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MARIN HOME MAGAZINE

Outdoor Living

Summer Escapes & Essentials EASY SUMMERTIME PARTIES Expert Advice on Renting the Look

A HAPPY HAVEN Plath & Company Builds the Ultimate Napa Retreat

THE EVOLVING BEDROOM Designing a Child’s Room to Grow

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CONTENTS

SUMMER 2014 OUTDOOR LIVING

FEATURES 28 A HAPPY HAVEN Plath & Company Builds the Ultimate Napa Retreat By Paige Porter Fischer

38 SUMMER SEATING Make a Colorful Statement in Your Outdoor Space By Liz Savage

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DEPARTMENTS 08 EDITOR’S PAGE 10 CALENDAR 12  HE SAID SHE SAID Backyard Upgrades for Rolling Hillsides and Child’s Play.

14  ICONS & INNOVATORS Brigitte Moran, Agricultural Institute of Marin CEO.

16  THE NAIL DOWN Summer Must Haves and Must Dos for Your Home.

24  AT HOME Easy Summertime Parties.

46 MADE OF MARIN Get Outdoors in Marin. Summer’s Hottest Fairs, Festivals & Family Fun.

THE EVOLVING BEDROOM A Child’s Place with Room to Grow By PJ Bremier

RESOURCES 48 THE SHOP

66 MARKETPLACE

Starting an Edible Garden.

Select Projects and Services to Help You Envision Your New and Improved Abode.

52 GREEN CORNER When in Drought. Sustainable Water Strategies.

54 MBA BUILT MBA Member Natal Modica Collaborates with Dream Team.

56 FINANCIAL WELLNESS Local Finance & Energy Experts Weigh In.

69 HOME RESOURCE GUIDE Licensed Marin Builders Association Members for Your Next Home Improvement Project.

SPECIAL SECTION 64 BUILDING MARIN Meet MBA CEO Rick Wells.

60 HOME WITH HOUZZ Floyd Construction.

62 MBA BULLETIN 2014 MBA Scholarship Awards.

82 MEET A MEMBER

Need a professional? Look for this arrow icon throughout Marin Home, and find web links to learn more about MBA members and the services they provide.

Jeff Jungsten of Caletti Jungsten. ON THE COVER: Custom Retreat in Napa. Story on page 28. Work by MBA member Plath & Co. and Leong Architects. Photography by Matthew Millman www.matthewmillman.com

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Marin Builders Association Aimi Dutra Rick Wells And Them Design PJ Bremier, Serene Buckley, Paige Porter Fischer, Kathryn Loosli Pritchett, Liz Savage Richard DeRamon, Cynthia Koehler Beckie Menten Liz Savage Erin Stenvers Trevor Henley

— ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Paula Krause, Barbara Jones, Kellie Buono — EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Jim Schalich, Tyler Doherty, Tom Barr, John Busick, Jeff Mertel — MARIN BUILDERS ASSOCIATION 2014 OFFICERS & DIRECTORS Jim Schalich, Tyler Doherty, Tom Barr, John Busick, Jeff Mertel, Oliver Dibble, Keith Dotto, Aimi Dutra, Clayton Fraser, Dave Garbarino, Dick Ghilotti, Jeff Grady, Diane Henderson, Dan McLennon, Rob Scerri, Dave Trahan, Michelle Whiteside — To subscribe, email publications@marinba.org or call 415.462.1220 For advertising information, email sales@marinhomemagazine.com or call 415.246.8025 To submit a letter to the editor, email editor@marinhomemagazine.com with the subject line “letter to the editor”

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ummer getaways are memories in the making. There’s nothing like packing your bag and hitting the road—especially when your destination is your own custom weekend retreat, like the one featured in this issue, a family hideaway in the heart of Napa Valley. If getting away from it all isn’t in the cards, you can always bring the fun to you. Summer is the time for barbecues and outdoor dinner parties, but let’s admit it— these supposedly laidback gatherings still take a lot of work! Luckily for you, we have some great tips for throwing a sophisticated and hassle-free summer fete. Summer also means that another school year has ended, and the kids are enjoying their summer break. Take advantage of lots of outdoor playtime to give the kids’ rooms a timeless makeover—one that can grow with them from crib to graduation cap. The time will go fast—as will these warm summer days! Get outside, and make a splash with my editor’s picks—all in the season’s brightest color: “Pool”.

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GET THE GLOW Terra Flame outdoor lanterns in a variety of bright summer colors are a definite tabletop essential this summer season. Hearth & Home San Rafael www.hearthandhomemarin.com

FLOAT AWAY The World’s Finest Pool Float in Mermaid print is the right choice for your next pool party. Keep it all to yourself, or share with a friend. Frontgate www.frontgate.com

SAVVY SUNSHADE The Smart Umbrella is here! It features a user-friendly autotilt mechanism that opens, closes, or repositions the umbrella at a twist of the crank. Pier 1 Imports Vintage Oaks, Novato www.pier1.com


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San Rafael Pacifics Wine & Food Festival @ Albert Park, San Rafael

30 - Sept. 1 Sausalito Art Festival @ Marinship Park and Bay Model Visitor Center, Sausalito

SEPTEMBER 13 Greenbrae Mini Maker Faire 10am - 4pm @ Bon Air Center, Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, Greenbrae

22 Annual Marin Builders Association Golf Tournament A Benefit for the Marin Builders Association Scholarship Fund @ Marin Country Club, Novato

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When a Leo shines there is no brighter star, and in 2014 there is plenty to boast about. Years of hard work have finally paid off, and there is no use trying to downplay the light radiating from within. Take a clue—this is the year to revamp your home’s entire lighting schematic to reflect your good fortune. Replace old fixtures inside and out; toss dated blinds and curtains; install spotlights to showcase your favorite trees. When you’re through with the big stuff, clean house with new candles, nightlights, and flashlights too. Leave no corner unlit— you’ve earned it!

Your brain has been on rapid-fire for months now, Virgo, and it’s time to shelve your workaholic nature for some serious downtime. Your craving for an escape is not quenched by a solitary retreat, however. This time around, try feeding your thirst for intimate connections and meaningful conversations. Has your living room given way to a TV room? Do tablets run amok in every nook and corner? Turn your attention to maximizing incredible sitting spaces, sans screens. Find a corner to remake just for talking and stargazing. With a dash of Virgo-brand gumption, this may just be the year your grand plans come true.

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HE SAID SHE SAID

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Rolling hillsides in Marin are quaint but impractical for getting the most mileage from a yard. I think you are best served by cutting into the hillside (as far back as a landscape artist will allow) with a contemporary retaining wall to run the length of your yard. Not only does this provide an accessible, open spot for entertaining, it will also allow more natural light to filter into your home. You can create multiple levels and plant a tiered garden as a phenomenal, lush backdrop. Be sure to do your research, as there are specific plants recommended for hillside homes to stabilize the soil. Hanging plants and pockets to hold flameless candles will add depth and allure when the sun sets. Taking on a hillside is a big project, so good luck! - He

SHE SAID Hi Shanti, I would be more inclined to work with the natural slope to create a unique composition nestled in the hillside. Terraces offer the same hillside stability as a retaining wall but feature a contained area for customization. Consider creating multi-level, multi-layered terraces leveled off as platforms for lounging, entertaining, or cultivating a small garden. Host a dining table on one terrace, your barbecue set apart on another, and lounge furniture on a third, and so on. Each “landing pad” is accessible by a staircase up the center and sides, or even a switchback path. I’ll think good thoughts for your slope success! - She


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SHE SAID Hi Kristen, Mixing up your yard’s terrain goes a long way and sparks imaginative play. A long, rectangular sandbox with a built-in water reservoir is a great creative space and can be later converted to a horseshoe pit. I am also a big proponent of an accessible garden with boulders or tree stumps for young ones to hop around and discover ladybugs, earthworms, and butterflies. If installing a prefab play structure, swing set, or small rock wall, rubber matting is a fun turf that comes in removable squares and helps protect against bonks. Lastly, a kidsized picnic table with shade umbrella will double as a favorite lunchtime spot and a surface for tabletop games and puzzles. Pretty soon you’ll be begging them to come inside for a change.

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HE SAID Hi Kristen, If you are going to go kid-friendly, why not create some something totally magical for the grown-ups in the house too? If a tree house is out of the question for time, space, or budget, a playhouse that can also double as an adult retreat on warm summer nights is the ultimate stay-athome getaway. The process of building and customizing is an incredible hands-on project for both you and your kids. A screened pavilion can host a few hammocks, will protect against bugs, and allows visible view into your kid’s play. If you are looking for a temporary or seasonal idea instead, invest in a few high-quality tepee tents, which are more whimsical than the usual sort. Your kids will enjoy customizing their own, and they will inspire a lot of nights under the stars (and out of the house).

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ICONS & INNOVATORS

BRIGITTE MORAN Agricultural Institute of Marin CEO text by Kathryn Loosli Pritchett/ photography by Trevor Henley

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ating well is a big part of Brigitte Moran’s heritage. When she was five years old she moved with her family—all good cooks — from France to America and has lived in San Rafael ever since. Though Moran would later make a career championing fresh produce, her parents initially succumbed to the seduction of convenience foods.

“They trusted the American food system and were thrilled that it was so easy to shop in a big supermarket and feed their family,” says Moran. “Though they had always bought food from local purveyors in France, once they came here they wanted to be true Americans.” When her own children were young, Moran worked in the restaurant industry—waiting tables, planning events, and eventually starting a crepe restaurant with her daughter Monique and her mother, Annick. Her experience as an event planner landed her a job with the San Rafael Business Improvement District. “They were looking for someone to put on an event called a farmers market,” says Moran. “I had never been to one, but nevertheless dove in.” As she worked with the local agriculture community to coordinate that first farmers market, Moran realized she wanted to help educate the buying public as well as support the farmers. “I wanted to promote healthier eating and help people make cooking with fresh food a priority,” says Moran. “But I also wanted to encourage individuals and families to slow down and enjoy their meals.” When Moran organized her first farmers market in San Rafael 25 years ago, there were 60 in the state—today there are 800. “The outreach and education that the Agricultural Institute of Marin always did about how our food is made, grown, or raised is now happening across the country. Market demand for healthy, transparent food is what helped farmers markets grow across the country,” says Moran. Ten years ago when she took on the position of CEO for the Agricultural Institute of Marin, she was charged with creating a permanent home for the Marin Farmers Market. “We’re now the third largest farmers market in the entire state, but our 200 vendors have had to move around depending on available space and didn’t have consistent electricity for

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refrigeration or access to running water,” says Moran. “We wanted to make the farmers market a more pleasant place to sell and buy locally raised food; we wanted to create permanence.” On June 3, the public approved Measure B, a ballot measure to create a permanent home for the Marin Farmers Market. The project will include a new market hall and plaza where local food, including cheese and meats, can be purchased seven days a week. A large canopy will provide cover for the farm vendors who will sell wares twice a week year-round. During the rest of the week the area will provide overflow parking for the Marin Center. The eco-friendly design by Buddy Williams Associates honors Frank Lloyd Wright’s original vision for the Civic Center. It features recycled materials and a rainwater collection

system and “will still feel like you’re shopping outside, but in a covered space,” says Moran. Funding for the project will come from a capital campaign, not county funds. The measure merely provides approval to build on public lands. Moran sees the farmers market as the best possible way to acquire food unless you can grow it yourself. “Most of us think of going to a grocery store as a chore,” says Moran. “But when you attend a farmers market, you can visit with the farmer, see friends, enjoy a cup of coffee as you shop—it’s a pleasure.”

To learn more about Brigitte Moran and the Marin Farmer’s Market, visit www.agriculturalinstitute.org

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THE NAIL DOWN

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Easy Summertime Parties Renting the look text by PJ Bremier / photography by Lily Rose Photography

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t’s summertime and if the livin’ is easy, throwing a great summertime party should be easy, too.

Whether your theme is a backyard barbecue, dinner with friends under the stars, neighborhood pool party, or Hawaiian luau at the beach, the secret to keeping it easy is keeping it convenient. Invite guests by telephone or email, pick up menu items— entrées, salads, side dishes, beverages, and desserts—at a good deli and bakery, bring out favorite CDs, and rent the rest. Yes, rent the rest, whether it’s tables or table linens, chairs or cabanas, barbecues or outdoor heaters, sofas or stages, dinnerware or dance floors. Order them online and, for an extra charge, have them delivered. It doesn’t get much easier than that. “Some people think that you only hire a party rental company for weddings, but it’s great to hire one for small backyard parties, too,” says Heather Nelson of Encore Events Rentals, a party rental company with showrooms in Petaluma,

Healdsburg, and St. Helena. It saves the host lots of time and headaches, and it can be very affordable,” she points out. For example, a basic table and chair can cost just $9 and $3.25, respectively, and they’re yours for three days. Even more importantly, she adds, “incorporating quality rental pieces elevates an event. When guests walk into a party that’s decorated with furniture and decor, it makes them feel they’re at a really great party.”

Table (cloth) talk Heather recently dressed up a friend’s bridal shower held at a local pizza parlor by simply adding rental tablecloths and served drinks in rental mason jars. “It didn’t cost much, but it made a big difference,” she says. “Now I rent everything for every party I host.” >>

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2 Villa china is earthy, vintage-looking china that flatters the rustic farm look. 3 Bellini flatware works well with many looks but, here, its simplicity is its overriding virtue.

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5 Burlap-wrapped votive candleholders are one of 20 styles at Encore Events Rentals and are inexpensive ways to add low light and flickering movement.

6 Hemstitch napkins in ivory are made of natural linen, but coarse-textured Sienna napkins in pewter, olive, orange, or gray would work well too.

modern A farm wood canopy draped in natural ivory linen adds privacy, protection, and a sense of intimacy. 7 Chiavari chairs come in four finishes (gold, silver, black, and mahogany) and include chair pads in any of four colors. 8 Square china have clean lines that work well with the modern motif and, besides, says Nelson, “they’re fun.” 9 Kya flatware is a contemporary pattern with a quirky sense of style. 10 Venetian champagne glasses come in a flared lip and can be paired with other glasses in the same line or even glasses in another style. “It’s ok to mix different shapes and colors,” Nelson says. 11 Crystal stemware is the perfect choice when serving expensive wine, Nelson says. “This is when people expect a great glass.” 12 Standard napkins come in a choice of 40 colors and can be tucked in one of three styles of napkin rings. 13 Antique silver votive candleholders add glamour to a tablescape.

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and dress it with a simple linen runner and complementary napkins. For extra seating, she’d choose Encore Events’ outdoor chairs, loveseats, or a sofa covered in natural linen, and overhead she’d hang strings of festival lighting. To achieve an elegant Modern tablescape, she’d place a king banquet table under a farm canopy for sun protection but also to define the space and give it a sense of drama. From the canopy, she’d suspend a crystal chandelier and set the table with square plates, patterned linen, modern lanterns, and tall pillar candleholders, and around the table, she’d place black Chiavari chairs. Nelson insists that whether it’s a formal wedding or a casual backyard party, “when you’re surrounded by people you care about, you can make the event more memorable for them by just making the setting beautiful.”

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a happy haven One couple’s retreat in Napa gives them good reason to put R&R at the top of their weekend to-do list. story by Paige Porter Fischer / photography by Matthew Millman

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he best resorts in the world have one thing in common: they instantly transport guests to another world. Builder Steve Plath successfully delivered that same escape to an East Bay family looking for a weekend retreat in Napa Valley. The couple had bought a piece of property right in town in St. Helena, surrounded on every side by other homes and lacking in the kind of privacy and otherworldliness that many clients hope to find in a vacation home. “It was a very interesting challenge, to try to create a stylish and sophisticated home that felt a bit like a secluded family compound, on less land and with far less privacy than those estates you see on big vineyards in the wine country,” says Steve. But the design team—including Plath, Leong Architects, and Erin Martin Design—successfully met that goal by creating a low-maintenance abode where an indoor-outdoor floor plan allows the house to live large and privacy isn’t an issue anymore. The original property featured an older house and a large water tower, which was the only feature the family wanted to incorporate into the new design. “We tore down the old house and built a new one around this water tower, which is more than 100 years old, so we needed to find a way to create a balance of old and new,” says Steve. The L-shaped house is all one story, except for the water tower—which is three stories and houses a study and two private retreats above it, accessible via a bright-red spiral staircase. “You literally walk through the original legs of the water tower, which are these amazing old wooden beams, to get from one part of the house to the other,” says Steve. “It’s so unique and wonderful, really, and there’s a beautiful and effortless flow through it—and throughout the entire house.”

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seamless flow from inside to outside makes the house feel even larger than it is; the outside rooms lure the eye—and the family—outside. Windows abound in every room, and the main living area boasts floor-to-ceiling French doors on both sides that are lift-and-slide. “They slide into pockets in the wall, and when they are open, you can literally walk through the house—from the front driveway to the backyard—without going through the front door,” says Steve. “Nearly every room leads to an outdoor space of some sort. Napa has such great weather for so much of the year, the owners really are able to take advantage of the outside.” The house is wrapped with a courtyard of decomposed granite, which is lighter than gravel, yet heavier than sand. These monochromatic granite pebbles frame the house architecturally and create outdoor rooms reminiscent of European cottage courtyards.

living room: The public space lives large with high vaulted ceilings. Elm beams lend a rustic touch to the clean space, which houses the living and dining areas. A circular table juxtaposes nicely with the many right angles in the room. Two traditional, off-white sofas and a pair of modern, wispy chairs create a nice seating environment around the fireplace.

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kitchen toward refrigerators: Concrete floors are easy to maintain and clean in the kitchen, where custom quartersawn oak cabinets are built around dual stainless steel refrigerators. Modern bar stools cozy up to the marble island, and simple linen drapes add just enough shade to soften the light when needed but not block the beauty (and geometry) of the metal French doors.

kitchen toward stove:

patio with table looking toward kitchen:

A large white marble island anchors the kitchen, which was designed to look and function like a more industrial restaurant-style space. Plates and bowls are easily accessed from a single open shelf, which runs along the stainless steel backsplash. A stone hood complements the marble countertop. Metal clerestory windows play to the modern vibe.

The best escape is quite often an al fresco meal with friends, so a second dining room just off the kitchen was a must. When the weather is nice—which is most of the year—the doors open to create a transparent relationship between the kitchen and the patio.

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master bedroom {above}: The master bedroom showcases the best of indoor-outdoor living. A terrace, made private thanks to a wall of foliage, creates an open-air sitting room just outside the metal French doors. A vaulted ceiling and exposed beams lift the eye, while simple white bedding creates a serene retreat.

guest bedroom {left}: Industrial shelves utilize old National Geographic magazines for a dash of yellow, and a simple bed, dressed in rustic white bed linens, fits with the modern farmhouse aesthetic.

The exterior is colored stucco

with metal roofs—both of which require next to no upkeep. Modern touches like steel awnings and metal windows marry effortlessly with more rustic elements such as exposed wooden beams. The restaurant-style kitchen opens directly onto the back patio, so the owners can eat and entertain al fresco with ease, and high ceilings make room for clerestory metal windows that bathe the kitchen with loads of natural light. A stainless steel backsplash boasts an open shelf that keeps dishes within easy reach. A custom marble hood echoes the marble countertop used on the island, which anchors the kitchen. Quartersawn oak delivers a modern touch—with straighter grain patterns ascending up the cabinetry. “The vertical grain is a much more contemporary look than the typical swirly grain pattern you get with oak,” says Steve. “Every little detail like that was thought about in this house.”

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bath: The stand-alone tub abuts the wall of metal windows, creating a light-filled Zen retreat.

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water tower: The water tower, which is around a century old, was refurbished and incorporated into the home’s design. A bright-red spiral staircase ascends to the top of the water tower, still anchored by its original wooden-beam legs. Guests can sleep in the water tower, where private “study” spaces were created as personal retreats

exterior {right}: A gray color was incorporated into the stucco before the last coat was applied, making the home’s exterior practically maintenance-free for many years to come. All windows in the house are metal-framed, except the lift-and-slide, tall pocket doors that bookend the main public space. Floors throughout are concrete, which were poured in place and then scored.

PROJECT CREDITS Location: Napa Valley General Contractor Plath & Company General Contractors www.plathco.com Architect Leong Architects www.leongarch.com

A neutral color palette keeps the interiors serene and timeless, while playful touches— such as the red staircase or a rope “arbor” for ivy to grow on—deliver personality. The homeowners even asked for a chalkboard wall for their grandchildren, so they could have free rein to draw in one part of the house. “The clients wanted a sophisticated house, but they also wanted this to be a place where their family and friends could come to unwind and relax,” says Steve. “I think this house demonstrates that it’s possible to deliver high quality and sophistication without making a home look stuffy or austere. I think this house definitely feels like a serene escape and functions as a real getaway for the family and their friends.”

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pool area: The house bends around the rectangular pool, offering plenty of privacy. Three seating areas—around the pool, dining table, and fire pit—extend the living space. Olive trees, pebbled walkways, and loungers give the sense of a European retreat.

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If you can’t create your own Napa escape in the form of a new address, you can always retreat to wine country for a weekend. Here are a few of our favorite getaway secrets: IF A GOOD VIEW is what you’re in the mood for, reserve a spot at world-famous Auberge du Soleil, a culinary jewel whose dining room and accompanying terrace boasts one of the best vistas in the valley. Celebrities and foodies flock here. aubergedusoleil.com CHECK IN at Calistoga Ranch, made up of 47 very private cedar “lodges” stippling the property’s verdant—and vast— acreage. Lined by massive oak trees, the property is nestled into a canyon where the beauty of nature can’t help but rejuvenate guests. Read by the fire in your lodge or enjoy a glass of wine on your private patio. If you feel like getting out, you can take yoga classes on the deck, lounge beside the spectacular pool overlooking the ranch’s very own vineyard, or explore 140 acres of land embroidered with hiking trails. calistogaranch.com

BRUNCH is the nicest way to ease into the day, so head over to Solbar at Solage in Calistoga for an unbeatable resort environment. You’ll have your pick of healthy or heartier fare, and you really can’t go wrong with either—whether it’s the beet salad or the biscuits and gravy. Just don’t forget the mimosa. solagecalistoga.com

SPEND AN AFTERNOON at Indian Springs in Calistoga, a resort that’s been in operation since 1862. Guests of the spa— where healing mud baths are signature treatments—receive access to the famed Olympicsize mineral pool, heated by the 230-degree geysers in Indian Springs. There’s nothing like a long afternoon soak in the famous Mission-Revivalstyle pool. indianspringscalistoga.com

IF YOU truly want to get away from the hustle of Highway 29, check out Ladera Vineyards’ “Cycle the Road Less Traveled” experience. The package includes bikes, helmets, and a map of the bike trail that explores beautiful Howell Mountain. Refuel with a picnic on Ladera Vineyards’ grounds, and enjoy a tasting of their limited production wines. For a reservation, call  707-965-2445 or visit laderavineyards.com. DINNER is an escape in and of itself at Yountville’s Redd, the sleek restaurant where Richard Reddington manages to make fine dining anything but pretentious. The wine list is impressive, and the food— innovative yet not precious—will take you on a culinary adventure inspired by the cuisines of Asia, Europe, and Mexico. reddnapavalley.com IF YOU’RE A NIGHT OWL looking for late-night bites, head over to Morimoto, Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s hot spot, where the restaurant and lounge stay packed till the wee hours of the morning. Snagging a seat at the bar is a great way to feel like a local, but if there are no stools left there, check out the sofas in the lounge or grab a table on the patio outside. morimotonapa.com

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Summer Seating

text by Liz Savage

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Your outdoor space should be no exception. A fun and easy to way dress your summer environment is to choose outdoor seating in one of the season’s must-have jewel tones! Forget about drab neutrals—this summer’s hottest seats come in bold hues like turquoise and ruby red. Whether you choose a full set of outdoor dining chairs, a solo swing, or a cozy bench for two, adding a pop of color to your balcony, patio, or poolside will create an inviting space for soaking up the sun, as well as a focal point for your outdoor living space. You can even mix and match for a whimsical, eclectic look. The Marin Home team has gathered some favorite summer statement pieces from local sources to help color your outdoor world. We are sure that these vivid seats will quickly become your favorite spot to kick up your feet. With these gems to inspire you, we see brighter days ahead for your great outdoors. So pull up a chair, and read on!

Brant Turkish Tile Folding Chair Brant Turkish Tile Folding Chair crafted of FSC-certified mahogany with a Turkish tile painted finish by Crate&Barrel; crateandbarrel.com $299

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Hanging Armchair

Union Armchair

Hanging armchair in Turqouise with steel rod base, hand-forged scrolls and rings, and perforated steel sheet seat by Fermob; fermob.com. Available at The Wooden Duck, San Rafael; thewoodenduck.com $609

Union Red Dining Armchair with Sunbrella® Red Ribbon Cushion. Made of lightweight aluminum and powdercoat finish to stand up to the elements. Available at Crate&Barrel; crateandbarrel.com $248.95

Fish High Back Harlequin Chair Fish High Back Harlequin Chair by designer Paola Navone for Crate&Barrel in Turquoise. Made of woven plastic resin and powdercoated iron rods. Available at Crate&Barrel; crateandbarrel.com $379

photography Left by Delphine Chanet and provided by Fermob.

SUMMER STYLE CALLS FOR BRIGHT, EYE-CATCHING COLORS—THINK EVERYTHING FROM SUNDRESSES TO BEACH UMBRELLAS.


Innit Chair Innit Chair in red made of iron base with wrapped polyurethane vinyl rope and available at Studio Home Designs in San Anselmo; studiohomedesigns.com $395

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Swingasan® in Circles made of hand-woven plastic and iron by Pier 1 Imports; pier1.com $299.95

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San Martin Chair in yellow two-tone with hand-woven synthetic wicker and rust-resistant iron by Pier 1 Imports; pier1.com $119.95

Rock Point Bench in Pompeian Red made of Acacia wood by Pier 1 Imports; pier1.com $349.95

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EVOLV ING BEDROOM Neutrals with pops of color give a child’s room room to grow. story by PJ Bremier

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hildren can spend 18 years of their lives in and out of their bedroom and they’ll do more than just sleep there. It’s where they first listen to bedtime stories, trade secrets with playmates, fill out college applications and dream about their futures. So how do you create a bedroom that seamlessly adjusts to the child’s own journey? The key, according to Marin designers Alison Davin and Shelley Cahan, is to have a design scheme that plans for, and embraces, change.

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Necessary neutrals To start with, keep the backdrop—lighting, flooring, walls, and window treatments—neutral, says Alison Davin, of Jute in Mill Valley. “We tend to go neutral so that the client can use this color palette for a decade or more,” she explains. “The color in the space comes from smaller decorative pieces that can come in and out of a room as the space evolves with your lifestyle.”


photography Left (blue) by Matthew Millman. Right (pink) by Drew Kelly

JUTE ❉ Custom closet. Plan out a custom closet for an

investment in organization. You can change out rods and shelves as your storage needs evolve with your child. (The one pictured has a secret door.) ❉ A nice wool rug will age well over time and can continue to be used for many years even after the child has moved on and the room is repurposed. ❉ An upholstered daybed with pop-up trundle bed can do double-duty for sleepovers and is perfect for a family to gather at story time. ❉ Wallpapered ceiling offers big impact but is removable without much trouble.

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“THE KEY...IS TO HAVE A DESIGN SCHEME THAT PLANS FOR, AND EMBRACES, CHANGE.” FOR DAVIN, SMART CHOICES might mean a “well-made, neutral wool area rug that wears well and looks great over time and white curtains for a soft, subtle style that transitions well through the teen years.” Shelley Cahan, of Shelley and Company Interior Designs in Ross, agrees that paints, finishes and fabrics in a “timeless” color palette give you the freedom to “add a pop of color or pattern from one season to the next, without having to completely redesign the space.” She likes the idea of neutral shutters in a child’s room, accenting them with a pair of fun, inexpensive drapery panels that can be replaced seasonally and she also likes carpet tiles, not only for additional color and pattern, but because soiled tiles can be replaced easily.

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Figuring out furnishings “Find a line of furniture that has convertible components as much as possible,” Cahan suggests. “Stick with basic finishes (white, maple, walnut, or wenge) that you and your child won’t tire of easily, and stay away from heavily carved, trendy, or embellished pieces that can’t grow with your child.” Also, she adds, purchase sturdy, quality furnishings. “When it comes to kids’ furniture, you really do get what you pay for. Don’t skimp, and you’ll get years of use out of dressers, night tables, and bedframes.” Davin likes to swap in new pieces of furniture—a bed or writing desk—as children grow and often dedicates a wall that can transition from crib to toddler bed to twin, and later, queen-sized bed to keep the room focused. And, “a nice upholstered chair that starts life as the perfect spot for bedtime stories can evolve into a cozy spot for kids to read when they’re older,” she says. After the child moves out, the room can still easily function as a guest room.


photography by Peter Medilek

SHELLEY AND COMPANY INTERIOR DESIGN Cues from the kids “We don’t do themes, ever,” Davin insists. “They don’t transition well and have a short life span so they are not a good investment for our clients.” That goes for decor too. “We don’t do a lot of kids’ accessories as those tend to be toys. Kids really do come with their own accessories!” Instead, she prefers “to find a whimsical piece of art and commission it in a new color palette that we think is timeless.” And, while she suggests leaving the big decisions to the adults, she does like to get younger children “excited about the process and the concept of a new bedroom.” Cahan does too. “Just like designing for many adults, children often don’t know what they really like, and kids, especially, don’t understand quality or fleeting trends,” she says. They can be included on inexpensive decisions like fun or patterned toss pillows, artwork, or accent pieces. “Definitely look for cues from the child but downplay trendy themes, and don’t clutter the room with too many toys and stuffed animals,” she says. “Even children unconsciously need a bit of relief so create a separate toy or play space for the endless stacks of toys.” Feel free to consult them on color. “Certain colors and levels of saturation can have an unconscious effect on us,” Cahan says. “I like to check in with the child so I can choose

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Casegoods, in a timeless style, like these from Restoration Hardware Baby & Child, can age with the child and even go to college with them. Bedding, in a classic color palette, gives the room a sophisticated look and feel. Art is important in a child’s room and these vintage pieces from Bay Area artists can accent a child’s room from youth to adulthood. A custom-tinted, chalkboard-paint ceiling, over a bunk bed, lets kids “draw on the wall” whether it’s a fighter plane or fashion sketch.

colors that make them feel most comfortable and allow them to thrive.” In the end, though, she says, “trust that you know what’s best for your child and your pocketbook and make the bigger decisions without them.”

Resources: Jute 495 Miller Ave., Suite 205, Mill Valley. Jutehome.com. 415-380-8330 Shelley and Co. Interior Design P.O. Box 413, Ross. Shelleyandcompany.com. 415-524-8690.

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MADE OF MARIN SAN RAFAEL PACIFICS Score a Home Run with your friends and family when you book a day at the ballpark. The San Rafael Pacifics is a great way to spend the afternoon rooting on your local team! A few Do Not Miss venues are 7/19 Celebrity Softball Game, 7/27 A Day at the Beach (think waterslides) and 8/15 Augtoberfest. Visit the Pacifics website to view the full schedule.

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It’s summertime and outdoor venues are a rite of passage here in Marin. There are so many festivals, fairs, films, and so much more for your family and friends to partake in—it can be hard to choose your next excursion. Our Marin Home Team has narrowed down the options for your decision-making ease. Whether you’re a music or film connoisseur or you fancy something more, with our local picks there is something for everyone. Hope to see you out there!

Luisa Frasconi as Juliet. Photo by Steven Underwood.

MARIN SHAKESPEARE COMPANY Where art thou? Thou should be partaking in an outdoor festival that celebrates love, romance and comedy. Marin Shakespeare Company is celebrating their 25th Silver Season this summer with classics such as “As You Like It” to “Romeo & Juliet” this outdoor tradition at Dominican University is a definite must do! Grab your picnic baskets and head out for a night of Shakespearean Fun. marinshakespeare.org

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THE SHOP

Eat Your (Own) Veggies Expert tips for starting your edible garden text by Liz Savage / photography by Trevor Henley

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dible gardens have grown increasingly popular, especially in Marin where our mild climate means we can raise crops nearly all year long. To get you started cultivating your own fruits and vegetables, landscape architect and contractor Brett McPherson, owner of The Land Collaborative, and TLC’s senior designer and project manager, Brian Klein, share their tips for creating a tasty and beautiful edible garden. You’ll be reaping the benefits of homegrown produce in no time.

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Mix it in. Brett and Brian like to design gardens with edible plants scattered throughout, instead of just in raised beds or orchards. This approach “will typically draw the client out into the garden areas more,” Brett says. “I really like for you to be able to move through your garden and pick some fruit or herbs as you wander through.” Choose crops that are both edible and ornamental. Dwarf citrus trees double as medium-sized shrubs, and espaliered apple or pear trees, which grow flat against a wall or fence, are as elegant as their fruit is delicious. Artichokes, they suggest, have beautiful purple flowers that can be incorporated in a garden. Or consider adding some drama to your veggie beds with a sculptural obelisk tomato cage.

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Make your bed. Raised beds certainly have a place in an edible garden and are a great option especially for novice gardeners. Always build your raised beds with untreated wood, such as cedar or redwood. You don’t want any unwanted chemicals from treated wood


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THE SHOP leaching into your soil and contaminating your prized veggies. Keep out underground critters by placing gopher wire under your beds, and use copper tape around the rim of the bed to ward off snails and slugs.

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Suss out your site. Before you buy a single plant or start building that raised bed, you need to study the conditions in your yard. How much sun do you get? What direction does the wind come from? Many edible plants want six to eight hours of full sun. Beginner gardeners often mistakenly plant sun-loving veggies in partial shade. Select the right plants for your situation, say Brett and Brian. In a windy microclimate, consider a windbreak hedge, or try adding woodwork or cables to keep your taller plants from falling over, they say. For instance, stabilize sturdy tomato cages six inches into the soil.

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Invest in specialized soil. Soil might be the most important growing condition to consider. “Most crops prefer well-drained, rich, and fertile soil,” Brian says. They suggest using a specialized vegetable bed mix, which contains sand and loam and is rich with the nutrients your edible plants need.

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Contain yourself. Short on space? Not ready to dedicate your yard to an edible garden? “There are not many limitations on where you can have an edible garden as long as you have sun, water, good soil, and some creativity,” Brian says. Try bush tomatoes in wine barrels, or strawberries in hanging planters. You can even plant herbs inside on a sunny windowsill. Be careful not to overcrowd your plants, though. “Give your plants room to grow,” Brett says.

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Think of your salad bowl. Lastly, decide what you will grow. Lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and kale —these salad ingredients are all “known to perform,” Brett says. Marin gardeners also have success with herbs and fruit trees (both fullsize and semi-dwarf). Of course, you should consider what you actually like to eat. “We live in an extremely forgiving and mild climate,” say Brett and Brian, “so don’t forget to experiment with new varieties and types of edibles to keep things fun!”

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GREEN CORNER

When in Drought

TYPICAL

household

WATER USE

text by Cynthia Koehler, WaterNow

A

s our current drought is demonstrating, a declining and less reliable water supply can be disruptive, worrying, and expensive. While big fixes can seem appealing—raise dams, build desalination facilities— these approaches can be quite costly, time consuming, conflict provoking, and unnecessarily antagonistic to environmental health. But are these the only solutions?

Californians consume 192 gallons of water per person per day on average, compared with about 100 in Italy, 76 in Israel, and 50 in Australia. Showering teens notwithstanding, much, if not most, of our drinking-quality water is being sprinkled on sidewalks, lawns, and gardens. In other words, the water we are already transporting, treating, and distributing to homes and businesses is our largest, most immediate, and affordable reservoir of opportunity. When families and businesses capture the water from their laundries, bathtubs, and showers and reuse this “gray water” outdoors for landscaping, water consumption can be reduced by up to 40%, studies show. This represents important potential to increase the water resilience of our cities and towns, while decreasing environmental conflicts and creating new green economic opportunities for local businesses. And because providing water to consumers is highly energy intensive—water use accounts for 20% of all electrical use statewide—reducing water consumption can mean significant energy savings as well.

each household of 4

uses

181,000 gallons/year

56%

of household water results in potential graywater

GRAYWATER SOURCES

21.7%

26.7% So what can be done to make gray water reuse and other sustainable water options, like rain cisterns, more available to consumers? Our new non-profit organization, WaterNow, is partnering with a number of public agencies and others in Marin County and around the state to do just that. We are working with organizations like the Marin Builders Association to train building and landscape professionals on gray-water systems, to make permit and other information easy and accessible, and to develop financing mechanisms to help defray upfront costs. Water is, for most people, still relatively cheap—about $0.0073 per gallon. Depending on its complexity, a gray-water reuse system can cost about $500 to $3,000 for relatively simple systems and up to $10,000 for more complex systems. We are also identifying next-generation technology capable of having a major impact on reuse and efficiency. For example, Nexus eWater, an Australian-based company, has developed a “whole-home solution” that treats water on-site so that it looks and smells like tap water and can be used for spray irrigation, allowing two out of every three gallons of indoor water to be recycled. The eWater system can also capture and reuse heat energy generated by water use, potentially about 15-20% of the energy budget of a typical home. By moving sustainable water strategies like these from a fringe status into the mainstream, we can help communities, businesses, and home owners ensure that their water is more secure and reliable not only during times of drought, but as we all confront the challenges of securing clean, affordable water in a time of climate change.

OTHER 19.1%

16.8%

15.7%

each household could

save

101,360 gallons/year by reusing its graywater

for

landscaping and other non-potable use

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Data Source: www.waternow.org


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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 Originally built in the 1970s, the 2061-square-foot home in San Francisco’s Diamond Heights neighborhood was completely renovated by Natal Modica Construction. The remodel incorporates thoughtful details throughout the home, with a unique mix of materials and textures. Wood, in particular, is used in unexpected ways. The soaking tub is made of hinoki, an aromatic Japanese wood that becomes fragrant when wet, while the walls of the wine cellar are clad with recycled barrel staves, which scent the room with wine and oak. The black rain screen siding was created using a Japanese technique known as shou-sugi-ban to naturally color and add an alligator-skin texture to the siding. The charred cypress wood repels insects and resists weather damage and fire. From the deck—built with recycled redwood from old water tanks—the clients enjoy their drought-resistant living wall and an automated sunshade that retracts when the sun goes down.

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PROJECT CREDITS

General Contractor Natal Modica nmodicaconstruction.com

Architect Azevedo Design Inc. christiazevedo.com

Photography Cesar Rubio www.cesarrubio.com

MARIN BUILDERS ASSOCIATION MEMBERS

THE CREW

Cal-West Rentals www.calwestrentals.com

SoundVision www.svsf.com

Ceramic Tile Design www.ceramictiledesign.net

Steve Teijeiro Expert Painting & Decorating ph. 415.747.6714

Golden State Lumber www.goldenstatelumber.com Jackson’s Hardware www.jacksonshardware.com Shamrock Materials www.shamrockmaterials.com

Tamalpais Paint & Color www.tamalpaispaint.com West Coast Professional Door, Inc. www.wcprodoor.com

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FINANCIAL WELLNESS

Richard DeRamon Redwood Credit Union

Which Home Loan Is Right for You?

Y

our home is likely your biggest investment, so choosing the right home loan for your purchase or refinance is a critical part of your overall financial picture and well-being. Often borrowers will lean toward a fixed-rate home loan because it may be the only type of loan they’re familiar with, but depending on their financial goals and plans, it may or may not be the ideal loan. Today, mortgage lenders offer a wider range of loan options, including adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs). Here are a few things to keep in mind when selecting a home loan:

Fixed versus adjustable rate: With a fixed-rate mortgage, your interest rate remains constant for the life of the loan, usually 15 to 30 years. With an ARM, your rate stays fixed for a set period of time and then adjusts periodically based on market indexes. Most ARMs cap how much your rate can increase at one time, and they often have a lifetime ceiling or maximum.

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How long you plan to stay: Fixed-rate mortgages can be a smart choice for borrowers who expect to own and stay in their homes for a long time. If you think you’ll be in your home for less than 10 years, you may enjoy savings with a lower rate ARM. The most common is the 5/1 ARM, which has a fixed interest rate for the first five years and then can adjust each year after. Other options are also available. For example, Redwood Credit Union offers a 5/5 ARM, with a rate that remains constant for five years and can adjust every five years. Up-front and monthly costs: For those who prefer the security of a set monthly payment, fixedrate mortgages can be the way to go, but if you’re looking to keep your monthly payments as low as possible, an ARM may be your best bet. You can find both fixed-rate mortgages and ARMs with a noclosing-cost option, keeping your out-of-pocket costs down when getting a loan.

Jumbo loans: Both fixed-rate mortgages and ARMs are available for conforming and jumbo loans, giving more flexibility to those needing a loan amount above the conforming loan limit of $625,500 in higher-cost counties like Marin. As you can see, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all choice when it comes to home loans. Don’t be too quick to rule out an ARM, as it may be an ideal solution for you depending on your goals and plans. Take the time to review your current budget and long-term plans with a knowledgeable and trusted mortgage lender, who can help you determine which loan makes the most sense for you.

Learn more about MBA member Redwood Credit Union at marinba.org/ directory. 19 SF & North Bay locations including two in Marin (1010 Grant Avenue/ Novato & 209 Third Street/ San Rafael). 1 (800) 479-7928 www.redwoodcu.org


FINANCIAL WELLNESS

Beckie Menten Marin Clean Energy

Is Your Home Energy Efficient?

S

ome of my very first memories involve being outside—camping, hiking, and rafting in the beautiful Idaho wilderness. My father was an outdoor enthusiast who brought me along on adventures probably years before it was advisable to do so. One particular memory stands out—I was eight years old and being dragged along on some raft trip or another. It rained the whole time, and to add insult to injury my dad had forgotten to pack food. He made up for it by stopping for a large bag of bagels to supply us for the whole weekend. I lay in the tent with my best friend, dreaming of delicacies like chocolate and warm food, trying to stay dry. It was miserable. Years later, I think of these moments and smile. I have spent a great portion of my free time as an adult heading out into the wilderness, including many more times huddled in a tent trying to stay dry. Growing up in the outdoors taught me so many things—strength, resilience, appreciation for all of Earth’s living forms and natural landscapes.

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It is these values that led me to a career in energy efficiency. I care deeply for the world around us, and I want our future generations to have the same abilities to appreciate wilderness, forests, and rushing rivers. As new and increasingly dire reports are issued regarding inevitable natural impacts due to climate change, I am even more driven to do what I can to quell the impacts. I’m not saying that changing a light bulb is going to stop 10 feet of sea-level rise. However, in the spectrum of things we as a society can do to address climate change, energy efficiency is the most costeffective, and the technology to make our homes more efficient is already here. Investing in energyefficient buildings not only reduces the need to build more power plants, it also saves money, creates local jobs, and increases the comfort and value of our buildings. With such a triple bottom line, why wouldn’t everyone invest in energy efficiency? The truth is, as much as energy efficiency makes sense, and cents,

there are still several challenges homeowners confront. Marin Clean Energy has launched a program designed to help homeowners in Marin and the City of Richmond invest in the energy efficiency of their homes. If you’re unsure of which improvements make the most sense for your property or how to find a qualified local contractor, we encourage you to check out our online web tool—myenergytool. mcecleanenergy.com. We can even help you pay for your project, with a new loan program that is repaid on utility bills and financial incentives from the state to offset your project cost. Marin County residents are luckier than most—we have incredible opportunities to appreciate natural beauty right in our backyard. Really, all citizens of Earth are incredibly fortunate to be residents of a magnificent, amazing planet that supports such a wide diversity of life. Let’s work together to keep it that way.

Discover more about Marin Clean Energy at marincleanenergy.org


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MBA BULLETIN

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SPECIAL SECTION

BUILDING MARIN Marin Builders Association Welcomes New CEO

R

ick Wells moved to Marin with his wife, Ellie, four years ago, when they were ready to start a family. They were drawn to the community here — a community, he says, that was built and sustained in large part by the members of the Marin Builders Association. Now this father of two will give back to the Marin community and the MBA as the association’s new CEO. “The MBA has a rich history for being the central

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gathering place for leadership, for solving problems in Marin County,” he says, “and I am excited to be a part of it.” Wells brings with him 15 years of experience in association management, most recently as president and CEO of the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce, where he expanded partnerships with local economic groups and established a strong business model for the chamber. Creating a strong and sustainable business model for the MBA, as well, is among his first priorities. Without that stable foundation, the MBA cannot fulfill his vision for the group. “I see the MBA as a robust, active, sustainable, and influential membership organization,” Wells says. The MBA exists to help its members succeed in Marin, Wells says, and to do that, the group must address the needs of its members. His first weeks on the job will be spent listening and learning, he says. “Ultimately, this organization is dependent

on its membership, and I want to know what the members think and what the members see for the organization in the future,” Wells says. Wells plans to increase membership outreach and expand the resources available to members to help them grow their businesses, including more online tools and more training and certification programs. And in turn, he hopes more of the membership will take an active role in the organization. Wells notes that he is excited to work with the existing MBA leadership. “They are committed to success over the long term, and that commitment and dedication is what attracted me to the position,” he says. That, and the hope that this home-improvement “novice DIYer” might be able to learn a thing or two from the real professionals.


MARKETPLACE

welcome to the

Marketplace

The Go-to Resource for Your Home and Garden Now it is even easier to find the right expert for your next home-improvement project. The Marin Home Marketplace highlights select projects from local professionals to help you envision your new and improved abode. It’s your go-to resource for all things home!

OUTDOOR ENVIRONMENTS

707.795.0605 www.outdoor-environs.com 20 Miwok Court, Cotati

STORY & SPACE INTERIOR DESIGN AND COLOR GUIDANCE

650.867.3896 www.storyandspace.com

PENNYPACKER/DRAKE HOME BUILDING

CATHLEEN GOUVEIA DESIGN

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

BROCK WAGSTAFF ARCHITECTS

415.488.0647 www.pennypackerdrake.com 761 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ste D, San Anselmo

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415.383.2160 www.wagstaffarchitects.com 275 Miller Avenue Ste 202, Mill Valley


ROSS PAINTING

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

LANDMARK BUILDERS

BERTOTTI LANDSCAPING

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

707.559.7077 www.bertotti.com 2425 Adobe Road, Petaluma

STUDIO HOME

415.457.0560 www.studiohomedesigns.com 14 Ross Ave, San Anselmo

WILKINSON DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION, INC.

415.785.7961 www.wilkinsondesign.net 72 Clayton Street, San Rafael

VAN MIDDE AND SON CONCRETE

415.459.2530 www.vanmiddeconcrete.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

marinba.org/directory

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

BLUEPRINTS

Brock Wagstaff Architects

Studio Snaidero Bay Area

Account Works

415.383.2160x102

snaiderokitchens.com

415.472.3946

wagstaffarchitects.com

Crossland Construction Accounting

Janus Design Consulting

415.456.3939

415.456.1366

sunrisehome.com

CABINETRY

Ken Kay Associates

AUDIOVISUAL & LOW VOLTAGE

Aurora Cabinets & Countertops, Inc.

Able Concrete Pumping

lic. 288206 D12,D24

707.291.4334

415.332.1745

Kitchens by Ken Ryan 415.897.3800

Northbay Reprographics

kitchensbykenryan.com

415.491.1112

Sunrise Home

northbayrepro.com

CONCRETE, ASPHALT, GRAVEL & SAND

559.281.6979

Eckhoff Accountancy Corp.

415.956.4472

kenkaysf.com Lilypad Homes

High Definition Home Inc.

415.250.9317

lic. 814767 C7

lLilypadHomes.com

415.499.1400

415.499.9400

eckhoff.com Maher Accountancy

highdefinitionhome.com

415.459.1249

mahercpa.com

Michael Rex Associates

415.472.4171

auroracabinets.com

SRS Custom Integration

415.454.7477

michaelrexassociates.com

lic. 815490 C7

calspaceorganizers.com

510.507.0313

Neumann Sloat Blanco Architects, LLP

srscustomintegration.com

APPLIANCES

415.578.4800

BANKS & FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

415.446.4119

Martin & Harris martin-harris.com Standards of Excellence

ARCHITECTS & DESIGNERS

707.765.0725 415.884.2939

Deluxe Shotcrete & Concrete Construction

Integral Design

lic. 808915 C8,A

lic. 537763 C6

707.568.1200

deluxeshotcrete.com

Bank of Marin

415.454.5025

415.485.2265

415.456.2070

bankofmarin.com

integraldesignwoodworking.com

Presidio Bank

RC Cabinets & Closets

lic. 326998 C8

415.456.6000

lic. 985074 C6

707.546.3113

presidiobank.com

707.664.1900

pedersenassociates.com Petersen Design Associates, LLC

rccabinetsandclosets.com

415.883.3816

petersendesign.net

Redwood Credit Union Steinbach Cabinet Shop lic. 694518 C6

redwoodcu.org

415.971.5966

415.927.1156

Union Bank

polskyarchitects.com

415.446.1859

The Last Inch, Inc.

unionbank.com

lic. 980565 C6

April 1st Design

415.453.7322

925.788.0806

415.457.3195

thelastinch.org

spacialdesign.com

Dutra Materials dutragroup.com Imbimbo Concrete, Inc. lic. 638907 A,C8

Spacial Design

415.847.3585

Devincenzi Concrete Construction

415.258.6876

707.545.4000

Polsky Perlstein Architects

Bilgart Design

De La Montanya Trucking

Gaidmore Furniture

Andrew James Ring III Architect, Inc.

510.502.4164

sonomamarin.com

Pedersen Assocs. Landscape Architects

415.453.6070

standardsofexcellence.com

707.763.6981

lic. 866993 D34

415.331.1400

415.454.2021

C.L.Y. Incorporated lic. 690380 C8,B,A

California Space Organizers, Inc.

The Accounting Specialist

nsbllp.com

lic. 984434 D06

650.991.3384

Marin Landscape Materials 415.897.1337

cldrgravel.com

bilgartdesign.com

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marinba.org/directory


HOME RESOURCE GUIDE Rich Readimix Concrete, Inc. 415.924.1040

CREATIVE SERVICES, MARKETING & PR

Pat Trainor Drywall, Inc.

Independent Electric Supply, Inc.

W. Bradley Electric, Inc.

lic. 795763 C9 415.456.3550

707.577.7900

415.898.1400

iesupply.com

wbeinc.com

ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS

Shamrock Materials, Inc.

And Them

Sessi Drywall

415.455.1575

415.747.4345

lic. 541472 C9

Johnson Electric

shamrockmaterials.com

andthemdesign.com

415.472.6373

lic. 899161 C10

Trush Construction Company, Inc.

Paganini Enterprises

ELECTRICAL

lic. 514199 A,B

paganinienterprises.com

lic. 390741 C10,B,A,C46

415.453.2325

Arthur J. Lang Associates, Inc.

Anatoly Lesley Electric

MacQuarrie Electrical Services

lic. 988148 C10

lic. 870994 C10

DEBRIS BOXES, HAULING DEMOLITION

415.377.7233

707.260.4544

Buel Engineering

macquarrieelectricalservices.com

415.491.0600

lic. 380928 C10

415.459.2530

Grange Debris Box Service & Wrecking Co.

vanmiddeconcrete.com

lic. 257220 C21

415.897.7088

415.331.0500

trushconstruction.com Van Midde & Son Concrete lic. 676584 C8

Viking Pavers, Inc.

Artistic Lighting & Electric 415.382.9500

Audac

grangebox.com

lic. 445578 C7

510.215.0800

Industrial Carting

vikingpavers.com

707.585.0511

Ils Associates, Inc. Maltby Electric Supply Co.

415.459.3095

Matthew James Larsen Electrical Contractor

audacsystems.com

lic. 955050 C10

Kies Strategies

lic. 674128 C10

415.209.0321

415.716.7363

lic. 577719 A,B,D06

415.258.9027

Mike Brown Electric Company

415.382.7713

lastevensinc.com

lic. 306767 C10

Marin Sanitary Service

Decker Electric

707.792.8100

whitesideconstruction.com

415.456.2601

lic. 3779 C10

mbelectric.com

marinsanitary.com

415.552.1522

Project Management Services, LLC 415.827.1272

deckerelectric.com Mill Valley Refuse Service, Inc.

Mike Mariani Electric, Inc.

Electrix, Inc.

lic. 513657 C10

R.W. Davis & Associates, Inc.

415.457.9760

lic. 677633 C10

415.485.0631

415.883.9099

millvalleyrefuse.com

415.485.0777

A. Whitehill & Son 415.999.1477

John C. Hom & Associates

L.A. Stevens & Associates, Inc.

510.234.6681

CONSTRUCTIONMANAGEMENT, SCHEDULING & ESTIMATING

ilscels.com

707.291.6890

DEY Electric Whiteside Construction Corporation

415.883.9200

415.453.8300

415.456.2712 lic. 970281 D06

415.883.3577

eltrx.com RV Stich Construction, Inc.

rwdavis-survey.com Redwood Electric Ray Wrysinski, Civil Engineer

lic. 870103 C10

Dibble & Company

lic. 530135 A, B,C21

Hannibal’s Inc. Electrical Construction

415.488.4017

510.412.9070

lic. 689576 C10

Royal Wholesale Electric

415.457.4044

415.453.3570

Via-Engineering, Inc.

Pound Management, Inc.

hannibalsinc.com

royalsr.com

415.774.6776

510.653.0800

Take Away Hauling and Recycling

poundmgt.com

415.455.9799

I. Cannan Electric

Strom Electric, Inc.

takeawayhauling.com

lic. 736435 C10

lic. 480976 C10,C36

415.596.3676

415.453.1200

Ross Construction Services

DRYWALL

415.892.4900

415.892.4874

via-eng.com

icannanelectric.com

415.485.9797

Synapse Electric

415.261.1590

Marelli Drywall

Idex Global Services Inc.

lic. 828101 C10

VHS Associates, Inc.

lic. 705813 C9

lic. 745981 C10

415.819.0668

415.256.2400

415.472.0967

415.482.4242

synapseelectric.com

vhsinc.com

marinba.org/directory

Weir/Andrewson Associates waassoc.com

idexglobal.com

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE FENCING, DECKING & SIDING Clough Construction

Eureka Valley Floor Company

Northgate Garage Door, Inc.

lic. 705713 A,B

Alten Construction, Inc.

Ballard Inc. dba Inspired Environments

lic. 397118 C15

lic. 627224 D28

510.234.4200

lic. 513959 B

415.479.1676

415.472.6004

altenconstruction.com

415.454.8000

northgategaragedoors.com

lic. 516987 B 415.444.5554

Floortex Design

cloughconstruction.com

lic. 534583 B,C15 415.924.6545

Kevin Marcinek, General Contractor

floortexdesign.com

lic. 620203 B

Giuliani Flooring, Inc.

415.898.9510

lic. 951628 C15

inspired-environments.com Altius Construction

GENERAL BUILDINGRESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL, NEW & REMODEL

415.847.5304

Bay Area Moisture Control, Inc.

altiusconstruction.com

lic. 726300 B

lic. 914976 B, C9, C35

415.884.0500

Anthony Love lic. 970424 B

415.459.3276

38 Degrees North Latitude Builders, Inc.

415.686.8139

lic. 831184 D41

Mertel Carpets

lic. 838178 B

707.778.8858

lic. 414490 C15

415.459.1995

Anthony Vitale, General Contractor

marincountysidewall.com

415.479.2180

Marin County Sidewall

mertelcarpets.com

FINANCIAL & MERCHANT SERVICES

Bay County Builders, Inc. lic. 700683 B 415.457.9962

lic. 515092 B

A.E. Nelson Construction

415.455.9927

lic. 364212 B,C36

Pacificontract

707.636.1750

lic. 682766 C15

aenelsonconstruction.com

Better Built Construction lic. 800744 B

Antonis Construction Building & Painting

415.451.4786

bbcconstruction.net

lic. 940470 B,C33

415.258.9966

Advance Business Services

pacificontract.com

415.203.4247

Pengelly Flooring

lic. 522340 B

lic. 849856 C15

415.927.0667

415.272.0585

abacusgb.com

California Mortgage Advisors, Jeff Grady

bayareamoisturecontrol. com

Abacus Group Builders, Inc.

bcpfloors.com

707.280.5740

BG Construction

antonisconstruction.com

lic. 676193 B 415.884.2180

Aquatech Consultancy, Inc.

BHM Construction, Inc.

lic. 809853

lic. 903191 B

B,C39,C15,C33, D51

707.643.4580

415.884.2121

bhmconstruction.com

Mass Mutual Financial Group, Christopher Harney

lic. 178605 C15

Advanced Engineering Sales, Inc. dba AES Construction

415.456.3656

lic. 775170 B

925.979.2325

rafaelfloors.com

415.507.9373

Arntz Builders, Inc.

lic. 498165 B

advengr.com

lic. 727072 B,ASB

415.453.3863

415.451.4888

Rafael Floors

David White & Associates

Richard Tourte lic. 651671 C15

Adventures In Production

925.277.2600

707.664.8137

lic. 943457 B

dwassociates.com Portico Wealth

GARAGE DOORS & GATES

noleak.com Bruce F. Goudie

415.382.1188

arntzbuilders.com

Build It Construction lic. 720386 B

415.602.4742

Arrington Construction

aipgc.com

lic. 810317 B 415.460.1607

415.378.0793

Burns Builders

Door Pros

Alan Taylor, General Contractor

Asbestos Control Center

lic. 958861 D28

lic. 451856 B

lic. 590867 A,B,HAZ,ASB

Smart Receivables

415.717.7015

415.892.8475

415.883.7856

Cal-Custom Construction

415.388.3990

marindoorpros.com

asbestoscontrolcenter.com

lic. 375536 B,ASB

415.925.8700

porticowealth.com

Allen Enterprises

smartreceivables.com

FLOORING & FLOOR COVERINGS

lic. 871010 B

Jones Garage Door Co., Inc.

415.897.8445

lic. 881441 B

B Street Builders

415.671.9767

lic. 920746 B

lic. 345502 D28

415.272.7751

415.485.4400

Caletti Jungsten Construction

bstreetbuilders.com

lic. 549463 B

415.897.2371

Allied Restoration Co, Inc.

jonesdoor.com

lic. 969355 B

415.381.3162

lic. 504918 C15

415.529.4001

calettijungsten.com

707.525.1204

floodrepairmarin.com

Empire Floors

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE Cartwright Construction

Cypress Homes Inc./ H-Y-H Corporation

Doug Monti Construction

Glen Rupiper Construction

Howard Scanlan

lic. 626464 B 415.453.7651

lic. 974792 B

lic. 387703 B

lic. 432984 B

415.488.4037

415.383.1848

415.453.1380

707.849.2096

lic. 644649 B

D&H Construction

Elmack

Global Modular

Hoytt Inspection Services, Inc.

415.497.6317

lic. 693883 B

lic. 472841 B

lic. 837357 B

lic. 493676 B

510.237.7883

415.388.1293

559.665.5800

415.897.9517

dh-construction.com

elmackcabinetry.com

gdvi.net

hoyttinspect.com

415.721.7160

D&R Construction

Envision Builders, Inc.

Gordon Walker Builders

cfcontracting.com

lic. 533707 B

lic. 736487 B

lic. 562356 B

Huts And Castles a Construction Co., Inc.

707.792.0818

415.453.2370

415.457.1184

lic. 703981 B,C36,A

lic. 402434 B

CDK Builders Inc.

CF Contracting lic. 401466 B,C10,A

Chalstrom Builders Inc. lic. 602728 B 415.461.2912

Charles Melin, General Contractor

envisionbuilders.com Dan Young Construction, Inc. lic. 760173 B

ESM Enterprise General Contractor

415.457.6797

lic. 352891 B

dycmarin.com

415.383.9698

Daniel Holleran

bathroomsandkitchenstoo. com

lic. 311858 B 415.461.2416

415.883.9209

Gubbins Building Company, Inc.

hutsandcastles.com

lic. 788512 B

Imperial Contracting

415.457.1576

lic. 830273 C33,B,ASB 415.798.3911

Hal-Co, Inc.

icppa.com

lic. 714971 B 415.254.6822

Fairway Design & Construction, Inc.

J.W. Tuttle Contractor, Inc.

Hartnett Construction

lic. 983150 B

lic. 923234 B

lic. 888773 B

310.850.4139

Dennis Webb Construction

415.455.2468

415.816.5046

lic. 821554 B

Floyd Construction, Inc.

Hayes & Associates

Jack Mosher Construction, Inc.

lic. 373692 B

415.505.3562

lic. 365653 A,B

lic. 817836 B

lic. 490355 B

415.328.3272

denniswebbconstruction. com

415.485.0645

415.892.3464

415.457.0713

Desmond & Wallace, Inc.

415.577.9064

lic. 782179 A,B

Fontana Construction, Inc.

Hennessey Construction, Inc.

Jamba Construction, Inc.

lic. 867185 B

lic. 727282 B

415.435.4481

conroybuilders.com

707.795.7443

lic. 487928 B

415.459.6497

jambaconstruction.com

desmondwallace.com

415.457.1290

hennesseyconstruction.com

lic. 351427

Cherokee Construction

A,B,C10,C20,C36

lic. 427589 B

415.897.2322

510.222.1689

Christopher Clark Contracting

floydconstructioninc.com

Conroy Builders

Contra-Spect, Ltd.

fontanaco.com

lic. 491125 B

Diego Brothers, Inc.

707.762.3302

lic. 419030 A,B

Gaetani Construction

Hitchcock Construction Co.

415.472.5967

lic. 490550 B

lic. 396116 B

diegobrosinc.com

415.332.2857

415.602.8464

415.640.8617

Diego Quality Construction

Gazzoli Construction

billhitchcockconstruction. com

Creatively Built, Inc.

lic. 544509 B

415.847.1811

lic. 977600 B,C36

707.765.6169

gazzoli.biz

DNL Builders

German Construction

Crabtree Construction lic. 693280 B

creativelybuilt.com

415.663.1939

lic. 414423 B

James S. Young Construction

415.897.7263

lic. 836405 B

707.495.2950

415.937.5672

Horick Builders, Inc.

lic. 822594 B

dnlbuilders.com

info@germanconstruction. biz

lic. 825511 B

marinba.org/directory

James G. Lino Construction lic. 442777 B

lic. 872590 B

buildwithcrescent.com

lic. 449978 B,A

Hoffmann Construction, Inc.

Crescent Builders, Inc. 415.454.1313

James E. Wilson Construction 415.883.2969

lic. 922738 B

707.781.9702

lic. 897278 A,B,C17

lic. 703863 B,C6 415.717.6061

707.766.9466

horickbuilders.com

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE James W. Josephs & Company

Kerr Construction, Inc. lic. 615587 B

Massa Construction Company

Natal Modica Construction, Inc.

Ravano & Cooney Construction

lic. 359012 B

415.456.5300

lic. 344050 A,B

lic. 844317 B

lic. 689239 B

415.454.8499

kerr-construction.com

415.459.0400

415.382.6554

415.431.3000

jamesjosephs.com

nmodicaconstruction.com

Jeff Hicks Construction

Kor General Contracting lic. 351692 B

Max Design & Construction

New Dimension

lic. 453554 B

lic. 345479 B

415.454.2461

lic. 720207 B

lic. 791439 B

415.897.9126

415.883.6291

415.381.5485

rempe.com

415.383.2080

jeffhicks.com

Kunstbau & Kids

ndmarin.com

415.420.3185

McDevitt Construction Partners, Inc.

Nichelini & Sons, Inc.

lic. 699671 B

kunstbaukdb.com

lic. 969483 B

lic. 339365 B

415.999.5927

707.763.3000

415.485.6791

lic. 896053 B

Jeffrey Novak General Contractor, Inc.

Rempe Construction

lic. 508578 B

Rivas Building Group

415.892.7713

Lamperti Contracting & Design

mcdevittandmcdevitt.com

nichsons.com

Robert Curry Construction

John A. Young, Builder

lic. 600412 B

lic. 663287 B

415.454.1623

McGuire & Sons Construction

O’Rielly Construction

lic. 288052 B,C10

lic. 459037 B

415.898.2243

415.488.4971

lampertikitchens.com

lic. 346397 B

707.933.8131

John C. Hill Construction

Land Construction

lic. 851479 B

lic. 790903 B

415.215.9188

415.457.2335

Landmark Builders

Merritt-Nelson Custom Builders

paganconstruction.com

John Pope, Inc. lic. 467171 B,A,ASB

lic. 474421 B

lic. 672337 B

415.663.9223

415.497.5948

415.883.5410

707.584.1813

Pennypacker/Drake Home Building, Inc.

Robert E. Randig

415.454.2719

mcguireandsonsconstruction.com

Pagan Construction, LLC

lic. 506873 B

lic. 464896 B

415.479.3163

415.457.4170

Rodoni Construction lic. 410338 B

lic. 754794 B

Rogers Remodel, Inc.

415.488.0647

lic. 839810 B

Lucas Valley Designs

Meylan Construction, Inc.

lic. 590486 B,C10

lic. 645290 B

lic. 680456 B

Pete Niederberger & Sons

415.609.0773

415.225.8230

415.256.1620

lic. 524069 B

meylanconstruction.com

415.924.4170

lmbuilders.com JW Rigney Construction, Inc.

jwrigney.com

415.328.0047

MW General Contracting

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

Karkabi Construction

lic. 740644 B

Michael L. King

Plath & Co.

415.331.2226

lic. 593092 B

415.383.0667

lic. 544919 B

lic. 395458 B

rpbconstruction.us

415.459.2401

mwgc.com

415.924.9746

415.460.1575

Kasten Builders

Mill Valley Builders, Inc.

lic. 362773 B

Maloney Construction, Inc.

lic. 957090 B,C17,D24

Powerhouse Building, Inc.

707.795.4177

415.897.4500

lic. 959104 B,A

415.332.6035

lic. 797313 B

slmbuilders.com

kastenbuilders.com

415.277.5977

millvalleybuilders.com

415.446.0188

Mondot & Co.

plathco.com

lic. 718948 B

S.R. Allied Builders, Inc.

maloneyconstruction.net KCK Builders, Inc. lic. 810315 A,B

Mariner Homes, Inc.

lic. 662970 B

Precision General Commercial Contractors

415.559.9312

lic. 905103 B

415.279.5007

lic. 790153 B

415.789.5846

Kelly Pacific Construction

415.332.8390

Murray Building

415.464.0900

Mariposa Contractors Inc.

kellypacific.com

lic. 346196 B

S.L.M. Builders

precisiongc.com

lic. 646709 B,A, LEED AP

lic. 399932 B 707.795.6595

Sandra Bird Custom Kitchens lic. 460795 B

Radco & Associates, Inc.

415.927.1171

lic. 831986 B

lic. 410936 B,A

sandrabird.com

415.431.3000

415.924.6105

707.939.9001

radcoandassociates.com

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE Schalich Brothers Construction Inc.

Tom J. Collins Construction

Wilkinson Design & Construction

Forster Pump & Engineering, Inc.

Michael Paul Company, Inc.

lic. 497493 B

lic. 499170 B

lic. 564598 B

lic. 426152

lic. 386001

415.382.7733

415.925.4000

415.785.7961

A,B,C27,C55,C57

A,B,C12,C34,C42

wilkinsondesign.net

415.459.4770

707.769.1006

schalichbrosconstruction. com

Tom Redmond Construction, Inc.

forsterpump.com

Scott Kaplan

lic. 434609 B

William G. Taylor Construction Corp.

lic. 467868 B

415.892.9918

lic. 853924 B

Gannett Fleming Project Development Corp.

415.407.1764

lic. 783100 A,B

415.453.8582

lic. 564392 A 415.454.2662

650.876.7004

Redwood Engineering

gfnet.com

lic. 456790 A,HAZ

lic. 605439 B

Wine Country Builders, Inc.

lic. 744002 B

707.763.4001

lic. 763980 B

Ghilotti Bros., Inc.

415.388.4616

tomroseconstruction.com

707.935.7474

lic. 132128

Robison Construction

A,C8,C12,C21,C42,HAZ

lic. 701379 A

415.454.7011

707.769.4747

Steere Building & Woodworking

Tomrose Construction, Inc.

Nerviani Paving, Inc.

Steve Moylan Construction

Travis Remodeling lic. 493670 B

Wintergreen Enterprises, Inc.

lic. 380100 B

415.883.8177

lic. 338175 B

707.538.4676

travisremodeling.com

415.435.5200

villadorohomes.com

415.435.0768

ghilottibros.com Sunshine Construction Ghilotti Construction Company

lic. 315245 A,C21,C27 415.479.5566

Stroub Construction

Von Der Werth, Inc.

lic. 489037 B

lic. 330299 C13,B

Womack Construction

A,C8,C12,C21,C42,HAZ

Team Ghilotti, Inc.

415.331.0621

415.388.7516

lic. 478379 B

707.585.1221

lic. 895384 A,HAZ

415.898.3151

ghilotti.com

707.763.8700

stroubconstruction.com

lic. 644515

W.M.S. Construction

teamghilotti.com

Structural Integrity

lic. 570798 B

Wyatt Construction

Hillside Drilling, Inc.

lic. 578269 B

415.457.3706

lic. 825045 B

lic. 478991 A

Thornton Paving, Inc.

415.730.8985

shidelerskyvara.com

415.577.3999

510.234.6532

lic. 382817 A

wyattconstruction.com

hillsidedrilling.com

415.453.2324

GENERAL ENGINEERING, GRADING, PAVING & UNDERGROUND

JS Company

Tuatagaloa Contracting

lic. 979111

lic. 699547 A,HAZ

A,C21,ASB,HAZ

866.824.8077

415.456.8972

All Terrain, Inc.

Lee Mechanical, Inc.

415.373.9472

westbaybuilders.com

lic. 827896 A,B

lic. 571894 A

wwww.tdastructural.com

415.459.1488

415.883.4450

structuralintegrity.biz Weiss Company, Inc. T.H. Eller Construction

lic. 354958 B

lic. 579465 B

415.435.8182

415.488.9865

West Bay Builders, Inc. Tembrock-Ingrassia Builders dba Bayside Builders 415.884.8078

Whitcomb Construction

bayside-builders.com

lic. 690549 B 415.382.0687

lic. 350371 B

whitcombconstruction. com

415.381.9806

timwalshbuilders.com

Turbin Design Associates

lic. 626859 B,A,C17

lic. 957514 B

Tim Walsh Builders

415.460.2100

Valentine Corporation

allterraininc.com Central Valley Environmental

Linscott Engineering Contractors Inc.

lic. 229225 A,B

lic. 477476 A

valentinecorp.com

lic. 913083 A,B

415.492.1755

707.584.1900

linscottinc.com

Wick Brothers Construction

cvalleyenvironmental.com

lic. 481077 B 415.488.9581

415.453.3732

W.K. McLellan Company lic. 240701

Maggiora & Ghilotti, Inc.

A,C12,B,C8,C21,C42

Farallon Company

lic. 226767

707.763.2407

lic. 827633 A,B,C33

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

wkmclellan.com

lic. 514664 B

415.892.7760

415.459.8640

415.444.5548

faralloncompany.com

maggiora-ghilotti.com

Tom Ganley Construction

W.R. Forde Associates lic. 814744 A,B,C21 510.215.9338

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE Westward Builders, Inc.

Ongaro & Sons lic. 215233 C36,C4,C20

George Petersen Insurance Agency

Dan Fix Landscape Construction

The Land Collaborative

lic. 327365 B,A 415.459.2130

415.454.7400

707.360.4117

lic. 553804 C27

415.472.5500

ongaroandsons.com

gpins.com

415.453.1604

thelandcollaborative.com

Wildcat Engineering

lic. 954204 C27

danfixlandscape.com

LATHING & PLASTERING

lic. 951203 A

Patriot Mechanical Inc.

707.763.3001

lic. 774738 C20,C43

Heffernan Insurance Brokers

wildcateng.com

415.444.0888

707.789.3072

Efrain’s Landscape Construction

heffins.com

lic. 785310 C27

Frey Plastering, Inc.

HEATING, AIR CONDITIONING & SHEET METAL

Simpson Sheet Metal, Inc.

415.472.2496

lic. 324866 C9,C35

efrainslandscape.com

415.897.4510

Forster & Kroeger Landscape Maintenance

Weber Plastering, Inc.

lic. 748791 C27

415.459.4707

lic. 416913 C20,C43

Herb Moran

707.576.1500

415.613.5770

simpsonsheetmetal.com Aaero Heating & Sheetmetal

Trahan Bros. Inc.

J.B. Shea Insurance Agency

lic. 278370 C20,C43

lic. 774154 C20,C43

415.661.4777

415.456.6684

415.897.4187

415.457.5541

Verde Metals Inc.

John Reuscher, ChFC Foothill Securities

Frank Bidaurreta Landscape Contractor

Borton Petrini, LLP

lic. 635429 C43,C20

415.892.9500

lic. 446356 C8,C27

415.677.0730

415.454.9007

reuscher.com

415.459.6429

INSULATION ACOUSTICAL

Sander, Jacobs, Cassayre Insurance

Gary Torney Landscaping Company

707.254.4840

lic. 440200 C27

sanderjacobs.com

415.461.1795

Bay City Mechanical, Inc.

George Family Enterprises, Inc.

lic. 645126

lic. 634157 B,C2

Wise Insurance Agency

C20,C43,C36,C4

415.884.0399 ext. 230

415.258.9912

Irrigation Repair Service

510.233.7000

gfeinc.com

wiseinsuranceagency.net

lic. 328638 C27

Hanson Bridgett LLP

415.924.4126

415.925.8400

aeroheating.com Allen Heating & Sheet Metal

LEGAL

lic. 211831 C2,C20,C43,D35 415.924.2425

allenheating.com

lic. 194445 C35

torneylandscape.com

baycitymech.com

Flynn, Riley, Bailey & Pasek, LLP 415.461.1000

flynn-williams.com H. Lee Evans 707.996.9238

SDI Insulation

Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.

Bayside HVAC Products LLC

lic. 607274 C2,D65,D34,B

415.878.2466

Neary Landscape

650.685.5500

wsandco.com

lic. 814207 C27,A

James D. Rohde

415.333.5099

sdi-insulation.com

707.588.8677

415.472.4140

North Bay Landscape Management, Inc.

Kate Warner; Construction Lawyer

LANDSCAPING

baysidehvac.com

INSURANCE Downing Heating & Air Conditioning lic. 644720 C20

Bolds Insurance Brokerage

415.485.1011

Fitzpatrick’s Heating & Air Conditioning

hansonbridgett.com

Anthony Bertotti Landscaping, Inc.

lic. 723370 B,C27

415.457.7977

lic. 373488 B,C27,A

707.762.3850

katewarnerlaw.com

415.485.1700

707.559.7077

northbaylandscape.com

bolds.com

bertotti.com Outdoor Environments

Law Office of Daniel Gamer 415.472.6655

Craford Benefit Consultants

Bauman Landscape & Construction

lic. 707006 C27

lic. 371959 C20 415.457.0607

415.456.9790

lic. 372478 A,C27

outdoor-environs.com

craford.com

415.447.4800

Law Offices of Benjamin C. Graves

Salazar Cal Cities

415.453.3600

lic. 820057 C27

marinlitigation.com

Kelly Company lic. 521529 C20 415.258.0757

baumanland.com

707.795.0605

Don Ramatici Insurance, Inc.

Bortolussi & Watkin, Inc.

707.782.9200

lic. 962905 C27

Mark J. Rice, Esq.

ramaticiins.com

415.453.4675

415.472.3434

415.328.4649

msrwlaw.com

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE McLennon Law Corporation

Jackson’s Hardware, Inc. 415.454.3740

Spoor Masonry & Tile, Inc.

Forde’s Larkspur Self Storage

Onspot Welding & Design, Inc.

415.394.6688

jacksonshardware.com

lic. 387721 C54

415.924.7144

lic. 620205 C60

415.457.3321

fordestorage.com

415.382.1091

mclennonlaw.com Marin Building Supply Parton/Sell/Rhoades

spoorstone.com

415.472.1410

MEDICAL - SAFETY

415.258.9700

onspotwelding.com

NEWSPAPER PUBLISHING

The Garber Law Firm

Mead Clark Lumber Co., Inc.

Ferguson Safety Products

510.588.7550

707.576.3333

831.458.0202

Marin Independent Journal

garberlaw.com

meadclark.com

fergusonsafety.com

415.382.7297

The Nelson Defense Firm

Rafael Lumber Company

415.388.4606

415.453.3043

Post Street Occupational Medicine

nelsondefense.com

info@rafael-lumber.com

415.945.1304

LOCK & SECURITY

MASONRY, FIREPLACES & CHIMNEYS

Sun Iron Works, Inc. lic. 231854 C60,C51 415.453.7562

sunironworksinc.com

marinij.com

poststreetoccmed.com

Marin Lock and Safe

ORGANIZATIONS Carpenters Local #35 415.453.9236

MISCELLANEOUS

PAINTING, DECORATING & WATERPROOFING Anello Painting and Construction lic. 619941 C33, B

Marin Country Club

415.892.8989

Energy Calc Company

415.382.6712

anellopainting.com

415.457.0990

marincountryclub.com

Redwood Security Systems, Inc.

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

lic. 426887 C7,C10

lic. 550775 D16 415.456.4346

Bob Kunst Painting, Inc.

energycalcco.com North Bay NARI

lic. 346191 C33

Indian Valley Golf Club

415.258.2873

415.457.0100

lic. 827357 B,C33,D34

415.897.1118

northbaynari.org

bobkunstpainting.com

415.388.5355

415.479.2876

ivgc.com

redwoodsecurity.com

hearthandhomeofmarin. com

Lynch & Sons

Novato Chamber of Commerce

Boeck & Associates Painting Company

415.459.9823

415.897.1164

lic. 531284 C33

novatochamber.com

415.491.1702

LUMBER, HARDWARE & TOOLS

Jim Nichelini Masonry lic. 302025 B,C29 415.897.7543

Adobe Lumber, Inc.

Manuel Vasquez Landscaping

Redwood Empire Chapter

415.499.0419

707.765.1050

Bouche Painting

necanet.org

lic. 937683 C33

707.647.2100

Joe J. Pedroli & Son, Inc.

adobelumber.com

lic. 396345 C29

Marin Clean Energy

415.459.6475

415.464.6039

DHC Supplies Inc. 707.588.9406

dhcsupplies.com Fairfax Lumber & Hardware Company

mcecleanergy.org

Golden State Lumber Inc.

bouchepainting.com

415.454.4163

Brescia-Stone Painting, Inc.

Pacific Gas & Electric

lic. 500490 D34

415.264.4005

415.380.0330

pge.com

Sheet Metal Workers Local 104 707.763.6676

Marshall Foster Masonry

Ross Valley Maintenance and Supply

lic. 277004 C29

415.939.1669

londonchimney.com

Petty Masonry Inc.

srchamber.com

lic. 830454 C33

415.388.6233

goodmanbuildingsupply.com

marinba.org/directory

415.898.2200

bsptg.com Cap’s Painting Company

smw104.org

lic. 430041 C33

MOVING & STORAGE Farnsworth Mayflower

Castaneda Iron Works

707.996.3199

415.459.6683

lic. 964236 C23

davidfreemanpainting.com

farnsworthmayflowermoving.com

510.234.4734

415.243.8242

David Freeman Painting

lic. 416140 C29

Goodman Building Supply

415.898.0388

ORNAMENTAL & STRUCTURAL STEEL

415.519.2510

415.454.2532

goldenstatelumber.com

415.933.2677

San Rafael Chamber of Commerce

London Chimney Services, Inc.

415.453.4410

fairfaxlumber.com

boeckpaint.com

lic. 503987 C33

castanedairon.com

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE DeGregory Painting and Decorating

Kelly-Moore Paint Co., Inc.

Steve Teijeiro Expert Painting & Decorating

Burkell Plumbing, Inc.

O’Connell Plumbing

lic. 417360

lic. 983208 B, C20, C36

lic. 576764 C33,B

415.897.5151

415.747.6714

C16,C36,C4,C20

415.578.2172

415.456.9889

kellymoore.com

415.332.3091

oconnellplumbing.com

Tamalpais Paint & Color Division Seven lic. 594303 B,C33

Kunst Bros. Painting Contractors, Inc.

707.769.7771

lic. 256121 C33

division7waterproofing.com

415.456.4044

Tim Kerrigan Painting

kunstbros.com

lic. 715319 C33

Duncan Wilson Construction

Marin Color Service, Inc.

lic. 741039 B

415.453.4065

415.479.6269

marincolor.com

watersolutionswaterproofing.com

Mikkelsen Painting lic. 645552 C33

Gaidano & Sons Painting & Decorating

415.382.3300

lic. 833585 B,C33 415.482.6055

North Marin Painting, Inc.

gaidanopainting.com Giampolini & Company

Grant Painting

tamalpaispaint.com

Universal Protective Coatings

lic. 504967 C36

C4,C16,C20,C36

415.479.1655

415.383.7473

415.457.9800

dennyshouseofplumbing. com

universalprotectivecoatings.com

Plumbing Repair Specialists

Marin Termite Control Co. Inc.

Fire Technologies

R.H. Hydronics

lic. 702759 C33,B

lic. 570216 C16,C36

lic. 951610 C4

415.892.0199

lic. 920570 B

415.457.6805

415.250.8133

northmarinpainting.com

415.456.9620

greenheating.us

marintermite.com

Gotelli Plumbing Company

Roman’s Plumbing

lic. 848109 C33,B

Naturworks Pest Control

lic. 254603 C36,C16

lic. 952842 C36

415.457.0724

415.460.6900

415.457.1145

707.971.0353

gotelliplumbing.com

romansplumbing.net

Grier Argall Plumbing, Inc.

Roto Rooter Plumbers

lic. 736901 C36

415.898.2700

415.457.0748

rotorooter.com

Hardiman Construction

Roy’s Sewer Service, Inc.

lic. 611970 A

lic. 491815 C42

415.847.0010

415.892.5480

Harry Lee Plumbing

Pac West Painting Inc.

415.479.7773

J & R Thompson, Inc.

PLAYGROUNDS Community Playgrounds, Inc.

Perpetual Motion Painting, Inc.

lic. 362950 A,D34

lic. 659640 C33

communityplaygrounds.com

lic. 288461 C36,C42

415.892.8100

415.897.8974

perpetualmotionpainting. com

PLUMBING & FIRE PROTECTION

Robert Walther Painting

ASAP Plumbing, Inc.

lic. 430685 C36

Rubenstein Supply Company

lic. 910245 C33

lic. 676623 C36

415.479.1854

415.454.1174

415.482.6679

415.492.8769

415.454.1500

John Seidler Painting

lic. 392227

415.453.6682

lic. 722069 C33

jtspainting.com

Pedro Femenia & Sons, Inc.

Denny’s House of Plumbing

lic. 460208 C36

grantpainting.com

lic. 684610 C33,B

pacesupply.com

415.454.6737

415.924.3200

Pallavicini Painting

Jerry Thompson & Sons Painting, Inc.

415.454.8282

lic. 443156 C36

Ferguson

415.458.2956

415.892.6030

City Front Plumbing

415.898.4911

lic. 650541 C33

lic. 736414 C33

Pace Supply

415.924.7321

PEST CONTROL

lic. 322282 C33,C35,C9 415.673.1236

burkell.com

rubensteinsupply.com Marin Mechanical, Inc.

lic. 699739 C33

Ross Painting

B&W Plumbing, LLC

lic. 749299

lic. 526659 C33

lic. 411936 C36

C36,C4,A,C46,B

Todd Morris Fire Protection

KBI Painting, Inc.

415.455.0766

415.868.9641

415.485.4472

lic. 978422 C16

lic. 944475 C33

rosspainting.com Baswell Plumbing

415.328.0069

kbipaint.com

415.454.7919

Sequoia Painting Inc.

lic. 433698 C36

Mike Testa Plumbing, Inc.

lic. 859331 C33

415.897.7977

lic. 519618 C36,C16

707.795.4955

415.310.1269

toddmorrisfireprotection. com

415.479.0110

miketestaplumbing.com

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE Water Components & Building Supply, Inc.

Hendrickson Development Inc.

415.451.1780

415.507.0752

RENTAL, EQUIPMENT & EVENTS

Northbay Roofing & Gutters, Inc.

Solarcraft

lic. 834387 C43,C39

B,C10,C46,C35

707.529.7774

415.382.7717

northbayroofinggutters.com

solarcraft.com

Northern Pacific Roofing

Sun First, Inc.

lic. 812250 C39,B

lic. 669250 B,C46

Cal-West Rentals Inc.

415.456.3482

415.458.5870

707.763.5665

northernpacficroofing.com

sunfirstsolar.com

Steve Janney Roofing, Inc.

STAFFING & HUMAN RESOURCES

watercomponents.com

lic. 623217 C36

Jeremy Forcier Guaranteed Rate Mortgage

415.457.6941

707.789.9023

wilsonsplumbing.info

guaranteedrate.com/ jeremyforcier

Wilson’s Plumbing

PRINTING

Big 4 Party Rentals 415.927.9100

big4party.com

calwestrentals.com Kearney Group Marin

Unicorn Group

415.297.3874

415.492.2222

kearneygroupmarin.com

De Carli’s Petaluma Butane Distributor 707.762.4511

ROOFING

lic. 511545 C39,C33 415.258.9676

Allied Building Products

unicornprintmail.com

PROPANE & BUTANE

lic. 497797

MacPhail Properties, Inc.

707.584.7599

415.482.1604

alliedbuilding.com

CLP Resources, Inc. Superior Roofing & Gutter Co.

415.446.7000

clp.com

lic. 956499 B,C39

Melissa Bradley Real Estate

Aussie Roofing, Inc.

415.491.1144

lic. 823443 C39

roofingmarin.com

415.531.3567

415.472.2800

bradleyrealestate.com

aussieroofing.com

Larry C. Levy, Consultant 415.892.1497

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

employeerelationsmanagement.com

McPhail Fuel Co.

Nancy M. Marion

Brandon Riedel Roofing

888.763.7663

707.285.3525

415.485.3760

lic. 878480 C39

wedgeroofing.com

SWIMMING POOL

SCAFFOLDING

Herb’s Pool Service & Construction, Inc.

mcphails.com

415.320.0647

Rockport Land Corp.

REAL ESTATE, PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & DEVELOPMENT

707.775.4554

De Mello Roofing lic. 290726 C39,D41

M.J. Buttler Incorporated

lic. 273969 D35

RPM Mortgage

415.456.0741

lic. 674446 B,D39

415.479.4040

415.381.5550

demelloroofing.com

415.457.3917

herbspoolservice.com

Henris Roofing Company

SIGNAGE & PARKING AREA STRIPING

TILE & STONE

rpm-mtg.com/dpomilia Ares Commercial Properties

Samsons Enterprises

lic. 220964 C39

415.899.1590

415.883.5527

707.763.1535

Ceramic Tile Design

henrisroofing.com Cal Pox, Inc.

Seadrift Realty

415.457.8850

415.868.1791

seadriftrealty.com Caro Asset Management, Inc. 415.899.1500

415.485.5180

Bruce Enterprises

ceramictiledesign.net

Herb Dorzynski/Johns Manville

lic. 742358 C32 707.781.9686

CTW Designs

925.301.5535

bruce-enterprises.com

415.883.8861

Vincent Sheehan, Re/ Max Vision

jm.com

ctwdesigns.com Davis Sign Company, Inc.

415.899.9990

McLeran, Inc.

lic. 831319 D42

Galliani Tile Company

Carol Munson/Alain Pinel Realtors

therightbroker.com

lic. 474230 C39

415.457.4091

lic. 651146 B,C54

415.456.7663

dscsigns.com

415.798.0388

BRE 01046676 415.286.0120

Wendy Aronson Property Management

Morris Roofing Company

SOLAR

Italics

apr.com/cmunson

415.730.4455

lic. 259426 C39

DMH Land Use Planning 415.457.0525

415.451.6150

415.454.6066

RGS Energy

morris-roofing.com

lic. 976876 C46, B

italics-stone.com

415.295.4950

rgsenergy.com

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE London Tile lic. 540433 C54

Pat Lepe’ Custom Interior Sewing

Mueller Mirror & Glass Inc.

415.389.0408

415.883.8200

lic. 462285 C17

londontileco.com

415.492.0234

Shades of Marin Miconi Marble & Tile

lic. 831573 D52

Novato Glass, Inc.

lic. 604588 C54

415.453.1518

lic. 371442 C17

415.482.8453

shadesofmarin.com

415.897.5117

WINDOWS, GLAZING & DOORS

Old Town Glass

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

miconi.com MLS Tile lic. 602910 C54

lic. 736844 C17 415.897.0088

707.584.5476

Andersen Windows & Doors

otglass.com

Radiant Way Incorporated

415.613.5955

Pacific Door & Hardware

andersenwindows.com

lic. 509661 D28,C17

415.839.6470

707.773.3666

radiantwayinc.com

Bergy Door & Window Company

pacdoor.net

Tile West

707.584.7200

lic. 551058 C54

bergydoor.com

Pacific Door Products, Inc.

TREE SERVICE

Dotto Glass

707.795.7777

lic. 225824 C17

pacificdoorproducts.com

415.479.1274

dottoglass.com Marin Tree Service

RD Enterprises 415.258.0114

lic. 648230 D49

Glass & Sash Inc.

415.472.7105

lic. 173807 C17

marintrees.com

415.456.2240

glassandsash.com Swift Tree Care

rdenterprises.biz

415.246.2034

wcprodoor.com

415.488.0522

swifttreecare.com

415.924.8300

Window Worx

healdsburglumber.com

lic. 758998 C17

Treemasters Tree and Garden Care

COUNTY OF MARIN www.marincounty.org

CITIES & TOWNS

415.451.4856

lic. 660226 D49

Marvin And Integrity Windows And Doors

415.455.9933

925.286.0841

treemasters.com

bmdusa.com

WINDOW COVERINGS

McGovern Skylight Specialist

www.cityofbelvedere.org www.ci.corte-madera.ca.us www.town-of-fairfax.org www.ci.larkspur.ca.us www.cityofmillvalley.org

West Coast Professional Door, Inc.

Hudson Street Design of Marin

lic. 596473 D49

Contractors State Licence Board www.cslb.ca.gov

lic. 443074 D24

415.382.7550

tilewestinc.com

STATE

www.ci.novato.ca.us www.townofsananselmo.org www.cityofsanrafael.org www.townofross.org www.ci.sausalito.ca.us www.ci.tiburon.ca.us

lic. 721229 B

Horizon Glass Tinting

707.292.4570

lic. 570209 C61,D52 415.457.2173

Mission Wood Products

horizontint.com

415.472.2280

missionwood.com

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CONSTRUCTION PROJECT CHECKLIST 1.

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

2.

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

3.

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

4.

Find out from your local building department whether your project needs a building permit, and confirm that your contractor will obtain all necessary permits.

5. 6.

Get at least three contractor bids and references, and check out, in person, recent projects by the prospective contractors that had similar specifications.

7.

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

8.

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

9.

Have a timetable for each phase of your project and the corresponding payment schedule spelled out in the contract. Do not let payments get ahead of the work.

10. Pay no more than 10% down or $1,000, whichever is less.* 11. Never pay in cash. 12. Keep all of your project documents, including payments, in a job file. 13. Try researching your contractor’s name online for additional reviews—but consider the source. Protect yourself from

unscrupulous or unlicensed contractors.

Protect yourself from unscrupulous or unlicensed contractors. • •

• • •

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

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MEET A MEMBER

Upcycle: Jeff Jungsten of Caletti Jungsten Cyclist, sustainable builder, and president at Caletti Jungsten Construction. interview by Liz Savage / photography by Trevor Henley

We hear you’re an avid bike rider. Where are we likely to find you cycling? Most of the time I will be in the hills around Marin, Sonoma, and Napa, but I have ridden in Idaho, New Mexico, Utah, Texas, upstate New York, Oregon, Arizona, and around Europe in France, Italy, and Greece. I ride three to four days a week before and after work, plus weekends. I grew up in Mill Valley riding a BMX bike when mountain bikes were just being invented, and once I found Mt. Tam the rest was history. I don’t compete anymore, although I train with everyone who does. It’s my time to decompress and get in a good workout. I also enjoy having meetings on the bike, which has become fairly common. You’re known for your commitment to sustainable building. Why is this important to you? I have always had an interest in being efficient, and our industry is inherently wasteful, which I would enjoy changing. I suppose it is a quest for understanding how we can improve our built environment so that we can leave a legacy for the next generation. It is not hard to build an efficient, healthy, high-performance home, but it takes a lot of focus and attention up front. I am a firm believer that even very small positive changes can make a difference, and I enjoy the path of learning and then sharing to make small changes into bigger ones.

What sustainable design features would we find in your backyard? My landscape is 100% natural. My home backs up to open space, and I have left the hillsides basically untouched. I have bees, deer, coyote, bobcats, and birds that I live with. I have little need for watering except for a small garden along with some fruit trees, so I have a very efficient sprinkler system for that. I need goats to come and eat the grass twice a year. What’s a must-have for your own outdoor spaces? I really enjoy a well laid out space that has plenty of variety for casual entertaining — a place for family and friends to gather and spend time together, many vignettes for views, and an aromatic garden. Water features for me are great to provide a nice ambiance, and very efficient well-placed lighting is a must. Any summer travel plans? We will most likely spend some time with family in New York and also do some camping in Northern California and Oregon. We also have some plans to go to Driggs, Idaho, where we are building a yurt village for a friend. What is your most memorable summer vacation? Probably going to Greece for the Olympics with some of our cycling friends who were competing. They stayed with us in the small village where my wife’s parents live, and we had the chance to get in some quality time together training and just enjoying life.

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How Did You Get Here? Roads. Roads allow us to travel to some of the most beautiful views in the world. They connect us to friends and family. They can lead us to new places of discovery and take us back to the places we love to visit again and again. Most importantly, roads bring us home. For over 100 years, Dutra has called Northern California home, providing materials such as asphalt concrete and recycled aggregates to build roads that get you to where you want to be. Dutra has the capability to handle any sized project in all aspects of land and marine construction, from overall concept design to the slightest detail. With one call, our customers know they can have it all—delivered with reliability, pride and experience. Call Dutra’s Marin office at (415) 258-6876 for your residential or commercial needs.

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photo: Trevor Henley

Capacity. Capability. Character.


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