302 E. Howard Street, Suite 333, Hibbing, MN  55746  |  218.232.3883 | designs@activestandard.org

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  The Iron Range's Premier Home Designer 


Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday: Available by Appointment



Active Standard Drafting & Design, LLC

302 E. Howard Street

Suite 333

Hibbing, MN  55746

We were built to serve you. Our goal is to be on point with your vision. We provide high quality designs that fit your design needs and are drawn to your specifications. Active Standard Drafting & Design offers great value & consistent quality. We will take your vision and turn it into a stunning reality that you can enjoy for years to come.

It is never too early to start planning your new home. We look forward to working with you on your home building project!

  • Simple- small, enclosed deck. 
  • Complex- Typically incorporates multiple angles & shapes- octagons, circles.
  • Wrap-Around- wraps around multiple sides of a building.
  • Multi-Level-more than one level of deck with stairs connecting them (pictured on left).

We can also design with deck surface & railing materials such as wood, composite, aluminun, glass and wire.


  • Cape Cod
  • Colonial
  • Contemporary
  • Cottage
  • Craftsman
  • Farmhouse
  • French Country
  • Mediterranean
  • Ranch
  • Tudor
  • Victorian

We can design any of the above home styles.

Home Styles

Houses aren't the only buildings we do, designs can also be done for:

  • Standard garages
  • Garages with lofts or apartments
  • Pole barns
  • Boat houses
  • Shops
  • Lodges

No project is too big or small!

Additional Design Types

The First Steps to the Home of Your Dreams

What Clients Say.

"Active Standard Drafting and Design worked with my wife and I to create a set of drawings for a major remodel of an older lakeside cabin into a year round residence, including two new living space additions with full basements under each and a large attached garage. Our design required complex connection of multiple roof lines and connecting the garage set at a 45 degree angle to the house. Work was completed in a timely manner, as was some fine tuning. Fees charged were very fair and reasonable compared to a previous design executed by another party."

~ William H.

"We have worked with Vince on 2 projects remotely. He was able to take our chicken scratch drawings and help us develop a plan for a cabin addition in 2015 and a storage shed in 2017- Quick turn around, very professional, and always giving ideas. We would use Active Standard again- We love how the project turned out, plus in budget. Fun to watch the project go from drawings on paper to the real deal!"

~ Suzette H.

"Vince did an amazing job w blueprints for our ranch style home! We were under a time crunch & he came thru! He went out of his way to work on our project, was very responsive & professional. Highly recommend him to do your next project."

~ Houzz Review

"Vince did an amazing job on the blue prints for our new cabin. He was very easy to work with, responsive and exceeded our expectations."

~ Charlena K..

We're Active Standard Drafting & Design

"Vince, has been so so accommodating through this entire design process. From the start he took my suggestions and vision and turned our new building phase into reality. When we came back with slight changes we made as a home owner and changes our city wanted Vince was always open to the new ideas. Grateful we used Active Standard Drafting & Design."

~ Aaron M..

"Vince is a great person to work with and did exactly everything we asked him to do. Great Company to work with!!"

~ John

"Vince is very professional and knowledgeable. He met with us on several different occasions and helped us design our home. He was very patient with us as we were moving walls and rooms and customizing the layout. He had some great ideas and helped us thru the process. Highly recommend, thanks for your help."

~ Houzz Review

"Drawings were of top quality, and timely as far as length of waiting for completion. Drawings were completed and shipped to our post office box which was very convenient and any requested changes were handled with expedience. All in all a very professional service."

~ Stephen

"We used Vince to help us draft a custom home for us. He was absolutely great to work with and so patient with all our requests and changes!"

~ Houzz Review

Deck Styles

There are many types of remodels from small interior jobs to exterior renovations including:

  • Multiple story additions
  • Commercial additions
  • Office remodels
  • Porch or entry additions

Wondering if an addition will look good on your house? We can give you a preview using our 3-D rendering technology.


During this Covid-19 pandemic, your safety is our #1 concern. We understand that many clients do not feel comfortable leaving the house during this time or having visitors. Because of this,  we have added a new feature for meeting with clients. We now offer Virtual/Skype meetings.

Please contact us for more information on Virtual/Zoom meetings. 

"Vince was wonderful to work with. He understood the design I wanted and went above and beyond to achieve it! The 3D rendering was a huge help in furniture placement. Thank you Vince!"

~ Houzz Review