In 1988, the foundation of what has now been built into Avila Construction was poured. Steve Avila started the company, then called Steve Avila Construction, working in the field himself. Slowly, he hired other employees and began expanding, first running the business out of his home and then worked his way up to a small office, where the business was located until 2009.
In 1996, Steve incorporated the company, and shortly after, in 1997, Steve’s brother Mike became his partner. Having had a career at San Jose Construction before joining his brother, Mike had extensive knowledge in the management side of construction, and when paired with his brother’s depth of knowledge of field construction, the company began to grow steadily. Mike took over the management of the commercial side of the company, while Steve focused on the residential side. They employed this strategy so each would have a wealth of knowledge in one subject, instead of a broader understanding of two subjects. Today, that division of work remains and aides in the company’s efficiency.
In 1998, Steve and Mike changed the name of the company to reflect their new partnership, calling it Avila Brothers, Inc. and dba Avila Construction Company. Since 1997, Steve and Mike have collaborated on 1,052 projects, and that number continues to grow every week. Both Steve and Mike credit their work ethic largely to their father (pictured to the left), whom they watched work in the construction industry as they grew up.
As the company expanded over the years, Steve and Mike were joined by their sister, Cynthia, who, along with Natalie Ranaud, manages the company’s accounting department. Ted Wasson, who is now a project manager and well respected within the construction community, joined the company soon after Cynthia. Jeff Nohr, who graduated from Fresno State with a Construction Management Degree, also works as a project manager, and is well respected in the community. Following his graduation from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a Finance degree and Construction Management minor, Steve’s son, Nick, joined Avila Construction Company and now works on both residential and commercial projects as a project manager.
Avila Construction has grown from the times of doing business out of Steve’s home with one phone line to what we are now, one of the most respected contractors in the area. As we look to the future, we seek to continue our growth, both as a company and as people who are respected by the community.
The Company Then
The Company Now
Today, Avila Construction is one of the most respected contractors in the Monterey Peninsula, specializing in the construction of quality commercial buildings, schools, medical offices, tenant improvements, and fine residential homes. Avila Construction provides a complete range of construction and general contracting services from concept to completion.
Before work ever begins, we thoroughly analyze each project to remain on budget and on schedule. We look to identify potential problems and seek out the most effective cost control solutions to fit your project requirements. We seek to construct exceptional quality projects that meet budget and schedule goals and our promise is to deliver the finest quality construction within your project budget. Our estimating and cost control programs allow us to know where your project costs are at all times and our pre-construction and construction processes provide highly predictable outcomes. We have brought together a team of professionals whose combined experience of management and building supports an effective construction business with a goal of producing consistently high quality projects for our clients.
With the effectiveness of our construction capabilities, Avila Construction meets the demands of clients with prompt and reliable service. By employing the best practices available today in the engineering and construction, and through hiring employees with degrees in both civil engineering and construction management, we ensure consistently successful outcomes.
Being a business owned by a family with generations of construction history in our past, we understand the value of strong working relationships, as well as integrity and morality. We pride ourselves on what we think is the true reflection of Avila Construction’s success: our customers are often repeat clients. We establish business relationships based on trust, service and a track record of successful projects completed. Clients choose Avila Construction again and again because they value honesty, integrity and a consistent quality of workmanship. Realtors and Architects recommend Avila Construction because we are knowledgeable, reasonable and fair, understand and address client issues early and stay diligent the entire process. Our emphasis on quality construction paired with fairness, honesty, and reliability has made us one of the most respected construction firms in the Monterey Bay Area.