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Ed Cuming on a green hill building site


EC Custom Homes is your one-stop-shop for expert custom home design and construction on the Central Coast.

Ed and his crew will help you through all phases of the process from buying a lot and laying plans to permitting and building.

As your general contractor, Ed will be hands-on and on-site. Over the years, he’s built an “A-Team” of capable professionals who deliver nothing but the highest quality work.

You’ll get to know Ed well as he’ll be involved in all the details of your project. His passion—aside from fly fishing, cycling, kiteboarding, and shooting a compound bow—is building custom homes that are true artistic expressions. When you work with him, you can expect your dream home to be a work of art.

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  • Master Schedule

  • Project Cost Estimate

  • Architect Selection

  • Construction Reviews

  • Value Engineering

  • Construction Document Coordination

  • Long-Lead Material Identification & Procurement

  • Permit & Approval Assistance

  • Construction Planning & Recommendations

In the planning phase, we work with you to develop the layout, design, and finishes for your project. We develop a pre-construction services agreement and manage the permitting process.

We can help you select an architect who will complete architectural programming, preliminary design, and design development.

For a step-by-step outline of the planning phase, read our pre-construction services agreement overview.

In-House Design Services

Industrial Designer — Hand sketching a custom house remodel design
  • Designer Selection

  • Conceptual Estimates

  • Regulatory Approvals

  • Planning Support

An in-house designer will be a central member of the team working on your project. The designer makes sure every detail of your project is intentional and supports the overall vision.

From beginning to end, the designer is dedicated to your project’s success and will help guide you through all parts of the construction process. This means a smoother, more stress-free building experience.


Construction Site — A construction worker hammers a nail into the floor.
  • Onsite Supervision & Trade Coordination

  • Schedule Implementation/Control

  • Cost Control

  • Shop Drawing & Sample Review/Approval

  • Detailed Invoicing

  • Inspection & Quality Assurance

  • Safety

  • Site Documentation

  • Information Control & Reporting

Once you finalize the plans, the builders get to work on land excavation and construction. We keep you informed along the way, meeting regularly to discuss next steps.

We manage all aspects of construction including bids, subcontractors, timelines, and budgets. Our focus is on delivering quality work and craftsmanship. You and your project are unique, so we work closely with you to ensure your vision comes to life.


Two workers at a building site review a plan sheet.

We are happy to refer you to local professionals. We want to ensure you have a dedicated team of specialists who will give you the choices and tools to create a home that is uniquely yours. You can expect professionalism at every level.

Here we list some of the architects, designers, and others who we frequently partner with.

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