Paul David Rugarber, is the Architect and owner of PDRdesigns, an architectural firm specializing in residential design along the Jersey Shore since 2008. Paul is a registered architect in NJ, NY, and FL and a member of the AIA (American Institute of Architects).
His architectural design concepts are visualized and implemented through an upbringing in construction and construction processes. This background has given Paul the knowledge needed to educate his clients about the process of Architecture to Construction.
Paul is an active member in the community and enjoys coaching soccer and ice hockey, coaching people and businesses and motivational speaking. He has volunteered his time giving presentations to schools, colleges, and clubs about respect, confidence, sportsmanship, and life lessons as he believes those things will help lead people to success!
He has served as President of Jersey Shore Toastmasters, President of the Jackson Liberty HS Ice Hockey Board, has been on the Jackson Township Planning Board, Board of Directors of the Jackson Chamber of Commerce, the Jackson Township Environmental Commission, and the Jackson Rent Leveling Board. Paul enjoys volunteering his time, energy, and enthusiasm in the community and his other involvement has included running the Dublin Marathon for the Arthritis Foundation and competing in the Point Pleasant sprint Triathlon for the Point Pleasant Education Foundation.
Paul has donated his time working with students and faculty at Long Branch HS for Project Lead the Way, which provides students the chance to learn valuable real-world knowledge and skills. He continues his work with Habitat for Humanity, offering architectural design services pro bono. PDRdesigns has also been providing volunteer design work for the Jackson Township Veterans Memorial project, and has also designed the Long Branch Lifeguard Headquarters.
Paul D. Rugarber opened the doors at PDR Designs, which was his dream from an early age. Growing up, he fell in love with the smell of sawdust from working in his grandfather’s shed, playing with building blocks, to swinging a hammer, framing, and installing trim. His father ran a remodeling company, which exposed Paul to all aspects of design and construction.
Paul was hooked on the Design and Construction Path. Paul learned from the best architects and builders at the Jersey Shore for 15 years before starting his firm in 2008. Since that opening, the firm has continued to grow, winning awards, and being featured on TV Shows and designing amazing projects.
Currently, we use the technology and tools to provide you the most realistic and immersive design.
Begin with the basics and learn everything from the ground up. Create a connection with the design that carries through to the tools and methods used to bring it to life!
Understanding the construction process leads to creative design possibilities. Knowing how to build each project creates a connection that expands our opportunities and imagination!