Joseph C. Fellner, General Contractor, licensed in California has been building locally in the Tahoe/Truckee area since 2002, and has earned a reputation for superior craftsmanship, service, and professionalism.
Joseph originally moved to Tahoe City in 1988 from Chico, California planning only to stay in the area for a season skiing and “bumping chairs” as a lift operator at Alpine Meadows Ski Area. During the course of this season Joseph discovered a connection with Lake Tahoe, its surrounding mountains, and the wonderful people who live here. After re-thinking his short stay, Joseph dabbled in the restaurant business as a waiter for a short while before throwing-in his apron, putting on a tool belt and focusing on the world of construction. Joseph spent the next 10 years working for a few of the finest local builders on the lake and stayed balanced with active outdoor activities such as skiing at the resorts, backcountry skiing, biking, rock climbing, and fishing.
Joseph also met his wife, LaVon, during these early years’ and married in the fall of 1997 at the Aspen Grove in Incline and soon after, moved to Kings Beach on the sunny North Shore of Lake Tahoe, where they reside to this day with their two boys.
The construction work over the course of these 10 years included spectacular lakefront homes, varying in style from log, contemporary, and Greek unique. Arches, domes, turrets, and boat houses were among the more pleasurable and challenging projects Joseph had the opportunity to build and learn from. These particular homes opened Joseph’s eyes to the understanding that anything is buildable if you can envision it! Not all the projects over these years were new homes; however, in fact, a large proportion were remodels jobs where Joseph quickly learned the necessity of having patience and the need to be versed in all the trades on the construction site.
So, it is no wonder when Joseph founded his business, Fellner Construction, in 2002 that he hit the ground running, applying all he had learned. Joseph’s ability to understand the bigger picture allows him to quickly solve on-site troubles, saving his clients time and money, while keeping the job site running smoothly. Joseph’s patience, keen eye for details, knowledge of all aspects of the building trade, combined with his ability to work closely with designers and clients (given his friendly, can-do demeanor) makes for the perfect partnership. Fellner Construction projects over the past 6 yrs have ranged from new home construction to major remodel work, sprinkled with the occasional deck or addition. Each project has offered a new set of challenges that keeps Joe growing, learning, and motivated. These projects include many different aspects of construction from major steel framing and S.I.P. panels to hydraulically lifting a home, to save memories and increasing living space, to large timber post and beam construction. Some of these projects are available to be seen on this website. Fellner Construction’s mission is to provide the finest craftsmanship and quality and doing so at a fair price.
Fellner Construction is proud to be involved with and sponsor their local Little League teams, AYSO Soccer teams, North Tahoe Boys & Girls Club, Kings Beach Elementary PTO, & Kings Beach Parent’s Co-op School. Joseph also coaches AYSO soccer, teaches skiing to his boys, and finds time to pursue his latest outdoor activity, Trail Running, placing 11th in the Tahoe Rim Trail 50k Endurance Run this past summer 2008, and currently planning this current year, 2009, to run the 50 mile leg of the Tahoe Rim Trail.