Whether it is one of our Custom Homes or a Home Remodeling project, our customers are always happy with the end result. View some testimonials from past Houston, Texas clients below:
“A colleague of mine who had just built his vacation home referred me to Jack. From our first meeting with Jack, my wife and I knew he was very detailed oriented. He wanted to meet my wife and visit our lot so he could better understand the best way to position the house and make most use of the space.
We were choosing between a designer that had done many homes in West University and between Jack, who hadn’t done a West U home in many years. We had a fair amount of hesitation as this was our first custom home and we wanted to work with someone who had “done” West U before. However, we decided to go with Jack because he cared more and he would be patient enough to hear our views on what we wanted in our house rather than just designing what he wanted or what he thought was best. The process was completely collaborative and that made it fun.
Jack’s experience designing and building helped immensely when we were deciding between a few options and different building materials. Jack is unlike many designers don’t spend time in the field so they don’t have a good pulse on what products are available and what building materials are most suitable. Jack and I spent many hours on the plans and one of the most helpful things about working with him was the 3D and other tools he has to provide the client with a good feel of the house before it is built. His programs and experience ensured rooms, windows, built ins, cabinets, etc were “right-sized” to avoid costly change orders and time delays because of changes that were made in the field. Jack is a big proponent of measure twice cut once.v
Some other things that helped were that Jack worked around my schedule. He was always affable, committed to working hard and extremely patient in listening to the client. He knew that we were trying to move fast so he turned things around quickly. He also knew we were extremely sensitive to my concern around his West University experience. So he met with the head of West University planning twice and had numerous clarification calls to make sure everything was right. I don’t know anyone who got their plans through permitting on their first shot. But due to Jack’s preparation (he read through the whole dizzying West University book of codes and regulations), we had only to make some super minor corrections to our plans which Jack turned around in 1 day.
Even our builder as well as other builders and people in the business remark on how “clean” our plans look – they are easy to follow and read. We have had builders who have long ties to other designers ask for Jack’s number based on the work he did for us.
He is very passionate about what he does and enjoys people. I enjoy calling him a couple times per month to check in and see how he is doing. He likes to hear how our construction is coming along and see pictures.
We wish you the best in your design/build process but we would highly recommend you consult and hopefully hire Jack to make sure your process goes as smooth as possible”
Ryan and Avril
West University TX Resident
“To Whom It May Concern:
Jack Knowlton and his team at Envision Design remodeled our home and transformed it from an outdated, inefficient, uninviting house into a spacious, better-than-new dream home with all of the modern amenities. Jack is truly exceptional at what he does. We would highly recommend him to anyone interested in building or remodeling a home.Jack’s attention to detail is second to none and he takes great pride in his work. Because of Jack’s creativity, we have all of the
conveniences of new construction, including light and open living spaces, large closets, and beautiful bathrooms, with the charm of a 1950s home.
Even more impressive than the quality of Jack’s work, though, is the quality of his character. From our first meeting with Jack, he was completely open and honest with us. Jack helped us make the best decisions to get the most out of every dollar and treated us fairly during the entire remodel process. He never took shortcuts and did not view change orders as a way to boost his profits. Jack delivered on every promise he made throughout the remodeling process and consistently went above and beyond to make sure that we were happy. He was available and responsive and truly made us feel like our’s was the most important job he had ever worked on, even though he was working on a much larger job at the same time.
The design skills and building expertise that Jack and Envision Design offer are unsurpassable, but the primary reason that I am honored to recommend Jack is his honesty, integrity, and fairness. If you have any questions or would like any additional information about our experience with Jack or Envision Design, please feel free to contact us at (713) 409-6053.”
Nick and Jen Deutsch
“To whom it may concern
I have known Jack Knowlton of Envision Design for over 3 years. When it comes to designing a new home or doing a remodel there is simply no one else I would ever consider.
My home at 8702 Lanell in Spring Valley, Texas is beautiful, unique in design and is simply the most desirable home in the neighborhood. Jack designed and managed the construction of another home for my family in Sunset Cove on West Galveston Island and this house is a design right out of the old south. Our new home is the type of southern architecture and charm that belongs on the cover of Southern Living.
Jack is an exceptional listener and a master of creativity. He will turn your “Dream House” into reality. Jack’s work ethic and high morals are another reason we will never use another Designer/Builder. Jack has a keen eye for detail and will never accept anything less than perfection. Jack creates and remodels homes because of his love of fine architecture and design.
I would welcome any inquiries on Jack or his company, Envision Design. I promise you will not be disappointed with a new home or remodel.”
Very truly yours,
Michael E. Brennan