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Our mission is to be the most highly respected provider of pre-designed house plans in the country.
We will achieve our mission by:
Designing innovative, accurate, and technically complete house plans.
Providing efficient distribution of our plans to chosen markets.
Our success depends on our ability to:
Identify and respond to customers' needs.
Attract and nurture superior talent.
Build and maintain relationships.
BACKGROUNDDonald A. Gardner, Inc. guides architectural design, development and plan modifications.
Since 1978, Donald A. Gardner Architects, Inc. has been revolutionizing the residential design industry. From award-winning pre-designed house plans and modification services to marketing assistance for developers and builders, this full-service residential design firm has helped originate various sister companies while diversifying within, implementing their vast knowledge and experience to specialize and strengthen every aspect of their designs and services. Each new design is a unique interpretation of the American family home. Incorporating the diversity of styles that shape the United States, their plans have in turn gained massive appeal to families across the globe. Happy clients in 49 states prove that Donald A. Gardner Architects, Inc. delivers on its promise - to provide innovative designs that fit the lives and budgets of today’s families.
Known as the one of the nation’s leading residential architects, Donald A. Gardner, AIA, NCARB has had designs featured in consumer and trade publications such as: Southern Living™, Better Homes and Gardens™, Home, House Beautiful, Builder, Garlinghouse, and Home Planners/Hanley Wood publications. With a reputation for designing affordable portfolio plans with custom-styled features, the demand for his firm’s pre-designed homes is widespread among builders, developers, and homeowners. The portfolio has expanded to include more than 925 pre-designed house plans, with nearly forty new plans added each year. The firm has published the builder-oriented Designs magazine since 1994, releasing three issues each year.
Donald A. Gardner Publishing, LLC was formed in 2003 to publish and promote the portfolio of Donald A. Gardner Architects, Inc. in the consumer market. Focusing on high-quality, full-color plan books and magazines, the goal of Donald A. Gardner Publishing, LLC is to become the most highly respected provider of house plan publications, offering informative, educational content to aid consumers and builders in their house plan selection and building processes. Donald A. Gardner Publishing, LLC produces the quarterly consumer newsstand magazine, At Home with Donald A. Gardner.
Committed to excellence, Donald A. Gardner Architects, Inc. has won more than 65 awards for house plans, Parade homes and publications, while being members of various industry and business organizations - from the American Institute of Architects to the Better Business Bureau.
Begun as a one-man, part-time business, Donald A. Gardner Architects, Inc. has expanded to more than 45 employees, including four registered architects. Located in Greenville, SC, Donald A. Gardner Architects, Inc. focuses on customer service and marketing.
Sister companies support the firm, while also branching into areas different than Donald A. Gardner Architects, Inc.
Donald A. Gardner Interactive, LLC is the Information Technologies division, which operates internal and external systems and facilitates the firm’s user-friendly interactive web site.
Donald A. Gardner Publishing, LLC publishes At Home With Donald A. Gardner magazine, a consumer-focused home plan magazine distributed nationally, and a series of home plan trade books.
Designs Direct Publishing, LLC creates consumer-focused national plan magazines in conjunction with other top designers, including titles such as Designer Dream Homes and Designer Dream Homes Presents.
Donald A. Gardner Architects, Inc. are members of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce, the Better Business Bureau, the National Association of Home Builders, the National Federation of Independent Businesses and the Greenville and Oconee County Home Builders Associations.
Donald A. Gardner, AIA, NCARB served on the Board of Directors for the Greenville Hospital System Foundation, served as a board member of the Clemson Advancement Foundation for Design + Building, and is a member of the American Institute of Architects in the Greenville, SC and national chapters.
2007 Bronze sponsor for the NAHB National Sales and Marketing Council
Greenville Hospital System - Donald A. Gardner Center for Developing Minds
Sponsorship of the Greenville Hospital System’s waiting area in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Greenville Children’s Hospital
Greenville Hospital System’s Christmas Program
Center for Developmental Services Carnival Sponsor
Supports Habitat for Humanity, Hands on Greenville, The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, March of Dimes Blue Jeans for Babies, Adopt-a-Family, Adopt-a-Senior Citizen, Miracle Hill Ministries, Greenville Humane Society, Concerned Citizens for Animals, Project Host, and Greenville County Guardian ad Litem Parade of Playhouses. Assists the local Junior Achievement through staff volunteers, equipment donation, and charitable contributions, Red Ribbon Week, and participation in the Greenville County School System’s Intern program. Supported the Ronald McDonald House, Greenville Literacy Program, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and The United Way.