Ritz Design Build

4.9 | 14 Verified Ratings

Ritz Design Build

4.9 | 14 Verified Ratings


7878 Clairemont Mesa Boulelvard, Suite K
San Diego, CA 92111
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Ritz Design Build

Home Additions Contractor in San Diego County

Ritz Design Build, has served all of San Diego County as a design-build contractor since 1965.Their specialty is designing and building custom home additions, such as Master Suites, Family Rooms, Granny Flats (ADU's) Kitchen Extensions, and Second Stories. They also offer a FREE 3D design service on all qualifying projects. This service allows homeowners to visualize their completed projects during the initial design stage. The service includes both interior and exterior 3D renderings and floor plan options. Put their 55 years of tried & true experience to work for you and see why so many of your neighbors have already chosen Ritz Design Build to design and build their home addition.


Service Area

  • San Diego
  • La Jolla
  • El Cajon
  • La Mesa
  • Spring Valley
  • Lemon Grove
  • Imperial Beach
  • Bonita
  • Carlsbad
  • Santee
  • Rancho Santa Fe
  • Encinitas
  • Poway
  • Solana Beach
  • Cardiff by the Sea
  • Ramona
  • Mount Laguna
  • Del Mar
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Services Offered

Additions & Remodeling
  • Build an Addition

Areas of Expertise

  • Granny Flats- Aging in Place
  • ADU / Accessory Dwelling Unit
  • Master Bedroom / Bathroom Additions
  • Second Floor Additions/ Second Story Additions
  • New Home Additions Throughout San Diego Since 1965 $75K Min.

Product Brands Used

  • Custom Design and Build

Quick Facts

Business Hours
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  • Warranty Offered
  • Free Estimates


In Business Since: 1965
Memberships & Affiliations
  • BBB Acredited Member; A+ standing
State Licensing
Trade: B-General Building Contractor
License #: 239311
Expiration: 07-31-2022
Green Certifications
  • EnergyStar.gov - Home Performance with energy Star
  • LEED Certification for Individuals: LEED Accredited Professional (LEEDAP)
  • NARI - National Association of The Remodeling Industry
  • Best Second Story Design Award: Eddie Ritter 2013
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Business Overview

Community Involvement

San Diego Home Show

Habitat for Humanity

Casas de Luz Home Building

How We Got Started

I chose to work in this industry because we like making people's dreams a reality....

We started in this industry in 1965.

We describe our business as Well established

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Review by in Vista, CA
I was very impressed with the Ritz Design Team. They came to my house to view the property, were very knowledgeable, professional and personable. They were patient ,answered all of our questions and gave us options that we had not thought of. I totally recommend this company.
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Review by in El Cajon, CA
From beginning to end, Ritz Design Build provided excellent service. Everyone we worked with was friendly, helpful and honest. They did an amazing job on our room addition and did everything with our budget in mind. Our project manager, Dick, was great at communicating with us on what to expect, our timelines and made sure that our expectations were met. The owner, Shar, ensured that our home and living conditions were not severely interrupted. She seemed as though she was personally invested just as we were. Matt, the architect brought our vision into reality and provided tasteful suggestions keeping our wishes and budget in mind. Every single step was as easy and as stress-free as possible. We would recommend them for any job you need done.
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Review by in La Mesa, CA
We contacted Ritz Design and Build a little over a year ago about potentially adding on to our home. We had a large backyard, but were limited by both a pool and an existing detatched garage. They worked with us to design and build a 621 square foot addition that added a den and masterbedroom suite off the back of our house. To start, we requested bids from four companies, but Ritz came in with the best price and a flexibility that made our project possible. And wow, we got what we paid for and more! Ritz's team of contractors are excellent. They were generally quick, professional, and showed a pride in craftsmanship that is often not seen today. It mattered to the whole team that the work they did was of excellent quality, not just good enough. And they moved quickly once they were able to break ground. From demo to final inspection we were just under five months. Since we were responsible for providing all fixtures, their success hinged on our ability to have things when they needed them. We held up our end and they held up theirs. We moved in to the new space the week before Christmas though final inspection didn't occur until January. As with any contractor, we had our challenges, but with Ritz we were able to work through them and keep the project moving forward. In the end, it was worth all the stress and angst that comes with a project of this size. If you are looking to add on or remodel your home I would highly reccomend the Ritz team.
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Review by in Oceanside, CA
Our experience with Ritz was one of the most professionally satisfying experiences we've ever had. After designing and building no less than four homes as we traversed the country, first in the Navy and then in civilian life, we like to think we learned something about good design, permitting and construction practices. The professionals at Ritz have, in our mind, re-defined the standard of excellence for us. We built a two-car garage with a small granny flat apartment above it; certainly not one of Ritz's high dollar projects, but you wouldn't know it by the attention given our project from start to finish from every member of the design and construction teams. Many know, at least intuitively if not by experience, that the most important part of any construction project is the foundation. If it isn't plumb and square then nothing else that follows will be either. Sure, a good framing crew can cover up foundation mistakes, but that wasn't the case here. The foundation was perfect (I had it independently checked). And the framing crew? Absolutely the very best I've ever had the pleasure of working on any of my aforementioned four homes. I can say the same for the electrician, mason, painter and on and on. I learned long ago you can tell a lot about a company and in this case a construction team by how clean they keep the construction 'zone' during the day and how they leave it at the end of the day. Not only is it a sign of pride they have in their work, but it is an indicator of how the workers think about their own safety and that of the homeowner. On our last home project, I had to 'get after' the company owner several times for the project not meeting my safety and cleanliness standards. For our Ritz project, I never had to make that call. As I told Ed, the owner of Ritz, his subcontractors, many of whom have been with him for several years (which is almost unheard of in this business) are his competitive advantage over all the other build/design firms in SD. Truth be told, we don't refer to the team that worked on our project as subcontractors; to us they were no less than expert craftsmen. Did the project go perfectly, without flaws? Of course not. I've never had a home build go perfectly, but this one was closer than all the others. Ed was active, engaged and committed to making it right. One of the mistakes was, admittedly ours. In trying to save some money we insisted on a cheaper shower product installation only to have to agree late in the project we were wrong. He had every right to charge us for not only the demolition of the old plastic shower, but then to 'stick it to us' for the new tile installation, especially since our 'change order' delayed the overall project schedule. He surprised us with his generosity and desire to make sure we were satisfied. We are big fans of Ritz and the people behind the logo. We've told Ed and his team to use us as references. We can provide no better recommenda

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Review by in San Diego, CA
Before evening coming across Ritz Design, my husband and I had interviewed multiple people in interest of building an addition to our house. When we called Ritz Design to set up a consultation we immediately knew right then that they were the team to do it. Ed is an extremely nice gentlemen and listened to everything that we had to say. Ritz Design built our home addition in Clairemont. They designed and built a laundry room, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms and a jacuzzi area in addition to our existing home. Eddie did a tremendous job in designing the layout and making the plans. The team took care

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Review by in Imperial Beach, CA
Their clever design helped maximize limited space and perfectly integrated the new addition with the existing structure. Our interaction with all members of the team was pleasant and helpful. Their skilled, experienced workmen took pride in the quality of the job. Communication was excellent and we had quick responses to questions. We appreciated that we were kept advised of the work schedule and always knew when workers would be present on our property.We could not be happier with our new bath.

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Review by in San Diego, CA
Budge-It Home Remodeling was very professional and helpful and walked us through the project every step of the way. The workers from the demo crew to the foundation layers to the construction crew were all very professional and considerate of our family as we have dogs and small children. They went above and beyond at every curve and well exceeded our expectations. We hope to work with them in the future with any remodeling work and would recommend them to anyone.

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Review by in Imperial Beach, CA
I talked to six other contractors before choosing budg=it. I live in Imperial Beach and some contractors won't work down hereI found budge-it kept me notified when they would be here and what they would be doing, They wewre really marvelous about me working iun the area that they were in doing my custom woodworking for trim and other things, They had a carpenter that was just fabolous, He wouldn't settle for good enough, It had to be RIGHT.The seperate trade crews were knowledgeable and some of the best I have seen and their tile guy I would place well above average, Our's was a very diffacult tile job and he did an unbelieveable job for us.

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Review by in Poway, CA
Pushing out two walls was a difficult remodeling job but Budge-It did an outstanding job! I was impressed with their craftsmanship and my outdoor room impresses every visitor. Their design of my shower bench is far more practical and userfriendly than Marrokal's corner design. During this construction we had a family tragedy and they were bending over backwards to accomodate us. We definitely would hire them again!

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Review by in San Diego, CA
Ed is an effective team leader who brings in the materials and workers on time and moves the project ahead on schedule. He has been extremely helpful in locating sources for tile, vanities, fireplaces and so on, often being there with us helping us with the selection. Most valuable for us is his being on the job site almost every day assuring the work is progressing as designed..

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