Christian Brothers Automotive

Two years ago, Christian Brothers Automotive Corporation contacted Stewart + Reindersma Architects, PLLC as a potential consultant for our first project in the Phoenix market. Since that day, we have worked with SRA360 on a number of projects, not only in Phoenix, but also in New Mexico. Currently, we are jointly planning stores in Washington, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Florida and Colorado with more on the horizon.

The principals and staff at SRA360 are intelligent, intuitive, interested and fully committed to our projects. The work they produce is both accurate and dependable. Communication from all members of the staff is constant, crisp, and continual. They are tenacious in their pursuit of city approvals and don’t lose interest once a permit is in hand. SRA360 helps us manage each project, from concept site plan to certificate of occupancy, with true intensity being fully committed to schedule, budget and project quality. Furthermore, CBAC’s values and corporate philosophy are fully respected and protected with all individuals associated with our projects from city planning board members to city inspectors. 

To say we are pleased with SRA360 would be an understatement. We have come, not only to trust their project lead, but also their intuition as we work together adapting our model to new and unfamiliar municipalities. They have become an exceedingly valuable partner in our fleet expansion throughout the country. What began as collaboration on a single project has now blossomed into a relationship that we hope continues for many years.

I highly recommend SRA360 for your planning, architectural and permitting needs.

Curtis Cain
Director of Property and Facility Development
Christian Brothers Automotive Corporation

As a structural engineer for both commercial and custom residential projects, I have been working with Sake Reindersma and the SRA360 team for over 14 years. When it comes to architectural design expertise, I can say without hesitation that SRA360 is one of the best architects that I have ever worked with. They truly care about their clients’ needs, and seek to create lasting relationships and positive results with each new project.

Tres J. Warner, SE, MBA, LEED AP
Design Division Manager
Starling Madison Lofquist, Inc.

Brushfire tacos y tapas

I needed a home run and SRA360 delivered. I can’t say enough about Sake Reindersma’s creativity, knowledge of codes and persuasive nature with city planning departments. Here is my story.

I owned a valuable piece of street frontage in the northwest Phoenix valley. I wanted to put an unusual restaurant on the parcel that would not be like anything around. My curiosity, along with many others, had been stimulated with the idea of re-using shipping containers for the outdoor dining, drive thru, gourmet Mexican restaurant. I had (2) renowned chefs excited and working on the recipes, the right location, a vision in my minds eye but I needed somebody to put it together so that the city would buy it. Everybody said; “the building department would not go for it...too different.” I wanted to give it a good try...and I wanted a “good Scottsdale architect” to work with. I asked for a qualified resource and Sake’s name was given to me.
When Sake and I sat down to brainstorm combining the stacked shipping container look with stucco and a handsome roof line the ideas started flying. I have never had such a good time exploring different ideas. Sake was a fast thinker and I was having fun keeping up with him. The contractor kept asking if the city will go for it. Sake’s response was; “we have to give it a try. We have to make it look good.” And, he did just that! To this day I am blown away with the uniqueness and symmetry of our Mexican restaurant.

I could go on and on, but suffice it to say; I am very happy with what Sake created. Take a look at it for yourself. It is attractive, stands out in a Mall, trendy and is full of life. I can’t wait to build 50 of them.

Clint Berkey
Brushfire Tacos y Tapas

I began working with SRA360 Architecture, a few years ago, when I moved to Phoenix. We have done about a half a dozen projects together, and I could not be happier, with their attitude, professionalism, and their pricing. I would highly recommend them for any size project.

Ray Shepherd

Dutch Bros Coffee
Since starting in business seven years ago as a Construction Management company representing Restaurant Owners, we tried a number of Architectural firms throughout the Valley. We had a very difficult time trying to find an Architect that provided the balance of quality work and competitive pricing that our clients wanted. We have been working with SRA360 for the past two years and all of our customers are pleased with the change.
The two main reasons why I like SRA360 are: First, that they know the whole project—most Architects seem to view the drawings from their MEP Consultants as a “black box” and never open them up. SRA360 regularly reviews the electrical and mechanical drawings to make sure they coordinate with the plan set. Second, willingness to go the extra mile—it has become frustrating that most everyone in the A/E industry has their hand out asking for money, holding the customer hostage for a change order, before they do the extra work. SRA360 cares about the project and timeline first and makes the changes needed right away to benefit the customer and stay on schedule.

If you’re looking for an Architectural Firm that will be a partner with you throughout your expansion program, I heartily recommend SRA360.

Bill Cantieri
Restaurant Construction Consultants

Dear Rio Team,

I wanted to let you know that I have informed the chancellor of my decision to retire from my position as president of Rio Salado College, effective August 4, 2018. I have enjoyed a wonderful 26-year career at MCCCD, 14 of those years at Rio Salado. Rio is a very special and unique institution and it has been a tremendous privilege to serve as your president and colleague.

As I reflect over the past eight years as president, I want to express my appreciation to you for your contributions to the innovative work that we have been able to accomplish together. We expanded our reach by creating new locations and centers throughout Maricopa County. We actively sought out ways to improve RioLearn and integrated RioPACE and RioCompass into our online classes to help students progress in their coursework. It was an honor to participate in the creation of the SPOT 127 youth media centers and the KJZZ news bureaus in Mexico City and Hermosillo, and to also welcome MCOR to the Rio family. In addition, I was proud to brief Bill Gates when he visited the college a few years ago about the RioAchieve grant funded by his foundation and the great work that you do to help our students succeed through innovative uses of technology. Thank you for your support and dedication to these and many other initiatives that we have moved forward together.

I wish each of you and Rio all the best as you launch RioNational this year and continue to serve our students wherever they live. I will watch your continued successes from afar, knowing that I was once part of the great team at Rio that always puts students first.

Farewell, and I hope to see many of you around the community in the coming years!


Dr. Chris Bustamante
Rio Salado President