Growth in Housing Starts Drives Home Plan Innovation at Donald A. Gardner Architects

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Busy lifestyles of modern homeowners inspire firm’s new home plan concepts.

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Don Gardner home plans feature luxury details and classic styling.

We built this company with a vision of innovation. Our newest plans continue that tradition by offering homeowners beautiful designs that also make optimal use of space, Mr. Gardner said.

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Since 1978, Donald A. Gardner Architects, Inc. has designed innovative house plans that match the needs of homeowners across the nation and around the world. Over 200,000 Don Gardner homes have been built in the United States and 18 countries across the globe. Today Don Gardner offers its forward-thinking home plans to modern consumers who want an efficiently designed home that also features luxury details and classic styling.

Recent Census Bureau data points to a 35% increase in U.S. housing starts in the first quarter of this year versus the same time last year. Don Gardner has anticipated this trend with some of its newest home designs, especially its small, country and craftsman home plans. These new home plans feature extra storage, bonus rooms and large open spaces for family living and entertaining. Many of the homes also offer screened porches, patios, decks and other outdoor living amenities.

“We do a lot of research and we listen to what people want in a new home,” said Donald A. Gardner, AIA, NCARB – CEO, Donald A. Gardner Architects, Inc. “We built this company with a vision of innovation. Our newest plans continue that tradition by offering homeowners beautiful designs that also make optimal use of space,” Mr. Gardner said.

Consumer feedback has always been welcome at Don Gardner. Over the years consumers have helped shape many of the home plans designed by the company. Today, as part of the firm’s customer focus, Don Gardner periodically posts new conceptual house plans on its website and its house plans blog. Consumers have enthusiastically received these home plans and regularly comment on the designs.

Don Gardner recognizes that people’s busy lifestyles require an easy way to review home plans, and the company makes its designs available via multiple channels, including printed home plan magazines, on its website and on Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, YouTube, Houzz and Pinterest. Pinterest is one of the easiest ways people can interact with Don Gardner’s home plans either on their laptop or mobile device. For example, people interested in country, craftsman, small or other types of home designs can browse the floor plans, photos and videos on the Don Gardner home plans Pinterest account and re-pin them to their own boards. It’s also easy to sign up for a free MyDAG account on the site to save and compare home plans.

2013 has already been an exciting year for Donald A. Gardner Architects as the company has won a Best of Houzz award. Houzz is a unique online community that brings together homeowners and home professionals. Don Gardner’s home plans on Houzz account includes dozens of discussion topics where consumers can interact directly with Don Gardner staff. Visitors to Houzz can also create Ideabooks from hundreds of Don Gardner renderings and photos. The Houzz home plans award is the latest recognition received by Donald A. Gardner Architects that honors the firm’s unique designs and dedication to customer service.

About Donald A. Gardner, Architects

For 35 years Donald A. Gardner Architects, Inc. has been revolutionizing the pre-designed house plan industry. Each of our home plans offers an open concept and custom-styled features, and includes an abundance of amenities in a wide range of square footages. Our satisfied clients nationwide prove that we deliver on our promise - to provide quality home designs that fit the lives and budgets of today's homeowners. Using extensive research and attention to the latest consumer trends in home building, our goal is to have clients who are completely satisfied, whether they build a cottage or castle.

For more information about Donald A. Gardner Architects’ home plans, please contact:

Chuck Tripp
Sales and Marketing Director
Donald A. Gardner Architects, Inc.
86 Villa Rd, Greenville, SC 29615
864-288-7580 ext 306
Email: ctripp(at)dongardner(dot)com

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