INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Barry Lease, co-founder and president of Incline Builders, was recently voted 2011 Builder of the Year by the Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe.Barry was brought up in the construction industry as a production framer back in the ’80s, building mostly condominiums, apartment complexes and housing tracts. He was a foreman running crews for a number of years before getting a call in 1992 to come to Lake Tahoe and build custom homes. By spring 1993 he moved to Lake Tahoe’s North Shore and started building with a local contractor. Barry received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a minor is finance in 1980 from California State University Long Beach.Incline Builders is a licensed general contractor in California and Nevada and has been serving the building industry in Truckee Lake Tahoe area since 2000. Incline Builders is concentrated in the custom home market and have also done many projects in the commercial and multi-family markets.“Our success comes through diversifying our marketing strategy. We are an In-House builder specializing in wood-framing, interior and exterior wood finishes, with skilled personnel performing various trades such as drywall, paint, tile and masonry,” Lease said. “If we are not building a new construction project or remodel of our own, we contract out to other contractors or owners/builders to do their building shells, finish or whatever we can do to help.”Incline Builders has built many award winning homes both on its own and for other local contractors, and it has a long history of producing quality projects.Office staff consists of five motivated individuals who stay on top of the day to day operations. There are two full-time estimators, always looking for more projects to bid on. In the field, staff supports several crews that work under four field superintendents.“Our personnel are all skilled craftsman to their particular trade and Incline Builders makes sure all have had safety training,” Lease said. “They have recently been certified by Build it Green and are currently working on LEED status. Staff can help take you from plan concept, to planning and design, through the permitting process and ultimately through the construction of a new home or remodel.”The focus is on customer satisfaction and a quality production, both efficiently and economically, Lease said. Staff operates on a modest mark-up which varies, according to size of project, meaning it is negotiable, and always shop prices to get the best deal for the client.“The goal is to do the best we can to keep cost down and try and come in under budget and on time,” Lease said. “In the end, customer service is important in continuing relationships. We are always just a phone call away for taking care of any issues that may arise. All our work has a warranty behind it that we will back.”Incline Builders believes in giving back to the community and local charities, to share time as volunteers or show support as sponsors. For many years, Incline Builders has supported Relay For Life, Kids andamp; Horses, school athletics programs and fundraising efforts for various charities. The company also is involved with builder associations and business groups where they volunteer their time.“We feel that by being involved and giving back to the community, we earn our right to exist and thrive as a business in this beautiful place we call home,” Lease said.Learn more about Incline Builders by calling 775-832-2777 or visiting www.inclinebuilders.com.
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