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About Us

Division 01 CMS is a construction consulting firm with more than 40 years of expert experience. Our client is the owner. The owner we represent is typically a City, County or State, school district, or a private owner of a property or a development.

We assist our clients in:

  • Land acquisition
  • Construction site development
  • Construction design documents
  • Utility company design and permitting
  • Project planning and permitting
  • Estimating and budgeting
  • Development of construction bidding documents
  • Solicitation of general contractors

We oversee the course of construction from beginning to end, through project closeout. We advise and make recommendations to the owners on costs, contracts, schedule, and construction issues.

About Paul Bickford

Paul Bickford, the founder of Division 01, 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 Corps 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.

Paul also worked as a project manager for a local construction company. He eventually became the Sr Project Manager supervising several project managers under his supervision. Paul has 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.


Message from owner, Paul Bickford:

“I have spent my life in Construction following generations before me. Starting out as a teenager after school, on weekends, and summers, I have enjoyed over 40+ years in residential and commercial construction as a craftsman, 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’ points of view, communicate better, and gain the respect of other tradesmen and contractors we worked with. I have always found excitement in completing impossible projects in impossible timelines 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.”

Current Division 01 CMS Projects

Residential construction management

Construction management services for San Joaquin Office of Education providing plan constructability review and course of construction management.

Division 01’s strong communication skills combined with our experience, attention to detail, leadership, and oversight capabilities make us an asset to our clients. You can’t go wrong by calling Division 01: 209-330-0158.

Supporting Veterans

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When you contract with Division 01, you are supporting our Veterans. A generous donation to Veteran foundations is made with each project. Our primary foundations are listed here. We also contribute through our active memberships in Rotary International and Lions Club International.

Homes for our Troops, HFOT, https://www.hfotusa.org/

Semper Fi Fund, https://semperfifund.org/

Validation: Charity Navigator, https://www.charitynavigator.org/


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Member of Rotary International

Member of Lions International