About Us

San Diego Design Build Company                About Us

About Our Company:  

PacifiCoastal Design is a full-service residential Design Build Company providing innovative design services and the exceptional quality craftsmanship since 2003.  As a licensed B General Contractor in San Diego for over 16 years, we have established an excellent reputation and while maintaining an A+ rating with the BBB (Better Business Bureau) year after year.     Customer satisfaction is most important and we always go the extra mile to make sure you project is a complete success, as well as, an enjoyable and stress free experience from beginning to end.  

Rich Lawrence is the founder of PacifiCoastal Design & Construction and has over 25 years of industry expertise as well as extensive education in Architecture, Building Construction Technologies, and Real Estate.  Rich oversees every project with personal attention from start to finish, bringing to the table a wealth of knowledge, experience and an unprecedented eye for detail.    Before becoming licensed, Rich worked as a carpenter for a framing contractor building exclusively large custom estates in the prestigeous neighborhoods of Rancho Santa Fe and Fairbanks Ranch.  Later he spent a few more years working with a commercial framing contractor building mostly schools, wood framed commercial buildings and shopping centers throughout San Diego County.   

  “It is most important to me that each project is completed to perfection and that I am able to be involved in every step of the process on every project.”
-Rich Lawrence


How we Operate:

We are not only your general contractor but we are your design team as well.  Whether you’re planning on building a new dream home just remodeling, we will listen closely to your specific needs, offer suggestions, and develop a clear vision for your project.  By utilizing our design + build approach, we are able to develop the architectural design plans, as well as follow the projects construction phases through to completion. This hands-on process allows us to ensure the project receives the utmost care from beginning to end.  Most projects are completed with our in-house design team.   For certain projects we work with engineers and architects if needed.   Our detail-oriented process relies on our time-tested approaches that include strict planning schedules and close, ongoing communications with our clients that guarantee successful projects every time regardless of size and scope. 


Permitting & Engineering:    This may include, coordinating with Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Soils testing, acquiring up to date title 24 energy calculations and developing detailed Architectural information to meet the local City & Planning requirements. After completing all the required documents, we manage the permit process with the City officials to make sure that each project is complete and accurate.

Our Philosophy is simple:  To exceed our client’s expectations.    Our commitment to excellence is second to none. The complete satisfaction of our clients remains our highest priority. We work hard every day to complete your project on time & on budget while maintaining the highest quality standards.  Our goal is to exceed our client’s expectations by going the extra mile for our clients everyday. We believe that truly exceptional customer service begins at the first phone call, continues through the span of a project, and even after your job is completed.