Our Process

A Clear and Simple Approach to Building Your Home

Tourmaline Builders does so much more than build stunning luxury homes. Our full-service team of experienced custom home builders guides you every step of the way, from initial vision through move-in day. And we’ll be there for you years after your house is complete.
So don’t wait to call us until your architectural plans are complete. We can provide you far greater value when you rely on our professional experience from the start!
Involving us from the beginning ensures that you end up with the most functional, beautifully designed home possible and — most important — that it can be built cost-effectively. We’re highly skilled at controlling cost through smart, efficient design, and can help you identify where it’s worth investing more money and where a less costly option will provide the results you want — not only in selecting materials and finishes, but even more crucially, in the architectural and structural design of your home.
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Tourmaline can help you with:

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Site Evaluation & Pre-Construction

It takes a lot of preparation to build a home, and careful advance planning will help ensure that construction goes smoothly. We can coordinate and manage utilities and critical consultants (such as a surveyor or soils engineer), fly a drone to validate views, and much more.

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Getting the Design Right

As San Diego’s premier custom home builder, our team has a proven track record of building beautifully designed, highly efficient, sustainable homes. We can provide introductions to the area’s best architects — with whom we’ve built strong working relationships over the years — helping to match you with the best fit for your proposed style and needs. We collaborate closely with you and the architect to create the perfect custom home that meets your design, function, and cost criteria, while ensuring that all specifications are highly buildable.
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Developing the Finish Details

It’s the details that separate an extraordinary new home from an ordinary one. So in consultation with you and the architect and interior designer, we create a comprehensive, detailed catalog of all the materials, specifications and finishes that will go into your custom home—including fixtures, cabinets, appliances, finish carpentry, paint colors and more.
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Refining Your Budget

From the plans and specifications we develop with you, we will confirm your project budget. And for items not yet specified, we’ll let you know when important decisions need to be made, so the process doesn’t become overwhelming, and the building schedule stays on track.
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Managing Your Project

Once construction is underway, we use our cloud-based software platform to track all aspects of the project with you. All project information, including communications, the schedule, selections, approvals, and costs is in one place at your fingertips. And you can access all this from your computer or mobile devices at any time. So you always know exactly where things stand.
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Constructing Your Home

Building with us is a full-service, “white glove” experience. We handle all aspects of construction and serve as the point of contact for all consultants and inspectors, resolving issues as they arise and before they become problems. Plus, we keep you regularly updated on your home’s progress, providing you with peace of mind whether you live down the street or out of town.
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Maintaining a Long Term Relationship

Our relationship with you does not end when you move into your beautiful new home. Because we’re proud of what we build and stand behind our work, you’ll enjoy the most comprehensive warranty in the industry. And to us, it’s always a Tourmaline home. So if there ever is a problem, you know we’ll do our utmost to make it right.

Let’s Work Together

Work with us to build the custom home of your dreams.

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