Testimonials

“We really appreciated your services – the quality of the design and documents, your insights, and the time and understanding you gave to us and our project. We were grateful that you quickly understood and applied what we had difficulty verbalizing ourselves in terms of style and design preferences. Your professionalism combined with your warmth made for a great working relationship. As we progressed through the stages of the project we were continually impressed at the foresight and attention to detail you had put into the original design. We are so pleased with the finished product.”

Client
Coquitlam, BC

“Every time Tara came with a new idea for our renovation she was spot on.  She had a great sense of combining the new modern ideas for the renovation with the existing more traditional style of the home.  On top of that she thought of all the practicalities necessary for a young family of five.”

Stefanie P.
West Vancouver

My staff and I have just recently completed a relatively large, complex, and difficult residential project with Gronlund Dare Partnership.  Their professional and thorough approach to our work together was essential in the success of a project like this.  The construction documentation they produced was exceptionally complete, detailed and well presented.  This, along with their focused project management, contributed to our ability to pull this project off in a timely and economical fashion.   Our two companies were able to form the kind of team required to deliver a successful outcome to our client regardless of the many challenges we faced.

We enjoyed working with Robert and Tara and look forward to our next project together.

Nick Kerchum
Natural Balance, Premium Home Builders

“We enjoyed our working relationship with you both.  We found you extremely professional and you were willing to listen and give us excellent guidance in the building of our home here at Treetop Heights.”

The Mulhollands
Vancouver Island, BC

I was very pleased with the work Robert and Tara did for me.  They designed and managed the construction of the renovation and addition of my home.  During the entire process, they were not only very attentive to my needs, but were excellent at helping me define exactly what it was that I wanted.  The best part was how well their design suited me, both functionally and in terms of the feel that they were able to give my new home.  I could never have imagined how it could be, but I couldn’t be happier.  And beyond that, something I found to be very important was that, even though my reno was not the biggest of projects,  Tara and Robert gave me all the attention I could have hoped for.

Valerie McAffer
New Westminster, BC

I have known Tara for approximately 6 years.  In that period of time, we have completed 4 projects together & consulted on others.  Each project has been an enjoyable process with satisfied clients.  Tara has always communicated clearly with her design instructions, whether by architectural drawings, emails, or on-site consultations.  Communications have always been timely & in a professional manner.  When Tara has referred us to a new client, they have always been a joy to work with.  The project team (ie: Engineers) that Tara has given us to work with on each project, have been professional, personal, & practical.  Design has always been creative and has met or exceeded our client’s expectations.  I highly recommend Tara to any prospective client who’s looking for a creative designer.

Brian Funk
Bayridge Construction

“I enjoyed working with both Tara and Robert on the Stones Throw residential/commercial project in Sidney B.C..  Their work was performed in a timely and professional manner with good teamwork between Contractor, Engineers, Building Officials and Suppliers. The building is a complement to the level of design and technical competence that Gronlund Dare Partnership exhibited.”

Art Finlayson
A. J. Finlayson Architect Ltd.

Tara masterminded an expansion of our 70 year old house in East Vancouver.  She created a design that seamlessly merged the addition with the existing house.  She  produced drawings that our contractor said were absolutely second-to-none and she helped us to overcome numerous hurdles along the way.  We heartily recommend gronlund dare partnership’s services!

Tyson and Jean S.
Vancouver, BC