Lewis Builders is the design/build firm that can make your dream home a reality. Located in Carmel, CA, we create beautifully designed homes specifically tailored to complement your lifestyle and increase your home’s value.
Meet Our Team
With over 100 years of combined experience, our skilled team of designers and builders use their dedication, passion, and integrity to bring your vision to life. Whether you’re remodeling your kitchen to match your changing lifestyle or you want to create a custom home that reflects your personality, Lewis Builders is ready to help you every step of the way.
His passion towards creating projects that support and enhance clients’ lifestyles continues to drive John to excel in designing specialized work for all of his clients. From remodeling projects to building detailed custom homes, John constantly goes above and beyond to bring his clients’ visions to life.
When John isn’t busy turning his clients’ dreams into reality, you can find him hiking, surfing, and enjoying the beautiful Big Sur wilderness with his amazing wife Tammy and their two young sons.
Kenny constantly focuses on designs and remodeling choices that will benefit homeowners and increase their home’s overall value. He is passionate about structuring design and investment deals that create win-win outcomes. To Kenny, there’s nothing like the feeling of transforming a property to bring new energy into a home.
When Kenny isn’t working, you can find him out on the mountain bike trails or in the water surfing.
While she enjoys many aspects of the construction process, her favorite part is watching her husband, John, completely transform a living space with his vision and design skills. After the birth of their two sons, her role has evolved, allowing her to dedicate her passion and extraordinary skills to marketing, special projects, and finance.
When she’s not hard at work, Tammy can be found hiking, golfing, paddle boarding and traveling abroad with her family. She loves including her two young sons in as many of these amazing experiences as possible.
She has been certified as an Associate Kitchen And Bath Designer by the National Kitchen And Bath Association in 2007 and received a Comptia Certification In Project Management in 2014.
She received an Associate of Arts Degree in Interior Design from American River College in Sacramento, California, in May 2004.
Hill specializes in in entry-level to mid-range residential kitchen and bath remodel projects and has high comprehension of building construction, mechanical systems, and materials.
Among the awards she’s garnered over the years include Top Specialist Silver Apron Award 2014 for sales exceeding $750,000; Presidential Customer Service All-Star Award in May 2014; Award of Excellence for Outstanding Sales Performance in 2014 from Kraftmaid Cabinetry; and Designer of the Year 2014 from Thomasville Cabinetry.
``I knew that I would be a designer from a very young age. I was voted most creative/artistic in multiple class polls growing up. In my mind, architectural design was always the perfect merging of creativity with the potential for psychological, social and ecological impact. Designing to impact people holistically is the merging of all that I am passionate about.``
Born in Pacific Grove and raised in Pebble Beach and Carmel, Bachmann-Berlin travelled extensively, all the while with a keen eye on the architecture and design in all 31 countries she visited.
Bachmann-Berlin makes it a goal to incorporate her interest in supporting local grassroots creativity, eco-responsibility, collaborative business models and local economy into the work and impact that she aspires to professionally.
Bachmann-Berlin has extensive experience in the design and building industry, including stints with Silverie Properties and Silcon Constructors of Marina, SBI Builders Inc. of San Jose, San Francisco-based OAS Design Group Inc. and Maxey Architecture.
Damien, at the tender age of 13, decided to become a winemaker. At age 16, he took a summer job as a construction worker. He did that every summer for seven years. “I have always been interested in architecture and design,” says the Belgian native. “This may be what I would have done if I had not gotten the wine bug.”
At age 22, he graduated with a master’s degree in agricultural engineering specializing in crop protection in Gembloux, Belgium and two years later graduated from Bordeaux University in Bordeaux, France with a degree in oenology.
He put the construction side of his skills on the back burner while he plunged into the world of wine and winemaking. Before moving to the Monterey Peninsula in 2005, Damien spent two years as winemaker at Chateau Nenin, in Pomerol, France and five years as winemaker at Chateau Olivier, in Leognan, France.
After arriving here, he became the winemaker at Georis Winery and Cowgirl Winery in Carmel Valley, which he worked for 11 years before becoming a consultant to the wineries in 2017. Although he has the Georis name, he’s not related to the Georis restaurant and winemaking family.
Damien is also currently winemaker for his own label, Madeleine Wines, and imports Belgian ale.
His building and design side came back when he purchased and remodeled a home in Monterey in 2011 and did the same in 2013 in Seaside. Becoming a design assistant at Lewis Builders brings him full circle.
“I’m really excited to learn more and be a part of a great team,” he says. “What I like about Lewis Builders is that they take a more modern approach to design and build. John's style is very close to my style, clean and uncluttered.”
Jake volunteers his time for beach clean-ups with the Moss Landing chapter of the Surfrider Foundation.
At Lewis Builders we believe in approaching design/build projects with honesty, integrity, and transparency by doing what we say we will do. We are committed to constant innovation, so that we can provide our customers with state-of-the-art products, exceptional service and distinctive designs.
Our Core Values
Integrity and trust. Tell the truth. Be yourself, fair, firm & honest, and open & vulnerable.
Commit 100% heart & soul. Show compassion. Go above & beyond. Whatever it takes.
Have a growth mindset. Educate, think outside the box, work smarter, disrupt
Acknowledge problems & plan to fix it. Own your mistakes and the outcome
Leave no one behind. Support your colleagues and our customers. We are family.
Smile big and laugh often. Love deeply. If you’re not having fun, make a change to be happy…
On Time & On Budget
From the start of each project, we take full responsibility of budgeting, ensuring that nothing is designed outside for your budget. We have a passion for building and invite you to bring your own plans to the table, though we are happy to provide the services of our in-house design team and licensed architect.
What makes us different?
Building your new project is an exciting and important endeavor, and Lewis Builders wants the process to be as smooth and enjoyable as possible. That is why we provide each of our clients with access to a secure website with all of the details of their project. Whether you are at home, at work, on the road, or on vacation, Lewis Builders puts information at your fingertips about your selections, upgrades, financial decisions, questions, documents, photos, and more.