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Based in Northern California, The Design Company specializes in high-end residential new construction and renovations and values how the right home design can simply make life better. Our approach is unique in that we do not limit our clients, or ourselves, by aligning with only one specific style or aesthetic, but instead adapt our focus as needed to create an individualized design that fits the home’s specific lifestyle needs. This versatility in design paired with our entitlement management services and  pragmatic background in construction makes us a strong teammate in the design-build process. 


We recognize the value in a Design + Build relationship and are able to offer construction services in addition to design by introducing our clients to our sister company, The Custom Home Company. By working side by side with The Custom Home Company, we can offer another layer of planning and visibility into your project helping streamline the design-build process. With this all in one approach, we can work as a team in establishing a complete project budget and in turn, design to that budget. As design development progresses, the budget can also continue to update, giving you as the homeowner financial feedback as to what your project is going to cost, from start to finish, before you break ground.

Founder | Principal Designer

Principal Designer Jessica Lauren, backed by her 15+ years of combined design and construction industry experience, has the proven ability to lead projects from concept to completion. Just after college, she immediately kicked off her career in design working at an established full-service interior design firm in Palo Alto. After several years honing her skills as a designer in luxury residential and with a growing passion for architecture and construction, Jessica decided to branch off and helped establish the in-home design department for a reputable ...


Rob Auger is a visionary entrepreneur who takes great enjoyment in identifying process gaps, troubleshooting them, and finding solutions. His entrepreneurial spirit has been built on a strong base of experience and continues to evolve. Having spent the majority of his life working in and surrounded by the construction industry he has racked up almost two decades of experience in general contracting, design, new construction and development, making him a specialist in the industry and versed in even the most challenging projects.

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