Barry Lease

President Incline Builders


Barry Lease, President and co-founder of Incline Builders, was recently voted 2011 Builder of the Year by the Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe.  He was born and raised in Long Beach, California where he graduated from Wilson High School. After receiving an A.A. degree from Long Beach City College, he completed his studies at Long Beach State University where he received a B.A. degree in Business Administration. He worked as a carpenter while putting himself through college and decided to remain in the construction industry after graduation.


Barry was brought up in the construction industry as a production framer back in the '80s, building mostly condominiums, apartment complexes and housing tracts. He was a foreman running crews for a number of years before getting a call in 1992 to come to Lake Tahoe and build custom homes. By spring 1993 he moved to Lake Tahoe's North Shore and started building with a local contractor. Barry received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a minor is finance in 1980 from California State University Long Beach.


Incline Builders is a licensed general contractor in California and Nevada and has been serving the building industry in Truckee Lake Tahoe area since 2000. Incline Builders is concentrated in the custom home market and have also done many projects in the commercial and multi-family markets.


“Our success comes through diversifying our marketing strategy. We are an In-House builder specializing in wood-framing, interior and exterior wood finishes, with skilled personnel performing various trades such as drywall, paint, tile and masonry,” Lease said. “If we are not building a new construction project or remodel of our own, we contract out to other contractors or owners/builders to do their building shells, finish or whatever we can do to help.”


Incline Builders has built many award winning homes both on its own and for other local contractors, and it has a long history of producing quality projects.