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.


I truly can’t recommend Steve Litchfield enough. He is honest, capable, experienced and courteous. I think of him as a son.