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Carmel Building & Design offers general contracting services on new homes and extensive remodels.

With this service, we can collaborate with your architect or designer early in the design phase to define home performance options that match your building site and sustainability objectives. During this collaborative process, your architect may handle the planning and permitting processes and specifications, or we can assist. Involving us early in the project enables us to outline your budget objectives and refine them as the design process unfolds.

Once your permits are secured, Carmel Building & Design moves forward in building or remodeling your home, taking the lead in managing the construction process. 

We order materials, manage the budget and schedule, schedule subcontractors, oversee installations, provide detailed updates and billing, and keep you informed every step of the way.

We are proud that many of our clients return to us for additional projects and recommend us to friends and family. It is a testament to our proven track record of successfully completing even the most complicated projects.    

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Ready to Build Your Dream Home With Us?

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.