Caddworks is a residential design and drafting firm, celebrating its 20th year in business. We have developed a strong reputation for providing practical design solutions and reliable permit/construction drawings; with timely performance and competitive fees. We pride ourselves in carefully “listening” to our clients' objectives in order to provide designs and drawings that appropriately meet the clients' requirements.
We believe our success is directly attributed to the competency and conscientiousness of our staff. Caddworks' team of 11 designers and draftsman have a full range of experience ranging from high school drafting, to full degrees in architecture; to 30 years of practical experience in the field of architectural design/drafting and residential construction. Several of our staff have grown with the firm for 5 to 18 years.
Our area of service is generally within a 50 mile radius of our office; located in Downtown Historic Frederick, Maryland. Aside from servicing a diverse clientele of individual homeowners, Caddworks maintains ongoing relationships with numerous homebuilder and remodeling contractors who require ongoing, reliable service not available from smaller firms. Approximately 80% of our business comes from referrals by past clients or referrals by builders.
The company was founded by Bill Ellison in 1986, after having worked through the ranks as an architectural “hand” draftsman for 9 years with Battistone Design Architects in Frederick , MD. Fascinated with the then-new concept of drawing with CADD (Computer Aided Design & Drafting), Bill abandoned his pursuit of a college architectural degree and took the “leap of faith” at age 25 to start his own business. Initially, the Company serviced a few small-sized builders, providing drawings for relatively simple homes and smaller additions; and also providing general drafting of all sorts.
As our reputation and referral business has grown, we now focus exclusively on residential design. The projects that Caddworks participates in now include custom homes ranging from 1,500-13,000 sq.ft. and additions/renovations ranging from 500-3,000 sq.ft. We have been successful in adapting to a broad variety of architectural styles, construction methodologies and design challenges.