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Welcome to SM DesignBuild!

WE ARE DESIGN|BUILDERS. SM DesignBuild is committed to being one of San Diego’s best contractors. Whether your needs are for a partial remodel, a full remodel, or brand new construction in the greater San Diego area, our process and company size will assure you that you'll have our complete attention, dedication, and responsiveness throughout the entire process. 


From our very first conversations about your project’s design to the day we hand you the key to your completed project, SM DesignBuild strives to exceed your expectations as we provide architect, design, and construction services.


We’ve learned over the years that the building business is as much about people as it is about designing and building. Your remodel or new home construction is the end product, but the process is about you and your vision. We want to be more than just your architect and contractor - we want to be your partner, collaborating with you throughout the construction process. We want you to truly enjoy your experience working with us.


We listen to your needs, give you honest answers to your questions, and take responsibility for making the right decisions on your behalf. It’s how we gain your trust. By doing so, we can together enjoy an exciting and creative process in building or remodeling your home.

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Home Remodels

From bathroom remodels to kitchen remodels to entire house transformations, we’ve been doing it all for years. We can provide the architect services and/or work with your existing plans. We enjoy the design challenge of transforming spaces both large and small and the creative opportunities in designing and building even the smallest of details.

Guest Homes (ADU)

An ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit) is a guesthouse, backyard cottage, or apartment that has all of the comforts and amenities you would expect in a primary home. It creates flexibility for you and your family. We design and build ADUs to be functional and add value to your property. Let SM DesignBuild help you create the ultimate ADU guest house for you.

New Home Design

Translating our client’s visions into a built environment is a design-builders dream. Design-build allows for the seamless continuity that begins with our first client meeting and ends only when we hand you the key to complete your project. We will serve as your single point of contact and be your designer, architect, and contractor - making bundling your dream home as easy as possible. We specialize in new home construction and we strive to be one of San Diego’s best new home contractors.

"It’s a big plus working with someone like Stew who brings both design and construction expertise to our projects; the typical disconnect between the architect and the contractor as 2 separate companies, with 2 different sets of priorities, is eliminated. Stew’s inputs insures a smoother, more collaborative and cost-effective construction process for all involved."

Mark P. - 11/11/2019

We are very pleased to have hired Stew Mayer of SM DesignBuild to update and remodel our kitchen. Stew guided us through the entire process, from design to installation. His construction team was top notch and always a pleasure to have working in our home. They took great pride in the quality of their work and really paid close attention to the details.

James D. - 11/07/2018

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New homes, home remodels, guest homes (ADUs), and special projects.

Our team has years of experience handling all types of projects. As a design-builder, we handle all aspects of your construction project, including design, architectural, project management, and contractor services. We look forward to bringing your ideas to life. During our consultation, we can discuss your vision for the project and how we can help turn the vision into a reality. 


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