About Steve

Since the age of fourteen, Steve dreamed of being a building contractor. He fulfilled that dream in his early 20s, after studying all aspects of the building trades at Sierra College in Rocklin, CA. Although his emphasis is now on residential projects, his experience is well-rounded. He worked in a cabinet shop learning the fine art of finish work, and his formal education included hands-on coursework in both commercial and residential buildings.

Steve received his contractor’s license in 1991 and immediately launched Leegwater Construction, Inc. In 2000, Steve opened LCI Windows, Doors and More, which carried building industry products for homeowners and contractors, and also provided window and door installation.

Since 2003, Steve has overseen construction projects of all sizes, working with architects, engineers, designers, and city building departments. He personally manages all of his projects from inception through completion. Recently, Steve completed a 3,500 square-foot luxury home on the Broadway Terrace hillside in Oakland. Even during large-scale construction projects such as this, he continues to build additions, remodel kitchens and bathrooms, install windows and doors, and repair foundations.

Steve’s many successful projects include the following:

  • rebuilding hotels
  • renovating apartment buildings in Concord while supervising large crews
  • renovating homes in Piedmont
  • remodeling kitchens and bathrooms
  • building new residences from the ground up
  • managing whole house renovations

Steve, our master bed and bath remodel is stunning. When the architect came by for the final peek, she was so moved I thought she might cry. You have crafted a truly serene retreat for us. Your impeccable workmanship, careful attention to all your professional relationships and your adherence to schedules and budgets are just some of the reasons that we have invited you back to fix our other bathrooms!

Many thank yous,
Shelby & Erich, Oakland

Dear Steve,

The bathroom
looks wonderful! 
I am thrilled with
it! You guys do fantastic work!

~Susie & Pete, Walnut Creek