Residential Testimonials

“We feel very lucky to be working with Jim. We are currently in the process of building our dream home, and we could not do this without Jim's help. He is working hard to make our vision become a reality, and to make sure we get every detail right! He is up-to-date on current trends and technologies and keeps our budget in mind when providing ideas to us. Thanks for helping make our dreams come to life!”

— Courtney Ott

“Jim does a fantastic job. Attention to detail, able to listen to customers wishes. Full of great ideas. I've worked with Jim on many projects.”

— Baron Bigler (client & builder)
Bigler Construction

“Jim is an amazingly talented designer with an abundance of knowledge and experience that can take your project to "the next level"! He's an award winning gem that you will not regret getting involved in your project! Jim has helped with many of our building projects, including residential and commercial.”

— Alta Fernandes

“Innovative, elegant designs for all your home tastes. Attention to every detail with style as the ultimate goal. The design never disappoints.”

— Carol Goudy

“Jim is very professional and easy to work with. We had no experience in designing and building a house. He was very patient with us.”

— Carol & Phil Hamm

“We found Jim on Houzz.com when we were looking for an architect/designer for our whole house remodeling project. We looked through lots of design pictures on Houzz and liked Jim's overall designs. Jim is very easy to work with and listens to his clients, also very knowledgeable. We love the design he did for our house (the 3-D design also helped us to see how the rooms will look like). My house is still under construction and we just can't wait to see the completed results! We made such a good decision to pick Jim as our designer! I highly recommend Design Classics!”

— Ken & Lilly Hua

“We recently remodeled our home and Jim provided us with a wonderful vision of the changes we wanted. He handled the plans and the interior design. He was so professional and easy to work with, listened to our ideas, and went the direction we requested. He made a potential difficult experience relatively easy with his knowledge and easy going personality. He's very attentive and detailed and follows up once the job is complete. We highly recommend Jim to anyone needing a designer on their project.”

— Ski & Teresa Angle

“We really appreciated the attention to detail that Jim gave on our remodel. The ability to see our plans in the computerized 3-D design was so helpful as we navigated our way in changing our floor plan. We are extremely happy with how the design turned out and would highly recommend using Design Classics.”

— Butch & Lori Coburn

“We have used Jim at Design Classics twice now. The first was our kitchen design and the 2nd was our patio design. We LOVE our new kitchen and it all started with a good design from you. I've told everyone that you are the first place to start. The 2nd was our patio design. We had a number of landscaper’s out but they could not create the “picture” in my mind. I called Jim for help. Jim has an uncanny way of putting down on paper, what you visualize. He then suggests some great ideas and makes the end result even better. Thanks for all your talent, easy communication, and good recommendations." It saves money and time. I highly recommend Design Classics!”

— Joe & Barbara Kollmeyer

“Jim is the ultimate professional with fresh, creative ideas. He listened to what we wanted and then he made it happen. He is a gifted designer and we are thrilled with what he designed for us. Just cruise through his photo gallery to see some stunning homes. He is honest, reasonable, & talented. What more could anyone ask for! I have and will continue to recommend Jim without hesitation! Thanks Jim!”

— Brian & Andrea Skonovd

“Jim produced an outstanding set of plans. He was quick with answers and stayed involved throughout the entire project. I would highly recommend Jim Madsen of Design Classics.”

— Eric Britt
  Britt Construction

“Jim has been amazing to work with from the beginning of our remodel project all the way to the end. He has the gift of listening and was able to take our ideas and turn them into a reality. He gave us lots of design suggestions and showed us where we could save money. The 3-D computerized design illustrated exactly what our home would look like before it was built, which was very important to me because I am a "visual" person. We just love our new home!”

— Adrian & Lynette Silva

“Jim was able to listen to our ideas, put them on paper and turn our dreams into reality”

— Dennis & Claudia Doo

“Jim walked us through the entire process with great creativity and careful attention to detail. We couldn't have done it without him!”

— Tom and Seanna Johnson

“If you need design assistance from someone who really listens to your ideas and input, meets deadlines, gives excellent advice, and provides professional and thoughtful planning without breaking the bank—then Jim Madsen at Design Classics is for you!”

— Franklin & Sharon Ordelheide

“Jim was a pleasure to work with! He's very talented and was able to accommodate our desires within our budget.”

— Vito & Jill Chiesa

“Jim was able to artistically and accurately draw what we wanted for our new addition. We would unconditionally recommend his work.”

— Gerry & Melinda Tripp

“The computerized 3-D design was very helpful.—it really gave us a feel for how the rooms flowed . The kitchen and cabinet layouts were exceptional. We felt Jim listened to us and worked hard to put our ideas into our new home. His upbeat personality and attention to detail made designing our new home a pleasure.”

— Pat & Brenda Joslin

“If we had it to do all over again, we would definitely start with Jim Madsen.”

— Tag & Marcy Nomelli

“Jim saved our butts. He took over in the middle of a full construction project that had been dropped by another designer. He not only finished the project sooner than we had anticipated, but gave us the professionalism, respect and customization that we had been looking for. The 3-D computer design was also irreplaceable. Thanks again, Jim, for all your help!”

— Ed & Jenean Fisher

“We are very pleased with the work of Design Classics! Designing a house involves very detailed, personal ideas. Never did we feel uncomfortable with this. And most of all, Jim is an artist in this field. I would not change a thing with the design of our house, it’s just perfect.”

— Randy Bennett & Carol Erickson

“We want to thank you for all your help in making our dream house a reality.”

— Dan & Marlys Layne

“County fees: $$… Building materials: $$…Jim Madsen: priceless.”

— Frank & Shannon Rice



Commercial Testimonials

“I have had the opportunity to work closely with Jim on several office and church projects.  Using my set of plans, he designed the interiors: color palette, furniture plan, fixture selection and finish material list.  I appreciate his creative ideas and professional approach and would not hesitate to recommend him for any project.”

— Ernie Yoshino, AIA
  Yoshino/Shaw & Associates, AIA Architects , Turlock , CA

“Jim has worked with us on several projects including the total renovation of our main building and 700-seat sanctuary. Throughout the process it was a joy to work with Jim. He was very responsive and professional. Jim's creativity proved very effective in the challenge we faced: renovating a dated building into a modern, attractive building that conformed to our vision and values. Jim was a great team player, working effectively with our architect and contractor. I recommend Jim Madsen and Design Classics to you with absolutely no reservation.”

— Ron Eivaz, Senior Pastor
  Harvest Christian Center, Turlock, CA

“Jim really listened to our requirements for our new office space and was able to incorporate everything we needed into a beautiful, well organized office that exceeded our expectations!”

— Lisa Pimentel
  Pimentel Insurance Services, Turlock, CA

“Our Turlock Branch of the Yosemite Farm Credit Association would like to congratulate you for a job very well done. …We faced a design challenge whose aesthetic requirements exceeded the design experience of our staff. We were very pleased with your assistance in the choice of textiles, fabric, lighting and colors. …Penny, our office manager, enjoyed your support, attitude, and your coordination with our architect. …You, principal among several, made this project a success. …Please convey to your customers our willingness to freely discuss the quality of your service efforts to complete our construction project.”

— Robert S. Fuller III
  Penny Ward
  Yosemite Farm Credit