Design House, Inc. was started in 1990 by Debra Purvis.

Design House, Inc. was started in 1990 by Debra Purvis.

Tweet Business of the Day: Design House, Inc.

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Tweet Business of the Day: Design House, Inc.

Who: Debra, 46, and Tim, 50, Purvis @designhouseplan

What: An architecture design firm creating custom plans for everything from dream homes, to shelters and safe rooms.

When: 1990

How: Debra graduated from college with a degree in drafting and design and decided to start a business on her own in the 1990s, according to Tim, who maintains the equipment and manages the office. She adds feminine detail to the art of architecture, her husband boasts.

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"She better sees it from a ladies' perspective—she has a knack for talking with the wives," Tim said.

Where: Wiggins, Miss.

In his own words: "With the economy being slack, business is a little off right now—if it turns around we will be more optimistic," Tim said. "We would be open to the idea of expanding."

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