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About Us 2017-08-14T19:03:27+00:00

About Us

We’re a third generation builder specializing in building quality custom homes and remodels in Southern California for over 35 years.

Jim Leising was born and raised in up state New York where he follows in the footsteps of a family of successful home builders. Jim started at a young age learning the building trade by going to work with his father and brothers. Over the years Jim was taught first hand about carpentry and craftsmanship. While not only working for his family Jim picked up years of experience by working for his uncles and other respected builders in the area. By working for multiple builders Jim was able to learn and experience all phases of building, including commercial work, residential remodels and new home construction.

Jim’s business skills started to take shape in 1976 while working once again with his brother. While eager to get ahead they began their own contracting of room additions and other construction projects. From that point on Jim never looked back, in 1977-78 Jim went on to successfully building and selling his very first custom home.

In 1979 Jim decided to move to Southern California. After settling in Orange County he joined the carpenter’s union and worked for six years framing large office buildings, commercial banks and other large commercial projects. In 1982 Jim obtained his state contractors license and continued working on large scale projects. Then in 1985 he decided it was time to get back to his roots and made his final move to San Diego County where he started Leising Builders.

A Family Tradition

Over the years Jim has spent his entire career in the building industry. Never straying from the path Jim has had great success building Leising Builders into a name respected for quality work and craftsmanship. Now back to where it all started, Jim still enjoys building and contracting custom homes, remodels or whole house renovations. As always you will still find Jim out on the construction project adding to his 45 years of experience and expertise.

“It’s been over 25 years now (1989) since I contracted with Jim Leising to build my 4000 Sq. Ft home. I have always felt very fortunate to have selected Jim to be my builder. My home was built on time and very professionally. We found Jim to be a very talented craftsman and an absolutely reliable person. I would recommend Jim Leising to anyone, whether you are building a new home, remodeling or adding on to your existing home. You won’t find a more professional, knowledgeable contractor to build with.”
L. Ford