About Us

My name is James Ellis, the owner of Tri Peak Construction and we are general contractors Reno NV can trust. Although most people these days know me as “Cody.” I was born and raised in Southern California in a sleepy farming town called Somis. Starting at the young age of 10 my Uncle Louie, and Uncle Charlie inspired the “Builder” gene in me! I began to create and build things on the Family Ranch in Santa Paula. During this time, we collaborated and built a Ghost Town on the family Ranch with various themed out-buildings ranging from a welding shop, saddle shop, leather shop, aviator room to a jail, all reminiscent of a movie set! It was a lot of fun and still stands today as rustic guest quarters when extended family or friends come to visit!

In my teen and young adult years I helped the family build Pole and Hay barns, completed many barbed-wire fence repairs, installed steel gates, horse corrals and stalls. It was around this time that I started working at our family feed store “The Mill,” which my Grandpa Lou Hengehold started in the 60’s. Over the years I helped maintain the structure of the building with the family. This was long before my days serving clients as one of the general contractors Reno NV knows and trusts. During this time I helped re-roof, repair floors and assisted in extending the life of the 100-year-old landmark. Today it is an Agricultural Museum in the City of Santa Paula, CA and holds many memories for my family and me. Collectively, this is what started my career in carpentry as I have had a knack for working with wood of all types and thoroughly appreciate the finer art of old barn wood creations, and all things rustic.

I officially began my Construction career in the Southern California area in 1994. It was during this time that I worked in many different cities as far north of me as Paso Robles, all the way down south to San Diego. Spanning over more than 20 years I worked in all phases of construction, from commercial Panelized Roof Structures for concrete tilt-up buildings, to wood and steel trusses for both Commercial and Residential, prior to becoming general contractors Reno NV trusts when starting Tri Peak Construction & Design, Inc. in 2015.
However, our story really began in 2008 when My Brother-in-Law approached me and asked me to help create furniture for his retail space he was using for his new business, Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop. During this time, I had a Tile Restoration Business and was plenty busy. As his business grew into a Franchise, more opportunities opened for me. Eventually, the lure of creating furniture, transforming retail spaces, and working with other businesses sparked my interest in pursuing my own Construction Company and making this a full-time venture. In 2015 we officially began Tri Peak Construction & Design, INC., often referred to as “Tri Peak,” and things took off from there.

As we collaborated with Contractors on Rocket Fizz upfits throughout the U.S. it was evident my background in rustic buildings, corrugated metal and rough edge details was a perfect fit. Today Tri Peak Construction & Design, Inc has completed over 100 Franchise stores. In addition to our ventures with Franchisees we have done various residential remodels which has inspired the expansion of our business to include affordable outdoor solutions such as patio covers, outdoor kitchens and more. In 2017 we decided to move to what we refer to as “The Wild West,” the Reno-Tahoe area, and further expand our business. In 2020 we made it official and added a Nevada license to our company name.

As we continue to grow, we have gone to great lengths to remain adaptable, motivated, and responsive to our customers. We pride ourselves on being a dependable, ethical, and timely company. As such, we are continuously transforming the way we operate in an effort to improve our ability to provide exceptional workmanship. “Tri Peak” offers both commercial and residential services. Commercial services range from basic upfits, and furniture installs, complete Tenant improvements requiring demolition and remodel to Franchise build-outs throughout the United States. Residential services include Patio Covers plus various outdoor solutions, quality refined room additions, room upgrades & remodeling, bathroom updates, barn doors, yurts, cabin remodels and more. We offer exceptional value at a highly competitive rate and strive to build a rapport with each customer as we curate a plan to meet your needs.

Here at “Tri Peak,” we are able to meet and surpass these needs in part due to our general contractors Reno NV staff as well as the general contractors Reno NV subcontractors we work with in the area. The strength of any company resides in the skill and character of its people. We believe in delivering personalized service and quality regardless of the project’s size or budget; our focus is more about the quality than the quantity. Throughout the years we have worked with hundreds of contractors throughout the United States in different capacities. As a result, I have found it to be of increasing importance to maintain visibility on each general contractors Reno NV job site. This allows us to communicate and build relationships based on a tradition of trust through dedication, collaboration, customer satisfaction, and value creation. Sometimes this is best summed up as good old fashioned “Communication.”

Our Vision is to become a Construction Franchise built on a brand of integrity, workmanship, and detail. We are currently working to develop and utilize a system to make it easier for future Construction Contractors to start and maintain a successful contracting company. In doing business with a franchise and franchisees I have seen the importance of an organized system that has a proven map to success for both.

We would love to be a part of your next creation, whether it is helping to maximize retail space or creating your ideal residential living area, we look forward to meeting you and working with you.