What our clients say

“…Our project consisted of reinventing our high-volume casual dining space and adding a bar to our lower level. Our main concern was that the two dining areas would look like they belonged together. Not only did they listen—the results show they heard us and they understood what we were saying. When the space opened, it was exactly what we had asked for…”
–James D. Cutter, CCM, General Manager/COO, Des Moines Golf Country Club

““…Even through the trying times of study, design, redesign, restudy and redesign, your firm provided excellent patience and service to our Council, staff, and the citizens of Marshalltown. Thanks to you, the City has an excellent modern facility that will serve City operations for many years in the future…”
–Wayne Hartwig, Public Works Director/City Engineer, City of Marshalltown

“…Our school board had originally interviewed six firms prior to the selection of Design Alliance; two things impressed our board from the beginning: they came very prepared and they were willing to listen as well as present…our board felt that even though we were not a huge building project, Design Alliance wanted to work with us.”
–Mary Jo Hainstock, Superintendent, Delwood School District, Delmar, IA

“…When the Building Committee of Immanuel Lutheran Church met to build a new worship facility, we had two major concerns: Who could take the vision and put it into stone mortar and steel; and who could give us the service and attention to detail that we expected? I am happy to say that Jerry Purdy and the Design Alliance team more than satisfied our concerns. Their creativity, commitment, and attention to detail have given us a worship facility that is both beautiful and functional.”
–Curt M. Joseph, Pastor, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Waukee, IA

“Design Alliance has maintained a professional approach regarding our various projects, including demolition, new construction, remodeling, exploration of potential projects, and energy conservation measures. And when we were barking up the wrong tree, so to speak, they provided us with the direction we needed to get the job done right!”
–Dr. Alan L. Meyer, Superintendent, East Marshall Community School District Gilman, IA

“I have had the opportunity to work with a number of architectural firms, and Design Alliance is by far one of the superior firms. What has made them stand out is their creativity, listening skills, responsiveness, and their willingness to go that extra mile. They also understand the importance of controlling costs and bringing a project within budget.”
–Mark A. Jackson, City Administrator, City of Story City, IA

“Many times we were nervous about whether or not we would get our addition. Dave [Harrison] and his team were always confident, and in the end it worked. The design process wasn’t about the architecture firm…it was a joint effort between Design Alliance, the staff, and the community.”
–Raul De Anda, Principal
–Shannon K. Pitt, Site Committee Chairperson
Willard Elementary School, Des Moines, IA

“We have worked with nearly every design firm in the area and can say without reserve that Design Alliance, Inc. fulfills the role of “team player/partner” better than any other. Without question, there is no other firm we would prefer more to work with!”
–Craig Faber, Vice President
–Mike Carroll, Vice President
–Greg Cushing, Director Business Development
The Hansen Company, Johnston, IA

“Design Alliance knew we had a limited budget. They didn’t offer us the moon, knowing we wouldn’t be able to afford it. They always gave us creative, but practical, options to choose from. Our final building design is wonderful…”
–Kathleen Murphy, Callanan Middle School, Des Moines, IA