The Daily News, May 2007

Surviving Home Improvement

By Financial Expert Jean Chatzky

“Decide first if you need an architect or a designer. It may depend on the scope of the project, how much time you have to devote to it, and local regulations. According to Eric Messer, president of Sunrise Building & Remodeling in Briarcliff Manor, Westchester, your local building department will be able to tell you if your project requires an architect. If it does, check out the American Institute of Architects ( for referrals.”



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