4 Generations of
Design-Build Expertise

Learn what makes our family business different.

Our History

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.

Our Values

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 keepers, communicators and collaborators. And our favorite thing to build is relationships with our customers. We can’t wait to do the same for you.

  • Gregg Cantor

    Gregg Cantor

    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 Lmpert 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.

  • Lisa Cantor

    Lisa Cantor


    Gregg met Lisa in November of 1988 and they were married in April of 1. 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.

  • Rachel Cantor

    Rachel Cantor

    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 Good

    D'Ann Good

    Office Manager

    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 supporting her kids as they partake in multiple sports.

  • Sabrina Bingham

    Sabrina Bingham

    Operations Administrator

    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 enjoys paddleboarding on the bay with her family and roaming the aisles of Costco.

  • Patti Atwell

    Patti Atwell

    Director of Production

    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 Director of Production. 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.

  • Cameron Poeschel

    Cameron Poeschel

    Project Director

    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.

  • Brandon Mears

    Brandon Mears

    Project Consultant

    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.

  • James Cooney

    James Cooney

    Project Consultant

    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.

  • Garrett Eskandari

    Garrett Eskandari

    Project Consultant

    Garrett comes from the SF Bay area originally and moved to San Diego in 2001 where he worked in construction while attending school at Cal State University San Marcos.  After graduating from college, he moved to Manzanillo, Mexico where he worked in real estate and got into contracting remodels for clients as well as his own projects, while simultaneously owning and operating a successful restaurant and dessert business.  After moving back to San Diego in 2016, Garrett really got into the design build field where he developed a strong background in the industry by gaining experience at various levels of the business.  From general labor to skilled work, to management and project consulting.   

    His passion for design build stems from the idea of having the process of a remodel project being controlled all in one place from start to finish which keeps the process streamlined and lower costs to the clients’ involved.

    In his free time, Garrett enjoys spending quality time with his wife and 2 young daughters while doing activities such as surfing, hiking, exploring new restaurants and things to do in the San Diego area, especially the outdoors.

  • John Bixler

    John Bixler

    Project Manager

    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.

  • Luis Mora

    Luis Mora

    Project Manager

    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.

  • John Buckles

    John Buckles

    Project Manager

    Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, John embarked on his construction career shortly after high school and continued during his college years. Seeking a change in lifestyle and career, he made the move to San Diego, where he transitioned into the role of a high-end remodel Project Manager at Expo Design Center. As he embarked on this new journey, John also began building his family.

    His professional path then led him to a pivotal role in construction management with a leading national home builder, all while balancing the demands of a growing family. Following his passion and dedication to the field, John and his family eventually settled in Washington State. Over several years, he steadily climbed the ranks, first as a Construction Area Manager and later as the Director of Construction for one of the nation’s largest home builders within the Washington Division.

    Now, John and his family have returned to their beloved San Diego, and he brings with him over 25 years of construction and management experience across multiple regions to the Murray Lampert family. His commitment to excellence drives him to prioritize the quality of workmanship, open communication, adherence to budgets, and project timelines. His primary goal is to transform each homeowner’s unique concept into a tangible reality.

    Outside of his professional endeavors, John’s true joy lies in spending time with his family. They enjoy a variety of activities, including hiking, beach volleyball, surfing, and snowboarding.

  • Lisa Ellis

    Lisa Ellis

    Project Manager

    Lisa, originally from a Chicago suburb, has called San Diego her home for most of her life. Growing up in a construction-oriented family, she spent her summers on jobsites, cultivating a deep passion for the industry.

    Armed with a degree in construction management, Lisa boasts over 16 years of experience as a dedicated project manager. Her greatest joy in the world of design-build is collaborating with clients to transform their visions into tangible reality.

    Outside of her professional life, Lisa and her husband enjoy hosting lively BBQ gatherings with loved ones, taking leisurely strolls, and cheering on their son as he plays college baseball.

  • Roberto Maytorena

    Roberto Maytorena

    Project Manager

    Roberto was born in San Diego but was raised in Tijuana. Over the years he went to school in both Chula Vista and Tijuana. His hobbies include spending time with his family, barbequing, traveling, and experiencing new restaurants. 

    His area of expertise is in new construction and remodel. He has been working in construction for many years and is comfortable with all facets of general construction. He enjoys design build because it is a faster delivery and more custom experience for the homeowner. 

    When Roberto is not working, he is spending time with his wife and 3 children. He has two adult daughters and one young son. He can be found cooking amazing meals for his family.

  • Jensen Prout

    Jensen Prout

    Lead 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.

  • Cameron Johnson

    Cameron Johnson

    Senior Interior Designer

    Cameron grew up in a small town on the outskirts of Los Angeles and moved to San Diego for school where she graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture and Design. Since completing her studies, she has worked on design projects in the residential, commercial, hospitality, retail, and production spaces.

    As a designer, she enjoys creating unique spaces with her clients to make their vision come to life using her unique lens, and developing relationships that go beyond the materials and finishes.

    When Cami isn’t designing, she can be found podcasting, travelling, spending time with family and friends trying the next best restaurant or bar in town, and planning her destination wedding.

  • Emma Salter

    Emma Salter

    Interior Designer

    Emma’s journey began in the charming coastal town of Orange Beach, Alabama. She embarked on her educational path at Mississippi State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design, with a minor in Art.

    What truly lights up Emma’s professional world is the opportunity to forge meaningful connections with her clients while guiding them through the design process. She thrives on understanding their unique needs and aspirations, ensuring that every project reflects their individuality and style.

    Outside of her design work, you can find her by the beach, capturing life’s moments on film, or experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen. Emma’s journey continues to be a testament for her love of interior design and her zest for life’s simple pleasures.

  • Micah Winkelstein

    Micah Winkelstein

    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.

  • Alyson Meucci

    Alyson Meucci

    Lead 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 Battle

    Danny Battle

    Architectural Designer

    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.

  • Sophia Van Keppel

    Sophia Van Keppel

    Architectural Designer

    Sophia joined us back 2021 after relocating from her home state of Indiana to pursue a career in design. Her 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.

  • Bobby Ortiz

    Bobby Ortiz

    Architectural Designer

    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.

  • Logan Lobb

    Logan Lobb

    Architectural Designer

    Logan, a Midwest native, spent his formative years growing up in the heartland. Following his high school graduation, he embarked on a unique journey by enlisting in the Marine Corps, where he found himself stationed at the iconic Camp Pendleton. In his military role, Logan specialized in aviation ordnance, gaining expertise in assembling bombs, rockets, and missiles.

    After his enlistment, Logan decided to make a significant change. He chose to call San Diego home and pursued higher education at Mesa College. He decided to dive into the world of architecture, where he unearthed his passion for design and the intricacies of the built environment.

    Logan thrives in the dynamic design-build industry, where every project serves as an exciting puzzle with unique challenges that demand innovative solutions. Beyond his professional pursuits, he is an avid outdoor enthusiast who cherishes time spent in nature and exploring new destinations through travel.

  • Carrie Mayers

    Carrie Mayers

    Team Coach

    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 coaching, consulting, and training. Carrie is happily married and has 3 incredible kids!

You Know You're Heard

Why people like to do business with us.

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.

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’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.

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.

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.

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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