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Our Builder-Centric℠ preferred builder program is a great way for builders to add more home designs to your portfolio at a lower cost as well as take advantage of up to $2500 in savings!


And, with our Builder-Centric GOLD program, you can save even more. Get study plan sets for a fraction of the cost – use them to estimate building costs and review design options with customers before you buy. Also, choose one free upgrade* with every plan ordered, such as an alternative foundation or a reverse plan set.


If you are a builder looking to expand your portfolio with buildable designs in a cost-effective manner, contact us today to enroll in Builder-Centric GOLD.


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In addition to the great benefits offered through our BASIC Program, your GOLD membership offers the following:


$100 Study Plan Sets

Sometimes you need to price out a home in order to get the sale, but you need to have the plans in order to get accurate bids. As a Builder-Centric GOLD member you can order estimating study sets for up to five (5) different home plans per year for just $100 per study set!


*NOT FOR CONSTRUCTION PURPOSES. Applies to Design Basics, Scholz Design, Carmichael & Dame Designs, and Plan Pros, Inc., home plans. Full construction drawings only (CAD, PDF, or prints). Excludes custom plans. Does not apply to prior plan purchases. Cannot be combined with any other plan special or discount.

One FREE Upgrade* per Plan Ordered

Alternate Foundation
Materials List
Alternate Exterior Wall Framing
2x4" 2x6"
Forward + Right Reading Reverse Plans

*As a Builder-Centric GOLD member, for each plan you order, choose one available upgrade for that plan: Alternate foundation (basement, crawl, or slab); Alternate exterior wall framing (2x4" or 2x6"); Forward + reverse plans; or, a Materials list. NOTE: Not all upgrades available for all plans.

Livability at a Glance™

As a Builder-Centric GOLD member, our Livability at a Glance colorized floor plans are available for your use. Not only do they make it easier to envision how a home ‘lives’, they also help your plans stand out!


Learn more about Livability at a Glance™.



Every 7th house plan FREE (up to $1000)




*Applies to Design Basics, Scholz Design, Carmichael & Dame Designs, and Plan Pros, Inc., home plans. Full construction drawings only (CAD, PDF, or prints). Excludes custom plans. Does not apply to prior plan purchases. Cannot be combined with any other plan special or discount.

FREE Plan Books


Upon enrollment in the Builder-Centric program, we’ll automatically send you a copy of our most recent home plan book(s). What better way to have an initial set of plans in hand! And, have something tangible to show your customers as a starting point in finding their new home design.


And, when you join our Builder-Centric GOLD program, price your homes with confidence by ordering study sets for a fraction of the cost (see details above).


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10% OFF Marketing Products


Let us help you promote your business! We offer a wide-range of marketing and promotional items to help you promote your business, featured home plans, and sell your homes. With your membership in the Builder-Centric program, you receive 10% off your marketing products.


Items include, but are not limited to:


•   Yard signs
•   Sales brochures
•   Plan promotional licenses
•   Logo development
•   Business card and letterhead design
•   Trade show and model home graphics
•   And, much more!


As a member of our Builder-Centric program, you’ll never pay full price for materials to promote your business again!


Branding & Marketing Services: Learn more.



For Example Purposes Only


25% OFF Digital Home Plan Book on Your Website


Customize your digital plan book when you


•   Personalize your cover design
•   Choose the featured plans
•   Add an editorial article from our library
•   Add your own advertisements


You’ve got your very own custom home plan book of featured designs without any hassles or expensive printing!


And, all the pages can be printed right from your website.


Learn more.


50% OFF Your 1st New Trend Makeover


Trends and preferences change. Send it to us (CAD file, preferred), and we’ll update your plan with the latest design thought and must-have amenities! Increase marketability while staying with a home design you are familiar with – both in terms of construction and cost. We will send you back the revised floorplan layout, keeping your original footprint. (Note: The makeover is a design concept; no changes to the construction drawings.)


New Trend Makeover Example

•   Open floorplan concept
•   Flex room, rather than formal dining
•   Rear foyer with discrete laundry and drop zone
•   Expansive entertaining kitchen with large island and walk-in pantry
•   Expandable dining area for large gatherings
•   Oversized spa shower with no door in owner’s bath
•   Linen storage in owner’s bath
•   Compartmented hall bath with natural light
•   More storage in bedroom 2; more light for bedroom 3








Additional Perks


Concierge Service
You’re looking for a certain plan, possibly for a client, or maybe a new model or spec home. Let the experts at Design Basics do the searching for you! Share your design parameters with our plan professionals and they’ll find a selection of plans that fit your specific opportunity. Save time and review only the most likely plan candidates.


Targeted Communications
We want to help you succeed! Sign up for our eNewsletter – Builder’s Toolbox. Delivered monthly, Builder’s Toolbox features new home designs, tips for best practices, information about Design Basics’ marketing products and services, and much more! In addition, visit our blog and social media pages for more builder, and consumer, insights. Stay one step ahead of your competition with these quick reads!



Preferred listing on our “Find a Builder” page on DesignBasics.com. We’ll feature your logo and a link back to your website. You’ve found a great home plan, and we’ll help buyers find a great builder – YOU!!


Updated: Friday, February 16, 2018 10:01 AM


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