Client Reviews for St Louis Architect and Interior Designer

We hired interior designer Heather Helms from Srote & Co to help with our kitchen, dining and living room remodel. She is amazing! She thinks outside of the box and transformed our space into something we never could have imagined. She has exquisite taste in design ideas and decorating while being conscious of our budgetary restrictions. She is very resourceful and often presented us with numerous design ideas then allowed us to select our favorite option. Heather is efficient and her communication and availability is second to none. She is a kind person who never pressured us into any decisions. We plan to use Heather again for any future house renovations we do. We recommend Heather without reservation. She is without a doubt an A+!

John S.  |  St. Louis, MO


Heather Helms, designer with Srote & Co, has been invaluable during my basement finishing project. From her initial brilliant design of the floor plan to shopping for the perfect finishing touches, Heather has been professional, communicative, creative, respectful of my budget, mindful of my own personal style, and so much fun! I have really enjoyed every step of of this three-month process. She is a pleasure to work with, and I would (and already have) recommend her to anyone in need of a top-notch designer.

Erin Rodabough  |  Midwest


Srote & Co was the architectural firm chosen to design our 25,000 sq. ft. home, located on a 7 acre hillside lot, nestled in a large golf course community. The firm had to deal with the challenges of creating an architectural design that would not only blend in with the surrounding community but at the same time accommodate the unique personal interests and requirements of the owners and take advantage of the scenic rear hillside elevations while incorporating the beauty of a one of a kind traditional front elevation. Srote & Co were easy to work with, creative in the collaborative owner/architect/ builder meetings and managed all the architectural, design and engineering elements of the project. From simple ideas to complex engineering challenges Srote & Co were able to take the owners visions and requirements and transform them into the plans and designs for this high quality estate.

Gerry Chastelet  |  Midwest


Srote & Co Architects designed a home for me which we will be moving into in summer 2014. I was impressed with their professionalism and creativity during the concept and design process. I had a decent idea of what i wanted built, they showed me how to make it a reality. We had numerous meetings, also attended by my general contractor, in which they incorporated my ideas into a buildable home. Dave and Robert are both personable. knowledgeable guys who share a passion for designing custom homes. I would recommend them to anyone.

Bill Johnson  |  St. Louis, MO


We hired Srote & Co as architects for our custom built house, based on the recommendation of two different friends of ours who S&C had designed for. We worked with Robert Srote, and we are 100% happy with our experience. Robert took the time to really listen for what we wanted in our home. He asked good questions at every step, and when we were unsure of what we wanted, he offered great ideas & suggestions. He collaborated nicely with our builder, and offered excellent alternatives when our stated objectives weren't matching up with reality. He & his team have custom-designed a house for us that is everything we wanted -and more. They worked weekends to help us remain on schedule, and they kept within our architectural budget -which I was especially impressed by. We wholeheartedly recommend Srote & Co.

John and Ellie Short


Srote & Co is an outstanding firm that has exceeded our expectations and turned our dream home into a reality. They were able to incorporate our ideas with their expertise and creativity to create a unique floor plan that was exactly what we wanted. We have already recommended Srote & Co to friends and will continue to do so. The level of service and creativity has been impressive throughout our process.

Shelly S.  |  Town & Country, MO


Srote & Co was our choice after several meetings with architectural firms in the St. Louis area. What won us over was their expertise in the area of home design and their friendly, welcoming, and down to earth attitudes that led my husband and me to see ourselves being able to work side by side with the staff for the longevity of our home building process. Srote & Co is a sort of "boutique" architectural firm with all the services necessary for your home building project from interior design, to landscaping, to general contractors right at your fingertips. Dave really took into account our vision and must-haves when designing our home. We know we made the right choice picking Srote & Co.

Michelle G.  |  Midwest


The Architects at Srote & Co are brilliant. They have guided us throughout two additions/renovations and one completely new home. The additions/renovations were seamless and looked as though they were always a part of the house. The new build turned out amazing - we had several meetings and gave them size, style, websites to reference and they came back with an almost perfect plan! I say almost perfect only because we did make a few minor changes. They helped us with all the interior finishings and even worked with our interior designer. If that wasn't enough - they have an amazing landscape architect that they work closely with who designed all the outdoor spaces. Not only did we end up with a beautiful house, but beautiful landscape, gardens and outdoor space. I would highly recommend them to anyone who is building, addition on or renovating.

Stephen S.


Srote & Co Architects are experts in their field. They are very creative and they can design around the customer's budget, whether big or small. On one recent project we encountered an engineering issue and they came out to the site, gave us a resolution and did not charge us for their time. They are easy to work with, detailed oriented and provide excellent service.

Colette B.


This was my first time designing a new custom home, and Srote & Co Architects was selected for the job after interviewing a handful of firms recommended by others. Robert Srote is a common sense designer, and really listened to what I wanted and took what I gave them in their questionnaire to produce almost exactly what my vision was on the first try! Robert didn't try to persuade me into added scope or things I didn't want or need, but simply turned by thoughts into working drawings. They helped myself and the builder work through a difficult municipality for getting the building permit, and I'm extremely excited to see their vision of my dream home become reality! I would recommend them to anyone looking for an architect to build a custom home!

Tom H.  |  Creve Coeur, MO


We worked with Heather and Robert on our new showroom project. Their enthusiasm for our project shined through with the attention to detail they put into their work. The thing we appreciated when working with this team is their punctuality getting back to us when we had questions and collaborating with us on our ever changing ideas. Heather had some very creative ideas on how to work our products into a useful and beautiful showroom.

K.H.  |  Midwest


As a builder in Naples, Florida, we recommend David and his team at Srote & Co Architects to anyone in the St Louis Area, as well as anyone who owns in Naples, Bonita Beach, or Marco Island, who wants to either design and build a custom home, or wants to remodel a luxury home or condo. David understands that you want your own special place, that reflects your style and taste. It is imperative that you trust the team you have chosen to design your dream. Srote & Co Architects is a team you can trust and we highly recommend them.

BJ Barone  |  Naples, FL


We had looked at finishing our lower level and wanted to make a space that was both practical and functional. We reached out to Srote & Co Architects and met Heather Helms who consulted with us, determined the features we were looking for and developed a plan which maximized our space and was inviting. The coordination of colors, selection of materials, and all those designing touches made the family living area inviting and functional. I highly recommend Heather for any of your designing needs.

Bob LaFiore  |  Midwest


Srote & Co Architects were the perfect fit for our project. Collaborating with them on the design of our new home was creative, fun and relatively stress-free. They offered great ideas and solutions and were receptive to our own ideas and opinions as well. I recommend them to my friends and would use them again in a heartbeat!

Lexie M.  |  Midwest


My husband and I are relying on Srote & Co Architects to design our new home. My husband knows architecture very well and has very high standards. Srote & Co listened very carefully to our requests and design ideas and incorporated them into the plans very well. They are responsive, creative, think 'outside the box', offer very relevant suggestions and ideas. They were very instrumental in taking us through the city approval process and we were approved on the first round. We are very pleased with the work that they are doing for us!

Marian Nunn  |  Clayton, MO


We hired Robert Srote because we liked a spec house in Des Peres that we saw where he was the architect. The house was beautiful, but the lot was too small for us. We bought a different lot and used a very similar design for the house we are building, but Robert customized it to our needs. At all times Robert was punctual, polite, and professional. We were very happy with the services we received at a fair price. I would definitely use him again for another project and would highly recommend him. Our house if nearing completion and it is beautiful thanks to Robert's excellent abilities.

Holly Ball  |  Midwest


We hired Srote & Co Architects to design our new home. We are the homeowners as well as the general contractors and were very impressed with their design ideas and professionalism. We went in with only a vague idea of what we wanted and Robert was very good at filling in the blanks. He was prompt to respond to our questions. The final documents were very detailed and thorough and required no immediate revisions. We highly recommend them and would hire them for another project.

Josh and Karen H.


From a builder's perspective, it has always been a pleasure to work with Dave. His designs are not only beautiful and creative but also very detailed and complete. His work and accessibility contribute greatly to a project's success. You can't go wrong choosing the Srote & Co team! - Steve Terbrock President

Steve T.  |  St. Charles


Dave Schaub has always been wonderful to work with. He is able to take design ideas and make them a reality. Accent on Cabinets have worked with Schaub and Srote on several different projects and the overall out come has been extremely happy clients who get what they want. The hardest part on projects is searching for what the client truly wants and making it a reality. Dave and his team are able to make dreams come true.

Kathy Isreal  |  Ladue, MO


Robert Srote did an outstanding job of architecting a 2 level 520 sq. ft./floor addition to our home. He did a great job of meeting our needs and was very reasonable priced. He was very responsive throughout the project and I would recommend him highly.

Steve Lowy  |  Chesterfield, MO


Dave Schaub is one of the most creative architects I know. He consistently impresses me with his innovative solutions to the home projects we work together on. Dave listens to his clients and makes it easy for the client to see the end result through his beautiful hand drawings. I would highly recommend Schaub+Strote for any size project.

Emily Castle  |  Clayton, MO


Robert Srote explained all of the design steps to help us with our first-time house addition and even attended an evening city architecture review board meeting with us in June - also provided a list of approved contractors we could choose from.

M. Dolan  |  St. Louis, MO


We hired Robert Srote of Srote & Co Architects to design our new addition to our home. We wanted to add a second level with a master suite and increase the size of our kitchen and living area on our main floor. Robert was very knowledgeable, personable, and timely with his designs. He answered all of our questions and also offered some great ideas and recommendations. He cared about our project and I would highly recommend him to anyone. Thank you Srote & Co Architects!

Rylie D.  |  Crystal Lake, MO


I have been in the building business for over 30 years and have a broad experience when it comes to architectural services. The team of Schaub+ Srote is exceptional! Second to none. They are involved from the very early conceptual stage and remain available and committed to every project years after completion. Their services are accommodating and of great value. I will continue to use their services and recommend them every opportunity I have.

Greg Terbrock  |  Chesterfield, MO


I've really enjoyed working with Dave and Robert. They have a great ability to listen to their clients and take that knowledge to deliver a home anyone would be proud of. As a builder it is nice to start on a new project not worrying about flaws in the prints, their prints have been some of best prints I've ever used. Their level of detail as well as overall design I believe are some of the best in the St. Louis Area.

Glenn Brinkmann, St. Albans Construction  |  St. Louis, MO


As a contractor, we consistently interview several architects prior to starting a project. Each time we sit down with Dave Schaub, my clients are immediately impressed with his diversity in the designs, his attention to detail, and his ability to listen to the clients needs without imposing his own styles. The plans are unique and creative, and ultimately, make my company look better with each time we use their company. I highly recommend Schaub+Srote Architects.

Jeffrey Homes, LLC  |  St. Louis, MO


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