Core Builders


Core General Contractor was founded by David Neale on June 18, 2001 with the mission of providing high quality construction within the framework of an “across the board” team effort between developer and builder.

CORE Builders works diligently through the entire construction process to ensure owners can deliver on the promises they make to lenders and investors.



CORE Builders has constructed over 2,043 apartments, townhomes, and single family homes in 27 different communities. Our projects range from eight story concrete mid-rise buildings to single-family home subdivisions. We are specialists in multi-story and multi-family construction. We have extensive experience in podium work and all public and private improvements; accomplished in working with City, County, and State building codes and regulations. Many of our projects have “prevailing wage” requirements in which we are comfortable and competent at managing the paperwork and documentation required by the governing agencies.


We know how important schedules are for projects and are committed to keeping your project on its critical path, endeavoring to anticipate problems before they become issues or emergencies. Regardless to any potential problems or complications that may arise during construction, we will make every effort to anticipate and prepare for any eventuality.

Design-Build / Design-Assist Services

CORE Builders is prepared and skilled in working with you and your consultants to assist in coordinating your plans and specifications to maintain a high level of constructability throughout the design and construction drawing phases of your project. If we are engaged at the early stages of your project, we can be a real asset in integrating a more cost-effective project.


CORE Builders will work with your team to control the design process, maintaining the quality of the design while developing clear construction documents that will guarantee an efficient and affordable result. We will regularly update your estimated cost to enable the owner to make any required value engineering decisions in a timely manner.


We pride ourselves on accident-free construction sites. Our staff is highly trained and receives ongoing updates and instruction to stay abreast of new safety procedures. We require and monitor regularly scheduled safety meetings with our own staff and the staffs of all subcontractors on our projects. A clean site is a safe site.

Quality and Team Approach

CORE Builders builds projects on time and on budget. This is achieved through our overall team approach. Our subcontractors share our commitment to timeliness and production of a high quality finished project.

David Neale
President & CEO Read Bio

David Neale has been in development and construction since settling in San Jose, California in 1978, from Canada and the United Kingdom where he was educated. Licensed in California since 1998, he has undertaken the successful development and construction of some 2,000 rental apartments and an additional 400 first time home buyer for sale housing units. His work has been local to San Jose where he developed a successful and long standing relationship with the Redevelopment Agency of the City of San Jose and The Housing Department of the City of San Jose.  David Neale is the chief executive of The Core Companies and provides hands on day to day management and support.

Chrissie Davis
Vice President for CORE Builders Read Bio

As the Vice President for CORE Builders, Chrissie Davis oversees all projects currently under construction and works with clients in preconstruction.  She prides herself in leading the CORE team to provide quality products and services to all clients.  Chrissie has helped grow CORE Builders into a company with $50M+ annual revenue, building projects for third party clients and in-house.

Chrissie Davis has been building in Southern and Northern California since 2000.  She has a Civil Engineering Degree from Loyola Marymount University and a Masters Degree in Construction Engineering Management from Stanford.  She started her career working for commercial builders, but found a home in multi-family construction mostly in the South Bay.  Chrissie is a LEED AP and has a passion for giving back to the community.  She spent a year dedicating herself to community service in AmeriCorps*NCCC stationed in Washington D.C.

Louis Macedo
Director of Construction Read Bio

The Core Companies hired Louis Macedo in 2017 as Director of Construction of General Contractors Inc., dba Core Builders with general responsibilities including construction operations, means and methods, project planning, safety, construction staffing and customer care.
Louis Macedo currently oversees all under construction and closed out projects for customer care. Works closely with the Vice President of Operations and Core Companies owner to establish protocols and processes for the growth and success of Core Builders. He brings with him 28 years of construction experience in customer relations, residential, commercial, podium, public works and solar projects. These projects have been built in Maryland, Indiana, Nevada, Puerto Rico, Northern and Southern California.  Louis M. enjoys leading and participating in projects that help communities and families in need such as “Rebuilding Together”, “Women’s & Children Supportive Housing” and through his church.