Pricing of Arizona Custom Home Designs



Our floor plans are created with the highest standard of quality.  Each set of floor plans goes through a comprehensive check process to ensure accuracy.  Each floor plan is drawn to meet the code standards of the current International Residential Code.

We GUARANTEE our plans for City submittal.  If there are any redlines, we promptly take care of them at no additional in house costs.*

Click here to see what is included with each plan.



Pricing
  • Stock Plans found on our Web Site: <top>
    • AS IS (no changes): $1.00 per livable square foot with a $2500 minimum. (plus Structural Engineering below)
      • Example: 3000 livable square foot stock plan x $1.00 = $3000.00
    • With 'minor' modifications: $1.00 per livable square foot ($2500 min) + $85/hour for modifications (plus Structural Engineering below)
      • Very minor, non-structural modifications are included and not charged for
      • Example: interior changes such as moving sinks or islands around, moving exterior walls is not minor but major
    • With 'major' modifications: this is determined on a per plan basis, and depends on the complexity,  but typically the per livable square foot price is modified. (plus Structural Engineering below)
      • Such as $1.50, $1.75 or more, and there is no longer an hourly charge. ($2500 min)
    • All above PRICING IS PLANS ONLY.  Does not include Structural Engineering, site plan, or other lot specific items listed in Additional Services below..
  • New Home Design <top>
    • We base pricing on the square footage of a project and the level of detail required for your plans. The price typically works out to about 2% of the total investment of your home.
    • Starting price: $1.75 per livable square foot + $0.25 per non-livable square foot
      • Example: 2000 livable square feet x 1.75 = $3500
        1000 non-livable square feet x 0.25 = $250
        Totaling $3750
    • PLUS Structural Engineering (listed below)
  • Structural Engineering <top>
    • Structural Engineering is not included in the above prices
    • Structural Engineering is strongly recommended and typically required by Arizona Municipalities.
    • Starting Price: $0.75 per livable square foot
      • Example: 2000 livable square feet x $0.75 = $1500 (plus cost of plans above)
    • Accessory Structures & Garages vary, but start at $750 for engineering.
  • Additional Services <top>
    • Architectural Site Plans (included in New Home Pricing) = starting at $250 (depending on complexity)
    • Energy Calculations (included in New Home Pricing) = $250
    • Waste/Water Schematics (incuded in New Home Pricing) = $150
    • Mechanical Calcs (Manual J, S, D) (not included) = $650 (required by Scottsdale, Chandler, Phoenix, others as required)
    • Gas Schematics (when applicable) = $150 (included in new home pricing above where required)
    • Grading & Drainage Site Plan be Civil Engineer when required = Per project proposal, typically $3500, including topo survey
    • Mechanical & Electrical Engineering (when applicable) = Per project proposal (typically only needed when 600 amp panel)
    • Soils Reports by Engineer (required in Gilbert, others when applicable) = $1500
    • Surveys (when required) = per current market pricing (typically around $1000)
  • Additions/Remodels <top>
    • We are not currently offering Addition and Remodel services, when we are:
      • These projects vary dramatically in size, complexity & detail & is therefore difficult to place them into a single price structure.  We will calculate the time we’ll spend on your home, then provide you with a proposal   We do have a $1500 minimum.  This is where most small jobs fit.
  • Detached Garages & Other Accessory Structures <top>
    • These projects vary in size, complexity & detail & is therefore difficult to place them into a single price structure.  Therefore, we will calculate the time we’ll spend on your project, then provide you with a proposal   We do have a $1000 minimum.  This is where most small projects fit.
  • Retainer or Deposit Policy:
    • Over our years in the trade, we have found it good business to require a retainer, or deposit before we begin work.  Therefore:
    • 30-50% down payment & remaining amount due at completion of plans.
      • Example: $2000 project.  $1000 down payment to begin work.
        Remaining $1000 due at plan pick up.
      • Larger projects are often split into 3 draws

*DISCLAIMER -  If municipalities require a registered Engineer these costs are additional, and typically follow the above price structure.  Plan reviews, unfortunately, are inconsistent from day to day, from reviewer to reviewer, and from city to city.  Therefore, we do not guarantee that there will not be redlines even if the same plans passed through the same city just days before.  This is what makes hiring a professional that understands the cities and the building codes so important.  All prices are subject to change with out notice.  See our Terms & Conditions for additional information.