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PREVIEW Marin Home & Garden Expo


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CONTENTS

SPRING 2013 GREAT SPACES

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GET SMART

THE NEW AGE

COLOR

A Preview of This Year’s Marin Home & Garden Expo

A Design-Savvy Couple Transforms Their Tract Home

The Essential Element of a Great Space

By Erma Murphy and Liz Savage

By Leilani Marie Labong

By Kelly Berg

DEPARTMENTS

RESOURCES

08 Editor’s Page

42 The Shop

58 HOME RESOURCE GUIDE

10 CALENDAR

The Container Store Tells Us How to Get Organized

12  He Said She Said

46 Green Corner

Sassy and Solo in Sausalito

Breathe Easy This Spring

Check out our directory of over 600 licensed Marin Builders Association (MBA) members for your next home improvement project.

14  Icons & Innovators

48 FINANCIAL WELLNESS

Your Own Red Carpet

Local Finance and Legal Experts Offer Best Practices for Managing Your Financial Health & Your Next Home Remodel

16  THE Nail Down Must Haves and Must Dos for the Spring Season

54 MBA BULLETIN 24  At Home Farm Fresh and Retro Active

Annual Crab Feed Raises Money for Scholarship Fund

40 PIQUE YOUR PINTEREST

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

Create Your Unique Space www.marinba.org

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Marin Builders Association Aimi Dutra Klif Knoles Terrence Knoles Kelly Berg, Serene Buckley, Leilani Owners Marie Labong, Casey Mazzoni, Adding value by fi xing existing problemsKathryn and Loosli Pritchett, Christine Scioli designing to prevent new COPY EDITOR Liz Savage ones. ADVERTISING Contractors Erin Stenvers PHOTOGRAPHY Trevor Henley, Kelley Martinez Reducing risk through

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elcome to the Spring Edition of Marin Home Magazine! It seems like only yesterday that the concept of this magazine was on the drawing table at the Marin Builders Association, and now, it is my distinct pleasure to introduce you to our third issue. In feng shui, the Oriental system of laws that govern spatial arrangement in relation to the flow of energy, three signifies life. Life and spring in Marin County go hand in hand, and they offer wonders not experienced in quite the same way anywhere else in the country. With that in mind, we look to your home as a most unique observation desk. Spring-cleaning is a rite of passage and, quite frankly, should be viewed as an adventure, not a chore. In the pages ahead, we offer tips to organize, utilize, and create unparalleled spaces that reflect your unique Marin personality. I hope we offer some concepts that bring harmony and happiness to your renewal, renovation, and regeneration this spring.

Aimi Dutra Editor-in-chief and Past MBA President

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Have a favorite place? Whether you’re a longtime Marinite, Tahoe lover, or Carmel Beach goer—you too can show your love with these decorative pillows! With 50 states, countries, and unique places to choose from, the Catstudio pillow is a colorful, fun accent piece. Featherbed & Bath Town Center, Corte Madera

A studded side table—why not? The Marco side table is the perfect complement to a modern bedroom decor! Cabana Home Mill Valley cabanahome.com

SLICE OF HEAVEN Ring in spring with a flavorful bottle of Slices Sangria. Their variety of fresh & fruity choices will ensure you and your guests won’t want the party to end! Andy’s Local Market, San Rafael andyslocalmarket.com

RUSTIC & CHIC Distressed flooring is all the rage. The Du Chateau Old Dutch flooring is a durable and striking choice for your high-use rooms! Mertel Carpets San Rafael mertelcarpets.com

ROOM FOR TWO Cozy up together in the stylish Rebecca Sofette. Over 100 fabrics are available to you to make it your own! Ruby Livingdesign Mill Valley rubyliving.com


CALENDAR

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Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership Marin Human Race

Marin Concours d’Elegance @ Marin Civic Center

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Marin Builders Association Annual Scholarship Awards Reception @ Jason’s Restaurant, Greenbrae

May Madness Rock and Rollin’ Car Show and Parade @ Downtown San Rafael

24th Annual Larkspur Flower & Food Festival @ Downtown Larkspur

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Marin Builders Association Membership Mixer @ Golden State Lumber

APRIL 20 Life House—Great Chef’s @ Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, Novato

MAY 4 Marin History Museum Annual Garden Party @ TBA

Marin Open Studios

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17 Marin Builders Association Bocce Ball Tournament @ Albert Park, San Rafael

19 Mountain Play Opening Day @ Mount Tamalpais

Marin Builders Association Marin Home & Garden Expo @ Marin Civic Center

Marin Art Festival @ Marin Civic Center

Buckelew Marin/Scapes Gala @ Shield Room, Dominican University of California

7-8 Novato Chamber of Commerce Festival of Art, Wine & Music @ Downtown Novato

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Check our calendar for more events, seminars, and updates at marinba.org

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Home Horoscopes

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In the year ahead, embrace your adventurous spirit Aries, and add a pop of color to your home! Whether it is a coat of bright yellow paint to refresh your bathroom’s old beige, or a deep aqua throw rug for the living room floor, this is an easy way for you to embrace your need to spice things up, while also tempering your impulsive nature. A vivid arrangement of flowers on the table is also a great, simple color boost for your dining room!

The most patient and determined sign of the zodiac, Taurus, you need a longterm home project for your 2013. How about refinishing your deck? Grab some sandpaper, stain, and elbow grease and watch beautiful results appear. Or maybe you should take your persistence out on your bathroom and re-grout the tiles. Whatever project you choose, putting in those long hours will provide you with much satisfaction!

As the New Year starts to unfold around you, Gem, your intellectual and lively nature will start to crave the stimulation of conversation and wit. We suggest you start hosting monthly book club dinner parties. A fun spin on the typical, this dual event will let you entertain and expand your brain. Make sure your home is ready for these nights by having your chairs reupholstered in fun and eclectic patterns, and adding a table cloth in a complementary color, so that the room is just as bright and festive as your impending conversations!

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HE SAID SHE SAID

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HE SAID Dear Sassy: The space I most cherish in my house is my personalized reading room. I’ve loaded the walls with floor to ceiling bookshelves, and I’ve collected all sorts of books and magazines to create my personal library. Michael Crichton sits side-by-side with Kurt Vonnegut and anything by George R.R. Martin is making its way onto the shelves these days too. When the world is getting me down, I head to my nook, (where I also keep a Nook and a Kindle) and my super-sized leather chair with a George Kovacs brushednickel reading lamp overhead, and “One Hundred Years of Solitude” on the ottoman. (And of course, a Jeroboam of Primativo at the ready.) No TV, no Internet, no phone. It’s really made my house a home: quiet, private, and introspective. Maybe this would be a special space for you? HE

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SHE SAID Dear Sassy: Congrats on the solo status, sister! HE, I never saw this sensitive side of you before—how charming! A bibliophile—who would have known? And an oenophile to boot. What an enticing combo. I’m going to stop by soon and see for myself what you’ve done with this space. Just because it’s important research to see what we are both recommending to our readers. But, HE, may I remind you, Sas is solo and lives in Saus —you know, the town with Bar Bocce, Salito’s, and all the rest, dripping with drop dead gorgeous views and guys from all over the world! Sas, go for a super-sized, luxurious walk-in closet with an abundance of shelves for your collection of vintage Vogue issues, and so much more! Do NOT scrimp here. Call an expert and work out all the details EXACTLY as you want them. Mirrors and more mirrors, every imaginable multi-layered storage delight, topped off with a chic wardrobe with padded silk hangers, and a textured stool or two—maybe zebra print? Make sure you’ve got extra-large spaces for your handbags and boots—a Hermes Birkin doesn’t fit in any old cubby, nor do heels of every size a sassy single like you must own. Then adorn your space with that fabulous wardrobe you’ve been collecting, both retro and avant-garde. YOU decide how to display them. Your vibrant Beulah’s side-byside or color-by-color? Your Commes des Garcons next to your mother’s Oleg Cassini? This is your personal creation. No testosterone allowed. Your input only. And absolutely no guest “leave behinds” in this room. (Whether short-term or long-term, they go in the extra bedroom.) Sas, you will have the most private getaway in all of Sausalito! Feeling a little blue? Just enter your realm and you’ll be as good as new in no time. Feeling especially jubilant? Take a tip from HE and toast yourself with a solo glass of chilled Prosecco while getting dressed and coifed for a night in the city. Carrie Bradshaw would be so proud of you!

Ciao Bella, SHE

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ICONS & INNOVATORS

YOUR OWN RED CARPET by Kathryn Loosli Pritchett 

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friends over to perform. And it needed to include a comfortable media viewing area that didn’t dominate the entire room.” Mahoney and contractor Sean Kelly of San Rafael’s Lamperti Contracting & Design faced significant challenges designing and constructing the space. The room would be built on a steep hillside; it needed to match the design of the original house; it had to have enough space to house two grand pianos at one end and a state-of-the-art home theater at the opposite end; and, above all, it needed excellent acoustics. Working with acoustical engineer David Walsh, Mahoney determined the height, width, and length of the space for optimal acoustics and then brought in Scott

Sullivan of Novato’s SoundVision to create a high-performance media system. Sullivan was asked to install a high-definition video projector with a custom long throw lens that could cast images 29 feet across the room on to a 103"″roll-down screen at the other end of the room. “Our goal was to create this amazing video experience while keeping the equipment out of sight,” says Sullivan. To that end, the design team hid the projector in the wood soffit at the room’s entrance and the screen in the wooden bridge across the cabinets at the opposite end of the room. Beautiful white oak cabinets on either end display Dell’s audio equipment as well as a collection of glass art. But the ultimate

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ho doesn’t yearn for a room of his or her own? Be it a man cave or an artist’s loft, spaces dedicated to personal pursuits are the stuff dreams are made of. Witness attorney Robert Dell’s spectacular music/media room—an award-winning addition that hits all the right notes. Dell is an accomplished pianist who loves nothing more than sharing music with friends— whether they are guests listening to rare recordings on state-of-the-art equipment or fellow musicians performing an impromptu concert. Accordingly, he wanted an addition to his Kentfield home that would allow him to noodle away on the piano without disturbing the main household as well as create an intimate concert hall and home theater to share with friends and family. “Bob wanted a place where he could play both live and recorded music, so the acoustics needed to be superb,” says Mill Valley architect Colleen Mahoney, who designed the room. “The space also needed to be flexible enough that it could become a concert venue when he invited musician


woodworking feat is the dramatic cathedral ceiling suspended from an invisible steel frame. “The ceiling is really spectacular,” says Kelly. “The quality of the craftsmanship is

jaw-droppingly beautiful and makes the room feel like a sanctuary.” Fine details throughout the expansive space create a sense of quiet intimacy. Custom lighting facilitates different tasks—overhead lighting is supplemented with LED lighting for display shelving; reading and piano lights allow Dell to explore books and music; and down lighting illuminates a large painting of performing musicians by Los Angeles artist Clifford Bailey.

The quiet material palette allows the music and media to take center stage. Neutral colors create an elegant backdrop for the Steinway and Bösendorfer grand pianos. Ivory curtains frame the beautiful exterior views when open and block light for optimal video watching when closed. Plush seating provides a comfortable viewing and listening experience in this extraordinary music and media room.

Learn more about MBA members Lamperti Contracting & Design and SoundVision at marinba.org/directory

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THE NAIL DOWN

Must Haves & Must Dos for the Spring Season Embrace the spirit of your home with these fabulous finds and ideas! MUST HAVE Ready, Set, Go! Make sure you have a monogrammed Toss Designs bag in your repertoire. The store is full of a variety of bags created with fresh patterns, unique color combinations and functional shapes. One trip to Toss Designs and you are sure to find the perfect bag for every occasion. Available at Toss Designs, Town Center, Corte Madera 415-461-TOSS (8677) www.tossdesigns.com Prices vary.

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Window coverings, color, furnishings, and design services available through Studio Home www.StudioHomeDesigns.com 14 Ross Avenue San Anselmo, CA 94960 415.457.0560

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PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF STUDIO HOME

Leave Room for the Boudoir! If you are wondering how to work with that overly small third bedroom, think of creating a bright, cheery dressing room like this one designed by Studio Home and California Closets for a small bungalow in San Rafael.


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THE NAIL DOWN

MUST HAVE Colorful & Fun! Brighten up your home or work memo board with these vibrant and fun butterfly paper push pins. Your everyday list of to-dos will go from drab to fab in no time! Available at Paper Source Town Center, Corte Madera 415.927.1528 www.paper-source.com

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Creating an Amazing Space! An existing pipe chase in a kitchen was transformed into a command center for a busy family. Sandra Bird Designs’ clever remake included spaces to post calendars and notes, a filing system for recipes, and multiple drawers to contain necessities. The new desktop stays clean and organized. Need your space transformed? Start today! Sandra Bird Designs 240 Magnolia Drive Larkspur 415.927.1171 www.sandrabird.com

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PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF SANDRA BIRD DESIGNS

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THE NAIL DOWN

MUST HAVE Faux or Real?! With garden guru Elizabeth Blackstone at Bliss Home & Design, one would never know! No green thumb required— just a great eye for quality materials and design. Order a succulent center- piece with a stunning vase from the Bliss Store, or bring in your own cherished piece and the Bliss team will deliver an aweinspiring arrangement. Available at Bliss Home & Design 800 Redwood Hwy Frontage Rd., Mill Valley 415.383.3579 www.blisshomeanddesign.com Prices vary.

Get Decked Out! With an emphasis on sustainable products, Clough Construction can deckreate your outdoor space with arbors, fencing, decking, and the creation of a special place, such as this pool room! Don’t wait—create your very own outdoor great space today! Clough Construction 4220 Redwood Hwy., San Rafael 415.444.5554 www.cloughconstruction.com

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THE NAIL DOWN

MUST HAVE Raise a Glass! Pottery Barn’s eyecatching Wine Glass Chandelier is the perfect way to showcase 30 of your favorite wine glasses. Vary sizes and shapes to create your own eclectic, look and then open up your favorite bottle of wine and enjoy the display. Available at Pottery Barn The Village, Corte Madera 415.924.1391 www.potterybarn.com $149

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PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF POTTERY BARN

Calling All Wine Collectors! You have dreamt it—now create it! Fontana Construction can help you design your very own custom storage and wine display room. Beautiful design and superior craftmanship will result in an elegant wine environment to store all your vintage favorites!


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FARM FRESH & RETRO ACTIVE

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ccording to Heather Nelson, business development manager for Encore Events in Petaluma and Healdsburg, party themes are trending toward more casual fetes—gone are the days of black-tie affairs. In Northern California, where the sunshine is burnished gold and vineyards run rampant and old barns populate the horizon, rustic elegance prevails. At the heart of this look is the farm table, made of reclaimed wood that’s been naturally weathered over decades, and in some cases, centuries. (Encore’s tables are handcrafted by Petaluma artisans.) Such timeworn beauty provides a charming counterpoint to fresh flowers and such sparkling elements as candles

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and glass chandeliers, all of which are practically requirements for unrefined glamour. Another important aspect of the rustic trend involves some creative elbow grease. “The recent popularity of do-it-yourself projects is a really big influence,” says Nelson. Indeed, the chance to place a personal stamp on an event is often too good to pass up for brides, expectant mothers, and birthday girls. In keeping with the farmhouse vibe, Nelson recommends bedecking mason jars with burlap for use as bloomfilled centerpieces; wrapping candleholders in jute twine; and displaying menus, ceremony schedules, or family photos in old frames. (Consignment shops and flea markets are teeming with these vintage gems.) To prevent all the homespun goodness from, well, spinning out, Nelson also suggests tempering the rustic touches with modern accents— colorful chevron-patterned or sequin-trimmed linens, for instance, never fail to bring this bucolic theme back to the future. >>

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Start planning. Party season is under way.


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Since the familiar adage, “What’s old is new again,” has proven true since time immemorial—fashion cycles are the best proof of this phenomenon—it’s hardly a surprise that Rob Roberts, owner of Corte Madera-based Big 4 Party Rental, has seen an uptick in Mad Men-style events that bring back the glamour of midcentury America. “It’s an easy theme to work with,” says Roberts. For a recent retro to-do, he sourced old-school barware such as chrome and glass cocktail shakers and brandy decanters. In lieu of tobacco, nifty ashtrays can be filled with smoked almonds. Of course, the dress code is what makes such an event come to life. “People just dress up in clothing that their parents wore,” says Roberts. Women don vintage fur stoles and sleek pencil skirts, for example, while men sport three-piece suits embellished with pocket squares and fedoras.

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TERRENCE The great outdoors. Luxury camping and full-service amenities by Shelter Co. shelter-co.com

Roberts also forecasts that events catered by local food trucks will continue to be a rising trend. “They’re a cost-effective way to entertain guests,” he says. (Hosts pre-pay for a block of time and a set number of people to feed.) In the Bay Area, food trucks have become an integral part of the local culture, inspiring their own weekly community events. (Off the Grid is one such gathering of food trucks in San Francisco.) As such, they’re easy to come by when planning a party. The Chairman Truck, which dishes out succulent pork belly steam buns, is a popular pick with event planners. Curry Up Now, which brings fusion fare curbside in the form of Indian burritos, is also a tasty choice. Hapa Ramen, which prepares the Japanese minute meal Slow Food-style, is a slurp-worthy contender. “Food trucks are just great conversation pieces,” says Roberts.

Having a party? Find an MBA member to help plan your next big event at marinba.org/directory


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EXPO PREVIEW

get SMART at the

by Erma Murphy and Liz Savage

Hundreds of exhibitors, engaging expert speakers, award-winning landscape displays, and an interactive Smart Home exhibit will inspire Bay Area residents to raise their home’s IQ at the third annual Marin Home & Garden Expo, June 1 and 2 at the Marin Center Fairgrounds and Exhibit Hall. This celebration of Marin County’s unique and “smart” lifestyle will showcase the latest home and garden products and services—from green technologies to home automation. An interactive Smart Home technology exhibit created by San Rafael-based SRS Custom Integration will put audio/video and lighting control right at your fingertips. SRS designs and installs complete electronic systems that seamlessly integrate audio, video, surveillance, lighting, heating, and cooling to make homes more enjoyable, comfortable, convenient, and energy efficient. Sam and Scott Sheppard, owners of SRS, have planned a fully integrated exhibit where Expo attendees can experience firsthand how one smart device such as an iPad can be used to control lighting, window shades, and audio/visual and gaming systems. >>

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Scott and Sam Sheppard, SRS Custom Integration


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EXPO PREVIEW

>> Two full days of lectures and demos at the Expo will educate homeowners on how to make homes smarter. Randall Whitehead, a frequent guest expert on HGTV and Martha Stewart Living Radio, will explain the best (and worst) emerging alternative light sources in his lecture titled “Sexing UP Energy Efficient Lighting.” Don’t miss Eric Corey Freed’s lecture titled “Attack of the Dodo-Sapiens: innovative new models for sustainable living.” Freed, founder of organicARCHITECT, will explore innovative models for how to build deep green, biobased buildings. For the full lecture/demo schedule, visit the event website.

L-R: Eric Corey Freed, organicARCHITECT & Randall Whitehead, Martha Stewart Living Radio

Get Smart! Come to the Marin Home & Garden Expo! WHEN: June 1 and 2 from 10:00AM to 5:00PM WHERE: Marin County Fairgrounds and Exhibit Hall in San Rafael TICKETS: $10 GA and $6 seniors, Free for kids under 12 For more info visit: Marinhomegarden.com or call (415) 507-1537

Having fun is smart too, so hold on to your hardhats! At this year’s inaugural Marin Builders Competition & Games, the foremost contractors in Marin will go head-to-head to show off their skills. The whole family will enjoy watching heavy-equipment operators deftly perform feats of magic— placing small objects on a road cone using an excavator or shooting soccer goals with a 20,000 lb. backhoe. Those mighty machines won’t be the only ones having fun. There will also be competitions in sheet metal bending, soldering, pounding nails, and much more. The competition is open to Marin Builders Association members. Live music by Marin’s community music groups will entertain attendees on the Homegrown Marin Music Stage throughout the weekend.

Don’t miss the inaugural Marin Builders Competition & Games!

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The New Age

by Leilani Marie Labong photography by Trevor Henley

A design-savvy couple transforms their ORDINARY tract home into a soulful custom dream house.

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Top: The young Mullarkey girls, Saylor, 6, and London, 4, share a bedroom with an odd shape. Shawna utilized it to its full potential with custom storage beds that adjoin a corner table. Bottom: Shawna found 11-year-old Peyton’s

antique bed at the Alameda Point Antiques Faire and customized a rolling trundle to fit under it. Opposite: In the den, new library stacks created a nice nook for a builtin desk.

Even though there is much to love about Novato’s Rush Creek neighborhood, homeowners Dave and Shawna Mullarkey had mixed feelings about the Cape Cod-style tract home they purchased there in 2003 for their growing family. “We really liked the area because of its generous lots, close proximity to Highway 101, and immediate connection to an open-space preserve,” says Shawna. “And we liked the home’s traditional floor plan and its great light, but we were sad about its cookie-cutter finishes. We knew it was going to take a lot of work to love it.” Despite their reservations, the Mullarkeys had taken a leap of faith based on something that most house

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hunters fail to envision: potential. From the start, the renovation was something of a character-building process— not just because most metamorphoses of this scale are learning experiences for those brave enough to take them on, but also because Shawna yearned to transform the generic dwelling into something more unique. “I love old homes, and I wanted to give this one that kind of character.” The Mullarkeys hit the ground running, starting the year-and-a-half renovation with an exterior makeover that included a total repaint, new shutters, and structured landscaping with boxwoods, white iceberg roses, and Espalier


trees. Inside, the previous homeowners’ misguided stylistic pursuits emerged as one terribly executed Spanish theme. (Fake terra cotta tiles, anyone?) Needless to say, the Mullarkeys obliterated every last remnant of the bad Spanish accent in the name of tasteful individuality—an M.O. that was accomplished in several ways, with the help of a team of local craftspeople. First, new oak floors and moldings were installed, creating continuity throughout the home. To help distinguish separate spaces within the new-and-improved open floor plan, the artisans also installed 700-year-old reclaimed barn ceiling beams and transom windows. “The finishes are a big

part of making a home feel like, well, home,” says Shawna. Second, custom built-ins were added to almost every room in the house. In the kids’ quarters, Shawna designed beds integrated with drawers or trundles to help keep the floor space clear of bulky furniture (translation: more room to play!). The den’s new, ceilingheight bookshelves are accessed via vintage rolling library ladder, a score unearthed at the Alameda Point Antiques Faire. A monumental storage unit built into the master bath makes a dramatic statement in black. While creating caches for everything from towels to teddy bears seems to be an extremely rewarding

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“I love the depth of character that built-ins provide.”

This page, clockwise from top: Shawna has a particular love for window seats with storage—this one in the TV room is attached to a large custom media cabinet; a pantry cleverly located under the stairs was once a coat closet; from

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the fireplace to the mirror, every architectural detail of this sitting room was a Mullarkey add-on; Shawna designed a sizeable black cabinet in the master bath to store towels and linens and act as a dramatic foil to neutral finishes.


White prevails in the new kitchen, from the marble countertops to the painted cabinetry. A single, centuries-old reclaimed wood beam is a grounding element in the space—it echoes the dark-stained oak floors.

endeavor for Shawna, the amateur designer actually gets more satisfaction from achieving a soulful undercurrent with the custom woodwork. “Built-ins and storage just happen to go hand in hand,” she says. “But I love the depth of character that built-ins provide.” The most personal stamps on the interior arose from mind-bending architectural puzzles that couldn’t immediately be solved with mere beams and windows. For instance, it took time to figure out that a seemingly useless wall niche under the stairs could be combined with the coat closet on its opposite side to form a unique walk-in pantry, complete with a mini refrigerator and a custom cart to shuttle baking provisions to and from the kitchen.

Speaking of the kitchen, only after the last Calcutta marble countertop was set into place, and the last custom cabinet face was successfully hinged, and the last Lucite barstool was pulled up to the new peninsula, did Shawna realize that a pesky wall blocked the view to the pool—a potentially hazardous barrier considering the couple’s three kids spend entire summer days swimming in the drink. So what happened? “We tore down the wall and redid everything again,” says Shawna. “I actually enjoyed redoing it. When all was said and done, we got to experience the excitement of a new house all over again.”

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color: The Essential Element of a Great Space

There’s no denying the role color plays in design. Color is what gives a space personality and energy. Color lifts the spirit. Through color we can support who we are and how we want to feel. And isn’t that what great spaces are all about? But where to start? Read on for tips on how to use color to create your own great space. The color of your walls is the most critical component of your room’s color scheme. Wall color will almost single-handedly determine the mood of a space. Therefore, a good place to start when selecting color is to ask yourself what mood you want to create. How do you want your space to feel? Masculine and intellectual? Lean towards smoky blues and grays. Flirty and feminine? Pinks and pale turquoise might do the trick. It may take a little practice matching moods with colors, but if you get stuck you can always enlist the services of a color consultant. >>

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PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF KELLY BERG

by Kelly Berg


PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF KELLY BERG

Flooring is the next biggest component of a room. Deeper colors on the floor will make a space feel grounded. Lighter colors will feel airier. Wood, tile, carpet—all of these materials have a color, and that color will become a major part of your room’s palette. When selecting colors for furniture and fabric, try to avoid being overly matchy-matchy. Contrast is a beautiful thing. A room with too many items of the same hue can feel contrived and monotonous. Layering colors is what makes a room inviting and interesting. Colorful accessories such as throws, vases, pillows, and trays will help you achieve a multi-layered effect. Don’t underestimate the power of the perfect pillow! It’s important to think about the colors of metal when

designing a space. For example, brass is a warm color, while nickel is cool. When selecting finishes for hardware and fixtures, stick with the options that best support your color scheme and your room’s mood. Ceilings need not be white. They can be any color you want. A soft, silvery blue can emulate the sky. A pale, rosy pink can cast a warm glow overhead. For an ultimate sense of envelopment, try painting the ceiling the same hue as the wall. The same goes for doors, trim, and windows. Deep colors like charcoal gray and black can add instant sophistication. And a bold color like cherry red can make a ho-hum space sing. The options are endless. Why let white have all the fun?

A few final things to keep in mind... Think of color as a tool. You can solve many design problems with color. Is your space a little dull? Add some hot pink or bright orange. Need a little cheer? Yellow will do the trick. Color is your friend and is here to help you. Don’t forget about adjacent spaces. The color transition from one room to the next should feel comfortable. Think about how these relationships work. When creating your color palette, move around and view the room from all angles, through all doorways. When your color palette looks good from every angle, you’ve got a winner!

And finally, don’t make color decisions based on fear. Bottom line: if you love it and it makes you happy, it’s right. Kelly Berg is an interior designer, color expert, and writer. She has been featured as a color and design authority in numerous publications including Better Homes and Gardens, Family Circle, and Woman’s Day. Kelly grew up in Napa Valley where she now frequently visits for family, wine, and inspiration. Storyandspace.com

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UNIQUE SPACES

Playful Palace. This custom playhouse is a child’s paradise. The Mullarkey family used chandelier lighting, playful paintings, built-in seating, and retro flooring to create a dramatic and fun environment for their children. Let your imagination run wild and create your ultimate play place!

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THE SHOP

ASK AN EXPERT The Container Store’s Top 12 Organizing Tips

2 Allow plenty of time

Don’t expect organization to happen overnight. Depending on the area to be organized, schedule a couple of hours each day to work on getting the area organized. Getting a garage whipped into shape will take more time than it takes to organize a linen closet. Clean house Once you’ve selected an area, go through the contents. Donate or hold a garage sale for anything you don’t or can’t wear or use any more. Use the two-year rule of thumb—if you haven’t worn it in two years, it’s time to say goodbye to it. These items take up valuable space and probably won’t be missed.

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he Container Store—the original storage and organization store—has been helping customers get organized for more than 34 years now. Their experts know that no matter what area you’re organizing or how much space you have, follow these 12 simple tips to create a well-organized, efficient space. Start in one place If you have several areas in your home you want to get under control, start with just one. You decide which one to start with—is it the area that gives you the biggest headache, or the area that guests to your home most easily see? Whatever your priorities, select one area and stick to it. Many attempts at organization fail when the task of cleaning up the entire house seems daunting and folks give up. When you complete one area, celebrate and then move on to the next.

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After you’ve removed extraneous items, take a look at what remains. Does it belong here? Does it make sense to keep it here? Is there another place where you’ve got more room to keep it, or another area where it would be more easily accessible for its purpose? For example, take that professional-grade mixer that you’ve been keeping in the back of your closet and move it to the kitchen. When it’s time to tackle that area of the home, you can incorporate the mixer into the new storage plan for the kitchen. >>

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THE SHOP Keep it moving Consider storage options on wheels: to allow for greater flexibility and to help keep the clutter under control. Carts can hold an assortment of accessories in a small amount of space, and can be wheeled back into a closet or storage area when not in use.

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Organize with color Whether you’re working to organize the family room or striving to get your home office under control, use color to enhance your efforts. Assign each child a different colored container to keep his or her belongings in and keep them responsible for cleaning up after themselves. Organize projects, bills, and other important papers by function and color in your home office.

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The three rules to organization are visibility, accessibility, and flexibility. Choose containers that are either transparent of that you can easily label to help immediately identify the contents and save valuable time.

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Maximize vertical space If you don’t have a lot of room to work with, a surefire way to instantly create more space is to go up. Instead of only having a couple

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of shelves to house your kitchen items, take them up to the ceiling to really maximize the vertical space— you’ll store the things you need less frequently on the higher shelves. Divide the space By adding additional shelves to a single shelf, or by using containers that stack atop one another, you can divide the vertical space and make efficient use of the area you have to work with. By dividing the space, you eliminate the possibility of stacking tall piles of clothing, papers or other items that are destined to topple over.

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12 Flexibility

Select a storage system that can adapt to your changing needs. That way, you can reconfigure and reuse solutions to solve a variety of storage and organization problems.

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5 Look for wasted space If you’re in need of more storage space, think creatively about additional areas that you can put to work. Prime examples include over doors and underneath beds. These areas are valuable real estate in your home and are often overlooked.

Make sure that the items you need most often are the easiest to access. Likewise, place the items you don’t need to get to as often on a higher shelf or in another area.


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GREEN CORNER

Breathe Easy this Spring! by Casey Mazzoni

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Anytime you spray a pesticide, cleaning product, or air freshener in your home or use paint or other industrial products, you’re releasing a whole heap of chemicals. Those chemicals, many of which are linked to health problems, accumulate first in the air and then settle down into your household dust. Whenever you walk through a room, that dust gets stirred up into the air, where you breathe it in. Gross! Now is an ideal time to take stock of your indoor air. Below are tips to help you and your loved ones breathe free this spring!

Ensure Proper Ventilation: • Open doors and windows when temperature and humidity levels permit. Make sure that mechanical air filters are in place, that they fit well, and that they are changed periodically according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Keep Your Home Clean: • Regularly dusting and vacuuming your home will help keep air pollutants to a minimum. •

Tips for Improving Your Indoor Air Quality Minimize Pollutant Sources: • Avoid spraying pesticides, chemical cleaners, air fresheners, and other synthetic products in your home. Also minimize your use of paint thinner and other solvents, and look for non-toxic, low-VOC or zero-VOC paints. •

If you will be purchasing new furniture, carpeting, cabinetry, or flooring, look for those made of green building materials.

Houseplants can improve indoor air quality by filtering carbon dioxide.

Since Americans spend so much time indoors … and with Spring Cleaning upon us, now is the ideal time to improve your indoor air quality. By taking the steps listed above and hiring a Marin Builders Association licensed contractor, you can remove toxins and increase ventilation in your home so that your indoor air stays as pure and fresh as possible.

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hen talking about air pollution, you quickly think of the smoggy streets of Los Angeles. Did you know that the air inside your house can be just as dangerous as outdoor air pollutants? In fact, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, indoor levels of pollutants may be two to five times higher than outdoor levels. Sure, some types of indoor air pollution, like cigarette smoke, are obvious, but others are not. Common sources of indoor pollutants include: • Building materials (flooring, paint, etc.) • Carpeting • Cabinetry or furniture made of pressed-wood products • Household cleaning products • Central heating and cooling systems • Air fresheners • Combustion sources (oil, gas, kerosene, coal, and wood) • Personal care products (hair spray, nail polish, fragrance, etc.) • Materials used for hobbies (glues, epoxy, paint strippers, etc.)


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FINANCIAL WELLNESS

Getting Your

Financial House in Order

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inancial well-being is important to a balanced life. Learning how to manage your money, instead of letting it control you, may take a little discipline, but the payoff can be significant.

1. Obtain and review your credit report. You can obtain a free copy of your credit report annually at www.annualcreditreport.com. Review your report to make sure all the information is accurate, and if you find anything incorrect, work with the reporting institution to have inaccurate information corrected. Having an accurate credit report will help you if and when you need to apply for a loan.

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2. Track your spending. Keep a simple spreadsheet of how much money you make, how much you spend, and where you spend it. This helps you understand where your money goes. People are often surprised at the expenses they incur, and this is a good start to identifying areas where you may be able to cut back and save. Visit www.redwoodcu.org and type “spending plan” in the Ask RCU box for a free worksheet. 3. Review and refinance. Review all your loans and credit cards to see what your interest rates are and whether you’re paying fees. Then compare with other institutions. There’s a good chance you can refinance for a lower interest rate and lower monthly payments—which means more money in your pocket! 4. Automate savings. Set up direct deposit for your paychecks and other income, and designate a portion of your income to be deposited directly into a savings or retirement account. This will not only save you from having to make regular trips to a branch, but it also ensures you will start building savings. 5. Automate payments. Set up recurring electronic payments so your loans, credit cards, and

other regular payments are made automatically each month. This helps ensure your payments are always made on time, saving you from unnecessary fees. It will also help to build or preserve your good credit score.

“If you don’t know where you are going, you might not get there.” 6. Set goals. As Yogi Berra once said, “If you don’t know where you are going, you might not get there.” Setting clear goals for the future will help you make the smart financial decisions needed to reach them. Your money shouldn’t be a worry. By taking a few simple steps to get your financial house in order, you can put your mind at ease and focus more on the things you enjoy that are most important to you. >>


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FINANCIAL WELLNESS

Basic Strategies for

Simplifying Your Financial Life

by Michael Kadel Bank of Marin

1. Use direct deposit. Ask to have your pay, pension, or Social Security benefits automatically deposited into your bank account. Direct deposit is safer and more convenient than getting a paper check in the mail. It may even help you avoid bank fees. Direct deposit also gives you access to your money sooner than with a paper check. 2. Automate recurring bills. Many merchants, such as insurance companies or utilities, will allow you to pay recurring bills with an automatic withdrawal from your checking account or through a charge to your credit card. Utilize your bank’s online bill-pay service so you can receive and pay bills quickly and easily.

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4. Put some savings on autopilot. Arrange with your bank or employer to automatically transfer a certain amount into savings accounts or investments on a regular schedule. You’ll be happy in the long run. 5. Consider consolidating accounts. Think about how many different financial institutions you use and how many accounts (savings, checking, and investments) and credit cards you have. You may be able to simplify your finances, reduce mail and paperwork, and avoid certain fees by consolidating multiple accounts. It can also make it easier to monitor your entire portfolio and ensure that your money is properly diversified. Pay attention to FDIC insurance limitations if you do consolidate. Consider canceling the credit cards you never use, and review your credit reports to make sure you know which accounts are listed as open and active.

6. Look into automated moneymanagement tools. Moneymanagement software can give you detailed, real-time account information from multiple institutions in one place. You can also use the software to help you organize your finances, understand how you spend your money, and spot a potential fraud or theft. 7. Update your will and other legal documents, and make sure your family knows where to find them in an emergency. These additional documents can range from bank statements and pension records to directives that govern what happens to your bank accounts, property, and other assets if you become incapacitated. 8. Get your paperwork under control. Even if you rely on technology, it’s difficult to go completely paperless. Start with a secure central filing system at home for your bank, tax, insurance, and other financial records. Shred any confidential papers you’re sure you don’t need. >>

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3. Do online banking. If you don’t already have online banking, sign up. You can safely access your accounts 24/7 and manage your money without ever leaving your home or office. Easily transfer funds, check balances, make bill payments, review transactions, and create banking reports.


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FINANCIAL WELLNESS

THINKING OF REMODELING? Top 5 Tips to Reduce Stress and Ensure Your Project Comes in on Time and on Budget

by Daniel F. McLennon “Counsel to the Construction Industry” for over 25 years

A home remodel project can be wonderfully rewarding, but getting there can be immensely stressful and financially ruinous if not planned and executed effectively. Tip 1: Plan, Plan, Plan The only way to ensure that the project can be completed for a given amount of money during a given amount of time is to ensure that all parts of the project are properly accounted for, priced, and scheduled. Pulling together the design and construction team from the beginning is critical. The design and construction professionals should work together to address design, constructability, cost, schedule, and potential problems from different perspectives. Anticipate that issues will arise during construction, and plan on the project costing 20% more money and taking 20% more time than estimated.

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Tip 2: Choose the Construction Team Wisely The best investment a homeowner can make is taking the time to identify and hire a highly qualified architect and contractor experienced with the particular type and style of project the owner envisions. The designer and contractor also should be good at dealing with the permitting entity and your neighbors. To find good contractor prospects, ask friends or contact contractor associations such as the Marin chapter of the National Association for the Remodeling Industry. Interview references to check whether budgets and schedules were actually met. Tip 3: Ensure the Construction Contract Favors You, and Not the Contractor The typical construction contract offered by a contractor favors him and not the homeowner. Ensure that the contract sets a fixed price for all the work, sets start and end dates, requires continued work even if a dispute arises, and obligates the contractor to protect you against claims through indemnity and insurance. Consider incorporating incentive bonuses for reaching milestones or completion early and liquidated damages if the work finishes late.

Tip 4: Hire a Construction Manager to Oversee Quality and Contractor Progress An experienced construction manager can serve as the owner’s trained eyes, ears, and mouthpiece on the project site. The CM can identify problems with construction quality, and he can schedule and require the contractor to fix them before they become big problems. He can also advocate for the owner and help determine whether contractor claims for extra work should be allowed or should be denied as the contractor’s responsibility. The CM may also review payment applications for accuracy and ensure that required backup is provided. Tip 5: Remain Patient and Flexible—and Enjoy the Process Because you know that problems will arise despite the best planning and intentions of all involved, because you have reserved additional funds for contingencies, and because you anticipate that the project will take longer than originally planned, you can relax and enjoy watching as your project evolves into the home you envisioned.

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

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

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE

Licensed Contractors, Materials Suppliers & Associated Services

ACCOUNTING

APPLIANCES

Neumann Sloat Blanco Architects, LLP

SRS Custom Integration

Gaidmore Furniture

lic.815490 C7

415.884.2939

Account Works

Martin & Harris

415.578.4800

415.446.4119

415.472.3946

415.454.2021

nsbllp.com

srscustomintegration.com

415.462.7601

415.456.2070

BANKS & FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

415.454.5025

Standards of Excellence

Pedersen Assocs. Landscape Architects

standardsofexcellence.com

pedersenassociates.com Bank of Marin

The Last Inch, Inc.

ARCHITECTS & DESIGNERS

Petersen Design Associates, LLC

415.485.2265

lic.980565 C6

bankofmarin.com

925.788.0806

martin-harris.com The Accounting Specialist 510.507.0313

Accuchex Corporation

lic.537763 C6

415.883.7733 X 110

accuchex.com Art Wasserman & Company

April 1st Design

707.778.1320

510.502.4164

Crossland Construction Accounting

petersendesign.net Spacial Design

Brock Wagstaff Architects

415.457.3195

415.383.2160x102

spacialdesign.com

wagstaffarchitects.com

thelastinch.org

Gayle Gilboy Permar Architects & Planners

Janus Design Consulting Eckhoff Accountancy Corp.

415.456.1366

415.499.9400

eckhoff.com

415.524.1210

Steinbach Cabinet Shop

calbanktrust.com

lic.694518 C6 415.453.7322

Presidio Bank

CONCRETE, ASPHALT, GRAVEL & SAND

presidiobank.com

415.332.1745

snaiderokitchens.com

415.482.8977

415.499.1883

California Bank & Trust

415.456.6000

Studio Snaidero Bay Area

559.281.6979

CSM & M, An Accountancy Corporation

integraldesignwoodworking.com

415.883.3816

wkcpas.com

AUDIOVISUAL & LOW VOLTAGE

Redwood Credit Union 707.576.5276

Able Concrete Pumping

redwoodcu.org

707.291.4334

Union Bank

C.L.Y. Inc.

Audiovisions/Best Buy

415.446.1859

lic.690380 C8,B,A

Ken Kay Associates

lic.902606 C7

unionbank.com

707.763.6981

415.956.4472

415.459.7900

kenkaysf.com

avisions.com

CABINETRY

Deluxe Shotcrete & Concrete Construction

Kitchens By Ken Ryan

High Definition Home Inc.

Aurora Cabinets & Countertops, Inc.

lic.808915 C8,A

415.897.3800

kitchensbykenryan.com

lic.814767 C7

lic.288206 D12,D24

deluxeshotcrete.com

415.499.1400

415.472.4171

Kathleen Ann Ottolini 707.775.4034

Maher Accountancy

Integral Design

415.459.1249

707.568.1200

mahercpa.com

Lofrano Architecture Sculpture Design

highdefinitionhome.com

auroracabinets.com

Devincenzi Concrete Construction

MHR Consulting

415.710.6020

SoundVision Systems

lofrano-asd.com

lic.795575

California Space Organizers, Inc.

lic.326998 C8

415.457.1177

415.456.7000

lic.866993 D34

svsf.com

415.454.7477

Dutra Group

calspaceorganizers.com

415.258.6876

marilenaredfern.com Michael Rex Associates Paychex

415.331.1400

415.899.0203 X 30485

michaelrexassociates.com

707.546.3113

dutragroup.com

paychex.com

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE Imbimbo Concrete, Inc. lic.638907 A,C8 650.991.3384

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT, SCHEDULING & ESTIMATING

DEBRIS BOXES, HAULING & DEMOLITION

ELECTRICAL

MacQuarrie Electrical Services

Artistic Lighting & Electric

lic.870994 C10

lic.380928 C10 415.382.9500

macquarrieelectricalservices.com

J.H. McFarland Concrete Co.

Dibble & Company

Grange Debris Box Service & Wrecking Co.

lic.712583 A

415.488.4017

lic.257220 C21 415.456.2712

Audac

Maltby Electric Supply Co.

Ross Construction Services

grangebox.com

lic.445578 C7

415.453.8300

415.261.1590

Industrial Carting

415.455.8072

Marin Landscape Materials

707.260.4544

415.897.1337

415.459.3095

audacsystems.com

Mike Brown Electric Company

707.585.0511

Bayline Electric

lic.306767 C10

415.256.2400

Kies Strategies

lic.536863 C10,B

707.792.8100

Rich Readimix Concrete, Inc.

vhsinc.com

415.209.0321

415.485.6000

mbelectric.com

415.924.1040

CREATIVE SERVICES, MARKETING & PR

cldrgravel.com

Ryerson Construction

VHS Associates, Inc.

baylineelectric.com Marin Sanitary Service 415.456.2601

Colonia Electric Inc.

Mike Mariani Electric, Inc.

marinsanitary.com

lic.406528 C10

lic.513657 C10

415.256.9502

415.485.0631

Electrix

lic.333463 B,D06 415.924.6763

The Ad Men

appianwaypaverstones. com

415.472.1756

Mill Valley Refuse Service, Inc.

theadmen.com

415.457.9760

lic.677633 C10

North Bay Lighting & Electrical

millvalleyrefuse.com

415.485.0777

415.453.6132

Shamrock Materials, Inc.

And Them Design

eltrx.com

northbaylilghting.com

707.781.9000

415.747.4345

shamrockmaterials.com

andthemdesign.com

Hannibal’s Inc. Electrical Construction

Redwood Electric

lic.530135 A B,C21 510.412.9070

lic.689576 C10

415.892.4900

RV Stich Construction, Inc.

lic.870103 C10

Trush Construction Company, Inc.

Barbary Coast Consulting

lic.514199 A,B

barcoast.com

DRYWALL

hannibalsinc.com

Boylan Point Agency

Marelli Drywall

I. Cannan Electric

415.884.3000

707.544.3390

lic.705813 C9

lic.736435 C10

republicits.com

Van Midde & Son Concrete

boylanpoint.com

415.472.0967

415.596.3676

lic.676584 C8

Henley Photography

415.459.2530

415.302.2920

North Bay Drywall & Plastering, Inc.

Idex Global Services Inc.

vanmiddeconcrete.com

henleyphotography.com

lic.292745 C9,C35,B

lic.745981 C10

707.763.6819

415.482.4242

Shanahan Electric

Viking Pavers, Inc.

idexglobal.com

lic.488137 C10

lic.970281 D06

Marin Independent Journal

Pat Trainor Drywall

415.568.5314

415.382.7297

lic.795763 C9

vikingpavers.com

marinij.com

415.456.3550

415.655.7486

415.457.4044

415.331.0500

trushconstruction.com

Republic ITS lic.647154 C10,C31,D31

icannanelectric.com

Whiteside Construction Corporation

Pacific Expositions Company

Sessi Drywall

lic.577719 A,B,D06

415.388.7208

415.472.6373

510.234.6681

pacificexpositions.com

whitesideconstruction.com Paganini Enterprises

Royal Wholesale Electric 415.453.3570

royalsr.com

415.479.1929

Independent Electric Supply, Inc.

Strom Electric, Inc.

707.577.7900

lic.480976 C10,C36

iesupply.com

415.453.1200

Johnson Electric

Synapse Electric

lic.899161 C10

lic.828101 C10

415.453.2325

415.819.0668

lic.541472 C9

synapseelectric.com

415.755.4141

paganinienterprises.com

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE W. Bradley Electric, Inc. lic.390741 C10,B,A,C46 415.898.1400

FENCING, DECKING & SIDING

Remote Swipe

Rafael Floors

415.388.3993

lic.178605 C15

Abacus Group Builders, Inc.

remoteswipe.com

415.456.3656

lic.522340 B

rafaelfloors.com

415.927.0667

wbeinc.com

ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS

Clough Construction

Suiter Financial Systems

lic.516987 B

415.884.0288

Richard Tourte

415.444.5554

suiterfinancial.com

lic.651671 C15

Adventures In Production

707.664.8137

lic.943457 B

cloughconstruction.com Arthur J. Lang Associates, Inc.

Marin County Sidewall

415.883.3577

lic.831184 D41

FLOORING & FLOOR COVERINGS

707.778.8858

Buel Engineering

marincountywidewall.com

abacusgb.com

415.602.4742

Victorian Hardwood Floors

aipgc.com

lic.821831 C15

Alan Taylor, General Contractor

Empire Floors

415.499.4693

lic.504918 C15 707.525.1204

victorianhardwoodfloors. com

lic.451856 B

FINANCIAL & MERCHANT SERVICES

Eureka Valley Floor Company

GARAGE DOORS & GATES

Allen Enterprises

Advance Business Services

lic.397118 C15

John C. Hom & Associates

415.203.4247

415.479.1676

Jones Garage Door Co., Inc.

Alten Construction, Inc.

415.258.9027

Allie Johnson

Floortex Design

lic.345502 D28

lic.705713 A,B

415.806.5079

lic.534583 B,C15

415.897.2371

510.234.4200

mtg.usbank.com/allie_johnson

415.924.6545

jonesdoor.com

altenconstruction.com

Gallery Hardwood Floors

North Bay Overhead Doors Inc.

Anthony Love

Christopher Harney 925.979.2325

lic.478525

lic.593255 D28

415.686.8139

707.996.3067

415.499.0602

415.491.0600

ILS Associates, Inc. 415.883.9200

ilscels.com

L.A. Stevens & Associates, Inc.

Oberkamper & Associates Civil Engineers

Collins & Company Wealth Managers

415.897.2800

415.925.4000

oberkamper.com

collins-co.com

Project Management Services, LLC

David White & Associates

415.827.1272

dwassociates.com

bungalownorth1@aol. com

lic.951628 C15

415.472.6004

415.459.3276

northgategaragedoors. com

925.277.2600

415.479.2180

415.451.4888

mertelcarpets.com

James L. Arrigoni

PacifiContract

415.847.3131

lic.682766 C15

Lori Reisfelt

415.892.4874

510.583.8123

415.258.9966

myrmagent.com/goreverse

pacificontract.com Pengelly Flooring

Anthony Vitale, General Contractor lic.515092 B 415.455.9927

Antonis Construction Building & Painting

Mertel Carpets

Grady Consulting

Ray Wrysinski, Civil Engineer

lic.970424 B

Northgate Garage Door, Inc. lic.627224 D28

415.883.9099

rwdavis-survey.com

415.671.9767

Giuliani Flooring, Inc.

lic.414490 C15

R.W. Davis & Associates, Inc.

lic.881441 B

floortexdesign.com

415.382.7713

lastevensinc.com

415.892.8475

lic.940470 B,C33

GENERAL BUILDING, RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL, NEW & REMODEL

707.280.5740

antonisconstruction.com Aquamaison, Inc. lic.367791 B 415.332.3910

38 Degrees North Latitude Builders, Inc. lic.838178 B

Aquatech Consultancy, Inc.

415.459.1995

lic.809853 B,C39,C15,C33,

Weir/Andrewson Associates

Portico Wealth

415.272.0585

A.E. Nelson Construction

415.884.2121

415.485.9797

415.925.8700

bcpfloors.com

lic.364212 B,C36

noleak.com

waasoc.com

porticowealth.com

lic.849856 C15

D51

707.636.1750

aenelsonconstruction.com

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE Arntz Builders, Inc.

Better Built Construction

Chalstrom Builders Inc.

D&R Construction

E.K. Construction

lic.727072 B,ASB

lic.800744 B

lic.602728 B

lic.533707 B

lic.544185 B

415.382.1188

415.451.4786

415.461.2912

707.792.0818

415.892.4566

arntzbuilders.com

bbcconstruction.net BG Construction

Charles Melin, General Contractor

Dan Young Construction, Inc.

Ebersole Builders

Arrington Construction lic.810317 B

lic.676193 B

lic.311858 B

lic.760173 B

415.722.1204

415.460.1607

415.884.2180

415.461.2416

415.457.6797

ebersolebuilders.com

lic.786390 B

dycmarin.com Arruda Construction Inc.

BHM Construction, Inc.

Cherokee Construction

lic.468301 B

lic.903191 B

lic.427589 B

Daniel Holleran

lic.826521 B

415.897.1928

707.643.4580

510.222.1689

lic.351427

415.505.5815

A,B,C10,C20,C36

ecovalleyco.com

bhmconstruction.com Asbestos Control Center

Eco Valley Construction

lic.590867 A,B,HAZ,ASB

BMC Contractors Inc.

Christopher Clark Contracting

415.883.7856

lic.824476 B

lic.373692 B

Dennis Webb Construction

lic.472841 B

asbestoscontrolcenter.com

415.479.7555

415.328.3272

lic.821554 B

415.388.1293

415.505.3562

elmackcabinetry.com

denniswebbconstruction.co

Envision Builders, Inc.

Avalon Builders, Inc.

Bruce F. Goudie

Conroy Builders

lic.757232 B

lic.498165 B

lic.867185 B

707.939.9221

415.453.3863

415.577.9064

practicalgreenbuilders.com

conroybuilders.com Build It Construction

415.897.2322

Elmack

lic.736487 B

Desmond & Wallace Inc.

B Street Builders

lic.720386 B

Contra-Spect, Ltd.

707.795.7443

lic.920746 B

415.378.0793

lic.491125 B

desmondwallace.com

415.485.4400

bstreetbuilders.com Balance Builders, Inc.

707.762.3302

Burns Builders

414.497.9543

lic.871010 B

Cove Construction

415.272.7751

lic.965295 B

lic.821729 A,B

415.453.0515

415.883.9700

Cal-Custom Construction

ESM Enterprise General Contractor lic.352891 B

Di Giorgio Contracting Company

lic.837753 A,B

415.453.2370

lic.782179 A,B

415.383.9698

bathroomsandkitchenstoo.com

Diego Brothers, Inc.

Fairway Design & Construction, Inc.

Crabtree Construction

lic.419030 A,B

lic.923234 B

lic.693280 B

415.472.5967

415.455.2468

coveconstruction.com

lic.375536 B,ASB

Ballard Inc. dba Inspired Environments

415.897.8445

lic.513959 B

415.640.8617

diegobrosinc.com

415.454.8000

Caletti Jungsten Construction

inspired-environments.com

lic.549463 B

Creatively Built, Inc.

lic.365653 A,B

415.381.3162

lic.977600 B,C36

Diego Quality Construction

Bay Area Moisture Control, Inc.

calettijungsten.com

707.781.9702

lic.544509 B

floydconstructioninc.com

creativelybuilt.com

707.765.6169

lic.726300 B

Cartwright Construction

415.884.0500

lic.626464 B

DNL Builders

Fontana Construction Inc.

bayareamoisturecontrol. com

415.453.7651

Cypress Grove Homes/ H-Y-H Corporation

lic.872590 B

lic.487928 B

lic.974792 B

707.495.295

415.457.1290

415.383.1848

dnlbuilders.com

fontanaco.com

D&H Construction

Doug Monti Construction

FP Builders

lic.693883 B

CF Contracting

510.527.7883

lic.387703 B

415.883.9465

BB&B Builders Inc.

lic.401466 B,C10,A

dh-construction.com

415.453.1380

fpbuilders.com

lic.866058 B,A

415.721.7160

415.485.2921

cfcontracting.com

CDK Builders Inc. Bay County Builders, Inc.

lic.644649 B

lic.700683 B

415.497.6317

415.457.9962

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Floyd Construction, Inc. 415.485.0645

lic.321693 B

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE Gaetani Construction

Hennessey Construction, Inc.

James E. Wilson Construction

Kapranos Construction

Landmark Builders

lic.490550 B

lic.350718 B

lic.474421 B

415.332.2857

lic.727282 B

lic.449978 B,A

415.892.5205

415.883.5410

415.459.6497

415.883.2969

kapranosconstruction.com

lmbuilders.com

James G. Lino Construction

Karkabi Construction

Landmark Construction

lic.593092 B

lic.807981 B,A

Herrero Contractors, Inc.

lic.442777 B

415.459.2401

916.663.1953

lic.152980 B,C8

415.663.1939

Gazzoli Construction lic.922738 B

hennesseyconstruction. com

415.847.1811

gazzoli.biz Glen Rupiper Construction

415.824.7675

lic.432984 B

herrero.com

707.849.2096

landmarkconst.net KCK Builders, Inc.

James W. Josephs & Company

Larry Smith Construction, Inc.

lic.810315 A,B 415.559.9312

Hitchcock Construction Co.

lic.359012 B

Global Modular

lic.396116 B

415.454.8499

Kelly Pacific Construction

lic.837357 B

415.602.8464

jamesjosephs.com

lic.346196 B

559.665.5800

billhitchcockconstruction.

Jeff Hicks Construction

gdvi.net

lic.575809 B

415.464.0900

Lilypad SGS

kellypacific.com

lic.898335 B

lic.345479 B

Gordon Walker Builders lic.562356 B

Hoffmann Construction, Inc.

415.457.1184

lic.414423 B

415.383.2080

jeffhicks.com

415.883.1555

415.250.9317

Ken Corsiglia Construction

Lucas Valley Designs

lic.695961 B

lic.645290 B

415.897.7263

415.385.1642

415.225.8230

Gubbins Building Company, Inc.

Jeffrey Novak General Contractor, Inc.

Horick Builders, Inc.

lic.508578 B

Kerr Construction, Inc.

lic.788512 B

lic.825511 B

415.892.7713

lic.615587 B

M W General Contracting

415.457.1576

707.766.9466

415.456.5300

lic.740644 B

kerr-construction.com

415.383.0667

horickbuilders.com Hal-Co, Inc.

John A. Young, Builder

mwgc.com

lic.288052 B,C10

lic.714971 B

Howard Scanlan

415.488.4971

Kevin Marcinek, General Contractor

415.254.6822

lic.402434 B 415.488.4037

John C. Hill Construction

lic.620203 B

Maloney Construction, Inc.

415.898.9510

lic.959104 B,A

lic.851479 B

707.795.6045

Hoytt Inspection Services Inc.

hammondfinehomes.com

lic.493676 B

Hammond & Company lic.657344 B

415.277.5977

415.215.9188

KOR General Contracting

maloneyconstruction.net

415.897.9517

John Pope, Inc.

lic.351692 B

Mariner Homes, Inc.

Harte Building & Design, Inc.

hoyttinspect.com

lic.467171 B,A,ASB

415.454.2461

lic.905103 B

lic.776625 B

Huts And Castles A Construction Co. Inc.

415.497.5948

415.789.5846

Kunstbau & Kids John Romaidis Construction

lic.896053 B

lic.703981 B,C36,A

415.420.3185

Mariposa Contractors Inc.

Hartnett Construction

415.883.9209

lic.807768 B

kunstbaukdb.com

lic.831986 B

lic.888773 B

hutsandcastles.com

415.485.5722

415.381.6068

415.816.5046

Hayes & Associates

Imperial Contracting lic.830273 C33,B,ASB

J.W. McPhail Construction Inc.

lic.817836 B

415.798.3911

415.892.3464

icppa.com

415.431.3000

Lamperti Contracting & Design lic.600412 B

Marshall White Construction

lic.679194 B

415.454.1623

lic.604199 B,D06

415.456.7465

lampertikitchens.com

707.793.9037

Jack Mosher Construction, Inc.

Land Construction

marshallwhiteconstruction.com

lic.490355 B

415.457.2335

jwmcphailinc.com lic.790903 B

415.457.0713

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE Massa Construction Company

Murray Building

Powerhouse Building, Inc.

Rodoni Construction

lic.646709 B,A, LEED AP

lic.410338 B

Schalich Bros. Construction Inc.

lic.344050 A,B

707.939.9001

lic.797313 B

415.663.9223

lic.497493 B

415.459.0400

415.446.0188

Nichelini & Sons, Inc. Max Design & Construction

lic.339365 B

lic.720207 B

415.382.7733

Rogers Remodel, Inc. lic.839810 B

415.485.6791

Precision General Commercial Contractors

nichsons.com

lic.790153 B

rogersremodelinc.com

415.883.6291

schalichbrosconstruction. com

415.328.0047

415.332.8390

Scott Kaplan lic.467868 B

precisiongc.com

Ron Barney Construction Co.

415.453.8582

Mayer And Company

Norman Charles Construction Inc.

lic.659359 B

lic.475151 B

Property Design

lic.381719 B

415.453.0434

415.456.6045

lic.433008 B

415.388.8124

Selkowitz & Company Inc. General Contrs

mayerandco.com

normancharlesconstruction.com

415.456.5172

McDevitt Construction

415.722.1866

Radco & Associates Inc.

lic.818660 B

selkowitzco.com

415.892.0403

lic.401717 B

O’Rielly Construction

lic.410936 B,A

707.763.3000

lic.459037 B

415.924.6105

mcdevittandmcdevitt. com

707.933.8131

radcoandassociates.com

Pagan Construction, LLC McGuire & Sons Construction

lic.464896 B

Ravano & Cooney Construction

415.457.4170

lic.689239 B

lic.346397 B

paganconstruction.com

415.431.3000

415.454.2719

mcguireandsonsconstruction.com Merritt-Nelson Custom Builders

Meylan Construction, Inc.

rpbconstruction.us

Steere Building & Woodworking

Rushton-Hawley, Inc.

lic.744002 B

lic.733347 B

415.388.4616

lic.453554 B

rushtonhawley.com

lic.901821 B

415.897.9126

415.507.1512

rempe.com

pbdevelops.com Pennypacker/Drake Home Building Inc. lic.754794 B

Richard A. Mazzini & Associates 415.987.0298

Sterling & Company

slmbuilders.com

lic.353136 B,C2,C17 415.459.1511

S.R. Allied Builders, Inc.

sissco.com Steve Moylan Construction

415.751.1094

S.S. Caveney Construction

lic.380100 B

Rivas Building Group

lic.429200 B 707.585.3015

meylanconstruction.com

lic.524069 B 415.924.4170

lic.544919 B

Plath & Co.

lic.699671 B

415.924.9746

lic.395458 B

415.999.5927

415.460.1575

Portillo & Company dba Summit Hill Builders

707.795.4177

707.795.6595

lic.429280 B

lic.957090 B,C17,D24

415.435.8100

lic.399932 B

Richard De Nola

plathco.com

lic.305635 B

S.L.M. Builders

lic.464153 B

415.488.0647

Michael L. King

Stephen L. Pasquan

lic.718948 B

Pete Niederberger & Sons

millvalleybuilders.com

707.762.3958

415.331.2226

415.898.2938

415.256.1620

415.332.6035

lic.711127 B

lic.504423 A,B,ASB

Rempe Construction

lic.680456 B

Mill Valley Builders, Inc.

Stader Construction RPB Construction, Inc.

PB Realty Investments Inc.

lic.672337 B 707.584.1813

lic.361724 B

Roy A. Tanner

Robert Curry Construction lic.663287 B

707.538.4676

Stroub Construction lic.489037 B

San Anselmo Construction Services

415.331.0621

stroubconstruction.com

lic.381529 B 415.453.6772

415.898.2243

Structural Integrity lic.578269 B

Mt. Tam Construction

415.729.4456

Robert E. Randig

Sandra Bird Custom Kitchens

lic.584072 B

summithillbuilders.com

lic.506873 B

lic.460795 B

415.479.3163

415.927.1171

T.H. Eller Construction

sandrabird.com

lic.579465 B

lic.939456 B

415.446.7296

mttamconstrucion.com

415.730.8985

structuralintegrity.biz

415.488.9865

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE Tembrock-Ingrassia Builders

Travis Remodeling

Wm. A. Martin

lic.493670 B

lic.392262 B

Forster Pump & Engineering, Inc.

Linscott Engineering Contractors Inc.

lic.957514 B

415.883.8177

415.485.5747

lic.426152

lic.477476 A

415.884.8078

travisremodeling.com

A,B,C27,C55,C57

415.492.1755

WMS Construction

415.459.4770

linscottinc.com

Trinity Builders

lic.570798 B

forsterpump.com

Thomas Gibbs, Licensed Tradesman

lic.723911 B

415.457.3706

415.459.7103

shidelerskyvara.com

lic.403951 B,C12

trinitybuildersandco.com

Gannett Fleming Project Development Corp.

Womack Construction

lic.783100 A,B

415.662.9800

Varetakis Construction

lic.478379 B

415.384.0822

lunnypaving.com

Tim Ford Construction

lic.700251 B

415.898.3151

gfpc.com

lic.359182 B

415.488.9245

Wyatt Construction

Ghilotti Bros., Inc.

Maggiora & Ghilotti, Inc.

bayside-builders.com

415.279.0724

415.454.6163

Lunny Grading & Paving, Inc. lic.600250 A,B,HAZ

Von Der Werth, Inc.

lic.825045 B

lic.132128

lic.226767

Tim Walsh Builders

lic.330299 C13,B

415.577.3999

A,C8,C12,C21,C42,HAZ

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

lic.350371 B

415.388.7516

wyattconstruction.com

415.454.7011

415.459.8640

ghilottibros.com

maggiora-ghilotti.com

Ghilotti Construction Company

Mann Excavation & Demolition

lic.644515

lic.798866

A,C8,C12,C21,C42,HAZ

415.731.6810

707.585.1221

mannexcavation.com

415.381.9806

timwalshbuilders.com

Weiss Company, Inc. lic.354958 B

Tom Ganley Construction

415.435.8182

lic.514664 B

West Bay Builders, Inc.

415.444.5548

lic.626859 B,A,C17

GENERAL ENGINEERING, GRADING, PAVING & UNDERGROUND

415.456.8972

All Terrain, Inc.

Tom J. Collins Construction

westbaybuilders.com

lic.827896 A,B

lic.499170 B

Whitcomb Construction

415.717.6351

lic.690549 B

Tom Rank Construction

Tom Redmond Construction Inc.

Gudgel Construction, Inc. lic.711053 A,B

A,B,C12,C34,C42

415.382.0687

C. Hammond Construction

530.624.7998

707.769.1006

whitcombconstruction.com

lic.543166 A,C8,C21,HAZ 510.412.4466

Harris Environmental

Nerviani Paving, Inc.

chammondconstruction. com

lic.359130 A,B

lic.564392 A

415.868.9669

415.454.2662

Central Valley Environmental

Hillside Drilling, Inc. lic.478991 A

Ofiaro Building & Engineering

William G. Taylor Construction Corp.

lic.913083 A,B

510.234.6532

lic.450916 A,B,C57,HAZ

707.584.1900

hillsidedrilling.com

510.233.4292

lic.853924 B

cvalleyenvironmental.com

Wick Brothers Construction

Tomrose Construction, Inc.

415.488.9581

tomroseconstruction.com

Wine Country Builders, Inc. lic.763980 B

ofiaro.com JS Company

415.407.1764

lic.605439 B 707.763.4001

lic.386001

lic.481077 B

lic.434609 B 415.892.9918

Michael Paul Company, Inc.

510.233.2111

lic.752004 B 415.785.1429

ghilotti.com

CSS Environmental Services, Inc.

lic.876587

Partners Contracting, Inc.

A,C21,ASB,HAZ

lic.697729 A,B

lic.780803 A,HAZ

415.460.2100

415.492.9233

partnerscontractinginc.com

415.883.6203

Trainor Commercial Construction, Inc.

707.935.7474

Lee Mechanical, Inc. Farallon Company

lic.571894 A

lic.453991 B,C9

lic.827633 A,B,C33

415.883.4450

415.259.0200

Wintergreen Enterprises, Inc.

415.892.7760

lic.549628 A,B,C21

trainorconstruction.com

lic.338175 B

faralloncompany.com

415.298.4561

Peter A. Davis Engineering Contractor

415.435.5200

villadorohomes.com

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE Redwood Engineering

W.R. Forde Associates

Wise Insurance Agency

lic.814744 A,B,C21

Efficiency Mechanical Heating & Cooling

W.A. Adams Co., Inc.

lic.456790 A,HAZ

lic.391943 C2,C9

415.258.9912

415.435.0768

510.215.9338

lic.885533 C20

707.793.9100

wiseinsuranceagency.net

efficiencymechanical.net

INSURANCE

Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.

415.491.1111

RG Digs Engineering Contractor

Westward Builders Inc.

lic.834874 A

415.459.2130

Fitzpatrick’s Heating & Air Conditioning

Bolds Insurance Brokerage

wsandco.com

LANDSCAPING

lic.327365 B,A

415.209.4459

415.878.2466

Wildcat Engineering

lic.371959 C20

415.485.1700

Robison Construction

lic.951203 A

415.457.0607

bolds.com

lic.701379 A

707.763.3001

707.769.4747

wildcateng.com

Kelly Company lic.521529 C20

Craford Benefit Consultants

Rockport Land Corp.

HEATING, AIR CONDITIONING & SHEET METAL

415.258.0757

415.456.9790

707.559.7077

craford.com

bertotti.com

415.454.7400

Don Ramatici Insurance, Inc.

Bauman Landscape & Construction

ongaroandsons.com

707.782.9200

lic.372478 A,C27

ramaticiins.com

415.447.4800

707.775.4554

RWR Construction 415.457.5658

rwrcal.com

lic.278370 C20,C43

Sunshine Construction

415.897.4187

Patriot Mechanical Inc.

aeroheating.com

lic.774738 C20,C43

lic.315245 A,C21,C27 415.479.5566

415.444.0888

Allen Heating & Sheet Metal

lic.373488 B,C27,A

Ongaro & Sons lic.215233 C36,C4,C20

Aaero Heating & Sheet Metal

lic.860047 A

Anthony Bertotti Landscaping Inc.

baumanland.com Heffernan Insurance Brokers

Bortolussi & Watkin, Inc.

707.789.3072

lic.962905 C27

heffins.com

415.453.4675

Team Ghilotti, Inc.

lic.211831

Simpson Sheet Metal, Inc.

lic.895384 A,HAZ

C2,C20,C43,D35

lic.416913 C20,C43

707.763.8700

415.924.2425

707.576.1500

J.B. Shea Insurance Agency

Dan Fix Landscape Construction

teamghilotti.com

allenheating.com

simpsonsheetmetal.com

415.661.4777

lic.553804 C27

Thornton Paving Inc.

Bay City Mechanical, Inc.

Trahan Bros. Inc.

danfixlandscape.com

lic.382817 A

lic.645126

lic.774154 C20,C43

Jenkins Insurance Services

415.453.2324

C20,C43,C36,C4

415.457.5541

916.576.1528

Forster & Kroeger Landscape Maintenance

Verde Metals Inc.

John Reuscher Insurance & Investments

lic.748791 C27

lic.635429 C43,C20

415.892.9500

415.453.1604

510.233.7000

Tuatagaloa Contracting

baycitymech.com

lic.699547 A,HAZ 866.824.8077

Bayside HVAC Products LLC

415.454.9007

Turbin Design Associates

415.333.5099

415.373.9472

baysidehvac.com

INSULATION & ACOUSTICAL

wtdastructural.com Dickson Company

415.456.6684

reuscher.com

Frank Bidaurreta Landscape Contractor

MOC Insurance Services

lic.446356 C8,C27

415.957.0600

415.459.6429

Valentine Corporation

lic.352572 C4,C36,C43

George Family Enterprises Inc.

lic.229225 A,B

415.456.1830

lic.634157 B,C2

Nelson Construction

lic.556967 C27

415.884.0399

lic.979061 B

510.439.3700

Downing Heating & Air Conditioning

gfeinc.com

415.299.0131

gardenersguild.com

W.K. McLellan Company

lic.644720 C20

SDI Insulation

lic.240701

415.485.1011

lic.607274 C2,D65,D34,B

415.453.3732

valentinecorp.com

mocins.com Gardeners’ Guild, Inc.

nelsonsguitars.com Gary Torney Landscaping Company

A,C12,B,C8,C21,C42

650.685.5500

Sander, Jacobs Cassayre Insurance

707.763.2407

sdi-insulation.com

707.254.4840

415.461.1795

sanderjacobs.com

torneylandscape.com

wkmclellan.com

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE Irrigation Repair Service

LEGAL

lic.328638 C27 415.724.4126

Cora J. Lancelle

Resolution Remedies

Jackson’s Hardware, Inc.

Marshall Foster Masonry

415.258.0900

415.454.3740

lic.277004 C29

resrem.com

jacksonshardware.com

415.519.2510

415.258.0188

The Land Collaborative

Smith Dollar

Marin Building Supply

Petty Masonry Inc.

lic.954204 C27

Flynn Williams Riley LLP

707.522.1100

415.472.1410

lic.416140 C29

415.472.5500

415.461.1000

smithdollar.com

thelandcollaborative.com

flynn-williams.com

Neary Landscape lic.814207 C27,A

Law office of Daniel Gamer

707.588.8677

415.472.6655

415.898.2200

Marin Lumber, Inc. Theodore W. Bloyd, Attorney At Law

415.456.4962

415.846.8852

Mead Clark Lumber Co., Inc.

sunmclaw.com

Spoor Masonry & Tile, Inc. lic.387721 C54 415.457.3321

spoorstone.com

707.576.3333

North Bay Landscape Management, Inc.

The Garber Law Firm

lic.723370 B,C27

garberlaw.com

707.762.3850

northbaylandscape.com

LOCK & SECURITY

jeff@meadclark.com

MEDICAL & SAFETY

Marin Lock And Safe

Novato Builders Supply

lic.550775 D16

415.892.1651

Ferguson Safety Products

415.456.4346

novatobuilders.com

831.458.0202

Rafael Lumber Company

510.588.7550

H. Lee Evans

fergusonsafety.com

707.996.9238

Outdoor Environments lic.707006 C27

Hanson Bridgett LLP

Redwood Security Systems, Inc.

707.795.0605

415.925.8400

lic.426887 C7,C10

outdoor-environs.com

hansonbridgett.com

Ovelle Irrigation And Landscape Constr.

415.472.4140

415.250.3165

Jaret & Jaret

ovelirri.com

415.455.1010

jaretlaw.com Ubaldo Salazar Ramirez 415.328.4649

LATHING & PLASTERING

Global Medical and Safety

415.388.5355

Truitt & White Lumber

415.309.7447

redwoodsecurity.com

510.649.4400

globalmedicalnsafety.com

James D. Rohde

lic.614252 C27

lic.820057 C27

415.453.3043

truittandwhite.com

LUMBER, HARDWARE & TOOLS

Adobe Lumber, Inc.

Hearing Services of Marin

707.647.2100

415.479.5675

adobelumber.com

hearingservicesofmarin. com

DHC Supplies Inc. 707.588.9406

MASONRY, FIREPLACES & CHIMNEYS

Kate Warner, Construction Lawyer

dhcsupplies.com

415.457.7977

Fairfax Lumber & Hardware Company

Classic Masonry

415.453.4410

lic.836156 C29

fairfaxlumber.com

415.307.4625

MISCELLANEOUS

Golden State Lumber Inc.

Jim Nichelini Masonry

Ad-Lite Crane Service

415.454.2532

lic.302025 B,C29

lic.898121 D21

415.897.7543

415.453.6300

katewarnerlaw.com Mark J. Rice, Esq.

Frey Plastering, Inc.

415.472.3434

lic.324866 C9,C35

msrwlaw.com

415.897.4510

Post Street Occupational Medicine 415.945.1304

poststreetoccmed.com

One Stop Plastering

McLennon Law Corporation

lic.915538 B,C35

415.394.6688

Goodman Building Supply

Joe J. Pedroli & Son, Inc.

Bay Area Lead Detectors

415.464.9400

mclennonlaw.com

415.388.6233

lic.396345 C29

415.613.9586

415.459.6475

bayarealeaddetectors.com

The Nelson Defense Firm

goodmanbuildingsupply. com The Home Depot

London Chimney Services, Inc.

De La Montanya Trucking

415.458.8675

lic.500490 D34

707.765.0725

homedepot.com

415.380.0330

onestopplastering.com Shapiro Plastering

415.388.4606

lic.586377 C35

nelsondefense.com

415.382.9600

Parton/Sell/Rhoades Weber Plastering, Inc.

415.258.9700

londonchimney.com

Edit Organizing

lic.194445 C35

415.747.8800

415.459.4707

editorganizing.com

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE Energy Calc Company

Onspot Welding & Design, Inc.

Decorative Painting by Jozef

Kelly-Moore Paint Co., Inc.

Robert Walther Painting

415.457.0990

415.897.5151

lic.910245 C33

energycalcco.com

lic.620205 C60

415.499.1502

kellymoore.com

415.482.6679

415.382.1091

decorpaintingbyjozef.com Kunst Bros. Painting Contractors, Inc.

Ross Painting

lic.256121 C33

415.455.0766

rosspainting.com

Lynch & Sons

onspotwelding.com Sun Iron Works, Inc.

DeGregory Painting & Decorating

lic.231854 C60,C51

lic.576764 C33,B

415.456.4044

415.453.7562

415.456.9889

kunstbros.com

Division Seven

Liberty Painting

lic.859331 C33

lic.594303 B,C33

lic.412417 C33

415.310.1269

707.769.7771

415.892.9979

division7waterproofing. com

Marin Color Service, Inc.

415.924.7321

415.453.4065

tamalpaispaint.com

415.459.9823

Marin Country Club 415.382.6712 marincountryclub.com Pacific Gas & Electric 415.264.4005

pge.com Ross Valley Maintenance and Supply

Anello Painting & Construction

415.939.1669

Susan Kinsella

Sequoia Painting Inc.

sunironworksinc.com

PAINTING, DECORATING & WATERPROOFING

MOVING & STORAGE

Tamalpais Paint & Color

marincolor.com

lic.619941 C33, B

Gary Head & Partners Painting Corp.

415.892.8989

lic.415082 C33

anellopainting.com

415.388.3719

Michael Anderson Painting

415.883.6264

conservatree.org

lic.526659 C33

Tim Kerrigan Painting lic.715319 C33 415.898.4911

lic.465243 C33

Aqua Stop Solutions

Giampolini & Company

415.927.0430

Tom Jenkins Painting

lic.866020 C33

lic.322282 C33,C35,C9

lic.406940 B,C33

415.479.6269

415.673.1236

michaelandersonpainting. com

415.454.8288

Bob Kunst Painting, Inc.

Grant Painting

Migale Painting Company

Farnsworth Mayflower

lic.346191 C33

lic.650541 C33

lic.701531 C33

Universal Protective Coatings

415.459.6683

415.457.0100

415.458.2956

415.382.9266

415.457.9800

farnsworthmayflowermoving.com

bobkunstpainting.com

grantpainting.com

migalepainting.com

universalprotectivecoatings.com

Boeck & Associates Painting Company

J & R Thompson, Inc.

Mikkelsen Painting

lic.736414 C33

lic.645552 C33

lic.531284 C33

415.892.6030

415.382.3300

J.B. Markel Painting

Forde’s Larkspur Self Storage

PEST CONTROL Marin Termite Control Co. Inc.

415.924.7144

415.491.1702

fordestorage.com

boeckpaint.com

lic.550449 C33

North Marin Painting, Inc.

Johnson & Daly Moving & Storage

Brescia-Stone Painting, Inc.

415.898.3452

lic.702759 C33,B

415.456.9620

415.892.0199

marintermite.com

415.491.4444

lic.830454 C33

northmarinpainting.com

jdmovers.com

415.898.0388

Jerry Thompson & Sons Painting, Inc.

bsptg.com

lic.684610 C33,B

Pac West Painting Inc.

415.454.1500

lic.848109 C33,B

jtspainting.com

415.457.0724

PLAYGROUNDS

John Seidler Painting

Pallavicini Painting

lic.699739 C33

lic.722069 C33

Community Playgrounds, Inc.

415.328.0069

415.479.7773

lic.362950 A,D34

ORNAMENTAL & STRUCTURAL STEEL

Cap’s Painting Company

lic.920570 B

Naturworks Pest Control 415.460.6900

lic.430041 C33 415.243.8242

Castaneda Iron Works lic.964236 C23

David Freeman Painting

510.234.4734

lic.503987 C33

castanedairon.com

707.996.3199

KBI Painting, Inc.

davidfreemanpainting.com

lic.944475 C33

Perpetual Motion Painting, Inc.

707.795.4955

lic.659640 C33

kbipaint.com

415.897.8974

415.892.8100

communityplaygrounds. com

perpetualmotionpainting.com

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE PLUMBING & FIRE PROTECTION

REAL ESTATE, PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & DEVELOPMENT

lic.749299

Rubenstein Supply Company

C36,C4,A,C46,B

415.454.1174

415.485.4472

rubensteinsupply.com

415.492.8769

Mike Testa Plumbing, Inc.

Thomas & Associates 415.884.4501

Ares Commercial Properties

Baswell Plumbing

lic.519618 C36,C16

thomaspumps.net

415.899.1590

lic.433698 C36

415.479.0110

415.897.7977

miketestaplumbing.com

Todd Morris Fire Protection

Cal Pox, Inc.

Burkell Plumbing, Inc.

North Bay Plumbing

lic.978422 C16

lic.417360

lic.667557 C36

415.454.7919

C16,C36,C4,C20

415.721.7877

toddmorrisfireprotection. com

ASAP Plumbing, Inc.

Marin Mechanical, Inc.

burkell.com

415.456.8972

Wendy Aronson Property Management

lic.676623 C36

415.332.3091

Thompson Development Inc.

415.730.4455

RENTAL EQUIPMENT & EVENT PLANNING

415.457.8850

Caro Asset Management, Inc.

Big 4 Party Rentals

415.899.1500

big4party.com

415.927.9100

O’Connell Plumbing Cal-West Rentals Inc.

415.578.2172

Water Components & Building Supply, Inc.

Carol Munson

City Front Plumbing

415.286.0120

707.763.5665

lic.443156 C36

oconnellplumbing.com

415.451.1780

apr.com

calwestrentals.com

CSB Harvest Company

RETAIL

lic.841039 C36

watercomponents.com

415.454.6737

Pace Supply Denny’s House of Plumbing

707.547.4437

Wilson’s Plumbing

pacesupply.com

lic.623217 C36

dennyshouseofplumbing. com

DMH Land Use Planning

415.455.9221

Pedro Femenia & Sons, Inc.

wilsonsplumbing.info

415.457.0525

batteriesplus.com

lic.392227

PRINTING

Hendrickson Development Inc.

T&B Sports

415.383.7473

Minuteman Press of Marin

415.507.0752

Plumbing Repair Specialists

415.453.4548

MacPhail Properties, Inc.

415.823.3450

minuteman-marin.com

415.482.1604

yankeegirlantiques.com

Unicorn Group

Nancy M. Marion

ROOFING

415.492.2222

415.485.3760

C4,C16,C20,C36

Fire Technologies lic.570216 C16,C36 415.457.6805

Gotelli Plumbing Company

415.453.6682

415.457.1145

R.H. Hydronics

gotelliplumbing.com

lic.951610 C4 415.250.8133

Allied Building Products RPM Mortgage

707.584.7599

PROPANE & BUTANE

415.381.5550

alliedbuilding.com

Samsons Enterprises

lic.259942 C39

415.883.5527

415.924.2733

greenheating.us

lic.736901 C36

Roman’s Plumbing

415.457.0748

lic.952842 C36

DeCarli’s Petaluma Butane Distributor

707.971.0353

707.762.4511

rpm-mtg.com/dpomilia Booth & Little Roofing

boothandlittle.com Seadrift Realty

romansplumbing.net McPhail Fuel Co.

415.868.1791

California Roof Savers

Roto-Rooter Plumbers

707.285.3525

seadriftrealty.com

lic.568460 C39,C33,D24

lic.288461 C36,C42

mcphails.com

lic.430685 C36

Marin H2O

415.898.2700

lic.839817

rotorooter.com

415.479.8411

marinh2o.com

Yankee Girl Antiques

unicornprintmail.com

Grier Argall Plumbing, Inc.

415.479.1854

415.453.2433

lic.460208 C36

lic.254603 C36,C16

Harry Lee Plumbing

Batteries Plus

415.457.6941

lic.504967 C36 415.479.1655

415.453.1825

Roy’s Sewer Service, Inc. lic.491815 C42

800.339.1172

Stewart Title of California

Cascade Roofing

415.482.1217

lic.536044 C39

stewartca.com

415.892.6039

cascaderoofing.com

415.892.5480

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE SCAFFOLDING

SWIMMING POOL

Marquino Tile Marble Ceramic & Mosaic

Shades of Marin

415.456.0741

M.J. Buttler Inc.

lic.955590 C54

415.453.1518

demelloroofing.com

lic.674446 B,D39

Herb’s Pool Service & Construction, Inc.

415.542.6107

shadesofmarin.com

415.457.3917

lic.273969 D35 415.479.4040

Miconi Marble & Tile

herbspoolservice.com

lic.604588 C54

WINDOWS, GLAZING & DOORS

DeMello Roofing lic.290726 C39,D41

Henris Roofing Company lic.220964 C39

North Gate Scaffold Inc.

707.763.1535

lic.642386 D39

henrisroofing.com

415.479.8526

415.482.8453

TILE & STONE

miconi.com

Bay Area Bluestone

MLS Tile

Alan Garmeson Flat/Bent Glass Sales

415.453.2262

lic.602910 C54

lic.976277 C17

bayareabluestone.com

707.584.5476

415.822.2322

northgatescaffold.com Herb Dorszynski 925.301.5535

jm.com

SIGNAGE & PARKING AREA STRIPING

Marin County Roofing

lic.831573 D52

Bruce Enterprises

Carrera Marble Company

Tile West

lic.256043 C39,B

lic.551058 C54

Andersen Windows & Doors

415.453.3511

lic.742358 C32

415.454.4647

415.382.7550

415.613.5955

marinroofing.com

707.781.9686

carrera-marble.com

tilewestinc.com

andersenwindows.com

Celebrity Tile

TREE SERVICE

Dotto Glass

bruce-enterprises.com McLeran, Inc. lic.474230 C39

Davis Sign Company, Inc.

lic.963547 C54

415.456.7663

lic.831319 D42

415.250.3416

Marin County Arborists, Inc.

Ceramic Tile Design

lic.641117 D49

415.457.4091

Morris Roofing Company

dscsigns.com

lic.225824 C17 415.479.1274

dottoglass.com

415.485.5180

415.457.8733

Glass & Sash Inc.

SOLAR

ceramictiledesign.net

marin-county-arborists. com

lic.173807 C17

Solarcraft

CTW Designs

Northern Pacific Roofing

lic.497797 B,C10,C46C35

415.883.8861

Marin Tree Service

lic.812250 C39,B

415.382.7717

ctwdesigns.com

lic.648230 D49

Glass Concepts

415.456.3482

solarcraft.com

415.472.7105

415.256.9766

marintrees.com

glassconcepts.net

Small World Tree Company

Hudson Street Design of Marin

lic.259426 C39 415.454.6066

morris-roofing.com

northernpacficroofing. com Steve Janney Roofing, Inc.

Deason Tile Company Sun First, Inc.

lic.319863 C54

lic.669250 B,C46

415.883.1000

415.458.5870

deasontile.com

sunfirstsolar.com

415.456.2240

glassandsash.com

lic.755039 D49

lic.749269 B,C28,C17

Dennett Tile & Stone Inc.

415.455.0909

415.924.8300

STAFFING & HUMAN RESOURCES

lic.564787 C54

SmallWorldTree.com

healdsburglumber.com

dennett-tile.com

Treemasters Tree and Garden Care

McGovern Skylight Specialist

lic.956499 B,C39

CLP Resources, Inc.

Galliani Tile Company

lic.660226 D49

lic.721229 B

415.491.1144

415.446.7000

lic.651146 B,C54

415.455.9933

707.292.4570

roofingmarin.com

clp.com

415.798.0388

treemasters.com

Wedge Roofing, Inc.

La Renaissance Builders

WINDOW COVERINGS

415.472.2280

lic.416737 C37,C43,B,C2

Larry C. Levy, Consultant

888.763.7663

415.892.1497

818.570.9118

wedgeroofing.com

employeerelationsmanagement.com

Horizon Glass Tinting London Tile

lic.570209 C61,D52

Mueller Mirror & Glass Inc.

lic.540433 C54

415.457.2173

lic.462285 C17

(415) 389.0408

horizontint.com

415.492.0234

lic.511545 C39,C33 415.258.9676

Superior Roofing & Gutter Co.

707.586.5390

Mission Wood Products lic.817715 C54,B

missionwood.com

londontileco.com

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE Novato Glass, Inc. lic.371442 C17

West Coast Professional Door, Inc.

415.897.5117

415.246.2034

wcprodoor.com Old Town Glass lic.736844 C17

Window Worx

415.897.0088

lic.758998 C17

otglass.com

415.451.4856

Pacific Door & Hardware lic.509661 D28,C17

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

415.454.9433

pacdoor.net

STATE

Pacific Door Products, Inc. lic.443074 D24

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

707.795.7777

pacificdoorproducts.com

COUNTY OF MARIN www.marincounty.org/

RD Enterprises 415.258.0114

rdenterprises.biz

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

DISCOVER MORE ON

FACEBOOK

www.cityofsanrafael.org/ www.townofross.org/ www.ci.sausalito.ca.us/ www.ci.tiburon.ca.us/

FOR INFORMATION ON ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES contact Erin Stenvers at 415.246.8025 or erin@marinba.org

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what you should know

Before Hiring A Contractor

The Quick Facts

Financial Information •

Don’t pay in cash.

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

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

by CONTRACTORS STATE LICENSE BOARD Department of Consumer Affairs

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

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

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

Get It in Writing •

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

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

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

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

License History • •

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

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

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

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Construction Project Check-List 1.

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

2.

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

3.

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

4.

5.

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

6.

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

7.

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

8.

9.

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

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

unscrupulous or unlicensed contractors.

Protect yourself from unscrupulous or unlicensed contractors. • •

• • •

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

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