General Design Services has the experience you’re looking for to design your deck, barn, gazebo, stable, arbor, storage room, or any other structure you need as allowed by F.S. 481.229. Whether your desired new structure is a traditional, coastal, modern, or a historic style, GDS has the design team to ensure your design exceeds your visions and expectations. The design process includes the personal services that encourage its customer’s comments and ideas for a final design that truly fits your lifestyle. Our design team has extensive experience in complicated roof, framing, and foundation designs. We will bring the custom design elements you’re looking for in your project. We offer energy efficient design in all of our projects. GDS also stays current with the latest green and reusable technologies.

Our design process starts with a free initial consultation an estimate to begin the customer’s visions, ideas, and economics of their project. The following design process includes several more client/designer meetings and third party engineering reviews that further develops your structure’s design to a final permit ready drawing package.

GDS has extensive experience in the design of structures in the challenging coastal hurricane prone areas. We are certified in “Design for High Wind” from the Simpson Strong-tie Training Center. Whether your chosen construction method is wood framing, brick, concrete block, steel, or other custom methods. GDS has the expertise and proven abilities to design your structure to meet its customer’s needs and area building code requirements.