William and Mary Ann Frandsen
“Spokane magazine…Making the serenity happen….he laid out the floor plan for the entire house including the master bedroom. We started with the plan we wanted as an overview and they brought Oscar in as the architect. He came in and drew all the plans up after we knew what we wanted (wide open spaces, etc.) He extended the dining area into an office. We went to the office and he drew up the final plans and we made some tweaks. He was always available. We appreciate him and he was very low key and easy to work with. Oscar is tremendous. Young guy with new and bright ideas.”
Scott and Dionn Vrieling
“The home Oscar designed for us ended up winning Best of Show is several categories of the Spokane builders assoc. in ’08 – including best design/best overall”
“I would Love, Love, LOVE to help Oscar. I am a huge fan, and brag about him and his work all the time. Of course, the house sells it…he did a superb job turning my stick figure drawing/idea into a lovely home.”
Ryan and Melissa Love
“It is hard to believe this dream is coming to reality. You have made this portion (the design) of the project very easy. Thank you again for being part of this project.”
Joe and Sarah Davis
“My wife and I had the opportunity to work with Mr Torres of Design Services Northwest in 2006 and 2007. Mr Torres skillfully blended our many desires and features into a unique and contemporary home that incorporated the design elements we were looking for. Furthermore, the entire design process went without undue stress – a testament to Oscar’s personality.
We suspect that others in the community either strongly favor or intensely dislike our choice in home design. For us, this polarization was intentional. There are enough traditional home styles available. Mr Torres helped us push the envelope.”
Jeff & Julie Matthews
“Oscar did a fantastic job in designing our home. His honest Christian beliefs were apparent in all he tackled.”
John and Jody Hensley
“My husband and I met Mr. Torres in Fall, 2007 when we contracted to build a custom home. Over the course of several months, per Mr. Torres’ suggestion, we found photos from magazines that illustrated certain features we wanted incorporated into our home. Mr. Torres was able to make the changes that we had requested as well as suggest other changes that would improve the design of our home.
As my husband and I lived out of town during part of the construction period, My. Torres was communicating with us through internet as well as by telephone. He was prompt in replying to our requests through either mode. It was a pleasure working with Oscar Torres because of his flexibility, suggestions, and his ability to incorporate our requests. We would gladly work with him again should the situation arise.”
“Following a recommendation from our General Contractor, Design Services Northwest Inc. reviewed our custom home plans. We had purchased them on-line and we wanted to confirm they would meet the local building codes for Spokane County. From the first phone call, Oscar was pleasant, helpful and a wealth of information. He was able to take the CAD files we had and engineered a required shear wall design. In addition to providing the necessary plans to meet code, he was able to trim thousands off the lumber budget by re-engineering the foundation and framing plan. After reviewing and approving the plans, he took them to the county building department and acquired the building permits on our behalf. As a computer draftsman myself, I appreciated the detail and quality that Oscar put into our custom home project. I highly recommend Design Services Northwest Inc. and wouldn’t hesitate to use their services in the future.”
John & Debbie Dunlop
“John & I have been so very pleased with the hard work & heart you put into designing our beautiful home! The way you listened to our suggestions and concerns, and the patience you had while we finalized designs was just amazing! We have had so many folks rave about the details you’ve included. It would be a pleasure to give you the highest of recommendations. Please refer anyone to us that is interested in your services, and we will let them know what a gem you are to work with. Thanks again!”
Gerry and Kathy Zinkgraf
“We are very happy with everything about the cabin. Oscar listened to what we wanted and designed exactly that.”
“The circumstances that I worked with Oscar under were such that I had decided to demolish the home that had existed on my property since about the turn of the century, and I needed someone to design a replacement home that would meet my goals of building a home. One that would suit the property, accommodate the needs of the present and future, be practical, comfortable, and beautiful.
I think the aspect of working with Oscar that I appreciated most was the dialogue I freely had with him. Oscar has an ability to listen and apply creativity to what he hears without taking over and leaving behind the essence of what the customer is trying to achieve both practically and aesthetically.
We couldn’t be more pleased with the end product. We enjoy our home’s form and function every day. The last house was in use here for over a century. It means a lot to me to have built a structure that will serve it’s inhabitants well for many generations to come God willing.
Oscar is a man of integrity who is good at what he does but isn’t bound up in his own ego as he works with clients, and turns ideas into plans. He cares about the work that he does and the people he serves. I would recommend Design Services Northwest to anyone without reservation.”
Lee J. Carney
“Oscar, thank you for your help with the renovating of my 4-plex. I was not an expert at navigating the cities’ codes and regulations, but you were. Because of your expertise, we were able to “hit our marks” with regards to getting the cities’ approval and begin construction. Speaking of which, you also knew exactly what needed to be done on the construction side as well – again proving your value. Again, thank you for making my project easy and a success. I would highly recommend working with you.”
Mike and Paula Yackley
“Oscar took our ideas for an addition to our existing home and proportioned them perfectly. Our addition looks and feels like it has always been here. We appreciate the fact that Oscar returns our calls promptly. Even years later we turn to Oscar when he have questions regarding other projects we are working on. We have recommended Oscar to our friends and family. We would gladly talk to anyone considering Oscar for their project.”
“Oscar Torres is a professional. After spending $21,000 for un-buildable set of house plans from a reputable local architect, I brought those plans to him with my ideas of what I really wanted, dimensions and materials I liked most. With my notes and scribbles, visions and preferences, he drew a plan that passed codes, was economical to build and understandable to the craftsmen.
Oscar puts his heart into what he does. He doesn’t just draw straight lines – he brings space together that works and doesn’t bankrupt the home owner. I love to design and build funky spaces. Where some architects with whom I’ve spoken say, “I don’t know…..” and builders say, “That’s impossible, can’t be built or can’t pass code….” Oscar makes it reality. That’s a gift. Oscar listens and has a fine sense of empathy that connects with the homeowner.
In addition he has the respect of builders and of the county/city planning and permitting people. They know he isn’t going to design the impossible to build nor is he going to float anything that doesn’t hold up to code or standards.
I have recommended Oscar to friends and associates and I do so without reservation. He has integrity and sincerity that are commendable.”
Fred & Connie Goodman
“Oscar Torres of Design Services NW designed our home. We were very fortunate to be referred to such a talented and knowledgeable designer. Our project was not easy because of limitations due to very stringent municipal and environmental regulations for a very small “footprint” in the City on the Spokane River. Oscar designed a beautiful and functional home that feels much larger than the limited “footprint” square footage. We highly recommend Oscar Torres, Design Services NW.”
Ned & MaryAnn Hammond
We were glad you were able to visit us and see first hand the beautiful job you did in designing our home. It is everything we hoped it would be and more. Thank you for being patient with us and steering us in the “right direction.” We are looking forward to many happy years in our home.
Bill & Kendra Moos
“Having built four homes and dealing with so many individuals Oscar exceeded our expectations. He knew what we were wanting and he helped make our dreams come true. It is my pleasure to write a testimonial regarding my wonderful experience working with Oscar. My husband and I have worked with Design Services Northwest on three projects and we couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome. In fact we will be calling on Oscar to assist us yet again in our building project planned for 2016.”