My name is Devlin Jones and I have been a Residential/Light Commercial Building Designer since 1996.
My career started as a journeyman electrician, and I quickly worked my way to leading a crew. I enjoyed the electrical trade, working for McDow Electric for 17 years on high end custom homes from Monterey to Truckee. I had a special interest in the structural and building design and always took note of unique designs while performing my electrical work. I was becoming a building designer without realizing it.
We specialize in…
Softplan is a very powerful tool that I use to create design plans and supporting construction documents for new homes, additions, and light commercial structures. I can provide floor plans, elevations, 3d views, renderings and fly through views. These are all very helpful in aiding my client’s to envision what their design/ project will look like.
My experience in design ranges from new custom homes and extensive additions and remodels to custom decks barns and ADA ramps for business’s and restaurants. I’ve created many accessory dwelling units.
The light commercial jobs I’ve designed include a hair salon with a residence above, a tattoo studio, a yogurt shop and a mixed use residence and business office.
In the City and County of Santa Cruz I have designed and processed plans for minor land divisions and flag lots. I have also rectified numerous Red tags.
Over the years, I’ve worked in quite a few municipalities and have become very familiar with the requirements in cities across Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties, and many cities in Santa Clara County including Woodside, Mt. View, Saratoga and Morgan Hill.
When working on plans that require additional professional services such as soils reports, site surveys, grading and drainage, energy calulations or structural engineering, I coordinate the jobs and include the resulting information, reports and drawing sheets into the final set of building plans.
The end product is a set of highly detailed working drawings used for all aspects of the project, from conception to completion, including obtaining all required permits, and finally, the actual construction of the building project.
My motto has always been to help my clients build the house they dream about. We’ll work together and bring imagination to paper. I bring 18+ years of ideas and experience in creating unique and individual designs and plans, and I have developed working relationships with staff in the Santa Cruz City and County Planning and Building Departments.
I offer an Initial free design consultation meeting at the home or property of the clients to discuss the scope of project, the client’s ideas and the various requirements. Following the meeting I will prepare a proposal outlining the scope of work to be done, and the estimated costs for the design work for the project.
Referred by: Gary Ransone