Your home is where your family makes memories, and it is your investment. We help make it comfortable, beautiful and more sustainably built – within your budget.

About Kobban Builders

We want you to enjoy the remodeling experience. That’s about getting your project done on time and within your budget, always communicating well with you so you know what’s going and what’s coming up, and minimizing the mess you have to experience.

We respect your time and your budget. Our proposals include detailed scope of work, timelines, milestones and details about what decisions or purchases you will need to make. If new needs come up during the project, we have a simple process to get written approval of any scope or cost changes. We’re used to working with our customers to be creative during the proposal phase about ways to get the most important work done in the most cost effective manner. We know you’re busy, so you can communicate with us by text, email, phone or whatever makes it easiest for you.

Sometimes we are asked, “But do you do small jobs?” In our experience, few jobs feel small from the customer’s perspective, so every job gets treated the same. We specialize in second story additions and ADUs, and also recognize that your needs may be different. When we get a call from a customer to see if we can do maintenance or repairs, we interpret it as a sign of trust in our work and of the value of our ongoing relationship.

And finally, it’s your home, so we do everything we can to clean up after ourselves, minimize the disruption to your daily life, and work around your schedule.

Who we are

At our core, we are people like you. We want the best for our community and our families. We believe in hard work, have high quality standards and believe in building strong relationships. 

Our founder, Gabriel Kobban is a builder and artisan. He has nearly 30 years experience in the building trades, nearly 20 of which are at Kobban Builders. His experience includes new residential and commercial construction, operating and regulating commercial building systems, residential additions, remodels and home energy retrofits. Gabriel loves to work closely with customers to help them accomplish their goals. He takes great pride in bringing artistan craftsmanship into homes, whether restoring Victorian or Craftsman homes to their original details, building additions or ADUs, or upgrading your home working with your architect. Gabriel is a licensed General Contractor (CA license #873229).

Our employees are all covered by Workers Comp insurance (you can look this up at the General Contractor link above) and we are of course bonded and insured, so you never need to worry.

Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.

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