Design Basics Celebrates 35 Years in Business

Design Basics, LLC ( has reached an exciting milestone as the company celebrates 35 years of delivering innovation and leadership through creative home design, marketing, and business transformation solutions, while protecting their right to do so, maximizing value for their customers.

Design Basics began in 1983 as a custom home plan design firm for professional builders in their local community, Omaha, Nebraska. Over the years, Design Basics has expanded their offerings to include a wide variety of home plan designs, plan alteration services, and professional marketing products and services as well as keeping a focus on custom home design. Design Basics’ home designs can now be found throughout all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, and other countries around the world.

Company President Kathryn Dick remarked: “With an average staff tenure of 17+ years, the team’s cohesiveness, history, and expertise keeps our business running smoothly. A well-rounded team dynamic lays the foundation for generating and implementing new ideas, ways of doing business, and keeping with evolving market initiatives.”

On the forefront of industry thought leadership, Design Basics has introduced many forward-thinking design amenities, such as the rear foyer drop zone, that have since become industry standards. Through their expertise in market research and development, Design Basics has recognized women’s preferences in the home – in both design and product selections – play a significant role in homebuyer satisfaction. This realization paved the way for their Woman-Centric Matters!® builder program as well as their Her Home™ brand and publication, dedicated focusing on women’s perspectives on design, construction, and products for the home.

Design Basics, LLC is a residential design firm headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, and markets home plans for single-family and multi-family homes via the Internet, plan catalogs, and home building industry publications. The company has been nationally recognized for excellence through numerous awards for home design, marketing, customer service, and business management. “Design Basics…where great design matters.”

Contact Design Basics at (800) 947-7526 or visit to learn more.