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June 17, 2019

Recently I was working with a strong builder team in the Midwest to reduce cost of construction and raise margins. The approach was to leverage the vast knowledge of the trades and suppliers, applying lean design principles to their current construction documents. Read More


May 8, 2018

The TK Design team is proud to share that we were honored with a 1st place award for Traditional Architecture up to 4,000 Sq. Ft by Detroit Home Magazine at the Detroit Home Design awards event!


May 8, 2018

Over the past 30 years or so I’ve noticed that some home builders (and architects who design homes) don’t see a value in developing framing sheets for house plan sets.  Instead, the home builder will have the lumber company provide header and beam sizes with their material take-off. The reason for this is simple-cost.  iHerb […]


September 14, 2017

I grew up a builder’s son and spent a lot of time on jobsites from an early age. Working alongside trades and earning money as a general laborer at a young age was great, but the real benefit was exposure to contract negotiations, where I’d see my father negotiate price, payment terms, and future work […]


July 25, 2017

This 2,800-Square-Foot Stunner Makes Them Slam On The Brakes!   I had the pleasure of meeting Mary Schumacher from Schumacher Homes a few years back while doing plan reviews at the International Builders Show. Besides the fact that she is witty and charming, she is also brimming with wisdom. She told me that she always […]


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