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THE PICK-UP ARTIST SHOPPING TIPS FROM A TREASURE HUNTER MARIN HOME MAGAZINE

Fall Interiors MATERIAL WORLD

Character-Driven Designs by Polsky Perlstein Architects

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CONTENTS

FALL 2013 INTERIORS ISSUE

FEATURES 29 WALLFLOWERS & CURTAIN CALLS Take a peek at what local expert Robin Barnato is loving about wallpaper and window treatments. By Robin Barnato

32 MATERIAL WORLD

32 DEPARTMENTS 08 Editor’s Page 10 CALENDAR 12  He Said She Said

By Leilani Marie Labong

SPECIAL SECTION 46 Green Corner

40 TAKE A SEAT

Repurpose Your Home.

accentuate your home with stylish chairs from Sunrise Home.

48 FINANCIAL WELLNESS

Creating the Ultimate Gathering Space.

Equity Lines and Marketing. Local Finance & Real Estate Experts Weigh In.

14  Icons & Innovators

52 HOME WITH HOUZZ

Tile It Up: Ceramic Tile Design.

Make Your Mark: Landmark Builders.

16  THE Nail Down

54 MBA BULLETIN

Must Haves and Must Dos for the Fall Season.

The Pick-up Artist. Hear from a Novato Treasure Hunter.

2013 Scholarship Awards, MBA Membership Mixer at Marin City Community Development Corporation, Annual Golf Tournament for the Marin Builders Association Scholarship Fund.

42 The Shop

59 MBA MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Color, Mood, and Space.

Raise Your Glass: Johnny Pope of Old Town Glass.

24  At Home

A pair of accomplished architects mine their oeuvre, 30 years in the making, for the best in character-driven designs.

On the cover: Kent Woodlands Residence. Story on page 32. Architecture by MBA member Polsky Perlstein Architects. Photography by Trevor Henley www.henleyphotography.com

RESOURCES 60 HOME RESOURCE GUIDE Find licensed Marin Builders Association (MBA) members for your next home improvement project.

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

www.marinba.org www.marinhomemagazine.com

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MARIN HOME MAGAZINE PUBLISHER EDITOR-IN-CHIEF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DESIGN AND PRODUCTION CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

GUEST CONTRIBUTORS COPY EDITOR ADVERTISING PHOTOGRAPHY

Marin Builders Association Aimi Dutra Klif Knoles Terrence Knoles Kelly Berg, Serene Buckley, Leilani Marie Labong, Kathryn Loosli Pritchett Robin Barnato, Casey Mazzoni, Christine Scioli 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, Klif Knoles — MARIN BUILDERS ASSOCIATION 2013/14 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, Herb Moran, Rob Scerri, Dave Trahan, Michelle Whiteside — To subscribe, email publications@marinba.org or call 415.462.1220 For advertising information, email erin@marinba.org or call 415.246.8025 To submit a letter to the editor, email editor@marinhomemagazine.com with the subject line “letter to the editor”

Printed by Publication Printers Corp., an FSC Certified printer. Please recycle this magazine. We like to think of Marin Home as the essential home resource for current and future homeowners in Marin County. The publication is under independent ownership, reflecting an increased focus on local needs and trends in home improvement. The distribution of our magazine is free and supported solely by our advertising partners. We thank them for making this possible. Marin Home Magazine has included information and advertising materials supplied by persons and firms without reviewing, investigating, or evaluating the accuracy or completeness of the information supplied, or the qualifications or competency of those referenced. Therefore, Marin Home Magazine cannot and does not recommend or endorse the services of those persons or firms referenced. Readers of this magazine must make their own evaluation of the persons or firms. Moreover, Marin Home Magazine cannot be and is not responsible for the proper use, licensure, or ownership of any of the advertising materials or content herein. While great care has been taken to compose this magazine, Marin Home Magazine is not responsible for errors or omissions. All contents © Marin Builders Association.

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MARGARITA MADNESS Warm yourself up this fall with the Especial Margarita at Marinitas. With fresh-squeezed ingredients—you can’t go wrong! Salud! Marinitas, San Anselmo Marinitas.net

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have a confession. As much as I love long summer days and the carefree spirit they embody, what I love more is the structure and practicality of fall. No other season draws us back to the hearth and the home. Fall brings new trends, textures, and palettes to soften the blow of retreating summer days. Kids go back to school, and our lives return to the comfort of scheduled predictability. As we watch our treelined streets transform from bold greens to a soft palette of crimson and gold, our gratitude for warm, cozy places is at an all-time high. An inviting couch, big fuzzy throw, and a roaring fire—it’s the perfect way to conclude an autumn day. Start your focus on fall with this issue. Let it guide your smooth return home. As you tackle interior projects, creating an internal identity through colors, textures, and furniture, we hope you’ll find inspiration in these pages.

Aimi Dutra Editor-in-chief and Past MBA President

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THE ULTIMATE EVERYDAY BAG Pack up your essentials and go! The Tory Burch ‘Amanda’ leather hobo is oh-so-chic and the perfect statement piece. Nordstrom The Village at Corte Madera nordstrom.com

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CALENDAR

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Marin County Triathlon @ McNear’s Beach Park

Parade of Lights & Winter Wonderland @ Downtown San Rafael

Annual Service of Remembrance @ Hospice by the Bay, Larkspur

36th Annual Mill Valley Film Festival @ Mill Valley

4 Angels by the Bay Marin Center for Independent Living @ Meadow Club, Fairfax

31 Forecasting the Future Economic Conference @ Embassy Suites, San Rafael

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DECEMBER

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4-5 Shop Local for Schools HeadsUp - San Rafael Public Education Foundation @ San Rafael

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Oktoberfest Corte Madera @ Old Corte Madera Square

Marin Builders Association Membership Mixer

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@ Italics Tile & Stone, San Rafael

Warm Wishes StreetPack Assembly Day MarinLink @ Embassy Suites, San Rafael

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Dine Out to End Hunger Homeward Bound of Marin

Holiday Lighting Ceremony @ San Anselmo

Bon Air Invitational Car Show @ Bon Air Center, Greenbrae

Christmas La Posada Celebration @ Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Marin

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2013 is your year of rebirth, Libra, and you are bound to prosper in whatever you put your mind to. Your penchant for balance is stronger than ever, and if anyone knows how to bring beauty and harmony into a home, it’s you. Now is the time to take on your most ambitious feng shui project to date. Give your undivided attention to that one room you’ve been ignoring. A fresh coat of paint in a trend-worthy color, a few statement pieces, and a well-defined style will help to align your stars.

As one of the most resilient signs in the zodiac, Scorpio can handle almost anything—a strength you’ll need in 2013 as you’re confronted with plenty of change. Perhaps you are considering relocation, are in the early process of moving, or are just barely settled in a new home. Don’t fret—take advantage of your resourcefulness, and seek out experts to make this a smooth transition. Accept the help you need, whether from expert movers, deft contractors, or interior designers. You’ll thank yourself for it.

You’re extroverted and optimistic, Sagittarius, and it can be almost impossible to keep you down. But in 2013 your philosophical side dreams of a great, long escape. Take this craving for luxury and pampering inward, and consider an overhaul of your entire home’s creature comforts. Down pillows and duvets, plush bathrobes and blankets—your home is your oyster. Leave no room unturned, and maintain your signature sense of humor during the whole process. Even a gel-cushion mat in your kitchen can transform washing dishes into a welcome chore.

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HE SAID SHE SAID

Dear He & She, My husband and I recently discovered beautiful, thickpaneled mahogany hardwood hiding under the wall-to-wall carpet in our TV/family room! We’re taking the opportunity to redecorate the room into the ultimate gathering space. The only piece of furniture we aren’t tossing is an heirloom leather couch with metal studs. We have light taupe walls and tall windows for good lighting, but between the couch and the floor, the rich brown tones already feel very dark. Any suggestions on how to build around these heavy hues? —The Millers, San Rafael

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Wow, congratulations on unearthing that find! You will be telling that story at every Super Bowl party you host for years to come. I think I understand your concern: a big couch like that is truly remarkable, but it can also make you feel like you’re sitting in the dusty archives of an Ivy League library. From my perspective, you have the statement piece of the century. It’s very common to think of dark leather and wood as beasts that need brightening, but a family room is the perfect place for rich tones to cultivate a cozy space, especially when the clock falls back. Whenever in doubt, don’t think outside the box; instead, take a cue from the couch itself. Mixing metals and leather is a timeless, popular, and stylish statement that you can repeat throughout the room, and is an unpretentious way to brighten the space. A matte, stainlesssteel coffee table is a great centerpiece for pulling off this look. Not to mention it can hold up well when kicking your feet up for movie night. A few other embellishments will draw things together. A metal-trimmed mirror is ultramodern, pulls in more light, and will make the room appear even larger. A couple of unexpected decor items in the metal theme would also be a welcome addition. You’ll be surprised by what you can find once you start looking. I’ve seen some awesome oversized Monopoly pieces cast in pewter, for example. Whatever you do, though, avoid the urge to include an old Persian rug—that will definitely get you sent to the Dean’s office. Awaiting my Super Bowl invite,

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SHE SAID Dear Miller Family, Holy mahogany! I am thrilled for you but secretly seething with envy. As you may have already admired at great length, mahogany is no ordinary hardwood. From your description it sounds like you have the good stuff—a delightfully durable, rich, reddish-brown grain that can stop your guests in their tracks. To echo He’s sentiment, it is sometimes a subconscious reflex to balance out dark hues by splashing white or bright color around. Overdoing this “pop” can make a room feel disjointed, and the effect can be jarring. And while taking inspiration from the metal studs is a great idea, going too heavy-metal can quickly turn a space industrial-chic. My advice is to turn your attention to the strengths of your beautiful new floors. First, you need to keep your walls cool: go with white or eggshell, or try a fun shade like light blue with white crown molding to add elegance. Then, some deep reds scattered around will draw out the natural beauty of your floors. You want to do this in a way that pulls the eye upward, since the room is bottom-heavy right now. Carefully selected artwork can do wonders, but He mentioned something that sparked my interest: a fully stocked library would actually be an incredible and colorful addition to your space. Besides adding another valuable activity to your family room, you benefit from the built-in color wheel of a well-stocked shelf that would include a bounty of warm shades. Play with book size or color grouping, and look for hardback reissues of your most beloved stories, as they often come in interesting and ornate covers. You can also nestle in woven baskets for storage, or keep gaps to showcase artwork or sculptures. Congratulations again and best of luck—this space is destined for greatness. Keep Calm and Decor On, She

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ICONS & INNOVATORS

Tile It Up

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hirty years ago there wasn’t a tile distributor that could meet the needs of either the public or the contractor,” says Steve Cerami, who started out installing tile before founding Ceramic Tile Design. “The limited options and poor customer service of the local tile suppliers motivated me to start my own tile company.” That and getting booted out of his home office.

“My son Ryan was about to be born, so we turned my home office into a nursery,” says Cerami. “Now Ryan is the vice president and a key employee at Ceramic Tile Design. Looking back, it was definitely the right time to make my move.” Cerami opened his first showroom in San Rafael with a dozen lines. Today his San Rafael and San Francisco showrooms offer close to a hundred. “I’ve seen a complete renaissance in the tile industry,” says Cerami. Cerami imports a significant portion of his inventory from Italy, working regularly with over 30 factories. He also travels to two premier tile shows—Cersaie, the largest international tile show, located in Bologna, Italy, and Coverings, an

international tile exposition held in the US—to see the latest design and production innovations. “At Cersaie, the (largely) Italian tile manufacturers will introduce their latest products to the entire world. At Coverings, these same manufacturers introduce what they deem viable to the US market as a whole. I like to attend Cersaie so that I can decide what I would like to introduce to my clients,” says Cerami. Even with the recession, Italian tile producers have been creating new designs and manufacturing processes that Cerami finds “amazing.” “Manufacturers can now mimic the color and grain of wood exactly or duplicate distressed concrete surfaces, but in an incredibly durable porcelain

body,” says Cerami. “It is fun to see what the Italians will do next, especially when they take poetic license with nature’s natural look and color. And they’re of such high quality that they can be used in commercial applications as well as residential.” Ceramic Tile Design’s commercial division, CTD Commercial, has supplied tile to many high-profile corporate clients, such as Bank of America, Apple, Chevron, Nordstrom, and the Four Seasons to name just a few. Cerami also counts dozens of educational institutions, including Stanford, UCSF, and UCLA, as clients. “We work with a plethora of industries commercially,” says Cerami. “The tile we supply must be unique enough to support branding but also be safe and durable enough to last many years in service. In the end, that’s what

text by Kathryn Loosli Pritchett / photography by Trevor Henley

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Tiles: Listone D Wood Look Porcelain in Canyon Naturale (brown) and CTD Blend (black & grey). Artisan-made, Marin Designworks Glass Tile in Radius Corner (green), Windswept (white) , Ebb Flow (blue), and Arabesque (grey).

“from porcelain to glass and metal... ...to huge modules in squares, rectangles, and planking. This time in this industry is like never before” makes tile the economical as well as sustainable choice.” (Cerami’s distribution division, Cerami, Inc., can supply these same products to tile showrooms and dealers throughout California, as well as several other western states.) To best meet his customers’ needs, Cerami makes sure that his salespeople are well-versed in Ceramic Tile Design’s extensive inventory. Many of the staff members have design backgrounds, but they also participate in regular product seminars for color selection and coordination training as well as other critical product information. He notes that constant staff development is a lot of work, but it’s the only way for them to fully to understand the many usage and design options available from each factory. “Homeowners need help understanding and selecting tile, and interior designers and architects also benefit from our staff’s training,” says Cerami. “When they come to us they know they can get in-depth information on a wide array of tiles—we help them help their clients.”

His business has continued to thrive as he has added green materials such as IceStone, a durable surface made of recycled glass, and other gold-level Cradle to Cradle materials to his product line. He also works to meet the demand for American art tiles by offering hand-crafted, unique tiles created by small-scale, gifted tile makers from across the country. “I’m really proud of our commitment to smaller American tile manufacturers,” says Cerami. He touts the concept of “groupage,” which allows him to order an array of tiles from different manufactures rather than filling a shipping container with only one particular line from a single factory. “We also have a large number of displays, which helps clients realize a design concept and makes it easier to envision what their own home project will look like when it’s done.” Despite all the growth in his business, Cerami notes that it’s the basic nature of tile that makes it so popular. “If installed properly, you can keep tile for the life of your house, it’s fairly

Steve Cerami

inexpensive, and it’s beautiful,” says Cerami. “There are so many wonderful options from porcelain to glass and metal, and sizes from tiny mosaics to huge modules in squares, rectangles, and planking. This time in this industry is like never before.”

Learn more about MBA member Ceramic Tile Design at marinba.org/directory

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THE NAIL DOWN

Must Haves & Must Dos for the Fall Season Embrace the spirit of your home with these fabulous finds and ideas!

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MUST DO Great Spaces—Ready, Set, Get Comfy! During fall, we find ourselves retreating to our homes and settling into some of our favorite spaces. MBA member Caletti Jungsten, a local contracting and design firm, created this comfortable and cozy living area. The woodbeam ceilings create a dramatic yet warming effect. Turn your house into a home by creating an interior identity that resembles you! Caletti Jungsten 415.381.3162 www.calettijungsten.com

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Dining Decadence Indulge in a rustic great table for the fall family festivities. Restoration Hardware’s salvaged wood X-base extension table is handcrafted of unfinished, solid reclaimed pine timbers from 100-year-old buildings in Britain. Aged & timeless—a gathering place for years to come! Available at Restoration Hardware The Village at Corte Madera 415.924.8919 www.RH.com


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THE NAIL DOWN

MUST HAVE Tuck Yourself In Slip into some luxurious linens this fall. West Elm’s Organic Ikat Links duvet cover and shams are this season’s bedroom essentials. Revitalize your boudoir with a fresh new look and embrace those extended mornings in bed. Available at West Elm Strawberry Village, Mill Valley Opening in November www.westelm.com Prices vary $24- $119

Build Character Achieve a look of casual elegance when you apply Black’s Farmwood grey barn siding to your bedroom walls. Aged for over 100 years, this wall application adds instant character and history to your bedroom. If the walls could talk! Black’s Farmwood 1595 E. Francisco Blvd. Unit D San Rafael 415.454.8312 www.blacksfarmwood.com

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THE NAIL DOWN MUST HAVE Light Up the Room Lighting is essential for setting the mood in your home. Bright and cheery or soft and subdued—it’s your call. Create the atmosphere you want in your home through your light fixtures. The Silvia Drop Pendant Lamps from Crate & Barrel are the perfect way to brighten up a space. Mix and mingle the shapes for a fun, fresh look. Available at Crate & Barrel Town Center, Corte Madera 415.924.5412 www.crateandbarrel.com Prices range from $149 - $199

Take Control! Imagine the ability to control every aspect of your home from your iPhone, iPad, or a single keypad. Full lighting control and more is at your fingertips, and MBA member SoundVision can help you create the ultimate in-home experience. Sit back, relax, and take control. It’s pure simplicity! SoundVision 27 Commercial Blvd., Suite M Novato 415.456.7000 www.svsf.com

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THE NAIL DOWN

MUST HAVE Custom Comforts Customize cushions to complement your space. Studio Home Designs offers endless color and pattern choices. Why spend hours searching for that just-right cushion when you can create exactly what you desire today? Available at Studio Home Designs 14 Ross Avenue, San Anselmo 415.457.0560 www.studiohomedesigns.com Prices vary.

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Built-in Beauty & Functionality Bring style to your everyday life with customdesigned banquette seating. MBA member The Last Inch created this simple yet stunningly beautiful and functional eating area, complete with storage space beneath the bench. Custom cabinetry can give you exactly what you want and need for your home. The Last Inch 1800 Ferry Point, Bldg. #14, Alameda 510.337.1700 www.thelastinch.org

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AT HOME

the Pick-up Artist A Novato treasure hunter brings bygone objects back from the brink.

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’ve never been one for cookie-cutter anything,” says Sara Moseley, owner of Bonnie + Duke, a design service that specializes in sourcing vintage objects from Etsy, estate sales, and every castaway cache in between. Armed with the hunting instincts passed down from her mother, Bonnie (for whom the Great Depression instilled a strong sense of resourcefulness), Moseley feverishly tracks down stunning pre-loved—and sometimes longforgotten—vintage treasures for her clients. Her exhaustive efforts soulfully nuance otherwise “canned” decor. “Chain stores have teams scouring flea markets for the next cool thing they can mass produce,” says Moseley. “Why not find an original for less than the retail price of a fake?” Here, the huntress reveals her tricks of the trade. As a professional picker, what’s in your toolbox?

Good question. Patience, first and foremost. The perfect piece at the right price is usually out there—just keep looking! I also have the ability to see beyond dust and scuff marks to the beauty and design. I can see a piece for what it is—and what it could be. Lastly, I have a mild obsession with scoring a great deal. My parents were brought up in the Great Depression. They were totally practical, and they passed some of that wisdom on to me. »

text by Eden Navarro / photography by Trevor Henley

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AT HOME

quality of a vintage piece is better than a new piece. In many cases, the

What have been some of your best scores?

Six years ago at an estate sale, I found an amazing pair of vintage patio chairs for just $25—they’ve got circular frames covered with yellow and white vinyl straps. I think Crate and Barrel did something similar this past summer season. A woman in the South Bay once sold me an unfinished Lane coffee table for $85—I’ve seen them on eBay for more than $400. And I once traded some copywriting for a vintage French barbershop mirror! What are your tips for people who are overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of pre-loved treasures for sale on eBay, Etsy, flea markets, and the like?

Those are all totally overwhelming

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environments for everyone, including me! I manage them by staying focused (sure, that light fixture is in amazing shape and the price is great, but if you’re really looking for a side table, move on); knowing my limits on time and money (some finds require more work once you get them home—a great deal can quickly become more than you bargained for); and always being prepared to walk away (if the deal isn’t just right, I’ll keep looking). What vintage-era items are gaining traction once again?

I’m seeing big pieces like vintage ninedrawer dressers and dining-room sets— investment pieces that stand the test of time. In many cases, the quality of a vintage piece is better than a new piece.

When determining an object’s worthiness, how do you rank 1) condition, 2) price, and 3) sheer desire?

I use a “pick-two” formula. Great condition and awesome price? A nobrainer for me. A must-have that’s in great shape? I’ll take the plunge! It’s rare to satisfy all three, so you have to ask yourself which two variables will seal the deal. What do all of your clients have in common?

They’re practical yet open-minded, smart yet willing to take risks. Basically, they’re just awesome.

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From traditional and classic to edgy and graphic, wallpaper and curtains are back. Lift the veil and take a peek at what local expert Robin Barnato is loving about wallpaper and window treatments now.

Fear. Trepidation. Outright Horror. These are the most common reactions I get from my clients when I suggest that we consider wallpaper as a way to liven and warm up a space. No doubt they are flashing back to the foiled foyer or green-and-white-trellis print in the breakfast room of their youth. Curtains are no better, conjuring up visions of Tuscan swags and entire walls of polyester pleats. But before you show me the door, let me try to convince you that you will delight in the warm, stylish, and sometimes very subtle enhancement that wallpaper and yes, even curtains, can bring to today’s spaces. »

text by Robin Barnato, Studio Home Designs / photography by Trevor Henley

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Wallpaper: Elitis, Xxl, “Cristal”

Wallpaper: Elitis, Kandy “Brit Pop”. Scrim sheers in “Cloud White”, custom made by Studio Home

» The wall is the thing We are in the midst of a wallpaper renaissance, and as a result there are incredible design and material choices spanning all design genres. The creativity explosion that has generated so many wonderful fabric designs and prints has spilled over to wall coverings. Geometrics are popular because of their crisp, classic feel, and here in California grass cloths and natural wovens are always favored. For an even more organic and natural palette, I like the natural cork veneers offered by Caba and Phillip Jeffries. Hand block printing is another burgeoning trend with wallpapers and is an ideal way to add artistic flair to a space. Companies like Galbraith and Paul, Raul, and Cloth have transferred their beautiful hand-blocked prints to paper, and the effect is stunning and timeless. Digital meets Vinyl The ability to print most anything digitally on fabric, paper, and glass has fueled the expansion of new edgy wallpaper designs, as well as soft subtle textures and hues. One of the companies on the cutting edge of this wall-covering trend is Elitis, a French textile company that offers incredible vinyl papers that can be wiped clean, but it is almost impossible to tell it is vinyl. I love to use their vinyl grass cloths, silks, and faux stones. (The neutral travertine is one of my favorites.)

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All things distressed Barnwood, iron cladding, peeling cement walls, and antique tin tiles are all available to anyone with a sharp blade and an exacting eye (although we recommend using professional paper hangers). These are great installations for restaurants, retail stores, dens, or that basement family room build-out. UK-based Andrew Martin has really innovative paper-cladding options, including a full wall of leather-bound books in an old English library setting. If you are brave enough to use actual cladding on your walls, the possibilities are endless. Paneling one wall in Douglas fir or unfinished hickory flooring is a great way to add warmth and nature to a plain room or hallway. Getting started The easiest way to plunge into wallpaper or cladding is to do an accent wall behind a bed, an entryway, or a small powder room. If you think you might tire of a bold pattern or color, it is best to stick with one of the textured neutrals or natural weaves. But I will warn that cladding your walls is addictive, so your first wall-covering project will definitely not be your last!


» Windows Windows too often are a lost opportunity for warmth and style. Many people approach their window coverings on a purely functional basis (sun protection and privacy) and may not realize how a great window treatment can set the tone of the space, inside and out. To drape or not to drape As with wall coverings, the explosion of artistic prints, digital designs, and groundbreaking sheers and casements make it more exciting than ever to warm up to drapes. The beauty can be in the simplicity of fabric and color (such as natural wools and soft Belgian linens) or the liveliness of a color, hue, or print. Drapes no longer have to mean formality. I primarily use a ripplefold top treatment, which creates a soft pleatless curtain that stacks back minimally and has a casual feel. Drapes and panels are perfect solutions for long window walls where they can be hung floor to ceiling, making the ceilings seem taller; and for bedrooms to create a soft and luxurious feel, especially when combined with natural woven-fiber roman shades. Patterns and colors can make a neutral palette bold and interesting. Think about how a curtain looks from the outside, and consider using an unlined double-sided pattern or sheer so that the view outside in is just as lovely as from inside out. Form follows Function This modernist ideal generally describes my approach to window coverings. However, in the case of windows, there is no reason not to maximize the form once the function has been determined. Companies like Hartmann and Forbes and Conrad Shades make elegant natural woven-fiber shades that filter light, provide privacy, or both. Printed fabric romans are ideal in children’s rooms when a splash of color or vibrant fabric is desired. My favorite architectural options are softcolored solar shades, which filter light

TOP: Elitis, “Vibration”, custom made by Studio Home. BOTTOM: Conrad Shades, “Snow White” and custom drapes by Studio Home with Seema Krish textiles.

and cast a soft hue when there is direct sunlight but no privacy needs. I also love the warmth and utility of two-inch wood blinds, especially when they are done in unexpected finishes such as driftwood, washed white, or wenge. As a recovered window and wall minimalist, I am always sympathetic to my client’s aversions to these textural additions. However every time we complete a new wallpaper or fabulous ripplefold curtain installation, I get such a charge of decoratinginduced euphoria that I am immediately searching for the next opportunity to demonstrate the power of the latest window covering and wall trends.

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MATERIAL WORLD A pair of accomplished architects mine their oeuvre, 30 years in the making, for the best in character-driven designs. text by Leilani Marie Labong photography by Trevor Henley, Jeremy Coulter, Jared Polsky and Richard Perlstein

In the way that renowned American architect Michael Graves once expressed that his houses have anthropomorphic qualities—doors are mouths, windows represent eyes and noses, for example—Jared Polsky and Rich Perlstein, coprincipals of Larkspur design studio Polsky Perlstein Architects, also believe that their custom projects subtly take on human characteristics. Not necessarily of the anatomical nature, as Graves had observed, but more along the lines of distinct personality expressions. Arguably, it’s these nuances that make the difference between a house and a home. “As architects, we work hard to evoke our clients’ sensibilities,” says Polsky. Choosing an architectural style— modern, Mediterranean, craftsman, to name a few—is the first indication of a client’s aesthetic predisposition. From there, a signature palette of materials emerges—another ridge, so to speak, of this unique design fingerprint. In Greenbrae, for example, Polsky and Perlstein designed a contemporary home for, says Polsky, “an adventurous couple who wanted something exciting and cutting edge.” As such, the interior is anchored by a floating central staircase—a “circulation spine”—with glass railings and seemingly gravitydefying risers to increase the thrill quotient as well as the visual clarity. Like most modern masterpieces, the interior is open and lofty and crisply edged, a look that might have been weighed down by a traditionally bulky flight. The streamlined effect is aided by the perks of the 21st century—credit stateof-the-art technology for making modern-day TVs super thin, for instance, eliminating the architects’ need to design cumbersome built-ins. »

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Such a cool aesthetic in the Greenbrae home is tempered by an abundance of the beautifully grained Brazilian hardwood cumaru. “Wood does a really good job of making people feel comfortable and warm,” says Perlstein. That said, the architects warn against using too much wood, especially in cramped spaces that don’t have the benefit of significant glass expanses—the Greenbrae portals capture views of Mount Tamalpais. While cumaru has the look of a clear redwood—a naturally warm tone—the architects also swear by the coziness that lighter woods, like white oak, can bestow. Recently, Polsky and Perlstein have noticed a trend away from darker woods like mahogany or walnut. “These things tend to cycle, much like fashion,” says Perlstein, who claims that oak, stylish 20 years ago, is now experiencing a resurgence.

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In a Polsky-Perlstein home in Kent Woodlands, rustic planks of white oak provide an intimate farmhouse vibe. Achieving such lived-in texture in a brand new 10,000-squarefoot manse is no mean feat. The owners, according to the architects, are “very sophisticated, but very casual—they’re jeans-and-T-shirt kind of people.” Once again—cue token idiom—the apple (in this case, the architecture) hasn’t fallen far from the tree. Another way in which the architects attempted to diminish the scale of the Kent Woodlands home was by building alcoves. The one in the master bath, for instance, frames a freestanding tub and French doors. “There are people—myself included—who like the sense of being slightly separated from the larger space,” says Polsky. “Alcoves can serve all kinds of functions, from small home offices to more intimate seating areas to special places for tubs.” Color, or the lack thereof, is also a strong indicator of a person’s individuality. At Kent Woodlands, a flight of stairs is embellished with a rainbow paint treatment—a delightful surprise in the Normandy-style home.

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In a Mediterranean-inspired domicile in Kentfield, muscular plaster walls are imbued with earthy, muted shades of yellow, red, and green. “The homeowner is an artist and was willing to take risks with color,” says Polsky. The leafy-green shading in the master bathroom plays off the view of the shrubbery and trees in the backyard, while in the great room, a honeyed hue is reminiscent of the Tuscan sun. The groin-vaulted ceiling in the foyer is tinted with a warm peachy tone. Here in this entry space, the architecture evokes a sense of the Old World. But in the Old World, those walls might have been solid, heavy compositions of stone and mortar. In the modern-day earthquake-prone, safety-code-laden Bay Area, the illusion is accomplished with wood framing, drywall, and plaster. “The walls look weighty, and that’s the whole point,” says Perlstein. “They may not be solid in the traditional sense, but when it comes to an earthquake, this composition is actually stronger than stone.” Conversely, the hand-hewn ceiling beams in the great room may summon romantic images of old Italian countryside villas inhabited by lovelorn Diane Lane types, but they lack the brawn to bear the weight of the ceiling. No matter. “They won’t warp,” assures Perlstein, “and they’ll always stay true.” Just like your favorite architects.

For more information about the talented teams that created these homes, see page 72.

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THE SHOP

Color, Mood, and Space It’s not just the hue that matters. Color combinations and nuances are the secret to making a room feel just right. text and photography by Kelly Berg

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hether we are aware of it or not, our spaces influence our emotions every day. Color is arguably the single most important contributor to a room’s mood. When we design and decorate our spaces, each and every hue plays a role in how we feel. So it’s important that we select our colors thoughtfully—not fearfully—with conscious intention to create a space that makes us feel how we want to feel. We hear a lot about the moods that certain colors create. Red is supposed to make us hungry and ignite passion. Blues are supposed to create a soothing, relaxing atmosphere. Pink is girly. And green represents nature. But these ideas present such a limited view on color that it’s best to ignore them. Yes— completely ignore them. Why? Because when designing and decorating our homes, they do us absolutely no good. In fact, they often put us in a terrible bind by not allowing us to use the colors we love. These color memes don’t take into account the infinite variations of colors and color combinations that we are capable of creating. A room is never defined by any single color. It’s ultimately the combinations of colors and variations of hues that make a room feel one way or another.

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Let’s take the color chartreuse, for example, which is very trendy at the moment. You may think there is no way you would introduce this color into your home. It’s loud, too bright, and gives you a headache just thinking about it. But what if you have a room that feels a little flat? Or a little too moody? A bit of chartreuse could be just what your room needs to lift its mood. The hue could be brought into a room through flowers and a single throw. Or it could be embraced more boldly through upholstered furniture and an area rug. The overall mood of the room will be influenced by this hue, but it won’t be defined by it. If the walls are painted black, and the »


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THE SHOP furnishings include rich wood tones, the room will have a much different feel than if that same chartreuse is paired with bright white walls and cherry red furniture. Pink is a good example to reference here, as well. We could say that using pink in our home creates a feminine, soft, sweet mood. But what kind of pink are we referring to? Is it the pastel tint of cotton candy? Or the bold, energetic glow of a fuchsia flower? And how is that color used? Is it painted on all the walls? Or is it introduced in a throw pillow? What is the material? High-gloss enamel? Or delicate lace? And what colors is it paired with? Whites and creams? Bright daffodil yellow? Deep charcoal gray? You can start to see how pink can be much more than sweet and girly. Its mood can be altered based on the exact shade or tint, the colors it’s paired with, and how it’s used in a space. All colors inherently have specific moods associated with them, but it’s important that we don’t simplify them too much. If we do, we miss out on some fabulously unique color combinations, and the potential for creating spaces that feel as good as they look.

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Here are just a few common color associations Red Burgundy Serious, rich, warm, mature, stable, traditional Red Cherry Red Energetic, jovial, cheap, passionate Pink Cotton Candy Romantic, sweet, soft, feminine Pink Fuchsia Bold, loud, warm, sexy, flamboyant Orange Terra Cotta Sophisticated, warm, earthy, cozy Orange Tangerine Playful, edgy, immature, loud

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Yellow Chartreuse Immature, loud, energetic, stimulating Yellow Buttery Gold Comforting, sunny, inviting, cheerful Green Lime Green Fresh, optimistic, fruity, unstable, youthful Green Forest Green Pensive, traditional, woodsy Blue Sky Blue Childlike, airy, open, light Blue Cobalt Precious, sophisticated, intense, spiritual

Violet Lavender Romantic, sweet, grandmotherly, artificial Violet Eggplant Masculine, rich, sophisticated, powerful Gray Charcoal Strong, sexy, masculine, heavy Gray Silver Neutral Calm, lifeless, dull, light Black Black Strong, sophisticated, mysterious, luxurious White White Celestial, spiritual, clean, pure, sterile


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GREEN CORNER

REpurpose Your Home text by Casey Mazzoni

Pallet Inspiration Next time you are throwing out your trash and you see a lonely pallet waiting to go to the landfill, be sure to grab it! What I love about this pallet chair is the wash of color. This outdoor treasure costs pennies, but the laughs with your favorite gal pal while lounging on these rustic chairs are priceless.

These ARE your grandmother’s crates! How fun is this? Take some old wooden crates, and mount them to the wall. If you don’t have vintage wooden crates, use wine crates. Who knew the North Bay “wine lifestyle” had multiple benefits! Not only do the shelves look super hip, they also create great storage for small spaces.

I have seen the light! Are you sick of the ’70s fixture in your dining room? This inexpensive alternative is so easy to build. In one afternoon, you can have a new look. Just find a basket lying around your house or weave your own! Paint it a fun color, or leave it natural—let your creative juices flow. But before flipping the switch, be sure to consult with a Marin Builders Association licensed electrician to be sure it is safe.

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If you’re like me, each turn of the season inspires an equally dramatic makeover of your home decor. But these quarterly updates can take a serious toll of your bank account. So how can you can satisfy your need for change while keeping a little in your pockets? Repurpose your home! With some imagination, time, and a little elbow grease, you can create a unique living space while saving money and Mother Earth.


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FINANCIAL WELLNESS

Benefits of a Home Equity Line

by Richard DeRamon Redwood Credit Union

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quity in your home can be a powerful tool in managing your overall financial situation. Equity—the current market value of your home minus your mortgage balance—can serve as collateral for other borrowing, such as a home equity line of credit, or HELOC. Used wisely, a HELOC is a revolving line of credit, similar to a credit card, which offers a variety of benefits: Lower rates.

Interest-only payments.

HELOC rates are typically lower than credit card or personal loan rates, making them a good option for debt consolidation or major purchases. Generally, HELOC rates are variable and calculated by taking a base index, such as the prime rate, and adding a margin. Check with your lender to learn how much the rate can vary and if there is a cap to prevent it from exceeding a certain percentage.

During the draw period, you typically are only required to pay the interest, although you can choose to pay principal as well. Once the draw period is over, you may be allowed to repay the principal over a fixed period of time, or have the option of renewing your draw period, depending on how the HELOC is set up.

Flexible uses.

Tax benefits.

You can withdraw funds up to your credit limit at any time during the draw period (usually 10 to 15 years). A HELOC can help you pay for college tuition expenses, home improvements, buy a car, or access cash when you need it. It’s also a great option to help you consolidate high-interest debt at a lower interest rate.

The interest you pay on your HELOC may be tax deductible, which is not usually an option on other revolving lines of credit. Consult your tax professional for additional information.

While there are many benefits to a HELOC, it’s important to remember you are using your home as collateral, which creates risk. Your home is your biggest asset, so the decision to borrow against it using a HELOC should be considered carefully. Working closely with your trusted lender, evaluate your options to make sure a HELOC is the right solution for you.

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Tricks of the Trade Five ways to design a marketing plan that is sure to jump start your home’s sale. by Megan Pomponio Frank Howard Allen

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istory has shown that the longer a home is on the market, the more likely it is that the sales price will be lower. Pricing your home accurately at market value is key to a successful sale. But beyond that, you can do several other things to ensure that your home sells quickly, for the best price possible. Most homeowners don’t realize how much is involved in marketing a property. Here are five important things to consider before putting up that For Sale sign.

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LESS IS MORE: Do you ever

see homes for sale that have unmade beds, toilet seats up, and dishes in the sink? Yikes! One of the most important first steps in preparing to sell your home is to deep clean, de-clutter, and edit. This involves removing anything you don’t actually need or use. Clean or repaint the walls, and try to make your rooms look as versatile as possible. Also, don’t neglect storage areas. When you move you’re going to need to pack stuff up, so get a head start now. Closets, cabinets, and storage spaces will appear larger and more useful if they are free of clutter. This includes the garage, basement, and attic. 2

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is clean and organized, staging will make it even more appealing to prospective buyers. Whether it involves repurposing or repositioning furniture on your own or hiring a stager to replace your furniture or simply add accessories, staging will often make your home appear larger and more inviting. Buyers want to imagine their own belongings in the space so give them a clean, blank canvas.

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CURB APPEAL: Your home’s

interior may look amazing, but if a buyer doesn’t want to go inside, you’ve lost them. Removing weeds or adding fresh mulch and a few colorful plants can make a huge impact. Power-washing the walkway and driveway and cleaning windows will give the house a fresh look. You may also consider new paint or hardware on the front door. Sprucing up the exterior will make your home look newer, brighter, and more welcoming. 4

see a listing on the Internet and wonder if the agent took the photos with a disposable camera? Dark rooms and bad angles, overexposed windows, a timestamp—all of these things diminish your home’s appeal. Professional photographers can use lighting that enhances the colors in the rooms, and they have wideangle lenses that show more of the space than an average camera. They also understand the importance of composition and will take photos that best highlight your home.

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Now that your home looks fantastic inside and out, it’s time to properly capture it. Do you ever

MARKETING: It’s finally time to bring your home on the market, and as the saying goes, “The first impression is the last impression.” If you’ve done well with the pre-listing steps mentioned here, marketing will be a breeze.

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Local Resources


Raise Your Glass: Johnny Pope of Old Town Glass We caught up with Johnny Pope, owner of Old Town Glass in Novato, to learn more about the family business, his top window tips, and his plans for the fall season.

You’ve seen a lot of fantastic views in Marin while installing glass and windows. What’s the most amazing one? There are so many, but if I had to choose one, I’d say the view from the Mt. Tam fire lookout. The last time we changed some fogged windows up there it was pretty amazing. What is your No. 1 tip for readers who want to replace their windows? Seek out expert advice from a window and door contractor, dealer, architect, or a licensed contractor with window and door experience. There are many codes that affect window and door replacement—on the national, state, and local levels—and they can be relatively complex. There are so many window and door products on the market, and they are not all equal in performance and benefits. Someone with expert knowledge can help you wade through the differences. What’s next on your own home-improvement list? I’ve been meaning to install a new fire-rated door between the garage and house for quite some time. If you were invited to present only one item for a time capsule to be opened in 2053, what would it be? A book. As our lives move toward digital media, it’s nice to have something tangible. Who’s your hero and why? My parents. They built a business from the ground up and provided an opportunity for my sister and me to carry on something that they started. What do you like to do—either at home or elsewhere— to enjoy the fall season? Fall is my favorite time to head to Tahoe, while most of the crowds are gone and before the winter sets in.

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

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

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

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE

Licensed Contractors, Materials Suppliers & Associated Services ACCOUNTING

Petersen Design Associates, LLC

GMH Mortgage Services, LLC

Integral Design

415.462.7601

standardsofexcellence.com

415.883.3816

415.578.2788

lic.537763 C6

petersendesign.net

linkedin.com/pub/r-wahlstrom/ll/4a4/346

integraldesignwoodworking.com

Polsky Perlstein Architects

Presidio Bank

RC Cabinets & Closets

April 1st Design

415.927.1156

415.456.6000

707.664.1900

510.502.4164

polskyarchitects.com

presidiobank.com

lic.985074 C6

Spacial Design

Redwood Credit Union

707.778.1320

Brock Wagstaff Architects

415.457.3195

707.576.5276

Steinbach Cabinet Shop

wkcpas.com

415.383.2160x102

spacialdesign.com

redwoodcu.org

415.453.7322

Studio Snaidero Bay Area

Union Bank

415.332.1745

415.446.1859

The Last Inch, Inc.

snaiderokitchens.com

unionbank.com

925.788.0806

AUDIOVISUAL & LOW VOLTAGE

BLUEPRINTS

thelastinch.org

Northbay Reprographics northbayrepro.com

CONCRETE, ASPHALT, GRAVEL & SAND

CABINETRY

Able Concrete Pumping

Account Works

Standards of Excellence

415.472.3946

Accuchex Corporation

Architects & Designers

415.883.7733 X 110

accuchex.com Art Wasserman & Company

rccabinetsandclosets.com

wagstaffarchitects.com Crossland Construction Accounting 559.281.6979

415.454.5025

Gayle Gilboy Permar Architects & Planners

lic.694518 C6

lic.980565 C6

415.482.8977

CSM & M, An Accountancy Corporation

Janus Design Consulting

415.499.1883

415.456.1366

Eckhoff Accountancy Corp.

Ken Kay Associates

High Definition Home Inc.

415.956.4472

415.499.1400

415.499.9400

kenkaysf.com

lic.814767 C7

eckhoff.com

415.491.1112

highdefinitionhome.com Kitchens by Ken Ryan

707.291.4334

Maher Accountancy

415.897.3800

Soundvision Systems

Aurora Cabinets & Countertops, Inc.

415.459.1249

kitchensbykenryan.com

415.456.7000

415.472.4171

707.763.6981

lic.795575

lic.288206 D12,D24

lic.690380 C8,B,A

svsf.com

auroracabinets.com

SRS Custom Integration 415.446.4119

California Space Organizers, Inc.

lic.815490 C7

415.454.7477

srscustomintegration.com

lic.866993 D34

mahercpa.com Michael Rex Associates Paychex

415.331.1400

415.899.0203 X 30485

michaelrexassociates.com

paychex.com The Accounting Specialist

Neumann Sloat Blanco Architects, LLP

510.507.0313

415.578.4800

nsbllp.com

APPLIANCES

calspaceorganizers.com

BANKS & FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

C.L.Y. Incorporated

De La Montanya Trucking 707.765.0725

Deluxe Shotcrete & Concrete Construction 707.568.1200

Gaidmore Furniture

lic.808915 C8,A

415.884.2939

deluxeshotcrete.com

Martin & Harris

Pedersen Assocs. Landscape Architects

415.454.2021

415.456.2070

Bank of Marin

martin-harris.com

pedersenassociates.com

415.485.2265

Devincenzi Concrete Construction

bankofmarin.com

707.546.3113 lic.326998 C8

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE Dutra Materials 415.258.6876

dutragroup.com

CONSTRUCTIONMANAGEMENT, SCHEDULING & ESTIMATING

Imbimbo Concrete, Inc.

Industrial Carting

Colonia Electric Inc.

707.585.0511

415.256.9502

Mike Mariani Electric, Inc.

lic.406528 C10

415.485.0631

Kies Strategies 415.209.0321

650.991.3384

A. Whitehill & Son

lic.638907 A,C8

415.999.1477

Marin Landscape Materials

Behfar Construction Management

marinsanitary.com

415.897.1337

415.730.1839

Mill Valley Refuse Service, Inc.

cldrgravel.com

lic.513657 C10

Electrix

Marin Sanitary Service

lic.677633 C10

North Bay Lighting & Electrical

415.456.2601

eltrx.com

415.453.6132

415.485.0777

northbaylilghting.com Hannibal’s Inc. Electrical Construction

Redwood Electric

415.457.4044

415.892.4900 lic.870103 C10

Dibble & Company

415.457.9760

lic.689576 C10

Rich Readimix Concrete, Inc.

415.488.4017

millvalleyrefuse.com

hannibalsinc.com

415.924.1040

Ross Construction Services

RV Stich Construction, Inc.

I. Cannan Electric

415.453.3570

415.596.3676

royalsr.com

415.261.1590

510.412.9070

lic.736435 C10

lic.530135 A B,C21

icannanelectric.com

DRYWALL

Idex Global Services Inc.

Ryerson Construction

Royal Wholesale Electric

415.924.6763 lic.333463 B,D06

VHS Associates, Inc.

appianwaypaverstones.com

415.256.2400

415.479.1929

vhsinc.com Shamrock Materials, Inc. 707.781.9000

shamrockmaterials.com

CREATIVE SERVICES, MARKETING & PR

lic.488137 C10

415.482.4242

Marelli Drywall

lic.745981 C10

Strom Electric, Inc.

415.472.0967

idexglobal.com

415.453.1200

lic.705813 C9

Trush Construction Company, Inc.

And Them Design

North Bay Drywall & Plastering, Inc.

415.331.0500

415.747.4345

707.763.6819

lic.514199 A,B

andthemdesign.com

lic.292745 C9,C35,B

lic.480976 C10,C36

Independent Electric Supply, Inc.

Synapse Electric

707.577.7900

415.819.0668

iesupply.com

lic.828101 C10

synapseelectric.com Johnson Electric

trushconstruction.com Van Midde & Son Concrete

Shanahan Electric

Barbary Coast Consulting

Pat Trainor Drywall, Inc.

415.453.2325

W. Bradley Electric, Inc.

415.655.7486

415.456.3550

lic.899161 C10

415.898.1400

barcoast.com

lic.795763 C9

lic.390741 C10,B,A,C46

lic.676584 C8

Boylan Point Agency

Sessi Drywall

MacQuarrie Electrical Services

vanmiddeconcrete.com

707.544.3390

415.472.6373

707.260.4544

boylanpoint.com

lic.541472 C9

lic.870994 C10

415.568.5314

Paganini Enterprises

ELECTRICAL

macquarrieelectricalservices.com/

lic.970281 D06

415.897.7088

vikingpavers.com

paganinienterprises.com

Artistic Lighting & Electric

Maltby Electric Supply Co.

415.883.3577

Whiteside Construction Corporation

DEBRIS BOXES, HAULING DEMOLITION

415.382.9500

415.453.8300

Buel Engineering

415.459.2530

Viking Pavers, Inc.

510.234.6681

ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS Arthur J. Lang Associates, Inc.

415.491.0600

Audac

Mike Brown Electric Company

Grange Debris Box Service & Wrecking Co.

415.459.3095

707.792.8100

415.883.9200

lic.445578 C7

lic.306767 C10

ilscels.com

415.456.2712

audacsystems.com

mbelectric.com

lic.577719 A,B,D06

whitesideconstruction.com

lic.380928 C10

wbeinc.com

ILS Associates, Inc.

lic.257220 C21

grangebox.com

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE John C. Hom & Associates 415.258.9027

FINANCIAL & MERCHANT SERVICES

L.A. Stevens & Associates, Inc.

Advance Business Services

415.382.7713

415.203.4247

415.897.2800

GARAGE DOORS & GATES

Empire Floors

Door Pros

707.525.1204

415.717.7015

lic.504918 C15

lic.958861

Allen Enterprises

marindoorpros.com

415.671.9767

Allie Johnson 415.806.5079

mtg.usbank.com/ allie_johnson

Alten Construction, Inc.

lic.397118 C15

415.897.2371

510.234.4200

lic.345502 D28

lic.705713 A,B

jonesdoor.com

altenconstruction.com

North Bay Overhead Doors Inc.

Altius Construction

415.499.0602

lic.914976 B, C9, C35

lic.593255 D28

altiusconstruction.com

Northgate Garage Door, Inc.

Anthony Love

415.472.6004

lic.970424 B

415.924.6545

Project Management Services, LLC

925.979.2325

lic.534583 B,C15

415.827.1272

Collins & Company Wealth Managers

Gallery Hardwood Floors

415.925.4000

707.291.0885

collins-co.com

lic.478525

floortexdesign.com

bungalownorth1@aol.com

415.883.9099

lic.881441 B

415.479.1676

Christopher Harney

R.W. Davis & Associates, Inc.

lic.451856 B

Jones Garage Door Co., Inc.

Floortex Design

oberkamper.com

Alan Taylor, General Contractor 415.892.8475

Eureka Valley Floor Company

lastevensinc.com Oberkamper & Associates Civil Engineers

FLOORING & FLOOR COVERINGS

415.847.5304

415.686.8139

David White & Associates

Giuliani Flooring, Inc.

lic.627224 D28

925.277.2600

415.459.3276

northgategaragedoors.com

dwassociates.com

lic.951628 C15

Anthony Vitale, General Contractor

Mertel Carpets

Weir/Andrewson Associates

415.451.4888

415.479.2180

415.485.9797

James L. Arrigoni

GENERAL BUILDINGRESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL, NEW & REMODEL

415.455.9927

Grady Consulting

waassoc.com

415.847.3131

rwdavis-survey.com Ray Wrysinski, Civil Engineer 415.892.4874

lic.414490 C15

mertelcarpets.com

lic.515092 B

Antonis Construction Building & Painting 707.280.5740

Pacificontract Lori Reisfelt

415.258.9966

38 Degrees North Latitude Builders, Inc.

510.583.8123

lic.682766 C15

415.459.1995

myrmagent.com/goreverse

pacificontract.com

lic.838178 B

Aquatech Consultancy, Inc.

415.444.5554

Portico Wealth

Pengelly Flooring

A.E. Nelson Construction

415.884.2121

lic.516987 B

415.925.8700

415.272.0585

707.636.1750

lic.809853 B,C39,C15,C33,

cloughconstruction.com

porticowealth.com

lic.849856 C15

lic.364212 B,C36

D51

bcpfloors.com

aenelsonconstruction.com

noleak.com

FENCING, DECKING & SIDING Clough Construction

lic.940470 B,C33

antonisconstruction.com

Kevin Marcinek, General Contractor

Remote Swipe 415.388.3993

Rafael Floors

Abacus Group Builders, Inc.

Arntz Builders, Inc.

415.898.9510

remoteswipe.com

415.456.3656

415.927.0667

415.382.1188

lic.178605 C15

lic.522340 B

lic.727072 B,ASB

rafaelfloors.com

abacusgb.com

arntzbuilders.com

lic.620203 B

Suiter Financial Systems Marin County Sidewall

415.884.0288

707.778.8858

suiterfinancial.com

Richard Tourte

Adventures In Production

Arrington Construction

lic.831184 D41

707.664.8137

415.602.4742

415.460.1607

marincountysidewall.com

lic.651671 C15

lic.943457 B

lic.810317 B

aipgc.com Arruda Construction Inc. 415.897.1928 lic.468301 B

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE Asbestos Control Center

Build It Construction

Cove Construction

Desmond & Wallace Inc.

415.883.7856

415.378.0793

415.453.0515

707.795.7443

ESM Enterprise General Contractor

lic.590867 A,B,HAZ,ASB

lic.720386 B

lic.965295 B

lic.782179 A,B

415.383.9698

coveconstruction.com

desmondwallace.com

lic.352891 B

asbestoscontrolcenter.com Burns Builders B Street Builders

415.272.7751

Crabtree Construction

415.485.4400

lic.871010 B

415.640.8617

Di Giorgio Contracting Company

lic.693280 B

415.883.9700

lic.920746 B

bstreetbuilders.com

Cal-Custom Construction

lic.821729 A,B

bathroomsandkitchenstoo. com Fairway Design & Construction, Inc.

Creative Contracting of California, Inc. dba Kasten Builders

Diego Brothers, Inc.

Caletti Jungsten Construction

415.897.4500

lic.419030 A,B

Floyd Construction, Inc.

lic.362773 B

diegobrosinc.com

415.485.0645

415.381.3162

kastenbuilders.com

415.897.8445

Ballard Inc. dba Inspired Environments

lic.375536 B,ASB

415.454.8000 lic.513959 B

inspired-environments.com

415.455.2468 lic.923234 B

415.472.5967

lic.365653 A,B

floydconstructioninc.com

Crescent Builders

Diego Quality Construction

Fontana Construction Inc.

lic.549463 B

Bay Area Moisture Control, Inc.

calettijungsten.com

415.454.1313

707.765.6169

415.884.0500

Cartwright Construction

lic.822594 B

lic.544509 B

lic.726300 B

415.453.7651

buildwithcrescent.com

bayareamoisturecontrol. com

lic.626464 B

415.457.1290

DNL Builders

lic.487928 B

707.495.2950

fontanaco.com

CDK Builders Inc.

Cypress Grove Homes/ H-Y-H Corporation

Bay County Builders, Inc.

415.497.6317

415.383.1848

dnlbuilders.com

415.457.9962

lic.644649 B

lic.974792 B

lic.700683 B

lic.872590 B 415.883.9465

Doug Monti Construction

lic.321693 B

fpbuilders.com

CF Contracting

D & H Construction

415.453.1380

BB&B Builders Inc.

415.721.7160

510.527.7883

lic.387703 B

415.485.2921

lic.401466 B,C10,A

lic.693883 B

lic.866058 B,A

cfcontracting.com

dh-construction.com

Gaetani Construction Dreamline Builders

415.332.2857

415.320.4358

lic.490550 B

Better Built Construction

Chalstrom Builders Inc.

D&R Construction

lic.944848 B

415.451.4786

415.461.2912

707.792.0818

dreamlinebuilders.net

lic.800744 B

lic.602728 B

lic.533707 B

bbcconstruction.net

FP Builders

Gazzoli Construction 415.847.1811

E.K. Construction

lic.922738 B

415.892.4566

gazzoli.biz

BG Construction

Charles Melin, General Contractor

Dan Young Construction, Inc.

415.884.2180

415.461.2416

415.457.6797

lic.676193 B

lic.311858 B

lic.760173 B

Eco Valley Construction

707.849.2096

dycmarin.com

415.505.5815

lic.432984 B

BHM Construction, Inc.

lic.544185 B

Glen Rupiper Construction

707.643.4580

Christopher Clark Contracting

Daniel Holleran

lic.903191 B

415.328.3272

415.897.2322

bhmconstruction.com

lic.373692 B

lic.351427

Elmack

A,B,C10,C20,C36

415.388.1293

lic.826521 B

ecovalleyco.com

415.457.1184

BMC Contractors Inc.

Conroy Builders

415.479.7555

415.577.9064

Dennis Webb Construction

lic.824476 B

lic.867185 B

415.505.3562

conroybuilders.com

lic.821554 B

Envision Builders, Inc. 415.453.2370

415.453.3863

Contra-Spect, Ltd.

denniswebbconstruction. com

lic.498165 B

707.762.3302

Bruce F. Goudie

lic.491125 B

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Gordon Walker Builders

lic.472841 B

elmackcabinetry.com

lic.562356 B

Gubbins Building Company, Inc. 415.457.1576 lic.788512 B

lic.736487 B

Hal-Co, Inc.

envisionbuilders.com

415.254.6822 lic.714971 B

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE Hammond & Company

Huts and Castles A Construction Co. Inc.

Kapranos Construction

LilypadSGS

707.795.6045

415.892.5205

415.250.9317

Merritt-Nelson Custom Builders

lic.657344 B

415.883.9209

lic.350718 B

lic.898335 B

707.584.1813

hammondfinehomes.com

lic.703981 B,C36,A

kapranosconstruction.com

Harte Building & Design, Inc. 415.381.6068

Jack Mosher Construction, Inc.

lic.776625 B

415.457.0713

Hayes & Associates

415.225.8230

415.459.2401

lic.645290 B

lic.593092 B

Meylan Construction, Inc. 415.256.1620 lic.680456 B

KCK Builders, Inc.

415.383.0667

meylanconstruction.com

415.559.9312

lic.740644 B

James E. Wilson Construction

lic.810315 A,B

mwgc.com

415.883.2969

Kelly Pacific Construction

Maloney Construction, Inc.

lic.449978 B,A

415.464.0900

415.277.5977

Hartnett Construction lic.888773 B

Karkabi Construction

M W General Contracting

lic.490355 B 415.816.5046

lic.672337 B

Lucas Valley Designs

hutsandcastles.com

Michael L. King 415.924.9746 lic.544919 B

lic.346196 B

lic.959104 B,A

Mill Valley Builders, Inc.

lic.817836 B

James G. Lino Construction

kellypacific.com

maloneyconstruction.net

415.332.6035

Hennessey Construction, Inc.

415.663.1939

Kerr Construction, Inc.

Mariner Homes, Inc.

lic.442777 B

415.456.5300

415.789.5846

lic.615587 B

lic.905103 B

415.892.3464

415.459.6497

lic.957090 B,C17,D24

James S. Young Construction

kerr-construction.com

415.717.6061

Hitchcock Construction Co.

lic.703863 B,C6

415.602.8464

James W. Josephs & Company

Kunstbau & Kids

Massa Construction Company

415.454.8499

415.420.3185

415.459.0400

lic.359012 B

lic.896053 B

lic.344050 A,B

jamesjosephs.com

kunstbaukdb.com

lic.727282 B

hennesseyconstruction.com

lic.396116 B

billhitchcockconstruction. com

415.446.7296 lic.584072 B

KOR General Contracting

415.431.3000

mttamconstrucion.com

415.454.2461

lic.831986 B

Hoffmann Construction, Inc.

Jeff Hicks Construction

415.897.7263

415.383.2080

Lamperti Contracting & Design

lic.414423 B

lic.345479 B

415.454.1623

jeffhicks.com

lic.600412 B

Murray Building

lampertikitchens.com

lic.720207 B

ndmarin.com

415.457.2335

mayerandco.com

lic.508578 B

lic.790903 B

415.488.4037

John A. Young, Builder

Landmark Builders

lic.402434 B

415.488.4971

415.883.5410

707.763.3000

lic.288052 B,C10

lic.474421 B

lic.969483

lmbuilders.com

mcdevittandmcdevitt.com

Larry Smith Construction, Inc.

McGuire & Sons Construction

415.883.1555

415.454.2719

lic.575809 B

lic.346397 B

lic.851479 B

hoyttinspect.com John Pope, Inc. 415.497.5948 lic.467171 B,A,ASB

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Nichelini & Sons, Inc. 415.485.6791

McDevitt Construction Partners Inc.

lic.493676 B

New Dimension lic.791439 B

415.892.7713

415.215.9188

nelsonsguitars.com

415.453.0434

horickbuilders.com

John C. Hill Construction

lic.979061 B

415.381.5485

lic.659359 B

415.897.9517

Nelson Construction

Mayer and Company

Land Construction

Hoytt Inspection Services Inc.

lic.646709 B,A, LEED AP

415.883.6291

lic.825511 B

Howard Scanlan

707.939.9001

415.299.0131

Max Design & Construction

Jeffrey Novak General Contractor, Inc.

707.766.9466

Mt. Tam Construction

Mariposa Contractors Inc.

lic.351692 B

Horick Builders, Inc.

millvalleybuilders.com

lic.339365 B

nichsons.com Norman Charles Construction Inc. 415.456.6045 lic.475151 B

normancharlesconstruction.com

mcguireandsonsconstruction.com

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE O’Rielly Construction

Rempe Construction

S.L.M. Builders

Sterling & Company

Tom Rank Construction

707.933.8131

415.897.9126

707.795.4177

415.459.1511

415.785.1429

lic.459037 B

lic.453554 B

lic.718948 B

lic.353136 B,C2,C17

lic.752004 B

rempe.com

slmbuilders.com

sissco.com

415.457.4170

Richard De Nola

S.R. Allied Builders, Inc.

Steve Moylan Construction

Tom Redmond Construction Inc.

lic.464896 B

415.751.1094

707.795.6595

707.538.4676

415.892.9918

paganconstruction.com

lic.429280 B

lic.399932 B

lic.380100 B

lic.434609 B

PB Realty Investments Inc.

Rivas Building Group

S.S. Caveney Construction

Stroub Construction

415.507.1512

415.999.5927

707.585.3015

415.331.0621

Tomrose Construction, Inc.

lic.901821 B

lic.699671 B

lic.429200 B

lic.489037 B

707.763.4001

stroubconstruction.com

lic.605439 B

Pagan Construction, LLC

pbdevelops.com Pennypacker/Drake Home Building Inc. 415.488.0647

Robert Curry Construction

San Anselmo Construction Services

Structural Integrity

415.898.2243

415.453.6772

415.730.8985

lic.663287 B

lic.381529 B

lic.578269 B

Trainor Commercial Construction, Inc.

structuralintegrity.biz

415.259.0200

Robert E. Randig

T.H. Eller Construction

lic.754794 B

tomroseconstruction.com

Pete Niederberger & Sons

415.479.3163

Sandra Bird Custom Kitchens

415.924.4170

lic.506873 B

415.927.1171

415.488.9865

lic.460795 B

lic.579465 B

lic.524069 B

Rodoni Construction Plath & Co.

415.663.9223

415.460.1575

lic.410338 B

lic.395458 B

plathco.com

Rogers Remodel, Inc.

sandrabird.com

lic.839810 B

415.446.0188

rogersremodelinc.com

Santoyo Construction 415.259.1842

415.884.8078

lic.982786 B

lic.957514 B

bayside-builders.com

lic.797313 B

Precision General Commercial Contractors 415.332.8390

Ron Barney Construction Co. lic.381719 B

Roy A. Tanner Builder lic.818660 B

415.272.3315 lic.433008 B

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

415.924.6105

rpbconstruction.us

lic.393360 B

lic.497493 B

415.279.0724

Trinity Builders

schalichbrosconstruction.com

lic.403951 B,C12

415.459.7103

Scott Kaplan

Tim Ford Construction

415.453.8582

415.454.6163

lic.467868 B

lic.359182 B

Stader Construction

Tim Walsh Builders

707.762.3958

415.381.9806

lic.711127 B

lic.350371 B

Von Der Werth, Inc.

timwalshbuilders.com

415.388.7516

lic.723911 B

trinitybuildersandco.com Varetakis Construction 415.488.9245 lic.700251 B

Tom Ganley Construction

415.388.4616

415.444.5548

Weiss Company, Inc.

lic.744002 B

lic.514664 B

415.435.8182

lic.733347 B

Stephen L. Pasquan

rushtonhawley.com

415.435.8100

Tom J. Collins Construction

West Bay Builders, Inc.

lic.305635 B

415.717.6351

415.456.8972

lic.499170 B

lic.626859 B,A,C17

Rushton-Hawley, Inc.

lic.330299 C13,B

lic.354958 B

415.898.2938

Ravano & Cooney Construction

Trevor E. Hopkins Construction

Steere Building & Woodworking

lic.410936 B,A

radcoandassociates.com

travisremodeling.com

415.382.7733

415.331.2226

Radco & Associates Inc.

lic.493670 B

415.713.1623

415.892.0403

Property Design

Travis Remodeling

Thomas Gibbs, Licensed Tradesman

415.388.8124

lic.790153 B

precisiongc.com

Schalich Brothers Construction Inc.

trainorconstruction.com

415.883.8177

Tembrock-Ingrassia Builders

415.328.0047

Powerhouse Building, Inc.

lic.453991 B,C9

415.431.3000 lic.689239 B

westbaybuilders.com

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE Whitcomb Construction

C. Hammond Construction

Harris Environmental 415.868.9669

Peter A. Davis Engineering Contractor

W.R. Forde Associates

415.382.0687 lic.690549 B

510.412.4466

lic.359130 A,B

415.298.4561

lic.814744 A,B,C21

whitcombconstruction.com

lic.543166 A,C8,C21,HAZ

Wilkinson Design & Construction

chammondconstruction. com

510.215.9338

lic.549628 A,B,C21

Hillside Drilling, Inc.

Westward Builders Inc.

510.234.6532

Redwood Engineering

415.459.2130

lic.478991 A

415.435.0768

lic.327365 B,A

hillsidedrilling.com

lic.456790 A,HAZ

lic.564598 B

Central Valley Environmental

wilkinsondesign.net

707.584.1900

JS Company

Robison Construction

707.763.3001

lic.913083 A,B

415.460.2100

707.769.4747

lic.951203 A

William G. Taylor Construction Corp.

cvalleyenvironmental.com

lic.876587

lic.701379 A

wildcateng.com

415.407.1764

CSS Environmental Services, Inc.

Rockport Land Corp. Lee Mechanical, Inc.

HEATING, AIR CONDITIONING & SHEET METAL

415.785.7961

lic.853924 B

Wildcat Engineering

A,C21,ASB,HAZ 707.775.4554

415.883.6203

415.883.4450

Wine Country Builders, Inc.

lic.780803 A,HAZ

lic.571894 A

707.935.7474

Farallon Company

lic.763980 B

415.892.7760

Linscott Engineering Contractors Inc.

lic.827633 A,B,C33

415.492.1755

Wintergreen Enterprises, Inc.

faralloncompany.com

lic.477476 A

Sunshine Construction

linscottinc.com

415.479.5566

415.435.5200 lic.338175 B

Forster Pump & Engineering, Inc.

Maggiora & Ghilotti, Inc.

villadorohomes.com

415.459.4770 lic.426152

Wm. A. Martin 415.485.5747

RWR Construction lic.860047 A

Aaero Heating & Sheetmetal

rwrcal.com

415.897.4187

415.457.5658

lic.278370 C20,C43

aeroheating.com

lic.315245 A,C21,C27

Allen Heating & Sheet Metal

415.459.8640

Team Ghilotti, Inc.

415.924.2425

lic.226767

707.763.8700

lic.211831 C2,C20,C43,D35

A,B,C27,C55,C57

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

lic.895384 A,HAZ

allenheating.com

forsterpump.com

maggiora-ghilotti.com

teamghilotti.com

Mann Excavation & Demolition

Thornton Paving Inc.

510.233.7000

Womack Construction

Gannett Fleming Project Development Corp.

415.453.2324

lic.645126

415.898.3151

415.384.0822

415.731.6810

lic.382817 A

C20,C43,C36,C4

lic.478379 B

lic.783100 A,B

lic.798866

gfnet.com

mannexcavation.com

415.577.3999

Ghilotti Bros., Inc.

lic.699547 A,HAZ

lic.825045 B

415.454.7011

Michael Paul Company, Inc.

wyattconstruction.com

lic.132128

707.769.1006

Turbin Design Associates

A,C8,C12,C21,C42,HAZ

lic.386001

415.373.9472

ghilottibros.com

A,B,C12,C34,C42

tdastructural.com

Ghilotti Construction Company

Nerviani Paving, Inc.

Valentine Corporation

415.454.2662

415.453.3732

707.585.1221

lic.564392 A

lic.229225 A,B

Bay City Mechanical, Inc.

lic.392262 B

Wyatt Construction

GENERAL ENGINEERING, GRADING, PAVING & UNDERGROUND

baycitymech.com Tuatagaloa Contracting 866.824.8077

Bayside HVAC Products LLC 415.333.5099

baysidehvac.com Dickson Company 415.456.1830

All Terrain, Inc.

lic.644515

415.459.1488

A,C8,C12,C21,C42,HAZ

Partners Contracting, Inc.

lic.827896 A,B

ghilotti.com

415.492.9233

W.K. McLellan Company

lic.697729 A,B

707.763.2407

partnerscontractinginc.com

lic.240701

allterraininc.com Gudgel Construction, Inc.

valentinecorp.com

lic.352572 C4,C36,C43

Downing Heating & Air Conditioning 415.485.1011 lic.644720 C20

530.624.7998

A,C12,B,C8,C21,C42

Fitzpatrick’s Heating & Air Conditioning

lic.711053 A,B

wkmclellan.com

415.457.0607 lic.371959 C20

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE Kelly Company

Don Ramatici Insurance, Inc.

Bauman Landscape & Construction

Salazar Cal Cities

Mark J. Rice, Esq.

415.258.0757

415.328.4649

415.472.3434

lic.521529 C20

707.782.9200

415.447.4800

lic.820057 C27

msrwlaw.com

ramaticiins.com

lic.372478 A,C27

The Land Collaborative 415.472.5500

McLennon Law Corporation

Ongaro & Sons

baumanland.com

lic.215233 C36,C4,C20

George Petersen Insurance Agency

Bortolussi & Watkin, Inc.

lic.954204 C27

415.394.6688

ongaroandsons.com

707.360.4117

415.453.4675

thelandcollaborative.com

mclennonlaw.com

gpins.com

lic.962905 C27

Dan Fix Landscape Construction

LATHING & PLASTERING

Parton/Sell/Rhoades

Heffernan Insurance Brokers 707.789.3072

415.453.1604

Frey Plastering, Inc.

Resolution Remedies

heffins.com

lic.553804 C27

415.897.4510

415.258.0900

danfixlandscape.com

lic.324866 C9,C35

resrem.com Smith Dollar

Forster & Kroeger Landscape Maintenance

Shapiro Plastering

707.522.1100

415.382.9600

smithdollar.com

415.456.6684

lic.586377 C35

415.454.7400

Patriot Mechanical Inc. 415.444.0888 lic.774738 C20,C43

Simpson Sheet Metal, Inc. 707.576.1500 lic.416913 C20,C43

simpsonsheetmetal.com

J.B. Shea Insurance Agency 415.661.4777

Trahan Bros. Inc. 415.457.5541

Jenkins Insurance Services

lic.774154 C20,C43

916.576.1528

leavitt.com Verde Metals Inc. 415.454.9007 lic.635429 C43,C20

John Reuscher, ChFC Foothill Securities

The Garber Law Firm

lic.748791 C27

Frank Bidaurreta Landscape Contractor

Weber Plastering, Inc.

510.588.7550

415.459.4707

garberlaw.com

lic.194445 C35

The Nelson Defense Firm

415.459.6429 lic.446356 C8,C27

LEGAL

reuscher.com

Gary Torney Landscaping Company

Flynn, Riley, Bailey & Pasek, LLP

Herb Moran Insurance Consultant

415.461.1795

415.461.1000

Theodore W. Bloyd, Attorney At Law

George Family Enterprises Inc.

lic.440200 C27

flynn-williams.com

415.846.8852

415.613.5770

torneylandscape.com

gfeinc.com SDI Insulation

Sander, Jacobs Cassayre Insurance

Irrigation Repair Service

707.254.4840

lic.328638 C27

Neary Landscape

lic.607274 C2,D65,D34,B

Wise Insurance Agency

707.588.8677

sdi-insulation.com

415.258.9912

lic.814207 C27,A

wiseinsuranceagency.net

INSURANCE

707.996.9238

LOCK & SECURITY

Hanson Bridgett LLP

Marin Lock and Safe

415.925.8400

415.456.4346

hansonbridgett.com

lic.550775 D16

James D. Rohde

Redwood Security Systems, Inc.

415.924.4126

sanderjacobs.com

650.685.5500

Bolds Insurance Brokerage

sunmclaw.com H. Lee Evans

415.884.0399 ext. 230 lic.634157 B,C2

415.388.4606

nelsondefense.com

415.892.9500

INSULATION ACOUSTICAL

415.258.9700

415.472.4140

Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.

North Bay Landscape Management, Inc.

Jaret & Jaret

lic.426887 C7,C10

415.878.2466

707.762.3850

415.455.1010

redwoodsecurity.com

wsandco.com

lic.723370 B,C27

jaretlaw.com

415.388.5355

northbaylandscape.com

415.485.1700

LUMBER, HARDWARE & TOOLS

bolds.com

LANDSCAPING Outdoor Environments

Kate Warner; Construction Lawyer

Craford Benefit Consultants

Anthony Bertotti Landscaping Inc.

707.795.0605

415.457.7977

lic.707006 C27

lic.CA BAR 112167

Adobe Lumber, Inc.

415.456.9790

707.559.7077

outdoor-environs.com

katewarnerlaw.com

707.647.2100

craford.com

lic.373488 B,C27,A

bertotti.com

adobelumber.com Law office of Daniel Gamer 415.472.6655

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE DHC Supplies Inc.

Classic Masonry

707.588.9406

415.307.4625

dhcsupplies.com

lic.836156 C29

MISCELLANEOUS Ad-Lite Crane Service 415.453.6300

Fairfax Lumber & Hardware Company

Jim Nichelini Masonry

415.453.4410

lic.302025 B,C29

lic.898121 D21

415.897.7543

fairfaxlumber.com

NEWSPAPER PUBLISHING

Bay Area Lead Detectors

Golden State Lumber Inc.

415.459.6475

415.454.2532

lic.396345 C29

goldenstatelumber.com

415.453.7562 lic.231854 C60,C51

Marin Independent Journal

sunironworksinc.com

415.382.7297

PAINTING, DECORATING & WATERPROOFING

marinij.com

415.613.9586

Joe J. Pedroli & Son, Inc.

Sun Iron Works, Inc.

bayarealeaddetectors.com

ORGANIZATIONS

Edit Organizing

Indian Valley Golf Club

Anello Painting and Construction

415.747.8800

415.892.3934

415.892.8989

London Chimney Services, Inc.

editorganizing.com

ivgc.com

lic.619941 C33, B

415.380.0330

Energy Calc Company

415.388.6233

lic.500490 D34

415.457.0990

Marin City Community Development Corp.

Aqua Stop Solutions

goodmanbuildingsupply. com

londonchimney.com

energycalcco.com

415.339.2837

707.753.0550

marincitycdc.org

lic.866020 C33

Marin Country Club

Bob Kunst Painting, Inc.

415.382.6712

415.457.0100

marincountryclub.com

lic.346191 C33

Goodman Building Supply

anellopainting.com

Marshall Foster Masonry

Gary Frugoli

Jackson’s Hardware, Inc.

415.519.2510

415.717.1160

415.454.3740

lic.277004 C29

Lynch & Sons

jacksonshardware.com Petty Masonry Inc. Marin Building Supply

415.898.2200

415.472.1410

lic.416140 C29

bobkunstpainting.com

415.459.9823

North Bay NARI Manuel Vasquez Landscaping

415.258.2873

northbaynari.org

Mead Clark Lumber Co., Inc.

Spoor Masonry & Tile, Inc.

415.499.0419

707.576.3333

415.457.3321

meadclark.com

lic.387721 C54

Ross Valley Maintenance and Supply

spoorstone.com

415.939.1669

novatochamber.com

MEDICAL - SAFETY

MOVING & STORAGE

San Rafael Chamber of Commerce

415.491.1702

Novato Chamber of Commerce

Ferguson Safety Products 831.458.0202

Farnsworth Mayflower

415.453.3043

fergusonsafety.com

415.459.6683

Truitt & White Lumber

Global Medical and Safety

farnsworthmayflowermoving.com

510.649.4400

415.309.7447

truittandwhite.com

globalmedicalnsafety.com

MASONRY, FIREPLACES & CHIMNEYS

Hearing Services of Marin

hearthandhomeofmarin. com

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Bouche Painting

Post Street Occupational Medicine 415.945.1304

bouchepainting.com

srchamber.com

Brescia-Stone Painting, Inc.

ORNAMENTAL & STRUCTURAL STEEL

415.898.0388

Forde’s Larkspur Self Storage

Castaneda Iron Works

Cap’s Painting Company

415.924.7144

510.234.4734

415.243.8242

fordestorage.com

lic.964236 C23

lic.430041 C33

lic.830454 C33

bsptg.com

castanedairon.com

415.479.5675

hearingservicesofmarin. com

lic.937683 C33

415.454.4163

Rafael Lumber Company

415.479.2878

boeckpaint.com

415.933.2677

novatobuilders.com

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

lic.531284 C33

415.897.1164

Novato Builders Supply 415.892.1651

Boeck & Associates Painting Company

Johnson & Daly Moving & Storage

Clisham Painting & Decorating

415.491.4444

Onspot Welding & Design, Inc.

jdmovers.com

415.382.1091

lic.849526 C33

lic.620205 C60

sfbaypainting.com

415.883.1600

onspotwelding.com

poststreetoccmed.com

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE David Freeman Painting

Kelly-Moore Paint Co., Inc.

Robert Walther Painting

707.996.3199 lic.503987 C33

415.897.5151

lic.910245 C33

davidfreemanpainting.com

kellymoore.com

415.482.6679

Ross Painting

415.492.8769 lic.676623 C36

Kunst Bros. Painting Contractors, Inc.

415.455.0766

415.456.9889

415.456.4044

rosspainting.com

lic.576764 C33,B

lic.256121 C33

Division Seven Liberty Painting

lic.594303 B,C33

415.499.1999

division7waterproofing. com

lic.412417 C33

lic.859331 C33

Tamalpais Paint & Color tamalpaispaint.com

415.388.3719

Marin Mechanical, Inc. lic.749299

415.868.9641

C36,C4,A,C46,B

lic.411936 C36

Baswell Plumbing

Mike Testa Plumbing, Inc.

415.897.7977

415.479.0110

lic.433698 C36

lic.519618 C36,C16

miketestaplumbing.com Burkell Plumbing, Inc. 415.332.3091

O’Connell Plumbing

Tim Kerrigan Painting

lic.417360 C16,C36,C4,C20

415.578.2172

415.898.4911

burkell.com

lic.983208 B, C20, C36

415.453.4065

marincolor.com

marinh2o.com

415.485.4472

415.924.7321

Marin Color Service, Inc.

415.479.8411

B & W Plumbing, LLC

415.310.1269

707.769.7771

Gary Head and Partners Painting Corp.

lic.526659 C33

Sequoia Painting Inc.

Marin H2O lic.839817

ASAP Plumbing, Inc.

Degregory Painting and Decorating

kunstbros.com

PLUMBING & FIRE PROTECTION

Michael Anderson Painting

lic.715319 C33

Giampolini & Company

415.927.0430

Tom Jenkins Painting

415.454.6737

Pace Supply

415.673.1236

lic.465243 C33

415.454.8288

lic.443156 C36

415.454.8282

lic.322282 C33,C35,C9

michaelandersonpainting. com

lic.406940 B,C33

lic.415082 C33

Grant Painting 415.458.2956

Mikkelsen Painting

Universal Protective Coatings

lic.650541 C33

415.382.3300

grantpainting.com

lic.645552 C33

J & R Thompson, Inc. 415.892.6030

North Marin Painting, Inc.

lic.736414 C33

415.892.0199 lic.702759 C33,B

J.B. Markel Painting

northmarinpainting.com

415.479.1655

Pedro Femenia & Sons, Inc.

415.457.9800

lic.504967 C36

415.383.7473

universalprotectivecoatings.com

dennyshouseofplumbing. com

lic.392227

PEST CONTROL

Fire Technologies

Plumbing Repair Specialists

415.457.6805

415.453.6682

Marin Termite Control Co. Inc.

lic.570216 C16,C36

lic.460208 C36

415.456.9620

C4,C16,C20,C36

Gotelli Plumbing Company

R.H. Hydronics

lic.920570 B

415.457.0724

marintermite.com

415.457.1145

lic.951610 C4

lic.254603 C36,C16

greenheating.us

Jerry Thompson & Sons Painting, Inc.

lic.848109 C33,B

415.454.1500

Pallavicini Painting

lic.684610 C33,B

415.479.7773

jtspainting.com

lic.722069 C33

John Seidler Painting

pacesupply.com Denny’s House of Plumbing

Pac West Painting Inc.

415.898.3452 lic.550449 C33

oconnellplumbing.com City Front Plumbing

Naturworks Pest Control

gotelliplumbing.com Roman’s Plumbing

415.460.6900

PLAYGROUNDS

415.250.8133

Grier Argall Plumbing, Inc.

707.971.0353

415.457.0748

romansplumbing.net

lic.952842 C36

Community Playgrounds, Inc.

lic.736901 C36

415.328.0069

Perpetual Motion Painting, Inc.

lic.699739 C33

415.897.8974

415.892.8100

Hardiman Construction

415.898.2700

lic.659640 C33

lic.362950 A,D34

415.847.0010

lic.288461 C36,C42

perpetualmotionpainting. com

communityplaygrounds. com

lic.611970 A

rotorooter.com

lic.944475 C33

Harry Lee Plumbing

Roy’s Sewer Service, Inc.

kbipaint.com

415.479.1854

415.892.5480

lic.430685 C36

lic.491815 C42

KBI Painting, Inc. 707.795.4955

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Roto Rooter Plumbers

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE Rubenstein Supply Company 415.454.1174

rubensteinsupply.com

REAL ESTATE, PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & DEVELOPMENT

Samsons Enterprises

De Mello Roofing

415.883.5527

415.456.0741

Seadrift Realty

lic.290726 C39,D41

M.J. Buttler Incorporated

demelloroofing.com

415.457.3917 lic.674446 B,D39

415.868.1791

Thomas and Associates

SCAFFOLDING

seadriftrealty.com

415.884.4501

Ares Commercial Properties

415.459.4166

North Gate Scaffold Inc.

thomaspumps.net

415.899.1590

Stewart Title of California

lic.592770 C39

415.479.8526

415.454.9323

foxgoldbergroofing.com

lic.642386 D39

Todd Morris Fire Protection

Cal Pox, Inc.

lic.978422 C16

toddmorrisfireprotection. com

Caro Asset Management, Inc.

northgatescaffold.com Henris Roofing Company

SIGNAGE & PARKING AREA STRIPING

Wendy Aronson Property Management

707.763.1535

415.730.4455

henrisroofing.com

RENTAL, EQUIPMENT & EVENTS

Herb Dorsynski / Johns Manville

Bruce Enterprises

925.301.5535

lic.742358 C32

jm.com

bruce-enterprises.com

415.927.9100

Marin County Roofing

Davis Sign Company, Inc.

big4party.com

415.453.3511

415.457.4091

lic.256043 C39,B

lic.831319 D42

marinroofing.com

dscsigns.com

McLeran, Inc.

SOLAR

lic.220964 C39

415.899.1500

Water Components & Building Supply, Inc.

Carol Munson

415.451.1780

DRE 02046676

watercomponents.com

apr.com

Wilson’s Plumbing

CSB Harvest Company

415.457.6941

415.453.1825

415.286.0120

707.781.9686

Big 4 Party Rentals

Cal-West Rentals Inc.

lic.623217 C36

wilsonsplumbing.info

stewartca.com

415.457.8850

415.454.7919

Fox-Goldberg Roofing

DMH Land Use Planning

707.763.5665

415.457.0525

calwestrentals.com

PRINTING

415.456.7663

Hendrickson Development Inc.

RETAIL

lic.474230 C39

415.507.0752

Sunrise Home

Morris Roofing Company

lic.497797 B,C10,C46C35

415.456.3939

415.454.6066

solarcraft.com

sunrisehome.com

lic.259426 C39

Unicorn Group

Jeremy Forcier Guaranteed Rate Mortgage

415.492.2222

707.789.9023

415.453.2433

unicornprintmail.com

guaranteedrate.com/ jeremyforcier

ROOFING

MacPhail Properties, Inc.

Allied Building Products

415.482.1604

707.584.7599

Steve Janney Roofing, Inc.

alliedbuilding.com

415.258.9676

CLP Resources, Inc.

lic.511545 C39,C33

415.446.7000

Minuteman Press of Marin 415.453.4548

minuteman-marin.com

PROPANE & BUTANE De Carli’s Petaluma Butane Distributor 707.762.4511

McPhail Fuel Co.

415.382.7717

morris-roofing.com T&B Sports

Melissa Bradley Real Estate

Brandon Riedel Roofing

415.531.3567

415.320.0647

bradleyrealestate.com

lic.878480 C39

Sun First, Inc. 415.458.5870

Northern Pacific Roofing

lic.669250 B,C46

415.456.3482

sunfirstsolar.com

lic.812250 C39,B

northernpacficroofing.com

707.285.3525

mcphails.com

Solarcraft

STAFFING & HUMAN RESOURCES

clp.com Superior Roofing & Gutter Co. 415.491.1144

Larry C. Levy, Consultant

Nancy M. Marion

Cascade Roofing

lic.956499 B,C39

415.892.1497

415.485.3760

415.892.6039

roofingmarin.com

employeerelationsmanagement.com

lic.536044 C39

RPM Mortgage

cascaderoofing.com

Wedge Roofing, Inc.

415.381.5550

888.763.7663

rpm-mtg.com/dpomilia

lic.416737 C39,C2,C43,B

wedgeroofing.com

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE SWIMMING POOL Herb’s Pool Service & Construction, Inc.

Tile West

Dotto Glass

415.382.7550

415.479.1274

West Coast Professional Door, Inc.

lic.551058 C54

lic.225824 C17

415.246.2034

tilewestinc.com

dottoglass.com

wcprodoor.com

TREE SERVICE

Glass & Sash Inc. lic.173807 C17

Window and Door Factory of California, Inc. Dba Window Factory

glassandsash.com

415.924.3300

415.479.4040 lic.273969 D35

herbspoolservice.com

TILE & STONE

415.456.2240

Marin County Arborists, Inc.

lic.781086 B,C17

415.457.8733

Bay Area Bluestone

lic.641117 D49

415.453.2262

marin-county-arborists. com

bayareabluestone.com

Hudson Street Design of Marin

bayareawindowfactory.com

415.924.8300

Window Worx

healdsburglumber.com

lic.758998 C17

Ceramic Tile Design

Marin Tree Service

415.485.5180

415.472.7105

ceramictiledesign.net

lic.648230 D49

McGovern Skylight Specialist

marintrees.com

707.292.4570

MATERIAL WORLD

lic.721229 B

PROJECT CREDITS

CTW Designs

415.451.4856

Treemasters Tree and Garden Care

Mission Wood Products

Greenbrae

415.455.9933

415.472.2280

Architect:

Dennett Tile & Stone Inc.

lic.660226 D49

missionwood.com

Polsky Perlstein

707.586.5390

treemasters.com

415.883.8861

ctwdesigns.com

lic.564787 C54

dennett-tile.com

WINDOW COVERINGS

Galliani Tile Company

PAGES 33–35:

Architects

Mueller Mirror & Glass Inc.

Interior Design:

415.492.0234

Architects

lic.462285 C17

Landscape

Polsky Perlstein

415.798.0388

Horizon Glass Tinting

lic.651146 B,C54

415.457.2173

Novato Glass, Inc.

Catlin Landscape

lic.570209 C61,D52

415.897.5117

Architecture

horizontint.com

lic.371442 C17

General Contractor:

Shades of Marin

Old Town Glass

PAGES 36–37: Kent

415.453.1518

415.897.0088

Woodlands

London Tile

lic.831573 D52

lic.736844 C17

Architect: Polsky

415.389.0408

shadesofmarin.com

otglass.com

Perlstein Architects

WINDOWS, GLAZING & DOORS

Pacific Door & Hardware

Huniford Associates

lic.509661 D28,C17

General Contractor:

415.454.9433

Kaplan Brothers

pacdoor.net

PAGES

415.542.6107

Alan Garmeson Flat/Bent Glass Sales

lic.955590 C54

415.822.2322

Pacific Door Products, Inc.

Architect: Polsky

lic.443074 D24

Interior Design: David

707.795.7777

Rivera

pacificdoorproducts.com

Landscape Architect:

Italics

Architect: Jim Catlin,

415.451.6150

italics-stone.com

Toby Powers

lic.540433 C54

londontileco.com Marquino Tile Marble Ceramic & Mosaic

Interior Design: Sills

lic.976277 C17

Miconi Marble & Tile lic.604588 C54

Andersen Windows & Doors

miconi.com

415.613.5955

415.482.8453

38–39Kentfield: Perlstein Architects

George Girvin, Girvin

RD Enterprises

Associates

MLS Tile

415.258.0114

General Contractor:

707.584.5476

rdenterprises.biz

Larry Smith

andersenwindows.com

lic.602910 C54

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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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