Awards / Distinctions

* Custom Builder Magazine: “Builder of The Year“ award for Desert Resort

* Phoenix Home and Garden magazine feature in “Grand Tour Of Homes”

* Front page Business Journal magazine: “Outdoor Living“

* Fox 10 TV prominent feature in Parade of Homes

* Exceptional Properties magazine feature: “Kiss of Class”

* Luxury Home Magazine: Front Cover, October 2016  


  • I just wanted to reach out to say how much we love the house and also to let you know how much I appreciate your friendship and your ethical character. As I reflect on this project – both your side of it and jeromeys, I am struck by how much more enjoyable it was working with you. I am so looking forward to the next phase of the casita and drive way and garage etc and so grateful that it will be you leading this. All the best and look forward to catching up again.


  • Whether you need a small addition or a new build this is the company to contact.  The quality of work is excellent.  I am really impressed with the knowledge provided by Jamie Vaughn.  His positive attitude and motivation for perfection is unmatched.


  • We really like the plans from you and Richard but need to fine tune and tweak a bit more. Yes, please send the contract. We would like very much to hire you. Awesome at what you do….and fun. If it ain’t fun, it ain’t worth it! So, let’s take the next step!

    Cindy and Paul

  • Terbush

    As quoted from Phoenix Home & Garden Magazine of Southwest Living:

    “There’s a lot of vanilla in this world. I asked Jamie Vaughn of Carmel Homes Design Group to build me a banana split.” So comments accomplished artist Dale Terbush when talking about the elegant, soft-yellow Palladian-style home in Paradise Valley.

    Terbush characterizes the ambience of his home as “comfortable grandeur.” He also calls it a “a serious bargain,“ and says he was able to build the house for much less than most people would imagine.

    Dale Terbush

  • bud towne

    “Joan and I would like to thank you for making our dream home come to life.  We would be happy to recommend you to our friends.  Please do not hesitate to have any of your clients give us a call.  Thank you for all your hard work.” 

    *** Note: We built three homes for Bud Towne, who is a fellow builder from Chicago.

    Bud Towne

  • Tuefel

    “I am writing this regarding Jamie Vaughn, who was instrumental in the construction of my home. After dismissing the original builder, Mr. Vaughn performed beyond my expectations. Not only was Mr. Vaughn’s job performance superior, but we did all of this on a handshake.  If I were ever going to recommend someone for a construction project, Jamie Vaughn would be the person without hesitating.  He will build what you want – not what he wants.

    *** Note: We built four homes for Dennis

    With Warm Regards,

    Dennis Teufel

  • JuneThompson

    “Dear Jamie & Jan,

    Thanks for coming to our 10th anniversary party.  We are so proud of our “dream home,” and thank you for making it come to life!


    June Thompson, Channel 5 News

  • Socorro Jones

    “Thank you for the before & after photos, I just love my new kitchen.  I sent them to my daughter who has been sending the photos to all her friends.”

    Socorro Jones

  • “I have worked with Carmel Home Design and Jamie Vaughn on a number of occasions. Jamie is a highly respected professional I have seen his results building million dollar homes and on $100,000 renovations. He approaches every job as though he were building for himself. He is a perfectionist. He is frugal in the best way. I would trust him with my own projects. I highly recommend Jamie Vaughn and Carmel Home Design Group.”

    Bruce Wenger

  • “Professional and personable describes Jamie Vaughn and his team at Carmel Homes Design Group. I am the owner of Silverhawk Realty, a Scottsdale based residential real estate brokerage. Jamie and his team have assisted several of my clients over the past 3-4 years. From design ideas to material selections, Jamie has shown me time and time again that his 24 years of experience are invaluable to my clients.

    I highly recommend Jamie to anyone considering building a new home or undertaking a renovation. His work is first class and he will not leave the job until you’re 100% satisfied with everything; a trait not often found with contractors!

    David Larchez

  • “Whether you need a small addition or a new build this is the company to contact.  The quality of work is excellent.  I am really impressed with the knowledge provided by Jamie Vaughn.  His positive attitude and motivation for perfection is essential in every project.  For myself building on a hillside for the first time, Jamie’s years of expertise and great attitude has made this project a great experience.”

    Ernesto Reyes

  • “Carmel Homes Design Group worked for me when I wanted to remodel my basement 2 years back. In my opinion, they are one of the best home builders around. I simply cannot think of hiring any other company for any of my home renovation needs.”

    Shawn Roberts

  • “I own a home in Paradise Valley for the last 10 years. Though it is a beautiful home, I wanted to make some changes to it. I got in touch with Carmel Homes Design Group LLC who did a wonderful job with the renovation. Great work guys.”

    Gavin Markiet

  • “My son wanted to make some changes in his new home. He was looking for a dependable contractor. I advised him to get in touch with Carmel Homes LLC and he did accordingly. The company took the whole responsibility to make the changes. Thank Carmel Home LLC for keeping my advice.”

    Jeff Neverman

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