california license #419317     

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  • It was my pleasure, as project manager,  to have Rick Nielsen as the contractor on a major restoration of our 50+ year old sanctuary and electrical supply to our building complex.  He is very easy to work with and does an outstanding job.  This was a complex job on a very large sanctuary.  His attention to detail and awareness of the customers needs provided a result that was way beyond our expectations.  The end product is truly beautiful.  I would highly recommend R.A. NIELSEN & SONS to anyone who wants a beautiful end result from a contractor with the highest level of talent and integrity.

    Norman Bryan, Lay Leader
    First United Methodist Church, Santa Rosa
  • I have had the pleasure of working with Rick Nielsen and his team for more than 20 years.  That has included numerous projects that I have designed including my own personal residences.  His work is outstanding, employing great craftsmanship and team management.  His costs are always fair and well documented and his control of schedule issues is excellent.  I give him my highest recommendation.

    Craig W. Roland

     Working with Rick Nielsen has been an excellent experience.  We chose  Rick to build our house because of the excellent job he did in first building our garage.  His estimates have been both competitive and accurate.  He re-scoped his original proposal to stay within our budget.  His invoicing and reporting of budget performance and work completed is organized and very clear.  All lien releases were processed monthly as work was finished.  We never worried about the administrative elements of the project.  We're delighted with the results and the obviously high quality of the work. We recommend R.A. NIELSEN & SONS without reservations or qualifications.  You can depend on Rick to do a good job.

 John F. Sink, owner

1. Extremely organized in preparing easily interpreted and detailed bid; as work progresses, line by line reconciliation of completed work and cost against bid. Change orders clearly identified along with changes in project cost. Expenses and progress extremely easy to follow accurately, with consistent attention to cost control.
2. Excellent communication.
3. Personal pride in work quality; completely trustworthy.
4. High quality subs
5. Realistic time estimates
6. Adept, creative problem solving. Responsive to any necessary changes/fixes.
In summary, the single best experience to date with a major construction project, particularly in the context of an extremely challenging and extensive renovation. Very, very highly recommended.”

 Top qualities: Great Results, Good Value, High Integrity          


  Stephen McLeod, owner

 Rick has served as general contractor for multiple projects we have designed, most notably my office building remodel and my personal residence. Rick is always friendly, professional and a stickler for details - a good trait when working for an exacting architect, or any home owner. His work is always first quality and we will use his services again.                                                                                                   

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity

Eric M. Glass, A.I.A.   Principle at GLASS ARCHITECTS 

Rick Nielsen built our family's home 15 years ago which we still occupy today.  As the general contractor, Rick developed a detailed schedule of the construction project (two houses, one a granny unit, on a single lot), and the critical stages that  needed to be achieved to complete the project on time.  Remarkably, all the timetables were adhered to with precision and the project progressed as scheduled.  We were very impressed with Rick's ability to plan the work and "work the plan".  We've been very pleased with the quality of our home and its solid construction.  We found Rick very easy to work with;  he really understood the design concepts of our family's home.

Roy Redlich
Petaluma, CA




































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