Architect for custom home designs in Crystal Lake, Barrington, and Woodstock
"You cannot say enough positive things about Jim. He has worked with me and my wife on 4 of our homes. He is very attentive to our needs and wishes. Our homes had exceptional curb appeal', open plan with great flow and balance. His fee was reasonable and packed with value. I recommend Jim Byrnes to my friends and family."
Michael Sayers, Leigh Homes
"Have done 3 projects with Jim. Very helpful and knowledgeable. He was able to keep costs down by offering choices during the design phase. Kept his word on redesign costs for municipal changes. Will use again for future projects".
Pete Kourtis, Developer
"I have used James Byrnes Architectural Services for over 30 Years. Jim is smart, well-schooled, attentive, creative, caring, a good listener and mindful of deadlines. I have asked Jim to attend meetings and give presentations at public hearings and open forums. Together we have designed, built and closed both new and remodeled residential single family, multifamily and commercial structures... over 300 properties! Jim has never hesitated to produce projects both large and small even when constrained by budget concerns, handicap accessible issues, size or community and neighbor constraints. I have recommended Jim to other builders who have used his services I'm told with excellent results. My wife and I recently moved into a new home that Jim designed for our current needs... our family and guests are very impressed."
John Badway, Hometown Builders
"We're finishing our build right now and Jim was our architect. He was quick and very responsive to emails and communications. His design is terrific, and we are very much in love with our new home."
Elizabeth Bremner, Homeowner
"Mr. Byrnes has completed three architectural design projects for us with excellence. His expertise, creativity, attention to detail, proactive treatment of design challenges and consistently successful municipal permitting are hallmarks of Jim s professionalism. We recommend him most highly."
Karl Wyatt, Home Owner
"Jim has done a great job with all our plans: he is helpful and easy to work with. I highly recommend using his services for your next project."
Peggy Kinane, Room Addition Builder
"I have used Jim Byrnes for architectural services for over 30 years. Jim does quality work and I have had him design residential products in all areas from condos, townhouses, single family and in all price ranges and in all market areas in the Chicagoland area. He is competitive, thorough, and timely."
Ken Struck. President of WK Homebuilders in Schaumburg. III.
"Our family has known Jim for over a decade. He has designed architectural plans for two projects near- and-dear to our hearts. The latest project is a re-creation of the architectural "blueprints” for a 110-year-old home in downtown Crystal Lake. IL. The original blueprints were most likely lost or discarded decades ago and to see Jim's architectural designs brings new "life" to this home. Jim is thoroughly professional, personable and has tremendous listening skills (cue the details involved with architectural drawing and design). Our family highly recommends James Byrnes. Architect."
Jean Rinn, Homeowner
"I've been a client of Jim's for over twenty years. Jim has always been responsive to my client’s needs and always designs a beautiful home that is specific to the needs of the customer." John Reinert, J.R. Builders
"I am a builder and used Jim's service on projects. Jim is a very professional and skillful architect that can help design your project and make it special. Always great personal service." John Konsor, Custom Builder
"My Husband runs Archetype Build Remodel in Woodstock. Jim has helped us on several projects now and is always there to help answer questions on any of his designs."
Jennifer Hansen, Archetype Build
"Jim Byrnes has been a key player in Country Homes Builders success. Over the past 25 years Jim has produced over 100 beautiful custom plans for us. Jim's value is not only providing accurate and error-free detailing, but as important he is cost conscious and does not over design... a problem in the industry. I would highly recommend Jim for your design project." Mike Riordan, Country Homes Builders
"Our company has work with Jim on a number of different of projects for our clients. His work on the designs done has been excellent and our clients have been very happy with the end results on their projects. I would highly recommend Jim for his architecture services for your projects." Tom Haubold, Bell Remodeling
"Jim does great work and is very reasonable. I recommend him to anyone without reservation and would certainly use his architectural services again."
Louise Field, Home Owner
"James is an excellent architect. He is very easy to work with and has provided dozens of excellent architectural plans for Country Homes Builders, Inc. in a timely fashion. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking a experienced architect for new construction or remodeling plans." John Riordan, Country Homes Builders
"I have hired Jim on several occasions to create plans "in a pinch" and he has come through each time with exactly what I have needed. I would recommend him to anyone considering architectural services." Jeff Berman, Innovative Home Services
"James provided exceptional services for a large project of ours, so much so that we recommended him to a neighbor who hired James and was equally as pleased. Great work, great personality at a reasonable price. A hard commodity to find these days."
Dan Personette, Homeowner