Rod Heisler, Allied Member Profile

Rod Heisler Construction (RHC) is a general contractor located in Oakland which specializes in commercial interiors, luxury residential housing. They also specialize in multi-family, healthcare and educational construction and improvements, primarily in Oakland and San Francisco and extending throughout the Bay Area and Los Angeles. Our beginnings are rooted in a desire to provide exceptional service to our clients by internalizing their goals and adapting that to modern construction tools and processes.

Our focus on providing exceptional service to our clients begins by providing support to our design colleagues – ensuring everyone looks good – so the project runs smoothly and efficiently.  When brought in early, our involvement as pre-construction consultants works to address a wide-range of topics including permitting, budgetary expectations, constructability options and scheduling solutions. Our process works to identify all outstanding issues at the forefront and we prioritize solving them from the biggest, longest duration and largest impact down. The outcome is a  project  on solid conceptual footing  that can be built smoothly and without delays or drama.

As one of our architectural partners recently put it, “it’s been refreshing to see the level of principal-lead involvement and professionalism on this project.”


Rod Heisler, Principal
Rod has worked in San Francisco and Oakland since the late 90’s as a carpenter, later as head estimator and eventually as a Principal.  Founding RHC in 2014 allowed Rod to re-examine the business practices and readapt to the new technological and regulatory framework.

Steve Starback, General Manager
Steve has more than 30 years construction experience, including supervising the construction of several towers, schools and ground-up commercial facilities and extends to several large scale rehabilitations and renovations. Steve helps bridge the hand-over from pre-construction to ensure that every project adheres to best practices with regard to management, safety oversight and schedule adherence.

Bryan Collison, Project Manager
Bryan has more than 30 years of construction experience, starting as an woodworker and cabinetmaker, running his own millshop where he did all the drafting and engineering, production budgeting and management, and most recently before joining RHC managing $20M+ residential projects. Bryan provides financial oversight and manages compliance for all our projects.

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