Virginia’s Top Rated Local® Architects Award Winner: Gaines Group Architects

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Gaines Group Architects is a 2019 award winner for architects in Virginia!

With more than 145 years of combined design knowledge, Gaines Group Architects is the firm to turn to for all of your design needs in Charlottesville and Harrisonburg.

Gaines Group Architects has received dozens of reviews on three verified sites with an average rating of 4.89 stars, earning them a stupendous Rating Score™ of 94.89 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 architecture firms in all of Virginia!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Charles Hendricks is truly passionate about attractive, functional architecture and design that is energy efficient and sustainably built. ‘Green Building’ is not a catch phrase for the Gaines Group. Get to know Charles, and you will find that he lives, eats and breathes what he does. I would recommend consulting Charles Hendricks and the Gaines Group for any of your building or design needs.” – Barry C.

Not Your Average Architecture Firm

Gaines Group Architects has been in business for 31 years, and they believe that, through design, they can build a better community. Through everything they do, they are focused on their community and on community service, and they support many local events and do a lot of pro bono work.

We asked Charles Hendricks, owner and architect at Gaines Group Architects, why they do what they do and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what he had to say:

“We’re here to serve the community and make sure that our work has a lasting impact on the community.”

Building Success by Following Through

Charles credits Gaines Group Architects’ strong online reputation to the fact that they always do what they say they are going to do. They have also been working hard on their social media presence.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Gaines Group Architects has grown through community involvement, specifically by sponsoring events, taking on speaking engagements and doing community service.


Congratulations to the team at Gaines Group Architects for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Charles, for taking the time to speak with us!

For all of your design and building needs in Charlottesville and Harrisonburg, we highly recommend Gaines Group Architects. Visit their website today!

Arizona’s Top Rated Local® Architects Award Winner: CCBG Architects, Inc.

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that CCBG Architects, Inc. is a 2018 award winner for architects in Arizona!

If you’re looking for a professional architect that’s second to none in Phoenix, look no further than CCBG Architects, Inc.

CCBG Architects, Inc. has received dozens of reviews from four verified sites with an average rating of 4.91 stars, earning them an impressive 98.14 Rating Score™ and a 2018 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 architects in all of Arizona!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“One of the best companies in town for your architecture needs. No matter what kind of project you are planning to build or to renovate, give CCBG Architects a call. Their adaptive reuse planning is especially cool and off the chart.” – Jochen W.

Not Your Average Architecture Firm

We sat down with Brian, the owner and President of CCBG Architects, to find out what makes them unique among the many other firms in Arizona. Here’s what he had to say:

“We understand the design principles needed to make our corp cities more walkable, sustainable and activated. We have good experience doing that type of work.”

We also wanted to know why they do what they do at CCBG Architects and how they work to make the world a better place:

“Our mission is to make the Phoenix area a world-class city through good design. We’re committed to the city; we promote the city and help brand the warehouse district.”

Building Success Through Innovative Design and Community Involvement

Brian credits CCBG Architects’ strong online reputation to their innovative design and system, and on their focus on the rapid urbanization of portions of the Phoenix area, downtown Phoenix and Scottsdale.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, CCBG Architects has gotten their name out there by being active in community service and infrastructure. They are also involved with multiple boards.

Brian clearly knows a thing or two about how to build a great online reputation, so we asked what advice he has to pass on to the many other business owners out there looking to grow their business and build their online reputation. Here are the words of wisdom he shared with us:

“Get really good at what you’re doing and your capabilities. If you take good care of your clients, they’ll continue to do work with you.”


Congratulations to the team at CCBG Architects, Inc. for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Brian, for taking the time to speak with us!

For all of your architectural needs in Phoenix, we highly recommend working with the talented team at CCBG Architects, Inc. Visit their website today!

California’s Top Rated Local® Architects Award Winner: Joseph Spierer Architects, Inc.

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Joseph Spierer Architects, Inc. is a 2018 award winner for architects in California!

Whether you’re looking to build the home of your dreams or the perfect new space for your business, there’s no better architecture firm to turn to than Joseph Spierer Architects, Inc. in Redondo Beach.

Joseph Spierer Architects, Inc. has received dozens of reviews from four verified sites with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them a fabulous Rating Score™ of 94.05 and a 2018 Top Rated Local award for being ranked the number one architecture firm in all of California!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Joe Spierer is fantastic. I have contracted JSA on projects, from ground-up luxury homes in Manhattan Beach to daycare centers in Los Angeles. They have exceeded expectations every time. Joe has the highest level of service around. We refer clients to JSA regularly, and they are equally as satisfied. At times, JSA will be more expensive upfront due to their honest and transparent approach; however, it is justified, as they will surely save you loads more money and time throughout your project. Hire Joe and his talented team!” – Richard H.

Not Your Average Architecture Firm

The team at Joseph Spierer Architects creates great architecture. Their clients turn to them for their design expertise and because they want an end result that’s exciting from both an architectural perspective and a personal perspective.

We sat down with Joseph Spierer himself to find out what sets them apart from other architecture firms. Here’s what he had to say:

“We live by three tenants: creativity, integrity and service. Creativity is what we focus on first; because we prize creativity, we can find the ultimate solution to any design problem. Service to us means making sure that not a day goes by that our clients can’t reach us, and that we are reaching out to them before they reach out to us. Having integrity ensures that the trust is there throughout the whole process:

Building Success Through Great Customer Service

Joseph credits his business’ strong online reputation to his team’s commitment to great customer service. When they meet with a client, they put away their ego and really listen to what the client has to say. They also go over past designs and really try to hone in on what defines the client. This extensive interview takes place long before pencil is ever put to paper, and it’s only the beginning of the constant contact Joseph Spierer Architects provides throughout the entirety of the project to ensure that their clients’ expectations are always met.

We asked Joseph what advice he has for the many other business owners out there looking to grow their business and build their online reputation. Here are the words of wisdom he shared with us:

“Get out there and talk to people; the more people you talk with, the more informed you are on your business. Ask other successful people in the industry how they did it. The bottom line is, the better your work is, the more willing people will be to come back.”


Congratulations to the team at Joseph Spierer Architects, Inc. for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Joseph, for taking the time to speak with us!

For all of your architectural needs, we highly recommend working with the experts at Joseph Spierer Architects, Inc. Visit them online today to learn more.