Building Traditions with Coronado Lifestyle Magazine

We are honored to be interviewed for this article about how we always focus on using the best building techniques instead of relying on outdated practices.  





Luxe Designs +Interiors Cover Page

"A Contemporary Coronado Home with Spanish Influences" - Luxe Magazine


Featured on the cover of luxe. interiors + design San Diego


Style: Contemporary

Photography: Jim Brady

Architect: Christian Rice, Christian Rice Architects, Inc.

Interior Designer: Casey Browar, Collective Interiors

Home Builder: John Gillem

Landscape Architect: Katherine Stangle, Katherine Stangle Landscape Architect

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Voted Best Contractor 2012 Coronado Lifestyle Magazine

We are proud to announce that we are voted Coronado's best General Contractor 2012. We are excited to continue our passion for building and looking forward to what the future brings.  

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We were extremely happy with Eric's work in every way. Eric was:

  • [An] excellent communicator 

  • Honest and trustworthy

  • Professional in all endeavors  

  • Hardworking

  • Full disclosure of cost and time

  • Efficient


We would RE-HIRE Eric in a heartbeat.  That is how completely happy we were with

his collaboration with us, our Architect, design person and his sub-contractors.

Fritz and Kitty G.​


Eric Gillem is the most professional, hard working, and dedicated contractor I've ever worked with! I had the daunting task of tackling a remodel while my husband was deployed overseas and I couldn't have done it without Eric!

Eric is extremely knowledgeable and let me make decisions every step of the way. He gave us options and stayed within our budget and timeline.

If you are considering hiring Eric... DO IT!!! You won't regret it! He made our dream home a reality!

Michelle and Alex R.


Each of the subcontractors Eric selected for my job performed excellent work in a professional manner. Because of his own competence and exemplary work ethic, Eric commanded their respect and ready willingness to work under his supervision. 

He also did a terrific job communicating with me, responding promptly to my questions and keeping me fully informed about the progress on my house. 

Eric D.


Eric completed a remodel of my house in 2013 and it turned out great. He was good to work with. Stayed in contact very well. Reacted to surprises along the way and the end result was very nice.

It was a pretty big task, but he got it all done on schedule and on budget. We were extremely impressed with his work and have been recommending his services to our friends. 

Mike and Caroline Z.


I am in my 30th year with Dixieline and have been to countless job sites… One thing that always stands out about the projects that Eric Gillem runs is the impeccable detail that is seen from top to bottom during foundation, rough framing, and finish.  Eric’s job sites are always spot less. 

There is a level of confidence our Sales People feel when we are providing product to Eric’s projects. 

What I admire about Eric – he is truly passionate about his trade.  He is a throwback in the pride he takes in his work.  He is always looking for cutting edge / new technology to performance building.  Most Builders in our trade are slow to change with modern technology.  Eric knows this and sees it as an opportunity.


Dave V.

Dixieline Specialty Sales Manager

Thank you so much for your work on our cottages. We appreciated your prompt communications to us, your effort to make everything cost-effective, and the overall quality of all the work you did or arranged for us. The total renovation of the two units transformed them into lovely places to live.

We would be most happy to recommend you to anyone seeking an honest, hard-working, and talented general contractor.

Kevin and Nancy M.