We know how to build; we love what we do.
Our company enjoys a tight knit, familial culture. We value integrity, candor and fairness, and instinctually go above and beyond our job descriptions to provide top-notch service. Your project is in the hands of some of the best builders in the industry, who care a great deal about our craft.
Our company was founded in 2004 with experience in all aspects of fine building.
Beyond our skills and expertise, you will discover that the people at Dijeau are articulate, knowledgeable and deeply service-oriented, and that these attributes have been instilled in every way that the company does business.
Founder & CEO
I am involved with our projects from start to finish and beyond. I can be just as readily found on jobsites collaborating with a team about constructability details as meeting with clients or working with staff in the office.
A fourth generation San Francisco Bay Area native, I lead with a dedication to the region and industry regarding the importance of jobsite courtesy standards and furthering the art of fine building. It’s important to me that our company feels like a family, rooted in this collective local history.
My first construction job was in 1987 with my Uncle and I was immediately hooked—I loved working with tools, putting in an honest day’s labor, and being able to say “I built that”. I trained in a regional occupation program followed by a four-year apprenticeship with some of the best production builders in the industry. The field was my first stop after apprenticeship, working as a carpenter specializing in commercial renovations, architectural concrete projects and high-end custom homes, after which I ran substantial high-end residential and high-rise projects in San Francisco before founding the company in 2004.
As DC’s General Superintendent I oversee the field operations for all of our jobs. My responsibilities include manpower, logistics, jobsite quality control, safety, and field staff training. I consult with our superintendents and foremen on the most challenging, unique aspects of each project, providing technical and engineering expertise.
While at DC I have also had the pleasure of designing and executing many custom furniture pieces and antique furniture restoration projects. As a second generation high-end residential remodeling Superintendent, I have spent decades learning and mastering this trade from the bottom up. I thrive on the intricacies of construction, and especially love the projects that are truly one-of-a-kind in design, drawing on our deep knowledge of building and demanding the best of our creative skills.
Director of Preconstruction
I concentrate on helping clients define and realize their construction projects—offering them estimating expertise and information throughout their preconstruction and project development process. Construction is a collaborative team effort, and I enjoy working closely with the design professionals, engineers, consultants, subcontractors, vendors and craftsmen on DC jobs.
My role includes feasibility studies based on the client’s program, budget development from schematic drawings, site condition inspection and analysis, design development cost analysis, construction estimates and schedule projections. A San Francisco native, I have been building and remodeling homes and commercial spaces throughout the Bay Area since 1988.
Senior Project Manager
I joined DC in 2017 as an Assistant Project Manager, while earning my Certificate in Construction Management from Laney College. I am now a Senior Project Manager and I am responsible for overseeing the planning and implementation of an entire project through budgeting, hiring team members, sourcing suppliers and planning the project release. My duties include setting deadlines, providing feedback and communicating with clients about the status of their project. A Bay Area native, I grew up in a family who has a background in construction, spending a lot of time on construction sites. Before pursuing my construction career, I received my Certificate in Interior Design from Canada College in Redwood City.
As a project manager at Dijeau Construction, I feel my job is to make sure the projects land on time and within budget. I started at Dijeau Construction in November of 2021. My responsibilities include budgets and schedules for specific projects, as well as high level management of projects as a whole. Dijeau Construction is a fantastic company to work for, with an incredible staff, who are all knowledgeable and passionate about what they do. The level of quality produced is second to none, and it shows throughout the staff and crew. Building has always been a passion of mine, starting at an early age. I was fortunate enough to take woodshop all 4 years of highschool, which started me in the construction field. I started my career as a laborer/carpenter apprentice and worked my way up to a project management role. I went back to school and studied Construction Management at the UC Berkeley Extension, as well as Project Management.
Assistant Project Manager
I joined DC in 2021 as a Project Assistant. Today as an Assistant Project Manager my day to day includes working directly with our Project Managers and Superintendents to help ensure that projects run smoothly, perform administrative tasks such as reviewing invoices, writing subcontracts, and projecting performance reports. The DC team creates a very collaborative atmosphere where I am motivated to go to work every day.
My career in construction started as an apprentice where I learned the fundamentals for framing and finishing carpentry. I expanded my knowledge at the University of Arizona where I majored in Urban Development and shaped my passion for the management side of construction. One of my favorite parts of construction is taking a client’s dream from paper to reality.
Solesne La Rock
Solesne La Rock
Assistant Project Manager
I joined DC as an Assistant Project Manager in the summer of 2022. I support our PMs and Site Superintendents with maintaining project schedules and budgets, and oversee day-to-day tasks including field communication, generating subcontracts and change orders, coordinating logistics, overseeing RFIs, submittals, and O&M closeouts. I have 10 years’ experience in the construction and renewable energy industry – solar, fuel cells, desalination, DSA public works, and PG&E design-build projects. Result driven and collaborative, I thoroughly enjoy fostering positive working relationships with subcontractors, architects, and design professionals to meet project goals for cost, schedule, and quality. As a passionate enthusiast for construction and sustainability, I am OSHA 30 certified, LEED GA accredited, and hold a Bachelor of Sciences from UC Davis.
As Controller, I work with owners James Dijeau to manage the company’s finances, as well as all aspects of our accounting, contracts and subcontracts.
I was first hired at DC as a Contracts Administrator in 2015, then was promoted in mid-2021 to my current role. I welcomed the challenge to evolve with the company, and am honored to be in an environment that upholds such a significant level of professionalism in support of our clients’ projects, while creating such a compassionate place to work. Our team is a talented, witty and outgoing group of individuals who value hard work, but who know to have fun at the same time.
Prior to joining relocating to the San Francisco Bay Area and joining DPC I lived in Sacramento, where I spent two years working as a Pharmacy Technician after graduating from Carrington College California in Pharmacy Technology.
When I started at Dijeau Construction I was an Administration and Assistant Contract Administrator. I started my DC journey in January of 2022. I joined Victor Vazquez and became an Estimator where we develop a wide budget in the pre-construction phase of projects. My responsibilities are to look over plans and specs, as well as takeoff items on said plans, set up and organize job walks with key subcontractor’s, gather subcontractor’s proposals to build a projected budget, and attending meetings involving project development. I grew up around construction my whole life. I found a passion for construction early on. I enjoy the process of project development and seeing things come together. The organization and atmosphere of Dijeau Construction is one of my favorite aspects of the company. I received my small business management diploma from DVC Junior college, Pleasant Hill.