Looking for a Local Home Building Contractor in San Marino That Can Make Your Dream House Come True?

The Preferred Partner of San Marino’s Premier Real Estate Development Agencies

Let Tipping Development Build Your Next Project

Looking for a Local Home Building Contractor in San Marino That Can Make Your Dream House Come True?

The Preferred Partner of San Marino’s Premier Real Estate Development Agencies

Let Tipping Development Build Your Next Project

Who We Are.

Tipping Development, a trusted local home building developer in San Marino, CA and neighboring areas, has been helping make people’s luxurious dream homes, whether they are single family, multi family, spec homes, planned unit developments, or beautiful private mansions, become realities since 2012. It was founded by Richard Tipping, a master housebuilder, who has been in the house building and contracting industry since 1988. During that time, he has experienced the entire spectrum of the general contracting / real estate development business. His experience in the residential and commercial private development world include but aren’t limited to commercial and residential property and lot development, land acquisition (to facilitate homes built on your lot), entitlements, architectural designs, sales, and marketing.

Tipping Development Serving Beautiful San Marino, CA

Tipping Development loves servicing homeowners in San Marino, CA. Here’s a bit about the San Marino, Rich appreciates so much.

San Marino is one of our favorite cities to build homes in. San Marino is beautiful, extravagant, and has a rich history. San Marino was recently rated as one of the most exclusive cities in the United State. At Tipping Development we have many friends living in San Marino and have built many homes in the city. We pride ourselves on the quality of our work and love what we do. There is a reason we are the premier home builder and real estate developer in San Marino.

About the Founder

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Richard Tipping


Richard’s personable nature, vast experience in the custom homebuilding industry, and devotion to providing the absolute best in customer service within the property development space, makes him the best quality Chino Hills new property developer to start a real estate development agency in San Marino. Rich helps homeowners in San Marino, CA and the surrounding areas build homes including gorgeous single family homes, multi-family homes, premier condominiums, and even commercial properties for investors designed by trusted and reputable architects in Southern California. Richard’s vast experience makes him the ideal custom home contractor (single family home developer, multifamily house builder, pud contractor, commercial general contractor – you name it) and private master builder.

As President, Richard oversees all general contracting operations while dealing with all of the valued customers personally and directly. He values great craftsmanship while being on-time, in-budget, and accountable. His personal touch, attention to detail, and the slogan that he abides by always, “American Craftsmanship You Can Trust” is why his clients, realtors, investors, quality property developer, other master builders, and architects alike come back to him again and again. It is also why he gets raving reviews and testimonials such as:

“Tipping Development has a reputation in the community.  Tipping Development provides excellent customer service. Everything is done smoothly and on schedule.  Tipping Development has an experienced and responsible team to take care of the project so that you do not have to waste time dealing with little issues.”  – Tony Chang

Here’s just one of many examples of a happy client of Tipping Development that was looking to hire a local master builder contractor.

About Our World Class Team

Richard Tipping takes great pride in being the preferred partner of San Marino’s best real estate developers and as being recognized as the go to Beverly Hills, CA new home builder as well. Richard makes no comprises on his values as the president of the premier property development firm when he assembles his team. He has been able to put together a world class team that supports his efforts and shares the same vision that has helped Tipping Development attracts both domestic and international clients looking to develop and build a house. Through hard work and dedication Rich has been able to grow this reliable prestigious homebuilding agency from a small firm to a multi-million dollar company.
No matter whom you interact with from the Tipping Development team, because of Richard’s rigor in hiring and high-standards, you can expect the highest level of customer service. Quality you can only receive from a world-class new custom home builder for hire. Furthermore, as a value-add to all of his clients, Richard personally assists in every single aspect of the property development process for all projects, and helps all of his clients understand all the construction details involved.

Frequently Asked Questions

A. A homebuilder (home owner builder as some may call them) is someone who completes a housing project and helps you, your designer/architect, your investor, etc make your dream home become a reality.
A. This is by no means an exhaustive list but should get you started.
  1. How long have you been operating and how many custom homes have you built?
  2. What is your past general contracting, home-building, construction, and any other experiences like?
  3. Are you properly licensed (if needed) and adequately insured?
  4. Are you able to provide any references from any of your past home development clients?
  5. Do you build only from home plans that you provide (or obtain from partner architects/designers) or can I supply you my own set of house plans (even if it’s to be built on my own lot)?
  6. Who will oversee the construction of my new luxurious home - will you? And if I have questions, who will be my main point of contact?
  7. Can I make a request for changes and/or upgrades before and during the construction of the property?
  8. How and when will the final price for my quality customized home be determined?
  9. How often (and when) will I have access to the home during the building process?
  10. How long will it take you to finish constructing my new home?
  11. What's your inspection process like at various points of construction, when it’s time for the final walk-through, and to catch and address any matters that crop up?
A. Get referrals from folks whom you trust that have hired professional housebuilders in the past or homeowners and property investors who have contracted a property general contractor to build a home. They have real life experiences working with local master home-builders in {{city}} and neighboring areas. If you don’t know anyone personally, you should also look for testimonials from past clients along with reviews. You may potentially even ask your architect or realtor for recommendations.
A. When sourcing for the absolute best real estate developer you can trust, you should always ask for a portfolio of their past work and ideally, feedback from those past clients. You should also check on their history of property development to get a sense for their workmanship and also how recent their work has been. You should check in on how financially secure they are because a real estate development company going through financial troubles is never good news for you. While checking on their past homebuilding projects, get a sense for their deadlines and if they met them along with budgets and if they were able to stay within budget - you want to work with a reputable and accountable agency.
A. It’s simple really, contact us today and let’s discuss your plans for translating your dream home into a reality and see how we can help!