Design-build delivers a home that's more you

The Art of Listening.
The Craft of Building.

Murray Lampert has been at the forefront of home remodeling innovation since the company was founded in 1975. As one of San Diego’s top-rated design-build remodeling firms, we take pride in being able to guarantee the best in quality, functionality, appeal, and return on investment. As a 4-time winner of the BBB Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics, we stand as a beacon of business integrity in the San Diego community.

Our design-build approach enables us to ensure transparency and faster delivery time for services, eliminate under-budgeting risks and guarantee fair cost estimation, all the while remaining in full control of all phases of the project, from design and specifications to project management and construction.

By perfecting an innovative method of project planning and delivery such as design-build, we have been able to provide uncompromising quality for all services, ranging from kitchen and bathroom remodels, room additions and interior design to custom cabinet construction and green building.

Our Process

Design-build is a better home remodeling experience.

What’s the biggest advantage in selecting a design-build firm? Improved communication. When you work with a design-build firm like Murray Lampert, you will enjoy a single point of contract for everything from architectural and design aspects to the engineering and construction work. You’ll avoid the stressful role of being the middleman between the architect, the contractor, and the sub-contractors. We’ll deliver a smoother project, better communication, reduced timeline, and more bang for your budget.

The entire design-build process is a conversation about what your needs are and how we can make that happen.

Project Stages

The Design-Build Process

Design Stage

Our architect will collaborate with you to hone in on your wants and produce the right design. You’ll be able to visualize what your future home will look like with detailed renderings and realistic 3D walkthroughs. We’ll bring in our trade partners, conduct inspections of lead, mold, and asbestos, and send a camera down the sewer lines. We do this upfront to reduce any surprises later in the project. The final goal: you will know exactly what to expect and you’ll receive a precise quote.

Pre-construction Stage

Once the design has been approved by you, we’ll prepare the construction documents and the architectural engineering designs, and we’ll submit the plans to the city for permitting. We don’t outsource any of this to a third party, and we keep you updated throughout. At the same time, your interior designer will work with you to select details like tiles, flooring, paint colors, cabinets, and finishes.

Construction Stage

Successful construction is about proactive communication. You can expect weekly progress meetings with your project manager and almost daily email updates with photos. Because we handle all aspects of the construction, you can expect rapid progress.

Post-construction Stage

We conduct a final inspection and perform the final punch list. We make sure that the doors and cabinet drawers close easily, and we check to see if anything else needs to be done. We also conduct a post-construction meeting, during which we ask how we did and what we could do better. You will also enjoy our generous 3-year warranty, because we stand by the quality of our work.

Why Design-Build?

Design-Build Remodeling vs. Traditional Home Remodeling

Single Point Of Contact For The Customer

In the traditional, architect-driven approach, customers invariably have to deal with multiple contractors, depending on the type and scope of the project. Moreover, employing several contractors entails having several contracts, which is both time-consuming and costly.

By contrast, design-build involves a dedicated project manager who is in charge of coordinating all aspects of the project and communicating with the customer.

Experienced project managers at Murray Lampert will take care of your remodel from start to finish. You will receive regular progress updates and timely answers to all your questions regarding any aspect of the project, from design to construction.

Controlled Cost-Estimation, No Under-Budgeting

At Murray Lampert, we begin each and every project with a detailed budget and design plan. By having a single contract covering all the design-build services, we can present our customers with a comprehensive and fully transparent cost estimation up front.

We boast an award-winning San Diego design-build team, so you can be sure we will account for all project expenses and troubleshoot any issues quickly and efficiently.

Rest assured there will be no hidden costs, as we will provide you with a detailed payment plan including all the individual services before any work begins on your home.

We also provide a 3D project modeling service, allowing us to explicitly show our customers which services will be necessary to achieve their desired end-result.

Timely Completion Of Each Project Phase

One of the biggest advantages of design-build is time-efficiency. There is no time lag since different stages of a single project can be executed simultaneously while being carefully coordinated and monitored. Homeowners are delighted to realize the design time is shortened, after which there is no need to hire a different contractor to carry out the rest of your project.

Our seasoned designers value your time as much as they value your needs and ideas. Because we determine a timeframe at the beginning of each project, our designers are generally able to shorten the timeframe necessary for the project to reach the permit stage.

Accountability And Consistency Throughout The Project

As San Diego’s leading design-build remodeling contractor, Murray Lampert remains fully accountable for the entirety of your home renovation project. All members of our team are accountable to each other, and in turn, to you.

We are especially proud of the close professional relationships our staff maintains. Their work is complementary as they strive to achieve each other’s visions. Designers make sure their renditions are achievable by the builders, while builders follow the designer’s vision closely so as to ensure it is accurately achieved.

With a well-organized and coherent team of professionals at Murray Lampert, you can be sure there is no conflict of interest – there is no finger pointing or miscommunication, as our team shares the same professional goals and values.

Personalized Design-Build Services In San Diego

We’re spent over 40 years building our stellar reputation with homeowners throughout San Diego, and we take great pride in our unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction. Given the unprecedented increase in unique customer demands, our dedication to personalized customer service becomes more important than ever.

Our design-build process enables our team to craft completely customized solutions that fit perfectly with each client’s vision, goals, and budget. From planning to permits, architectural decisions to interior design, all the way through to project management and construction, Murray Lampert provides a fully customized experience and personal touch with every remodeling project.


Design-build in action.

Whether you want to transform your living room, add a second deck, or create a wonderful oasis in your backyard, we’ll listen to what you’re dreaming of. Take a look at some of our latest creations.

Kitchen Remodels

Transform your outdated kitchen with our custom kitchen remodeling service. Modernize your cabinets, counters, appliances, and more.

Bathroom Remodels

Expand and revitalize your master or guest bathroom with our custom San Diego bathroom remodeling services.

Home Additions

Whether you need a new family room, bedroom, or a master suite, our San Diego room addition services can deliver what you need.

Green Construction

Murray Lampert is proud be to a Green Certified company, and a leading eco-friendly home remodeling contractor in San Diego.

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