The Grid 101
We all know that when we flip a switch, turn a dial or point a remote, the lights come on, the stove ignites, the home begins to warm or cool. But where does the power come from and how does it get to homes, buildings and other places where it’s used? The source is commonly referred to as The Grid. The country’s primary Grid system was originally established in the 20s and 30s and is in serious need of updates to make it more efficient, less wasteful and a lot less harmful to the environment. MORE
Carmel Valley Vistas
Stretching across the landscape, this 2,244-square-foot home was designed and built to take maximum advantage of mountain and valley views. Set on 2.3 acres in the California Coast Range, each room features abundant windows that take in the beauty of the natural surroundings. (MORE)
Progressive Building Practices
We’ve learned through experience that progressive building practices like Passive House result in a home that’s better for the homeowners, and for the planet. Explore how sustainably built homes provide healthier indoor air quality, quiet, durability, energy and water conservation and lower related costs, even higher resale value. And we think it’s simply the right thing to do.
At Carmel Building & Design, we’ve found a better way to build. It’s personal. We focus intently on you, the client, to create a home that suits your lifestyle and reflects your individual tastes. It’s responsible. Our design principles and building practices incorporate environmentally mindful features that improve indoor air quality, enhance value, reduce energy and maintenance costs and are easy on the planet. It’s exceptional. We focus on quality in both your home and your experience.
Custom Design/Build Services
Good design is the foundation of a great home, and a smooth process. And craftsmanship is at the heart of our company philosophy. Whether or not we’re following a specific set of guidelines such as Passive House, we always build in a way that reduces waste in materials, resources, energy and water. And results in the home you envision.
My husband is knowledgeable about construction so he and Rob were able to communicate easily. I appreciated that Rob took time to explain things in a way that I could understand. He made it comfortable for me to participate in the process.—Sharon B., Carmel Valley
Rob’s team of carpenters was great and very friendly, and he held subcontractors to a very high standard. —Niels and Jan R., Carmel
When a project involved sub-contractors, we could count on Rob to select tradespeople who produced quality work. —Larry B., Carmel Valley
Carmel Building & Design exceeded our expectations. The competence and integrity of the process and team were obvious. We ended the project feeling as though we had made new friends. —Roger P., Quail Meadows