Construction Update II: Cava Robles


Robbins|Reed Builders Paso Robles Cava Robles

Sunshine, swimming pools, and plenty of space to unwind make Cava Robles an inviting vacation spot – that and its proximity to hundreds of celebrated vineyards and wineries in Paso Robles.

Good thing you won’t have to wait much longer to stay there. The luxury RV resort is expected to open in May of 2018.

Ultimately, Cava Robles will be home to more than 200 motor coach sites and 20 freestanding cottage-inspired vacation rentals along with banquet facilities and an on-site restaurant and bar. Guests can take advantage of the state-of-the-art fitness center and spacious covered picnic areas too.

As you can see from the photos, Robbins Reed Builders have made serious progress on this place. That’s why we’re the San Luis Obispo construction company to get the job done. Cava Robles’ rustic, contemporary-style architecture is warm and welcoming. Early California-style antique furniture will offer a nod to the golden state’s rich ranch history, all while incorporating modern amenities that “simplify life on the road.” Read on for a sneak preview:

  • Welcome Center & Cava Market
  • Community Center & Game Room
  • Farmhouse Bistro & Bar
  • Wellness Center
  • Two Pools & Two Jacuzzi Spas
  • Splash Pad & Playground
  • Walking Trails
  • Fire Pits
  • Bocci Ball Court & Outdoor Games
  • Picnic Building & Outdoor Grills
  • Multiple Off-Leash Dog Parks
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Complimentary WiFi & Cable
  • On-Site Wine Tasting
  • Arts & Crafts / Wine & Canvas
  • Kids Camp
  • Movies in the Park
  • Weekend Entertainment
  • Fitness Classes & Water Aerobics
  • Concierge Desk & Virtual Check-In Kiosk
  • Group Wine Tours
  • Massage & Spa Services
  • “Bistro to Go” Delivery
  • Golf Cart Rental
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Weddings, Reunions & Catering Services

Stay tuned to keep up with Cava Robles building progress. We’ll be back with more details before the Grand Opening!

Looking ahead to start a new Paso Robles or San Luis Obispo commercial development in the New Year? Contact Robbins|Reed at 805-543-7277.


Robbins|Reed: Mustang Movers and Shakers


The Fall issue of Cal Poly’s Construction Management Department’s magazine, Construction Innovator, features none other than Robbins|Reed and we’re stoked about it.

The profile shares how our very own Construction Management Mustangs Grant Robbins (’94) and Shawn Reed (’92) have made a practice of hiring talented Cal Poly alums. Founded in 2007, our San Luis Obispo contracting and real estate development firm has encouraged alumni hiring alumni for over a decade. The feature also recognized Robbins|Reed for what we are – the premier builders on California’s Central Coast.

Both Robbins and Reed were given shout-outs for their contributions in our community. Robbins for his involvement with the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce, and Reed for his outstanding leadership of Habitat for Humanity. Not to mention, he’s a board member of the Home Builders Association of the Central Coast.

Beyond founding partners Robbins and Reed, our capable team is made up of numerous Cal Poly graduates, including:

  • Partner Aaryn Abbot (‘06)
  • Vice President Ryan Adams (’06)
  • Director of Custom Homes Stephen Griggs (’00)
  • Project Manager Gil Bastidas (’12)
  • Construction Manager Scott Merson (‘05)
  • Accounting Administrator Matt Reddell (’11)
  • Project Engineer Jeff Hadley (‘16)

Did you know Robbins|Reed supports the Cal Poly Women in Construction club? In fact – our amazing intern Sarah De Los Reyes serves as a club officer. We’re lucky to count on her.

Construction Management Lecturer Stacy Kolegraff founded the Cal Poly Women in Construction club in February of this year. Kolegraff shares that the organization is dedicated to empowering women through mentorship, networking, youth outreach, and industry support, including scholarships. The club is open to all Cal Poly students interested in construction.

That’s a wrap on our latest local headlines. Know that our commitment to hiring Cal Poly graduates and supporting women in construction is important to every one of us.

Robbins|Reed Builders: What Makes a Great General Contractor


San Luis Obispo general contractor

Whether you need a general contractor for your commercial construction project or for crafting a custom home, Robbins|Reed has got you covered.

What to Expect

A great General Contractor will review your plans and specifications and conduct a cost-driven analysis, crafting a final plan that maximizes the output of your budget. At Robbins|Reed Builders, we’ll manage all bids and secure cost-effective solutions with optimal value, then plan and execute construction, continually managing schedules and finances along the way. We take pride in maintaining close contact, providing you with regular updates to keep you in the loop and worry-free.

Our General Contractor Services
  • Plan & Specification Review
  • Constructability Analysis
  • Bid Management
  • Value Management
  • Construction Scheduling
  • Construction
  • Schedule & Budget Management
The Robbins|Reed Difference

With a unique approach built on collaboration and transparency, from day one our clients discover that pushing the boundaries of commercial construction is our passion, and that trust is our sharpest tool.

Our work stands as a testament to our ability to take on any project—big or small—and approach it not just with the experience necessary for efficiency, but with the enthusiasm and engagement necessary for innovation. We believe that this mindset can produce some pretty groundbreaking results.

Hire the Right Team

Selecting the right team to partner with is an important decision that will impact every aspect of your project. Beyond reputation and expertise, hiring someone you’re comfortable with is key.

When requesting referrals from friends, family and colleagues – know what questions to ask:
  • Were you happy with the work?
  • Did the project go as expected?
  • How would you rate their communications skills?
  • How long have they been doing business in the area?
  • Was the individual trustworthy and professional to work with?

Beyond verifying that your General Contractor is licensed with the state, you’ll want to determine if the General Contractor has a proven record. At Robbins|Reed, we do. Choosing a team who has successfully completed projects similar to yours can be beneficial.

At Robbins|Reed our vision is simple – build better. Whether you need a general contractor for your commercial construction project, or for crafting a custom home, Robbins|Reed has the experience and expertise you need. Blending hands-on with high tech, we complement a close working relationship with the latest in construction project management tools to keep you in the loop on everything from pulling permits to final punch lists.

Are you looking for a General Contractor in San Luis Obispo? Robbins|Reed Builders specializes in commercial projects in San Luis Obispo. Contact us to get started.

Noveno: A Place for Modern Living


Robbins|Reed Communities Noveno SLO New Homes

Located near the ninth peak in the mountain chain of Nine Sisters, Noveno (‘ninth’ in Spanish) is a place for modern living where the evolving needs of families are met with flexible floor plans and community-centered design. Read more about our newest project here.

Robbins|Reed Builders: 3 Commercial Construction Trends


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Robbins|Reed Builders is a top commercial building company in San Luis Obispo. Today we’re sharing the latest in commercial construction trends from retrofitting historical buildings to green construction and mixed-use commercial projects.

1. Retrofitting Historical Buildings

Retrofitting an existing building uses far fewer resources than a brand new commercial build. This trend presents owners with a valuable opportunity to upgrade the energy performance of a commercial building in the long-term. Energy efficient retrofits not only reduce operational costs (especially in historical buildings) but can help entice tenants too. Design wise, it’s possible to keep the historical integrity of the building while updating it with modern amenities. The aesthetic factor is particularly important in communities recognized for their historic value. At Robbins|Reed, our team has extensive experience with successful retrofitting projects.

Robbins|Reed Retrofitting Projects:
2. Green Construction

New technology from solar panels to recycled building materials and energy efficient home appliances are changing the way we think about how buildings and communities are planned, built, maintained, and operated. Robbins|Reed clients are increasingly concerned with going green – and for good reason. Sustainable and green efforts appeal to owners since improved energy efficiency can save on costs and attract renters. Being LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified can save clients valuable resources while being environmentally responsible. LEED certified buildings are more resource efficient because they use less water and energy on top of reducing emissions from greenhouse gas. LEED works for all buildings, from custom homes to corporate headquarters, at all phases of development. Projects pursuing LEED certification earn points across several areas that address sustainability issues. Based on the number of points achieved, a project then receives one of four LEED rating levels: Certified, Silver, Gold, or Platinum. The green commercial construction trend has become so popular that LEED is the most widely used third-party verification for green buildings, with over 2.2 million square feet being certified every day.

3. Mixed-use Commercial Buildings

Mixed-use commercial buildings are trending in the commercial construction industry. These projects are typically found in a prime location and appeal to a broad marketplace. Mixed-use commercial buildings often feature a combination of retail/restaurants, office space, and residential living in one thoughtfully designed building. These projects have absolute curb appeal. Imagine walking from your residence to shopping before dinner and drinks – all without getting in your car. Diversification of uses in mixed-use facilities also makes them more efficient. Mixed-use commercial buildings are able to achieve a higher density from a residential and commercial retail standpoint by vertically stacking uses. A solid example of our mixed-use commercial construction work is The MIX @ Monterey. Built in 2011, The Mix is a four-story environmentally designed building dedicated to both commercial offices and loft apartments. The 1,600 square foot project was the very first mixed-use infill project in San Luis Obispo, CA.

Robbins|Reed was built to build. Our San Luis Obispo commercial construction team frames creative solutions to complex construction challenges by pushing the boundaries of creative execution. Our passionate commitment to innovation makes us better builders. Contact us today – (805) 316-5046.

Construction Update: Alder Creek Apartments


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Robbins|Reed Builders are keeping busy constructing roomy new Paso Robles apartments at Alder Creek. The 16-unit Central Coast commercial construction project is underway and will ultimately include 4 buildings in total and be available for rent in the summer of 2018 – just about a year from now.

 Drone footage of the Central Coast commercial construction project. The Central Coast commercial construction project has broken ground. This Central Coast commercial construction project is underway

Every commercial apartment we’re building is a corner unit. Inside you’ll find spacious walk-in closets, efficient kitchens, and built-in air conditioning to tackle summer sunshine. Our Robbins|Reed Builders team is currently constructing four unique floor plans to meet a variety of needs. Each one is named in honor of a popular local wine grape.

Plan A—Syrah
  • 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom
  • Spacious living room
  • Walk-in closet in master bedroom
Plan B—Merlot 
  • 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom
  • Complete with a large kitchen area and serving counter
Plan C—Chardonnay
  • 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom
Plan D—Zinfandel
  • 2 bedroom version of Merlot
  • All units feature a second bedroom and large closet

It’s good to know that Alder Creek’s swimming pool, activity area, and park like setting are all awesome amenities for families. It’s rare to find pet friendly places to rent these days. This Central Coast complex is a convenient exception – they welcome cats and dogs up to 45 pounds.

No matter where you call home, know that Robbins|Reed Builders are the Central Coast commercial construction experts you can count on. Our work stands as a testament for our ability to take on any project – big or small – and approach it not just with the experience necessary for efficiency, but with the enthusiasm and engagement necessary for innovation.

Robbins|Reed Builders offers both Design-Build and General Contractor services:

Design-Build Services
  • Analysis
  • Design Development
  • Construction Coordination
  • Constructibility & Value Managements
  • Budgeting & Cost Analysis
  • Project Schedule Development
  • Construction Management
General Contractor Services
  • Plan & Specification Review
  • Constructibility Analysis
  • Bid Management
  • Value Management
  • Construction Scheduling
  • Construction
  • Schedule & Budget Management

Ready to learn more about what Robbins|Reed can do for you? Contact us at (805) 543-7277.

Construction Update: Cava Robles



Groundbreaking has begun and Robbins|Reed Builders are well into the swing of construction at Cava Robles RV Resort. Located at the center of beautiful wine country on Golden Hills Road in Paso Robles, this luxurious Central Coast destination will feature a rustic-contemporary style of architecture that evokes California’s ranch history with an updated modern aesthetic.

The 80-acre hospitality project will be home to 300 spacious motor coach sites and an inviting banquet facility for family gatherings and special events. Robbins|Reed’s Central Coast commercial builders are working with the architects at Ten Over Studio to make this construction project a reality. Their thoughtful design takes advantage of every scenic view while protecting oak trees.

We’re also building multiple pools so kids can play and couples can find a peaceful place to relax and unwind. Here’s more of Robbins|Reed Builders have accomplished so far:

The community building, pool house, and registration building have all been erected.


Now we’re digging to install utilities, sewer, and water lines.

Robbins|Reed Builders are here to help with any of your Central Coast commercial construction projects. Connect with us at (805) 543-7277.


*Cover photo by Ten Over Studio