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CONTENTS

SPRING 2015 THE DESIGN ISSUE

FEATURES 32 LET THE LIGHT SHINE IN A House Transformed Inside Out by Urrutia Design. By Paige Porter Fischer

43 IN THE MOOD Create an Inspirational Color and Design Guide for Any Space. By Kelly Berg

32 DEPARTMENTS

RESOURCES

08 EDITOR’S PAGE

46 HOME WITH HOUZZ

56 MARKETPLACE

10 CALENDAR

American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter.

Services to Help You Envision Your New and Improved Abode.

12  HE SAID SHE SAID

48 THE SHOP

61 HOME RESOURCE GUIDE

Painting Pointers and Creative Landscaping Tips.

Focusing on What You Want. Seven Tips to Communicate Your Goals to Your Architect.

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

14  ICONS & INNOVATORS Frank Lloyd Wright.

52 GREEN CORNER

18  THE NAIL DOWN

Size Matters. The Tiny Home Movement.

Must Haves and Must Dos for the Spring Season.

54 FINANCIAL WELLNESS

26 MADE OF MARIN Design Centers. Top Style in One Stop.

28 AT HOME Five Smart Storage Solutions for Every Room.

Water and Energy Conservation.

58 MBA BULLETIN

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

Marin Builders Association’s Annual Crab Feed Scholarship Fundraiser.

74 MEET A MEMBER In the Zone. Jim Schalich of Schalich Bros. Construction.

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ON THE COVER: Let The Light Shine In - Full story on page 32. Architect: Jason Urrutia, urrutiadesign.com. Photographers: Front: Matt Sartain, mattsartain.com; Back: Jason Wells, jasonwellsphotography.com

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MARIN HOME MAGAZINE Marin Builders Association Aimi Dutra Rick Wells And Them Design Kelly Berg, Serene Buckley, Paige Porter Fischer, Kathryn Loosli Pritchett, Liz Savage GUEST CONTRIBUTORS Jennifer Crowley, Beckie Menten, Michael Rex COPY EDITOR Liz Savage PHOTOGRAPHY Trevor Henley

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pring is the time of plans and projects,” wrote Leo Tolstoy in Anna Karenina. (Just a little light reading!) But Tolstoy has a point—each year, with its blossoming trees and bulbs abloom, spring gives us a friendly nudge, reminding us of the tasks we’ve left unfinished and the projects we’ve put off. If we take the hint, we can bring this spirit of renewal back home. If you are ready to refresh your home this spring, then this Design Issue will guide you from the planning phase to the moment when you step back and enjoy your efforts. Not sure where to begin? Try a mood board. We have tips on creating and using this inspirational tool to design the room you long to live in. Speaking of inspiration, don’t miss our featured house this month—the reimagined outdoor rooms will spark new ideas for integrating your interior and exterior spaces. Before you tackle your projects, though, make sure to read our guide to communicating with your architect. Clear communication ensures that you both share a vision for your plans and projects this spring. Good luck!

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As per usual, Aries, you’ll be drawn into all things social in 2015 but with a focus for your “A list” affections. You will feel a renewed sense of loyalty toward your closets kin while fair-weathered friends will lose traction. Take on a new design challenge that puts your loved ones on the pedestal they deserve by tackling an outdoor platform deck. Whether it’s a small space set apart in your yard for a lounge chair or two, or large deck expanse for a seamless transition from outdoors to in, this surprisingly simple lumber project will earn you a great sense of community as the weather warms up.

It’s been a rough go lately, Taurus, and your eternal search for balance is no exception. You’ve been caught between the head and the heart, but you can fix that with some decisive action in 2015 and choose the head…the headboard, that is. It’s time to take off those blinders, come out of hibernation, and brighten up the bedroom with this new project. Flip your mattress, upgrade to luxury, high-thread-count sheets, and complete the transformation with a newly upholstered headboard. All you’ll need is 3/4-inch custom-cut plywood as the backing, 1-inch-thick foam padding to create soft, rounded edges, and a trip to the fabric store to begin embarking on your cozy creation.

You’ve been dying for some intellectual stimulation, Gemini, but the responsibility to beget it falls squarely on your shoulders. Boredom, like beauty, is also in the eye of the beholder. You’ve been living in a safe space for too long, so it’s time to embrace your passion for the unconventional. Try this DIY project on for size: add a splash of color to an accent wall with a new, bold hue or an incredible, graphic wallpaper pattern. Don’t be afraid to get a little wild – à la Scalamandré’s infamous zebra print. The juxtaposition will not only bring a new level of haute design to your interior; it will also add an intriguing layer to your collection of curiosities.

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HE SAID SHE SAID DEAR HE + SHE,

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Our fixer-upper really needs exterior love. It is a dark brown, wood-shingled craftsman with red brick at the front entry and around the foundation. Our house is tucked in the shade most of the time, and we want to get away from that dark cabin look. What are some paint combinations that would achieve this? Is painting over the brick an option worth considering? Jenna S., Larkspur, CA

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You bought a home to customize, and you should feel empowered to do so at will, even if that means—dare I say it—painting over brick. I have seen lovely exterior upgrades that have involved all types of alterations—from full-cover paint to custom stains and even specialized treatments for an intentional vintage/distressed style. If you are thinking about going this route, there are steps to take to ensure your brick is properly prepped and primed— exterior jobs do require more TLC. When dealing with multiple materials and textures, I think you can never go wrong with a monochromatic scheme. You’ll want to explore very light hues to achieve the most dramatic effect and draw light to your shaded abode. Red brick can be overwhelming, and working with red’s opposing color values will help ground the intensity. On the color wheel, green sits opposite of red, and that’s where I’d begin to explore tones that appeal to your personal palate. I love red brick in contrast with a soft, mint green paint. It can brighten a dimly lit exterior when paired with a white trim. It will really add “pop” to your curb appeal! -She

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HE SAID This is a great question that a lot of homeowners face. Without the right landscaping approach, you can end up doing permanent tree damage. Adding topsoil can work (if done expertly) and is the most intuitive solution, but it is advised against for a couple of reasons: it’s often a short-term solution and can lead to tree rot or infestations. With such an obstacle, why not make the space something the whole family can enjoy and access? I am talking a lumber-oriented solution—a platform deck and/or a wrap-around bench combo to cover the roots while allowing for more space and accessibility. This is a popular solution for backyards where large trees are more abundant but has great application for the front of the house, too. The beauty is an extremely customized, convertible spot that both kids and parents can enjoy for years. It’s a perfect spot to place a swing, or can be a mini landing for a tree house one day. A nifty trick you could also achieve with this build is a hidden compartment to stash toys and small scooters underneath before they overrun your yard—you can thank me later. I don’t think you could ever go wrong with complementary carpentry work to a knobby tree. It will make a stunning first impression of your home. - He

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SHE SAID The wrap around deck/bench is a really fabulous idea, and maybe something to consider when kids are mature enough to appreciate it. I find it more rewarding to work with the wild in order to achieve something interesting and whimsical! I’ll get to that in a bit. It’s a great lesson for kids who can be involved in the process and are so often confronted with manicured spaces these days outside of their home, they can rarely poke and prod nature without restrictions. First, there are a couple of things you can do that will turn this eyesore into a deliberate design. You can always go the ground cover route by overplanting the roots with some type of low-maintenance, easy-care perennials, like monkey grass or rosea ice plant. There are a lot to choose from based on your soil type and weather conditions. However, many people prefer the ease and clean look of a mulch cover, which also comes in various types. You only need about three inches or so to achieve leveling and to not suffocate the existing roots. Both of these solutions look best with defined edging and will reduce lawn maintenance. Now the whimsical part: tall tree roots are the perfect setting to create a miniature, enchanted forest anchored at the trunk. With some tiny doors, doll house fixtures, moss patches and accessories you can find for terrariums at craft stores, your kiddos will never forget the magical wonderland where fairies and gnomes reside. -She

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ICONS & INNOVATORS

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT text by Kathryn Loosli Pritchett/ photography by Trevor Henley

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cons innovate. None more than architect Frank Lloyd Wright, who designed over a thousand buildings, wrote twenty books, and lectured widely about “organic architecture” that served both humanity and the land. His last commissioned work, the Marin County Civic Center, has just been nominated to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Frank Lloyd Wright was born in the farming town of Richland Center, Wisconsin, in 1867 and credits a set of maple blocks designed to teach geometric shapes to kindergarten children as an early influence. “Form became feeling,” he said about playing with the simple shapes found in the childhood gift from his mother. He would go on to use one of those forms—a circle—as the central motif for the Marin County Civic Center. By 1957, at the age of 90, Wright was certainly the most famous architect in America and possibly the world. About that time the Marin County Board of Supervisors was in the process of consolidating and moving county services away from central San Rafael. Though they had interviewed a number of prominent architects about designs for a new county complex to be built on the site of a former dairy farm, board member Vera Schulz was interested in talking to Wright. When she found out that he would be delivering a lecture at the University of California, Berkeley, she arranged for a group of supervisors and selection committee members to meet with the acclaimed architect.

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Icons don’t always play well with others, and the individualistic Wright (who refused to join the American Institute of Architects) heard them out but said he would not participate in a competitive selection process. The board acquiesced and voted 4-1 to retain Wright. After signing a contract, he arrived a few days later to commence working on the design. Unfortunately, Wright passed away two years later in April 1959, but his third wife, Olgivanna Lloyd Wright, and his son Lloyd Wright and grandson Eric Lloyd Wright were there for the groundbreaking later that fall. Wright’s protégées Aaron Green and William Wesley Peters completed the design and supervised construction. Wright’s commitment to new ideas, consistent aesthetics, and most importantly, architecture informed by the site (something he called organic architecture) is clearly evident in the Marin County Civic Center. The two horizontal buildings arch over ravines and crown three small circular hills overlooking a lagoon in San Rafael—a landscape that Wright referred to as “one of the most beautiful I have ever seen.” After surveying the hills, Wright chose the circle as the geometric shape that would inform the entire design. Repeated circular motifs appear in the ornamental grillwork, the gold spheres beneath the eaves, cement patio blocks, door handles, signage, and water fountains. In order to further integrate the site and structure, Wright designed the multi-story open atrium so that the corridors decrease in width as they ascend leading the eye up to the sky. Large windows and extensive balconies frame and provide access to exterior views while interior planting beds—containing some of the original Wrightspecified clivias—keep nature near. The composite tile and terrazzo floors are done in Wright’s signature Taliesin (Cherokee) Red. And his passion for Japanese design manifests itself in the pagoda-like central tower that serves as a punctuation point between the Administration Building and the Hall of Justice.

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ICONS & INNOVATORS

“FORM BECAME FEELING...” In addition to the civic buildings in San Rafael, Wright also designed a much smaller scale private residence. The Berger House in San Anselmo also features organic integration between the site and the house, simple geometric lines, natural materials, long horizontal bands of windows, and red concrete floors. Robert Berger referred to himself as “probably the poorest client Mr. Wright ever had.” An engineer who taught at the College of Marin, Berger fell in love with Wright’s designs after seeing them in an architectural magazine. In 1951 he wrote to Wright asking if he’d design a home Berger could build himself, and his son followed up several years later with a request for plans to build a corresponding doghouse. Wright supplied both even as he was working on marquee projects like the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. It should be noted that developer Joseph L. Eichler was also influenced by Wright. Eichler credited his vision for architect-designed homes that integrated interior and exterior spaces to a Wright-designed home he rented in Hillsborough in the ’40s. The almost 1,600 Eichler homes built in Marin County are part of the impact Wright has had on the entire community. Though Wright primarily designed buildings for the rich and famous, like Eichler he was interested throughout his career in well-designed homes for “common people” like Berger. His own childhood had been marked by financial insecurity, and his education had primarily been on the job, working for Midwestern architects including the renowned Chicago architect Louis Sullivan. The demands of a growing family and a desire to create more progressive architecture caused Wright to establish his own practice, developing houses that rejected the excessive verticality of traditional European-influenced architecture and favored a more horizontal orientation inspired by the flat, treeless landscape of the Midwest. These would become known as Prairie School houses. Subsequent travel throughout Europe and Asia further informed Wright’s aesthetic and the development of modern materials encouraged him to explore unconventional designs. The horizontal lines of the Prairie House started to defy gravity through cantilevered structures that opened up through Shoji screen-like doors and windows to Asian-inspired gardens. His designs had a far-reaching effect on an international roster of design practitioners, including the German architect Mies van der Rohe. That Marin County is home to one of the ten works in Wright’s extensive portfolio nominated for a UNESCO World Heritage Site designation is a testament to forward thinking county officials who allowed him to create an innovative, iconic structure using the simple shapes he explored in his childhood.

To learn more about Frank Lloyd Wright and the Marin County Civic Center, visit marinlibrary.org

Additional Photography Credits (Top Down): First and Third Row: Courtesy of Anne T. Kent California Room, Marin County Free Library; Fourth Row: Scot Zimmerman.

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Must Haves & Must Dos for Spring

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EASYGOING ELEGANCE Your outdoor dining area will feel complete with the casually elegant Beam Dining Table from Terra Patio. Gather friends and family for a night of springtime fun. Terra Patio and Garden | Mill Valley | 415.331.1603 | terrapatio.com


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MUST HAVE

MUST DO SUBTLE SCREENING Phantom Screens allow you to enjoy your patio without worrying about insects or the glare of the midday sun. There when you need them and out of sight when you don’t, these screens help you maximize your home’s spaces and your outdoor time. High Tech Screens Sonoma 415.328.4613 hightechscreensandshades.com

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MADE OF MARIN

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Even the most design-savvy homeowners can use a little help sometimes. That’s when we head to our favorite local design centers for expert advice and showrooms filled with fresh ideas. by Liz Savage

◆ sunrise home Sunrise Home has been a go-to source for home-design inspiration since it opened in 1977. As you stroll through the 30,000-square-foot showroom, the unique and varied vignettes are sure to spark your imagination. The inventory at this Marin design mainstay ranges from larger brands like Baker, Ralph Lauren, Hickory Chair, Shabby Chic, and Stickley to artisanal pieces and one-of-a-kind handmade items. Owner Annie Bowman and her team of in-house designers might surprise you with a hidden gem, but you won’t be startled by your bill—there are no hourly rates, just a one-time fee for design services. Sunrise Home | 831 B Street | San Rafael, CA 94901 415.456.3939 | sunrisehome.com

◆ west elm The second incarnation of West Elm in Marin—which opened in Mill Valley in 2013, two years after the Corte Madera store closed—offers an eclectic collection of bedding, furniture, decorative items, and dinnerware, paired with complimentary design services, either in the store or at your home. West Elm designers can help “create a beautiful, functional environment” to suit your tastes—whether modern or classic, industrial or rustic, says Ashley Redmond, lead in-house designer. And while you’re accessorizing your space, check out their selection from independent designers, both local and from around the world.

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◆ williams-sonoma The Williams-Sonoma design center opened last year in the former home of its 99-year-old founder, Chuck Williams. The converted house adjoins the original Williams-Sonoma store, which has been recently restored to its original 1950s style. The showroom and design studio offer complimentary in-home kitchen and design consultations with on-staff design specialists. (Appointments are recommended, but not required.) Wander through the two-story house, and explore lifestyle showcases of the Williams-Sonoma Home collections displayed in each room—and don’t miss the outdoor furniture collections in the backyard. Williams-Sonoma | 605 Broadway | Sonoma, CA 95476 707.939.8974 | williams-sonoma.com

◆ serena & lily Online home and lifestyle retailer Serena & Lily opened their first design shop last year in San Francisco. “A candy store of color and pattern,” the shop—which was founded by a pair of Marin locals, Serena Dugan and Lily Kanter—showcases the brand’s collections of signature bedding, wallpaper, rugs, and paint, as well as select furniture, lighting, and decor. Stop in to explore their online offerings in person— pick up free fabric swatches and get styling tips from in-house design advisors on how to incorporate Serena & Lily’s distinctive California style into your home. Serena & Lily Design Shop | 3457 Sacramento Street | San Francisco, CA 94118 415.580.7078 | serenaandlily.com

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text by Jennifer Crowley photography courtesy of Serena and Lily

“When designing the Serena & Lily Storage Collection, it was important to create a diverse mix of baskets and bins to offer smart solutions for every room in the house,” says co-founder and chief creative officer Serena Dugan.

Our Huntington Storage Baskets “ are the best of everything. ” “They provide colorful storage solutions in vibrant designs, and there’s a social purpose. Each one is hand-woven to support a women’s collective in India,” says Lily Kanter, co-founder and CEO. “I love these grouped together or sprinkled wherever extra storage is needed, from the closet to the playroom,” says Serena. Substantial and sturdy, this collection is available in 3 sizes, all with cutout leather handles and each with a slightly different pattern.

What we love most about our Seagrass Basket is the refined details that give it a polished, substantial look. The smooth wood rim, galvanized metal accents, and open style makes it a great storage piece for magazines in the living room or towels in the bathroom.

“ I love the Seagrass Storage Baskets. ” “I have one in my living room holding throw blankets, another in my bathroom holding towels, and another in the play room holding toys. You can’t have too many of these baskets,” says Lily.

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“The Laguna Seagrass Baskets have a chunky weave and knotted handle, giving them an unstructured feel that looks great in a casual, relaxed room.

It’s a great way to be “ organized without looking like you’re trying too hard... ” ...perfect for a kids room. And they come in four fun but neutral shades,” says Serena.

The Woven Ash Baskets are “ so beautiful, and they have an incredible story. ” “They’re woven by hand at a factory in New Hampshire that’s been making baskets for more than 150 years. These are made of the same hardwood that’s used for baseball bats and snowshoes, so they’re basically indestructible,” says Serena.

The Rolling Storage “ Crates might look simple, but they are made by hand...

“...with a subtle distressing that gives them a fun, vintage style so no two crates are exactly alike,” says Lily. These are perfect for a kid’s room to help organize books, toys, and tons of odds and ends. The smallest size can even fit under most beds to help hide the clutter.

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LIGHT shine in

story and interview by Paige Porter Fischer photography by Jason Wells, Sherry Heck, and Matt Sartain

One designer transformed a house by opening it up from the inside out to take full advantage of its serene setting.

Firepit: “A fire pit is the ultimate feature for a sit-down chat outside,” says Jason Urrutia, who designed two for the property, one (pictured) just off the kitchen space, and another outside the master bedroom. Weatherproof furniture, upholstered in earthy shades of brown, creates a cozy seating area. The Ipe deck surrounds a giant oak tree that shades the outdoor spaces.

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ason Urrutia knows Marin County like the back of his hand. “Where can you find a place as beautiful as this with all of the options it has to offer?” says the designer, who grew up here and moved his own home and office to an old sea captain’s house in Sausalito. Urrutia, who has designed houses from San Anselmo and Greenbrae to Mill Valley, relishes all the challenges and rewards that come with reimagining Marin County houses. Most of his projects have a common design goal: to connect the interiors with the exteriors. “Marin is all about enjoying the outdoors,” says Urrutia. “Hiking, running, biking, walking—that’s why people choose to live here. It’s in our souls. Being able to connect the two at all times is a very soothing and nourishing lifestyle.”

So when he set about to remodel this Mill Valley home, originally designed by Charles Moore, of Sea Ranch fame, he wanted to take full advantage of its pristine, natural setting, and expose the house to as much of the outdoors as possible. He also wanted to make it a more authentic version of itself. “The house was part Sea Ranch, part Cape Cod, part contemporary,” he says. “Really, there was a bit lost between the three styles, but the silhouette screamed Craftsman to me. Because this was also such a prominent Mill Valley architectural style, and because it fit so well halfway up the mountain, it was a no brainer to run with this style.”

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Outdoor kitchen:  Urrutia designed a cook’s dream—an outdoor kitchen and dining table for al fresco fun. “We wanted the space to be integrated with the landscaping, so we continued to stick with the basics that we used around the house: bricks, stone, concrete, and redwood for the built-in table and bench,” he says. “Trees blanket the entire seating area, and a heritage oak casts an incredible canopy over the entire area.”


Master bedroom:  Urrutia wanted a clean, serene bedroom. He added a pair of skylights to welcome ample sunlight, painted the trims soft white, and kept the room from feeling fussy or cluttered. Outside the master suite is an outdoor shower, a luxurious detail.

Outdoor bed: An outdoor bed, tucked into a quiet corner of the deck, makes for a great spot to read or take a nap. He used the same outdoor fabrics from one space to the next for continuity.

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Kitchen toward deck:  The exterior kitchen doors fold like a bi-fold door, but they are quite wide, at 22 feet each. The doors invite the peaceful view inside the house, while drastically increasing the natural light flow in the kitchen. They also provide easy access to the various outdoor spaces, from the pool and fire pit area to the outdoor kitchen and dining room. Urrutia chose the classic yet contemporary glass pendants for the kitchen, to bring the ceiling down a bit without obstructing the view outside— or disturbing the connection between the adjacent spaces. A rustic bench and cocktail tables provide extra seating for entertaining.

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“MARIN IS ALL ABOUT ENJOYING THE OUTDOORS...THAT’S WHY PEOPLE CHOOSE TO LIVE HERE. IT’S IN OUR SOULS.”


Front exterior:   Surrounded by heritage California live oak trees, this Mill Valley house was built in 1979 on a large corner lot, but the original house didn’t take advantage of the lush exteriors. Urrutia changed all that when he completely renovated the house to play up the outside as much as the inside.

The style may have been easy to solve, but the home’s layout was choppy and outdated for a modern family’s needs, so Urrutia eventually decided to gut and remodel it. The project included an addition as well as an extensive landscape redesign plan to enable the house to live into the landscape. “There were many untapped exterior spaces,” says Urrutia. “These spaces were framed by heritage California live oak trees. It was also a corner property with privacy, a gated drive, and lots of off-street parking.” The lot was relatively flat, with only light grading and a few short retaining walls, which enabled Urrutia to design myriad outdoor rooms—from a pool area to an kitchen and dining area to a living room oriented around a fire pit—thereby extending the home’s actual living space. “The addition of these spaces was one of the major keys to this project,” says Urrutia. “Another major component was creating the connection from the house to these spaces.” He did that by adding as many windows, glass doors, and skylights to the house as possible. The grand oak trees outside provided great filtered light, but Urrutia wanted to increase the natural light inside the house. Along the center of the house, he designed collapsible glass doors—which are essentially collapsible walls—that fold away to create an utterly seamless connection to the outside spaces. With the doors open, the pool, decks, and outdoor kitchen become a true extension of the interior dining room and kitchen. “This house is the ultimate entertaining house,” says Urrutia. “Opening the collapsible doors on the typical Mill Valley summer afternoon or evening would set the stage for a gathering of any size. You could very easily have a dinner party for 50 to 100 people, utilizing the decks off the kitchen for dining spaces.”

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he kitchen, which sits in the same general spot as the original one, is like an open version of a galley kitchen, a style the designer has always gravitated toward for its simplicity and function. “The kitchen is very functional, with the working triangle being very small,” says Urrutia. “The tall ceilings and collapsible doors seem grand, but if you look at the kitchen itself, the cabinets, door shapes, and materials, it’s very basic.” Urrutia always errs on the side of “less is more,” believing that simplicity is unlikely to become outdated.

For that reason, he also uses lots of earthy neutrals that pay homage to the outdoors and are appropriate in any season. Most of the walls in this residence wear shades of brown, with earth tones ranging from off white to chocolate. “We felt this was the best approach, given the amount of outdoors that could be seen from the inside,” says Urrutia, who added pops of black throughout the house for a bit of drama and surprise. “We feel that black gives earth tones that bit of a pop necessary to keep things a bit lively rather than sleepy. Black is definitely a masculine color, but if you only use it a tad here and there, it’s actually very subtle.”

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Vignette:  A creamy white club chair makes a perfect reading nook at the top of the light-filled tower. The wooden stool and chocolate brown pillow balance all the white used in this space.


Dining room:  Urrutia designed the live-edge, redwood dining room table for the space, but he bought and refurbished the Jens Risom vintage chairs, reconditioning their wood and reupholstering them in black Italian leather. A pair of black wingback chairs echo the ebony bar stools in the kitchen. He paired it all with black pendants, a contemporary touch he wanted for drama over the table. A large mirror elongates the room by reflecting the light and the view outside.

Living room/den:  Urrutia’s go-to color palette is earthy neutrals. Here, he created a serene environment that doesn’t compete with all the greenery outside. Two large round mirrors reflect the outdoors, a trick Urrutia used throughout the house to give the impression of even more windows—and the reality of more light.

Kitchen: In the new kitchen, Urrutia kept the vibe as classic and simple as possible, using 3” x 6” brown subway tiles, a farmhouse sink, glass pendant lights, Shaker cabinet doors, and black and white tones throughout. “These are true staples of past kitchen designs,” says the designer, who chose white honed Carrera marble for the island and absolute honed black marble for the side counters for contrast. “People feel comfortable with these materials and don’t view them as extreme or cold,” he says. The abundance of counter seating allows for easy gatherings and casual dining. Urrutia bought the bar stools and had them reupholstered in black velvet with nailhead trim for a sophisticated look.

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“IT’S AS SIMPLE AND CLASSIC AS A MOUNTAIN HOME GETS...” The exterior boasts the same color palette— redwood board and batten siding, Ipe decking, a rock skirt, cedar sidewall and roof shingles, and black trim. “It’s as simple and classic as a mountain home gets,” says Urrutia, who created in this abode the new version of the classic Mill Valley house. The home pays homage to the natural setting that draws people to its enviable zip code. “People want to feel the fresh breeze when the French doors are open. They want to see the canopy of an oak tree through their skylight. They want to look out their windows onto a beautiful garden, or watch their kids play on the lawn. We always try to bring the outdoors in.”

Design by Jason Urrutia: urrutiadesign.com

Pool: The pool area, surrounded by a low stone wall, has a resort-like feel. Urrutia designed this space to feel like a natural extension of the house, a place where the owners would go to relax or read the paper, or take a swim. Chaises and outdoor beds encourage lounging.

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IN THE

MOOD

Create an inspirational color and design guide for any space using these 10 steps

by Kelly Berg | Story & Space

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ongratulations!  You’ve finally decided you’re ready to tackle that home design project.

Maybe it’s something of a smaller scale like a guest bedroom makeover. Maybe you’re expecting a new addition to the family and want to get that nursery just right. Or maybe you have the larger task of remodeling your entire kitchen. Whatever type and size your project, one of the trickiest parts of the design process is figuring out where to begin. This is where a mood board is your best friend. It’s an excellent tool to help you create a vision for any area of the home. It can help you create an overall feel to a space and lay the preliminary ideas for colors, texture, style of furniture, etc. It can help keep you focused throughout the design process by giving you a visual conceptual aid. A mood board even helps you communicate with contractors, architects, and designers—the very people who might be helping you bring your vision to life. The design process can get overwhelming – even the smaller projects! By creating a mood board, you are creating a reference you can return to again and again so you won’t lose sight of your intended design goals.

STEP

Decide on a room. You’ll want to create a different board for each space of the home. The kitchen, bath, living room, etc. should each have their own boards.

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Electronic mood boards are recommended. You’ll want to use a software program that allows you to import images, such as Pages or Numbers on a Mac, or Word. If you’re more advanced with graphics programs you can use Photoshop or InDesign. An electronic board is great because it allows you to easily make changes. It can also be readily available to share on your tablet, phone, and social media.

STEP

Think about what mood you want your space to have. This step is very important. Write down some thoughts to get started. Joyful? Sophisticated? Calming? Color will play a huge role as different colors support different moods. You will probably need to revisit this step a few times throughout the process as you explore your relationship between different colors and moods.

STEP

Use online photo resources such as Pinterest and Houzz as a starting point for getting ideas. These sites allow you to search, collect, and sort inspirational images. Look for images that catch your attention and convey a mood that’s attractive to you. Notice color combinations and the overall feel of the image rather than getting too hung up on any single detail.

STEP

Select an absolute favorite image or two for your space. If you love two different spaces with different looks, you can create two (or more) different mood boards. But if you are having a really difficult time deciding then you need to go back to Step #3.

STEP

Study the color palette of the image that inspires you. How many colors can you find in the photo? Remember, everything has a color—woods, metals, fabrics, etc. This is your guiding color palette. These colors create a mood, and you want to get the essence of that. >>

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Bedroom Mood Board

Walls: Benjamin Moore Embroidered Flower

Land of Nod Ruff le Throw Pillow | Pink

Shades of Light Long Neck Ceramic Table Lamp | Soft Turquoise Layla Grayce Trina Turk Embroidered Linen Montebello Pillow Avocado

Ceiling: Benjamin Moore Antique Glass | CSP 695

Trim: Benjamin Moore Plaster of Paris | CSP 185

Uncommon Goods Birds and Blooms Pillow

Pine Cone Hill Matelasse Bedding Scramble Ivory

Layla Grace Redford House Swedish Mirror

Land of Nod Jenny Lind Nightstand Azure

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Layla Grace Surya Suzani Pink and Green Moss Pillow

Layla Grayce Worlds Away Nightstand Peyton Green


STEP

When formatting your mood board, create a rectangle that will be used as the background. This will be filled with your wall color and creates a backdrop on which all other elements will be layered. If you plan to use more than one paint color, add “swatches”. Almost every paint company has a website with images of all their paint colors. Grab the color swatch from the website, and use it on your board.

STEP

Now it’s time to go shopping. Find items that are similar in mood and color to your inspiration photo. Add these images to your board. You can use the board as a shopping list by including specific products. Again, grab product images directly from a website. It’s helpful to label everything directly on your board so you won’t forget what’s what. You can even add hyperlinks to take you straight to the websites for purchasing.

STEP

Be proportionate when placing images on your board. A rug or sofa will be much larger on your board than a throw pillow. Also, consider the distribution of color as color proportions will greatly affect the overall mood. A little red, for example, can go a long way.

STEP

Making a mood board is a creative, organic process. Have fun with it! Relax and be comfortable changing the design as you go. It’s your space, and it should be unique in it’s own way.

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➔ TIP No. 1

Want to use something in the space that you already own? Take a photo and upload it, adding it to your board. Be sure to take a clear shot, in daylight—without any clutter!

➔ TIP No. 2

You might want to create two versions of the same board. One might have, for example, a punchier accent color that gives more energy to the room. Think of colors as layers of moods.

➔ TIP No. 3

You can make your board by hand with swatches,

magazine photos, glue, and tape. It’s more hands-on and works great if you aren’t comfortable with an electronic version.

➔ TIP No. 4

Remember, an inspiration photo is just that—for inspiration. You are not trying to exactly replicate a room.

Serena & Lily Tucker Chair | Turquoise

Land of Nod Optical Rug

➔ TIP No. 5

Having trouble with color and mood correlation? Try this: choose a color, such as pink, and write down how that color feels to you. You might write soft and feminine or immature and sickeningly sweet. Dark gray may feel sophisticated and mysterious or depressing and heavy. Your relationship to a color and its mood is your own. Explore it and respect it.

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home with AIA San Francisco The American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter represents more than 2,000 members in San Francisco and Marin County. Headquartered in the historic Hallidie Building—one of the world’s first glass curtain-walled buildings, designed by Willis Polk and completed in 1917—AIA San Francisco is the Bay Area’s premier destination for architecture and design. Presenting tours, lectures, exhibitions, special events, and more, AIA San Francisco provides architects, design enthusiasts, and the general public with many educational and networking opportunities to explore the local built environment. Our annual Architecture and the City festival celebrates the richness and diversity of our design community with programs throughout the city every September, including our Home Tours series, which gives participants an inside look at cutting-edge residential architecture from the architect’s point of view.

2010 Participant, Quezada Architecture, Mill Valley Residence

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THE SHOP

Focusing On What  You Want Seven Tips for Effectively Communicating Your Goals to Your Architect

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ommunicating clearly is important to ensure that your project comes out exactly as you envision. The following simple exercise enables your architect to focus on what you truly want, both practically and aesthetically, and perhaps just as important, what you do not want. Spending time on this exercise can help avoid misunderstandings that can lead to multiple iterations and costly changes, thus saving time and money as your project progresses.

> WRITE DOWN YOUR GOALS. Doing so will help you define and develop your ideas. Everyone involved should write down his or her goals separately. Then review them together. In this way, each person has the opportunity to explore and express their

by Michael Rex | architect and principal of Michael Rex Architects

> USE BULLET POINTS. Wading through long paragraphs can cause ideas to be less accessible. Be clear and concise about each point, using as few words as possible, but making them as descriptive as you can.

personal point of view, plus uncover potential conflicts early on, so they can be addressed before the work starts. > SEPARATE YOUR INPUT INTO THESE THREE CHAPTERS.

> ESTABLISH PRIORITIES. List your “must haves” separately from your “nice to have, but not essential.”

Chapter One: Site Improvements Describe your goals for the garden, starting at the street and progressing to the rear yard. Chapter Two: The Home’s Exterior What architectural style is preferred? What should be enhanced, and what problems should be solved? Chapter Three: The Home’s Interior List the rooms, and then examine each one separately. > CONSIDER AESTHETIC VERSES FUNCTIONAL NEEDS. Each chapter can have two sections: Aesthetic Section – Describe what each space should look like and how it should feel. Functional Section – Describe in detail how you wish to

> ANNOTATE YOUR PHOTOS. Provide images of designs you like by clipping photos from magazines. Or if you prefer to work digitally, you can find photos on Houzz or other online sources and post them on Evernote or Pinterest, or place them in Dropbox or on other data-sharing websites. In each photo, identify the pertinent elements, and cross out those that are not important. > LIST YOUR DOS AND DON’TS. Words are powerful and paint a picture. Provide a list of words—the Dos—that describe things you like or want. Provide a separate list of words—the Don’ts—that describe what you don’t like and wish to avoid.

use each space and which spaces should be near others. If known, suggest a preferred size for each space.

Your written input can be in any form or length you wish. What is needed is that you cover all that is important to you. Better communication up front will help ensure your architect understands your goals and effectively incorporates your ideas into the design of your dreams. >>

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THE SHOP GLOSSARY OF ESSENTIAL TERMINOLOGY AND CONCEPTS While every profession has its own language, there are a surprisingly large number of terms used in the world of architecture. To promote good communication with your design team, here is a list of some of the more commonly used terms, along with their definitions. Use these words correctly, and your team will think you’re a pro!*

ARCHITECTURAL TERMS: As-built plans Set of plans that are a record set of what was actually constructed. Bid A fixed cost figure for which a contractor will construct a project, usually based on a complete set of construction documents. Boundary survey A map that shows the locations of a property’s boundary lines, sometimes relative to a structure’s location, with the property corners marked with an iron pipe and the map recorded at the County Hall of Records as a public document. Bubble diagram A diagram of circles or “bubbles” which illustrate a possible arrangement of spaces, circulation patterns, and the direction of sunlight, wind, views, and privacy needs. Budget A cost figure established for a project in advance of commencing a design, which serves as a preferred target. CAD Computer Aided Design—drawings created by a computer. Construction set Set of plans sufficient to construct a building. Estimate A cost figure suggesting the probable construction cost of a project, often based on a preliminary design. Flimsy The transparent paper on which architects sketch ideas or overlay drawings. Permit set Set of plans sufficient to submit to the regulatory agency for a building permit. Preliminary drawing A more developed design drawn to scale and reflecting the client’s feedback, sufficient to show neighbors, submit to the regulatory agency, and/or provide to contractors for a preliminary cost estimate.

Scale What an architect calls the ruler used to measure the scale of a drawing. Sheets Neither linen on which one sleeps, nor rope used on sailboats, but what architects call their sheets of paper or drawings. Schematic sketch A rough sketch illustrating a design concept sufficient for the client’s review and feedback. Scheme What some people call an idea and what others call a nefarious plot. This architect prefers to call his ideas “concepts.” Topographical survey A map showing topography, which is the shape of land illustrated by contour lines, plus site features and existing conditions.

STRUCTURAL TERMS: Grade beams Concrete beams constructed on the ground, either horizontally or sloped to follow grade, to connect the top of piers, so they can’t move independently and loads are uniformly distributed. Hold downs Stock metal hardware at the corners of shear walls to hold them down so they can’t lift, rock, or rotate. Lateral loads The force of wind and earthquakes that buildings must resist, which push or pull on a structure in a lateral, or horizontal, direction. Moment frame A square steel arch with bolded or welded connections that are stronger and more expensive alternatives to shear walls, usually used when there is too much glass and not enough wall area to accommodate shear walls. Pad footing A concrete foundation that bears on solid ground and supports a concentrated or point load. Pier Not a place over water from where one fishes, but an underground, endbearing column, usually concrete poured in a drilled hole around steel rebar

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that extends vertical loads down into bedrock. Piling A vertical support column usually driven or screwed by a machine into mud, which is long enough to resist vertical loads by the friction between the soil and the surface of the column. They are often used to support structures over or near water. Shear wall A wall designed to resist lateral forces, either a sheet of plywood on one or both sides of a wall nailed securely to the framing, or stock metal panels, either of which remain square shape when subjected to lateral forces. Shotcrete Concrete shot out of a gun, like gunnite for pools, usually sprayed over a grid of steel rebar, to construct retaining walls where formed and pouredin-place walls may not be feasible, or are too costly. Spread footing A continuous concrete foundation that bears on solid ground and spreads out or supports the loads uniformly along its length. Vertical loads The weight of structures caused by gravity that buildings must support or resist, which are directed vertically, or downward on the soil.

BUILDING TERMS: Cantilever A beam anchored at one end and suspended in space at the other. Casing Trim around the perimeter of a window or door opening.

Joists Evenly spaced lumber supporting floors and roofs. Lite A glass windowpane or a window, such as a “sideline,” which is a window to the side of a door.

Casework Cabinetry.

Mullion A support member between windows.

Cathedral ceiling What the public and some architects call high, arched, or peaked ceilings.

Muntin A bar that separates panes of glass in a window.

Clerestory A series of windows high on a wall.

Sash The frame around a door or window that holds glass or a solid panel in place.

Finish A surface material. Gable roof A roof sloped on two sides up to a center ridgeline running along the roof’s length. Gambrel roof A gable roof where the lower portion slopes at a steeper angle than the upper portion. Gyp. Bd. Gypsum Wall Board, commonly called “sheetrock,” used for an interior wall and ceiling finish. Header or lintel A single beam spanning across an opening. Hipped roof A roof with horizontal eaves sloping upward to a ridge with corners mitered usually at a 45-degree angle. If the roof is flat on top, it’s a “truncated hip.”

Shed roof A roof that slopes in one direction, from a high wall on one side down to a low wall on the opposite side. Studs Not a buff man, but wood or metal framing in walls, usually 2x4 or 2x6. Transom window A window over a door. Tray ceiling The shape of a ceiling that is sloped on the perimeter and flat in the center. *The terms and definitions are authored by Michael Rex, architect and principal of Michael Rex Architects, an architectural design firm located in Sausalito, California.


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SIZE MATTERS

"The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it." -Henry David Thoreau

S

mall living and the tiny house movement are growing phenomena with big ambitions. We live in one of the most amazing corners of the world; tiny homes offer the opportunity to focus on where you are, not what you have. Whether you are looking for a home for yourself or a family member or you want to get some rental income from unused property, tiny homes are designed with a focus on simple living, environmental consciousness, and financial freedom. Does less space yield higher quality of life? We think it may...

The Tiny House Movement

THE NUMBERS

The average tiny house is 186 sq/ft while the standard U.S. house takes up nearly 2,100 sq/ft. = 11.3 tiny houses.

The average cost of a standard-sized house is approximately $272,000. Add $209,704 in interest on a 4.25% 30-year loan, and it’s $481,704.

$23,000

68%

of tiny house people have no mortgage, compared with 29.3% of all U.S. homeowners.

$481,704 The average cost to build a tiny house is only $23,000 if built by the owner.

THE REWARDS

of tiny house dwellers have more savings than the average American, with a median of $10,972 in the bank.

78%

of tiny house people own their home, compared with 65% of homeowners with traditional houses.

ALTERNATIVE USES

EASIER MAINTENANCE

LESS TIME SPENT CLEANING

Little to no mortgage

Small house,

Take less time cleaning

means more money in

small repairs.

without spending a dime.

your pocket.

FREEDOM FROM STRESS

55%

FREEDOM OF TIME

LESS DEBT

Less maintenance,

CLOSER FAMILY BONDS

Less space means

cleaning, and stress

Smaller spaces equal

fewer worries and

means more time for you.

increased interaction

more freedom of mind.

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with family.

HOME  OFFICE

ART STUDIO

IN-LAW SUITE

HOME FOR ADULT CHILDREN

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FINANCIAL WELLNESS

Beckie Menten | Energy Efficiency Director, Marin Clean Energy

$ Water & Energy

T

his wonderful sunny weather we’ve been experiencing in Marin serves as a reminder that our planet is changing, and not always for the best. While we bask in the unexpected winter sunshine with temperatures reaching record highs, families in the Central Valley are turning on their faucets only to find there is no water coming out. California is still gripped in a record drought, with 2014 being the third driest year on record (following on the heels of the driest year on record, 2013). While recent storms have brought much needed rain, the snow pack remains threateningly low; this snow is relied upon to replenish water supplies for the spring and summer. With 70% of Marin’s water sourced from local reservoirs, which rely primarily on rainfall for replenishment, these changing climate patterns put Marin at a particular risk. There has never been a better time to consider upgrading the appliances in your home to more energy- and waterefficient models. Energy and water are inextricably linked in this state. We use energy to pump and treat water, and water-

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conservation savings result in energy savings as well. This means energy and water improvements to your home will also address climate change, as our changing climate is a result, in large part, of the dramatic increase in energy consumption in the past sixty years. As we burn fossil fuels to create our energy, we release greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. These gases trap the Earth’s heat and influence climate patterns. Steps you take to improve your energy and water conservation now will not only help alleviate the immediate drought, but can help to mitigate against future climate impacts, which would worsen the drought for future generations. If you’re considering a remodel to your home or business, incorporating the highest efficiency appliances into your home will only slightly increase the cost of your project, and will pay back in both energy and water savings over time. Don’t know where to start? Marin Clean Energy is here to help you navigate the xeriscaped landscape. Our web-based tool, myenergytool. mcecleanenergy.com, can give you personalized recommendations for

energy and water savings in your home. You can compare efficient appliances to examine their potential water and energy savings. The tool also connects you with a searchable rebate database to find resources to help pay for your project. Can’t pay for the project right up front? Marin Clean Energy also offers financing that can be repaid on your energy bill, helping you to spread the cost of the improvements over time. We’re making it easy for you to save energy, water, and money this spring. The next time you’re out on your patio enjoying the weather, don’t forget to think about the next generation who will inherit this planet from us. Become part of the solution today, and do what you can to leave this planet a little wetter and a little cooler than you found it.

Beckie Menten is the Energy Efficiency Director of Marin Clean Energy. Learn more at mceCleanEnergy.org


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MBA BULLETIN

Annual Crab Feed A Benefit Event for the Marin Builders Association Scholarship Fund

MBA members and local community leaders enjoyed a funfilled evening at the Margaret Todd Senior Center in Novato while raising funds for the scholarship program. MBA has awarded over $1 million in scholarships since its inception.

Special Thanks to All of Our Cornerstone Partners World Class Shows, Golden State Lumber, Standards of Excellence, Northbay Biz, Allied Administrators, Bob Kunst Painting, Forward Push Media, Craford Benefit Consultants, Marin Sanitary Service, Marin Clean Energy, West Bay Builders, PG&E, Cal-Pox, Marin General Hospital, George Petersen Insurance Agency, California Bank & Trust, Ghilotti Bros. Contractors, Marin Roto-Rooter, Schalich Bros. Construction

SAVE THE DATE • SEPTEMBER 14, 2015 Marin Builders Association Annual Golf Tournament at Marin Country Club Proceeds benefit the Marin Builders Association Scholarship Fund. SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AND GOLFER REGISTRATION COMING SOON! For more information call 415.462.1220 or visit us at marinbuilders.org 58  S P R I N G 2 0 1 5   MARIN HOME


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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE

Letter from the Chief Executive Officer

ARE YOU

IN?

Become a MBA Cornerstone Sponsor The Cornerstone Partnership Program was developed by the MBA for a limited number of MBA members and is designed to reach the greater MBA and Marin community. It creates meaningful connections for our members.

Benefits Include EXTENSIVE MEDIA PROMOTION COMMUNITY-WIDE RECOGNITION

Hello, We hope you are enjoying this issue of Marin Home Magazine, the premier publication of the Marin Builders Association. Spring is a great time of year to take advantage of all the stimulating ideas and local resources Marin Home has to offer. Now is the time to start tackling those fun new projects around your home and those projects that you’ve been waiting to get to for a few months (or longer). From cleaning, to landscaping, to a complete remodel project, Marin Home is your resource for local, professional, licensed experts to help make your ideas a reality. The directory that follows in the next several pages is a comprehensive list of local experts with world-class expertise in many fields. Our MBA members will help you get the job done so you can move on to enjoying your spring in this wonderful community. The MBA and our members have an ongoing commitment to our community in Marin. One example: our recent Crab Feed successfully raised thousands of dollars for our scholarship program. Scholarships are awarded annually, and the program has provided nearly $1 million in scholarships to over 750 high school seniors across Marin over the past three decades. As you get ready to take on your projects this spring, please consider using and supporting a local MBA member. Our members have made the commitment to join the MBA to support our community. Plus, when those projects are finished later this spring, you’ll be happy you did. Should you have any feedback about the MBA—past, present, or future—please feel free to reach out to us any time. Enjoy your spring!

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Licensed Contractors, Materials Suppliers & Associated Services ACCOUNTING

Lilypad Homes

AUTOMOBILE

California Space Organizers, Inc.

C.L.Y. Incorporated

Cartelligent Fleet

lic. 866993 D34

707.763.6981

415.331.4270

415.454.7477

sonomamarin.com

415.250.9317

Accuchex Corporation

lilypadhomes.com

415.883.7733 X 110

lic. 690380 C8,B,A

accuchex.com

Mahoney Architects & Interiors

cartelligent.com/fleet

calspaceorganizers.com

EAC

415.389.1058

Lynch & Sons

Gaidmore Furniture

De La Montanya Trucking

415.499.9400

mahoney-architects.com

415.459.9823

415.884.2939

707.765.0725

eckhoff.com Michael Harlock Architect

RAB Motors

Integral Design

Maher Accountancy

415.924.5714

415.651.4424

lic. 537763 C6

Deluxe Shotcrete & Concrete Construction

415.459.1249

harlockarch.com

rabmotors.com

415.454.5025

lic. 808915 C8,A

integraldesignwoodworking.com

707.568.1200

Kitchens by Ken Ryan 415.897.3800

Devincenzi Concrete Construction

kitchensbykenryan.com

lic. 326998 C8

mahercpa.com Michael Rex Associates Martin & Harris

415.331.1400

415.454.2021

michaelrexassociates.com

BANKS & FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

martin-harris.com Pedersen Assocs. Landscape Architects

Bank of Marin

Mato Account Works 415.472.3946

415.456.2070

bankofmarin.com

415.485.2265 lic. 985074 C6

Dutra

707.664.1900

415.258.6876

rccabinetsandclosets.com

dutragroup.com

415.453.6070

Spacial Design

415.524.1212

standardsofexcellence.com

415.457.3195

calbanktrust.com Steinbach Cabinet Shop

Imbimbo Concrete, Inc.

Presidio Bank

lic. 694518 C6

lic. 638907 A,C8

Sunrise Home

415.456.6000

415.453.7322

650.991.3384

415.456.3939

presidiobank.com Studio Snaidero Bay Area

spacialdesign.com

ARCHITECTS & DESIGNERS Bilgart Design

Redwood Credit Union

415.332.1745

Marin Landscape Materials

707.545.4000

snaiderokitchens.com

415.897.1337

sunrisehome.com

415.847.3585

bilgartdesign.com

707.546.3113

RC Cabinets & Closets

California Bank and Trust

pedersenassociates.com Standards of Excellence

deluxeshotcrete.com

AUDIOVISUAL & LOW VOLTAGE

redwoodcu.org

Brock Wagstaff Architects

cldrgravel.com The Last Inch, Inc.

415.383.2160x102

Audio Video Integration

Union Bank

lic. 980565 C6

wagstaffarchitects.com

415.526.0070

415.446.1859

925.788.0806

Rich Readimix Concrete, Inc.

avimarin.com

unionbank.com

thelastinch.org

415.924.1040

lic. 12267

High Definition Home Inc.

CABINETRY

lic. 814767 C7

CONCRETE, ASPHALT, GRAVEL & SAND

Shamrock Materials, Inc.

415.456.1366

Janus Design Consulting

415.499.1400

Ken Kay Associates

highdefinitionhome.com

Aurora Cabinets & Countertops, Inc.

415.455.1575

shamrockmaterials.com

lic. 288206 D12,D24

Able Concrete Pumping

415.956.4472

SRS Custom Integration

415.472.4171

lic. 984434 D06

Van Midde & Son Concrete

kenkaysf.com

lic. 815490 C7

auroracabinets.com

707.291.4334

lic. 676584 C8

lic. 2230-CA

415.446.4119

415.459.2530

srscustomintegration.com

vanmiddeconcrete.com

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE Viking Pavers, Inc. lic. 970281 D06 510.215.0800

CREATIVE SERVICES, MARKETING & PR

vikingpavers.com And Them Design Whiteside Construction Corporation

I. Cannan Electric

W. Bradley Electric, Inc.

lic. 736435 C10

lic. 390741 C10,B,A,C46

Marelli Drywall

415.596.3676

415.898.1400

lic. 705813 C9

icannanelectric.com

wbeinc.com

Idex Global Services Inc.

ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS

415.472.0967

415.747.4345

andthemdesign.com

lic. 577719 A,B,D06 510.234.6681

Bizbuzz

whitesideconstruction.com

855.444.1303

bizbuzzit.com

CONSTRUCTIONMANAGEMENT, SCHEDULING & ESTIMATING

DRYWALL

Forward Push Media

Pat Trainor Drywall, Inc.

lic. 745981 C10

lic. 795763 C9

415.482.4242

415.456.3550

idexglobal.com

Arthur J. Lang Associates, Inc.

Sessi Drywall

Independent Electric Supply, Inc.

415.883.3577

lic. 541472 C9 415.472.6373

707.577.7900

Buel Engineering

iesupply.com

415.491.0600

415.640.8009

forwardpushmedia.com

ELECTRICAL Johnson Electric

ILS Associates, Inc.

Dibble & Company

Henley Photography

Alpine Electric

lic. 899161 C10

415.883.9200

415.488.4017

415.302.2920

lic. 955050 C10

415.453.2325

ilscels.com

henleyphotography.com

707.291.6890

510.653.0800

Paganini Enterprises

Anatoly Lesley Electric

Maltby Electric Supply Co.

John C. Hom & Associates

poundmgt.com

415.897.7088

lic. 988148 C10

415.453.8300

415.258.9027

paganinienterprises.com

415.377.7233

McCoy Lighting Design

DEBRIS BOXES, HAULING & DEMOLITION

Artistic Lighting & Electric

415.382.8578

L.A. Stevens & Associates, Inc.

mccoylightingdesign.com

415.382.7713

Pound Management Inc.

Ross Construction Services 415.261.1590

CONSULTANTS Energy Calc Company

lastevensinc.com

lic. 380928 C10 415.382.9500

Mike Brown Electric Company

415.457.0990

Grange Debris Box Service & Wrecking Co.

Audac

lic. 306767 C10

Project Management Services, LLC

energycalcco.com

lic. 257220 C21

lic. 445578 C7

707.792.8100

415.827.1272

415.456.2712

415.459.3095

mbelectric.com

Mazzoni & Associates, Inc.

grangebox.com

audacsystems.com

415.460.6763

Kies Strategies

D E Y Electric

Mike Mariani Electric, Inc.

415.209.0321

lic. 674128 C10

lic. 513657 C10

415.716.7363

415.485.0631

R.W. Davis & Associates, Inc. 415.883.9099

rwdavis-survey.com

Motivation According To Hoyle

Marin Sanitary Service

888.776.0984

415.456.2601

Decker Electric

Redwood Electric

Ray Wrysinski, Civil Engineer

timhoyle.com

marinsanitary.com

lic. 3779 C10

lic. 870103 C10

415.892.4874

415.552.1522

415.892.4900

Rauenhorst Recruiting Company

Mill Valley Refuse Service, Inc.

deckerelectric.com

415.935.6303

415.457.9760

rauenhorst.com

millvalleyrefuse.com

Sandler Training

RV Stich Construction, Inc.

415.606.8991

lic. 530135 A,B,C21

lindapalermo.sandler.com

510.412.9070

Via-Engineering, Inc. Strom Electric, Inc.

415.774.6776

Electrix, Inc.

lic. 480976 C10,C36

via-eng.com

lic. 677633 C10

415.453.1200

415.485.0777

eltrx.com

Synapse Electric

FENCING, DECKING & SIDING

lic. 828101 C10

Hannibal’s Inc. Electrical Construction

415.819.0668

Clough Construction

synapseelectric.com

lic. 516987 B

lic. 689576 C10

415.444.5554

415.457.4044

cloughconstruction.com

hannibalsinc.com

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE Kevin Marcinek, General Contractor

Floortex Design

A.E. Nelson Construction

Arntz Builders, Inc.

Cartwright Construction

lic. 534583 B,C15

lic. 364212 B,C36

lic. 727072 B,ASB

lic. 626464 B

lic. 620203 B

415.924.6545

707.636.1750

415.382.1188

415.453.7651

415.898.9510

floortexdesign.com

aenelsonconstruction.com

arntzbuilders.com

Marin County Sidewall

Giuliani Flooring, Inc.

Arrington Construction

lic. 644649 B

lic. 831184 D41

lic. 951628 C15

Abacus Group Builders, Inc.

lic. 810317 B

415.419.5643

707.778.8858

415.459.3276

lic. 522340 B

415.460.1607

CDK Builders Inc.

marincountysidewall.com

CF Contracting

415.927.0667

Mertel Carpets

FINANCIAL & MERCHANT SERVICES

lic. 414490 C15

Advance Business Services

Pacificontract

415.203.4247

lic. 682766 C15

abacusgb.com

Asbestos Control Center

lic. 401466 B,C10,A

lic. 590867 A,B,HAZ,ASB

415.721.7160

cfcontracting.com

415.479.2180

Adventures In Production

415.883.7856

mertelcarpets.com

lic. 943457 B

asbestoscontrolcenter.com Chalstrom Builders Inc.

415.602.4742

415.258.9966

California Mortgage Advisors, Jeff Grady

pacificontract.com

415.451.4888

Rafael Floors

aipgc.com

B G Construction

lic. 602728 B

lic. 676193 B

415.461.2912

Alan Taylor, General Contractor

415.884.2180

lic. 451856 B

Bay Area Moisture Control, Inc.

415.892.8475

lic. 178605 C15

lic. 726300 B

Capital Trust Advisors

415.456.3656

Allen Enterprises

415.884.0500

415.399.9100

rafaelfloors.com

lic. 881441 B 415.671.9767

bayareamoisturecontrol. com

Allied Restoration Co, Inc.

Bay County Builders, Inc.

capitaltrustadvisors.com David White & Associates

GARAGE DOORS & GATES

dwassociates.com

lic. 969355 B

lic. 700683 B

415.529.4001

415.457.9962

lic. 958861 D28

floodrepairmarin.com

Insite Networks, Inc.

415.717.7015

415.454.6200

marindoorpros.com

lic. 311858 B 415.461.2416

Cherokee Construction lic. 427589 B 510.222.1689

Door Pros

925.277.2600

Charles Melin, General Contractor

Christopher Clark Contracting lic. 373692 B

Better Built Construction Alten Construction, Inc.

lic. 800744 B

415.328.3272

lic. 705713 A,B

415.451.4786

Conroy Builders

Jones Garage Door Co., Inc.

510.234.4200

bbcconstruction.net

lic. 867185 B

Pacific Equity Partners

lic. 345502 D28

altenconstruction.com

415.749.9430

415.897.2371

kwoodcock.com

jonesdoor.com

Smart Receivables 415.388.3990

Northgate Garage Door, Inc.

smartreceivables.com

lic. 627224 D28

insitenet.net

FLOORING & FLOOR COVERINGS Empire Floors lic. 504918 C15 707.525.1204

Eureka Valley Floor Company

415.577.9064

BHM Construction, Inc.

conroybuilders.com

Anthony Love

lic. 903191 B

lic. 970424 B

707.643.4580

Contra-Spect, Ltd.

415.686.8139

bhmconstruction.com

lic. 491125 B

Burns Builders

415.472.6004

Antonis Construction Building & Painting

lic. 871010 B

Crabtree Construction

northgategaragedoors.com

lic. 940470 B,C33

415.272.7751

lic. 693280 B

707.762.3302

707.280.5740

GENERAL BUILDINGRESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL, NEW & REMODEL

lic. 397118 C15

38 Degrees North Latitude Builders, Inc.

415.479.1676

lic. 838178 B 415.459.1995

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antonisconstruction.com Aquatech Consultancy, Inc.

415.640.8617

Cal-Custom Construction lic. 375536 B,ASB

Crescent Builders, Inc.

415.897.8445

lic. 822594 B

lic. 809853

415.454.1313

buildwithcrescent.com

415.884.2121

Caletti Jungsten Construction

noleak.com

lic. 549463 B 415.381.3162

Cypress Homes Inc./ H-Y-H Corporation

calettijungsten.com

lic. 974792 B

B,C39,C15,C33, D51

415.383.1848

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Envision Builders, Inc.

Gordon Walker Builders

lic. 736487 B

lic. 562356 B

Hoytt Inspection Services Inc.

John A. Young, Builder

lic. 693883 B 510.237.7883

415.453.2370

415.457.1184

lic. 493676 B

415.488.4971

dh-construction.com

envisionbuilders.com

D&R Construction lic. 533707 B

ESM Enterprise General Contractor

707.792.0818

lic. 352891 B

4kitchens.com

415.383.9698

Dan Young Construction, Inc.

bathroomsandkitchenstoo. com

415.897.9517

Gubbins Building Company, Inc.

hoyttinspect.com

lic. 788512 B

Imperial Contracting

415.924.9031

lic. 830273 C33,B,ASB

Habitat for Humanity

John C. Hill Construction lic. 851479 B 415.215.9188

415.798.3905

John Pope, Inc.

icppa.com

lic. 467171 B,A,ASB

lic. 728481 B

415.497.5948

415.625.1044

Insight Builders lic. 689318 B

Fairway Design & Construction, Inc.

habitatgsf.org

415.457.6797

dycmarin.com

lic. 923234 B

Hal-Co, Inc.

415.455.2468

lic. 714971 B

lic. 760173 B

lic. 288052 B,C10

JW Rigney Construction Inc.

415.464.7957

Dennis Webb Construction

Floyd Construction, Inc.

lic. 821554 B

lic. 365653 A,B

Hartnett Construction

415.505.3562

415.485.0645

lic. 888773 B

denniswebbconstruction. com

floydconstructioninc.com

415.816.5046

415.254.6822

lic. 590486 B,C10

Jack Mosher Construction, Inc.

415.609.0773

jwrigney.com

lic. 490355 B

K2GC

415.457.0713

lic. 787499 B

Jamba Construction, Inc.

925.754.5232

lic. 897278 A,B,C17

k2gcinc.com

Fontana Construction Inc.

Hayes & Associates

415.435.4481

Desmond & Wallace Inc.

lic. 487928 B

lic. 817836 B

jambaconstruction.com

lic. 782179 A,B

415.457.1290

415.892.3464

707.795.7443

fontanaco.com

Karkabi Construction lic. 593092 B

James G. Lino Construction

415.459.2401

lic. 442777 B

Kasten Builders

415.663.1939

lic. 362773 B

G Family Inc

Hennessey Construction, Inc.

Diego Brothers, Inc.

lic. 893848

lic. 727282 B

lic. 419030 A,B

415.444.0573

415.459.6497

415.472.5967

gfamilyconstruction.com

hennesseyconstruction.com

James S. Young Construction

kastenbuilders.com

Gaetani Construction

Hitchcock Construction Co.

lic. 703863 B,C6

KCK Builders, Inc.

lic. 490550 B

415.717.6061

lic. 810315 A,B

415.740.8820

lic. 396116 B

desmondwallace.com

diegobrosinc.com Diego Quality Construction lic. 544509 B 707.765.6169

415.602.8464

Gazzoli Construction lic. 922738 B

billhitchcockconstruction. com

415.897.4500

415.559.9312

James W. Josephs & Company

Kelly Pacific Construction

lic. 359012 B

lic. 346196 B

415.454.8499

415.464.0900

DNL Builders

415.847.1811

lic. 872590 B

gazzoli.biz

Hoffmann Construction, Inc.

jamesjosephs.com

kellypacific.com

German Construction

lic. 414423 B

Jeff Hicks Construction

Kerr Construction, Inc.

lic. 836405 B

415.897.7263

lic. 345479 B

lic. 615587 B

415.383.2080

415.456.5300

jeffhicks.com

kerr-construction.com

Jeffrey Novak General Contractor, Inc.

KOR General Contracting

lic. 508578 B

415.454.6289

707.495.2950

dnlbuilders.com Doug Monti Construction

415.937.5672

lic. 387703 B

germanconstruction.biz

Horick Builders, Inc. lic. 825511 B

415.453.1380

Global Modular

707.766.9466

Elmack

lic. 837357 B

horickbuilders.com

lic. 472841 B

559.665.5800

415.388.1293

gdvi.net

elmackcabinetry.com

Howard Scanlan

lic. 351692 B

415.892.7713

lic. 402434 B 415.488.4037

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McGuire & Sons Construction

O’Rielly Construction

RPB Construction, Inc.

Tamco Construction, Inc.

lic. 459037 B

lic. 504423 A,B,ASB

lic. 943725

lic. 600412 B

lic. 346397 B

707.933.8131

415.331.2226

415.439.3963

415.454.1623

415.454.2719

rpbconstruction.us

lampertikitchens.com

mcguireandsonsconstruction.com

facebook.com/tamcoconstruction

lic. 464896 B

S.L.M. Builders

415.457.4170

lic. 718948 B

Meadows Green Building & Design, Inc.

paganconstruction.com

707.795.4177

lic. 846345 B

S.R. Allied Builders, Inc.

415.884.8078

bayside-builders.com

Land Construction lic. 790903 B 415.272.7396

Pagan Construction, LLC

slmbuilders.com

Landmark Builders

415.526.3480

Pennypacker/Drake Home Building Inc.

lic. 474421 B

meadowsgreenbuilding.com

lic. 754794 B

lic. 399932 B

415.488.0647

707.795.6595

Merritt-Nelson Custom Builders

Pete Niederberger & Sons

Legacy Builders

lic. 672337 B

lic. 524069 B

Sandra Bird Custom Kitchens

lic. 656905 B

707.584.1813

415.924.4170

lic. 460795 B

Meylan Construction, Inc.

Plath & Co.

415.883.5410

lmbuilders.com

415.927.1171 lic. 680456 B

lic. 395458 B

Lucas Valley Designs

415.256.1620

415.460.1575

lic. 645290 B

meylanconstruction.com

plathco.com

Michael L. King lic. 544919 B

Precision General Commercial Contractors

415.924.9746

lic. 790153 B

415.225.8230

Maloney Construction, Inc.

lic. 957514 B

Tom Ganley Construction

415.886.0000

legacybuilders.com

lic. 959104 B,A

Tembrock-Ingrassia Builders dba Bayside Builders

sandrabird.com

lic. 514664 B 415.444.5548

Tom J. Collins Construction lic. 499170 B

Schalich Brothers Construction Inc.

415.717.6351

lic. 497493 B

Tom Redmond Construction Inc.

415.382.7733

schalichbrosconstruction. com

lic. 434609 B

Scott Kaplan

Tomrose Construction, Inc.

lic. 467868 B

lic. 605439 B

415.453.8582

707.763.4001

415.892.9918

415.332.8390

415.895.5304

Mill Valley Builders, Inc.

maloneyconstruction.net

lic. 957090 B,C17,D24

precisiongc.com

415.332.6035

Radco & Associates Inc.

Mariposa Contractors Inc.

millvalleybuilders.com

lic. 410936 B,A

lic. 831986 B

Mondot & Co.

415.370.0400

lic. 662970 B

415.924.6105

radcoandassociates.com

tomroseconstruction.com Steere Building & Woodworking

Travis Remodeling

lic. 744002 B

lic. 493670 B 415.883.8177

415.279.5007

415.388.4616

Massa Construction Company

Ravano & Cooney Construction

Murray Building

lic. 689239 B

Stroub Construction

lic. 344050 A,B

lic. 646709 B,A, LEED AP

415.431.3000

lic. 489037 B

Von Der Werth, Inc.

415.459.0400

707.939.9001

415.331.0621

lic. 330299 C13,B

stroubconstruction.com

415.388.7516

Rempe Construction

travisremodeling.com

Max Design & Construction

Natal Modica Construction, Inc.

lic. 453554 B 415.897.9126

T.H. Eller Construction

W.M.S. Construction

lic. 720207 B

lic. 844317 B

rempe.com

lic. 579465 B

lic. 570798 B

415.883.6291

415.382.6554

415.488.9865

415.819.8858

Tamalpais Land Construction

Weiss Company, Inc.

lic. 972710 B

415.435.8182

nmodicaconstruction.com

Rodoni Construction

McDevitt Construction Partners Inc.

Nichelini & Sons, Inc.

lic. 969483 B

lic. 339365 B

707.763.3000

415.485.6791

Rogers Remodel, Inc.

mcdevittandmcdevitt.com

nichsons.com

lic. 839810 B

West Bay Builders, Inc.

415.328.0047

lic. 626859 B,A,C17

rogersremodelinc.com

415.456.8972

lic. 410338 B 415.663.9223

lic. 354958 B

415.797.2320

westbaybuilders.com

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Campbell Grading Inc.

Kelly Company

lic. 542002 A, C-12, HAZ

Linscott Engineering Contractors Inc.

W.R. Forde Associates

lic. 690549 B

lic. 814744 A,B,C21

lic. 521529 C20

415.382.0687

415.388.1183

lic. 477476 A

510.215.9338

415.258.0757

whitcombconstruction.com

campbellgradinginc.com

415.492.1755

Westward Builders Inc.

Ongaro & Sons

Wilkinson Design & Construction

Central Valley Environmental

lic. 327365 B,A

lic. 215233 C36,C4,C20

Maggiora & Ghilotti, Inc.

415.459.2130

C34,C42,C48,C60,C16, D21

lic. 564598 B

lic. 913083 A,B

lic. 226767

415.785.7961

707.584.1900

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

Wildcat Engineering

wilkinsondesign.net

cvalleyenvironmental.com

415.459.8640

lic. 951203 A

maggiora-ghilotti.com

707.763.3001

Patriot Mechanical Inc.

William G. Taylor Construction Corp.

Farallon Company

wildcateng.com

lic. 774738 C20,C43

lic. 853924 B

415.892.7760

Michael Paul Company, Inc.

415.407.1764

faralloncompany.com

lic. 386001

linscottinc.com

lic. 827633 A,B,C33

A,B,C12,C34,C42

Wine Country Builders, Inc.

Forster Pump & Engineering, Inc.

707.769.1006

lic. 763980 B

lic. 426152

707.935.7474

ongaroandsons.com

415.444.0888

HEATING, AIR CONDITIONING & SHEET METAL

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

simpsonsheetmetal.com

Nerviani Paving, Inc.

Aaero Heating & Sheetmetal

A,B,C27,C55,C57

lic. 564392 A

lic. 278370 C20,C43

Trahan Bros. Inc.

415.459.4770

415.454.2662

415.897.4187

lic. 774154 C20,C43

aeroheating.com

415.457.5541

Allen Heating & Sheet Metal

Verde Metals Inc.

lic. 211831

415.454.9007

Wintergreen Enterprises, Inc.

forsterpump.com

lic. 338175 B

Ghilotti Bros., Inc.

lic. 456790 A,HAZ

415.435.5200

lic. 132128

415.435.0768

villadorohomes.com

A,C8,C12,C21,C42,HAZ

Womack Construction

415.454.7400

Redwood Engineering lic. 635429 C43,C20

415.454.7011

Robison Construction

C2,C20,C43,D35

ghilottibros.com

lic. 701379 A

415.924.2425

707.769.4747

allenheating.com

INSULATION ACOUSTICAL

lic. 478379 B 415.898.3151

Ghilotti Construction Company

Sunshine Construction

Bay City Mechanical, Inc.

SDI Insulation

Wyatt Construction

lic. 644515

lic. 315245 A,C21,C27

lic. 645126

lic. 607274 C2,D65,D34,B

lic. 825045 B

A,C8,C12,C21,C42,HAZ

415.479.5566

C20,C43,C36,C4

650.685.5500

415.577.3999

707.585.1221

510.233.7000

sdi-insulation.com

wyattconstruction.com

ghilotti.com

GENERAL ENGINEERING, GRADING, PAVING & UNDERGROUND

Hillside Drilling, Inc.

707.763.8700

lic. 478991 A

teamghilotti.com

Team Ghilotti, Inc.

baycitymech.com

INSURANCE

lic. 895384 A,HAZ

510.234.6532

hillsidedrilling.com

Thornton Paving Inc.

Bayside HVAC Products LLC 415.333.5099

Bolds Insurance Brokerage

baysidehvac.com

415.485.1700

bolds.com

lic. 382817 A

All Phase Excavating & Demolition, Inc.

JS Company

415.453.2324

Downing Heating & Air Conditioning

lic. 638179 A

A,C21,ASB,HAZ

Tuatagaloa Contracting

lic. 644720 C20

Craford Benefit Consultants

707.795.0142

415.460.2100

lic. 699547 A,HAZ

415.485.1011

415.456.9790

lic. 979111

allphaseexcavating.com

craford.com

866.824.8077

Lee Mechanical, Inc. All Terrain, Inc.

lic. 571894 A

W.K. McLellan Company

Fitzpatrick’s Heating & Air Conditioning

lic. 827896 A,B

415.883.4450

lic. 240701

lic. 371959 C20

Don Ramatici Insurance, Inc.

415.459.1488

A,C12,B,C8,C21,C42

415.457.0607

707.782.9200

allterraininc.com

707.763.2407

ramaticiins.com

wkmclellan.com

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Efrain’s Landscape Construction

LEGAL

LUMBER, HARDWARE & TOOLS

Jim Nichelini Masonry

707.360.4117

lic. 785310 C27

Borton Petrini, LLP

gpins.com

415.472.2496

415.677.0730

Adobe Lumber, Inc.

Joe J. Pedroli & Son, Inc.

707.647.2100

lic. 396345 C29

adobelumber.com

415.459.6475

DHC Supplies Inc.

Marshall Foster Masonry

707.588.9406

lic. 277004 C29

dhcsupplies.com

415.519.2510

Fairfax Lumber & Hardware Company

Petty Masonry Inc.

Hanson Bridgett LLP 415.925.8400

415.453.4410

415.898.2200

hansonbridgett.com

fairfaxlumber.com

pettymasonryinc.com

James D. Rohde

Golden State Lumber Inc.

415.472.4140

415.454.2532

Spoor Masonry & Tile, Inc.

goldenstatelumber.com

lic. 387721 C54

efrainslandscape.com Heffernan Insurance Brokers 707.789.3072

Forster & Kroeger Landscape Maintenance

heffins.com

lic. 748791 C27

Flynn, Riley, Bailey & Pasek, LLP

Irrigation Repair Service

415.661.4777

lic. 328638 C27

flynn-williams.com H. Lee Evans

415.924.4126

Wise Insurance Agency 415.258.9912

Neary Landscape

wiseinsuranceagency.net

lic. 814207 C27,A 707.588.8677

Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. 415.878.2466

wsandco.com

JANITORIAL

North Bay Landscape Management, Inc.

415.897.7543

415.461.1000

415.456.6684

J.B. Shea Insurance Agency

lic. 302025 B,C29

707.996.9238

lic. 723370 B,C27

Kate Warner; Construction Lawyer

707.762.3850

northbaylandscape.com

lic. 416140 C29

415.457.3321

spoorstone.com

415.457.7977

Goodman Building Supply

katewarnerlaw.com

415.388.6233

MEDICAL - SAFETY

goodmanbuildingsupply. com

Marin General Hospital

Ross Valley Maintenance and Supply

Outdoor Environments

Mark J. Rice, Esq.

415.939.1669

lic. 707006 C27

415.472.3434

707.795.0605

msrwlaw.com

415.925.7424

Jackson’s Hardware, Inc.

maringeneral.org

LANDSCAPING

outdoor-environs.com

MISCELLANEOUS

Salazar Cal Cities

McLennon Law Corporation

jacksonshardware.com

Anthony Bertotti Landscaping Inc.

lic. 820057 C27

415.394.6688

Marin Building Supply

Manuel Vasquez

lic. 373488 B,C27,A

415.328.4649

mclennonlaw.com

415.472.1400

415.342.8145

The Land Collaborative

Parton/Sell/Rhoades 415.258.9700

Mead Clark Lumber Co., Inc.

Micasa Technologies LLC

lic. 954204 C27 415.234.6812

partonsell.com

707.576.3333

415.454.3740

707.559.7077

bertotti.com Bauman Landscape & Construction

thelandcollaborative.com

415.447.4800

baumanland.com

meadclark.com The Garber Law Firm

lic. 372478 A,C27

LATHING & PLASTERING

571.225.4863

MOVING & STORAGE

510.588.7550

Rafael Lumber Company

garberlaw.com

415.453.3043

Farnsworth Mayflower

rafael-lumber.com

415.459.6683

Bortolussi & Watkin, Inc.

Frey Plastering, Inc.

The Nelson Defense Firm

lic. 962905 C27

lic. 324866 C9,C35

415.388.4606

415.453.4675

415.897.4510

nelsondefense.com

Dan Fix Landscape Construction

Weber Plastering, Inc.

LOCK & SECURITY

lic. 553804 C27

415.459.4707

MASONRY, FIREPLACES & CHIMNEYS

farnsworthmayflowermoving.com Forde’s Larkspur Self Storage

Hearth & Home of Marin

415.924.7144

lic. 827357 B,C33,D34

fordestorage.com

415.453.1604

Redwood Security Systems, Inc.

danfixlandscape.com

lic. 426887 C7,C10

hearthandhomeofmarin. com

lic. 194445 C35

415.388.5355

415.479.2876

redwoodsecurity.com

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Sheet Metal Workers Local 104

Cap’s Painting Company

KBI Painting, Inc.

Sequoia Painting Inc.

lic. 430041 C33

lic. 944475 C33

lic. 859331 C33

707.763.6676

415.243.8242

707.795.4955

415.310.1269

Marin Independent Journal

smw104.org

415.382.7297

ORNAMENTAL & STRUCTURAL STEEL

lic. 503987 C33

Kelly-Moore Paint Co., Inc.

415.485.6739

707.996.3199

415.897.5151

sherwin-williams.com

davidfreemanpainting.com

kellymoore.com

NorthBay biz - Gammon LLC

Castaneda Iron Works

707.575.8282

lic. 964236 C23

Degregory Painting and Decorating

Kunst Bros. Painting Contractors, Inc.

northbaybiz.com

510.234.4734

lic. 576764 C33,B

lic. 256121 C33

castanedairon.com

415.456.9889

415.456.4044

Onspot Welding & Design, Inc.

Division Seven lic. 594303 B,C33

Marin Color Service, Inc.

lic. 620205 C60

707.769.7771

415.453.4065

415.472.6100

415.382.1091

division7waterproofing.com

marincolor.com

agriculturalinstitute.org

onspotwelding.com DWC

Mikkelsen Painting

marinij.com

kbipaint.com David Freeman Painting

ORGANIZATIONS Agricultural Institute of Marin

Sherwin Williams

Steve Teijeiro Expert Painting & Decorating lic. 874436 C33 415.747.6714

Tamalpais Paint & Color

kunstbros.com

415.924.7321

tamalpaispaint.com Tim Kerrigan Painting lic. 715319 C33 415.898.4911

Carpenters Local #35

Sun Iron Works, Inc.

lic. 741039 B

lic. 645552 C33

415.453.9236

lic. 231854 C60,C51

415.302.5542

415.382.3300

415.453.7562

watersolutionswaterproofing.com

Universal Protective Coatings

North Marin Painting, Inc.

415.457.9800

lic. 702759 C33,B

universalprotectivecoatings.com

EWR Inc.

sunironworksinc.com

707.704.6599

Indian Valley Golf Club 415.897.1118

PAINTING, DECORATING & WATERPROOFING

ivgc.com

Giampolini & Company

415.892.0199

lic. 322282 C33,C35,C9

northmarinpainting.com

PEST CONTROL

415.673.1236

giampolini.com

Pac West Painting Inc.

Marin Country Club

Anello Painting and Construction

Grant Painting

Marin Termite Control Co. Inc.

415.382.6712

lic. 619941 C33, B

lic. 650541 C33

marincountryclub.com

415.892.8989

415.458.2956

Pallavicini Painting

415.456.9620

anellopainting.com

grantpainting.com

lic. 722069 C33

marintermite.com

lic. 848109 C33,B

North Bay NARI

415.457.0724

lic. 920570 B

415.479.7773

415.258.2873

Bob Kunst Painting, Inc.

J & R Thompson, Inc.

northbaynari.org

lic. 346191 C33

lic. 736414 C33

415.457.0100

415.892.6030

Naturworks Pest Control Perpetual Motion Painting, Inc.

415.460.6900

lic. 659640 C33

PLAYGROUNDS

Novato Chamber of Commerce

bobkunstpainting.com

415.897.1164

Boeck & Associates Painting Company

Jerry Thompson & Sons Painting, Inc.

Redwood Empire Chapter

lic. 531284 C33

lic. 684610 C33,B

707.765.1050

415.491.1702

415.454.1500

Robert Walther Painting

415.892.8100

necanet.org

boeckpaint.com

jtspainting.com

lic. 910245 C33

communityplaygrounds. com

415.897.8974

perpetualmotionpainting. com

Community Playgrounds, Inc. lic. 362950 A,D34

415.482.6679

San Rafael Chamber of Commerce

Bouche Painting

John Seidler Painting

lic. 937683 C33

lic. 699739 C33

Ross Painting

415.454.4163

415.933.2677

415.328.0069

lic. 526659 C33

srchamber.com

bouchepainting.com

PLUMBING & FIRE PROTECTION

415.455.0766

rosspainting.com

ASAP Plumbing, Inc. lic. 676623 C36 415.492.8769

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Harry Lee Plumbing lic. 430685 C36

Todd Morris Fire Protection

Bradley Real Estate

lic. 411936 C36

415.531.3567

Wendy Aronson Property Management

415.868.9641

415.479.1854

lic. 978422 C16

bradleyrealestate.com

415.730.4455

toddmorrisfireprotection. com

Cal-Pox, Inc.

RENTAL, EQUIPMENT & EVENTS

415.485.4472

Water Components & Building Supply, Inc.

Caro Asset Management, Inc.

Cal-West Rentals Inc.

lic. 417360

Marin Roto-Rooter

415.451.1780

415.899.1500

707.763.5665

C16,C36,C4,C20

lic. 288461 C36,C42

watercomponents.com

415.332.3091

415.898.2700

burkell.com

rotorooter.com

415.454.7919

Baswell Plumbing

Marin Mechanical, Inc.

lic. 433698 C36

lic. 749299

415.897.7977

C36,C4,A,C46,B

Burkell Plumbing, Inc.

415.457.8850

calwestrentals.com

Wilson’s Plumbing

Carol Scott/Bradley Real Estate

World Class Shows

lic. 623217 C36

415.971.5676

650.593.2465

carolscott.com

worldclassshows.com

DMH Land Use Planning

ROOFING

Carl J Augusto Plumbing

Mike Testa Plumbing, Inc.

415.457.6941

lic. 298381 C36

lic. 519618 C36,C16

wilsonsplumbing.info

415.897.6174

415.479.0110

miketestaplumbing.com

PRINTING

415.457.0525

lic. 443156 C36

Pace Supply

Front Porch Realty Group

707.584.7599

415.454.6737

415.454.8282

Minuteman Press of Marin

415.847.6519

alliedbuilding.com

pacesupply.com

415.453.4548

frontporchrealtygroup.com

City Front Plumbing

Denny’s House of Plumbing

Allied Building Products

lic. 504967 C36 415.479.1655

dennyshouseofplumbing. com Ferguson 415.924.3200

lic. 823443 C39

Unicorn Group

Hendrickson Development Inc.

lic. 392227

415.492.2222

415.507.0752

aussieroofing.com

C4,C16,C20,C36

unicornprintmail.com

Plumbing Repair Specialists 415.453.6682

lic. 570216 C16,C36 415.457.6805

Gotelli Plumbing Company

Kearney Group Marin

Brandon Riedel Roofing

415.297.3874

lic. 878480 C39

kearneygroupmarin.com

415.320.0647

De Carli’s Petaluma Butane Distributor

MacPhail Properties, Inc.

De Mello Roofing

415.482.1604

lic. 290726 C39,D41

707.762.4511

R.H. Hydronics McPhail Fuel Co.

415.453.3040

707.285.3525

greenheating.us

mcphails.com

lic. 254603 C36,C16

Roman’s Plumbing

gotelliplumbing.com

lic. 952842 C36 707.971.0353

Grier Argall Plumbing, Inc.

romansplumbing.net

lic. 736901 C36

Roy’s Sewer Service, Inc.

415.457.0748

415.456.0741

Nancy M. Marion

lic. 951610 C4

415.457.1145

REAL ESTATE, PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & DEVELOPMENT

415.847.0010

demelloroofing.com

415.485.3760

Henris Roofing Company Rockport Land Corp.

lic. 220964 C39

707.775.4554

707.763.1535

henrisroofing.com RPM Mortgage 415.381.5550

rpm-mtg.com/dpomilia

Herb Dorzynski/Johns Manville 925.301.5535

Seadrift Realty

lic. 491815 C42

Ares Commercial Properties

415.892.5480

415.899.1590

seadriftrealty.com

Rubenstein Supply Company

Ashley Bock/Alain Pinel Realtors

Vincent Sheehan Real Estate

415.454.1174

415.335.5525

415.899.9990

rubensteinsupply.com

apr.com

therightbroker.com

jm.com

415.868.1791

Hardiman Construction lic. 611970 A

415.472.2800

PROPANE & BUTANE

415.383.7473

lic. 460208 C36

Fire Technologies

Aussie Roofing, Inc.

minuteman-marin.com Pedro Femenia & Sons, Inc.

McLeran, Inc. lic. 474230 C39

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415.456.7663

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE TILE & STONE

UTILITY

Hudson Street Design of Marin

415.295.4950

Ceramic Tile Design

Marin Clean Energy

415.924.8300

rgsenergy.com

415.485.5180

415.464.6039

healdsburglumber.com

ceramictiledesign.net

mcecleanergy.org

Morris Roofing Company

RGS Energy

lic. 259426 C39

lic. 976876 C46, B

415.454.6066

morris-roofing.com Northbay Roofing & Gutters, Inc.

Solarcraft lic. 497797 B,C10,C46,C35

CTW Designs

Pacific Gas & Electric

McGovern Skylight Specialist

lic. 834387 C43,C39

415.382.7717

415.883.8861

415.264.4005

lic. 721229 B

415.497.1714

solarcraft.com

ctwdesigns.com

pge.com

707.292.4570

WINDOW COVERINGS

Mission Wood Products

northbayroofinggutters.com Sun First, Inc.

Galliani Tile Company

Northern Pacific Roofing

lic. 669250 B,C46

lic. 651146 B,C54

lic. 812250 C39,B

415.458.5870

415.798.0388

415.456.3482

sunfirstsolar.com

415.472.2280

missionwood.com Horizon Glass Tinting

Italics

lic. 570209 C61,D52

Sun Light & Power

415.451.6150

415.457.2173

Mueller Mirror & Glass Inc.

Steve Janney Roofing, Inc.

lic. 326203 (C46, B)

italics-stone.com

horizontint.com

lic. 462285 C17

lic. 511545 C39,C33

510.845.2997

415.258.9676

sunlightandpower.com

Miconi Marble & Tile lic. 604588 C54

Pat Lepe’ Custom Interior Sewing

Novato Glass, Inc.

Superior Roofing & Gutter Co.

STAFFING & HUMAN RESOURCES

415.482.8453

415.883.8200

lic. 371442 C17

northernpacficroofing.com

lic. 956499 B,C39

Wedge Roofing, Inc.

miconi.com MLS Tile

415.491.1144

roofingmarin.com

415.492.0234

415.897.5117

WINDOWS, GLAZING & DOORS

CLP Resources, Inc.

lic. 602910 C54

415.446.7000

707.584.5476

Andersen Windows & Doors

Tile West

415.613.5955

andersenwindows.com

clp.com

lic. 416737 C39,C2,C43,B

lic. 736844 C17 415.897.0088

otglass.com

888.763.7663

Larry C. Levy, Consultant

lic. 551058 C54

wedgeroofing.com

415.892.1497

415.382.7550

employeerelationsmanagement.com

tilewestinc.com

Bergy Door & Window Company

TREE SERVICE

707.584.7200

SIGNAGE & PARKING AREA STRIPING

Marin Tree Service

Bruce Enterprises

Marin Employment Connection - Workforce Investment Board

lic. 742358 C32

415.473.3334

707.781.9686

MarinEmployment.org

lic. 509661 D28,C17 707.773.3666

pacdoor.net Pacific Door Products, Inc.

Charles Window and Door Company

lic. 443074 D24

415.472.7105

marintrees.com

lic. 840757B

pacificdoorproducts.com

lic. 648230 D49

707.795.7777

415.459.1600

Nelson Staffing

Swift Tree Care

Davis Sign Company, Inc.

415.446.0208

lic. 596473 D49

lic. 831319 D42

nelsonstaffing.com

415.488.0522

Dotto Glass

swifttreecare.com

lic. 225824 C17

415.457.4091

SOLAR

Pacific Door & Hardware

bergydoor.com

bruce-enterprises.com

dscsigns.com

Old Town Glass

SWIMMING POOLS Herb’s Pool Service & Construction, Inc.

charleswindows.com

RD Enterprises 415.258.0114

415.479.1274

Treemasters Tree and Garden Care

dottoglass.com

lic. 660226 D49

Glass & Sash Inc.

rdenterprises.biz West Coast Professional Door, Inc. 415.246.2034

wcprodoor.com

American Solar

lic. 273969 D35

415.455.9933

lic. 173807 C17

lic. 905389

415.479.4040

treemasters.com

415.456.2240

Window Worx

415.868.1111 x 130

herbspoolservice.com

glassandsash.com

lic. 758998 C17

americansolar.net

members.marinba.org/list

415.451.4856

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE

CONSTRUCTION PROJECT CHECKLIST 1.

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

2.

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

3.

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

4.

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

5. 6.

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

7.

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

8.

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

9.

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

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

unscrupulous or unlicensed contractors.

Protect yourself from unscrupulous or unlicensed contractors. • •

• • •

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

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MEET A MEMBER

In The Zone Jim Schalich Vice President of Schalich Bros. Construction Marin Home caught up with Jim, one of the three brothers behind Schalich Bros. Construction, to talk family, the family business, and his favorite spot—the family room. interview by Liz Savage / photography by Trevor Henley

What was it like growing up in a family of eight kids? It was a blast! There were five boys and three girls in 10 years—definitely an Irish Catholic family in the 1950s. We had a kitchen table that sat all 10 of us where we ate dinner every night. We were all very close and always had each other’s backs. There was never a dull moment in our home, that’s for sure. How is it working with your brothers now? I love working with my brothers. I feel very lucky that for 35 years I have been able to build a business with my best friends. I know I can trust both John and Mike. We do not agree on everything, but we have respect for each other. How would you describe your home design style? Schalich Brothers has the luxury of building all types of homes and remodels. We do it all—Contemporary, Tudor, Modern, Victorian, Craftsman, etc. When we do an addition to a house, we don’t want you to know there was an addition. It should match the rest of the house. Personally I like the Craftsman-style home. I love the use of natural wood, beams, wainscot, trim, and front porches. What’s your favorite room in your home? My favorite room consists of both the family room and kitchen. I like it because it’s open, and the family can get together in these two rooms. The family room has coffered ceilings and

wainscot, and has great natural light. We’ve been in this house for 27 years. But I think I might be ready for another home, something smaller. What design ideas have you seen on the job that you borrowed (or wanted to borrow) for your own home? I really like all the new audio-visual products that we have put in many of the homes that we have built or remodeled. I think the mirrored TV is a great idea. I would really like a state-ofthe-art sound system in my next home. I love music, so I love a good sound system. What’s the best advice anyone ever gave you? “To treat others as you would want them to treat you.” I follow this advice in my life and business every day. If you could meet one person you haven’t met, who would it be, and what would you ask them? Well, I have met him, but it would be my father. Unfortunately my father died suddenly when I was 18 years old. I would give anything to talk to him as an adult. My father was in the construction business as well. I am sure he would have given my brothers and me a lot of great advice in business. My father was a great storyteller, and I would love to hear one more story.

To learn more about MBA member Jim Schalich, visit marinbuilders.org and schalichbrosconstruction.com

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