American Pacific Builders

Residential builder of choice for Santa Rosa

Steve Bates

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 three 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 1980s 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 the 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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David Jessop
Project Superintendent

Mr. Jessop’s experience spans seventeen years and began when he worked as a laborer in all scopes of the build process, from demo to final, of a hotel remodel in Kalispell, Montana. David was crew leader for rough carpentry of 189 homes at Kirkland AFB and 500 homes at Nellis AFB, as well as other custom homes and small commercial projects throughout Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and Nevada. After accumulating this construction experience, he worked as a mortgage broker for Eagle Nation Wide Mortgage on new home purchases and VA and FHA refinances, closing 1,320 deals with his team.

Dave continued his construction work as a rough carpentry project manager, safety officer, and coordinator for Corps of Engineers and Federal OSHA on 114 multi-family base housing units at Fort Wainwright and Fort Greeley, Alaska. Multi- and single-family housing projects, hotels, senior communities, low-income housing, and schools in North and South Dakota, North Carolina, Boston, Oklahoma City, Flagstaff, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, and Edwards AFB gained him experience with bidding, negotiations, and as a project manager. He added concrete foundations and small excavation to his experience as Owner/Operator and Project Manager of single-family and multi-family projects of Type 3 and Type 5 buildings in Flagstaff and Salt Lake City.

Most recently as Owner/Operator and crew lead including bidding and negotiations for rough carpentry, Mr. Jessop has built custom homes, multi-family homes, tract homes and small commercial buildings in Las Vegas and Santa Rosa, California. Currently he is project superintendent on semi-custom home fire rebuilds for American Pacific Builders, Inc. in Santa Rosa, California.


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

Over 75 years experience in the residential building industry is what our team of experts have acquired. From custom homes and master-planned communities, apartment complexes to production subdivisions, our abilities and knowledge cover all types of housing.

We know all the major builders, suppliers and the 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.

Our experts are members of the North Coast Builders Exchange, held past Directorship of the Home Builders Association for ten years, and been heavily involved in civil and non-profit endeavors.

Our success is based on the complete manifestation of your vision. We know our work is done when you feel welcomed home... again.


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Ability and capability are keywords that will follow Sonoma county through the firestorm crisis. Homeowners need reassurance that a firm has the ability and the capability to finish the project that they start, on budget and on time.


The experts at American Pacific builders, Inc. have built in every high-end neighborhood in Santa Rosa, and many of the high-end neighborhoods in Marin County. 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

Phone, Fax, & Email

Office: (707) 595-3370



Toll Free: (844) 212-4482

Fax: (707) 568-3525

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