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Since the founding of Imagine Drafting & Design, we have made it our goal to provide quality services for those needing assistance with Chief Architect Design Software. It is an incredibly capable program, but sometimes we all could use a few tips to be more efficient. Let us come alongside you in the process and take away the frustration that you may be feeling. No matter what service you’re looking for, we strive to not only meet but exceed your expectations and ensure your full satisfaction.

We enjoy helping clients from all across the country.

We are John and Patti Schrader, and reside in northern Minnesota. Together we raised seven children, who's interests and careers have taken them to Central Minnesota, Florida and Montana.

Thankfully, traveling is one of our favorite activities, so spending time with our children and grandchildren is at the top of our list of hobbies. We also enjoy bicycling, seeing historical sites, going new places, and making new friends wherever we go.


Meet John

President and Chief Architect

Software Expert


Hello. I am the founder of Imagine Drafting & Design.   

I work with a skilled team of Drafting Subcontractors who have the expertise to come alongside you and assist in your process of drafting exceptional plans for your customers.

With an extensive career as a contractor in the residential construction field,

I have moved my focus to design, drafting, and coaching. Of those three, coaching is my favorite thing to do.

I enjoy helping others grasp how to use the tools in Chief Architect Design Software so that they can work more efficiently.

My years of expertise in the building industry effectively equips me to help others, since I understand what goes into building a home. 

“ John has been involved in the residential remodeling
and building industry since 1983 and has been
using Chief Architect Design Software in his business for over 17 years. John will assist and share his passion and insights into how Chief works for him and how you can use it to
effectively improve your business
Meet the Team

Meet Our Capable Team

We are very grateful for our wonderful team!



Patti Schrader

Patti, John's wife, brings an impressive 30 years of administrative expertise to our team. Her proficiency extends across managing financial records, overseeing the website, handling social media, and providing invaluable support to John across all facets of the business.


Designer / Drafter

Rebekah Heisel

Beka, our daughter, initially began tinkering with Chief Architect as a young girl, considering it a mere game. Now she skillfully works with clients across the country, effectively making the design process enjoyable for them. 

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Designer / Drafter

Luke Carter

Luke is more than just a colleague; he's like family to us. Our connection goes way back to his childhood. Luke's conscientious and meticulous drafting skills contribute significantly, and we're truly grateful to have him on our team!


Other Resources 

For You

  • Youtube
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The Designers Show is a free training with Dan Baumann

from Chief Experts Academy, aired every 1st and 3rd Friday.

John co-hosts it with Dan, and together they discuss issues that will

help their listeners grow a more profitable business.

Click on the icon below to Subscribe 

and never miss an episode!

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

It is of the utmost importance for us to protect the privacy and personal information of our site visitors and users.

Data Collection, Use, and Sharing
We are the sole proprietors of the information collected on this site. We only collect data that are voluntarily provided by site visitors, and we never sell this information to any third parties without informed consent. Unless you indicate otherwise, we may contact you to tell you about Imagine Drafting & Design updates or changes to this privacy policy.

Control Over Data
You are free to contact us at any time to inquire about what information we hold about you, to change any of your details that need to be corrected or updated, or to express any concerns you have regarding our use of your data.

Information Security
We take comprehensive steps to protect your information. 

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