About us

The Habitations Story

At Habitations Residential Design Group, our goal is simple: We take your home design dreams – the ones you’ve pinned on Pinterest, clipped from magazines and talked about until late into the night. (We know. We’ve done it too!) – and apply our expertise and creative vision. Out of the mix comes a beautiful, livable home that’s uniquely you. It’s a process we’ve been perfecting for over 30 years, and it remains our number one priority today. We’ve found that by listening to a person’s wants, needs, and even wildest dreams, we are able to create a home design to fit that person’s budget, lifestyle and personality like no pre-designed online or catalog plan could.At Habitations, our reputation for outstanding customer service, superior creative vision and expertise in the construction processes has established us as one of the Intermountain West’s premier home design companies. Many of the area’s finest builders refer clients to us again and again because constructing a home is so much easier when you have a great plan right from the start!

If you, like many discerning homeowners, understand the importance that beauty, function and quality play in the process of designing and building your home, you’re ready to make Habitations part of your team.

If you’re considering building a home, ask yourself these questions: Is it important for your home to be both beautiful and functional? Do you want a floor plan designed for your unique lifestyle? Do you want your home designed by someone experienced, who can give you individualized, professional results? Then what are you waiting for? Contact Habitations today and begin designing your dream!

Designing and building a home could potentially be very frustrating, costly and time consuming. We believe it should be an exciting process for the client, filled with anticipation, enthusiasm and ending with a finished product they are eager to see built.


Our team at Habitations is constantly learning as new construction techniques and materials are developed and made available to the industry. We strive to have as many options as possible open to our clients, allowing their ideas to solidify and their design to be unrestrained.

Not enough can be said about the importance of detail. A vital part of our job is to ensure that the plans are clear and the design understandable to all who interpret them during the construction process.

Home designs should be efficient both logistically and monetarily. A proper home design should feel natural for the client to navigate when inside with as few possible hindrances when traveling to different areas within the home. A design must also have a clear purpose easy to translate by all those reviewing it such that money and time are not wasted in mistakes that can be common during construction.

Proportion: harmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole (as in a design); “in all perfectly beautiful objects there is found the opposition of one part to another and a reciprocal balance”- John Ruskin. As a fundamental part of architecture, balance is one of the most critical characteristics a design must possess. Balance within a design soothes the eye and enhances its beauty, allowing the design to fall in sync with its natural surroundings.

Habitations exists and has grown into a thriving company with a great team of designers and drafters assisting clients with one of the most important endeavors of their lives: designing and building their dream homes.
“We are thrilled when we are able to bring a client’s collection of ideas and dreams to the surface during the design process. Their dreams become real, visible and embodied within their house plans, and soon tangible once the construction is complete. A lot of energy and excitement is released in the process once you unlock and have a clear view of ideas which have been developing in the client’s mind, and are now being expressed to us.”
-Joe Sadler – Production Manager/Designer

Since Habitations began, over fifteen years ago, we have created hundreds of plans while always keeping the same thing in mind, our customers. At Habitations, we believe that our environments play a huge part in the way we feel, act, and live. That is why we design homes for our customers that encourage healthy lifestyles and superior functionality, while being unique, innovative, and beautiful. We look forward to serving you in the future. Feel free to contact us with any questions or projects you may have in mind.


Steve Coombs

President and Principal Designer



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As Principal designer and President of Habitations Home Plans, Steve has over 30 years of experience designing homes. With his unique talent to develop creative and distinctive designs and his background in engineering, Steve has grown Habitations into the thriving company it is today. Steve has won numerous awards which have brought many of his designs into the spotlight. He has achieved his dream of creating beautiful lasting designs loved by his clients. Steve also enjoys traveling to new places and visiting his Grand Children.

Annette Coombs

Office Manager



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Annette has been with the company since its’ conception, managing the office and increasing its’ efficiency. Upon entering Habitations, hers’ is often the first face you’ll see. Steve and Annette have been married for over 30 years and she has been his support in both business and life. They have 19 grandchildren, which they can’t get enough of, and reside in Davis County. Annette is also a musician and loves playing the piano and teaching lessons to her grandkids.

Joe Sadler

Sales/Marketing manager, Site consultant



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Joe has been with Habitations for just about 12 years and is often referred to as the face of Habitations. He works closely with our customers ensuring customer satisfaction and a quality end product. As sales/marketing manager Joe corresponds with contractors and other professionals, and has served as committee chair for the Northern Utah Home Builders Association and Salt Lake Home Builders Association – Remodelers counsel . Joe is also an expert at site plan navigation and helps to make sure clients new homes are positioned to take advantage of fabulous views.  Joe lives an active lifestyle snow shoeing, snowboarding, trail running, etc. He lives in Morgan County with his family and highly recommends it.

Nick Coombs

Senior Draftsman / IT Manager / Webmaster



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As one of the originals, Nick has many years of drafting experience. Nick is a very valuable member of our team. In 2009, Nick graduated from Weber State University with a Bachelors degree. He now handles all web based sales, tech support, and continues as an expert draftsman for Habitations. Nick enjoys the outdoors, coaching people in improving their health, and spending quality time with his wife and 2 children.

Todd Ricks

Senior Draftsman / Production Assistant



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Todd joined the Habitations team in 2005. He has 10 years of framing experience, which gives him an advantage when drafting to keep the building phase as efficient as possible. Todd has also made improvements to our software over the years allowing us to produce more accurate drawings and details, which translates to a better experience for our customers. Todd loves spending time with his wife and 3 boys and enjoys doing whatever whenever as long as it’s a good time.

Stuart Beal

Senior Designer / Production Manager



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In 2010 Stuart graduated from Brigham Young University – Idaho as a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design and is a member of ASID(American society of Interior Designers). A designer at Habitations since 2011, Stuart adds new perspective and creativity with over 7 years of Design experience. Along with his passion for good design he also has experience in construction which adds to his understanding of building systems. Native to Utah, Stuart loves spending time outdoors. He lives in Davis county with his wife and 4 Children.

Melissa McKinley




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Melissa is our newest drafter and has picked it up very quickly.  She enjoys all sports and is our go to gal for a weekly sports update.

Mike Steele




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Mike is just all around awesome! Mike graduated from Weber State University in Design Engineering Technology.  He is our main man when it comes to 3D visualizations and well versed in Revit Building Design software.  Mike thrives on playing softball or any sport, playing just about any instrument and taking long scenic drives.

Madeline Hewlett

Office Receptionist/ Assistant



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Maddy Hewlett is the newest member of our team. She brings an enthusiasm that can't be beat. With her education in business, she is able to fulfill her responsibilities as our office receptionist/assistant. She is recently married and enjoying the change.