"Amber helped us convert our house into a home"

"Amber helped us convert our house into a home.  Her ability to translate our likes and dislikes into an architectural plan that not only modified the existing space but also seamlessly incorporated a large addition was truly amazing.  Never in our wildest dreams did we ever think such a transformation was possible.  We absolutely love everything about our home now...something we weren't able to say before we enlisted her expertise.  She is an incredibly talented designer whose plans are practical and can be easily executed by the contractors."

John Fetters, homeowner

"Amber made the vision for Alley Stage a reality. Designing a stage that would literally become one with a limestone quarry wall is not an easy task.  But also to do it in a way that creates a versatile performance space takes as much talent as it does to produce the plays performed there."

Coleman, producer

"As an estimator, working on a Westerman plan is a joy.  Her attention to detail assures that her client will receive an accurate takeoff and cost estimate on their proposed project. Amber Westerman's plans are among the best I've worked on."

Tim Singer, Singer Lumber Company

"Amber Westerman designed a wonderful Habitat for Humanity house last year.  First, she took great pains to understand our needs and preferences.  Then she created an aesthetically pleasing plan that embodied our wishes and respected our budget limitations.  Thanks to Amber's gift, we were able to partner with a hard-working family to build a beautiful and affordable home."

Elsa Greene, Habitat for Humanity

"As a builder, working with Amber is a real pleasure. Her designs and drawings are clear and she is always available for questions and updates. She is a collaborative designer, allowing others involved in the project real input in the design and evolution of the building. I also find her projects have a creativity and design sense that make them a real pleasure to build, often inspiring my own creativity, even when they are “modest” houses for our Habitat builds. The clients we build for get top level livability in an affordable and buildable house. Our volunteers are always happy to work on Amber’s houses, feeling they learn more about livable design and construction on those projects. And the open houses when we are done are always filled with “ooohhs and aaahhs".

Keith Symon, Habitat for Humanity

"Working with Amber was a delight.  She is the consummate professional, a superbly talented designer, and she is extraordinarily versed in construction processes and procedures. Amber listened closely to our needs and ideas, translating them into a beautifully designed, and extremely functional home. One of our goals was to create an eco-friendly environment within an energy efficient structure. Amber’s enthusiasm for our goals, and her willingness to research made possible the use of SIP's, rolled steel floor joists, as well as many other innovative materials.  Working with Amber Westerman was a pleasure, and far exceeded our expectations."

Susan E. Hart, homeowner

"We have received many compliments about how well the addition flows into the existing home. The design is seamless and keeps the original integrity of the house intact. Thank you so much for listening to what we wanted and creating the perfect design."

Lisa Scofield, homeowner

"We hired Amber after considering other designers in Madison and Chicago.  After working with her, we realized we selected the best designer for our demanding personalities.  She has many fine attributes, including patience, intelligence, and a broad knowledge of architectural design.  She is an excellent listener and presenter, is articulate and a skillful negotiator.  When two strong-minded people decide to build a home from the ground up, it is inevitable they will disagree.   Amber was able to guide us through a difficult and challenging process and achieve the improbable----a home we love."

J & K, homeowners

Amber designed a beautiful home for our family.  She was able to decipher the thoughts of two people who can't make up their mind, and put it on paper.  The house fits the landscape.  We truly appreciate all her help in creating this lovely place called home.

Meg & Jim Sigg, homeowners

We continue to be extremely pleased with our remodeling project of a few years ago, and we still get compliments.  There is no doubt every penny we spent hiring you was worth it.  We are grateful.

Paula & Andrew Baumann, homeowners

We tackled several remodeling projects on our own, but when it came time to envision a new kitchen, we turned to Amber.  It was the best money we spent.  We highly recommend her to all our friends. 

Steve & Mary Jo Michek, homeowners

I want to thank you for everthing you did to help make our home just perfect.  Everyone loves the design.  I think of you as I work in my yard or gaze out the windows.  I remember you saying we should take time to notice the sunrise and sunset and overall surroundings before choosing a location to build.  I think we've done just that.

Cindy & Don Leix, homeowners

The deck, patio, and landscaping is done and looks really good.  I often think how pleased I am with the design.  You did a great job!

Christine Richards, homeowner

Thanks so much Amber for all your "out of the box" ideas.  You have been a great help to us.

Molly & John, homeowners

Thank you again for your ideas, inspiration, and professionalism.  I'm very excited about the kitchen remodel because it is "just right".

Jenny, homeowner

It was a real pleasure to meet you last week.  Your advice brought some much-needed clarity to our current project, and we are both very excited to work with you on future remodeling ideas.

Kristen & Scott, homeowners

We are really happy with all your ideas and can't wait to start construction of our new home.

Doug & Janet, homeowners

We appreciate the guidance and expertise you've given us since the beginning of our journey to expand our facilities with the remodeling of the Lind Pavilion.

Shake Rag Board of Directors

I have had the pleasure of working with Amber for a number of years on the Dodgeville Historic Preservation Commission. Amber is our most active Committee member, typically taking on the liaison role for the HPC on the larger and more difficult projects. She is quite skilled on architectural design concepts and construction techniques, and she partners closely with building owners to help educate and guide them to solutions for their building which are historically appropriate. She is very friendly, approachable, and personable, and I consistently receive positive feedback from building owners on their interactions with Amber.

Jeffrey Grayson, Chairman DHPC

Our family room is beautiful. Amber took all our wish list requests and created a room that not only is functional and spacious but looks like it has always been here. She preserved the charming views I had before and added more with windows placed in key locations. We continue to get compliments on the design and roominess of our addition. We have been able to merge the old with the new and it really works well.

Sue Matye, homeowner

Amber is one of the most interesting people you will ever meet. Very creative and able to come up with many design solutions to challenging problems.

Claudia Looze, homeowner

We love the design concept.  Your thoughtfulness and perspective have been tremendously helpful and hugely appreciated.

Charlie Pearce, homeowner

You designed a dormer addition for us, and it's now complete.  We are really happy with the outcome and your design worked very well indeed.  The original second floor bedrooms were so dark and cramped it was impossible to enjoy the space.  The dormer and other improvements made all the difference.  Thanks so much for a great job.

Bill & Genny Fannucchi, homeowners

I greatly enjoyed working with you. Your approach of considering all the details before coming up with a really thoughtful use of the space was just what I needed. I will gladly recommend your services, and I hope I can find more projects to work with you on - maybe when I decide to move forward with renovations on the kitchen, dining and mudroom area!



R. Scott, homeowner


Amber designed innovative changes to our century farmhouse which seamlessly fit it's historic character. She listened carefully to our objectives and budget constraints, and responded creatively with practical designs that were easily understood and accomplished by our contractors. She is a woman of much talent, refreshingly collaborative, and a delight to work with. We recommend Amber to others with enthusiasm!

Linda & Daniel Marquardt, homeowners

"Working with Amber was a delight"

608-935-9020 178 1/2 N. Iowa Street Suite 204 Dodgeville, WI 53533 amber@amberwesterman.com