Monday, January 21, 2008


From a reader:
I live in Old Seminole Heights (though not part of the historic
district). My wife and I are considering adding on to our home (we
have the space). Can any of the blog readers suggest a designer/


Dirk Peters said...

Designer.Architect.Builder :


Alan Dobbs - Architect

Ph. 732-4268

Please tell him I recommended him !

Dirk Peters

(813) 239. 1100

Mal Carne said...

Sands Contracting is another option:

notmuchofablogger said...

From personal experience, Bill Robinson Contracting is the BEST. There isn't anyone else I would ever trust to work on my home. I can't say enough about him...

Please see
for contact information.

tampadude said...

I agree with Dirk Peters. An architect or designer is the best place to start. Alan knows the neighborhood very well and is extremely skilled and creative working with these older houses. It's best to develop a "plan" first. Alan could develop drawings for you to find a qualified contractor. Nothing against contractors but there is an inherent confect of interest with a design/build contractor planning your addition.

tampadude said...

As a follow-up, Elizabeth Graham employed the services of Alan Dobbs for Forever Beautiful and Bungalow Bistro. She used him when she originally moved the buildings and more recently, help her get through all the city's building department hurdles including the ARC.

tiny... said...

Atelier - They're in Tampa Heights in the Sanctuary.

Please tell them SK & PM recommend.

Rick Fifer said...

Bill Fiore is a contractor who has done some additions for folks in Seminole Heights and he lives in the neighborhood (South Seminole Heights area).