Santa Barbara Engineers

With a background in residential concrete and framing, Litchfield Builders has seen engineering standards in California change drastically over the last 20 years. Home design has evolved to ensure against problems like soil settlement, wind load, and earthquakes. The result is a more soundly-built home that will stand the test of time.

Litchfield Builders has experience working with engineers and architects to make sure the structural design gels with the intended architectural design. One common problem in exposed beam framing can be working around the large Simpson column bases and caps used to connect these beams. A simple alternative is a custom-welded concealed “knife plate” that retains the structural integrity of the bolted connection while still adhering to the intended design of a clean-looking beam connection. Litchfield Builders cares about the end result of the project. So details like this are extremely important to us.


We had a small room attached to the garage built. Steve kept us informed about what the workers were doing and when they would be doing it. He answered all questions in a timely fashion. He went with us to Home Depot to help us decide on the fixtures, as to which would work and to keep us within budget. He was very helpful in the building process. We would hire him again when we have other work to do.