Mares & Dow – General Home Contractors

Expert General Contractor, Home Remodeling, & Skylight Services

Serving San Francisco and East Bay Since 1983

If your property could benefit from remodeling, or you have a structural problem that needs to be fixed, finding an experienced general contractor that can deliver dependable results on your project is absolutely essential.

With more than three decades of successful trading behind us, we are an established building firm that has worked on jobs of all shapes and sizes. Our wide range of trade expertise and commitment to doing the very best job possible ensures we’re the preferred residential general contractors for many local homes.

Our Services


Home Remodeling Services

With a wealth of expertise for over 40 years, Mares & Dow Construction & Skylights is your reliable partner in home remodeling. We’ve worked with residences of various ages and architectural styles, and we’re dedicated to helping you create exquisite and energy-efficient home renovations.



General Contracting

Whether you want a new deck, a retaining wall, or need foundation repair or basement waterproofing, you want a general contractor with experience and integrity. Mares & Dow Construction & Skylights offers both, with over 40 years experience and great reviews, you can be sure your project is completed efficiently and on time.


roof skylight windows– Mares & Dow Construction & Skylights


You can't go wrong with your commercial or residential skylight installation or replacement project if you go with Mares & Dow Construction & Skylights. As a VELUX 5-Star Skylight Specialist, we offer many innovative and high-quality skylight solutions that can impact your property’s lighting and ambiance.


We can work on homes, domestic properties, and most business premises, providing a responsive remodeling service that enables you to transform your workspace to better meet your business needs. To find out more about our wide range of services, or to discuss your project with us in more detail, you can call us at (925) 671-9500 (East Bay office) or (415) 447-6136 (San Francisco office).

Areas We Serve


Benefits of Going with Mares & Dow Construction & Skylights


Experience & Accreditations

Mares & Dow Construction & Skylights is certified and accredited by the best manufacturers in the industry. From Grip-Tite Foundation Systems, to James Hardie Siding, to VELUX Skylights, you can be sure to get the highest quality products for whatever your project.


Knowledge & Expertise

Serving the San Francisco Bay Area for over 40 years with quality general contracting, home remodeling, and skylight installation means you'll get the benefits of our expertise for every project.


Proven Customer Satisfaction

Maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction, we are proud to have provided our customers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area with quality construction and home improvement services for 40 years. With half of our new clients coming to us from referrals, it’s no secret that our customers/friends are truly pleased with the work we do.