Team

The Kasten Team

Get to know the folks at Kasten Builders working behind the scenes to make your home building experience a fun and seamless process

Denny received a degree in Architecture from Lawrence Institute of Technology in Southfield, Michigan. As a student, Denny worked with general contractors, learning to build from the ground up, understanding what it means to be on-time, cost-effective, and skilled in the trades. After relocating to Marin in 1972, he began what is now Kasten Builders. Known among the industry’s elite, Denny has built homes throughout Marin, Sonoma, Napa counties and the rest of the San Francisco Bay Area. With over 50 years in the construction industry his knowledge, experience, and passion for working with people is credit to his long term success.

Pete Kasten

Pete has been part of Kasten Builders for over 20 years. Starting with a shovel in hand at the age of 15, Pete learned the trade starting from the bottom. A skilled carpenter and project foreman, Pete hurt his back in 2004 and started doing estimating for the company. Pete now handles project management and enjoys improving the quality of life of his clients through the projects he oversees. Pete lives in San Rafael with his son Ryder and their dog Buddy. In his free time, he can be found hanging with family, out playing golf, mountain biking, or working out.
Controller Valerie Boggs keeps administration of your project tight. A former construction business owner, she maintains meticulous accounting records and keeps project reporting accurate.

Kevin Smoker

Project Manager/Head Estimator
P: 415-897-4500
E: kevin@kastenbuilders.com
Kevin has been a valued member of Kasten Builders since 2013. He brings with him roughly 15 years of experience from both the residential and commercial fields and a B.S. degree in Civil (Structural) Engineering from San Jose State University. From preconstruction through the final punch list, clients and design professionals appreciate Kevin’s communication, attention to detail, and honesty. In his spare time, Kevin enjoys outings with his family and is always eager to improve his golf game.

Barb Dobbins

Construction Administrator
E: barb@kastenbuilders.com
Barb joined Kasten Builders in late 2020 with vast experience in administration, organization, design, construction, and project and financial management. Her multidisciplinary background also includes a BA in Anthropology and Museum Studies and a MA in Art History. She is well-versed in strategically balancing complex and competing projects, all while maintaining a high level of professionalism and a fun spirit. Barb has been fascinated by dogs for as long as she can remember; she writes professionally on canine-related topics and continues her studies and research in animal behavior and health, especially those of her own two dogs, Tico and Parker.

Buddy Kasten

Juan Gonzalez

Site Superintendent
E: juan@kastenbuilders.com
Juan joined the Kasten Builders team in 2006 and has proven to be a very skilled foreman. His attention to detail ensures that a job is well done and he takes pride in helping homeowners make their dreams come true. When not enjoying his favorite sushi meal he can usually be found on the soccer field.

Adalberto Vincente

Site Superintendent
E: adalberto@kastenbuilders.com
Alberto joined Kasten Builders in 2008 and has played a key role in many of our projects. His many years of experience and ability to propose alternative solutions to sometimes complex challenges are exceptional. Away from work he loves to play the piano and is considered quite the chef.

Jesse

Project Foreman

Marvin

Carpenter

Calderon

Carpenter

Francisco

Carpenter

Mike

Carpenter
Mike Lord recently relocated to California from his home town of Indianapolis where he worked as a union carpenter. Mike has a passion for creating with his hands and loves seeing a project take shape. Mike is a team player, hard-working, and a joy to be around. In his spare time Mike enjoys fixing up old cars. We are excited to see what he does next.

Raul

Carpenter

Pablo

Carpenter

Mario

Carpenter

Mario

Carpenter

Alejandro

Carpenter
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