“I have had an opportunity to work with many general contractors and find that Cerami & Browning Construction is a company that is qualified and managed with the utmost professionalism. I find their work to be of the best quality. It is refreshing to work with a contractor that truly cares about how well he does his job, and not just how much he profits. I assure you there is no more capable, honest, dedicated or pleasant firm to work with than Cerami & Browning Construction, Inc.”
Bruce DeMallie, Architect/Project Administrator

Company History

Cerami & Browning Construction was founded in 1986 as a family owned partnership. Ray Browning had recently sold Browning Lumber, a family owned business he and his parents operated from 1963 thru 1983. Joe Cerami and Jody Browning began dating as teenagers and had been recently married. Rays experience in business and wholesale and retail building materials and Joe’s education in furniture making and training as an apprentice and journeyman carpenter were a good fit for this young company. Each partner brought a different set of skills to the table. Most importantly each shared a willingness to work hard and never settle until they were proud of the work. This is as important today as it was in 1986. Our success is a result of our commitment to craftsmanship and in crafting a team of contractors that share our same goals and realize we are all working for the best interest of our client.

Joe Cerami

Owner \ Project Manager

Joe Cerami

Joe Cerami moved to Redding in 1974, his eight grade year. He attended Enterprise High School and was the Shop Forman of the ROP furniture making program for three years, he graduated in 1978. Joe began his apprenticeship as a carpenter in 1979. His four year apprenticeship was served working exclusively on commercial and public works projects. Upon graduating 1st in his class out of 46 northern counties in 1983, Joe continued as a Journeyman Carpenter for four years, working with the three largest public works contractors of the time in the area. Joe has worked as a carpenter or contractor in Redding since 1978.

Joe has served three terms as a Trustee for the North Cow Creek School board. Joe has served as President of the Board of Directors at the Shasta Builders’ Exchange and chaired the Exchange’s Political Action Committee. He was the volunteer Construction Manager for Shasta Builders’ Exchange Community Fund during the construction of the Carnegie Stage Project at Market Square in 1999. Joe also served on the Training and Education Committees for the Shasta Builders Exchange. He was named Building Industry Citizen of the Year in 2004. Joe serves on the board of the Shasta Economic Development Corporation and served as its chair in 2020.