About Us


“Our goal is your success.”

R3 Builders was founded in 2001 by Rick Dade, who grew up watching his father build and run a successful construction business. Rick joined the business in 1994 – first in the field, then as a project manager, and eventually in the areas of operations and finance. Between 1994 and 1999, the company grew tenfold, from annual revenues of $3 million over $35 million. In 2001, Rick formed R3 Builders to concentrate on retail, grocery  and restaurant construction in the Bay Area. R3 Builders is made up of industry veterans who are experienced in shepherding projects from start to finish. We’ve built a reputation for being an innovative, hands-on company that listens closely to our clients and strives to create buildings of distinction. We’ve completed projects for a diverse client list, including Trader Joes, CVS, Sonic, Bin 38, DOSA, Pisco Latin Lounge, Pacific Catch, Patxti’s Pizza and The Parlor.

Why we do what we do

Construction isn’t just a job we do – it’s our passion. We handpick the projects we work on, and give each project our undivided attention. We do all of our own millwork and cabinetry design in-house, allowing us to meet your unique needs, on time and within budget. We understand that the sooner your job is done, the sooner you can open your doors for business. Our mission is to become a valued part of your extended team – working with you, not for you – and help you achieve long-term success. Whether your next project is one year or ten years from now, we want to your experience with us to be so exceptional that you’ll want to work with us again in the future.

What we bring to your project

  • A team of professionals with over 50 years of combined experience
  • The latest technology to track and monitor ever aspect of your project
  • A set of efficiency practices to save you time and money
  • A network of relationships with top vendors in the industry
  • A commitment to excellence that is evident in everything we do

The R3 Builders difference

Every construction project comes with a unique set of challenges and obstacles. At R3 Builders, we see these for what they are – an opportunity to find solutions that make the end result even better. We bring an ownership mentality to our work, and we encourage our team to think creatively, take initiative, and stay organized and focused. How can we help you? Contact us to learn more.