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We obtained the services of RCM Cad Design to design and draft our post and beam timber frame home located near Merritt. From our first meeting with Cyril, onsite, to the end result the process was seamless. It was clearly evident Cyril and his team have  a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge and therefore it did not take too many revisions for Cyril to nail down exactly the style and design we were looking for.  Cyril and his team provided a lot of creativity and suggestions to design our dream home .  They are professional, prompt and very thorough .  They were able to have our drawings ready in a very expeditious fashion and their rates are very reasonable. It was stress free. Shaughn and I would recommend them to anyone thinking of designing a unique west coast home, post and timber or log home.   A wonderful company to work with.

Best Regards

John from Merritt, B.C.

Cyril Some feedback. The GC thought the plans are very thorough. Your service has been outstanding and the team you have are terrific. The structural folks have been a pleasure. Linda and I appreciate your professionalism.  I have enjoyed working with you. Thanks!

Stuart & Linda

To Whom It May Concern,

It is a pleasure to have the opportunity to write a letter of reference for RCM Cad. We have been planning our log home for four years, and had made slow progress with another designer. Revisions took weeks, and sometimes months, and were frequently incomplete. When Cyril took over, we made more progress in one week than we had in one year with the prior designer. Most notably, the computer renditions done by Cyril are stunning. They are near photographic in quality, and far surpass drawings done by other designers. Revisions were done in a matter of days, and reflected the exact changes we asked for. For the first time, we were able to clearly see what our home would look like.

There is no question that we would use Cyril again, and would recommend him to anyone who is building. His work is superb, professional, and prompt.

Thank-you

Bruce – B.C.

Cyril,

Selena and I wanted to thank you again for the wonderful plans for our log home! You have definitely captured the style of log home that suits us, and we were so glad you made the suggestions you did throughout the revision process, e.g.. the entry to the games room  above the garage from the main house, and the corner stone fireplace in the master suite. I cannot stress how invaluable your 3D models of the exterior and interior were, and how it allowed us to make adjustments that we might otherwise not have seen in just the normal elevation drawings. You took something that we had procrastinated so long because we thought it was going to be stressful and instead you made this process stress-free, fun, and exciting. You helped us to blueprint our dream, and I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone else who is looking to do the same.

Thanks again

Collin and Selena – B.C.

Dear Cyril and Tyler,

Who says building your own custom log home has to be a headache? On the contrary, it can be an exciting and enjoyable experience.  All you need is one star player on your team. That’s what I found when I was introduced to RCM CAD Design and Drafting by my log contractor.

I  truly do have something to be thankful about because my project could have easily been compromised by bureaucratic zealots and misdirected ancillary consultants, had it not been for Cyril and his crew.

I began with an idea for a modest 2300 square foot home that I wanted to build in the foothills of Rancho Cucamonga in Southern California. I approached several architects locally, and none wanted to touch my project if logs were involved. Then, despite initial assurances, my plans for a log home were ultimately rejected by a very fussy City Planning Department.  Moreover, the consultants that I later hired to take the project through the city had no real interest in building the type of home I wanted.  They just wanted to finish a “whatever” plan in order to clear me from their plate of responsibilities.

This is where RCM Cad Design and Drafting stepped forward and kept my project and presence of mind on track. The drew my custom log home exactly as I wanted and made suggestions to improve the project. My initial worries that long distance relationship with their Canadian location might be cumbersome proved baseless, as I received my plans with a CD 3 Dimensional prototype within just two weeks of contacting them.  Then, when the city rejected the log home that they had initially drawn for me, and transformed it into a hybrid combining a city-mandated-stucco-structure and an expressive-interior-log-accent-design-with-interior-log-walls.  Their hybrid design really salvaged my dreams and allayed my anxiety.

As my project proceeded, the difference between RCM and everyone else involved in the planning of my home could not have been more stark.  RCM treated me and my project with respect, while the city planners and consultants placed no value on my dreams nor sensitivity for my dilemma.

This is what set RCM apart form all others – their understanding of importance of respect is manifested in many ways.  First, they were always courteous.  Believe me, I made many changes and many phone calls, and they never made me talk to a machine nor did they ever keep me waiting on hold on the telephone. Also, they never made me feel foolish about any of the changes that I made on my plans.  That’s respect!

I always had the feeling that they wanted me to get the kind of home that I really wanted. This showed respect for my dreams. real respect.  And even when I wasn’t sure what I wanted, the made design suggestions that clarified my thinking. My 2300 sq.ft. home expanded to 2800 sq.ft.  They took the time to get me there.

When people listen to you carefully, they show you respect.  This is how the got the details of my house correct. And this is how they got the relationship correct.  And just like a log home, that’s the real thing.

Thanks again.

Sincerely

Eric – Rancho Cucamonga, Southern California

Hello Cyril,

We were so pleased to locate you after going through a previously bad experience with one of the brand name log home companies who offered “design service”. As novice buyers looking to become log home owners, we had to learn the hard way that those so-called design services were far inferior in quality and craftsmanship, limited in scope and were specifically geared toward a design that worked merely for the purpose of buying there logs. It was a costly learning experience, as we spent $1500 on a “design” that was nothing more than a simple AutoCAD layout from an employee of the log home company – NOT a professional designer with the extensive experience as you are. We most appreciated your extensive knowledge of the entire end-to-end process from design to log package to structural engineering to permit application – but most importantly, that you were experienced with handcrafted log home design. We also most appreciated the time you took to meet with us and our builder in person to discuss the details of our home from the perspective of its livability to match our personal lifestyle (comfort AND utility, aesthetic appeal, design elements to maximize the aspects of the property such as the view, etc.) as well as our budget. This kind of personal attention to detail made us feel that you truly cared about the beauty and value of our home as we did – that you were a trusted partner in the evolution of its design.

Happiest of holidays to you and your family!
Best Regards,

Suzanne – WA.

Gemma, Thank you very much for all of your time and professional advice on planning to build & design our Log Home.

We really appreciate it!

I hope you enjoy this book of the Yukon. When we build our Log Home, maybe you will be able to come and see it and visit Whitehorse.

Thank you again

Bob & Val – Whitehorse, Yukon Territories

We were fortunate to find Cyril to design our log home. His sense of design, proportion and aesthetics was remarkably strong and on target, saving us multiple steps of trial and error, and uncertainty.

He readily took our ideas and applied them to create a polished, finished product. His knowledge of the fundamentals of design and construction are impressive and were immensely helpful to us as owner-builders. Cyril exclusively designs log homes, and he was generously forthcoming with helpful suggestions from his extensive knowledge and experience related to this type of construction. His choice of structural engineer to complement his design skills, was also excellent. Together, they made an unbeatable team to successfully navigate us through the challenges of acquiring our building permit. We live in a state where the architectural code requirements made for a long and onerous process to obtain a permit, and both Cyril and his partner Tyler were there for us every step of the way. Our log builder frequently collaborates with Cyril, and could not be more capable, professional, congenial and “getter-doner”, as he calls it. Our cabin turned out exactly how we wanted it and could be comfortable with, and certain aspects of it, such as where the ridgepoles and purlins of the two gables intersect with the trusses, are breathtakingly beautiful in the purity of their geometric lines.

Our design goals and tastes were unusual, and required an unusual degree of sensitivity, imagination, ingenuity and ability to execute. When we did the computerized walk-through of our virtual house, the technology was not only thrilling and magical, but also allowed us to see areas that needed some modification. Throughout this process, Cyril was calm, sensitive, steadfast and available. There were a couple of areas that needed creative solutions, and over the course of three revisions we gradually honed our house down to its final form, with Cyril and his team providing expert and responsive support each step of the way.

Overall, our experience was pleasurable rather than frustrating, as it could have been. We would unhesitatingly recommend Cyril to anyone interested in building a custom log home. His design abilities are exceptionally good, and the implementation is solid and reliable.

Anne and Kent from California