Home Design Software Testimonials

Sarah Susanka

Sarah Susanka, AIA
Author of the best-selling Not So Big House

"Chief Architect is a wonderful tool to help architects visualize their designs, allowing easy modeling that surpasses the capabilities of the other CAD programs I’ve worked with."

Builder Magazine

Builder Magazine

"Chief Architect makes 3D CAD easy – Most architectural CAD software is geared toward producing 2D construction documents first, with 3D or rendering capability thrown in as icing on the cake. Chief Architect is all about quick 3D visualization and presentation, with 2D CAD if you need it. Chief Architect makes visualization quick and easy enough that even a novice operator can work with Chief..."

Cadalyst Magazine

Cadalyst Magazine

"Chief Architect does what it’s designed to do very well. It continues to build on a solid and mature foundation. It is simple and intuitive, yet offers a number of sophisticated tools and functions that greatly automate and assist... the residential designer."

Cadalyst Magazine

Jerry Laiserin
Cadalyst Magazine

"Rated by many observers as the benchmark product in this sector, Chief provides one of the most comprehensive and full-featured product offerings for homebuilders, remodelers, designers/architects, and drafters."

Cathy Bowen
Designs With You In Mind
Fair Oaks, CA

"When showing my client the rendering of their kitchen remodel, she said 'I knew I hired the right person'. To me this was priceless."

Jon Jones

"I teach Chief to high school students and have never seen them more excited about any program."

Adel Visser, CKD, CBD, CID
All About Kitchens & More

"I purchased Chief after investigating the market and talking to numerous designers... I am so glad that I switched CAD programs. Keep up the great work!"

Adam Gibson, CKD
AG Design

"Clients love to understand the finished product before a hammer is lifted. Chief Architect makes me the hero."

Glenn Travis, President
GMT Home Designs, Inc.

"The high end, photo realistic 3D rendering capabilities absolutely blow my clients away. Chief Architect – in a word, is nothing short of spectacular!"

Wendy Welton, AIA
Art Form Architecture, Inc.

"Chief Architect is far and away the best design tool I’ve ever put my hands on – instead of being a technician it makes me feel like an architect again!"

Fred Hahn

"Chief Architect lets my clients be part of the design process and the house becomes their home right in front of them."

Larry Hawes

"Chief Architect'’'s ability to impress my clients at the point of sale and then create completed documents for final construction is a winning combination my business could not do without."

Viki Wooster

"Chief Architect is an amazing tool for design. Clients are blown away by the 3D models and renderings. The quality of the presentations reinforces their decision to hire me as the design professional for their project."

Jim Madsen
Designer, AIBD

"The amazing 3-D design capability of Chief Architect gives me the competitive edge I need. I am certain that the majority of my new business is a result of my 3-D ‘sales pitch’."

Allen Colburn, Jr.

"What I like best about Chief Architect is you ‘Draw it the way it’s Built’."

JoAnne Tarr

"Chief Architect is the only program that makes my clients think I’m a genius."

Rod Kervin

"Chief’s 3D renderings and walk-throughs close the deal for me every time. I’ve had clients eager to sign a check even before I have proposed a contract."

Paul Hotchkiss

"I know the program is great when my customers send me pictures of their new home and it looks just like the renderings. Contractors are able to provide an extremely competitive quote utilizing the powerful material list function of Chief Architect."

Allen Brown
Professional Building Designs

"Chief Architect... Is there anything it doesn't do?"

Donald Koidahl

"Outstanding software that is detailed, easy to use, modify and view in 3D with superior training videos and support staff. My clients are always impressed with the realistic 3-D views of their projects."

Don Nunn

"It amazes me how flexible it is to produce design drawings through to final working drawings. I’ve tried various complicated architectural software programs but have always come back to what works best for me: Chief Architect. It’s gratifying to sit down with clients and see the amazement on their faces as they watch their home evolve in 3D."

David Lee Korpela

"Chief Architect saved my clients thousands of dollars thus getting the job done on time and budget. With the ability to refer to the renderings, clients tend not to make costly changes during construction giving them confidence."

Maxine Christison A.S.I.D
Maxine Christison Interior Design
Walnut Creek, CA

"After seeing a 3D view of their proposed kitchen, bath or addition, clients are ready to move right in! Thank you, Chief Architect!"

Jim Ronda
Ronda Construction Co.
Medford, OR

"Chief Architect has made the dream of "Design/Build" a reality for me."

Paul Parker
Architectural MAGIC
Spokane Valley, WA

"We launch every project with Chief Architect – It is simply the most intuitive architectural model building software on the market."

Mike Lux
MLA Architects
Downs, IL

"Chief Architect is our ONLY CAD package."

Jerry Mycue
Seguin High School
Seguin, TX

"It’s been great to see many first year students able to complete several sets of house plans during the academic year with Chief Architect."

Chris Dinkel
Drafting Instructor
Hays High School
Hays, KS

"Chief Architect is a great classroom tool."

Doug Friesen
Duxborough Designs

"I was blown away by the power, versatility, and responsiveness of this 3D imaging. Virtual models show every aspect of a house or addition in stunningly realistic 3D dimensions."

John Manca
Blue Mountain Contractors Inc.

"With Chief Architect, I am able to satisfy my clients in a manner I never dreamed possible and have virtually instant feedback on everything from a floor plan to a 3-D Elevation of the Kitchen Cabinets, and do it from anywhere around the world. Chief Architect exceeds the ever increasing requirements of our industry. Chief Rules!"

Dave Wrocklage
Epoch Homes Corporation
Pembroke, NH

"Epoch Homes manufactures Old World New England style homes. Three years ago Epoch instituted Chief Architect for its builders. Results so far include:

Don Domes
Hillsboro High School
Hillsboro, OR

"Chief Architect is an absolute hit with our students. They LOVE it!"

Helmut Rabis
Mohave Valley Design
Bullhead City, AZ

"Congratulations! You have done it again! You have turned out yet another upgrade to an already superior product! Chief Architect never stops to amaze its customers with the new features in every upgrade. Thanks to all of you! Keep it up!"

Darryl Duffe
Duffe Design/Build Services

"Chief is a wonderful tool that allows you to exercise an unlimited degree of artistry, while at the same time, affording you precision capabilities – thanks for the excellent 3D CAD product!"

Judy Worthington
Fair Haven, MI

"I have other software that cost me a bundle to buy, but I always come back to Chief Architect. There isn’t anything I can’t do. If I can draw it on paper, I can show it in The Chief."

Rob Lovell
M.I.S. Manager
Nationwide Custom Homes

"Nationwide Custom Homes is a large modular home manufacturer. Our engineering department has been using AutoCAD and other programs for many years. For the last several years we have provided digital drawings to our builders using 3D Home Architect (originally created by Chief Architect). Our builders used the program to make changes and presentations for their customers. Upgrading to Chief Architect has been wonderful. We were able to retain the user-friendly interface yet gain many additional features and functions. As soon as we announced that we were going to Chief Architect, our builders started calling to place orders. Everyone is extremely pleased we made this move to Chief Architect."

Rich Williams
Pelican Cott

"Chief Architect is a joy to use. It lets me get on with designing, always helping and never hindering the process. I can quickly set down my ideas then easily refine these with precision, the ease with which I’m able to move and alter walls is just one of Chief’s many great features. Being able to take 3D 'snapshots' as I go is really cool but when I can also reposition windows and doors in the 3D view and see the changes on plan at the same time, what more could I want! Photo realistic renderings? Chief has them, the best I’ve seen, really bringing my designs to life. The toolbars are well thought out with excellent tools to hand as needed for the current task and the interface itself can be colored to personal choice for a pleasant, inviting working environment. Chief Architect is a sophisticated yet user friendly, very excellent program. Thank you so much!"

Steven L. Scarborough
Austin, TX

"You should know that I have absolutely no architectural training, skill, experience or anything. I know next to nothing about construction. I figure I must have saved us at least $15,000 in additional architect fees. In conclusion: A big thanks for one of the all time greatest products that I have ever used. If an idiot like me can get plans to a builder, this is pretty fair country testimony as to how good your product is."

Rick Peters

"Love your software, it is making me the top salesman at my job."

Stephen Fusco

"Frankly, the most powerful application in the world is of limited worth if it is cumbersome and complicated to use. Before the Chief, I was struggling with Autocad..."

Phillip Stover

"Thank You for a really Great Architect Program. It is the very best I have been able to find in the world of software. Thanks, guys."

Allen Jones

"What can’t Chief do?"

Canon City High School

"The Design & Drafting III students from the Canon City High School were the first to use Chief Architect and they love it. The intuitive software interface dramatically cuts the time need to create a quality design... This last year was incredible. Many of us are going on to engineering and architectural majors in college. Thanks for helping us get started."