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About Branagh Development

We are a Lafayette-based construction and development company specializing in single-family homes, semi-custom subdivisions, custom homes, construction, luxury apartments, and commercial properties.

Our distinctive homes, which run the gamut from two-bedrooms to grand estates, can be found throughout the East Bay. Recent subdivision and commercial projects include Alamo Highlands and Lark Lane in Alamo, Hidden Oaks in Lafayette, 310 and 349 Main Street in Pleasanton, and The Montecito in Walnut Creek.

Branagh Development hails from four generations of passionate East Bay builders. The Branagh story begins in 1919, when John Branagh launched a construction company in the East Bay. John’s son Char Branagh followed in his father’s footsteps, and turned the family business into one of Northern California’s most respected general contracting firms. Next, Char’s sons took over the reigns, specializing in large government, public, and commercial projects. In 1986 Char’s youngest son, Peter, founded Branagh Development, with a mission to build beautiful homes with a personal touch. The company expanded its portfolio to include multi-unit subdivisions, luxury apartments, and distinctive commercial properties.

Four generations later, Peter’s two sons Matt and Michael carry on this rich family legacy. While much has changed since John Branagh flung open his doors in 1919, some things have remained the same: exceptional quality, personal integrity, versatility, customer service, and strong relationships. A family business at heart, Branagh Development has adapted to an ever-changing industry by focusing on personal service and accountability. Today, Branagh is synonymous with high-quality and attention to detail, a testament to the passion and perseverance of the enduring Branagh tradition.

Branagh Development projects have been featured in DiabloSunset, Sunset Books, and have won many prestigious Bay Area design awards.

"We do what is best for the people we serve. Timeless design. Better Living. Enduring quality. Proven value with generations of integrity."