Hi Eric,

We wanted to let you know that we have officially started construction of our future home on Smith Mountain Lake and will be breaking ground very soon. This is a very exciting step and we wanted to express how much we appreciate all you did to get us to this major milestone. It was an absolute pleasure working with you to design the house, starting from basic concepts and ending with all the details that are so important. Throughout the process, you listened and were very open to our wants, ideas, constraints, etc. and then applied your expertise very effectively and synergistically. Early on, you visited the lot and made us feel comfortable that the basic vision we had for the house and its placement on the lot was sound. You then worked with us to turn that fuzzy vision into a real design. You greatly improved most of our ideas and added many  more of your own, but always working in concert with us. Although we were remote so much of our interactions had to be done electronically, it went very smoothly. The end result was a wonderful and, for us, very easy iterative process that converged rapidly to a great design with which we are most happy. We are very much looking forward to seeing this design become an actual house over the next 10 months or so. We will certainly keep you apprised of our progress -- thank you for making our dream home a reality!-Kathy Stacy and Luat Nguyen

Eric Buck of Comprehensive Home Design is the benchmark of professionalism.  Every aspect of his involvement in the design of our home reflects his perfect planning. From our first meeting through detailed design work we found his guidance invaluable.  Eric’s expertise and imagination are clearly unmatched. His “vision” provided solutions to seemingly untenable challenges with our original concept.  Should we require any future design work there is no doubt that Eric Buck will be our choice! – John and Alice Corley

We were eager to build our lake dream house and needed to find a trustworthy, professional (and as it turns out) patient draftsman. Eric was recommended by every builder we spoke with. Due to a variety of our own personal circumstances, we ended up having Eric design a total of three different house plans over a period of two years. He took our endless changes and iterations in stride and provided us excellent service and end products. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking to build or remodel at Smith Mountain Lake. - Woody and Jan Hogle

I have “designed” and built six houses and worked with a number of architects.  Eric combines engineering background and a great sense of dimension to produce a unique plan that can be built with very few of the silly things that happen in the construction process. He listens well and showed great patience getting the plans on paper. In short, I am very pleased and the house is looking super! Sincerely – Jerry Potter

We want to express our appreciation for your assistance and input in preparing construction plans for our new home. While we were satisfied with the basic floor plan we had developed, your ability to adapt our concepts and incorporate your own has resulted in a home that we are very proud to say is ours. We are especially pleased with your idea to carry the high ceiling from the great room to the front entrance. It provides a truly dramatic focus on the stone fireplace and our view of the surrounding mountains.  We would be pleased to recommend you to anyone wishing to have their home ideas translated into quality construction plans.-Bob & Gay Olsen

 Now that our lake house renovations and upgrades are complete, Bonnie and I just wanted to take a moment to express our sincere appreciation for your design, creativity, and eye for detail.  We could not be happier with the final design despite some interim challenges with setback requirements and tight lot metrics.  Throughout it all, you did an exemplary job of listening to our visions, concerns, and objectives and translating these into a final design that worked beautifully for our lot.  Your patience, innovation, and unique understanding of constructability were much appreciated and added value at every phase of the project.  Your experience and ability to work seamlessly with our General Contractor also was extremely helpful and Bonnie and I thoroughly enjoyed working with you both.  I hope you’ll be able to come by sometime and see the final project. 


Thank you again—we look forward to the time when we’ll be able to enjoy our lake home year around!


Keith and Bonnie Whitenight