Who we are

Alex Nerland, founder of NBR Design-Build / Nerland Building and Restoration, Inc., has been buying and remodeling houses in San Francisco for more than fourteen years. Alex got his degree in Architecture from UC Berkeley. After 10 years working in technology in Silicon Valley, Alex coupled his business management experience with his degree in architecture and construction background into a flourishing Design-Build company.

Alex has hands-on experience and is skilled in all aspects – from city permits to finish carpentry, from Auto CAD to plumbing — giving him the expertise to manage projects, employees and sub-contractors efficiently and to deliver projects on time. Alex’s wife, Lisa, contributes her Interior Design experience to the firm. Lisa has been designing projects for NBR for 10+ years and is a licensed California Real Estate Broker.

What makes NBR unique

NBR Design-Build combines a contractorʼs skill set and a designer’s perspective to every phase of your project. NBR can design your project from start to finish or work with your existing Architect to make sure your project gets built exactly as you envisioned.

NBR Design-Build tailors its services to your project needs and provides continuous oversight from start-to-finish. From larger projects requiring design and city permitting to smaller projects needing only a “face-lift”, NBR will ensure your project runs smoothly through every phase. We can provide design services as well as full service construction. We also work with clients wanting a hands-on approach and who want to participate actively in the process with us.

NBR Design-Build works with you to select quality materials based on your budget. NBR is experienced in combining the right finishes for a high end result regardless of the amount spent on the project. NBR has a breadth of available local and internet based resources spanning from the ultra high end to the more economical bang for your buck. You can select the finishes yourself or let us do it for you.

NBR Design-Build is reliable and dependable. We have multiple repeat customers who value NBR’s combination of design, construction and business savvy skills. Our reputation speaks for itself. Please feel free to contact us for a list of references and/or see our testimonials here