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Our story

A heart for building. people. excellence.

I grew up on the Central Coast. My father was a custom home builder. He put me to work and taught me everything he knew. It seemed as though I learned to use a hammer, before I learned to use a knife and fork. Our family lived and breathed construction.

So it was natural to graduate from Cal Poly with a business degree and start Schaefer Custom Homes. That was 30 years ago.

We are a company dedicated to building exceptional luxury homes and remodels that put client care and comprehensive service first above anything else. That’s what my father taught me.

Schaefer Custom Homes has satisfied clients from Pismo Beach to Cambria. We love what we do. It shows in the beautiful homes we build. But more than that we love our client-family and they love us. Just ask them!

As a team, our diverse skillset and experience combined with our dedication to architectural beauty, fine craftsmanship, and technical excellence makes what we do so much more than building or remodeling custom homes.

That’s because we build with heart. We care about the details. The promises we make, we keep. The final homes and remodels we deliver, we stand behind. We believe we can only build a beautiful home upon a foundation of trust, integrity and genuine care for the people we serve. That is what sets us apart as your first choice builder in our community.

That’s our story. And we want you to be part of it.

Awards & recognition

Uncompromising Excellence in Everthing We Do

  • Featured several times in Home By Design Magazine
  • Schaefer Custom Homes named “Best Custom Home Builder in San Luis Obispo, California” by Home Digest
  • Recognized for Technical and Innovative Excellence by Nudura Corporation
  • As a Licensed Commercial Pilot, Erich was given a Public Service Award for transporting medical patients
  • Founder and leader of SLO Community Group promoting awareness of key issues in SLO and in California

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