If you are ready to start a new home or remodeling project, the first and most important
step is acquiring a good set of house plans which are designed to your wants and
needs and satisfy Florida’s tough hurricane building codes. The problems with most
projects stem from a poor set of construction plans. These plans rely too much on
cutting and pasting vague information which lacks some of the most important details
like doors, windows, and sidings. The more details you incorporate during the
preconstruction planning process, the better chance your project will be successful.
Another big mistake project owners will make is buying plans over the Internet from out-of-state firms. First, many of the plans sold on the large, national plan sites are
designed for areas of the country that have snow and require different construction
methods, or they are designed with no regard to Florida’s hurricane building codes. The
other issue with not using local plans is they do not incorporate the materials and
building methods used in your area. Each market does things differently.
At the RoMac Design Center in Leesburg, we make plan selection and development
easy, and we incorporate the details and engineering you will need to get your local
permit. We also understand that each customer is different, and that is why we don’t
have one method of producing house plans.
If you don’t know where to start and you want to save money, the RoMac Design Center
has an in-stock selection of nearly 70 house plans which are permit-ready, plus the
team offers a complete material list that allows you to get bids on how much it will cost
to build. Unlike other in-stock plan programs, these plans come with truss engineering
for Florida, and all plans are sealed by a Florida Engineer to ensure the plans meet
building codes. Most importantly, the price is right, much lower than competitors.
If you have a special home design in mind, our staff can sit down with you to review
your ideas during a free consultation which can help direct your path for the best plan
development. The RoMac Design Center offers custom plan development and with the
resources at RoMac Building Supply we can provide the details to make your custom
home the dream home you always imagined. Plus, to get you started our staff can
provide a very affordable, basic preliminary plan that most design services do not offer.
A preliminary plan gives you a chance to let your imagination work around your lifestyle.
The RoMac Design Center offers just about everything you will need to get your next
project going from custom to in-stock plans along with engineering, detailed information,
and material take-offs. Let us help you with your next project by calling 352-314-3197
or stop by our design office which is located at 700 East Main Street in Leesburg.
Don Magruder is the CEO of Ro-Mac Lumber & Supply, Inc., and he is also the host of
the “Around the House” Show which can be seen on AroundtheHouse.TV.