Who We Are


The legacy of Slater & Son began over 65 years ago. In 1948, Don Slater started Donald H. Slater Construction. After trying his hand as a truck driver, apple farmer and high school shop teacher, Don found his niche as a general building contractor. He built hundreds of homes and light commercial buildings in the North State. Don’s integrity and attention to detail was the foundation that Slater & Son was built on.

In 1978, after finishing graduate school and working as a commercial/industrial real estate broker, Don’s son, Howard Slater, joined the firm. He became president in 1982 and changed the company name to Slater & Son. Howard’s interest centered on commercial/industrial construction, and Design/Build services. Since that time, Slater & Son has continued to build its reputation in this area and has completed hundreds of projects.

In 2011, after completing his Construction Management degree at California State University Chico in 2006 and working for 5 years as a project manager for West Coast Contractors, Brandon Slater, is the third generation to carry Don Slater’s values in to the future.

Slater & Son’s core strength revolves around its customer service and diversity. These have gradually expanded over the years to better serve our clients. The Slater & Son team of professionals has guided each of our clients through all stages of the construction process for over 65 years.

Our work is not just a job; it is a craft. We are continuously refining and improving our process. Every project yields lessons-learned, resulting in smarter decisions and building efficiency into the framework of who we are.

Old Don H. Slater Signage, Chico, CA

We see our clients, employees, partners, and neighbors as our team. By aligning our common goals, we build community wherever we go. Our approach always comes back to trust. Our team relies on us because of our leadership, our willingness to adapt, and our desire to forge lasting relationships. Our depth of experience builds true confidence and makes us bold in the face of challenges. Delivering superior service, exceptional results, and unmatched client satisfaction is the cornerstone of our success.

Our Mission


Honesty, Integrity, Transparency

At Slater & Son we truly do believe that honesty is the best policy. Our aim is not only to follow rules and regulations, but to be above reproach in all we do and say. 


Quality & Value

We pride ourselves on the ability to design and build within a wide variety of budgets, while not sacrificing excellent service, and a high-quality finished product for our clients. 



Relationships are the foundation of our business. Slater & Son strives to treat our clients, subcontractors, and employees with the highest degree of respect. 



To us, being leaders within the industry means giving back to our community. We've always made an effort to devote time, talents, and resources to volunteer on projects that will better the community in which we live and work. 

Our Team

  • Howard Slater

    Howard Slater

    Howard Slater has been instrumental in the planning and construction of over one million square feet of commercial, industrial, ag
  • Brandon Slater
    Vice President/Project Manager

    Brandon Slater

    As the third generation owner of Slater & Son, Brandon Slater has deep roots in the construction industry.
  • Chris Coen
    Chief Financial Officer

    Chris Coen

    Chris is responsible for the comprehensive management of Slater & Son’s accounting and finance, and acts as the point of conta
  • Jim Barham

    Jim Barham

    Jim brings over 25 years of construction experience in estimating, planning and project management to Slater & Son.
  • Portrait of Michael Pahland
    Project Manager

    Mike Pahland

    Born and raised in northern California, Mike Pahland graduated from CSU, Chico with a BS in Civil Engineering.
  • Patrick Farmer
    Project Manager

    Patrick Farmer

    Patrick holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from California State University, Chico, and has spent time
  • Trevor Delucchi
    Project Manager

    Trevor Delucchi

    After growing up working in the residential construction industry, Trevor attended California State University, Chico, and obtaine
  • Dan Watts

    Dan Watts

    Dan Watts holds an impressive 14 Years in the commercial construction industry, and 2 years as a superintendent.
  • Jackson Catrett

    Jackson Catrett

    Jackson was awarded a degree in Construction Management from California State University, Chico, and has 10 years of experience in
  • Justin Eckenrod

    Justin Eckenrod

    With 19 years in the commercial construction industry and 9 years as a superintendent, Justin has brought with him a wide breadth
  • Scott Hayes

    Scott Hayes

    Scott Hayes gained most of his early experience with commercial rough carpentry and residential remodels.
  • Tim Duntsch

    Tim Duntsch

    After spending his formative years in close contact with the construction industry, Timothy Duntsch attended California State Univ
  • Travis Shute

    Travis Shute

    With 18 years in the commercial construction industry and 5 years as a superintendent, Travis came up through the trades primarily