About Us

We Create Your Dream Space

Gordon Reese Design Build, an award-winning remodeling company, takes an innovative approach to remodeling – using the latest design and build techniques.  We specialize in additions, kitchen and bath 3D design and build in Walnut Creek, Danville, Orinda, Alamo, Lafayette, San Ramon, Pleasant Hill, Concord and the surrounding San Francisco Bay Area of California along the 680/24 corridors.

Serving Contra Costa and Alameda counties since 1984, we strive to delight our clientele with a remodeling experience that can’t be beat. Through extraordinary management, certified staff, and expert craftspersons, we treat your home like our own.  We provide a thorough definition of scope, are always on time, and keep the work area clean.  We pride ourselves on being responsive, having thorough communication, and getting the job done right the first time.

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President & Founder


Gordon was born in Milwaukee, WI, and is the oldest of 3 boys. He lived in many areas of the U.S. including Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. His father was involved in international business which took him to places like Switzerland, Japan and Germany.

These childhood experiences introduced him to a variety of people, diverse lifestyles, amazing cultures, and beautiful architectures. He learned to become self-sufficient early, always meeting new people and exploring new places.

Gordon was always active in a school or summer sport – skiing, cycling, boating, sailing, and more. Gordon always would puts 110% into everything he does, whether it was his paper route or his latest hobby.

By high school, his family had settled in California. Starting out as a carpenter during summer breaks and after-school, the local Bay Area architecture fascinated him.

Gordon attended college with the intention of getting a degree and found out that he preferred working with his hands. This year of college gave him the confidence to pursue the construction trades full time. Working for numerous contractors in a variety of different roles, he became extremely proficient as a remodeler – updating and preserving 1890s Victorians, 1920s bungalows and 1940s ranchers. He learned to understand and appreciate the beauty and the challenges of Piedmont and Oakland architecture styles – steeply inclined roofs, rounded-top windows and square towers.

In 1984, Gordon earned his California General Contractors License, and branched out on his own with a small crew. Through the years he has kept the business small and provided his clients with a very personalized service.





Michelle Reese was born and raised in Washington DC. She moved to California originally to attend Graduate School and loved it so much here, that she decided to stay. She enjoys the outdoors and is active in cycling, hiking, and jogging. She has cats and dogs, but would love to get some hens.

Michelle has been a great addition to the Gordon Reese Design Build team with her back ground in sales and operations. Along with her bachelor’s degree, she earned an M.B.A in Finance and Sales/Marketing. Prior to coming on board to as a shareholder of Gordon Reese Design Build she consulted for several Fortune 500 companies such as Disney Interactive, Hewlett Packard, Pacific Bell/AT&T, Draft, and Nabisco. Her scope of consulting consisted of process/systems development, technical development and support, technical writing and website content. All of this experience has been instrumental in developing the high quality service that you will always receive from Gordon Reese Design Build.

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What Makes Us Different

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Best Value Guarantee

Anyone can make something cheaper by cutting corners and pricing it for less. So it is important to know what is and is not included with the service you choose for your home. Our Best Value Guarantee is our promise to you that you cannot find a comparable service for less… or we will pay you a 5% bonus over the difference. All we ask is that it is a written “apples – to – apples” comparison.

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100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Our team is the best in skill, attitude, and workmanship. They are all background checked, drug tested, and verified to legally work. They will clean up when they are finished and take personal responsibility for your complete satisfaction. They will not smoke or swear in your home and they are polite and courteous. When they have finished in your home, if they have not performed in accordance with these high standards, we’ll refund whatever amount of the purchase price you feel to be fair.

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No Change Orders Guarantee

In the construction industry, change orders are very common. The client agrees to one price, only to have it increased when the crew arrives and starts the service. We guarantee, unless stated in writing, there will be no change orders to the service we agreed upon.

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1 Year Labor and Materials Guarantee

In the construction industry, it is very common for a construction company to finish their work and move on to the next project. This leaves the client with the burden if anything is to go wrong. We stand by the quality of our work and not only offer you a 1 year Labor and Materials Warranty, but we will also check in with you at months 6 and 11 to make sure that you have not had any issues.

Our Values

  • Creativity

    Creativity is a collaboration with both outside-of-the-box thinkers and inside-of-the-box thinkers. That is how you come up with a truly timeless result.

  • Integrity

    We always do what is right, regardless of who is there to witness it. We do what we can for everyone involved in the effort to make it a win-win.

  • Relationships

    Our intention is to build long term relationships. We’ve learned that the most important thing in life is the relationships that you build. Relationships take years to build, but only seconds to lose.

  • Communication

    We work hard to make sure that we communicate effectively by assessing how our clients and employees receive information best, then cater our communication style to meet those needs.

  • Pride

    Pride is earned by always putting our best work forward. We believe that the only way you can be proud of something, is if you did your very best.

Leave the Details to Us

Most construction companies are only concerned with landing the project. At Gordon Reese Design Build, we are more interested in making sure that we are the right company for you and your project. This is why our process is so different from most remodeling companies. Take a look and see for your self!

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  • Just a brief note to let you know we could not be happier. The team you have assembled, headed by Jeff and Ryan, could not be more professional, caring, or masterful in their attention to detail.

  • Our guest bathroom, kitchen, laundry room and hallway turned out amazing, just as we had hoped.

  • The communication software Gordon uses was fantastic in dealing with scheduling, pricing, and communication. I could get a question answered in a very timely manner and Gordon could keep me updated instantly.

  • We hired Gordon Reese Design Build for our Kitchen remodel after a lengthy interview process with a number of construction companies.  We were impressed with Gordon and his team, their understanding of what we wanted to do as well as clearly outlining the scope of the work based on our budget.

  • Gordon Reese and Jeff Rexford were responsive to client concerns which arose during the construction process and managed those concerns and any others that arose throughout the construction process.

  • We appreciate your high quality customer service and attention to detail. Thank you!

  • Over the course of the project I met often with our project manager and our lead remodeling professional to check on status, issues and solutions as we progressed with the remodel.

  • Your company has defied all propaganda about the horrors of renovations. We are beyond grateful.

  • It's been over a year and we still think every day about the remarkable transformation brought by the kitchen remodel you designed and carried out for us which opened up several small, dark rooms to bring a bright, spacious, elegant feel to our now modern, practical, hard working kitchen and also remained wonderfully true to the style of our 1920's home.

  • Whether it be an initial consultation or during the quoting process, and straight through the construction phase. Jeff has a great understanding of quality in design through craftsmanship.

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