You want it built. You have to be able to afford it. And you want it on time. That's why you hire a designer. Underlying all of that is the simple fact that every building in the world represents somebody's dream. Shelter may be the second great human need after food but a building should be a little more than a roof and four walls. It ought to have style and it ought to last. A good designer/builder knows how to care for a person's dream with integrity.
We are a small and attentive Design/Build company built around a few simple ideas:
- A home is an expression of a life
- A building is an aspect of a community
- A house should reflect how we want to live
- Sustainability and Affordability should coexist
Our focus is on custom homes, renovations, commercial remodels, and small projects.
We can provide you with a set of plans to carry out your project on your own, permit the project for your contractor, or handle construction from start to finish
STATE OF THE ART:
We are a full service design firm specializing in residential and light commercial construction in Northern California and providing affordable, inspired design nationwide. We bring 22 years of experience in design and construction to focus on your project.
New Home Design
We design new homes. Beginning with a visit to the site, we exchange ideas with you and follow them through to the completion of a new home via an inspired, dynamic and affordable custom design.
Renovation, Addition, and Remodel Design
Beginning with a meeting in your home the way it is now, we help you seek out what is missing, and what perhaps could be removed and help you create a new vision of the building. We specialize in making your home fit the way you want to live.
Light Commercial Design
We create a space to do business in by providing you with a design that reflects your vision of a better way to do things, and one that highlights why you are better than the competition.
By focusing on detail your home can be transformed into a reflection of your dreams – a personal, attractive, functional space.
We meet with you on-site, help you to visualize your ideas and create an outline that will guide you in your decisions as to the direction your project will go. We help you explore your options and provide you with drawings with enough detail that you can communicate them to your contractor.
Drafting and CADD modeling
Where you already have your own plan, we create a complete set of drawings and construction documents, and offer site planning to development of a whole house design. If desired, we create a 3D model of your project, which you can tour to see the space as you would experience it from the inside. We can also create a central web archive for your project to serve as an instantly available resource for anyone involved or interested in your project.
Planning and Permitting
We get your permits for you or guide you through the process. Where required, we offer the services of our planner, who can deal with the local jurisdiction to obtain variances, subdivisions, or sort out any complications that might arise.
For most of our clients, home or business is their single largest investment. We provide a set of cost benchmarks, a project budget, and guide you through the process of building your project while avoiding the pitfalls.
We build your project from start to finish and deliver it to you at the balance of cost and materials that you desire.
By working with you and your contractors on-site, we ensure that your project proceeds according to plan.
We provide the professional experts that may be needed to attain your vision.