Driven by the simple idea that great house designs should be affordable and readily accessible to everyone, The Plan Collection provides homeowners, prospective homeowners, and builders with more than 20,000 house plans available for purchase from leading designers and architects. Our home plans come with instructional and inspirational photos, and some even include helpful videos. We have sold house plans in all 50 states in the U.S., throughout Canada, and in over 34 countries across the globe.
We are proud to work with over 100 architects and designers. These nationally recognized architects and designers have been recipients of numerous awards, including multiple American Institute of Building Design Awards, American Residential Design Awards, and the Southeast Building Conference's Aurora Awards. Their certifications and memberships include the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the American Institute of Building Design (AIBD), and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), among others. Their award-winning home designs have been featured in numerous "Parade of Homes" and "Street of Dreams" events across the country.
The Plan Collection has been mentioned by different industry experts including HGTV, Houzz, Gizmodo, and more. Our expert staff contributes articles for different home industry-related websites, including our Publishing Director Tim, who has written for Realtor Magazine. We continue to stay on top of our expertise in the home building and design industry by constantly researching the field, communicating with industry leaders, and analyzing the latest trends and surveys.
History of TPC
The Plan Collection's founders have been in the house plans business for over 40 years. In the 1970s, we offered our first black and white house plan books – catalogs highlighting 100 or so of the best pre-drawn house plans we could find. Our books became more sophisticated, and we eventually partnered with retailers like Barnes & Noble, Home Depot, and Lowe's to ensure that future homeowners could find these house plan books early in their house design and building process.
By the end of the 1990s, it was clear that many of the old models were changing. With the widespread popularity of the PC, we tested a CD-ROM house plan catalog with mixed success. Not long thereafter, we embraced the Internet with our first house plans website.
Providing Access to High-Quality Plans
With the Internet platform as the backbone, we are now able to provide access to far more quality home plans than ever before. Even better, we can enable users to screen and search for plans that meet their specific needs and desires. At The Plan Collection, we continuously look for new and creative ways to interact with our users and to provide access to and information about house plans including 3D printing options and virtual reality videos of plans.
Focus on Customer Support
Whether a tiny house, a four-bedroom ranch, or a luxurious chateau, The Plan Collection connects people with blueprints for building remarkable home designs — of any size and with any style. With our world-class customer service, extensive search features, and a huge library of helpful home-related resources, we offer the easiest and most affordable way for people to begin achieving their dream home. If you're unsure where to start with the process, check out our extensive resource that covers the whole process of choosing the right house plan for you.
Despite our relentless focus on innovation and offering high-quality home designs to prospective buyers, one thing has remained a constant over the years – the focus on you, the customer.