Robbins|Reed Builders: The Advantages of Mixed-Use Buildings


San Luis Obispo Builders Mixed use building

Around here, our San Luis Obispo builders want to know…have you noticed? Mixed-use developments are quickly gaining momentum, not only along the Central Coast, but also across the United States.

So, what’s the deal?

Both developers and investors are increasingly looking for opportunities to integrate product types in order to design destinations that attract residents and business tenants. Not to mention visitors, diners, and patrons.

Last year, U.S. construction spending reached an all-time high of $1.26 trillion. Know what made up a significant amount of that number? Mixed-use developments. Here are four key reasons why they’re seriously on the rise:

1. Mixed-use design makes for more effective land use, especially in coastal communities like ours.

2. Increasingly, people (Millennials in particular) want walkable communities to fit their active lifestyle, and that means providing a blend of work and play with open-air retail and housing all in one engaging space.

3. It’s true what they say – consumers are all about convenience. It’s nice to not need to hop in the car to hit the grocery store, take a spin class, or brunch with friends.

4. Mixed-use developments provide valuable diversification for investor portfolios while offering downside protection. Think of it this way, mixed-use projects are made up of many uses and tenants, so vacancies hurt less than single-use buildings.

Now that you’ve got the lowdown on why mixed-use building is on the rise, here’s what needs to happen to make this type of development a success:

  • Architectural design respects the neighborhood’s heritage
  • Exceptional building amenities and finishes
  • Housing is filling an unmet need
  • In-demand commercial tenants move-in
  • Public transportation is accessible nearby

Know that Robbins|Reed Builders is the ideal commercial construction company positioned to bring your mixed-use project to life. Contact us today or (805) 316-1440.

Robbins|Reed Raises Over $2,700 for Breast Cancer Research


It’s party time.

We’re celebrating the collective efforts of our kick-ass team. That’s right, together Robbins|Reed raised $2,786 for breast cancer awareness and research. It’s an important cause we care deeply about, which is why we’re stoked to have exceeded our fundraising goal by nearly $800. Eight of us participated in the walk itself and had an awesome time doing it. To every client, friend, and community member who contributed to the cause, we thank you.


Robbins|Reed Builders: Cava Robles Officially Open


Paso Robles Cava Robles RV Resort

Robbins|Reed Builders is stoked to announce that Cava Robles RV Resort is officially open! The stunning luxury vacation spot is located in the heart of Paso Robles wine country at 3800 Golden Hill Road.

Cava Robles offers visitors 310 spacious, full-service RV and trailer sites, along with 22 inviting cottages with one and two bedrooms, many with scenic rooftop decks.

The newly opened resort features seriously awesome amenities from a gorgeous pool and rec center complete with pizza ovens and outdoors BBQs, to game areas and a bistro offering outstanding local wines and craft beers. Cava Robles RV Resort is also home to a fitness center and contemporary playground designed with families in mind…plus, a pet park! Close to a number of hiking a biking trails, it’s truly the perfect place to unwind.

Cava Robles RV Resort is offering grand opening special packages to guests who visit through October. Call 866-835-1677 to learn more.

Now, if you’re curious to learn more about the best builders in San Luis Obispo, contact (805) 316-1440 or visit now.

Walk With Us to Beat Breast Cancer


Each year we find an opportunity to take off our hard hats and do our part to build awareness of men’s and women’s health issues. This year, in support of the American Cancer Society, we are participating in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk of San Luis Obispo, and we invite you to join us!

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of San Luis Obispo
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Registration: 7:00AM | Walk: 8:00AM
504 Madonna Road
Laguna Lake Park, San Luis Obispo

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We are also selling commemorative Robbins|Reed t-shirts for $10 to honor the event and promote Breast Cancer Awareness. Women’s and men’s sizes are available. Please email with the size you would like. All proceeds from t-shirt sales will be donated directly to the American Cancer Society.

Cava Robles RV Resort is Now Accepting Limited Reservations!


Robbins|Reed Commercial Builders: Cava Robles RV Resort

Paso Robles is the place to play and Cava Robles RV Resort is the place to stay.

The Robbins|Reed commercial builders team expects to complete the full buildout of all 300 sites and cottage rentals on this 80-acre luxury destination this July.

Inspired by nature and designed by local architectural firm Ten Over Studio this signature vacation hot spot is located amidst rolling grapevines, interconnected trails, and in close proximity to over two-hundred wineries.

If RV camping is your jam (or you’ve ever been curious to give it a whirl) Cava Robles is as good as it gets. It’s the gold standard in our golden state.

Signature amenities include pools, spas, fire pits, a wellness center, and dog parks. From wine tasting to outdoor movies, there’s something for every member of the family. Kids will definitely want to stay longer at the Splash Zone, while parents can unwind with a massage before enjoying the outdoor pizza ovens. If you prefer other people to cook on your vacation, visit the Cava Robles Farmhouse Bistro & Bar for tempting California cuisine.

There’s more than one way to stay as a guest of this 11,200 square foot resort. Robbins|Reed’s commercial developers encourage you to scope out all your options:

RV Options
  • 30/50-amp
  • Deluxe/Premium/Elite sites
  • Concrete patio
  • Full hookups
  • Picnic table included
  • Pull-thru sites
Vacation Rentals
  • Choose from three styles of stand-alone units. All enjoy access to complete resort amenities. If sprawling views are for you, the Tuscany Villa features an upper deck overlooking the hills.
  • Chalet (studio, 1 bath, sleeps 2)
  • Chateau (two bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 2-4)
  • Tuscany Villa (one bedroom loft, 1 bath, sleeps 2)

We encourage locals to get in on this too. Cava Robles is happy to host celebrations from weddings to reunions and company retreats. With plenty of outdoor patio space and on-site catering services, they’ve got you covered from A to Z.

Here at Robbins|Reed, better building isn’t just what we do—it’s what we’re built of. Find out what Cava Robles is like for yourself by booking a reservation this summer, and be sure to contact Robbins|Reed Builders when you need a trusted team you can count on.


2018 American Institute of Architects California Central Coast Home Tour


Robbins|Reed Builders (Garden Green)

Modern and inviting – Karen and Lee Bren’s 2,400 sq. ft. Garden Green condominium in downtown San Luis Obispo is one of five homes that will be featured May 20th on the American Institute of Architects California Central Coast Home Tour.

Our home team here at Robbins|Reed is proud of the work we did for Karen and Lee Bren and stoked for visitors to explore their remarkable space.

The warm and welcoming San Luis Obispo home is “California modern” to echo the Central Coast’s relaxing lifestyle.

Robbins|Reed built the luxurious three-story condominiums in 2013. The 6,383 sq.ft. building neighbors a 1941 fire station and the condominiums’ exterior mirrors the look and feel of that time. Historical details include: a brick fascia, corbels, concrete window surrounds and a belly band that runs around the building’s midsection.

Each of the homeowners in the building chose their own finish materials. Together Robbins|Reed and Casagrande Woodworks ensured this complex challenge was expertly met. Reclaimed oak flooring is the one material all three units have in common. Known for its distinctive tight grain, the wood was sourced from Germany.

Special features:
  • A sophisticated stainless inset in every wall gives the illusion of “floating” above the floor.
  • Generous open shelving in the kitchen provides ample storage and makes the space appear larger.
  • The dining room is traditional with intricate inlays.
  • Stylish ceilings unique to every room elevate this space, including a ceiling window cupola in the living room.
  • Bi-folding doors to the outdoor deck connect interior and exterior spaces.

This project is the result of teamwork. The Brens not only worked with our talented crew they also collaborated with architect Thom Brajkovich of Paragon Designs to achieve their vision.

2018 AIACCC Home Tour

You’re invited to meet the professional builders and designers for each local home throughout the American Institute of Architects California Central Coast Home Tour! The event takes place Sunday, May 20th, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tickets are available in advance for $30 or $50 for two tickets.

The day of, tickets will $40 and can be purchased at

All proceeds will benefits architecture education programs here on the Central Coast.