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MARIN HOME MAGAZINE

GLOWING INTERIORS Fall Entertaining & Essentials

ROOM TO RELAX Rustic Elegance Defined HOLIDAY STYLE AT HOME Design Tips to Inspire New Traditions

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CONTENTS

FALL 2014 INTERIORS ISSUE

FEATURES 32 ROOM TO RELAX Ken Linsteadt & Team Define Rustic Elegance By Paige Porter Fischer

40 THE SHOP SPECIAL EDITION 5 Ways to Give Your Kitchen a DIY-Friendly Facelift By Kelly Berg

32 DEPARTMENTS

RESOURCES

08 EDITOR’S PAGE

44 GREEN CORNER

58 MARKETPLACE

10 CALENDAR

Lighting the Way to Energy Savings.

Services to Help You Envision Your New and Improved Abode.

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48 MBA BUILT

61 HOME RESOURCE GUIDE

Kitchens, Entertaining & Holidays Oh My!

MBA Member RC Cabinets Collaborates with Dream Team.

14  ICONS & INNOVATORS

50 FINANCIAL WELLNESS

Licensed Marin Builders Association Members for Your Next Home Improvement Project.

Patty Garbarino. Marin Sanitary Service.

Feeling Gifty? Think Thrifty.

18  THE NAIL DOWN Must Haves and Must Dos for the Holiday Season.

26  AT HOME Holiday Style Tips from Local Designers.

42 MADE OF MARIN Best Bars of Marin. Sip, Savor & Share.

54 HOME WITH HOUZZ Hudson Street Design of Marin.

56 MBA BULLETIN MBA Golf Tournament.

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ON THE COVER: In Plein Air- A modern home transformation north of Sonoma. Story on page 32. Work by architect Ken Linsteadt (kenlinsteadt.com), designer Erin Martin (erinmartindesign.com) and builder Glen Goodman (ggd-inc.com). Photography by Matthew Millman www.matthewmillman.com

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s the weather begins to cool and the leaves outside begin to turn, we find ourselves turning too— turning inward, spending more of our days inside, and opening our homes to friends and family both for cozy get-togethers and bountiful celebrations. Getting your home ready for entertaining takes some careful planning though, so in this issue we focus on everything you need to prep your home for the holidays. We asked local designers to share their holiday decorating traditions, and we feature a modern Sonoma villa designed for easy entertaining. Are you embarrassed about the state of your kitchen? Keep reading for our tips for a DIY kitchen facelift. But you can’t spend all your time at home. Check out our Made of Marin feature for some great, local hot spots where you can go to meet your family and friends for a festive cocktail. And while you’re out, get a head start on your holiday shopping with some great gift ideas from my Editor’s Picks. Wishing you a season of fun and successful entertaining at home! Cheers!

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HOROSCOPES

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Your love of balance and entertaining comes into full swing over the next few months, Libra. Are you ready? We know, we know. It’s easy to procrastinate, hoping all that work will somehow magically get done by itself, but you can do this. Start now. Pull out your linens and favorite party pieces. Get cracking on your to-do list. Check off your hostess- and holiday-gift lists so that when the party invitations start to roll in, you’ll be ready to roll too.

You sly romantic Scorpio, you. You know no one can resist your charms especially around the cozy holidays. Why not make sure your home reflects your passion? Install dimmers on light switches, put your window treatments on remote, and install a new sound system. And, for good measure, make sure to check your heating system and water heater. No sense wasting all your “hotness” on heating the whole house. And, while you’re at it, hottie, how’s your smoke alarm?

Your love of nature doesn’t stop when summer ends, does it, Sag? Plant bulbs and winter vegetables right now for your own farm-to-table experience, and throw in a few new roses like “Doris Day”, Apricots N’ Cream” or “Best Kept Secret” just for the fun of it.

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Don’t forget to bring the outdoors in with you this season. Dress your dining table with a beautiful centerpiece of cut flowers, stack pretty birch logs on the fireplace hearth, put a bold potted plant on the entry porch, and hang a fresh evergreen wreath on your front door. Don’t forget to dangle some mistletoe just inside or you’ll miss out on the best part.

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HE SAID Hi Cindy, Congratulations on your new home! Making some smart, inexpensive improvements right now can carry you through the holidays and beyond. You didn’t mention the color of the paint in your kitchen, but painting is a fast and easy fix. Often, neutral colors are used to sell a home but now that it’s yours, express your own preferences. Or you can stick with neutral walls, if you want, but add some color to the backs of open shelves or inside a small kitchen office niche. While you’re paint shopping, pick up a brand new doormat and a cheery floor cloth or area rug for the sink area to keep your kitchen floors clean from wet and muddy shoes. Pick holiday colors, celestial blues, or metallic silver or gold for the rug. Almost everyone can expect holiday guests this season, especially those with new homes, so you may need some extra seating. You can get creative here: Keep an eye out for sturdy, but stylish backless stools that can be tucked under your kitchen island or some stacking stools that you can stash in a closet. Or consider a bench that can be repurposed as a coffee or side table. You might even grab some floor cushions for your younger guests.

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SHE SAID Hi Cindy, I second that…congratulations on your new home! First of all, I believe in deep cleaning a home from top to bottom once each season. If your new place was sitting on the market for a while, or had a lot of furniture and viewers come in and out, it may benefit from a good scrubbing. Do the job yourself or hire a cleaning service to hit the main hospitality rooms for the holidays, like the kitchen, family room, and powder room. When it comes to decorating, consider your five senses—sight, smell, taste, touch, and hearing—as a starting point. Switch out your regular china and cups for festive holiday ones. They’ll remind you of the upcoming special occasions whenever you reach for a plate for that slice of pumpkin pie or a mug for that steaming hot chocolate or cider. Make your own clove-studded oranges and put them on display them in a pretty jar or bowl. It’s easy—just push in the cloves until the orange is completely covered or simply studded in a sleek pattern. Pin on striped ribbons for an added flounce. They’ll smell wonderful and you can tuck them into drawers after the holidays. Find some wonderful soy candles in cinnamon or pine scents, and let them flicker and lend subtle fragrance to the space. How about your cabinets? They take up valuable real estate in the kitchen. Are they dressed up? Check out local hardware stores for drawer pulls and handles with some bling on them. They will make you happy and earn second glances from guests. Stop in at a nursery and pick up some fragrant bulbs—hyacinths or narcissus, for example—to add beauty to a windowsill. Decorate the cabinet tops with cut branches of backyard trees such as holly, evergreens, or magnolia and weave in miniature lights, French ribbon, and pinecones. If you have extra counter space on your island, assemble an edible still life on a silver tray. Pair candlesticks, some ornaments, a trio of pomegranates or maybe some unshelled nuts and a hand nutcracker nestled on top. And don’t forget to put festive carols on in the background. Whether sentimental or jazz, holiday music will always set a festive tone.

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ICONS & INNOVATORS

PATTY  GARBARINO  Marin Sanitary Service story and interview by Kathryn Loosli Pritchett photography by Trevor Henley

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atty Garbarino never thought she’d end up talking trash for a living. But when her father needed help running Marin Sanitary Service, she decided to pitch in.

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Garbarino remembers as a child watching her grandfather lace up his garbage boots and thinking he must have an important job “because those were really big boots.” She grew up doing odd jobs including working in a veterinary clinic and eventually earned degrees in special education and worked as a guidance counselor helping severely handicapped students find employment. In 1987 when grant money dried up, she found herself looking for other employment while visiting family in Italy and feeling sorry for herself. “I quickly realized that was silly — I knew I’d find something else and soon got an offer to work for a PBS station in Milan,” says Garbarino. Before starting her new job, however, she returned to the Bay Area to wrap things up, and while there her dad offered her a part-time job dealing with the “tsunami” of paperwork that came along with increased regulation of waste hauling.


“NEVER IN MY WILDEST DREAMS DID I THINK ABOUT GOING INTO THE GARBAGE BUSINESS, BUT THAT’S PARTLY BECAUSE I DIDN’T KNOW IT COULD BE SO MUCH FUN.”

“It took me six years to get through the piles of paper lining the walls of his office. There were so many regulations requiring documentation of waste hauling that he couldn’t keep up,” says Garbarino. “Never in my wildest dreams did I think about going into the garbage business, but that’s partly because I didn’t know it would be so much fun.” Garbarino enjoys working in the business because it helps her connect with the local community and because she appreciates her work team. “Yes, I’ve ridden in the trucks and I love my drivers — they’re fabulous, dedicated people,” she says. She also sees beyond the boundaries of her drivers’ routes as she works to reverse the effects of global warming. “Fifteen percent of global warming is attributed to waste,” says Garbarino. “I’ve become a committed advocate for reducing waste.” Garbarino travels to Sacramento several times a month — along with a dozen guys she calls her waste industry “apostles”— to advocate for bills that enable further

composting or encourage new markets for separating waste. They also monitor bills that increase diversion of waste into the landfill. “I like representing the industry even though testifying can be nerve-wracking,” says Garbarino. “I’ve been doing public speaking since high school, but I’ve come to realize that with legislative bodies things aren’t always logical and the outcome is certainly not predictable.” Garbarino is one of the few women working in the industry. She feels comfortable working in a mostly male environment but says “ultimately you have to prove yourself on your own merit and not get too bent out of shape about small slights.” As an example she recalls a time in a corporate meeting when she made a suggestion, which was ignored until later on— when a man suggested the same thing. “I figure if you get the result you’re looking for, that’s ok.” Garbarino owes a great deal to her grandparents and parents for showing how to make a difference in the way>>

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ICONS & INNOVATORS you run a business and make a difference in the world. Her father, Joe Garbarino, was recently inducted into the National Recycling Hall of Fame. An early pioneer of recycling, he started the first curbside recycling program as well as the first indoor dump where you could sort efficiently. Today Marin County boasts the highest rate of recycling in the state and the highest per capita in the country. “My grandparents and parents set up such a great legacy,” says Garbarino. “I say I’m just the maintenance generation.” Any regrets that she didn’t stay in Italy all those years ago? “Not at all, especially since I recently realized a 25-yearold dream to buy a house there,” says Garbarino. “I spend several weeks on the sea near Genova sitting on the beach during the day, solving the problems of the world with the old fishermen and working in my cousin’s restaurant at night. It’s a great reprieve every few months but I’m happiest working here. I like our sense of accountability.”

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As the holidays approach, Garbarino reminds people to “live as simply as you can — live like your grandparents,” noting that the average person produces 7 pounds of garbage per day today verses 1.48 pounds in 1948. She also suggests recycling your Christmas tree, reusing wrapping paper, and avoiding foil or other treated papers that can’t be recycled.

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RECYCLING FACT SHEET METALS • Americans throw away enough aluminum to rebuild our entire commercial fleet of airplanes every three months. • Recycling just one aluminum can saves enough energy to operate a TV for three hours. • You can make 20 recycled aluminum cans with the energy it takes to make one new aluminum can from bauxite ore. • The energy saved each year by steel recycling is equal to the electrical power used by 18 million homes each year. • Every ton of recycled steel saves 2,500 pounds of iron ore, 1,400 pounds of coal, and 120 pounds of limestone.

Marin Sanitary Service (415) 456-2601 • www.marinsanitary.com PAPER • Recycling 1 ton of paper saves 17 trees, 2 barrels of oil, 4,100 kilowatts of energy, 3.2 cubic yards of landfill space, and 60 pounds of air pollution. • If we recycled all of the newspapers printed in the U.S. on a typical Sunday, we would save 550,000 trees—or about 26 million trees per year. • One-third of all trees logged are used for paper production. • Producing 1 ton of paper requires 2-3 times its weight in trees. • Recycling 1 ton of cardboard saves 46 gallons of oil.

GLASS ORGANICS • When food is disposed of in a landfill, it rots and becomes a significant source of methane. • Composting improves soil health and structures; increases drought resistance; and reduces the need for supplemental water, fertilizers, and pesticides. • Food waste is the largest sector of material sent to the landfill. • Recovered wood can be remanufactured into building materials, used in landscaping, or converted into energy.

• Recycling glass instead of making it from silica sand reduces mining waste by 70 percent, water use by 50 percent, and air pollution by 20 percent. • Glass takes more than 1 million years to decompose in our landfills. • Recycling one glass bottle can power a computer for 30 minutes. • Glass can be recycled and remanufactured an infinite amount of times and never wears out.

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ECONOMY PLASTICS • Each American throws away an average of 100 polystyrene cups each year, and the expected lifetime of each cup is over 500 years. • Americans use some 14 billion plastic shopping bags, an average of 425 bags per person. • Recycling 1 ton of plastic bottles saves the equivalent energy usage of a two-person household for one year.

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• The recycling and reuse industry employs over 1.1 million people nationwide. • The recycling and reuse industry also generated roughly $12.9 billion in federal, state, and local tax revenue. • Recycling creates six times as many jobs as landfilling. • Americans represent only 4 percent of the world’s population, but generate 30 percent of the world’s garbage.


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THE NAIL DOWN

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MUST DO STORE IN STYLE Give your cooking essentials a stylish home of their own. MBA member Sandra Bird Designs created this custom-designed pantry, which allows for easy access, organization, and cooking ease for the chef in your house. Test out a new recipe this holiday season, and bask in the functionality of your new space. Sandra Bird Designs Larkspur 415.927.1171 www.sandrabird.com

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STORAGE WITH STYLE The Container Store’s Hermetic Jars with Chalk Labels are a creative and versatile new take on a traditional kitchen staple. Use them for storing dry foods, or fill them with a homemade gift to make a memorable (and useful) presentation! The Container Store Corte Madera 415.945.9755 www.thecontainerstore.com


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MUST DO SHAKE IT UP Why limit Happy to an Hour! A custom-built bar stocked with your favorite libations allows you to serve up the perfect concoction on a moment’s notice. Unexpected family or guests stop by? Not to worry—it can always be happy hour in your home no matter the time of day. Bar shown by Will Wick Design, www.wickdesign.com. Consult our Home Resource Guide on p. 61 to find the perfect MBA contractor to build your very own custom bar.

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MUST DO DREAM ISLAND Fantasy can be your reality! MBA member Lamperti Contracting & Design created a high-functioning kitchen island complete with all the extras that would make a master chef drool! Why not cook one up for yourself? Lamperti Contracting & Design San Rafael 415.454.1623 www.lampertikitchens.com

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MUST DO TURN UP THE HEAT Get cozy this winter in front of your very own Mendota custom fireplace. From simple to lavish, start anew or refresh the old. Hearth & Home of Marin offers expertise to create a welcoming space. Hearth & Home of Marin San Rafael 415.479.2876 www.hearthandhomemarin.com

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STOCKING DELIGHT Stockings hung by the chimney with care on your very own custom mantel is a builder’s dream. Pottery Barn’s Rustic Luxe and Channel Quilted velvet stockings add just the right amount of holiday warmth and charm. Pottery Barn The Village at Corte Madera 415.924.1392 www.potterybarn.com


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olidays signal a change. Collectively, we tend to slow down more, stay inside longer, and focus on matters that mean the most to us— traditions, family, friends, and home.

A home that is thoughtfully decorated for the season makes these special occasions even more special. Here, two Marin designers share their family decorating traditions for the holidays and offer tips for yours.

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Keeping it natural Growing up in a family with a military father who moved frequently and a mother who knew how to set up home quickly, Annie Bowman, owner of Sunrise Home in San Rafael, learned early how to create a pleasant home under a deadline and on a budget. She also learned how to make the holidays special. “My mom always brought out my grandmother’s china and silverware. They weren’t used everyday so we knew they were temporary and celebratory.” Wherever they were living, the family mantel was covered in seasonal greenery, a tradition Bowman upholds in her own Greenbrae home, stringing lights through branches of evergreen or magnolia and tucking in dried fruit and gilt or silvered pinecones. On her front door, she hangs an evergreen wreath enhanced with glued-on pomegranates and sprays of holly and, on a foyer table and mirror, she suspends an angel and twin potted evergreen topiaries or boxwood balls. Bowman creates a round centerpiece for her dining table filled with fragrant greenery, potted blooms, votive candles and mercury glass objects. Instead of color, she brings in “tons and tons of white— white lilies, white tulips, white roses!” she says. And she brings on the shine, too. “This is the season, more than any other time, to use metallic and glistening surfaces, whether it’s a candlestick or a bowl of gleaming orbs,” she says. >>

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Here are Annie’s top three tips: 

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“Holiday memories involve all the senses, not just the visual. People forget to think of holiday smells like cinnamon and cider when they are creating a space for the holidays.”

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“I think less is more. I’d rather see a few well-chosen pieces than lots of kitschy things. If you can only manage two decorating surfaces, choose the mantel and the dining table, and match the shape of the centerpiece to the shape of the table for best effect.”

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“Decorating for Thanksgiving is basically the same. I switch out objects, plants, and seasonal flowers in favor pumpkins and gourds. The bling level just goes up higher for Christmas.”

Holidays at home, away from home

Find Annie Bowman at Sunrisehome.com and Ann Lowengart at annlowengart.com

Ann Lowengart, principal of Ann Lowengart Interiors of San Anselmo fuses her childhood and new traditions into her holiday home. “I have so many good memories of Thanksgiving as a child,” she says, recalling funfilled days spent at a rustic Mexican resort where she and her sister and cousins played tennis and swam in the surf. Christmas dinner was spent at her grandmother’s home where months of polishing silver, ironing linens, housecleaning, and cooking paid off. “Everything was so sparkly clean and beautiful, and there was so much love presented in every single place setting,” Lowengart remembers. “She set the bar so high that she’s a hard act to follow.” These days, Lowengart spends Christmas away with her husband and children, and her sister’s family, at a Southern California resort where they surf nearby. Here, holiday preparations are much simpler. Inside the villa, she decorates their mantel with favorite pieces, hangs stockings over the hearth, and brings out a cherished childhood gift given to her by a friend of her grandmother’s—a handmade, lighted Christmas tree. A quilted skirt, which was a wedding gift, covers the base of the fresh-cut tree. It’s strung with lights and decorated with ornaments, some from her grandmother and others “replacements” purchased for her by her husband when she thought she had lost her heirlooms. “I was so upset,” she says. “Now, I think the ones I love the most are the ones my husband picked out for me.”

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“Use fresh greens in at least one place. The fragrance gets you into the Christmas spirit immediately.”

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“Put out at least one thing that’s old. It gives gravitas to the space and keeps the decorations from looking contrived.” “Use high-quality ribbon, either in bows or elsewhere. A little bit of wired French ribbon elevates all the decor.”

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One couple hired architect Ken Linsteadt to transform a traditional Italian villa north of Sonoma into a modern cabin primed for relaxed weekend living — and easy entertaining. story and interview by Paige Porter Fischer photography by Matthew Millman


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HE ALLURE OF THE OPEN FLOOR PLAN remains strong across all genres of design. As homeowners live more casual and relaxed lives, they seem to covet floor plans that make the most of communal spaces—without sacrificing the serenity of the private ones. Such is the case with a San Francisco couple who found a beautiful piece of property north of Sonoma where they intended to retreat on the weekends. The land was everything they’d ever wanted, but the house—an Italian villa modeled at least in part after the Villa Rotunda—was less than their ideal. The Tuscan-style home was begging to be opened up, scaled down, and reoriented to enjoy the pool, the view, and the lifestyle the couple wanted to create at their home away from home. So they hired architect Ken Linsteadt to reimagine it as a modern villa. We caught up with Linsteadt and asked him how he created a space where the homeowners could escape the city, enjoy the landscape, and entertain with ease.

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MHM: Tell me a little bit about this project—and your clients. KL: My clients, Jim and Stephanie Stafford, live full-time in San Francisco, and they purchased this house as their weekend home. They wanted a place that was fairly close to the city, and also had plenty of space for the kids to run around and enjoy the outdoors. This property ended up being the perfect fit. I have worked with Jim on various projects for many years, and first met him in the late ’90s when he was just contemplating a new business venture called Restoration Timber. He had just finished building a house in Aspen and was frustrated by the process of sourcing recycled wood products. He decided he would start his own recycled wood company. So it is no accident that we ended up incorporating a fair amount of reclaimed wood products in the design of the house. MHM: What was the scope of the project? KL: The house they bought was new, but the layout of the floor plan did not fit their lifestyle. The existing house was approximately 5,000 square feet and was designed as a nouveau-Tuscan-style home. The house sits on a large property in the foothills overlooking the Sonoma valley to the south, surrounded by mature oaks. There is a large pool to the north, which, in the prior plan, did not integrate well with everyday living or entertaining. The prior plan consisted of a large two-story volume in the center— with four massive columns in the four corners—that served as the living room, with a series of rooms surrounding the central core. The layout was fairly compartmentalized, and our primary goal was to open up the spaces to the outdoors and to one another, in addition to relocating the kitchen area to the north, adjacent to the pool. We also wanted to move the master bedroom to the south—the quiet side of the property—that also happens to have the best valley views. MHM: So you had a big remodel in mind. What style were the clients going for? KL: In addition to plan changes, we really wanted the vibe of the house to take on more of a modern villa feel, which meant that we essentially gutted the entire house, and removed all of the decorative moldings and small window openings in favor of

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kitchen:

The kitchen is made for indoor-outdoor entertaining. A large limestone island anchors the room and provides seating for guests. Form marries function on the stove wall, designed for ease of meal preparation. Concrete pavers give the room a crisp, modern look, and ethereal tiles create a cool backsplash that seems to reflect the pool outside.

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bunk room:

Family and friends can stay the night in this luxurious bunk room, designed by Erin Martin, where steps double as storage and each bunk enjoys a bit of privacy.

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“...OUR PRIMARY GOAL WAS TO OPEN UP THE SPACES TO THE OUTDOORS AND TO ONE ANOTHER...”

media room:

The homeowners wanted a more intimate space for the family to relax. This media room sits just off the office and serves as a more informal, cozy gathering spot for the homeowners and their kids.

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“...THE COMBINATION OF THE NATURAL PLASTER WALLS, RECYCLED OAK, STEEL WINDOWS, AND THE CASUAL FURNITURE VIBE, ALL HELP THE HOUSE FEEL VERY WARM AND INVITING.”

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steel windows and doors and expansive openings. The four large columns in the living room were removed and a catwalk added to help with the scale of the room and also to access a new upper roof terrace that looks over the pool. We also added recycled timbers to the ceiling for added warmth. The great thing about this room is that you can see the treetops of the surrounding oaks through the clerestory windows on all four walls. This enhances the indoor-outdoor effect even though the room is in the center of the house. The massive light fixture in the center of the room, designed by Erin Martin, also helps to ground the space and give it more intimacy. The new spiral stair that accesses the catwalk also drills down to a new basement level where we added a gym and guest suite. MHM: As an architect, you’ve become quite known for your staircases. This spiral staircase is so exquisite. Tell me a little about its design. I haven’t seen a modern interpretation of a spiral staircase as gorgeous as this one in awhile. KL: It is sometimes difficult to integrate a spiral stair into a space without it feeling like a foreign object in the room. We wanted this stair to be sculptural and light at the same time. We decided to make the base of the stair out of the same white oak planks as the floor, but turned vertical with crisp detailing to receive the steel railing pickets. We inserted a steel drum inside the stair at the floor level to help make the transition to the lower level. The overall effect of combining steel and oak planks is quite seamless in the room. MHM: How did you achieve a modern vibe and keep it warm and welcoming at the same time? KL: Jim and Stephanie were very consistent with their desire to have the house feel like a home in the country, while still maintaining the modern lines that they are drawn to, and as such, we introduced a fair amount of recycled woods in the form of beamed ceilings, plank doors, and cabinetry, and also beautiful wide-plank, white-oak flooring. I think the combination of the natural plaster walls, recycled oak, steel windows, and the casual furniture vibe, all help the house feel very warm and inviting. MHM: Weekend houses are often used a good bit for entertaining. What makes this a good house for entertaining?  KL: I think the multitude of outdoor terraces and spaces opening up to one another and ease of accessing the terraces all make it a great entertainment home. MHM: Were there any spaces that were actually specifically designed to make entertaining both possible and successful? KL: One of the more successful elements of the house is the screened porch that we added adjacent to the kitchen. This porch opens to the kitchen by way of a large pocketed steel door, so when it is open, the porch becomes at one with the kitchen.

living room: Clerestory windows, interior terraces, exposed beams, and an oversize light fixture by Erin Martin all lift the eye upward in the home’s great room, which sits in the center of the house. Casual furniture in a neutral color palette keeps the room’s vibe relaxed.

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The kitchen also has a large lift-up window that opens out to the pool terrace. The kitchen counter extends out as well, and serves as a belly-up-to-the-bar moment, which is a big hit for both the kitchen and the pool. MHM: The screened-in porch feels at once rustic and contemporary. Tell me about the materials here. KL: I liked the idea of this room feeling like it was outdoors, so we brought in the recycled barn wood here. However, we detailed it in a very crisp way so that it still had a modern sensibility. The fireplace is constructed of the same steel that is found elsewhere in the house. I think the recycled wood juxtaposed with modern elements helps the house not feel cabin-y. MHM: This kitchen gives new meaning to indoor-outdoor living. What went into this design? KL: We just thought it would be a great way to extend the kitchen to the outdoors. The lift-up door is operated by an electronic switch. The countertop is made of concrete, and the floors are concrete as well. The concrete floors meet the limestone pavers at the pool terrace in a way that feels as though the floors are flowing to the outdoors. The center island top is limestone, which helps connect it to the pool terrace.

MHM: What about the range wall? I love how clean it feels. KL: I liked the idea of one big hood over the range so it felt less kitchen-y, and I also like the contrast of another material behind the range itself. Erin Martin worked her magic on the tile selection. MHM: This dining room: there’s ample seating for a crowd, yet it doesn’t feel overburdened with furniture. KL: The dining room is meant to have a formal sensibility about it, but also to casually open to the kitchen and the pool terrace as well. It is larger than a typical dining room but not dramatically so. Erin was a proponent of having multiple dining tables in the room for flexibility, and I think it worked out great. MHM: What floors did you use throughout? KL: Recycled white oak, sourced through Restoration Timber, naturally. MHM: Tell me about the wall treatments. They look clean, yet rustic. KL: This is integral color plaster with a slightly rusticated finish. It is the perfect complement to the steel and oak.

screened porch:

exterior:

Linsteadt added a screened-in porch to the house, just off the kitchen. When the steel pocket door is open, the porch, which has its own wet bar, becomes part of the kitchen.

Flanked by sculptural oaks, the house was redesigned to take better advantage of the landscape. Limestone steps lead to the house. Linsteadt juxtaposed industrial and rustic elements such as steel, glass, stucco, and reclaimed wood to give the home the look and feel of a modern villa.

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MHM: Are the beams in the ceilings all reclaimed trestles? KL: Yes, recycled beams from old barn structures. MHM: The exterior is quite striking—it’s part Italian with the tile and part rustic farmhouse with the reclaimed timber. How did you go about designing the exterior, and how does the stairwell up to the house play into that? KL: The roof tiles are one element that remained. We put new stucco on the house with a wonderful steel troweled finish and “paper bag” color. We introduced the barn wood to help bring the outdoors in (and vice versa), and also to make reference to the more modern touches happening on the interior. The patina of the barn wood also happens to blend perfectly with the bark of the oak trees, which helps the house blend in with the natural setting. MHM: The front door is so dramatic and yet understated and simple. What made you choose the steel windows that you used throughout this house? The front door introduces them so beautifully. KL: I love the contrast of the lightness of the front door with the very textured recycled wood wall surrounding it. This

entry hall is fairly long, and we really wanted to bring light in as much as possible. We rebuilt the front entry façade to reflect the modern qualities of the house, as it is your first introduction to the home. MHM: What are your favorite design elements in this house? KL: Most of my homes are designed in a way to create courtyards and to maximize the perimeter of the house so that the outdoors is always present as you move throughout. This home was a bit challenging in that it is a central hall house, with the main living space occupying the exact center of the home. I think we were very successful in creating a sense of openness, and also allowing for intimate getaway spaces as well. I think we managed also to hit the right chord with the balance of modern/Mediterranean and formal/casual. It really was a great collaboration between architect, owner, designer, and builder. Glenn Goodman’s team was fantastic at all levels of execution in building this home.

dining:

outdoor bar:

The dining room enjoys access to the patio and pool, and doors open to create a seamless transition between inside and out. Salvaged beams, simple wooden tables, and woven chairs add a rustic element, while steel windows and iron lanterns give an industrial flair to the space.

Linsteadt designed a second eating area which extends from inside to outside via the large window, which opens—garage-door-style—to unite the kitchen with the pool terrace. Food and beverages can be easily passed through the open window.

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SPECIAL EDITION: THE SHOP

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BUT WHAT ABOUT THAT UGLY TILE BACKSPLASH AND COUNTERTOPS?

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HOW ABOUT THOSE CABINETS? If your cabinetry is in good condition, painting is a great option. You can opt to paint them yourself or bring in a pro. Either way, the cost will be way less than replacing all your cabinets. What color should you use? White is a safe and popular color that can instantly brighten any dull, dated space. However, if you’re looking for a bit more excitement, why not go for a bolder hue? Or try a two-tone effect, painting the upper cabinets one color and the lower ones something different. Or maybe you pop in a surprisingly bright hue in the cabinet interiors. There are lots of different approaches you can take. Start by checking out photos on Pinterest and Houzz if you’re having trouble visualizing color combos. While you’re at it...Unless you’re preciously attached to your existing hardware, get yourself something new. No sense in going through all that work of painting your cabinets if you aren’t going to adorn them with some new jewels! You can also consider swapping out a solid door or two for glass doors. Or maybe you remove a few doors entirely and create open shelving. It’s certainly not for everyone, but it gives you an excellent opportunity to display colorful dishes or a collection of quirky vintage salt and pepper shakers.

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If you’re feeling ambitious, perhaps you can replace both your counters and backsplash. If that isn’t your idea of a DIY-friendly project, you’ve still got options. Try to determine what the real problem is before you make any hasty decisions. Is it the heavy-grained oak cabinetry that’s got your goat? Once that’s painted and gone, will the counter and backsplash look better? Probably. But maybe not. That backsplash might just have to go. You could replace it entirely, or you could paint it. Chalk paint is a good option because it doesn’t require any special priming. It may not last forever, but it’s the perfect DIY solution for a backsplash that needs to be settled down.

HAVE YOU LOOKED AT  YOUR APPLIANCES LATELY? How are they? Be honest. Are those fingerprints on your stainless steel fridge getting you down? Do you find yourself apologizing for the dilapidated state of your toaster oven? If so, it’s time to replace an appliance or two. If you’ve got a decent chunk of cash, you could invest in one of Big Chill’s colorful beauties. The refrigerators are to die for! But a smaller budget will get you a new dishwasher panel or a retro-cool microwave for your countertop. Still out of your budget? Get yourself a can of paint. Yes, you can paint your fridge. You can even give it a coat of chalkboard paint—perfect for writing up shopping lists or notes to the kids.

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AND FINALLY, DON’T UNDERESTIMATE  A LITTLE STYLING How do you think those home decor magazines produce such great images? It doesn’t just happen. Yes, the space is usually pretty well designed. And, yes, there is probably a really talented photographer behind the lens. But those great photos also come about with some strategic styling. And, guess what? You can do the same thing in your own space.

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If you have open shelving or glass doors, take some time to make it pretty. Arrange dishes and glasses by color, and try not to overcrowd the space. Save the messy piles of dishes for another less visible storage area. If you’re lucky enough to have a table in your space, get yourself a few new tablecloths. It’s a great way to inexpensively add softness, character, and color. Etsy has lots of great vintage options if retro is your thing. You might need to change up your light fixtures. You don’t need anything too crazy expensive. A couple hundred bucks is enough to get something cool and stylish. You can’t go wrong with fresh plants and flowers. A wall-hung vase is the perfect way to introduce art and plants at the same time!

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Don’t forget about styling your walls. Just because the kitchen is a utilitarian space doesn’t mean it won’t benefit from some art. Even a few strategically hung hand-painted tiles can bump up your kitchen’s style factor a few notches.

Of course, you’ve already thought about painting your walls. However, sometimes you need to tackle your wall color after you’ve painted your cabinetry and tamed down your tile and countertops. Getting rid of all that busyness will open you up to many more wall color possibilities.

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So, what else can you paint? Your trim, doors, and ceiling. Bring in some high contrast drama by painting your trim in high-gloss black or cherry red. Or punch up that door to the garage with a sunshine yellow. Maybe your ceiling gets an ethereal coat of sky blue! And…what else? Glad you asked. Your floor. Bad tile, damaged wood or icky linoleum? Paint. Again. You can use chalk paint in a solid color, or maybe you want to have a little more fun. In that case, why not explore a cool stencil from Royal Design Studio? Or come up with your own design. If you don’t like it, you can always paint over it and start again.

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And…what else? Maybe you’ve got a kitchen table and chairs that you think need replacing. Are you sure? Try a fresh new hue first. Paint really is a miracle worker.

When your kitchen has seen better days, but a full-blown remodel isn’t in the cards—or the budget—don’t fear. There are plenty of ways to take your kitchen from “blah” to “wow” without breaking the bank. story by Kelly Berg

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Share it with: Treat your city-slicker sister to a taste of the farm, well, farm-to-table at least. Farmshop’s restaurant and market showcase the best of local produce and artisan foods. And it’s just steps to the Larkspur ferry, in case she wants to sail over to the City for the afternoon.

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Share it with: Your gaggle of girlfriends will relish a night out at this stylish, Mill Valley hotspot.

Share it with: Your in-laws will love the panoramic views from this historic hilltop estate. And with Marin County’s largest bar lounge, Hilltop 1892 can accommodate the countless cousins too.

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GREEN CORNER

Lighting the Way to Energy Savings LEDs are cheaper and more versatile than ever before. If you’ve been stalling on upgrading to energy-efficient lighting, now is the time. story and interview by Liz Savage

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ometimes, making the eco-friendly choice means sacrificing style or convenience. When LEDs, or light-emitting diodes, first found their way into our homes, their stark, almost clinical, bright-white color seemed too harsh compared with the soft, comforting glow of an incandescent bulb. And they were expensive to boot. But thanks to huge energy savings they gained popularity anyway, and over the last few years, the technology has greatly improved.

Today, a walk down the lighting aisle at your local hardware store presents you with LEDs in a dizzying array of hues, sizes, and price points. “You can get an LED replacement for almost any light that’s out there. The options have dramatically increased,” says Peter Mazzoni, owner and president of Redwood Electric. LEDs are more than 75 percent more efficient than traditional incandescent bulbs and can last 25 times longer. The average U.S. home has 50 light bulbs. Replacing just half of those inefficient bulbs with LEDs would save over $150 a year, according to Energy Star estimates. LEDs also generate much less heat than incandescents, so there are additional savings on cooling costs in the warmer months. LEDs used to be very expensive, says Mazzoni, but the cost per bulb has come down significantly in recent years, down to less than $20. Compared to the dollar you’ll spend on an incandescent bulb, this may still seem exorbitant. But LEDs are supposed to last up to 22 years versus less than one year for incandescent bulbs. “An incandescent bulb is cheaper, but consumes a lot more energy,” Mazzoni explains. “You pay less for it initially, but you’re paying more for it on your power bill.” (He notes that LEDs have not been available for household use for 22 years, so it remains to be seen whether the manufacturers’ claims are accurate.) Upgrading your lighting with LEDs couldn’t be simpler. “Everyone has the ability to change out a light bulb,” Mazzoni says. But if you are ready for more advanced energy-efficiency projects, he recommends installing occupancy sensors that know when you have left the room and can turn off the lights for you, as well as timers for nighttime outdoor lights. And don’t forget: the most efficient lighting is the sun. Maximize natural light—through windows, skylights, and pale walls—to help you keep the lights off during the day. >> Light bulb images courtesy of GE image library. 44  FA L L 2 0 1 4   MARIN HOME


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How to Read a Lighting Facts Label More efficient lighting options are great for consumers who want to take an easy step toward reducing their energy use. But the multitude of options can be overwhelming. Fortunately, light bulbs are now required to have a Lighting Facts label, much like the nutrition labels you see at the grocery store. Here’s a quick guide to reading these labels.

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LUMENS: The number of lumens tells you how much light a bulb will put out—the more lumens, the brighter the light. Mazzoni recommends picking a bulb that is a little brighter than you need. If you are replacing a 60-watt incandescent bulb, you should look for a bulb with at least 800 lumens. LIFE: Keep in mind that these estimates assume the light bulb is on for three hours per day. The actual life of your bulb will depend on how much you use it. LIGHT APPEARANCE: White lights are not actually all the same color, and the hue that you want will depend on where the bulb will be used. A warm, amber light sets the mood for a cozy dinner party, while a bright and bluer light is better for paying the bills. Light color is measure in Kelvin (K). Sunlight, for instance, is about 5000K, while a traditional incandescent bulb is closer to 3000K. Mazzoni recommends a “happy medium” of 3500K for most overhead lighting. (See Figure 1 to the right.)

Per Bulb

1 800 lumens Brightness Estimated Yearly $1.63 Energy Cost

Based on 3 hrs/day, 11¢/kWh. Cost depends on rates and use 2 Based on 3 hrs/day

Light Appearance

Learn more about MBA member Peter Mazzoni of Redwood Electric at marinba.org/directory

Cool

2700 K

Energy Used

4

13.5 watts

COLOR TEMPERATURE in degrees Kelvin Cool

6500

Daylight

5000

Sunlight

4100 3500 3000

Halogen IR

2700

Incandescent

2200 Warm

Figure 1

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3

Warm

ENERGY USED: More lumens per watt means more light for your money. Also look for: Not all LEDs are dimmable. If you have a fixture with a dimmer switch, check the package label to make sure you are buying a compatible bulb.

22.8 years

Life

Common Flourescent Range

1

Lighting Facts

1500

Candle


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MBA BUILT

MBA BUILT MBA members come together to form a dream team for your next home improvement project Marin Builders Association (MBA) members are known for their craftsmanship, attention to detail, and stylish and innovative designs. So when MBA members team up on a project, the results are nothing short of stunning. PROJECT SUMMARY The air is fresh outside this hilltop Tiburon home, where bay breezes blow like a cleansing breath. The homeowners wanted their indoor air to be just as pure. To ensure healthy indoor air quality, they opted for lowemissions products and materials throughout the 3,500-squarefoot home, which was completed gutted and remodeled by Jamba Construction. Custom cabinetry by RC Cabinets & Closets, for instance, was constructed with formaldehyde-free hardwood plywood and then coated with a very low VOC paint. (VOCs, or volatile organic compounds, are chemicals that get released into the air as the paint dries.) From the sleek, white kitchen cabinets to the recessed shelves set in the basalt-tile fireplace wall, the eco-friendly custom built-ins complement the contemporary yet warm design of the home.

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PROJECT CREDITS

Custom Cabinetry & Built-Ins RC Cabinets & Closets rccabinetsandclosets.com

General Contractor Jamba Construction jambaconstruction.com

Photography Trevor Henley henleyphotography.com

MARIN BUILDERS ASSOCIATION MEMBERS

THE CREW

Clough Construction  cloughconstruction.com

Grange Debris Box  grangebox.com

Dutra dutragroup.com

Northgate Garage Doors northgategaragedoor.com

Golden State Lumber goldenstatelumber.com

West Coast Professional Door, Inc. wcprodoor.com

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FINANCIAL WELLNESS sale

Richard De Ramon Novato Branch Manager, Redwood Credit Union

Feeling gifty? Think thrifty.  Spend less and celebrate more this holiday season.

I

t’s easy to get caught up in the holiday spirit, and it can be just as easy to find yourself over budget. Here are a few simple tips to help keep your spending on track and your season full of cheer. Holiday Dinner: Shop with a list. Food stores make extra sales during the holidays by strategically placing displays and merchandise in your way as you navigate the aisles looking for the essentials. You don’t need afterdinner mints or snowflake napkins, but you’re more likely to buy them from an attractive display at the register. Stick to your list to keep your food budget intact.

Gift Shop Early: You may be able to get a slightly better price on the newest gadget closer to the holiday, but cutting it close also increases the chances you’ll spend more on impulse. By waiting until the last minute to shop, you run the risk of an item not being available, leaving you to make substitutions and possibly overextend your budget. Plan ahead and shop early.

Defer Celebrations: If you have family or friends you won’t be seeing until after the holidays, consider shopping later. Most stores have great sales from the day after Christmas through the first week of January as merchants try to clear out their holiday inventories. Your savings can be substantial. Travel Off Peak: Holiday travel can mean crowds, traffic and added expense. Plan and prepare to travel “off peak” by adjusting the time of day you arrive and depart and even the actual day of the week. The extra dollars you save can be used for a little more celebrating,and you’re likely to face smaller crowds as well.

By taking some time to plan ahead, you can save money and have peace of mind during the busy holiday season. Happy holidays from all of us at RCU!

Richard De Ramon is Manager of Redwood Credit Union’s Novato branch. His writing appears regularly in Marin Home Magazine.

Track Your Spending: It’s easy to forget to record your purchases amid the excitement of the holidays. Stay committed to keeping a log—it’s an opportunity to pause and consider your spending, and a way to prevent overspending and make wiser choices with your money.

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THANK YOU! Presenting Sponsor Ghilotti Construction

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Gold Sponsors Allied Administrators, Bob Kunst Painting, Central Valley Environmental, Dutra

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MARKETPLACE

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MARIN DOOR PROS

415.717.7015 www.marindoorpros.com 1525 Francisco Blvd. East Ste.15, San Rafael

CATHLEEN GOUVEIA DESIGN

415.203.8663 www.gouveiadesign.com P.O. Box 1033, Tiburon

ALFRESCO HEATING

STORY & SPACE INTERIOR DESIGN AND COLOR GUIDANCE

650.867.3896 www.storyandspace.com

LANDMARK BUILDERS

415.883.5410 www.lmbuilders.com 42 Digital Dr. Ste 11, Novato

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415.884.2880 www.alfresco-heating.com 30 Pamaron Way, Ste L, Novato


MICHAEL REX ASSOCIATES

DAN YOUNG CONSTRUCTION, INC.

415.331.1400 www.michaelrexassociates.com 1750 Bridgeway, Suite B211, Sausalito

415.457.6797 www.dycmarin.com 1945 E. Francisco Blvd. #40, San Rafael

ROSS PAINTING

415.455.0165 www.rosspainting.com 4316 Redwood Hwy Ste 200, San Rafael

ANELLO PAINTING & CONSTRUCTION

BEFORE

707.559.7077 NORMAN CHARLES CONSTRUCTION, INC. www.normancharlesconstruction.com 715 C St, San Rafael

TAKE AWAY HAULING & RECYCLING

415.892.8989 www.anellopainting.com 72 Clayton Street, San Rafael

AFTER

415.246.2716 | 415.455.9799 www.takeawayhauling.com 490 B Street, San Rafael

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE

The Marin Builders Association is proud of our publication Marin Home magazine — the essential home resource.

For more detailed information and member profiles go to: marinba.org/directory OR scan code.

We thank our members and business associates for advertising in our magazine and making this an informative tool for you and our community. Each issue includes qualified contractors, materials suppliers and service providers who are MBA members. This home resource guide is a useful tool to help with your home and professional needs. Look for it in each edition of Marin Home!

California Contractors State License Board License Classifications & Descriptions A  General Engineering Contractor B  General Building Contractor C  Specialty Contractor (“C” Categories of C Classifications) C-2 - Insulation and Acoustical Contractor C-4 - Boiler, Hot Water Heating and Steam Fitting Contractor C-5 - Framing and Rough Carpentry Contractor C-6 - Cabinet, Millwork and Finish Carpentry Contractor C-7 - Low Voltage Systems Contractor C-8 - Concrete Contractor C-9 - Drywall Contractor C10 - Electrical Contractor C11 - Elevator Contractor C12 - Earthwork and Paving Contractors C13 - Fencing Contractor C15 - Flooring and Floor Covering Contractors C16 - Fire Protection Contractor C17 - Glazing Contractor C20 - Warm-Air Heating, Ventilating and Air-Conditioning Contractor C21 - Building Moving/Demolition Contractor C23 - Ornamental Metal Contractor C27 - Landscaping Contractor C28 - Lock and Security Equipment Contractor C29 - Masonry Contractor C31 - Construction Zone Traffic Control Contractor

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

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE

Licensed Contractors, Materials Suppliers & Associated Services ACCOUNTING

Brock Wagstaff Architects

Spacial Design

Union Bank

The Last Inch, Inc.

415.457.3195

415.446.1859

lic. 980565 C6

Account Works

415.383.2160x102

spacialdesign.com

unionbank.com

925.788.0806

415.472.3946

wagstaffarchitects.com Studio Snaidero Bay Area

BLUEPRINTS

thelastinch.org

Crossland Construction Accounting

Janus Design Consulting

415.332.1745

lic. 12267

snaiderokitchens.com

559.281.6979

415.456.1366

Northbay Reprographics 415.491.1112

Sunrise Home

CONCRETE, ASPHALT, GRAVEL & SAND

northbayrepro.com

Eckhoff Accountancy Corp.

Ken Kay Associates

415.456.3939

lic. 2230-CA

sunrisehome.com

CABINETRY

Able Concrete Pumping

415.499.9400

415.956.4472

eckhoff.com

kenkaysf.com

AUDIOVISUAL & LOW VOLTAGE

Aurora Cabinets & Countertops, Inc.

C.L.Y. Incorporated

Maher Accountancy

Lilypad Homes

lic. 288206 D12,D24

lic. 690380 C8,B,A

415.459.1249

415.250.9317

Audio Video Integration

415.472.4171

707.763.6981

mahercpa.com

lilypadhomes.com

415.526.0070

auroracabinets.com

sonomamarin.com

California Space Organizers, Inc.

De La Montanya Trucking

lic. 866993 D34

707.765.0725

lic. 984434 D06 707.291.4334

avimarin.com

APPLIANCES

Michael Rex Associates 415.331.1400

Martin & Harris

michaelrexassociates.com

415.454.2021

martin-harris.com

Neumann Sloat Blanco Architects, LLP

High Definition Home Inc. lic. 814767 C7

415.454.7477

415.499.1400

calspaceorganizers.com

Deluxe Shotcrete & Concrete Construction

Gaidmore Furniture

lic. 808915 C8,A

415.884.2939

707.568.1200

highdefinitionhome.com

Standards of Excellence

lic. C-32270

415.453.6070

415.578.4800

SRS Custom Integration

standardsofexcellence.com

nsbllp.com

lic. 815490 C7

ARCHITECTS & DESIGNERS

Integral Design

Pedersen Assocs. Landscape Architects

srscustomintegration.com

lic. 537763 C6

415.456.2070

BANKS & FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

415.454.5025

lic. 326998 C8

Kitchens By Ken Ryan

Dutra

415.897.3800

415.258.6876

kitchensbykenryan.com

dutragroup.com

RC Cabinets & Closets

Imbimbo Concrete, Inc.

lic. 985074 C6

lic. 638907 A,C8

415.456.6000

707.664.1900

650.991.3384

presidiobank.com

rccabinetsandclosets.com

Redwood Credit Union

Steinbach Cabinet Shop

707.545.4000

lic. 694518 C6

redwoodcu.org

415.453.7322

pedersenassociates.com

lic. C-5284

Petersen Design Associates, LLC

Bank of Marin

415.883.3816

415.485.2265

petersendesign.net

bankofmarin.com Presidio Bank

Bilgart Design

Polsky Perlstein Architects

415.847.3585

415.927.1156

bilgartdesign.com

polskyarchitects.com

April 1st Design 510.502.4164

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Devincenzi Concrete Construction

integraldesignwoodworking.com

Andrew James Ring III Architect, Inc. 415.971.5966

deluxeshotcrete.com

415.446.4119

707.546.3113

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE Marin Landscape Materials

Pound Management Inc.

Mill Valley Refuse Service, Inc.

Electrix, Inc.

510.653.0800

lic. 677633 C10

Mike Mariani Electric, Inc.

415.897.1337

poundmgt.com

415.457.9760

415.485.0777

lic. 513657 C10

millvalleyrefuse.com

eltrx.com

415.485.0631

RV Stich Construction, Inc.

Hannibal’s Inc. Electrical Construction

Redwood Electric

lic. 530135 A,B,C21

lic. 689576 C10

415.892.4900

510.412.9070

415.457.4044

cldrgravel.com Rich Readimix Concrete, Inc.

Ross Construction Services 415.261.1590

415.924.1040

VHS Associates, Inc. Shamrock Materials, Inc.

415.256.2400

415.455.1575

vhsinc.com

shamrockmaterials.com Trush Construction Company, Inc.

CREATIVE SERVICES, MARKETING & PR

Royal Wholesale Electric

hannibalsinc.com Take Away Hauling and Recycling

I. Cannan Electric

415.455.9799

lic. 736435 C10

takeawayhauling.com

415.596.3676

Strom Electric, Inc.

icannanelectric.com

lic. 480976 C10,C36

415.453.3570

royalsr.com

DRYWALL

lic. 514199 A,B

lic. 870103 C10

415.453.1200

415.331.0500

And Them Design

Idex Global Services Inc.

trushconstruction.com

415.747.4345

Marelli Drywall

lic. 745981 C10

Synapse Electric

andthemdesign.com

lic. 705813 C9

415.482.4242

lic. 828101 C10

415.472.0967

idexglobal.com

415.819.0668

W. Bradley Electric, Inc.

Van Midde & Son Concrete

Bizbuzz

lic. 676584 C8

355.444.1303

Pat Trainor Drywall, Inc.

415.459.2530

bizbuzzit.com

lic. 795763 C9

Independent Electric Supply, Inc.

415.456.3550

707.577.7900

lic. 390741 C10,B,A,C46

iesupply.com

415.898.1400

vanmiddeconcrete.com

synapseelectric.com

Henley Photography Viking Pavers, Inc.

415.302.2920

Sessi Drywall

lic. 970281 D06

henleyphotography.com

lic. 541472 C9

Johnson Electric

415.472.6373

lic. 899161 C10

510.215.0800

vikingpavers.com

415.897.7088

paganinienterprises.com

lic. 577719 A,B,D06

DEBRIS BOXES, HAULING DEMOLITION

510.234.6681

whitesideconstruction.com

CONSTRUCTIONMANAGEMENT, SCHEDULING & ESTIMATING

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

ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS

Anatoly Lesley Electric

MacQuarrie Electrical Services

Arthur J. Lang Associates, Inc.

lic. 988148 C10

lic. 870994 C10

415.883.3577

415.377.7233

707.260.4544

ELECTRICAL

Artistic Lighting & Electric lic. 380928 C10 415.382.9500

415.456.2712

grangebox.com A. Whitehill & Son 415.999.1477

415.453.2325

Paganini Enterprises

Whiteside Construction Corporation

ILS Associates, Inc.

415.453.8300

ilscels.com

415.883.9200

Matthew James Larsen Electrical Contractor

John C. Hom & Associates

707.585.0511

audacsystems.com

lic. 955050 C10

415.258.9027

D E Y Electric

415.209.0321

lic. 674128 C10

707.291.6890

415.459.1600

marinba.org/directory

Maltby Electric Supply Co.

415.491.0600

415.459.3095

lic. 445578 C7

Kies Strategies

415.488.4017

Buel Engineering

Industrial Carting

lic. 840757B

Dibble & Company

macquarrieelectricalservices.com

Audac

Charles Window and Door Co

charleswindows.com

wbeinc.com

415.716.7363

Marin Sanitary Service

L.A. Stevens & Associates, Inc.

Mike Brown Electric Company

415.382.7713

lic. 306767 C10

lastevensinc.com

415.456.2601

Decker Electric

707.792.8100

marinsanitary.com

lic. 3779 C10

mbelectric.com

415.552.1522

Project Management Services, LLC

deckerelectric.com

415.827.1272

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE R.W. Davis & Associates, Inc.

Insite Networks, Inc.

Rafael Floors

415.454.6200

lic. 178605 C15

Aquatech Consultancy, Inc.

415.456.3656

Advanced Engineering Sales, Inc. dba AES Construction

415.883.9099

insitenet.net

rafaelfloors.com

lic. 775170 B

B,C39,C15,C33, D51

415.507.9373

415.884.2121

advengr.com

noleak.com

Adventures In Production

Arntz Builders, Inc.

lic. 943457 B

lic. 727072 B,ASB

GARAGE DOORS & GATES

415.602.4742

415.382.1188

aipgc.com

arntzbuilders.com

TD Ameritrade/ Christopher Harney

Marin Door Pros

Alan Taylor, General Contractor

Arrington Construction

lic. 958861 D28

415.856.8190

415.717.7015

lic. 451856 B

415.460.1607

marindoorpros.com

415.892.8475

Jones Garage Door Co., Inc.

Allen Enterprises

lic. 590867 A,B,HAZ,ASB

lic. 881441 B

415.883.7856

Empire Floors

lic. 345502 D28

415.671.9767

asbestoscontrolcenter.com

lic. 504918 C15

415.897.2371

707.525.1204

jonesdoor.com

Allied Restoration Co, Inc.

B Street Builders

lic. 969355 B

lic. 920746 B

415.529.4001

415.485.4400

floodrepairmarin.com

bstreetbuilders.com

rwdavis-survey.com Portico Wealth Ray Wrysinski, Civil Engineer

415.925.8700

Richard Tourte

porticowealth.com

lic. 651671 C15

415.892.4874

707.664.8137

Smart Receivables Via-Engineering, Inc.

415.388.3990

415.774.6776

smartreceivables.com

lic. 809853

via-eng.com Weir/Andrewson Associates 415.485.9797

waassoc.com

FENCING, DECKING & SIDING Clough Construction

FLOORING & FLOOR COVERINGS

lic. 810317 B

Asbestos Control Center

lic. 516987 B

Eureka Valley Floor Company

Northgate Garage Door, Inc.

lic. 397118 C15

lic. 627224 D28

Kevin Marcinek, General Contractor

415.479.1676

415.472.6004

Alten Construction, Inc.

northgategaragedoors.com

lic. 705713 A,B

Ballard Inc. dba Inspired Environments

lic. 620203 B

Floortex Design

510.234.4200

lic. 513959 B

415.898.9510

lic. 534583 B,C15

altenconstruction.com

415.454.8000

415.444.5554

cloughconstruction.com

415.924.6545

Marin County Sidewall

floortexdesign.com

lic. 831184 D41 707.778.8858

Giuliani Flooring, Inc.

marincountysidewall.com

lic. 951628 C15

inspired-environments.com Altius Construction 415.847.5304

Bay Area Moisture Control, Inc.

altiusconstruction.com

lic. 726300 B

lic. 914976 B, C9, C35

38 Degrees North Latitude Builders, Inc.

Anthony Love

Mertel Carpets

lic. 838178 B

lic. 970424 B

lic. 414490 C15

415.459.1995

415.686.8139

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

Anthony Vitale, General Contractor

415.459.3276

FINANCIAL & MERCHANT SERVICES

GENERAL BUILDINGRESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL, NEW & REMODEL

415.884.0500

bayareamoisturecontrol. com Bay County Builders, Inc.

415.479.2180

Advance Business Services

mertelcarpets.com

415.203.4247

Pacificontract

707.636.1750

lic. 515092 B

lic. 682766 C15

aenelsonconstruction.com

415.455.9927

pacificontract.com

Abacus Group Builders, Inc.

Antonis Construction Building & Painting

Pengelly Flooring

lic. 522340 B

lic. 940470 B,C33

David White & Associates

lic. 849856 C15

415.927.0667

707.280.5740

BG Construction

415.272.0585

abacusgb.com

antonisconstruction.com

lic. 676193 B

925.277.2600

bcpfloors.com

California Mortgage Advisors, Jeff Grady

415.457.9962

Better Built Construction lic. 800744 B

415.258.9966

415.451.4888

lic. 700683 B

415.451.4786

bbcconstruction.net

415.884.2180

dwassociates.com

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE BHM Construction, Inc.

Christopher Clark Contracting

Dennis Webb Construction

Floyd Construction, Inc.

Hartnett Construction

lic. 903191 B

lic. 365653 A,B

lic. 888773 B

707.643.4580

lic. 373692 B

lic. 821554 B

415.485.0645

415.816.5046

bhmconstruction.com

415.328.3272

415.505.3562

floydconstructioninc.com

Bruce F. Goudie

Conroy Builders

denniswebbconstruction. com

lic. 498165 B

lic. 867185 B

415.453.3863

415.577.9064

Desmond & Wallace, Inc.

lic. 487928 B

conroybuilders.com

lic. 782179 A,B

415.457.1290

707.795.7443

fontanaco.com

Build It Construction lic. 720386 B

Contra-Spect, Ltd.

415.378.0793

lic. 491125 B 707.762.3302

Burns Builders

desmondwallace.com

hennesseyconstruction.com

lic. 419030 A,B

415.332.2857

415.472.5967

diegobrosinc.com

415.640.8617 lic. 375536 B,ASB

Creatively Built, Inc.

Diego Quality Construction

415.897.8445

lic. 977600 B,C36

lic. 544509 B

707.781.9702

707.765.6169

415.381.3162

calettijungsten.com

lic. 922738 B

lic. 396116 B

415.847.1811

415.602.8464

gazzoli.biz

billhitchcockconstruction. com

German Construction 415.937.5672

Hoffmann Construction, Inc.

Crescent Builders, Inc.

lic. 872590 B

germanconstruction.biz

lic. 414423 B

lic. 822594 B

707.495.2950

415.454.1313

dnlbuilders.com

Glen Rupiper Construction

Horick Builders, Inc.

Doug Monti Construction

lic. 432984 B

lic. 825511 B

707.849.2096

707.766.9466

Cypress Homes Inc./ H-Y-H Corporation lic. 974792 B

CDK Builders Inc.

Hitchcock Construction Co.

lic. 836405 B

buildwithcrescent.com

415.453.7651

Gazzoli Construction

DNL Builders

Cartwright Construction lic. 626464 B

lic. 727282 B 415.459.6497

lic. 693280 B

lic. 549463 B

Hennessey Construction, Inc.

lic. 490550 B

Crabtree Construction

creativelybuilt.com

415.892.3464

Diego Brothers, Inc.

415.272.7751

Caletti Jungsten Construction

lic. 817836 B

Gaetani Construction

lic. 871010 B

Cal-Custom Construction

Hayes & Associates Fontana Construction, Inc.

415.897.7263

horickbuilders.com

lic. 387703 B 415.453.1380

Global Modular lic. 837357 B

Howard Scanlan

Elmack

559.665.5800

lic. 402434 B

D&H Construction

lic. 472841 B

gdvi.net

415.488.4037

lic. 693883 B

415.388.1293

CF Contracting

510.237.7883

elmackcabinetry.com

Gordon Walker Builders

lic. 401466 B,C10,A

dh-construction.com

lic. 562356 B

Hoytt Inspection Services, Inc.

415.457.1184

lic. 493676 B

415.383.1848

lic. 644649 B 415.419.5643

Envision Builders, Inc.

415.721.7160

D&R Construction

lic. 736487 B

lic. 533707 B

415.453.2370

707.792.0818

envisionbuilders.com

415.461.2912

Dan Young Construction, Inc.

ESM Enterprise General Contractor

415.924.9031

Charles Melin, General Contractor

lic. 760173 B

lic. 352891 B

Hal-Co, Inc.

415.883.9209

415.457.6797

415.383.9698

lic. 714971 B

hutsandcastles.com

lic. 311858 B

dycmarin.com

bathroomsandkitchenstoo. com

415.254.6822

cfcontracting.com Chalstrom Builders Inc. lic. 602728 B

415.461.2416

Daniel Holleran Cherokee Construction

lic. 351427

lic. 427589 B

A,B,C10,C20,C36

Fairway Design & Construction, Inc.

510.222.1689

415.897.2322

lic. 923234 B

415.897.9517

Gubbins Building Company, Inc.

hoyttinspect.com

lic. 788512 B

Huts and Castles A Construction Co., Inc. lic. 703981 B,C36,A

Imperial Contracting Harte Building & Design, Inc.

lic. 830273 C33,B,ASB

lic. 776625 B

icppa.com

415.798.3905

415.381.6068

415.455.2468

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John C. Hill Construction

Land Construction

lic. 851479 B

lic. 790903 B

McGuire & Sons Construction

Nichelini & Sons, Inc.

lic. 689318 B 415.464.7957

415.215.9188

415.457.2335

lic. 346397 B

415.485.6791

415.454.2719

nichsons.com

mcguireandsonsconstruction.com

O’Rielly Construction

J.W.Tuttle Contractor Inc.

John Pope, Inc.

Landmark Builders

lic. 983150 B

lic. 467171 B,A,ASB

lic. 474421 B

310.850.4139

415.497.5948

415.883.5410

lic. 339365 B

lic. 459037 B

lmbuilders.com

Merritt-Nelson Custom Builders

707.933.8131

Jack Mosher Construction, Inc.

JW Rigney Construction Inc.

Legacy Builders Realty

lic. 672337 B

Pagan Construction, LLC

lic. 490355 B

lic. 590486 B,C10

lic. 656905 B

707.584.1813

lic. 464896 B

415.457.0713

415.609.0773

415.886.0000

jwrigney.com

LegacyBuilders.com

Meylan Construction, Inc.

paganconstruction.com

lic. 897278 A,B,C17

K2GC

Lucas Valley Designs

lic. 680456 B

415.435.4481

lic. 787499 B

lic. 645290 B

415.256.1620

Pennypacker/Drake Home Building Inc.

jambaconstruction.com

925.754.5232

415.225.8230

meylanconstruction.com

lic. 754794 B

Michael L. King lic. 544919 B

Pete Niederberger & Sons

415.924.9746

lic. 524069 B

Jamba Construction, Inc.

415.457.4170

K2GCinc.com

415.488.0647

James E. Wilson Construction

Karkabi Construction

Maloney Construction, Inc.

lic. 449978 B,A

lic. 593092 B

lic. 959104 B,A

415.883.2969

415.459.2401

415.277.5977

maloneyconstruction.net

415.924.4170

Mill Valley Builders, Inc.

James G. Lino Construction

Kasten Builders

lic. 957090 B,C17,D24

Plath & Co.

lic. 362773 B

Mariner Homes, Inc.

415.332.6035

lic. 395458 B

lic. 442777 B

415.897.4500

lic. 905103 B

millvalleybuilders.com

415.460.1575

415.663.1939

kastenbuilders.com

415.789.5846

plathco.com Mondot & Co.

James S. Young Construction

KCK Builders, Inc.

Mariposa Contractors Inc.

lic. 662970 B

Powerhouse Building, Inc.

lic. 810315 A,B

lic. 831986 B

415.279.5007

lic. 797313 B

lic. 703863 B,C6

415.559.9312

415.431.3000

415.446.0188

Murray Building

415.717.6061

James W. Josephs & Company

Kelly Pacific Construction lic. 346196 B

Massa Construction Company

415.464.0900

lic. 344050 A,B

lic. 359012 B

kellypacific.com

415.459.0400

415.454.8499

707.939.9001

lic. 790153 B 415.332.8390

lic. 740644 B

precisiongc.com

lic. 615587 B

Jeff Hicks Construction

415.456.5300

lic. 720207 B

lic. 345479 B

kerr-construction.com

415.883.6291

Natal Modica Construction, Inc.

jeffhicks.com

KOR General Contracting

McDevitt Construction Partners Inc.

lic. 844317 B

Jeffrey Novak General Contractor, Inc.

lic. 351692 B

lic. 969483 B

nmodicaconstruction.com

415.454.2461

707.763.3000

415.383.2080

mcdevittandmcdevitt.com

lic. 508578 B

Precision General Commercial Contractors

MW General Contracting

Max Design & Construction

jamesjosephs.com

Kerr Construction, Inc.

lic. 646709 B,A, LEED AP

415.383.0667

mwgc.com

Radco & Associates Inc. lic. 410936 B,A

415.382.6554

415.924.6105

radcoandassociates.com Ravano & Cooney Construction lic. 689239 B

New Dimension

415.431.3000

415.892.7713

Lamperti Contracting & Design

lic. 791439 B 415.381.5485

Rempe Construction

John A. Young, Builder

lic. 600412 B

ndmarin.com

lic. 453554 B

lic. 288052 B,C10

415.454.1623

415.897.9126

415.488.4971

lampertikitchens.com

rempe.com

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE Rivas Building Group lic. 699671 B

Steere Building & Woodworking

Tomrose Construction, Inc.

Wine Country Builders, Inc.

Gannett Fleming Project Development Corp.

415.999.5927

lic. 744002 B

lic. 605439 B

lic. 763980 B

lic. 783100 A,B

415.388.4616

707.763.4001

707.935.7474

650.876.7004

Robert Curry Construction

Stroub Construction

lic. 663287 B

lic. 489037 B

415.898.2243

415.331.0621

stroubconstruction.com

tomroseconstruction.com

Robert E. Randig

gfnet.com

Travis Remodeling

Wintergreen Enterprises, Inc.

Ghilotti Bros., Inc.

lic. 493670 B

lic. 338175 B

lic. 132128

415.883.8177

415.435.5200

A,C8,C12,C21,C42,HAZ

travisremodeling.com

villadorohomes.com

415.454.7011

lic. 506873 B

Structural Integrity

415.479.3163

lic. 578269 B

Von Der Werth, Inc.

Womack Construction

415.730.8985

lic. 330299 C13,B

lic. 478379 B

structuralintegrity.biz

415.388.7516

415.898.3151

T.H. Eller Construction

W.M.S. Construction

Wyatt Construction

A,C8,C12,C21,C42,HAZ

lic. 579465 B

lic. 570798 B

lic. 825045 B

707.585.1221

415.488.9865

415.457.3706

415.577.3999

ghilotti.com

shidelerskyvara.com

wyattconstruction.com

Tamalpais Land Construction

Weiss Company, Inc.

lic. 972710 B

lic. 354958 B

415.797.2320

415.435.8182

GENERAL ENGINEERING, GRADING, PAVING & UNDERGROUND

Tembrock-Ingrassia Builders dba Bayside Builders

West Bay Builders, Inc.

S.L.M. Builders

lic. 957514 B

lic. 718948 B

415.884.8078

707.795.4177

bayside-builders.com

Rodoni Construction

ghilottibros.com Ghilotti Construction Company

lic. 410338 B 415.663.9223

Rogers Remodel, Inc.

lic. 644515

lic. 839810 B 415.328.0047

rogersremodelinc.com RPB Construction, Inc.

Hillside Drilling, Inc.

lic. 504423 A,B,ASB 415.331.2226

rpbconstruction.us

lic. 478991 A 510.234.6532

hillsidedrilling.com JS Company lic. 979111

415.456.8972

All Phase Excavating & Demolition, Inc.

westbaybuilders.com

lic. 638179 A

415.460.2100

lic. 626859 B,A,C17

A,C21,ASB,HAZ

707.795.0142

Whitcomb Construction

Lee Mechanical, Inc.

lic. 690549 B

All Terrain, Inc.

lic. 571894 A

Tim Walsh Builders

415.382.0687

lic. 827896 A,B

415.883.4450

S.R. Allied Builders, Inc.

lic. 350371 B

whitcombconstruction.com

415.459.1488

lic. 399932 B

415.381.9806

707.795.6595

timwalshbuilders.com

Wick Brothers Construction

Sandra Bird Custom Kitchens

Tom Ganley Construction

lic. 460795 B

lic. 514664 B

415.927.1171

415.444.5548

Wilkinson Design & Construction

cvalleyenvironmental.com

Maggiora & Ghilotti, Inc.

Tom J. Collins Construction

lic. 564598 B

Farallon Company

lic. 226767

415.785.7961

lic. 827633 A,B,C33

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

lic. 499170 B

wilkinsondesign.net

415.892.7760

415.459.8640

faralloncompany.com

maggiora-ghilotti.com

lic. 853924 B

Forster Pump & Engineering, Inc.

Michael Paul Company, Inc.

415.407.1764

lic. 426152

lic. 386001

A,B,C27,C55,C57

A,B,C12,C34,C42

lic. 467868 B

415.459.4770

707.769.1006

415.453.8582

forsterpump.com

slmbuilders.com

sandrabird.com Schalich Bros Construction Inc. lic. 497493 B

Tom Redmond Construction Inc. lic. 434609 B

Scott Kaplan

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Linscott Engineering Contractors Inc.

Central Valley Environmental

lic. 477476 A

lic. 481077 B 415.488.9581

lic. 913083 A,B

linscottinc.com

415.892.9918

415.492.1755

707.584.1900

415.925.4000

415.382.7733

schalichbrosconstruction. com

allterraininc.com

William G. Taylor Construction Corp.

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE Nerviani Paving, Inc.

Wildcat Engineering

Patriot Mechanical, Inc.

lic. 564392 A

lic. 951203 A

lic. 774738 C20,C43

Heffernan Insurance Brokers

Dan Fix Landscape Construction

415.454.2662

707.763.3001

415.444.0888

707.789.3072

lic. 553804 C27

heffins.com

415.453.1604

wildcateng.com Redwood Engineering lic. 456790 A,HAZ 415.435.0768

Simpson Sheet Metal, Inc. lic. 416913 C20,C43

Herb Moran

707.576.1500

415.613.5770

Efrain’s Landscape Construction

Trahan Bros., Inc.

J.B. Shea Insurance Agency

lic. 785310 C27

Aaero Heating & Sheetmetal

lic. 774154 C20,C43

415.661.4777

efrainslandscape.com

lic. 278370 C20,C43

415.457.5541

Verde Metals, Inc.

John Reuscher, ChFC Foothill Securities

Forster & Kroeger Landscape Maintenance

simpsonsheetmetal.com

Robison Construction lic. 701379 A 707.769.4747

danfixlandscape.com

HEATING, AIR CONDITIONING & SHEET METAL

Sunshine Construction

415.897.4187

lic. 315245 A,C21,C27

aeroheating.com

415.472.2496

lic. 635429 C43,C20

415.892.9500

lic. 748791 C27

415.454.9007

reuscher.com

415.456.6684

Team Ghilotti, Inc.

Allen Heating & Sheet Metal

lic. 895384 A,HAZ

lic. 211831

707.763.8700

C2,C20,C43,D35

INSULATION ACOUSTICAL

Sander, Jacobs Cassayre Insurance

Frank Bidaurreta Landscape Contractor

teamghilotti.com

415.924.2425

lic. OF 50893

lic. 446356 C8,C27

707.254.4840

415.459.6429

415.479.5566

allenheating.com Thornton Paving, Inc.

George Family Enterprises Inc.

sanderjacobs.com

lic. 382817 A

Bay City Mechanical, Inc.

lic. 634157 B,C2

415.453.2324

lic. 645126

415.884.0399 ext. 230

Wise Insurance Agency

Gary Torney Landscaping Company

C20,C43,C36,C4

gfeinc.com

415.258.9912

lic. 440200 C27

wiseinsuranceagency.net

415.461.1795

Tuatagaloa Contracting

510.233.7000

lic. 699547 A,HAZ

baycitymech.com

866.824.8077

SDI Insulation

torneylandscape.com

lic. 607274 C2,D65,D34,B

Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.

650.685.5500

415.878.2466

Irrigation Repair Service

sdi-insulation.com

wsandco.com

lic. 328638 C27

Turbin Design Associates

Bayside HVAC Products LLC

415.373.9472

415.333.5099

tdastructural.com

baysidehvac.com

INSURANCE

LANDSCAPING

Valentine Corporation lic. 229225 A,B

Downing Heating & Air Conditioning

Bolds Insurance Brokerage

Anthony Bertotti Landscaping Inc.

415.453.3732

lic. 644720 C20

415.485.1700

lic. 373488 B,C27,A

valentinecorp.com

415.485.1011

bolds.com

707.559.7077

415.924.4126

Neary Landscape

bertotti.com W.K. McLellan Company

lic. 814207 C27,A 707.588.8677

North Bay Landscape Management, Inc.

lic. 240701

Fitzpatrick’s Heating & Air Conditioning

Craford Benefit Consultants

A,C12,B,C8,C21,C42

lic. 371959 C20

415.456.9790

Bauman Landscape & Construction

707.763.2407

415.457.0607

craford.com

lic. 372478 A,C27 415.447.4800

Outdoor Environments

Kelly Company

baumanland.com

lic. 707006 C27

wkmclellan.com

lic. 723370 B,C27

W.R. Forde Associates

lic. 521529 C20

Don Ramatici Insurance, Inc.

lic. 814744 A,B,C21

415.258.0757

707.782.9200

Bortolussi & Watkin, Inc.

ramaticiins.com

lic. 962905 C27

510.215.9338

Ongaro & Sons lic. 215233 C36,C4,C20

lic. 327365 B,A

415.454.7400

George Petersen Insurance Agency

415.459.2130

ongaroandsons.com

707.360.4117

northbaylandscape.com

707.795.0605

415.453.4675

Westward Builders, Inc.

707.762.3850

outdoor-environs.com Salazar Cal Cities lic. 820057 C27 415.328.4649

gpins.com

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McLennon Law Corporation

Goodman Building Supply

Petty Masonry Inc.

Pacific Gas & Electric

lic. 954204 C27

lic. 416140 C29

415.264.4005

415.472.5500

415.394.6688

415.388.6233

415.898.2200

pge.com

thelandcollaborative.com

mclennonlaw.com

goodmanbuildingsupply. com

pettymasonryinc.com

LATHING & PLASTERING

Parton/Sell/Rhoades

Ross Valley Maintenance and Supply

415.258.9700

Jackson’s Hardware, Inc.

Spoor Masonry & Tile, Inc.

partonsell.com

415.454.3740

lic. 387721 C54

jacksonshardware.com

415.457.3321

World Class Shows

spoorstone.com

650.593.2465

Frey Plastering, Inc.

415.939.1669

lic. 324866 C9,C35

The Garber Law Firm

415.897.4510

510.588.7550

Marin Building Supply

garberlaw.com

415.472.1410

MEDICAL - SAFETY

lic. 194445 C35

The Nelson Defense Firm

Ferguson Safety Products

415.459.4707

415.388.4606

Mead Clark Lumber Co., Inc.

nelsondefense.com

707.576.3333

fergusonsafety.com

worldclassshows.com

Weber Plastering, Inc.

LEGAL

Marin Lock and Safe

415.453.3043

415.945.1304

lic. 550775 D16

rafael-lumber.com

poststreetoccmed.com

Forde’s Larkspur Self Storage

MASONRY, FIREPLACES & CHIMNEYS

MISCELLANEOUS

415.924.7144

415.456.4346

415.461.1000

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

H. Lee Evans

415.388.5355

707.996.9238

redwoodsecurity.com

Hanson Bridgett LLP

LUMBER, HARDWARE & TOOLS

415.925.8400

hansonbridgett.com

415.459.6683

Rafael Lumber Company

Flynn, Riley, Bailey & Pasek, LLP flynn-williams.com

Farnsworth Mayflower

Post Street Occupational Medicine

Borton Petrini, LLP 415.677.0730

831.458.0202

meadclark.com

LOCK & SECURITY

MOVING & STORAGE

James D. Rohde

Adobe Lumber, Inc.

415.472.4140

707.647.2100

adobelumber.com Kate Warner; Construction Lawyer

DHC Supplies, Inc.

415.457.7977

707.588.9406

katewarnerlaw.com

dhcsupplies.com

farnsworthmayflowermoving.com

fordestorage.com Energy Calc Company 415.457.0990

NEWSPAPER PUBLISHING

Bay Heritage Home Improvement, Inc. dba Hearth & Home of Marin

energycalcco.com

415.897.1118

Marin Independent Journal

lic. 827357 B,C33,D34

ivgc.com

415.382.7297

Indian Valley Golf Club

marinij.com

415.479.2876

hearthandhomeofmarin. com

Lynch & Sons 415.459.9823

ORGANIZATIONS

Jim Nichelini Masonry

Manuel Vasquez Landscaping

Carpenters Local #35

lic. 302025 B,C29 415.897.7543

415.342.8145

Joe J. Pedroli & Son, Inc.

Marin Clean Energy

lic. 396345 C29

415.464.6039

415.453.9236

EWR Inc. 707.704.6599

Law Office of Daniel Gamer

Fairfax Lumber & Hardware Company

415.459.6475

mcecleanergy.org

415.472.6655

415.453.4410

London Chimney Services, Inc.

Mazzoni & Associates, Inc.

marincountryclub.com

lic. 500490 D34

415.460.6763

North Bay NARI

fairfaxlumber.com

Marin Country Club 415.382.6712

Law Offices of Benjamin C. Graves

Golden State Lumber Inc.

415.380.0330

415.453.3600

415.454.2532

londonchimney.com

northbaynari.org

marinlitigation.com

goldenstatelumber.com

Motivation According to Hoyle

Novato Chamber of Commerce

415.258.2873

Marshall Foster Masonry

888.776.0984

Mark J. Rice, Esq.

lic. 277004 C29

timhoyle.com

415.472.3434

415.519.2510

415.897.1164

msrwlaw.com

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PEST CONTROL

Boeck & Associates Painting Company

Giampolini & Company

Pac West Painting Inc.

707.765.1050

lic. 322282 C33,C35,C9

lic. 848109 C33,B

necanet.org

lic. 531284 C33

415.673.1236

415.457.0724

415.491.1702

giampolini.com

Marin Termite Control Co., Inc.

San Rafael Chamber of Commerce

boeckpaint.com

Pallavicini Painting

lic. 920570 B

Grant Painting

lic. 722069 C33

415.454.4163

415.456.9620

Bouche Painting

lic. 650541 C33

415.479.7773

srchamber.com

marintermite.com

lic. 937683 C33

415.458.2956

415.933.2677

grantpainting.com

Perpetual Motion Painting, Inc.

Naturworks Pest Control

J&R Thompson, Inc.

lic. 659640 C33

lic. 736414 C33

415.897.8974

415.892.6030

perpetualmotionpainting. com

Sheet Metal Workers Local 104

bouchepainting.com

707.763.6676

Brescia-Stone Painting, Inc.

smw104.org

lic. 830454 C33

ORNAMENTAL & STRUCTURAL STEEL

415.460.6900

PLAYGROUNDS Community Playgrounds, Inc.

Jerry Thompson & Sons Painting, Inc.

Robert Walther Painting

lic. 362950 A,D34

lic. 684610 C33,B

lic. 910245 C33

415.892.8100

Cap’s Painting Company

415.454.1500

415.482.6679

Castaneda Iron Works

lic. 430041 C33

jtspainting.com

communityplaygrounds. com

lic. 964236 C23

415.243.8242

415.898.0388

bsptg.com

castanedairon.com Onspot Welding & Design, Inc.

onspotwelding.com

lic. 699739 C33

415.455.0766

lic. 503987 C33

415.328.0069

rosspainting.com

KBI Painting, Inc.

Sequoia Painting Inc.

lic. 676623 C36

lic. 944475 C33

lic. 859331 C33

415.492.8769

707.795.4955

415.310.1269

ASAP Plumbing, Inc.

707.996.3199

davidfreemanpainting.com DeGregory Painting and Decorating 415.456.9889

lic. 231854 C60,C51

B&W Plumbing, LLC

kbipaint.com

lic. 576764 C33,B

Sun Iron Works, Inc.

Kelly-Moore Paint Co., Inc.

Sherwin Williams

lic. 411936 C36

415.485.6739

415.868.9641

sherwin-williams.com

415.453.7562

Division Seven

415.897.5151

sunironworksinc.com

lic. 594303 B,C33

kellymoore.com

Steve Teijeiro Expert Painting & Decorating

Kunst Bros. Painting Contractors, Inc.

lic. 874436 C33

707.769.7771

PAINTING, DECORATING & WATERPROOFING Anello Painting and Construction

PLUMBING & FIRE PROTECTION

lic. 526659 C33

David Freeman Painting

lic. 620205 C60 415.382.1091

Ross Painting John Seidler Painting

510.234.4734

division7waterproofing. com

Baswell Plumbing

415.747.6714

lic. 256121 C33

Duncan Wilson Construction

lic. 433698 C36 415.897.7977

Burkell Plumbing, Inc. lic. 417360

415.456.4044

Tamalpais Paint & Color

C16,C36,C4,C20

kunstbros.com

415.924.7321

415.332.3091

tamalpaispaint.com

burkell.com

lic. 741039 B

lic. 619941 C33, B

415.479.6269

Marin Color Service, Inc.

415.892.8989

watersolutionswaterproofing.com

415.453.4065

Tim Kerrigan Painting

Carl J Augusto Plumbing

marincolor.com

lic. 715319 C33

lic. 298381 C36

415.898.4911

415.897.6174

Universal Protective Coatings

City Front Plumbing

415.457.9800

415.454.6737

anellopainting.com Bob Kunst Painting, Inc.

Mikkelsen Painting

lic. 346191 C33

Gaidano & Sons Painting & Decorating

415.457.0100

lic. 833585 B,C33

415.382.3300

bobkunstpainting.com

415.482.6055

gaidanopainting.com

lic. 645552 C33

North Marin Painting, Inc.

lic. 443156 C36

universalprotectivecoatings.com

lic. 702759 C33,B 415.892.0199

northmarinpainting.com

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE Jeremy Forcier Guaranteed Rate Mortgage

ROOFING

707.789.9023

707.584.7599

PROPANE & BUTANE

guaranteedrate.com/jeremyforcier

alliedbuilding.com

De Carli’s Petaluma Butane Distributor

Kearney Group Marin 415.297.3874

415.472.2800

707.762.4511

kearneygroupmarin.com

aussieroofing.com

Denny’s House of Plumbing

Plumbing Repair Specialists

Unicorn Group

lic. 504967 C36

lic. 460208 C36

unicornprintmail.com

415.479.1655

415.453.6682

dennyshouseofplumbing. com

R.H. Hydronics

415.492.2222

Allied Building Products

Aussie Roofing, Inc.

lic. 951610 C4

Ferguson

415.453.3040

415.924.3200

greenheating.us

lic. 823443 C39

Fire Technologies

Roman’s Plumbing

lic. 570216 C16,C36

lic. 952842 C36

McPhail Fuel Co.

MacPhail Properties, Inc.

Brandon Riedel Roofing

415.457.6805

707.971.0353

707.285.3525

415.482.1604

lic. 878480 C39

romansplumbing.net

mcphails.com

Gotelli Plumbing Company

Roto Rooter Plumbers

lic. 254603 C36,C16

lic. 288461 C36,C42

415.457.1145

415.898.2700

gotelliplumbing.com

rotorooter.com

Grier Argall Plumbing, Inc.

Roy’s Sewer Service, Inc.

lic. 736901 C36

415.320.0647

Nancy M. Marion

REAL ESTATE, PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & DEVELOPMENT

415.485.3760

lic. 491815 C42

De Mello Roofing lic. 290726 C39,D41

Rockport Land Corp.

415.456.0741

707.775.4554

demelloroofing.com

Ares Commercial Properties

RPM Mortgage

Henris Roofing Company

415.381.5550

lic. 220964 C39

415.892.5480

415.899.1590

rpm-mtg.com/dpomilia

707.763.1535

Bradley Real Estate

Samsons Enterprises

Hardiman Construction

Rubenstein Supply Company

415.531.3567

415.883.5527

lic. 611970 A

415.454.1174

bradleyrealestate.com

Herb Dorzynski/Johns Manville

415.847.0010

rubensteinsupply.com

henrisroofing.com

415.457.0748

Seadrift Realty

925.301.5535

Cal-Pox, Inc.

415.868.1791

jm.com

415.457.8850

seadriftrealty.com

lic. 430685 C36

Todd Morris Fire Protection

415.479.1854

lic. 978422 C16

Caro Asset Management, Inc.

Vincent Sheehan, Re/Max Vision

415.899.1500

415.899.9990

Harry Lee Plumbing

415.454.7919

Marin Mechanical, Inc. lic. 749299

toddmorrisfireprotection. com

C36,C4,A,C46,B 415.485.4472

Mike Testa Plumbing, Inc.

Water Components & Building Supply, Inc.

McLeran, Inc.

Morris Roofing Company lic. 259426 C39

lic. BRE 01046676

Wendy Aronson Property Management

415.451.1780

415.286.0120

415.730.4455

watercomponents.com

apr.com/cmunson

415.479.0110

Wilson’s Plumbing

miketestaplumbing.com

lic. 623217 C36

Carol Scott/Bradley Real Estate

415.457.6941

415.971.5676

wilsonsplumbing.info

carolscott.com

PRINTING

DMH Land Use Planning

415.454.8282

pacesupply.com

415.456.7663

therightbroker.com Carol Munson/Alain Pinel Realtors

lic. 519618 C36,C16

Pace Supply

lic. 474230 C39

RENTAL, EQUIPMENT & EVENTS Big 4 Party Rentals

415.454.6066

morris-roofing.com Northbay Roofing & Gutters, Inc. lic. 834387 C43,C39 707.529.7774

northbayroofinggutters. com

415.927.9100

big4party.com

Pedro Femenia & Sons, Inc.

Minuteman Press of Marin

lic. 392227

415.453.4548

Hendrickson Development Inc.

C4,C16,C20,C36

minuteman-marin.com

415.507.0752

Northern Pacific Roofing lic. 812250 C39,B

415.457.0525

Cal-West Rentals, Inc.

415.456.3482

707.763.5665

northernpacficroofing.com

calwestrentals.com

415.383.7473

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE Steve Janney Roofing, Inc. lic. 511545 C39,C33 415.258.9676

STAFFING & HUMAN RESOURCES

MLS Tile lic. 602910 C54 707.584.5476

Superior Roofing & Gutter Co.

CLP Resources, Inc. 415.446.7000

Radiant Way Incorporated

lic. 956499 B,C39

clp.com

415.839.6470

Wedge Roofing, Inc. lic. 416737 C39,C2,C43,B

Larry C. Levy, Consultant

wedgeroofing.com

otglass.com

415.613.5955

Pacific Door & Hardware

andersenwindows.com

lic. 509661 D28,C17 707.773.3666

415.892.1497

Tile West

employeerelationsmanagement.com

lic. 551058 C54

707.584.7200

415.382.7550

bergydoor.com

tilewestinc.com Nelson Staffing 415.446.0208

TREE SERVICE

Pacific Door Products, Inc. lic. 443074 D24 707.795.7777

lic. 225824 C17

pacificdoorproducts.com

nelsonstaffing.com

415.472.7105

Glass & Sash Inc.

Bruce Enterprises

marintrees.com

lic. 173807 C17

lic. 742358 C32

Herb’s Pool Service & Construction, Inc.

707.781.9686

lic. 273969 D35

Swift Tree Care

bruce-enterprises.com

415.479.4040

lic. 596473 D49

herbspoolservice.com

415.488.0522

415.479.1274

Marin Tree Service

Davis Sign Company, Inc.

pacdoor.net

Dotto Glass

SIGNAGE & PARKING AREA STRIPING

SWIMMING POOL

lic. 736844 C17 415.897.0088

Bergy Door & Window Company

888.763.7663

Old Town Glass

Andersen Windows & Doors

radiantwayinc.com

415.491.1144

roofingmarin.com

WINDOWS, GLAZING & DOORS

dottoglass.com

lic. 648230 D49

415.456.2240

swifttreecare.com

TILE & STONE

RD Enterprises 415.258.0114

glassandsash.com

rdenterprises.biz West Coast Professional Door, Inc. 415.246.2034

Hudson Street Design of Marin

wcprodoor.com

415.924.8300

Window Worx

healdsburglumber.com

lic. 758998 C17

Ceramic Tile Design

Treemasters Tree and Garden Care

415.485.5180

lic. 660226 D49

SOLAR

ceramictiledesign.net

415.455.9933

Marvin and Integrity Windows and Doors

treemasters.com

925.286.0841

RGS Energy

CTW Designs

lic. 976876 C46, B

415.883.8861

415.295.4950

ctwdesigns.com

WINDOW COVERINGS

lic. 831319 D42 415.457.4091

dscsigns.com

415.451.4856

bmdusa.com

rgsenergy.com

McGovern Skylight Specialist

Galliani Tile Company

Horizon Glass Tinting

lic. 721229 B

Solarcraft

lic. 651146 B,C54

lic. 570209 C61,D52

707.292.4570

lic. 497797 B,C10,C46,C35

415.798.0388

415.457.2173

horizontint.com

415.382.7717

solarcraft.com

Italics 415.451.6150

Sun First, Inc.

italics-stone.com

lic. 669250 B,C46 415.458.5870

London Tile

sunfirstsolar.com

lic. 540433 C54

Sun Light & Power

415.472.2280

Pat Lepé Custom Interior Sewing

missionwood.com

415.883.8200

Mueller Mirror & Glass, Inc.

patlepedesign.com

lic. 462285 C17

415.389.0408

Shades of Marin

londontileco.com

lic. 831573 D52

lic. 326203 (C46, B) 510.845.2997

Miconi Marble & Tile

sunlightandpower.com

lic. 604588 C54

Mission Wood Products

415.492.0234

415.453.1518

Novato Glass, Inc.

shadesofmarin.com

lic. 371442 C17 415.897.5117

415.482.8453

miconi.com

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MEET A MEMBER

Seas the Day: Jeff Kerr of Kerr Construction

This outdoor enthusiast and president of Kerr Construction shares a few of his favorite spots to explore this fall. interview by Liz Savage / photography by Trevor Henley

We hear you’re a surfer. Where is your favorite spot to catch some waves? Actually I used to be a surfer. My favorite place to go locally was Ocean Beach in San Francisco. Now I kayak as much as possible, which is still not enough. My favorite place to kayak is Tomales Bay. My other hobby is hiking throughout Marin. Where is the best place in Marin to take out-of-town guests? Point Reyes National Seashore and the Marin Headlands. What do you like best about autumn in Marin? The weather! Fall is great in Marin. What do you like to do – either at home or elsewhere – to enjoy the fall season? In the fall, I always try to go fly-fishing on either the Upper Sacramento or the McCloud rivers. I’ve been a fly fisherman since college, and it’s always a great way to get outdoors, find some time with the nature, and take a break from the pressures of work.

If you’re relaxing at home instead, what is your favorite room in your house? Obviously the kitchen, but since our living room with views of Mt. Tam is adjacent to the kitchen, I’d have to include that as well. It’s where we cook, entertain, and basically live our lives. What’s your next home improvement project? There is always a project at the house. The next project will be to install bluestone pavers in our main patio area to match up with the stone already in place. What would people be surprised to learn about you? I’m more of a gardener these days. I’ve been planting all of the landscape plants and vegetables since I moved to Fairfax. What would you be doing if you weren’t president of Kerr Construction? I’d probably be a marine biologist. I love the ocean and its creatures. They never cease to amaze me.

To learn more about MBA member Jeff Kerr, visit marinba.org/directory and kerr-construction.com 74  FA L L 2 0 1 4   MARIN HOME


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