“Marina provided us with an overview of different designer fee structures, suggested questions to ask the designers and referrals, and answered all of our questions honestly, thoroughly, and unbiasedly but without letting us get off track. We are convinced that in the end, we could have hired any of the four designers and been very satisfied and excited with the outcome. The whole experience in working with Marina demystified the process for us and pointed us in the direction of Denver’s best designers and it was at no direct cost to us (the designers pay for Designer Premier as part of their marketing budgets). Her perception into what we wanted and matchmaking skills are spot on and we highly recommend her and Designer Premier.” Josh Van Manen
Before placing our bid we wanted to have a better idea of the costs involved to remodel the home. Gail contracted Marina Dagenais of Designer Premier, who is a matchmaker for clients in need of design professionals. She explained to Marina the scope of the project and described our personalities to her. With this information, Marina arranged a meeting with Interior Designer, Ingrid Fretheim, and Bill Hardin of Hardin Builders as she felt that they would be a perfect fit for us and our project. They met with us free of charge to determine the possible design and construction strategy that might take place if the home were purchased. We were so impressed we hired them both.
Shortly after closing, work on the project began with major input from Ingrid and Bill working with me and my husband. The project included a new kitchen with an open space design, the addition of a new office and patio, all new hardwood flooring, construction of a fifth bedroom, all new bathrooms, and the purchase of new furniture, carpeting, etc.
The project was completed on time and on budget thanks to the efforts of Marina, Ingrid (DP Designer) and Bill. And all of the work with which we are so happy, took place while we were still living in California. E Stallos
Our scope included our entire first floor and our entryway of our 3 floor home. She was professional, a good listener, and did fabulous integration in finding our fit. She set up meeting with designers for us where she was present. After interviewing 2, we had our choice.”
Work with Marina if you can.
i) Marina has an excellent business model – there is no additional cost to the client.
ii) Her experience and expertise is results oriented and quick.
iii) She has great communication and knowledge of the field.
“You will develop a much better process working with her. We are so glad we found her.
Thank you, Marina, for helping us not get stuck at the start in making our house a home.” Rebecca G.
“Every match that Marina has made has been successful and makes me look good!! Good referrals are an important part of my work with clients and I am grateful to have Designer Premier in my back pocket!!!” Polly B Lestikow, President
“Thank you, DP for all you do for us and this illustrious industry.” Lovedy Barbatelli
Thankfully, we found Marina Dagenais. She confidently and calmly met with us in person, at our house, free of charge. There was no up-sell. Just helpfulness. She put us in touch with two designers whom she felt would be a good fit, arranged for us to meet with each individually, and followed up with us unobtrusively. She re-assured us that our interior design predicament had solutions and helped set our expectations with convincing accuracy as to what to expect next in the process.
We are currently on track to commence our re-model, a place we surely would not have been without Marina’s guiding hand. Without hesitation, I can recommend the use of Designer Premier as a matchmaker pairing regular folks like us with design talent. And with no charge to us the homeowners!” Nathan Wiser