What Our Clients Say


Want to know firsthand what its like to work with RNR Designs on your project?  Our clients are our best marketing avenues to new clients. Clients tell their friends, family and neighbors about their design experience with us, and referrals become the next generation of clients and referrers. Read some of our clients comments to boost your confidence in hiring RNR DESIGNS to design your residential project. 

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Thanks Rich. It started with a blank canvas and you had the brush. We could not be happier with the finished product. We had a great time as well with you ...

Brad and Lori Cheslock
new residence (Wadsworth, Ohio)

My wife and I moved from Florida and were looking for someone to help us design our new home. We have moved many times over the last 45 years so we knew what we wanted. The trick was to find someone who shared our ideas and improve upon them. We found that person in RNR designs, Rich Rokisky in Dover, Ohio. Rich helped us design our 12th home. We knew what we wanted and Rich was able to improve upon our ideas and keep us from making design errors. He made work areas like the kitchen and laundry room more efficient while maintaining the open concept floor plan. He suggested minor changes that improved not only the looks of our new house inside and out but also keeping in mind how a house is used by a family.

Rich visited our building site and helped us lay out the direction the house would face and ensure it would fit on our lot. Our property is oddly shaped so this was important to ensure we would have the proper locations for our well, septic, electrical service, and layout of the interior to match those external entrances.

Rich also was able to suggest several quality contractors he has worked with in the past. We interviewed each of the contractors and selected one he recommended. We couldn’t be any happier with his recommendations. Our custom builder was excellent. He built our house with our bottom line in mind. If we choose a design feature, i.e. counter tops, that were extremely expensive he let us know versus just going ahead and ordering them and then surprising us later with the cost.

With Rich’s design and his builder recommendation we were able to design and build our new home for less than the estimated square footage cost and within the scheduled time.

We are very pleased with RNR designs and recommend them to anyone who wants to build their dream home.

Mike and Rosann Repella
new residence (Minerva, Ohio)

We have had a working relationship with RNR Designs (since the mid-90's). I cannot express what a value and benefit it is to work with them. By starting with a customer’s budget, assessing their needs and style and utilizing the buildable footprint efficiently, RNR Designs has always paid for themself. Rich is always current on the latest design trends and constantly trains in best practices .... RNR Designs has been great to help us not only with the plans but to work with the vendors to help ensure the customer’s expectations are met. Rich has a way to convey to customer what to expect so there are minimal changes in the field. RNR Designs designed my house and all the personal homes of our subs and vendors.

Adam Yoder
Contractor (Millersburg, Ohio)

Thank you very much for the hard work and attention to detail you put into our drawings. We love the design and layout. You maximized a minimal amount of space. I also want to thank you for taking the time to make sure I understood what I needed to, and for making recommendations concerning the drawings and otherwise.
…(again) I just wanted to express my thanks for your hard work, opinions, professionalism and courtesy. You’re a master of your craft ….

Mark Hohl
Owner Suite addition (Portage Lakes, Ohio)

I have been working with RNR DESIGNS since 2000. My relationship with them has allowed me to provide fast, accurate and creative house plans to my customers. While I do a lot of my own conceptual designs, I rely on RNR DESIGNS to make them work. Our offices are almost 30 miles away from each other but it feels like they are right next door because of the ability to transfer files electronically. Their services are professional, prompt and affordable and I highly recommend them to any one needing homes plans developed.

Donald C. Shultz
builder/owner of Shultz Construction (Green, Ohio)

Just wanted to send along a picture of the outside of our house on Johnson's island. We LOVE the design and wanted to say thanks again!

Jim and Carol Scherger
Addition (Johnsons Island, Ohio)

...RNR Designs helped us build the home of our dreams... Rich was very professional but yet down to earth with all his suggestions and ideas. The process of designing a new house involved many meetings going over 'blueprints'. Each meeting was exciting and fun. Rich asked us many thought provoking questions giving us a very unique perspective. The creativity and design concepts were far and above any other 'architect' we have worked with. The house Rich helped us design exceeded all our expectations. Every detail is unique and perfect. We highly recommend RNR Designs and Rich Rokisky.

Bob and Rosie Leimkuehler
new residence (Johnsons Island, Ohio)

In 2007, my wife and I entered into the process of building a log style dream home. Our builder had our plans drawn by RNR DESIGNS and how fortunate we were. From our first viewing the plans to watching and listening to our construction crew, it became clearly evident how clear, concise and user friendly our blueprints were.

Years later, I needed to consult Rich on other projects with the house of which he's been beyond helpful, even coming out to my location to assist. Our log home was a dream, it became reality, and it started with RNR DESIGNS.

D. Tweed
new log home (Millersburg, Ohio)

Thanks for your good work and patience with us. … (the design) greatly exceeded our expectations ! Your design and execution skills are unsurpassed. You know what WILL work and, perhaps more importantly, what WON'T work and convey that information clearly and succinctly.

We will certainly use your skills in the future and can easily recommend RNR DESIGNS to anyone who values quality work at a fair price !

J.G. Hagloch
addition in Dover, Ohio

Lisa and I want to thank you for your creativity and design expertise in helping us get the home we were looking for.
…your effort was well beyond our expectations.

Mark and Lisa Kelly
new home in Port Clinton, Ohio

Recently we had RNR DESIGNS plan a large remodeling project at our Connecticut home. The project involved opening up the back of the house for an 18 X 18 addition which incorporated a Great Room, Kitchen, and Dining area. Rich's idea of flip-flopping the old existing Kitchen and Dining room resulted in a cost effective way of having a Kitchen which is more than double the size of our own original idea. The three areas blend together beautifully …

There were difficulties to be worked out with the existing roof line of the house and also with the support beam and post. RNR DESIGNS worked very well with our contractor in solving these problems. Also included in the project were a new "Mud Room", Deck and Patio.

Everyone who was involved with the building was very impressed with RNR DESIGNS' drawings. Rich's ideas were invaluable --they were practical and cost effective. I will always be grateful … Rich thought of things and warned of potential problems that we would never have thought of.

We enjoyed working with RNR DESIGNS, as did our contractor. And we love our "new" house !

B. Naylor
addition/remodel in Branford, Connecticut

We like the plans better everyday!

T. & P. Puch
new home in Carrolton, Ohio

I would like to take a moment and thank you for the outstanding job you did with the design of our new home. This is the third home we have designed (by others) and built, and by far it was the best experience to date. Listening to our wants and needs and putting them to the drawing board is a difficult task. Your ability to provide us with a design that balances the effective use of our space, along with unique design challenges, and keeping within a budget was impressive.

Kathy and I, along with our six children appreciate all the time and effort you gave to our project. We would be happy to recommend your services to all our family and friends.

Kathy & Mark Sawka
new home Catawba Island, Ohio