Jackson Design & Remodeling offers elite home plans for discriminating tastes in San Diego County

By Marti Gacioch, La Jolla Light

A strongly integrated team, coupled with state-of-the-art organizational software, has put Jackson Design & Remodeling far ahead of its local building competitors. "We're the only design build company in town that has doubled its business in this economic downturn," owner Todd Jackson said proudly.

Design Build means Jackson's unified team of 39 designers, architects and construction professionals are all under one roof, ready to guide clients through the design and building process.

"The goal is for our clients to get more of what they want, and while we're doing it, they're looking at budgets and options and prices, so that they receive a better, more put-together home without a lot of change orders," Jackson said.

Jackson offers this service at a high level, employing three architects, five interior designers, seven design assistants and a construction support staff with 39 employees in all.

"We're an integrated system and that's what attracts people to us," Jackson said. "They see our portfolio and it's more personalized; we come to them with a team approach."

Jackson said his passion for building came in high school after earning an "A" in vocational construction class. He found his career path quickly, and older brothers-in-law, who were masons, inspired and mentored him. By age 20, Jackson started his own business. He earned his contractor's license at age 23 and began building home additions. While working with designers at Home Depot Expo, he built high-end kitchens and baths. There he learned how to work with clients and contractors and follow a set of plans.

Jackson said his current clients are people seeking something unique that they won't see in anyone else's home.

His recent Muirlands project features a countertop that looks like geodes put together by LED lighting that illuminates the entire slab. "It is a centerpiece for that house," Jackson said.

Additional high-end elements in recent home projects include stainless steel kitchen cabinets, ambient lighting and back lighting.

"People are developing rooms into great rooms by opening up the kitchen, or by opening up the back of the house to create an indoor-outdoor experience, or by remodeling the master suite to provide a client with a spa every morning," Jackson said.

Well-known for their exceptional work throughout coastal San Diego County and Rancho Bernardo, Jackson Design and Remodeling will soon celebrate 24 years in business.

Jackson Design and Remodeling (619) 442-6125, info@jacksondesignandremodeling.com www.JacksonDesignandRemodeling.com