“We chose Hammond Homes to do our construction project after considering bids from four companies. The fact that Hammond Homes is “Diamond Certified”, gave us confidence and peace of mind for our first new custom home construction project. Beginning with demolition of the old home, and through the complete construction process, our project moved along in a timely manner with minimal and primarily weather related delay, through completion in 10 months. As our construction progressed, Rick Hammond made many excellent suggestions and recommendations to add to comfort, usability and features for our 3180 square foot home! Extremely important amongst these were the recommendation to hire a particularly gifted interior designer to help with material and color choices. Additionally, Rick had a positive relationship with the City Planning Department, which was beneficial when we opted for building changes halfway though our construction. We found Rick to be very competent, easy to work with and flexible as our project progressed to successful completion. We highly recommend Hammond Homes without reservation!

The end result is a truly beautiful home and a real showpiece on our street in Palo Alto. We are extremely happy with the results, as are our neighbors. We continue to receive compliments from friends, people walking by and even occasionally folks driving past, who have stopped to comment or take a picture. Our architect was so impressed with the final result that he asked to take a picture of our house with all his staff in the foreground, to use in his annual Christmas card mailing to clients.”

-Fred and Kerry V., Palo Alto, CA


“We gutted and fully remodeled our house a year and a half ago. Rick drove our project from start to finish (~7 months), managing everything from framing, electrical, plumbing, interior / exterior finishing, cabinetry etc. Unlike many other general contractors who we interviewed, Rick is hands on technical and works shoulder to shoulder with his crew. This was extremely helpful as we ran into some architect oversights on the plan and needed to make a few adjustments to the plan along the way. Rick was familiar with building materials/techniques and was able to explain tradeoffs clearly to guide us quickly through the decision process to minimize delays.

We had a wonderful experience working with Rick and his crew. Rick is a straight shooter, and he was flexible/easy to work with. He is passionate on what he does, takes pride in the outcome of his work and is meticulous in making sure that we were satisfied as customers. The quality of work is superb. The job site was always clean and workers were considerate.

Hammond Homes is diamond certified, which by itself, speaks to the quality/standard/customer satisfaction that they have. He has great references – they were not just glowing by themselves. The fact that we couldn’t get his references off the phone with their raves was one of the big reasons why we picked him for our project. We haven’t regretted that decision!”

-Estella C, Los Altos, CA