Groundbreaking: Grafton Plaza Preschool and Retail Center

We celebrated another groundbreaking ceremony this week and this time it’s for the ground-up construction for the Grafton Plaza Preschool and Retail Center. This project consists of a preschool shell and 2 new retail shell buildings for future restaurants and retail tenants. Building A is 16,010 square feet and Building B encompasses 6,050 square feet. The preschool shell building will be 9,980 square feet. Site work includes building an outdoor fire table, wood deck, outdoor benches, an artistic planter with seating, and other associated site work.

Stay tuned for more details by following us on social media and also visiting the project page here:

Groundbreaking: Joe’s Premium Car Wash

We celebrated the groundbreaking for our new project, Joe’s Premium Car Wash. Joe’s Premium Car Wash is a state-of-the-art self-service Car wash located in Chowchilla, CA on the corner of Robertson Blvd and Ave 26. This project is built from the ground up and includes and all associated site work.

The car wash is a 5,736 sq foot building that includes both masonry and wood framing. The tunnel is 132 feet long and the total site area is 1.5 acres. This site will contain Sonny’s Car wash equipment which is a premium car wash equipment brand. With this fully integrated technology, the car wash will require very little on-site staff as it is almost entirely self-automated. The car wash will also be energy-efficient as it will have solar panels on top of metal canopies over the vacuum parking stalls. The building contains metal siding on the exterior with decorative metal screens on the east side of the building.

The car wash will be the first self-service car wash in the city of Chowchilla.

Visit the project page to stay up to date with our construction:


Schaffer’s Mill Custom Home Construction – Lot 386

Proud and excited to be building this incredible 4,184 SF custom home located in Schaffer’s Mill – one of Truckee’s most desirable neighborhoods.

This custom home sits on one of the most spacious homesites within Schaffer’s Mill, creating a private retreat for families to enjoy. With plenty of native trees and gentle terrain, this can only be described as quintessential Tahoe. The custom features are a perfect blend of traditional Tahoe and mountain-modern architecture.

Featuring 5-bedrooms, including a bunkroom for the kids, plus a large rec room; 5 ½ baths; a main-level Master and guest suite, a laundry room and mudroom; and plenty of outdoor patio space, this is truly a one-of-a-kind masterpiece in an idyllic setting. Don’t miss out on this rare combination of superb quality, spectacular location, and soon-to-be move-in ready convenience.

Offered at: $3,975,000
• 4,184 SF
• 5 Bedrooms
• 5.5 Baths
• Rec Room

Contact us for more details!

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Project Update: Schaffer’s Mill Mountain Lodges in Truckee, CA

Our work building in Truckee, CA continues! As spring arrives, it is full speed ahead for our construction of the Schaffer’s Mill Mountain Lodges. As of April 2021, 28 units have been completed with a total contract to build 44 units. These mountain lodges are all three to four bedrooms and have ample space for family time as they range in size from 2,000 to 3,100 square feet.

There’s something special about building in the serene Sierra Nevada… Stay tuned for more updates.

Visit the project page to see more photos of units under construction and completed units:


Rapid Xpress Carwash

Construction for the Rapid Xpress Carwash in Atwater, CA is complete! 

This project consisted of the ground-up construction of a 4,971 square foot state-of-the-art car wash facility on a 1.15-acre site with associated site work. We are honored to have been a part of the grand opening ceremony with our clients and the City of Atwater. View more photos and a video of the finished project below.

Huff Employee Spotlight: Connie Ruiz – Building Excellence for 15 Years

Name: Connie Ruiz
Title: AR Administrator
Hire Date: January 2006

Where are you from?
I was born in Santa Cruz, growing up in the Aptos & Watsonville area. My parents moved to the valley my senior year in high school (It was devastating…what are all these cows and no beach?) I met my husband here and we settled in the small town of Gustine.

What do you do at work?
I work in the accounting department as the Accounts Receivable and Contract Administrator but I wear many hats… and I love that challenge.

What did you do before working at Huff Construction?
I worked in the accounting department for a residential contractor. And before that, I was the office manager for a building materials/lumber yard. But my first job was as a cashier at a TA truck stop working my way up to join their accounting team.

How did you get your start at Huff Construction?
I saw a “Help Wanted” ad in the Modesto Bee. I wasn’t looking for a job, as I was already employed but not very satisfied, and I thought, why not? So I applied and I was called in for an interview and hired a few days later as the Subcontract AP admin. After my first year, I then took on a different role as the AR admin. Through all my years here, I have “played” in AR, AP, payroll, and even answered the phone a few times (the hardest role).

What makes you excited to go to work in the morning?
Huff has a great team that I love working with. Everyone has an upbeat and get ‘er done attitude!

How does Huff support you as an employee?
Brad and Gary are “real people”… I don’t know how else to better explain it and I’m thankful for that.

What has been your proudest moment at Huff?
I don’t think I have a “proudest moment” but I do feel gratification when customers and others recognize my professionalism and commitment to Huff. I even had a customer’s lender go out of his way to say good things about me to our controller at the time. Oh yea, and I’ve even received goodies from subcontractors. That’s always a good way to get in my head, with treats.

What’s it like as a woman to work in a male-dominated profession?
I don’t know any different. I’ve always worked in places where it has been predominantly men. I’ve generally felt respected and valued for my contributions to any company.

What are your favorite things to do outside of work?
I enjoy outdoorsy things… BBQ, swimming, glamping, being at the beach or a lake with my family, and of course, being a MeMa!

Who or what inspires you?
My children inspire me… they never stop amazing me. I like to hope I had something to do with that but even so, I never get tired of watching them grow into incredible, kind, compassionate, contributing adults. Reminding me to be the same.

Where is your favorite place to eat?
I’m always up for a good, authentic Mexican restaurant that serves a great Michelada! El Jardin in Turlock is one of my faves.

Any random facts you could share with us?
Something pretty random, it always amazed my husband that I could rap the entire “Rapper’s Delight” song.


Saint Mary’s Family Life Center

Construction for the Saint Mary’s Family Life Center in Oakdale, CA is complete.

This project was built from the ground-up and encompasses 14,642 square feet. The structure is a Huff Metal Building which was pre-engineered to create a completely open design to maximize space. Some features of the Saint Mary’s Family Life Center include a great hall, a youth room, an audio/visual room, a large storage room with overhead doors, and a full commercial kitchen with a walk-in cooler and freezer.

Check out these photos of our team’s great work.

Visit the project page to see more.