Our Story

We know what’s at stake when building your backyard home.

Our Story

We know what’s at stake when building your backyard home.

Growing up, Monica helped her parents manage and renovate distressed income properties. She also witnessed her mother get ripped off big time by a shady contractor...something no homeowner should ever have to experience. That horrific ordeal inspired her to become a construction manager and write “Remodel Success” an international bestseller.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help families build wealth.

A meaningful boost in their household income helps reduce their housing cost burden (many are paying more than a third of their income for housing), so they can relieve financial stress and improve their finances by increasing their savings, paying down debt, and investing for the future.

Our Company Is

Our Team


Monica D. Higgins


  • Certified Construction Manager
  • 15+ Years Experience
  • Best Selling Author 

Monica is a former licensed real estate agent turned construction manager driven by a passion for helping people bring their dream backyard homes to life. Her proven process and expert knowledge have been featured in media including HGTV, eHow, This Old House, and Entrepreneur.


Steve Laszlo

Head of Construction

  • Licensed General Contractor
  • Former Project Superintendent
  • Cost Estimator for Lenders

Steve is a Canadian native who moved to Los Angeles to pursue construction opportunities. He helps homeowners develop thoughtful backyard home design and build strategies. His personable nature, meticulous attention to detail and cost estimating experience lenders has helped homeowners achieve project success.

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  • Licensed
  • 10 Years Experience

Marlene is a licensed architect that believes backyard homes are an experience; an experience defined by architecture. She marries a creative vision with function for a practical result.



Interior Designer

  • Certified
  • 15 Years Experience

Tauska’s  discerning eye makes your backyard home come to life offering unique features or amenities that help you maximize your earnings.




  • Licensed
  • 15 Years Experience

Danniel helps your vision become a reality by proactively meeting structural challenges big and small, delivering the solutions that are right for your backyard home project.




  • Certificated
  • 22 Years Experience

Kevin is an integral part of the success of your project.  His optimism, and intimate knowledge of your project help ensure your project runs smoothly.