“Caymus coordinates and orchestrates multiple parallel aspects of a home build simultaneously while maintaining excellent communication with us and giving us the freedom to live our lives. They removed the stress, confusion, and anxiety that is normally associated with building a home from scratch. We could not be happier with our decision to use Caymus Builders.
We lost our house and everything we owned in the 2017 Tubbs Fire. Once we got over the shock and decided to rebuild, we were overwhelmed by the task of interviewing multiple contractors, architects, engineers, designers, the building department, and our HOA. All coordination and communication fell on my shoulders, and I already have a full-time job.
After meeting with Caymus, it was clear that a turn-key, “Design-Build” firm was exactly what we needed. Rob Auger and his construction and design team met us at our lot. Within a very short period, we were given a detailed, line by line proposal, and soon after that, we were working with their in-house design team, headed by Jessica Pilgrim.
We received weekly status updates from their team which allowed us to provide feedback on the design. Even after being satisfied with the design direction, Jessica continued to come up with improvements and adjustments that I would never have considered. While we were refining the interior design, Caymus was one step ahead. They had already ordered a survey, engaged with a landscape designer, procured and provided us with copies of our HOA design guidelines and provided exterior elevation recommendations to work with our floor plan. Not once have we had to call Caymus to find out what is going on…they are proactive and highly communicative.” JP Montemayor, Medtronic, Santa Rosa
“When we lost our home in the California wildfires it was difficult to know where to turn for help with so many things. Though we were fortunate to have support within the community and the resources to move forward and recover our lives and losses, we were also faced with many obstacles, a primary one being assuring we were compensated by our insurance company to the full extent of our losses and our policy.
As we moved forward with our rebuild we encountered Caymus Builders and particularly Rob Augur and John Currier. During our initial contact they offered to provide us with a “Starter Budget” for replacement of our home, including updated costs based on their projections for labor and materials and additional expenses required by code upgrades that had taken place since our house was built.
When we received our Rebuilding Estimate Summary from the insurance company we were very disappointed to see that it was below policy limits on the dwelling and the dwelling extension and provided nothing at all for increased labor and material costs and required code upgrades, each of which were provided for in the policy. This is the point at which Caymus Builders truly became our saviors and made what would have been a very difficult situation into a relatively simple one. We provided our insurance company with the “Starter Budget” and referred the adjusters to Caymus for any questions they had about the building and code upgrade costs we were anticipating. Rob and John always promptly responded to the adjusters and over the course of the next several months we were able to collect policy limits in all of our coverage categories, an outcome that seemed impossible in the initial stages of our recovery.
Based on my experience with Caymus I would highly recommend using the company, whether it be as your contractor or for assistance with the frequently difficult process of recovering what you are owed by your insurance company.” Steve Weiss, Santa Rosa, CA
“Caymus Builders performed a starter building estimate for my property in Fountaingrove, Santa Rosa, CA 0n 1/15/2018 within a week of the request. Once submitted to State Farm Insurance, Caymus CEO Rob Auger discussed the estimate with my adjuster. As a result, the state farm rebuild estimate was increased. Mr Auger from Caymus Builders is responsive to us, our adjusters, and has given excellent service in a time when contractors are very busy. In addition, as a local appraiser, I have met several fire victims who have used Caymus Builders building estimates. All spoke highly of Caymus builders and Rob Auger’s work and excellent service. At a time when there is stress on fire victim/homeowners dealing with insurance claims, Caymus Builders and Rob have arisen to the task and provided an important service to the Sonoma county fire victim community. We are grateful to have been referred to Caymus Builders, and we will continue to recommended Caymus Builders in the future.” Richard Allen, fire survivor, Santa Rosa, CA
“My wife and I lost our home in the Tubbs fire in Santa Rosa CA. We had no idea what to do in dealing with insurance claims, permits, debris removal, construction and other activities associated with getting our lives back on track. I was referred to Caymus Builders by a friend who suggested they were very response and a “one stop shop” for dealing with rebuilding our home. I contacted Rob and my friend was absolutely correct. My specific needs were met, and in a very timely manner. Rob knew exactly what I was looking for and went above and beyond to help me out. If you, like me, are not familiar with the in’s and out’s of construction, I can unequivocally recommend Caymus Builders for any of your building needs!” Mike Andrews, Santa Rosa CA
“Caymus is an amazing partner when looking to build a home. I am so pleased I went with them being a design & build firm, as they ensured that I got everything I wanted in my design while staying within budget, something you do not find from most in this industry. If I would have gone with an architect and builder from different firms I would have for sure designed an over budget home. They were also very patient and thorough all while taking the time to teach my wife and I during the process. They were very thorough in the sales process and then delivered on what they said. It is so rare to find a contracting and design company that is excellent at both and delivers on exactly what they told you when selling you. On top of all the above they are fast, cost effective and high quality so whoever said you cannot have all 3 in this industry has not met Caymus.” Gabe Perez, Orange Ave. Sonoma
“I absolutely LOVE working with this team! We interviewed a lot of people from all over the Bay Area and we know Caymus is the best choice out there!! They are always making sure we design within our budget without cutting corners (which takes a lot of skill). They take your dream and make it a (even better) reality!” Danielle Palmini, Orange Ave. Sonoma
“During the time that I’ve worked with Caymus Builders, I’ve been impressed by their business-minded approach, which permeates every aspect of what they do. They are cost-conscious, meet deadlines, and invested in making sure they exceed their client’s expectations. Caymus Builder’s ability to provide expert-driven guidance on what is possible, and how to have it realistically meet my time and budget requirements, has proven invaluable and I get the clear sense they are invested in my long-term success as a developer. It’s rare to find a construction company with this level of professionalism and, based on what I’ve experienced, I would not hesitate to recommend them for their design-build services.” Bay Area Development
“What sets Caymus Builders apart is the fully integrated way they manage the development, design and construction process. From the entitlement process to sub-contractor coordination, Caymus Builders were responsible for ALL design and construction. We had numerous “red tape” challenges with the city during our construction build and we were absolutely amazed at how Caymus supported us, none of the past contractors we have worked with on our 20+ other development projects managed things for us the way Caymus did. They went to the city multiple times, and in the end saved us over $30,000 in developer fees. They didn’t have to do this, they were just THAT committed to our success. If you’re looking for a contractor vendor, look elsewhere. If you’re looking for a true partner, then go with Caymus. They are great when things are going well, but when there are challenges they are with you every step of the way. In addition to delivering our project on time and under budget, Caymus continually demonstrated a level of professionalism, knowledge and experience that is unmatched. They took what normally can be a painful process and made it enjoyable. We hopefully will get another opportunity to work with them again!” Audra Baker, California Ave. Carmichael
“We began working with Caymus Builders prior to closing on the property and they helped to guide every key decision from start to finish. From early collaboration with the architect and civil engineers, through the permitting process, and once the construction phase began, the Caymus team took the lead to shepherd our project through all the key milestones. Their communication throughout improved transparency and allowed us to deal proactively with the invariable bumps along the road. I highly recommend Caymus Builders for any design/build project.” JJ Abodeely, Sonoma CA Homeowner
“What sets Caymus Builders apart from other construction companies is their professional approach in the management of the entire design-build process. They get involved at the beginning, bringing the architect, structural engineer, designers and construction teams together to align priorities, and then closely manage the building process to effectively meet the homeowners’ objectives. They manage costs while crafting an elegant home, on schedule. Another benefit of working with Caymus Builders is their exceptional communication. I have received a weekly update from the construction manager throughout the project. I have been kept informed about upcoming requirements as well as any challenges or changes to the schedule or budget. I know where the project stands so there have been no major surprises along the way. Most importantly, they have remained on schedule and on budget.” Matt Ockner, Martis Camp Homeowner
“There are a number of factors that gave us tremendous confidence in Caymus. Their team is a fantastic group of professionals, who exemplify a company culture that is committed to their clients’ vision for their home, as well as, their complete satisfaction throughout the building process.
We were very fortunate to work with Matt Anderson, as the project manager, for our home. He consistently provided timely and clear communication and he always made himself available to us, to ensure our satisfaction from the largest segments of construction, to the smallest details of finishing work. Matt’s efforts were reinforced by a number of visits from Caymus Builder’s senior managers. They checked in to ensure the process was moving along to our satisfaction and to demonstrate their personal commitment to our vision and happiness with our home.
To be able to provide this level of client support and professionalism, Caymus Builders has a process management software system, that tracked the progress from the beginning to the completion of our home. This allowed them to provide us with consistent status updates and progress reports that showed us where we were in the timeline and what was still open to be completed.
Building a new home is an extensive and detailed process. The client must have a team of builders that is truly committed to their vision and can create a relationship of trust through consistent, transparent communication. Caymus Builders did this for us, we are happy to recommend them to anyone who is considering building a new home.” Bryan Gieser, Sonoma CA Homeowner
“As a high end, Sonoma County based commercial and residential painting and coatings sub-contractor, we have worked closely with Caymus Builders on multiple single family homes in the city of Sonoma and surrounding areas. We pride ourselves on our work and strive to work only with local companies who hold themselves to the highest standards. We have found their home construction to be superior, and their professionalism to be outstanding.” Thomas Darling – Darling & Associates Painting, Inc., Sonoma