If you have not picked up by now, we are passionate about historic
homes and cottages. We want you to create something you and we
can be proud of. That's why you'll find real details in our
drawings. Not architectural renderings or large scale drawings
which show you little more than a picture. We sell drawings with
full size patterns, detailed sections, materials specifications and
actual part numbers. That is not true of our competitors.
Who We Are – Our Web Site “www.
victorian-cottage-plans.com” and all the drawings, images and opinions
expressed are written and owed by Garant Homes Corporation of California.
The company, along with it’s two sister corporations, Garant Engineering
Corporation of Florida and Sonoma Valley Engineering Corporation, are owned
and operated by Robert R. Garant, his wife Pamala and their family, out of
an office in the City of Sonoma in Northern California.
The plans sold on our website are the result of
some 40 years of research, design and building experience done by Robert R.
Garant, our founder. His love of history, old buildings, tools and wooden
boats has combined to create a truly original group of historic house and
cottage designs. His insight into the problems faced by the first time
owner-builder comes from a long and in-depth background of not only
designing classical homes but also swinging a hammer on his designs in a
dozen states and 5 different countries.
What Are our Credentials? – The primary design
professional at victorian-cottage-plans.com is Robert Garant. Mr. Garant
graduated from the University of Michigan, School of Engineering with a
Bachelor of Science Degree in 1969. He majored in structural design and
math. He currently holds licenses to practice engineering in 5 states and
is a certified building contractor in two states. He maintains current
national registration from the Structural Engineering Certification Board.
The following is a list of his current licenses and professional
California Civil Engineer
Florida Registered Engineer
Ohio Registered Engineer
Kentucky Structural Engineer
Registered, National Structural Certification
Building Contractor Certifications:
California Certified Builder
Florida Certified Unlimited Contractor
American Society of Civil Engineers
Structural Engineers Association of Northern California
National Society of Professional Engineers
Fax (Toll Free): 866.788.8297
Mail: Garant Homes Corporation,
617 1st Street West, Sonoma, CA 95476