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Bill Kavanagh, owner and President of WJK, has been a licensed contractor since 1983, and in construction since before 1974. Since the beginning he has been involved with high-end homes intended to make heads turn. His background started with Design Environ, an upscale builder based in Los Altos Hills, CA.

In 1981, Bill, along with a partner, created the construction company which served the Bay Area Peninsula. The company grew to include 28 full time employees, with numerous projects running at once.

Looking for a better environment to raise children, as well as a more creative atmosphere to work in, Bill and his family moved to Auburn in 1990 and started Kavanagh Construction. In 2004, WJ Kavanagh Construction and Management, Inc. evolved to better serve the needs of the industry.

Throughout the years, during the changes that occurred to his business, family, and community, Bill has maintained a sense of integrity in all of his projects. His “Back to the Basics” attitude and code of honesty, dependability and professionalism are attested by the fact that most former clients are now current friends of the Kavanaghs.

As a mainstay in the Auburn building community, WJK’s reputation has grown as one of the premier custom home builders in the area. WJ Kavanagh works in conjuction with the following organizations:

  • California State Licensing Board
  • City of Auburn Building Department
  • Placer County Building Department
  • Real Estate Agents
  • Insurance Companies
  • Images Design Group, Architectual and Engineering
  • Western Sierra Business Services, Accounting and Booking
  • Wells Fargo
  • Umpqua Bank

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