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heather

Heather

Carson

//CO-FOUNDER – ONBOARDLY.COM

// Moncton NB

// 5,400 sq.ft Custom Home

Trevor and I agree that working with Denis was an incredible experience. Designing our first custom home was truly a pleasure – unlike some of the horror stories we’d heard from friends who have tackled similar projects.

I can’t say enough about his creativity and attention to detail. He understood our vision from day one, took all of our ideas and then blew us out of the water with the finished product.

In addition to his creativity, Denis and his team are organized, efficient and true to their word. When an expectation was set, it was always met either on time or early. This is rare in business today, and I can honestly say was what earned our respect the most.

The Carson residence is going to kick ass, in large part thanks to Denis and Spitfire Design. I can’t wait to throw the house warming party.

julien

Julien

Boudreau

// OWNER – PIZZA DELIGHT SHEDIAC, NB

// 117 seat, 4,800 sq.ft. Restaurant

Initially, we decided on Spitfire Design Co. because of Denis’ vast experience working on Pizza Delight projects. The fact that Denis had first-hand knowledge of the Brand’s requirements and expectations made for a much easier and more streamlined project.

We really appreciated the fact that Denis listened to our ideas and was able to put on paper what we were looking for in terms of a beautiful and functional restaurant

The most impressive part with working with Spitfire Design was how the end product ended up exactly as pictured and also how Denis’ original design was able to be made functional with only slight modifications. I also appreciated that Denis had as much pride in the project as we did.

I would say that Denis’ personal approach is what makes working with Spitfire Design so enjoyable. We felt like we were his only clients throughout the project.

It was a pleasure working with Denis & the entire team at Spitfire and I certainly would call on them again for future projects.

David

David

Yould

// Owner, Freshii, Dartmouth NS

// 72 seat, 3,950 sq.ft. Restaurant

Denis, I wanted to acknowledge you and your team for designing our new Freshii restaurant in Dartmouth, NS.

The way we came to do business with Spitfire Design Co. was a bit happen stance and had I not stopped in to another Freshii franchise we may never have met. You came highly recommended by the Freshii operator in Moncton and, as you know, you always find the best people by referral. Once we made contact and I was able to research a bit about your company, it became clear, based on your previous projects, that I had chosen the right partner.

We had a tight time line on this project but Spitfire and your team always delivered on commitments for completing milestones when promised. I expected the project would be complicated by being in a different city but with the use of technology and a couple of initial visits by your team, the plan came together on budget.

A few of the key ingredients that were most visible to me during the process was your accessibility when things needed addressing. I can only think of a couple of times during the process that my call or email wasn’t answered immediately. I would be over estimating if it took 5 minutes. To me this demonstrates that you care about your clients and their projects.

As an added bonus, it was also great that you could pull in outside resources when necessary to help. In our case it was with equipment and construction quotes.

Finally, you always maintained that upbeat and friendly manner, even when under pressure. Please accept this letter of reference as a compliment to you and your staff for a job well done. I look forward to the next project.

dan

Dan

Martell

// Moncton NB

// 5,300 sq.ft custom home

I respect Denis’ extensive background and I knew first hand, that he’s done work for some large and demanding customers. I figured if he could do great work for them, my project would be a breeze.

He truly collaborated with me on my project and I never felt rushed, or that any decision couldn’t be changed if there was a new design that might work better. The final product was outstanding.

Specifically, here are some of the highlights I experienced:

  • The number of times we got to meet in person to review and revise designs;
  • His follow up on the project even after his work was done; and
  • The speed at which he was able to turn things around.

Denis, I respect the fact that you don’t act like you know it all. Other designers or architects come off as almost arrogant when you discuss new ideas – you’re not only open to them, you encourage them.

Personally, given the time and expertise you invested on our project I think you should have charged more… but I’m glad you didn’t.

frank

Frank

Westerman

// UK (formerly living in Riverview NB)

// 7,550 sq.ft custom home
with indoor pool

In my mind there are several things that makes you guys stand out when I compare the Spitfire experience to other designers and Architects we’ve contracted over the years in North America & Europe.

The initial thing that attracted me to Denis and his team was their ability to engage and immerse themselves in our lifestyle concept, and Denis’ willingness to adapt his design when we were forced to move the build from our initial golf course location to a 24 acre virgin site.

They always seemed to have a remedy for any hurdle or problem we encountered when moving the design from a concept into reality. The other thing I love about Denis is his willingness to make himself available to take and return my calls – that’s something unique that you don’t always experience in my industry.

For builders out there who need to be kept in the loop and need a design company that prides itself in staying connected with a project from start to finish, you can’t go wrong with these guys. The name Spitfire Design Co. is appropriate; Denis really is one of The Few.

mike

Mike

Leblanc

// Terramine Development, Dieppe NB

// Multi-unit apartment building

What attracted me to Spitfire is Denis’ attention to detail and his vision. I also value the fact that he makes it easy to get structural, design and architectural expertise as part of a one stop customer experience. Even the 3D project renderings he gave us helped us see things from a new perspective before we’d even started.

I also like their ability to meet and manage timelines. They always made us feel like we were a top priority. BUT the thing that made the experience a pleasure for me, is that Denis listens.

pierre

Pierre

Martell

// Martell Development, Moncton NB

// Multi-unit apartment buildings /
condos / special care home /
custom homes

I worked with Spitfire Design based on Denis Arsenault’s reputation on a couple of projects I was familiar with, as well as a referral from a past client of his.

His approach is very client focused and his approach aligns perfectly with us at Martell Homes. The fact that he separates the conceptual phase with the rest of the design fees lets us price out our projects before committing to the full plan. This is big for us.

Denis’ entire design team is excellent, responsive & respects our tight schedules and the importance of build out costs – we think of them as our one-stop-design shop. The other thing I appreciate as a general contractor is that you can always reach him when it’s crunch time. I don’t think he ever turns off his phone.

nick

Nick

Hansen

// Hansen Signs, Moncton NB

// 4,500 sq.ft custom home

What initially attracted me to work with Denis on this project? …his good looks.

Seriously though, he was patient and direct with us and helped pull ideas out of us when we weren’t sure how to proceed. This made it easy to communicate and give him direction.

The other thing with Denis, you always feel relaxed and know where you stand when it comes to the bottom line.

amber

Amber

Coggan-Imbeault

// Chief Compliance Officer, Imvescor
Restaurant Group, Moncton NB

// Restaurant new builds & retro-fits
(over 100 restaurants designed total).

Denis has great instincts about our restaurant concept that reduces the ‘back and forth’ time on projects. He has a very collaborative approach with our franchisees, yet always stays true to the brand’s concept. Working with Denis has been a key ingredient to our success in rolling out renovations across our system. He is a great resource that we are happy to have.


171 Lutz Street, Suite 203, moncton, NB, Canada E1C 5E8

(506) 855-3777info@spitfiredesign.ca

Spitfire Design Company (formerly CAD Factor) - Architectural, Luxury Home, and Commercial Building Designs, Moncton, Dieppe, Shediac.