About Us

Excellent by design
“When we first considered building our new home, we had heard from many people that you can often find a contractor who is a very good craftsman or a very good businessman, but it is rare to find both. Well, we think we found such a contractor.”
–PCH Client (Portola Valley)

From the first day we opened our doors in 1978 as a residential contractor, our mission has been to ensure customer satisfaction. That’s why we don’t just talk. Instead, we listen. And we ask questions. We approach projects with an inquisitive nature, with the goal of understanding the client’s needs and architect’s intent. We foster open communication with our clients from the very first meeting, and we continue to be available and responsive to our clients long after the last nail is pounded in.

Each member of our team has been handpicked for their experience and expertise. We have long-standing relationships with preeminent architects, designers, engineers, artisans and craftspeople. So if your vision requires elevated feats of engineering or uniquely trained artisans, we’re on it with a specialized crew. From finding the engineer who can build a state-of-the-art recording studio underground, to bringing in one of the last Georgian plastering companies from England to lend an authentic finish, we never ask ourselves if we can fulfill your request, but how we can do it to perfection.

We’ve perfected the art of flexibility, ready to apply our technical expertise and dedication to your project no matter what your plans call for. We’re every bit as comfortable building modern estates as we are renovating historic châteaus. Whether we’re estimating costs in the design stage, sharing knowledge of green building techniques, or devising new processes to accommodate a change in design, we can provide value and transparency at every step.

Now in our fourth decade in business, we employ more than fifty dedicated people. Together we’ve built a distinguished reputation and some incredible homes. We’re ready to do the same for you.