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Our Info:

How-To-Plans.com
2169 Grand Blvd.
Belle Vernon, PA 15012
Phone: 724-929-4406
(between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., Eastern Standard Time zone)
email: info@how-to-plans.com


Our History:

Barry Rach, founder and president of How-To-Plans.com, began his career in drafting, design and engineering in 1979 in college. After working in the drafting/design field for a few years, he decided a more "hands on" aproach was needed so he started a welding/fabricating business. From 1982 until 1998 the company designed, fabricated, tested and installed everything from small railings, weldments to large industrial projects. Over the years we had amassed a large inventory of plans ranging from simple to complex.

In 1985 the concept to sell some of the more basic and popular plans was born. Some of these incuded plans for a log splitter, go cart, shop press, trailer, BBQ smoker, bending brake, etc. Our sales at that time came from mail-order and magazine ads. Our customers enjoyed these metalworking plans but they also wanted more woodworking plans. Around 1997 we started designing and building projects for woodworkers which has been a huge success.

In 1999, we moved our operations to new, and bigger facilities that included a 3,200 square foot workshop and a 1,390 square foot office complex. The workshop is were we build and test our projects from concept to printed plan. The office complex is were we design, print, process and ship orders.

Our history and company growth would mean nothing if it was not for our customers, past and present, and we say THANK YOU for everything!

Our Goal:

We are very committed to giving 110% in everything we sell. We offer top-rated products, fast shipping and excellent customer service! If you have a question before, during or after your purchase ... please, give us a call or send an email. We will be glad to help you get your project started off on the right track in any way that we can. As a buyer, you can purchase with confidence, knowing your order and/or project, will be treated as if it was our own order!


Our Company Standards:

All of the how-to build instructions, plans, designs, blueprints, patterens, projects, etc. that we offer on our website are:
(1) A great looking "finished product" with a well thought out overall design.
(2) Detailed drawings with all the needed dimensions and diagrams for anyone to finish the project.
(3) Easy to follow step-by-step instructions with 3D diagrams and 3D "exploded 3D drawings when needed.
(4) Value for your money. It does not matter if you get a set of plans for $0 or $225, we make sure that ALL the needed info to get the project done is included with each plan set
Plans published by How-to-plans.com, are designed, fabricated, tested and printed at our facilities. We have built the projects so we know that they work! We also offer plans from other designers and publishers. Rest assured, we only sell plans from outside sources that meet our high standards.

If you have any questions, send us an email or call 724-929-4406
Thanks for shopping with us!