Tamales Jovita – Restaurant Design-Build Remodel
Location: Escondido, CA
Size: 1,600 square feet
Scope: Tamales Jovita owner Cecilia Estevez hired APS to provide full-service architecture, kitchen design, engineering, and construction services for a new restaurant in downtown Escondido focusing on Mexican tamales. The first service we offered Cecilia was a leased space evaluation to be able to provide more in-depth cost estimates and schedule for her vision to be accomplished. Our work then involved the preparation of plans and permits to install a 10′ hood, new gas service, structural modifications, and selection and installation of the kitchen equipment package. APS also upgraded the lighting and electrical system in the kitchen, designed and built the Point-of-Sale (POS) counter, modified interior partition walls, installed a new suspended ceiling and other kitchen finishes, and patched the roof. Tamales Jovita uses her grandmother’s authentic recipes and the food is delicious! Come by, try a tasty tamale!
“I was lucky to find APS when I did my search for contractors on the internet. What made the difference was their customer service. Since the first call, Jeff was very patient and explained to me the types of spaces I needed to look for in order to keep my costs down. Once I found a location, Jeff and Jamie came to look at the location and gave me an estimate. They told me that they were not the cheapest, but they would help me to avoid headaches down the road. That is what mattered to me. APS did all the work from drawings to permits to improvements and installation of equipment. APS team is very efficient and nice. Any questions you have, they will give you honest answers. If my business expands, I will definitely use APS again, and I highly recommend them. They know what they are doing, and they’ll get the job done!” -Cecilia Estevez