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Chuck Swimmer

FounderPresident

Charco Construction

7065 El Cajon Blvd.
San DiegoCA92115

From the time Chuck Swimmer started Charco Construction in 1966 with his wife Carol, his focus has been on quality and customer satisfaction.

"We're interested in providing a service to our customers at a fair and reasonable price, and quality that's as good as or better than what they'd find elsewhere," explained Swimmer. "This surpasses our desire to sell something. We're not interested in projects that don't make sense either economically, functionally or because they'll quickly become obsolete. It's a philosophy that's rewarded us with hundreds and hundreds of customers who come back to us for a second project or refer a friend or neighbor to us."

Charco started out doing what Swimmer calls "simple remodels." Today, the company is recognized as a leader in the remodeling industry with some 7,000 satisfied customers throughout the county. The bulk of the company's projects are residential remodeling jobs, but Charco also handles custom homes and commercial buildings.

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