"We were very pleased with the experience we had working with Phillip Rye during the planning and designing of our new home.
  After driving to Bryant, AR to meet Phillip personally, we chose Phillip as our architect and then just emailed our scanned sketches to him. We attached photographs of our ideas and he went to work.
The ability to send and receive changes and modifications through emails was easy.  Phillip gave us prompt attention and readily offered suggestions to make our new dream home a reality. This may be our last home to ever build, but if not, we will use Phillip's services again next time too. It has been a pleasure working with Phillip. I'd recommend him to anyone!" 
Col (Ret) J.R. Dallas and Daren, Drennan, and Megan, Ft. Smith, AR 





Going into the design process of our home we had a list of needs and wants and Phillip hit the mark on all of them.  I was unsure how working mostly over the internet would go, but it was even easier than we could have expected. I never dreamed we could design our house and not have to meet in person and have a sit down.  We both work and that was a huge plus not having to coordinate everyone's schedule for a meeting. With a few emails and a couple phone calls Phillip got down on paper what we had in our minds. While he did what we wanted he also told us his opinion and we appreciate that. Thanks again Phillip for your great service. 
God Bless, 
Blake and Trudy B., Cabot, AR  

Hi Phillip
  Tori and I just wanted to take the time and tell you what a pleasant experience it has been doing business with you. I was a little hesitant at first doing business via the Internet on our house plans. In the past I have done most of my architectural business locally. I wanted someone whom was familiar with building codes nation wide. Your Company came highly recommended in the Energy Efficiency and Analysis area. Something everyone should be interested in when it comes to designing and building a home. How could anyone not be, it increases the value of your home, improves the quality of construction, and most of all saves you money. 
  Phillip, the quality of your work and the attention to detail has been very refreshing. Our Building Contractor looked over the Plans and the Energy Analysis and was extremely impressed and said it was one of the best design packages he had ever seen. Everything was very well explained and documented, though your phone number was included on the plans he felt any questions that would normally come up were already covered. 
  You have been prompt in replying to our questions and any changes during the whole process of our Design Project. We will highly recommend you to our friends and co-workers. Once again Phillip thank you very much, we can't wait to get started on construction. 
  Thank You, Joseph & Tori M.
  Elizabeth and I want to thank you for helping us take this major step in our lives. We are now on the right track to building our energy efficient dream home. Even though we were from out of town, with today's technology it was as if we were next door. It could not have been easier.  It was a pleasure working with you, and we appreciate everything.  Thank you again.
Sincerely, Jamie and Elizabeth A., Stuttgart, AR

Phillip Rye & Associates:
I have always been very concerned with conservation and the better utilization of natural resources, so when I heard of the services offered by Phillip Rye, I jumped at the opportunity. With fuel and electricity prices being so volatile, I wanted a home that was as energy-efficient as possible.

I had been aware of the reputation of Phillip’s father Doug for several years, so I felt using Phillip’s blueprint services was an easy decision to make. Phillip was very knowledgeable about construction and was always willing to comment on what he felt were our best options.

He was very quick about returning draft changes to us, and always allowed us the freedom to change our minds. He is very easy to work with, was always honest with us, and from the beginning was first concerned with our wishes, rather than his. I have already, and will continue to recommend his drafting services to anyone that is in the market for a new construction.


Chad and Erin K., Benton, AR

If you are ready to build a new home we recommend having Phillip Rye do the design work. You can't beat doing this from the comfort of your home. No driving back and forth to the architect, just a few e-mails and phone calls. Phillip has the expertise to answer all your questions and not only met but exceeded our expectations.

Thanks Phillip, Al & Janie A.

August 14,  2009

Mr Rye, Thank you so much for your help. I was worried about having house plans drawn up over a long distance but you made it simple. The process was not hard or confusing at all. The energy analysis looks great as far as I can tell and I am excited about having an electric bill below 90 dollars a month. I will definitely recommend your services.
Thanks again, Dena W.,RN, - Kodiak Steel Home owner


We have always been a follower of Doug Ryes newsletters thorough Arkansas Electric Co-Op, so when we contacted Phillip we knew we would get good information. We just didn't realize how valuable that information would turn out to be. After meeting with Phillip, we are sold on his experience, and prompt communications via the Internet. What we thought, before meeting with Phillip, was that we would be meeting, meeting, and meeting again throughout the summer to finalize plans for our home with his energy analysis included.. SO, NOT TRUE. Even on vacation, we were able to communicate any concerns or changes we wanted. Our friends (that went on vacation with us )were totally amazed as we emailed Phillip, but were shocked when he emailed us back so quickly.Our experience with Phillip was wonderful, professional, and prompt, but most of all, completed within a few short weeks. We've told all of our friends who have thought about building, "if your thinking about building you must have Phillip involved in the process".  What he brings to the table, as he listens to your wants and needs , is remarkable and comparable to none. Not only did he make us feel like his only customer, he truly made us feel like a friend through the process. 
We will continue to recommend Phillip to all our friends because we know they will receive the same service we did. 
Mike and Janet W., Cabot, AR

When finding someone to draw up our dream home, I was unsure about doing our house plans via e-mail and phone calls, but once we got started, everything was a breeze.  Phillip was very attentive to the message I was trying to convey as far as changed in the house plans as we went along.  I was able to send him pictures of thing I was trying to achieve and he was able to put them in place.  His response time was prompt and took time to explain various aspects of why something may not work or why something was a better option.  Overall Phillip’s communication with me was remarkable.


Now we have our dream home plans and are ready to start building.  I would highly recommend using Phillip and his services to anyone looking for an almost effortless process.

Tracy K., La Grange, Texas

Thank you so much for working with us. At first I was concerned about using e-mail as our first line of communication, but after all is said and done I can not imagine a better way of developing a home plan that is just right for our family.  Using e-mail and the occasional phone call gave us plenty of time to make necessary changes. We appreciate your patience and prompt response to our questions. We will highly recommend you to our friends and family.
Thank You,
John and Cindy Bair

Mr. Rye,
My wife and I met Mr. Rye at a Kodiak Steel Homes workshop earlier this year. We were very impressed with his in-depth knowledge of the Kodiak product line. We contracted with him to customize an Augusta 1 Model from Kodiak.

We could not be more pleased with the outcome. Working remotely via email (we live in GA) and phone the process was handled without any difficulties. We could visualize our plan’s progress thru timely updates from Mr. Rye – and he wasn’t satisfied until he had exactly what we wanted.

If you are considering skipping the energy efficiency plans – don’t. The savings are well worth the investment and he helped us incorporate design strategies to more efficiently utilize a geothermal system. We couldn’t be more pleased with the service and end product!

Shawn & Susan B. - Kodiak Steel Home owner

May 16,  2009

Ron and I have found it very easy to work with you, Phillip.  You have done everything we've asked and then some.  We have been amazed at how quickly you respond to our emails and make the changes we request. I never dreamed it would be so easy to have our house plans drawn up. We look forward to your energy analysis and plan to build our home so we can afford to live in it when we are on a fixed income. Our only regret is not to have met you in person.

Maybe someday, if you decide to take a trip to Yellowstone National Park, you will stop by our place in Wyoming to see your masterpiece. I can't wait to have the house built and live in it. I plan to recommend you to any of our friends or relatives looking to build a new home or upgrade their current homes to become more energy efficient.
Thank you, Phillip!
Laurie and Ron S., Anchorage, AK

To: Phillip Rye
From: Brad and Renee B.

I found out about the Rye Family from my brother. He watched Doug Rye’s spot about energy saving tips and had installed a Marathon hot water tank. He was happy with the results and when the opportunity came up to talk about energy saving building techniques, he was ready to share what he had learned.

I went to the Doug Rye web site and found out his son Phillip created custom house plans and also was able to run an energy analysis on the plan. I told my husband about it and he said to contact Phillip and have him see if he could draw our house plans from a sketch we had created.

I contacted Phillip and told him what we had in the way of a sketch, what we wanted in the house, and how important energy saving and building “green” was to my husband. He was most helpful and assured me he could do what we wanted. Phillip emailed us a design agreement and we were ready to commit.

We mailed him our sketch and within the week, we had our first draft delivered through our email account. My husband is a civil engineer and able to print off large documents. He asked if Phillip could format the .pdf file so he could print off plan size documents. Phillip was very accommodating and had that change done by the next day.  We only had three revisions, probably because we had two civil engineers working together! It was a painless, no stress experience and we would recommend it to anyone. We have not met Phillip Rye, but we trust him, respect him, and are impressed with his fast and professional service.

Quality, convenience, and affordability. If you desire a custom home and have at least a rough idea of what you want, Phillip Rye is the way to go. The more developed your initial idea the quicker the process. Neither my wife or I have much computer experience but working with Phillip was easy. He does respond to e-mails within 24 hours(usually at midnight). The longest we ever waited for a plan change was one week. The home you and Phillip design can truly be as personalized as if you went to an architect but at 10% of the expense.
Paul and Marjorie L., Schofield WI

My family and I would like to thank you for your work on our house plans and energy analysis.

Initially, when my Uncle told me about you, I was just inquiring about your service and never expected to go through with a complete design and analysis while still on active duty in California. But, after a couple of phone conversations and emails, I was convinced that you were exactly the person I wanted helping us with one of the most significant projects we would ever undertake.

When we start building with Insulated Concrete Forming (ICF) , Geothermal HVAC, and your signiture energy efficient design we'd like you to consider further consultation.

Again, thank you for everything and we look forward to working with you in the near future.

God bless, Steve and Lisa C.

We have always had an idea of what our dream home would be; yet when the time came to put our ideas on paper, we were at a loss. We wanted to build an energy efficient home, but had very few resources to use. We discovered Phillip Rye through a web search, and contacted him immediately. Working with Phillip was easy and convenient. We communicated through email and phone calls to work on our house plans, and he was always prompt in his replies. With his background in energy efficiency, he was able to answer our questions thoroughly and help us make the right decisions on the design of our home. It has been a wonderful experience working with Phillip! We are so happy with the final plan and will recommend him to all of our friends, family,and coworkers.

Jason & Heather R., White Hall, AR - Kodiak Steel Home owner

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!  My favorite part of the house is the large pantry which is going to be absolutely wonderful for our canned garden produce and also to house the canning equipment.

It is a dream pantry and I appreciate your design ideas in making it a reality when you learned that I wanted a nice, large pantry. 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

Dear Phillip  

I wanted to drop you a line, to express our thanks, for doing such a good job on our plans. We appreciate the time spent working through our changes and your input making sure our plan flowed well.

Working via email worked well for us; do to our busy schedule and being able to see the plan change as we went was great. We’ll be building for my Mother and Son after this project and will certainly be in touch.

Thanks again for your help.

Sincerely, Gary and Faye O’Keane