The Stel Builders People

Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.Vince Lombardi

Seth Larson - President CAPS, CGBP, CGR

Marianna Larson - Vice President of Operations

Jason Dorfman - Senior Project Designer

Frank Piermarini - Architect

Cheryl Schaefer – Interior Designer

Chris Tansey - Associate Designer

Beth Galloway - Office Manager

Gary Romano - Project Designer

Brian Wood - Senior Project Manager

Cory Reiten - Project Manager


About Stel Builders

15+ Years Strong

Established in 2006, Stel Builders is a San Diego-based Design Build Integration company that focuses its expertise in the small niche market of residential remodeling. By selectively focusing on residential projects, we are able to give our clients specialized attention and complete satisfaction in making sure each project fulfills each client's unique needs.

Unique To The Industry

With Stel Builders, everything from project design and cost appropriation to the complete build process is managed under one roof using our trusted trade partners.This strategy allows us to effectively complete projects with a high level of care and an even greater degree of quality. From start to finish, we are the singular point of contact – and responsibility – for your project.

Focus is The Client

Stel Builders is a client-focused company, and that is evident from concept to completion; every home project we begin is our opportunity to build a strong relationship with our clients. We take pride in listening to the distinct needs of our clients while also taking the lead in adding creative design ideas that add to the vision they have for their projects. However, if we feel your project may not fuse well with your current home or may stand out as an outlier in the neighborhood, we will not hesitate to let you know.

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy as a company is this – we gain clients and build great projects through intuitive, original and workable design. Without the design element, we are simply another construction company. We use only quality materials; both seen and unseen, and expert tradesmen. In doing so are able to stay below budget constraints while completing work in a time frame that fits the clients’ needs. By doing this consistently, Stel Builders has built the majority of its projects through client referrals, year after year.

Our Specialties

Our projects range across a broad spectrum, and we have successfully completed a variety of projects that include simple room additions, interior re-configurations and remodels, whole-home remodels, second story additions, outdoor living spaces, as well as brand new custom homes.

We find that our team may not be the best fit for simple repairs, refinish, and sometimes even 'remove and replace' types of project. We find that we are most creative and efficient with projects that includes "Sticks and Bricks" meaning the relocation or addition of space, utilities, walls a complete re-think of a home, etc. Some companies shy away from those type of projects, but we find that they are the best fit for our competences and proficiencies. If you're not sure what options are available for your home, or need to investigate the possibilities of a project, we will most certainly be able to help.

Stel Builders is intimately aware of the unique needs of the aging population as well; we have found a growing need for creating additional downstairs space for homeowners and/or their parents, whether that is attached or detached from the home. We have the specialized knowledge of how to design and implement this type of project that benefits the entire family, and we understand and can speak to the implications of completing this type of project as it relates to property taxes, resale value and other important future monetary considerations.

A number of our clients are simply in need of an update to a poorly laid out, dark or cramped home, and we work with them to expand and reinvent space with high quality materials. If you love the location of your home but want or need additional space or an overall renovation, the experts at Stel Builders are ready to help.