1-2-1 Designs, Inc. specializes in personalized design and building of distinctive custom homes. We work in Elkhart and LaGrange counties in Indiana as well as Cass and St. Joseph counties in Michigan. Our mission is to:
Most of our clients are direct referrals from previous customers or are repeat customers.
1-2-1 Designs is actively involved in the Builders Association of Elkhart County, the Indiana Builders Association and the National Association of Home Builders. Being involved with our peers in the industry helps us to understand trends and implement best practices to further enhance our product.
Our mission is to design and build homes that reflect the individual tastes and needs of the people who live in them. We serve our customers one to one.
Terry's experience in the building industry began with a summer job as a carpenter’s helper. He spent three years as a draftsman for national manufactured housing company, leaving to take a position with a growing architectural firm.
Starting as a draftsman, he helped to implement the use of the company's first computers and CAD systems in the early 1980's. In 1986 he sat for the national Architects Registration Exam, passed all sections of the 32 hour test and received his Architect’s registration from the State of Wisconsin. He managed or worked on architectural and land-planning projects including retirement facilities, restaurants, churches, retail and office projects in several states from Kansas to New Jersey.
In 1987 he went to work as a designer and estimator for a local builder and went on to start his own company, 1-2-1 Designs, Inc. in 1993. Terry has been involved with the local Builders association for all of that time serving as President in 2000. He believes in continuing education as a means of delivering the industries' best practices to his clients.
Terry's role is to work with people to develop their dreams and ideas into building plans. Part of this process includes helping them evaluate and prioritize their design and spending decisions. He also follows through in the construction phase, helping clients process hundreds of decisions in a relaxed and organized way.
Brewster is a terrier/boxer mix who came to us at age 6 months from the Elkhart
County Humane Society shelter. Brewster understands the importance of play. His favorite words are "truck", "frisbee" and "squirrel". His favorite toy is an (almost) empty jar of peanut butter.
Brewster joined 1-2-1 Designs in 2004 (that's 35 years of experience) and continues in his role of mascot and trusted advisor.
Distinctive Custom Homes Designed and Built for You
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