About the company

Who We Are

Tom E Hunt Residential Designs provides professional drafting services for individuals, contractors, and production builders at an affordable price.

Designing a house can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be.

At Tom Hunt Residential Designs, Inc. we strive to make home design an enjoyable and relaxed process that gives you the tools you need to begin the next step of building your home and leaves you with a smile on your face.

Whether you are an individual, a contractor, or a production builder, we have experience working on residential projects of all sizes. And with over 35 years experience in residential design on the Gulf Coast, we have the expertise needed to turn your concept into a reality at an affordable price.

It all starts with an idea. As residential designers we work with you to develop a plan that is right for you. You can choose from our collection of stock plans or sketch out your custom ideas. At our initial meeting we will discuss your design priorities and budget, helping you design a home made especially for you. And if you don’t have a contractor already selected, we can suggest a local contractor ideal for your specific project.

Once an initial concept is decided we will begin the process of designing your preliminary drawing. From there our friendly approach to the design process makes fine-tuning your preliminary drawing stress-free. Once your plans have been fine-tuned we then develop working drawings that meet all the requirements to receive your building permit.

Your contractor will then guide you through the rest of the construction process and work with you to turn your house plans into a home.

We know that the process of building a home is an exciting endeavor and we are thankful that you would consider partnering with Tom E Hunt Residential Designs, Inc. to begin this process.

What Others Are Saying

“We have worked with Tom Hunt for over 20 years. His experience, professionalism and willingness to accommodate our clients is invaluable.”

Bob Price Jr.
Bob Price Jr. Builder, Inc.

“I have used Tom Hunt Residential Designs for years in my business.  Tom and his staff have always performed beyond my expectations.  They are extremely professional and customer friendly whenever I bring potential clients to their place of business to discuss the need for new home designs or room additions to an existing home. I highly recommend Tom Hunt Residential Designs for all your home plan needs.”

Mac McCormick
President, Florida 1st Home Construction

“Tom Hunt and his office made the design process for my custom home a pleasant and enjoyable experience. If you are looking for a designer for your dream home, I encourage you to visit Tom Hunt Residential Designs. You won’t regret it.”

Peggy Groves
Individual Client in 2015

Our History

For 40 years Tom Hunt Residential Designs has been providing drafting services for Pensacola and the surrounding communities.

  • 1982

    Following his passion for drawing and design, Tom Hunt purchases a small collection of house plans and drafting supplies and opens an office in Pensacola, Florida.

  • 1985

    To help his small company grow and make ends meet, for many years Tom delivers newspapers every night before coming in to draw houseplans during the day.

  • 1991

    Wayne Adams invites Tom Hunt to provide house plans for his new company Adams Homes, based in Gulf Breeze, Florida. Tom Hunt Residential Designs still provides plans for Adams Homes today.

  • 1992

    Category 5 Hurricane Andrew slams into Florida causing widespread structural damage. As a result new building standards are introduced, forever changing residential design in Florida.

  • 1993

    The company continues to grow adding an additional draftsperson and office manager.

  • 1995

    After experimenting with computer aided drafting for a few years, the switch is made from drawing completely by hand to using computers on all house plans, greatly increasing speed and accuracy.

  • 2000

    Tom Hunt Residential Designs officially incorporates and becomes Tom Hunt Residential Designs, Inc with Tom Hunt serving as the president of the company.

  • 2008

    The 2008 financial crisis has a huge impact on the housing and design industry, putting many small residential designers out of business. Tom Hunt Residential Designs, Inc is able to weather the storm by providing quality work at affordable prices.

  • 2010

    Tom Hunt Residential Designs, Inc. moves to its current location in the Heritage Oaks business complex on Michigan Avenue. This location is ideally located halfway between downtown Pensacola and the fastly growing Nine Mile Road and Beulah areas.

  • 2019

    Jeb Hunt, son of Tom Hunt, continues the work his dad has started and takes over the day to day operations of the business.

  • 2022

    J. Scott McBride and Jacob Hall join the Tom Hunt Design team, expanding, expediting, and upgrading the services available at Tom Hunt Designs.