Professional Builder magazine and HousingZone.com have a long tradition of serving builders with a selection of great house plans. That is why we sought a collection of high quality house plans from the best architects and designers in the country.
Portland, OR (PRWEB) May 02, 2012
The House Designers, the web’s leading provider of ready-made house plans, and Professional Builder, a respected trade publication and website serving the information needs of the housing and light construction marketplace since 1936, announced a joint venture today. Under the terms of this alliance, Professional Builder will feature The House Designers’ house plans on their family of websites and publications. This will include a complete range of builder-friendly house plans, which include an exciting new collection of Builder Preferred plans hand-selected by the country’s leading designers and architects specifically for Professional Builder.
“Professional Builder magazine and HousingZone.com have a long tradition of serving builders with a selection of great house plans. That is why we sought a collection of high quality house plans from the best architects and designers in the country,” said Patrick O’Toole, Editorial Director and Publisher of Professional Builder. “We wanted a company that offered time-tested, best-selling house plans mixed with fresh, cutting-edge designs with energy efficient details. We found all of this in The House Designers.”
The House Designers was also selected because of their exclusive EPA endorsed ENERGY STAR house plan collection augmented to meet the stringent requirements of ENERGY STAR that can save 20 to 30% of a home’s energy costs – a great benefit to consumers and a great selling feature for builders.
“It made perfect sense to partner together to offer builders the very best selection in residential house plans with the expertise of an award-winning company like Professional Builder,” said Tammy Crosby, CEO of The House Designers, who was instrumental in creating a similar partnership with Better Homes & Gardens. “One of the reasons Professional Builder chose our company is that we have a very unique business platform as we are not just a third party investor selling home plans. We are owned and operated by the designers and architects who design the plans and who are passionate about residential architecture and committed to having the very best customer service in the industry.”
This premiere house plan collection showcases homes in every architectural style and size including the new Builder Preferred collection hand-selected by the most celebrated architects and designers in the industry exclusively for Professional Builder. “Our architects and designers selected premium house plans based on builder popularity, cost-to-build, sustainability, energy efficiency and consumer appeal,” Crosby said.
Professional Builder readers and website visitors can also receive a free membership in The House Designers’ Preferred Builder program to receive 15% off all house plan purchases and get every eighth plan free. Membership also includes a referral listing on The House Designers for consumers searching for contractors to build their new homes as well as marketing materials to promote their services, free modification quotes and immediate house plan delivery with PDF files.
About The House Designers: The House Designers has been providing online house plans for consumers and builders for over 10 years. Comprised of the leading U.S. residential designers and architects, The House Designers offers a comprehensive collection of house plans in every architectural style and size. Each plan collection features a mix of builder-friendly, innovative, new and time-tested best-selling house plans from the country’s most respected designers. Providing consumers and builders with unmatched customer service and house plans that meet and exceed industry standards, The House Designers also offers the only collection of ENERGY STAR® house plans.
About Professional Builder and HousingZone.com: For more than 75 years, Professional Builder magazine has remained dedicated to serving the needs of the nation’s home building community — builders, designers and trade partners — with award-winning content and proven, practical solutions. Each month, Professional Builder is read by 107,219 leading decision makers in the home building market, 100 percent of whom have the authority to buy or specify building materials, products, and equipment. Professional Builder® is a registered trademark of SGC Horizon – Building & Construction Group