In 1990, home designer Rick McAlexander joined forces with artist Floyd Dinger to found Associated Designs Residential Design Services in Eugene, Oregon. Floyd has since passed on, but Rick continues as president, and with a design and support staff, the company continues to grow.


Associated Designs home plans are created by talented designers with decades of combined home design experience. Weekly columns featuring our plans are published in newspapers around the country.


Most of our pre-designed plans can be previewed from this website. To search and review plans, check out our Pre-Designed Plan Collection page. Construction Packages are available in a variety of configurations, and any of our pre-designed plans can also be modified to suit your particular needs.


Custom designs, based on your specifications, are another of our specialties. For more information, see Custom Services.


Here are some kind words from past clients and industry professionals:

"Thank you for the tremendous job you have done designing our new home. Your extra time, thought and effort are greatly appreciated." — Don Ritchie

"All of the contractors praised the detail in the prints. It turned out just as we envisioned it, with your help." — Sandy & Larry Holt

"The house is beautiful, comfortable and an exciting space in which to live and work. It meets all the specifications that we developed together." — Jack Loughary & Theresa Ripley

"In my opinion, Associated Designs produces one of the most complete, clean and well laid out set of plans of any designer I have worked with." — Owen Grover, P.E.

"Thanks again to you for doing this, and to the Associated Design team who provided us with the plans of a home that fit our needs perfectly. The plans came to us quickly and several phone calls with questions along the way were answered. The whole experience from day one to move in was so much fun. We would do it again." — Rod and Sue Richter

"Your firm has impeccable service." — C. Kadel

"Have worked with Associated Designs for over 20 years, designed 300+ homes and continue to look to them for design direction, whether we are building on very small lots or on a client's acreage. Always appreciate their sense of "livability" in the floor plan designs and their direction on possible options to consider." — Lori Butler - Future B Homes

"Our experience with Associated Design has been exceptional. The plans are complete and well thought out, making the engineering for the plans be a smooth process. The staff is very professional. We also use Associated Design for our own design and drafting needs. Highly recommended!" — Pam Hillstrom, P.E. - Hill & Dale Engineering

Meet The Team

Rick McAlexander

President & Senior Designer

Rick was born into the home design profession. Starting directly out of high school, he worked for a local home design company running errands and making good old fashion blueprints. Having learned the art of home design from time spent working with talented individuals, he started Associated Designs and grew the company from the ground up. When Rick is not busy creating home plans, he enjoys hiking, skiing and the occasional mancation riding the motorcycle with friends.

Debbie McAlexander

Content Manager & Client Support Specialist

Debbie’s career started in the financial industry. In the early 1990’s she helped start Associated Designs with her husband, Rick, as the office manager. Currently her passion is managing the website, plan marketing and also provides customer service. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, crafting and sewing, trying new recipes, traveling and hiking.

Jessica Craig

Director of Operations

Jessica has been with Associated Designs for the last 20 years. Starting in high school, she helped fulfill orders and answer phones. After receiving a degree in economics she stepped in as office manager and oversaw project scheduling, customer service and plan marketing. Now as Director of Operations, she focuses on managing vendor relationships, optimizing the day-to-day operations, and leading projects. In her free time, she likes spend time outdoors running, hiking, skiing, and mountaineering with her husband.

Tim Thompson


Tim has been creatively pursuing residential home design for over 30 years. It was during college that he became interested in home design. He appreciates the creative interaction with clients that brings their living needs together within each house design. Throughout the rest of the week, Tim enjoys being with his family and friends, photography, building anything in the garage, as well as kayaking, hiking and biking.

Kelly Alvord


Kelly experienced the joy of design at a young age which lead him to pursue a degree in architectural drafting. Having worked in a few different industries using his skills, Kelly found residential design the most rewarding and has been with Associated Designs for over 30 years. In his spare time, Kelly enjoys golfing, motorcycles and spending time with his grandchildren.

Jaycee Capitanich

Senior Client Support Specialist

Jaycee started with Associated Designs in 2019 and has quickly become instrumental in daily operations and client support. In addition to providing excellent service, she assists with plan marketing and development. Outside of work she likes to go hiking and biking along with spending time in her garden and with her dogs.

Join our Team!

Client Support Specialist

Associated Designs is looking for someone who is excited about customer service and helping clients and builders find their perfect plan.