2013 Red Deer Home Show

We're set up for the 2013 Red Deer Home Show! Stop by and check us out (booth 105)!   … [Read more...]

2013 Home Shows

Stop By And Say Hi! We will be at both the Calgary Home and Garden Show and the Red Deer Home Show this year.  Stop by and say hi! For more information see: Calgary Home & Garden Show Red Deer Home Show … [Read more...]

A Busy Spring!

We just finished our busiest January ever! And, that makes us think that it's going to be a busy year for residential construction in Alberta (and across Western Canada)! So, if you are considering building this year now is the time to get started!  If you're hoping to build as soon as the weather lets you this spring you'll want to get started on your plans as soon as possible (not 2 weeks before you plan to dig!!). Give us a call! We'd be happy to answer any questions. Our exceptional … [Read more...]

Custom Home Builder

Our affiliate, Jorgenson Homes, has just launched their new website.  Check them out at JorgensonHomes.ca! … [Read more...]

New Home Plans

Here They Come   After a (very) busy summer and fall we are finally getting around to uploading some of our new plans (better late than never). We have 5 new plans up now with a lot more to come over the next month or so. Check the following plans out: JH201202 JH201207 JH201208 JH201210 JH201211 Each of these plans are two-story plans geared towards narrow lot applications with no garages.   Stay tuned... More plans to come!     … [Read more...]

A New Cabin at the Lake

I was very fortunate to marry into a family that has lakefront property on a lake in central Saskatchewan. I love watching a project go from concept design through to the end of the framing stage.  It's always rewarding to see it come together! Design A few quick notes about the design: The cabin (I'll be honest... The term cabin isn't really accurate.  It's more of a home.) was designed for a rapidly growing family.  My in-laws have 4 children (my wife and her 3 siblings) and now with … [Read more...]

New House and Home Plans

Its been a busy summer (much busier than usual) but we've still managed to create a few new plans which we will be posting on our website in the near future!  Look for them to be posted early in September. Feel free to follow us on Facebook: Facebook - JH Home Designs or on Twitter: Twitter - JH Home Designs As soon as our new plans come available we'll post them on our Twitter and Facebook accounts so our followers have the first chance to check them out!   … [Read more...]

How To Choose A Contractor

Choosing The Right Contractor For You Choosing a contractor is a pretty broad topic.  My background is mostly in custom homes so I will be focusing on that in this post.  Choosing a contractor for production/model/spec housing is a bit different and I'll try to cover that in a future post. How To Choose Unfortunately there is no set formula for choosing the best contractor.  Most custom contractors have their own nuances and ways of doing things.  And each individual homeowner will have their … [Read more...]

Designing A Custom Plan

What Is A Custom Designed Plan? A good portion of our work is custom design.  There is an endless selection of plans online but so many people walk into our office or contact us about our custom design service because they can't find a stock plan that works for them and their lifestyle.  A custom designed plan can mean a few different things but most of the time (for our firm) it is a plan that comes directly from you, the client.  In our process we simply want to put your dreams on paper and … [Read more...]

We’re Live!

It's June 8, 2012 and we are officially live with our newly redesigned website!  My hope is that this new site will be easy to navigate and ultimately help you find a homeplan that is just right for you.  That may be one of our stock home plans which you can find on the Home Plans page or you may want to take a look at what we can offer for a Custom Design Service.  Either way, we have the experience to put together a quality set of home plans which will get you started on the right path when it … [Read more...]