I got Chris’ name from my cousin who had used him in the past. I wasn’t sure if Chris would take on my small project/addition , as my cousin had him doing plans for new homes.
We got together and went over my ideas. I had a lot of uncertainties and he provided me with some great suggestions. The plans were great and he was very easy to work with.
The best part was when I had to get a permit from the city. That was very difficult! I had to go to city 5 times. Things were not going anywhere, so Chris called got everything cleared up. Chris went the extra mile for me!
Addition & Renovation
"My wife and I undertook a very unique project is September of 2013. We purchased a 3000 square foot church with an eye to converting it into a home. Navigating the permit issues and dealing with the town inspector proved to be a more difficult task than had initially been expected. The inspector recommended Chris to us to get or plans on paper. This was one of the best building decisions we made.
Chris was able to design an area that was much more elegant than my wife or I had expected. He was very accessible, and made a couple of changes we requested very quickly and often in ways which were better than what we asked for. He even spoke with the inspector that we were having difficulty with to assure him that we only wanted this to be a single family dwelling.
I would and do highly recommend Chris to anyone who requires building plans. He is prompt, professional and effective. Our permits were stalled, but as soon as the drawings came through, the permits were issued almost immediately. I am not sure how many people would be willing to drive to a small town, or take on a project as unique as ours, but we are grateful to Chris for helping us out."
Will & Victoria S.
Church / Home Owners
Indian Head, Saskatchewan
"We have worked with Chris on a few projects now and he’s very knowledgeable and friendly. He actually listens to what you want. I highly recommend his work. Thank you Chris for making a job more pleasant.”
Marc & Carole R.
"Chris brought so much to the table when I needed a design for a basement rental suite. His design saved me very costly mistakes and included details I would simply have not thought of. He was always timely in his replies and even helped me through the process of understanding the requirements for both sound and fire separation."
"Our experience with CJ Evans has been a great collaborative experience. We never had any issues with delays in meeting our needs with respect to working with Chris. His knowledge and application of appropriate rules and regulations provided our plan that meets regulations and our needs (at least most of our needs, rules don't always give you what you want!). Chris eased our angst by dealing directly with the Engineer to obtain a plan that everyone is satisfied. Personable and open to discussion, Chris demonstrated true professionalism in combination of feeling like you were working with a friend, timely communication delivered despite the news being good or less than desired and in a manner that made you feel your best interest was being maintained. Thanks to Chris for his desire and commitment to supporting us in our build, even after his contract role has been fulfilled."
Dean & Wendy R.
Renovation & Addition
Regina Beach, Saskatchewan
"My husband, Nick, and I have been working with Chris over the course of the last 6 years and together we have built 4 new houses. Chris is very professional; His work is extremely detailed and of exceptional quality. The detailed blueprints are very appreciated by Nick, who is a framer by trade. Chris takes the time to listen, working with us to develop a house and floor plan as we envision it. We trust his work so much that we have referred him to several friends and associates."
Anna & Nick Di Ruscio
Multiple New Homes
"I have worked on a few projects, some smaller jobs and some quite large for a company of my size. I have been impressed with the amount of knowledge that CJ Evans Home Designs has with the building code issues, both residential & commercial. GFI Contracting hopes to continue to use CJ Evans Home Designs in the future for any projects which require drawing and design work. The attention to small details is very helpful and appreciated!"
GFI Contracting Inc.
Based on an initial preliminary design...
"What a pleasant surprise these plans are. Thanks for doing them! We haven't found a lot yet, but your initial design definitely has us excited to continue the design process!"
New Infill Home
"Chris did a great job letting us know about different options and items available. His general knowledge of not only home design, but home construction assisted throughout the process. Chris designed a home for my large family that just works well. "
New Home near
"As always, Chris is the guy to go to if you need a well drawn, detailed, accurate blue print. We enjoy working with you, Christopher Evans."
RI-CO Homes Ltd.
Multiple New Homes
Based on a preliminary layout...
"I just wanted to let you know that the house looks great and I love the upstairs layout with the 'loft' and the large master bathroom!!! Simply awesome!"
New Infill Home
in Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA
"Chris has great drawings with lots of detail which ultimately makes the building experience seamless. Chris brings a wide range of experience which in the end saves you time and money with your project. I highly recommend him to anyone looking at drawing up their ideal home plan."
Addition Project near
"Since I've never needed the services of a architectural technologist before, I needed somebody competent with
good communication skills. Chris is just that. He kept us well informed during the whole process and clearly laid out all the options. Good work. I highly recommend!"
Addition & Renovation
near Balgonie, Saskatchewan
"My wife and I engaged Chris' services to draw up the plans for our retirement home. I found Chris to be very attentive to our needs. During the initial planning phase I was very impressed with the attention to detail that he had with respect to our requests. He was instrumental in bringing out layout options that we hadn't considered. It goes without saying that I would use his services again and have no reservations about recommending him to others."
"Due to an office renovation we were planning, we required current drawings of our existing office to receive our permit from the city. Since the original plans were done many years ago no one had any copies of it. I contacted CJ Evans Home Designs and told him of our situation and that I needed them quickly as we were scheduled to begin renovations. He had my current drawings to me in just a couple of days completely accurate with all the necessary information to satisfy the permitting process. Thanks Chris!"
Deer Valley Vision Centre
Architectural As-built Drawing
"Chris was very attentive and aware of the site and it's challenges. He designed a retirement retreat at the lake for us, optimizing the space in the side of a valley on a spot that was pre-approved by engineers to be the best "plateau" to build on. He visualized the site ensuring the best views of the lake, and designed a walk-out and attached double garage, again on the side of a hill. Every contractor that came in , Carpenters, Plumping and Heating, Electrical, each had a plan to follow, no complaints. We enjoy our new retreat, and thank Chris for his flexibility, creativity and commitment to ensuring a stable, efficiently designed home."
New Cabin near
Highwood Beach, Saskatchewan
"Upon meeting Chris, I was completely at ease and felt he truly cared about our individual needs and wanted to create the perfect space for our family. He asked a lot of questions and took measurements at our first meeting. Very quickly he provided a draft set of drawings that blew our minds. The way Chris used the space available was incredible. I have never had so much storage before and our man-cave/kid-cave feels twice as big as it really is. He provided drawings with suggestions to help incorporate spaces for our children now and also for our children as they grow through the years. We hadn’t considered what our needs would be when the kids are teenagers but he did. He thought of everything and more! If anyone in the Regina area needs a home designer, I highly recommend CJ Home Designs."
Pilot Butte, Saskatchewan
"Very quick service. Clean and easy to understand the blueprints."
Brian & Karen S.