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  • Writer's pictureDon Magruder

Successful Projects start with a Good Set of House Plans


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.

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