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Jill and Bernie Esrock

The entire Lorton Mitchell team is very professional; provide excellent customer service and a quality finished product.  Our house was a complicated renovation of a 1902 Historic Home that required a new foundation.  Throughout the process of building our home they paid attention to every detail, suggested many improvements, explained all options and proved themselves completely trustworthy.   We are very happy with the final product and would enthusiastically recommend Lorton Mitchell Custom Homes, Inc., to anyone wanting a new home or a remodel.



Juan and Rosella Fernandez

Rosella and I want to thank all of the team for the work and care they put into building our home. We are very happy with the results and we never expected the process to flow so easily, we always felt that we were in good hands.

One of the challenges we thought we would have since Coronado is not our primary residence was the supervision and communication of how the worked progressed, but the fact is that with you guided us thru the whole process and always were available to answer any questions that came up.

When Lorton passed away we were concerned with our Project. We knew how important he was for the company and we worried how things could change, but Renee, John and the team made sure that we were comfortable and the work was going to get done with the quality and care that Lorton would have expected from any of his projects. You delivered even in this hard professional and personal situation. I am sure that Lorton would be proud of the team he assembled.

If a client is looking for quality work, and a worry-free process. I recommend to anyone who wants to build or remodel a house to work with your team. We are glad to be part of the Lorton Mitchell Homes family!



Dan Smith and Ann Pickard

We had the best experience possible with Lorton Mitchell Custom Homes building our

“dream” home in Coronado. As we were building our home from afar, we needed a team that we could completely trust and rely on. The team at Lorton Mitchell Custom Homes was everything we could have ever hoped for. They were thorough. They were

professional. They were dedicated. They took care of every detail. They made the

experience what it should be, fun and exciting!

The final product has exceeded our expectations in every way. We have never seen a

home built to the level of quality and workmanship that Lorton Mitchell Custom Homes has built our home.



Jim and Kathie Zortman

Our experience with Lorton Mitchell Custom Homes was exceptional in every way. Our project was an extensive remodel and addition on an 80 year old home and LMCH executed it beautifully in every regard. The craftsmanship, attention to detail, styling touches, and just plain thoughtfulness made it a pleasure to work with the entire crew. They were prompt, reliable, neat, and friendly. The project started and finished on the promised schedule and finished slightly under budget. I’m almost embarrassed when I speak with friends about what a positive experience it was in every way. Another real positive is that the crew has been fantastic in follow up for additional items that we added in the last several years. There is never any quibble about warranty-they just make it right. We started out to find a builder for a house and we ended up with a friend who built a home with as much care and love as if it was his own.



Cliff and Ali Skelton

Lorton Mitchell Custom Homes built our dream home for us four years ago and exceeded all our expectations, from initial design assistance to the custom build. Our home is a perfect mix of 1926 historic charm and new construction that created a beautiful and livable home for our family. The team at Lorton Mitchell Custom Homes was prompt and professional and paid attention to every detail. The job site was professionally managed and that made the process great for us, and our neighbors as well.   The quality of the workmanship is first class and they stand behind every aspect of our home should a problem arise. We recommend Lorton Mitchell Custom Homes without reservation and feel the power of Lorton’s vision in every room.

We love our Lorton Mitchell Custom home!



Kathleen and 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








Our Completed Work in Coronado