Greg Clouse, Owner of Clouse Construction, understands the meaning
of “integrity” and focuses on it as the single most
important element he brings to his clientele. That’s why
in his over sixteen years of business Clouse Construction has
not been without work, and most of it has come from word-of-mouth
through his many satisfied customers.
realizes that the difference between Clouse Construction and would-be
competitors isn’t who can pound a nail better or faster,
but the creative services he offers. For example, with every project
he pays attention to the economy and practicality of the design,
making sure that the end result will fit the homeowner’s
needs as opposed to the designer’s wants. Greg picks apart
the plans, making no assumptions and ensuring the author of the
plans has created the most sensible use of space that perfectly
fits the client’s lifestyle and needs. When it doesn’t,
Greg will manipulate the budget or design to make sense.
Construction has a motto: “Make the Homeowner Happy on Every
Level!” Timing, Budget, Workmanship and Creative Services.
Greg Clouse was born and raised in the Napa Valley. He attended
Silverado Middle School and Vintage High School and is well connected
in the Valley. Clouse is married to his high school sweetheart,
Melinda of 20-years and they have two teenage boys. Melinda works
as Clouse Construction’s Office Manager.
started out 16-years ago as a handy man and has turned into a
successful general contractor specializing in the high end market.
He earned his General Contractor’s license 12-years ago.
Since then his work has been featured in several magazines including
Sunset Magazine, home magazines and Napa Valley Life Magazine.
Many of his projects have also been showcased in sub-contractors
and vendors’ advertisements.
experience working with architects, engineers and designers has
built his vast knowledge on how to assist and make design modifications
on the spot. He has a reputation of taking a challenging spot
in a home and turning it into a masterpiece idea that becomes
useful to the homeowner for everyday living.
have created things that are absolutely amazing,” said Clouse.
“Our employees are what make this company,” said Clouse,
who has a low employee turn over rate.
Construction is selective on who they hire and have high standards
and expectations of their employees. “I train everyone who
works for me from the ground up with my ideas and philosophies,
but at the same time, I welcome their ideas and encourage them
to be creative with the project as well.”
believes there is a huge satisfaction working as a team and is
aware of his employee’s family needs. Families come first
at Clouse Construction. He encourages his employees to be parents
first and not to miss important events in their family’s
lives. He doesn’t expect his crew to work weekends because
“everyone needs quiet time,” including the employees
and the client.
also takes the approach that his crew is working on someone’s
home, not just a job site therefore cleanliness is the number
one priority. “My crew is presentable in the way they dress
and are approachable by the homeowner. They ensure the site is
cleaned every day before leaving the home.”
fortunate to have employees who take pride in their work as much
as I do and they are respectful of the client,” said Clouse.
“My clients like to take care of my employees because they
do show respect, are clean and work hard.”
here to take someone’s house and make it nicer,” said
Clouse. “We want the client to know every detail before
its done is so communication is huge.”
points out though that his projects are done in a way that is
enjoyable for everyone involved.
will turn down a client if they will put undo stress upon us,”
said Clouse. “Wanting a project done in a timeline that
is unachievable is not something we want to tackle.”
believes life is an adventure and how we live that life determines
our happiness. Living in a home that is functional to his clients’
lifestyle is a big step towards ultimate happiness.