We Build to Provide and Endure
Vance Lancaster and Jordan Burns opted for a career in construction as carpenters. Out of high school they went to work for a neighborhood acquaintance and quickly excelled at learning the trade. They then spent a brief but impressionable stint in the roofing trade doing large public works and private projects for a local contractor. This is where they gained confidence and experience outside of residential construction.
While traveling to the far reaches of California, they discussed the idea of returning to their roots in Framing. In 1992 they bid and won framing contracts on 2 homes in Auburn, hired 2 employees, and Lancaster-Burns Construction was officially in business!
Although it was a meager beginning their vision was to build a company unlike any other in the industry. One that would not only provide the highest quality workmanship to their client, but one that would offer benefits and retirement to the employees.
Starting at Vance’s house and quickly moving the operation to the first office next to the Mini Mart in Rocklin, they continued pursuing their goal of persistent growth. Through the late 90’s and early 2000’s they moved from office to office, doubling the amount of square feet required to house the growing fleet and workforce.
While their immediate focus was on rough carpentry the vision was always to expand into other trades and markets. Driven by customer demand for quality products and services in other trades, in 2004 they started the metal stud and drywall division.
In 2005 recognizing the need to house the growing company, LB built its first 16,000 SF office in Rocklin, CA. Shortly after moving in, the structural steel division was added and LB was now ‘3 trades under one roof’.
A major change occurred in 2006 at LB Construction, employees became ‘Employee Owners’ when the Company adopted an Employee Stock Ownership Plan and the Company became 100% employee owned.
Recognizing an opportunity to grow its client base, LB obtained its contractors licenses in both Oregon and Nevada in 2007. It was soon discovered that even 16,000 SF was not enough to house the growing company, and in 2008 they purchased the property in Roseville, CA that is now LB’s corporate office, which boasts a 10 acre site and a 50,000 SqFt production facility.
Continued focus on growth and service led to adding the concrete division in 2015, and low and behold we are now ‘4 trades under one roof’! With the latest expansion of our corporate office to house the continually growing team, it will be exciting to see what the future and legacy of Lancaster Burns Construction, Inc. will be!