About Us


Artisan Construction and Design officially began in 1999 by merging two construction companies, one of which was John Price Builders. Following their first year of operation, Artisan Construction & Design was publicly recognized with two Chrysalis Awards for Excellence in Residential Remodeling. In the second year of operation, Artisan expanded into the commercial sector and were involved in an increased volume of quality projects throughout California.

In a short period of time, the company had doubled in volume and employees. Commercially, Artisan completed projects for banks and credit unions in San Francisco, Sunnyvale and the Central Valley. The service area has expanded to include all of California.

In addition, the residential division has completed wonderful projects, including many kitchens, baths, room additions, second story additions and decks. In recognition of Artisan's high quality, the company has received multiple Chrysalis Awards and multiple CotY Awards for projects over the past years.

In 2002, John Price received the prestigious Chrysalis Award for Remodeler of the Year for the State of California; in addition the same award for the Western Region of the United States as Western Regional Remodeler of the Year.

John was further honored in Merced as Small Business of the year in 2009

Artisan is a Design-Build Firm, in that they can take any project, large or small, from start to finish, from Concept to Completion.

They have a talented team of design and construction professionals to serve virtually any need. In addition, through their network of strategic partners, you can also expect the highest level of Engineering and Architectural Excellence.

Our Story


Artisan CEO John Price knows the value of professional organizations. Not only do they offer opportunities for education and keep us up to date with the latest news and trends in our industry, they show that our company is reputable and that John Price takes his profession seriously. He strives to be the best in his industry and that is reflected in his involvement in the remodeling/construction industry. We challenge you to find a contractor in the greater Merced area whose industry and community service involvement rivals that of John Price. Isn't that the kind of dedication you'd like to see poured into your home improvement project? To the right is a list of the organizations and below are the specific accreditations John Price has earned.

Certified Remodeler CR (NARI)

Universal Design Certified Professional UDCP (NARI)

LEED Accreditated Professional ( US Green Building Council)

Lead Safe Certified Contractor ( Environmental Protection Agency)


NARI of Central California- Member since 2002, currently serving as Central California Chapter Chairman of the Board and Immediate Past President

NARI - Former member of the National Board of Directors and Chairman of the Contractors Council

Builders Exchange of Merced/Mariposa County - Served on the Board of Directors for eight years and Served as President for four years.

Better Business Bureau - Accredited Business since 2001, A+ rating

Greater Merced Chamber of Commerce - Currently on the Board of Directors

Rotary Club of Merced - President from 2005-2006; 2015-2016

Golden Valley Health Centers - Currently serving as Chairman of the Board

MERCO Credit Union - Currently serving as Vice Chairman of the Board

NKBA - National Kitchen & Bath Association