Client Perspective

Matt Turner


Fantastic job on the building design, you have really exceeded our expectations.

Brian Neal

Hamilton Development

HELT Design contribution to this project has been incredible, your fees have been fair and the clarification your drawings have brought to the table have saved us time and money. You have exceeded our expectations. I appreciate your firm representing us so competently in front of our new mutual client. Thanks again.

Kurt Lund

T&N Properties, Utah

We have found the team at HELT Design to be honest, deliver integrity and a high level of service unique to our needs and way of working on every project. When we wanted to expand our project development area into the State of Montana, Tim Johnston AIA was able to get licensed there quickly, with no cost to us and continued the level of service we have come to expect and appreciate. Having completed multiple commercial projects with HELT Design we can highly recommend their services particularly those looking for a custom service experience and long term working relationship.

Dick Cromlish

Live/Work Project – Business Owner

Tim Johnston and (the team of HELT Design) have been a pleasure to deal with. Our job was a live/work unit on main street in Belmont, NC, and turns out to the first live/work in Gaston County. After the counties first review there were 17 items to be addressed and Tim took care of these in short order. We would, and already have, recommended Tim to other builders in the area.


Residence Owner

We chose HELT Design to work with in deciding how to expand our 2 bedroom 1 bath brick bungalow located in downtown Belmont, NC. Tim and team were a pleasure to work with. They brought excellent design ideas to the table and were very understanding of our needs and accommodating of our budget. We highly recommend them to anyone looking for a professional partner who will maintain a client focused perspective.

Adam J.

Residence Owner

After purchasing lake front property in Charlotte NC, we entered into an exhaustive search to find the right architect to design our dream home. We knew what we wanted in a custom home and Tim Johnston (of HELT Design) was able to create a design that incorporated our needs on balance with our budget. He worked with us through every phase of concept and design providing all of the renderings and models needed to fully conceptualize the scope of the project. Tim Johnston brought a strong modern esthetic that we had been seeking and an understanding of the complexities of building on waterfront property. Tim incorporated passive solar design tailored to meet the specific requirements of our exposure and latitude. Tim came up with creative solutions to accommodate the challenges of our lot and the limitations of our budget. He positioned the house to protect access to our boat ramp and take full advantage of the lake views, while designing a basement home that minimized costs and always kept in mind the practical requirements of custom home building.

Jessica C.

Residence Owner

We have enjoyed our working relationship with Tim Johnston and the entire (HELT Design) team. Our new home incorporates every detail that we had hoped to achieve. We would not hesitate to use their services again in the future and plan to recommend them to friends and family.

Andy W.

Residence Owner

Tim and his team (at HELT Design) helped us navigate the complex process of design choices for the front of our 1950’s ranch in Charlotte. He was truthful and attentive in the process. His company created 3-D models for us to choose from. This allowed us the economical luxury of digital decision making before we pulled the trigger, very helpful. Looking forward to future projects with Tim.

Sandy S.

Residence Owner

I recently engaged HELT Design for design work on a home remodeling and garage addition project on our home in the Dilworth Community. The project required specialized knowledge of the neighborhood and the Historic Commission. I have been very impressed with the staff and the quality of work provided by Tim Johnston and his team of architects. They have been very responsive when changes to our original plan were called for, and they have listened carefully to our concerns and answered our questions to my complete satisfaction. I also felt that they appreciated our business. I have no hesitation to recommend HELT Design for a home or business building/renovation project.