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Here's What My Clients
Have To Say:

(No hired actors, just hardworking
people like you and I)


Bryan Shoesmith

Michael Williams

Erin Krebs

Jeremy Campbell

We had begun a wish list for our home-to-be several years before. At the top of the list was energy efficiency. When we had a question on how changing a certain aspect of our plan would/would not affect energy efficiency, Phillip was able to guide us, especially when the question was, "Would it be cost effective"?......

Phillip was very, very diligent in trying to please us with interior and exterior adjustments we wanted to the original plan; yet advising us what would or would not work. He had excellent ideas to better our house plans and really listened to our concerns.

We thank Philip for his professionalism in our end product of a great set of house plans that our builder can work with and for the placing of the house on the lot which really helped our frame of mind. We thank him for working so patiently with us.

Phillip is a family man and a Christian. We thank him for his character. We realize a house is temporal in God’s sight and in the whole scheme of things. But in anything we set out to do, we want to do our best. We feel Phillip Rye excelled in helping us with our house design plans. We hope him and his family the best.

Mike and Janet Cagle, AR

Jerry and I want to personally thank you, for not only your professional manner, but for your personal involvement in which you helped design our new house.
It truly was a pleasure for both of us. ,,,,,

We really appreciated your quick responses. An e-mail was sent or phone call made and your immediate response put us at ease.
We felt that we were extremely important to you and not just a “client”. Your courtesy and listening skills are missing in today’s world and we truly thank you for that gift. Listening is a lost art these days. If I had felt for one second that what I had to say or ask was not important to you, then we would have gone somewhere else.....

Our “new” house is very important to Jerry and I as we both have lost spouses. It will help us to establish our new home and we are looking forward to our “new” life together.

Thank you again Phillip for all your help.

Terry & Jerry B., Maumelle, Arkansas

Dear Phillip,

It has been a pleasure working with you long-distance on our new house design.
Your knowledge and willingness to work with our sometimes odd ideas has been a true joy. We appreciated all of your suggestions on the house layout as well as the energy analysis, as we firmly believe energy costs will continue to rise and having an energy efficient house will be a comfort both physically and financially. Your costs were very reasonable, especially with the level of customer service you provide. I will highly recommend your services to anyone in the future. Keep up the great work.


Brian and Cyndi - Los Alamos, NM



When Margaret & I began sketching our dream home, I thought "This isn't going to be so difficult." However, after trying to go from our sketch to an actual floorplan, on my own small Cad system, I realized it wasn't going to be so easy. So I found someone who said "I can do that for you." And everything was great until he tried to put a roof on the floorplan... Now, I knew I needed Professional help, and that's where you came in.
Working with you has been a pleasure and a learning experience. Your various methods of taking our thoughts and making them reality, in a professional manner, has been exciting to say the least. Your experience and knowledge have made these beginning steps, of our first effort to construct a home, a much easier process.

Thanks to some of the tips & strategy which you have applied,
we will have, not only a beautiful home, well constructed, but one which will be very energy efficient and comfortable.

Thank you, Phillip for starting Margaret & I off in the right direction for what will be our new Handicap Accessible home. We greatly appreciate the "little" things you did to enhance our project, and for billing us what I think is a most remarkably reasonable fee.


Tom & Margaret Simmons


... We sent an email to Phillip Rye to ask how we go about getting started and he responded very quickly. He never pressured us, and told us when we got ready, just to give him a call.

.... Phillip patiently looked at our house layout that we had sketched on a piece of paper. We immediately felt comfortable with him, but a little unsure how working over the internet would go... To our surprise, when we opened up our email on the night of August 19th there was our first draft. We could hardly wait to see the next draft! We often wondered when he ever slept. Phillip was very patient with us and always allowed us the freedom to change our minds. He gave us many ideas and suggestions throughout the process.

Within approx. 2 weeks we had the final architectural drawings and energy analysis. Our building contractor and friends looked over the Plans and the Energy Analysis and was extremely impressed.

... Overall, our experience with Phillip Rye was a very positive one and we are extremely satisfied with the results. We will definitely recommend his services to anyone.

May God Richly Bless You and Your Family,
Paul & Janet R.
Grapevine, AR


I have been following Doug Rye’s energy savings tips for a number of years and when it came time for me to build a new home, it was simply a “no-brainer” for me to have Phillip Rye incorporate those energy savings tips into my home design construction plan.

Even though we were corresponding via email, .... it seemed as if we were working side by side. I was very impressed with his fast and professional service.....They are impressive and the detail provided exceeded my home plan expectations.

Thank you Phillip for all the wonderful advice you provided me ....You took “complicated” out of the home design process and made it a very pleasant, almost effortless, experience. It has truly been a pleasure working with you.

If planning to build a new home, I highly recommend you contact Phillip Rye and Associates.... for achieving an energy efficient home that will save you money.

God Bless,

Steve S., Garfield, AR

"I would highly recommend to anyone wanting to design a custom home that they consult Phillip Rye. I was initially concerned that going through a home design process from several hundred miles away could be disastrous, but found it to be just the opposite. Any changes needed or wanted were handled quickly and efficiently and to my satisfaction, and I am very happy with the resulting house plan. It is truly amazing to see a plan that has been in your head for a long time finally make it to paper, and Phillip made the process easy and enjoyable. "

Kirk Dodson
Lascassas, TN


My wife and I found working with you a great pleasure. Thank you for your excellent advice and detailed drawings.  We were very pleased with your attention to detail and quick turn around with changes. "

Al and Stacey Lewis
Anderson, MO

"Going into this process, I was somewhat worried about designing our our house entirely over the internet.
After working with Phillip, I can only say that we are very pleased with the final outcome. He was very patient, worked through our revisions, and absolutely used technology to its full benefits.

At times, it was like we were in the same room discussing the design and changes. Bottom line - I highly recommend Phillip Rye and Associates to help you develop your house plans."

Eddie and Diane Gray,
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"Critical" New Home Design Tips &
Pitfalls Report

Are you looking for home design tips and ideas?  Do you want to make sure your home is designed correctly and will work during construction like it's drawn on paper?

If you are building a new home you MUST ask yourself these questions:

  • What is the average bedroom size? 

  • How do I know for sure that my stairs will reach the second floor?

  • What is an 8/12, 12/12, 3/12, roof pitch and how does it apply to my home?

  • What size room do I need for a safe room and how is it constructed?

  • When I'm asked, "Do you want a hip or gable roof with dormers?"  What does that mean?"

  • How small can a 1/2 bath be and still have room for the toilet, sink, and door?

  • And MANY other critical design questions..... 


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Thanks for drawing up our house plans and energy consulting. Living in Alaska, and communicating with you in Arkansas, I didn't think it was going to be easy. I sent you 8 pages of notes, pictures, and a list of features to make our dream home.
After a couple of phone calls and emails (while on vacation in Hawaii) our plans were sent back to us.
I was very pleased how fast and accurate they were with our wishes.

You drew up our friends home in Wyoming, and it turned out beautiful. It is now our turn to build our home and with your help I know it will be beautiful also.

Thanks again
Louise & Bill S.

"Phillip: My wife and I want to thank you for the architectural drawings and energy analysis you did for our new home.

It was amazing to have such personal service while separated by so many miles. I live in the Miami Florida area and have very little free time due to my work as the Emergency Manager and Assistant Fire Chief for the City of Miami. I was very surprised to see how easy it was to deal with you over the internet. You did not require a lot of our time to orient yourself to what we wanted. You quickly adapted to our pencil drawings and turned our vision into a beautiful set of plans.

Your were very responsive to our questions via email and you even spoke on the phone with us us to quickly clarify our wants. I have shown the final plans to some of our friends and they love what you created. We can't wait to build our dream home that you designed. We are so happy that we used you and will be telling our friends about how easy it was to use you and how impressive your work is."

God bless, Allen and Lisa Joyce, Miami, FL



  Working with Phillip has been a breeze! When we first started planning our new home, we tried to avoid having custom plans drawn up since we are both cheap and wanted it done yesterday. However, we are so glad we decided to have Phillip create our plans, and we are very pleased with the results.

What we wanted is not the typical floor plan these days. No bells and whistles. Just an open, family friendly plan that wouldn't cost an arm and a leg to build. Phillip worked with us to meet our goals and still have an attractive finished product. Other than a few time delays due to conflicting schedules, the process has been quick and painless. Phillip has been very pleasant to work with even though we have never met in person, and it's always reassuring to work with a Christian who shares your values.
I will definitely be recommending him to others!

Rachel G, Sheridan, AR


First of all I want to tell you my business is not civil engineering, house designing, or energy consulting.  Although my credentials are all of the above, I am in the service business.  My job is to make sure you get what you want, how you want it.  I'm in the business of helping you make your dream home a reality.

With my custom home plans drawn to your specifications, you will be able to see your home in 3 dimensions giving you peace of mind knowing what your home will look like before it's built.

Do you have a plan, sketch, or idea of what you want in your dream home? Your home is probably the biggest investment you will ever make.  Don't settle for less.  Choose the best!

With my 100% customized, construction ready house plans, designed precisely how you want them, you’ll watch your ideas become a reality.

Let me ask you a few questions:

  • Do you need a construction ready, full set of house plans?  

  • Do you have an idea of what you want for your new home, but need someone to draw your plans?

  • Would you like to have your heating and cooling system properly sized and a written guarantee on your average monthly heating and cooling costs? Did you know, 90% of the time I can save the homeowner at least 1 ton on their heating and cooling system by sizing it correctly? That’s $2000-$5000 savings!

Let me draw your house plans and you will receive a quality set of plans drawn to your specifications that is guaranteed to have low utility bills!


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 Why Choose Phillip Rye for your blueprints?

Services offered

Phillip Rye House Plan Sites
Consultation Fee $0 $50-$100
Cost for revisions $0 Estimates only
Right read reverse plan/mirror $0 $75-$175
Unlimited copies of your plan $0 Not available
3D Drawings included in plan $0 Not available
3D Video of your home $0 Not available
Customer service Phillip Rye Large Company
Additional costs for basement/slab $0 $100-$150
Home energy analysis with WRITTEN GUARANTEE on your heating and cooling
costs.  Everything you need to know to make
your home super-energy efficient saving
$1000's of dollars!
10 cents/sq. ft. living area Not available


"We would like to highly recommend Phillip Rye. He has worked very closely with us, on what was just an idea from my own head, about the house that I wanted. My husband found Phillip's name through his pursuit of a very energy conscious person to take this on, he found his father's videos first and through that we found Phillip.

We were frightened that we wouldn't be able to do something like this over the internet, but Phillip was able to stay right with us and was able to understand all of our wishes for the house.
We were extremely pleased with all of our interactions with Phillip and all of the services he offered us from Drafting to Energy consulting."

Kim and Dan Atchley

"Residing in Colorado and building in Colorado with plans drawn in Arkansas would have been a slow and tedious process in time past. Phillip and I worked efficiently with the use of Internet technology to communicate our ideas clearly and quickly. It was a simple process of receiving a PDF via e-mail, hand-sketching any changes, scanning the document and e-mailing back to Phillip. We had no ideas lost in oral communication. Phillip was very responsive to my request and put together a complete set of construction plans that accurately portrayed my new house concept while adding professional ideas all at a very affordable price. I'd do it again."

Dave Hollema
Littleton, CO




You'll get a complete, construction ready set of plans you can take to your builder/contractor.
Each set includes:

  • Floor plan

  • Elevations

  • Electrical plan

  • Foundation plan

  • Roof Plan

  • Energy efficient construction details (included with energy analysis)

  • Several 3D angles and views

  • 1 full-sized, reproducible set of plans

  • 1 (11"x17") set to carry with you

  • PLUS a re-printable .PDF digital copy that you can take into any print shop for additional copies and/or enlargements.


Here's What You Get


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Two Separate Calculations:

  1. Custom blueprints (under roof):
    Standard charges are $0.40 (40 cents) per sq ft under roof.
    This is for all living area, garages, and porches. There is no charge for unfinished basement area.

  2. Energy Analysis (living area):
    Complete energy analysis for your specific plan.
    Charges are $0.10 (10 cents) per sq ft living area only.

++ Still have questions? 
Email me at or call 501-317-9883.




Preferred payment is with Credit/Debit card.  Payment is made through three payments during the design process. 

  • Payment One - $300 payment is made after the initial draft is sent to you. 

  • Payment Two -  Approximately 1/3 of the final balance is taken half way through the design process

  • Payment Three -  Remaining balance when the plan is completed and submitted to you.

Payment methods

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Dear Phillip,

Greg and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the outstanding work you did for us by providing such a wonderful plan for our retirement home. Working via internet was remarkably easy and convenient for us. I would recommend this process for anyone who is not conveniently located near your office. The entire process has been so much fun and I always looked forward to each draft to see the changes and improvements that you implemented. You took our ideas and designed a fabulous home for the limited amount of square footage we gave you to work with.

Because we are down-sizing, we didn't want a really large home but it still had to meet the certain and specific needs of our family. You got it just right! ..........You paid very close attention to my list of "must-haves" and actually came through with each thing on the list. Thank you! It has truly been a pleasure working with you.

Maureen and Greg Bourns


Rye House Plan Design Featured In
"Arkansas Green Guide"



During the planning process we will discuss the following construction items:

  • Heating and cooling methods: Solar heating, air-to-air heat pumps, geothermal heat pumps.


  • Insulation: SIP's (Structural Insulated Panels), cellulose insulation, spray foam, and ICF's (Insulated Concrete Forms)


  • Energy efficient windows, framing techniques, water heaters, passive solar design, radiant barrier roof decking, and air infiltration.




Nationwide Service

It doesn't matter if I am working with someone down the street or 5000 miles away, I use technology to make the process easier for both of us.   Email and PDF technology allows me to make my service available nationwide.  I will make the house planning process easy for you! I guarantee it.



Planning Tip

Computer Designs:  Many architects and designers use computers to create elevations, floor plans, and design details.  Computer aided design (CAD) can save time and money, provide more accurate drawings, and give you a visual image before building.  All Rye Home designs are done using a computer program.



Phillip Rye
Civil Engineer, PE


About Me

  • Graduated from the University of Arkansas College of Civil Engineering

  • Licensed Engineer

  • Over 10 yrs. experience in house design/energy consulting

  • Thorough knowledge of house construction and structural components.  This includes geothermal heat pumps, air-to-air heat pumps, SIP's, ICF, and cellulose insulation.



What's The Safest Room In Your Home?

Being prepared for severe weather conditions goes beyond buying batteries and stocking up on bottled water during the storm season.  If a tornado suddenly comes through your town or a hurricane lands on your door step, where will you and your family go?

Unfortunately, masonry, framing, and sheetrock are no match for 200 mph, destructive winds and airborne debris.  If you are searching for someone that understands storm rooms and, more importantly, how precious life can be, I will work with you on getting a very specific, low cost, storm room that will protect you and your family during the worst of storms.

This storm room:

  • Meets all FEMA standards and can withstand winds produced by F5 tornadoes.

  • It's easy to finish out as a room of your home, can be wired and plumbed.

  • Radio, TV, or cell phones can be used inside the room.

  • Takes the place of a closet or storage space without notice.

During the design process we will discuss your needs of a storm shelter and I can incorporate the design into your custom home plans.




 Heating and Air Systems
Bigger Isn’t Better

Does your house have cold and hot spots? Is a basement bedroom always cold or damp feeling? Is an upstairs bedroom always hotter than the rest of your home? According to recent studies, 95% of new air-conditioning installations fail in regard to operating efficiency, with more than 70% of systems improperly sized or installed.

Heat Flows Downhill

Just like water, you can say that heat ALWAYS flows downhill, or from high energy (warm) to lower energy (cool). You see, heat will build up until it can find a cooler place to go. When you open your front door in the summer, heat rushes in. The cold air doesn’t rush out. Open your door in the winter, the heated air rushes out. Heat builds up in your home due to sunlight, people, appliances, etc. In the summer we want to get this heat out and replace it with nice conditioned air.

Residential air-conditioning systems are made up of indoor and outdoor systems connected by pipes that circulate a refrigerant such as Freon or Puron. Without getting into technical details, the compressor in the system compresses the liquid refrigerant. By manipulating pressure and temperature, the indoor unit can absorb heat out of the house or extract heat into the house depending on the season.

In addition to conditioning the air, air conditioners serve another important function. They dehumidify the air. In the same way moisture condenses on the side of a cold glass of water sitting outside on a hot day, air conditioners extract moisture from warm, humid air and deliver it outside the house through a evaporator coil.

Oversize units waste money and will not
dehumidify your home.

Oversized systems satisfy the temperature at the thermostat so quickly that very little moisture is removed from your home. This is known as short cycling. Short cycling is more of a problem in the southern US in humid climates. Short cycling also causes large peak demands on electrical supply systems.

Air conditioning units are least efficient when they first start up. It takes 15-20 minutes for a system to reach peak operating efficiency. Oversized units run shorter cycles so more time is spent running in the least efficient part of the cycle.

Shorter cycling and high humidity in your home equals an uncomfortable home and
HIGH electric bills! At a cost of around $2000 per ton, oversized units cost considerably more. Why pay for a 5 ton system when 3 tons will do? That’s at least a $4000 savings!

Rye Home Energy Consultants Wants To Save
You Money! Lots Of It!!

So how do we determine the correct and guaranteed size of heating and cooling system you need? On new construction we take your home plans and run them through our computer using ACCA’s (Air Conditioning Contractors Of America) Manual J Residential Load Calculations. This is how we arrive at room-by-room totals for heating and cooling needs for your home. Manual J calculations are VERY IMPORTANT because you cannot design a duct system properly without these calculations. Duct systems installed without Manual J calculations are what we call “the Bubba method”. Bubba the contractor looks at your 3000 sq. ft. home and says, “Yep, you need 6 tons”. Some of you are smiling right now and thinking, that’s exactly what he said.

Now you tell me. How does he know this? HE DOESN’T! You may need 9 tons, or 6 tons, or even 3 tons. Do not let someone guess at the size system you need.

Manual J calculations takes into account solar-heat gains, direction the house is facing and orientation to the sun and shading, which can greatly affect the loads needed. We also take into account window sizes, ceiling heights, wall insulation, floor insulation, foundation type, ceiling insulation, and everything else that can affect the heat generated in your home.

Why do electric cooperatives all over the
country love what we teach?

Here is one reason why electric cooperatives all across the country love what we teach. Build your house energy efficient, let us size the heating and cooling system for your home, and you will enjoy a comfortable home with low utility bills.

So how does this help electric companies you may ask? See, when an electric company builds a power generating plant it must be designed for the maximum peak loads even if it only happens once a year. Right from the start they are already spending hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars more than they should have to.

Ever wonder why places like California have brown-outs during a hot summer? It’s because the power generating plants cannot keep up with the demand for electricity. Almost every single building in the state is calling for maximum cooling at the same time. Now remember, this may only happen once a year, BUT they have to build the plant large enough to handle this one peak.

When you build your home like we teach those peak demands are kept to a minimum, and when there is a peak it’s much lower because the amount of electricity needed is less. Which takes more electricity? 500,000 homes with 5 ton systems or 3 ton systems? You get the point?

Oh, and one other thing! Now we don’t have to import nearly as much coal from other countries to power the plants and now we can reduce the amount of emissions coming from the power plants.


While the home energy analysis is an optional service when I draw your plans, you can't afford NOT to do it. 

Each day thousands of homeowners live the American dream and start to build their new home.  However, they overlook one of the most important steps in the home building process.  They allow their contractor, who usually knows nothing about energy efficiency, to guess at the size of heating and cooling system they need for their home.

An incorrectly sized heating and cooling system results in

  • thousands of dollars in excess equipment
    (this is where we can save you BIG $$$),

  • an uncomfortable home,

  • higher utility bills, and

  • shorter equipment life.



Everything you need to know about the energy
 efficiency of your home.

When we run the energy calculations on your home we enter in all the important information that affects the heating and cooling loads on your home.  We look at the direction the house faces, window sizes, foundation types, ceiling heights, room sizes, exposed exterior wall, room sizes, and other design aspects.

We will return your set of plans along with a detailed energy specification list and a written guarantee on your average heating and cooling costs. 

Our specifications include requirements for:

  • Floor insulation

  • Wall insulation

  • Caulking

  • Ceiling Insulation

  • Lighting

  • Windows

  • Ductwork / return air sizing

  • Water heaters

  • Roof decking

  • Energy efficient framing techniques

We normally charge 15 cents per sq. ft. (heated and cooled) to size your heating and cooling system and give you a written guarantee on your average heating and cooling costs.

However, if I draw your plans that is discounted to 10 cents per sq. ft. 
That's over 30% savings!

We have done this hundreds of times all across America and never had one come back.

Already have your house plans?

It is important to note that even if you already have your completed house plans we will run the Manual J calculations, size the heating and cooling system for your home, and give you a written guarantee on your average monthly heating and cooling costs.  This cost is 15 cents per sq. ft. living area.



ere's what I want you to do.

To speak to me personally about your house plans, call me at  501-317-9883
This number is reserved for house plan inquires only.     
- OR -

Complete the form at the top of this page and I will contact you with more details about my services and how I can help you.  I will send you an email with complete details about what I offer, pricing, and scheduling.


Thanks and God bless!

Phillip Rye


  Rye House Plan Design and Energy Consulting     Benton, AR    

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