Natural Beginnings – Accidentally
It wasn’t my intention to start a business of drawing house building plans. But that’s what happened – and it all began simply enough as you’ll soon discover.
You see, construction runs in the family bloodline. My part took shape in the area of designing homes which was a natural fit in two ways: it really was (and is) my passion, plus it beats the tarpaper out of dragging my wheelchair up on a roof to put shingles on! So I worked several years for a registered architect, and then spent some time working for a residential builder as their main draftsman. But personal circumstances came into play and I moved out to Ohio for a number of years. Then, after a few family members started a construction business and had no one to design their projects – the rest as they say – is history. To keep billing simplified, I gave my invoice to the client. Word soon spread around that I was a residential designer and before long I was drawing house building plans for more people than just my family’s construction business clients….
“In my line of work I build both log and conventional homes. It can be difficult to find someone who can draw prints for both styles. I received a flyer in advertising Larry’s Home Design. I was planning to build.."
"Dear Wonder Worker: You are truly a “wonder worker”. I called the township today to see if they had any news on our plans we gave them and the guy said he would have everything ready for me to pick..."
"Believe me, Larry & his ability to design structures, is a ‘jewel in the rough.’ I was referred to him as an experienced log home designer & I had either a log (or log slab) home in mind. I contacted..."