Today, what I really do for people is give them the opportunity to fully explore all of their options… to really dig into the creative possibilities and have fun… bringing clarity to their desires. This way, you can experience the deep pride and satisfaction that comes from knowing you’ve made your home truly your own. – Jeanevra “JC” Calhoun


Ampersand Development’s success is due to the values built into its very foundation: Transparency. Integrity. Creative collaboration. Building new homes and renovating existing residences in Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Redondo Beach and Manhattan Beach, Ampersand Development’s complete design-build services unite efficiency and innovation. Liberating, educating and empowering homeowners, they custom-build boldly and confidently. Delivering homes of uncommon craftsmanship and character, the firm builds the residences that best reflect and amplify their owners’ definitions of life well-lived.


Cookie cutters may be fine for baking, but Ampersand’s clients are those who believe that only custom is custom. They want homes that celebrate their passions, personalities and distinct points of view, and they treasure their South Bay lifestyles. When it comes to your choice in design-build firms, it is the quality of the fit that determines the fate. It is on this point Ampersand truly excels. Drawing out your dream house vision… enhancing it… executing it on-time and on-budget… all while helping you feel at ease with the construction process. Homeowners who seek greater control, comfort and collaboration choose Ampersand Development.




Upon immersing herself into the construction business, the South Bay born-and-bred Jeanevra “JC” Calhoun was troubled by its one-size-fits-all mindset and by how unnecessarily complex it all was. She set about streamlining the process by designing a simpler path to custom and surrounding herself with the best in the business. Known to those closest to her as their MacGyver-on-call, the problem-solving Calhoun is equally at home on a construction site as she is selecting materials at a design studio. The maverick builder’s primary purpose is to demystify, simplify and take the anxiety out of the custom construction process. To this end, she equips homeowners with the information, tools and creative choices they need so they can more readily and reliably build the custom homes of their dreams. Marrying construction management efficiency with iconic design, Calhoun builds the homes that celebrate a client’s vision and values… injecting inimitable style into the home they most want to wake up to, come home to, and, ultimately, into the home that envelops and enthralls visitors, too.

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