barrington, North Barrington, Barrington Hills, Round Lake, Island Lake, Lake Zurich, Harvard, Fox Lake, Trout Valley, Lake County, Deerfield, Rolling Meadows, Arlington Heights, Mount Prospect, Bull Valley.
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