“We did a major renovation earlier this year. George and his team were truly outstanding. From the start, he listened to our thoughts, thoroughly reviewed our Pinterest boards and returned to us promptly with various ideas, most of which we incorporated. Throughout the process, he not only was patient with some of our running changes but was proactive on how to make it even better! He worked seamlessly with the contractor and interior designer and was quick to bring to resolution differing opinions. George frequently visited to insure the quality of the work was at his standards (which are higher than ours). But the talent goes beyond George. He has a very talented team, many of whom were involved in various aspects of the project. For ALL future projects, I will not even think about moving forward without using George and his team. They were great!”

Donna Ludwig

“George Clemens and team are outstanding at what they do. They specialize in residential architecture and give it their full attention. They are equally capable with new construction or renovations. I’ve built two new homes with other architects, and most recently a major renovation with George. I think the renovation was far more work because of the challenge of working with all the existing forms, both good and bad. George did a wonderful job of keeping the original character of the home, but also creating a much more modern and functional space. Finally, George is collaborative and easygoing. It was a pleasure working with him.”

—Dave Peace

“We hired George Clemens to do a master suite on our home. We have lived here 49 yrs and have done other projects with different architects. That included an added dining room, very large enclosed porch, and a very large expanded kitchen. We found in George a person who listened to our requests and included everything we asked for including finding the perfect place for some antique stained glass windows. We had not experienced this before. He was fair with pricing and kept it in our range. He also tweaked some changes we asked for, no problem. He is a delight to work with!!”

—Wayne and Melinda Redding

“Enlarging a bedroom closet in an 1875 Victorian home can be tricky. George Clemens staff paid attention to our needs. They were easy to work with. They approached the project respecting the age and architecture of the house without compromising the living space of the bedroom. The designers worked well with the contractors to create a large, updated walk-in. We would definitely use George Clemens again and, without hesitation, recommend them to our friends.”

Karen

“We worked with George Clemens Architecture on a project in Bentleyville Ohio in 2013. We found them to be outstanding creative Architects with extreme attention to fine details. They understand their customers visions and also collaborate well with other designers to create an outstanding finished product. I would highly recommend them and their firm for Architecture of residential homes.”

Bill Dysert

“George and his team are the best I’ve ever worked with. If you are planning a renovation of any size, I wouldn’t do a single project without George on my team. He not only is a brilliant architect, but he’s a great sounding board when it comes to contractor quotes and change orders. In what you pay in architecture fees you’ll save in contractor costs and in piece of mind.”

Tim Sheeler

“We decided to build a home on Lake Erie about an hour and a half from our home. There were plenty of options in that area for architects. For us, we wanted to work with no one else other than George Clemens. Sitting down with him and discussing our dreams for our lake home was actually fun… not stressful. We are thrilled with the design concepts that he fulfilled for us and even more for the ones he introduced us to as we progressed into the project. George is super professional and friendly. Our experience with George went so well that when it became time for another project of downsizing from our 20 year family home, we again went to George for his best advice for remodeling a small home in our lovely village of Chagrin Falls. He helped us make the best options for making a small house suit all of our living needs as we enter into a retirement phase of our lives. If you are considering a remodel or a new build, you owe it to yourself to interview George for your project. You will be glad you did!!”

Pam and Jeff Tanchon

“George Clemens Architecture did a great job in the major renovation of our hundred year old house. Their professionalism, quality of work and willingness to listen to what we wanted resulted in a beautiful end product. We’re thrilled and highly recommend their services.”

Scot Rourke

“Working with George Clemens Architecture was a delightful experience. As a designer I look to Architects who can stay true to a house’s original design, it’s a skill to modernize without overtaking a home and they certainly have that. I look forward to working with them again!”

Denise Dixon

“George Clemens was a pleasure to work with at every stage of the project. He quickly, accurately and artfully understood our vision and brought it to life beautifully on paper and in structure. We could not be happier with our first floor master suite addition and we highly recommend George and his team.”

— Dr. George and Kris Tesar

“We worked with George Clemens to completely transform a poorly designed Colonial. A Craftsman-styled exterior was designed and executed that we now love coming home to. Details including a huge porch, large trim, and stone accents were added that give our house great curb appeal.  George Clemens was easy to work with and we highly recommend!”

Tracey Gardner

“I hired George Clemens Architecture for a very large kitchen and family room renovation in our 1927 Brick Georgian home. They were wonderful at being true to the period of the home while creating a space for modern living, they partnered well with us on the plans and design, and collaborated seamlessly with our general contractor throughout the project. The process of working with this firm was fun and easy and the results are very beautiful, livable, and practical.”

Jennifer Martin Brooks

“I cannot say enough positive things about George Clemens Architecture. The architects and the entire staff were with us from the moment we decided to purchase the house, through all the plans and revisions and the complete construction process. They advised me on every decision we needed to make and were always so willing to meet with me again and again to make sure that every choice was well thought out. The design and the quality are top-notch. Four years later, we still marvel at the transformation that George Clemens achieved for us. We stayed very close to the original estimate and they were accommodating and informative whenever changes were needed.”

Dr. Brian and Mary Donley

“George had an amazing ability to maintain the architectural integrity of our historic home, while updating it for today’s lifestyle. He understood our vision. The process was a pleasure with the entire George Clemens Architecture staff & they worked seamlessly with the other professionals on the project. In the end we appreciate the knowledge & skills George Clemens brought to the table and are thrilled by every detail of our home.”

Halle and Rich Moore

“George was the third architect we interviewed and knew right away he would be the one for our job. From our initial consultation thru the end of our project George and his staff was very professional, knowledgeable, creative and had great communication. When we bought our 1949 bungalow it was small, boxy, lacked a foyer, a mudroom and an attached garage. On a small budget and with only adding about 200 sq. Ft, George was able to transform our house and give all the above. He doubled the size of our kitchen, gave us a foyer, and a mud room with an attached garage. One of the best things about our project I love is it feels like the way the house was built, not a remodel. It flows from front to back and top to bottom like it was originally built this way. As mentioned above, one of the best qualities about George and his staff is their communication. Whenever I, or the contractors were unsure about something we would get an answer very quickly. We are looking forward to using George Clemens Architecture again soon.”

Eric and Alesha Webster

“We very much enjoyed working with George Clemens during a renovation of our family room. He was very thorough in his work. His design was excellent and we love our new room!”

James Hopkins

“George and his staff did a great job of transforming the exterior of our house. They took a very plain house and by adding several creative details, especially around the front door entryway, gave the house interesting trim lines and greatly enhanced the overall curb appeal. He also helped in obtaining permits and was very involved in the project from beginning to end.”

Grant Wilk

“George Clemens and Richard Cissell of George Clemens Architecture have worked on two projects for us; one to build our home, and another several years later to add another bedroom. I have been so impressed by the willingness of their team to address every issue in great detail…. nothing is overlooked. We have counted on the George Clemens team to follow-up on the small things that we didn’t even think of! When I came up with a rough design concept for our master bath, they helped make it happen. I wholehearted recommend George Clemens and his team for great design and quality follow-through. As a bonus, George and his staff are a delight to work with!”

Deborah Daberko

“We used George Clemens to design our kitchen and great room. We had several designers come and give their ideas. But when George came in, his ideas were creative and just made sense. George is simply talented. Our kitchen and family room came out beautifully!! He rearranged our space to be more space efficient with a better flow and creativity. He was very thorough and helped our project go so smoothly! We will for sure use him for any of our future renovations!”

Caroline Brosnan

“We had the best experience with George Clemens Architecture. Not only did they design a beautiful home for our family, but we thoroughly enjoyed the entire process. They were creative, informative and exciting to work with. They cared about each detail of our project no matter how small. I would highly recommend them to anyone.”

Rachel Crandall

“We built our home with George Clemens eleven years ago and have nothing but good things to say about him. He’s very knowledgeable, professional and great to work with!”

Lisa Turner

“We are extremely pleased with the new cottage design results of George Clemens and team at George Clemens Architecture. We are located in a historical district in St Augustine, Florida and it was important for the new design to match the main historical 1903 Key West Victorian house on the property. George’s attention to the smallest detail allowed the plans to fly through the Historical Architectural Review Board process! He was also readily accessible to discuss any changes with our builder. Everyone that has seen the cottage is “wowed” by how charming it is and how well it just flows with the main house. We couldn’t be more pleased.”

Gary and Laura Shivers

“George Clemens understood instantly what we were trying to achieve when we asked him to help us expanded our 1923 farm-house. Right from the start his design suggestions were perfectly in line with our objectives, and the final result couldn’t have been more satisfactory! He managed to sympathetically add or expand the master bath and dressing room along with adding an upstairs laundry and lower floor four-seasons room that’s become our favorite. He never pushed, never hurried. No design element was complete until we were all totally happy with it. On top of that, he recommended a contractor who executed our concept to perfection with meticulous budget records and on-time delivery with expert craftsmen. Think I’m going over the top? Not at all — this experience was top drawer from initial meeting to final handshake. We’re so happy and would recommend George Clemens Architecture to anyone.”

Alex and Karen Dade

“I have worked with George Clemens on two major remodels. Their professionalism and ingenuity is unmatchable. Fabulous team with beautiful, creative, achievable designs. Would recommend them to ANYONE!!”

Vicki Childres

“From start to finish, George Clemens’ professionalism was exemplary. He responded quickly to my request for a meeting to discuss the scope of the work. When hired, he made himself available to discuss any issues that needed to be addressed and resolved.”

Terri and Stuart Kline

“No architect in Chagrin Falls has more respect from the community than George Clemens. This is because he is known for taking historic homes, sometimes over 100 years old like ours, and graciously updating them while retaining their true historic nature. George helped us remedy some earlier additions to our home that were inconsistent with the home’s architectural style (Queen Anne), while creating a space that our family could truly cherish as functional and meeting our needs. It is difficult to tell the new from the old, and that was exactly what we wanted. We didn’t want people to walk in and say, “Oh, this must be the new part of the house.” They don’t. Instead, they say, “Oh, you are so lucky to have the original hardwood floors.” (The floors are reclaimed Heartpine), or “Wow, look at the original fireplace” (Which was designed by George to incorporate antique Victorian tile). Old homes can present a unique challenge and George is exceptionally good at meeting those challenges in a creative, thoughtful, detailed manner to bring out not only beauty, but function as well.”

Kathryn Garvey

“George and the staff were great. From when we first met to discuss our home renovation project it soon became clear that our must haves was going to mean a major rebuild. Through this process George was very patient until we realized it as well. Then when we really got started there was great dialogue between us and George, with different folks in the group such as Becky and Mike helping out with there particular areas of expertise. There was a lot of thinking “outside the box” to create solutions to unique design issues. All the predictions of how energy-efficient our home was going to be have turned out to be true. Also they were always listening to our needs as this was going to be our home and not theirs, but they would also make sure that we didn’t do something we were very likely to regret later. Our project finished on time as promised and they worked great with our contractors, which meant that prior to building the budget was pretty accurate!”

Dr. Samir Latifi & Dr. Natalie Yeaney

“We had a wonderful experience working with Clemens Architecture. They were professional, insightful and very talented. George and Becky transformed our home. We will definitely look to Clemens Architecture for our next project.”

Diane & Eric Attell

“George and Becky designed a very tasteful and historically accurate restoration of our craftsman home; Front porch, kitchen/dining area and a new mud room. Very pleased with attention to period specific details. I give highest recommendations for them.”

Dr. Sam Eberlein

“We have worked with George Clemens Architecture on two separate projects with our current home. The first was the complete renovation of our Western Reserve Farmhouse and the second was adding a screened porch and garage expansion. Our goal was to transform our little farmhouse into a European cottage. The George Clemens Architecture team was able to achieve our goals and still preserve the spirit of the original 1870s house. George has a keen ability to listen to all your objectives and translate this to design, while never compromising the integrity or style of the structure. You truly feel as though your project is as important to him as it is to you. Most importantly, George is able to balance the needs of both the husband and wife to create something truly special that everyone can enjoy. We could not be more pleased with the outcome and highly recommend George Clemens Architecture.”

Karla King

“We live in a century home-built circa 1850. My husband and I wanted to blend our modern preferences into the home but still keep some of its character. George Clemens Architecture was able to take our ideas and turn our out-of-date home into a modern farmhouse. Their attention to detail really made the difference between an addition to a transformation. We connected two upstairs areas and added a bathroom for our children, a rec space, a new bedroom, and a small work-out room. With the help of George Clemens Architecture, we also transformed the outside of our home including a new front porch with a metal roof. We enjoyed working with Becky at George Clemens Architecture so much that we hired her to transform our master bathroom less than a year later.”

Libby Young

“Upon a recommendation from my wife’s former boss, we sought architecture services for an addition on our newly purchased home. From the beginning, Becky Pantuso was a complete professional. From the initial meetings and planning stages through demolition and then construction, Becky’s expertise was invaluable in shaping what turned out to be a fabulous renovation. Her ability to “see” into an empty space and imagine a beautiful room is a marvelous skill. She demonstrated from the beginning pride in her work, continuously checking in during the construction process to ensure it was turning out as she envisioned. Her working relationship with the contractor was a definite plus… it was easy for us as customers to watch their interaction and see he obviously valued her opinion and input. After completion of our renovation, we recommended George Clemens Architecture (and specifically Becky Pantuso) to friends who renovated their kitchen where she helped to design yet another masterpiece. From what I was told this was even more technically challenging a project than ours. In summary, I can’t recommend this company highly enough.”

Dr. Brian Stephany and Dr. Brook Watts

“We’ve worked with George and Becky of Clemens Architecture on two separate projects, and we’ve been thrilled with the results both times. One project was a large addition to our 1927 Dutch colonial home; the other project was a small reconfiguration of interior spaces. George and Becky were a pleasure to work with! Their designs beautifully respected the architectural integrity of our home and our neighborhood. They solved problems and dealt with limitations creatively. What’s more, they did all that on time, on budget, and to our extreme satisfaction. We wholeheartedly recommend Clemens Architecture to anyone who wants to upgrade their current home or to build a new one.”

Jeff and Julia Healy

“A day does not go by that Pam and I think about our wonderful house and the great work you did in its transformation from a late 1970’s modern to our dream for a house styled in the fashion of a Cape Cod.  You were able to see the possibilities in this old house and turn it into something special. You both were great to work with, understood our sense of style and combined it with your professional approach to design. It was a pleasure working with you and when someone compliments us on the remodel we always mention that it was designed by George Clemens.”

Irv and Pam Hara

“When taking on the task of a home project of any real magnitude, it gave my wife and I a great deal of confidence that George, Becky, et al would be right alongside us from beginning to end to ensure that our mutual vision made it to paper and then to reality. It’s confidence likes that make us look around our home and be so thankful we partnered with George and his team.”

Katy and David Livingston

“George, and the staff were wonderful to work with on our renovation. Most importantly, the result was better than we could have imagined in both style and function. We would enjoy working with them again on another project.”

Todd and Gwen McCuaig

“Living in the heart of the Chagrin Falls Historic District, we met with a couple of architects who could not envision a solution to the space needs of our growing family.  When we met with George he was the first one to understand what we were hoping to accomplish and partnered with us to brainstorm creative solutions.  His familiarity with the Village review boards enabled us to get approval on our first effort and get our project underway. Throughout the building phase he remained available to us and our contractor and even pushed to improve a section of a roofline that he felt didn’t match the architectural drawings.   Five years later, we continue to receive compliments on his work from strangers walking past our home.”

Sharon Broz

“We love all that George did for us, the new kitchen is fantastic. He worked hard to bring natural light through the entire house. In removing walls and opening it up, he created an open and inviting kitchen. Now we have a place where everyone hangs out. No longer are we all alone in the kitchen. :-)”

Rodney and Nicole Twells

“George had such vision for our remodel. He was able to incorporate all of our desires within our design and budget constraints. The firm was responsive, patient and truly engaged in the process. We will definitely look to Clemens Architecture for any future projects.”

Diane and Eric Attell

“I started my project with two challenges: I was building something with unusual specifications and I wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted. The entire team all contributed to design my dream, and then guided the process of turning that dream into a beautiful and well-functioning space. Everyone I worked with was gracious, intelligent, professional and insightful. I have only praise and gratitude for the team at George Clemens Architecture. I highly recommend them!!!”

Julie Tamarkin

“I have known and worked with George Clemens and his team for over 25 years on 4 projects. These ranged from family and sun room additions to total kitchen remodeling in my previous homes in Cleveland and shaker heights to our most recent project in chagrin falls. George Clemens is a perfectionist, professional in his work as an architect and an excellent listener to the needs of his clients. He is honest and trustworthy and I highly recommend him.”

Respectively – Michael K. Koehler, M.D

“The team at Clemens Pantusco are great to work with. They are very creative, and provided us with design ideas we never would have contemplated. Their communication throughout the project was outstanding.”

—Todd McGuaig

“George Clemens Architecture is a very professional, knowledgeable and well-respected firm. We chose George Clemens in 2012 to renovate our 1928 center hall Colonial due in part to his extensive work with historic homes, his interest and unique perspective on the use of light and his experience locally with the Zoning and Architectural Review Boards. George successfully transformed our home creating more open space and light while maintaining it’s traditional feel. He was involved with every aspect of the 11-month project from architectural design to paint colors to small finishing details. He collaborated regularly with the design team and contractor. The work of George, the design team and the contractor resulted in a hugely successful project. Based on this experience, we engaged George Clemens and George Clemens to work on the renovation of our 1880’s Carriage house which began in October 2018 and is scheduled to be completed mid-September 2019.”

—Amy Burnett