Buhler Commercial Construction is a San Francisco based general contractor who provides construction services to businesses, public agencies, commercial property owners, developers, and facility managers throughout the bay area.

1000x1000 - Steve Buhler


Steve Buhler founded Buhler Commercial Construction with a vision to simplify the construction process for business owners, commercial property owners and facility managers throughout the Bay Area. This vision was developed over years of managing mid to large sized commercial projects throughout California.

Steve was raised in Marin County and currently resides in the East Bay. After developing a taste for construction early on, he went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management from Northern Arizona University. Looking to further develop his vision for Buhler Commercial Construction, he earned an M.B.A. in International Business from Golden Gate University.

Steve’s experience ranges from project management on large and complex design-build projects to spending his early years learning the tricks of the trade as a carpenter. Although his experience is varied, each past client will testify to his commitment to each project and meeting the client’s needs.

Also, throughout his career Steve obtained several industry certifications, such as LEED Accredited Professional and Associate Constructor, as awarded by the American Institute of Constructors. He enjoys conquering challenges, has a passion for working with people and can be found on the weekend hiking the East Bay hills with his wife and daughter.


Alexis in the management team

Alexis Wood


Alexis has been in the Construction Financial and Risk Management sector for over 10 years. She is a master at assessing, measuring, monitoring, and mitigating project risks while carrying out contractual and financial obligations. She thrives on being able to present a finished product and while she excels in the office, she enjoys the opportunity to visit a job site with the team. On the weekends Alexis spends her time with her family in the east bay.

Kapone Molina


Kapone, has spent 15 years building construction projects in the bay. He has wide array of construction knowledge including carpentry techniques, code compliance, Cal-OSHA regulations, job site best practices, CPM scheduling, which he brings to each project as Buhler Commercial’s General Superintendent. When not managing projects Kapone is riding his Harley or teaching his son how to use power tools. 

Markus Leer


Markus has over 20 years of experience overseeing construction projects. He has architecture and field experience which makes his knowledge of the whole process extremely valuable.   Markus’s favorite trades are concrete and steel. An interesting fact, Markus once lived on a sailboat and adventured up and down the west coast for over a year.


General contracting is our expertise. Taking your design and plans, we work with architects, sub-contractors, and owners to build your project. Commercial projects have many moving parts and we aim to streamline projects to meet your goals.


Design-Build is a service we offer for someone with an idea of what they want to build but does not have plans yet. We work with you throughout the whole process, conception, design, pricing, permitting, and construction. With design-build projects you can start construction before finalizing your design which provides a flexible and efficient approach to make sure your vision and budget are aligned.


Facility Maintenance is a service we offer for owners who need to keep their building or property in tip top shape. Capital improvements, code requirements, or finish upgrades are all important facility maintenance tasks we can assist with to keep your building running smoothly.


Prior to construction we can provide pricing, cost control methods, and design reviews. With value engineering we can suggest options to reduce cost and time to make sure your project runs smooth and stays on budget.


“We aim to provide first class customer service without compromising competitive pricing”

In commercial construction there are many parties involved to create the owners’ vision. At Buhler, we believe that taking care of the team is a key factor for a successful project. Clear and constant communication between architects, owners, project managers, sub-contractors, and inspectors creates a perfect runway for a successful project. The Buhler team makes sure that the lines of communication are always open and that all the parties involved are heard, taken care of, and on the same page. Everyone on the team has a pivotal role and we believe a strong team is the key ingredient for an excellent project!

Our team here at Buhler believes in getting things done the RIGHT way! Commercial construction projects have many moving parts and they all must come to together to bring the vision of an owner to reality. Every step of the way quality control is a must. From customer service to on site work, the details matter. We do things right the first time, every time! This is how we stay on schedule, on budget, and create a high quality project that last for years to come. The Buhler team takes pride in their work and only build the best product possible.

In this fast paced industry, we have a team that truly cares about the work they are doing. Buhler team members have passion, drive, and an enthusiasm for the construction business. Taking an idea from conception to a finished product is not only our expertise, but it is what we truly enjoy. With all the energy and effort behind each project we take pride in our work and have a ton of fun along the way. At Buhler, fun and laughter are just as important as the schedule and budget. If you do not get to have a little fun every day then what is the point?


We hired Buhler Commercial to come in and help us build our existing office into a great customer facing showroom.

Despite our tight timeline and ever changing requests Steve delivered a great finished product ahead of schedule.
Casey Bush
Business Development Associate - Trumaker
I work with many construction companies across the country and Steve and his team are ideal contractors to work with. Steve has managed the construction and tenant improvements for 8 of our new locations in California. Steve efficiently overcomes obstacles and works diligently with city inspectors, subcontractors, and architects to make sure the projects goes smoothly.​
Amy Hunn
Floyd’s 99 - Director of Facilities
Steve Buhler is a great builder and an honest businessman. He stated from the start that he is committed to his projects, and has never backed down from that promise. Steve is honest, reliable and my "go to" for any project.
James Cleveland
Steve and his team were consummate professionals. He was accurate in his initial assessment of the scale and cost of our project. He was clear in his record keeping, costs and time log. He chose and managed the sub-contractors well. Our job was done with care and precision. Our project was not an easy one but our finished project was amazing. I highly recommend Buhler Commercial for any similar project.
Darren Kimura
Chief Executive Officer - Live Action
Throughout the construction process the Buhler Commercial Project Manager worked diligently to meet our needs and communicate thoroughly.

Buhler Commercial did a great job understanding and addressing our needs and providing a great final product
Annie Shi
Project Manager - California State University
Steve Buhler and the Buhler Commercial Project Manager were incredibly thorough in their work, communicating regularly and providing well-organized updates throughout the construction process.

Their first priority was to complete the project within budget and on-time, so they frequently went above and beyond to make that happen
Abhas Gupta
CEO - Calyx Heath
Steve and his team successfully managed the City of San Rafael's required permits and inspections, subcontractors, and overall schedule. Due to their efforts, all of the projects were completed on time and without any significant issues. They were transparent with all of their work and all change orders were negotiated and accepted by both parties. CMSA was extremely satisfied with Buhler's professionalism and quality of work and would be happy to work with them again in the future.
Brian Thomas
After working with Buhler Construction on two projects, I have been very pleased with the firm.

Not only did they executed quality and timely work, they ran a very smooth construction process with good communication and provided tools that allowed all the team to a have a real-time understanding of each step.
John Aikin
Senior Program Manager
As a new Franchise Owner, unfamiliar with the construction process - I am happy to say we were lucky to have been able to work with Buhler Commercial in the build-out of our new Franchise Restaurant in Hayward, CA. Steve led the entire project, managed the permits, subcontractors and finishing touches to get us opened. He was also able to overcome all hurdles that could have set us back from our opening date, pushing subs, inspections, etc.
Wally Ghnaim


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