Working With Us

Working with us is easy.
We offer a free initial meeting to explore the possibility of working together.  Successful projects are built on strong relationships, so in addition to answering process specific questions, this meeting allows us to determine our mutual compatibility.  Initial meetings are available via video conferencing (for now) and limited to one hour.

In the event that you would like project specific and/or site consultation, we can provide that for you on an hourly basis.  We are currently following all of the applicable workplace safety measures and social distancing guidelines as outlined by the State of Washington.  Your well being is important to us!

Meetings are by appointment Monday through Saturday 9am-6pm and can be set up either by telephone or email. At such time as we have indoor in-person meetings again, directions to our office can be found here.

In order to be well prepared, we have a short form for new clients that lists the materials and information needed to begin work on your project. It’s formatted as an editable PDF which you can either fill out electronically or by hand. Linked file .

File Management
We provide an online project management board for virtually all of our projects.  This provides a web-based location for all of the project materials  and makes them readily available to the entire team. This supports collaboration and ensures that everyone has access to everything that they need.

Drawing Development
Our office utilizes a powerful 3D CAD system for our design work.  This allows us to develop a sophisticated model of your project and convey an accurate nuanced presentation of the proposed design.

Local Knowledge
Over the past 20+ years of serving the local community, we’ve built numerous relationships, familiarized ourselves with the local ecology and shepherded countless projects through the permitting process.  As a result, we’re able to provide informed guidance on how best to achieve your project goals.

In order to help you begin your project, we’ve included some useful resources to assist you:

Property Information
Aerial Photographs can be accessed via Google Maps. Simply select the “Satellite” tab in the map display window.
Island County Assessor Property Information provides a significant amount of background property data.
Whidbey Zoning/Parcel Maps allows you to determine zoning and review basic plat information for each property.
Whidbey GIS Maps are now offered through the planning department.
Old Whidbey Parcel Maps
Soil Information can be found via the US Natural Resource Conservation Service maps.
Well Logs – Searchable database with interactive maps for the State of Washington.

Real Estate
Real Estate listings for all Washington State properties in the Multiple Listings service (organized by county).

Varies by municipality. For convenience, we’ve included a link to our local county government:
Island County Planning & Community Development is the starting point for local planning & building permits.
Washington State Energy Code (WSEC) is one of the leading energy codes in the nation. Check for frequent updates.