Building Granny Flats, ADUs, and Room Additions Throughout San Diego County Since 1965

7878 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92111 | 858-248-9711

Design Build

The Ritz Design Build Process

Each home is unique, however our process is the same. With a well-established framework, we can concentrate our efforts on the creative process.


Complimentary design and estimates

Unlike every other company out there, we provide our designs and estimates absolutely free of charge to qualified customers. The entire process takes up to 30 hours of our time, so we only invest this time when working with prospective clients who are able and willing to make their decision right away.

Why do we go to so much work before you’ve signed on as a client? Why do we invest up to 30 hours before we even have a deposit from you? Because we want you to have all the information that you need to make an intelligent, informed decision BEFORE you sign any contract.

Our Process


We encourage you to make an appointment to visit our Design Center and meet the team. This process takes just about a half an hour and we’ll explain the process and what you can expect.


Next, we’ll come out to your home and measure the entire property. As we actually build from these plans, you can expect a lot of measuring, checking and confirming. We’ll also verify utility locations and the furnace and hot water sizes and other critical information. You’ll walk us around your home and share your vision for the project.


Now the fun really begins—we get started on the actual design of your home! Our designer takes the accurate measurements of your home, and digitizes them into full color 3D renderings, plans and elevations.  You will be invited to take a virtual walk through of the design, before we lift a hammer!   A complete proposal, with a full itemization, clearly defined payment schedule, along with the terms and conditions of your project, will be included in the Project Specification Sheet.  We encourage your input on the design, and will work side by side to ensure your dreams become a reality!  Once the design has been approved, and contract signed, we move onto the permit.


Ritz has been building in San Diego County since 1965, and has experience with each jurisdiction.  We do our due diligence, and carefully research each property prior to the design phase, to ensure we are able to build your dream.  Our Research & Development team stays current with the State, County and each cities rules & regulations, so that the permitting process runs as smooth as possible.  We submit your packages and then closely monitor the process until your permit is issued.


Our trusted team of field professionals now gets their turn to shine!  Working along side each other for years, you will notice the comradery, professionalism, and expert skill set our team has developed together.  Feel free to let out a huge sigh of relief, knowing you have the best in the business working on your home!  During the construction phase, there will still be decisions to be made, however the Ritz Office staff is here & available for you!!


We’re done. And hopefully you’ll think, “Wow, that was easier than I thought.” That’s our goal. We’ll have a wrap up and review meeting to make sure you’re completely satisfied. We want you to be happy with your new home and tell all your friends about it. Our business grows by word of mouth so you can bet we’ll do everything we can to exceed your expectations.

Get started with the pros

A second story addition is one of the biggest changes you can make to a home. Give Ritz Design Build a call and we’ll create a second story that gives you more room and adds to the beauty of your home, all while bringing you the greatest value for your dollar.

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7878 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
Suite K
San Diego, CA 92111

phone: (858) 248-9711


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