Carl Van Son
Born the oldest of four boys, I often led my brothers in new business endeavors. As my creativity expanded, so did my passion to step into carpentry.
With woodworking inspiration from my father, who was a cabinetmaker from The Netherlands, I have spent the last 41 years focusing on the finer aspects of custom home building.
In 1981 my wife and I moved from Santa Barbara to Chicago Park where I continued my desires in woodworking and became part of a small community. Together we raised 3 daughters involving ourselves in many community projects, our local church, school functions and personally for myself 14 years with the Chicago Park Fire Dept.
Working 8 years for two of Nevada County’s premium builders, I put a plan together to launch Van Son Construction Inc. in 1989 using many qualities learned from these builders. Our company has grown exponentially over the years as we provide a personalized service directly to our customers, many of whom have become friends.
I have been a member of Nevada County Contractors Association since 1989 and in 1995, I became an active board member and then went on to serve as the NCCA President from 2008-2011. Being involved in this organization has expanded my understanding of the community in which I live and has afforded me many opportunities to give back.
In 2012, I launched The Last Nail, a division of Van Son Construction, specializing in custom woodworking. After building custom homes for three decades, I saw a need for the "in-house" partnership between cabinetry, furniture, millwork and the custom homebuilder.
Besides building custom homes I enjoy many outdoor activities, traveling with my wife, spending time with my 3 daughters, their spouses and my 6 grandchildren.
As I continue on this journey of life I have learned so much from the people around me…my friends, my family and my community. I know I will continue to personally grow and look forward to what the future holds.