About Us

The foundation of Touchstone Builders are four veteran "hands on", building specialists with long ties to Santa Barbara. Additionally, we have a team with expertise that covers all general trades plumbing, electrical, framing, sheet rock, tile, plaster, stucco, paint, door and window installation etc. We created our team with our 25 years of experience in commercial and residential projects, from interior remodels to "ground up" construction. Including grading, building pads, caissons, tie backs and other specialized work. Our team members also have experience in assisting from the design through the project management of the construction. Then assure that every final intricate detail is finished to the expectations of the client.

Bob Eckert

Bob has led difficult and intricate building and engineering projects in Santa Barbara County for 15 years.  These diverse projects include both  large and small, residential and commercial, from Santa Ynez to Montecito.

Bob's expertise has its foundation in hands-on implementation in all aspects of contracting, from complex framing systems to artisan tile work.  This experience is also the back bone of his project management and administrative expertise required for successful project implementation and completion.  Above all, Bob specializes in maximizing the return on investment on your construction project—on time, on budget, and on your terms.

Bob Eckert is a natural leader and this is an asset in negotiating complex projects, contract reviews, and coordinating diverse planning and building teams.  Bob's leadership is evidenced in part by his experience as a Marine Corps veteran and his subsequent assignment as a United States Presidential Guard to two presidents (1993-94).

Email: bobe@touchstonesb.com
Cell: (805) 331-3867


Rod Pearson
A seasoned project manager with attention to details. He has a very strong knowledge of technology in the home including automation, audio/video, and telecommunications.

In his spare time Rod enjoys spending time with his son and daughter fishing playing and coaching basketball. He also enjoys bicycling around Santa Barbara and other parts of the world.

Email: rod@touchstonesb.com
Cell: (805) 637-1115


Lizz Eckert
Accounts payable/accounts receivable

Email: lizz@touchstonesb.com
Cell: (805) 680-8998