The Plan Collection is an American e-commerce company that sells pre-drawn house plans to homeowners and professional builders. The Plan Collection was acquired in 2011 by its parent company, TPC Interactive.[1][2][3][4]

The Plan Collection
Company typePrivate
IndustryHouse plans[1]
HeadquartersScarsdale, New York
Key people
Brian Toolan[1]

History edit

The founders of TPC Interactive entered the house plans business in the 1970s, first offering black and white house plan books[4] that contained approximately 100 pre-drawn house plans. As its network of architects expanded, the company increased the length of the catalogs and partnered with retailers Barnes & Noble, Home Depot and Lowe’s to distribute the house plan books.[4] By the end of the 1990s, the company tested CD-ROM house plan catalogs with mixed success. The Plan Collection website was launched in 2000 in what the company claims to be one of the first house plan websites.[4][5][6]

The company currently claims to provide homeowners and builders with more than 20,000 house plans selected from leading designers and architects. The website also features tens of thousands of photos and renderings of the house plans.[4][5][6][7] In 2014, The Plan Collection introduced the ability for customers to 3D print select house plans.[8][9][10][11][12][13]

References edit

  1. ^ a b c "Blueprint for a Custom Home". Retrieved 2015-08-09.
  2. ^ "SMALL HOME, BIG DECISIONS". Retrieved 2015-08-09.
  3. ^ "Curb Appeal Tips for Craftsman-Style Homes". Retrieved 2015-08-09.
  4. ^ a b c d e "The Plan Collection Reveals Top Home Design and House Plans Trends for 2014". Retrieved 2015-08-09.
  5. ^ a b "Online House Plan Purchases Reveal Hottest Trends in Real Estate". Retrieved 2015-08-09.
  6. ^ a b "Trends in Residential House Plans for 2013 Reflect Transitioning Baby Boomer Lifestyles". Retrieved 2015-08-09.
  7. ^ "New Designs for 2015". Retrieved 2015-08-09.
  8. ^ "The Plan Collection Allows Home Builders to 3D Print Their Blueprints". Retrieved 2015-08-09.
  9. ^ "The Plan Collection introduces 3D printing of house plans". Retrieved 2015-08-09.
  10. ^ "The Plan Collection Turns to 3D Printing for House Plans". Retrieved 2015-08-09.
  11. ^ "You Can Now 3D Print a Model of Your New House". Retrieved 2015-08-09.
  12. ^ "House plan heaven". Retrieved 2015-08-09.
  13. ^ "This Ain't A Gingerbread House: The Plan Collection 3D Prints Your Home's Blueprints". Retrieved 2015-08-09.

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