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Esterly, Schneider & Associates - Known for Excellence and Distinction

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Esterly, Schneider & Associates

1736 East Sunshine, Suite 417 Springfield, MO 65804
Phone: 417-862-0558
Fax: 417-862-3265
Top Executives:
Craig A. Schneider, President and
Mary M. Arnold, Secretary-Treasurer
Year Founded: 1947
Number of employees: 16
Product or service: Architecture
As one of Springfield’s oldest active architectural firms, Esterly, Schneider & Associates, Inc., AIA, has achieved distinction both in the Midwest and nationally. Founded originally in 1947 by A. C. Esterly, AIA, with present-day managing partners Craig A. Schneider and Mary M. Arnold, who remain active with the firm.

Esterly, Schneider and its consultants provide full-range architectural and planning services. Its clients include financial, commercial, medical, governmental, retail, educational, and industrial entities. The firm provides these clients functional programming, land/master planning, interior design, and landscape architecture. Currently licensed in 39 states, the company designs projects throughout the United States.

They have numerous notable projects that many would recognize as icons of the area on a daily basis. Visit their website for a partial project viewing.

The firm’s successes begin with the mission to build close client relationships. Esterly, Schneider first listens to achieve a thorough understanding of client goals, then, to fulfill those goals, brings to each project full architectural analysis and design, budgeting of all costs and time, and assurance of quality construction.

On every project, the company’s principals are involved in all aspects from concept to completion and the building opening. At a minimum, two designers are assigned to each project to ensure detailed oversight of all aspects of the project from programming to construction administration.

In addition, as a relationship-driven, results-oriented firm, Esterly, Schneider always endeavors to enhance clients’ connections to their buildings and to the spaces they occupy. This client-driven approach has inspired appreciation from many contractors and project owners of the firm’s expertise and diligence in providing them the most carefully designed and detailed project drawings and specifications.

Esterly, Schneider supports each building throughout its life, maintaining copies of all plans, specifications, operating manuals, shop drawings, and other important materials to meet any client need.

Strong on tradition and firmly established for over six decades as a leader in architecture, Esterly, Schneider & Associates also meets today’s challenges to provide environmentally and energy-conscious design. Their design team has LEED AP certified professionals, who have a thorough understanding of green building principles and practices. The firm, is awaiting LEED Silver Certification of the Transportation Management Center project owned by the City of Springfield and Missouri Department of Transportation. This will be the City's first LEED Silver certified city-owned building.

Esterly, Schneider & Associates’ long record of outstanding client service has resulted in many referrals and a wealth of loyal and dedicated clients. In keeping with this excellent reputation, the firm remains deeply committed to continue providing its clients architectural design and services that meet the very highest standards.

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