Since 1982, I have designed and built over 500 custom homes. I can take your photos, sketches and ideas and put them on paper for you. I will take your vision and turn it into a set of professional working drawings.
After our initial meeting, I start the design process with what I call a “preliminary drawing” which consists of the floor plans laid out and drawn to 1/4″ scale along with the front elevation also drawn to 1/4″ scale. We then meet again to review and critique this “preliminary drawing” to obtain our ultimate goal of getting exactly what you would like in your new custom home.
After the preliminary plan review, and with your final approval, I proceed with a complete set of working drawings that you or your builder can use for bidding the job, permitting and the construction process. A professionally completed set of working drawings streamlines the building process, reduces risk and ultimately saves you time and money. I work to ensure your building design is just as practical as it will be beautiful.
A complete set of working drawings includes the following:
- Plan Views: Foundation plan, First floor plan, Second floor plan (if applicable) and Finished basement plan (if applicable)
- Exterior Elevations: All four elevations
- Typical wall cross section: This will be drawn at 1/2″ scale
- Construction notes and details: These items will be drawn on each page as needed
Note: Plan views and exterior elevations will be drawn at 1/4″ scale. A completed set of working drawings will be printed on 24″ x 36″ size “Architectural D” paper.
I provide professional, personalized service grounded in years of construction and design experience specializing in new construction only. Please contact me at my office 630-584-7500 or my cell 715-892-1046 to discuss your upcoming new construction project. I look forward to hearing from you!
J. Carl Homes, Inc./DESIGN SERVICES