Construction and Renovation


  • Tappan Builders has built its reputation through specializing in high-end residential remodels, additions, and whole house renovations 

  • We are recognized for our historic renovations and sensitive updating of architecturally significant structures, particularly in Traditional, Craftsman, and Mediterranean style homes

  • We have undertaken full home remodels to incorporate elevators and lifts for safe aging in place

  • We have completed several light commercial and restaurant installations

  • Our work areas range from Piedmont, Oakland, Kensington and Berkeley in the East SF Bay Area to Mill Valley and San Rafael in the North Bay Area.  We have also completed whole house builds and remodels in Santa Barbara, Montecito and the greater Austin area.


"Steve Tappan and his excellent crew re-built our house after a fire and his work is outstanding and his prices were reasonable. It was a very complicated project which involved a great deal of paperwork and documentation but he exceeded all of our expectations in terms of quality, budget, communication and project management. He carefully documented all change orders and I signed off on them before any of the work was started. Steve's wealth of knowledge regarding building code and permits and his insistence on doing things correctly allowed him to quickly navigate the construction through various city inspections. He managed the interaction with 3rd parties and managed our expectations and prepared me for any unforeseen findings. He continuously searched for and communicated cost effective alternatives to some our ideas and I felt we were given valid options and consequences. Steve was always available, always professional. After the construction was done and permitted, he continued to be available for questions and suggestions. I highly recommend Steve and his crew for any renovation or building project in the area."

-- Anja P., Berkeley, CA

Santa Barbara Craftsman Home

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Tappan Builders
2625 Alcatraz Ave #506
Berkeley, CA 94705