• On September 1, 2017 ·

Bakker Construction is thrilled to announce the completion of our entry for Alain Pinel Realtors’ Second Annual Carmel Canine Cottage Competition to benefit the SPCA of Monterey County. After many hours spent planning, designing, and building, the Bakker Construction team is incredibly proud of our contribution.

The Carmel Canine Cottage Competition, hosted by Alain Pinel Realtors, brings together Design/Build companies from the Monterey Peninsula in friendly competition to each construct a “luxury doghouse.” After construction, the doghouses are auctioned off for charity with all proceeds directly benefiting the SPCA of Monterey County.

Similar to our approach last year, our team decided to take inspiration for the design of our doghouse from a client’s home. This time we chose a unique and modern design from a beloved Central Coast home with beautiful ocean views. The project required hours of dedication and impeccable attention to detail from our resident Master Carpenter. In the end, the doghouse incorporated ornate details such as the radius standing seam copper roof, finished African Sapele floors, stained cedar siding, and arched windows. Adding to this, it is always one of our main goals to maximize the utility of the house and make it friendly and functional for dogs of all sizes. Take a look at the photos below to see it in all its glory!

Our canine cottage, along with the other worthy submissions, were on display outside of the Alain Pinel offices in Carmel, CA from August 12-15th. As a showcase finale, Alain Pinel Realtors held a special reception and silent auction to benefit the SPCA of Monterey County.

One of the things that sets Bakker Construction apart is our unique Design/Build team. All of the other entrants to the last two competitions were collaborations between separate companies, one to draw up the design, and the other to build the structure. Being able to oversee the process, from concept to completion, allows Bakker Construction to ensure the highest quality throughout any project, be it a dog house, a quaint Carmel beach get-away, or a modern Central Coast masterpiece, all the while keeping our clients informed every step of the way.

As with last year’s entry, this project brought the team at Bakker Construction closer together, and the experience is that much more rewarding knowing that we are also bringing attention and support to a richly deserving organization like the SPCA of Monterey County. Thanks again to Alain Pinel for putting this amazing and successful event on!  Thanks to all three entries and Alain Pinel’s efforts, the event in whole raised $15,757.00 for the SPCA.


“We fell in love with it the minute we first saw it! It is so well made! The craftsmanship is perfect! And we are proud to make the donation to SPCA!  Kali is liking it too as you can see!”

-Dan & Jeannie Borden & Kali (Winning bidders of the Bakker Construction Canine Cottage entry)


If you have any questions about this project, or our Design-Build services, please feel free to reach out to Bakker Construction at 831-998-7113.