Proven Leadership

Trust, confidence and integrity have built the cornerstone of MarketOne Builders, and the leadership team embodies those values in every decision they make.  For more than sixteen years, business owners Tom Ford and James Fitzgerald have been building a company that strives to "make work a better place to be:)"

Groomed with a strong commitment to owner satisfaction by Rudolph and Sletten (Redwood Shores, CA) in the 1990's, the roommates and good friends embarked on a mission to build a company that listens and understands (relatable), gives back to their community (charitable), does the right thing (integrity), and has the courage to grow, learn and improve (confidence).  These core values are alive and thriving at MarketOne Builders today, and are reinforced by the management team daily.  In fact, they shape every strategic and tactical decision at MarketOne Builders.

In 2012, the company made a strategic acquisition in Project Executive, Steve Soderberg to manage the company's Bay Area operations.  Steve embodies the core values at MarketOne Builders and is a veteran of the Bay Area, having been with Webcor, Panattoni Construction, and San Jose Construction for more than 25 years.


Tom Ford

Partner, Director of Operations  |  tford@m1b.com

Director of Operations for the company, brings a passion for building and project delivery.   Tom oversees the delivery of our projects, and oversees safety, quality, staffing and the overall timely and successful delivery of our projects.  Tom was educated at California State University Fresno in Construction Management.


James Fitzgerald

Partner, Director of Project Development  |  jfitzgerald@m1b.com

Director of Project Development, manages the Business Development, Preconstruction, Estimating, Design-Build, and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) services for the company.  James has worked successfully with clients on strategy, business planning, and project development, helping teams bring concepts to reality.  James was educated at Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo in Construction Management, and has been active in Region Builders, Associated Builders & Contractors, the Design-Build Institute of America.  James is a LEED Accredited Professional.


Steve Soderberg

Project Executive  | Bay Area Manager  |  ssoderberg@m1b.com

As Project Executive and manager of the Bay Area operations, Steve brings more than twenty-five years experience in the Northern California construction industry, primarily in the office and industrial markets.  As a Project Executive, Steve oversees the estimating, design, and construction operations of all projects in the Bay Area.