“We just completed a home transformation project with Clemens Pantuso Architecture early this fall. The outcome of the project and guidance received exceeded our expectations. Rebecca Pantuso and team were terrific to work with. We never would have come to the same conclusions without utilizing the help of a professional architect and made a great choice working with Clemens Pantuso.”

Keven and Cathy Prather

“We worked with Clemens Pantuso to completely transform a poorly designed Colonial. A Craftsman-styled exterior was designed and executed that we now love coming home to. Details including a huge porch, large trim, and stone accents were added that give our house great curb appeal.

Clemens Pantuso was easy to work with and we highly recommend!”

Scott and Tracey Gardner

“I hired Clemens Pantuso Architecture for a very large kitchen and family room renovation in our 1927 Brick Georgian home. They were wonderful at being true to the period of the home while creating a space for modern living, they partnered well with us on the plans and design, and collaborated seamlessly with our general contractor throughout the project. The process of working with this firm was fun and easy and the results are very beautiful, livable, and practical.”

Jennifer Martin Brooks

“I cannot say enough positive things about Clemens Pantuso Architecture. The architects and the entire staff were with us from the moment we decided to purchase the house, through all the plans and revisions and the complete construction process. They advised me on every decision we needed to make and were always so willing to meet with me again and again to make sure that every choice was well thought out. The design and the quality are top-notch. Four years later, we still marvel at the transformation that Clemens Pantuso achieved for us. We stayed very close to the original estimate and they were accommodating and informative whenever changes were needed.”

Dr. Brian and Mary Donley

“George had an amazing ability to maintain the architectural integrity of our historic home, while updating it for today’s lifestyle. He understood our vision. The process was a pleasure with the entire Clemens Pantuso Architecture staff & they worked seamlessly with the other professionals on the project. In the end we appreciate the knowledge & skills Clemens Pantuso brought to the table and are thrilled by every detail of our home.”

Halle and Rich Moore

“I hired Clemens Pantuso for an expansive project at my home. I am thrilled with the outcome of the project. I worked most closely with Ms Pantuso, whose understanding of my vision was spot-on. She saw what was lacking and needed to be enhanced. She saw what was unbalanced and needed to be refined. She was warm and easy to work with and provided support and insight. Clemens Pantuso is a full service firm, and they see the client through the entire process with great support. From concept, to planning, to bidding, to hiring builders the Clemens Pantuso team guides the process. As an interior design professional I have referred Clemens Pantuso to my clients. I believe that they make the entire process as painless as possible and in the end the result of their hard work is a remarkable and livable space. I could not be more pleased with the home we get to live in.”

Mary and Wellborn Jack

“George was the third architect we interviewed and knew right away he would be the one for our job. From our initial consultation thru the end of our project George and his staff was very professional, knowledgeable, creative and had great communication. When we bought our 1949 bungalow it was small, boxy, lacked a foyer, a mudroom and an attached garage. On a small budget and with only adding about 200 sq. Ft, George was able to transform our house and give all the above. He doubled the size of our kitchen, gave us a foyer, and a mud room with an attached garage. One of the best things about our project I love is it feels like the way the house was built, not a remodel. It flows from front to back and top to bottom like it was originally built this way. As mentioned above, one of the best qualities about George and his staff is their communication. Whenever I, or the contractors were unsure about something we would get an answer very quickly. We are looking forward to using Clemens Pantuso Architecture again soon.”

Eric and Alesha Webster

“When I started dreaming about a major kitchen renovation and the addition of an entryway to the front of the house, Clemens Pantuso Architecture was my first call. I worked directly with Becky Pantuso, who met my design and functionality needs for the new and modified spaces while honoring the architectural integrity of the existing home, a “farmhouse” Victorian built-in 1900.

This is my second project with Clemens Pantuso and Becky, specifically. The first was a two-story, nearly 1,000-square-foot addition of a family room, butler’s pantry, mud room, and master suite with a bathroom and two walk-in closets. That was completed 10 years ago and I remain incredibly pleased with the design, functionality and quality of the addition.

Visitors and passers-by frequently remark on how fitting and lasting my home’s architecture is from inside and out, original to new. The icing on the cake is that Becky and her colleagues at Clemens Pantuso are a pleasure to work with!”

Binnie Kurtzner

“We very much enjoyed working with George Clemens during a renovation of our family room. He was very thorough in his work. His design was excellent and we love our new room!”

James Hopkins

“George and his staff did a great job of transforming the exterior of our house. They took a very plain house and by adding several creative details, especially around the front door entryway, gave the house interesting trim lines and greatly enhanced the overall curb appeal. He also helped in obtaining permits and was very involved in the project from beginning to end.”

Grant Wilk

“George Clemens and Richard Cissell of Clemens Pantuso Architecture have worked on two projects for us; one to build our home, and another several years later to add another bedroom. I have been so impressed by the willingness of their team to address every issue in great detail…. nothing is overlooked. We have counted on the Clemens Pantuso team to follow-up on the small things that we didn’t even think of! When I came up with a rough design concept for our master bath, they helped make it happen. I wholehearted recommend George Clemens and his team for great design and quality follow-through. As a bonus, George and his staff are a delight to work with!”

Deborah Daberko

“We used George Clemens to design our kitchen and great room. We had several designers come and give their ideas. But when George came in, his ideas were creative and just made sense. George is simply talented. Our kitchen and family room came out beautifully!! He rearranged our space to be more space efficient with a better flow and creativity. He was very thorough and helped our project go so smoothly! We will for sure use him for any of our future renovations!”

Caroline Brosnan

“I was very happy with this project! Many suggestions made the final result even better than I had hoped, while keeping my original thought in mind.”

Suzanne Bellini

“Words can not describe how happy we are with the outcome of our home! Becky was great to work with every step of the way! We especially know the outcome was great with all the comments from neighbors, friends and everyone who walks by.”

Mark Kikel

“We had the best experience with Clemens Pantuso Architecture. Not only did they design a beautiful home for our family, but we thoroughly enjoyed the entire process. They were creative, informative and exciting to work with. They cared about each detail of our project no matter how small. I would highly recommend them to anyone.”

Rachel Crandall

“We built our home with George Clemens eleven years ago and have nothing but good things to say about him. He’s very knowledgeable, professional and great to work with!”

Lisa Turner

“We are extremely pleased with the new cottage design results of George Clemens and team at Clemens Pantuso Architecture. We are located in a historical district in St Augustine, Florida and it was important for the new design to match the main historical 1903 Key West Victorian house on the property. George’s attention to the smallest detail allowed the plans to fly through the Historical Architectural Review Board process! He was also readily accessible to discuss any changes with our builder. Everyone that has seen the cottage is “wowed” by how charming it is and how well it just flows with the main house. We couldn’t be more pleased.”

Gary and Laura Shivers

“George Clemens understood instantly what we were trying to achieve when we asked him to help us expanded our 1923 farm-house. Right from the start his design suggestions were perfectly in line with our objectives, and the final result couldn’t have been more satisfactory! He managed to sympathetically add or expand the master bath and dressing room along with adding an upstairs laundry and lower floor four-seasons room that’s become our favorite. He never pushed, never hurried. No design element was complete until we were all totally happy with it. On top of that, he recommended a contractor who executed our concept to perfection with meticulous budget records and on-time delivery with expert craftsmen. Think I’m going over the top? Not at all — this experience was top drawer from initial meeting to final handshake. We’re so happy and would recommend Clemens Pantuso Architecture to anyone.”

Alex and Karen Dade

“We hired Becky Pantuso via a recommendation from our neighbor. Wow! We were so impressed with her from the very beginning. Attention to Detail, Great Listener, Punctual, Stuck to her commitments, Provided a great design, Recommended Builders, Helped lead us through the quoting process, Was there for the Contractor selection process, Continuously reviewed progress of the work, Was there for any question we had, Made sure we were happy with her work and the contractors work. …Then the project was over. With contractors in your house for 4 months, there can be some stress, but she made it all seem easy for us. In a nutshell, by using Becky and Clemens Pantuso Architecture you will get a design you will love, and you also get so much more to help you through the process! We would go back to them in a heartbeat!”

Larry Staley

“This team is creative, thoughtful, helpful, professional and does exceptional work.
I really enjoyed working with Clemens Pantuso. They optimized the design while keeping it within budget. Then they managed the project to ensure that it was done right and completed on time. I recommend them highly and will work with them on all of my future projects.”

Hilda Maibach

“Rebecca Pantuso is a fantastic architect and a great individual. Her energy and performance on our addition and renovation project met my high expectations.”

Stephanie Hunt

“It began with a 30’s stone cottage in an old mill town that was very nearly perfect. Becky expertly opened up a gloomy foyer and non-functional front door, added the front porch I’d always dreamed of for parade and people-watching, and seamlessly embedded a magical space in the rear that is hearth room/sun room, studio, and library combined. The result was a soaring yet somehow cozy blend of warm oak and travertine, awash in daylight. Becky’s depth of experience came through as she won the trust of sometimes skeptical trades and contractors. We live on a main street in a small town, and our project is the talk of the town–in a good way!”

Cinda Chima

“Becky PANTUSO truly worked at warp speed with our renovation project to get the job done before Summer 2015! SHE IS ALL THAT and MORE! Our renovation was NOT easy as our home was originally built-in 1877. Becky listened to what I envisioned…and drew it out…many times. She truly CARES and her input/insight is second to none! Becky also had GREAT subcontractors that are AMAZING!!! Such as Steve at Shady Lane for our cabinetry!! Very HAPPY with outcome!”

Michelle McQuade

“What can you say about Clemens Pantuso that would be worthy of the excellence of the advice, professionalism, and thoroughness of the services provided? Becky Pantuso was recommended by personal friends of ours who had a remodel of their home. Becky was more than the architect on our project. She was always available to answer any questions regarding the project and personally visited our project numerous times to make certain her plans were being followed as drawn. This has continued even to this day even though the contractors have moved on to other projects. Becky is not afraid to voice her opinion. She always has had our interest; and, has conferred just recently with the general contractor regarding some overriding problems that need to be addressed. She has really “gone to bat” for us on these issues. The project was completed six months ago, but is still in Becky’s “to do” box. I think that says a lot for her dedication and love for what she does as a profession. My wife and I would not hesitate recommending her; and, have in fact done so to a close friend who is widowed and wants to make some changes to her home. Our friend is also pleased with Becky; and, has found her to be professional and giving of advice and explanations that are sound and understandable. My wife and I cannot say enough good things about her.”

Nick and Rose Marie Gattozzi

“Rebecca Pantuso of Clemens Pantuso managed the redesign of the first floor of our 1928 Shaker home. She ingeniously maintained the charm of the original house while adjusting the location of the kitchen to give us more space and incorporating a rather unfortunately designed 1990’s addition so that it feels related to the house as a whole. She found us a top-notch contractor and stayed in touch throughout the process. We absolutely love the result. She has tremendous taste and a real sense for incorporating modern family living while preserving the older home that we love. We worked with Rebecca remotely as we were moving from New York and she was very accommodating to our schedule. She is a pleasure to work with and I could not rate her more highly.”

Jaime Buehl-Reichard

“I have worked with George & Becky on two major remodels. Their professionalism and ingenuity is unmatchable. Fabulous team with beautiful, creative, achievable designs. Would recommend them to ANYONE!!”

Vicki Childres

“From start to finish, George Clemens’ professionalism was exemplary. He responded quickly to my request for a meeting to discuss the scope of the work. When hired, he made himself available to discuss any issues that needed to be addressed and resolved.”

Terri and Stuart Kline

“Becky Pantuso from George Clemens Architecture designed an addition for our home. The addition was 2 stories, the upper level being a basketball court/yoga studio and the lower level a media room with a walk out. Becky was extremely thorough in her design taking into account many things that we would not have thought of. She listened to our ideas of what we were looking for and gave us several options. The construction project manager was excellent, keeping us apprised of any issues or delays and the project was completed in a timely manner.”

Deborah Marks

“I worked directly with a partner at George Clemens Architecture, Becky Pantuso. She had good vision, excellent attention to detail and seemed to genuinely love what she was doing. Becky was very committed to giving us the best house that she could. She had good relations with the contractor we chose and seemed well familiar with all of the trades that worked on our home. On a personal note, since I am female, I really enjoyed working with a woman on our home renovation, Becky is a highly skilled professional.”

Mary Walker Sprunt

“No architect in Chagrin Falls has more respect from the community than George Clemens. This is because he is known for taking historic homes, sometimes over 100 years old like ours, and graciously updating them while retaining their true historic nature. George helped us remedy some earlier additions to our home that were inconsistent with the home’s architectural style (Queen Anne), while creating a space that our family could truly cherish as functional and meeting our needs. It is difficult to tell the new from the old, and that was exactly what we wanted. We didn’t want people to walk in and say, “Oh, this must be the new part of the house.” They don’t. Instead, they say, “Oh, you are so lucky to have the original hardwood floors.” (The floors are reclaimed Heartpine), or “Wow, look at the original fireplace” (Which was designed by George to incorporate antique Victorian tile). Old homes can present a unique challenge and George is exceptionally good at meeting those challenges in a creative, thoughtful, detailed manner to bring out not only beauty, but function as well.”

Kathryn Garvey

“George and the staff were great. From when we first met to discuss our home renovation project it soon became clear that our must haves was going to mean a major rebuild. Through this process George was very patient until we realized it as well. Then when we really got started there was great dialogue between us and George, with different folks in the group such as Becky and Mike helping out with there particular areas of expertise. There was a lot of thinking “outside the box” to create solutions to unique design issues. All the predictions of how energy-efficient our home was going to be have turned out to be true. Also they were always listening to our needs as this was going to be our home and not theirs, but they would also make sure that we didn’t do something we were very likely to regret later. Our project finished on time as promised and they worked great with our contractors, which meant that prior to building the budget was pretty accurate!”

Dr. Samir Latifi & Dr. Natalie Yeaney

“We had a wonderful experience working with Clemens Architecture. They were professional, insightful and very talented. George and Becky transformed our home. We will definitely look to Clemens Architecture for our next project.”

Diane & Eric Attell

“We worked closely with Ms. Rebecca Pantuso from this firm and she was amazing! Very attentive, great attention to details! She helped us design our kitchen and mudroom and basement extra workout room! It all came out looking spectacular!

I think her attention to details was what stood out for us. We are busy professionals and at times would not see a detail and Becky would point it out and had on occasion made the carpenters redo the work. Some of the minor changes made all the differences!!

We highly recommend this firm and specifically Ms. Pantuso!”

Dr. Mamta Singh & Dr. Scott Fulton

“George and Becky designed a very tasteful and historically accurate restoration of our craftsman home; Front porch, kitchen/dining area and a new mud room. Very pleased with attention to period specific details. I give highest recommendations for them.”

Sam Eberlein

“We have worked with George Clemens Architecture on two separate projects with our current home. The first was the complete renovation of our Western Reserve Farmhouse and the second was adding a screened porch and garage expansion. Our goal was to transform our little farmhouse into a European cottage. The George Clemens Architecture team was able to achieve our goals and still preserve the spirit of the original 1870s house. George has a keen ability to listen to all your objectives and translate this to design, while never compromising the integrity or style of the structure. You truly feel as though your project is as important to him as it is to you. Most importantly, George is able to balance the needs of both the husband and wife to create something truly special that everyone can enjoy. We could not be more pleased with the outcome and highly recommend George Clemens Architecture.”

Karla King

“We live in a century home-built circa 1850. My husband and I wanted to blend our modern preferences into the home but still keep some of its character. George Clemens Architecture was able to take our ideas and turn our out-of-date home into a modern farmhouse. Their attention to detail really made the difference between an addition to a transformation. We connected two upstairs areas and added a bathroom for our children, a rec space, a new bedroom, and a small work-out room. With the help of George Clemens Architecture, we also transformed the outside of our home including a new front porch with a metal roof. We enjoyed working with Becky at George Clemens Architecture so much that we hired her to transform our master bathroom less than a year later.”

Libby Young

“Upon a recommendation from my wife’s former boss, we sought architecture services for an addition on our newly purchased home. From the beginning, Becky Pantuso was a complete professional. From the initial meetings and planning stages through demolition and then construction, Becky’s expertise was invaluable in shaping what turned out to be a fabulous renovation. Her ability to “see” into an empty space and imagine a beautiful room is a marvelous skill. She demonstrated from the beginning pride in her work, continuously checking in during the construction process to ensure it was turning out as she envisioned. Her working relationship with the contractor was a definite plus… it was easy for us as customers to watch their interaction and see he obviously valued her opinion and input. After completion of our renovation, we recommended George Clemens Architecture (and specifically Becky Pantuso) to friends who renovated their kitchen where she helped to design yet another masterpiece. From what I was told this was even more technically challenging a project than ours. In summary, I can’t recommend this company highly enough.”

Brian Stephany and Brook Watts

“We’ve worked with George and Becky of Clemens Architecture on two separate projects, and we’ve been thrilled with the results both times. One project was a large addition to our 1927 Dutch colonial home; the other project was a small reconfiguration of interior spaces. George and Becky were a pleasure to work with! Their designs beautifully respected the architectural integrity of our home and our neighborhood. They solved problems and dealt with limitations creatively. What’s more, they did all that on time, on budget, and to our extreme satisfaction. We wholeheartedly recommend Clemens Architecture to anyone who wants to upgrade their current home or to build a new one.”

Jeff and Julia Healy

“A day does not go by that Pam and I think about our wonderful house and the great work you did in its transformation from a late 1970’s modern to our dream for a house styled in the fashion of a Cape Cod.  You were able to see the possibilities in this old house and turn it into something special. You both were great to work with, understood our sense of style and combined it with your professional approach to design. It was a pleasure working with you and when someone compliments us on the remodel we always mention that it was designed by George Clemens.”

Irv and Pam Hara

“When taking on the task of a home project of any real magnitude, it gave my wife and I a great deal of confidence that George, Becky, et al would be right alongside us from beginning to end to ensure that our mutual vision made it to paper and then to reality. It’s confidence likes that make us look around our home and be so thankful we partnered with George and his team.”

Katy and David Livingston

“George, Becky and the staff were wonderful to work with on our renovation. Most importantly, the result was better than we could have imagined in both style and function. We would enjoy working with them again on another project.”

Todd and Gwen McCuaig

“Living in the heart of the Chagrin Falls Historic District, we met with a couple of architects who could not envision a solution to the space needs of our growing family.  When we met with George he was the first one to understand what we were hoping to accomplish and partnered with us to brainstorm creative solutions.  His familiarity with the Village review boards enabled us to get approval on our first effort and get our project underway. Throughout the building phase he remained available to us and our contractor and even pushed to improve a section of a roofline that he felt didn’t match the architectural drawings.   Five years later, we continue to receive compliments on his work from strangers walking past our home.”

Sharon Broz

“We love all that George did for us, the new kitchen is fantastic. He worked hard to bring natural light through the entire house. In removing walls and opening it up, he created an open and inviting kitchen. Now we have a place where everyone hangs out. No longer are we all alone in the kitchen. :-)”

Rodney and Nicole Twells

“George had such vision for our remodel. He was able to incorporate all of our desires within our design and budget constraints. The firm was responsive, patient and truly engaged in the process. We will definitely look to Clemens Architecture for any future projects.”

Diane and Eric Attell

“I started my project with two challenges: I was building something with unusual specifications and I wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted. George, Becky, Mike and Justin [fill in George Clemens Architecture, if you would prefer] all contributed to design my dream, and then guided the process of turning that dream into a beautiful and well-functioning space. Everyone I worked with was gracious, intelligent, professional and insightful. I have only praise and gratitude for the team at George Clemens Architecture. I highly recommend them!!!”

Julie Tamarkin

“I have known and worked with George Clemens and his team for over 25 years on 4 projects.

These ranged from family and sun room additions to total kitchen remodeling in my previous homes in Cleveland and shaker heights to our most recent project in chagrin falls. George Clemens is a perfectionist, professional in his work as an architect and an excellent listener to the needs of his clients. He is honest and trustworthy and I highly recommend him.”

Respectively – Michael K. Koehler, M.D