Hi Shawn! I think it's been almost 3 years (crazy!!) from the last time we've talked to you, since we confirmed our house/boat house designs back in 2012! but, I just wanted to send you a few pics of our house now that it's finally finished and also the 3D 'before' views that you gave us that match each picture. It's been so fun looking at the before and after pictures, you did such an amazing job designing exactly what we wanted! We just wanted to show you what it looked like in real life ;) I don't think we could have gotten any closer to building your exact designs (minus a couple fire pits...which I'd still like to have someday!) They look almost identical!!
Anyway, hope all is well! It was great working with you! We've also given your name out to a few of our friends, as they are looking to remodel and need some design help! ;)
Andy and Sara Wilken
"The building process was very exciting and it began with a critical step -- your thoughtful designing in the initial stages. After hours of unsuccessful searching for the perfect floor plan, you listened to what was important to our family and provided input in creating a plan that included the functionality and flow that we desired in our home. The careful and detailed planning in the beginning stages helped us maintain our vision while keeping our costs within our budget and eliminating unforeseen overage expenses as we went. Your knowledge and experience extended beyond our blueprints as we appreciated your quality recommendations for cabinets and flooring. Your professional, personal and patient approach was great to work with! Thanks for all of your help in making our dreams a reality!"
Mike and Deb Schacherer
"It was a pleasure to work with Shawn in the development of Red Cedar Lodge. Armed with conceptual design and rough floor plans, Shawn creatively tackled our project to encompass our desire to build 4 separate "cabins" in which 8-10 guests could eat, sleep and play together. Shawn's ability to quickly understand and provide flexible options helped us to finalize our plans easily. His experience came through in various elements, such as visiting our site and incorporating design to allow for maximum scenic views. We hope to work with Shawn again when the need arises! Thanks Shawn for helping us create a haven in which Iowans have found peace, rest and laughter!"
Tom and Lorraine Winterink
Red Cedar Lodge Charles City, Iowa
"We had a unique situation concerning the cottage Shawn designed for us. We wanted to include an existing 24' x 14' camp cottage (cabin) into our home. Shawn put together a drawing that absolutely created a retirement dream home. We would welcome anyone who is interested in this type of living to come see what he created."
Paul and Bev Sisson
Charles City Iowa
"Since Shawn Started designing houses for Winneshiek County Habitat for Humanity we are able to provide a very nice home for an affordable price. Shawn not only has given us working blueprints but also has designed homes to utilize our modest space in the best possible way. Shawn has given us several new designs to use and still are in guidelines established by Habitat International. Thanks Shawn for being an integral part of WCHFH."
((All Drafting and Design services proudly donated to Winneshiek County Habitat for Humanity))
Winneshiek County Habitat for Humanity
"Thank you Midwest Drafting & Design. I described to Shawn what I wanted and he put my vision on paper. Then he helped me figure out how to improve a few things. As a result I am even happier that I thought I would be with our project. I also appreciated how he was a man of his word. He did what he said he would do - when he said he would do it."
"We could not be more satisfied with our experience with MIDWEST Drafting & Design. Our program is a faith based, non-profit discipleship training program dedicated to helping people with life controlling problems. We are currently in the process of expansion to serve more residents, and Shawn Saltou graciously volunteered his time and talents to design our new addition. His design is of very high quality, especially since it is an addition to an older home. Shawn met with us at our convenience and was very prompt in making any changes. The experience could not have been better."
Julie Aspenson, Assistant Executive Director
Midwest Mission Bible Training Center
"Working with Shawn was Great! He exceeded our expectations. His ideas were endless, from the beginning planning steps to the final product. We would recommend MIDWEST Drafting & Design to anyone who is looking to either build their dream home or remodel their existing home."
Chris and Joan Bina
"We were so pleased to be referred to Midwest Drafting & Design. We wanted to add on to our home and wanted to do an addition that looked like it grew on the house! Thanks Shawn for helping us to achieve this!"
Maureen and Tom Shroyer Family
"The prompt, friendly service we received from Shawn was outstanding. We had an idea of what we wanted in our new home, but could not find the perfect plan anywhere. He put our ideas together to design the perfect house for us. Our new home is more then we ever dreamt it could be. Thanks to Shawn, it is truly unique."
Chad and Kari Kelly