The lease-leaseback (LLB) delivery method is the most powerful of all public contract delivery methods. By converting the traditional owner-builder relationship into an owner-developer relationship, your contractor gains substantial authority over their subcontract team. Your contractor can also work along-side your design team throughout the design process.

Preconstruction work can be completed under a Preliminary Services Agreement and the final lease documents can be signed upon Department of the State Architect (DSA) approval.

Through the preconstruction phase, Roebbelen can establish an overall plan for your project, complete with a responsibility matrix and scheduling requirements. By making sure the overall design and construction remains on schedule, Roebbelen can help you maintain your overall project budget.

We can select the subcontractors through the bidding process. Roebbelen will make sure you are only getting bids from desirable and experienced subcontractors. Once all bids are received, Roebbelen will review all of the quotes and recommend a ranked group of subcontractors for each trade. Your LLB entity should share all bidding information in an open-book format and encourage you to provide competitive bidders for the project.

You can use LLB for new construction, modernizations or campus improvements. As the lease agreements state, you maintain complete ownership of the property.

California’s Coalition for Adequate School Housing (C.A.S.H.) praises the lease-leaseback delivery method. Read the letter from David Walrath, President/Legislative Advocate at Murdoch, Walrath & Holmes, here.


Benefit to YOU: Select your entire construction team based on best value qualifications.


“I have had the pleasure of working with Roebbelen Contracting for two years. Two years ago, we switched from using a traditional design-bid-build approach to lease-leaseback almost exclusively, so we wanted a contractor who could deliver using that method. I feel confident that if Roebbelen Contracting has been assigned to a project, it will be handled with all their professionalism, technical competence and a good sense of the sometimes politically sensitive issues facing public school districts.”

~Leigh Coop, Director of Facilities, Vacaville Unified School District