About Paul Bickford
Owner of Division 1 CMS and Bickford Construction
A Seasoned General Contractor
Excellence in quality and work product
“I have spent my life in Construction following generations before me. Starting out as a teenager after school, weekends and summers, I have enjoyed over 35+ years in residential and commercial construction as a craftsmen, manager and contractor. I have been fortunate that along the way, I was able to self perform a number of the construction trades. That experience has always helped me understand both the workers’ and the managers’ point of view, communicate better, and gain respect of other tradesmen and contractors we worked with. I have always found excitement in completing impossible projects in impossible time lines under impossible budget constraints. But mostly, I appreciate the opportunity of mentoring and educating the next generation of construction workers who are truly an underestimated group of men and women.”
Both Division 1 CMS and Bickford Construction are founded by Paul Bickford.
About Paul Bickford
Division 1 CMS focuses on providing construction management services as an owner’s representative. Bickford Construction operates as a general building contractor.
Paul Bickford himself has an in-depth background in the construction industry. It began in high school when he worked part-time for a painting contractor.
Once Paul graduated high school, he joined the Marine Corp Reserve for eight years, specializing in landing support for helicopters, ships and planes. He was also trained in chemical warfare and leadership.
At the same time, Paul worked for a general contractor on residential and light commercial projects until he became a partner. In 1991, he went on his own as a general contractor where he gained hands on experience in concrete, carpentry, plumbing and electrical work.
In 1995, an injury prevented Paul from being able to perform hard physical labor, so Paul found employment as a project manager for a local construction company. He eventually became the Sr Project Manager with several project managers under his supervision. Paul handled a variety of commercial construction projects including but not limited to schools, fire stations, city halls, animal shelters, maintenance facilities, hotels, prisons, and fuel stations.
Initially Paul was a Project Manager on hard bid contracts for schools and government projects. In the latter years, Paul was the Sr. Project Manager on negotiated contracts and designed/built projects in the private sector. Paul stayed for 21 years at this company until he decided to establish Division 1 CMS and Bickford Construction.
Division 1 CMS Projects*
- Independent construction consultant on owner’s representative contract for the building of a $45M public school.
- Owner’s rep for a residential development project which involves finalizing the design and budget for a 100 acre development of a 206 unit Adult Community with high density parcels for senior and assisted living plus commercial business and retail buildings. Functions also include overseeing the construction progress of infrastructure improvements (underground utilities, roads, sidewalks).
- Construction management services for San Joaquin Office of Education providing plan constructability review and course of construction management.
- Residential Construction: Custom homes, Subdivision tract homes, Tiny homes, Vacation property and maintenance and service.
- Commercial projects
- New construction
- Tenant improvements
- Car dealership maintenance contract for any and all construction activity.
Paul Bickford’s strong communication skills combined with his experience, attention to detail, leadership and oversight capabilities make his companies an asset to his clients. His mission is to assemble the right team of design professionals and contractors to build the client’s vision as he would for himself. You can’t go wrong by calling (209) 242-0545.
When you do business with DIVISION 01 CMS, you are supporting our Veterans. A percentage of each and every contract goes toward helping our veterans. We donate to:
Homes for our Troups, HFOT, https://www.hfotusa.org/
Semper Fi Fund, https://semperfifund.org/
Validation: Charity Navigator, https://www.charitynavigator.org/