About Armstrong Builders
Our Company Background
Drive through Pacific Beach, and you’ll see Armstrong Builders’ designs and construction around every corner. We’ve been building in Coastal San Diego since 1980, remodeling or building custom homes, condos and townhomes from the ground up. We continue to build on our reputation for quality and creativity in design-build remodeling and construction all over San Diego county.
While we started as a traditional bid-build GC, Tom’s innate design abilities and creative drive led him to become an early adopter/innovator in the design-build method of delivering construction services. He recognized that it is the most responsible way to build, the buck starts and stops in the exact same place.
When clients become friends, or comes back to us for work on a second or third project, we know we have done our job, building the highest quality possible, and doing it with integrity and style.
Our service offerings and capabilities
Our teams regularly manage projects as small as a bathroom remodel, and as large as multi-family spec developments for investors. Whole house remodels, kitchens and baths, additions of master site or home office, ground up new home or companion units, we are your residential building specialists!
While we frequently still build homes designed and drafted prior to our involvement in the project, we are best known for handling a project from start to finish — from inception of the design, to sweeping up after the home is complete and the last subcontractor has left. Our core general contracting services include:
- Kitchen Design & Remodeling
- Guest and Mater Bathroom Remodels
- Living Spaces
- Outdoor Living (Kitchens, Living Spaces, Decks)
- New Construction
- Mother-In-Law Units (secondary dwellings)
- Whole Home Construction
- Multi-Resident Dwellings
We bring ingenuity, integrity, and quality to every project. When it comes to great ideas, we don’t stop until our clients are satisfied. We want to earn your referrals, starting with the consultation, then delivering throughout the design, estimating, permit submittal, selections process, and construction. We work with long-time, skilled subcontractors and staff, who we trust to deliver the exceptional level of quality we are known for!
Meet Our Designers
Founder, President & Designer
Tom Armstrong began working in construction at age 15 as a laborer, laborer foreman, carpenter, framer and layout worker. At 16, Tom took the entry test to become an apprentice carpenter and at 18, advanced to a journeyman carpenter. Two years later, while attending college, Tom was hired by a major developer to supervise several phases of multi-story condominiums and housing tracts. Tom has been continuously licensed as a general contractor since 1983.
Today, Tom immerses himself in every aspect of his business. He is president of Armstrong Builders, Inc. and supported by a team of the finest craftspeople and experienced supervisors, all of whom have remained loyal because they respect Tom and are proud of the work done by Armstrong Builders, Inc. Tom’s keen architectural talents, his experience as a craftsman, strong energy and management skills have catapulted Tom’s companies to the top year after year.
Design & Sales Manager
Jenny has been working in design and construction since 1999, starting up the design department for a top design-build contractor in Santa Cruz county at that time, and designing and drafting residential remodeling projects ever since. Jenny loves working with clients, finding creative solutions to design challenges, and helping make spaces more beautiful and functional for the folks who call it home. She returned to San Diego, her original hometown, to join Armstrong Builders as Sales & Design Manager in 2018.
An integral part of the Monterey Bay area green-building community, Jenny was certified, with distinction, as a Green Building Professional from Sonoma State University Extension (2006). After years in leadership roles for the Monterey Bay Branch of the US Green Building Council’s Northern California Chapter, Jenny was awarded their Green Building Champion award in 2009.
What Our Clients Say about Armstrong Builders
I have been very happy with the quality of work done by Armstrong Builders. Tom Armstrong has a very creative and exacting eye for all of the work that he and his crew handle. I am a repeat customer and have used Tom for numerous small projects, a remodel of my home, and also the design and construction of several large 4-unit complexes.
Besides his vast knowledge of building and San Diego codes, Tom has a passion for what he does. He has great design ideas to help the client see their dreams come to fruition. The homes that he designs and builds are not only well thought out to the smallest of detail, they are beautiful and unique. He is meticulous in the details. Every project, whether custom or speculation, is completed with some of the finest finish work we have seen. We highly recommend Armstrong Builders and Tom for any construction job you have!
Absolutely top notch attention to detail craftsmanship. The owner himself was involved in every aspect, great character and work ethics… 5 stars earned.
If asked to describe these guys in one word… QUALITY. Every project I have seen done by Armstrong is definitely one to brag about. They do such a great job to make sure things are always done 110% and nothing less. Also, if you’re like me and happen to ask a lot of questions they love to share their work. This is the most friendly genuine company out there by far!