Listening to our clients since 1975.
All great projects, like your home, begin with a conversation. For four generations, we've been building and remodeling homes for San Diego homeowners.
We will guide you every step along the way, offering you options, and then making decisions together. You'll know what you're getting, how much it will cost, and the steps it will take. And if something changes, we'll let you know beforehand.
By the time we're done working together, you'll feel like family too.
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Values that guide us.
LISTENING IS THE MOST IMPORTANT BUILDING SKILL.
We know that you want to be heard. Whether it's about your preference of plumbing fixtures or the best time to have a recap meeting, we will proactively listen to you.
DO THE RIGHT THING.
You can count on the Murray Lampert team to do the right thing. We don't believe in making empty promises just to get you to sign a contract. Our goal is to be completely upfront and honest about what to expect. And if we foresee a possible challenge, we will work together to find the best solution.
BUYING POWER WITH PERSONALIZED SERVICE.
When you meet with our team, the principals of our company will be there, as well as an architect, interior designer, and project manager. We're large enough to handle any project you need, including home construction, but we're not like other firms with the high overhead of fancy showrooms. We're also small enough that you'll have the same team working on your project the entire time, as well as the involvement of the company principals all along the way.
WE TAKE FAMILY SERIOUSLY.
We're a family-owned business and this family feeling pervades our partnerships with our team, trade partners, and clients. And by the time we're done with your project, you'll feel like family too.
What Family Looks Like
We are designers and architects, carpenters and craftsmen. We are dream-granters and budget keeps, communicators and collaborators. And our favorite thing to build is relationships with our customers. We can't wait to do the same for you.
President and CEO
Gregg began working for Murray Lampert Design, Build, Remodel in 1977 completing job site cleanup. After spending a year as a carpenter’s helper in 1978, Gregg concentrated on his education majoring in business at SDSU. In 1983, he was hired as Assistant Superintendent and quickly took on a large workload of kitchen and bathroom projects. Within a year, Gregg was promoted to Superintendent and in 1985 to Head Superintendent. In 1990, Gregg’s grandfather Murray retired, and Gregg bought the business and became President and CEO. Over the years, Gregg has been responsible for managing over 2000 home remodeling and construction projects.
Outside of Murray Lampert Design, Build, Remodel, Gregg served on the San Diego Better Business Bureau as Vice Chairman, as well as the former Director on the Council of Better Business Bureaus. Gregg is the Resident Expert on ABC 10 News for the San Diego Approved Home Pro Show. In his spare time, Gregg enjoys hiking, spending time with family, cooking, or BBQing, and Chargers football.
Gregg met Lisa in November of 1988 and they were married in April of 1990. In 1994, Lisa began helping in the office by answering phones and within a couple of years, she eventually took over the bookkeeping and finances. Lisa has since taken on the role of CFO.
Lisa has a Bachelors in Communications from San Diego State University. In her spare time, Lisa enjoys cooking, spending time with her family, and enjoying the company of their two Puggles, Ethel & Ellie.
VP of Operations
Rachel Cantor is the Vice President of Operations and the fourth generation in our family business. Rachel graduated from Miami University of Ohio with a Bachelor of Creative Arts Degree in Architecture. Rachel has developed a holistic understanding of the construction process from participating in projects around the world.
She studied at the University of Newcastle in Australia, at the UAA Studio in Germany and at the Over-the-Rhine Design Build Studio in Cincinnati. Her focus is to produce designs that integrate the clients’ needs with an efficient technique.
In her spare time, Rachel loves to travel and enjoys hanging out with her standard poodle Phoebe.
D’Ann relocated to San Diego from her home state of Texas in 2009. She attended College of Biblical Studies in Houston, Texas majoring in theological studies and history. D'Ann joined Murray Lampert Design, Build, Remodel in December 2009 working in Customer Service and Community Relations. She has since taken on the Office Manager role. She has worked in various industries supporting both client and employee development. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering at her children's’ school, running, cooking, Zumba classes, and supports her kids as they partake in multiple sports.
Sabrina was raised in Portland Oregon and has made her way down the state of California since 2010. She studied Early Childhood Education and formerly worked as a preschool teacher. A change in career paths took her into the client service industry, in which she has managed gyms, opened chain restaurants, and worked in the museum field. A self-proclaimed “Jane of all trades”, Sabrina enjoys the differences that every job brings within the construction world. With her husband Doug, they also own and operate an electrical business.
In her spare time, she loves to be on the jetboat or playing at local parks with their daughter.
Patti is a native of Los Angeles, but grew up in sunny San Diego. She has worked in many different capacities during her time with Murray Lampert as she began working as a Production Assistant, advanced to Production Manager, and has since been promoted to Production Coordinator. Patti oversees every aspect of production from concept, to coordination for trade-partners, to the final hand-off for our Project Managers. Outside of the office, she enjoys visiting San Diego restaurants, watching baseball, and spending time with her family & friends.
Director of Production
Cameron is the son of a general contractor and grew up learning the ins-and-outs of San Diego construction. Not only does Cameron know his way around a jobsite, but he is also a great team player on the field with his experience as a college quarterback. Having always been drawn toward architecture and building, he worked in the retail side of building materials for many years, where he developed great relationships with people.
Communication and earning client trust are important characteristics that Cameron strives for at all times. In his spare time, Cameron enjoys watching sports, spending time with his wife and two daughters, working with his hands, art, movies and TV.
Matt is originally from San Diego, but spent years raising his family in Kentucky, and recently returned home to Southern California in 2020 . He has been working in the construction industry for 22 years and is driven by the creativity of designing and building unique projects. Matt feels that Murray Lampert does a fantastic job of creating and maintaining a healthy, work environment. He enjoys surfing, playing tennis, surfing, reading and spending time with his family.
Lea is originally from Fairview, Pennsylvania and grew up right on Lake Erie. She attended undergrad at the University of Vermont where she earned a degree in Political Science and completed a Masters Program at San Diego State University, obtaining another degree in International Relations. She spent 8 years remodeling bank owned investment properties and also has 4 years experience working on new construction. Lea loves being part of the transformation process of residential remodeling. She likes seeing the before-and-after and taking pride in the final product. Appreciating that every project is different, she loves that there is always something new to learn or figure out. Interestingly, Lea is a licensed skydiver and a certified SCUBA diver. She loves anything outdoors, especially visiting the dog beach with her 2 pups and family.
Bryan is originally from San Jose, California. He grew up in Denver, Colorado, where he graduated with a Bachelors in International Studies. Although Bryan works as our Field Technician, he is also a creator and designer in his spare-time. When living in Colorado, Bryan operated his own design-build firm for 3 years. The remodeling industry gives him an outlet to express his individual ideas. He enjoys being able to look back and reflect on his finished work. During his free time, he designs and creates custom furniture, goes surfing, kiteboarding, hikes, cooks, and spends quality time with his 11-year-old Border Collie.
Mike was born and raised in Oceanside California. He graduated from Oceanside High and attended several community colleges obtaining various trade certificates. Mike loves to sail, surf, and travel. He feels his strongest areas of construction are management, electrical, and framing. He enjoys being a part of a design build firm for the team aspect, and loves seeing all of the diversity come together to accomplish a goal. At one point in his life Mike trained dolphins for the Navy. He has an amazing wife, Ashely. They have an adorable daughter Cypress and another on the way!
John was born in Japan, but was raised in San Diego. He went to college with a swimming scholarship and also pursued a Criminal Justice degree. He coached competitive swimming for 15 years and has worked in construction his entire adult life. He likes various trades, but especially loves electrical and heavy equipment operating. Recently celebrating his 40th birthday by skydiving, John has a love for the outdoors and adventure. He is married with four children, one son, one daughter, and 2 boxers.
He enjoys all sports that involve water. Before having kids, John spent any spare time working on his 1957 chevy pickup.
Being a Project Consultant at Murray Lampert Design, Build, Remodel, means Brandon may be the very first person you meet with from our team. Having managed complete remodels and additions on multiple homes of his own, Brandon knows firsthand what it means to redefine space for your family. He is originally from Fremont, California, but has been living in San Diego since 2001. He earned a Bachelor’s in Business from Cal State University San Marcos and studied Engineering at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. He has always had a lifelong passion for home theater, automation, and listening to music. Brandon enjoys getting his hands dirty on the weekends with his two boys, improving his home, smoking and grilling meat, and tending to his saltwater reef aquarium. At the end of the day, he says that it is his amazing wife and kids that make it all worthwhile.
As a Project Consultant with Murray Lampert, James may be one of the first people to greet as you start your home remodel journey. James’ experience in the remodeling industry spans all facets of remodel, including his own real estate investments and renovations as well extensive work on his family’s homes. His top priority is to ensure his clients vision comes to life and the project is a roaring success.
Living in San Diego for over 20 years, James is originally From the Napa Valley. He spent years in the Wine & Beer Industry then followed his passion to the field of design and remodel. Always active, James likes to swim regularly and go snowboarding whenever possible. He has a passion and talent for cooking and entertaining that he shares with his loves: his wife, and his two beautiful girls.
Senior Interior Designer, NCIDQ, ASID
Jensen, a San Diego native, has her Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design from San Diego State University. Her background varies from landscape design and drafting, to commercial, multi-family, and residential interior architecture. She enjoys creating cohesive spaces that are both welcoming and comfortable, while fitting the clients needs. She is a Professional active member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), has successfully passed her NCIDQ examination in October 2019 and was also named one of NKBA’s 30 under 30 in 2020. She enjoys playing tennis, doing yoga, and lounging at the beach with her husband.
Hannah moved to San Diego in 2019 from Truckee, California, located just slightly north of beautiful Lake Tahoe. She attended both The University of Nevada-Reno and the Art Institute of California-Sacramento, receiving two Bachelor degrees in English and Interior Design. At a young age, Hannah encountered many interior design and remodeling influences as she grew up working for her parent’s construction, plumbing, and radiant heating business. She enjoys being around the construction and remodeling environment due to the fact that it’s a hands-on and fast-paced atmosphere. She feels this industry allows her to be creative while collaborating with wonderful people. During Hannah’s off time, you can find her surfing, soaking up the sun on the beach, or on a motorcycle riding the twisty turns of our fun mountain roads.
Sophia Van Keppel
Sophia recently relocated to San Diego from her home state of Indiana to pursue a career in design. Sophia’s family has worked in the construction industry for many years, which ultimately influenced her decision to study Interior Design at Indiana University’s School of Art, Architecture + Design. She also completed a minor in Spanish to aid her love of travel, other cultures and building connections with people. The design build world is a great fit for her because she appreciates the convergence of functionality and beauty in one final package. In Sophia’s free time she enjoys oil painting, playing guitar, cooking, and enjoying the outdoors.
Chelsea was born in Dearborn, Michigan and moved to Scottsdale Arizona when she was 9. She received a BA in design from ASU. She enjoys rock climbing, trying new restaurants, and hitting the town with her big doggie, Templeton. Chelsea loves designing because it gives her the opportunity to get to know her clients and create the perfect space for them that is both functional and unique to their personality.
Fun Fact: Chelsea is a level one sommelier, and knows a lot about wine & spirits.
Director of Design / Architect, AIA, NCARB
Micah was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He earned a Bachelors of Architecture degree from Southern Polytech University in 2003 and moved to San Diego in 2013. What Micah enjoys most about working for Murray Lampert, is meeting with homeowners and utilizing his experience to design home improvement solutions for them. When he isn’t sketching plans, Micah can be found playing tennis, drumming, grilling on the BBQ, and spending time with his two daughters.
Senior Architectural Designer
Alyson grew up in Sacramento, California and graduated from California State University, Chico in 2016. There, she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Architecture with a minor in Sustainability. She loves working in the remodeling industry, because she gets the opportunity to be involved in the design process from start to finish. Alyson enjoys building relationships with each of her clients during the process. Providing a memorable experience for Alyson’s friends, family, and even clients is what drives her to be successful in every aspect of life. In her free time, she loves to go to the beach, workout and spend time with her friends, boyfriend and dog, Cheese!
Danny grew up in Broomfield, Colorado - just in between Denver and Boulder. After graduating high school, he attended the University of Oregon and received a degree from the School of Architecture and Allied Arts. As an Architectural Designer, Danny measures your existing home to create a CAD model and then drafts the construction documents. He enjoys the remodeling industry, because there is always a unique problem to solve, and it offers you an endless amount of skills to utilize in your everyday life. The majority of Danny’s free-time is spent at the hockey rink, off-roading, camping, surfing, or partaking in some sort of activity in the San Diego sun.
Milka was born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She went to college at University of Virginia and received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture. She enjoys the design-build industry because she gets to be part of a team that takes a project from concept to construction. In her spare time she enjoys discovering eateries and spending time at parks and beaches with family and friends.
Bobby is from the New York City. He attended high school and college in San Diego California and spent 17 years traveling the world designing and project managing the construction and installation of indoor golf studios for the golf industry.
Bobby is grateful to be part of the collaborative spirit, creative energy, customer service, and family atmosphere at Murray Lampert DBR. His passion is creativity, vision, and all things design whether in architecture, interior design, art, or fashion. He truly enjoys watching the growth and success of others and will always look to contribute to their accomplishments where possible. Bobby enjoys socializing with family and friends in America’s finest city as well as enjoys watching professional, college, and youth sports.
Bobby is an architectural designer, project draftsman, and construction site drone pilot.
Luis is from Michoacán, Mexico. He loves playing soccer in his spare time. He has been working in the remodeling industry for 17 years and loves that it is innovative and always growing. His area of expertise is drywall, but will tackle any job given to him. If given the choice to choose a career path again, it would undoubtedly be construction.
Luis always strives to do his best and is particular in what he does. He is happily married and the father of three beautiful children.
Carrie was born in NJ but grew up in Tucson Arizona. She graduated from Cal State Northridge and has been successful in building her own business- The Corporate Coaching company. Carrie is contracted with Murray Lampert Design Build Remodel as the team coach. Her areas of expertise include executive coaching, sales couching, consulting, and training. Carrie is happily married and has 3 incredible kids!
YOU KNOW YOU'RE HEARD.
We listen to what you like and why you want it. If it's too costly, we'll offer you a couple of alternatives to choose from. We treat the design and build as a collaborative process.
WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK.
This may be the first renovation project you've gone through. But you can relax, as we'll be there with you every step of the way. We'll let you know what to expect and how much it will cost before any building begins.
WE DON'T SELL, WE EDUCATE.
We're never going to lay a heavy sales trip on you. Instead, we'll listen to you, and then offer some suggestions at a variety of price points. The final decision is up to you. No upselling and we are not change order driven.
WE WORK WITH YOUR BUDGET.
There aren't going to be any surprises at the end of your project. Sure, you might fall in love with a tile that is a little beyond your budget. But we'll let you know and even try to make up for it in other portions of the project.
WE BELIEVE IN ONE-ON-ONE RELATIONSHIPS.
You'll have the same architect, interior designer, and project manager for the duration of your project. That way, they know every detail of your project, and the reasons why certain choices were made. This provides you with a more proactive service and greater continuity. You are backed by Gregg Cantor and Rachel Cantor, the 3rd and 4th generations in the family business.
YOU BENEFIT FROM OUR EXPERIENCE.
Since we were established in 1975, we've learned a thing or two along the way. We can usually spot a situation before it becomes a costly problem, and we are always considerate of our clients budget.
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