I first met Douglas Busch through his wonderful photography (he’s world recognized) and was amazed at the range of his work, and the technical knowledge necessary to complete it. We became good friends, and when I found out that Doug was also a great designer and builder, we discussed the possibility of transforming my modest home in Venice into a working/living studio for my own art.
The design that Doug came up with suited all of my needs brilliantly, and the construction went smoothly taking only one year to complete. Because the budget was a major consideration for me, Doug completed the project well within my price range, and was always there to make sure I did not extend myself beyond my means. Nine years later I am amazed at how well the design and construction of my home/studio has suited all of my needs.
We have all heard nightmare stories surrounding remodeling and construction. Doug gave me what I wanted and could afford without any hassles or problems associated with that endeavor.
The greatest testament I can make on his behalf is that we are still the best of friends. I would strongly recommend Douglas Busch for any design/build project anyone is considering for the future.
Stephen Douglas – Venice, CA
Douglas Busch is a Renaissance Man. He is an incredible architect, builder, photographer, inventor, environmentalist, and through of these vast talents, a really great person. Doug is a great homebuilder, having built mine, and he’s also so thorough and wonderful to work with. He assembles just the right team to get things done properly, both suiting your life and time table. I am also very happy to call Doug a friend. His heart is as big as his talent.
Bob Saget, Malibu, CA
I was really nervous about moving from our 4,000 square foot house in town to a 1,200 square foot house on the beach, but Doug is a magician! He took our 1,200 square feet and made it feel like 12,000!
With his attention to detail, every square foot of our home is beautiful and functional. I love his design esthetic, and creative mind. It’s the little touches that he incorporated into the design that make this house so livable, and beautiful.
Everyone that walks in comments on how tranquil and spacious our home feels.
Doug is fun and easy to work with. He has a great sense of humor, which came in handy during my occasional meltdowns. He works with great people and I felt confident throughout the process.
Everything was completed on time, and we stayed within the budget with his help. He was especially good at working with the coastal commission and county in order to get our building approvals in a timely fashion. I know that anyone who works with Doug will be thrilled, and their home or office will exceed their expectations.
Sandi Stuart, Agency Licensing
Doug was a great collaborator in a remodel project on our home, with great input, ingenuity and creativity through the design and construction phases and he focused on solving the numerous issues associated with our endeavor. His crew were on time and on budget and the job was finished the day he said it would be. We could not ask for anything more.
Working with Doug Busch on our home reconstruction was an amazing adventure. He took two people interested in his advice on how to go green by upgrading a 55-year old home’s windows through an adventure of possibilities never before considered. A 45-minute walk through a two bedroom, one bath, 1000 square foot house led to a series of questions: Why not raise the ceiling? How about moving the kitchen to the back of the house? Add a bathroom, a walk-in closet, and sliding doors. Mouths agape at the tsunami of ideas that is Doug on a slow day, and with 9 pages of notes in our hands after his first visit, we realized we had a new home; we just had to step through all the planning, logistic, and implementation phases, but the vision was set.
From that day forward Doug was a rock of support and the captain in charge of our remodel. We trusted him implicitly. He kept us on track, answered the smallest questions, held our hands, encouraged, explained, shifted gears when they needed shifting, and 6 months AFTER the old house’s walls were pulled down we had a new home that reflected more of who we were and are. By adding north facing windows Doug brought in light without heat. By moving our kitchen to the rear of the house, we began to use our garden. By choosing the layout he suggested we ended up with a house that is welcoming, airy, spacious and contemporary. We love everything about this space!! Doug is a super hero!
Michèle Krolik and Andrew Behla, Woodland Hills, CA
I suffer from severe MCS (multiple chemical sensitivity). I have 3 condos and a home, none of which I have been able to live in. We recently had one of the condos completely gutted and didn’t realize formaldehyde was worse than mold for me and I got so sick, I tried to take my life. Luckily, my boyfriend found the pH Living test unit online and he took me there out of desperation. I have been here for 6 weeks now and my symptoms are subsiding! I can breathe again.
We have decided to build a new pH Living home so I may stabilize and recover. Thank God they went through the trouble to design and build a mold/formaldehyde free home.
Thank you, Doug Busch and pH Living. This is a life saving opportunity! It must be very challenging for you to accommodate all of us chemically injured. We would love to stay here indefinitely!