Since Vision 2020 was completed, our rounds of golf have increased 30%, our guest rounds have increased by over 70%, member dining has increased by 56%, and membership began to grow like never before. More importantly, these changes have created in our members a sense of pride of our golf course and our clubhouse that surpasses anything I’ve seen.
I was optimistic when we undertook this project, but the level of service, commitment, and deliverables presented far surpassed my lofty expectations. Chambers has delivered on every single promise and proved to be the finest partner in this journey that we could have hoped for. I believe what the Committee and Board have delivered, under Chambers’ guidance, is a fine product and one our members can be very proud of.
The members are incredibly happy and the Terrace Room’s reputation has expanded far beyond the club’s walls. It’s the most talked about bar in Baton Rouge. Everyone wants to be here! Member dining F&B sales alone have increased 31%. Investment in member dining has helped bring our stockholding membership back to capacity.
[Chambers was] detailed and professional in their approach to surveying our members, conducting focus groups, interviewing Board members and soliciting input from the management staff. They followed through every step of the process to get our project done right, assisted with changes along the way and made the renovation as streamlined as a $5 million project could be. We are very pleased with the results and believe they have significantly improved our market value and ability to compete in a crowded club market. Our members love the new clubhouse and the style and function will serve us today and into the future.
The benefit with Chambers specializing in the club industry is that they have a depth of knowledge of three, four, 500 clubs. They can bring best practices from any city in the country, ideas that emerged at one club in California might work perfectly at Charlotte Country Club—they brought so many ideas to the table and they’re always at the cutting edge of where the business is at today or where it will be in the future.
Chambers is a great fit for us because they have the expertise, they have the years of experience, and they have the passion for what they do.
I feel like Chambers was a good fit for me because of their dedication to the whole process. I was working with a strategic planning company, and when we interviewed Chambers to do the architecture and design—it was amazing that they wanted to also be a part of that strategic planning process to have a better idea of what our members, our Board, and myself were looking for.
Designing in the private club industry offers an intriguing variety of building types, architectural and interior styles, clients, and regions to deliver traditional and progressive solutions. Coupling this with a creative and collaborative company culture, it is a sincere pleasure to work at Chambers.
Having a great partner when you’re going through this exercise is an opportunity just like a good marriage; you’re a team. You’re looking at the same goal, the same direction, and you work together to follow that particular path.
My summer at Chambers was a one-of-a-kind experience. I was able to really be a part of the team and see how fascinating different aspects of private club design can be, such as schematic design and construction. I was even able to visit some projects I worked on. All while learning from great mentors and professionals.
A resource library second to none. Colleagues who enjoy collaboration. Regular presentations of the most innovative, beautiful, new fabrics, lighting, furniture and more. Learning experiences. Genuine interest from our executives, and a culture of support. These are some of the aspects that make Chambers unparalleled for me as a residential designer. It’s an atmosphere that allows me to provide the best design possible for my clients, project after project, year after year.
With over 100 years in the industry, Chambers is a firm rich in history and culture. Offering a collaborative and cultivating team environment, our interaction between colleagues can be inter-office or cross-country. The connections, mentors, friends and experiences we make here stay with us for life.
As an architect, I work on Master Planning, Architecture and Interior Design projects. This imparts hands-on experience on diverse projects, which is interesting and fun. Being with Chambers has helped me master the latest industry software, and the company has a very positive atmosphere and promotes a healthy work-life balance. Working for Chambers is indeed a wonderful experience!