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KITCHEN REMODELS MARIN HOME MAGAZINE

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Kitchen& Bath Updates

Pique Your Pinterest GET INSPIRED COOKING UP A MASTER PLAN the essential home resource


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CONTENTS

WINTER 2012 REMODELING ISSUE

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REJOICE IN SOMETHING NEW

10 DIY KITCHEN & BATH UPDATES

PIQUE YOUR PINTEREST

Before & After. Dreams Transform into Reality for Homeowners in the Kitchen.

Expert Advice when a Full-Blown Remodel isn’t in the Budget.

Grab your Pinboard and get Inspired by the Endless Possibilities.

My Kaywa QR-Code

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DEPARTMENTS

RESOURCES

08 Editor’s Page

36 The Shop

12 He Said She Said

Ask An Expert. Tips on how to Maneuver through the Permitting Process.

Fantastic Fixer-Upper in Sleepy Hollow.

14 Icons & Innovators Chef Rachelle Boucher. Cooking Up A Master Plan.

38 Green Corner Give Mother Nature a Gift this Holiday Season.

40 Financial wellness 16 Nail Down Embrace the Spirit of your Home with these Fabulous Finds!

Local Financiers offer Best Practices for Small Business and Financing your Home.

The Art of Good Taste. Chef Stacy Scott.

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hat a magical time of year — the hustle and bustle of the holidays is here and our homes are now the focal point as we plan gatherings with our family and friends. Much attention is given to the décor and feel of our home during this Winter Season. Holiday Trimmings for our homes are abundant and each room matters but as we know, the Kitchen is where our guests like to linger and why not, after all this is where all the intoxicating aromas of our holiday dishes resonate the most. Get inspired by what is possible with your own Kitchen and Bath! (pg.25) In our Winter issue, you will find some great tips and suggestions on how to rejuvenate yourself, your entertaining style, your kitchen and baths and your bank accounts! Say goodbye to 2012 and ring in 2013 with fresh new possibilities for you and your home!

Aimi Dutra Editor-in-chief and Past MBA President

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CALENDAR

DECEMBER

FEBRUARY

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8th Annual Holiday Crafts Fair @ Mill Valley Community Center

Holiday Party @ Marin Builders Association

Taste of San Rafael Dinner @ Downtown San Rafael

Academy Awards Party @ Lark Theatre

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MBA Annual Crab Feed @ Marin Builders Association

History on Tap: Historic Breweries & Saloons of Marin County Beer Tasting and Presentation @ Marin History Museum

5 Gingerbread House Decorating Party @ Whistlestop, San Rafael

14 Art Walk @ Downtown San Rafael

15 Lighted Boat Parade @ San Rafael

JANUARY 2013 10 Heart of Marin Awards Ceremony & Luncheon @ Marin Center Exhibit Hall, San Rafael

18 Paint the Town Red @ City of Novato

9 Marin Valentine’s Ball @ Marin Civic Center Hall Battle of the Bands Heads Up @ www.headsupsr.org

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26 Loving Spoonfuls Event @ Mill Valley Community Center

Economic Breakfast @ Marin Country Club

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CALENDAR

Home Horoscopes

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AQUARIUS

PISCES

Practical and prudent, Capricorn, you like things organized and in their place. A kitchen can become unbelievably cluttered, so let’s start there. Install a ceiling pot/pan hanger. Invest in containers with attached lids, so the top can always be found. Buy a decorated chalkboard so that your grocery list is always kept updated. These easy steps will keep your kitchen neat and tidy, and let you cook up some marvelous creations, free of disorder!

Make 2013 a dawning of the Age of Aquarius reboot, get in touch with your loyal and friendly nature, and make your living room a place to gather. Embracing your originality, nix the usual coffee table and couch arrangement, instead using ottomans, statement chairs, and end tables, creating a fun and funky vibe. Comb garage sales and Craigslist to find these unique pieces; nothing store bought and uniform for your hippie spirit!

Your mind is always in daydream mode Pisces, and you often need a special place to think. Create a sanctuary garden that you can escape to. Include a waterfall, some bright flowers, a rock garden and a hammock, so you can lay out and look at the blue sky and fantasize about the shapes you see in the clouds!

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HE SAID SHE SAID

Dear He & She, We’ve scored a fantastic fixer- upper in Sleepy Hollow – our very first home! Because of the great mortgage rates, we’ve got a little left in our budget to start some remodeling, and the bathroom is first in line. Any great ideas? - First Time Lil

HE SAID Dear Lil, Congratulations on buying your first house! There are many things you can do to get that bathroom ship-shape, and, if you want to save some money in the process think about some “DIY” (do it yourself) projects. Bathroom sinks and faucets - even toilets these days - can be purchased at big box stores in a wide array of styles and colors. They can go a long way in refreshing your bathroom space, as does a nice backsplash that you can create yourself. You might not get exactly what you are looking for, but compromise is a part of life, isn’t it? Personally, I am a huge fan of a sleek, modern shower. It’s a bit more of a task, but these too can be self-installed. A warning though - read the instructions very carefully a few times before starting - and enlist the help of a few very strong male friends. (And ix-nay on the cocktails until the job is done – it’s hard work!) I really hope you and your husband will enjoy the time you spend together remodeling your bathroom. I’ve found it can be a very bonding experience to work together on home repair projects. HE

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SHE SAID Dear First, Allow me a moment to respond to HE. Oh, poor misguided HE, thank goodness I let you talk first, so I can correct the woes of your ways. This is not a mere “house” – this is their first and perhaps forever home, especially in this glorious neighborhood! And, the bathroom is NO place to skimp on money, and certainly not a place for first time DIY’ers or let me tell ya, they might never make it to the bedroom together again! HE, I am all about the art of compromise, but, if you think marital bonding and home repairs go together, it’s no wonder you’ve been divorced four times! Lilly girl, check out the resource guide in the back of this magazine and find a few contractors that tickle your fancy. Then get on the phone, the Internet, and start roaming showrooms to create your dream space. Choose designers and contractors that speak “I get your vision.”

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First of all let’s deal with the loo, Lil – have an environmentally friendly low flush toilet installed and then separate it from the rest of the bathroom, which will relegate the rest of the room to glamour status. Add a veryHIgh Tech July 2012.indd chic toilet paper holder and this space is done and budget friendly.

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Next, look up, and then look down. How about a skylight for watching sunlight and moonbeams reflect on a pristine marble floor below? Above the counter sinks combine functionality with affordable allure. And grey is all the rage this season for accent colors and décor - so find fifty shades or so and play, play, play with texture and depth. Great for monogramming towels and his and her bathrobes! I DO agree with HE on one thing - I love contemporary showers too! But let’s get it right – after all, it’s an every day requisite! How about a dual rain shower Bianco Ondualare walk-in with an adjacent Jacuzzi tub? Or I’ll bet you could compromise with a modern, modest clawfoot. First Time Lil, just keep your eye on the prize, and let that old bathroom become your everyday sanctuary – dollar for dollar, in the years to come, it will be far less expensive than weekly visits to a therapist! XOXO, SHE MARIN HOME  W I N T E R 2 012  13


ICONS & INNOVATORS

COOKING UP A MASTER PLAN Chef Rachelle Boucher by Christine Scioli  photography by Trevor Henley

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MAGINE a heavyweight celebrity chef who cooks like the pro she is, tells the BEST stories about food, fame and folks - such as a Christmas Eve paean to jazz great Dexter Gordon by Marin metal rocker Lars Ulrich - and much, much more.

Introducing Rachelle Boucher, our county’s stellar personal chef and chief of all things cuisine related for Standards of Excellence appliances in San Rafael (one of several showrooms around the country). Rachelle knows a great deal about stress-free holiday entertaining from décor to presentation of the feast – and also about kitchen remodeling - two topics of particular note in this issue of Marin Home, so I’m off to harvest her thoughts and share the bounty with you. We bond over our Philadelphia area roots and ratatouille, which she teaches me to prepare in the classic French style, easy to reproduce here in Marin with our abundance of fresh vegetables and herbs. You can make a nice batch of the time honored Herbe de Provence from scratch, if so inclined, that can last right through the holiday season – this prowess is sure to impress the heck out of your family and guests. Rachelle was trained as an artist, and worked in several vibrant downtown “Philly” restaurants to pay for art supplies, food and the proverbial roof over her head. Quickly she found the creativity in cuisine intoxicating. Now she hosts national and local chef events, and creates cooking programs for Standards of Excellence. (Suggestion – sign up for one of these pronto!) Regarding holiday entertaining, Chef Rachelle advises one to first reset expectations, renew the sense of true holiday joy, then delegate, delegate, delegate! This means from start to finish, whether it be a reliable student or two to serve and/or wash dishes, or perhaps a seasoned (pun

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intended!) chef to helm the kitchen. Working yourself to the bone does not a happy hostess make, she warns. Keeping décor simple also avoids stress and maximizes the beauty of our surroundings. The chef suggests scouring the Marin Farmer’s Market, and a visit to Heath Ceramics for a bowl of seasonal citrus from Rose de Santis for an all in one, beautiful solution. She also suggests a firm clean-up plan, to avoid a kitchen pile-up of epic proportions. Think about bussing stations for silverware, dishes, trash and recycling. Plan ahead, way ahead – it pays off in spades. Now for the ultimate kitchen remodel vintage 2013, think steam technology, induction cook tops, intuitive convention ovens and new custom finishes. And Mon Dieu Food Network addicts, stainless steel is waning as the dominant finish trend – you heard it here first! Please say hello to glossy black ovens, reflecting the look of flat screens, and finishes such as slate and enamel metallics, which are also hot. Or, how about ovens that come in 190 colors, or can be custom matched? Rachelle further applauds energy saving washers and dishwashers to save 80-90% on water use, and most important of all, she implores, “Learn all that you can!” To this end, she maintains a robust blog on the Standards of Excellence website, standardsofexcellence.com that can lead you to her many articles - from “Holiday Party, How to Tips,” to “Three Keys to Remodeling.” And, she extends an open invitation to visit her at the showroom for a tour, and a chance to create a kitchen that truly suits your lifestyle.


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THE NAIL DOWN

Must Haves & Must Do’s for the Winter Season Embrace the spirit of your home with these fabulous finds and ideas! MUST HAVE Details Matter! Add a pop of color and style with a decorative knob in your newly remodeled kitchen or bath. Embark on your own treasure hunt and choose from a variety of sizes, patterns and colors at Anthropologie. Available online at anthropologie.com or at your local Anthropologie store The Village, Corte Madera 415.924.4197 $6 - $14

MUST DO Presentation + Practicality. Cabinets define the look and feel of your kitchen or bath plus provide the necessary space for all your storage needs. Make a statement with custom cabinets built just for you by Crystal Cabinet Works. Available at Hudson Street Design of Marin, San Rafael hlc-inc.com Call for pricing 415.924.8300

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No one can beat the outstanding service and beautiful results delivered by Dan Ross’ 40 years of painting experience, where he always puts passion into every job performed. Ross Painting is an environmentally-friendly “Build It Green” Member and is Marin County’s only Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA) certificated business. With a proven track record, you know you can trust Ross Painting for your next decorating job. Regardless of size or complexity, Ross Painting is ready to work with you to beat your expectations and provide you with breathtaking results. Ross Painting measures success based on customer satisfaction, which is why more than 95% of first-time customers come back to Dan Ross for subsequent decorating jobs. The company’s “Customer Bill of Rights” is designed to ensure the needs of the client are always met and employees consistently exceed the high service standards outlined in the National Association of the Remodeling Agency’s customer service training program. Ross Painting’s dedication to Marin County extends beyond its clientele – the company has long been a community partner by providing complimentary services to public schools and food banks in need. For a paint job you can be proud of, know that Ross Painting will be there to apply 40 years of experience in our community to deliver proven results.

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THE NAIL DOWN

MUST HAVE Make a Statement! The vibrant Mariah Multi Rug with its concentric zigzag pattern in cream, green, blue, red and brown adds a playful splash of color to your kitchen or bath. Available online at crateandbarrel.com or at your local Crate & Barrel store. Town Center, Corte Madera 415.924.5412 Prices vary.

MUST DO Go Urban Chic. Look at ordinary with different eyes – Italian cement inspired surface, Numero Uno 21 in Grey Naturale, has achieved a new aesthetic that with its innovative choice of materials – is oh-so-in-themoment, classic and unique. This is the one our industry is buzzing about! Available in-store at Ceramic Tile Design ceramictiledesign.net 846 Francisco Blvd. W, San Rafael 415.485.5180 24” x 48” tile priced at $10.89 per sq ft.

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Jeff Mertel, Owner 415.479.2180 mertelcarpets.com lic.#414490

Today, Jeff carries on the family tradition and enjoys serving all of Marin County’s floor covering needs. Mertel Carpets offers carpet, hardwood, vinyl, area rugs and laminate flooring. Jeff provides consistent, quality service, fair prices and excellent, experienced advice. Unlike some companies who subcontract the installation, Jeff

has his own crew of reliable, talented and longtime employees who always do great work. Jeff is also personally involved in every job. Make Mertel Carpets your choice for all your floor covering needs! Mertel Carpets is conveniently located on the east side of Highway 101 just north of the Marin Civic Center on Redwood Boulevard.

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MUST HAVE Sparkle & Stir! Create your favorite holiday dish in this stunning copper cookware. Williams Sonoma’s Ruffoni Opus Cupra line is the ultimate hybrid cookware, combining beauty and heat conductivity of hammered copper exteriors with the ease and durability of stainless steel interiors Available online at williams-sonoma.com or at your local Williams Sonoma store The Village, Corte Madera. 415.924.6799 Prices vary $180-$1,299.95

MUST DO Cook It Up With Color! The possibilities are endless with the Blue Star ranges. With over 190 colors to choose from these fully customizable ranges provide you with an infinite combination of burner configurations, colors and sizes. Blue Star ranges can be built to suit your personal style and unique cooking preferences. Available at Standards of Excellence standardsofexcellence.com 530 Francisco Blvd. W, San Rafael 415.453.6070 Prices vary.

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AT HOME

The Art of Good Taste Chef Stacy Scott by Christine Scioli  photography by Trevor Henley

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hat Stacy has mastered, and mastered well, is the art of good taste, that is, the enviable art of simply being oneself. It’s what she respects in her clients, offers in her holiday entertaining tips and trends, and furthers daily with relentless enthusiasm. She is currently celebrating 25 years in business, and she points out passionately that not one day has gone by when she feels she is “working.” What she is doing is translating, creating, staging a show, and becoming the beloved “white knight” - the peoplepleaser. To Stacy, the food is but a part of the tool chest, like paint for Picasso. The art is in the production. On the verge of her 30th birthday it dawned on her that she knew how to do absolutely nothing except be a “party girl” - so she decided to enter the party business. She started at the bottom at minimum wage and learned everything she could. Her mentors were often wealthy dowagers, one in particular, a member of America’s 60 Families (referring to Ferdinand Lundberg’s 1937 expose on the super-rich), who advised Stacy to avoid logos, business cards and listed phone numbers. To this day, her phone numbers remain private and she has no website. She does however, have scores of clients, many who hire her again and again. While Stacy suggests there are no “worst” stories to tell - it’s the wrong

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business for anyone who recalls a “worst” scenario - she does recall a few “odd” ones. On one occasion her staff showed up at a posh home where an event was scheduled, to find the hostess naked. She warmly informed the staff that clothing was optional. The staff elected to stay dressed, but the party went on. And of course there are the occasional “swinger” parties where discretion is always on tap. Team Stacy knows well, C’est la guerre! For this holiday season, Stacy notes again, the most important trend is to be you - to share and connect after a busy year with cultural traditions and old family recipes. She recalls an event where a couple had recently moved here from Iowa, and while they wanted to fit into the Marin lifestyle, the wife would not capitulate in serving her conventional Midwest recipes in her own cherished chaffing dishes. It was a huge hit and a great lesson in being true to oneself. Trend makers include comfort foods with a fun twist – one of Stacy’s favorites a “meatball bar” perhaps with bison and blackberry chipotle sauce, or Thai chicken in a red curry sauce. And, to the delight of the masses, ANYTHING BACON works! She suggests seasonal veggies are always in style, six ingredients or less a

rule of thumb, and passing appetizers that look like works of art but always followed by “real” food on the buffet table. And, a super Stacy caveat – absolutely no Costco or TJ’s hors d’oeuvres – everyone recognizes them no matter how you try to disguise them! If you can’t afford to hire a caterer, go simple and homemade. And, identify what you serve in a cute or pretty way; it is true that food allergies have risen 18% in the past ten years. Trending colors are in three combos – black with burnished gold

food is but a part of the tool chest, like paint for Picasso. The art is in the production

and pink, green and silver, or icy turquoise. Combine rustic with some sparkle for this year’s chic; repurpose or recycle with imagination, and bring a bit of the outdoors inside to create warmth and harmony. Stacy Scott believes that Marin residents appreciate their surroundings, their domiciles, and all that is good about their community. Her popularity attests to the fact that these feelings are enthusiastically reciprocated!


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California 94965

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rejoice in

SOMETHING

by Kathryn Pritchett

The hardest working rooms in any home are the kitchen and bath. They’re also the rooms where homeowners spend the most time as well as the places they spend the most money when it comes time to renovate. So it’s important to explore options when you’re thinking about remodeling either of these essential spaces. Here are some winning ideas if you’re contemplating a new kitchen or bath for your home.

AFTER: Kitchen by Nichelini & Sons, Inc Photography by Trevor Henley

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BEFORE

Tomasi Design

After purchasing their Tiburon home, one of the first things the owners wanted to do was update the kitchen. They were hoping to create a look that was both more traditional and also lighter in appearance. Designer Christopher Tomasi achieved both of their goals by replacing all the doors and drawer faces on the perimeter cabinets and had them faux finished in a softly marbled cream. He also built a lighted glass cabinet that matched the refaced cabinets to display stemware. Replacing the modern tile backsplash with a more traditional tile and installing an elegant glass light fixture over the existing island completed the transformation. “Refacing cabinets has less of an impact on the home and homeowners than a more extensive remodel,” says Tomasi. “There’s both less mess and less cost when you keep the layout and just work on the aesthetics of a project.”

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When refacing cabinets you have lots of aesthetic options that require minimal impact on the home or homeowner. - Christopher Tomasi

PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF TOMASI DESIGN

KEEP SOME & LOSE SOME


BEFORE

PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF REMPE CONSTRUCTION

MODERN MAKEOVER

Rempe Construction

Modernizing a Lucas Valley kitchen to make it feel current yet still work with the mid-century style of an Eichler home was the challenge for this design team. The owners wanted the space to be multi-functional and have more storage. “This is a place where everyone assembles for daily meals and to do their homework as well as entertain guests,” says contractor Steve Rempe. “They wanted to cover all their bases.” Architect Bill Hansell designed a simple, but elegant solution that would meet the needs of the family and also give easy access to the outdoors. A central island and custom kitchen table provide multiple workstations. Gunmetal gray cabinets topped with white CaesarStone create a streamlined, contemporary design where apple green barstools provide a pop of color. Carefully placed skylights and clerestory windows wash the walls with light. Oversize pocket doors allow the owners to close the space off from the rest of the house for privacy and sound control.

As kids grow, their needs demand more space.

- Steve Rempe

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BEFORE

Avalon Builders

Modernizing and opening up this kitchen last remodeled in the ‘50s were the primary tasks for Michael Beutel and his team at Avalon Builders. The original kitchen and family room were separated by a closet and small bath. Beutel took down walls to create one great room with a dramatic oval island. In the process, he also discovered a minimal concrete foundation poured over brick which necessitated upgrading the perimeter foundation. Hand-hewn ceiling beams from the original 1930s home give the entire room a rustic feeling, as does the trim on the mantel made from large pieces of timber found on Beutel’s property in Sonoma. Limestone floors and countertops add cohesion to the design. The unusual island was fabricated with a ¼” piece of steel running underneath the countertop in order to support the overhang. “People could dance on it if they wanted to,” says Beutel.

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People could dance on this countertop if they wanted to! - Michael Beutel

PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF AVALON BUILDERS

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CALM & CONTEMPORARY

Lamperti Kitchens

After moving from the East Coast to be closer to family, the owner of this Mill Valley cottage-style home wanted to update the blonde wood ‘70s kitchen to give it a more sleek, contemporary look. Designer Jayne Ariyoshi of Lamperti Contracting & Design used a sleek gray and white color palette featuring reflective materials like the large glass backsplash tiles to make the room feel more expansive. Glass front upper cabinets also make the space seem more open. Though the kitchen was relatively small and done on a budget, several items make it feel “top-drawer.” High-end appliances, like the 30” Wolf range and 29” Sub-Zero refrigerator, accommodate a serious cook. The larger scale (6” x 12”) of the tiles feels substantial. And the updated lighting, including the trapeze track, lends a sophisticated ambience to the kitchen. “This is an elegant gem of a kitchen,” says Ariyoshi.

The palette of colors and finishes lend the space a calming and serene effect.

- Jane Ariyoshi

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Kitchen and Bath Updates When a full-blown remodel isn’t in the budget, try these DIY solutions for giving tired, old spaces a fresh, new style by Kelly Berg

Clean It and Fix It It may seem obvious, but an intense deep cleaning can do wonders. Scrub every little corner of your space. Sometimes what’s old looks old just because it has years and years of accumulated grime. And repair everything that’s broken. Fix the loose handle on the refrigerator. Recaulk. Regrout. Tend to all of those little things that can drive you crazy. As you clean and repair you just might notice your kitchen or bath isn’t quite as bad as you first thought. Or maybe it is. In that case, keep reading.

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Get Clutter-Free and Organized There is no substitution for a well organized space. Even a beautifully designed kitchen or bath can be cringeworthy if it isn’t properly organized. Go through each and every cabinet, nook and cranny and get rid of food and toiletries that are just plain old. With everything out, take the opportunity to organize and sort like you’ve never sorted before. Buy new baskets, bins and other organizing containers for all of your loose items. And no, it’s not a big waste of time. Organizing now can help you successfully plan for your future remodel. Tile It Up Some old bathrooms and kitchens come with tile. Some don’t. Sometimes that’s a good thing. If you don’t have tile, consider installing a backsplash behind your sink. Sound complicated? Not necessarily. A few creative options: tile adhesive on a roll, backsplash “kits” and wallpaper. And if you do have tile but are looking for a little more style, try some Mibo Tile Tattoos by 2 Jane or even give them a coat of paint. Yes - you can paint tile! continue >>

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aybe you’ve inherited a less than stylish kitchen or bath with your new home. Or maybe it’s time to bring a breath of fresh air to your long-time home. Perhaps you’re even considering selling your home and need to make a few changes to get top dollar. Whatever the case, you may very well find yourself in that zone of needing an update for your kitchen or bath but not having the necessary funds, or inclination, to tackle a full-blown remodel. Don’t fear. Kitchen and baths can often be updated fairly inexpensively. Here are a few ideas to get you on your way to creating a fresh, new look for your tired spaces.


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Resuscitate Your Cabinetry No need to live with dingy, dirty outdated cabinetry. Even the grungiest of cabinets can benefit from a few updates. Painting is your best option. It might not be the easiest job to tackle, but consider your alternatives. It’ll be worth the effort. White is usually a safe bet, but don’t be afraid of bold colors like cherry red, kelly green or even black. Then change out the knobs, pulls and hinges. Want to take it a step further? Add glass inserts to a couple of cabinets. Or even replace doors entirely if the boxes are in good shape. Finish off with some fun decorative shelf paper and you’ve got yourself a whole new look. (shown: Bunker Hill Green by Benjamin Moore available at Marin Color Service.)

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Treat Your Windows Window treatments don’t have to cost a ton of money. A simple cafe curtain can even be made with few vintage tea towels or leftover fabric. Not fond of fabric? Try a decorative window film for privacy, glare reduction and texture. And if your trim has seen better days, spruce it up with a fresh coat of paint in a bold color. Fix Your Fixtures There’s no reason why you have to settle for outdated faucets and shower and bath fixtures. If they are grimy and broken and ugly, replace them. If you are planning a remodel soon, invest in fixtures you love so that you can reuse them when it comes time for your full-blown update. The Right Light Lighting is a crucial element of any space. Consider replacing outdated fixtures with something you love. Just like with your shower and bath fixtures, good lighting fixtures can be re-used when you finally do tackle that big remodel. If your light fixtures aren’t too bad, consider at least adding dimmers. They can give your kitchen a

candlelit glow, which is ideal if you are trying to hide less desirable design elements. Let Your Walls Talk Painting the walls is probably the easiest way to overhaul a space. This is no exception in the kitchen and bath. But don’t stop there. Consider other wall treatments like chalkboard paint, stencils and wallpaper. And don’t forget the art! It doesn’t need to be fancy. Mirrors, plates, vintage trays - almost anything can turn into art when thoughtfully hung. Under Your Feet Replacing or improving the floor doesn’t have to be part of a huge remodel. Vinyl tiles can be purchased and installed inexpensively and work great for a retro-style kitchen or bath. Wood flooring in disrepair? Consider patching and painting it. Down to the concrete subfloor? Stain it. At the very least, invest in a cool area rug. The point is, don’t ignore it. Live in Style Don’t underestimate the power of decorating. And don’t neglect decorating just because the kitchen and bath are utilitarian spaces. These spaces need just as much attention to detail as the rest of the home. Everything down to the hand towels and soap dispensers should be considered an opportunity to add style and personality. And if you think it’s not necessary because you will eventually remodel, think again. It may be two, three, four years before that happens. You shouldn’t have to settle living with spaces you hate in the meantime. And who knows? After all of your “small” updates, you might decide you don’t need that full-blown remodel afterall. Kelly Berg is an Interior Designer, Color Expert and Writer. She has been featured as a color and design authority in numerous publications including Better Homes and Gardens, Family Circle and Woman’s Day. Kelly grew up in Napa Valley where she now frequently visits for family, wine and inspiration.

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KITCHENS & BATHS 1.  LANDMARK BUILDERS Multiple sources of light create a pleasant atmosphere in this Sausalito kitchen. Pendant and recessed lights in the main kitchen area bounce light off reflective surfaces like the stainless steel shelf and glass tile backsplash. The decorative glass bubble fixture over the dining area evokes the adjacent water views.

PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF LISTED CONTRACTORS & TREVOR HENLEY

2.  Michael Rex & ASSOCIATES The kitchen in this newly constructed Mill Valley Home is part of a great room that includes the living room and dining room (the family room/den is next door.) Accordingly, the cabinetry needed to feel more furniture-like so designer Michael Rex used wide plank alder and custom details like the wood apron on the limestone-topped rounded peninsula. 3.  Ross Painting A good paint job adds subtle substance to any design project. Though the sunny tile is what catches your eye here, the meticulous prep work and finish painting by Ross Painting elevate the entire project. 4.  Stroub CONSTRUCTION As part of an entire house remodel, contractor Steve Stroub gutted the existing master bathroom. The new design features a vaulted ceiling and windows that capture views of the lush exterior gardens. New cabinets and a

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matching window frame are made from walnut and the vanity top from a slab of honed “Jura Grey” limestone. The floor is covered with large 18” x 18” tiles cut from the same type of stone. The beautiful “Paris Bath” soaking tub by Water Monopoly provides the room’s focal point. 5.  Schalich Bros. Construction In keeping with the Craftsman style of the home, this bathroom features period-appropriate design elements executed in a pleasing color palette of pale neutrals. Wainscoting details on the walls evoke traditional paneling while the vanity with built in dressing table recalls simple Craftsmen cabinets. 6.  Caletti Jungsten With an eye to eco-friendly materials and designs, Ken Dunlop was able to re-use about 80% of the framing lumber to reconfigure the walls and space. He used a fibrous cement material by Squak Mountain Stone comprised of recycled paper, recycled glass and low-carbon for the countertop. Low or no-VOC finishes were used on the wall and cabinet surfaces. All the lighting is on occupancy sensors so that it turns off when people exit the room. Find Marin Home on Pinterest at pinterest.com/marinhomemag

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THE SHOP

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Tips on How to Maneuver Through the Permitting Process by Michael Rex, Architect  photography by Trevor Henley

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o, it’s time to do something about your small and dated kitchen or worn out bathroom. How do you turn your dream into a reality? How to avoid the nightmares you’ve heard about? The process is often like a roller coaster, where the ride is both terrifying and thrilling, with lots of ups and downs and never knowing what’s around the corner. Here are a few tips to make the ride a bit smoother when navigating the permit process:

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Keep it Simple If you want it fast and affordable, stay within the existing building envelope. Going up or out adds significant costs and delays in plan approval. Rearranging interior spaces and upgrading finishes results in an “Advance to Go” card without landing on Boardwalk.

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Learn the Rules If you must add on, first talk to a City Planner to see if you can add floor area. Confirm you’re planning in conformance with City codes. Avoid variances if you can.

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Talk to Your Neighbor Before investing in planning, talk to your neighbors about what you have in mind. If you want to go up, climb on your roof and see who’s looking over it. Look out their windows to confirm you won’t block views or sunlight, or create privacy problems. Ignoring your neighbor’s needs is one of best ways to get bogged down in the approval process, plus create bad feelings that are hard to mend.

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Get Some Help If you’re new at this, consider retaining the services of an architect or design professional, because it’s painful to learn the hard way. They can help you plan an optimum layout, guide you through the process and prepare the drawings for a building permit and for your builder. Check with a structural engineer if you’re removing walls to be sure they aren’t holding something up or stiffening your building against wind and earthquake forces. If you need help, choose your team well. If you select the right architect and contractor, chances are your project will go well. Get one of these two wrong, and you’re likely to have a problem. Get references, visit their office, speak to their recent clients, and go see their work.

Your decisions along the way determine which experience you have.

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Avoid Cutting Corners Remember the five P’s? Proper, Preparation, Prevents, Poor and Performance. The money you spend up front planning your project will give you more control of the larger dollar amounts when building it.

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Do Your Homework Be clear on what you want. Clip pictures of things you like, or better, go to websites like www.houzz.com and tag your favorites. Visit showrooms to see what’s out there. Write your goals down. Always communicate in writing, because it’s miscommunication where things usually go haywire. Have your attorney review all contracts before signing. Along with your written goals, include your budget for everything, including fees. Provide 3 numbers; a lower, preferred cost, a higher cost you could live with, and a third, not-toexceed figure. Know it will cost more than you expect or what you’re told – it always does.

8. Friend or Foe City Officials quickly separate the pirates from the good guys who play by the rules. Be the latter. They’ll work with you and be more helpful if you are. It matters who you talk to, because some officials are more knowledgeable and helpful. Ask around whom’s the best to work with and then ask for that person by name. Keep them in the loop as things change. 9.

The Finish Line Besides insuring that the required inspections are accomplished during the course of construction, be sure you get the building permit officially finalized. Otherwise, the unfinished process could come back to haunt you or a future buyer. The best advice is be thorough at each step, be patient but determined, and keep your sense of humor. Listen to your intuition, because if things aren’t right, they’ll only get worse, not better, if you don’t take prompt action. For some, the process is a nightmare, for others, it’s a joy. Your decisions along the way determine which experience you’ll have. When it’s done, you’ll enjoy the new space for many years to come and soon forget the potholes getting there.

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GREEN CORNER

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Give Mother Nature a Gift !

rom Thanksgiving to New Years Day, household waste increases by more than 25%, an additional 1 million tons a week. Gift-wrap and shopping bags alone add up to 4 million tons of waste per year. More than 50 million Christmas trees are purchased, of those, about 30 million go to the landfill*. UGH! I have decided this year that number one on my holiday gift-giving list is Mother Nature. I hope you will join in me in giving Mother Nature a gift by implementing some of the ideas below.

DECORATIONS • Have a living tree. Potted trees are lovely and you can enjoy them year-round. • Buy an artificial tree that can be reused every year.

Use energy-efficient LED (lightemitting diode) or solar-powered lights. These lights add a sleek look to your holiday decorations.

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ENTERTAINING • For holiday meals and parties, hit up your local Farmers Market for some fresh locally grown goodies. • For a large party, consider renting durable dishware rather than using disposables. • Use outdated calendars taped together to make a unique New Year’s tablecloth. GIFTS • Look for gifts that are unpackaged or minimally packaged. • Help someone recycle — give a

can crusher, a set of recycling bins or a recycling cart. Give an experience — like a cooking class! Give a garden! Seeds, gloves, tools, etc. Create a family recipe book.

WRAPPING • Wrap presents in old calendars, maps, posters, sheet music, wallpaper scraps, kids’ drawings or the Sunday color comics section of the newspaper. • Decorate packages with reusable items such as hair bows, ornaments, shoelaces, neckties, toys, scrap fabrics, buttons and dried flowers. • Avoid foil and plastic-coated wrapping papers, since they are not recyclable. *source: recycleworks.org

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FINANCIAL WELLNESS

Dimensions of Wellness: Financial wellness is an intricate balance of the mental, spiritual and physical aspects of money. This unique combination is an ideal to strive towards in our dealings with money. Financial wellness is having an understanding of your financial situation and taking care of it in such a way that you are prepared for financial changes. Maintaining that balance consists of being comfortable with where your money comes from and where it is going.

Q: How do small businesses qualify for a loan? A: Be prepared by adhering to the 6 “Cs” of credit when applying for a loan with any bank. Credit:

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Pull your credit rating in advance. If you have a good credit score, you already have a head start. For a poor credit rating, you should take steps to repair it before trying to get a business loan.

Basically, do you have the ability to repay the loan over time? This includes the ongoing strength of your credit and cash flow, debt-to-income ratio, and the amount of the new debt to be serviced. Other non-financial factors that are considered include your time in business and expertise in the industry.

Character: Smaller banks like Bank of Marin look at the integrity and willingness of the business person to repay the loan, not just the financial statements. Mike Kadel First Vice President Bank of Marin

Collateral: Determine in advance what assets you are willing to put up to secure the loan. This might be your home or personal investments. If the loan is not repaid, then the proceeds from the sale of the assets will be used for repayment.

Cash flow: Positive cash flow and stability will show the bank you are capable of paying back the loan.

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Commitment: Are you prepared to make all of the commitments to fulfill the loan request? This includes submitting timely financial statements and paying the fixed payment amount on time until your loan is fully paid. If you experience financial difficulty, communicate with your bank right away so they can work with you through the downturn of your business.


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Q: The stock market has recovered nicely and mortgage rates are quite low. Is now the time to purchase a second home as an investment property? A: Too often we forget to look at the big picture when making financial decisions. Before we can answer this question, we need to carefully consider the following: How are my assets currently invested? What liabilities do I have associated with those assets? When looking at our investments, we sometimes forget to include the current value of our primary residence and the associated mortgage.

Investing in residential real estate can be quite profitable. However, it is generally not a passive or liquid asset class. Also, when using a mortgage to purchase a property, significant financial leverage results. This will magnify gains and losses. For example, investing $100,000 in a $500,000 residence creates 5 to 1 leverage. A 20% move up or down, results in a 100% gain or loss on investment. Also, commissions, taxes, and repairs are based on the value of the property and not the size of the investment.

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Residential real estate can be an attractive and compelling investment. Having a long-term horizon and a diversified strategy that considers all of your investments will reduce risk and increase the probability of successful financial outcomes. By partnering with a seasoned wealth manager who has expertise in a variety of investment areas, you can benefit not only from strategies you may not have considered, but also have an expert at your side to ensure you meet your most important financial goals. Just like plumbing, automotive repair, and dentistry, the do-it-yourself approach can often lead to less than desirable results.

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SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

Local Resources Pineapple Productions

High Definition Home

Pineapple Planet is a full service event décor and production company serving the hospitality, wedding and event industries, as well as individuals and corporations from all over the Planet.

“Weaving Technology into the FABRIC of the Home.” High Definition Home provides entertainment, networking and control systems, customized for your lifestyle and your home’s aesthetic.

P.O. Box 750294 Petaluma , CA 94975 www.pineappleplanet.com

125 Mitchell Blvd., Suite A San Rafael, CA 94903 www.highdefinitionhome.com

707.778.2151

415.499.1400

MCLENNON LAW CORPORATION WWW.MCLENNONLAW.COM

Law Corporation —OVER 25 YEARS’ EXPERIENCE—McLennon Over 25 Years Experience

NSTRUCTION

CONTRACTS

Prandi Property

Construction Contracts. Conflict Resolution. ONFLICT AC special passion for MLC is to make sure insurance companies live RESOLUTION up to their promises

Whether you own a single-family home, condominium, townhome or apartment, you can turn to PRANDI Property Management, Inc., CRMC® for over 30 years of residential leasing and property management experience.

MLC is a proud member of the Marin Builders Association

Quality Tenants. Quality Homes. Exclusively in Marin.

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IS A PROUD CIATION

415.482.9988

www.mclennonlaw.com

www.prandiprop.com

MEMBER OF MARIN BUILDERS

Megan Downey Pomponio Frank Howard Allen Realtors

Paganini Enterprises

DRE# 01884035

We offer Logo Apparel, OSHA approved & ANSI compliant Workwear, Promotional Products to include “Green” items, Custom Labels, Stickers, Brochures and much more! For inquiries contact: David Paganini o: 415.897.7088 e: david@paganinienterprises.com Kathy Paganini o: 415.892.6512 e: kmpaganini@yahoo.com

And Them Design

The Art of Good Taste

BRAND IDENTITY // LOGO DESIGN // MARKETING // PRINT //

Stacy Scott and her team of experienced catering professionals have been creating delicious, beautiful events since 1990.

415.747.4345

From intimate home parties to big bashes and galas, experience the extraordinary!

Buying? Selling? Call me today for a free market analysis of your home or information on upcoming listings in Marin County! 511 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Greenbrae, CA 94904

c. 415.827.9229

The Art of Good Taste Fine Catering and Events

andthemdesign.com

415-299-2503

300 Sunnyhills Drive Building 5 San Anselmo, CA 94960 c. 415.827.9229

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Licensed Contractors, Materials Suppliers & Associated Services

ACCOUNTING

APPLIANCES

Neumann Sloat Blanco Architects, LLP

Account Works

Martin & Harris

415.578.4800

415.472.3946

415.454.2021

nsbllp.com

510.686.1641

Accuchex Corporation

Standards Of Excellence

Pedersen Assocs. Landscape Architecture

415.462.7601

415.456.2070

standardsofexcellence.com

pedersenassociates.com

415.883.7733 X 110

accuchex.com

ARCHITECTS & DESIGNERS April 1st Design

707.778.1320

510.502.4164

lic. 694518 C6

California Bank and Trust

415.453.7322

Petersen Design Associates, LLC

calbanktrust.com

Tomasi Design

415.883.3816

Presidio Bank

415.342.8342

petersendesign.net

415.456.6000

tomasi-design.com

lic. 885001 C5,C6

presidiobank.com The Last Inch, Inc. Redwood Credit Union

935.788.0806

415.383.2160x102

spacialdesign.com

707.576.5276

thelastinch.org

wagstaffarchitects.com

redwoodcu.org Studio Snaidero Bay Area

Gayle Permar, Gilboy Architects & Planner

415.332.1745

Union Bank

snaiderokitchens.com

415.446.1859

unionbank.com

415.482.8977

Janus Design Consulting

AUDIOVISUAL & LOW VOLTAGE

lic. 12267 415.456.1366

415.499.9400

Kathleen Ann Ottolini

Steinbach Cabinets

bankofmarin.com

415.457.3195

415.499.1883

eckhoff.com

integraldesignwoodworking.com

Brock Wagstaff Architects

559.281.6979

Eckhoff Accountancy Corp.

415.454.5025

415.485.2265

Spacial Design

wkcpas.com

CSM & M, An Accountancy Corporation

lic. 537763 C6

415.524.1210

Art Wasserman & Company

Crossland Construction Accounting

Integral Design

Bank Of Marin

martin-harris.com Accounting Specialist, The

BANKS & FINANCIAL INSTUTIONS

AudioVisions/Best Buy

Wells Fargo Bank - West Coast Business Banking

415.459.7900

415.956.4472

avisions.com

kenkaysf.com Kitchens By Ken Ryan

High Definition Home Inc.

Maher Accountancy

415.897.3800

415.459.1249

kitchensbykenryan.com

707.775.4034

mahercpa.com

Able Concrete Pumping 707.291.4334

415.482.4213

C.L.Y. Incorporated

lic. 902606 C7

Ken Kay Associates

CONCRETE, ASPHALT, GRAVEL & SAND

CABINETRY

lic. 690380 C8,B,A 707.763.6981

Aurora Cabinets & Countertops, Inc. lic. 288206 D12,D24

Deluxe Shotcrete & Concrete Construction

lic. 814767 C7

415.472.4171

lic. 808915 C8,A

415.499.1400

auroracabinets.com

707.568.1200

highdefinitionhome.com

deluxeshotcrete.com

MHR Consulting

Lofrano Architecture Sculpture Design

SRS Custom Integration

California Space Organizers, Inc.

415.457.1177

415.710.6020

lic. 815490 C7

lic. 866993 D34

Devincenzi Concrete Construction

mrhconsulting.com

lofrano-asd.com

415.446.4119

415.454.7477

lic. 326998 C8

srscustomintegration.com

calspaceorganizers.com

707.546.3113

Paychex

Michael Rex Associates

415.899.0203 X 30485

415.331.1400

Gaidmore Furniture

paychex.com

michaelrexassociates.com

415.884.2939

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE Dutra Group 415.258.6876

dutragroup.com

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT, SCHEDULING & ESTIMATING

DESIGN, BRANDING, MARKETING & WEB

Imbimbo Concrete Inc.

ELECTRICAL

Mike Brown Electric lic. 306767 C10

Artistic Lighting & Electric

707.792.8100

mbelectric.com

lic. 380928 C10

lic. 638907 A,C8

Dibble & Company

And Them Design

650.991.3384

415.488.4017

415.747.4345

Marin Landscape Materials

Ross Construction Services

Barbary Coast Consulting

415.459.3095

415.897.1337

415.261.1590

415.655.7486

audacsystems.com

North Bay Lighting & Electrical

andthemdesign.com

clrdgravel.com

appianwaypaverstones. com Shamrock Materials, Inc.

lic. 513657 C10

lic. 445578 C7

415.485.0631

Bayline Electric

415.453.6132

Boylan Point Agency

lic. 536863 C10,B

northbaylilghting.com

vhsinc.com

707.544.3390

415.485.6000

boylanpoint.com

baylineelectric.com

DEBRIS BOXES, HAULING & DEMOLITION

lic. 333463 B,D06 415.924.6763

Audac Communications

415.256.2400

415.924.1040

Ryerson Const. DBA Appian Way Pavers

Mike Mariani Electric, Inc.

barcoast.com VHS Associates, Inc.

Rich Readimix Concrete, Inc.

415.382.9500

Grange Debris Box Service & Wrecking Co.

Redwood Electric lic. 870103 C10

Henley Photography

Colonia Electric Inc.

415.302.2920

lic. 406528 C10

henleyphotography.com

415.256.9502

415.892.4900

Republic ITS lic. 647154 C10,C31,D31

Pacific Expositions Company

Electrix

415.884.3000

lic. 257220 C21

lic. 677633 C10

republicits.com

415.456.2712

415.388.7208

415.485.0777

grangebox.com

pacificexpositions.com

eltrx.com

707.781.9000

Shanahan Electric lic. 488137 C10

Hurricane Hauling & Demolition Inc.

The Ad Men 415.472.1756

Hannibal’s Inc. Electrical Construction

Trust Construction Company, Inc.

lic. 746531 C21,C27,D63

theadmen.com

lic. 689576 C10

Strom Electric, Inc.

415.457.4044

lic. 480976 C10,C36

lic. 514199 A,B

hurricanehauling.com

DRYWALL

hannibalsinc.com

415.453.1200

Industrial Carting

Marelli Drywall

I. Cannan Electric

Synapse Electric

707.585.0511

lic. 705813 C9

lic. 736435 C10

lic. 828101 C10

415.472.0967

415.596.3676

415.819.0668

icannanelectric.com

synapseelectric.com

shamrockmaterials.com

415.456.3407

415.479.1929

415.331.0500

trushconstruction.com Van Midde & Son Concrete

Kies Strategies

lic. 676584 C8

415.209.0321

North Bay Drywall & Plastering, Inc.

Idex Global Services Inc.

W. Bradley Electric, Inc.

Marin Sanitary Service

lic. 292745 C9,C35,B

lic. 745981 C10

lic. 390741 C10,B,A,C46

415.456.2601

707.763.6819

415.482.4242

415.898.1400

idexglobal.com

wbeinc.com

Independent Electric Supply, Inc.

ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS

415.459.2530

vanmiddeconcrete.com Viking Pavers, Inc.

marinsanitary.com Pat Trainor Drywall

lic. 970281 D06 415.568.5314

vikingpavers.com

Mill Valley Refuse Service, Inc.

lic. 795763 C9 415.456.3550

415.457.9760

Whiteside Construction Corporation

millvalleyrefuse.com

lic. 577719 A,B,D06 510.234.6681

RV Stich Construction, Inc.

whitesideconstruction.com

lic. 530135 A B,C21

707.577.7900

Sessi Drywall

iesupply.com

Arthur J. Lang Associates, Inc.

Maltby Electric Supply Co.

415.883.3577

lic. 541472 C9

510.412.9070

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415.472.6373

415.453.8300

Buel Engineering 415.491.0600

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ILS Associates, Inc.

Marin County Sidewall

415.883.9200

lic. 831184 D41

ilscels.com

707.778.8858

marincountywidewall.com John C. Hom & Associates

FLOORING & FLOOR COVERINGS

Victorian Hardwood Floors

Adventures In Production

lic. 821831 C15

415.602.4742

Empire Floors

415.499.4693

aipgc.com

lic. 504918 C15

AJF Builders, Inc.

lic. 943457 B

FINANCIAL & MERCHANT SERVICES

707.525.1204

victorianhardwoodfloors. com

L.A. Stevens & Associates, Inc.

Eureka Valley Floor Company

GARAGE DOORS & GATES

Allie Johnson

lic. 397118 C15

415.382.7713

415.806.5079

415.479.1676

lastevensinc.com

mtg.usbank.com/allie_johnson

Jones Garage Door Co., Inc.

lic. 451856 B

Floortex Design

lic. 345502 D28

415.892.8475

lic. 534583 B,C15

415.897.2371

415.924.6545

jonesdoor.com

415.258.9027

Oberkamper & Associates, Civil Engineers 415.897.2800

Christopher Joseph Harney

oberkamper.com

925.979.2325

lic. 903191 B 707.643.4580

Alan Taylor General Contractor

Allen Enterprises

floortexdesign.com

lic. 881441 B

Gallery Hardwood Floors

North Bay Overhead Doors Inc.

415.671.9767

Project Management Services, LLC

Collins & Company Wealth Managers

lic. 478525

lic. 593255 D28

Alten Construction, Inc.

707.996.3067

415.499.0602

lic. 705713 A,B

415.899.9424

415.925.4000

bungalownorth1@aol.com

510.234.4200

altenconstruction.com

Giuliani Flooring, Inc.

Northgate Garage Door, Inc.

collins-co.com R.W. Davis & Associates, Inc.

David White & Associates

lic. 951628 C15

lic. 627224 D28

Anthony Love

415.883.9099

925.277.2600

415.459.3276

415.472.6004

lic. 970424 B

rwdavis-survey.com

dwassociates.com

northgategaragedoors. com

415.686.8139

Mertel Carpets Ray Wrysinski, Civil Engineer

Grady Consulting, Inc.

lic. 414490 C15

415.451.4888

415.479.2180

mertelcarpets.com

415.892.4874

James Arrigoni Pacificontract

Weir/Andrewson Associates

415.847.3131

415.485.9797

Lori Reisfelt

415.258.9966

waassoc.com

510.583.8123

pacificontract.com

38 Degrees North Latitude Builders, Inc.

lic. 682766 C15

myrmagent.com/goreverse

FENCING, DECKING & SIDING

Anthony Vitale General Contractor

GENERAL BUILDING RESIDENTIAL, COMMERICAL, NEW & REMODEL

lic. 515092 B 415.455.9927

Antonis Construction lic. 940470 B,C33 707.280.5740

Pengelly Flooring

lic. 838178 B

Aquamaison, Inc.

Portico Wealth

lic. 849856 C15

415.459.1995

lic. 367791 B

415.925.8700

415.272.0585

porticowealth.com

bcpfloors.com

lic. 516987 B

Remote Swipe

Rafael Floors

707.636.1750

Aquatech Consultancy, Inc.

415.444.5554

415.388.3993

lic. 178605 C15

aenelsonconstruction.com

lic. 809853

cloughconstruction.com

remoteswipe.com

415.456.3656

Clough Construction

415.332.3910

A.E. Nelson Construction lic. 364212 B,C36

B,C39,C15,C33. D51

rafaelfloors.com

Abacus Group Builders, Inc.

415.884.2121

Gary Marsh Design DBA All Decked Out

Suiter Financial Systems 415.884.0288

Richard Tourte

lic. 522340 B

lic. 384299 B

suiterfinancial.com

lic. 651671 C15

415.927.0667

Arntz Builders, Inc.

707.664.8137

abacusgb.com

lic. 727072 B,ASB

415.897.7623

garymarshdesign.com

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noleak.com

Advance Business Services

415.382.1188

415.203.4247

arntzbuilders.com

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE Arrington Construction

Bella Cosa Construction Inc.

CDK Builders Inc.

Cove Construction

lic. 810317 B

lic. 644649 B

lic. 965295 B

Dennis Webb Construction

415.460.1607

lic. 602646 B,C36

415.419.5643

415.453.0515

lic. 821554 B

coveconstruction.com

415.505.3562

415.492.3344

Arruda Construction Inc.

bellacosainc.com Better Built Construction

415.721.7160

lic. 800744 B

cfcontracting.com

lic. 735345 B

Desmond & Wallace, Inc.

415.454.1633

lic. 782179 A,B

coylebrothersconstruction. com

707.795.7443

Crabtree Construction, Inc.

DiGiorgio Contracting Company

lic. 693280 B

lic. 821729 A,B

415.640.8617

415.883.9700

lic. 401466 B,C10,A

Asbestos Control Center

415.451.4786

lic. 590867 A,B,HAZ,ASB

bbcconstruction.net

415.883.7856

asbestoscontrolcenter.com

Chalstrom Builders Inc. lic. 602728 B

BG Construction 415.884.2180

Charles Melin, General Contractor

707.939.9221

BMC Contractors Inc.

lic. 311858 B

practicalgreenbuilders. com

lic. 824476 B

415.461.2416

lic. 757232 B

desmondwallace.com

415.461.2912

lic. 676193 B

Avalon Builders, Inc.

denniswebbconstruction. com

Coyle Brothers Construction Company

lic. 468301 B 415.897.1928

CF Contracting

Creatively Built, Inc.

Diego Brothers, Inc.

Cherokee Construction

lic. 977600

lic. 419030 A,B

415.479.7555

B Street Builders

Brian Daigle Construction

lic. 427589 B

707.781.9702

415.472.5967

lic. 920746 B

lic. 830822 B

510.222.1689

creativelybuilt.com

diegobrosinc.com

415.485.4400

415.532.7287

Bruce F. Goudie

Christopher Clark Contracting

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

Diego Quality Construction

Balance Builders, Inc.

lic. 498165 B

lic. 373692 B

lic. 974792 B

lic. 544509 B

lic. 837753 A,B

415.453.3863

415.328.3272

415.383.1848

707.765.6169

Bruno Venne Inc.

Clean Crawlspace

D & H Construction

DNL Builders

lic. 280548 B

lic. 854200 B

lic. 693883 B

lic. 872590 B

415.924.3307

707.578.1188

510.527.7883

495.295

cleancrawlspace.com

dh-construction.com

dnlbuilders.com

bstreetbuilders.com

414.497.9543

Ballard Inc. DBA Inspired Environments lic. 513959 B 415.454.8000

Build It Construction

inspired-environments.com

lic. 720386 B

Community Action Marin

D&R Construction

Doug Monti Construction

415.378.0793

lic. 641445 B

lic. 533707 B

lic. 387703 B

415.526.7519

707.792.0818

415.453.1380

Bay Area Moisture Control, Inc.

Burns Builders

lic. 726300 B

lic. 871010 B

415.884.0500

415.272.7751

bayareamoisturecontrol. com

Complete Home Repair & Construction

lic. 760173 B

E.K. Construction

Cal-Custom Construction

lic. 661688 B,HAZ

415.457.6797

lic. 544185 B

lic. 375536 B,ASB

415.828.4585

dycmarin.com

415.892.4566

Bay County Builders, Inc.

camarin.org Dan Young Construction, Inc.

dougmonticonstruction. com

415.897.8445

Conroy Builders

Daniel Holleran

Ebersole Builders

415.457.9962

Caletti Jungsten Construction

lic. 867185 B

lic. 351427

lic. 786390 B

415.577.9064

A,B,C10,C20,C36

415.722.1204

BB&B Builders Inc.

lic. 549463 B

conroybuilders.com

415.897.2322

ebersolebuilders.com

lic. 866058 B,A

415.381.3162

415.602.2133

calettijungsten.com

Contra-Spect, Ltd.

Danny Gallagher Construction

Eco Valley Construction

lic. 491125 B 707.762.3302

lic. 778096 B

415.505.5815

415.290.9104

ecovalleyco.com

lic. 700683 B

bbbbuilders.net Cartwright Construction lic. 626464 B

lic. 826521 B

415.453.7651

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE Elmack Cabinetry

Glagola Construction

Herrero Contractors, Inc.

lic. 390438 B

lic. 152980 B,C8

James G. Lino Construction

Kapranos Construction

lic. 472841 B 415.388.1293

415.383.3006

415.824.7675

lic. 442777 B

415.892.5205

herrero.com

415.663.1939

kapranosconstruction.com

elmackcabinetry.com

lic. 350718 B

Envision Builders Inc.

Glen Rupiper Construction

lic. 736487 B

lic. 432984 B

Hitchcock Construction Co.

James W. Josephs & Company

Karkabi Construction, Inc.

415.453.2370

707.849.2096

lic. 396116 B

lic. 359012 B

lic. 593092 B

415.602.8464

415.454.8499

415.459.2401

billhitchcockconstruction. com

jamesjosephs.com

ESM Enterprise General Contractor

Global Modular

lic. 352891 B

559.665.5800

415.383.9698

gdvi.net

bathroomsandkitchenstoo.com

lic. 837357 B

lic. 345479 B

415.559.9312

415.383.2080

lic. 414423 B

lic. 562356 B

415.897.7263

Jeffrey Novak General Contractor, Inc.

lic. 346196 B

Horick Builders, Inc.

lic. 508578 B

kellypacific.com

lic. 825511 B

415.892.7713

707.766.9466

jeffreynovakgeneralcontractor.com

415.457.1184

lic. 923234 B

Gubbins Building Company, Inc. lic. 788512 B

Faubel Construction

lic. 810315 A,B

Gordon Walker Builders

Fairway Design & Construction, Inc. 415.455.2468

Hoffmann Construction, Inc.

KCK Builders, Inc. Jeff Hicks Construction

415.457.1576

lic. 781646 B 415.381.4922

Hal-Co, Inc.

faubelconstruction.com

lic. 714971 B

Kelly Pacific Construction 415.464.0900

Ken Corsiglia Construction

Howard Scanlan

lic. 695961 B

lic. 402434 B

JK Flanagan

415.488.4037

lic. 938631

415.385.1642

415.680.5252

Kerr Construction, Inc.

415.254.6822

Hoytt Inspection Services Inc.

jkflanagan.com

lic. 615587 B

lic. 437687 B

Hammond & Company

lic. 493676 B

John A. Young, Builder

415.461.8776

lic. 657344 B

415.897.9517

lic. 288052 B,C10

707.795.6045

hoyttinspect.com

415.488.4971

Kevin Marcinek, General Contractor

Huts And Castles A Constr Co. Inc.

John C. Hill Construction

lic. 620203

lic. 851479 B

415.898.9510

lic. 703981 B,C36,A

415.215.9188

Flint Construction

Floyd Construction, Inc.

floydconstructioninc.com

Harte Building & Design, Inc. lic. 776625 B

415.883.9209

415.381.6068

hutsandcastles.com

415.457.1290

Hartnett Construction

Imperial Contracting

fontanaco.com

lic. 888773 B

lic. 830273 C33,B,ASB

415.816.5046

415.798.3911

Fontana Construction Inc. lic. 487928 B

FP Builders

icppa.com

lic. 321693 B

Hayes & Associates

415.883.9465

lic. 817836 B

fpbuilders.com

415.892.3464

Gaetani Construction

kerr-construction.com

hammondfinehomes.com

lic. 365653 A,B 415.485.0645

415.456.5300

Kor General Contracting John Pope, Inc.

lic. 351692 B

lic. 467171 B,A,ASB

415.454.2461

415.497.5948

Kunstbau & Kids John Romaidis Construction

lic. 896053 B

lic. 807768 B

kunstbaukdb.com

Jack Mosher Construction, Inc.

415.485.5722

lic. 490355 B

JW McPhail Construction, Inc.

415.420.3185

Lamperti Contracting & Design

Hennessey Construction, Inc.

415.457.0713

lic. 490550 B 415.332.2857

lic. 727282 B 415.459.6497

James E. Wilson Construction

hennesseyconstruction.com

lic. 449978 B,A

Land Construction

415.883.2969

lic. 790903 B

Gazzoli Construction lic. 922738 B 415.847.1811

lic. 600412 B

lic. 679194 B

415.454.1623

415.456.7465

lampertikitchens.com

jwmcphailinc.com

415.457.2335

gazzoli.biz

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE Landmark Builders

Massa Construction Company

Murray Building

lic. 474421 B

lic. 646709 B,A, LEED AP

Portillo & Company DBA Summit Hill Builders

Robert Curry Construction

415.883.5410

lic. 344050 A,B

707.939.9001

lic. 939456 B

lic. 663287 B

lmbuilders.com

415.459.0400

415.729.4456

415.898.2243

Nelson Construction Landmark Construction lic. 807981 B,A

Max Design & Construction

916.663.1953

lic. 720207 B

landmarkconst.net

415.883.6291

Larry Smith Construction, Inc.

Mayer and Company

415.485.6791

lic. 659359 B

nichsons.com

lic. 575809 B

415.453.0434

415.883.1555

mayerandco.com

summithillbuilders.com Robert E. Randig

415.299.0131

nelsonguitars.com Nichelini & Sons, Inc.

Powerhouse Building, Inc.

lic. 506873 B

lic. 797313 B

415.479.3163

415.446.0188

Rodoni Construction

lic. 339365 B

Precision General Commercial Contractors

lic. 410338 B 415.663.9223

lic. 790153 B

Norman Charles Construction Inc.

415.332.8390

Rogers Remodel, Inc.

precisiongc.com

lic. 839810 B

Lilypad SGS

McDevitt Construction

lic. 475151 B

lic. 898335 B

lic. 401717 B

415.456.6045

Property Design

415.250.9317

707.763.3000

normancharlesconstruction.com

lic. 433008 B 415.456.5172

Ron Barney Construction Co.

McGuire & Sons Construction

O’Rielly Construction

R.E. West Builders, Inc.

lic. 381719 B

lic. 459037 B

lic. 883183 B,A

415.388.8124

lic. 346397 B

707.933.8131

707.576.1224

Pagan Construction, LLC

Radco & Associates Inc.

lic. 818660 B

lic. 464896 B

lic. 410936 B,A

415.892.0403

415.457.4170

415.924.6105

Merritt-Nelson Custom Builders

paganconstruction.com

radcoandassociates.com

M.A.S. Builders

lic. 672337 B

lic. 445273 B

707.584.1813

PB Realty Investments Inc.

Ravano & Cooney Construction

lic. 901821 B

lic. 689239 B 415.431.3000

mcdevittandmcdevitt.com

415.328.0047

Lucas Valley Designs lic. 645290 B 415.225.8230

M W General Contracting lic. 740644 B 415.383.0667

mwgc.com

Roy A. Tanner Builder

415.454.2719

mcguireandsonsconstruction.com

415.898.4312

Meylan Construction, Inc.

415.507.1512

lic. 680456 B

pbdevelops.com

lic. 959104 B,A

meylanconstruction.com

rpbconstruction.us Rushton-Hawley, Inc. lic. 733347 B 415.898.2938

Pennypacker/Drake Home Building, Inc.

lic. 453554 B

rushtonhawley.com

Michael L. King

lic. 754794 B

rempe.com

lic. 544919 B

415.488.0647

415.924.9746

pennypackerdrake.com

lic. 905103 B

415.897.9126

S & H Construction lic. 786358 B,C-9,C20,A

Richard De Nola

510.579.7382

lic. 429280 B

Mill Valley Builders, Inc.

Pete Niederberger & Sons

lic. 957090 B,C17,D24

lic. 524069 B

Mariposa Contractors Inc.

415.332.6035

415.924.4170

lic. 831986 B

millvalleybuilders.com

Richard Mazzini & Associates

Plath & Co.

lic. 464153 B 415.987.0298

415.789.5846

415.331.2226

Rempe Construction

415.256.1620

415.277.5977

Mariner Homes, Inc.

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

Maloney Construction, Inc.

maloneyconstruction.net

rogersremodelinc.com

415.431.3000

Mt. Tam Construction

lic. 395458 B

Marshall White Construction

lic. 584072 B

415.460.1575

415.446.7296

plathco.com

lic. 604199 B,D06

mttamconstrucion.com

707.793.9037

marshallwhiteconstruction.com

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415.751.1094

S.L.M. Builders lic. 718948 B 707.795.4177

slmbuilders.com S.R. Allied Builders, Inc. lic. 399932 B

Rivas Building Group

707.795.6595

lic. 699671 B 415.999.5927

S.S. Caveney Construction lic. 429200 B 707.585.3015

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE San Anselmo Construction Services

Steve Moylan, General Contractor

Tom Redmond Construction Inc.

Wick Brothers Construction

Central Valley Environmental

lic. 381529 B

lic. 380100 B

lic. 434609 B

lic. 481077 B

lic. 913083 A,B

415.453.6772

707.538.4676

415.892.9918

415.488.9581

707.584.1900

Sandra Bird Designs

Stroub Construction

lic. 460795 B

lic. 489037 B

Tomrose Construction, Inc.

William G. Taylor Construction Corp.

415.927.1171

415.331.0621

lic. 605439 B

lic. 853924 B

CSS Environmental Services, Inc.

sandrabird.com

stroubconstruction.com

707.763.4001

415.407.1764

lic. 780803 A,HAZ

cvalleyenvironmental.com

tomroseconstruction.com Schalich Brothers Construction Inc.

Structural Integrity

lic. 497493 B

415.730.8985

Trainor Commercial Construction, Inc.

415.382.7733

structuralintegrity.biz

lic. 453991 B,C9

schalichbrosconstruc tion.com

lic. 578269 B

T.H. Eller Construction 415.488.9865

lic. 832980 B 415.388.1999

schillyconstructioninc.com

Farallon Company

lic. 763980 B

lic. 827633 A,B,C33

707.935.7474

415.892.7760

faralloncompany.com

415.259.0200

trainorconstruction.com

Wintergreen Enterprises, Inc.

Travis Remodeling

lic. 338175 B

Forster Pump & Engineering, Inc.

lic. 493670 B

415.435.5200

lic. 426152

415.883.8177

villadorohomes.com

A,B,C27,C55,C57

lic. 579465 B

Schilly Construction Inc.

415.883.6203

Wine Country Builders, Inc.

Tembrock-Ingrassia Builders

travisremodeling.com

415.459.4770

Wm. A. Martin

lic. 957514 B

forsterpump.com

Scott Kaplan

415.884.8078

Trinity Builders

lic. 392262 B

lic. 467868 B

bayside-builders.com

lic. 723911 B

415.485.5747

Gannett Fleming Project Development Corp.

WMS Construction

lic. 783100 A,B

lic. 570798 B

415.384.0822

gfpc.com

415.453.8582

415.459.7103

Thomas Gibbs, Licensed Tradesman

trinitybuildersandco.com

lic. 403951 B,C12

Varetakis Construction

415.457.3706

lic. 361724 B

415.279.0724

lic. 700251 B

shidelerskyvara.com

415.722.1866

tagibbsco@comcast.net

415.488.9245

Selkowitz & Company Inc. General Contrs

selkowitzco.com

Ghilotti Bros., Inc. Womack Construction

lic. 132128

Tim Ford Construction

Von Der Werth, Inc.

lic. 478379 B

A,C8,C12,C21,C42,HAZ

Stader Construction

lic. 359182 B

lic. 330299 C13,B

415.898.3151

415.454.7011

lic. 711127 B

415.454.6163

415.388.7516

ghilottibros.com Wyatt Construction

707.762.3958

Tim Walsh Builders

Weiss Company Inc.

lic. 825045 B

Steere Building & Woodworking

lic. 350371 B

lic. 354958 B

415.577.3999

Ghilotti Construction Company

415.381.9806

415.435.8182

wyattconstruction.com

lic. 644515 A, C8, C12,

lic. 744002 B

timwalshbuilders.com West Bay Builders, Inc.

GENERAL ENGINEERING, GRADING, PAVING & UNDERGROUND

415.388.4616

C21,C42,HAZ

Tom Ganley Construction

lic. 626859 B,A,C17

Stephen L. Pasquan

lic. 514664 B

415.456.8972

lic. 305635 B

415.444.5548

westbaybuilders.com

707.585.1221

ghilotti.com Gudgel Construction, Inc.

415.435.8100

lic. 711053 A,B

Tom J. Collins Construction

Whitcomb Construction

All Terrain, Inc.

Sterling & Company

lic. 690549 B

lic. 827896 A,B

lic. 353136 B,C2,C17

lic. 499170 B

415.382.0687

510.233.2111

415.459.1511

415.507.9522

whitcombconstruction. com

sissco.com

marinba.org/directory

530.624.7998

Harris Environmental lic. 359130 A,B

C. Hammond Const.

415.868.9621

Tom Rank Construction

lic. 543166 A,C8,C21,HAZ

lic. 752004 B

510.412.4466

415.785.1429

chammondconstruction. com

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE Hillside Drilling, Inc.

Peter A. Davis, Engineering Contractor

W.K. Mclellan Company lic. 240701

Downing Heating & Air Conditioning Inc.

SDI Insulation

lic. 478991 A 510.234.6532

lic. 549628 A,B,C21

A,C12,B,C8,C21,C42

lic. 644720 C20

650.685.5500

hillsidedrilling.com

415.298.4561

707.763.2407

415.485.1011

sdi-insulation.com

lic. 607274 C2,D65,D34,B

wkmclellan.com JS Company

Redwood Engineering lic. 456790 A,HAZ

W.R. Forde Construction

Efficiency Mechanical Heating & Cooling

W.A. Adams Co., Inc.

lic. 876587 A,C21,ASB,HAZ

415.435.0768

lic. 814744 A,B,C21

lic. 885533 C20

707.793.9100

510.215.9338

415.491.1111

415.460.2100

efficiencymechanical.net

INSURANCE

Fitzpatrick’s Heating & Air Conditioning

Bolds Insurance Brokerage

lic. 371959 C20

415.485.1700

415.457.0607

bolds.com

707.762.5500

Kelly Company

wildcateng.com

lic. 521529 C20

Craford Benefit Consultants

415.258.0757

415.456.9790

Lee Mechanical, Inc.

RG Digs Engineering Contractor

Westward Builders Inc.

lic. 571894 A

lic. 834874 A

lic. 327365 B,A

415.883.4450

415.209.4459

415.459.2130

Linscott Engineering Contractors Inc.

Robison Construction

Wildcat Engineering

lic. 701379 A

lic. 951203 A

lic. 477476 A

707.769.4747

415.492.1755

linscottinc.com

Rockport Land Corporation

Lunny Grading & Paving, Inc.

707.775.4554

lic. 600250 A,B,HAZ

RWR Construction

415.662.9800

lic. 860047 A

lunnypaving.com

415.457.5658

rwrcal.com Maggiora & Ghilotti, Inc.

HEATING, AIR CONDITIONING & SHEET METAL

craford.com Ongaro & Sons C34, C42, C43, C60, C16,

Don Ramatici Insurance, Inc.

Aaero Heating & Sheetmetal

C61

707.782.9200

707.579.3511

ramaticiins.com

lic. 278370 C20,C43

ongaroandsons.com

lic. 215233 C36,C4,C20,

Patriot Mechanical Inc.

Heffernan Insurance Brokers

lic. 774738 C20,C43

707.789.3072

415.444.0888

heffins.com

415.897.4187

lic. 226767

Sunshine Construction

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

lic. 315245 A,C21,C27

415.459.8640

415.479.5566

Allen Heating & Sheet Metal

maggiora-ghilotti.com

lic. 391943 C2,C9

aeroheating.com

Team Ghilotti, Inc.

lic. 211831

Simpson Sheet Metal, Inc.

Michael Paul Company, Inc.

lic. 895384 A,HAZ

C2,C20,C43,D35

lic. 416913 C20,C43

J.B. Shea Insurance Agency

707.763.8700

415.924.2425

707.576.1500

415.661.4777

lic. 386001

teamghilotti.com

allenheating.com

simpsonsheetmetal.com

Thornton Paving Inc.

Bay City Mechanical, Inc.

Trahan Bros. Inc.

415.299.0131

lic. 382817 A

lic. 645126

lic. 774154 C20,C43

nelsonguitars.com

415.453.2324

C20,C43,C36,C4

415.457.5541

Jenkins Insurance Services

A,B,C12,C34,C42 707.769.1006

Nerviani Paving, Inc. lic. 564392 A 415.454.2662

Verde Metals Inc.

John Reuscher Insurance & Investments

510.233.7000

Tuatagaloa Contracting

baycitymech.com

lic. 635429 C43,C20

415.892.9500

Ofiaro Building & Engineering

lic. 699547 A,HAZ 866.824.8077

Bayside HVAC Products LLC

415.454.9007

reuscher.com

lic. 450916 A,B,C57,HAZ

Turbin Design Associates

415.333.5099

510.233.4292

415.373.9472

baysidehvac.com

INSULATION & ACOUSTICAL

Sander, Jacobs Cassayre Insurance

ofiaro.com

tdastructural.com

831.458.0202

Dickson Company Partners Contracting, Inc.

Valentine Corporation

lic. 352572 C4,C36,C43

George Family Enterprises Norcal

lic. 697729 A,B

lic. 229225 A,B, HAZ

415.456.1830

lic. 634157 B,C2

MOC Insurance Services

415.492.9233

415.453.3732

415.884.0399

415.957.0600

partnerscontractinginc. com

valentinecorp.com

gfeinc.com

mocins.com

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fergusonsafety.com

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE Wells Fargo Insurance Services Usa, Inc.

Gardeners’ Guild, Inc.

Ubaldo Salazar Landscape

James D. Rohde

lic. 556967 C27

lic. 820057 C27

415.472.4140

707.773.1849

510.439.3700

415.328.4649

wfis.wellsfargo.com

gardenersguild.com

Wise Insurance Agency

Redwood Security Systems, Inc. lic. 426887 C7,C10

Jaret & Jaret

415.388.5355

LATHING & PLASTERING

415.455.1010

redwoodsecurity.com

415.258.9912

Gary Torney Landscaping Company

wiseinsuranceagency.net

lic. 440200 C27

Frey Plastering, Inc.

415.461.1795

lic. 324866 C9,C35

Kate Warner, Construction Lawyer

torneylandscape.com

415.897.4510

415.457.7977

Irrigation Repair Service

One Stop Plastering

lic. 328638 C27

lic. 915538 B,C35

Mark J. Rice, Esq.

LANDSCAPING

415.724.4126

415.464.9400

415.472.3434

onestopplastering.com

msrwlaw.com

Anthony Bertotti Landscaping Inc.

La Zucena Landscaping lic. 727012 C27

Shapiro Plastering

dhcsupplies.com

lic. 373488 B,C27,A

707.795.7003

lic. 586377 C35

McLennon Law Corporation

707.559.7077

lazucenalandscape.com

415.382.9600

415.394.6688

Fairfax Lumber & Hardware Company

Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.

katewarnerlaw.com

415.878.2466

wsandco.com

jaretlaw.com

LUMBER, HARDWARE & TOOLS Adobe Lumber, Inc. 707.647.2100

adobelumber.com DHC Supplies Inc. 707.588.9406

bertotti.com

mclennonlaw.com Neary Landscape

Weber Plastering, Inc.

Bauman Landscape & Construction

lic. 814207 C27,A

lic. 194445 C35

Parton/Sell/Rhoades

707.588.8677

415.459.4707

415.258.9700

lic. 372478 A,C27

nearylandscape.com

LEGAL

Resolution Remedies

415.388.6233

lic. 779785 B

goodmanbuildingsupply. com

415.447.4800

baumanland.com

fairfaxlumber.com Goodman Building Supply

Nessco Construction

Bortolussi & Watkin, Inc.

707.541.0107

Albert E. Cordova, A Prof. Law Corp.

lic. 962905 C27

nesscoconstruction.com

415.457.9656

lic. 765763 C27,A

415.453.4410

415.453.4675

Cagwin and Dorward

North Bay Landscape Management, Inc.

Cora J. Lancelle, Attorney At Law

lic. 202399 C27,A,D49

lic. 723370 B,C27

415.258.0188

415.892.7710

707.762.3850

cagwin.com

northbaylandscape.com

Daniel A.Gamer, Law Office Of

415.258.0900

resrem.com Jackson’s Hardware Smith Dollar

415.454.3740

707.522.1100

jacksonshardware.com

smithdollar.com Marin Ace The Nelson Defense Firm

415.479.9393

415.388.4606

marinace.com

nelsondefense.com

Dan Fix Landscape Construction

Outdoor Environments

lic. 553804 C27

707.795.0605

Flynn Williams Riley LLP

Theodore W. Bloyd, Attorney At Law

415.453.1604

outdoor-environs.com

415.461.1000

415.846.8852

Marin Lumber, Inc.

flynn-williams.com

sunmclaw.com

415.456.4962

Ovelle Irrigation And Landscape Constr.

Garber Law Firm, The

lic. 614252 C27

510.588.7550

LOCK & SECURITY

Mead Clark Lumber Co., Inc.

lic. 748791 C27

415.250.3165

garberlaw.com

415.456.6684

ovelirri.com

Frank Bidaurreta Landscape Contractor

The Land Collaborative

lic. 446356 C8,C27

415.472.5500

Hanson Bridgett LLP

415.459.6429

thelandcollaborative.com

415.925.8400

danfixlandscape.com Forster & Kroeger Landscape Maintenance

Marin Building Supply

415.472.6655

lic. 707006 C27

415.472.1410

707.576.3333

Marin Lock And Safe H. Lee Evans

lic. 550775 D16

Novato Builders Supply

707.996.9238

415.456.4346

415.892.1651

novatobuilders.com

lic. 954204 C27

hansonbridgett.com

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE Rafael Lumber Company 415.453.3043

The Home Depot

Global Medical And Safety

Susan Kinsella

Aqua Stop Solutions

Giampolini & Company

415.883.6264

lic. 866020 C33

lic. 322282 C33,C35,C9

415.309.7447

conservatree.org

415.479.6269

415.673.1236

globalmedicalnsafety.com

415.458.8675

MOVING & STORAGE

homedepot.com

Hearing Services Of Marin

Truitt & White Lumber

415.479.5675

Farnsworth Mayflower

510.649.4400

hearingservicesofmarin. com

415.459.6683

truittandwhite.com

MASONRY, FIREPLACES & CHIMNEYS

Post Street Occupational Medicine

cal@mayflowermoving. com

415.945.1304

Forde’s Larkspur Self Storage

poststreetoccmed.com

415.924.7144

Classic Masonry

Bob Kunst Painting, Inc.

Grant Painting

lic. 346191 C33

lic. 650541 C33

415.457.0100

415.458.2956

bobkunstpainting.com

grantpainting.com

Boeck & Associates Painting Company

J & R Thompson, Inc.

lic. 531284 C33

415.892.6030

lic. 736414 C33

415.491.1702

boeckpaint.com

J.B. Markel Painting lic. 550449 C33

fordestorage.com

Brescia-Stone Painting, Inc.

415.898.3452

Johnson & Daly Moving & Storage

lic. 830454 C33

Ad-Lite Crane Service

415.898.0388

Jerry Thompson & Sons Painting, Inc.

Jim Nichelini Masonry

lic. 898121 D21

415.491.4444

bsptg.com

lic. 684610 C33,B

lic. 302025 B,C29

415.453.6300

jdmovers.com

lic. 836156 C29

MISCELLANEOUS

415.307.4625

Bay Area Lead Detectors Joe J. Pedroli & Son, Inc.

415.613.9586

lic. 396345 C29

bayarealeaddetectors.com

ORNAMENTAL & STRUCTURAL STEEL

jtspainting.com

lic. 430041 C33 415.243.8242

John Seidler Painting lic. 699739 C33

David Freeman Painting

415.459.6475

London Chimney Services Inc.

415.454.1500

Cap’S Painting Company

415.897.7543

415.328.0069

De La Montanya Trucking

Castaneda Iron Works

lic. 503987 C33

lic. 964236 C23

707.996.3199

KBI Painting, Inc.

707.765.0725

510.234.4734

lic. 944475 C33

castanedairon.com

davidfreemanpainting. com

Onspot Welding & Design, Inc.

Decorative Painting By Jozef

lic. 620205 C60

415.499.1502

Kelly-Moore Paint Co., Inc.

decorpaintingbyjozef.com

415.897.5151

lic. 500490 D34 415.380.0330

Edit Organizing

londonchimney.com

415.747.8800

editorganizing.com Marshall Foster Masonry

707.795.4955

kbipaint.com

lic. 277004 C29

Energy Calc Company

415.382.1091

415.519.2510

415.457.0990

onspotwelding.com

kellymoore.com

Sun Iron Works, Inc.

DeGregory Painting and Decorating

lic. 416140 C29

Lynch & Sons

lic. 231854 C60,C51

lic. 576764 C33,B

Kunst Bros. Painting Contractors, Inc.

415.898.2200

415.459.9823

415.453.7562

415.456.9889

lic. 256121 C33

energycalcco.com Petty Masonry Inc.

sunironworksinc.com Spoor Masonry and Tile, Inc.

Marin Country Club

lic. 387721 C54

marincountryclub.com

415.382.6712

415.457.3321

spoorstone.com

MEDICAL - SAFETY Ferguson Safety Products

PAINTING, DECORATING & WATERPROOFING

Pacific Gas & Electric 415.264.4005

pge.com

831.458.0202

Ross Valley Maintenance And Supply

fergusonsafety.com

415.939.1669

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415.456.4044

Division Seven

Anello Painting and Construction

kunstbros.com

lic. 594303 B,C33 707.769.7771

Liberty Painting

division7waterproofing. com

lic. 412417 C33 415.892.9979

lic. 619941 C33,B

Gary Head and Partners Painting Corp.

415.453.4065

Marin Color Service, Inc.

415.892.8989

lic. 415082 C33

marincolor.com

anellopainting.com

415.388.3719

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE Michael Anderson Painting

Tim Kerrigan Painting

City Front Plumbing

O’Connell Plumbing

lic. 715319 C33

lic. 443156 C36

lic. 841039 C36

Todd Morris Fire Protection, Inc.

lic. 465243 C33

415.898.4911

415.454.6737

415.578.2172

lic. 978422 C16

cityfrontplumbing.com

oconnellplumbing.com

935.788.0806

Denny’s House of Plumbing

Pace Supply 707.547.4437

Water Components & Building Supply, Inc.

lic. 504967 C36

pacesupply.com

415.451.1780

415.927.0430

michaelandersonpainting. com

Tom Jenkins Painting lic. 406940 B,C33 415.454.8288

Migale Painting Company 415.382.9266

Universal Protective Coatings

migalepainting.com

415.457.9800

Mikkelsen Painting

universalprotectivecoatings.com

lic. 701531 C33

lic. 645552 C33

watercomponents.com

415.479.1655

Pedro Femenia & Sons, Inc.

Wilson’s Plumbing

lic. 392227

lic. 623217 C36

Fire Technologies

C4,C16,C20,C36

415.457.6941

lic. 570216 C16,C36

415.383.7473

wilsonsplumbing.info

dennyshouseofplumbing. com

415.382.3300

PEST CONTROL

415.457.6805

pfemenia.com

North Marin Painting, Inc.

Marin Termite Control Co. Inc.

Gotelli Plumbing Company

Plumbing Repair Specialists

lic. 702759 C33,B

lic. 920570 B

lic. 254603 C36,C16

lic. 460208 C36

Minuteman Press Of Marin

415.892.0199

415.456.9620

415.457.1145

415.453.6682

415.453.4548

northmarinpainting.com

marintermite.com

gotelliplumbing.com

PRINTING

minuteman-marin.com R.H. Hydronics

Pac West Painting Inc.

Naturworks Pest Control

lic. 848109 C33,B

415.460.6900

415.457.0724

Grier Argall Plumbing, Inc.

lic. 951610 C4

Paganini Enterprises

415.250.8133

415.897.7088

lic. 736901 C36

greenheating.us

paganinienterprises.com

PLAYGROUNDS

415.457.0748

Roman’s Plumbing

Unicorn Group

Community Playgrounds, Inc.

Harry Lee Plumbing

lic. 952842 C36

415.492.2222

lic. 430685 C36

707.971.0353

unicornprintmail.com

lic. 362950 A,D34

415.479.1854

romansplumbing.net

Pallavicini Painting lic. 722069 C33 415.479.7773

Perpetual Motion Painting, Inc. lic. 659640 C33

415.892.8100

communityplaygrounds. com

415.897.8974

perpetualmotionpainting. com

PLUMBING & FIRE PROTECTION

Marin H2O

PROPANE & BUTANE

lic. 839817

Roto Rooter Sewer Service

415.479.8411

lic. 288461 C36,C42

marinh2o.com

415.898.2700

De Carli’s Petaluma Butane Distributor

rotorooter.com

707.762.4511

Marin Mechanical, Inc. Robert Walther Painting

ASAP Plumbing Inc.

lic. 749299

Roy’s Sewer Service, Inc.

McPhail Fuel Company

lic. 910245 C33

lic. 676623 C36

C36,C4,A,C46,B

lic. 491815 C42

707.285.3525

415.482.6679

415.492.8769

415.485.4472

415.892.5480

mcphails.com

Ross Painting

Baswell Plumbing

Mike Testa Plumbing, Inc.

lic. 526659 C33

lic. 433698 C36

lic. 519618 C36,C16

Rubenstein Supply Company

415.455.0766

415.897.7977

415.479.0110

415.454.1174

miketestaplumbing.com

rubensteinsupply.com

REAL ESTATE, PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & DEVELOPMENT

rosspainting.com Burkell Plumbing, Inc. Sequoia Painting Inc.

lic. 417360

North Bay Plumbing

Starving Plumbers

Carol Munson

lic. 859331 C33

C16,C36,C4,C20

lic. 667557 C36

lic. 759372 B,C36

415.286.0120

415.310.1269

415.332.3091

415.721.7877

415.925.1234

apr.com

Tamalpais Paint & Color

Thomas and Associates

James S. Clapp

415.924.7321

415.884.4501

415.730.8985

tamalpaispaint.com

thomaspumps.net

structuralintegrity.biz

burkell.com

marinba.org/directory

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE

Ares Commercial Properties 415.899.1590

RENTAL, EQUIPMENT & EVENTS

Full Coverage Company

SCAFFOLDING

lic. 764657 C39,B

Larry C. Levy, Consultant 415.892.1497

415.388.2755

M.J. Buttler Incorporated

fullcoverageco.com

lic. 674446 B,D39

employeerelationsmanagement.co

Cal Pox, Inc.

Big 4 Party Rentals

415.457.8850

415.927.9100

Henris Roofing Company

big4party.com

lic. 220964 C39

North Gate Scaffold Inc.

707.763.1535

lic. 642386 D39

henrisroofing.com

415.479.8526

Herb’S Pool Service & Construction Inc.

northgatescaffold.com

lic. 273969 D35

Caro Asset Management, Inc.

Cal-West Rentals Inc.

415.899.1500 x 204

707.763.5665

calwestrentals.com CSB Harvest Company

415.457.3917

SWIMMING POOL

Herb Dorszynski 925.301.5535

415.479.4040

SIGNAGE & PARKING AREA STRIPING

herbspoolservice.com

415.453.1825

RETAIL

jm.com

DMH Land Use Planning

Batteries Plus

Marin County Roofing

415.457.0525

415.455.9221

lic. 256043 C39,B

Bruce Enterprises

Bay Area Bluestone

batteriesplus.com

415.453.3511

lic. 742358 C32

415.453.2262

marinroofing.com

707.781.9686

bayareabluestone.com

Forest Way Homes LLC 415.388.6755

T&B Sports 415.453.2433

Hendrickson Development Inc.

Yankee Girl

415.507.0752

415.823.3450

yankeegirlantiques.com MacPhail Properties, Inc. 415.482.1604

bruce-enterprises.com McLeran, Inc.

Carrera Marble Company

lic. 474230 C39

Davis Sign Company, Inc.

415.454.4647

415.456.7663

lic. 831319 D42

carrera-marble.com

415.457.4091

Morris Roofing Co.

dscsigns.com

lic. 259426 C39

ROOFING

TILE & STONE

415.454.6066

Celebrity Tile lic. 963547 C54

SOLAR

415.250.3416

morris-roofing.com Nancy M. Marion

Allied Building Products

Real Goods Solar

Ceramic Tile Design

415.485.3760

707.584.7599

Northern Pacific Roofing

lic. 840934C46

415.485.5180

alliedbuilding.com

lic. 812250 C39,B

1.888.567.6527

ceramictiledesign.net

415.456.3482

realgoodssolar.com

RPM Mortgage 415.381.7015

Booth & Little Roofing

rpm-mtg.com/dpomilia

lic. 259942 C39

Samsons Enterprises

CTW Designs

northernpacficroofing.com Solarcraft

415.883.8861

ctwdesigns.com

415.924.2733

Steve Janney Roofing, Inc.

lic. 497797 B,C10,C46,

boothandlittle.com

lic. 511545 C39,C33

D35

415.258.9676

415.382.7717

Deason Tile Company

solarcraft.com

lic. 319863 C54

415.883.5527

California Roof Savers Seadrift Realty

lic. 568460 C39,C33,D24

415.868.1791

800.339.1172

seadriftrealty.com

Superior Roofing & Gutter Co.

Sun First, Inc.

lic. 956499 B,C39

lic. 669250 B,C46

415.883.1000

deasontile.com

Cascade Roofing

415.491.1144

415.458.5870

Dennett Tile & Stone

Stewart Title of California

lic. 536044 C39

roofingmarin.com

sunfirstsolar.com

lic. 564787 c54

415.482.1217

415.892.6039

stewartca.com

cascaderoofing.com

Wedge Roofing, Inc.

STAFFING & HUMAN RESOURCES

707.586.5390 lic. 416737 C37,C43,B,C2

Thompson Development Inc.

De Mello Roofing

888.763.7663

lic. 290726 C39,D41

wedgeroofing.com

415.456.8972

415.456.0741

CLP Resources, Inc.

demelloroofing.com

415.446.7000

Wendy Aronson Property Management 415.730.4455

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dennett-tile.com Galliani Tile Company lic. 651146 B,C54

clp.com

415.798.0388

La Renaissance Builders lic. 817715 C54,B 818.570.9118

marinba.org/directory


HOME RESOURCE GUIDE London Tile lic. 540433 C54

WINDOW COVERINGS

415.389.0408

londontileco.com

McGovern Skylight Specialist lic. 721229 B

Horizon Glass Tinting

707.292.4570

lic. 570209 D52

Marquino Tile Marble Ceramic & Mosaic

415.457.2173

Mission Wood Products

horizontint.com

415.472.2280

missionwood.com

lic. 955590 C54 415.542.6107

Shades Of Marin

Miconi Marble & Tile

415.453.1518

Mueller Mirror & Glass Inc.

lic. 604588 C54

shadesofmarin.com

lic. 462285 C17

lic. 831573 D52

415.482.8453

miconi.com MLS Tile

415.492.0234

WINDOWS, GLAZING & DOORS

lic. 602910 C54 707.584.5476

Novato Glass, Inc. lic. 371442 C17 415.897.5117

lic. 225824 C17

Old Town Glass

415.479.1274

lic. 736844 C17

lic. 551058 C54

dottoglass.com

415.897.0088

Marin County Arborists, Inc.

Alan Garmeson Flat/Bent Glass Sales

Pacific Door & Hardware

lic. 976277 C17

lic. 509661 D28,C17

415.822.2322

415.454.9433

pacdoor.net

lic. 641117 D49

Andersen Windows & Doors

415.457.8733

415.613.5955

Pacific Door Products, Inc.

marin-county-arborists. com

andersenwindows.com

lic. 443074 D24 707.795.7777

Glass & Sash Inc.

pacificdoorproducts.com

Marin Tree Service Inc.

lic. 173807 C17

lic. 648230 D49

415.456.2240

RD Enterprises

415.472.7105

glassandsash.com

415.258.0114

marintrees.com

rdenterprises.biz Glass Concepts

Small World Tree Company

U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD

STATE Contractors State Licence Board www.cslb.ca.gov/

COUNTY OF MARIN www.marincounty.org/

otglass.com

415.382.7550

TREE SERVICE

FEDERAL

Dotto Glass

Tile West

tilewestinc.com

Additional Resources

415.256.9766

Window Worx

glassconcepts.net

lic. 758998 C17

lic. 755039 D49

415.451.4856

415.455.0909

Golden State Lumber Inc.

SmalllWorldTree.com

415.454.2532

CITIES & TOWNS www.cityofbelvedere.org/ www.ci.corte-madera.ca.us/ www.town-of-fairfax.org/ www.ci.larkspur.ca.us/ www.cityofmillvalley.org/ www.ci.novato.ca.us/ www.townofsananselmo.org/ www.cityofsanrafael.org/ www.townofross.org/ www.ci.sausalito.ca.us/ www.ci.tiburon.ca.us/

goldenstatelumber.com Treemasters Tree and Garden Care lic. 660226 D49

Hudson Street Design of Marin

415.455.9933

415.924.8300

treemasters.com

hlc-inc.com

marinba.org/directory

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what you should know

Before Hiring A Contractor

The Quick Facts

Financial Information •

Don’t pay in cash.

Stick to your schedule of payments and don’t let the payments get ahead of the completed work.

Contractors cannot ask for a deposit of more than 10% of the total cost of the job or $1,000, whichever is less.* (This goes for any home improvement project, including swimming pools.)

by CONTRACTORS STATE LICENSE BOARD Department of Consumer Affairs

A free telephone call to CSLB or a few clicks on its website can help you verify that your contractor’s license is in good standing and that he or she has the skills to complete your project.

Check Out the License By law, anyone in California who contracts for or bids on a construction project valued at $500 or more (total labor and materials) must be licensed by the Contractors State License Board (CSLB). To qualify for a license, a contractor must verify four years of journey-level experience in the trade, pass both a trade and license law examination, and post a license bond. Since 2005, all new contractors are required to pass a background investigation that includes a criminal background check. Contractors are required, by law, to put their CSLB license number in all advertisements. Unlicensed operators are required to say they are not state-licensed in their advertisements.

Ask to see the contractor’s plastic pocket license and photo identification. Verify the license and make sure it is in good standing by visiting the CSLB website: www.cslb.ca.gov or by calling CSLB’s toll-free automated line: 800.321.CSLB (2752). Get at least three bids and ask for references on work the contractor has completed in the local area. View the contractor’s past projects in person.

Get It in Writing •

Make sure you have a written contract and don’t sign it until you fully understand the terms.

All changes to the contract, or “change orders,” need to be in writing and signed by both parties.

Keep a job file of all project papers and payments, and don’t make the final payment until you’re satisfied with the job.

Homeowners waive their three-day right to cancel if they sign a “service and repair contract,” which is different from a standard “home improvement contract.” (Service and repair contracts are usually for emergency repairs where the consumer initiated the contact and cannot wait.)

License History • •

If you want information about a contractor’s license history and pending or prior disciplinary actions, please call the appropriate CSLB Legal Action Disclosure telephone number: Northern Region: 916.255.4041 Southern Region: 562.345.7656

Complaint Forms If you have a complaint against a contractor, free forms are available at www.cslb.ca.gov or call 800.321.CSLB (2752) and ask for a copy of A Consumer Guide to Filing Construction Complaints and a complaint form.

* There is an exception to this rule for about two dozen contractors who have filed a blanket performance and payment bond with the Registrar. This information is noted on the contractor’s license detail page on CSLB’s website.

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Construction Project Check-List 1.

Check the contractor license number at www.cslb.ca.gov to make sure it is current and in good standing.

2.

Ask to see the contractor’s pocket license and a current photo ID.

3.

Ask for a current list of contact information (telephone number and business address) for the contractor, sub contractors and suppliers.

4.

5.

Find out from your local building department whether your project needs a building permit and confirm that your contractor 5 will obtain all necessary permits. Get at least 3 contractor bids and references, and check out, in person, recent projects by the prospective contractors that had similar specifications.

6.

Ask whether your contractor carries general liability insurance and workers’ compensation insurance for employees.

7.

Make sure all project materials and expectations are spelled out and signed in a written contract, including clean- up, debris removal, and site security. Ask your contractor if he or she understands exactly what you want.

8.

9.

Have a timetable for each phase of your project and the corresponding payment schedule spelled out in the contract. Do not let payments get ahead of the work. Pay no more than 10% down or $1,000, whichever is less.*

10. Never pay in cash. 11. Keep all of your project documents, including payments, in a job file. 12. Try researching your contractor’s name online for additional reviews—but consider the source. Protect yourself from

unscrupulous or unlicensed contractors.

Protect yourself from unscrupulous or unlicensed contractors. • •

• • •

Only hire state-licensed contractors. Any contractor performing $500 worth of work or more (including materials and labor) must be licensed by CSLB to work in California. Don’t rush into repairs, no matter how badly they may be needed. Don’t hire the first contractor who comes along or be caught up in high-pressure sales tactics. Ask to see the contractor’s “pocket license” or their representative’s “Home Improvement Salesperson” registra- tion. All contractors are issued pocket licenses that show the type of trade for which they are licensed, and the expiration date of the license. Ask to see a photo identification to confirm their identity.

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