Client Testimonials
Ten years ago, we were extremely lucky to purchase a newly constructed home from Rick Padilla of Padilla Signature Builder. The home was built and designed by Rick and as we were newcomers to Scottsdale, Arizona, we did not know anything at all about the new home market. Fate played its hand in directing us to find this beautiful home at Desert Highlands. From our first walkthrough, right up until today, we were (and continue to be) so impressed by the care taken in his fine building techniques along with his impeccable attention to detail. In each and every room we have special touches that are not normally found in comparable homes from this late 90s era.
 
We would highly recommend anyone interested in building a custom home to talk with Rick. We cannot say enough about this man of high integrity, clear vision, and a special understanding of meeting any and all needs and dreams of his clients.
 
Richard & Shari Miller
When a woman decides for the first time in her life to remodel a kitchen, the first thought is...this is going to be a disaster ready to happen!!! Fortunately, the disaster never occurred because I was rescued by Rick Padilla. I am a very organized person and knew what I wanted, but needed some hand holding and guidance. Rick was right there with answers to all my questions and helped me put a schedule together that would move the job along in a timely manner. He had great ideas for some structural changes to enhance the kitchend and explained each and every process that we would tackle.
 
Rick is a very hands-on person and was at the site every day when his subcontractors arrived. I was very impressed with the dependability of his contracting team and the professionalism that they showed. They never left the site at the end of the day until they had cleaned up the area and made sure it ws done to my satisfaction. It's never easy when you stay in your home during a remodeling process, but Rick did everything possible to make sure that the disruption was minimal.
 
The kitchen was completely gutted, walls taken down and plumbing in the floor moved. Thanks to rick and his team, the kitchen was completely finished within 8 weeks. I will forever be grateful that I had the opportunity to work with Rick and would highly recommend him whether you are builidng a new home or remodeling that special area.
 
Sandi Lake-Smyth
It is my pleasure to recommend Rick Padilla and his company Padilla Signature Builder. I have worked with Rick on several estate quality home projects and have had wonderful experiences. Rick's personal nature makes him easy to work with and he shares my commitment to customer service. Rick brings a unique and personal feel to his homes. They reflect the client's tastes, yet contain his personal touches. Architectural details, unique materials, antique elements and custom finishes are all part of a Padilla Signature built home. He produces a one of a kind home and experience for his clients.
 
Larry Lake
INterplan Design Group: Owner & President
Since 1998 I have lived in DC Ranch, an upscale community which includes Silverleaf and the Country Club area. I started my business as a home and property manager, shortly after, by word of mouth it grew into a full time thriving business, in which I look after and care for the homes of many clients who have second and third properties within DC Ranch.
 
I have had the opportunity to work with many custom home builders. The finest I have closely worked with is Padilla Signature Builder. If you are looking for integrity, honesty, high quality and on-time scheduling, I truly recommend Rick Padilla. This is an excellent company to trust to build your home. Padilla Signature Builder follows through from the start of the job to completion and after with your total satisfaction with your hom their top priority.
 
John L. Harvey
C. Harvey & Co. LLC: Partner
We chose Padilla Signature Builder to build our new home because we knew Rick's work and reputation very well. We had seen his craftsmanship on several properties in DC Ranch and Esancia. What makes this builder so different is that he actually goes out of his way on every detail to bring and authentic and unique look.
 
For example, Rick suggested we fly to Los Angeles to find unique, antique, architectural artifacts from around the world to design and build into our new home to create that 'Old World' feeling I was looking for. After shopping many builders, I felt his artistic compassion and attitude towards our project was a true differentiator for Rick Padilla.
 
In additon, Rick strongly believes in a 'team approach' to the design process. Rick referred us to an excellent team of architects and designers which we used during the design and planning stages. Having built a custom home before, I would have to say that this has been the best, stream-lined, stress-free process I have experienced. Since it was very important that I build something special, I selected Rick Padilla to build our 'Old Spanish Colonial' in DC Ranch.
 
John & Kim Michelet
Rick Padilla built a fabulous home for us in Desert Highlands. Our experience was very positive! We found him to be a competent builder, a good listener, and very thorough. Rick completed our project on schedule and on budget and we are pleased to call him a friend. He continues to assist us whenver we call.
 
David & Barbara Buzzelli
We selected Padilla Signature Builder to build our Estancia 57 project because of the passion, artistic vision, and professionalism they possessed. After touring previous Padilla Signature Builder projects, it was apparent that the craftsmanship and refined detailing was superb.
 
Since we were out of state clients, it was imperative that we could trust their project management, administration, and communication skills. Time and again they proved their professionalism and business acumen. Our contract included stiff completion penalties and Padilla Signature Builder delivered our project on time and on budget.
 
Rick created character and charm by implementing architectural antiques from around the world, including century old antique beams, doors, columns, ironwork, and shutters from far away places. Our authentic, one of a kind, Old World Ranch Hacienda home exemplifies the signature craftsmanship and refined detailing that we expected from Padilla Signature Builder.
 
Chris Deman
Rick Padilla built our home in DC Ranch as a labor of love, and it shows everywhere you look. From his fine eye for design to the quality construction, every detail of the home in inspiring. My wife and I find it amazing that so much work was poured into a spec home. We can only imagine what he does on a custom job.
 
As important as the original work was, we have found Rick to always be ready to help us with any issues that come up. After owning this home for several years, he is still always willing to help fix or expand on his original work. We have never encountered a craftsman who is so talented and service oriented. We love our home and if we were ever foolish enough to move, Rick Padilla would build our next home too!
 
Art & Carolyn Swanson