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Celebrating 35 years of excellence!

 Honesty and integrity; our founder's most important qualities in life. 

Founded in 1984 by Art Wilbrand, our owner-operated team continues to thrive on our founder's principles, bringing our customers an open and transparent experience. We operate all over the Bay Area, specializing in Hillsborough and San Mateo, with most of our projects being large-scale addition remodels and new construction. Our favorite projects have major structural components. 

Our customers have repeatedly expressed their satisfaction and willingly offered us into their homes well after the project is completed.  Our timely manner and quality of implementation makes us the best choice for residential home projects. As a result, 65% of all new business comes from referrals. We have no salesmen on our staff. 

When tackling your most important investment, you need a partner that you can count on and trust to get it right. The ABW Team provides on-site coordination from the project's beginning through completion, building your home as if it were our own. We anticipate and resolve issues before they become problems, using modern forms of communication to deliver a timeless result. We bring our whole team to work for you: architects, designers, engineers, custom craftsmen and professional tradesmen, we work to bring you 100% satisfaction from start to finish.



ABW Construction, Inc., is the Western Region winner of a coveted Chrysalis Award for Exterior Remodeling Excellence.

The Chrysalis Awards program recognizes the nation’s best work in seventeen general categories of residential remodeling, as well as four Regional and one National Remodeler of the Year winners. Judges included editors and writers of Better Homes & Gardens, Woman’s Day, Southern Living and


Extreme Makeover

National Association of Remodeling Industry’s (short for N.A.R.I) META award (short for metamorphosis)

for an Entire House Remodel in the $500K-$1M category.


Exterior Remodel

National Association of Remodeling Industry’s (short for N.A.R.I) META award (short for metamorphosis) for Exterior House Remodel and landscaping in the

$1M plus category.


"Punctual, professional, knowledgeable and creative, clean-I have never done business with a more reliable construction company or met a more engaged general contractor than Paul Tuttle. He and his team at ABW deliver craftsmanship at a fair price, and Paul oversees each project as if it were his own home. 5 diamonds!" -Fred of San Mateo

" We've done four projects with Art, ranging from $200K to $1.5M. He's reliable in what he says and does, and treats everyone with respect and integrity. Your project is in good hands with Art. There is nothing to be corrected and no heartache." - John in Burlingame

"I've been in construction for 27 years, so I know my way around. Art is a gentleman. He always stays calm, cool and collected, and he genuinely cares about his clients and subs. His business manager is also very professional and pleasant. ABW gets a win-win for everybody."  -Brian of San Mateo

"ABW made it easy for us, the work was effortless. We feel incredibly lucky to come home to this everyday." -Shirley in San Mateo

“We are thrilled with the results and our property has doubled in value since the remodel.” -Steve in San Mateo

"I've worked with Art for over 20 years. He is a person of high integrity who exercises the best building practices without resorting to shortcuts or day labor. He has excellent sub-contractors and his own employees are of the highest caliber. ABW gets things done on time and on budget, without a lot of hassle." -Penelope of Design Planning

"Art has broad experience, his methods are transparent and his craftsmen are very credible. He really walks the talk." -Carrie in Portola Valley

"I've been in business for 40 years and I deal with 68 different contractors. I put Art in the top 10%: he delivers high-quality, turn-key jobs. A lot of general contractors just manage paper contracts. Art manages the projects from start to finish. He listens to his clients and sub-contractors, runs a clean and well-organized job site, and pays attention to detail. His staff runs an efficient business operation. There's no wasted time or money." -Jim of Custom Cabinets

“Art is totally honest and thoroughly reliable. Absolutely.”-Catherine in Palo Alto

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