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MARIN HOME MAGAZINE

WINTERIZING GAME ON! building the ultimate tailgate destination the sex appeal of winterizing your home

Expert Autumn Gardening Tips the essential home resource


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Marin Builders Association, founded in 1958, encourages excellence in the quality of service provided by the building industry in Marin County.

• Over 750 member firms respond to the needs of the community through participation and assistance to non-profit service providers and public agencies.

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• We advocate for Consumer Rights & Protections while monitoring the Contractors State License Board on issues of importance to the industry. • Since 1978 over $950,000 in education scholarships have been awarded to deserving high school seniors. • Our annual Marin Home & Garden Expo encourages the display of new ideas and products for all facets of home improvement from Green Building to stateof-the-art technologies.

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CONTENTS

FALL 2012 WINTERIZING ISSUE

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Three Yards and a Cloud of Dust Your Home as the Ultimate Tailgate Destination. In Marin, we create the tailgate party with our slightly offbeat and always-stylish flair.

Afterglow The Sex Appeal of Winterizing Your Home. Why wait to move to this next simple level of pleasure? My Kaywa QR-Code

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DEPARTMENTS 08 Editor’s Page

RESOURCES 22 At Home Buying from the Best.

12 He Said She Said Anticipating Autumn & the Rainy Season.

14 Icons & Innovators Peter Arrigoni. A Strong Foundation for Community.

16 Nail Down Enhance your Home with these Fabulous Finds and Ideas!

34 The Shop Marin Experts share their Autumn Gardening Tips.

36 Green Corner Save Money and Save Resources on your next Remodel.

38 MBA BULLETIN

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On the cover: Architect, Michael Rex Associates Photographer, Phil Harvey

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MARIN HOME MAGAZINE Investigating

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PUBLISHER Marin Builders Association EDITOR IN CHIEF Aimi Dutra EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Klif Knoles DESIGN And Them Design SENIOROwners WRITER Christine Scioli Adding value by Casey fi xingMazzoni, Kim Scheibly CONTRIBUTING WRITERS existing problems ADVERTISING Erinand Stenvers designing to prevent new PHOTOGRAPHY Trevor Henley ones. CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER Christina Vargas

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Architects Klif Knoles, Aimi Dutra, Jeff Mertel, Jim Schalich, Tyler Doherty, Dave Trahan Maximizing durability and performance by specifying MARIN BUILDERS ASSOCIATION 2012 OFFICERS & DIRECTORS and detailing the right Aimi Dutra, Jeff Mertel, Jim Schalich, Tyler Doherty, Dave Trahan products and systems for John Busick, Ghilotti, Rob Scerri, Oliver Dibble, Keith Dotto yourDick design.

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It’s time to get rid of that floppy “processed cheese product” and trade up for perhaps some Point Reyes Farmstead Original Blue, Cowgirl Creamery Mt. Tam, Bellwether Farms Carmody, or one of the other dozen local cheeses you can find at Marin Farmers Markets. Take a moment to re-think your nourishment, re-envision your meals, and re-decorate your plate. Some ideas for inspiration: Choose an apple with your eyes closed. Try a cheese made in Marin. Get fresh. Buy a new kitchen tool. See how many different stone fruits you can identify. Make dinner from scratch. Host a 100-mile radius dinner party. Get creative. Celebrate what’s in season. Avoid ingredients you can’t pronounce. Grow your own vegetables. Try a new fruit or vegetable. Ask a farmer how she likes to prepare dino kale. Plan a meal by color. Encourage your local restaurateur or grocer to source locally. Ask “Where was this grown?” Thank a farmer. Learn about “dry-farmed potatoes”, “pastured eggs”, and “grass-fed meat”. See what real food tastes like.

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editor’s PAGE

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he task of writing these inaugural words is a humbling one. We at the Marin Builders Association have decided to create something new and exciting as we round out the year 2012, a year that has challenged us all to try harder and work smarter than we ever imagined possible. A challenge that evokes the motto, the best is yet to come! This is emblematic of our long history at the Marin Builders Association, where our mission is to foster relationships in our community, as our members promote the highest ethical and professional standards in the building industry. Marin County is so much more than a place to live and those of us who are fortunate enough to claim it as home, know this well. Each of our cities within, maintains their own eclectic identities, and is blessed with unique, natural splendors, and homes that reflect and revel accordingly. Our homes reflect our uniqueness too. We run an incredible gamut of architectural designs from the simple to the sophisticated, always with our “Marin-ness” showing proudly. With this in mind, we present, Marin Home, a quarterly magazine devoted to everything that makes a house, a home. Our magazine is a little bit different than the standard fare; we have spiced up our pages with a little irreverent humor, stories indicative of our incomparable personalities, and a great deal of practical information on home improvements of every kind. I welcome you into our pages, the way we welcome friends and neighbors into our homes. My hope is that we entertain you and that you will share your thoughts and ideas with us as we move forward in the issues ahead. Marin Home is our small way of saying “thank you” for our bounty and our grace.

Aimi Dutra Editor in Chief and MBA President

GREAT FINDS AT LOCAL BUSINESSES Problem Solved! No guessing here­­—This Chardonnay and the story behind the name will have your guests clamoring for more. Andy’s Local Markets, San Rafael andyslocalmarket.com

Call it What it is - It’s His Spot! Liven up the garage, media room or den with this bold piece. Harvest Home, Corte Madera harvesthomestores.com

Fresh, Local and Fun—Ditch the standard and tryout some flavorful recipes in this local cookbook! Agricultural Institute of Marin agriculturalinstitute.org Time for Some Color Spice up your mudroom or entryway with this new Fall color, Tandoori CSP1105, from Benjamin Moore. Marin Color Service, San Rafael marincolor.com 8  FA L L 2 012   MARIN HOME


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San Rafael Chamber of Commerce Business Showcase & Reception @ Embassy Suites

Bay Area Playback Theatre @ 923 C St, San Rafael

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San Francisco Fleet Week

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Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival @ Old Mill Park

Stepping Out To Celebrate Life

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Home Horoscopes

Libra, Sept 23-Oct 22

    

Represented by the scales, you dear Libra are a sign who needs balance in life. One of the easiest ways for you to stay centered is by maintaining an organized living space. Constructing built-in shelves in your living room to house all those books lying about, or maybe investing in storage cubes for the children’s toys, you will immediately feel a sense of calm not only in your home, but in your mind as well. Who knows, this newfound clarity may very well help you awaken new possibilities in your life!

Scorpio, Oct 23-Nov 21

     

Known for your indecisive nature, you Scorpios often have no idea what you really want or need. The next time one of these moods hit you, keep in mind the amazing powers of multifunctional products. Perhaps a two-sided quilt is the perfect way to accentuate the colors in your bedroom without having to commit to one color scheme. Have a Lazy Susan built for your kitchen table, allowing you to rotate through your condiment options at dinner. A built-in window box with storage within it is the perfect solution for Scorpio’s urge to be both luxurious and logical. Whatever your current needs, just address the idea of duality in your everyday life.

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HE SAID SHE SAID

Dear He & She,

We want to add some special touches to our house this year as we start anticipating autumn and the rainy season. Any great ideas? ~Bored in Bolinas

HE SAID Dear Bored in Bolinas: I know just what you mean. Thinking about the rainy season can be tiresome. All those chilly days ahead and the inevitable storms. Ugh. I dread the thought. You can winterize the exterior of your home and score some good points in terms of maintenance and efficiency. Check your windows and gutters for leaks. Make sure your driveway is able to withstand intense downpours. And, it’s time for you to take a good look at your garage. Is it equipped to handle the extra wear and tear of winter? Make sure you’ve got some room cleared out and that the drains are not blocked. Adding some shelving can increase your space, and a coat rack or firm clothesline can help with wet shoes and laundry. Door sweeps can help keep the cold air outside and the warm air inside. I’ve heard this winter is going to be a doozy. I’m getting depressed at the very thought. Good luck – eventually it will end. HE

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SHE SAID Dear Bored in Bolinas: How can you be bored in Bolinas? You are sitting out there on the tip of the continent with the beautiful Pacific Ocean offering majestic changes every day! You need an exciting addition that just SHOUTS the happy part of rain and fog and wet sand. Forget the garage: HE is so unimaginative - you need a mudroom!! Besides, if you have a typical California garage, it’s already filled to the brim. Bolinas style, I envision your kayak gear, mountain bikes, a rusty weed tiller, a late 60’s model Porsche you will restore “one of these days,” tax files for the last fifteen years, just in case the IRS comes a knocking, an old bed frame, emergency rations left over from Y2K, the street sign that disappeared in ’82, and scores of back issues of High Times mag. Instead of just unloading all the additional winter gear in the garage, build an environmentally friendly (of course) buffer zone, and load it with lots of easy-to-reach shelves and pegs to hang coats and dry boots. The kids and the dog (and the pet llama) can take a quick trip to the mudroom on the way inside the house and save you endless clean up, increase heating efficiency by adding a transition zone, and give you a tons of extra storage. It’s an easy addition to build, or talk to an expert about converting a space you’re not utilizing fully. And Bored, add a little panache. You can do this! How about a pair of trendy wellies? You could really shake the town up with a pair in bright red or yellow! Then add a romantic piece or two that makes your mudroom more than a drop-off zone. What about an old cast iron umbrella stand? Maybe an antique tiffany lamp? Mixing tones and textures will make this little room one of your favorite parts of the house for years to come! Have fun! XOXO, SHE

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ICONS & INNOVATORS

PETER BUILT

Providing a strong foundation for community.

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ETER ARRIGONI has many attributes similar to Marin County. He’s dynamic, one-of-a-kind, filled with abundant graciousness, and ever so subtly, quite grand of a man. Being with Pete is a good place to be. He’s a local San Francisco boy, but his career and interests have been and continue to be, as diverse as the trails on Mt. Tam. He started his career in finance, served on the Fairfax City Council, enjoyed two terms as a County Supervisor, and then agreed to a one-year stint as the head of the Marin Builders Association - where he stayed for the next 33 years. Why? Because to Pete, building an association of licensed contracting professionals and additional small businesses that service the industry, was a challenge, and Pete enjoys

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a good challenge. Members were building houses and Pete was building members. Pete’s a people person and mentoring this group is a people business. The Marin Builders Association is 100% owned by the membership and Pete muses that collectively therefore, it is the largest employer in Marin County. That’s a very humbling testament to the man that made most of it happen. Regarding Marin Home Magazine, Pete appreciates this challenge as well. He sees this new publication, which blends a commitment to the MBA membership and the community it serves, as a vehicle to provide both vital information and unabashed entertainment. A new seed in the county, ready to blossom and grow, Marin Home Magazine is firmly set on the foundation Pete built. 


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THE NAIL DOWN

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MUST DO Tackle the clutter that accumulates at your family’s favorite entrance with elfa. Used in a mudroom or utility area, elfa shelves, shelf baskets and drawers make quick work of organizing mail, shoes, lunch sacks — all that stuff that comes into your home every day. Exclusive to The Container Store. Available online at containerstore.com, in-store and by phone, 415.945.9755. Prices vary.

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Sarah, a former editor and teacher, brings her professional skills to your overstocked table, garage, files, closet, etc. She observes the space through the vision of the owner and offers clarity through editing and deleting what is unnecessary, overwhelming, consuming. Says Sarah: “I think many people my age are discovering the old adage that the more you know, the less you need and that while the thirties are

all about gathering and feathering of nests, the forties and beyond become about finding clarity and focus and surrounding themselves with peaceful, lovely, intentional space.” Her business name, edit organizing, www.editorganizing.com, is both a key descriptor and rallying cry to all who can use some help unleashing the energy that is zapped by too much stuff.

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MUST HAVE Perennials® outdoor fabrics are the choice of leading design professionals worldwide for their quality, beauty and longevity. Our versatile textured linen weave drapery offers casually elegant appeal outdoors or in, with rich, heathered color and a soft, natural hand. Impeccable tailoring, fade resistance and easy care ensure lasting good looks. Available online at restorationhardware.com or at your local Restoration Hardware store, The Village, Corte Madera. 415.924.8919 Prices vary $269-$359

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AT HOME

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raig Miller says he’s not much of a talker - with just enough of a charming southern drawl to eagerly await his next words. One would reckon that’s because he’s so much of a doer. A Texas transplant, Craig travels all over the country to find statement-piece furniture and a bounty of other treasures for his three stores, Harvest Home in Corte Madera and Sonoma, harvesthomestores.com and Fat Pilgrim in Sonoma, fatpilgrim. com. Lucky for us, California continues to win out as his place to call home since 1988. He started with Southwest/American furniture, and then Shaker inspired furniture and accessories with sparse, clean and simple lines. He slowly added upholstery, his mainstay. His first Harvest Home was in San Francisco; today the flagship resides in Town Center. He revisits his Texas roots for antiques and trade shows in New England for primitives that give the stores such a warm feeling - “family places in Vermont and New Hampshire that have

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been there forever and have a great selection.” Trade shows allow him to watch the trends, but more importantly, what the customer is asking for. Says Craig, “It is amazing that in twentyone years of upholstery sales, two arm styles have dominated that timeline and customers have continued to be drawn to them.” Craig has always gravitated to the “I want a curl-up and read a good book living room,” a homey, warm environment that can take a ding here and there and still look great. A styled atmosphere that a family with kids and/or pets can live in is his choice, the modern farmhouse his case in point. And true to his word, that’s exactly the atmosphere you’ll experience when you visit either of his stores. Each locale is an ever-changing adventure. You can go large or small in your purchases, from a custom designed 15’ sofa or 6’ round clock, to an unusual and often humorous accessory to change up your unique space for a very reasonable price. Fat Pilgrim is Craig’s newest kid on

the block and one not to be missed! He coined the name to evoke “the good life” because a rare fat pilgrim had a desirable life amongst all those starving early settlers. Indeed a good life is the vibe there. Along with dramatic

I want a curl-up and read a good book living room.

furniture pieces, you’ll find a blast from the past country store, custom made bedding and specialty products, like soaps, jams and curds, along with a large, robust organic garden with seasonal veggies ripe for the picking, and all sorts of country accents. A must see addition is the Christmas store to open at Fat Pilgrim just as you read these words, which just might offer a new holiday tradition for you and your family! 


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  Your Home as the Ultimate Tailgate Destination 

BY Christine Scioli

While “old school” offensive football strategy might seem as boring as the old fashion backyard barbeque pit, there’s nothing that says autumn quite like a traditional tailgate party. And the 2012 spin on this outdoor fete brings the revelry right to your house, where you can celebrate every game with a different twist on this classic genre, no gas guzzling car or travel required. And, you can party before, after and throughout the entire game! To be spotted as THE yard on the block for tailgate action, you’ll need a little pre-season planning. Carefully walk around the perimeter of   >

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…in Marin, we create the tailgate party with our slightly offbeat and alwaysstylish flair. Our lifestyle here is warm, open, inviting – just as our homes are.

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your house and decide which space you want to designate as tailgate central. Then, clean, refresh and create. Your driveway will no doubt be in play in some regard, whether as an end zone or the actual tailgate location. A driveway resurfacing can be a real game changer. There are all sorts of cost efficient and functional solutions that can be decorative and colorful, or basic and traditional. If you want to seek a tailgate destination that offers an indoor-outdoor solution in case of inclement weather, you might want to extend that driveway facelift into the garage. With a little imagination, it’s easy to create a one of a kind man cave, making you the envy of every guy in the neighborhood, and your incredibly visionary wife legendary for her creative genius. Note to playbook: this is a win-win strategy. A couple of coats of paint on the walls (select a paint and primer in one product and you might find one coat will do the trick), a comfy sofa and a portable flat screen TV as your focal point, and you’re headed in a winning direction. Of course, if you want to raise the bar to the highest level, you’ll want to look into surround sound and other high tech solutions that can provide total integration of sight and sound. To give equal time to the lady of the house, what about renovating a special corner into a sunroom? There’s

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nothing more satisfying than leaving the grunts and groans on the gridiron, to spend some quiet moments with Vivaldi, a glass of chardonnay and Marin Home Magazine. Always seek the advice of a professional, and for the most part, stay away from pre-fab kits. No matter if you are looking out or looking in, your landscaping sets the scene for the tailgate. With our forgiving climate, the selection of fall and winter plants and shrubs is the envy of much of the rest of the country, which suffers deciduous hangovers for months, while we flower and thrive. Play with a color theme and seek out sustainable, local grown varieties, or better yet, hire a landscape contractor to make the most of every inch of your land with drought tolerant selections that will bloom for many years. Solar garden stakes and yard decor are environmentally friendly assets to compliment any yard. No tailgate is complete without food, and since you’re chicly partying at home, you can create a unique picnic environment, or opt out of the cooler and canisters entirely, and head straight to the barbeque. State-of-the art freestanding BBQ grills and built-in models abound here in 49er land; gas or charcoal, take   >

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serve up a winning combination. Always put out plenty of everything, so no one is scrambling for a plate, napkin or utensils. Have lots of easy to find condiment stations set up. If you walk yourself through it ahead of time, you’ll score major points with your guests on game day. Serve beverages of every kind in bright colored, ice filled tubs, and have plenty of red wine pre-corked and easily accessible. If you are serving coffee, brew it just as guests arrive and have it available in a friendly nook, complete with cream and assorted sweeteners. So guests are encouraged to recycle and dispose of their trash, you can freshen up your household trash, recycle and compost bins, or create some new ones. Make sure you clearly mark which is which. This will help save the planet and save you clean-up time to boot. A tailgate party is an American phenomenon. Naturally, in Marin, we create the tailgate party with our slightly offbeat and always-stylish flair. Our lifestyle here is warm, open, inviting – just as our homes are. To combine the two is an incomparable recipe for unmatched hospitality. Absolutely unbeatable. 

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your pick. Outdoor kitchens can include smokers and deep fryers, patio stoves, pizza ovens, rotisseries and fire pits, refrigerators, versatile islands - just about anything else you can conjure up is fair game. Of course outdoor lighting sets the stage as the sun sets serenely over the ocean and appetites peak during Monday Night Football. The right lighting will add that special touch of elegance, increase property value, and enhance safety and security. Whether using wall lights and sconces, hanging lanterns, outdoor ceiling lights or a combination of the myriad of choices available, you’ll be rewarded with a welcoming and comforting glow. Plus, you’ll probably discover portions of your outside space you didn’t know you had! It’s important to balance the lighting so it’s not too bright, nor too dim. Lighting professionals can offer unique solutions specifically tailored for your property and taste. Now, it’s time to eat. Create cozy seating arrangements and atmosphere with pillows and cushions that invite a visit. Choosing recyclable paper products will allow you to change up your theme per tailgate party. Americana, specific team rivalries, birthdays or holidays – just roam through a party store and you’ll be brimming with ideas on how to


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Afterglow the Sex Appeal of Winterizing Your Home by Christine Scioli Photography by Trevor HEnley

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When my gaggle of fabulous women convenes for our monthly catch up, the topic of sex often peppers the stew. (We also practice one upmanship whenever possible.) Recently we were sitting outside on the back patio sipping wine and enjoying the glow and the autumn air. Stoking the theme I said, “I read somewhere that warmth is the parent of wantonness. I can attest to that.” Attention grabbed. In my best Isak Dinesen style I continued on. I heard it first the morning after. A tease perhaps? And then I felt it. It was sublime – warm and thorough – it quickly engulfed me in its seductiveness. My only thought was why had we waited so long to move to this next, simple level of pleasure? Why hadn’t we installed a new heater with digital controls before this? Why had we waited for the old clunker to completely die before we invested in the sexiness of 21st century warmth? >

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GUTTERS

ROOFING

INSULATION

Windows

The cost of heating your home represents 40-60% of your energy bill. This makes your furnace a prime target for energy reduction. The right furnace can help you enjoy substantial energy savings. Natural gas furnaces are considered by many experts to be the most fuel-efficient and an environmentally friendly alternative to electricity, propane or oil. Your Marin Builders Association (MBA) heating experts can work with you to find the right furnace for your home.

Water damage is the main reason why there needs to be gutters on a home. No matter what age of the house or building, roof water can cause serious problems. The main advantage of gutters is that they will save you thousands of dollars in home repairs. They will prevent backsplash, washouts, erosion and flooding. Gutters and downspouts come in many colors, so there will be a color that matches your home close to perfectly. Gutters are a professional matter; hiring an MBA professional will save you thousands in costly home and gutter repair.

There are a number of things to consider when selecting a new roof system. Of course, cost and durability head the list, but aesthetics and architectural style are important, too. The right roof system for your home or building is one that balances these considerations. The components of roof systems include roof covering, sheathing, roof structure, flashing and drainage. The Marin Builders Association (MBA) directory includes licensed roofing contractors to help you with your choice.

Most homeowners think of insulation as a thick warm winter jacket for their home – buffering the heated air inside against the cold weather outside. Like a winter jacket, they pack it away in the mental closet when the weather warms up and forget about it until autumn. MBA contractors, however, know that insulation is more like a thermos – it keeps warm things warm, and keeps cool things cool. Improving insulation in a home has a dramatic effect not only on your heating bills in the winter, but also on your air conditioning usage in the summer.

If you’re looking for ways to save money on energy costs, one of the best choices you can make is replacing old single-pane windows with modern double-pane windows. This is a large investment, but you will reap the rewards of lower energy bills, a more comfortable house, increased safety and a higher resale value for your home. Double pane windows may be as much as 50 percent more energy efficient than single pane windows. Our MBA contractors can give you much more information about the benefits of new windows.

> Afterglow continued For years my husband and I crafted a subtle battle of the sexes as to who would leave the bed first and head down the freezing cold staircase to adjust the dial on the thermostat. To leave it high before retiring meant a night of non-stop hot flashes; to turn it down meant the big chill in the morning. Eventually it became a contest of physical endurance as the person with the weakest bladder succumbed to the bathroom, and since they were already up and cold, it was a considerate

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and logical marital next step to crank up the heat. Frankly, all this wee hour of the morning competition wasn’t good for our bodies nor our souls. Well, emphasis on bodies. But now, we were back in the throes of snug bliss. Jacqui interrupted just as I was getting to the good part, confiding that she shared a similar experience at her home out on Peacock Gap. Jacqui is ferociously single and gorgeous and a total “A type” person. While hosting a cozy winter dinner for her newest

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conquest, oops, I mean, boyfriend, the crooning of Michael Buble was drowned out by the din of drip, drip, drip. A quick rush to find the leak meant the candles were snuffled out; the bright lights were turned on. Add to that an old plastic bucket starkly perched next to the Oysters Rockefeller and the Veuve Clicquot, and everything else romantic was snuffed out too. This did not bode well with her. Jacqui takes superb care of herself; she prides herself on her appearance and the appearance of her surroundings. She had, however, inadvertently neglected the exterior of her home, which caused real problems inside, especially in the bedroom. Naturally, she took it very personally. Before the next rain, she not only had a brand new roof but double paned windows throughout. And, new gutters to complete the scene and secure the homestead. Now, she fans the flames of desire regardless of the season, with no thought to another miscue. The bedroom and Jacqui have never been hotter. Olivia takes over and tells another tale entirely. Olivia is a reinvention specialist. She molds her business goals with her roles as wife and mother. She currently holds court as a social media maven with an eye toward everything new from Pinterest to meetups. She volunteers in the classroom and in the community and is always on the go and in the know. She lives in one of those stately old Larkspur ladies where the foliage in winter is lush and dripping with citrus and camellias. The house is always full of children and friends who are clients and clients who are friends. But the old girl was drafty and loosing her warmth. Literally. And Olivia felt she was too. Foreplay in the frost just wasn’t her thing, and her husband was feeling left out in the cold. Olivia just wasn’t her tantalizing self sporting one of those ugly, oversized “snuggly” things, not a libido booster for the sine qua non of sultry let alone a hard working multi-tasker. So, they insulated the house, which instigated much, much more than draft free living. Now, when the day is done and the kids are asleep and the last email is answered and all the tech is turned off, Olivia and her husband retire to their cozy bedroom and dance barefoot to the romantic melody of the wind. The fleecy thing she was tripping over has been replaced by an assorted new selection of negligee. Our drinks are done and our reveries end. We cluck and hug and plan for our next excursion. And then we all head home to our warm abodes to continue the fun in real time. 

Afterglow featured home: millvalleygreenhome.com Architect, Geoffrey E. Butler Photographer, Trevor Henley

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THE SHOP

MARIN’S FALL GARDEN FORECAST: DEADHEAD AND PRUNE

Marin Garden Experts share their Autumn Garden Tips

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runing is one of the easiest ways to control the size, growth and beauty of your plants, and yet many gardeners either overlook this vital task, or minimize its effectiveness. According to Jason Margolin, Nursery Manager of Marin Ace in San Rafael, developing and following an individual pruning plan based on how and when your plants will best respond greatly improves the health of your yard. “Pruning will renew or increase production of foliage, but each plant has specific needs,” says Jason. “We encourage people to take the time to find out how to best take care of their plant life. The practice of doing all the pruning at one time may have detrimental effects to even some of the most commonly-seen trees and shrubs. While hedging shrubs can be pruned year-round, flowering shrubs are best pruned only after they have flowered.” “Generally, the best time of year to prune trees is during the colder months of the year, when they are dormant,” says Jim Stark, nursery manager of Pini Ace Hardware in Novato. “Pruning in the fall or winter also has the added benefit of the absence of leaves, allowing you to see where you are working and prune more efficiently.” It’s worth noting, however, that while these guidelines are helpful, there will always be exceptions. For example, evergreen trees benefit most when they are pruned in early summer, after they have completed new growth, while fruitbearing trees, shrubs and vines respond best in late winter, before spring growth begins. “Marin County gardens have seen more and more drought-tolerant, native plants being planted,” mentioned Catherine Windberg of Fairfax Lumber & Hardware. “Fall is also a great time to plant California natives in your garden, including, ceanothus, arctostaphylos, monkey flowers, California fuchsia, and penstemon.” “Deadheading is the simple pruning of spent flower stalks and seed heads,” added Jason from Marin Ace. “The practice of deadheading has been around long before Jerry Garcia; it makes a big difference on many natives in our Marin gardens, and brings a lush, full plant back in the spring.”

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Catherine of Fairfax Lumber suggests these tips: 1. Decide why you are pruning. Not all plants need to be pruned. 2. Use proper tools that are sharp and sanitized. Any pair of sharp, quality pruners will do. If pruning dead or diseased wood, dip the blade of your tool with rubbing alcohol before moving on to the next cut. 3. Begin by removing any dead wood. This is always good for the health of the plant, and leaves you with a clearer view of the work left to be done. 4. Take time to envision the roses. Plan on three to five main branches when you are finished. Cut at an angle above buds that are facing away from the center of the plant. Don’t be afraid of pruning down to 6” to 12” above the graft. Jim from Pini Hardware chimes in with these pruning don’ts: • • •

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Do not leave ragged cuts or stubs. Do not prune with dull or improper tools. Never expect pruning to compensate for defects caused by overcrowding, poor soil conditions, improper climate, etc. Never use hedge shears for general pruning. Never do all your pruning at the same time. Never climb trees. The hazards far outweigh the benefits. Call a professional or use a long-handled tree trimmer.

For more lawn & garden tips, visit Jason, Catherine, and Jim at your neighborhood Ace Hardware store nursery center. Marin Ace, Pini Ace Hardware, and Fairfax Lumber are happy to help customers with their garden questions. Ace is the place for detailed advice on home improvement. Homeowners can log on to www.acehardware.com and click “Projects and Solutions” for detailed, step-by-step instructions on common home improvement projects for do-it-yourselfers. 


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GREEN CORNER

Recycling Construction Waste

Save Money and Save Resources on your next Remodel.

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he decision to remodel a home is a big one, but another big decision that is often overlooked is what to do with all the other STUFF that results from the remodel. If you do think green is the right choice for you, be sure to talk with your licensed contractor about adopting a green remodeling plan for your project, so that you can be sure your home improvement ends up being as green as it gets. Obvious wastes generated from a remodel are construction and demolition (C&D) debris—wood framing, concrete, asphalt, sheetrock, roofing tear off, tile, carpet, metal piping, landscaping waste, etc. The County of Marin and many cities and towns in Marin County have enacted C&D ordinances that detail the requirements for waste diversion. For instance, in San Rafael, if feasible, 100% of all asphalt should be recycled and 70% of all “other” materials should be recycled. Marin has many facilities to help you make sure none of these resources end up in the trash. Several offer services to contractors including debris box rental and help with diversion tracking for LEED projects and to show compliance with C&D ordinances. Whatever debris box vendor you choose make sure the loads are sorted and the recyclable material is recovered. The current diversion rate for Marin is 82%. Contractors can potentially save money by source separating C&D materials at the construction site. C&D is not the only waste generated during a remodel. What do you do with unwanted furniture, old cabinets or appliances or other items that no longer fit with the remodeled room? Think about donating usable items. You can also resell things on craigslist.org or at a yard sale. Some items, like electronics and fluorescent lamps, are actually household hazardous waste and must be taken to the Marin Household Hazardous Waste Facility. With a little help from local facilities and a desire to reduce the environmental impact of remodeling projects, homeowners can also save money by recycling used building materials.  by Casey Mazzoni & Kim Scheibly

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MBA BULLETIN

MARIN HOME & GARDEN EXPO When the Marin Builders Association hosts a fete, they do it right. On June 2 and 3, the Civic Center Fairgrounds was transformed into the Marin Home & Garden Expo, replete with special exhibits, lectures and demonstrations, great local music and an abundance of fun. It was the ultimate garden party, Marin style of course, with superb weather to match this unique ode to spring! Just about everything was offered to a robust crowd that pleasantly bested last year’s attendees, with over 170 exhibitors presenting their wares, many MBA members, from the newest paint colors to the latest and greatest in flooring options. The billowy white tents were filled with folks listening to music, learning to feng shui their gardens, exploring the history and heart of midcentury modern architecture, and just relaxing, taking it all in. The focus on the unique lifestyle found “only in Marin” created the unifying theme that could be felt from the concourse to the exhibition hall and everywhere in between. Event organizer Steve Bajor of Pacific Expositions summarizes the crux of the take- away: “The best part of the Expo was the feeling of camaraderie between the exhibitors, the event staff and the Marin Builders Association. Certainly a sound foundation on which to build a great event for the future.” With the MBA now firmly at the helm it’s a sure thing a must-attend tradition is brewing with even more to come in 2013!  (Photographs by Trevor Henley)

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MBA BULLETIN

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IT’S FOR THE KIDS Marin Builders Association (MBA) partnered with the Marin Bocce Federation (marinbocce.org) and Indian Valley Golf Club (indianvalleygolfclub.com) to help raise money to go towards the MBA Annual Scholarship Fund. Because of partnerships like these, the MBA has successfully raised over $950,000 in educational scholarships for local kids. 1. Jonathan Leidy, Brigette Moran, Herb Moran, Liza Moran 2. Tom Barr, Beth Pedley, Kelly Mulane, Frank Palagi 3. Jim Schalich, Mike Keefer, Mike Schalich, John Schalich 4. Diane Henderson, Stephanie Plante

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5. Sean Kelly, Aimi Dutra, Rich Garbarino, Jay Corbett, Dave Trahan 6. Mike Kadel, John Maher, Pete Arrigoni 7. Ryan McKillop, John Busick, Larissa Perry, Rob Scerri, Aimi Dutra, Tyler Doherty 8. Isabelle Accornero, Brett McPherson, Glenn Accornero

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C32 - Parking and Highway Improvement Contractor C33 - Painting and Decorating Contractor C34 - Pipeline Contractor C35 - Lathing and Plastering Contractor C36 - Plumbing Contractor C38 - Refrigeration Contractor C39 - Roofing Contractor C42 - Sanitation System Contractor C43 - Sheet Metal Contractor C45 - Sign Contractor C46 - Solar Contractor C47 - General Manufactured Housing Contractor C50 - Reinforcing Steel Contractor C51 - Structural Steel Contractor C53 - Swimming Pool Contractor C54 - Ceramic and Mosaic Tile Contractor C55 - Water Conditioning Contractor C57 - Water Well Drilling Contractor C60 - Welding Contractor C61 - Limited Specialty ASB - Asbestos Certification HAZ - Hazardous Substance Removal Certification

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lic. 333463 B,D06

415.459.3095

415.892.4900

lic. 504918 C15

auroracabinets.com

415.924.6763

audacsystems.com

707.792.8100

415.446.4119

Aurora Cabinets & Countertops, Inc.

Marin Fence Company lic. 352706 C13, B 415.457.1771

marinfence.com

FLOORING & FLOOR COVERINGS

707.525.1204

Republic ITS

appianwaypaverstones.com California Space Organizers, Inc.

Bayline Electric

lic. 647154 C10,C31,D31

Scott’s Concrete

lic. 536863 C10, B

415.884.3000

Eureka Valley Floor Company

lic. 866993 D34

lic. 563416 C8

415.485.6000

republicits.com

lic. 397118 C15

415.454.7477

415.892.9755

baylineelectric.com

415.479.1676

Shanahan Electric

calspaceorganizers.com Van Midde & Son Concrete

Being of Service, Inc.

lic. 488137 C10

Floortex Design

Integral Design

lic. 475181 C10

415.479.1929

lic. 534583 B,C15

lic. 537763 C6

lic. 676584 C8

415.457.5190

415.454.5025

415.459.2530

boselectric.com

vanmiddeconcrete.com J.R.’s Woodworks, Inc.

Colonia Electric, Inc. Viking Pavers, Inc.

lic. 406528 C10

707.588.8255

lic. 970281 D06

415.256.9502

415.568.5314

vikingpavers.com

lic. 694518 C6 415.453.7322

Whiteside Construction Corporation

floortexdesign.com

lic. 480976 C10,C36

lic. 664245 C6

Steinbach Cabinets

415.924.6545

Strom Electric, Inc. 415.453.1200

Giuliani Flooring, Inc. lic. 951628 C15

Synapse Electric

415.459.3276

lic. 828101 C10

Electrix

415.819.0668

Mertel Carpets

lic. 677633 C10

synapseelectric.com

lic. 414490 C15

415.485.0777

eltrx.net

415.479.2180

W. Bradley Electric, Inc.

Tomasi Design

lic. 577719 A,B,D06

lic. 390741 C10,B,A,C46

lic. 885001 C5,C6

510.234.6681

415.898.1400

415.342.8342

whitesideconstruction.com

wbeinc.com

mertelcarpets.com

tomasi-design.com

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE PacifiContract lic. 682766 C15 415.258.9966

pacificontract.com Pengelly Flooring

GENERAL BUILDING RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL, NEW & REMODEL

Aquamaison, Inc.

Bay County Builders, Inc.

Cartwright Construction

lic. 367791 B

lic. 700683 B

lic. 626464 B

415.332.3910

415.457.9962

415.453.7651

Aquatech Consultancy, Inc.

Bay Ground Control

CDK Builders, Inc.

lic. 484526 B

lic. 644649 B

lic. 809853 B,C39,C15,C33

415.235.5747

415.497.6317

baygroundcontrol.com

lic. 849856 C15

38 Degrees North Latitude Builders, Inc.

415.272.0585

lic. 838178 B

415.884.2121

bcpfloors.com

415.459.1995

noleak.com

Rafael Floors

CF Contracting BB&B Builders, Inc.

lic. 401466 B,C10,A

Arntz Builders, Inc.

lic. 866058 B,A

415.721.7160

lic. 178605 C15

Abacus Group Builders, Inc.

lic. 727072 B,ASB

415.485.2921

cfcontracting.com

415.456.3656

lic. 522340 B

415.382.1188

rafaelfloors.com

415.927.0667

arntzbuilders.com

Bella Cosa Construction Inc.

Chalstrom Builders, Inc.

Arrington Construction

lic. 602646 B,C36

415.461.2912

abacusgb.com Richard Tourte

lic. 602728 B

lic. 651671 C15

Adventures In Production

lic. 810317 B

415.492.3344

707.664.8137

lic. 943457 B

415.460.1607

bellacosainc.com

Charles Melin General Contractor

Arruda Construction Inc.

Better Built Construction

lic. 311858 B

lic. 468301 B

lic. 800744 B

415.461.2416

415.897.1928

415.451.4786

415.602.4742

Victorian Hardwood Floors

aipgc.com

lic. 821831 C15

AJF Builders, Inc.

415.499.4693

lic. 903191 B

victorianhardwoodfloors.com

707.643.4580

GARAGE DOORS & GATES

Alan Taylor General Contractor

bbcconstruction.net Asbestos Control Center

lic. 427589 B

lic. 590867 A,B,HAZ,ASB

BG Construction

415.883.7856

lic. 676193 B

asbestoscontrolcenter.com

415.884.2180

Ches Coleman General Contractor

Avalon Builders, Inc.

Bruce F. Goudie

lic. 480444 B

lic. 757232 B

lic. 498165 B

415.456.2551

415.453.3863

lic. 451856 B

Jones Garage Door Co., Inc.

415.892.8475

lic. 345502 D28

Cherokee Construction

415.897.2371

Allen Enterprises

707.939.9221

jonesdoor.com

lic. 881441 B

practicalgreenbuilders.com

415.671.9767

510.222.1689

Bruno Venne, Inc.

Christopher Clark Contracting

North Bay Overhead Doors Inc.

Avellino Construction

lic. 280548 B

lic. 373692 B

Alten Construction, Inc.

lic. 414181 B

415.924.3307

415.328.3272

lic. 593255 D28

lic. 705713 A,B

707.766.9868

415.499.0602

510.234.4200

altenconstruction.com

Build It Construction

Clean Crawlspace

B Street Builders

lic. 720386 B

lic. 854200 B

lic. 920746 B

415.378.0793

707.578.1188

Northgate Garage Door, Inc.

Anthony Love

415.485.4400

lic. 627224 D28

lic. 970424 B

bstreetbuilders.com

415.472.6004

415.686.8139

lic. 871010 B

Community Action Marin

Ballard Inc. dba Inspired Environments

415.272.7751

lic. 641445 B

lic. 513959 B

Cal-Custom Construction

lic. 515092 B

415.454.8000

lic. 375536 B, ASB

415.455.9927

inspired-environments.com

415.897.8445

Complete Home Repair & Construction

Antonis Construction

Bay Area Moisture Control, Inc.

Caletti Jungsten Construction

lic. 661688 B,HAZ

lic. 940470 B,C33 707.280.5740

lic. 726300 B

lic. 549463 B

415.884.0500

415.381.3162

bayareamoisturecontrol.com

calettijungsten.com

northgategaragedoors.com Anthony Vitale General Contractor

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cleancrawlspace.com Burns Builders

415.526.7500

camarin.org

415.828.4585

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Conroy Builders lic. 867185 B

Danny Gallagher Construction

415.577.9064

lic. 778096 B

conroybuilders.com

415.290.9104

Contra-Spect, Ltd.

Richard De Nola

lic. 491125 B

lic. 429280 B

707.762.3302

415.751.1094

Cove Construction lic. 705773 B

Dennis Webb Construction

415.453.0515

lic. 821554 B

coveconstruction.com

415.505.3562

Coyle Brothers Construction Company

Plumbing Service & Repair

dba

denniswebbconstruction. com

lic. 735345 B

Desmond & Wallace, Inc.

415.454.1633

lic. 782179 A,B

coylebrothersconstruction. com

707.795.7443

Crabtree Construction, Inc.

Di Giorgio Contracting Company

lic. 693280 B

lic. 821729 A,B

415.640.8617

415.883.9700

Cypress Homes, Inc./ H-Y-H Corporation

Diego Brothers, Inc.

lic. 974792 B

415.472.5967

415.383.1848

diegobrosinc.com

D&H Construction lic. 693883 B

Diego Quality Construction

510.527.7883

lic. 544509 B

dh-construction.com

707.765.6169

D&R Construction

DNL Builders

lic. 533707 B

lic. 872590 B

707.792.0818

707.495.2950

desmondwallace.com

415-479-8411 www.MarinH2O.com

CA Lic#839817

Serving Marin Since 1961

Bonded & Insured

lic. 419030 A,B

dnlbuilders.com Dan Young Construction, Inc.

Doug Monti Construction

lic. 760173 B

lic. 387703 B

415.457.6797

415.453.1380

dycmarin.com E.K. Construction Daniel Holleran

lic. 544185 B

lic. 351427

415.892.4566

Full Service waterproofing from the foundation to the roof ~ Specializing in decks over living spaces and elevated driveways aquastopwaterproofing.com duncan@aquastopwaterproofing.com (415) 479-6269 (707) 753-0550

A,B,C10,C20,C36 415.897.2322

Free Estimates & Water Analysis

24 hour Emergency Service Sewer Rooter, Jetting & Video Services Tank & Tankless Water Heaters Complete Water Treatment & Filtration Services

Ebersole Builders lic. 786390 B 415.722.1204

License #866020

ebersolebuilders.com

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE Eco Valley Construction

Gazzoli Construction lic. 922738 B

Hennessey Construction, Inc.

James G. Lino Construction

Scott Kaplan

lic. 826521 B 415.505.5815

415.847.1811

lic. 727282 B

lic. 442777 B

415.453.8582

ecovalleyco.com

gazzoli.biz

415.459.6497

415.663.1939

Elmack Cabinetry

Glagola Construction

lic. 472841 B

lic. 390438 B

415.388.1293

415.383.3006

Kapranos Construction

hennesseyconstruction.com

elmackcabinetry.com

lic. 350718 B

Herrero Contractors, Inc.

James S. Young Construction

lic. 152980 B,C8

lic. 703863 B,C6

kapranosconstruction.com

415.824.7675

415.717.6061

Glen Rupiper Construction

herrero.com

Envision Builders Inc. lic. 736487 B

lic. 432984 B

415.453.2370

707.773.1666

Hitchcock Construction Co.

James W. Josephs & Company lic. 359012 B

lic. 396116 B

415.454.8499

ESM Enterprise General Contractor

Global Modular

415.602.8464

jamesjosephs.com

lic. 837357 B

lic. 352891 B

559.665.5800

billhitchcockconstruction. com

Jeff Hicks Construction

415.383.9698

gdvi.net

bathroomsandkitchenstoo.com

Hoffmann Construction, Inc.

415.383.2080

Goltermann Construction lic. 304928 B

lic. 414423 B

Fairway Design & Construction, Inc.

707.775.2525

415.897.7263

Jeffrey Novak General Contractor, Inc.

lic. 923234 B

Gordon Walker Builders

Horick Builders, Inc.

415.455.2468

lic. 562356 B

lic. 825511 B

415.457.1184

707.766.9466

415.892.5205

Karkabi Construction, Inc. lic. 593092 B 415.459.2401

KCK Builders, Inc. lic. 810315 A,B 415.559.9312

lic. 345479 B

Kelly Pacific Construction lic. 346196 B 415.464.0900

kellypacific.com

lic. 508578 B

Faubel Construction Howard Scanlan

415.381.4922

Gubbins Building Company, Inc.

faubelconstruction.com

lic. 788512 B

415.488.4037

lic. 781646 B

lic. 467868 B

Ken Corsiglia Construction

John A. Young, Builder

lic. 695961 B

lic. 288052 B,C10

415.385.1642

415.488.4971

Kerr Construction, Inc.

lic. 402434 B

415.457.1576

Flint Construction

415.892.7713

John C. Hill Construction

lic. 615587 B

lic. 851479 B

415.456.5300

415.215.9188

kerr-construction.com

lic. 437687 B

Hal-Co, Inc.

Hoytt Inspection Services, Inc.

415.461.8776

lic. 714971 B

lic. 493676 B

John Pope, Inc.

415.254.6822

415.897.9517

lic. 467171 B,A,ASB

Kevin Marcinek General Contractor

hoyttinspect.com

415.497.5948

lic. 620203 B

John Romaidis Construction

Kor General Contracting

Floyd Construction, Inc. lic. 365653 A,B

Hammond & Company

415.485.0645

lic. 657344 B

floydconstructioninc.com

707.795.6045

Huts And Castles A Construction Co. Inc.

hammondfinehomes.com

lic. 703981 B,C36,A

lic. 807768 B

lic. 351692 B

415.883.9209

415.485.5722

415.454.2461

JW McPhail Construction, Inc.

Kunstbau & Kids

lic. 679194 B

415.420.3185

kunstbaukdb.com

Fontana Construction Inc. lic. 487928 B

Hartnett Construction

415.457.1290

lic. 888773 B

fontanaco.com

415.816.5046

415.898.9510

hutsandcastles.com Jack Mosher Construction, Inc.

lic. 896053 B

FP Builders

Hayes & Associates

lic. 490355 B

415.456.7465

lic. 321693 B

lic. 817836 B

415.457.0713

jwmcphailinc.com

415.883.9465

415.892.3464

fpbuilders.com

James E. Wilson Construction

Kaplan Brothers, Inc.

Lamperti Contracting & Design

lic. 627874 B

lic. 600412 B

Gaetani Construction

lic. 449978 B,A

415.454.1216

415.454.1623

lic. 490550 B

415.883.2969

lampertikitchens.com

415.332.2857

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE Land Construction

Massa Construction Company

Murray Building lic. 646709 B,A

Portillo & Company dba Summit Hill Builders

Robert E. Randig

lic. 790903 B 415.457.2335

lic. 344050 A,B

707.939.9001

lic. 939456 B

415.479.3163

415.459.0400

Landmark Builders

415.729.4456

A.E. Nelson Construction

summithillbuilders.com

lic. 364212 B,C36

415.883.5410

Max Design & Construction

707.636.1750

Powerhouse Building, Inc.

lmbuilders.com

lic. 720207 B

aenelsonconstruction.com

lic. 797313 B

lic. 474421 B

415.883.6291

Landmark Construction

415.446.0188

Mayer And Company

lic. 339365 B

916.663.1953

lic. 659359 B

415.485.6791

Precision General Commercial Contractors

landmarkconst.net

415.453.0434

nichsons.com

lic. 790153 B 415.332.8390

precisiongc.com

McDevitt & McDevitt Construction Corp.

Norman Charles Construction, Inc. lic. 475151 B

Property Design

lic. 401717 B

415.456.6045

lic. 433008 B

M W General Contracting

707.763.3000

mcdevittandmcdevitt.com

normancharlesconstruction.com

415.456.9197

lic. 740644 B

lic. 645290 B 415.225.8230

Mcguire & Sons Construction

O’Rielly Construction

lic. 883183 B,A

lic. 459037 B

707.576.1224

M.A.S. Builders

lic. 346397 B

707.933.8131

lic. 445273 B

415.454.2719

415.898.4312

mcguireandsonsconstruction.com

Ron Barney Construction Co. 415.388.8124

Roy A. Tanner Builder 415.892.0403

RPB Construction, Inc. lic. 504423 A,B,ASB 415.331.2226

Pagan Construction, LLC

lic. 704007 B

rpbconstruction.us

lic. 464896 B

415.457.5579

Rushton-Hawley, Inc.

415.457.4170

paganconstruction.com

lic. 959104 B,A 415.277.5977

lic. 672337 B

PB Realty Investments, Inc.

Mariner Homes, Inc.

rogersremodelinc.com

R.M. Cerutti Builder

Merritt-Nelson Custom Builders 707.584.1813

415.328.0047

lic. 818660 B

mwgc.com

Maloney Construction, Inc.

Rogers Remodel, Inc.

lic. 381719 B

R.E. West Builders, Inc.

415.383.0667

415.663.9223

lic. 839810 B

lic. 807981 B,A

mayerandco.com

Rodoni Construction lic. 410338 B

Nichelini & Sons, Inc.

Lucas Valley Designs

lic. 506873 B

Radco & Associates Inc.

lic. 733347 B

lic. 410936 B,A

415.898.2938

415.924.6105

rushtonhawley.com

radcoandassociates.com S.L.M. Builders

lic. 901821

lic. 905103 B

Meylan Construction, Inc.

415.507.1512

415.789.5846

lic. 680456 B

pbdevelops.com

415.256.1620

Ravano & Cooney Construction

lic. 718948 B 707.795.4177

lic. 689239 B

Mariposa Contractors, Inc.

meylanconstruction.com

Pennypacker/Drake Home Building, Inc.

415.431.3000

lic. 831986 B

Michael L. King

lic. 754794 B

707.795.6595

415.431.3000

lic. 544919 B

415.488.0647

Richard Mazzini & Associates lic. 464153 B

S.S. Caveney Construction

415.987.0298

lic. 429200 B

415.924.9746

Marshall White Construction

Pete Niederberger & Sons Mill Valley Builders, Inc.

lic. 524069 B

lic. 604199 B,D06

lic. 957090 B,C17,D24

415.924.4170

707.793.9037

415.332.6035

marshallwhiteconstruction.com

millvalleybuilders.com

lic. 399932 B

707.585.3015

Rivas Building Group lic. 699671 B

Plath & Co.

415.999.5927

lic. 395458 B

Mt. Tam Construction

415.460.1575

Wm. A. Martin

lic. 584072 B

plathco.com

lic. 392262 B 415.485.5747

S.R. Allied Builders, Inc.

San Anselmo Construction Services lic. 381529 B

Robert Curry Construction

415.453.6772

415.446.7296

lic. 663287 B

Sandra Bird Designs

mttamconstrucion.com

415.898.2243

lic. 460795 B 415.927.1171

sandrabird.com

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE Schalich Brothers Constuction, Inc.

Steve Moylan General Contractor

Tom Redmond Construction, Inc.

Wick Brothers Construction

C. Hammond Construction

lic. 497493 B

lic. 380100 B

lic. 434609 B

lic. 481077 B

lic. 543166 A,C8,C21,HAZ

415.382.7733

707.538.4676

415.892.9918

415.488.9581

510.412.4466

Steve Rempe General Contractor, Inc.

Tomrose Construction, Inc.

William G. Taylor Construction Corp.

Schilly Construction, Inc.

lic. 453554 B

lic. 605439 B

lic. 853924 B

lic. 832980 B

415.897.9126

707.763.4001

415.407.1764

415.388.1999

steverempe.com

tomroseconstruction.com

schalichbrosconstruction. com

schillyconstructioninc.com Stroub Construction Selkowitz & Company, Inc.

lic. 489037 B

Trainor Commercial Construction, Inc.

415.331.0621

lic. 453991 B,C9

lic. 361724 B

stroubconstruction.com

415.259.0200

Serrano Construction

lic. 913083 A,B

Wine Country Builders, Inc.

707.584.1900

cvalleyenvironmental.com

lic. 763980 B

CSS Environmental Services, Inc.

trainorconstruction.com

Wintergreen Enterprises, Inc.

lic. 780803 A,HAZ

lic. 579465 B

Travis Remodeling

lic. 338175 B

415.488.9865

lic. 493670 B

415.435.5200

Farallon Company

415.883.8177

villadorohomes.com

lic. 827633 A,B,C33

T.H. Eller Construction

lic. 778178 B

Tembrock-Ingrassia Builders

travisremodeling.com

Larry Smith Construction, Inc.

lic. 957514 B

Trinity Builders

lic. 570798 B

415.884.8078

lic. 723911 B

415.457.3706

lic. 575809 B

bayside-builders.com

415.459.7103

shidelerskyvara.com

415.389.0159

Central Valley Environmental

707.935.7474

415.722.1866

selkowitzco.com

chammondconstruction. com

415.892.7760

Wms Construction

trinitybuildersandco.com

415.883.1555

faralloncompany.com Forster Pump & Engineering, Inc. lic. 426152

Womack Construction

A,B,C27,C55,C57

Under Construction

lic. 478379 B

415.459.4770

lic. 403951 B,C12

lic. 726352 B

415.898.3151

forsterpump.com

415.279.0724

415.924.5444

Wyatt Construction Tim Ford Construction

Varetakis Construction

lic. 825045 B

Gannett Fleming Project Development Corp.

Stader Construction

lic. 359182 B

lic. 700251 B

415.577.3999

lic. 783100 A,B

lic. 711127 B

415.454.6163

415.488.9245

wyattconstruction.com

415.384.0822

Tim Walsh Builders

Von Der Werth, Inc.

Steere Building & Woodworking

lic. 350371 B

lic. 330299 C13,B

415.381.9806

415.388.7516

lic. 744002 B

timwalshbuilders.com

GENERAL ENGINEERING, GRADING, PAVING & UNDERGROUND

Springpoint Design & Manufacturing lic. 557358 B

Thomas Gibbs Licensed Tradesman

415.883.6203

415.456.0818

gfpc.com

707.762.3958

Weiss Company, Inc.

415.388.4616

Tom Ganley Construction

lic. 354958 B

Stephen L. Pasquan

lic. 514664 B

415.435.8182

lic. 305635 B

415.444.5548

415.435.8100

A,C8,C12,C21,C42,HAZ 415.454.7011

All Phase Excavating Service, Inc.

ghilottibros.com

415.897.6167

Ghilotti Construction Company

allphaseexcavating.com

lic. 644515

lic. 638179 A

Tom J. Collins Construction

lic. 626859 A,B,C17

lic. 353136 B,C2,C17

lic. 499170 B

westbaybuilders.com

415.459.1511

415.717.6351

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lic. 132128

West Bay Builders, Inc.

Sterling & Company

415.456.8972

Whitcomb Construction

sissco.com

Ghilotti Bros., Inc.

A,C8,C12,C21,C42,HAZ

All Terrain, Inc.

707.585.1221

lic. 827896 A,B

ghilotti.com

510.233.2111

Tom Rank Construction

lic. 690549 B

Gudgel Construction, Inc.

lic. 752004 B

415.382.0687

lic. 711053 A,B

415.785.1429

whitcombconstruction.com

530.624.7998

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE INSULATION ACCOUSTICAL

Harris Environmental

Partners Contracting, Inc.

Valentine Corporation

lic. 359130 A,B

lic. 697729 A,B

lic. 229225 A,B

Downing Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.

415.868.9669

415.492.9233

415.453.3732

lic. 644720 C20

valentinecorp.com

415.485.1011

Hillside Drilling, Inc.

partnerscontractinginc. com

George Family Enterprises Norcal

W.K. McLellan Company lic. 240701

Efficiency Mechanical Heating & Cooling

lic. 634157 B,C2

Peter A. Davis Engineering Contractor

A,C12,B,C8,C21,C42

lic. 885533 C20

gfeinc.com

lic. 549628 A,B,C21

707.763.2407

415.491.1111

415.298.4561

wkmclellan.com

efficiencymechanical.net

A,C21,ASB,HAZ

Redwood Engineering

W.R. Forde Construction

415.460.2100

lic. 456790 A,HAZ

lic. 814744 A,B,C21

Fitzpatrick’S Heating & Air Conditioning

415.435.0768

510.215.9338

lic. 371959 C20

RG Digs Engineering Contractor

Westward Builders, Inc.

lic. 834874 A

415.459.2130

lic. 478991 A 510.234.6532

hillsidedrilling.com JS Company lic. 876587

415.883.4450

SDI Insulation lic. 607274 C2,D65,D34,B

Lee Mechanical, Inc. lic. 571894 A

415.884.0399

415.457.0607 lic. 327365 B,A

Linscott Engineering Contractors, Inc.

415.209.4459

lic. 477476 A

Robison Construction

lic. 951203 A

415.492.1755

lic. 701379 A

707.763.3001

linscottinc.com

707.769.4747

Wildcat Engineering

HEATING, AIR CONDITIONING & SHEET METAL

707.793.9100

lic. 761646 C20,C43

LANDSCAPING

707.769.8331

Kelly Company

Anthony Bertotti Landscaping Inc.

lic. 521529 C20

lic. 373488 B,C27,A

415.258.0757

707.559.7077

lic. 600250 A,B,HAZ

415.457.5658

415.662.9800

rwrcal.com

Aaero Heating & Sheet Metal

Rockport Land Corp

lic. 278370 C20,C43

Maggiora & Ghilotti, Inc.

lic. 171236 A,B,C8,C29

415.897.4187

Patriot Mechanical, Inc.

lic. 226767

707.775.4554

aeroheating.com

lic. 774738 C20,C43

415.459.8640

Sunshine Construction

maggiora-ghilotti.com

lic. 315245 A,C21,C27

Allen Heating & Sheet Metal

415.479.5566

lic. 211831

Simpson Sheet Metal, Inc.

bertotti.com Ongaro & Sons 415.454.7400

Bauman Landscape & Construction

ongaroandsons.com

lic. 372478 A,C27

lic. 215233 C36,C4,C20

A,B,C8,C12,C21,42,32,34

W.A. Adams Co., Inc. lic. 391943 C2,C9

RWR Construction

lunnypaving.com

sdi-insulation.com

Galvaknight Sheet Metal Solutions

Lunny Grading & Paving, Inc.

lic. 860047 A

650.685.5500

415.447.4800

baumanland.com

415.444.0888

Bortolussi & Watkin, Inc.

patriotmech.com

lic. 962905 C27 415.453.4675

Michael Paul Company, Inc.

C2,C20,C43,D35

lic. 416913 C20,C43

Cagwin And Dorward

Team Ghilotti, Inc.

415.924.2425

707.576.1500

lic. 202399 C27,A,D49

lic. 386001

lic. 895384 A,HAZ

allenheating.com

simpsonsheetmetal.com

415.892.7710

A,B,C12,C34,C42

707.763.8700

707.769.1006

teamghilotti.com

Bay City Mechanical, Inc.

Trahan Bros. Inc.

lic. 645126

lic. 774154 C20,C43

Nerviani Paving, Inc.

Thornton Paving, Inc.

C20,C43,C36,C4

415.457.5541

lic. 564392 A

lic. 382817 A

510.233.7000

415.454.2662

415.453.2324

baycitymech.com

cagwin.com

Ofiaro Building & Engineering

Tuatagaloa Construction

Dickson Company

lic. 699547 A,HAZ

lic. 352572 C4,C36,C43

lic. 450916 A,B,C57,HAZ

866.824.8077

415.456.1830

Dan Fix Landscape Construction lic. 553804 C27

Verde Metals, Inc.

415.453.1604

lic. 635429 C43,C20

danfixlandscape.com

415.454.9007

Forster & Kroeger Landscape Maintenance

510.233.4292

lic. 748791 C27

ofiaro.com

415.456.6684

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE Frank Bidaurreta Landscape Contractor

Sheridan Landscape

Joe J. Pedroli & Son, Inc.

Aqua Stop Solutions

lic. 330855 B,C27

lic. 396345 C29

lic. 866020 C33

Gary Head and Partners Painting Corp.

lic. 446356 C8,C27

707.773.3355

415.459.6475

415.479.6269

lic. 415082 C33

aquastopwaterproofing.com

415.388.3719

415.459.6429

The Land Collaborative Gardeners’ Guild, Inc.

lic. 954204 C27

London Chimney Services Inc.

Bob Kunst Painting, Inc.

Giampolini & Company

lic. 556967 C27

415.819.5263

lic. 500490 D34

lic. 346191 C33

lic. 322282 C33,C35,C9

510.439.3700

thelandcollaborative.com

415.380.0330

415.457.0100

415.673.1236

londonchimney.com

bobkunstpainting.com

Marshall Foster Masonry

lic. 650541 C33

lic. 277004 C29

Boeck & Associates Painting Company

415.519.2510

lic. 531284 C33

grantpainting.com

gardenersguild.com Gary Torney Landscaping Company

LATHING & PLASTERING

lic. 440200 C27

Frey Plastering, Inc.

415.461.1795

lic. 324866 C9,C35 415.897.4510

Irrigation Repair Service One Stop Plastering

415.724.4126

lic. 915538 B,C35 415.464.9400

onestopplastering.com

lic. 727012 C27

Petty Masonry Inc.

Spoor Masonry and Tile, Inc.

lic. 830454 C33

J.B. Markel Painting

415.898.0388

lic. 550449 C33

lic. 387721 C54

bsptg.com

415.898.3452

Cap’s Painting Company lic. 430041 C33

Jerry Thompson & Sons Painting, Inc.

415.243.8242

lic. 684610 C33,B

lazucenalandscape.com

lic. 586377 C35

spoorstone.com

415.382.9600

Weber Plastering, Inc.

707.588.8677

lic. 194445 C35

ORNAMENTAL & STRUCTURAL STEEL

415.459.4707

Nessco Construction 707.541.0107

nesscoconstruction.com

707.996.3199

lic. 964236 C23 510.234.4734

Marin Lock And Safe

415.454.1500

David Freeman Painting

jtspainting.com

lic. 503987 C33

Castaneda Iron Works

LOCK & SECURITY

lic. 736414 C33 415.892.6030

415.457.3321

lic. 814207 A,C27

J & R Thompson, Inc.

Brescia-Stone Painting, Inc.

Shapiro Plastering

lic. 765763 C27,A

boeckpaint.com

415.898.2200

707.795.7003

Neary Landscape

415.458.2956

415.491.1702 lic. 416140 C29

lic. 328638 C27

La Zucena Landscaping

Grant Painting

castanedairon.com

lic. 550755 D16

North Bay Landscape Management, Inc.

415.456.4346

Onspot Welding & Design, Inc.

lic. 723370 B,C27

lic. 620205 C60

707.762.3850

Redwood Security Systems, Inc.

northbaylandscape.com

lic. 426887 C7,C10

onspotwelding.com

John Seidler Painting lic. 699739 C33

Decorative Painting by Jozef

415.328.0069

PENDING

KBI Painting, Inc.

415.499.1502

lic. 944475 C33

decorpaintingbyjozef.com

707.795.4955

kbipaint.com Degregory Painting and Decorating

Tim Kerrigan Painting

lic. 576764 C33,B

lic. 715319 C33

415.456.9889

415.898.4911

415.453.7562

Division Seven

sunironworksinc.com

lic. 594303 B,C33

Kunst Bros. Painting Contractors, Inc.

707.769.7771

lic. 256121 C33

division7waterproofing. com

415.456.4044

Frank H. Almquist Painting Contractor

Liberty Painting

Michael Anderson Painting Jim Nichelini Masonry

lic. 465243 C33

lic. 289532 C33

415.892.9979

Ubaldo Salazar Landscape

lic. 302025 B,C29

415.927.0430

415.456.9389

lic. 820057 C27

415.897.7543

michaelandersonpainting. com

415.382.1091

415.388.5355

Outdoor Environments

redwoodsecurity.com

lic. 707006 C27 707.795.0605

outdoor-environs.com

lic. 231854 C60,C51

MASONRY, FIREPLACES & CHIMNEYS

Ovelle Irrigation And Landscape Constr.

Classic Masonry

lic. 614252 C27

lic. 836156 C29

415.250.3165

415.307.4625

ovelirri.com

415.328.4649

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Sun Iron Works, Inc.

PAINTING, DECORATING & WATERPROOFING

kunstbros.com

lic. 412417 C33

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE Migale Painting Company lic. 701531 C33

PLUMBING & FIRE PROTECTION

415.382.9266

ASAP Plumbing Inc. Mikkelsen Painting

lic. 676623 C36

lic. 645552 C33

415.492.8769

415.382.3300

Superior Roofing & Gutter Co.

415.479.0110

Booth & Little Roofing

lic. 956499 B,C39

miketestaplumbing.com

lic. 259942 C39

415.491.1144

415.924.2733

roofingmarin.com

lic. 519618 C36,C16

North Bay Plumbing

boothandlittle.com Wedge Roofing, Inc.

lic. 667557 C36

Baswell Plumbing North Marin Painting, Inc.

ROOFING

Mike Testa Plumbing, Inc.

California Roof Savers

lic. 416737 C37,C43,B,C2

lic. 568460 C39,C33,D24

888.763.7663

O’Connell Plumbing

800.339.1172

wedgeroofing.com

lic. 841039 C36

Cascade Roofing

415.721.7877

lic. 433698 C36 415.897.7977

lic. 702759 C33,B 415.892.0199

Burkell Plumbing, Inc.

415.578.2172

lic. 536044 C39

northmarinpainting.com

lic. 417360

oconnellplumbing.com

415.892.6039

cascaderoofing.com

C16,C36,C4,C20

Pac West Painting, Inc.

415.332.3091

lic. 848109 C33,B

burkell.com

415.457.0724

Pedro Femenia & Sons, Inc.

De Mello Roofing

lic. 392227

lic. 290726 C39,D41

SCAFFOLDING M.J. Buttler, Inc. lic. 674446 B,D39 415.457.3917

City Front Plumbing

C4,C16,C20,C36

415.456.0741

North Gate Scaffold, Inc.

Pallavicini Painting

lic. 443156 C36

415.383.7473

demelloroofing.com

lic. 642386 D39

lic. 722069 C33

415.454.6737

Plumbing Repair Specialists

Full Coverage Company

lic. 460208 C36

415.388.2755

415.453.6682

fullcoverageco.com

SIGNAGE & PARKING AREA STRIPING

R.H. Hydronics

Henris Roofing Company

Bruce Enterprises

lic. 951610 C4

lic. 220964 C39

lic. 742358 C32

415.250.8133

707.763.1535

707.781.9686

greenheating.us

henrisroofing.com

bruce-enterprises.com

Roman’s Plumbing

Marin County Roofing

Davis Sign Company, Inc.

lic. 952842 C36

lic. 256043 C39,B

lic. 831319 D42

707.971.0353

415.453.3511

415.457.4091

romansplumbing.net

marinroofing.com

dscsigns.com

SOLAR

415.479.7773

Perpetual Motion Painting, Inc.

Denny’s House of Plumbing lic. 504967 C36

lic. 659640 C33

415.479.1655

415.897.8974

dennyshouseofplumbing. com

perpetualmotionpainting Robert Walther Painting

Fire Technologies

lic. 910245 C33

lic. 570216 C16,C36

415.482.6679

415.457.6805

Ross Painting

415.479.8526 lic. 764657 C39,B

lic. 526659 C33

Gotelli Plumbing Company

415.455.0766

lic. 254603 C36,C16

rosspainting.com

415.457.1145

Roto Rooter Plumbing

McLeran, Inc.

gotelliplumbing.com

lic. 288461 C36,C42

lic. 474230 C39

Sequoia Painting, Inc. lic. 859331 C33 415.310.1269

Tom Jenkins Painting

415.898.2700

415.456.7663

Real Goods Solar

Grier Argall Plumbing, Inc.

rotorooter.com

mcleranroofing.com

lic. 744602 B,C46

lic. 736901 C36

Roy’s Sewer Service, Inc.

Morris Roofing Company

415.457.0748

lic. 491815 C42

lic. 259426 C39

415.892.5480

415.454.6066

Solarcraft

morrisroofingco.com

lic. 497797 B,C10,C46C35

lic. 406940 B, C33 415.454.8288

PLAYGROUNDS

415.456.2800

Harry Lee Plumbing lic. 430685 C36

Starving Plumbers

415.479.1854

lic. 759372 B,C36

Northern Pacific Roofing

415.925.1234

lic. 812250 C39, B

415.382.7717

Community Playgrounds, Inc.

Marin Mechanical, Inc. lic. 749299

Wilson’s Plumbing

lic. 362950 A,D34

C36,C4,A,C46,B

lic. 623217 C36

415.892.8100

415.485.4472

415.457.6941

Steve Janney Roofing, Inc.

wilsonsplumbing.info

lic. 511545 C39, C33

communityplaygrounds. com

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realgoodssolar.com

solarcraft.com

415.456.3482

Sun First, Inc.

northernpacficroofing.com

lic. 669250 B,C46 415.458.5870

sunfirstsolar.com

415.258.9676

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE SWIMMING POOL

Tile West lic. 551058 C54

Apache Pools, Inc.

415.382.7550

lic. 883450 C53

tilewestinc.com

415.492.3351

apachepools.com

WINDOW COVERINGS Horizon Glass Tinting

Pacific Door & Hardware lic. 509661 D28,C17

Rich Readimix Concrete, Inc.

415.454.9433

415.924.1040

pacdoor.net Shamrock Materials, Inc.

lic. 570209 C61,D52

TREE SERVICE

415.457.2173

horizontint.com

Pacific Door Products, Inc.

Herb’s Pool Service & Construction Inc.

Marin County Arborists, Inc.

Shades Of Marin

707.795.7777

lic. 273969 D35

lic. 641117 D49

lic. 831573 D52

pacificdoorproducts.com

415.479.4040

415.457.8733

415.453.1518

herbspoolservice.com

marin-county-arborists.com

shadesofmarin.com

TILE & STONE

Marin Tree Service Inc.

Window Accents, Inc.

707.781.9000

shamrockmaterials.com

lic. 443074 D24

ELECTRICAL, PLUMBING & HEATING

Window Worx lic. 758998 C17 415.451.4856

Bayside Hvac Products LLC

lic. 648230 D49

lic. 858372 D2

415.333.5099

Celebrity Tile

415.472.7105

415.459.7838

baysidehvac.com

lic. 963547 C54

marintrees.com

windowaccents.com

Deason Tile Company

Small World Tree Company

WINDOWS, GLAZING & DOORS

lic. 319863 C54

lic. 755039 D49

415.883.1000

415.455.0909

Dotto Glass

deasontile.com

SmalllWorldTree.com

lic. 225824 C17

415.250.3416

Materials Suppliers

Independent Electric Supply, Inc. 707.577.7900

iesupply.com

dottoglass.com

lic. 564787 C54

Treemasters Tree and Garden Care

APPLIANCES, FIXTURES & RETAIL

707.586.5390

lic. 660226 D49

Garmeson Glass & Metal

Martin & Harris

dennett-tile.com

415.455.9933

lic. 368938 C17

415.454.2021

North Bay Lighting & Electrical

treemasters.com

415.822.2322

martin-harris.com

415.453.6132

WASTE MANAGEMENT & DEMOLITION

Glass & Sash Inc.

Standards Of Excellence

lic. 173807 C17

415.462.7601

Pace Supply

415.456.2240

standardsofexcellence.com

707.547.4437

415.479.1274

Dennett Tile & Stone Inc.

Galliani Tile Company lic. 651146 B,C54 415.798.0388

Maltby Electric Supply Co. 415.453.8300

northbaylilghting.com

London Tile

glassandsash.com

pacesupply.com

415.302.1489

Grange Debris Box Service & Wrecking Co. lic. 257220 C21

McGovern Skylight Specialist

415.453.2433

londontileco.com

Rubenstein Supply Company

lic. 540433 C54

T&B Sports

415.456.2712

lic. 721229 B

Yankee Girl

415.454.1174

Marquino Tile Marble Ceramic & Mosaic

grangebox.com

707.292.4570

415.823.3450

rubensteinsupply.com

lic. 955590 C54

Hurricane Hauling & Demolition Inc.

Mueller Mirror & Glass Inc.

lic. 746531 C21,C27,D63

lic. 462285 C17

Miconi Marble & Tile

415.456.3407

415.492.0234

CONCRETE, ASPHALT, GRAVEL & SAND

lic. 604588 C54

hurricanehauling.com Novato Glass, Inc.

Dutra Group

Water Components & Building Supply, Inc.

lic. 371442 C17

415.258.6876

415.451.1780

415.897.5117

dutragroup.com

watercomponents.com

Old Town Glass lic. 736844 C17

Marin Landscape Materials

415.897.0088

415.897.1337

415.542.6107

yankeegirlantiques.com

415.482.8453

miconi.com

RV Stich Construction, Inc.

MLS Tile

lic. 530135 A B,C21

lic. 602910 C54

510.412.9070

707.584.5476

Thomas and Associates 415.884.4501

thomaspumps.net

otglass.com

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE LUMBER, HARDWARE & TOOLS

Rafael Lumber Company 415.453.3043

The Home Depot Adobe Lumber, Inc.

415.453.8675

707.647.2100

homedepot.com

Universal Protective Coatings

RD Enterprises

Payroll Systems

415.258.0114

415.599.9711

415.457.9800

rdenterprises.biz

payroll-us.com

universalprotectivecoatings.com

TILE & STONE

adobelumber.com Truitt & White Lumber

ARCHITECTS & DESIGNERS

Services

Spacial Design

Building Supply Center

510.649.4400

Bay Area Bluestone

415.457.3195

415.663.1737

truittandwhite.com

415.453.2262

spacialdesign.com

bayareabluestone.com Dhc Supplies, Inc. 707.588.9406

PAINTING & DECORATING

dhcsupplies.com Fairfax Lumber & Hardware Company 415.453.4410

ACCOUNTING Carrera Marble Company 415.454.4647

Kelly-Moore Paint Co., Inc.

carrera-marble.com

415.897.5151

Ceramic Tile Design

kellymoore.com

415.485.5180

fairfaxlumber.com

ceramictiledesign.net Marin Color Service, Inc.

Studio Snaidero Bay Area 415.332.1745

Art Wasserman & Company

snaiderokitchens.com

707.778.1320

Pedersen Assocs. Landscape Architecture

wkcpas.com

415.456.2070

Account Works

pedersenassociates.com

415.472.3946

Golden State Lumber Inc.

415.453.4065

Ctw Designs

415.454.2532

marincolor.com

415.883.8861

The Accounting Specialist

ctwdesigns.com

510.507.0313

WINDOWS, DOORS, CABINETRY & FURNITURE

Accuchex Corporation

415.383.2160x102

415.883.7733 X 110

wagstaffarchitects.com

Goodman Building Supply

Tamalpais Paint & Color

415.388.6233

415.924.7321

goodmanbuildingsupply. com

tamalpaispaint.com

Jackson’S Hardware

PROPANE & BUTANE

415.454.3740

April 1St Design 510.502.4164

Brock Wagstaff Architects

accuchex.com Dirk M. Smolak Architect 707.938.0428

Marin Building Supply

Crossland Construction Accounting

jacksonshardware.com

De Carli’s Petaluma Butane Distributor

415.472.1410

559.281.6979

Gayle Permar Gilboy Architects & Planner

Marin Ace

707.762.4511

Andersen Windows & Doors

CSM & M An Accountancy Corp.

415.482.8977

McPhail Fuel Company

415.613.5955

415.499.1883

Janus Design Consulting

707.285.3525

andersenwindows.com

415.479.9393

marinace.com Marin Lumber, Inc. 415.456.4962

Mead Clark Lumber Co., Inc. 707.576.3333

ROOFING , DRYWALL & BUILDING PRODUCTS

415.456.1366

Gaidmore Furniture

Eckhoff Accountancy Corp.

Kitchens By Ken Ryan

415.884.2939

415.499.9400

415.897.3800

eckhoff.com

kitchensbykenryan.com

415.256.9766

Kathleen Ann Ottolini

glassconcepts.net

707.775.4034

Lofrano Architecture Sculpture Design

mcphails.com

Glass Concepts

Mill Valley Lumber Co., Inc.

Allied Building Products 707.584.7599

Mission Wood Products

Maher Accountancy

415.388.3532

alliedbuilding.com

415.472.2280

415.459.1249

missionwood.com

mahercpa.com

Hudson Street Design / Incorporated

Paychex

lic. 749269 B

paychex.com

millvalleylumber.com

415.710.6020

Pacific Supply Novato Builders Supply

415.453.9531

415.892.1651

pacsup.com

novatobuilders.com

lofrano-asd.com Michael Rex Associates 415.331.1400

rexassoc.com

415.899.0203 X 30485

707.431.9663

healdsburglumber.com

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE Neumann Sloat Blanco Architects, LLP

Henley Photography

Weir/Andrewson Associates

Presidio Bank

415.302.3934

415.456.6000

Heffernan Insurance Brokers

415.578.4800

henleyphotography.com

415.485.9797

presidiobank.com

707.789.3072

nsbllp.com Petersen Design Associates, LLC 415.883.3816

waasoc.com Pacific Expositions Company 415.388.7208

Ray Wrysinski Civil Engineer

pacificexpositions.com

415.892.4874

707.576.5276

redwoodcu.org

415.661.4777

ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS

FINANCIAL & MERCHANT SERVICES

707.254.4840

sanderjacobs.com

Advance Business Services

415.383.6255

415.883.3577

415.203.4247

shinergroup.com

Buel Engineering

Bank of Marin

Stewart Title of California

Shiner Group, The

415.491.0600

415.485.2265

415.482.1217

bankofmarin.com

stewartca.com

forwardcpm.com

David M. Bernardi, Civil Engineer 415.827.1272

Ross Construction Services

California Bank And Trust

Suiter Financial Systems

415.524.1210

suiterfinancial.com

calbanktrust.com

415.460.1359

Collins & Company Wealth Managers

415.256.2400

ILS Associates, Inc.

415.925.4000

vhsinc.com

415.883.9200

VHS Associates, Inc.

The Ad Men

John C. Hom & Associates

415.472.1756

theadmen.com

415.382.7713

lastevensinc.com And Them Design 415.747.4345

andthemdesign.com Barbary Coast Consulting

Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. 415.878.2466

wsandco.com

415.446.1859

LEGAL

collins-co.com

Wells Fargo Bank - West Coast Business Bank

Albert E. Cordova, A Prof. Law Corp.

David White & Associates

415.482.4213

415.457.9656

dwassociates.com

Wells Fargo Insurance Services Usa, Inc.

Cora J. Lancelle , Attorney At Law

Get Paid Onsite

707.773.1849

415.258.0188

415.388.3993

wfis.wellsfargo.com

925.277.2600

remoteswipe.com

INSURANCE Grady Financial, Inc.

Estrada Vasquez & Conway, LLP 415.453.0555

vandelaw.com

Oberkamper & Associates Civil Engineers

Bolds Insurance Brokerage

James Arrigoni

415.485.1700

H. Lee Evans

415.897.2800

415.847.3131

bolds.com

707.996.9238

Lori Reisfelt

Craford Benefit Consultants

Flynn/Williams, LLP

510.583.8123

myrmagent.com/goreverse

415.456.9790

flynn-williams.com

oberkamper.com R.W. Davis & Associates, Inc.

Boylan Point Agency

415.883.9099

707.544.3390

rwdavis-survey.com

boylanpoint.com

wiseinsuranceagency.net

415.451.4888

415.655.7486

barcoast.com

Wise Insurance Agency

unionbank.com

415.258.9027

L.A. Stevens & Associates, Inc.

mocins.com

415.884.0288

Union Bank

ilscels.com

DESIGN, BRANDING, MARKETING & WEB

MOC Insurance Services

415.258.9912

Edward Adamson, Consulting Engineer

415.261.1590

reuscher.com

415.957.0600

Forward Associates 415.892.2180

John Reuscher Insurance & Investments 415.892.9500

Arthur J. Lang Associates, Inc.

Dibble & Company 415.488.4017

J.B. Shea Insurance Agency

Sander Jacobs

petersendesign.net

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT, SCHEDULING & ESTIMATING

heffins.com Redwood Credit Union

415.461.1000

craford.com Portico Wealth 415.925.8700

porticowealth.com

The Garber Law Firm Don Ramatici Insurance, Inc.

510.588.7550

garberlaw.com

707.782.9200

ramaticiins.com

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE MEDICAL - SAFETY

Ross Valley Maintenance And Supply

hansonbridgett.com

Global Medical And Safety

415.939.1669

James D. Rohde

415.309.7447

415.472.4140

globalmedicalnsafety.com

MOVING & STORAGE

Jaret & Jaret

Hearing Services of Marin

415.455.1010

415.479.5675

jaretlaw.com

hearingservicesofmarin. com

Hanson Bridgett LLP 415.925.8400

Kate Warner Construction Lawyer

RENTAL, EQUIPMENT & EVENTS

415.459.6683

Cal Pox, Inc.

415.927.9100

farnsworthmayflowermoving.com

415.457.8850

big4party.com

katewarnerlaw.com

415.945.1304

Forde’s Larkspur Self Storage

poststreetoccmed.com

415.924.7144

fordestorage.com

MISCELLANEOUS

Big 4 Party Rentals

Caro Asset Management, Inc.

707.763.5665

Cal-West Rentals Inc.

415.899.1500

calwestrentals.com

CSB Harvest Company 415.453.1825

STAFFING & HUMAN RESOURCES

Able Concrete Pumping

Johnson & Daly Moving & Storage

DMH Land Use Planning

CLP Resources, Inc.

707.291.4334

415.491.4444

415.457.0525

415.446.7000

415.472.6655

jdmovers.com

415.472.3434

msrwlaw.com

415.279.2933

415.899.1590

Post Street Occupational Medicine

Mark J. Rice, Esq.

Ares Commercial Properties

West Marin Land Corporation

Farnsworth Mayflower Moving & Storage

415.457.7977

Law Office of Daniel A. Gamer

REAL ESTATE, PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & DEVELOPMENT

Bay Area Lead Detectors 415.613.9586

clp.com Forest Way Homes, LLC

PEST CONTROL

415.388.6755

Naturworks Pest Control

Hendrickson Development, Inc.

Larry C. Levy, Consultant

McLennon Law Corporation

bayarealeaddetectors.com

415.394.6688

De La Montanya Trucking

415.460.6900

707.765.0725

Marin Termite Control Co. Inc.

Macphail Properties, Inc.

415.446.0208

415.482.1604

nelsonstaffing.com

Nancy M. Marion

WASTE MANAGEMENT & DEMOLITION

mclennonlaw.com The Nelson Defense Firm

415.892.1497

415.507.0752

415.388.4606

Ecosophic

lic. 920570 B

nelsondefense.com

415.250.9317

415.456.9620

Parton/Sell/Rhoades

Energy Calc Company

415.258.9700

415.457.0990

Smith Dollar

energycalcco.com Susan Kinsella

707.522.1100

415.883.6264

Minuteman Press of Marin

smithdollar.com

conservatree.org

415.453.4548

Theodore W. Bloyd, Attorney At Law

Ad-Lite Crane Service lic. 898121 D21

Paganini Enterprises

415.846.8852

415.453.6300

marintermite.com

PRINTING RPM Mortgage 415.381.5550

Industrial Carting

rpm-mtg.com/dpomilia

707.585.0511

Samsons Enterprises

Kies Strategies

415.883.5527

415.209.0321

415.897.7088

Seadrift Realty

Marin Sanitary Service

paganinienterprises.com

415.868.1791

415.456.2601

seadriftrealty.com

marinsanitary.com

Thompson Development, Inc.

Mill Valley Refuse Service, Inc.

415.456.8972

415.457.9760

Lynch & Sons Resolution Remedies/ Perry D. Litchfield

415.459.9823

lic. 779785

Pacific Gas & Electric

415.258.0900

415.264.4005

resrem.com

pge.com

Nelson Staffing

415.485.3760

minuteman-marin.com

sunmclaw.com

employeerelationsmanagement.com

Unicorn Group 415.492.2222

unicornprintmail.com

millvalleyrefuse.com Wendy Aronson Property Management 415.730.4455

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