Quality Construction

Construction quality for new homes, renovations and all types of building projects is a priority at Cameron Schutt.  We work with you to take your blueprint ideas and build a real house that you will enjoy as your home. 
Dedication to all details, including design, infrastructure, electrical, framing, plumbing, roofing, interiors and all the items you need in a quality home.


About Us

Company Bio

About Cameron SchuttCameron

Cameron Schutt is the third generation in his family to build and innovate.  His grandfather, Burton A. Schutt was a prominent architect in California in the first half of the twentieth century.  A true innovator, Burton Schutt's name is still well known in architecture and design circles. Read about the historical places developed by the Schutt's in the National Register of Historic Places or Google his name and you will find that he designed such landmark projects as the Hotel Bel Air .  His son, Malcolm "Mac" Schutt, preferred to raise his family outside of Bel Air and moved them and his business to the then-small village of Fallbrook, California.  There Mac built many homes as well as commercial buildings, such as the Fallbrook library.  An innovator like his father, Mac took an interest in promoting adobe construction, a California classic quite unlike the stick construction popular in his era.  He also took an interest in grooming his son, Cameron, for the family business.  Cameron started at the bottom , cleaning up construction sites and making runs to the lumber yard.  Cameron advanced through the trades, working extensively in framing and finish carpentry.  He got his Contractor's License from the state of California at the age of 22.  Having spent over 30 years in the business, Cameron is noted for his technical excellence, innovative design, creative problem solving and responsive customer relations.  Customers become friends; relationships are built as homes are constructed.


Learning the trade from the ground up he has built a reputation as the best in the area.  When you want a project done right, Cameron Schutt is the first choice.  The best way to understand Cameron Schutt's experience is to look at the successful projects he has completed.  Click the hammer to see recent projects. 

Getting Started

I am and have been for twenty-eight years, a licensed General. Contractor (License B411351).  I carry liability insurance to satisfy lenders and a surety bond to satisfy the State of California.  I choose to build on a Multiple Prime Trade Contractor basis, where there is technically no General Contractor and each Subcontractor becomes a Prime Trade Contractor (PTC).  The owner pays the PTC directly, not through a General Contractor.  This eliminates the markup a General Contractor would normally put on each subcontract.  The owner maintains control of costs and has a clear, on-going view of the expenses before, during and after they occur. My fee is established before construction begins, usually before the contract between the owner and myself is signed.  The fee is based on 10% of the cost of construction.  This fee is my only compensation for the project.  No monies from the PTC are charged for me.
Every home will see dozens of minor changes to the plans or spec's.  The problem with conventional contracting is that each change is an opportunity for the General Contractor to increase his profit.  It is common practice for General Contractors to under-bid a contract with the intention of making up shortfall on changes.  Using the Multiple Prime Trade Contracting method I make nothing on these changes.

As a Fallbrook custom home developer, Temecula custom home developer and builder of homes in North County San Diego, you can see some of my work and talk to my past clients.

If you like the sound of this, please take the time to speak and meet with some past customers of mine.  They can tell you better than I can the benefits to them.

Construction costs

One of the first questions is always "How much?" There are a few important things to consider here.
1) The calculation should be on living area.  Square footage not including garage, patios, etc.  If these items are included in the formula the price per square foot would appear much lower.
2) The cost of the home, garage and patios is only the start.  The cost of drawing the plans, permits, water meter, grading, driveway, septic/sewer system, utilities, retaining walls, pool, landscaping, fencing, etc. are all things that need to be considered.
As of June 2008 the cost per square foot for a basic home is roughly $180/sq (living area).  This includes the following: basic grading; stucco exterior; concrete tile roof; vinyl windows; paint grade doors; moldings (including some crown molding); alder cabinets in kitchen and baths; $10,000 allowance for appliances; $5000 allowance for light fixtures; granite on kitchen counters; mostly Kohler plumbing fixtures; 20% of floor area in tile, balance in carpet; 5/8" drywall with skip trowel texture; concrete driveway at area of house; septic system.  Also include are 2 x 6 exterior walls with R-19 insulation, nine to ten foot high ceilings, drains in yard, planted and irrigated banks, patio concrete or pavers.  No landscaping is included.
If upgraded appliances are used the appliance allowance can be $20,000 and up.  The same is true for many of the line items.  Rock veneer is around $30.00/sf. A single light fixture can cost more than $5,000.

The homes I have pictured in Rancho Santa Fe cost between $275/sf - $325/sf.





Pictures & Information

Read about one of Pasadena's civic treasures: Marguerita Lane Historic District and the Schutt's architectural contributions.

People who work for us, and more importantly for you are professional trades people.


It takes many different trades to complete a house.


Attention to detail comes from qualified people, they make the difference.