About Us

About Nichelini General Engineering Contractors, Inc.


We are a general engineering contractor based in West Sacramento. Our jobs range from commercial, residential, public works, private, agricultural, and alternative energy projects.

NGEC combines talent, experience and technology with an old-fashioned work ethic and commitment to safety to deliver best in class results for our customers, on time and on budget. These are the principles that Joe Nichelini started with in 1991 when he established the company, and they hold true today.

Safety is our #1 priority. We’ve always maintained a reputable safety record and will continue to do so in the future.


Joe started dirt moving in the agricultural industry in 1988 with a single bulldozer. He had so much success helping shape farms and ranches that he quickly established a general engineering and contracting company in 1991.

In the mid 1990’s, the demand for commercial real estate drove him to begin operating in commercial construction, building out his service offerings. By the turn of the decade, Joe was engaged in public works and taking on full-scale public works and taking on projects with values in excess of $100,000 and up to $3,000,000.

Today, the size and complexity of our contracts have increased dramatically, along with the services of NGEC. Now outfitted with a fleet of heavy equipment, state-of-the-art GPS technology, and a group of talented staff, management and craft employees, Joe and his team continue to offer the same personalized quality that he started with on the farms in Napa Valley for more than 30 years.



If your job involves a lot of dirt—we’re your first call. We have the flexibility for jobs small enough for an excavation contractor, but the experience, technology and equipment to complete a 5,000,000 C4 mass grading project. Small enough to give your job the personalized attention and customer service you need, big enough to handle complex, large-scale infrastructure.


We maintain our own fleet of equipment, allowing us to ensure the quality and availability of machinery to get the job done. This includes excavators, dozers, motor graders, loaders, scrapers, water trucks and more.


We primarily operate in Northern California, but hold a Nevada license and provide general engineering and construction services all the way down to Southern California.

Our Clients

  • Napa County
  • Langstry Farms
  • Yuba County
  • City Of Napa
  • Reeve Knightt
  • Waste Management

Our reputation is built on honesty, quality, safety and keeping projects within budget and on schedule.