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A building project should be something you look forward to. Not something to be endured.

The industry gets a bad reputation sometimes. Builders who say all the right words to get a job and clients who get the same old thing - poor communication, no transparency, no accountability, corner cutting, cost and schedule overruns, and finger pointing. The project might still limp across the finish line after a long drawn out process, but at what cost?

We provide something different. An open-book process where clients, contractors, and designers work together to provide what we all want, a beautiful building and a great building experience. What leads to the best experience for our clients? A clear understanding of client goals, a people-first mentality, humble leadership, constant communication, and ongoing collaboration. At Nexgeneral, clients, contractors, and designers work together to create incredible buildings.


We invite you to participate in a better kind of building experience.


Early collaboration with team

We facilitate early collaboration between client, contractor and design teams to ensure everyone is working within your budget & timeline.

A design for your budget

No surprises along the way. Your budget & long-term success guide every decision we make.

Clear communication

You will never be in the dark. Clear, consistent, caring communication guides every project.

Our clients = Our partners

It’s our job to alleviate your stress, solve problems that arise during the construction process, and work hand in hand with you to bring your vision to life on time and within your budget.

Meet the Nexgeneral Leadership Team

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Phillip Kliewer


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Phillip knew early on he didn’t want to work an office job, so he jumped out of helicopters to fight forest fires for a few years. These experiences taught him how to push himself to do anything and relate with anyone. After obtaining his B.S. in Construction Management, Phillip was highly recruited and chose to work at Matt Construction in Los Angeles. A Valley kid at heart, he returned to apply what he learned in his hometown. Phillip’s strength lies in his ability to communicate, lead teams, plan ahead, set expectations, and empower those around him to achieve their full potential.


He determines a project’s success not only by “on time and under budget” but also by whether or not relationships have been strengthened. When Phillip isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with his family, in the outdoors, and finding the best restaurants.

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Ed Smith

General Superintendent & Safety Officer

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4.3 BILLION dollars. That’s how many dollars worth of work Ed has managed as a superintendent during his career. A few of his project highlights include the East Medical Plaza, a four-story medical office building for Community Regional Medical Center, Leprino Cheese plant- the largest cheese plant in the world 🧀, Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino's renovations & additions, and Fresno Chaffee Zoo's award-winning sea lion exhibit.

While his resume is impressive, Ed is most thankful for the friendships he has built in the construction industry.


Ed values relationships so much he constructed the “Legacy Barn” on his property where he often hosts events and serves delicious BBQ. About 5,000 photos of friends and family line the barn’s interior walls.


Gabe Escalera

Director of Operations

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Gabe likes solving things. Puzzles as a kid, construction projects now. Raised in the Central Valley, Gabe obtained his B.S. in Construction Management at California State University, Fresno. Gabe is thrilled to join the Nexgeneral leadership team to make a difference in the lives of clients and co-workers. Working in the Bay Area and Central Valley, Gabe has developed his skills as a project manager. He has experience on a number of high intensity, high expectation projects totaling over a million SF in office Tenant Improvement (TI), ground-up commercial, and medical projects. He brings an incredible work ethic and passion for empowering others who are new to the industry.


Moments with family and friends are precious to Gabe, but he also cherishes time with his dog in a duck blind, waiting on daybreak.

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Note from a Client

"There is no better company for guaranteeing that our development and construction are continually running efficiently on schedule and budget with the highest quality and care.


Based on our experience, NexGeneral displays a high level of professionalism, experience, dedication and commitment to quality.  They do an exceptional job of cultivating a teamwork-oriented atmosphere and work well with the project team to find solutions to problems and overcome numerous challenges during the course of construction. NexGen understands many of the unique rules, regulations and procedures that come along with large scale master plan developments. We highly recommend NexGeneral as a General Contractor."

~ Dennis Bacopulos, California Armenian Home

Read full recommendation letter here

Contact Nexgeneral

+1 (559) 529-9095

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