We started in 2002 with a single residence assignment from a local doctor. This first positive experience of collaboration was the seed that later grew into what is today RGS Design Studio. We began with the old school yellow page ad in a local directory, business cards and word of mouth to promote our new venture.
In 2004-2005 we got involved in forums for project analysis in Community Development for the City of Ventura West Side.
In 2006 we completed Historic Preservation work and attended seminars on conservation of Natural Resources. Renato's long-time preservationist ideas and sustainable building practices helped him to embrace the GREEN movement and adopt it as a new design guide.
2007 marked a new stepstone for RGS, making the transition from single proprietorship to a corporation. In 2008 With the softening of the economy, time was invested in further education. RGS President completed training in LEED Construction and Major renovation V2.2 approved by the USGBC (US Green Building Council). He participated in the workshops: "Historic Preservation" by the State Office of Historic Preservation, "Wood Design for Non-Residential Structures" by Woodworks/the "Wood Products Council". That year RGS Design Studio, Inc. began its support to The National Trust for Historic Preservation; the organization which works in advocacy, registration, salvage, and funding of preservation and restoration of sites/ structures /buildings of national historical value.
RGS Design became member of The US Green Building Council; the organization who certifies engineers, architects, designers and all who promote the Green movement with LEED Certification.
2010 & 2011 were decisively challenging, however RGS made it through the loop, using time to "reduce expenses, add resources, reach out to expand its network, make adjustments for a successful business, and do pro bono work.
2012 marked the end of an era and the beginning of another. RGS Design Studio, Inc. became 10 years old, it relocated to a new office in downtown. The flow of projects in each of the 3 specialties became steady; architectural in top demand, and landscape design taking second place. We expanded our marketing campaigns and networking, obtaining great results, the most successful year since the end of the recession.
In 2013 RGS expanded into full scope landscape with construction, completing a large scale residential outdoor living from concept to building & completion. We diverted wash and pond drainage to landscape, used drought tolerant plants and green 4,000 sq. ft. with "no grass". Our tradesmen built hardscapes and other features. A year when we enjoyed a variety in the influx of projects, and steady work.