Testimonials

At Paredes-Grube Architecture, we take great pride in providing our clients with the best service, innovative designs, and precise and accurate sets of drawings. Please see below a list of testimonials from our past clients that describe the wonderful experiences they had working with us.

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"The entire process, from conceptualization, to variance approval, to realization was effortless with Xiomara’s oversight. She is truly a pleasure to work with!"
“Xiomara is the epitome of a true professional. She patiently worked with my husband and I to formulate a plan for a complete home renovation of our over one hundred year old home which optimized our space with very settle, yet transformative changes. The entire process, from conceptualization, to variance approval, to realization was effortless with Xiomara’s oversight. She is truly a pleasure to work with! Additionally, her staff is very knowledgeable, personable and accommodating. We absolutely love our “new” old home and would highly recommend Paredes-Grube Architects to anyone considering a renovation. 
Thank you Xiomara!!”
-Suzanne & Brendan O, Ridgewood, 2017


“Xiomara was a pleasure to work with. She was extremely professional, easy to talk to, and realistic about working within our budget. Most importantly she was able to update our 1926 home. Keeping with the old feel of the home while updating it with an open floor plan. She also listened to what was on our wish list and made sure to include everything that we hoped for in the best way possible. We also needed to get the impossible done....getting a very difficult variance so we can build a master bedroom. Xiomara went to the variance meeting prepared with a very detailed presentation and convincing argument. Needless to say the variance was approved due to her diligence, hard work, and research she put forth. We would not have our dream home with 4 bedrooms without Xiomara’s expertise and hard work. She is the best in the area and we have already recommended her to all our friends.”
-Alyse & Scott M, Glen Rock, 2017


“Paredes-Grube Architecture designed the conversion of our balcony into a master bed/bath extension and the conversion of an outdoor patio into an enclosed sun room. They did this while maintaining the integrity of the external and internal design of the house. As the President of Waterworks, I have high expectations for design integrity; I admire the results from Xiomara's work.”
-Ralph & Claire B, Ridgewood, 2017


“Xiomara Paredes from Paredes-Grube Architecture did an exceptional job with the remodeling of our kitchen. The team was very friendly and professional. I highly recommend this firm and would use them again in future jobs.”
-Carolina V, Ridgewood, 2017


 “I cannot say enough good things about working with Xiomara and her team! We interviewed 3 different architects and knew immediately we were going to hire Xiomara during the first couple minutes of her initial consult. She had such great ideas and vision for our project. Her team of junior arhcitects were so friendly and polite and extremely helpful. I would highly recommend hiring Xiomara and I have already referred her to several other home owners!”
-Robert A, Glen Rock, 2017

“For going on 15 years we have been building projects designed by Xiomara and her team. We have found her plans to be thorough, creative, and easy to work with. We highly recommend Paredes-Grube Architecture and have hired them ourselves to design our new homes. “
-Glenn Sternitzke, Contractor


“We have worked with Xiomara and the Paredes-Grube group twice over the years and have been exceptionally pleased both times. We own a 115 year old home and Xiomara was able to honor and respect the original architecture of the home while seamlessly providing for more modern rooms and amenities within. I highly recommend Xiomara and her team of professionals.”
-Ken & Kathleen M, Ridgewood, 2016


“We have worked with Xiomara twice. She designed our addition and helped with our kitchen renovation. In addition to her work being beautiful, accurate and structurally sound, she is extremely responsive and accessible, and a pleasure to work with. Her recommendations have always been spot on.”
-Sharon & Jeff I, Glen Rock, 2016


“Xiomara and her group are really great. Everyone is super attentive and cooperative with our needs. Designing a renovation is extremely personal and we feel our needs and desires are being listened to when working with this group. We are working with a small space and Xiomara has manged to work this small space well!”
-Courtney G, Wyckoff, 2016


“Our company, Barabas Contracting, has had the opportunity to work with Xiomara and her team on multiple projects in our area for over a decade. We are always impressed with Xiomara's original design concepts and the high regard given to her clients needs and wishes. Xiomara and her team are professional, well organized and easy to collaborate with. We look forward to many more years of successful projects with Paredes-Grube.”
-Gary Barabas, Contractor


 “Xiomara is the highest level of professional. It was a true partnership using her years of experience and expertise, with the utmost respect for our individual needs. Best of all, she was a good listener, patient and never minded taking the time to educate us on options so we could make informed decisions. Of all the people we encountered during our renovation, Xiomara and her team are on the top of the list of whom we will recommend using for others embarking on the journey.”
-Glenn & Sona M, Oradell, 2015


“It was a pleasure working with Xiomara. She was professional, easy to work with and very creative. She was easy to reach and very helpful throughout during the duration of my project. I would highly recommend Paredes-Grube Architecture.”
-John & Georgia P, Paramus, 2015


“Xiomara's designs are always unique and second to none. As the builder, her total professionalism is very much appreciated and will always greatly contribute to any project. We always enjoy working with her and her very helpful and talented team.”
-Doug Mowery, Contractor


“Xiomara and her team were a joy to work with on my unique garage addition and made the process very manageable, including the variance process with the township. She has a keen understanding of what works best for her clients and goes out of her way to make sure they are satisfied. Our experience with her was so positive, that we also consulted with her on our home renovation. As she is highly professional and timely, I would undoubtedly use her again in the future.”
-Myke B, Wyckoff, 2015


“I am very grateful to Xiomara and her team. Xiomara listened to our ideas and used her knowledge and vision to transform our one story ranch into a beautiful center hall colonial that was within our budget. Xiomara was very forthcoming with her knowledge of the area which truly prepared us for what was to come. She was also very helpful by providing reputable vendors that were instrumental to the completion of our house, i.e. contractor, painter, kitchen, etc. We love our home and we loved working with the entire team at Paredes-Grube Architecture.”
-Cristal & Jason W, 2015


“We had a great experience working with Paredes-Grube Architecture. Xiomara is a great listener. She took a big wish list and made it happen. She did an amazing job transforming our bi-level ranch into a colonial. We love everything about the house and would highly recommend Paredes-Grube.”
-Jen & Gregory H, Oradell, 2015


“As a building professional a great architect is a major part of a successful project, I gives me genuine pleasure to recommend Xiomara she is one of the best I have worked with.”
-Rich DeLuccia, Contractor


“Xiomara and her team are the best! They worked with my ideas for my home addition and nailed the design to perfection. We are extremely satisfied. AAA +++”
-Tim G, Ridgewood, 2014


“Our experience working with Xiomara was great! Her creativity, experience and personality worked together to make a seemingly overwhelming renovation project a less complex undertaking. My wife and I would highly recommend using Xiomara as her work far exceeded our expectations.”
-Joe T, 2014


“I have used Xiomara for two different projects. Both have been terrific successes and completed on schedule and within our budgets! The first project was a totally redesign and upgrade of our kitchen, dining and rear entrance for our NJ Suburban home. Xiomara created a beautiful, light-filled flowing space, connecting all areas. Jut great! Xiomara also helped us design a open and functional Master Bathroom, showier, dressing and storage area in a messy corner of our New York Apartment. Again, a wonderful solution of architecture, color, lighting and fixtures. She really pulls all elements of design into her elegant solutions!”
-Fritz & Ingrid R, Glen Rock, 2014


“We had a wonderful experience working with Paredes Grube Architecture. Our home was a 1940's Tudor/ Colonial that we loved. However we had grown out of this house. Xiomara effortlessly transformed our house into our dream home while keeping the charm of our existing home. She is well known in our area as a "master of her trade".”
-Amy & Kevin E, Oradell, 2014


“Paredes-Grube was the architect for a three story addition to our 1920's tudor. The PG team did an excellent job integrating the old with the new for a seamless and timeless design. The design maximized functionality and beauty. The team was easy to work with and was receptive to our special requests.”
-Susan & Ira A, Ridgewood, 2014


“We just finished an addition to our home fully designed by Xiomara and we couldn't be happier.
She not only solved the problem of real steep and dangerous stairways to the third floor (where we have our master space) but also added a much-needed social area powder room and a spectacular mudroom. Her design was extremely creative and well thought out to maximize the space. It added light, openness and value to our home. The house’s functionality was completely transformed from a traditional 1920's Tutor to a practical home of modern times without disrupting its style.
I have received several compliments from neighbors that the addition looks like it had always been there, as the same preserves the original design of the house.
Xiomara and her staff are outstanding professionals, courteous and responsive.
I would recommend Xiomara any time; she is concise, creative and provides good guidance in terms of what would work best for your home to solve your particular requirements. On top of that she is a great person and has a good sense of humor.”
-Elisa & Alejandro R, Ridgewood, 2014


“We highly recommend Xiomara and her team. They were very professional, met deadlines and kept us focused. We had a challenging lot and a large wishlist and she delivered a design that was practical and worked with the confines of the town regulations.
Xiomara was a pleasure to work with and extremely accommodating. We were nervous but she was reassuring and had an excellent bedside manner. She was also extremely helpful in doing things outside her scope of work including recommending exceptional contractors. 
It had been 6 months since our renovation has been completed and we could not be happier with every design decision she implemented. There is not anything we would have done differently. Her supportive staff was very helpful and responsive. From a style perspective she stayed within the style of the neighborhood despite it being a large addition. We would use her again in a heartbeat. Xiomara designed several houses on our block which gave us confidence in her.
Lastly, when we went through the variance process, she outshined all the other architects with her presentation by a mile and it made us very happy with our decision,”
-Lisa & Joseph D, Ridgewood, 2013


“The services provided were outstanding. From start to finish, the project was explained in great detail. We were walked through every step so there were no surprises. The attention to detail was amazon. Parades-Grube was phenomenal and I would recommend highly.”
-Michael & Danielle F, Glen Rock, 2013


“Home Supply has worked, in conjunction, with Xiomara Paredes for many years, on many reconstruction projects. Her company, Paredes-Grube Architecture, has mastered the art of classic design. She is expertly skilled in creating maximum usage and style of space while maintaining the original design character and integrity of the residence. Xiomara beams intelligence and good humor, making her a pleasure to work with on any design plan.”
-Charlie Verhoeg, Home Supply & Lumber Center, Kitchen Designer


“Paredes-Grube designed an addition to our 1930's Dutch-Colonial home. Xiomara, the principal architect, was wonderful to work with. Her ideas about space, especially in terms of how the flow of a busy family home should work, were insightful. Most importantly for us, the new space (kitchen, family room, mudroom, and master bed/bath on second floor) seems to blend perfectly with the old. You would never know that the new space wasn't part of the original home. The architectural details make everything seamless. We are so happy that we chose Paredes-Grube Architecture. They were extremely professional, listened to our needs and delivered a masterful plan. We love our new home and couldn't be happier with the outcome.”
-Suzanne & George Z, Glen Rock, 2012


“Xiomara and her staff were a pleasure to work with. They were very accommodating and made us feel at ease with the construction. The kitchen and master bath turned out to be everything we could of imagined and more. Xiomara also designed our front entrance to our home in 2014 and again were very pleased with her designs. The final product was exactly what we wanted. We would use Xiomara again for any future projects.”
-Lucy & Robert S, Glen Rock, 2010
"She was extremely professional, easy to talk to, and realistic about working within our budget. Most importantly she was able to update our
1926 home. Keeping with the old feel of the home while updating it with an open floor plan."

"As the President of Waterworks, I have high expectations for design integrity; I admire the results from Xiomara's work.”
"Her team of junior architects were so friendly and polite and extremely helpful. I would highly recommend hiring Xiomara and I have already referred her to several other home owners!”
"Our company, Barabas Contracting, has had the opportunity to work with Xiomara and her team on multiple projects in our area for over a decade. We are always impressed with Xiomara's original design concepts and the high regard given to her clients needs and wishes."
"She has a keen understanding of what works best for her clients and goes out of her way to make sure they are satisfied. Our experience with her was so positive, that we also consulted with her on our home renovation."
"We own a 115 year old home and Xiomara was able to honor and respect the original architecture of the home while seamlessly providing for more
modern rooms and amenities within."

“I have used Xiomara for two different projects. Both have been terrific successes and completed on schedule and within our budgets!"
"We highly recommend Xiomara and her team. They were very professional, met deadlines and kept us focused. We had a challenging lot and a large wishlist and she delivered a design that was practical and worked with the confines of the town regulations."
"The kitchen and master bath turned out to be everything we could of imagined and more. Xiomara also designed our front entrance to our home in 2014 and again were very pleased with her designs."

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