“J. Bryant Boyd and his team designed and built a house for us. My husband and I were downsizing and came to him with fairly specific ideas of how we wanted the house to function to accommodate us, our dogs, our hobbies, and our guests now and as we age in place. Bryant is an extraordinarily good listener and the design was a beautiful manifestation of what we were looking for and acurately reflected our needs and desires.
It is a “green” house with features (appropriate orientation on the lot, geothermal heating/cooling, foam insulation, energy efficient windows) to minimize energy use. It also has a rainwater collection system and a native plant landscape.
We worked mainly with Bryant during the design process but really got to know and admire his team during the construction process. They all worked together to be sure that the work was done according to the plans and that everything was completed to our satisfaction. The construction process was smooth and drama-free. They project took a little longer than we expected but cost basically what we expected it to cost. We are delighted with the house and highly recommend Bryant and his team.”
“We contracted with Bryant as our architect for our custom home in 2006. Bryant and his staff are friendly and professional. Bryant heard all of our comments and needs and incorporated them into a plan that we still love after seven years.
Even after this many years we have stayed in touch with Bryant and have used him for other plans and concept/ideas.
We have confidently referred our friends to Bryant and continue to hold him and his team in high regard.
If we ever build another custom home we will definitely use Bryant for the design and this time we would use his team for construction as well.”
“Working with Bryant and his team to bring our dream home to reality was great fun, inspirational, educational and so stress-free that we have considered doing it all again! We came to the design process thinking we knew what we wanted; Bryant was able to bring the detail in our minds to life, teaching us about possible placement on our lot, considering our mandate to not sacrifice old trees, and more importantly perhaps, he provided cost efficient information about affordability of alternatives. Looking back, there is not one design element, angle, placement or detail that we would change. Because Bryant knows how to listen, he carefully noted who we are, how we live and how our lives flow within the structure of the place we call Home.”
“My husband and I hired Bryant and his firm in 2008 to design a lake house on Lake LBJ that (1) blend in with the surrounding area and (2) provide a warm and welcoming home for our family to enjoy. He listened carefully to our ideas, wishes and restrictions and quickly responded with a hill-country craftsman design that met these various requirements .I appreciated that Bryant visited the site and made recommendations to us on various placements of the house in relation to an existing boat house, bulkhead and large trees that I didn’t want to lose. Bryant worked closely with the contractor throughout the construction phase.
Our home was completed in the summer of 2010 and featured in Bryant’s August or October, 2010 newsletter. Please take a look- it is fabulous. I would do it again and I would ask Bryant to design it.”
“My wife and I recently had the opportunity to add an outdoor living area to our house of 19 years. On the recommendation from a friend in the building trades, we hired Bryant Boyd to design and provide build to spec drawings. He and his staff were very easy to work with throughout the entire process.
When it came time to solicit bids, we included Bryant Boyd along with two other well known and highly recommended builders. He was the only one who arrived with every one of the associated building trades and he was the lowest bidder. AND not only was everything completed ahead schedule but to my surprise, when all of the incremental billings came in, it was under cost.”
Throughout the construction process, Bryant and or the project supervisor came by each day (sometimes more than once a day) to make sure every process was running smoothly.
The final product has been described as something out of a magazine and we owe it all to Bryant and his staff. A photo should be available on J. Bryant Boyd’s web site. If you would like to see the completed outdoor living area, you need only to arrange through a member of Mr. Boyd’s staff; we would be more than happy to show off the results of Bryant’s design and build team.”
“My husband and I worked with Bryant to design our dream home. Mr. Boyd worked with us to design the home of our dreams and yet keep it within our budget. We love our home! It is a true reflection of our style. Bryant also worked closely with us when we ran into problems with getting our plans approved by our homeowners association. I would highly recommend Bryant to anyone needing an architect.”
“Investing our time, expectations, and visions of a dream home with Bryant Boyd was a brilliant choice and outstanding return on money spent. When challenged with a difficult to build on sloped and large tree covered lot, Bryant exceeded expectations. When challenged by my wife to design a gourmet kitchen incorporating her ideas of open space and usage and grand kitchen features, Bryant exceeded expectations. When she first saw the kitchen drawings with the multi level functional island, the stepped up recessed ceiling and the open views, she knew he had carefully listened to both her specific and conceptual dreams and ideas. Aside from a very practical, functional, handicap accessible home utilizing many green building features, Bryant Boyd created five “WOWS”. The wow view from the street; the wow view approaching the front porch; the wow experience stepping through the front door; the wow views from the kitchen island including across the great room through three French doors to the San Gabriel River below; and, the wow views and year round experience of the screened in porch. Bryant is one of the most creative and visual architects I have had the pleasure to work with during my almost 40 years of building and construction experience. He listens, he asks good questions, he performs and he served our needs exceptionally well. Without reservation, I recommend Bryant Boyd for the services he provides.”
“I have been building homes in the Georgetown area for the last ten years and have always found Bryant to be a trusted resource for design work. Whether it is using one of his many stock plans which provide popular designs at affordable prices or using his full design / consultation services, he has always taken care of me and my customers with the utmost professionalism. Some of the concerns by the previous reviewer seem to be more related to their lack of research in their own project as oppossed to any deficiency with their design professional.
Bottom line is if you want a local professional with an understanding of area designs and construction procedures, and a staff that is an extension of the owners principles, then Bryant Boyd Design Services is a great option.”
“Yes, I’m a big fan of this firm. They are very easy to work with and very reasonable in pricing considering the quality of work. Most of all, the people in this firm represent high moral character and ethical behavior which is most important to me. It is in their best interest to do so as they are involved in the community and rely on having a good reputation. He and his firm have never disappointed us. One very important thing to remember with working with any architect is that the better you know what you want and need, the better & cheaper it is to do business with an architect. Despite what one would think, you can’t hire any architect firm and expect them to read your mind and have everything just perfect. You must be prepared before your first meetings and the better prepared you are the better they can fulfill your dreams. The FACTS: We did a huge expansion project and our fees to Boyd were only $1500. That is Awesome! We did our research and talked a lot up front (in the initial consultation) and only did 2 drawing revisions. The project was completed on time and on budget. No changes to the plans had to be made during the entire build because it was planned properly from the start.
If you are thinking about doing a project, go to as many houses you can and measure everything. Figure out, what size of closet is right for us, what size of baths, and every aspect you can to discover what you really want. Then the firm can take these inputs and make it a cohesive plan. Too many people go wrong when they try to do off the wall ideas that don’t fit into the grand plan. They want tall doors when the ceilings are only 8 feet high etc… and then when it doesn’t look right, they blame the architect or builder. Finally, it doesn’t matter how much you spend, it matters how you spend it.”
“Bryant designed our home in 2002 and it was a wonderful experience. It is 2011 and we LOVE our house and the design. When we downsize in 5 years we will certainly look to him for his expertise again. All positive all the way!”
“My husband and I hired Bryant to design our dream home and he exceeded our expectations on every point. The time we spent with him going over our thoughts were so helpful because he understood our goals and then guided us to achieve them. He brought so much to the table that we never even thought about. Bryant also has quite an education in “green” or LEED building and was so up to date on the latest trends and what worked and didn’t work. My husband and I would do our research on the web and then bring our thoughts to him. Bryant very professionally described the technology we were interested in and went through all of the pros, cons and ROI. Every time, he was spot on.
I encourage you to interview Bryant as we did and make your own decision. After our experience, he is who I send our friends to when they want the best to help them create their dreams.”
Joe and Martha Doenges
“We hired Bryant to design our Georgetown home while we were living in Belgium. Hence our initial communication was long distance by phone, Internet and mail. We communicated back and forth for six months before our return to the USA. Not a single problem despite the long distance relationship. Eventually we relocated to Georgetown and continued our planning on a face-to-face basis. At one point we had to stop for six months because of the stock market collapse in 2008. Again, not a problem. When we resumed, Bryant made the adjustments that we requested to make construction more affordable. After breaking ground with San Gabriel Construction (a high quality builder with integrity), Bryant continued to monitor progress on the home and work with the builder to resolve the inevitable issues that arise once construction is underway. Bottom line: we are so happy with our home and do not hesitate to recommend J. Bryant Boyd.”
“It seemed as though it would take us a lifetime to afford to build our dream house. We were fortunate enough to find this firm when we did. They all helped us create the perfect home. Bryant and his team were so helpful to us and worked with us on all the intricate details we wanted. There were areas that I had my heart set on and it looked as though we would never find our way around a decision. Bryant came up with the perfect solution for the exterior and added the extra space we wanted on the back of our property. Our house is completely finished now and looking back from where it all began, with a dream and lots of hope, Bryant and his group helped make our dreams come true while working with my not-so-flexible budget. Now my in-laws are building a home on the lake with a boat house. Fortunately, my father-in-law can leave all these details up to Bryant. Thank you Bryant! We love our new home!”
“Bryant is a fantastic architect who possesses the right mix of creativity and attention to his clients’ tastes and preferences. He is detail oriented and provides his services on time and within the agreed upon budget. In our case, Bryant designed an addition to a 1920s bungalow that provided us the space we needed while respecting the architectural integrity of the house. I highly recommend Bryant’s work.”
“Bryant is a quality oriented architect with a great eye for design. His brain works in very creative ways. He has a unique style and a real obsession for architecture. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to build a custom estate.”
“We hired J. Bryant at the recommendation of a friend as the architect for our extensive remodel project. He is very easy to work with, quickly identifying the needs of our project through easy conversation. A natural collaborator with a strong sense of ownership, he not only took the time to iteratively converge on the final design, but also met with the builder and visited the construction site several times to help faciliate design/construction discussions as needed. We would not hesitate to use J. Bryant Boyd again on our next project.”
John & Sue Bunton
“Bryant listened to how we live our lives; designed a house to meet our needs; and continues to be great support throughout construction.”
Judy & Don Parks
“Bryant was willing to build the house of our dreams, a Storybook English Cottage. His knowledge of architectural design, materials, and color combinations plus his ability to manage it all on our small lot resulted in the home we imagined and now enjoy!”
Ronnie & Sandy Heller
“I felt that you listened to what we wanted and helped us to incorporate our ideas into a house design that we had visualized.”
David & Marsha Winship
“Bryant did an excellent job of listening to design concept “wants”, and fulfilling these sketchy descriptions into a house that actually matched our expectation.”
Jack & Karen Phelps
“The design of our new home is beautiful, but most importantly, it fits our needs beautifully. After several weeks we still marvel at how perfectly it matches our lifestyle.”
Patty & John S.
“Bryant has been a real pleasure to work with in the design phase of our new home. We knew from the first meeting with him at the lot that he was our man. His ability to carefully listen to our thoughts, ideas and conversations then transform them into the design that fit our family’s needs is incredible. Bryant delivered every step of the way in a professional, friendly and timely manner.”