About Principal | About Abbott + Avelar

Aaron Avelar, BPI , LEED GA, has nearly 20 years of professional experience in construction and estimating – including early cost benefit analysis, supplemental instructions to bidders and waterproofing. As a licensed Contractor, Aaron is skilled in all aspects of pre-construction, construction and end to end administration. He also keeps aesthetics and constructibility in mind throughout the entire process.


Aaron is licensed in the State of California and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. Aaron is also an expert witness in the field of water intrusion, working to assist attorneys and homeowners understand the root cause for water damage, and to develop solutions to fix the problem for the long term. He is involved with the Building Performance Institute and volunteers with several non-profit organizations.


Prior to forming Abbott + Avelar, Aaron began his career working for his father Richard Avelar, a Bay Area architect and contractor, who founded Richard Avelar & Associates. Working for Richard Avelar & Associates in forensic architecture and construction allowed a depth of knowledge beyond his years. The experience and lessons gained through studying and correcting other contractor’s defects provided him with a base of knowledge that would normally take decades to acquire. Aaron also worked for several years at a commercial construction firm focused on bio-pharmaceutical and Drug manufacturing facilities. In 2003, Aaron returned to his true passion, residential construction where he works in partnership with clients to build their dream home. He brings the managerial skill sets and professionalism he developed in commercial construction to residential projects, which can be rare in the industry. He works together in partnership with clients to take their home project from design to planning to construction to finishes.


Aaron is a third generation Northern California native and currently resides in Burlingame, CA. He is married to his beautiful wife Tracy of 4 years and has a 2-year-old daughter.