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Craftsmanship with Character


We hold ourselves to high standards at Vonnegut Thoreau Construction.


And we expect nothing less of the partners who work alongside us — the region’s finest architects, engineers, designers, subcontractors, vendors and suppliers, all invested in our team concept of building.


From additions, re-builds, and high-end interiors to complete home and commercial space renovations, we use an artisan-style approach that leaves no detail overlooked. We combine the attentive service of a small company with the knowledge, experience, and resources to handle every job.


Staff photos by Paul Stonehouse

Teamwork with Transparency & Trust


We value transparency and clear communication at every stage of every project, sharing documents with our clients so they have a full understanding of decisions we make about materials, subcontracted services, and other components of a job. We use straightforward pricing practices — never hidden mark-ups.

Accountability from Start to Finish


Every project is built on the foundation of the team that comes together at the start. From that first meeting, we devote the time and thoughtful energy it takes to cultivate strong relationships with everyone involved. The connection and communication between architect, client, contractor, engineer and others — it plays a foundational role in the success of any project — from pre-construction to the final touches.

Vonnegut Thoreau exemplifies all that a contracting team can and should be. From beginning to end, they collaborated, innovated and bargain-hunted with me. Most importantly, my project was completed on budget, on time, and on target.

— Julie P., San Francisco

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