Hanley Wood Agrees to Acquire Home Plans LLC

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HomePlans.com to join Hanley Wood’s leading network of home plan Web sites, including ePlans.com, DreamHomeSource.com, SelectFloorPlans.ca and BuilderHousePlans.com.

We’ve long considered Home Plans to be a real leader in the stock home plans industry, particularly in the areas of traditional newsstand publishing, social media and online affiliate programming.

Hanley Wood LLC, the leading media company serving the residential and commercial construction industries, announced that it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Home Plans LLC. For more than 60 years, Home Plans LLC has offered America some of the best-selling home plans from the country's top designers and architects, providing consumers one of the largest inventories of home plans available in North America.

“We’ve long considered Home Plans to be a real leader in the stock home plans industry, particularly in the areas of traditional newsstand publishing, social media and online affiliate programming,” said David Rook, General Manager for Hanley Wood’s Consumer Media platform. “We are delighted to have this opportunity to bring the best of both worlds together in what will be a stock home plans experience like no other.”

Home Plans LLC is one of the oldest and most established providers of home plans in the industry. Its Web site, Homeplans.com, features more than 14,000 single family house plans, multi-family plans, garages, decks and other projects plans. Home Plans is also the exclusive home plans provider for HGTV, the Associated Press, and the Association for Free Community Newspapers, while also providing management services to Southern Living home plans.

“We have had a long standing relationship with Hanley Wood and have been impressed by their innovative approach and leadership position in the housing industry,” said Wayne Ramaker, CEO for Home Plans LLC. “I am convinced that they are the perfect fit to expand upon the foundation that we have built and will continue to grow the business for our partners.”

Hanley Wood’s planned acquisition of Home Plans LLC strengthens its position as the premier provider of stock home plans in North America. HomePlans.com joins Hanley Wood’s domestic house plans network made up of ePlans.com, DreamHomeSource.com and BuilderHousePlans.com. These Web sites compliment Hanley Wood’s widely distributed national home design magazines, including the award winning publication, American Dream Homes. Hanley Wood also sells home plans in Canada under the Select Home Designs brand via consumer newsstand magazines, private label publishing, and a newly launched Web site, SelectFloorPlans.ca.

About Hanley Wood
Hanley Wood, LLC, is the premier media and information company serving housing and construction. Through its operating platforms, the company produces award-winning magazines and Web sites, marquee trade shows and events, market intelligence data and custom marketing solutions. The company also is North America’s leading publisher of home plans. Hanley Wood publishes 30 award-winning residential and commercial construction titles, including Architect, Builder, Custom Home, Remodeling and residential architect. Hanley Wood also offers the construction industry’s foremost collection of Web sites, including Builder, Remodeling and ebuild, the comprehensive online guide to building products, as well as the largest collection of house plans online through ePlans.com and Dream Home Source.

Founded in 1976, Hanley Wood is one of the ten largest B-to-B media companies in the United States. Hanley Wood is owned by affiliates of JPMorgan Partners, which uses CCMP Capital Advisors to manage this investment.


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