Since 1987

About us

Bellfree Contractors, Inc., incorporated in 1987 and licensed as a California "A" contractor license number 530940, has been in the forefront of trail and pedestrian bridge construction for over 40 years.

Before and since incorporation, the company has completed over 2500 successful projects in 14 states, without default. A recent focus is urban trail consulting and design/build projects, both public and private, and sometimes in concert with youth work groups, volunteers or agency staff.

The company was founded and run by Roger Bell, along with other family members. Formerly a college administrator and faculty member, Roger holds a Ph.D. from the University of Washington. He got into trail building as a sidelight, and it eventually became his passion.

In January 2009, Hans Keifer became the new owner of the company.  Roger has said “a better choice could not have been made. Hans has quickly demonstrated a level of technical expertise and business acumen that bodes exceptionally well for the continued success of Bellfree.” 

Hans comes to trail building naturally having been an avid trail user and outdoor enthusiast for all of his life.  His main passion is mountain biking.  Over the past two decades, he has devoted countless volunteer hours building and maintaining trails in the mountains around Los Angeles where he lives.

Over the past 20 years or so, Bellfree has focused primarily on projects for public agencies, developers, open space conservancies and organizations, not to mention schools, water districts, homeowners etc.  

Bellfree Contractors, Inc. is a member of the Professional Trail Builders Association and American Trails.

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