Welcome to ruddDesigns

Whether you are looking to design and build a custom primary residence on your lot, or construct a home that will meet the needs of the rental market today, we can use our vast experience to acheive whatever your goal may be.

Steven has been studying Residential design since the early 1990's.  His artistic capabilities coupled with his passion for building construction, generate some of the most thought out designs found along the Gulf Coast of Florida. After working as a project manager in four well known local firms for a number of years, in 2003 Steven stepped out to begin the journey of establishing a small, quality design firm that would remain in contact with each client’s needs and anchored in the foundation of relationship and service.

Details are a specialty for Steven, and detail is what goes into each and every design that leaves his office.  Prior to releasing a final set of drawings, he  checks every sheet to assure that even the smallest issues are thought through, and the building is constructible, and  functions well with the landscape, hardscape, and the surrounding community.

Steven is also dedicated to the details necessary for making each project into a home for his clients.  He dedicates himself to "getting it right", and welcomes a back and forth discussion with each client, for their input and critique of the design.  In the end, if the client is not happy with the final project, and it does not meet all of their needs, then this firm has failed to complete its primary job.

"I strive on each job, no matter what size, to be able to walk away from the owner and know that I have given them not only a quality design, but more than they ever thought possible." says Steven. "Quality designs are a major concern for me, but client satisfaction is our number one priority. I have worked for firms in the past, which place more of an emphasis on the firm's image, many times at the cost of the client's happiness. I want to avoid that type of mentality."

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Next up for Mexico Beach, FL. Design-bui

The Treehouse

November 2016

Designed around a sweeping oak, in the canopies of oaks, magnolias and maples, the Treehouse is designed to embrace the surrounding environment. This modern farmhouse boasts high ceilings, custom kitchen w/ Viking Appliances, and a custom layout like no other.

Calhoun Resdence

May 2019

This residence sits on a twenty foot wide lot. Even with the design challenges that a small lot brings, The Calhoun Residence is BIG on style. It boasts large decks upstairs to take full advantage of all views, as well as a roomy area inside that is perfect for that beach vacation getaway.

Bush Residence

Coming Soon

This is designed in the true Florida Vernacular style with deep porches, and shed dormers. The Kitchen is inviting, and is open to the main living spaces. With the Master down, and a full bedroom up, entertaining the kids and grands will be a wonderful experience.


Contact Us

Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

(850) 381-4494


(850) 381-4494

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