The Timberline Experience

Ready To Get Started?
Here’s What You Can Expect

Once you’ve decided to move forward, our Discovery meeting will include a high-level assessment of your property (if applicable), your goals for the home’s size and layout, and our estimated turnaround time for each phase.  After Discovery, you will receive the Client Checklist and Contract, which are required to begin Design. 

Design begins upon receipt of retainer. Design revisions occur until the layout and elevations are to your satisfaction. Construction documents are then created: electrical, structural, floor and roof plans, elevations and building sections. CHD supervises the submission of your construction documents to the appropriate agencies for engineering, permitting, site plan (surveyors) approvals, stamps and signatures, etc. as well as delivery of field-ready working documents. You can be confident that the beautiful home you see in your mind will be translated perfectly to a plan that communicates exactly what your Builder and Tradespeople need to construct your new home.  

Any firm can draw a home layout, but none can blend the unique client’s taste with the natural surroundings of the land, with the covenants, codes, and/or engineering requirements, with an innate artistic talent, with potential unknown factors  – as well as Chris and CHD Home Designs!

Interactive, online Home Design Checklist


You can really never start too early when designing a home.

Our Client Checklist is a very handy tool to get you thinking through the many decisions required to design a home.

Whether you’ve already got land and chosen a Builder, or simply have an idea in your mind, we can move you forward in the process!

Collect your ideas together in one place about what you are hoping to achieve in your home. 

You can save your progress and return to it time and time again as you bring your vision to life. 

There is no obligation to use our free interactive, online new home design checklist! 

Client Testimonials

I can’t say enough good things about Chris. He has practical construction experience which is invaluable. This is extremely helpful in making the building process seamless. His attention to detail is remarkable. He reviews all the engineering documents that accompany his drawings to ensure everything is extremely efficient and timely...

David Osborn

President, DBO Construction

CHD Home Designs produces a superior quality product which facilitates an enjoyable work relationship with our engineering company. Plans are delivered in a timely manner with required details and specifications. Chris is creative, honest, easy to work with, and produces excellent plans...

Mike Reynolds, DE, PE

Go Black Forest Engineering Services