American Engineering Solutions is a reputable CAD Services Company. Our team of skilled experts provides the best solutions to clients, as well as leadership throughout the design process. With our demonstrated ability to learn and teach new concepts and the ability to easily adapt to change, and manage multiple concurrent tasks, we are always ready to take on a job. We also have a track record of success and the capacity to assume increasingly significant responsibilities.
Saskia van Groningen
Designer / Owner Saskia Design Works
Saskia van Groningen was born and raised in the Netherlands, moved to the US in her early twenties and went to Architecture school at the University of Oregon. Since then she has lived in the Washington DC area where she has been in private practice since the early 90’s, focusing on residential transformations, and historic Preservation. She was on the board of Historic Mount Pleasant in DC for close to a decade, where she guided many business owners and residents through the maze of permits and historic guidelines. Besides having her architectural design practice she also ran a product design business that successfully designed, produced and marketed games and furniture throughout the US and Europe.
In recent years she has focused on helping developers and contractors transform houses and be the design element of the design-build part of their business, and guide them through the building code and building permit jungle.
Besides her love for houses and design, Saskia has successfully and with great joy, launched her two sons into the world. She has traveled extensively through Europe and Latin America, is fluent in Dutch and carries a smattering of German and French from her high school years.
2016 Award - Influential Business Woman Winner - Designer of the Year
Josette and her team did some custom engraving for us recently and I was so impressed. The work is of the highest quality and she guided us to have exactly what looked the best! The final product was of the highest quality and their attention to detail is spot on. This is a dedicated group of business professionals that you will want to work with again and again.
- Anita M Hicks. 9/17/2019
Professional, Knowledgeable and efficient
- Danny BenDebba. 0/15/2019
We ordered etched wine glasses for a 50th Anniversary Celebration. Josette was a pleasure to work with. Prompt, efficient and did a great job! I would highly recommend them!
- Jennifer Cropper Rines. 6/18/2018
Josette and her team at AES worked very had to make my family's basement remodel dreams a reality. This was no easy feat as there were conflicting opinions (within my family), evolving desires, and limited space to work with. I am sure we went through dozens of iterations on every element you could think of: design, space cross-functionality, electrical, and more. Josette never batted an eye and always gave great feedback - I especially appreciate her reminding us to think of resale value as well (something that can get lost when you want everything custom). Josette priced us fairly from the start and never asked for additional money even when some situations may have warranted it. Even after the final payment has been delivered, AES continues to support our remodel and make modifications as we go through the permit process with our county. I fully recommend AES without reservation.
- Dray Krishnan. 0/9/2018
This company is a life saver. Very professional, impeccable customer service, competitive rates, and quick turn around time. Thank you.