If you have ever thought of expanding or renovating your Los Alamos home, a new business in town is ready to help you. Defined Dimensions, LLC, addresses a unique yet essential “niche” in the northern New Mexico building/remodeling community. Owner Chase Gibson provides timely and effective support for building and remodeling projects. His experience includes nine years of hands on framing and building experience, five years of managing a wide range of residential and commercial building projects, and two years of running his own business, which he recently relocated from Gig Harbor, Wash., to Los Alamos.
Gibson (who is licensed in Architectural Computer Aided Design) utilizes his past experience, education in business management, and effective listening and communication skills when working with clients. He provides a unique perspective built from a complete understanding of all parts of the building process, his ability to translate customers’ ideas into concrete functional designs, the technical skills required to develop drawings that enable accurate building contractor bids on a project, and his track-record of generating plans for successful permit applications.
Gibson has prepared site plans, new custom home plans, home addition plans, and home remodel plans for kitchens, bathrooms, decks, porches, fences, and any other home construction ideas. These drawings include foundation plans, floor plans, floor framing plans, roof framing plans, deck framing plans, stair framing plans, site elevations and cross sections of the interior of the home or project. These drawings encompass all structural bodies needed for residential structural engineers to perform structural load calculations.
Owners Chase and Sarah Gibson met at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wash. where they both were studying business management. Sarah is a native of Los Alamos and her parents, Bruce and Donna Robinson continue to make Los Alamos their home. They started Defined Dimensions in Gig Harbor, Wash., before deciding to move home with their 7-month-old son because both felt the Los Alamos area is a great place to raise a family.
Gibson is excited when he talks about past projects such as designing a custom 3-story Craftsman style home and a single story contemporary rambler up in Gig Harbor, Wash. Recently, he designed a rustic styled front porch for his in-laws home in Los Alamos.
Gibson is excited to become a part of the home redesign and expansion community in Los Alamos and White Rock. He says he enjoys considering small details and opportunities as he becomes acquainted with the area, and can’t help thinking about how a flat roof over a garage could be built upwards to update the exterior style of a home and provide more storage space or how a redesign of a home with golf course, mountain or mesa views could enhance outdoor living spaces and views. He also is very interested in design or redesign cabin-type homes such as those found in the Jemez Mountains and Santa Fe style homes so characteristic of New Mexico.