About Us

CrossWare has a passion for excellence in building award winning homes in San Diego County for over 25 years. We represent the highest quality and business integrity with all clients.

We bring you effective construction services

Custom Built Homes

We work with you and your Architect from concept to completion to ensure your vision becomes a reality. We can visualize a project through from the architecting to the final decor.

Consultation

We provide our clients consultation regarding their land, home acquisition or remodel. We are able to provide insight to the entire scope of the project from the plans, to move in.

Remodels

Our goal is to provide a “white glove” experience starting with the concept which results in amazing places for people to enjoy without the stress of the build.

Investment Partnerships

We work with investors that are looking for a partner to participate in a project, or their own rental properties that need a full face lift.

Crossware Development, a leader in the San Diego building industry for over 25 years, strives to build hand-crafted homes of sound structural integrity.  While our firm has garnered numerous awards over the years, it is client happiness that truly drives us to excellence.  Our greatest complement is when we earn  our clients respect by referrals of friends and families.  Crossware is committed to exacting building standards, dependable project stewardship, and client satisfaction.

Meet Our Founder - Dawn Matze

Leadership

I provide insight to the entire scope of the project from the initial conceptual plans to a successful move in. Having an extensive background in building with an eye for design gives me a unique perspective of each project, expediting the results for a speedy and efficient build. My education and experience in consulting and family counseling makes me uniquely capable to orchestrate and manage all moving parts involved in the building process.
Dawn Matze

On Site

I am proud to say that I am an on site general contractor. I enjoy watching every process of the building cycle assuring it is completed accurately and safely. Growing up in Chicago in a construction family was paramount in my love for all things construction. I was expected to be able to help in all facets of the building process whenever needed even at a tender age of 10, shoveling pea gravel in a basement foundation. I am a hands on Contractor and often surprise clients with my love of job site participation. Building is my passion and love for creating beautiful homes for my clients.

Values

I believe everyone has value. I want to be listened to and I in turn listen intently to what my client says. I am not afraid to work hard, and have a 'get it done’ mentality. I value quality, efficient use of time and getting straight to the point. My goal is to provide a “white glove” experience, starting with the concept, which results in amazing places for people to enjoy without the stress of the build. Integrity, and honesty are qualities that I live my life by and bring those values into my work.

The CrossWare Difference

Our extensive background in building with an eye for design gives us a unique perspective of each project, expediting the results for a speedy and efficient build. Our founders’ education and lifelong experience in building makes our firm uniquely capable to orchestrate and manage all moving parts involved in the building process.

Our Process

Each step is designed to move the project forward and reduce stress

An interview between the homeowner and CrossWare will take place at the proposed project site. If there are multiple site considerations CrossWare will help you to select which may be best suited for the home you envision. This includes view orientation to maximum the best possible views as well as other spacial concerns.  CrossWare spends plenty of time getting to know your family’s needs and desires, interpreting what it is that is most important to you the homeowner.  Often at this predesign phase we give a very preliminary range for your budget.

In this phase you will begin the initial process that makes your home unique and distinct. CrossWare will assist you in selecting a reputable and talented architect that will help you define your individual style. Choosing the right architect is very important. The compatibility between the architect, builder and homeowner is paramount for a smooth and stress free construction project. This assists in substantial cost savings as we work together merging design with budget. Many discussions will occur in this step about what your goals are both from a functional perspective and a design perspective. At this point in time the architect produces a set of preliminary drawings to review. CrossWare will sit in on architectural meetings as often as possible to facilitate clear communication, acting as an advocate for you the homeowner.

Once the design phase is over, the architect will work with the owners on the permitting phase, putting together working drawings creating a permit package for the City or County, Homeowners Association, Coastal Commission as well as any other legal entities needed to initiate construction.

The building process can be overwhelming with hundreds of decisions and details to think about. We are here to orchestrate this process from the grading and underground utilities to foundation, framing, mechanical trades to windows and doors, drywall, roofing and finish carpentry just to name a few. We require all subcontractors have General Liability insurance and Workers Comp insurance and hold a current contractors license. We require a lien release from each contractor paid and make sure that your home is built to the highest standards for each trade. With construction draws approximately every 2 weeks we are very careful and take serious the homeowners budget. We track all costs so owners can be in control every step of the way with very few surprises. CrossWare’s honesty with budget numbers and integrity in business is of utmost importance.

During this phase CrossWare handles all facets of the city’s inspections to ensure that everything is built to or exceeds current CA building codes. Our goal is to make this as stress free as possible. We aim to make you feel at home even before you move in. Together with a CrossWare representative the homeowner will make periodic visits to the job site ensuring satisfaction.

Upon receiving Final Certificate of Occupancy by the City, you the homeowner can begin life in your new home. CrossWare continues the relationship after move in for final punch list items as well as photo documentation and warranty book issuance. We also enjoy maintaining lifelong friendships with our customers long after their occupancy. We at CrossWare are proud of the homes that we have built with our goal of earning your future referrals from your families and friends.

Recent projects

Here are just a few of the most recent projects completed. Enjoy browsing our gallery!

Testimonials

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you.
We build award winning homes throughout San Diego County.
To schedule an appointment, or for further questions or inquiries please send us an email.
OFFICE

Office: Carlsbad, California

Phone: 858-204-2042

Email: Dmatze@crossware.net

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