Making A House Your Home 7

Education. Communication. Trust.

Our community is home to many unique and stunning properties, but what is outer beauty without inner beauty as well?

Nobody understands that better than the team at Lars Remodeling & Design, a community business for more than 25 years and a leader in residential remodel and design, helping many in the Del Mar community create their ideal indoor and outdoor living spaces. Founder and president Jason Larson learned the business from his father, also a home remodeler. He attributes the success of the company to his father’s training and family values, and has built the company based on a philosophy of trust, client focus and communication. “In business as in life, I have discovered that your word is something that nobody but you can take away. My word is my bond and knowing that I have built my business on this foundation allows me to sleep at night,” says Larson.

This strongly adhered to philosophy has resulted in national recognition with a Remodeling Professionals’ “Big 50” Award, which goes to the Top 50 Remodeling Professionals in the nation, and ongoing recognition as one of the Top 500 Remodelers in the nation by Qualified Remodeler. The company sets itself apart from the beginning of the remodel and design process, with project and interior designers meeting clients in their homes to observe individual tastes and to make creative suggestions based on the clients’ ideas and consideration for comfort and feasibility. Larson states that, in creating the perfect environment for the client, “no style, color, or era is off limits.” With this approach, the company enjoys a large referral and repeat client base.

They also employ an impressive breadth of construction and design experts. Larson explains that this is based on the fact that so many factors go into each project and must be attended to individually. “We have a knowledgeable team with experience in all different avenues of remodeling. Kitchens, bathrooms, both first and second story room additions, outdoor living spaces, and whole house remodels – you name it, we have an expert here for it.” Once the final design is determined, Lars Remodeling provides a detailed scope of work outlining the entire project, including costs. This up front approach and transparency contribute to client satisfaction, and what Larson refers to as a worry-free remodel. As embodied in their motto – “Say what you mean and mean what you say. It’s not just a slogan, it’s the way we do business.”

Lars Remodeling opened a new Design Center recently, offering an array of design and material finishes for clients to view. The space, which the company remodeled itself, also features a full working kitchen with espresso and wine bars for clients to enjoy. In addition, Lars has partnered with KUSI to produce a weekly cooking segment, which airs on Saturday mornings. To help homeowners understand the remodeling process, the team at Lars created Lars University, a series of workshops covering the complexities of undertaking a home remodel. The company has found that informed homeowners are happy renovators. The slogan of the program – Educate Before You Renovate – says it all!