Home-Grown Homes.
Family-Run Commercial Construction.


We have all the right tools and toys to get the job done, right from the start.


We work in the North Bay, San Francisco, East Bay and South Bay.


Need a bid? We compete with the big boys –– and often win the project.


We’re proud to have an excellent safety record and adhere to all regulations.


Our core team has over 100 years of combined construction experience.


And our reliable union crews have several hundreds years’ more.

How We Got Our Name.

Our name came from our co-founder’s rock-n-roll band in 2000, “The Rockaways”. But when we moved our office to Rockaway Beach in Pacifica, it was a total, but a very happy, coincidence.

Who We Are

Founded in 2000 by John Fitzpatrick and Frank Dolan, Rockaway Construction is a general contracting service based in the San Francisco Bay Area. We provide commercial tenant improvements and apartment complex management services, as well as the finest quality custom homes, residential remodeling, and residential renovations.

Our general contracting service’s core team has over a century of combined experience and several hundred years’ worth from our dependable union employees.

What We Do

We’re hired to build, re-build, renovate, and maintain buildings, especially with finish carpentry, plus interior and exterior life and safety repairs. We’re licensed, bonded, and trusted by clients large and small. Many of them come back to us because of our transparency and professionalism.

How We Do It Better

We’re also very green-minded, so we can offer savings on the latest environmentally friendly building solutions, such as integrated solar-paneled roofs, tankless water heaters, LED lighting, natural insulation, and other sustainable solutions.

The bottom line is that we want to build your next commercial or residential project, as we build a working relationship for your future needs.

And we’re proud to have been selected by KRON4’s “Best Of The Bay TV” as one of the premier “Contractors In The Bay Area”.

Rockaway Construction, Inc. has been a BBB-accredited business since 2003, with a Rating of A+. We support BBB’s services to the public and meet their Accreditation standards.

Meet the Team

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Sean Farr


Sean has been working in San Francisco’s Construction and Commercial Real Estate Industry since he moved here from Ireland in 2010 Sean has partnered with companies such as Cushman & Wakefield, Waypoint Consulting, Cahill Contractors and many more to help mold, maintain, and modernize the San Francisco skyline.

Sean loves the challenge of starting, designing, and completing finish work with craftsmanship that is truly phenomenal. Every day he puts his historical restoration expertise and substantial carpentry skills to work for residential remodels, commercial projects, schools, apartment complexes, and office space renovations.

Sean’s wide variety of field experiences has made him a sounding board for many clients from design ideas to value engineering. Taking the lead on field operations, Sean has led an internal team of 60+ field employees from a variety of unions while also coordinating subcontractors and suppliers to deliver various projects annually. With 22 years of experience in project management and construction management, Sean excels at planning and leading projects with various budgets.

Sean has continued the Rockaway legacy of being very involved in the Pacifica school districts and sports teams. Sean both as a father and a local business owner supports AYSO, Pacifica United, Pacifica Girls Softball, Tball and many more. Sean embraced Pacifica from the moment he moved here and started building a family. He has become an example of of what every community needs and an inspiration to those wanting to build more than a career but a life.

Sheena Fitzpatrick


Born and raised in San Francisco, Sheena represents a lifetime commitment and a modern approach to advancing the region’s great legacy and reinforcing its reputation as a welcoming, inclusive place where people can achieve the American Dream. She recognizes the Bay Area as home and the people in it as her extended family. As such, she looks for ways to enhance environments to set their end users up to meet their full potential. Her ability to skillfully juggle various tasks, as well as maintain relationships and foster connections, has positioned her as a respected leader and influencer in the Bay Area.

Sheena’s career started at UCSF Medical Center while she was earning her B.A. and then her M.A. from San Francisco State University. Her roles there involved working with surgical patients and their families and creating a warm, hospitable environment where they could feel comfortable in spite of unnerving circumstances. Flexing leadership muscles early on, Sheena took the initiative to create multiple training programs and process guides for the hospital’s internal working groups, many of which aimed at streamlining communication and building rapport between teams.

Impressed by Sheena’s demonstrated business abilities, her father and uncle pursued her addition at Rockaway, and in 2017, she joined the team, overseeing the company’s operations and business development. While many people view the opportunity to advance a successful family legacy as an ultimate achievement, Sheena uses her platform to enhance the community and, more importantly, its people.

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James McGovern


James has been part of Rockaway Construction since 2009. Being from Cavan, Ireland, the same county as co-founder Frank Dolan, he has been family for much longer. He quickly moved to foreman when his organizational and management skills were recognized through his presence at Westlake Village Apartments and now the Presidio Trust. James manages a variety of different level employees as well as facilitates subcontractor schedules and both city and special inspections. James is an invaluable member of the Rockaway team, and our multifamily division.

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Desire DeVaul

Account Manager

With over 25 years of experiences providing bookkeeping and account services, Desire has been part of out leadership team for over ten years. Desire’s experience with account management ranges throughout many different industries, we are lucky to have her expertise, can do attitude and positive energy on the team. There is no platform or software that Desire can’t learn. Rockway has a wide variety of projects and clients, and Desire never hesitates to adapt to the billing and compliance requirements. She works with Autodesk, Procore, Quickbooks, Elation, DIR, and many more to ensure efficient and timely AP/AR.

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Don Song

Lead Estimator

Don has 6+ years of experience in the construction industry, with an emphasis on permit expediting and architectural design. He has designed ground-up ADUs, kitchen and bathroom remodels, and multi-level additions. Don’s attention to detail and design expertise give him an edge when it comes to estimating and project take-offs. He is certified in Title 24 code requirements and is a LEED Green Associate.


Jessica Sanchez

Project Manager

Jessica has 8+ years of project management in the commercial real estate industry.Experienced in commercial renovations and process improvements, Jessica understands that every project is unique and is not afraid to think out of the box to find creative solutions. With a passion for learning, Jessica is quick to adapt using her strong communication skills to tackle challenges head on as they arise.

What We Believe

Since our founding in 2000, we've never
wavered from these fundamental beliefs:

  • Build. Renovate. Maintain.
  • Safety is not an afterthought – it’s paramount.
  • Trust is built by delivering on promises.
  • The details matter.
  • Start strong. Finish stronger.
  • What we do, we do extremely well.
  • Plays well with others.