The Honest Builder

Our vision is to become the #1 trusted builder in San Diego.

Mission Statement

Nau Builders, Inc. is a diversified builder that builds high-quality custom homes and mixed-use projects. We have the capacity to accommodate all types of projects from conception to completion. To achieve sustained growth we operate with the highest degree of quality customer service and our employees are treated with the same respect, integrity, and importance as each and every one of our customers and business partners.

Our commitment to all is long term, no exceptions.


Generations of Builders


Years In Business


Local Projects

Our Construction History

  • 1975-1980

    Bird Rock native, Ronald L. Nau, entered the La Jolla construction industry in 1975.

  • 1980-1990

    Ronald soon went on to form Nau Builders in 1985. First specializing in residential remodeling, Ronald mastered his ability to work close with owners and carry out their visions.

  • 1990-2000

    Taking advantage of a prosperous real estate market between the mid 1990s to 2005, Nau Builders stepped back from remodeling and moved onto building larger custom homes and developing luxury mixed-use projects throughout La Jolla and the coastal areas specializing in mixed-use development and underground parking.

  • 2005 - 2010

    In 2005 Nau Builders moved from development back to custom homes and building for other developers. Kyle Nau started working for the company in 2007 and the father-son working relationship became a great company asset. Due to its reputation in the community, Nau Builders, Inc. managed to continue strong through the late 2000s recession.

  • 2010 - Today

    Nau Builders has developed a reputation as one of San Diego Coast’s most trusted and experienced home builders with unsurpassed customer service and client attention.

Memberships & Associations

GREEN and Sustainable Building

Even though we perform work at a local level, we are committed to social responsibility at a global level.

GREEN in the Office: From purchasing 30% recycled printing paper, recycling and focusing on the use of online communication over printing or faxing, we have cut our paper purchasing needs by more than 50 percent.

GREEN Demolition: When we demolish a home, we make sure that the maximum amount possible is recycled. We take out doors, vanities, appliances and other working items from homes we are remodeling and look to give them a second life.  Many of the items are donated to local charities or brought to Mexico for building.

GREEN Building. Kyle Nau received his LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) Green Associate credential Spring of 2012. With this difficult-to-achieve accreditation, Nau Builders is able to better serve its clients’ in building sustainable homes.

Supporting Our Community

Ron’s grandfather was an architect in New York and moved out to La Jolla in 1941. His parents, both La Jolla High School alumni, met at the Cove, married, and raised their family here. San Diego has given so much to the Nau family over the years that Nau Builders, Inc. has made giving back to the community a part of its mission.

La Jolla Village News Sep 2011: Father-Son Team Recounts 25 Years Building in La Jolla

San Diego Home and Garden July 2014: Storybook Cottage

La Jolla Village News Nov 2014 page 21: For Many La Jolla-Based Businesses, Education is the Priority

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