ADU & Deck Builder in Dublin, CA


As a homeowner, choosing a professional ADU builder is a big decision. However, it doesn’t have to be complicated! With all the different construction companies, we recommend researching before deciding. Professional ADU builders have a valid construction license, giving you peace of mind knowing the project is in safe hands.

At Soto Bay Construction, we ensure your project is handled by a seasoned ADU or deck contractor. The construction industry is growing, and finding a suitable service provider is sometimes more challenging than it sounds. If you have a construction project lined up, here are factors to consider before hiring ADU builders.

finished ADU done by your professional ADU builder in Dublin, California

What is an ADU?

ADUs, or Accessory Dwelling Units, are a variety of home additions that are semiautonomous from the rest of your property. ADUs can include garage conversions, standalone structures, and even additional stories. Most commonly they’re used for housing aging parents, renting out as a separate revenue source, or entertaining. They’ve also become popular solutions for working from home, hobbies like music production and meditation, and entertainment. Whether you want a she-shed, a private studio, a secluded office, or a way to keep your loved ones closer, an ADU could be the answer.

our team can help you choose the best ADU type

Types of ADU Construction

The first question most people ask is, “should I go with a stick-built ADU or a prefab ADU?” Most ADU builders specialize in one or the other or both. Our experts work with you, ensuring your account for critical factors like general cost, the need for a general contractor, building conditions, customization, and disruption. We assess your specific needs to ensure you choose the appropriate type of ADU construction without compromising the aesthetics of your landscape or exceeding the budget.

How Much Does an ADU Cost?

Price is paramount if you want to hire professional ADU builders, and more so, depending on your preferred ADU construction. A stick-built ADU costs more than a prefab one per square foot, but schedule an inspection and get quotes from several contractors before breaking ground. Professional ADU builders will issue a detailed quote of all the costs involved, including the unit, site prep, permits, utility hookups, and more. Steer clear of contractors who issue quotes via the phone to avoid overage charges during and after the project.

Kitchenette with ductless mini-split HVAC system and patio installed in Dublin, California

Accessory Dwelling Unit Construction Timeline

Another critical factor to consider before ADU contractors commence construction is the timeline. A prefab is the best option if you need a backyard dwelling unit fast. Soto Bay Construction leverages proven production and process efficiencies to build and install a backyard home quickly. Inexperienced ADU prefab builders take longer, especially when it comes to stick-built construction. You can avoid such inconveniences by scheduling a consultation with our highly trained ADU builders, ensuring you start and complete your project within the timeline.

We Will Handle 100% Of Your ADU Construction Project

DIY construction projects are often daunting and full of hurdles. Managing the project can be overwhelming, from getting the permits to coordinating with utility agencies and vendors. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be! Once you hire Soto Bay Construction, we handle all the heavy lifting and collaborate with other trade and construction professionals when necessary to ensure everything runs smoothly. Our team will handle:

  • Initial architectural drawings
  • Managing subcontractors
  • Pulling permits
  • Plumbing
  • Roofing
  • Carpentry
  • Drywall
  • Siding and painting

We go the extra mile for our clients so you can focus on other things while we work to complete your backyard home.

Choosing the Right ADU Builder for Your Needs

Lastly, it is crucial to know various ADU builders’ different capabilities and attitudes before starting the project. The last thing you want is to work with an ADU construction company that doesn’t put your needs first, leading to delays and a waste of resources. Contact us at Soto Bay Construction and schedule a consultation with a certified ADU or deck contractor. We guarantee top-quality construction services at competitive rates.

Deck Construction in Dublin

An ADU might be the best way to get more cash flow from your backyard, but a new deck is the best way to enjoy it.

Our team works with hardwoods, exotic woods, and composite materials to design decks that look like they came with your home. From unique patterns to stunning stains, we give you so many options to create a deck that you’ll be proud to show off.

We can also incorporate other design elements, like stairs, planter boxes, and pergolas to create one-of-a-kind decks that you’ll use for years to come.

Learn more about our deck building services »

deck with built in planter boxes

Let’s Get Started

We offer honest pricing with every estimate so you have no surprises. Our project deadlines are met in a timely fashion. We provide exceptional attention to detail in all of our designs and construction, whether decks or ADUs. We are highly responsive to customer service and we answer all of your questions. Let us help you achieve the project you desire. Give us a call today.