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The Builder Nuggets Podcast

May 16, 2023

A home builder is often worried about efficiency and timeline, not design. That’s why it’s so important to involve an architect in your home-building process. Our guest today is an architectural designer that approaches the process with the eye of an artist. Tony Frazier of Frazier Home Design was inspired by modern architects to build the type of homes that make you stop and stare. To reach that level of success he’s had to tackle many industry issues such as incorporating a builder early, finding the right clients, and creating the processes that can grow and evolve with his business. Tony has never been satisfied with doing things the way they’ve always been done, and today he shares with us how he navigated pushing the envelope in an industry resistant to change.


Show highlights include:


  • 5:06 I was very interested in art and the idea of home design

  • 7:35 architects like Bobby McAlpine and their designs had a big influence on me

  • 10:02 I want to    response to my designs

  • 15:02 I drew plans for my own house and it was a bit of a tipping point project for me

  • 16:25 Instagram and other social platforms allowed be to broadcast my designs out to the world

  • 19:40 I had some struggles at first trying to get some existing builders in my market to embrace new design ideas

  • 23:10 As an architectural designer, what are the best questions you want to be asked as from a builder or client?

  • 25:19 Getting a builder involved early is one of the most important steps

  • 29:06 A more assembled team equates to a more successful project

  • 27:36 By building my internal team it has allowed me to step away from some of the day to day functions and spend more time working on the big picture parts of the business

  • 42:40 It’s not a process until you write it down

  • 49:31 It’s really scary to think someone else can do what you do

  • 53:02 I think that AI is going to start to have a huge impact on construction drawing and design

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