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.

Exceptional Home. Exceptional Experience.

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.

NAPHN17 Passive + Renewables

The building industry’s role in addressing climate change is no longer in question. Passive House offers a clear and reliable road map to meeting and exceeding carbon reduction mandates. That’s why the North American Passive House Network is bringing together thought leaders, climate scientists, innovators of technologies and systems, and design/build professionals from around the globe to learn, share and pump up the urgency for change at their local and state levels.

The teamwork between Rob and our architect Justin Pauly was exceptional. They shared a passion for the project and collaborated with each other, and with us, making the whole experience personal. They made it so easy and pleasurable that one could be fooled into thinking that this is the norm. We know from past experience that this is not usually the case.—Mica and Laureen H., Carmel

Rob is an accomplished craftsman and has a wonderful eye for design. —Sharon and Larry B., Carmel Valley

The original budget was spot on. —Cole E., Carmel

Rob’s background as both a carpenter and artist enabled him to bring a design perspective along with his commitment to craftsmanship. His eye and opinions were very helpful. -Roger P., Quail Meadow

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