Describe the featured project.
This modern coastal project was for clients, now dear friends, who were fresh transplants from the Southeast. They selected this lovely house in Palos Verdes Estates that needed to improve its amazing view of the South Bay and its flow for entertaining. They wanted to bring this almost 50-year-old house into the modern age.
What would you like our readers to know about your business?
We are a South Bay family-owned business with a legacy of construction experience dating back to the 1950s. On the commercial side of our business, we intentionally specialize in medical and educational facilities—spaces that teach and heal our community. This type of work has considerable budget and time pressures, forcing us to continually refine our construction processes. Over the years, we’ve noticed a need for professionalism and a refined process in the residential construction space, so we expanded our reach into improving and beautifying the homes of our neighborhoods.
In what ways do you instill a “wow factor” in your projects?
What we offer is a “white glove” residential construction service. Keeping a site safe and clean is the most effective way to bring a project in on time and on budget. We learned that from working with our grandpa when we were young, sweeping the floors at the end of the day. This keeps the focus on the progress, not on the mess. Sure, you have to crack a couple of eggs to make an omelet, but we can be professional about it. We carry that attitude from the early days of demo through the entire construction process, all the way to move-in day.
Tell us about your family.
Our business is a family business. After seeing our grandfather and uncles own and operate successful construction companies, we carry the torch they have handed to us. We have young families and live in the South Bay and want this community to be a better place than when we found it. Our goal is to be able to drive our kids around in many years and show them how we made a positive difference in our neighborhoods, by taking care of people’s homes and creating spaces that bring joy to them and those they share life with.
What are some of the most important things to consider when choosing a home builder?
Remodeling or building a new home can be a multimonth or multiyear endeavor, and you must have a relationship you can trust for that experience to go well throughout the duration of the project. Listen to that voice inside you when picking someone. If something isn’t sitting right, don’t move forward until that’s resolved. Our hope is that we can establish a level of trust with our clients so when challenges happen, they know our one goal is their success.
Project photographed by Sara Ligorria, @tramp.studio | Team shot by Siri Berting