TMC_37734-Edit-2376x1248Rob Walker, Founder and President

Rob Walker, founder of UpCycle Builders, Inc., is a fourth generation San Francisco builder, and a Certified Green Building Professional. Rob worked for several years as a carpenter for a high-end builder in San Francisco before founding UpCycle Builders, Inc.. A graduate with honors in Finance and Statistics from the University of Southern California, Rob worked as an equity trader for a large investment bank, and later in investor relations. Prior to USC, Rob attended San Francisco University High School. Rob now lives with his family in Novato, CA.

Email Rob: rob@upcyclebuilders.com

Rob guides his business by a short set of critical tenets:

+ Communicate clearly and consistently, listen to client needs and keep clients informed throughout the build process.
+ Anticipate and plan ahead.
+ Actively manage production and project budgets.
+ Minimize waste, utilize Responsible Building methods and materials.
+ Overcome obstacles through creative solutions.
+ Efficiently and conservatively manage the finances of UpCycle Builders, Inc.
+ Invest in employees through sponsorship of training/continuing education.

Our Values


We place great importance on listening to our clients’ needs, and we insist on open, frequent communication with everyone on the build team. Regular site meetings with design professionals and clients are key to this endeavor.



As a San Francisco based builder we also understand the importance of the contractor’s role as project manager. We are highly organized, and our business processes are constantly evolving to increase our effectiveness and efficiency.

Follow Through

UpCycle Builders, Inc. remains current on building code requirements and best building practices. Additionally, our employees attend continuing education events on topics ranging from green building to carpentry practices to jobsite safety.


UpCycle Builders, Inc. employs several skilled carpenters and craftsmen with ample years of experience. Our hiring process includes a complete background check, checking of personal and professional references, and skills verification. We take great care in selecting those that will represent UpCycle Builders, Inc.