Custom Home Plans

Your Vision - Our Expertise

When changes to a ‘stock’ plan just won’t work and you want a truly unique, custom home, look to Design Basics as your design partner.

Home Builders

Nothing says more about you than the homes you build. Whether you are a production, semi-custom, or custom home builder, Design Basics has a solution for your project or your client.

Design = Marketing
To be successful, you need home designs that are different…and better. Designs that intuitively connect with today’s buyers. Designs that lead your marketplace, combining the practical and the aesthetic. Increased livability and style. Designs that get people talking, get people excited, and get people coming back. Superior design establishes you as the leader, the innovator, and the preeminent builder!

Design = Sales
Some builders compete based on lowest cost per square foot. While price and cost to build are always important design considerations, the majority of home buyers in every market are NOT choosing the lowest cost per square foot builder. Rather, they’re buying the home they really want. Whether we’re working with you on a custom home or designing an entire neighborhood, our experience with builders and home buyers across the nation means you’re tapping into the hottest design concepts—even before they’re recognized as tomorrow’s trends!

Design = Profitability
Design has a great impact on the profitability of the homes you build. Sure, great design sells more homes, but value engineering and superb “buildability” ensure that when you select to custom design with us, not only will you sell more homes, the homes will be cost-effective, too.

Meet the Designer

With more than 25 years working with Design Basics, Carl leads our design team as Senior Designer. He has designed 1000’s of single- and multi-family homes, ranging from 800 square feet to over 18,000 square feet for clients throughout North America, as well as in Russia, China, and other international locations.

Carl holds an associate degree in drafting and design, and a bachelor’s degree in construction engineering. Carl is instrumental in helping Design Basics’ customers realize their dream home.

Email or call Carl at 1.800.947.7526 today to inquire about or start your project!

How it Works


  • Your thoughts…
  • Our thoughts…
  • Constraints…
  • Scope…
  • Level of detail…
  • Time frame…
  • Fees…
  • Agreement…
  • Retainer…


  • Your thoughts…
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  • Revisions
  • Approval
  • Interim payment (if any)

Palmer Place, by Pellis Construction

Palmer Place, and Arnold Palmer gated villa community in Unity Township, Pennsylvania, Carl worked with Jack Pellis of Pellis Construction to design a four-unit villa home plan for a build out of 11 attached units (44 total residences) and associated buildings.

Recent Projects

Design Basics Custom Home Design
Design Basics Custom Home Design

Thanks again Design Basics for committing our family’s vision to paper and blueprints. Thus we were able to realize our dream. Family, friends, and neighbors have commented positively on the layout of the rooms and the effective use of space. I built it as a place all the family could come to, to be together. As that vision, it is a smashing success. ~Kirk J.

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