The Pareto Solution

Named for a 19th century Italian economist who devised ways to calculate the optimum level of efficiency and quality control, Pareto, LLC is devoted to not just development that is “good enough”, but development that is the very best. We believe in forging residential, commercial and office spaces that are unique, yet tastefully designed, carefully crafted and affordable.

We believe that we should strive toward better stewardship of our environment and that our projects must therefore incorporate sustainable design. And as a firm committed to and rooted in historic Richmond, we believed in the feasibility and the virtue of preserving the city’s neighborhoods for posterity.

For our company, these are the values that define the Pareto Solution.


[kree-ey-tiv-i-tee] Noun
1. The ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patters, relationships or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations,etc.; originality, progressiveness, imagination


[in-uh-vey-shun] Noun
1. A creation resulting from study and experimentation
2. The fabrication of live/work space that differs from the status quo; the use of an abandoned building as a canvas, a media for the expression of ideas in blending the old with the new

Problem Solving

[prob-lum solv-ing] Noun
1. To find optimum solutions to the unique challenges presented by historic preservation projects.
2. To envision what a building could potentially become, and then make it work in a cost-effective, timely and sensible manner.


[i-fish-un-see] Noun
1. Competency in performance; accomplishment of or ability to accomplish a job with a minimum expenditure of time and effort.
2. The utilization of new technologies and techniques to consume less energy and conserve the planet’s natural resources.


[kwoi-li-ty] Noun
1. Character with respect to fineness, or grade of excellence
2. Development using only the best design, engineering, craftsmanship and materials

Customer Service

[kuhs-tuh-mer sur-vis] Noun
1. Development processes and personal attention designed to enhance the level of our customers’ satisfaction
2. The feeling that the finished buildings has met and exceeded our customer’s expectations