Fire Reconstruction

What makes us special

Fire reconstruction has been the backbone of our business since 1976, and we have restored and rebuilt thousands of residential and commercial properties in the time since, including dozens after the Oakland Hills fire in 1991. We bring all of our experience, expertise, craftsmanship, and professionalism to every project we do, but what really sets us apart is our deep knowledge of the insurance process.

Insurance companies want to protect their bottom line, so they often send claims adjusters who rush the inspections, lowball the estimates, and then recommend contractors on their “preferred vendors” list, who will do only what the adjuster allows.

We work for YOU, NOT the insurance company.

After the recent Napa fires, one of our clients—a 76-year-old woman whose home sustained major damage—was offered just $11,000 to complete the restoration. Krueger Bros. stepped in and provided a comprehensive and realistic estimate. The report was 63 pages long and cited more than $191,000 in needed repairs.

After dealing with four different claims adjusters, Dave Krueger himself went directly to the CEO of the insurance company. Twenty-four hours later the claim was paid in full, and the homeowner was back in her properly restored home shortly thereafter.

We have hundreds of stories just like this.


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Navigating your insurance claim

We walk you through common situations and how to get the most out of your coverage.

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oakland

Keith Ave.

This historic carriage house was originally constructed in 1877 with hand-forged square nails and hand-sawn exterior siding. The entire roof superstructure was destroyed by fire, with fire, water, and smoke damage to the remaining interior architectural finishes. The rebuild included a grand mahogany staircase, custom panel-doors and casing trim, custom baseboards, five-piece crown molding, ornamental fireplaces and custom hardwood flooring throughout.
  • badly burned doorway badly burned doorway
  • living area of home showing damage from sprinkler systems living area of home showing damage from sprinkler systems
  • interior of bathroom showing water and fire damage, broken window interior of bathroom showing water and fire damage, broken window
  • freshly renovated bathroom with fresh blue paint, new cabinets, and new hardware freshly renovated bathroom with fresh blue paint, new cabinets, and new hardware
  • view of freshly done living space showing glimpse into green-painted kitchen view of freshly done living space showing glimpse into green-painted kitchen
  • freshly renovated bedroom with tan walls, oak furniture, and white bed freshly renovated bedroom with tan walls, oak furniture, and white bed

san francisco

Anza Street

This premium home in San Francisco near the famous Cliff House and Pacific Ocean suffered a serious fire resulting in structural damage to the basement and garage underpinning which included floor joist, main beams, and exterior blind wall replacement.

The house required completely new electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems as well as fabricated all-new premium interior finishes including new drywall, custom kitchen, custom paint, new custom hardwood flooring, and custom bathrooms.

napa

Buhman Ave.

Fire destroyed the attached garage and foundation along with the custom kitchen of this Napa Valley home. Interior fine finishes were also destroyed by the resultant water, soot, and smoke.

The project was undervalued by the insurance carrier, but once this problem was resolved the custom interior architectural finishes were replaced, including a custom kitchen, solid-surface counter tops, wood flooring, custom tile work, and all new exterior windows.

santa rosa

Meadowridge

This fire destroyed the dwelling’s entire roof superstructure, and burned the custom kitchen and attached garage down to the foundation. the restoration was initially undervalued by the insurance carrier, but after a successsful negotiation this home was rebuilt for the homeowner a full two months ahead of schedule.

fairfield

Meadow Valley Circle

This badly fire-damaged two-story home sustained significant structural damages to the roof framing, roof membrane, and all interior finishes throughout the dwelling.

  • gutted interior of 2-story home gutted interior of 2-story home
  • newly renovated interior room and staircase—light gray walls with white trim newly renovated interior room and staircase—light gray walls with white trim
  • view of outside of fire-damaged 2-story home. view of outside of fire-damaged 2-story home.
  • workers replacing roof on fire-damaged 2-story home workers replacing roof on fire-damaged 2-story home
  • empty interior of newly renovated house showing wood floors, fresh paint, looking from back to front of house empty interior of newly renovated house showing wood floors, fresh paint, looking from back to front of house
  • badly burned kitchen area badly burned kitchen area
  • renovated kitchen with tan granite countertops and dark wood cabinets renovated kitchen with tan granite countertops and dark wood cabinets
  • badly burned kitchen area badly burned kitchen area
  • renovated kitchen with tan granite countertops and dark wood cabinets renovated kitchen with tan granite countertops and dark wood cabinets

crockett

Pomona Street

One unit in thei apartment building was completely gutted by fire; completely new wiring and custom kitchen were installed.

napa

Wooden Valley Road

This country ranch-style home in the Napa Valley sustained serious damage that required complete renovation of the existing kitchen. Smoke damage throughout the residence necessitated the removal of drywall and ceilings, and replacement of attic insulation and heating duct. The work was completed within 4 weeks’ time.

  • fire damage in kitchen, melted microwave oven fire damage in kitchen, melted microwave oven
  • fire damage to kitchen showing ruined countertops, refrigerator, melted microwave fire damage to kitchen showing ruined countertops, refrigerator, melted microwave
  • another angle of smoke-damaged area another angle of smoke-damaged area
  • newly renovated kitchen with black granite countertops and white cabinets, stainless steel appliances newly renovated kitchen with black granite countertops and white cabinets, stainless steel appliances

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your next project

We serve Napa, Sonoma, Solano, Marin, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, and San Mateo counties. If you are outside the area, but require our expertise, please get in touch.
Krueger Bros. Builders

san francisco

1405 18th St., Suite 3
San Francisco CA 94107

(415) 863-5846

Napa

PO Box 3826
Napa CA 94558

(707) 252-6688

License No. 364692

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