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After being involved in custom home construction for 30 years, my biggest joy comes from assembling the right team of talented employees and craftsmen, providing them with the direction and the resources to flourish, and creating architecturally significant homes that our clients will enjoy for generations.”- Rich Coffin

RHC Construction, Inc. is a general contracting company owned and operated by husband and wife team, Rich and Krista Coffin. Their company philosophy is to deliver exceptional quality construction and superior service at a competitive price. The company’s track record of repeat business with top architects in Santa Barbara demonstrates its success. They have completed over 35 new homes and large remodels in Santa Barbara since moving to the area in 1996.


Rich Coffin is directly involved in each project and brings 30 years of construction experience and genuine craftsmanship to each project.  He is passionate about collaborating with the architect and owners to execute their unique vision.  RHC Construction’s portfolio of work includes a full range of architectural styles found in Santa Barbara including French Country, Tuscan Villa, Spanish Colonial Revival, Santa Barbara Cottage, and Contemporary. Not only does RHC Construction create new structures that have old world character and historical authenticity, but they also execute with precision the sleek, elegant lines of contemporary design.


Rich’s business education, fluent Spanish, architectural knowledge and extensive construction experience give him a unique skill set for successfully executing complex architectural plans and achieving a beautiful, top quality finished home. Particular emphasis is placed on compiling detailed bids, work descriptions, shop drawings, material take-offs, and assembling a select team of skilled subcontractors that are diligently supervised to ensure that the jobs are completed on budget, according to the plans, and on schedule. The company has an open book policy making all bids, subcontracts, and invoices available for review by owner and architect.  The goal is always a collaborative building process that exceeds the client’s expectations.

RHC Team

Richard H. Coffin, Jr. · General Contracting and Project Management


Self-employed California licensed general contractor 1989-present, specializing in high-end custom home building and remodeling. Project Manager for Halmarco Corporation, Pasadena, 1986-1989. UCLA Extension Construction Program 1989-1991 (Estimating, Project Management, Construction Technology, and Land Development). Bachelor of Science in Economics/Business, Cum Laude, UCLA, 1986. San Marino High School graduate, 1982. Worked in various construction trades including concrete, framing, roofing, and finish carpentry. Lived for seven years in South America. Fluent in Spanish.


Krista Baffa Coffin · Business Administration and Marketing


Directs RHC Construction office operations including contracts, banking, insurance, and marketing. Previously a Vice President/Team Leader at Union Bank of California, Real Estate Division, Los Angeles, 1991-1996, and First Interstate Bank of California, Real Estate Division, Los Angeles, 1987-1991. Specialized in construction lending and troubled asset resolution. Rotary International Graduate Scholar, University of Hong Kong, Masters of Business Administration Program, 1986-1987. Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, UC Berkeley, 1986. San Marino High School graduate, 1982.



Alex McGeever · Const. Supervisor

Neil Crancer · Const. Supervisor

Ken Linder - Const. Supervisor

Mary Dawson · Finance & Admin.

Neilla Robbins · Project Manager

Beth Wilson · Project Manager

Ohan Arakelian · Project Manager

Heather Blancho · Project Manager

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