Featuring Some of San Diego's Top Architects, Designers and Builders
Local Companies Who Help Make San Diego "America's Finest City"
As I've written elsewhere, my goal for this site from the start has been to seek out the individuals and companies that make San Diego county such a treasured environment in which to live, work, and play, and to help promote their innovative and exciting work in the fields of architecture and design.
Our county really does have it all, from our world famous coastal communities that stretch from Imperial Beach to La Jolla, Del Mar, Encinitas, Carlsbad, and Oceanside, to our border communities of Chula Vista, Bonita, and the whole south bay, to north county's breathtaking rural regions that include Fallbrook, Vista, and Rancho Santa Fe, to the mountains of Idylwild and Palomar, and the deserts of Joshua Tree, Borrego, and beyond.
Few locales in the world can boast of such amazingly diverse topography and cultural influences. It is this diversity that gives the conscientious architect or designer endless opportunities to create environments that complement and accentuate the natural beauty that abounds all around us.
Within this thiriving group of communities one can find businesses both large and small that manufacture everything from custom wood window frames for the restoration trade, specialty glass products for architectural and decorative use, stone and tile for roofing, flooring, pools, and walls, prefab and custom built wooden decks, gazebos, and stairways, and so much more.
With all of this designing and manufacturing going on, there is no shortage of choices for implementation of these designs and installation of these products, from specialists such as stone and tile companies, glaziers, painters, electricians, and roofers to remodeling specialists and general contractors.
- Written by Experience Glass
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Experience Glass opened their doors in 1983, and though they specialize in cast/slumped glass, they are masters of all types of glass production. Their glass has been utilized for a wide variety of applications, and it can be installed in residential as well as commercial settings. Their most popular product is GDS Colorfuse™ Glass.
- Written by Art Glass and Metal
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Art Glass and Metal has been producing etched/sandblasted glass in San Diego county for over 40 years. The origins of Art Glass and Metal were developed by creating ever more intricate etched glass and carved glass designs. Over the years and hundreds of commissions later, the techniques of casting and slumping glass and water-jet cutting have also been added to Jay's repertoire. These art glass techniques have enabled him to create a wide range of artistic styles, as evidenced by his large portfolio of original designs.
Overview of the process and ideas for applications of sandblasted glass
Sand blasted glass etching and sand carving are ways of creating images on glass. Sandblasting allows for greater variation through the use of different degrees of coarseness in sand, and also for depth blasting via additional time and pressure, giving the finished product a rich textured appearance.
- Written by Michelangelo Stone & Tile
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When we say "San Diego's Finest Stone and Tile Installations", we're not just blowing smoke - we've installed stone and tile in the homes of Theodor Geisel (Dr. Suess), San Diego Chargers running back LaDanian Tomlinson, San Diego Padre and Hall of Fame baseball player Tony Gwynn, local PGA golfing legend Phil Mickelson, and many more. Our work has been featured in Dwell Magazine and many other popular publications.
We are proud to be affiliated with a number of business groups, including being an A+ Accredited business with the Better Business Bureau. In addition to our A+ rating with the BBB, we are also proud to be affiliated with the National Tile Contractor's Association and the Blue Book Building and Construction Network.
- Written by Bob's Got Skills
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This project was a challenge to partially replace an original kitchen's lower cabinetry and plumbing with drawer boxes, while keeping the vintage look of the original upper cabinets with their scroll work.