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Let Me Personally Introduce You to Schaefer Custom Homes

Hi, I’m Erich Schaefer, President of Schaefer Custom Homes.

I’ve lived on the Central Coast my whole life. I grew up here and went to school here. I’ve been in the construction business since I was a kid. My father was a custom homebuilder who demanded excellence.

Together, we built many fine homes on the Central Coast. Growing up, I learned firsthand what it takes to put together an exceptional custom home. I learned that true craftsmanship is defined in attention to the smallest detail.

I started Schaefer Custom Homes 30 years ago with one goal in mind: to combine the highest quality of architectural design, artisans, and technical engineering to achieve your ideal vision of home. We are a custom homebuilder and remodeler committed to providing you with the most satisfying building and living experience possible.

What sets us apart—beyond our award winning custom homes and remodels—are the lasting relationships we build with our client-family. Our building foundation starts with our relationship with you. We love the people we serve and they love us. Just ask them! Here at Schaefer Custom Homes, it is this strong relational focus that makes all the difference. One of the greatest compliments we can receive from clients is to hear just how much they enjoyed building their home.

We understand that your custom home or remodel is a formidable financial and emotional investment. To ensure your custom home or remodel project is as fulfilling as possible, I’ve assembled a team who have my utmost respect and trust. Each one of them, along with all our professional partners, are committed to excellence. When you choose Schaefer Custom Homes, you’re choosing a builder committed to putting our whole heart into your home. That’s a promise I personally guarantee.

Our Team

Meet our Management Team

From concept to design, to grading, foundation, framing, finish work — we have your back every step of the way. Sit down for coffee with any one of our team and they’ll win your confidence immediately.
They know their stuff and it shows in the beautiful homes we build together.

Roseanne Schaefer
Vice President

Erich Schaefer and his wife Rosanne have been married 24 years. They have two teenage children. Erich and Rosanne started Schaefer Custom Homes together. They’ve been a team ever since. With multiple Master’s degrees, extensive international travel and business-world exposure, Rosanne is clearly an indispensible partner in the ongoing success of Schaefer Custom Homes in our community.

Chris Bahr
Project Manager

To say that Chris is passionate about engineering and construction is an understatement. Chris has studied and executed commercial and residential projects since the beginning of both his academic and professional careers. Chris has helped forge our reputation as a builder that can handle any technical challenge. A trustworthy, committed, and driven team member — Chris’s diverse construction expertise make him an indispensable asset to your building project.

Vyanna Young-Davis
Client Relations Manager

Vyanna came to us with outstanding credentials. Her years of professional experience managing scores of employees won her recognition for excellence and perseverance in coordinating complex projects with multiple partners, vendors and clients. She is at the center of our management team both behind the scenes and with our clients. Her love for people ensures that every concern you have will be addressed professionally and efficiently with a delightful spark of warmth and personality.

Doug Lyon
Project Superintendent

He’s a builder who always has his sleeves rolled. He’s all about action and involvement. Just look at his hands. They tell the story of a 40 year homebuilding, second generation contractor. Doug has built over 500 new construction homes throughout California. He is a team captain who leads by example. High energy batteries included.

James Greenelsh
Creative Director

A third generation Central Coast native and proud of it. James is a local business owner, with 36 years of global experience in the field of communications, design, and marketing. He brings professional and esthetic maturity to the Schaefer team. With thoughtful oversight of all things creative, he provides a unique perspective that helps reinforce the high standards and heart that Schaefer Custom Homes have come to represent in our community.

“Thank you does not begin to describe our gratitude for what you have done. You turned what could have been a very stressful time for us into something that was fun, educational, and an all-around great experience. We knew from the beginning that our project was in very good hands and the peace of mind that we have had is priceless.”

Jack and Wendy (Mission Springs Arroyo Grande)
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We're Here to Bring You Home

Building or remodeling your home is more than just a job to the team at Schaefer Custom Homes. Each and every day is a chance to grow the community we know and love, build relationships, and, ultimately, bring you home.

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Let's Get Acquainted

A custom home or luxury remodel is a big project and we understand that you want to find the right builder. Before we dive in, let’s get to know each other over a friendly chat.