Great design transcends time and style

In the design and construction industry, Armando Flores has achieved many awards and been featured in numerous magazines and television shows. With more than 20 years of experience, Armando founded Charco Design & Build, an award-winning firm in Little Italy.

A San Diego native, Armando got his start at a top-notch design firm in Los Angeles after studying architectural drafting and interior design. Making his way back to San Diego, he worked for 15 years as Vice President and COO of Charco Construction, an esteemed remodeling company established in 1966.

As Armando grew and gained respect in the industry, Sam the Cooking Guy took notice and had Armando design the now famous kitchen on his hit cooking show.

Transforming a home from a client’s vision into a reality is an art form Armando does not take lightly. Specializing in high-quality remodels and custom homes from concept to turnkey, seamlessly blending the design and build process to maximize time and budget. “The idea is to create the home you are dreaming of despite the challenges of space, architecture and budget,” Armando tells Giving Back Magazine.

With an enthusiasm for architecture, cars and art, Armando draws much of his inspiration from his passion for vintage vehicles, historic structures and his frequent travels around the world bringing his unique style to San Diego.