• Testimonials

Our team, through a Request of Qualifications process, selected TDS to provide us with laser scanning / as-built drawings of the Elyria High School, a 250,000+ square foot facility that is on the National Historical Register. In order to provide the required deliverables for this project required a high degree of technical expertise, organizational, and communication skills. It is my opinion that TDS brought such talents to this task. Not only did the firm possess superior technical knowledge, their dedication and work ethic was an inspiration to all those who worked with them.

We were very fortunate to have Brian Giraud (President) and his team as a true “partner” involved in the earlier stages of our project. I give you my recommendation for TDS to provide as-built and laser scanning services.

Architect – Partner, Cleveland, Ohio

Architect (Partner) - Cleveland, Ohio

We are happy to refer you and the staff at TDS to other Architects or businesses in need of the services you offer. As you know, we have worked together since early 2002 and have been happy with your work on numerous projects. We feel a close relationship with TDS and plan our workload with that in mind.

The field measurement service of TDS is of particular value to us since so much of our work involves existing structures. Using your staff to field measure and produce an as-built set of drawings is not only efficient for our firm, but produces a savings for our clients. The professionalism shown by you and your staff makes us comfortable to meet our clients as an extension of our firm. This also has the advantage of introducing your staff to a project early in its development, which is helpful as we work on design drawings and bid/construction documents together.

Finally, the electronic transfer of files and full telephone access mitigates any problems that might be associated with separate locations. Good luck with your controlled expansion plans. Keep in mind our intent to continue our use of your services and staff.

Yours truly,

Michael H. Trautman
President / Principal Architect

Principal Architect - Bloomfield Hills, MI

Thank you for your team’s work on our work on the Third Church of Christ, Scientist on Park Ave. in New York City.

True Design Services gave us a competitive price on the project. When the time for doing the building survey came you sent a four-man team to comprehensively analyze and document the historic church. Over a week the team measured and drew the project on-site.

The resulting existing conditions documents that you created were detailed, accurate and thorough. The complex traditional details inside and out were faithfully, accurately rendered. Dimensional accuracy has proven to be very high, and your inclusion of elevation levels at all relevant locations have been immensely useful.

Your drawings formed a firm basis for our construction documents. We appreciate all your team’s hard work. We look forward to working with True Design Services again.

AIA Architect, NY
Partner

Architect (Partner) - New York, NY

“We have found the aggressive turn-around and extremely short lead-times, without sacrificing accuracy, of the product and services provided by you and your staff to be invaluable to our project development successes. The systems, commitment and leadership you have in place assures us complete confidence in the cost effectiveness, accuracy and client satisfaction we have become accustom to….”

“….the continued flexibility of TDS during the entire process not only accomodates our company’s specific requests, but those of our other consultants (Architects and/or Engineers) involved in the development process and is truly remarkable as well as greatly appreciated.”

“A key aspect in this flexibility and effectiveness being the on-site drafting equipment and systems you have in place allowing for unrestricted facility / building size, complexity and location.”

Developer - Chicago, IL

“My firm considers the services provided by the staff at TDS to be a viable outsourcing option on many of our projects and often times a helpful addition to our own architectural CAD drafting resources when needed. They seem to always come through when we are in a pinch with a tight deadline or fixed budgeted project. Their staff has truly exceeded our expectations as well as eliminated any initial concerns we may have had with outsourcing to a company that is not currently based in our state….”

“They have provided field verification, as-built / architectural CAD drafting and straight copy services on several of our recent projects and we will continue to utilize their services in the future as the need arises…”

Principal Architect - New York, NY

“We use True Design Services as an extension of our own staff. They are responsible for setting up and maintaining our CAD standards, producing CAD documents from our redlines and producing as-built documents from field measurements and existing drawings.

Our projects cover a wide spectrum of building and construction types from residential to commercial, and Brian and his staff have always shown an ability to understand the differences and subtleties each represents….”

Principal Architect - Royal Oak, MI

“Prior to utilizing TDS we used to provide all field measuring “in house”. This was an inefficient way to conduct business for numerous reasons. Not only did we suffer from a lack of essential resources, proper methodology, expediency, and accuracy, but is that it removed our time from what we did best; the design and construction document service.”

“TDS Provided the first service with impeccable accuracy, amazing response time, documented the exact scope of documentations tailored to my specific needs, provided the CAD drawings to my exact layering and graphical standards, and also saved the client 50% on this service alone. Their staff is college educated in architecture and the transition and communication is seamless and effortless. I was so amazed that I have had TDS handle every single project over the last 2.5 years.”

“Their services allowed my company to expand immensely! I now handle an increased workload of 25-30% without additional hours. This is due to the fact I can mobilize the TDS team with immediate response time allowing me to concentrate all of my energy on our forte’. Brian Giraud (owner of TDS) is someone I can truly count on every single time to handle the project with passion, accuracy, schedule and budget without fail….”

Architectural Designer - Chesterfield, MI