American Pacific Builders

Residential builder of choice for Santa Rosa


Mr. Bates is the owner and founder of The Bates Group of Companies, LLC. The Bates family has been in business in Sonoma County since 1953. Mr. Bates's father and grandfather developed and built Kelly Road, a private 28-mile road which extends from Cloverdale, California to the coast, and subsequently logged over four billion board feet of timber, enough to build every residential unit in San Francisco five times over.

Logging led to construction, and in 1981 Mr. Bates started his own construction and development company. Through the early 1980's The Bates Group of Companies, LLC stayed active in construction by offering equity sharing to their homebuyers and stayed profitable by maintaining low overhead, controlling costs and executing their work on schedule.

Having built hundreds of homes and developed or mapped over 2,000 residential home sites, Mr. Bates is familiar with the major builders, suppliers and marketplace in his market areas.

Mr. Bates is also active in the community. He is a past Director of the Home Builders Association, having served for ten years. He is a past board member of the Sonoma County Arts Council, to which he was appointed by a County Supervisor. Mr. Bates was presented the G.A.I.N. Program’s Most Prized Supporter Award, having given generously of his time to that program. He is married and has three daughters and a young son.

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R.J. ReGester

Construction Manager

R.J. ReGester attended the University of Phoenix and received his bachelor's degree in Business and Sustainable Enterprise Management. His 29 years in the construction industry in Sonoma and Lake Counties have given him a broad range of experience.

R.J. has served as superintendent on commercial and residential construction projects for Midstate Construction Corporation, overseeing projects such as hotels, libraries, banks, automobile dealerships, and multi-unit residences. He has experience in all phases of residential construction from ground-up new construction to design/build renovations.

As a building inspector, R. J. checked structural quality and general safety of commercial and residential buildings, reviewed plans to ensure the meeting of building codes, local ordinances, and zoning regulations, and monitored project sites to ensure compliance and maintenance of safety regulations. R. J. has previously worked with victims of fires in evaluating options and assisting with packing and moving, as well as rebuilding.

A locally owned and family-operated construction contracting business, American Pacific Builders, Inc. is steeped in the culture of Northern California and is based on strong, traditional American values.

Our team of experts has acquired over 100 years of construction and management experience in the residential building industry. From custom homes and master-planned communities to apartment complexes and production subdivisions, our experience and knowledge cover all types of housing.

We know all the major builders, suppliers and marketplace in Sonoma County. Our long history of home building includes very close partnerships and ties with other leading experts in the industry, making our services virtually a 'one-stop shop' for new construction.

American Pacific Builders, Inc. management are members of the North Coast Builders Exchange. Management has also held past Directorship of the Home Builders Association, for ten years running, and has been heavily involved in civic and non-profit endeavors.

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Our satisfied customers can shed light on the level of honesty that you can expect from American Pacific Builders, Inc. We will provide a completely transparent process that even the most tentative of individuals will understand and respect.


Ability and capability are keywords that define our company, and we will help see Sonoma County through the firestorm crisis. Homeowners need reassurance that a firm has the ability and the capability to finish the project they start, on budget and on time.


The experts at American Pacific Builders, Inc. have built homes in most every high-end neighborhood in Santa Rosa. A well built home is something we completely understand.


Rebuilding a fire-scarred landscape in Sonoma County is not going to be easy, but our experts have the skill sets to complete any job we take on in a timely manner, well within budget and in some cases below budget. Our vast and extensive partnerships have given us the basis for a great team that will carry every facet of your rebuilding project.

Office Address

American Pacific Builders, Inc.

1421 Guerneville Road, Suite 212

Santa Rosa, CA 95403


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Phone, Fax, & Email

Office: (707) 595-3370



Toll Free: (844) 212-4482

Fax: (707) 568-3525

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