Project Update: Cypress and 7th


Abbott | Reed is excited to share progress photos of Cypress and 7th, a 15-unit affordable housing project that we are building for the Housing Authority of Santa Barbara County in Lompoc. Read More

Project Groundbreaking: HASLO HQ


The Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo (HASLO) has contracted with Abbott Reed to build a new 13,000 SF office to accommodate their expanding workforce. We are excited to work with HASLO on their continued mission of “building and maintaining affordable housing for citizens in our community.”

Demolition of the old facility began in August 2023. Completion of the new facility is expected late 2024 or early 2025.

Project design by RRM Design Group.

Project Groundbreaking: Oak Terrace


Building dreams and community. Abbott Reed is excited to announce Oak Terrace, a residential infill project in Santa Barbara that will include six luxurious contemporary homes. With each uniquely designed home ranging in size from 2,574 SF to 3,986 SF, the project focuses on optimizing usage of the parcel and livability of the neighborhood. Ultimately providing a great homeowner experience and enriching the community.    

Oak Terrace broke ground in August 2023. Completion of grading and site development is scheduled for early 2024. Home construction is scheduled to begin in the first half of 2024 and finish in 2025.  

Project Design by RRM Design Group   


Abbott | Reed Communities: The Lofts At The Creamery


Abbott | Reed is excited to continue our impact on the livability and positive transformation of downtown San Luis Obispo with the ground breaking of a loft-apartment project next to the Creamery Marketplace. Learn more here.

Abbott | Reed Custom Homes: Fall 2022 Design Trends

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Forgive us if we’re a bit biased, but there’s something about the fall season more than any other time of year that brings out the decorating side in us. Pumpkin-filled harvest scenes, cozy throws draped across the sofa and earthy-toned colors abound making even the most novice decorator a quasi-pro this time of year.

It’s the time for coziness, slowing down, and connecting with friends and family. So, if you’re itching to spruce up your abode for autumn, we’ve come up with a list of fall design trends for your custom home.

Abbott | Reed Communities: New Project Announcement


At Abbott | Reed ensuring we make a positive impact on the communities we serve has been a priority ever since we opened our doors in 2008. With that in mind, we’re particularly excited to announce one of our latest projects—Rockview at Sunset, located on Atascadero Road in Morro Bay.

New Name, Same Commitment to Building Better


It’s official…we’ve changed our name to Abbott | Reed Inc.! A change in name only, Abbott | Reed is still under the same ownership, comprised of the same capable team, all driven by the same commitment to build better.

Effective immediately, multidisciplinary construction and real estate development firm, Robbins | Reed is now known as Abbott | Reed. The name change was certified last month with the California Secretary of State.

A change in name only, Abbott | Reed is still under the same ownership, comprised of the same capable team, all driven by the same commitment to build better.

As the same legal entity, Abbott | Reed continues to proudly uphold its existing commitments to its homeowners and communities.

Following the company’s change in ownership three years ago, the name change was made to reflect longtime employee Aaryn Abbott’s updated role as Principal in addition to his contributions as Vice President.

“After 10 years of indispensable contributions to the company, I’m proud to have Aaryn’s name next to mine,” said Shawn Reed, Principal. “Aaryn’s diverse skill set and unshakeable drive are a big part of our success.”

Abbott first joined Abbott | Reed in 2010. An alumnus of California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, he earned his Masters of Real Estate Development at the University of Southern California before becoming a licensed Real Estate Broker. In addition to his ownership role at Abbott | Reed, Aaryn is driven to make housing more accessible and sustainable here on the Central Coast where he serves on the board of the Home Builders Association of the Central Coast, sits on the SLO Chamber’s Economic Development Committee, and is a member of the San Luis Obispo Association of Realtors. He enjoys spending time with his family and has a passion for lifetime learning, trail running, and exploring the intersection between cities and nature.

“It’s an honor to lend my name to a company with such a successful past and continuously steadfast commitment to its values,” said Abbott. “As I embark on my second decade with this great company, I look forward to helping to guide its continued success while working to ensure we make a positive community impact with every project we take on.”

About Abbott | Reed Inc.

Abbott | Reed, Inc. is a full service contracting and real estate development firm in San Luis Obispo, California. We are a team of Builders who develop Communities and create Custom Homes. Our vision is simple: build better. Since 2007, our collaborative approach to client services is built on trust and transparency.

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4 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home


When it comes to changing things up in the new year, focusing on your home is a natural place to start. Our homes in San Luis Obispo provide the foundation for our lives – the starting points for work, play, rest, and rejuvenation. So, whether you live in a home, apartment, or your custom dream house, we’ve come up with four New Year’s Resolutions for your home to help you get a jumpstart on a great 2022.

Abbott | Reed Custom Homes: Flex Rooms

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These days, our homes are so much more than four walls and a roof. Home office, gym, gourmet restaurant, movie theater… there’s really no way to label all the things we’re asking from a house in 2021.

That means flex rooms, spaces designed specifically to be multipurpose, just one of the features of our custom homes in San Luis Obispo. And we’ve put together a guide to help inspire you when planning a flex room.

Abbott | Reed Communities: Custom Home Styles that are Perfect for Gran Cielo de Vina Robles


Whether you’re ready to start seriously planning to move into a new home or just in the daydream phase, who doesn’t love imagining unpacking in a space you’ve made your very own. That’s what Gran Cielo de Vina Robles, our premier gated community of custom homes in Paso Robles wine country, offers: the perfect backdrop for this exercise in expression. From modern farmhouse to mission revival, we’ve come up with a list of custom home styles at Gran Cielo de Vina Robles to help guide your journey of creating your dream house.

Abbott | Reed Communities: 2021 Design Trends Shine at Noveno


Our interior spaces have become so much more these days than just a place to hang your hat. Spending most of your time in the home became the go-to for 2020, and that trend doesn’t appear to be going anywhere anytime soon.

So, we’re all paying way more attention to the spaces we call home, and 2021 design trends in San Luis Obispo are certainly following suit as expressions of utility, sanctuary, artistic voice and so much more. Here are some new design trends you can find at Abbott | Reed Communities’ latest project Noveno.

Self-Isolation Friendly Design Ideas for Your Patio or Balcony


Our homes are having to be pretty versatile these days, doubling as the office, classroom and restaurant, to name just a few isolation-related adaptations we’ve all been forced to make. Needless to say, getting outside isn’t exactly as easy as it used to be.

But if you’re lucky enough to have an outdoor space in your home, there’s no better time than the present to make sure you’re enjoying it. To celebrate the completion of our latest multi-family property, Pacific Courtyards, Abbott | Reed Communities shares are some quarantine friendly ways to make your patio or balcony your own.