NBR was lucky enough to get their hands on 3 rundown SOMA lofts in desperate need of an update. NBR reimagined the space and executed the remodel with swift precision. It was a fabulous transformation and a wonderful contemporary renovation.

Got space in the basement?? Let NBR increase your square footage and the value of your home like NBR did for this Lone Mountain Homeowner! 

Maintaining a 1 car garage, NBR created a den with french patio doors to the yard, a Bedroom, an office and a full laundry room. NBR also built a custom wet bar perfect for entertaining! 

Empty, useless space above a home was transformed into a dream ATTIC space — complete with Den, Office, Bedroom, Walk-in Closet and a full Bathroom!!

NBR created a 600sqft beautiful space including a seamless continuation of the existing entry staircase into the Inner Richmond Attic. Using creativity and smart space planning, NBR over delivered adding more square footage and storage than expected — delighting the homeowner!


NBR Design-Build is successful project after project because the Designer is also your Builder. NBR delivers creative, elegant solutions from a designer who knows and understands construction first hand. We eliminate the conflicts between the architect, designer and contractor during the construction process which is a common complaint and a leading cause of extra costs and delays in remodels. We, and our clients, are convinced that Design-Build is the best way to achieve the highest value while still meeting schedule, cost and quality goals.


Alex Nerland, Founder/Principal of NBR Design-Build, has been buying and remodeling houses in San Francisco for more than 14 years. Alex got his degree in Architecture from UC Berkeley in 1990 and his Contractor License in 2002. Alex has hands-on experience and is personally skilled in all aspects — from city permits to finish carpentry, from Auto CAD to plumbing — giving him the expertise to manage projects, employees and sub-contractors efficiently and to deliver projects on time. Alex’s wife, Lisa, is the Co-Designer and Project Manager for all projects. Lisa has been designing projects with Alex for NBR for 10+ years and is a licensed California Real Estate Broker.

NBR has 5 steps in the planning and creating of your perfect space. We take care of your entire project from beginning to end– from initial concept right through construction.

Pacific Heights Residence, San Francisco, CA, 2017

We worked with Lisa and Alex to remodel a 1908 Victorian condo in Pac Heights and had a very good experience—definitely the best team we have worked with of the four remodel projects we’ve completed.
We wanted to work with a design build firm to avoid the protracted process of using a GC and independent subs.
Lisa and Alex immediately understood our vision to preserve the integrity of the home’s Victorian architecture while updating the amenities and style. We remodeled the kitchen, added a master bathroom, converted an underutilized space to a functional laundry and office; and added a fair amount of closet storage.


NBR has been featured in multiple articles in a number of nationwide magazines such as Fine Homebuilding and Consumer Reports. NBR has also been featured in a many Houzz editorials including multiple “Kitchen’s of the Week”. Please click on the Press link to read the full articles.

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