Custom Home Builders and Remodelers: REMODEL, RESTORE or REBUILD? It's likely the recession hasn't lessened your interest in improving your home, only delayed it. Thoughts of more space and natural light have always interested you. Or you're envisioning a home that reflects the size of your family or some extra perks that you've worked hard to earn. When the time comes, you have many options, and knowing what to ask potential contractors is vital.
“You should first confirm the contractor is licensed and has a clean business record”, says Dave Steigerwald of Steigerwald-Dougherty Custom Home Builders. “It seems elementary, but it’s necessary for permits, zoning and safety.”
Next, dissect their portfolio, taking note of design styles. “Don’t just look at photos, visit some of the homes they’ve built and talk to the homeowners about their experience”, added Pat Dougherty. “It’s about trust. A contractor’s integrity is paramount.”
Also, find a contractor who will listen closely to your wants and wishes. If they are taking written notes, so much the better, it shows they are passionate about serving you and getting things right. The mantra at Steigerwald-Dougherty is “client and projects first – then company.” That’s been their key to success since 1984.
Investing in your home today can make it more comfortable as well as save on energy and water costs. As the real estate market recovers, remodeling your home will increase its value to potential buyers.
We provide the expertise for your new custom home, remodel or restoration and we’ve been doing it for over 28 years.

Services Provided
We are broad based from the Ground Up New Construction to Remodeling of both Small and Large custom projects. We can refer Architects and Interior Designers upon referral request.

Areas Served
San Diego County and South Orange County

Certifications and Awards
San Diego Home/Gardens Lifestyles: Annual Home of the Year, Historic Home Tour, Interior of the Year, Kitchen of the Year. LUXE Magazine: Vol III Issue I.
Contact: David Steigerwald Patrick Dougherty
Location: PO Box 884
Solana Beach, CA 92075
License Number: 481038
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