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.


Steve and his crew did an amazing job remodeling our garage and building an indoor closet. As unexpected issues came up, he didn’t just overlook the problem but worked with us to resolve it to insure our safety and structural integrity. I would recommend his service.