About Us

For over 15 years, we have provided Lake Tahoe residence with the planning and documents required for new home builds, and remodels.


Our Mission

To make the complicated planning, permitting, and design process of home construction easier for the homeowner.

“Sudhausen Designs took away all the stress of dealing with local government agencies “
— home remodel client


Owner-Nevada Residential Designer

Eric is the founder and owner of Sudhausen Design & Draft here in beautiful Lake Tahoe. His extensive knowledge of Lake Tahoe’s regulations, building codes and organizations is invaluable to the successful completion of a project designs and building. Eric can help you with all your design needs in California and Nevada. 

Eric learned the art of draft and design in the San Francisco Bay area under the guidance and direction of his father, a long time drafter. In 1995 Eric was drawn to the Tahoe Area and began working with Heavenly Ski Resort and US Forest Service. In 1999 he moved back to the bay area to the Bay Area and started his first drafting business providing services to San Francisco engineering firms, URS and Santos & Urrutia Structural Engineers Inc.  During this time Eric worked on a number of diverse draft projects such as designing post office and annexes for the US Postal Service and working on seismic improvements for buildings on National Park Land, UC Berkeley and Cal State Monterey, Fort Ord. In 2001 Eric moved his business and his services back to the Tahoe Area. It was at this time that he started working with local Architects, drafters and engineers, continuing to work remotely on projects in the bay area.

In 2006 he changed the name of the company to Sudhausen Design & Draft. In 2007 he hired his first contract worker with the vision of expanding the company, providing a work place of collaboration, creativity and building expertise. Eric’s goal in creating this company is provide the client with creative and desired solutions to their building needs. When he is not working, Eric is an active member of the South Lake Tahoe community and an avid outdoors man. He can be found out in the forest helping to maintain trails for the community and then riding down them on his mountain bike.



Office Manager

Grace uses her years of project and office management experience to keep the office organized and running smooth.