President Frank Cornell making new friends

Construction Developers Inc, or “CDI” was, established in 1996 by founder Frank Cornell. CDI takes pride in providing clients with exceptional quality and service – even for those stubborn projects that need to be done yesterday.

Many of CDI’s clientele have been with the company from its inception and continue to be a testament to the long term goal of satisfying our clients with ethical, safe, quality building and construction projects on time and within budget.

Many of CDI’s clientele have been with the company from its inception

Since 1996 we have had the privilege of working on a multitude of different types of projects giving us the experience to provide our customers with a vast knowledge base and expertise in exactly what they are looking for. We would be privileged to share our expertise with you in completing your next project!

We have an inside joke that we’re the best kept secret in the California building industry, nonetheless we’re extremely proud of the work we do and the quality reputation we enjoy.

Future Ford Groundbreaking

Partners from groundbreaking to ribbon cutting

We call ourselves a family and each time we meet a new client our family seems to grow.

Our company slogan, Building Clients For Life, is truly part of our DNA and not just a fancy slogan or a corporate mission statement.

Our company slogan, Building Clients For Life, is truly part of our DNA and not just a fancy slogan or a corporate mission statement.

We are partners with our clients and become a vital part of making their business grow.

We know that ultimately our success is completely dependent on the success of our clients. Our first priority at CDI is always to answer the question, “Whats best for the clients business?”   Every person at CDI approaches their role with this partnership ideal in mind. We believe its why we repeatedly build for the same clients year after year.

Just like our clientele,  CDI employees have a very impressive tradition of longstanding association – the average employee has been with CDI for 14 years,  and many original staff are still with us.  We take great pride in our care for our family and our clients…. For Life.

Some of The Family

Casey Stephens

General Superintendent/Project Manager

Mr. Stephens has over thirty five years experience in construction as a Project Manager, Superintendent, Estimator and carpenter. Mr. Stephens has spent the last twenty plus years with CDI.  Mr. Stephens has built Industrial, Waste Reduction Facilities, Retail Centers, Power Centers, Big Box Stores, Restaurants, Industrial, Medical, Residential and various types of Tenant Improvements projects.

Chad Story

Chief Estimator

Mr. Story is a graduate of California State University, Fresno with a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management. Mr. Story has also studied architecture while attending Fresno City College and Arizona State University. Mr. Story has sixteen years of experience in construction as our CDI Chief Estimator, Project Manager, Superintendent and Project Engineer. While working as Chief estimator, Mr. Story worked on projects with budgets up to $30 Million dollars and has worked for multiple firms performing plus $75 Million in annual sales.

Eric Tienken

Vice President

Mr. Tienken is a commercial construction executive, developer & general contractor with over 28 years of experience in private & public construction, development, land planning, entitlements, project design, contract negotiations, construction management, marketing & business development. Mr. Tienken focuses on long term client partnerships and strengthening relationships with developers, land owners & National brands in the Retail, Restaurant, Medical, Professional, Religious & Industrial categories.