Jake Glavis


Jake Glavis is the founder and owner of Pacific Ridge Construction, a general contracting firm with over 20 years of expertise in green building and sustainable design.

Green construction denotes a methodology that highly values resource-efficient and eco-friendly design, maintaining an environmentally responsible approach at every step of a building’s life cycle. This includes sitting, design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition. However, to achieve success throughout such a complex and large-scale workflow, communication between all stakeholders is crucial. Architects, design teams, engineers, and all other involved in the project at hand must be willing to cooperate fully while working towards the same vision. At its best, green building compliments classic building design with improvements in economy, utility, comfort and durability.

Jake entered the trade at the young age of 15, when he accepted his first invitation to work as an apprentice. Many more talented craftsmen followed, all serving to mentor Jake as he developed his mastery as a builder. Beginning in masonry and continuing into high-end woodwork, Jake’s professional experience always revolved around quality in both the product and the service above all else. After the birth of his first daughter, Jake struck out on his own and established Pacific Ridge Construction, a company that embodies his passion for sustainable building. After studying formally for a several years, Jake was one of the very first green-certified homes in his area. Under his guidance, clients are able to achieve improved efficiency in their consumption of valuable resources like energy and water. He is also an expert in building to reduce waste, pollution, and environmental degradation.

Jake and his team at Pacific Ridge Construction are steadfastly dedicated to the highest quality of service in all things, including client care, planning, and building. Having lived in Marin County since he was a child, Jake is personally invested in the community and uniquely equipped to provide his clientele with honest, accurate, and cost-effective solutions to any project need. All team members, including sub-contractors, are fully licensed, bonded, and insured.