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Quentin Barter helped build large commercial properties very early in his career. Soon thereafter, he began focusing on residential carpentry & gained experience in all facets of the trade. In Santa Cruz, Quentin helped rebuild homes devasted by the Loma Prieta Earthquake & gained insight into what it means to build with the utmost integrity from the ground up. Residing & working in Lake Tahoe for almost 3 decades, Quentin honed his craft & built a successful business. Barter Construction was founded in 2000 & established Quentin as one of the premier custom home builders in the Lake Tahoe area. Barter Construction has built custom homes throughout Tahoe, the Central Coast of California, & beyond.


For the best in Tahoe new construction & remodels look no further. We are excellent craftsmen & project managers. No details are overlooked in the process, & we work with the best people & technology available to achieve all goals. We build with integrity from the inside out. If you’re looking for high-quality, custom craftsmanship, from remodeling a room, to adding to your existing home, to building a timeless & classic estate, call us today. We are based in the Lake Tahoe area with projects expanding to the San Francisco Bay Area.





Barter Construction offers a variety of services from Design/Build of new construction custom homes, to small home remodels & additions.  Barter Construction has also had experience in kitchen & bath remodels, historic restoration, & masonry projects.  We like being a part of your project from the pre-design & concept phase, to the design phase of a project, & into the bid phase, construction, post-construction & project closeout of a home.  Quentin & his team create custom fabrication of millwork, architectural details, & furniture to create one of a kind elements to perfect any project.  Barter Construction also offers completely custom landscape designs to help truly finish off any project & make your outdoor environment as enjoyable as the custom interior of your home.


We will take a your vision & bring it to life. We bring extensive knowledge & a collaborative effort to the process; we ensure timelines are met & budgets are not exceeded. We rely on technology & teamwork to communicate effectively with everyone & are always open to learning & mastering new building techniques & concepts. We are conscious of the environment & utilize Green building techniques whenever possible. This includes building with the safest materials, utilizing energy & natural resources more efficiently, & ultimately, building homes that will stand the test of time to be enjoyed for years to come.




Barter Construction employs a group of skilled professionals that work together as a team to meet goals. The advantage to our customers is clear. Since we don’t have to rely on sub-contractors to fill critical roles in the building process, we have projects that run smoothly, & we can ensure the highest quality of work in everything we do.

We work closely with the best architects, engineers, & craftsmen, & Barter Construction employs a strong team of Carpenters, Electricians, Masons, & seasoned Project Managers to achieve a high-standard of excellence in all of our projects. We excel in taking a project from start to finish, while never compromising our overall integrity & the requirements of the job at hand. We maintain detailed project plans throughout the process to ensure we are communicating effectively with customers & meeting goals.

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