We're proud to receive some exceptional compliments from our clients and here are just a few of them.

we hired JJ to design a private residence 15k sf + he did an excellent job and I would recommend him to anyone, we are also currently starting a residential remodel with him as well

Jeff Tomascak | 10/18/2013

As a leading luxury realtor in the Charlotte and Lake Norman areas, my recommendations to clients is extremely important to my reputation and business. I have referred and recommended Elite Design Group and JJ Barja to many clients and continue to do so. They are always on the cutting edge of home design, are always willing to listen to their clients' needs, and have the experience with all the top home builders in Charlotte. If you're looking to build or renovate and want a trusted partner, Elite Design Group is a top choice! Matt Rawlins, Realtor Rawlins & Company.

Mdrawlins | 10/18/2013

JJ Barga and the Elite Design Group have performed beyond expectations on numerous projects that I have been associated with, would highly recomend them


Elite Design took our wants and ideas and transformed them into a beautiful dream home. JJ was extremely enthusiastic and was able to not only incorporate our wishes but also provide professional guidance to further enhance the end result. Easy to work with and very skilled.

Millmc66 | 10/18/2013

We hired JJ to design our new house after interviewing several other designers. It was the best decision we could have made. JJ's greatest attribute is his ability to listen to his clients. My wife (Kim) and I spent years planning our house. In fact, Kim had been accumulating magazine photos for over a decade and the binder was massive. During our first meeting Kim described her dream home while JJ quietly drew floor plans and elevations on a yellow legal pad. These drawings became our home. It was a surprisingly simple process---thanks to JJ.

Working with JJ was a pleasure. He is an experienced building professional with an artist's eye. I especially appreciated his candidness when I had design questions. Frequently, JJ would answer my questions/concerns by saying, "Trust me on this one." I'm glad I did, he was always right. He's a great designer and I wouldn't hesitate to hire him on another project. We love our house and we enjoy every square foot of it........just like JJ said we would!

Dan Cook

Cornelius, NC

Cook90 | 10/18/2013

My spouse and I own a 100 year old Colonial in the heart of Elizabeth and when we decided to make an update, we were very particular. We wanted the house to be our own, but also to respect the existing architecture. JJ immediately understood our love for the house and did an amazing job incorporating our modern necessities and tastes. He was inventive with the layout of the rooms in a way that others just were not able. Many other designers wanted us to remove the original butler’s pantry to make it easier to accommodate the large scale appliances, but not JJ. He immediately knew he could design around it. Our friends are always commenting on the “smart design” of our rooms and we owe all the credit to JJ.

Kv411clement | 10/18/2013

Besides the enormous talent he possesses, JJ is the kind of design professional that TRULY listens to his clients. As a builder, the most valuable aspect of his work is the consistent, seemingly effortless way in which he produces great design after great design in many different vernaculars, and always with fresh ideas. We have used JJ exclusively for a number of years, and are always confident in his timeliness, design skill and respect for our input. He is always there with a great solution.

Jfbenham | 10/18/2013

Elite Design Group knows how to take care of customers. They listen and implement ideas in a wise way. They are knowledgeable about the homebuilding process and design a home that is both functional and beautiful. We would not use anyone else.

Mistyhnc | 10/18/2013

JJ Barja from EDG was great. He listen to what I wanted to do and carefully noted what I did not want with my house design. He then came back with a design that had everything that I wanted as well as some things that he thought would add value. He was open to my suggestions and all changes that I wanted to make.

Demetria Bennett | 10/18/2013

JJ and Elite Design were incredibly helpful in building our custom home, we would highly recommend them to anyone. JJ has an amazing skill to get general thoughts from you, and turn your thoughts into a picture like he was reading your mind. He is fully hands on, and willing to work with you diligently to get exactly what you are looking for in the design and function of your home. We often say that there is amazingly few things we would do different with the layout of our home if we started from a blank sheet of paper again.

Mattbrennan | 10/18/2013

"Listening is a greater gift than creativity."
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