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H-C DESIGN & CONSULTING

Who We Are

Here at H-C Design & Consulting, we provide modern design and consulting services to all foodservice enterprises. Our innovative design solutions integrate energy and operational efficiencies to provide the greatest opportunity for reduced total operational costs throughout the equipments life-cycle within the facility.

Michael Miles, FCSI

As a skilled chef with a background in foodservice equipment and commercial kitchen design, I understand the frustrations of an improper kitchen layout. I also realize the importance of accounting every detail. I am dedicated to incorporating my real world working knowledge of the industry and reviewing all the possibilities for project success. Energy efficient integrated project delivery is not only my business; it’s my passion

I’m a Culinary Arts graduate of Johnson & Wales University and a Professional Member of Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI). I am committed to the FCSI Code of Conduct, so we work independently and do not profit from product endorsements. This frees me to listen to you, the client, and recommend the best products for your project. 

As always, surpassing customer expectations and client satisfaction—with the process and the end product—is my first priority.

Design Philosophy

H-C Design & Consulting believes that every client deserve a pleasant collaborative experience that results in an exceptional design. We work closely with each client to bring the projects individual design needs and ideas to life. With budget, timeline, menu, and spatial considerations in mind, our creative design solutions maximize functionality, energy efficiency, and all other operational needs

To ensure a seamless and successful project, we stay in constant contact with all project architects, designers, and engineers, coordinating plan details and keeping comprehensive records from start to finish.

What We Do

The H-C Design & Consulting process begins by meeting your project’s stakeholders, including any owners, administrative staff, and personnel. Once we thoroughly understand the venture's needs, vision and objectives, we apply our knowledge of the latest industry trends to design a contemporary, sustainable kitchen plan. We maintain progress review documents to for direction at each milestone of the project. After client approval, our designers draft Revit based conceptual, schematic and construction documents. We believe this allows you, the client, to more tangibly experience the spatial arrangement and working flow of the plan. 

From the first consultation past substantial competition, we are dedicated to coordinate every intricate detail.

EXPERTISE


Conceptual Programming & Design

After determining your goals and objectives, we can develop everything from your project’s design criteria to your customer profile, volume summary, menu format, service concept and cost parameters. Once the entire foodservice program is established, we create a schematic design and equipment list.

Design development

Your design takes shape during intense coordination between project architects, engineers and your representatives. If desired, we can evaluate and incorporate your existing usable equipment into the design before developing an equipment plan and schedule. We also help with local Health Department reviews and approvals.

Construction documents

We prepare mechanical and electrical spot connection plans; organize final equipment plans, schedules, specifications, and fabricated equipment detail drawings; and create comprehensive specification manuals.

Bidding

For design collaboration projects, we prepare master specification documentation and respond to bidders’ questions and substitution requests quickly and thoroughly.  Addendum and RFI coordinated intensively between the design team.

For end user projects, we prepare RFP documents as a complete package to solicit to qualified equipment providers and installers. We manage, compile and assemble spreadsheets with bidder's information and products for final decisions by the project’s representatives.

Construction administration

Our detailed administration services ensure the job is done right. H-C Design will review contractor submittals and shop drawings to the design intent within the final bidding set. We address Requests For Information, Bulletin and Project Requests in a timely manner.  At substantial completion, we thoroughly inspect the equipment installation and foodservice areas, photograph then provide detailed final punch list items for review.  

Laundry design

From concept to construction and installation, H-C Design delivers detailed service. We verify pre-slab rough-ins as well as electrical and mechanical rough-ins. To set your mind at ease about the equipment and its installation, we also offer pre-equipment installation meetings.


* H-C Design can help align you with trusted trade professionals for these services.

Graphics*

Most customers learn about your business before they even step inside your building. Make sure your graphics enhance your mission. To provide a comprehensive, harmonious design across your entire organization, H-C Design provides logo and signage design in addition to menu design and layout services.

Institutional development*

Need help building your ideal organization? We provide recipe planning, food cost analysis and commissary set-up services to ensure you’re ready for business when your doors open.

Interior design*

You want everything to look perfect, so our talented design team works tirelessly, from concept to construction and beyond, to coordinate between our architects, engineers and your representatives. This ensures a seamless and consistent design across all aspects of your business.

Management services*

Our administration services help professionalize your staff. From developing operational procedures to training employees and providing strategic financial analysis, H-C Design will take your company to the next level.