About Us

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Dave Jenkins - Founder & President

With a broad experience in various architectural styles, WJHD principle Dave Jenkins specializes in the outdoor/indoor resort style homes so popular in our South Florida climate. Dave’s also designed homes for clients across the U.S., as well as customers in the Caribbean, Europe, and the Orient. His one-of-a-kind custom homes begin with by-hand drawings and are followed by the latest interactive 3D programs, SketchUp and Sketchfab. Even halfway around the world, WJHD clients are very excited to see their dream home come to life so early in Preliminary Design!

However, predating Wright Jenkins Home Design, was Dave’s popular Pre-Drawn home plan company, Energy Smart Home Plans. Homes built from this collection of ESHP plans, are among the most energy-efficient homes available in The United States of America.

After nearly 20 years in the high-end residential design and illustration business, Dave was approached in early 2009 to design what would be the first production built, true Net-Zero Energy Home, constructed in Gainesville, FL. Working closely with acclaimed building scientist Ken Fonorow, the multiple 2010 Aurora Award winning home, ESHP plan #101 – Clearwater Model, became the inspiration for Dave's unique and cutting edge Pre-Drawn plan collection, Energy Smart Home Plans.

In addition, the latest super-energy-efficient SWFL Habitat for Humanity homes can be seen on one WJHD draftsman’s monitor while a high-end custom design can be seen on another. We did say broad experience!

How can our experience serve you?


Mr. Jenkins designed my “forever home.” He and his staff are the most professional, talented, diligent, and respectful people I have dealt with. I should also add that the year-round energy bill for my 4,000+ sq. ft. home is less than the homes half it’s size!
— H. P.