About Us

Harrell Design + Build is a full-service Design + Build residential remodeling company based in Palo Alto, California. For many Bay Area homeowners, we are pleased to be their “contractor for life.”
For more than thirty-five years, we have been focused on providing homeowners with innovative design, meticulous craftsmanship and high-quality, personalized service.

Earning Respect in our Market

Our hard work has earned us numerous business and design awards and attention from the media – Sunset Magazine named us among “the best the West has to offer.” We’re pleased that the majority of our work comes from referrals and repeat clients.

At Harrell Design + Build, we pay close attention to a project’s every detail, ensuring nothing is overlooked nor left sub-par. We are committed to thorough daily progress reports, ongoing communication and timely project completion. A smooth process is an important part of what we provide. Click here to see our design + build process.

An Award-Winning Team

In 1985, Harrell Design + Build, founded by Iris Harrell, began with a single employee. Today, we employ nearly fifty, including award-winning designers, architects and accomplished craftspeople. Click here to learn more about our team.

By maintaining a secure, challenging and growth-oriented work environment for our employees, we get the best out of our staff so we can make the most of your home.

Thus, all of our efforts are designed around you, our client. At Harrell Design + Build our tagline says it all:

We never forget it’s your home®.