Our Company

Buck O’Neill Builders, Inc. specializes in quality residential remodeling and fine homebuilding, from large scale renovations to small design-build projects. We are experienced in modern architecture, landmark construction and Victorian restoration, while incorporating sustainable building practices.

We have carefully selected and hand-picked our staff in order to create structures of the highest quality and craftsmanship. Our experienced builders bring many years of knowledge and expertise to building fine homes in the Bay Area.

We approach each project with open communication, which we think is the key component in achieving the client’s and architect’s expectations of the project. We distinguish ourselves from other high-end builders by using this open communication wisely. We expect and demand this level of communication from our vendors, subcontractors and all involved in the project. By doing this, we ensure that our client’s needs are met, while staying within the job parameters of budget and schedule, all the while ensuring superior quality control.

We listen attentively, explain carefully and work conscientiously.

Our Philosophy

Buck O’Neill Builders creates a smooth process from development of the client’s ideas and dreams to the completion and enjoyment of those dreams.  The process in the middle is guided by carefully managing the craftsmanship, costing, scheduling and safety compliance of the project.

Our preference is to be involved right from the beginning, using the key component of open communication.  This enables the client, architect, designer, engineer and general contractor to become familiar with each other’s practices and methods.  This creates a well-informed environment, therefore allowing optimal working relationships from concept to completion.

In building homes in the Bay Area, we have utilized our solid relationships with outstanding vendors and subcontractors that all encompass our company philosophy.  We want all involved to be proud of their achievements.  This creates a positive dynamic throughout the project and results in enduring value for our clients.

Services & Process

Buck O’Neill Builders offers expertise in a wide range of construction services. By closely adhering to our process, we ensure our projects are run efficiently and priced competitively.



  • Pre-project planning and management
  • Value engineering
  • Estimating and cost analysis
  • Sourcing sustainable materials


  • Fine homebuilding, both modern and traditional
  • San Francisco landmark construction
  • Victorian restoration
  • Interior/exterior remodeling
  • Deck construction
  • Seismic upgrades
  • Retaining walls/pier construction
  • Landscaping 
  • Outdoor living structures
  • On-going home maintenance


Pre-Project Planning

  • Observe site conditions and limitations
  • Identify structural issues
  • Identify code and permit issues
  • Preliminarily choose materials and finishes


  • Value engineering  
  • Preliminary construction schedule

Cost Control

  • Increase or decrease scope
  • Re-evaluate value engineering
  • Create a proposal for construction

In Contract

  • Issue a construction schedule with milestones
  • Identify changes in scope as things are discovered throughout the process of the job
  • Schedule regular meetings with architect and client to discuss new developments
  • Schedule all subcontractors and vendors accordingly

Completion of Job

  • Project “close-out” binder provided to client (warranties and manuals)
  • Welcome Home!