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Pasadena Magazine | People to Watch 2021

YOUR STORY: Nott & Associates Inc. is a family run design build firm started in 1996 on Mission Street in South Pasadena. We specialize In custom luxury remodels of historic homes in the San Gabriel Valley. Our full-sen1ice office provides all construction services from architectural design and structural engineering to coordination with city agencies, interior design […]


Building Green & Tax Advantages

Jeff’s Picks Simple and cost effective ways to green your house. ‘Greening’ your house is an ambiguous term. There are many strategies to make your home more comfortable and energy efficient while lessening your impact on our natural resources and saving you money on your energy bills. Not all strategies work for every house. An […]

Building Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)

Additional Dwelling Unit, or ADU is the legal term for 2nd residences on our property that were sometimes called granny flats, guest houses, apartments, a garage conversion or a back house. There are many reasons for doing this, and it is not just the obvious one of an increase in the overall living space of […]

Professional & Highly Experienced

I engaged Nott and Associates (Both Tom and Jeff) to design and construct an addition to my existing master bathroom. The City of Pasadena, required many initial drawings of existing construction and many interactions on the remodeling and addition. Tom provided all the information they required gaining the permits required, and at the same time […]

Exactly What we Wanted

Jeff and his crew gave us exactly what we were aiming for: a great looking, perfectly functioning bathroom, utility room, and kitchen remodel that stayed within our budget – not an easy job for an 85 year old house that still had original plumbing and wiring. His crew showed up on time every day, did […]

Rebuild After Fire | Historic

After a devastating fire destroyed much of our historic South Pasadena home, Tom Nott helped us redesign it in a way that restored and enhanced the historic beauty of the structure, while adding a few more modern features that make our house a warm and comfortable home for the whole family. Tom’s designs, color, and […]

Remarkable Job

Jeff and his team did a remarkable job renovating our home. Our house was in really bad shape when we bought it and additional challenges revealed themselves once interior demolition had been done. I honestly think many contractors would not have been able to deal with what we found. His subcontractors and his crew are […]

Letter of Thanks

After living in our new house for a few months now, I felt compelled to send you a letter of thanks to you and your father. We love our house and the work that you have done to renovate it. I can highly recommend you and your company to our friends and neighbors. Of particular […]

Grateful Family

We’re very grateful to Jeff and his team for converting our 1960s pool cabaña into a beautiful pool/guest house (ADU). Nott did all of the design, secured the necessary city permits, and managed every detail of the construction process. We appreciated the fact that Jeff (and, for many years, his father) has been part of […]

Whole-House Fans | An Important Install

Have you ever noticed that later in the day, its often much cooler outside of the house than it is inside? During this time of day, many homeowners deal with this problem by turning on their costly air-conditioning units, which are a huge drain on their power bill. The good news is that this problem […]