History

Modern Building Company was founded in 1946. Over the past 71 years, Modern has grown steadily. The company’s first project was building Quonset huts during World War II. In 1949 the firm had built 250 of these structures for PG&E’s Feather River Project.

We are a diverse northern California-based general contractor located in Chico, California, with an average annual volume of $20-$30 million. We are licensed in the states of California, Oregon, Nevada and Montana, although the majority of our work is in northern California. Our work in the neighboring states is a direct result of satisfied clients who requested that we travel to meet their needs on subsequent projects.

Our firm is lead by our three owners; James Seegert, Gary Fowler and Michael Seegert. Each of these partners is “hands on” at the office every day, involved in a wide variety of building projects. Our office staff is comprised of an additional four project managers/estimators, two project engineers, and five accounting/contract administration personnel. In the field we have over 15 project superintendents and foremen, and over 35 of our own carpenters, concrete finishers and laborers. Modern executes all of our concrete work in-house.

Today Modern is engaged in a wide variety of construction; concrete tilt wall facilities, multi-story steel frame buildings, single and multi-story wood frame buildings on concrete slabs, pre-engineered steel buildings, commercial, health care and medical offices, retail structures and tenant improvements. The projects range in size from 1,000 square feet to over 100,000 square feet, and from $1,000 contracts to multi-million dollar contracts.