After a decade designing and building homes with other companies, Mike Whelan founded Residential Design Services (RDS) in 1996. RDS has a large portfolio of plans for houses, garages, and garage apartments.
Being in Missouri, our portfolio has a midwestern look and feel and our focus has been on smaller, more affordable housing. Sure, we have some plans on the larger side, but the fun challenge has always been getting all the same amenities into a smaller package.
Some of the original plans in our portfolio were initially created for weekend and vacation use. The popularity of those plans remains strong today and they are being used for primary residences as well. The growth and evolution of our portfolio is driven by customer requests and feedback. So, you will find some of our earlier plans have been improved to include more features requested by our customers.
Upgrading plans does not always mean larger. We feel we have found the right combination of size, features, affordability, and architectural interest. You will be able to see this in all the various plans in our portfolio. We hope you find just the right plan for your needs here.