About Us

Website Page two-2For over 33 years, Starwood Construction has been providing quality craftsmanship for satisfied clients throughout the Central Coast. Many clients choose us, over our competition, because of our creativity and artistry. The talents of our team, coupled with fair pricing, have led to many fun and successful projects.

By striving to understand your desires and the practical needs for your home, we consistently exceed expectations in our designs & performance and seek to establish a friendly working relationship that is both personal and professional. You will love the feeling you get when you come home to your new renovations, when you decide to choose us for your home remodeling project.

Hello, my name is Larry Chipman and I’m the founder and owner of Starwood Construction. Let me share with you, my story, and how it applies to your home.

Website Page two-2I designed my first house in my junior/senior year of high school, and my passion for designing, creating, and building perfection has been the cornerstone of my work.

After graduating high school, my first job was in the machine shop & metal working dept. at Zenith Transformer Co. After 3 years I was leading a three man team for designing and building specialized tooling to improve the accuracy & productivity of the manufacturing and assembly departments. I worked there for 5-1/2 years.

The next 5 years were spent in the aerospace industry. Working with seasoned craftsmen to build scale models of the space shuttle, The B1 assault aircraft and several designs to capture and utilize solar energy .

Website Page two-2I started Chipman Brother’s Construction, with my older brother, in Breckinridge, Colorado, With six employees, 11 homes to build and a winter with lots of snow, it was a busy 1-1/2 years.

I got my California contracting license in 1982 and began designing & building custom homes. Have built 31 so far. Some clients were:

Dan & Diane Muscio — District Attorney for City of Santa Maria,
Gordon & Geneva Wright — Custom home, Santa Maria Golf Course.
Mac & Ann McPeek — Custom home on Santa Maria Golf Course.
Craig & Serena Bergman — Complete house remodel overlooking Pismo Beach and the Pismo Beach Pier.
Brett & Karen Zimmer — Three family, Custom home, overlooking Lake Nacimiento and surrounding forest.

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Awarded contracts for:

  • PG&E Office and warehouse addition –Templeton, CA
  • Cal Poly University, — Install Hardy Plank Siding & Build Large Timber
    Shade Structures at the Largest Student Housing project in CA history.
  • Camp San Luis Obispo, ARMY Base — Warehouse remodels and
    New exterior Steel siding on two 100’ warehouse buildings.

I feel truly privileged to have worked together with my clients to create and beautifully transform over 50 Kitchens and Bathrooms throughout the central coast. I take pride in my work, and my priority is to help you achieve the look, feel, and value that will make you happy for years to come.

My professional life’s work, is my greatest passion. It it is my sincere pleasure to serve you, and help you turn the dream for your home…into a reality!