Diefenbach & Barrett construction is a subsidiary of Blueline Engineering Inc.
Founded in 2005, the company began with the collaboration of skill sets and knowledge of Martin Diefenbach and Jeff Barrett to test new building technologies. With ever changing building materials and the emphasis on zero energy homes and green building, the company set out to perfect new panelized construction techniques in the small but booming town of Twenty Nine Palms California.
The company acquired properties to develop and infill lots to build on throughout the town. Returning to the Bay Area in late 2006, Diefenbach & Barrett changed focus to the high end construction and remodel of custom homes. With Martin’s knowledge of the area, Diefenbach & Barrett was quickly accepted and sought after by many homeowners and architects. Diefenbach & Barrett continued to seek out energy efficient and green building products, which led to the construction of homes with ICF (Insulated Concrete Forms). This building technique proves effective in creating a home that is stronger and more energy efficient than conventionally built homes. The company continued to expand, constructing office space, tenant improvement, and retail stores throughout the East Bay.
Diefenbach & Barrett continues to grow and excel in the building industry. With our knowledgeable staff with over 3 decades experience and management capabilities, we continually meet or more often exceed our clients' and architects' expectations.
Jeff Barrett, President
Jeff founded Barrett Custom Woodwork company in 1996 and opened doors to a small family run custom cabinet shop specializing in high end custom entertainment centers. The company progressed to a sought after custom woodworking shop with a slogan of “If you can dream it I can build it.” and provided custom cabinetry to new high end custom homes and remodels throughout the East Bay and San Francisco Bay area.
In 2005, Jeff partnered with Martin Diefenbach to create Diefenbach & Barrett Construction. They began with the development and construction of two small lot subdivisions in the city of 29 Palms, California. Diefenbach & Barrett developed all the offsite infrastructure including grading, installation of underground utilities and home construction. Upon completion, homes were sold to third party purchasers.
Returning to the SF Bay area in 2006, Jeff remodeled the 1861 school house in Orinda, CA and completed the project in late 2007. Subsequent to the completion of the old school, the company continued to expand with a focus on remodeling, including home additions, kitchens, and bathrooms. The latest new 3,200 SF custom home was constructed using ICF (Insulated Concrete Block forms) which incorporate the latest in green technology for insulation, heat & air conditioning and integrated circuitry for whole home automation. All site work for grading, foundation, framing, and cabinetry and finish work were completed under Jeff’s on-site supervision.
Current company operations employ 18 full time employees handling a portfolio of residential and commercial projects.
Martin E. Diefenbach, Vice President
Martin has handled Construction Management for the development of roadways, pipelines, foundations, and storage tank erection for gas and mining facilities in the Middle East and Australia. He has also managed land development work, including road infrastructure, for subdivisions (i.e. rough and finish grading of roadways, underground utility installation, road base and paving, and the manufacture of rough lot pads).
New Custom home construction in northern California including Danville, Alamo, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Orinda and Moraga. Housing Square footages range in size from 3,500 SF to 8,000 SF including all on and off site development, manufactured pad, utility installation, foundation construction, framing, rough plumbing and electrical, rough and finish carpentry, interior trims and finishes.
Timothy Myers, Head Superintendent
Upon completing his military service, Myers worked for American Truss, fabricating, installing, and building the firm’s manufacturing facility. He then moved to custom homebuilder Dronberger RJ Developments, doing design work as well as on-site framing, and rough and finish carpentry. At Welding Corporation, Myers ran heavy equipment, developed and manufactured pad sites, and constructed storage tank facilities. He was then a Foreman for D&D Builders before moving to Eckman & Associates as a Superintendent, directing on-site construction of custom homes and coordinating all construction activities in conjunction with other trades.
Currently, as a Journeyman Superintendent for Diefenbach & Barrett, Myers runs the day-to-day jobs of the company and coordinates with clients and construction crews, scheduling all project work.