“I recently had occasion to work with Joyce Matlack and her firm to rebuild my orthodontic office. It was a complex project that they handled with extraordinary expertise. I am thrilled with the new office work flow and appearance. I emphatically recommend Joyce for designing your new office or remodel. “
I have had the pleasure of working with the Matlack Van Every Design (MVD) team as the designers of my orthodontic office over the past eight months. Choosing MVD as my designer was the single best decision I made during the entire process of building an orthodontic office. Joyce and her team demonstrated a professionalism, knowledge and ability that is second to none in their field. They guided me every step of the way and were able to nudge me to make the right decisions in multiple aspects of orthodontics from choosing equipment, software, a contractor, office decor and furniture, the list goes on. They always make themselves available, respond promptly to phone calls and emails and put thought and care into their response. It was a real treat to have had the chance to work with them on this project – they made it happen. I can’t wait to practice orthodontics in this incredible new office and I will continue to thank Joyce, Desha and Shira through the years for the amazing office they designed. I very highly recommend MVD without any reservation.
“Having built two others before, and having been in many offices around the country, I can say that this is one of the most beautiful offices in the U.S.”
Oh my gosh! From conception to planning to designing to construction to follow through, you have been awesome. We started our project with great trepitation. After all, I don’t think anyone looks forward to remodeling a 35-year-old suite in the same location. We knew for years that it was needed, no question about that. A practice simply cannot sustain growth in today’s competititve marketplace without being state of the art. After a while we simply did not want to languish in the position of having a70’s office. I had already grown away my bell-bottom pants and tie-dye shirts so there was no going back.
Numerous colleagues, all of who praised your services, had recommended me to Matlack-Van Every Design. I knew we needed a decision maker. Someone who didn’t waffle at the tough calls. Joyce, you have been that and more. You were the captain of the ship all the way through. When we strayed off course, you got us back on board. We achieved the result we dreamed about largely because of your tenacious demeanor. And you did with a smile, positive attitude, and no small dose of humor.
No amount of “in-construction” correction can make up for an ill-conceived design. Your skills, along with an excellent builder, Marshall-Leider Development, created an office that is both functional and esthetic. We never get tired of the oohs! and aahs! of people visiting our office.
My wife, Susan, is an interior designer and very hard to impress. When I told her we planned for office construction to be completed in a mere six weeks, she had a bemused expression on her face, to say the least. Then she met you, Joyce. Needless to say it was done on time and we are back at doing what we do best and enjoying it each and every day.
Thanks Joyce. You are unquestionably the very best in your profession.
I worked with two architects before I discovered Joyce and her team. No one else came close to being able to design an orthodontic office like she did. She understands the workflow for a busy practice and all of the details that this entails. She is simply the best at what she does!
Your prompt attention and distinctive experience were truly instrumental in the rapid development of a genuinely unique facility that expressed my own Vision and Purpose.
Your understanding design services were second to none and you also served as my advocate. You worked diligently with contractors and suppliers to “make things happen” which allowed me to concentrate on patient care. Having you serve as my advocate was of the utmost benefit and value.
When she comes to the construction site you are impressed with her knowledge, her significant recall of the details of the design of your special office and her ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the construction crews. She is a one-woman powerhouse and a wealth of ideas and expertise! You come out in the end with an exceptional and uniquely designed office not just for any orthodontist but, for you and your tastes and needs, your particular land site and your specific community. Joyce’s recommendations are always thoughtful, creative, and practical and based on many years of experience.
After leasing space for 7 years, it was time to take the plunge and to build my own office. Matlack-Van Every Design (and especially Joyce) made that happen for me. Joyce was involved from the purchase of land. She took my practice’s vision and designed my building to fit my vision and personality. By working closely with my contractor, Joyce was instrumental in assuring my office was built to meet code requirements, building specifications, and most importantly, my personal requirements. MVD also assisted in the selection of all finishes – from flooring to paint and wallpaper selections as well as lighting and counter colors. I was able to focus on patient care without worries or stress. The end product is a professional, sophisticated, and comfortable office of which my team, my patients, and myself are all proud.
In 1999, I was a fresh face out of orthodontic school ready to start my own practice. Where do I start? This was the first question that I had to ask myself. I thought that if I wanted to build an orthodontic office then maybe I should talk to someone who has done it before. So, I was walking aimlessly around the AAO trying to figure out how I was going to build this first office. That is when I first met Joyce Matlack, and my aimless journey was over. For a young kid, she was exactly what the doctor ordered. Her knowledge and expertise guided me through the complicated building process. Her insights and experience helped me avoid many pitfalls that I wasn’t even aware of. That office space looks great and has served me well over the past ten years from a start-up practice to one that needed expansion. Last year when I needed to expand and build a second office location, my first phone call was to Joyce. Even with ten years of experience and learning what works and what doesn’t in an orthodontic office, I knew that she would provide valuable insight into this new venture.