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Foundation Crack Repair, Residential Remodeling & Garage Additions in San Francisco,CA

photograph of Ashbury's building location

A Unique Business Model

Ashbury General Contracting & Engineering operates with a unique business model: We focus on getting our clients the best product at the most competitive pricing. You may be thinking to yourself that sounds like every other general contractor’s promise, but at Ashbury, we go to great lengths to accomplish this for our client. To achieve these goals, we’ve hired a loyal and well-trained staff of tradesmen to lower the overhead cost associated with subcontracting work – we do it all “in-house.” With over fifty (50) field employees, ranging from skilled carpenters to experienced plumbers to a team of electricians, we pay hourly salaries rather than the hefty overhead and profit costs of multiple subcontractors. This allows Ashbury to manage scheduling and pricing that other general contracting firms have to depend on subcontractors to dictate.

Company Biography

In operation since 2003, founder Kevin Born has over 30 years in building experience. With a diverse experience ranging from running drill rigs in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, seismic retrofitting for high rises in downtown Los Angeles, public works coordinating to framing carpentry, Kevin brings his wealth of experience into every project. He, along with his effective, core group of office staff maintain a sterling commitment to providing clients with comprehensive, competitive pricing and to upholding honest and open communication. At Ashbury, we make every effort to work together with the client, architect, engineers and every member of the client team to provide the best product at the best price.

What You Can Expect from Ashbury

Our offices, cabinet shop and warehouse are all centrally located at 40 12th Street (at the corner of Market and Van Ness). At our cabinet shop, we build all of our own custom cabinets out of solid dove-tail drawers and solid wood doors of any species.

We own all of our own equipment and store it in our warehouse to perform foundation and site work as efficiently and cost effectively as possible. We own three (3) Bobcats of various sizes and two (2) walk behind Bobcats for tight access areas.  We have a number of conveyor belts for quickly and cost effectively moving material out from underneath and behind buildings.  We own all of our own trucks including a semi end dump, 10 wheeler garbage, and box truck, to reduce costs of expensive dirt boxes or garbage boxes in front of job sites.  We’ve found that the traditional method that 80% of contractors use of moving material with wheel barrels into dirt boxes is the most expensive way to move material.

When providing you with a proposal, we will provide a list of the contact information of the projects we are working on presently and the 5-7 projects we just completed because we believe communicating with others who have recently worked with us is the best way to predict the experience that you are going to have with change orders, time lines and quality of work.

We know that remodeling your home is likely to be one of the largest expenditures in your lifetime, second only to purchasing your home, so we work diligently to make sure that your experience is the best that it possibly can be.