What Our Clients Say


Mike did an amazing job taking our dreams and making them a reality. He created a pool, bathhouse and pavilion with quality products that should be around for generations without looking dated and tired. Mike understood we had a budget and was able to create a beautiful project without going over budget. He was very respectful and conscious of our time, handling the project all the way from the initial concepts and contractor selection through the construction process.

Pam Self
Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee

I cannot praise and thank Mike Manous enough for designing the state-of-the-art center for children with Autism. Before starting the design phase for the Autism Education and Therapy Center (Autism ETC), Mike spent countless hours researching Autism and meeting with the AETC’s staff to understand the unique aspects of children on the autism spectrum. He took what he learned and created the most amazing development center for these children. The therapist love the center, and most importantly, the children now love to come to learn.

Karen Blake
Founder and President
Autism Education & Therapy Center

Wow! What an awesome building and project. I can’t believe how amazing the building looks and how you must feel now that it is a reality. Thank you for everything.

Mayor Randal Hutto
Wilson County

Thank you for your dedication and commitment to the Cedarstone concept. You have made it come alive.

Bob McDonald
President and CEO
Cedarstone Bank

I have worked with many architects and Mike Manous has more vision than any of the others I have known. Mike plans, designs and completes projects that meet a client’s requirements, perform well, and look beautiful. He is incredibly versatile. In addition to his outstanding work, Mike is always accessible and responsive, something that is important to business managers.

Patrick Agee
Past President and COO (retired)
Performance Food Group

Much thought and planning went into the development of our new facility with Mike Manous to design a functional building with sustainable features that not only is efficient but also creates a very comfortable work environment for all of our employees. We believe the finished product speaks for itself.

Darin Lowery
Vice President of Operations
Permobil North America

Mike Manous takes every project to a higher level because of the outstanding quality of his work. His architectural designs for our public buildings – from first renderings to completed project – reflect excellence in every way. As he turns vision into reality, his buildings instill a sense of pride in our community.

Mayor Don Fox
City of Lebanon, Tennessee

I cannot praise the work of Manous Design enough. Mike Manous has an incredible vision for historic preservation projects. I trust Mike’s judgment and I am always impressed with the results. He is easy to work with — even when expectations are high, deadlines are tight, and budgets are limited.

Sue Vanetta
President & CEO
Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce

The building created by Manous Design has achieved every goal that we had for our city’s recreational center. Over 300,000 people use the Jimmy Floyd Family Center each year. The facility’s design has benefited our residents and impacted our community in ways that exceeded our expectations. We opened in December of 1999 and have been going strong ever since.

Tim Hill
Director of the Jimmy Floyd Family Center
City of Lebanon

I have worked with Mike and his firm on two very complex waterfront projects. Manous Design has the unique ability to translate general thoughts into a specific, detailed plan that perfectly suits a project’s framework, location and goals.

James E. Varallo
Varallo Investment Properties, Nashville

I have worked with Mike on multiple ventures and am pleased to attest to his ability and competence. He consistently delivers exceptional architectural concepts and designs. Mike provides the valuable support we need throughout our projects with his technical skill, professionalism and extraordinary attention to detail. The results continue to exceed our expectations and are a tribute to Mike’s talent. We look forward to our next endeavor with Manous Design.

Hal Bone, CEO
Horizon Construction & Development
Lebanon, TN