SF Garage Company - Soft Story Retrofit, New Garages & Structural Upgrades
Engineering Design Construction


Passion. Experience. Diligence.



SF Garage Company is dedicated to improving the structural integrity and overall functionality of Bay Area homes and businesses.  In the 1990's SF Garage Company took on one of San Francisco's biggest challenges at the time: limited parking.  By excavating underneath existing buildings, new garages and living spaces are created, adding both convenience and square footage to homes throughout the city.

As concerns have increased about San Francisco's aging cityscape and it's ability to withstand a moderate to large scale earthquake, so has the demand for contractors with seismic experience.  By staying at the forefront of new design and construction technology, SF Garage Company projects are built with the the most up to date standards and building practices ensuring that your home or business and, most importantly, those that live and work there, will be safe in the event of a natural disaster.  


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Founder and Owner

John Pollard

John Pollard is a third generation contractor and the founder/owner of SF Garage Company.  John takes an active and creative approach to each project and is often on-site, working directly with project managers and craftsmen to deliver quality results.

Since founding SF Garage Company, John has expanded his service offerings to include permit expediting, engineering and large scale residential renovations.  John’s resources and experience allow him to take any building project from concept to completion.  His unrivaled knowledge of engineering, permitting and building codes translates to added value and efficiency for his clients.  



• John currently holds California contractor licenses in General Building, Concrete, Electrical, Plumbing, and Class A General Engineering.



Field supervisor

Alan Alvarez

With over 24 years experience in the construction industry, Alan is an expert in soft story retrofits and seismic upgrades.  He started his career as a mason and then transitioned to concrete construction and remodels.  His extensive building knowledge, understanding of construction standards and building processes make him an invaluable resource at SF Garage Company. Today he oversees all 75 SF Garage Company employees and projects throughout the city. Alan works directly with property owners to ensure total client satisfaction through the duration of each project.



project manager

Seain McCann

A Bay Area native, Seain was born and raised in Marin County.  His practical experience in construction began as a teenager, working for his father; a local construction contractor. His engagement in the building industry continued while he earned his degree from SF State. During his time at college he began to focus on soft story retrofits and more technical construction within the city of San Francisco. Seain joined SF Garage two years ago, utilizing his experience to manage each project to completion..