Specialty Services

We deliver the design services you require:


  • Custom Homes
  • Additions and Remodels
  • Site Plans and Topography
  • Existing Plan Revisions
  • Light Commercial
  • Multi-Residential Developments
  • As-Builts of Existing Structures
  • Tenant Improvements
  • Mechanical/Energy Calculations
  • Aging in place/accessibility
  • Approved builder with DSHS (Department of Social & Health Services)


We also partner with a network of professionals who provide engineering and other construction services. We use a systems approach so the end result will be greater than the sum of its parts.


Design/Build Packages

Along with your custom design, we can provide complete construction services. Click here for more information on Design/Build.


  • Light Commercial
  • Duplexes
  • Multi-family
  • Office buildings
  • Retail shells
  • Tenant improvements


Multi-Residential Developments

Do you need more than one custom plan? Complete packages that include structurally mechanical and/or civil, engineer's report and stamp, soils evaluation, and septic design. As-builts, topographical site plans, and geotechnical review are available.

Additions and Remodels


Bring new life into an old space. No job is too small!


We cater to a wide range of clients including retired couples, growing families, and busy professionals. From quaint additions to panoramic view homes, we take pride in satisfying each customer, and being able to handle building where difficult site conditions exist as well as attacking some of the most challenging remodels/additions. The photos below show a small sample of our work.

Referral Partners

It takes a team of specialists to deliver a complete product. When you do business with Harbor Home Design Inc., you have access to our network of industry professionals. We have trusted relationships with a variety of contractors and professional service providers who are readily available to accommodate your needs. We can coordinate directly with these firms or provide referral lists so you can do it yourself, or work with you to do an owner build.


Most of our referral partners provide engineering, planning, or construction services, including:


  • Civil/Survey
  • Geotechnical
  • Mechanical
  • Structural
  • Estimating
  • Soils Evaluation
  • Septic Design
  • Challenging Sites
  • Waterfront
  • Wetland Delineation
  • Steel Frame Work
  • Storm Water
  • Pin Pile Driving
  • Asbestos Abatement
  • Demolition & Clean up

About Us



Harbor Home Design Inc. takes pride in offering personalized services at competitive rates. We specialize in the design and construction of residential and light commercial projects.



Harbor Home Design Inc. began in 1988 as the home-based business of Charles S. Bucher. The company, which was incorporated in 2001, has been working in Gig Harbor over 23 years.


Charles has over 28 years of experience in architectural design and drafting. He graduated from Gig Harbor High School and the Building Design Technology program at Clover Park Technical College. Immediately following his graduation, he was sub-contracted to design assisted living facilities and single family homes by various firms.



Charles is active in community affairs. He is a founding member of the Finholm Marketplace Association, which works to increase tourism and shopping activity among nearby businesses. He has also served two terms on the Board of Directors for the Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce, one year on the Gig Harbor Economical Board, and was named their Business Person of the Year in 2001.


Professional Memberships

  • Master Builders Association of Pierce County
  • National Association of Home Builders
  • Building Industry Association of Washington
  • MBA Design Council



Harbor Home Design located in the heart of downtown Gig Harbor in the

Pioneer Village office complex.



Harbor Home Design, Inc.

7700 Pioneer Way #201

Gig Harbor WA 98335


Office Hours

Monday - Friday

Please call to make an appointment


Phone & Email

Voice: 253.851.8808

Fax: 253.858.1744

Email: charles(at)harborhomedesign.com


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