Peter Janssen is the President and Owner of Janssen Builders, Inc. Janssen Builders was established in 1993. Pete has over 20 years of experience in building custom homes, restaurants and commercial offices in the Bay Area.
Pete started construction in 1987, after joining the Carpenters 46 Union of Northern California and quickly got familiar with the commercial aspect of the trade by being involved in such projects as Fremont Ford, REI and Planet Granite. After the Union, he started an apprenticeship with a custom home builder from Lake Tahoe, who built spectacular mansions on the Lake. It was there that he learned the art of fine craftsmanship and attention to detail. From that point, he began building 5,ooo to 10,000 sq. ft. custom homes in Morgan Hill and Gilroy.
Following that, he founded Janssen Builders. His first project as Janssen Builders, was The Usual Night Club and Bar in downtown San Jose. Referrals quickly poured in following the completion of The Usual, and Janssen Builders went on to build several bars and restaurants in the surrounding area, including Palo Alto. To name a few were: The Agenda, The Spy, The Shark and Rose, Johnny V’s, Mission Ale
House, Willow Glen Billiards and Brew, and recently Fleming’s Steak House.
After taking the skill set of fine finish work, Janssen Builders has progressed into building some of the finest homes in the Bay Area
for several High Technology Senior Executives and Founders of Altera, Marvell and Yahoo, as well as numerous established architects in
Janssen Builders team is comprised of the highest caliber builders in the industry. We have built several green LEED certified
houses and have also been featured on HGTV. Finally in 2005, the City of Los Altos, Community and Citizens interested in preserving
architectural history joined together to save a small house that was designed in 1935 by a renowned architect, later
known as the Neutra House Project. Janssen Builders has been fortunate enough to build a modern home that ended up being
toured after construction by this very committee that preserves this type of architecture.
Pete’s key to success is in the relationships he builds and his communication with clients, architects, engineers and subcontractors.
These relationships develop and evoke trust and confidence within the construction team and lead into an innovative project management approach. Pete is dedicated to the traditions he comes from and to the community and customers he serves.