Ben Leland, President, CEO, owner-builder of Leland Construction Inc., has built his outstanding reputation on the honesty and integrity of his craftsmanship.
The Encinitas-based, full-service construction company, specializes in multi-family and residential custom home construction, home remodeling/renovations, home additions, and accessory dwelling units.
Leland, a third-generation contractor, grew up building custom residences in Bellevue, Washington. Not only did his parents teach him the business of residential construction, he learned the importance of building a reputation based on excellence.
“Leland Construction runs on the family principles we live every day,” he said. “Principles of trust, partnership, authenticity, and ethics. I’m not only proud of my achievements, I’m really proud that my parents encouraged me to achieve my goals.
More than 20 years ago, Leland launched a fence and deck-building business out of his Encinitas garage. Today, his services cover the gamut – from renovating a six-thousand square-foot home on the bluffs of Moonlight Beach to building a six-hundred square foot ADU over an existing garage.
Leland’s not shy about acknowledging the secret to his company’s success.
“I’m true to my word and I always follow through,” he said. “I’m determined to be the best at what I do by demanding nothing but the best out of myself, employees, subcontractors, and vendors.”
Leland emphasized the importance streamlining the efforts associated with project management, scheduling, cost and quality control.
“The key to delivering quality work within a state as competitive California is based on completing projects on-time and within budget,” he said.
Projects are executed by “respecting a client’s vision,”
“We pay attention to details; we don’t let the little things slide and there are no change orders or excuses.”
Leland noted the importance of additional dwelling units – also known as granny flats, in-law units, backyard cottages and secondary units – to San Diego’s booming growth.
“No matter what you call them, ADUs are an innovative, affordable and effective way to add additional housing and income revenue while increasing one’s property value,” he said. “Additional dwelling units keep a community a community which is truly important. We don’t want large business developers turning our communities into overcrowded, dense, concrete, urban clusters.”
In his precious spare time, Leland shares his philanthropic spirit with those less fortunate by building homes in Baja, Mexico through Christian Ministries of Mexico.
“It’s rewarding to give keys to a family in need of a roof over their head,” he said.
“Our homes tell our life story,” concluded Leland. “Our homes represent our achievements, passions, and lifestyles. At Ben Leland Construction we realize the importance of understanding a client’s vision. We give every client the utmost attention to ensure that ideas are truly represented and seamlessly integrated.”
For more information visit www.benlelandconstructioninc.com
Lucia Viti is a seasoned journalist, photojournalist and published author who covers all regions in feature and news reporting. Sporting a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of West Virginia, she spent 20 years in New York in the fields of Public Relations, Advertising and Medical Communications. Her love for outdoor sports landed her in Carlsbad in 1999 where she segued into news and feature reporting. Her photographs are sold locally in artisan shops throughout the County.