About

Aaron Gordon

Partner/​CEO

After his first construction project, a tree house when he was a kid, Aaron knew he was onto something. In the time between that tree house and founding AGC, the native San Franciscan worked for his father, manufacturing speakers in the car audio industry. He developed his instincts for business there, and later honed them when he earned a business degree from Sonoma State University. Following graduation, Aaron worked as a stagehand and set builder. He also started doing small construction projects in his spare time. As the projects became larger in scope, Aaron decided to get his general contractor’s license and combine his passion for building with his passion for business. He has never looked back. Now, as a high-end builder, he loves to tackle challenging and complex state-of-the art projects. When he’s not working, Aaron spends time with his wife and son, rides his road bike with Chris, and goes rock climbing in San Francisco. 

Christopher A. West

Partner/​President

As the middle child of triplets growing up in Westchester County, NY, Christopher was destined to become a people person.” He carries that passion for people into his work today. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Christopher traveled the world as a private chef before being hired by a Connecticut family to design their permaculture homestead. Shortly after joining that team, he was promoted to majordomo/​operations manager of the estate. After losing a bet with his identical twin brother (ask him about it,) he moved to San Francisco and founded Bespoke Private Service, a recruiting and consulting agency that has advised clients and placed household operations staff in Bay Area, Los Angeles, Aspen, Florida and New York estates. Christopher excels at finding creative ways to make clients’ lives easier and more enjoyable, a skill that he brings to his business development role at AGC. In his free time, he loves to travel to Paris and Burgundy with his wife, volunteer and raise funds for The Guardsmen, and go rock climbing with Aaron. 

Brian Burns

Office Manager

As Office Manger, Brian manages accounting for all projects. That includes contracts, subcontracts, payroll, systems and software. He is a key factor in enabling AGC to run smoothly and coordinate time, labor, materials, and subcontractors for many jobs at once. Born in California, Brian appreciates the Bay Area’s consistent weather after spending 16 years on the East Coast. His favorite things include his family, fantasy football, and rooting for the Giants, 49ers, or Warriors teams.

Focus on clients, and great work will follow.

It’s a simple and effective philosophy. We’ve always been skilled craftsmen, so we decided to dedicate ourselves to better relationships. Honesty, integrity, responsiveness – people like those things, whether as a client or our coworker. Everyone may say that, but you can take us seriously. With a growing reputation as San Francisco’s most respected contractor, our client-first philosophy has made us the top-rated Bay Area contractor on Yelp, with immaculate work that speaks for itself.

Partnership isn’t a sales pitch. It’s an ongoing conversation.

We take our client partnerships seriously. We invite you to talk to us and let us know what’s important to you every step of the way. Nine times out of ten, we’ll come up with a plan that you’ll love. And on the rare occasion that we miss the mark, we’ll listen even more until we get it right. Every process is unique, and every client has an individual need. A dedicated partnership with you, your architect, and your designer through every phase of construction ensures each job will be professional, memorable, and, of course, personal.

Experience is important.

Founded by a native San Franciscan, we take pride in our city and in building San Francisco homes that will last for generations. Experience can be the difference that makes a project a success, whether we’re navigating complicated city permits or knowing the right specialist to fulfill a certain task. Plus, you really do get what you pay for when you work with us. When we make a promise, we keep it because we know we can. And when we finish a job, we know you’ll be as proud of it as we are.

We believe in team chemistry.

Our team is comprised of people who are not only experts, but who also work together all the time. We know each other’s tendencies, complement one another, and anticipate trouble before it happens. It’s a nice way to work. We also collaborate with a consistent collection of exceptional trade contractors to support our core team. These Bay Area companies work with us again and again.

It sounds simple, but a happy worker makes for better work. And better work makes for repeat clients. It’s a simple formula that we trust.


Custom Porta Potties

Keeping San Francisco beautiful, one porta potty at a time. Aaron Gordon Construction designs and fabricates ornately designed enclosures for our construction sites, erasing the plastic porta potty eyesore and replacing it with custom one of a kind victorian inspired structures.