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At what point in our construction process should we contact Doherty Design Group?
As early as possible. We work directly with architects, interior designers and contractors to ensure that the systems and components we specify integrate seamlessly with the overall design and function of your home. If we are involved early in the process, the design process is efficient for you and everyone involved.

Can your services be coordinated with our architect, interior designer, builder and subcontractors?
Absolutely. In fact, your design and construction partners become an integral part of the Doherty Design team. We consult with architects to ensure our systems are integrated into the architecture of your home, and work with interior designers to specify systems that complement your home’s décor. We also work side-by-side with builders and installers to hit major milestones in the construction process, and ensure installation is properly documented and all systems are tested at the appropriate points.

Which equipment manufacturers do you represent?
We maintain strong relationships with the industry’s top suppliers in all categories. Because our primary focus is lighting design and control, we choose to work with the company that invented it–Lutron Electronics.

Can you provide “whole house” automation?
Yes, Doherty Design Group designs and executes completely integrated control systems for lighting, shading, security and other residential technology systems.

Are there any pricing guidelines for your services?
Because your home is unique, the lighting design, lighting control and residential technology consulting we provide is unique as well. We begin every project by assessing your needs alongside your budget, and tailor our recommendations accordingly.

Will I work with Tom Doherty or an associate?
Tom is involved in every Doherty Design Group project. You will also enjoy the benefit of our entire team’s expertise, including that of Charlie Derk, Director of Technology, who was one of the lead engineers for Lutron Electronics’ HomeWorks® product family.

Is there any lead time I need to plan for when working with Doherty Design Group?
We are fully staffed to take on new clients at any time. Because we are typically involved in projects for which construction timelines span one to three years, we are able to successfully manage many projects concurrently. On average, we spend a few days to one week meeting with a new client, assessing their lighting design, lighting control and residential technology consulting needs and preparing a project plan and budget.