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BUILDER SPOTLIGHT

ALL DRAFT

Gilbert Maynard

AllDraft Design Services, LLC

www.GoAllDraft.com 

(970) 241-6782

All Draft

 

All Draft knows how important time to market is for professional home builders, that is why we are very proud to offer 3 to 5 business day turn around times. We know how to keep home design and engineering projects on track for rapid construction schedules.

About you and your family.

I was raised in southern California, where I met my wife. We moved to Grand Junction over 20 years ago to live near family that we have in the area. We have a 14 year old son, 9 year old daughter, a chihuahua named Mojo and a rat terrier named Buddy that keep us very busy at home

How did you get started in the building industry?

I started my drafting services company in 1993 to work with local home builders and custom homeowners. The Colorado construction industry has been a good fit for our home design services.

How has the industry changed since you got started?

When we first started, our clients were not using technology to communicate with us. Everything was done in person.

Now we have many clients who we have never met face to face. Our clients are using email and texting to start new plans and make changes to existing plans.

Many times we only see clients when they stop in just to say “hi,” instead of just doing business.

The ability to communicate ideas easily has allowed us to expand our services beyond Colorado.

What kind of services do you offer?

We are a one-stop shop for all of your building plans. We can take a napkin sketch to finished construction plans that are ready to be submitted for a building permit.

Engineering is very important in construction and we have a professional engineer partner, Shawn Greenwood who provides engineering to our clients exclusively.

We also provide 3D renderings of home exterior plans as well as floor plan renderings. Over the years we have developed thousands of stock plans for our clients to choose from. This speeds up their design time by not having to start from scratch.

We work with large builders who need entire subdivision home plans designed by us as well as smaller home builders who might build one or two homes per year. We have many custom homeowners who come to us for home design plans that they take to the home builder of their choice for construction.

We are familiar with many different types of construction such as log homes, insulated concrete forms, structural insulated panels, strawbale homes and even adobe block construction.

We provide engineered foundation plans and structural wood framing plans with our partner company Greenwood Engineering Inc.

What unique projects have you done?

One of the latest unique projects that Alldraft has done was just last year. We designed a large six bedroom, seven bath home in Nigeria, Africa that is to be used a residence for doctors and health worker who donate their services to people in need. It was an interesting project because the home was almost entirely made of concrete and blocks due to the scarcity of lumber in that region.

What do you enjoy about living in western Colorado?

The best things about western Colorado in my opinion are the things that it doesn’t have such as high crime, pollution and traffic jams. Big cities are fun to visit but its always nice to come home to the easy lifestyle of Grand Junction.

Looking for a builder? Call the HBA of Western Colorado at (970) 245-0253 or visit www.hbanwco.com