• Structerra is a full-service builder, providing expert general contracting services to the very best custom home and renovation clients in Northern California.

    We professionally manage and execute all aspects of the most demanding and detail-orientated construction projects, large or small. Our focus is on building architecturally distinct, eco-conscience projects of exceptional quality.

    We take pride in our ability to execute the most challenging designs, ensuring that the built product compliments the vision of the Owner as well as the design intent of the Architect. Our attention to detail and team approach results in a built environment that fuses naturally with its surroundings.

    At Structerra, we believe building or renovating a home should be fun! It is our goal to make your building experience a happy journey, which will lead to a place you can truly call home.

    Structerra is the eco-conscience builder. We incorporate a range of sustainability features in our home construction and in the way we conduct our own business. It is our vision is to create an industry culture where environmental excellence is second nature. Our mission is to fully integrate environmental stewardship into the business of providing the highest-quality custom homes, the best client experience, and all-around best value.

    • Structerra is a boutique custom home building company with a team of dedicated professionals and skilled craftsmen working together towards building the best homes (not the most houses).

      Heading up the team is Principal, Brian Rickauer, who brings with him a lifelong passion for design and construction. With experience in all phases of construction, architecture and design, as well as project management, Brian is able to effectively take projects from concept through completion. He is hands-on in the managing of every project, on site every day, and has a supportive team of men and women who like doing things the right way!

    • Brian grew up in the mountain town of Frisco, Colorado, where he had the opportunity to work his way through virtually every trade in the construction industry. Outside of his work, Brian was, and remains, an avid rower, biker, skier, and just about anything else that moves him. He was able to pursue all of these interests during his years at Middlebury College, where he graduated cum laude with a degree in Political Science and Architecture.

      Following, Brian worked as a project manager for a contracting and development company in the mountain resort areas of Summit County and the Vail Valley. After years in Colorado, Brian moved east to focus on the construction and operations management of a development interest, specializing in the construction of Georgian and Shingle style estate homes in the neighborhoods of Greenwich and Westport (CT).

      Over a decade ago, Brian brought his passion to Tahoe and has been living his dream ever since; building with integrity and meaning, surrounding himself with capable professionals and a loving family.

  • Structerra provides expert contracting and project management services in the greater Tahoe area, from Martis Camp, Lahontan, and Truckee, into Squaw Valley and throughout the Tahoe basin.

    We welcome special opportunities in Napa, Sonoma, North Bay area, and beyond.

    Our projects involve homeowners from near and far, and we look forward to meeting you! Here are some of the places we've worked...



Our goal is to connect with the design intent and provide advice as it relates to budgeting, scheduling, and quality. We'll always include limitless pre-construction design-budget consultations, thorough project estimating, calculated sub-contractor selection, and comprehensive contract and insurance administration.


Project management services include daily coordination of all construction activities and scheduling, proper implementation of design intent, development of architectural details and interiors, research and presentation of product and material options, regular budget updates and progress reports.


At Structerra, we stand behind all our projects and provide homeowners with continuing service, well beyond the warranty period. We strive to leave our clients happy and work to provide them with a home that embraces their vision. We appreciate the relationship and know that each good one leads to many more.
  • "I have worked with Brian as the contractor building many of our projects. He has done an outstanding job on every one and the clients are always thrilled. From his valueconscious approach, to his enthusiasm, great work ethic and sense of craftsmanship, I wholeheartedly recommend Brian to all of our clients!"

    - Architectural Firm, Principal
  • "Amazing quality, brilliant design, creative ideas, ethical manner, high integrity, kindhearted, honest approach- and fun too!"

    - Martis Camp Custom Home Client
  • "After visiting several of Structerra's completed projects with Brian Rickauer, we knew immediately that he was the contractor to remodel our Squaw Valley condo. His sense of design, color, esthetics, attention to detail, and work quality were obvious -- and the key factors in our choice of Structerra."

    - Squaw Valley Renovation Client
  • "Brian is a very honest and respectful contractor. He always followed up on questions that we had about the project. To add to this he was very creative and found options that saved us money. The Structerra crew always cleaned up after they worked and were friendly and kept on task. As with any building of a new home or remodel you tend to go over your budget. Brian was able to keep our budget within our means and found lots of ways to say us money. I would hire Structerra Inc. again if I was to do any more work on our Tahoe home."

    - Tahoe City Custom Home Client
  • "Brian built a vacation home, remodeled our primary residence, and is now building a second vacation home for us. We keep coming back to him because he is fantastic at what he does and makes the whole process fun. He is a builder but has an architecture degree that gives him a great design sense as well as a fantastic eye for interior design. So you get the whole package in one, which is extremely helpful throughout the building process. We can't recommend him highly enough."

    - Martis Camp Custom Home Client
  • "We planned on being on the East Coast for the entire CA remodel so choosing a contractor that took a modern approach to communications was imperative. The detailed project and costs estimates on Brian’s initial bid made us feel comfortable that he would bring the project in on budget - and he did! Brian paid close attention to our needs. His understanding of space, layout and construction helped us enormously. He quickly earned our complete confidence. Brian Rickauer and the Structerra team really stand out. We’re positive we chose the best contractor. And we enthusiastically recommend Structerra to anyone who wants to work with a true professional for an excellent end product."

    - Squaw Valley Client
  • Brian worked closely with us from day one as he built a great lakeside home on Tahoe's west shore. Despite being a brand new home, the house was featured in the North Lake Tahoe Historical Society's annual home tour the summer after completion. We were very specific in what we wanted: Brian showed a genuine interest in helping us find the right finishes to create that look, paying close attention to areas where we could save on costs and areas that were splurge worthy. Brian delivered exactly what we were looking for with exceptional attention to detail, quality and cost control ... and he was a pleasure to work with!

    - Lakefront Custom Home Client


10075 West River Street, ste 203
Truckee, CA 96161


P: 530-550-1142
F: 530-550-1143