Unlock the Secrets to a Seamless Custom Home Building Process

Crafting Your Dream Home, Effortlessly

Your Trusted Custom Home Builders for Personalized and Knowledgeable Service

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Personalized Design that Fits Your Lifestyle

Our custom home-building process begins with a deep understanding of your unique needs and preferences. At Smith & Son, we work closely with you to design a home that seamlessly integrates your desired features, ensuring every detail reflects your personal style and way of living.

Meticulously Planned Construction

Once the design is finalized, our experienced team meticulously plans every step of the construction process. From sourcing high-quality materials to coordinating skilled tradespeople, we leave no stone unturned to ensure your dream home is built to the highest standards.

Unwavering Commitment to Quality

Throughout the build, we maintain a relentless focus on quality control, with regular inspections and a dedication to perfection. You can trust that your custom home will be crafted with the utmost care and attention to detail, resulting in a final product that exceeds your expectations.

A Seamless, Stress-Free Experience

We understand that building a custom home can be a daunting task, which is why we’re committed to guiding you through every phase of the process. Our team of experts will be by your side, providing personalized support and transparent communication to ensure a seamless, stress-free experience.

The Smith & Son Custom Home Build Process

1. Initial Consultation

The homeowner meets with Smith & Son to discuss their vision, budget, and timeline for the project. We will also discuss any specific requirements or accommodations the homeowner may have, such as accessibility features, energy-efficiency goals, or the incorporation of smart home technology.

2. Site Evaluation

The builder inspects the building site to assess any challenges or opportunities. This hands-on, detailed evaluation is a critical early step that allows the builder to develop a comprehensive understanding of the site’s characteristics, topography, soil conditions, and any other relevant factors.

3. Design Development

Smith & Son works with the homeowner to create detailed plans and designs for the custom home.Through this collaborative design development phase, the builder and homeowner work in tandem to transform the homeowner’s aspirations into a tangible, cohesive plan that will serve as the roadmap for turning their custom home vision into a reality.

4. Pricing and Contract

Smith & Son provides the homeowner with a comprehensive, itemized cost estimate that outlines all anticipated expenses associated with the project. This detailed breakdown allows the homeowner to thoroughly review and understand the projected financial requirements before proceeding. Once the homeowner is satisfied with the pricing structure, they formally sign the construction contract, entering into a legally binding agreement with the builder.

5. Permits and Approvals

Smith & Son will obtain all necessary permits and approvals from local authorities before starting construction. This process ensures the builder is in full compliance with all relevant codes, regulations, and zoning requirements established by the municipal, county, or state authorities that have jurisdiction over the proposed building site.

6. Construction

The builder oversees the construction process, managing subcontractors and ensuring quality work. They are responsible for coordinating and supervising the various subcontractors involved, from electricians and plumbers to carpenters and masons, to ensure the work performed meets rigorous quality standards.

7. Walk-Through and Completion

The homeowner conducts a final walk-through of the completed home and signs off on the project. This final sign-off signifies the successful conclusion of the construction process and the homeowner’s readiness to take possession of their new, move-in-ready custom home.

Expertise You Can Trust

As specialists in custom home building in the Bay Area, Smith & Son has the knowledge and experience to transform your vision into reality. We understand that your home is not just an investment, but a reflection of your unique lifestyle. Our team is committed to ensuring your project is completed on time and within your budget, without compromising on quality.

Our Work


Our Clients Say it Best

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Arthur S.
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I have several reasons for highly recommending Smith & Son Inc. Our project was the installation of a composite deck over a worn out cement patio. Out of the three quotes we received, Lance Smith not only provided us with a detailed quote quickly, he was the only who followed up to discuss his quote. This discussion clarified our project and saved on the overall cost, putting us within budget. Lance recommended a decking material which we are extremely pleased with. Knowing we were eager to start, Lance found a way to begin our project much sooner than expected. His three man crew was led by a seasoned and experienced foreman, Noe, who checked in with us frequently to make sure we were satisfied. Noe took great pride in his work and was very eager to please. We are very happy with the finished project which exceeded our expectations. We would not hesitate to use Smith & Son again!
Betha A.
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As a Real Estate Director with a portfolio that contains both commercial and residential properties, I am always managing construction in some capacity. After using Smith & Son for one project, they have become our go-to contractor for any and all construction needs. They have completed at least 6 major projects for us (not counting minor alterations and repairs) and the work has all been impeccable with all details paid close attention to. In addition to the quality of the work done, Lance is fantastic to work with. He is responsive, proactive, and up-front. Every project has been completed on-time, and, when any issues have arisen Lance has communicated them clearly with a plan already in place to address them. He will provide multiple options for projects and recommendations as to how things could be done better, more efficient, and less costly. Everyone I have interacted with at Smith & Son has been equally as fantastic, whether working in their office or onsite at jobs. I cannot recommend Smith & Son highly enough; you will not be disappointed.
Kevin T.
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I hired Smith & Son to remodel the home office in our backyard. After getting quotes from several contractors, meeting with Lance was like a breath of fresh air -- he was clear, detail oriented, on top of everything, and took ownership over the project. He cares about quality and is not in the business of squeezing money out of customers -- I feel like he was giving the advice he would give to a friend.

I knew the project was in good hands with him and his team in charge. We had great/easy communication throughout, Lance stopped by to check in on the details, and his team was great. We are really happy with the result and I would hire Lance again in a heartbeat.

If you are deciding between contractors for your project, hire Smith & Son!

Contact Us Today

Smith & Son Construction is the reliable and experienced general contractor for your next home build. Contact us today to discuss your project, and let us demonstrate why we’re the best choice for your construction needs.