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About Fontana Construction

Founded in 1986, Fontana Construction Inc. started as a small, home-based business in West Marin. The goals set by Michael and Bonnie Fontana were simple: provide a customer-service focused team committed to professionalism, integrity and a superior product. As our business has grown a new generation of Fontanas, educated in construction management, has joined the team. Our commitment to these core values remains and will continue to drive our company philosophy.

Conveniently located in central San Rafael, Fontana Construction Inc. offers a staff of experienced estimators, project managers, job-site superintendents and skilled carpenters. Our projects extend from San Francisco to Sonoma counties and we have completed jobs ranging in size from $6,500,000 down to basic handwork. Our services include new homes, complete interior and exterior renovations, additions, foundations, structural retrofits, kitchen & bathroom remodels, light commercial projects, and maintenance.

The driving force behind Fontana Construction Inc. has always been our philosophy on how we do business. Our entire team maintains the utmost respect for our clients and their homes and we go out of our way to satisfy their needs and demands. We walk them through the complexities of the construction process and we always stand behind our work. Fontana Construction Inc. offers a combination of many years of experience, a wealth of  industry knowledge, and a dedicated and extremely focused team.

Our team

Mike Fontana - President

Mike has worked in the construction industry for 35+ years, with the past 24 years as President of Fontana Construction. He maintains ongoing involvement with every project and meets with his accomplished team of superintendents, estimators and project managers on a regular basis to review budgets, schedules and any issues that may arise. Mike's direct participation is one aspect that sets Fontana Construction apart from our competitors.

Mike's background could have landed him in the medical profession. He graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in Microbiology after obtaining as Associates Degree in both Science and Mathematics from College of Marin. He chose to pursue his passion instead - Building. Prior to founding Fontana Construction Inc. in 1986, he worked as a Carpenter, Field Foreman and Estimator for a local construction company. Through his many roles, Mike gained hands-on skills and a broad understanding of project management on a strategic level.

Stevan Fontana - Project Manager / Estimator

Stevan has served in a managerial role at Fontana Construction since 2003. During this time he has overseen a number of large projects, including high-end custom remodels and additions as well as a complex apartment renovation. Stevan has a distinct drive for perfection and an exceptional work ethic developed from his athletic background, which includes playing in the NFL. As the future driving force behind Fontana Construction his abilities are providing growth and strategic direction for the company.

As Mike’s son, you might say Stevan was destined to have a career in Construction. He graduated, with honors, from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor Degree in Construction management and Technology. He lives in Petaluma with his wife, son and daughter.

Bonnie Fontana - Bookkeeper

Bonnie has been handling the inner workings of Fontana Construction since its inception in 1986. Her keen attention to detail and organizational skills has allowed the company to grow while maintaining a high level of professionalism and customer service. Along with providing timely and accurate accounting, Bonnie manages relationships with our many subcontractor s and suppliers. She also oversees Fontana Construction’s Human Resources ensuring the company is always up to date and in compliance with all labor laws.

Prior to opening Fontana Construction, Bonnie was a senior partner in Just Business, a Bookkeeping and Business Service Company in West Marin. Bonnie, a Marin native, is married to Mike and has 2 sons, Aaron and Stevan, who are also an integral part of the company.

Jon Tompioner - Superintendent

Jon has over thirty-five years of construction experience in both commercial and custom residential projects. He plays a crucial role in supervising and training our project managers and staff. His knowledge and experience are unmatched in the construction industry and he is relied on for many of the company’s most challenging projects. He shows the utmost dedication to each project and always puts quality and integrity first when dealing with clients and managing the team.

Jon joined Fontana Construction in 1986 as a Project Foreman. He quickly moved on from Foreman to Supervisor and then to Senior Superintendent. Currently Jon is a Project Manager and Superintendent and, as a member of the management team, is a consultant for many of the company’s operations and organization. Jon’s ancestry in Marin dates back to the 1800’s! He currently resides in Santa Rosa with his wife and has 5 grown children.

Lee Bonilla - Office Manager

Lee started his journey in the Home Improvement Industry at the age of 18. After High School went to work at a local San Rafael hardware store while attending night college to achieve a Computer Science degree.

After 16 years in the Hardware Business, Lee joined Fontana Construction in 2011. In this time, he has been helping Bonnie Fontana keep the ship on track.

Nathan Serratore - Head Estimator / Project Manager

Nathan Serratore rejoins the team after a personal hiatus in 2011. Since his return, Nathan has quickly become one of Fontana Construction's lead project managers. With over 15-years of experience in the field, borderline compulsive organizational skills, and zen-like calm, "can do" attitude, Nathan is one of FCI's MVPs. Nathan is now our Head Estimator/Project Manager.

Mark Sowers - Project Manager

Mark Sowers brings a fascinating, multifaceted background to FCI. Mark's experience includes tiny homes (100-300sf houses), Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) chain of custody auditing for sustainability in paper and wood products featuring the FSC Certification, timber frame home design and construction, along with extensive financial analysis experience in construction.