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San Diego Home and Garden article on Bella Vista






Personal Testimonials

Kathleen & Jim Parish

We had such a fine experience when Lorton Mitchell Construction built our dream home, that we decided to build another home for speculation two years after our home was completed. His work is considered by many to be the best in this town, and with reason. Not only is the quality the finest, he and his crew is a delight. They are accessible and willing to discuss any part of the process.
They perform in a timely manner, respect the clients’ opinions and they clean up well after each day’s work. How can one find any better than that?


Russ and Elena Haley

Lorton did a fantastic job with the remodel of our historic adobe home. He really understands, and is committed to, authentic detailing.

We also found all of the subcontractors hired by Lorton Mitchell Homes to be extremely professional.
Building your home can be very stressful. The bottom line with LMH is that the project went without a hitch and was a pleasant experience from beginning to end.


George Rice

Lorton has done two houses for me. He is extraordinarily good and coming in on time and on budget, and he does high quality work. He has a great team of loyal subcontractors and project managers who have worked together for years. He is able to coordinate the different subs and make things move along smoothly. Working with his subs and staff and is a pleasure.

He is excellent on followup and dealing with post construction issues. I have worked with a lot of contractors over the years, and Lorton is the best. I highly recommend him.


Peter and Steffenie Andreasen

“Our entire experience with Lorton Mitchell Custom Homes was fantastic – Lorton and his staff are highly professional, talented, reliable, and a delight to work with. They were very attentive to the architectural plans and our own design wishes, but all had creative and successful ideas and solutions to suggest if any changes were needed. All carpenters, electricians, tile workers, etc. are top notch. We agonized over choosing the right construction firm for our “dream house” and boy did we make the right decision – we could not be happier with the finished product!”


Jesus Monzon and Diana Serhan

Many words come to mind when trying to describe our experience with Lorton Mitchell Homes – exceptional attention to detail, reliable, skilled, even fun. From Lorton himself, to each member of his staff and subcontractors, all made the construction of our home a most pleasant event.


Jim and Kathleen Stengel

We had a terrific experience with Lorton Mitchell. We had a challenging project, we were tearing a house down, building a new one in its place, and renovating a Craftsman cottage on the same lot. All this was done while we were living in Cincinnati, Ohio. The entire process was an absolute pleasure. Communication was great, we finished on time and on budget, and we now have a home that we appreciate more and more the longer we are in it. Lorton has integrity, style, and a passion for what he does. The quality of workmanship from his entire crew is beyond compare. We would work with him again in a heartbeat.


VADM and Mrs. Tim LaFleur, USN, ret

As we prepared to build our house, we spent a year researching the best custom home contractor in Coronado. We were glad we did, as the finished product came in on cost and schedule, remarkable for any contractor and with superb quality.

Lorton was easy to work with and delivered a quality product that we love to call home. When friends visit, they always comment on attention-to-detail and the quality of the finish work. We have recommended Lorton to two friends and both have used him after seeing our house.


Jeff and Mary Pack

We couldn’t be more pleased with the home Lorton Mitchell created for us. Despite the small and challenging site, and our desire for a unique, cottage-style home, Lorton exceeded all of our expectations. Our home is a charming, one-of-a-kind residence that pleases us every day.

He took our ideas and made them work beautifully.


Janice and David Lowenberg

In 2009 my husband and I built our first home. I can say that Lorton Mitchell and his team made the experience a very positive one in achieving and realizing our dream home.

He stayed true to the architectural plans while adding quality details to enhance the finish product.
Lorton has an exceptional eye for design. He has a personal commitment to quality and his work is of the highest standard in building a custom home.

Lorton and his team are skilled and meticulous in their attention to details as well as to quality in all aspect of the building process. This quality also extends to his subcontractors who reflect this same high standard and level of craftsmanship. Lorton commitment to a timetable for completing the project and he met the schedule. He was conscientious of the building expenses and presented budgetary options. He provided honest feedback and showed an openness to talk through any issues that arose. Lorton will work hard to please his clients even after the house is built and occupied to preserve his excellent reputation. Owning a Lorton Mitchell home is a point of pride and distinction as he is a well-known, respected builder in Coronado, CA