Sabo Design Associates is a full-service Residential Design Firm. Founded by Rodney J. Sabo, SDA provides complete custom home design by contract with individuals and with builders. With a staff of energetic and committed associates, SDA completes nearly 100 residential projects a year.

In addition to new homes, SDA also provides residential design services for major alterations/additions from custom lower-level finishes to extreme makeovers. These designs range from working with an existing home style or creating a new style.

Rod has long been recognized as one of the top designers in the area. Over a career spanning more than twenty years, he has received numerous appointments along with several awards. Additionally, he and his associates are committed to continuing education and staying abreast of new products and trends. Some of his professional memberships and achievements include:

Professional Memberships - Since 1994
AIBD – American Institute of Building Design

  • Secretary of AIBD Ohio Society, 1997-1998
  • Vice President of AIBD Ohio Society 1998-1999
  • National Delegate
  • Former Chairman of Continuing Education AIBD
  • Former Member of National Board of Directors AIBD

Clermont Home Builders Association – Since 1993

  • Board of Directors 1993 -1998
  • Home Show Chairperson 1995 -1998
  • Former Director of Continuing Education

Homebuilders Association of Greater Cincinnati – Since 1995

Architectural Review Boards

  • Rivers Bend – Warren County 1999 – Present
  • Oasis Point – Clermont County 2000 – Present
  • The Woods at Heritage – Warren County 2000 – Present
    * Wrote architectural review guidelines, review and hold approval for all applications.
  • Representative for City of Newport in Lexington for State Economic Development Seminar - 1985
  • Neighborhood Representative “ Taylor’s Landing”, City of Newport, Kentucky 1982-1985
  • Newport Riverfront Development Task Force 1982-1984
  • 1120 Corridor Study, City of Newport, Kentucky 1983-1984
  • Newport Building Code Review Task Force 1983-1985

Home Shows

  • Homearama design participant since 1995 – Award winner 1995, 2003, 2004, 2005
  • Clermont Home Show participant since 1995 – Award winner 1995 – 2004
  • Citirama participant since 1997 – Award winner 1997
  • Homefest 1997
  • Union Village Home Show – Award winner 1996
  • City of Newport , Kentucky – Beautification Award winner 1984


  • Extensive travel throughout the United States and Canada, participating in Architectural tours in Orlando, Charleston, Seattle, San Francisco, Houston, Denver, Colorado Springs, Aspen, Vail, Chicago, Kohler Wisconsin, Minneapolis, Columbus, Cincinnati, Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg and many others cities
  • Also participated in International tours including Venice and Florence, Italy, and Montreal, Quebec