The firm is professionally rooted in the collaborative relationship of Tom Warton and Jim Campbell. Both Tom and Jim have rich backgrounds that include finish carpentry, plumbing, electrical, tile, stonework, furniture building, cabinetmaking and advanced paint and stain finishing work. Tom and Jim’s skill-sets, while vastly different, are complementary. Both contribute significant talents and experience that help the firm produce the highest quality work. Tom, Jim and their staff form a team of unparalleled craftsmen who produce excellence in remodeling projects.
















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In addition to serving Bay Area homeowners, designers and architects, TJ Built’s client list includes well-known people in the entertainment and financial industries, media, medical and legal professions. Management is proud to have been the focus of print coverage in Better Homes and Gardens, Sunset Magazine and Elegant Homes. The firm’s work has also been featured on HGTV and in the San Francisco and Marin Design Showcases.

PASSION   Combining passion for excellence with sustentative training and ongoing learning, we can consistently produce work that meets the demands of our quality-conscious customers.


QUALITY  High quality outcomes are the result of persistently pursuing the details. If a contractor can’t see the detail missing, they can’t perform excellent work. We are focused on the details!


VISION  The customer’s vision is the most important guiding element of any project. We listen, then provide expert guidance to optimize   your goals and avoid wasting time and money.


SERVICE EXCELLENCE   How we work is vital to the successful completion of your project. We believe in and practice responsive human   communication–listening– because we know it is essential to meeting your  expectations.



FOUNDED IN 1988, TJ Built Construction, Inc. has established an unparalleled reputation as master-level craftsmen who produce artisan-quality remodeling projects by combining today’s technology with old-world attention to detail. TJ Built works with discerning homeowners, architects and designers throughout the Bay Area to transform their design visions into exquisite creations. A full-service home improvement firm with proven capabilities in remodeling and additions, TJ Built specializes in kitchens, bathrooms, new door installations and furniture-grade paint and stain finishes.


A Marin County native, Tom Warton entered construction at age 18 and became a California State-licensed painting contractor in 1988. After he identified an industry-wide skilled labor shortage, he decided to work under other licensed contractors to become proficient in mainstream construction trades–framing, plumbing, electrical, heating, drywall and more. This important background led to him being licensed as a general contractor. With a passion for industrial psychology and an understanding of the marketplace, Tom sought to develop competitive advantage in a local construction industry starving for high quality services and craftsmanship. He graduated with a degree in Business, Management, and Economics at the State University of New York in Saratoga, New York (better than 4.0 GPA). Afterward, Tom transformed his initial construction company into the TJ Built of today with its reputation for highquality work. Spending his formative years in Mill Valley, California, Tom graduated Tamalpais High School. Tom has been married to Debra since 1989. They continue to share in raising two delightful daughters, Catherine and Allie.


A native of the North Shore Chicago area, Jim Campbell attended New Trier High School. After high school, Jim’s fascination with muscle cars led to a vocation in restoring classic cars and eventually to enrolling in trade school. Jim attended the Wyoming Technical Institute in Laramie, where he became certified in automotive collision repair, automotive finishing and automotive upholstery repair. After completing his training, Jim moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to pursue his career. Eventually Jim left the automobile detailing industry to enter the residential painting business, which was growing rapidly along with the Bay Area’s construction boom. He was able to put the skills, technologies and systems he had gained in trade school and successfully deploy them in architectural coatings. Jim’s first home was a “fixer.” The home restoration process ignited a new passion, much like his love for muscle cars. Soon, Jim apprenticed as a finish carpenter to become skilled craftsman. In 1997, Jim earned his California State Painting Contractors License. Afterward, he launched James Campbell Painting, where he focused on high-standard residential painting. Jim has been married to Bel since 1991, and together they are raising three vibrant boys: Ian, Harrison and Rowan.

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