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M. Grisafe Architect Named “Business of the Day” by Monday Morning Radio

We are pleased to announce that M. Grisafe Architect was recently named “Business of the Day” on the Monday Morning Radio website. Monday Morning Radio is a popular weekly podcast that features interviews with innovative small business owners and entrepreneurs. The Business of the Day is part of a new section on their website called …

What it Means When We Say We Advocate for Our Long Beach Architecture Clients

During my recent interview with Dean Rotbart on Monday Morning Radio, we focused a good deal of time on M. Grisafe Architect’s mantra: Advise, Advocate and Collaborate. We discussed how we advise our clients by walking them through the design and permitting process so they have the knowledge needed to collaborate with us in the …

Observations on a Year of Giving Back to the Long Beach Community

At the beginning of 2015, I made the decision to clarify the identity of M. Grisafe Architect. Some of the questions I asked myself as I was going through the process were: What does our company stand for? What types of projects would we like to do more of? What types of people do we …

Mark Grisafe Interviewed on Popular Podcast for Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

I recently jumped at an opportunity that was presented to me to appear on a well-known podcast in the small business community called Monday Morning Radio. The host, Dean Rotbart, does weekly interviews with small business owners and business experts around the country and posts them to the Monday Morning Radio website. Many of the …

Mark Grisafe Begins Teaching Interior Design at Mount San Antonio College

I (M. Grisafe Architects owner Mark Grisafe) was recently asked to teach a course at Mount San Antonio College, a junior college located about 50 miles from our Long Beach architecture firm. The course is Introduction to Interior Design, and it meets two nights a week during the fall quarter. So far, it’s been a …

Boutique Long Beach Architecture Firm Receives Prestigious Award

We are excited to announce that the M. Grisafe Architects blog (the one you are reading right now) has been named a 2015 MarCom Gold Winner! The MarCom Awards is a well-respected and prestigious creative competition for the marketing and communication industry. They award companies, large and small, for excellence in categories like print and …

Helping Long Beach Homeowners After Disaster Strikes

On June 29th, 2015, some children in a Long Beach neighborhood decided to get an early start on their Independence Day celebration by shooting off some fireworks into the sky. One of these fireworks landed on the roof of a nearby neighborhood’s home—a home that was built at a time when wood shingle roofs were …

M. Grisafe Architects Team Growing and Embracing New Technology

We’d like to publicly welcome Rachel Fuller to the team at M. Grisafe Architects (read the official press release). Rachel is a recent graduate of Mt. San Antonio College’s interior design program, earning two Associates of Science degrees, one in Interior Design and the other in Interior Design Kitchen and Bath. Mt. San Antonio’s interior …

Interview with Mark Grisafe Featured on Businessing Magazine

I was recently contacted by Businessing Magazine, an online publication dedicated to small business ownership, about a feature in a new series of articles they have launched called “5 Questions With.” As the name implies, “5 Questions With” asks the same five questions of multiple small business owners in various fields to get their insights …

Complex Tenant Improvement in Long Beach Completed with Rewarding Results

It’s always very rewarding when we get to be involved in projects that benefit the community in a positive way. Several months ago, we featured the opening of Suite Beauty Salon in the city of Orange that we had just completed. This well-crafted salon is unique in that it gives stylists an opportunity to try …