Affordable Custom Home Design and Floor Plans, Conventional Homes, Log Homes, Rebuilds and More

My career began as a designer for a Northern Michigan design build firm in 1989. Five years later I was promoted to manager and found myself responsible for the design of over seventy custom homes a year that were being built across the country and over seas. After spending over ten years in the design end of the business I felt it was time to further my career and accepted the position as project manager. Working closely with the vendors and contractors quickly led to a new opportunity with a Detroit based Construction Company here in Northern Michigan. As Project Manager, I was once again responsible for overseeing and coordinating all facets of the projects but on a much larger scale. It was at this point in my career that I realized I really missed the design aspects of the business and soon created my own company, Northwoods Design Services.

Established in 2003, Northwoods Design Services has become a reputable design company here in Northern Michigan. Our construction management background has given us the insight required to generate a detailed set of plans that are reliable and accurate. We understand the demands of home building in today’s market and fully understand the consequences of down time during the construction process when the plans are not accurate. Pride is taken in our final product and the accuracy included in each set of plans generated.

We will work directly with your suppliers to ensure your plans include all structural and architectural specifications for your particular project. The value in our plans is that we strive to consider both the architectural and structural features of your project here in our office so they do not become costly issues in the field. Whether we are designing an 800 square foot cabin tucked in the woods or a 5,000 square foot luxury lakefront home; reliable and accurate plans is the goal of our team.

Your ideas and wishes will be turned into reality beginning with a conceptual design and finishing with a precise and accurate set of construction plans. With over 20 years of design and construction experience, we will provide a set of plans that will meet all of the needs for both the homeowner and the builder. We provide all of these services along with quoted design fees so you can prepare your budgets accordingly.

Please contact us to discuss your next project or to answer any questions you might have in getting started.

Steve Mann

Our Custom Design Services include:

• Conventional Framed Homes
• Log-Sided Homes
• Full-Scribed Log Homes
• Remodels and Additions
• Structural and Non-Structural Log & Timber roof components for both Residential and Commercial Projects
• Pole Barns & Garages
• Design support services to Architects, Engineers & Interior Designers
• “As-Built” plans for Remodels & Additions

Our Final Construction Plans will include:

• Detailed Floor Plans
• Detailed Elevations
• Foundation Plan with appropriate details pertaining to your job site
• Building Sections through all roof lines
• Floor Framing Plans
• Roof Framing Plans
• Roof Line plan
• Site Plan Coordination if applicable
• Structural Engineering review if required

Please contact us to discuss your project so we can
accurately estimate your design fees.

We will provide you with a design estimate after we have had a chance to discuss your specific project including style of home, size of home, site conditions, construction budgets and job-site location



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Northwoods Design Services | 341 Beaux Rivage | Harbor Springs, Michigan 49740 | 231.526.9629 |