About Us


California Contractor’s License No. B-474223
General Building Contractor Issued 5/29/1985

  • Bonded by American Contractor’s Indemnity Company
  • Workmen’s Compensation by Wesco Insurance
  • Liability Insurance by Mount Hawley Insurance Company
  • Experienced in green building with high LEED and Greenpoint ratings
  • Experienced in remodeling historic homes to improve efficiency and functionality while maintaining the quality and beauty of the original design
  • In business in the San Francisco Bay Area for 30 years

I began my business after graduating with honors from The Colorado College.  Barrocas Construction specializes in high-end residential remodeling as well as the construction of new homes. Our customers are professionals with sophisticated tastes and demanding expectations.

A highly dynamic, full-service construction company that delivers top-notch custom home building and remodeling services, Barrocas Construction Inc. is your best choice for exceptional service that’s fully dedicated to your total satisfaction.

Established back in 1985, our team is composed of 8 craftsmen who have honed and sharpened their skills over the past 30 years. Our team members are some of the best and brightest talents in the home construction and renovation business. We are a solid, highly effective team with virtually zero turn over since we began the business. We work well as a team with the shared goal of providing exceptional home construction services.  As a result we have served countless happy customers.

All of the members of the Barrocas Construction team find fulfillment in seeing our clients’ happy faces when they step into their newly built or remodeled homes for the first time. Seeing the joy and happiness each time we deliver a fully finished project on time and within budget has kept us motivated throughout the years we’ve been in operation.

What I like most about Barrocas Construction is that I trust Sam explicitly.  He never brings me problems, only solutions, and I know that the project will always be of the highest caliber.  I have loved each project Sam has done for us.  Across 20 years of major construction projects for me, all projects have been on time and on budget.  It is a
great pleasure having Sam and his crew in our home.  They are tremendously considerate and feel like a part of our family.  Sam notices design aspects that I have never even thought of.  For many people, construction projects are a major headache but with Sam, twenty years of construction projects have been an absolute joy.

Homeowner Robin Feldman, residential remodels, Island Drive and Waverley St., Palo Alto.

Sam, I wanted to let you know how thrilled we are with the room and all the work you and the team did. The gym looks better than we could have imagined and it was a real pleasure working with you on this. Thanks again for all the great work!!

Jonathan Chadwick (Homeowner, Kingsley Ave., Palo Alto)

Sam, we wanted to say a final thank you for the excellent work you did on our house.  Working with you was a pleasure, and we’re grateful the project went as smoothly as it did.  You were very patient and fair.  We’ve been recommending you to friends and acquaintances, and we would be happy to serve as a reference if you need another one.  Thank you so much for creating such a lovely home for our family.

Kimberly Pesavento (Homeowner, Green Oaks Drive, Atherton)

We have used Barrocas Construction twice over the past fifteen years. The first time was an extensive remodel and addition, and the most recent project was a bathroom remodel and garage update. Between the projects, we experienced a leaky master bedroom bay window, and attempted to have it fixed twice, by a roofing company and by a handyman, both unsuccessfully. While Sam and his team were doing the bathroom, we asked them to look at the window and they fixed it! For the first time in several years, we were not awakened in the night with rain leaking through our master bedroom window this winter. This is a good example of how Sam gets the project done right. He listens, understands what we need and translates our needs into a solution that functions well and looks amazing. He and his employees are professionals, completely trustworthy and attentive. He treats his employees with respect and courtesy. Sam is always available to answer questions, offer solutions, and give suggestions for designs and places to purchase materials and fixtures. If there are unexpected problems or challenges, Sam calmly works them through and finds smart, creative solutions.
One of the best measures of the value of Sam’s work is how pleased we are even ten plus years after the first remodel. His suggestions and design ideas are still fresh, and the excellent workmanship and materials hold up to years of use. Sam works on many very high-end projects, and I feel that he brings the same sense of style and use of excellent materials to more modest projects. We are proud of what we have created with Sam’s expertise! Remodeling can be a daunting task, filled with budget uncertainty and unpredictable results. With Sam, you can have confidence that he will provide a result of impeccable quality, in a timely manner, while maintaining a very fair and reasonable budget. Being able to approach a remodel in a relaxed manner with a contractor like Sam that you can trust entirely to handle the project professionally from beginning to end makes the process enjoyable.

Sian and Dr. David Trager, Saratoga, CA

Sam Barrocas did a major remodel of our home in Los Altos Hills. It was a pleasure working with him. He was honest and forthcoming about projected time and costs for the project. His long-time employees were professional and reliable. Sam was always available for consulting and supervision. He worked well with our extremely exacting architect and interior designer. We were thrilled with the results of our project and continue to call Sam for any construction needs at our home. We think any client would be fortunate to have Barrocas Construction for their

Homeowners Bob and Judy Aptekar, Los Altos Hills

We did an extensive remodel of our home and Sam Barrocas and his team handled the project.  I can’t say enough about his professionalism, his thoroughness, and his ability to solve problems as they arose.  Our project was completed on time and on budget, and Sam kept us totally informed all the way through.  Sam listened to what we wanted and figured out ways to make it work.  The result – our home – is fantastic, exactly what we wanted, totally first rate all the way through.  More than anything, throughout the project and ever since, we have come to trust Sam completely.  We know that whatever he does or suggests will be, first and foremost, in our best interests.  We would not hesitate to use him on any project we do, and recommend him without reservation.

Homeowner Harry Plant, residential remodel, Seale Ave., Palo Alto.

What I like about Barrocas Construction and Sam is that he is very honest, realistic about the cost, timely in his work and the quality is great. We have done multiple remodels (kitchens, bathrooms, living room) in several homes and have always used Sam because we trust his work and he is very reliable. Even when we’ve had emergencies and have called him at wee hours, he doesn’t hesitate to come help and fix the problem. His employees are professional, courteous and take care to try and minimize the noise, dust and disruption to our family. We are very satisfied with all the work Sam has done for us and he’ll be our first phone call when we embark on our next project.

Homeowner Serena, residential remodel,Palo Alto, CA.

The Pouliot project is installed and looks fabulous!    I wanted to thank you for your part in making this project the success it is.  Without your beautiful craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail, the build out could not have been completed to such a high level of quality.  As always, I trust you to interpret my designs faithfully, and to advise me when something can be done better.  In all cases I appreciate your integrity to getting the job done right.  As an interior designer, I know that I can trust to ask me for input before making any changes.  That is often not the case with many contractors.

For me, this was a challenging project in that the stakes were very high and the access was sometimes compromised.  But we got it done and the Pouliots are just delighted with their new home.  Thank you so much!  You make me look good and I couldn’t have done it without you.  I’m looking forward to working together on the next one.

Barbara Jacobs, FASID (Interior Designer for the Pouliot Residence, Sobey Road, Saratoga)

Some of Our Projects