Meet Our Team

Welcome to San Diego Premier Outdoor, where excellence in outdoor living space design and construction meets a dedicated and passionate team. At the heart of our success lies the exceptional individuals who make up our diverse and talented crew. As one of our clients, you will benefit from dealing with the same person from initial contact to project completion. Get to know the important faces behind the projects as we introduce you to the key personnel in “Our Team” – the driving force that transforms your backyard dreams into reality.

Our Vision

Before we introduce ourselves, we want to highlight the driving force behind our company. At San Diego Premier Outdoor, we are committed to delivering top-notch materials and installation solutions. Our vision is to redefine industry standards through innovation, quality craftsmanship, and a relentless pursuit of excellence. This vision wouldn’t be possible without the dedication of our remarkable team members.

Meet Our Outdoor Living Experts

Emily AyalaEmily Ayala

Founder, CEO, Senior Construction, Design and Project Manager for North San Diego County

With decades of experience in the real estate and travel industry, Emily is the visionary leader behind San Diego Premier Outdoor. Emily holds an AA in Animal Science from Bakersfield College. Her professional journey includes diverse roles in real estate, luxury goods, customer service, sales, retail, and small business.

After a successful career in real estate, Emily started her career in outdoor remodel with an employment at a large Southern California outdoor design and construction company. After six years, Emily’s commitment to quality and customer satisfaction made her decide to start SD Premier Outdoor, which propelled this company to new heights within a short period of time.

Dustin, SD Premier Outdoor

Dustin Nichols

Construction, Design and Project Manager for South San Diego County

Dustin, a founding member of SD Premier Outdoor, brings over 25 years of experience in residential renovations. Born and raised in San Diego, he follows a family legacy of three generations in construction. Early in his career, Dustin earned a reputation as a results-driven Project Manager, emphasizing communication and meticulous attention to detail.

In recent years, he has channeled his expertise into collaborating with homeowners, guiding them through the design and planning of their ideal outdoor spaces. From the initial consultation to day-to-day project oversight, Dustin ensures a smooth process, resulting in outdoor living spaces that exceed the homeowner’s expectations.

Our Team Philosophy

At San Diego Premier Outdoor, teamwork is not just a word; it’s our way of life. Our team members collaborate seamlessly to deliver projects that exceed expectations. We believe that the synergy of our diverse talents and experiences is what sets us apart. We value open communication, innovation, and a shared commitment to excellence.

Client-Focused Approach

Our team’s primary focus is always on you, the homeowner. We understand that each project is unique, and we tailor our approach to meet your specific needs. We keep you informed every step of the way, ensuring transparency and trust throughout the project lifecycle.

Join Our Team

Are you passionate about outdoor living space improvement projects? If you share our dedication to excellence and want to be a part of a dynamic team, we invite you to explore career opportunities at San Diego Premier Outdoor. Together, we can continue to redefine industry standards in San Diego county and build a brighter future. Contact us today!


Behind every successful project at San Diego Premier Outdoor stands a dedicated and skilled team. We take pride in working with the individuals who make our vision a reality. Our commitment to excellence, client satisfaction, and innovative solutions drives us forward. Whether you’re considering a project with us or looking for a career in construction and paving, know that you’ll be joining a team that is passionate, client-focused, and committed to making a difference in the industry.