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Lic. #768702-A                                                                          California Certified - DBE #34994 - SMBE - SWBE  

About Us 

Founded in 1999 and incorporated in 2003, S. Chaves Construction, Inc. is located in San Luis Obispo, California.  We are a State certified minority woman owned small business with a commitment to quality, safety, and client satisfaction.  Our team approach emphasizes strong communication, early problem detection and creative solutions for effective project delivery.  What Terri and Steve Chaves created, originally as a local backhoe service, quickly grew to become one of the California Central Coast's most capable and respected construction firms in the area.  Since that time, our work regions have expanded from San Luis Obispo County, into Monterey, Santa Barbara and Kern Counties.  We continue to develop our reputation among clients with responsiveness, leadership, knowledge, and an unwavering commitment to client satisfaction.  Our team gets the job done safely, one time, and within budget.

Our Vision


At S. Chaves Construction, our vision is to build the future with industry leading quality, safety, and technology.  Our goal is to remain on the forefront of industry advancements through our use of GPS guided equipment, 3D modeling of jobsites, and the latest technology in project management / estimating tools.

Our team strives to be the trusted contractor that homeowners, businesses and public agencies can turn to for all of their heavy civil construction needs.

Project Types


  • Streets and Highways

  • Earthwork

  • Emergency Repairs

  • Underground utility and Infrastructure

  • Storm water & sewer systems

  • Telecommunications

  • Demolition

  • Pavement systems

  • Concrete structures

  • Airport Infrastructure

Anchor 1


Union of Operating Engineers

Signatory - Local 12

Southern California Laborer's Union

Signatory - Local 220

License & Certifications

CA General Engineering Contractor "A" License

No. 768702

Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE)

No. 34994

Small Minority Business Enterprise (SMBE)

Small Woman Owned Business Enterprise (SWBE)

DIR # 1000021063

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