Phone: (925) 518-7148

About Us

Jim Coats is the Owner/President of Coats Construction.  Construction is Jim's passion...growing up in a small community in Wisconsin (Milton) while working with his father who owned and operated a hardwood flooring company.  He credits his work ethic from his father.  In 1984 Jim graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Construction Administration.   Since then, he has had a wide range of experiences including building motels, portable school buildings, light retail finish outs, concrete floating docks, custom homes, decks, remodels, asbestos abatement, and General Contracting. 

Since 1998, his primary focus has been the commercial industry with a wide variety of projects including but not limited to: large scale Tenant Improvements such as Silicon Valley Labs valued at $3.5 Million, managed a SF Hotel Restoration, SF Airport construction, Senior housing, Habitat for Humanity project, site work projects, retail, remodeling restaurants, library, and historical renovation.  His favorite project was building the Hercules Public Library, a 10 million dollar award winning Will Bruder design.  Participated in design build efforts including Value Engineering for the Villa Fairmont Mental Health Hospital, valued at $15 million.

Coats Construction has virtually worked in most industries.   Developing long-term relationships is the basis for our sustaining and creating the following Core Values:

Core Values

T.R.U.S.T.:  Trust is the foundation of our business demonstrated by integrity

  • Teamwork: To maximize strengths, satisfaction and results by having everyone working together toward a common goal.
  • Respect: To meet clients' needs by first understanding our clients' businesses and requirements.
  • Understanding: To withstand the competitive and cyclical nature of our industry by being dynamic, flexible, innovative and operationally excellent.
  • Service: To practice servant leadership and develop a service-oriented culture at all levels.
  • Training: To be a learning organization that continues to stay on top of technology and latest practices so our clients receive the very best quality.

Our Operating Principles

  • strive to treat others as they wish to be treated;
  • create a safe, injury-free and mutually respectful work environment for all people;
  • set measurable goals and strive to achieve them;
  • are fair, firm and consistent in all our dealings;
  • expect all people to take and share responsibility for their work;
  • promote our company with pride;
  • Deliver what we promise by when we promise it.
  • are good corporate citizens.