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27 Division St, New York,
NY 10002, USA

+ 8 (123) 578 987 455
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What Our Clients Are Saying About Us

At Carmel Building & Design, we are dedicated to creating beautiful, functional, and sustainable homes, and we are proud to share the experiences of our satisfied clients.

We are immensely satisfied with our Carmel home built by Carmel Building & Design. They were a pleasure to work with, finished on time, and have been helpful to us after our home was completed. Our house has a cozy, beach-house feel that we love.

Carmel Building & Design was professional, expert in highly efficient homes, and a pleasure to work with. Their attention to detail and exceptional finish work has made my house a pleasure to live in for the past decade.

Rob and his team were easy to work with. The entire project went smoothly despite COVID, supply chain challenges and inflation. Our house received Passive House certification with its remarkable energy efficiency. We wouldn’t do it any other way.

I engaged CB&D to build my home in Carmel-by-the-Sea and I am extremely glad I did. The entire team I worked with was professional, knowledgeable, provided great insights and guidance, and was very easy to work with. My home turned out beautifully. The home is extremely functional as well thanks to my CB&D team. My four adult sons and their families love visiting.

Carmel Building & Design was fantastic to work with on our complete home remodel. The project was successful and enjoyable, thanks to the integrity, creativity and quality workmanship of everyone on the Carmel Building & Design team.

We had a wonderful experience working with Carmel Building & Design on our home renovation at Carmel Point. Top to bottom, everyone there is first class, knows their business, is honest, and set and meet expectations. We are frequently recommending CB&D to friends and neighbors.​

I would recommend Carmel Building & Design without reservation. When you take on a major construction project the partners you work with are incredibly important. Carmel Building & Design is focused on great client relationships and building an exceptional, quality product. Their team from top to bottom is experienced, thoughtful and comes to the job with a positive attitude. It is a real pleasure to work with them. At the end, Carmel Building & Design, our architect and we are all very proud of and pleased with the final product.

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.

When a project involved sub-contractors, we could count on Rob to select tradespeople who produced quality work.

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.

Rob’s team of carpenters was great and very friendly, and he held subcontractors to a very high standard.

Rob Nicely

President & Partner

Rob studied art at the University of California, Davis and has been in the construction industry since 1980. His rare combination of technical expertise and artistic sensibility enables him to provide a unique and exceptional experience for clients. As president, Rob leads by example. He is dedicated to the highest standards of quality and customer service, and to using the latest techniques and technologies to create environmentally mindful homes.
Rob is a Certified Green Building Professional (Build It Green) and Certified Passive House Consultant (Passive House Institute). He has served on the Passive House California board of directors since January 2018. Over the years Rob has garnered several accreditations. He participates in a variety of advocacy efforts, all focused on improving the quality of homes that Carmel Building & Design produces and increasing the ecological sustainability of the building industry in general. In his leisure time, Rob enjoys sculpting and painting.