Residential Drafting and Design, Custom Home and Addition Plans, Construction Consulting

It all starts with a need....

A bigger home, a better bathroom, a room for an aging parent, more storage. Whatever the need, the first step is feasibility- will the house fit on the lot? Is the existing house structurally sound? Do I have the budget to invest in a project like this? Before the first sketch is done there are numerous questions to be asked. Our process takes the client from the unknown to the known, from the impossible to the possible, and with constant and open communication as the key.

"Great communication, attention to our budget and an eye for details- what else could we ask for? Thanks for a great design and support along the way. We would be glad to refer you to anyone"-  Larry and Chris- custom remodel clients in Alexandria, VA


  • Dream......    After gaining a clear understanding of your needs we work to establish feasibility of the proposed project. A design consultation is scheduled before any design work begins. During this meeting we will gather your ideas, complete a design questionnaire, and look at the structure or property affected by the project. Open and honest communication is the key- What type of investment are you willing to make in the project? What is the anticipated time frame for completion of your project? Are you open to ideas and alternate solutions to address the need? After we create a feasibility report and determine that design should be the next step, a detailed contract for services is prepared and a design deposit is received. Next phase - DESIGN
  • Design......    Once the parameters are agreed upon the design phase begins. First, a preliminary plan will be developed to give you an initial look at the design. Next, revisions are made to get the design down to a final version. At this point, depending on the nature of the project, a bid set of plans can be distributed for contractor pricing -or- the plans can be finalized for engineering, permitting, and construction. The final construction drawings will include all details necessary for permitting and building the project.
  • Build......      Once the plans are done and the permits are in hand the easy part starts- building the project. With detailed plans and the option of consulting services during the project, the building process should run smoothly. When the final coat of paint is on and the project is complete you will become another great referral for Exceptional Home Designs.

"Exceptional Home Designs provided not only the plans but the expertise during construction to help us avoid mistakes and stay on schedule. The house turned out better than we ever could have imagined- thanks." - Andy and Suzanne- custom home clients in Spotsylvania, VA

Exceptional Home Designs provides custom drafting and design services for all types of residential projects ranging from large custom homes to small bath remodeling projects with the same eye for detail and accuracy applied to all projects. We've designed projects all over the country and are located in the northern Virginia/DC Metro area where we work with the following cities and counties on a regular basis: Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, Stafford, Fauquier, Spotsylvania, Orange, King George, Rappahannock, Culpeper, Madison, Louisa, Greene, Caroline, Westmoreland among others as well as the cities of Alexandria, Manassas, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fredericksburg, and Manassas Park.

With over 25 years of drafting and design experience Dave Guy, President of Exceptional Home Designs, Inc. is an award-winning designer of hundreds of custom home and remodeling projects. Dave started his own design company in 2001 with the goal of putting his wealth of skill and experience as a designer, estimator, builder, and realtor into a company that would earn a remarkable reputation as a leading residential design firm. Dave's experience makes him uniquely qualified and well-suited to provide innovative design solutions within budget. 

"I consider it a great responsibility to assist in designing what may be the largest investment some people will ever make. I put 100% of my creativity, integrity, and hard work into every project - big or small"  - Dave Guy, President of Exceptional Home Designs, Inc.

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