About Us

Our job starts when you walk through our door, and only finishes when you walk through yours.
Home Plan SD & D Designs is now The Design Guy.
We are using the latest in 3d cad technology creating videos of your project and use online meetings to save your valuable time after our initial meeting.

We are conveniently located in Chesterfield county off I-95 just south of Chester Virginia.

We specialize in 3d residential design for new construction, remodeling and additions. Ken Latham, CPBD, owner of The Design Guy has achieved the credentials of Certified Professional Building Designer and has over 20 years experience in the building industry. Ken has written a structural design examination given nationally by the National Council of Building Designer Certification (NCBDC), and is a past national vice-president of the organization.

You can feel comfortable knowing we bring a diverse and up to date knowledge to your project. We attend many hours of educational classes, product seminars and architectural tours, in order to have the information you will need to make important decisions during the design process. We even attend the national homebuilders' show each year throughout the country to keep up to date with the latest products and ideas. In addition, we are able to utilize a wide variety of design resources from many professional builders, product representatives, and cutting edge technologies in the effort to serve you better. You can be assured that every detail has been considered when we design your home. From the most basic layouts to A.D.A. or Universal Design needs, let us customize a living environment for you.

Our Philosophy

Custom Home Establish a two-way relationship with each client to define and create a home uniquely fitted to their individual needs. Then develop very accurate contractor friendly construction documents to make sure your dream home will be built as you have expected. Our objective is to meet all of the codes and have the building permit issued on the first submittal.

We specialize in residential design for new construction, remodeling and additions. Our designs vary in style, size and construction methods including ICF Insulated concrete forms to meet your needs. The Design Guy is uniquely positioned to offer you a wide array of design services to suit your personal needs. As a team, we are able to offer you the most creative and structurally sound design solutions all at a reasonable price. We are the only design firm in the state of Virginia fortunate enough to have two Certified Professional Building Designers (CPBD) on staff. Most other firms are one man operations which lacks the multiple points of view and can slow the process. Since 1990 our designs have been built in many well-known neighborhoods. Our drawings have been seen in many Parade of Homes over the past 18 years and have won numerous awards. One home won five awards including BEST CURB APPEAL, BEST KITCHEN, GOLD AWARD and REALTORS CHOICE AWARD.