We’re committed to sustainable practices in each home we design, build or remodel.


Our philosophy is simple, straightforward and summed up in three words-Personal, Responsible, Exceptional. It's not just a concept we talk about. It's one we live and breathe.


We 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.


Get all the details on NAPHN17 Passive + Renewables at the conference website. (Click Here)
Reasons to Attend NAPHN17. (Click Here)

Rob Nicely to present Passive House 101 during June 22 webinar. For more information (Click here)

We were living across the country while our home in Carmel was being built. Since the day-to-day communication was done through Basecamp, we were able to see pictures, get questions answered, respond to situations and make decisions. We felt informed, involved and in control throughout the whole process, and could not be more pleased with the result.—Mica and Laureen H., Carmel

We acquired some salvaged first-growth redwood bridge timbers. Rob managed the milling process and then used the resulting boards for the ceilings, cabinets, trim and doors in our bedrooms. The quality of the wood and the exceptional craftsmanship of Carmel Building and Design produced a spectacular result. —Larry B., Carmel Valley

When Jeff came to go through our “punch list” with us, he identified a couple of small things we had not noticed. He made sure those got handled too.* —Beth and Cole E., Carmel

Green building was pretty new when we initiated plans for our new home. From the beginning of the project, Rob explained the value and encouraged us to incorporate measures to improve the home’s energy performance. We’re glad we followed his advice. It not only paid off in terms of energy efficiency, but also in the comfort of the home. It’s cool on the hottest days and warm on the coldest and windiest days, and the temperature is consistent throughout. -Roger and Sarah P., Quail Meadows