Reduce Stress, Increase Control, Save Time & Money 


Having an expert advisor to guide you through the process reduces your stress by helping you understand issues and make informed decisions about your construction project. I am your trusted personal advisor who represents your interests exclusively. 


With effective communication and expert coordination, I keep the project moving efficiently on schedule.  By reviewing budgets and monitoring costs, I save homeowners thousands of dollars by eliminating delays and cost overruns. 


I guide you in selecting your ideal architect, interior designer and builder, then I manage that team through the construction process to make sure everyone stays accountable to achieving quality, maintaining budget and meeting on-time performance.


Staying on budget begins during the planning stages when I ensure the project is designed within your budget and realistic costs are established.   It continues during the construction stage as I review billings and change orders to bring the project in on budget.


Up-to date information on the project is always at your fingertips through my cloud-based project management system with current building plans, construction schedules, budgets, progress photos and correspondence throughout the project. 


Through open communication, I create a collaborative construction process that brings out the best in everyone on the team.  I anticipate issues before they become large problems and take a proactive approach to resolve all conflicts harmoniously.

how MY Experience helps homeowners


With three decades of building experience and expertise in creating a collaborative construction process, I bring homeowners peace of mind and confidence their project is being managed effectively. My involvement creates efficiency and ensures that quality, cost, and schedule objectives are met. My hourly fees are not tied to construction costs, so I make decisions and recommendations strictly with the owner's best interests in mind. The amount of time I spend on each project is flexible and can be determined by the homeowner. As a small, service-oriented firm, I pay great attention to detail and personally overseeing all aspects of the project. 

Ed Owner

Why I'm known as the zen builder:

  • I bring homeowners peace of mind and reduce their stress.

  • I create a collaborative construction process that builds trust and reduces conflict.

  • I bring mindfulness to communication between the team and coordination of the project.

  • I studied under a Zen master for 20 years.

  • I build strong trusting relationships with contractors, architects and designers.

  • Click here to learn more about my public speaking and teaching as The Zen Builder 

WHY homeowners need an advocate:


With the complexity of today’s homes, sophisticated homeowners recognize that an expert project manager, as much as a skillful architect or talented builder, is a critical component for success in a remodel or custom home construction project. 

As an experienced, professional project manager, Ed Earl’s leadership role is to orchestrate literally everything between the owner, the general contractor, and all of the entities involved. Through Ed’s management, homeowners have a constant presence on the project without having to be on-site every day.

In addition to saving you considerable time, project management services more than pay for themselves through cost savings during the project from greater efficiencies and a high degree of accountability.  

Custom Home Advisor in San Diego, CA

Utilizing comprehensive construction schedules, clear budgets, effective communication, and expert coordination, Ed Earl’s project management produces accountability, greater efficiencies, cost containment, and punctual completion of construction projects.  

Every Home Construction Project Can Have a Happy Ending


When you need an experienced advocate to represent your best interests and ensure your custom home construction or luxury remodeling project is finished the way you want, reach out to Ed Earl at Priority 1 Projects to schedule a free consultation.