Testimonials

  • This renovation would have been unbearable were it not for our wonderful architect, project manager, and carpenters… The entire project was completed with all the finishing touches in September and we are thrilled with the results! …It has been an incredible blessing for our family. — Tim and Andrea M, Homeowners
  • The job was done with quality and integrity and we never hesitate to tell anyone who asks that you did an excellent job. — Jonathan W, Homeowner
  • Thank you so much for a job well done that will lead to years of enjoyment for us. Working with you was great, too. — Rachel W, Homeowner
  • Thanks so very much for the patient assistance you have provided over the past year. Actually, two years! Your entire firm is full of wonderful and thoughtful people. Please convey my deep thanks for all their hard work. They have always been there when I needed them. — Patt G, Homeowner
  • We are very pleased with everything. The entire neighborhood has given rave reviews on your workmanship. — Sharon G & Terry W, Homeowners
  • …John F. Heltzel AIA, PC was selected to design and manage our project after Singer Associates conducted an interview and selection process with five area firms. Singer was truly impressed with Heltzel for a variety of reasons. First, Heltzel recognized our limited time line and identified with us what needed to be accomplished to reach our objectives. Second, John and his team excelled at being responsive to our many questions. Third, John and his staff worked extremely well with our site engineer and contractor, and fourth the services utilized throughout the course of the project were competitively priced, and there were no surprised. — Sidra K. Seeley, Secretary and Treasurer, Singer Associates
  • This house is incredibly comfortable, but it’s also very polished. We chose this house because it’s a great house. I love the rooms and that they’ve kept the history of the place. — HGTV’s American Home 2005 co-host, referencing the Malesardi residence, which was used for three different HGTV television shows
  • …Our home has been selected for this year’s Historic Garden Week in Virginia tour… We continue to love the house you designed and have been expending a lot of effort finishing the decorating to get ready for this. I hope you are likewise proud of how it turned out. — Michael M, Homeowner
  • We continue to love Smithfield and everything about it – especially our nice home – thanks to you. — Jim & Bobbie B, Homeowners
  • I have had the privilege of working with John as a fellow board member at Northern Virginia Family Service. Shortly after John joined our board, we had the opportunity to work more closely together in several home improvement projects to benefit our transitional housing program in Prince William. Senior staff felt confident in John’s oversight to ensure quality work by other contractors. Then he stepped in as a volunteer to design the renovation of space at SERVE for an early head start classroom and family library. And then he gladly responded when the opportunity came along to expand the family shelter at SERVE. John donated countless hours of design, meetings with staff and Home Aid, and regular phone calls. Throughout all of this, which always had tight deadlines, John was professional, competent, and so easy to work with. Senior staff and board members kept describing John as 'such a nice guy who gets the job done right'. John is a businessman you can trust with your home or business. He listens well, incorporating your ideas into reality. I highly recommend John. — Mary Agee, Northern Virginia Family Service
  • I first met John through soccer – he was my son’s coach. I was immediately impressed with the emphasis he placed on teamwork and sportsmanship rather than winning through whatever means possible. John’s willingness to listen to and collaborate with his client or client’s contractor is his greatest strength.  He will listen to suggestions of alternate ways of accomplishing his design… he doesn’t think he has the only answers.— Sam Snow, Gregory Construction
  • You are a pleasure to work with. You know architecture cold. Many complex questions I have come to you with have always been answered completely and timely. Your staff is courteous and knowledgeable as well. The thing I like about you most is that you are practical, an excellent architect and straight to the point. You don’t try to design an award willing trophy when you know your client is on a budget and wants functional. You’re a problem solver. And, you have a real creative side. You have the ability to see how a junky building in Old Town can be turned into a beautiful building. I have recommended you many times in the past. I continue to recommend you. I plan to be using your services in the very near future as well. — Coleman Rector, Weber Rector Commercial Real Estate Services
  • Your expertise was exactly what I needed to solve a difficult problem in renovating my home, and the solution was functional, reasonable in cost and attractive. It could not have gone better. On time, under budget. You cannot find a better architect at any price.— Rob H, Homeowner
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    April 18, 2011
    
    When my business partner and I decided to acquire land and build a Class A
    commercial building in the City of Manassas, we interviewed several organizations in
    considering who we would hire and utilize as our architect.
    We chose John Heltzel AIA and his Team and many years later, we remain glad that
    we did. Heltzel brought a strong balance of experience, vision, listening skills and an
    understanding of the commercial development process in the area to the table.
    The building his team designed and facilitated through construction met our needs as
    the owner. Heltzel’s role did not end once we gained occupancy, through the years we
    have re-designed and built out additional sections and Heltzel has been instrumental in
    these processes, they have also been utilized to provide post construction opinions and
    documentation, both of which are critically important.
    I am currently working on a new project in Prince William County and because of the
    positive experience with Heltzel AIA on the first project I have contracted them to handle
    this one as well. Although it is much smaller in scale, the details and attention required
    are still significant and Heltzel’s staff has once again demonstrated a high level of
    attention and customer service during the process.
    I would certainly recommend Heltzel AIA for any project that requires experience, vision
    and the ability to deliver. Thank you.
    
    Sincerely,
    Michael W. Hoover
    President – TML
    Partner – TML, LLC
    Partner – Hootle, LLC
    
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