Building a Legacy of Excellence in Construction

Founded in 1978, Nordby brings to every project over four decades of experience in commercial, residential, and wine cave construction throughout Northern California. With eight companies now under the Nordby umbrella, we provide an unparalleled range of expertise across a complementary spectrum of project types, paired with a deep understanding of the wine region and surrounding areas.

We know that early collaboration, proven processes, and effective communication are key to the success of every project. Led by an executive team with strong skill sets in their respective areas, each company under the Nordby umbrella delivers best-in-class construction services. A trusted advisor to clients throughout wine country and Idaho, our strength lies in comprehensive preconstruction, general contracting and construction management services, leveraging our industry experience and network of subcontractors to successfully guide the construction process for our valued clients.

Project: Nine Suns Winery
Architect: Signum Architecture
Location: St. Helena

Service Offerings

At Nordby, breadth of experience and depth of knowledge come together. Our multi-company structure enables us to share insights and resources across disciplines, while allowing us to develop and maintain the expertise, creativity, client focus and attention to detail that make us stand apart on projects large and small.


Project: Tasting Room
Architect: Backen & Gillam Architects
Location: Napa, CA

Explore the Nordby Timeline

At Nordby, we measure our success not only by the end product, but by the quality of the journey. We pride ourselves on consistently delivering the highest quality construction, with an unwavering focus on client service. Throughout our history, through two generations, we have earned our reputation as a trusted guide through the construction process.

Leadership Team

Craig Nordby

Craig Nordby


As CEO of the Nordby Companies, Craig Nordby leads not only a family business with over 40 years of history, but a group of companies that together form one of the premier construction companies in Northern California. Growing into the multiple companies under the Nordby umbrella you see today, Craig has carried the belief that ownership provides an unmatched level of motivation and success, and that a company is at its best when personal and company ambitions are aligned.


Tony Simmons

Partner & President, Construction

Tony brings over 25 years of experience to his role as partner and president of Nordby Construction. His broad experience as a carpenter, project estimator, project engineer, preconstruction manager and project manager gives him an in-depth understanding of the industry and the construction process. His experience working on a wide variety of projects, including hospitality venues, wineries, restaurants, corporate offices, healthcare facilities, senior housing developments, churches and civic buildings, provides him with a vast amount of knowledge across project types.


David Schroeder

Partner & President, Signature Homes & Signature Builders

As president of Nordby Signature Homes and Signature Builders Idaho, David oversees residential construction company wide. He joined the company in 2000 as a project manager, became vice president in 2005, and became a partner and president of the company’s custom residential company in 2011. With a singular focus on client relationships and business development, David has played a key role in developing Nordby’s large network of repeat clients.

Rick Shone

Rick Shone

Partner & President, Wine Caves

Rick joined Craig Nordby as partner in Nordby Wine Caves in 2008, helping to grow the company into a highly successful venture, offering end-to-end wine cave solutions for clients throughout the Northern California wine country. Based on a broad range of industry relationships, trust and mutual respect, Rick brings to the company a dedication to hands-on leadership and continual collaboration.


Brian Olhiser

Partner & Vice President, Signature Homes & Signature Builders

As vice president of Nordby Signature Homes and Signature Builders, the company’s new Idaho division, Brian oversees the highly collaborative and detailed process of custom home construction and will spearhead an exciting new expansion for the company. With over two decades of experience in the field, Brian brings a broad range of knowledge to his role. His experience includes work on custom homes, subdivisions and commercial projects, with companies large and small, in roles ranging from framing to detailing to customer service and management.

Project: Private Residence
Architect: Taylor Lombardo Architects
Location: Sonoma, California

Our Partners

A blueprint is only the beginning of a collaboration between the architect, the builder, and the property owner. We’ve established trusting relationships with many regional architects as we’ve worked to manage a construction schedule and budget while realizing the design vision of a space. These are a few of the firms we’ve partnered with in recent construction projects.

Project: Billa Landing Wine Storage & Industrial Buildings
Architect: DES Architects + Engineers
Location: Santa Rosa, California

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