Designing and building homes with heritage.
Phone: 949.683.1007 | License Number: 727668
Gregg Abel Design & Construction is invested in the process of designing and building houses that become part of the landscape of your family and a place of comfort for generations.
Our Laguna Heritage
Gregg Abel has been designing and building homes in Laguna Beach and the surrounding area for over 35 years. He started his apprenticeship in 1965 under his father, noted architect Chris Abel. In 1976 he studied sculpture in Paros, Greece and in 1977 attended the Ernst Fuch’s School of Art in Austria.
Gregg is experienced in historical regulations, local design review boards as well as state organizations and commissions.
The history of the Abel family is deeply rooted in Laguna Beach, California and our dedication to the ecology, sustainability and artistic traditions of the area inspire the work we do.
“We purchased a cottage in Laguna beach built in 1937 and wanted to keep all of its charm, but modernize it for our family. Gregg Abel and his team did an amazing job of bringing our dream home to life while keeping the cottage style, and at the same time added wonderful touches to make it modern for our family. We get compliments on our home every weekend as people walk by, and highly recommend Gregg!”
“We retained Gregg to design a vacation home on our lot in Promontory community in Park City , Utah. He quickly got a sense of the architectural style of the community. The design included the aspects we wanted included in our home as well as additional creative ideas we never would have thought of. He was able to reach out and assimilate all the municipal and private community code and design requirements. He established fruitful relationships with those key people paving a way for development of our potential new home. Gregg listened carefully to what we needed. We wound up buying another home but he has continued to work with us on improvements to that residence. His responses have always been timely and he is fun to work with.”
Steve and Jill Edwards
“For over 20 years we have used Gregg Able Designs for several remodel projects on our home. Each project greatly enhanced the beauty and functionality of our home. Gregg has an artist’s eye, is very knowledgeable of construction and design and is a delight to work with.“
“Gregg worked as both the designer and contractor on a restaurant we opened nine years ago in Laguna Beach. And it is one of the most beautiful and beloved spaces in the city. Laguna Beach can be tricky to navigate when it comes to construction, and Gregg is the master. His family has been building in Laguna Beach for generations and the Abel name is held in extremely high esteem. Gregg knows every facet of the city and what it takes to get a project built. He is dependable, honest, and incredibly hard working. But more than that, he cares. Tirelessly and with the upmost patience and respect, he works toward the end of getting a project built the way it was intended.”
“Gregg Abel has been great to work with. He and his team having done an amazing job with our plans. They worked with us very closely navigating all aspect of planning and city approval process. Gregg has many years of experience and it really shows. Gregg was alway available for me. I would highly recommend Gregg and his Team.“
“Gregg Abel Design and Construction built my “carriage house” next to my main residence in Laguna Beach, as a vintage cottage with room to keep my vintage car collection. It was a pleasure working together to establish a compatible design for the neighborhood, as well as trying a new construction technique using “Smart Blocks” (leave-in place concrete forms). Gregg also assisted in the Design Review process and his subcontractors were well qualified. The structure won an award for Best Small Structure from the American Concrete Institute.“
“Gregg Abel is not only a consummate professional but also a kind, incredibly talented human being. Gregg Abel performed three different remodels on our home – all of them with inspired ideas that saved us money, space and made the place look great. He answers his texts, cares about your kids and your schedules and the work he delivers is first class. He will leave your home looking incredible and you will want to know him for life. A total joy.“
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