By Kendra Dorosh
Angela Barnes wins 1st place in the Chief Architect Residential Design Contest. She and her husband Chris have been building custom homes together for over 20 years.
“I use Chief Architect every day and am always learning something new that improves my designs!!!” -Angela Barnes
“I am originally from Raleigh, NC but have lived In Hampstead, NC for 22 years with my husband and three sons. I graduated in 1992 from Meredith College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design. My husband and I have been building custom homes for over 20 years and just recently added the design element to our business, CLB Custom Homes, Inc., thanks to Chief Architect.
“Back in early, very early, 2000’s, I picked up a copy of Better Homes & Gardens Home Designer software mainly for personal use. The program was easy to learn and fun to use. In 2016, I started researching other CAD programs so we, as a company, could start designing our own homes. It was then that I found out that Chief Architect was the author of Better Homes & Gardens software. Needless to say, I was extremely excited and purchased Chief Architect Premier X7. I learned how to use the program through the tutorials, training videos, and Knowledge Base. I am also grateful for the help I receive from the Chief Architect Technical Support and Customer Service. It has been a great fit for our company and our clients love that they can see what their house will look like. It’s an “Ah Ha” moment for them and gets them more engaged in the design process.”
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