Mares & Dow – General Home Contractors

About Our Expertise


Mares & Dow Construction & Skylights, Inc. takes great pride while building or remodeling your home always keeping the look and integrity of your home whether new, old or historical.

Whole or Partial House Remodeling of the Interior or Exterior of your House

As general contractors, we can convert your house into the layout you desire while always preserving the original integrity. We can create the floor plan you have always desired.

Home Addition Contractors – About Our ExpertiseHome Additions – Single and Multi-Level Additions

We can create a large new living area by converting a basement, garage or attic to livable space. Or lifting your house and building a new garage and living space. Or create the new space you have always dreamed about by adding a single story off the rear or building a second story. Or build that additional bump out needed to make a particular space that convertible area that makes sense.

Foundation Repair, Concrete Foundation, Retaining Wall and French Drains

Let Mares & Dow Construction & Skylights identify foundation damage, cracks, settlement or shifts before it becomes advanced. We can determine for you if the solution is in the repair of the foundation or if the soil around the foundation needs attention or a drain system.

Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling

Our remodeling includes removing part or all of the existing kitchen or bathroom. If needed, we include replacing the flooring, cabinets, countertops, tile, marble, granite, appliances, plumbing, plumbing fixtures, electrical, lighting and all decorative finishes and moldings of any type.

Exterior Construction or Repairs

Building new or repairing stairways to and from the garage, attic, or front or rear of an entrance. Creating new storage areas or access to or from your house. Installing new or replacing your exterior siding, stucco, or masonry. Installing or replacing new windows and doors. Or building that new entry with a new entry door and hardware.

Velux Certified Skylight Specialist-Dealer-Installer

A 5-Star skylight installer is an exclusive group of insured contractors handpicked by Velux based upon quality, thoroughness and commitment to provide the best job possible. Mares & Dow Construction & Skylights is Velux’s East Bay and San Francisco Premier Skylight Specialist.

Grip-Tite Foundation Systems Certified Repair Specialist-Dealer-Installer

A certified repair specialist is a member of a dealer network of trained installers on all foundation repair products, technical knowledge, diagnostic skills in the foundation repair industry. This includes the foundation repair systems and products in Wall Anchor, Push Pier, Slab Piers, Crawlspace Stabilizer, Helical Tiebacks and Waterproofing Systems.