About Us

Cairn Construction, a San Francisco-based construction firm, seamlessly blends project management, quality service, and craftsmanship to fit each and every project. At Cairn, we understand the importance of balancing beauty with budget to meet the client’s expectations.

Our projects range from restoring and upgrading turn-of-the-century homes to their former beauty to constructing cutting-edge, clean-line contemporary living spaces. Over the years, our team has successfully completed numerous projects throughout the Bay Area, including San Francisco, Palo Alto, Marin, Mill Valley, Tiburon, and Santa Cruz.

We believe in working through the decision-making process with the client and project’s designer to ensure the space created is both functional and beautiful. We thrive on attention to detail.

Cairn Construction Crew

Cairn’s crew of talented, highly experienced, and skilled carpenters take personal pride in their craft. Our crew’s capabilities include recreating period details, producing customized millwork, and creating sleek, contemporary trim work. Please see our projects link to view highlights of our work.


Cairn has a strong working relationship with a stable group of subcontractors, which ensures loyalty, commitment to schedule, and competitive pricing. We move as a unit with our subcontractors from one project to the next, integrating each trade seamlessly according to a logically constructed schedule.

Our Bidding Process

Using our standard estimating process, Cairn works hand in hand with the architect/designer and the client to ensure the most aesthetically pleasing results. At the same time, we suggest ways to apply the most practical engineering and cost-saving options to achieve the most successful outcome.