Endorsements

I hired David to manage my variance process through the city of Austin for a proposed garage apartment remodel. We encountered significant opposition from the neighborhood association, but David represented our interests at several neighborhood meetings as well as maintaining contact with all interested parties leading up to the actual variance hearing. The project’s previous permit history and related code issues were complex and needed to be explained in a clear, concise manner. His focus, dedication, and knowledge of the variance process and city of Austin land development code resulted in our variance being approved, with minor conditions. As a result of the approved variance we were able to get our our permit approved and move forward with the apartment remodel. I absolutely recommend David should you need a development consultant in the Austin area.

Shaun Hillin,

DCI expedited our building permit for a major remodel project in Austin, Texas. The turn around time was very quick. Upon completion, all permits and red-stamped plans were returned to our Ohio office in a professional manner. In addition, DCI worked with us to resolve several outstanding issues at the store that I was unaware of. I definitely recommend DCI for anyone needing permitting assistance in the Austin area.

Brian Lorenz, AICP, LEED AP | WD Partners, Ohio, USA

David was very informative about the necessary steps to get approval on my project, and was willing to take the time to answer any of my questions at each step.

Julian Toufic Chahin,

I own an older home in the Bouldin Creek Neighborhood that needed expired permits from the mid-90′s “cleared” prior to seeking retroactive permits for construction that had already been completed. David’s knowledge of the residential permitting, and more specifically, the city’s McMansion Ordinance, was crucial to getting all expired permits approved so we could move forward with the new permits. Throughout the project he was very responsive and thourough. David coordinated the on-site inspection with the city and wrapped the project up in a couple weeks – as an out of town owner I could not have done that without him. I have no doubt his former experience as a city of Austin Planner in the Residential Review/Permitting department provided him the tools to navigate an otherwise confusing process.

Paul K. Johnson,

We hired David to perform a due diligence project relating to right-of-way and sign issues as a result of city of Austin Code Enforcement and Texas Dept. of Safety enforcement actions against our properties. His work allowed us to avoid any future enforcement actions from the city or the state and helped to clarify any outstanding issues. He worked with multiple city and state agencies to provide a clear, concise report. His prior experience as a city of Austin Code Enforcement Inspector allowed him to effectively resolve the right of way and commercial signage issues. I definitely recommend DCI to anyone needing a responsive, knowledgeable liaison to the city.

Fred Trudeau, General Manger, Leif Johnson Ford of Austin, TX

We hired DCI to expedite our commercial pool permit for the new Four Seasons Residences project in Austin, Texas. David effectively navigated the multi-layered review process at the Health and Industrial Waste departments. He was responsive to our questions and an effective interface with city staff as he coordinated information needed not only from our office, but also from our engineers. As an out of town contractor, we could not have completed the permitting without the assistance of a local permit pro.

Rob Morgan, Sunbelt Pools of Plano, Texas

David represented a client who was seeking a residential setback variance in my neighborhood. There was significant neighborhood opposition but David presented all the facts at a neighborhood meeting and walked the property with interested neighbors to point out how the property owner intended to remodel the garage into a garage apartment, reduce existing impervious cover, and provide off-street parking for the apartment. In the end, the variance passed with minor conditions, making it a win-win for both parties. His professionalism and focus during this several month process was evident every step of the way.

Martin Thomen, Central Austin Resident