President Don Chapin Jr. and father, Don Chapin Sr., founded the Don Chapin Company in 1978 as a family owned and operated construction business. The company has since grown to become one of the largest general engineering contractors on the Central Coast.
During the early years, the Don Chapin Company was most known for their septic work and small jobs in the Monterey and Santa Cruz counties. In 1982 the Don Chapin Company ventured a different road when they were awarded the Castroville Water Project. The scope of the project required the north and south ends of Castroville to be connected with miles of water pipelines and a million gallon water tank. Valves, pumps and electrical services were also installed for this project. The successful completion of this project proved that the Don Chapin Company was capable of managing large projects and put them on the map as a major public works contractor.
The Don Chapin Company conquered the private development sector with The Quail Meadows Project. In 1993 Don Chapin worked to prepare and develop 54 home sites spanning 614 acres located in Carmel Valley for the Quail Meadows subdivision. The project had several demands including: major environmental constraints, massive grading, paving and installation of miles of underground utilities. The Don Chapin Company went the extra mile to ensure that everything was perfect; the project was completed on time, under budget, and to the high standard and requirements of the client. As a result, the Don Chapin Company was honored with the AGC construction award for “Excellence in Client Service”. This project broadened their scope of work as a major private works contractor.
In 1999, the company ventured down into the major materials market with the opening of its first concrete Ready Mix plant in Hollister. Since then, the company’s concrete Ready Mix operation has grown to include plant facilities in Salinas and King City. The company is now considered a “major player” in the concrete ready mix industry, and has succeeded in raising the bar for quality of product and service to all of its clients.
During their 26 years of service on the Central Coast the Don Chapin Company has continually improved and expanded their facilities. In 2004 the Don Chapin Company moved into a 24,000 square foot state of the art office facility. This move along with the years of hard work and dedication to their industry and community, has positioned the Don Chapin Company for the next decade of construction perfection in both public and private sector markets.
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