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What Our Clients Are Saying

We believe that our clients’ needs are of the utmost importance and we are committed to delivering solutions. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.
Architecture Plus welcomes the opportunity to earn your trust and provide you with the best service in the industry.
Call us today at (908) 707-8100 to schedule an appointment.
``Thanks again for helping us get the marsh job``

Marc,

Thanks again for helping us get the marsh job. Wayne and I both appreciate it and look forward to working on this, and many other jobs.

Go out and enjoy yourself with the enclosed girt certificate.
Joe

``You were able to transform a plain façade into an impressive, majestic exterior``

Dear Rocco,

Thank you for spending time this morning with the Chase appraisal team to discuss commercial construction. We all feel better educated about commercial construction in general and hope to fine tune our understanding in the future. I have enclosed the original pages from the BOMI book. Each of us now has a copy. Although I have not had the time to read through the information thoroughly, I have glanced at a few sections and they appear to be a good desk reference four our needs. I plan to make a few phone calls to the real estate group in New York next week in order to begin the process of introducing you to our asset management team. The asset managers are involved in the hiring of outside professionals who work on our properties. Thanks again. The presentation was very informative. I look forward to seeing you again soon.

Very truly yours,
Claire L. Caffrey

``I found Rocco to be very professional, thorough, prompt and responsive to our needs``

To Whom It May Concern,

I became associated with Rocco Campanella and the firm of Campanella & Ciok during the planning stages of our new office building at 808 South Avenue, Westfield. Rocco came highly recommended by several people, to the point where I never interviewed another architectural firm. During the course of our relationship I found him to be very professional, thorough, prompt and responsive to our needs. He was also extremely knowledgeable and familiar with the various state and local building codes. Now that we’ve occupied our building for four months I can appreciate the attention to detail even more and would recommend Rocco to anyone without with slightest reservation.

Bruce M. Egan

``Your knowledge and professionalism played a critical role``

Dear Rocco,

I wanted to thank you for your help with the planning and design of the ThromboGenics space. Your knowledge and professionalism played a critical role in helping us develop a great solution for this Tenant. I know the Executives of ThromboGenics were very pleased. Working with your firm on this complex transaction was a very positive experience and we look forward to working with you again in the future.

Sincerely,
Paul E. Giannone

``I’d still be screwing around with the deal if it wasn’t for your help``

Dear Marc,

Thanks so much for the “Clam Alley” dock design. Both Carol and I like the concept, particularly the diamond shapes and the trellis. I may enlarge the deck closest to the float dock and move the step down section more toward the water but other than the above items it’s a go. I’d still be screwing around with the deal if it wasn’t for your help.

Thanks again,
Dave

``Thanks for helping to make this such a great experience``

Marc,

Just wanted you to know how happy we are with the porch and addition. You gave us terrific plans and that became more and more apparent as we’ve progressed with the project.

Thanks for helping to make this such a great experience!
Linda and Walt Wilkes

``Their services are performed on time and within the budget allowed``

To Whom It May Concern,

As real estate developers and managers, we have engaged the services of Campanella & Ciok on numerous occasions to perform tenant layout and construction documents for such clients as Marsh & McLennan, Ausimont USA, Mercer Meidinger and New Jersey Bell as well as EI Realty. We have found Campanella & Ciok’s designs to be creative, functional and always responsive to the client’s needs. Their services are performed “on time” and within the budget allowed. We strongly recommend Campanella & Ciok as architects and will continue to call on their valued services without reservation.

Very truly yours,
EI Realty
Michael V. Suppa

``Your attention to detail amazed us and you can see this in every room in the house``

Dear Marc,

When our friends come to our new house for the first time, they rave about how beautiful and unusual it is. Therefore, I thought I’d like to jot down a few words and reflect upon the experience that Barbara and I had working with you and your firm building our dream house. I remember the day clearly. We were so excited. We just purchased a two-acre lot in Warren and the builder referred us to your firm and we planned to build a wonderful home for ourselves and our family. This was our first visit to an architectural firm. You were very patient with us. You asked many questions about what we wanted. And then, you took those ideas and turned them into reality (or as you put it “a kick ass house”). Throughout the process you never let us down and always had time for us and the changes we brought. In addition, you never lost sight of our vision with the changes; comfortable and friendly. Your attention to detail amazed us and you can see this in every room in the house. The beautiful oversized windows, and varying ceiling heights are just a couple of examples of how you made our dream come true. Your advice and patience was invaluable. Now that we’ve been in the house for a year and a half, I can honestly say that you didn’t miss anything. We’re truly happy and satisfied in what you helped us create.

We just wanted to say thank you to you and your staff for a job well done.
Michael and Barbara Strauss

``I look forward to working with you and your competent staff on future projects``

Dear Mr. Campanella,

This is to commend you and your staff for a superb job on the remodeling of your clubhouse at The Regency Club. The new recreation room and health spa has become the talk of the community and, as you can imagine, has been busy ever since its grand opening. Also, we are confident that our new clubhouse will be instrumental in our program to sell condominiums. I just want to take this opportunity to personally thank you for your kind attention and professionalism. I look forward to working with you and your competent staff on future projects.

Very truly yours,
Joseph Scharf

``Our dream home plans are truly awesome``

Thanks Marc,

For all your help and creative suggestions. It was a pleasure working with you. Our dream home plans are truly awesome!

Sincerely,
Joyce & Len

``Thank you for the beautiful plans and all of your hard work``

Dear Marc,

My husband & I would like to thank you for the beautiful plans & all of your hard work! We look forward to the final inspection! We will be in touch.

Thanks,
Jim & Jolene Piersanti

`` I appreciate your efforts, and congratulate you on your professionalism``

Dear Rocco,

Thank you to you and your staff for an incredible performance in producing a set of signed and sealed architectural drawings in just three days. Your timeliness enabled me to “score points” with the tenant and bring the job back on schedule. I appreciate your efforts, and congratulate you on your professionalism.
Thanks again.

Sincerely,
The Sammis Company
Kurt R. Padavano

``It has been a real pleasure working on these two projects with your firm``

Dear Rocco,

Now that our branch in Mine Hill has opened, and we have our renovation project underway, I just wanted to take a moment and let you know how pleased I am with the way our projects turned out. The branch layout has worked out so well. Given the space constraints posed by the township, everyone is very please with the finished project, it was most gratifying to be able to speak with you whenever necessary and know that a resolution would be forthcoming. We were very pleased with the services your firm provided from the initial meeting and design phase through to receiving our C/O. It has been a real pleasure working on these two projects with your firm, and we look forward to a mutually beneficial working relationship in the future.

Very truly yours,
Linda

``Thanks for the great design and working with us on the addition of our house``

Marc & Ken,

Thanks for the great design and working with us on the addition of our house. We appreciated your patience in working with us. Please feel free to call us if you ever need a referral. We hope to start construction pending the approval of the permit in a couple of weeks.

Thanks
Sharon and Chris Colucci

``In my 24 years experience, I have never enjoyed working more with an architect``

Dear Rocco,

Now that the Osteotech renovations have been completed I wanted to write this letter of recommendation to you and extend our heart felt thanks to you. In my 24 years experience, I have never enjoyed working more with an architect who not only produced an excellent set of documents and was able to professionally and fairly manage the construction process. As in all projects there were many items that required your wisdom and guidance. Each and every time, we were recipients of the very best advice and direction and we always received fair and equitable treatment. I would be pleased to recommend your firm to any company desiring the very best in architectural services. Please feel free to use my name and our firm as a client in your future endeavors. I hope that your firm will continue to grow and prosper and I with the very best to you personally.
With our deepest respect, we remain,
Very truly yours,

Donato Construction Co., Inc.
Leon H. Davison

``I just wanted to thank you for creating such a beautiful dental office``

Dear Rocco,

I just wanted to thank you for creating such a beautiful dental office, my new dental office not only looks great, but the flow, the windows and the functionality is superb. You have been my architect, advisor and part of the team to design, build and move my dental office for the past 16 years. Your work is impeccable and you always handle yourself professionally. You are truly one of the best architects around and you have that honest Kenilworth small town integrity. But more importantly you have been a great friend through this whole endeavor. I still remember the time we met at Harding School many years ago. Please include me in your list of references and you are always welcome to show my office of come by as needed. Thank you again!

Sincerely,
Jerome S. Forman, D.M.D., F.A.G.D.

``Design renovations win Community Pride Award``

Sunday Star-Ledger
July 4, 1993
Design renovations win Community Pride Award

The Sonoma Grill, East Rutherford, has received a Community Pride Award for its architectural and design renovations from the East Rutherford Redevelopment Agency (ERRA). Lillian Sessman, chairwoman of the ERRA, cited the Sonoma Grill’s chef/owner John Foy. “The enhancements you have made to your facility,” she said, “set an example that we hope others will emulate, adding pride and economic benefit to our community.”
Foy is renowned in the region for his four-star dining ventures such as the Tarragon Tree and Le Delice. He accepted his award at an East Rutherford town council meeting, from Sesselmann and East Rutherford Mayor James Plosia.
“I tried to preserve the turn-of-the-century stained glass and tin ceiling in the original section of the building,” he said, “while incorporating a California feel into the newer parts of the building. This was a substantial investment on my part, and a huge risk in this economy, but I believe the dining public appreciates the uniqueness and beauty of Sonoma Grill.” According to Foy, more than $1 million was invested in the property, which formerly housed Caughey’s seafood restaurant for 46 years. The original building that contains the stained glass and tin ceiling is 90 years old. The newer section, with the bar and grill rooms, dates from the 1950s. Foy also thanked Rose Sangiovanni, manager of Sonoma Grill, for her contributions. Architect for the project was Rocco Campanella of Campanella & Ciok, Union City. Micheal Wiener of New York City served as interior designer. C&F Builders, Clinton, performed the renovation.

``Rocco worked with us patiently until we came up with a layout that we were pleased with``

To anyone looking for an architect,

When my wife and I first sat down with Rocco Campanella, we had some conceptual idea of what we wanted to add to our home, but that’s all. The difficulty came with trying to arrange an addition that included all of our needs, but would also look nice and flow well. We also knew that we wanted a home that would look different than the ordinary house. Rocco met with us several times during the preliminary design phase and worked with us patiently until we came up with a layout that we were please with. We then sent out the preliminary bids to four contractors to get an idea of how much the addition would cost. One of the contractors commented to me that Rocco’s preliminary plans contained more information than what he had received from most architects’ final drawings. We subsequently had Rocco complete final drawings from “soup to nuts” (including electrical, mechanical, and plumbing drawings, and all the finishes and fixtures that we selected). I strongly suggest that anyone considering using an architect call either my wife Andrea, or myself at (201) 325-3057 and come take a look at what we added on to our home.

Sincerely,
Bryan Bier

``Over the years they have demonstrated excellent knowledge of all aspects of their profession``

To Whom It May Concern,

Alfieri, LLC is writing this Letter of Recommendation on behalf of the above captioned architect.
Alfieri, LLC is an Owner, Builder and Developer of corporate headquarter-type office buildings as well as industrial warehousing space throughout the state of New Jersey. Architecture Plus has completed large and small projects on time throughout our portfolio of projects. Over the years they have demonstrated excellent knowledge of all aspects of their profession and thorough understanding of pre-construction negotiations.
Should you require any additional information please feel free to contact me directly at (732) 491-4229.

Very truly yours,
Nate Stone

``The preliminary costing is not as bad as our worst fears``

Marc,

After yesterday’s review/discussion, we’d like to get a little more detail into the basement plan before it’s final- at a minimum, place the windows we’ll want down there. We’ll give you a call on mon. or tues. with the additional details. Overall, everything looks great! Mark really likes the design, and the preliminary costing is not as bad as our worst fears.

Thanks
Debby

``We will definitely be recommending you to all our friends``

Marc,

We wanted to take a minute and thank you for all your help on our plans for the modifications we are making to our house. Both Darleen and I enjoyed the experience and are very excited about getting started this spring with our project. We will definitely be recommending you to all our friends in need of an architect in the area. Thanks again.

Sincerely,
Joe and Darleen Scuderi

``We can not imagine being more delighted with the product you designed``

Dear Marc,

We would like to thank you for the wonderful family room addition you designed for us. Working with you was a pleasure. Every one of the six bidding builders complemented the detail and completeness of your drawings. We can not imagine being more delighted with the product you designed.
Please feel free to use us as references.

Sincerely,
Diane and Paul Ragard

``Thank you so much for all your hard work in designing us a beautiful house``

Dear Rocco,

Thank you so much for all your hard work in designing us a beautiful house and for being so kind to us.
We hope you will come and visit us when our new home is completed.

Sincerely,
Joanne & Dominic Palmiotti

``As a client, you have always put our interests above all else``

Dear Rocco,

It is with pleasure that I write this letter of recommendation on behalf of Advance Realty. Having had the opportunity of working with you and Architecture PLUS for over 20 years I would say with certainty that I would highly recommend your firm. You have always maintained the highest level of professionalism and are very competent and ethical. As a client, you have always put our interests above all else. I find Architecture PLUS extremely effective in working as part of a team and collaborating with client contractors, owners and government officials. You are at the top of your profession and I applaud your stamina in remaining successful during these economic times. It is a testimony to your success.

Sincerely,
Kurt R. Padavano

``Our firm appreciates the professionalism and the commitment to excellence``

Dear Mr. Campanella,

I wanted to take the time to write to you to express my appreciation for your help and expertise in producing recent projects for clients such as American Arbitration Association, Chevron Corp., Frito Lay Inc., and Mazda Motor of America, Inc. Our firm appreciates the professionalism and the commitment to excellence displayed by all members of your staff as well as your quick response to changes and diligent follow-up. We look forward to continuing our excellent working relationship with you and your firm in 1997 and beyond.

Sincerely,
Lester N. McCaughey