We all share a passion for architecture and a commitment to serve our clients. We’re a medium-sized firm with a small-firm culture and large-firm capabilities. We have a casual studio atmosphere, working as teams to support and encourage each other. We work hard but know how to have fun, too – annual golf and ping pong tourneys, bag toss and brat parties, community service, and industry networking events plus happy hours to celebrate our successes together.
MISSION + VALUES
WHAT WE'RE ALL ABOUT
Butler Design Group is a diverse organization comprised of talented and committed individuals dedicated to creating successful design solutions responsive to our client’s functional, aesthetic, and budgetary needs. BDG enthusiastically approaches every project as a collaborative effort of all involved in the total development process from the initial concept to the final solution.
BDG is committed to lasting relationships. We value honesty, integrity, creativity, and commitment.
Our work is our passion.
Our people are our single most important resource.
We want to keep it at a scale where we have a cohesive group that enjoys working together, socializing together and who are supportive of each other’s efforts. We do not want to feel ‘corporate’ although we interact very well with the corporate world. Keep the service level ‘personal’ – never feel like a ‘system or machine’.
Great Client Service is what we are known for. That is what brings us our work and keeps great clients coming back.
Total Quality throughout the process from design, jurisdictional management, documentation to construction completion.
Relationships are critical to us – we value all parties involved in the process from owners/clients to cities, consultants and contractors.
Fun, relaxed way of doing business. We want our clients to enjoy the process of creating buildings with us. It doesn’t change our relentless, aggressive approach to solving problems but it has everything to do with the impression the client is left with at the end of the project and how they feel about doing the next one with us.
Principal Involvement – it’s not simply for the ‘principle’ of it but for the reality that Rick and Jeff’s respective 25 plus years of experience and knowledge in the marketplace create direct value to the projects. The fact that we’ve been willing to keep that as part of the way we do business has been one of the keys to our success. The goal remains to develop a staff who can do those same things at a comparable level and provide the same level of satisfaction to our clients. The goal is being met. As a result, Rick and Jeff will be able to be less involved throughout the process and concentrate more on the areas that best strengthen and further develop the firm.
Business Success is the driver. We want to build a business that allows all that are a part of it to prosper financially as well as professionally. We have worked hard to secure a group of clients that understand that good design helps the success of their projects, thereby allowing us to create quality work that we enjoy producing while maintaining a profitable business. We are interested in increasing the level of profit by improving the way we produce the work, not by lessening the quality of what we do. We have a realistic expectation and understanding of the ‘art of architecture’ as it applies to the success of our business – a profitable, successful business comes first; the art of architecture is a great byproduct.
Chemistry of personnel is critical to the success of the business. We have to want to come to work each day, enjoy what we do and enjoy the environment and culture of our group. If we don’t have this, it will always be an ‘uphill struggle’ to create the successful firm described above.