Sunday, September 17, 2017

SEED Studios, LLC Above please find the new marketing campaign for SEED Studios, LLC using the new Adobe Spark software. Please click on the image.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

A new year and a new surprise … a thumbs up from Houzz for Design!  It’s our favorite type of award because it’s a thumbs up from millions of people  around the world that like our design work on Houzz.  Here are the details:
Image Design, LLC Awarded Best Of Houzz 2017
Over 40 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World
Gran Rapids, MichiganJanuary 18, 2017 – Image Design, LLC of Grand Rapids, Michigan, has won “Best Of Design” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The 18-year old sustainable residential design firm was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.
The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2016. A “Best Of Houzz 2017” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign of  their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Our projected LEED for Homes  "Platinum" "Oak Savanna" Project just received a  HERs score of 27 (Making it 73% more efficient than a new code built home) Thanks to the newly installed 6.0 kW ground mounted solar array with  8 OutBack EnergyCell 220GH Grid Hybrid batteries in a custom prewired encloser. (The battery cabinet can expand to 12 batteries if the customer wants more capacity) All tied into a 8kW OutBack Grid interactive inverters system.  The system was installed by Mike Linsea of Solar Winds Power System. And our HERs rater was John Kuiper from The Home Energy Assessor. Our project team would like to thank both Mike & John for their part of this amazing project.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Please subscribe to our new YouTube Channel and watch some of our past video from our River Escape and the Glenn Retreat Projects
and watch-out for some new videos that we are currently working on producing.

Image Design LLC YouTube Channel

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Now is your chance to own a LEED for Homes "Platinum" Cottage Designed by Image Design, LLC on Turtle Lake in Beulah, Mi. for $439,900.00. Below are some of the key features of the home and the Realtors contact information.

Key Features
LEED for Homes "Platinum" Certification.
National Wildlife Certification.
5+ Energy Star Certification.
HERs Score of 36
Lifetime Designed
Geothermal heating & cooling
ERV ventilation
ICF foundation
Solar System - Net Metering - Passive Solar Design
Agri based open cell insulation
James Hardie fiber cement siding
Dual flush toilets and low flow plumbing fixtures
Zero VOC paints and sealants
Stapleton Realty
Christine Stapleton
Cell: 231.499.2698
Office: 231.326.4000Click Here for List Information!
Our projected LEED for Homes "Gold"  "Rennie Lake Retreat" project in Traverse City, Michigan has completed construction. We are in the process of finishing up the LEED certification on this project. Below please find some highlight for the project.

Superior Wall Xi precast concrete basement walls.
Insulspan Structural Insulated Panels (SIP) main floor walls.
Andersen 100 Series Energy Star windows.
ERV - Energy Recovery Ventalator.
7.54 Kw of Photovoltaics supplied by Coffman Electrical Equipment
HERs Score of 21 (Which means this home is 79 % more energy efficient than a code built home)

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Old Front Elevation
We are excite that our East Grand Rapids remodel with builder Joel Harner of Let Us, Inc. is now under construction. The homeowner's had us in phase 1 re-design the front facade, add a new foyer, enlarging the kitchen, redesign the roof with a covered entry which has just been completed. In phase 2 which just start last week the homeowner is adding 000 sq. ft. addition off the back of the home which will include a new, main floor laundry, two remodel bedroom with a split bathroom, master bedroom and bath, and a new basement with a large family room and a future guest bedroom and a future bathroom. The exterior elevations will all be updated to match the front facade and there will extensive regrading then new landscaping to complete their new look.

New Front Elevation

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Today is the 149th birthday of Frank LLoyd Wright. Widely regarded as America's most influential architect, Frank Lloyd Wright left behind a rich legacy of homes and buildings, and created a distinctly American style of architecture that continues to influence architects to this day. He was born June 8, 1867 and pasted a way in April 9, 1959. His work has influence my life since I was a young teenager. I have been and still am inspire by his work. Some of my favorite works of his are FallingwaterMeyer May House and all the Prairie Style and Usonian houses . Wright's philosophy in architecture promoted harmony between the building, its inhabitants and nature. His homes became part of their surroundings. He minimized their presence and maximized their practicality. He revolutionized modern architecture with the essentials of ecological design and green building.
Dad at Lake Charlevoix
It's been away while since I have written anything here. Many of you know that for the past 3 years I have been the primary caregiver to my father who suffered from dementia. While this has taken a lot of irreplaceable time from my family and my businesses over the last three years I was able to get know my father in a way I never expected too. Besides being my father he became a mentor, and one of my best friends. In the past three year he's taught me how to be a better husband, father, man and friend, he's taught me to be more caring, to put other before myself , to have empathy for others, patience and how to forgive myself and others.

I lost my father on April 11th, 2016 to health issues along with his dementia. It's taken me a while to get use to not having to take care of him. I was at peace with his passing because I feel blessed to have spent so much time with him these past three years. I feel I got to know more about him and his life and our family than I every knew before and I feel I am a better husband, father, man, friend and person because of my time spent with him.

So my goal from now on is to be a better husband, father, friend and businessman and to never forget the valuable lessons, mistakes, advise my father has taught me so I can teacher other to be the kind of man he was and I want to be.

I'll miss you my father, mentor and friend!