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PERMANENT VACATION A Room with a View

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FLOATING ON THE DOCKS OF THE BAY Sausalito’s Famed Marinas

STAYCATION Love to Be a Local

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CONTENTS

SUMMER 2015 STAYCATIONS

42 FEATURES

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PERMANENT VACATION

FLOATING ON THE DOCKS OF THE BAY

Couple Transforms Favorite Destination into Ocean Front Dream Home

People and Homes of Sausalito's famed Marinas

By Paige Porter Fischer

By PJ Bremier

DEPARTMENTS

RESOURCES

08 EDITOR’S PAGE

48 MBA BUILT

58 MARKETPLACE

10 CALENDAR

MBA Member Whiteside Concrete Construction Collaborates with Dream Team.

Services to Help You Envision Your New and Improved Abode.

50 THE SHOP

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

12  HE SAID SHE SAID Family-Friendly Fun and Decorative Deck Decor.

14  ICONS & INNOVATORS

Beyond the Wall. Five Stylish Ways to Elevate Your Landscape with Retaining Walls.

Farhad Mansourian with SonomaMarin Area Rail Transit (SMART).

54 GREEN CORNER

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Make Your Home Water Smart with Marin Roto-Rooter.

Must Haves and Must Dos for the Summer Season.

56 MBA BULLETIN

Staycation. Backyard Getaways.

Marin Builders Association’s Annual Scholarship & Past President Reception.

28 AT HOME

74 MEET A MEMBER

Five Tips to Bring the Beach Home.

ReLAXing. Dave Trahan of Patriot Mechanical.

24 MADE OF MARIN

46 HOME WITH HOUZZ

61 HOME RESOURCE GUIDE

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The Land Collaborative. ON THE COVER: Permanent Vacation - Full story on page 32. Architect: Malcolm Davis; Project Manager/interior designer: Jeni Gamble, Gamble + Design; Builder: David Hillmer, Empire Contracting; Building Materials: Healdsburg Lumber Company, Inc.; Windows/Doors: Hudson Street Design

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MARIN HOME MAGAZINE Marin Builders Association Aimi Dutra Rick Wells And Them Design PJ Bremier, Serene Buckley, Paige Porter Fischer, Kathryn Loosli Pritchett, Liz Savage GUEST CONTRIBUTORS Mendy Calegari, Susan Delurgio, Elisha Peterson COPY EDITOR Liz Savage PHOTOGRAPHY Trevor Henley, Victoria Webb

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to make your home drought-ready and stress-free so you can spend more free time with family, friends and, maybe, a few outof-town guests before we say farewell to summer. Enjoy the season—we have so much to be grateful for!

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Novato Space Festival 10 AM - 4 PM @ Pacheco Plaza, Novato

63rd Annual Sausalito Art & Wine Festival 10 AM - 7 PM @ Marinship Park, Sausalito

59th Annual Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival @ Old Mill Park, Mill Valley

19 5th Great American Blues & Barbeque Festival @ San Rafael

31 - Aug. 30 Marin Shakespeare Company Presents Don Quixote @ Forest Meadows Amphitheatre, Dominican University, San Rafael

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15 Farm Dinner Stemple Creek Ranch @ Tomales

29 Pacifics Baseball Grateful Dead 50th Anniversary Tribute Night 7:05 PM @ Albert Park, San Rafael

12 Reach for The Stars 120th Celebration for Sunny Hill Services @ Pogue Estate, Kentfield

14 39th Annual Marin Builders Association Golf Classic @ Marin Country Club, Novato

OCTOBER 8 - 18 Mill Valley Film Festival @ Various

10 Bon Air Invitational Car Show 10 AM - 4 PM @ Bon Air Center, Greenbrae

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2015 is your year to dream big, Cancer, and with that unparalleled tenacity, you’re leap years beyond the rest. To really harness your momentum, begin at the beginning and evolve the impact of your entry way. Try this project out: A new house number display is an easy way to add visual interest and update the entrance to your home. For an eco-chic look, create a custom mount with some plywood strips and wood stain to host clean, art-deco-style digits. Next, transform basic clay pots into a statement pieces with high-gloss spray paint…and voila! A refreshing facelift was never so easy.

You often get a bad rap for being selfinvolved, Leo, but the truth is you’ve been so centered on excelling at your obligations to others. 2015 is the year to focus on you. We’re not talking fullblown narcissism, just a healthy dose of self-improvement, reflection, and a glamorous makeover. With your natural tendency to lead, start where you spend the most time amongst others—in the kitchen. Think big with a mirrored backsplash accent behind the range, above a countertop or cradled nook. It will bring sparkle to your hearth for years as a symbol of personal triumph earned. Remember this: a little bit of dazzle will go a long, long way. Know when to quit.

Hey now Virgo, it’s not news that you have high standards—is that a crime? Of course not, and when it comes to envisioning your dream space in 2015, don’t think twice. The true challenge will be how to achieve your conquest without radiating stress. Choose a project that is calculated, methodical, and truly transformative. You will do wonders with plenty of pre-project planning to turn a plain Jane room into something worthy of a Victorian sophisticate. A full crown molding makeover and wall trim panels will do the trick. With paint blocking and classic composition, you will finally have the framework for the Downtonstyle space you have always (secretly) dreamed of.

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Ascent of Marmot Colorado startup struggled, fell into bankruptcy crevasse then was dragged out, moved to Sonoma County and sales climbed to $200 million By JAMES DUNN, Technology Editor

Even a tug from Clint Eastwood could not pull Marmot high enough for the startup to fly. When the fledgling Marmot company dangled precariously during its first months in Colorado, Eastwood grabbed its lifeline and yanked upward. Eastwood, director of the Warner Bros. American Sniper movie that has garnered more than a half-billion dollars in worldwide revenue, starred in

and directed The Eiger Sanction movie in 1974 about a mountaineer art history professor who doubled as an assassin. The director for 20th Century Fox needed 108 puffy jackets to add down-insulated realism when actors played in snowy mountain scenes. Marmot’s three founders — Eric Reynolds, Dave Huntley and Tom Boyce — hustled to construct their first big order of jackets. The

company, based then in Grand Junction, also made sleeping bags and other mountain gear. The bonanza didn’t last. The business eddied then crashed into wipeout. While the 20-something entrepreneurs might have been plucky mountaineers, they bombed at business. Marmot hit a sales plateau at less than $10 million for nearly its first 20 years. To their credit, the guys set quality standards at high elevation. They meticulously stitched Marmot down jackets and sleeping bags, stuffed them with fluffy goose down. Quality flourished, yet pro-

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duction trudged. While Marmot gained a pristine reputation among climbers for lightweight, reliable gear, store managers found the company maddeningly incompetent. It missed delivery deadlines, sometimes by months. In 1989, the company botched delivery of its entire winter clothing line, which should have See MARMOT page 2

AMERICAN CANYON — It may no longer be Sutter Home’s, but the large south Napa Valley winery for the brand will become the new home for growing labels, as Sutter Home’s owner rethinks plans to sell the facility.

After revealing plans two years ago to shift all of Sutter Home production to Lodi, St. Helena-based Trinchero Family Estates last year had been looking actively for buyers of the 457,000-squarefoot American Canyon winery and distribution center at 303 Green Island Rd. “The plan right now is to bottle some of the upSee SUTTER

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NOVATO — The Buck Institute for Research on Aging has entered a new partnership with Google’s Calico subsidiary, deal that will set up science operations for the longevity and age-related disease venture at the institute’s Novato campus. Under the agreement, Calico Life Sciences will have the opportunity to identify, fund and support innovative research, from basic biology to potential therapies for age-related diseases. Calico has the option to obtain exclusive rights to discoveries made under research it sponsors. Financial terms were not disclosed in the announcement Tuesday. “We are excited to forge this new partnership with

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DEAR HE + SHE, We have a large, bare yard with a pool—but not much else. We want to transform the space for family-friendly entertaining, and we have set aside a good budget for a build. What are some cool amenities we should consider? Kevin and Lindsay , Novato

HE SAID You’re one of the lucky ones with the sweet pool life. Good for you! I have to start with a disclaimer though: before you begin your project, start researching drought-friendly practices for pool ownership if you haven’t already. As for a complement to pool living, I would place my money on a fully stocked outdoor kitchen. Novato can get really scorching, and with long, hot days ahead, consider a permanent structure for some shade. Sure, it will cost more than open air, but it will result in a better place for all-weather hosting. Stone and wood combinations are my favorite materials for these designs. For a collaborative, open space, integrating bar seating in the layout is essential. It will also help maintain the longevity of your more expensive outdoor lounge pieces when food, drinks, and kids are involved. And, while we’re at it, trust me when I say to get your cable hook-up ready to mount a flat-screen TV. Seriously—it is non-negotiable. There’s nothing like watching a game in the summer twilight in open air, or even letting the kids turn on a flick after a long swim. Last but not least, a fireplace/pizza oven combination station where families can hang out, bake a pie, or just relax under the stars is living the dream. I never use this phrase, but that’s what some people would call “La Dolce Vita.” -He

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I still believe the outdoors are meant to be enjoyed by virtue of their own design. I wouldn’t want my poolside to feel like a pool hall streaming SportsCenter. Be wary of a build that you think you’ll love in theory—it won’t necessarily bring you a lot of joy unless you plan to play hostess the majority of the time. I love the idea of an outdoor fireplace/pizza oven but instead of a full kitchen build, I’d put my money into a modest pool house paired with an open-air cabana. For the house, in addition to custom designs, you can find prefabricated simple structures that are DIY projects and the more complex purpose built ones. The goal is to create a removed indoor/outdoor space that will discourage guests from taking tons of trips into the main house, and also can serve as your personal retreat center in the off-season. The amenities inside and out can be so vast and truly custom—a full guesthouse, extra bathroom/spa, changing rooms, the fireplace/pizza oven combo discussed earlier, a romantic outdoor shower and, the best part, a place to store those pool toys. For the open-air cabana decor, my favorite Havanainspired pairing includes low-hung tropical leaf fans over a couple of day beds. When it comes to a long-term payoff, a pool house is the way to go. -She

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DEAR HE + SHE, The majority of our “backyard” is mainly one large deck overlooking a creek. Although we have great outdoor seating and some potted plants, the space still feels bland. Do you have any advice on how to dress up the deck?

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HE SAID It’s hard to think about your deck as a yard, but you can apply the same principles to deck design as you would with traditional landscaping. Don’t feel limited by the lack of terrain—you can create it with some tromp l’oeil. Try working with a layered build for DIY dimension. I am a big proponent of creating partitions and sectioning off large, flat spaces. A slightly elevated platform deck on top of your own as a dedicated sitting space, for example, gives the appearance of having two different rooms. I am in constant search for ways to maximize privacy. If that’s something that appeals to you, you can add one or more square lattice walls with climbing plants to create the illusion of a wall, and to use as a focal point to arrange furniture or some accent art. Architectural salvage pieces also make intriguing outdoor art that’s weather-hardy. Plants like clematis, jasmine, and climbing roses will form a fragrant wall of blooms in the years to come. You mentioned having some potted plants, but the choice of plants is crucial to make a statement given the monotony of wood. Evergreens like cypress, arranged in a row, are thick and bold, and work well for partitioning. Last but not least, a pergola is another structure to consider to define space and give dimensional appeal for your sunniest spots. You can really get creative with draped fabric and plant accents there, too. Happy days are ahead for this project. - He

SHE SAID When in doubt, always do a check off for how to elevate the elements for mood—color, light, and sound. Focusing on one or two colors adds a unifying feel to your decor. To add pop against surrounding foliage, choose outdoor fabrics in cheery, coordinating colors for easy-to-sew pillow covers; spray with a washable protectant to help them shrug off moisture and stains. I would invest in a couple of statement furniture pieces as well—even one will do the trick to make the rest of your deck feel less utilitarian. Much like structural elements, design elements like a well-positioned rug or side table can help visually separate eating areas from conversation areas. All-weather rug styles can be really blah, so do some real digging to find interesting, nontraditional designs that can take some foot traffic and be stored between uses. For sound—if you aren’t interested in a wireless sound system, the tranquil sounds of a water feature, such as a small fountain powered by a recirculating pump or soothing water garden in a pot, are details that add priceless ambiance to bring the creek even closer. And don’t forget, decks aren't just for daytime: add strategically placed lights around your deck to set the mood with illumination as the sun sets. -She

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sk Farhad Mansourian to identify his favorite stop along the new Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) system and he’ll tell you he just can’t do it. “I love them all, equally,” he says. “It would be like picking a favorite child.”

Mansourian is the general manager for SMART and thinks all types of riders traveling to and from the stations opening up over the next year and a half will find something useful or entertaining at each stop. “Whether you’re commuting to work or college, shuttling to the Sonoma County Airport or just out for a nice dinner, we’ll provide the most beautiful, quiet, and clever public transportation available,” he says. The SMART trains will run between ten stops with San Rafael at one end and the Sonoma County Airport at the other. (Another leg to the Larkspur ferry is scheduled to open by 2019.) Most trains will run during commute hours in the morning and evening with lighter service midday and on the weekends. Recreation-oriented riders might choose to go to the San Rafael-Downtown station to tour the Mission San Rafael Arcangel followed by a casual lunch at the popular Puerto Rican restaurant Sol Food or take in dinner and a show at the upscale nightclub Fenix. On Wednesdays they could travel to the San RafaelMarin Civic Center station and take the weekly docent-led tour of the Frank Lloyd

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“WHETHER YOU’RE COMMUTING TO WORK OR COLLEGE, SHUTTLING TO THE SONOMA COUNTY AIRPORT OR JUST OUT FOR A NICE DINNER WE’LL PROVIDE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL, QUIET AND CLEVER PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE.”

Wright-designed Civic Center. On Thursday or Sunday they could bring along their shopping bags and pick up fresh produce, cheeses, meats, and specialty foods at the famed Marin Farmers Market. Heading north, two stations in Novato allow visitors to explore some history. The Space Station Museum near the Hamilton station showcases astronaut spacesuits and large-scale lunar modules, while the Hamilton Field History Museum—an old firehouse filled with information about the military history of Marin County—is accessible from either the Hamilton or San Marin/Atherton station. (Many sites listed here are within walking distance but some—like these two museums—may require additional public transportation.) Continuing north there are opportunities for antiquing from the Petaluma-Downtown station, touring vineyards around the Cotati station, or taking in a musical performance at the Spreckels Performing Art Center after arriving at the Rohnert Park station. Travelers can explore the historic buildings and learn to salsa dance at the Arthur Murray Dance Studio near the Santa Rosa-Railroad Square station or shop at the Coddingtown Regional Mall near the Santa RosaGuerneville Road stop. Marin and Sonoma counties have a long history of train travel, and the new SMART system will run along the same route that trains used from the 1880s through the 1990s. However, most everything else will be new since a modern rail system requires modern structures, infrastructure and

communication. “We’re reconstructing almost everything,” says Mansourian. Safety is a major concern, and Mansourian points out that SMART will be the first service that has been built with (as opposed to retrofitted with) Positive Train Control. “This complex use of technology and communication features ensures that trains won’t run into each other or go faster than they were designed,” says Mansourian. “Of the half billion dollars spent on the project, 50 million have gone towards safety technology.” Of course, the million-plus residents in Sonoma and Marin counties need to be proactive when it comes to their own safety as they adjust to the idea that the train tracks are no longer walking and jogging trails. “Starting in the spring of 2016 we will be running tests in preparation for the system opening later on that year, and this will be an active railroad,” says Mansourian. “We have a lot of safety tips on the website, but we urge parents to talk to their children about safety and to write to the schools asking for us to come give safety presentations.” Mansourian is “ecstatic” that the vision of a passenger rail system for the North Bay is finally coming to fruition after years of discussion, local and state government efforts, and the passage of Measure Q by voters in 2008, which funded the project. “The original organizers wanted to create a BARTequivalent for the North Bay. I’m thrilled to help deliver that vision.”

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STAYCATION Love to be a local When you live in one of the world’s most beautiful places, it can seem silly to spend so much time and money getting to other far-flung destinations for a summer break. This year, skip the airports and hassles of travel, and rediscover what makes Marin County a top tourist destination.>> by Liz Savage photography by Trevor Henley and William Barrett

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Just a few minutes north of the Golden Gate, yet a million miles away. Call today to reserve your beach house...for a week, a summer or a lifetime.

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BAY CLUB STONETREE Bay Club StoneTree is an exceptional setting for any social event. The clubhouse features multiple indoor and outdoor venues for an intimate gather as well as groups up to 200.

STONETREE WOULD BE HAPPY TO HOST ANY OF YOUR EVENTS Birthday/Anniversary parties (10-200)

Baby/Bridal showers Bat/Bar Mitvahs

Graduation parties Fundraisers Alumni gatherings Quinceneras

Company holiday parties Celebrations of life Proms

Please contact us at events.bcst@bayclubs.com to discuss further details. We’ll arrange a time convenient for you to come and tour.

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MADE OF MARIN STINSON BEACH SAND DOLLAR RESTAURANT

SEADRIFT RENTALS

This historic restaurant has been feeding locals and visitors alike since 1921, when the restaurant was built out of three barges that were floated from Tiburon to Stinson Beach. Today, the familyowned establishment continues to serve up the freshest seafood, nightly live music, and a welcoming atmosphere.

Once the vacation retreat for well-heeled San Franciscans, Seadrift now offers the rest of us a chance to enjoy a little piece of paradise, even if only for a week. From cozy beach cabins to midcentury classics to luxurious modern getaways, there’s a varied selection of vacation homes to suit every taste. And you can’t beat the location— the community sits along a mile and a half of Stinson Beach and surrounds a lagoon where vacationers can swim, kayak, and sail.

Must Try: the house-special dessert, mud pie, a mainstay on their menu for over 40 years. Sand Dollar Restaurant | 3458 Shoreline Highway | Stinson Beach 415.868.0434 | stinsonbeachrestaurant.com

Seadrift Realty | 2 Dipsea Road | Stinson Beach | 415.868.1791 seadriftrealty.com

OLEMA SIR AND STAR AT THE OLEMA

POINT REYES SEASHORE LODGE

Named for its location at the corner of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard and Star Route 1 (as it was once known), the Sir and Star marks the comeback of Margaret Grade and Daniel DeLong, the pair behind the famed Manka’s Inverness Lodge, whose restaurant was destroyed in a fire in 2006 to the heartbreak of many a locavore. The duo has stayed true to their local values with a menu that celebrates the “bounty of West Marin.” Sir and Star isn’t afraid to show off its personality, with quirky decor (think: taxidermy) and playfully named dishes like “A Neighbor’s Quail,” “The King of Surrounding Seas” or the Faux Gras, “So Delicious It Should Be Illegal.”

You might not expect a luxury hotel in the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it town of Olema, but that’s exactly what you’ll find in the Point Reyes Seashore Lodge, which offers 22 rooms and two private cottages along the Olema Creek. Many rooms have fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, and private decks or patios where you can enjoy views of the lodge’s gardens along the creek. After the complimentary continental breakfast, you can walk across the creek to access trails that lead directly to Point Reyes National Seashore.

Sir and Star at The Olema | 10000 Sir Francis Drake | Olema | 415.663.1034 | sirandstar.com

Point Reyes Seashore Lodge  10021 Coastal Highway 1 | Olema 800.404.5634 | pointreyesseashore.com

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ANGEL ISLAND

TOMALES BAY / MARSHALL HOG ISLAND OYSTER FARM Fresh, local oysters and unbeatable scenery—what’s not to love about spending a day on this working oyster farm? Reserve one of their picnic tables, and they’ll provide you with everything you’ll need to savor some of the best oysters around: a grill, shucking tools, lemons, and hot sauce—and a shucking lesson if needed. Or if you’re not in the mood to DIY, stop by their outdoor cafe, where in addition to their legendary oysters, they serve local cheese, bread, and charcuterie, plus beer and wine. Hog Island Oyster Farm | 20215 Shoreline Highway Marshall | 415.663.9218 | hogislandoysters.com

ANGEL ISLAND CAMPGROUNDS This isn’t for the car-camping set, but the views of San Francisco, the Marin Headlands, and Mt. Tam make camping on Angel Island a must-do. Pack light—from the ferry (or private boat, if you’re arriving in style), the hike to the camp sites is up to two miles, depending on the site you choose—but don’t forget your charcoal or camp stove. Wood fires are prohibited on the island. And do bring lots of layers—it is an island in the middle of the Bay after all. For a little wind-protection, reserve one of the East Bay Sites. Then again, the Ridge Sites offer the stunning sunset views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco. Pretty sure you can’t go wrong here!

ANGEL ISLAND CANTINA

NICK’S COVE

This is not your average park concession stand. Open for lunch on weekends from June to October, the Angel Island Cantina serves up Latin American favorites like ceviche, street tacos, and sangria. To add to the fiesta atmosphere, there’s live music all summer long on the Cantina deck.

With equal parts coziness and rustic elegance, the waterfront and water-view cottages at Nick’s Cove welcome you to relax and enjoy the quiet views of Tomales Bay. Nick’s doesn’t skimp on the luxuries either—the rooms feature soaking tubs, wood-burning stoves, down comforters, and heated ceramic tile floors. Your four-legged friends will get the royal treatment too: the pastry chef even bakes homemade doggie treats!

Must try: the taco of the day, plus local favorites like Hog Island Oysters and Lagunitas IPA

Nick’s Cove | 23240 Highway 1 | Marshall | 415.663.1033 nickscove.com

Angel Island Cantina | 415.435.3544 angelisland.com

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MT. TAMALPAIS

MOUNTAIN HOME INN The vistas alone are enough to make you swoon at this romantic, secluded inn. Perched atop Mt. Tam, Mountain Home Inn offers breathtaking views of redwood forests and the San Francisco Bay. Guests can start their morning with a complimentary breakfast on the sunny terrace. Fluffy buttermilk pancakes or a decadent eggs benedict are just what you need to fuel you for a day of exploring the

surrounding natural wonders—the inn is literally steps from trails that lead farther up Mt. Tam or down to Muir Woods. And by all means, stay for dinner too—a three-course prix fixe meal served in the elegant candlelit dining room. After dinner, you can retire to one of the 10 unique guestrooms, many with fireplaces, Jacuzzi tubs, and private decks to relax in the mountaintop serenity. Mountain Home Inn | 810 Panoramic Highway | Mill Valley | 415.381.9000 mtnhomeinn.com

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1 BOATWOOD RECLAIMED FRAMES These frames are our top seller. Made from reclaimed boatwood from Thailand, they look amazing in the home and add a subtle wink to the sea.

“These are a great addition when building a gallery wall in your home. They add a hint of color and texture giving your wall a polished look.” –Alisha $56-$189

DASH ALBERT COTTON RUGS We love these fun cotton rugs for every room of the house. The striped patterns provide a quick, casual way to bring a bit of beach to your home.

“I use these along our patio to give the outdoor space a pop of color. They’re great because you can use the water hose to give them a quick and easy cleaning.” –Susan Available in an array of sizes and patterns. Also available as indoor/outdoor. 2'x3' $36

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BLOCKPRINT These Indian block-printed linens are lovely. We simply cannot get enough of them! The simple patterns make it easy to integrate into any home.

“They are definitely one of our design secrets. We have upcycled the tablecloths into floor pillows and curtain panels and have even made headboards out of them!” –Alisha Available as comforters, pillow cases, tablecloths, napkins, and shower curtains. $36-$265

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3 DRIFTWOOD ART We adore driftwood in all shapes and sizes! Natural elements can ground your space in a modern way. We often use our driftwood mirrors in guest bathrooms and our driftwood peace signs in the entry way in our design projects.

“Growing up in Northern California, I have such a crush on all things driftwood. I love connecting my home to the beautiful nature that surrounds us here in Marin.” –Alisha

Our signature Bolinas farm table and benches are the quintessential way to add that cozy bonfire feeling to your home.

“We had these built for a corporate client, and they instantly added warmth to their commercial space. The classic simple design works in many different environments.” –Susan Available in custom sizes and finishes. (Our favorite combo has a dark walnut top and hand-painted indigo legs with matching benches.)

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One couple decided to retire to their favorite vacation spot, where a small oceanfront lot—and one big, unbeatable view— inspired their dream house. By Paige Porter Fischer Photography by Jeni Gamble and by Sea Ranch Images

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The Agnews were sold. “We were lucky to find our lot in 2010,” says Eric. “It has a southward view, looking about 15 miles down the coast, and very little wind because of the signature Sea Ranch hedgerow that protects us.” But the lot was a tiny one, some 60 feet wide and sandwiched between two already-built houses. Although it boasted an

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THE HOUSE, SEEN FROM ABOVE,

is situated on a narrow lot, with houses on both sides sitting 5 feet off the owners’ property line. The famous Sea Ranch coastal trail runs right in front of the house, along the ocean. Davis’s design carefully balances seclusion with openness, utilizing courtyards and plenty of glass to make the house transparent and light-filled, while still maintaining privacy from the neighbors—and respecting theirs, too. The roof deck was thoughtfully positioned between the home’s two chimneys for this reason.

exquisite view, the lot didn’t offer much in the way of privacy. The Agnews knew they’d need an expert to help them fashion a house within these very specific parameters, take full advantage of the site’s vantage point, and at the same time maintain privacy from the neighbors. They hired Jeni Gamble of Gamble + Design to manage the project—from the overall aesthetic and interior design to the careful pursuit of LEED certification that Eric, a civil engineer, strongly believed in. Gamble introduced Eric to architect Malcolm Davis, who has a long history of building houses at The Sea Ranch, where the list of rules and requirements for erecting a home is long and specific. The Agnews loved Davis’s portfolio, his expertise regarding The Sea Ranch design committee, and his appreciation for the environment, and they quickly entrusted him with the project.

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“...THEREIN LIES THE CHALLENGE, BECAUSE YOU HAVE PEOPLE WHO ARE DRAWN TO {SEA RANCH’S} SENSE OF WILD OPENNESS,

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think what’s unique about The Sea Ranch itself is that the original developers loved this idea of openness of land, so they designed little neighborhoods of houses clustered fairly close together, with large masses of public open space, such as meadows, between the enclaves,” he says. “At this point, most of the lots have been sold and built on, and the ones that are left are between existing structures. Therein lies the challenge, because you have people who are drawn to the area’s sense of wild openness, yet you’re working between two existing houses as if you’re in this urban context.”

Such was the case for the Agnews, who had their own set of challenges with their land. Their bluff-top site had houses on either side of it, each set just 5 feet off their property lines. They faced a 16-foot height limit and were mere feet away from a public hiking trail. Davis went to work devising an architectural plan that would deliver a sense of openness— fully embracing the view—and at the same time create privacy for all the spaces in the house. Davis and Gamble envisioned a series of pods, connected by outdoor spaces, where the transition from inside to outside would be seamless. “Because we couldn’t have windows along the sides of the house, our idea was to build the house around two primary courtyards, which would give every room a generous outdoor aspect while maintaining the clients’ privacy and the privacy of their neighbors, too,” says Davis. The front door opens onto a long hallway that ends at the view, which Davis says was his way of luring people toward the public spaces. “You walk in, and it’s as if the ocean is drawing you through the house to the back,” he says. “You almost don’t notice that you’re passing the master bedroom and bath, which are located close to the front door—not a traditional placement in terms of the way most homes are laid out. But we needed the bedrooms to be more private and not face the public hiking trail that passes by the back of the house.” He positioned the kitchen in the very center of the house, a move that awarded the heart of the home views in every direction—into both major courtyards and out to the ocean, too. “Because you’re higher up in the kitchen, generally standing up, or sitting at the island on a tall bar stool, you can see over the dining or living room furniture out to the ocean, or look through the windows to a private courtyard where

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YET YOU’RE WORKING BETWEEN TWO EXISTING HOUSES AS IF YOU’RE IN THIS URBAN CONTEXT.”

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THE LIVING AND DINING ROOMS

THE MASTER BEDROOM WALL

enjoy front row seats to the panoramic view of the ocean—the selling point of the small property. The ceiling is clear cedar, like the exterior, and the floors are walnut. Gamble kept furnishings simple and clean-lined so as not to distract from the landscape outside. The dining room deck has a sun screen with fixed louvers to maximize sunlight in winter but block the summer sun in order to keep the space cool. All windows have a solar film.

was custom-designed by Gamble. Made entirely out of walnut, the millwork features built-in shelving that marries form and function. Murray Agnew designed the lighting— choosing small sconces by Marset and a modern chandelier by Vibia. (right)  IN THE MASTER BATHROOM,

the vanity is millwork designed out of walnut. Gamble added her signature design: a modern take on the medicine cabinet where mirrors don’t open or close, but instead disguise a shelving system, complete with outlets, where bathroom supplies can be tucked away but remain easily accessible. The counters and bathtub surround are limestone, while the tiles are porcelain.

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(this page and top photo,  opposite page)   THE KITCHEN IS FLANKED ON BOTH SIDES BY COURTYARDS,

one that boasts the kitchen garden, full of herbs and lettuces, and the other that features the outdoor entertaining area. Glass doors open onto the latter, blurring the lines between inside and out and making al fresco dining easy. In the larger courtyard, Davis designed a series of shutter doors that open to reveal the view toward the ocean, while maintaining privacy from the neighboring house, just a few feet away. “The trick in Sea Ranch is to get outdoor spaces that are protected from the wind,” says the architect.


the clients keep a small kitchen garden. The placement of the kitchen here allows the living and dining spaces to exist on the bluff side of the house, where a wall of glass exposes the unbelievable view.” Davis’s intention was to shield the homeowners from the views on either side—into their neighbors’ homes—and still award them as many possible glimpses of the Pacific throughout the house. He designed the house to wrap around two central courtyards, which create a sense of transparency in the center of the house and flood it with natural light. The bedrooms, located on the front of the house, have windows onto the courtyards, and views straight through them to the ocean. “The courtyards really give the house this sense of living inside and out,” says Davis. “They’re windprotected, so the family really uses them as extra living spaces.” The smaller eastern courtyard enjoys morning sun and features the family’s cooking garden, full of herbs, lettuces, and other produce. The western courtyard, which is a bit larger, is roomy enough for entertaining, with a grill and outdoor dining table. Davis designed a series of operable panels that act as shutters, controlling the wind and the view. He designed these louvered panel doors to open toward the ocean, but not toward the neighbor’s home. He meticulously designed the roof deck between two chimneys, to shield the space from the neighbors. This design allowed Eric the non-negotiable he had all along: a private spot where he could whale watch and enjoy coffee in the morning or a cold beer in the evenings. “The roof deck and the shuttered courtyard are the most talked about elements of the house,” says Eric. “We have outdoor living between two nearby neighbors without even knowing they are there.”

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avis says his job was simply to create the masses to honor the view—and serve as a canvas for Gamble’s interior design plans. For her part, Gamble wanted to pay homage to the aesthetic for which Sea Ranch is known. “The exteriors here are all modern versions of rustic barns, with clean lines and a simplicity I wanted to honor with the interiors,” she says. “We chose a fairly neutral color palette, with nods to the sea (middle)  landscape, and we tried to do as many built-ins THE MASTER BEDROOM features a built-in nook for reading and resting. as possible to respect that tradition of millwork— Davis designed the house so that the something you see a lot of in the original Sea master bedroom could enjoy views Ranch homes.” through the courtyard and living room

Gamble didn’t need to source much furniture, given that most of it—from beds, desks, benches, and bookshelves—she had custom-built into the walls that Davis designed. She brought the modern, rustic barn elements inside, with exposed wood ceilings, sliding barn doors, and simple, honest materials like Heath tile, limestone, salvaged wood, and walnut floors.

to the ocean or through the louvered doors of the courtyard. (bottom)  ONE OF ERIC AGNEW’S BIG REQUESTS for Davis was a roof deck

where he could sit and whale watch over coffee in the morning or a “sundowner” at night. Davis positioned the roof deck in such a way as to shield it from the neighbors, and protect the neighbors’ privacy, too. Codes required a 42-inch railing on the deck, so Davis designed the glass “shield” to meet that measurement without obstructing the ocean view.

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n the kitchen, the literal and figurative center of this home, Gamble wanted a blend of rustic and modern. “We had used a lot of wood throughout the house, and I wanted to give some relief to it, so we married walnut with modern, white cabinets made of high-pressure laminate,” says Gamble, who looked to the Seattle-based company Henrybuilt to create this custom kitchen. “I wanted it to feel Northern California modern, not European modern.”

She designed the pattern for the wall of Heath tile that surrounds the kitchen window. Two simple open shelves run the length of the wall, right across the window that faces the courtyard. A large, L-shaped piece of burl wood, reclaimed from a lake, creates the island’s top, while silestone counters elsewhere make for modern, durable surfaces. The Agnews left the lighting choices up to their son, Murray Agnew, a lighting designer whose carefully chosen fixtures double as art—and meet LEED requirements, too. Though a few of them came from Europe, such as the Vibia fixture above the kitchen island, the home’s recessed lighting is from No. 8 Lighting, based in Sonoma County.

(this page) GAMBLE WANTED THE HOUSE TO HAVE as many built-ins as possible, a

design feature that’s present in all of the original Sea Ranch houses. She created the fireplace surround using Heath tile. “We didn’t use any strong colors,” says Gamble. “We tended toward a neutral palette throughout the house that related to the sea and the grasses, and the Heath palette is perfect because it’s subdued and feels very much like it belongs here.”

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(above left) THE EXTERIOR OF THE HOUSE

Healdsburg Lumber Company provided nearly every building material, including the Ultra Lite foundation insulating panels, the R-Guard air barrier system, the Bison deck leveling pedestals and hardwood deck tiles, the clear-all-heart, vertical-grain western red cedar exterior siding and interior ceiling, as well as all the standard framing materials. “There wasn’t a single detail in this house that wasn’t given serious thought, from the architecture to the design to the lighting,” says Davis. “Construction took a year and three months, which is partly because it had so many green features and was going through LEED certification, which requires a third party on every aspect.” From the solar panels on the roof, which provide enough power to handle the family’s energy needs and even give some back to the grid, to the glass in the windows and doors, which was selected and placed to maximize performance based on orientation to the sun, every element was chosen with the environment top of mind. In the end, the home was certified LEED platinum, something that Eric and Jacky hoped for all along. “Eric spent his life working in construction, and it was very important to him to build his own house from the ground up before he retired,” says Gamble. “And it was also important for him to do it in a way that respected the environment, which is the very premise of Sea Ranch—to live lightly on the land.”

features vertical, clear cedar boards, no eaves, and a roof covered in solar panels. “Not paying power bills was an incentive,” says Eric Agnew. “We are self-sufficient with power and actually put power back onto the grid.” (above right) A DEEP, BUILT-IN WINDOW SEAT

in the living room looks onto the courtyard and through to the master bedroom beyond it. Stairs on this larger courtyard lead to a roof deck.

Architect: Malcolm Davis; Project manager/interior designer: Jeni Gamble, Gamble + Design; Builder: David Hillmer, Empire Contracting; Green consultant: Katy Hollbacher, Beyond Efficiency; Lighting designer: Murray Agnew; Building materials: Healdsburg Lumber Company, Inc.; Windows/doors: Hudson Street Design

“THERE WASN’T A SINGLE DETAIL IN THIS HOUSE THAT WASN’T GIVEN SERIOUS THOUGHT, FROM THE ARCHITECTURE TO THE DESIGN TO THE LIGHTING.” MARIN HOME  S U M M E R 2 0 1 5   41


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The people, homes, and views of Sausalito’s famed marinas text by PJ Bremier, photography by Trevor Henley and Terrence Knoles

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hether historic ark, humble houseboat, or beat-up barge, Sausalito’s crazy quilt of floating homes create one of the Bay Area’s most colorful, breezy, and picturesque communities.

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THE 400 OR MORE DOCKED RESIDENCES vary greatly in design. Some resemble cottages, a log cabin, or an A-frame while others evoke a Victorian, French, or modern look. Throw in handfuls of eclecticism along with a couple of tugboats and paddlewheels and it’s easy to see how life on the Sausalito waterfront fosters a unique atmosphere. This playful architecture and laid-back living is a constant magnet for many of the two million or more annual visitors to Sausalito. “The floating homes are a big attraction and a big part of our maritime history,” says Oonagh Kavanagh, CEO of the Sausalito Chamber of Commerce. “People see them in movies or have heard about them and want to see them. It’s a cool place to spend an afternoon.” That’s not surprising. How many popular tourist destinations can compete with the effortless accessibility, sunny climate, panoramic views, quirky charm, and overall friendliness of Sausalito’s floating home docks? Overwhelmingly, a home’s personality here is signaled by bold paint combinations, witty house names, and outdoor art, benches, and >>


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“RESIDENTS WHO LIVE HERE ENJOY ALL THE CREATURE COMFORTS OF LANDDWELLERS INCLUDING MUNICIPAL UTILITIES, CABLE TELEVISION, BROADBAND COMPUTER CONNECTIONS AND ALL THE OTHER 21ST-CENTURY AMENITIES.” flamboyantly planted container gardens that spill out onto the sun-splashed docks. Visitors who stroll the docks are naturally curious about the people who live here. Over the years, that roster has included celebrities, artists, free spirits, society drop-outs, bohemians, and even adventurous professionals who have called the waterfront their home, if only for awhile. Larry Clinton, who has lived on his floating home for 34 years, can cite a few. “Let me see, there was artist Jean Varda, philosopher Alan Watts, actor Sterling Hayden, (cartoonist) Phil Frank, and (founder of the Whole Earth Catalog) Stewart Brand.” There was also the legendary musician Otis Redding, whose song “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay," has been widely attributed to his time spent on a houseboat on the community’s Main Dock. “Residents who live here enjoy all the creature comforts of land-dwellers including municipal utilities, cable television, broadband computer connections and all the other 21stcentury amenities,” insists Clinton, who co-chairs this year’s Floating Home Tour on September 12.

Their homes are linked to any one of 11 docks that extend into Richardson Bay, but only one dock, Bayhaven at Varda Landing Road, is actually within Sausalito city limits. Waldo Point Harbor, Kappas Marina, and Yellow Ferry are in unincorporated Marin and the Commodore Marina is in Mill Valley. And, like the homes, each dock rocks its own personality. “There are some very social docks here and when a dock alert goes out, all of the residents show up with a bottle of wine and munchies,” says Clinton with a chuckle. Still, he adds, “one of the things that is amazing is that we all respect each other’s privacy, but when there’s an emergency, everyone emerges from their homes to help.” The views are another attraction for both visitor and homeowner alike. Besides vistas that stretch from Strawberry, Belvedere, and Angel Island to San Francisco, there is the ever-changing eye candy on the water. “It’s like having the nature channel on 24 hours a day,” Clinton says. “There’s the changing tide, the sea lions, and jellyfish who swim by, and the birds. It’s just an incredible array of animal life.”

TIMELINE 1850s Richardson Bay is subdivided into underwater lots with the idea of creating a West Coast Venice with canals and city streets. When that plan failed, the State of California sold some tideland lots but retained title to a few “underwater streets”. 1880s Colonies of arks evolved off the shores of Belvedere and along the Corte Madera Creek. These arks were often used as weekend homes that were pulled ashore in winter.

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Post–1906 After San Francisco’s big earthquake and fire, many arks became full-time residences for those left without homes.

1960s The peace-and-love era comes to Sausalito’s waterfront, and the artistic community blossomed.

1950s After the World War II Liberty shipyards were returned to civilian use, free spirits, artists, and philosophers began living on the area’s abandoned ferries and on houseboats they built using surplus military vessels such as landing craft and lifeboats.

1970s This was the era of the notorious, sometimes dangerous, “Houseboat Wars”. The Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) had been formed and approved construction of 11 new docks for floating homes to come into compliance with county building codes.


M

ichele Affronte, a realtor with Bradley Real Estate who specializes in Sausalito floating home listings, has lived on Liberty Dock since 1991 in a home that embraces many of those views. “I was living in Los Angeles and wanted to move to Northern California,” she recalls. “As soon as I saw the houseboats, that was it. I bought one!” Seven years later, she moved to a larger floating home with a rooftop deck and views that stretch from the nearby lagoon and Mount Tamalpais to Strawberry. She dubbed it “Bateau de Reve” (Dream Boat) and turned Sidari, her first floating home, into a rental. “There are still some funky homes here, but it’s changing because of the high prices,” she explains. “I’d say that at least one-third of the homes are more on the elegant side now.” Even so, she says, “their interiors are not conservative but still artistically done and often filled with original art and treasures from the owner’s world travels.” Joe Tate remembers the funky days. He moved to the Bay Area from St. Louis in 1967 to study nuclear engineering at UC Berkeley, only to drop out during the university’s infamous anti-war demonstrations, start a popular local band called the RedLegs, and live as an anchor-out in Sausalito. “The biggest attraction was not paying rent,” he recalls. “It was a free-spirited, artistic community and something I had never seen before. Everybody stuck together, and I just wanted to be part of that.” Now firmly ensconced aboard the comfortable Becky Thatcher, a former houseboat that once floated on the Corte Madera Creek, Tate can appreciate the improvements along the waterfront but misses the quaintness. “The community has changed over the years; it’s still pretty mellow but now it’s populated by yuppies,” he says, chuckling. “I guess I’m one of them now. I had to take a high-paying job just so I can stay here.”

Some residents, who chose to anchor out in the middle of Richardson Bay or cluster into an enclave off Gate 6 Road, called the Gates Co-Op, rather than move to the new docks, found themselves pitted against county and state agencies in an attempt to maintain their ability to live on the water. 1980s Gentrification of the waterfront begins, and approximately 400 floating home berths receive permits in designated marinas.

1990s When marina permits expire, the BCDC issues demands – including bringing the Gates Co-Op homes up to date – before renewing permits. Years of litigation and negotiations ensue.

Is it an ark, houseboat, or floating home? Here’s how to tell the difference. Arks were generally designed as warm weather recreational boats with a flat bottom that would float at high tides and sit on the mud in low tides. They are often characterized by arched roofs, sliding doors, and fore- and aft-decks. Houseboats are legally designated as navigable vessels. Floating homes are legally designated as non-navigable, permanently docked residences hooked up to shore-side utilities. Floating homes can be built on concrete, fiberglass, wood, steel, or Styrofoam hulls.

Learn more at floatinghomes.org and be sure to check out the 30th Annual Floating Home Tour September 12, 2015

Anchor-outs proliferate in Richardson’s Bay when liveaboard boats are evicted from other California marinas. The Richardson Bay Regional Agency explores ways to curtail the growth and regulate the anchorage.

2000–present The marinas agree to various forms of mitigation to meet the BCDC demands. Waldo Point Harbor, the largest marina, undergoes a major reconfiguration.

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home with The Land Collaborative MBA member The Land Collaborative (TLC) is a dual-licensed landscape architectural and landscape contracting design-build firm based in Marin. TLC provides design for high-end country estate and residential clients. We have developed a seamless, clientcentered process that makes use of the outdoor environment and existing architectural features. Our process provides the client with one point of contact from design to construction. This simplifies communications during the early design phases and during construction for the client.

Large outdoor dining terrace with fire pit and stone seat wall terrace below.

Historic twin-palms entry with stone columns, arrival paving, and pedestrian walkway for an inviting view of the home’s entry porch.

Built-in grill center with bluestone counters and cooking herbs within arm's reach.

Grass paver driveway and lawn stairs, leading to the side garden entry gate and trellis.

Photography Credits : Trevor Henley

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Build your dream home with Construction Financing by U.S. Bank. 415.819.5263 | thelandcollaborative.com

Offering several financing options for the construction of your new home, including: • Construction-to-Permanent Mortgage Financing

ABOUT THE PROJECT The project presented won the 2013 Sonoma League for Historic Preservation Award of Excellence for Reconstruction, Renovation and Preservation of an Historic 1910 Home. TLC was recently recognized for winning Best of Houzz 2015 in Customer Service.

• Vacant Residential Land Financing • Jumbo Loans – Borrow up to $3,000,000 • Renovation & Expansion Options for Your Existing Home

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Outdoor garden living spaces connecting to the lower living room and upper dinning room.

Whether you own a single family home, condominium, townhome or apartment complex, you can turn to PRANDI Property Management, Inc., CRMC® for over 30 years of experience. Consistently offering professional residential leasing and full-time property Large garden trellis with rose vines and lighting to accentuate the building architecture into the landscape.

management services.

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Get inspired. Find Marin Home on Houzz at houzz.com/pro/marinhome and The Land Collaborative at houzz.com/pro/tlcdesignbuild

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MBA BUILT

MBA BUILT MBA members come together to form a dream team for your next home improvement project text by PJ Bremier

Marin Builders Association (MBA) members are known for their craftsmanship, attention to detail, and stylish and innovative designs. So when MBA members team up on a project, the results are nothing short of stunning. PROJECT SUMMARY As part of the recent remodel of this midcentury ranch home in Novato, walls were taken out, window openings were enlarged, the main hallway was widened, and wherever possible, the ceiling was raised to create an open, airy aesthetic. Yet, the one thing that this 3,000-square-foot home needed most for full enjoyment of the indoor/outdoor lifestyle and of the panoramic views of the Bay, the nearby hillsides, and a golf course, was a flat space outside to enjoy it all. Dave Whiteside, owner of Whiteside Concrete Construction in Richmond and the lead contractor on the project, extensively upgraded the residence’s foundation to bring it up to seismic code and transformed the steep hillside into a usable backyard by installing 98 drilled concrete piers and a threetiered retaining wall that steps down from the loggia to the patio and to the pool, making the whole property beautifully accessible.

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PROJECT CREDITS

General Contractor Whiteside Concrete Construction whitesideconstruction.com

Architect Joseph Farrell farrellarc.com

Photography Trevor Henley henleyphotography.com

THE CREW MARIN BUILDERS ASSOCIATION MEMBERS Bay Area Electric bayareaelectric707.com

Old Town Glass otglass.com

Golden State Lumber goldenstatelumber.com

Patriot Mechanical patriotmech.com

Mertel Carpets mertelcarpets.com

Shamrock Materials shamrockmaterials.com

Northgate Garage Doors northgategaragedoor.com

Todd Morris Fire Protection  toddmorrisfireprotection.com

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THE SHOP text by Marin Home Staff

Beyond the Wall

5 stylish ways to elevate your garden and landscape with retaining walls.

R

etaining walls are the ideal method to tame erosion and turn a sloping yard into an elevated garden or ultimate outdoor living space. From rustic and natural to clean and modern, a well planned and executed wall can also complement the architectural style of your house while adding lasting textural and sculptural qualities to the landscape. To get you started building your own unique wall, we share six of our favorite designs that are sure to inspire your landscaping makeover.

1

WOOD Simply natural. Wood retaining walls blend in naturally with almost any architectural style. The most popular choice for DIY home improvement, they are an affordable solution to compose a beautiful and unified landscape. • Complements almost any style of architecture • Materials are easily accessible • Fairly simple installation • May rot and doesn’t last as long as other wall materials • Recommended for walls under 4 feet tall

2

GABION Industrial meets organic. A gabion-style wall mixes wire cage with rocks, loose concrete, or even sand. Unlike most building materials, a gabion wall can move with the earth and be placed along waterfront properties. • Complements coastal and creekside homes • No masonry skills required • Can use recycled materials for filling • Wire basket may rust in certain conditions

Top (L to R): Terraced wood by Outdoor Environments. Gabion style wall designed by Geoffrey Butler Architecture, rock materials provided by Dutra. 50  S U M M E R 2 0 1 5   MARIN HOME

BUILD IT ONCE. BUILD IT RIGHT. Should you build your own retaining wall? Know the basics first. Form follows function, and this is especially true with the design of a retaining wall. So, before choosing a particular style and specific materials, make sure to ask yourself: What will be used as the footing or foundation? What is the height of your wall? What kind of drainage is needed? For professional expertise, consult a licensed Marin Builders Association engineer at marinbuilders.org


D EBRIS BOXES - FA S T, E A S Y, G RE E N We sort all boxes for recyclable and reusable materials.

For all non-hazardous materials including: Ÿ wood Ÿ sheetrock Ÿ Ÿ scrap metal Ÿ concrete Ÿ Ÿ dirt Ÿ rock Ÿ yard waste Ÿ Debris Box sizes include 3, 5, 10, 18, 25, 30 and 38-yard Dirt and Concrete Box sizes include 5 and 10-yard.

CALL 415-456-2601 TO ORDER Prompt, same day delivery on all orders made before noon. Monday – Friday: 6 AM to 5 PM Saturday: 7 AM to 12 PM

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THE SHOP

Top (L to R): Corten steel retaining wall doubles as planter box. Poured concrete wall in Mill Valley, project by Kasten Builders. Bottom: Wood and stonecapped retaining walls offer unique contrast, work by G&R Landscaping Construction and Catlin Landscape Architecture.

3

CORTEN STEEL Discover your inner Richard Serra. Popularly used in outdoor sculptures, Corten steel, a weathering metal, was made famous by pioneering San Francisco-born artist Richard Serra. The material was developed to eliminate the need for painting and forms a stable rustlike appearance if exposed to the weather for several years. • Elegant and modern • Professional skills required • Combines strength and durability with minimal thickness • Natural and warm hues, which easily blend into the overall landscape

4

POURED CONCRETE Professional and modern. Concrete walls are a solid option for Marin’s mild climate, but require the hands of highly skilled professionals. The clean geometric lines contrast nicely with a more organic landscape and look great with the architectural elements of a modern home. • Smooth form is best used in modern landscapes • Professional skills required • Stronger than a block wall • Design options are almost infinite • May crack in extreme climates

5

BRICK AND BLOCK Stack ’em up. Brick and block are very affordable materials and are produced in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, textures, and designs. Modular and easy to work with, they can be designed to fit almost any contour imaginable. And, for a similar look to poured concrete, but more forgiving to earth pressure, a block wall can be combined with a plastered face. • Popular match for midcentury architecture • Slump block resembles Spanishstyle architecture • Can be used to form curves • Can only be used for walls under 4 feet tall • Lack of footings may affect strength

LOCAL MATERIALS RESOURCES Dutra dutragroup.com Marin Landscape Materials coloredgravel.com Rich Readimix Concrete, Inc. 415.924.1040 Shamrock Materials shamrockmaterials.com

Get help building your own wall and discover more at marinbuilders.org

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GREEN CORNER

WATER CONSERVATION The average Californian uses about 196 gallons of water each day. Read these 8 quick tips compiled from our friends at Marin Roto-Rooter and WaterUseItWisely.com as a reminder of easy ways we can significantly reduce water usage around the home.

1 Time your shower. Keep it under 5 minutes. You will save up to 1,000 gallons per month.

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2 Use a drip irrigation instead of overhead sprinklers.

Fix leaky faucets. One drip per second adds up to 5 gallons per day.

5

Re-landscape with native plants. Install a WaterSense shower head.

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6 Install an on-demand recirculating pump, rather than just running the hot water.

DID YOU KNOW? California Drought Facts

Install dual-flush toilets to help flush toilet paper without using so much water.

Put kitchen waste into the compost or garbage rather than the disposal.

The last 4 years have been the driest ever recorded in California's history. January 2015 was one of the driest months on record.

Learn more ways to save water? Visit: facebook.com/marinrotorooter, wateruseitwisely.com, saveourwater.com 54  S U M M E R 2 0 1 5   MARIN HOME


LEAKY TOILETS CONSUME MORE THAN 40% OF YOUR TOTAL WATER USAGE. Water conservation is important. Installation of a new toilet flapper and fill valve will keep your toilet running efficiently. For weekly tips visit facebook.com/MarinRotoRooter. New tips are posted each Tuesday!

NEED MORE HELP? Marin Roto-Rooter does more than just clear your drains. We offer Sewer Line Repair, Trenchless Sewer Line Replacement and Sewer Line Installation to correct a number of problems. Need your lines Televised and Located? We do that too!

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MBA BULLETIN

2015 MBA SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS & PAST PRESIDENT'S RECEPTION

M

arin Builders Association was proud to honor our scholarship award recipients and past presidents on Tuesday, June 9 at a reception at Jason's Restaurant in Greenbrae. Close to 100 guests were in attendance as Tom Barr, MBA’s Scholarship Program Chair, handed out over $25,000 to 12 college-bound youth. Tyler Doherty, MBA Board President, and Jim Schalich, MBA Immediate Past President, recognized and thanked several men and women who had served as past MBA presidents and whose leadership has made the Scholarship Fund what it is today.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR 2015 MBA SCHOLARSHIP AWARD RECIPIENTS! Dante Feliciano Tomales High School $5,000 Tonatiuh Beltran Sir Francis Drake High School $4,000

Krish Chinai Branson School $1,000

Elaina Walker San Rafael High School $2,500

Jacqueline Cooney Marin Catholic High School $1,000

Maddy Quirke-Shattuck Branson School $2,500

“The Family of Klif Knoles Award” Sara Evans Terra Linda High School $1,000

“Mario Ghilotti Family Foundation Award” Chelsea Supawit Sir Francis Drake High School $2,000

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“Bank of Marin Award” Nicholas Bornstein Branson School $1,500

California Bank & Trust Scholarship Franklin Ratto Casa Grande High School $1,000

Peter Arrigoni “School to Career Award” Joseph Thomas Sir Francis Drake High School $1,000 “Dutra Group Award” Emily Wearing Sir Francis Drake High School $1,000


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

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE

Letter from the Chief Executive Officer

ARE YOU 

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

Benefi ts Include EXTENSIVE MEDIA PROMOTION COMMUNITY-WIDE RECOGNITION MBA Staff (L to R): Jordan Villaseñor, Cary Leigh Dacy, Barbara Jones, Paula Krause, Casey Mazzoni, and CEO Rick Wells

Dear Marin Home Readers, We hope you are enjoying this summer issue of Marin Home Magazine, the premier publication of the Marin Builders Association. Summer is a time for family and fun—the time to take advantage of all that Marin has to offer. Whether you are planning a vacation or “staycation,” the Home Resource Guide on the pages that follow will help you find what you need to get those summertime projects done. What’s more, the companies listed are members of the Marin Builders Association, which means they are local, knowledgeable, and are the experts when it comes to building our community. Our experts will help to ensure that your projects and improvements are completed so that your next “staycation” in Marin will be more enjoyable. You can always access the MBA member directory at marinbuilders.org. The online directory is searchable and has additional details about many of our MBA members and partners. The site also has up-to-date news and connections to resources to help make your next project go smoothly. If you have any feedback about the Marin Builders Association— past, present, or future—please feel free to reach out to us anytime! Enjoy your summer!

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE

Licensed Contractors, Materials Suppliers & Associated Services ACCOUNTING

Lilypad Homes

AUTOMOBILE

CABINETRY

Cartelligent Fleet 415.331.4270

Aurora Cabinets & Countertops, Inc. lic. 288206 D12,D24

The Last Inch, Inc. lic. 980565 C6

415.250.9317

Accuchex Corporation

Lilypadhomes.com

415.883.7733 X 110

accuchex.com

Mahoney Architects & Interiors

cartelligent.com/fleet

EAC

415.389.1058

Lynch & Sons

415.499.9400

mahoney-architects.com

415.459.9823

Audac

RAB Motors

Maher Accountancy

Michael Harlock Architect

415.651.4424

lic. 866993 D34

415.459.1249

415.924.5714

rabmotors.com

415.454.7477

mahercpa.com

harlockarch.com Michael Rex Associates 415.331.1400

COMMUNICATIONS

auroracabinets.com California Space Organizers, Inc.

415.472.3946

thelastinch.org

415.472.4171

eckhoff.com

Mato Account Works

925.788.0806

Martin & Harris

Pedersen Assocs. Landscape Architects

415.454.2021

415.456.2070

martin-harris.com

pedersenassociates.com

audacsystems.com

415.459.3095

calspaceorganizers.com

CONCRETE, ASPHALT, GRAVEL & SAND

BANKS & FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

Gaidmore Furniture

Bank of Marin

Garvey Millworks

lic. 984434 D06

415.485.2265

415.519.0162

707.291.4334

bankofmarin.com

garveymillworks.com

Bank of San Francisco

Integral Design

lic. 690380 C8,B,A

415.489.7133

lic. 537763 C6

707.763.6981

bankofsf.com

415.454.5025

sonomamarin.com

415.884.2939

Able Concrete Pumping

michaelrexassociates.com

APPLIANCES

lic. 445578 C7

C.L.Y. Incorporated

Monark Premium Applianc Co.

The Land Collaborative

415.453.6070

415.234.6812

California Bank and Trust

monarkhome.com

thelandcollaborative.com

415.524.1212

Kitchens by Ken Ryan

Deluxe Shotcrete & Concrete Construction

calbanktrust.com

415.897.3800

lic. 808915 C8,A

ARCHITECTS & DESIGNERS

AUDIOVISUAL & LOW VOLTAGE

kitchensbykenryan.com

707.568.1200

lic. 954204 C27

Bilgart Design

Audio Video Integration

415.847.3585

415.526.0070

bilgartdesign.com

avimarin.com

integraldesignwoodworking.com

Presidio Bank

deluxeshotcrete.com

415.456.6000

RC Cabinets & Closets

presidiobank.com

lic. 985074 C6

Redwood Credit Union

707.664.1900

Devincenzi Concrete Construction

rccabinetsandclosets.com

lic. 326998 C8

707.545.4000

Brock Wagstaff Architects

High Definition Home Inc.

415.383.2160x102

lic. 814767 C7

wagstaffarchitects.com

415.499.1400

Union Bank

highdefinitionhome.com

415.446.1859

Janus Design Consulting 415.456.1366

redwoodcu.org

unionbank.com

707.546.3113

Steinbach Cabinet Shop lic. 694518 C6

Dutra

415.497.6356

415.258.6876

dutragroup.com Studio Snaidero Bay Area

SRS Custom Integration

415.332.1745

Imbimbo Concrete, Inc.

lic. 815490 C7

snaiderokitchens.com

lic. 638907 A,C8

Ken Kay Associates

415.446.4119

415.956.4472

srscustomintegration.com

650.991.3384

kenkaysf.com

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE Marin Landscape Materials

Kies Strategies

Marin Sanitary Service

I. Cannan Electric

415.209.0321

415.456.2601

lic. 736435 C10

marinsanitary.com

415.596.3676

415.897.1337

cldrgravel.com Rich Readimix Concrete, Inc.

Motivation According To Hoyle

icannanelectric.com

Arthur J. Lang Associates, Inc.

888.776.0984

Mill Valley Refuse Service, Inc.

Idex Global Services Inc.

415.883.3577

timhoyle.com

415.457.9760

lic. 745981 C10

millvalleyrefuse.com

415.482.4242

Buel Engineering

idexglobal.com

415.491.0600

Independent Electric Supply, Inc.

ILS Associates, Inc.

707.577.7900

ilscels.com

415.924.1040

Shamrock Materials, Inc.

Rauenhorst Recruiting Company

RV Stich Construction, Inc.

415.455.1575

415.935.6303

lic. 530135 A,B,C21

shamrockmaterials.com

rauenhorst.com

510.412.9070

Van Midde & Son Concrete

Sandler Training

lic. 676584 C8

415.606.8991

415.459.2530

lindapalermo.sandler.com

vanmiddeconcrete.com Viking Pavers, Inc. lic. 970281 D06

CREATIVE SERVICES, MARKETING & PR

510.215.0800

vikingpavers.com

ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS

And Them Design

415.883.9200

DRYWALL

iesupply.com

Marelli Drywall

Johnson Electric

John C. Hom & Associates

lic. 705813 C9

lic. 899161 C10

415.258.9027

415.472.0967

415.453.2325

Pat Trainor Drywall, Inc. lic. 795763 C9

Maltby Electric Supply Co.

415.456.3550

415.453.8300

lastevensinc.com

Sessi Drywall lic. 541472 C9

Mike Brown Electric Company

Project Management Services, LLC

415.472.6373

lic. 306767 C10

415.827.1272

L.A. Stevens & Associates, Inc. 415.382.7713

415.747.4345

West Coast Construction

andthemdesign.com

707.480.6027

westcoast-construction.com

Bizbuzz 855.444.1303

CONSTRUCTIONMANAGEMENT, SCHEDULING & ESTIMATING

707.792.8100

bizbuzzit.com

ELECTRICAL

mbelectric.com

R.W. Davis & Associates, Inc.

Forward Push

Anatoly Lesley Electric

Mike Mariani Electric, Inc.

415.883.9099

415.640.8009

lic. 988148 C10

lic. 513657 C10

rwdavis-survey.com

forwardpush.com

415.377.7233

415.485.0631

Henley Photography

Redwood Electric

Ray Wrysinski, Civil Engineer

415.302.2920

Artistic Lighting & Electric

lic. 870103 C10

415.892.4874

henleyphotography.com

lic. 380928 C10

415.892.4900

Dibble & Company 415.488.4017

Pound Management Inc. 510.653.0800

poundmgt.com

Strom Electric, Inc.

415.897.7088

Bay Area Electric

lic. 480976 C10,C36

Ross Construction Services

paganinienterprises.com

lic. 994366 C-10

415.453.1200

415.261.1590

DEBRIS BOXES, HAULING DEMOLITION

CONSULTANTS Allied Administrators

FENCING, DECKING & SIDING

415.382.9500

Paganini Enterprises

Clough Construction lic. 516987 B

707.292.0848

Synapse Electric

415.444.5554

Electrix, Inc.

lic. 828101 C10

cloughconstruction.com

lic. 677633 C10

415.819.0668

415.485.0777

synapseelectric.com

Kevin Marcinek, General Contractor

eltrx.com

415.989.7442

Grange Debris Box Service & Wrecking Co.

W. Bradley Electric, Inc.

lic. 620203 B

alliedadministrators.com

lic. 257220 C21

lic. 390741 C10,B,A,C46

415.898.9510

415.456.2712

Hannibal’s Inc. Electrical Construction

grangebox.com

lic. 689576 C10

wbeinc.com

415.898.1400

Marin County Sidewall

Energy Calc Company

415.457.4044

lic. 831184 D41

415.457.0990

hannibalsinc.com

707.778.8858

energycalcco.com

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FIREPLACES AND CHIMNEYS

Whiteside Construction Corporation

Adventures In Production

B G Construction

lic. 943457 B

lic. 676193 B

lic. 577719 A,B,D06

415.602.4742

415.884.2180

Hearth & Home of Marin

510.234.6681

aipgc.com

Advance Business Services

lic. 827357 B,C33,D34

whitesideconstruction.com

415.203.4247

415.479.2876 hearthandhomeofmarin.com

California Mortgage Advisors, Jeff Grady

GARAGE DOORS & GATES

Alan Taylor, General Contractor

Bay Area Moisture Control, Inc. lic. 726300 B

lic. 451856 B

415.884.0500

415.892.8475

bayareamoisturecontrol.com

415.451.4888

FLOORING & FLOOR COVERINGS

lic. 958861 D28

Allen Enterprises

Bay County Builders, Inc.

Barth Calderon

Empire Floors

415.717.7015

lic. 881441 B

lic. 700683 B

415.399.9100

lic. 504918 C15

marindoorpros.com

415.671.9767

415.457.9962

capitaltrustadvisors.com

707.525.1204

Better Built Construction

lic. 969355 B

lic. 800744 B

925.277.2600

Eureka Valley Floor Company

Jones Garage Door Co., Inc.

Allied Restoration Co, Inc.

David White & Associates

lic. 345502 D28

415.529.4001

415.451.4786

dwassociates.com

lic. 397118 C15

415.897.2371

floodrepairmarin.com

bbcconstruction.net

415.479.1676

jonesdoor.com

Homa Rassouli/Security 1 Lending

Alten Construction, Inc.

BHM Construction, Inc.

Floortex Design

lic. 705713 A,B

lic. 903191 B

415.717.4618

lic. 534583 B,C15

Northgate Garage Door, Inc.

510.234.4200

707.643.4580

415.924.6545

lic. 627224 D28

altenconstruction.com

bhmconstruction.com

Mitchell Marriott, Financial Advisor

floortexdesign.com

415.472.6004

Anthony Love

Burns Builders

415.246.1751

Giuliani Flooring, Inc.

lic. 970424 B

lic. 871010 B

alphawmp.com

lic. 951628 C15

415.686.8139

415.272.7751

Antonis Construction Building & Painting

Cal-Custom Construction

lic. 940470 B,C33

415.897.8445

Door Pros

northgategaragedoors.com

415.459.3276

Pacific Equity Partners 415.749.9430

Mertel Carpets

kwoodcock.com

lic. 414490 C15

GENERAL BUILDINGRESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL, NEW & REMODEL

415.479.2180

Smart Receivables

FIRE PROTECTION

707.280.5740

mertelcarpets.com

38 Degrees North Latitude Builders, Inc.

antonisconstruction.com

Caletti Jungsten Construction

Pacificontract

lic. 838178 B

Aquatech Consultancy, Inc.

lic. 549463 B

lic. 682766 C15

415.459.1995

lic. 809853

415.381.3162

B,C39,C15,C33, D51

calettijungsten.com

415.388.3990

smartreceivables.com

415.258.9966

pacificontract.com Fire Technologies

A.E. Nelson Construction

415.884.2121

lic. 364212 B,C36

noleak.com

lic. 570216 C16,C36

Rafael Floors

707.636.1750

415.457.6805

lic. 178605 C15

aenelsonconstruction.com

Todd Morris Fire Protection

rafaelfloors.com

lic. 978422 C16

FOUNDATIONS & GRADING

toddmorrisfireprotection.com

Cartwright Construction lic. 626464 B

Arntz Builders, Inc.

415.453.7651

lic. 727072 B,ASB

415.456.3656

415.454.7919

lic. 375536 B,ASB

Abacus Group Builders, Inc.

415.382.1188

CDK Builders Inc.

arntzbuilders.com

lic. 644649 B

lic. 522340 B

415.419.5643

415.927.0667

Arrington Construction

abacusgb.com

lic. 810317 B

CF Contracting

415.460.1607

lic. 401466 B,C10,A

Maloney Construction, Inc. 415.895.5304

Abel Maldonado Construction

Asbestos Control Center

maloneyconstruction.net

lic. 970422 B

lic. 590867 A,B,HAZ,ASB

415.823.7444

415.883.7856

lic. 959104 B,A

415.721.7160

cfcontracting.com

asbestoscontrolcenter.com

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE Chalstrom Builders Inc.

Dan Young Construction, Inc.

Fairway Design & Construction, Inc.

Hartnett Construction

lic. 602728 B

lic. 888773 B

James G. Lino Construction

415.461.2912

lic. 760173 B

lic. 923234 B

415.816.5046

lic. 442777 B

415.457.6797

415.455.2468

415.663.1939

Charles Melin, General Contractor

dycmarin.com Floyd Construction, Inc.

lic. 817836 B

lic. 311858 B

Dennis Webb Construction

lic. 365653 A,B

415.892.3464

415.461.2416

lic. 821554 B

415.485.0645

415.505.3562

floydconstructioninc.com

Hennessey Construction, Inc.

415.717.6061

Cherokee Construction

denniswebbconstruction.com

Christopher Clark Contracting

James S. Young Construction lic. 703863 B,C6

Fontana Construction Inc.

lic. 727282 B

Desmond & Wallace Inc.

lic. 487928 B

415.459.6497

James W. Josephs & Company

lic. 782179 A,B

415.457.1290

hennesseyconstruction.com

lic. 359012 B

707.795.7443

fontanaco.com

lic. 427589 B 510.222.1689

Hayes & Associates

415.454.8499

jamesjosephs.com

G Family Inc

Hitchcock Construction Co.

Diego Brothers, Inc.

lic. 893848

lic. 396116 B

Jeff Hicks Construction

lic. 419030 A,B

415.444.0573

415.602.8464

lic. 345479 B

Conroy Builders

415.472.5967

gfamilyconstruction.com

billhitchcockconstruction.com

415.383.2080

lic. 867185 B

diegobrosinc.com Gaetani Construction lic. 490550 B

Hoffmann Construction, Inc.

415.740.8820

lic. 414423 B

Jeffrey Novak General Contractor, Inc.

415.897.7263

lic. 508578 B

desmondwallace.com

lic. 373692 B 415.328.3272

415.577.9064

conroybuilders.com

Diego Quality Construction

Contra-Spect, Ltd.

lic. 544509 B

lic. 491125 B

707.765.6169

707.762.3302

jeffhicks.com

Gazzoli Construction

415.892.7713

lic. 922738 B

Horick Builders, Inc.

DNL Builders

415.847.1811

lic. 825511 B

John C. Hill Construction

Crabtree Construction

lic. 872590 B

gazzoli.biz

707.766.9466

lic. 851479 B

lic. 693280 B

707.495.2950

horickbuilders.com

415.215.9188

415.640.8617

dnlbuilders.com

lic. 837357 B

Howard Scanlan

John Pope, Inc.

Crescent Builders, Inc.

Doug Monti Construction

559.665.5800

lic. 402434 B

lic. 467171 B,A,ASB

lic. 822594 B

lic. 387703 B

gdvi.net

415.488.4037

415.497.5948

415.454.1313

415.453.1380

Global Modular

Gordon Walker Builders

Imperial Contracting

K2GC

DWC

lic. 562356 B

lic. 830273 C33,B,ASB

lic. 787499 B

Cypress Homes Inc./ H-Y-H Corporation

lic. 741039 B

415.457.1184

415.798.3905

925.754.5232

icppa.com

K2GCinc.com

lic. 974792 B

watersolutionswaterproofing.com

Gubbins Building Company, Inc.

Insight Builders

Karkabi Construction

Envision Builders, Inc.

lic. 788512 B

lic. 689318 B

lic. 593092 B

D & H Construction

lic. 736487 B

415.924.9031

415.464.7957

415.459.2401

lic. 693883 B

415.453.2370

510.237.7883

envisionbuilders.com

Habitat For Humanity

Jack Mosher Construction, Inc.

Kasten Builders

lic. 728481 B 415.625.1044

lic. 490355 B

415.897.4500

habitatgsf.org

415.457.0713

kastenbuilders.com

buildwithcrescent.com

415.302.5542

415.383.1848

dh-construction.com

lic. 362773 B

D&R Construction

ESM Enterprise General Contractor

lic. 533707 B

lic. 352891 B

707.792.0818

415.383.9698

Hal-Co, Inc.

Jamba Construction, Inc.

KCK Builders, Inc.

4kitchens.com

bathroomsandkitchenstoo.com

lic. 714971 B

lic. 897278 A,B,C17

lic. 810315 A,B

415.254.6822

415.435.4481

415.559.9312

jambaconstruction.com

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McGuire & Sons Construction

Pagan Construction, LLC

S.L.M. Builders

lic. 346196 B

lic. 464896 B

lic. 718948 B

415.464.0900

lic. 346397 B

415.457.4170

707.795.4177

Tembrock-Ingrassia Builders dba Bayside Builders

kellypacific.com

415.454.2719

paganconstruction.com

slmbuilders.com

lic. 957514 B

Pennypacker/Drake Home Building Inc.

S.R. Allied Builders, Inc.

lic. 754794 B

707.795.6595

415.884.8078

mcguireandsonsconstruction.com

Kerr Construction, Inc. 415.456.5300

Meadows Green Building & Design, Inc.

kerr-construction.com

lic. 846345 B

lic. 615587 B

meadowsgreenbuilding.com

Tom Ganley Construction lic. 514664 B

415.488.0647

415.444.5548

Pete Niederberger & Sons

Sandra Bird Custom Kitchens

415.526.3480

KOR General Contracting

bayside-builders.com

lic. 399932 B

lic. 524069 B

lic. 460795 B

415.454.6289

Merritt-Nelson Custom Builders

415.924.4170

415.927.1171

Tom J. Collins Construction

sandrabird.com

lic. 499170 B

Lamperti Contracting & Design

lic. 672337 B

Plath & Co.

707.584.1813

lic. 395458 B

lic. 351692 B

lic. 600412 B 415.454.1623

Meylan Construction, Inc.

lampertikitchens.com

lic. 680456 B 415.256.1620

Landmark Builders

meylanconstruction.com

415.717.6351

415.460.1575

Schalich Brothers Construction Inc.

plathco.com

lic. 497493 B

Tom Redmond Construction Inc.

415.382.7733

lic. 434609 B

Precision General Commercial Contractors

schalichbrosconstruction.com

415.892.9918

lic. 790153 B

Scott Kaplan

415.883.5410

Michael L. King

415.332.8390

lic. 467868 B

Tomrose Construction, Inc.

lmbuilders.com

lic. 544919 B

precisiongc.com

415.453.8582

lic. 605439 B

Radco & Associates Inc.

tomroseconstruction.com

lic. 474421 B

415.924.9746

Legacy Builders

707.763.4001

lic. 656905 B

Mill Valley Builders, Inc.

lic. 410936 B,A

Steere Building & Woodworking

415.886.0000

lic. 957090 B,C17,D24

415.924.6105

lic. 744002 B

Travis Remodeling

LegacyBuilders.com

415.332.6035

radcoandassociates.com

415.388.4616

lic. 493670 B

Stroub Construction

millvalleybuilders.com Lucas Valley Designs

415.883.8177

lic. 645290 B

Murray Building

Ravano & Cooney Construction

415.225.8230

lic. 646709 B,A, LEED AP

lic. 689239 B

415.331.0621

Von Der Werth, Inc.

707.939.9001

415.431.3000

stroubconstruction.com

lic. 330299 C13,B

Natal Modica Construction, Inc.

Rempe Construction

T.H. Eller Construction

lic. 453554 B

lic. 579465 B

W.M.S. Construction

lic. 844317 B

415.897.9126

415.488.9865

lic. 570798 B

415.382.6554

rempe.com

travisremodeling.com

lic. 489037 B

Mariposa Contractors Inc. lic. 831986 B 415.370.0400

Massa Construction Company

415.388.7516

Rodoni Construction Nichelini & Sons, Inc.

lic. 410338 B

lic. 972710 B

lic. 354958 B

lic. 339365 B

415.663.9223

415.797.2320

415.435.8182

Rogers Remodel, Inc.

Tamco Construction, Inc.

lic. 839810 B

lic. 943725

Thompson Builders Corporation

O’Rielly Construction

415.328.0047

415.439.3963

lic. 626859 B,A,C17

lic. 459037 B

rogersremodelinc.com

facebook.com/tamcoconstruction

415.456.8972

lic. 344050 A,B 415.459.0400

Max Design & Construction

McDevitt Construction Partners Inc.

Weiss Company, Inc.

415.485.6791

nichsons.com

lic. 720207 B 415.883.6291

415.819.8858

Tamalpais Land Construction

nmodicaconstruction.com

707.933.8131

lic. 969483 B

lic. 504423 A,B,ASB

707.763.3000

415.331.2226

mcdevittandmcdevitt.com

rpbconstruction.us

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tbcorp.com

RPB Construction, Inc.

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Central Valley Environmental

Linscott Engineering Contractors Inc.

W.R. Forde Associates

lic. 690549 B

lic. 814744 A,B,C21

Fitzpatrick’s Heating & Air Conditioning

415.382.0687

lic. 913083 A,B

lic. 477476 A

510.215.9338

lic. 371959 C20

whitcombconstruction.com

707.584.1900

415.492.1755

cvalleyenvironmental.com

linscottinc.com

Wilkinson Design & Construction

Farallon Company

Maggiora & Ghilotti, Inc.

lic. 564598 B

lic. 827633 A,B,C33

lic. 226767

415.785.7961

415.892.7760

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

Wildcat Engineering

wilkinsondesign.net

faralloncompany.com

415.459.8640

lic. 951203 A

Ongaro & Sons

maggiora-ghilotti.com

707.763.3001

lic. 215233

wildcateng.com

C36,C4,C20,C34,C42,

William G. Taylor Construction Corp.

Forster Pump & Engineering, Inc.

lic. 853924 B

lic. 426152

Michael Paul Company, Inc.

415.407.1764

A,B,C27,C55,C57

lic. 386001

415.459.4770

A,B,C12,C34,C42

Wine Country Builders, Inc.

forsterpump.com

lic. 763980 B 707.935.7474

Wintergreen Enterprises, Inc.

villadorohomes.com

lic. 327365 B,A

Kelly Company

415.459.2130

lic. 521529 C20 415.258.0757

C43,C60

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

415.454.7400

707.769.1006

Mazzoni & Associates, Inc.

Patriot Mechanical Inc.

Ghilotti Bros., Inc.

Nerviani Paving, Inc.

415.460.6763

415.444.0888

lic. 132128

lic. 564392 A

A,C8,C12,C21,C42,HAZ

415.454.2662

415.454.7011

ghilottibros.com

lic. 338175B 415.435.5200

415.457.0607

Westward Builders Inc.

Redwood Engineering

ongaroandsons.com

lic. 774738 C20,C43

patriotmech.com

HEATING, AIR CONDITIONING & SHEET METAL

lic. 456790 A,HAZ

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

Ghilotti Construction Company

415.435.0768

Aaero Heating & Sheetmetal

simpsonsheetmetal.com

lic. 644515

Robison Construction

lic. 278370 C20,C43

Trahan Bros. Inc.

Womack Construction

A,C8,C12,C21,C42,HAZ

lic. 701379 A

415.897.4187

lic. 774154 C20,C43

lic. 478379 B

707.585.1221

707.769.4747

aeroheating.com

415.457.5541

415.898.3151

ghilotti.com Sunshine Construction Hardiman Construction

lic. 315245 A,C21,C27

Allen Heating & Sheet Metal

Verde Metals Inc.

GENERAL ENGINEERING, GRADING, PAVING & UNDERGROUND

lic. 611970 A

415.479.5566

lic. 211831

415.454.9007

lic. 635429 C43,C20

C2,C20,C43,D35

415.847.0010

Team Ghilotti, Inc.

415.924.2425

Hillside Drilling, Inc.

lic. 895384 A,HAZ

allenheating.com

HOME FURNISHINGS

All Phase Excavating & Demolition, Inc.

lic. 478991 A

707.763.8700

510.234.6532

teamghilotti.com

Bay City Mechanical, Inc.

Sunrise Home

lic. 638179 A

hillsidedrilling.com

lic. 645126

415.456.3939

Thornton Paving Inc.

C20,C43,C36,C4

sunrisehome.com

JS Company

lic. 382817 A

510.233.7000

lic. 979111

415.453.2324

baycitymech.com

707.795.0142

allphaseexcavating.com

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

All Terrain, Inc.

A,C21,ASB,HAZ

lic. 827896 A,B

415.460.2100

Tuatagaloa Contracting

415.459.1488

jscompanyinc.com

lic. 699547 A,HAZ

Bayside HVAC Products LLC

Insite Networks, Inc.

866.824.8077

415.333.5099

415.454.6200

baysidehvac.com

insitenet.net MiCasa Technologies LLC

allterraininc.com Lee Mechanical, Inc. Campbell Grading Inc.

lic. 571894 A

W.K. McLellan Company

lic. 542002 A, C-12 and

415.883.4450

lic. 240701

HAZ

A,C12,B,C8,C21,C42

Downing Heating & Air Conditioning

1.415.388.1183

707.763.2407

lic. 644720 C20

campbellgradinginc.com

wkmclellan.com

415.485.1011

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Wise Insurance Agency

Neary Landscape

415.258.9912

lic. 814207 C27,A

Kate Warner; Construction Lawyer

Fairfax Lumber & Hardware Company

wiseinsuranceagency.net

707.588.8677

415.457.7977

415.453.4410

katewarnerlaw.com

fairfaxlumber.com

Hoytt Inspection Services Inc.

Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.

lic. 493676 B

415.878.2466

North Bay Landscape Management, Inc.

Mark J. Rice, Esq.

Golden State Lumber Inc.

415.897.9517

wsandco.com

lic. 723370 B,C27

415.472.3434

415.454.2532

707.762.3850

msrwlaw.com

goldenstatelumber.com

hoyttinspect.com

INSULATION ACOUSTICAL SDI Insulation

JANITORIAL

northbaylandscape.com

Redwood Building Maintenance

Outdoor Environments

McLennon Law Corporation

Goodman Building Supply

lic. 707006 C27

415.394.6688

415.388.6233

707.793.8400

707.795.0605

mclennonlaw.com

goodmanbuildingsupply.com

outdoor-environs.com

lic. 607274 C2,D65,D34,B 650.685.5500

sdi-insulation.com

Ross Valley Maintenance And Supply

Parton/Sell/Rhoades

Jackson’s Hardware, Inc.

Salazar Cal Cities

415.258.9700

415.454.3740

415.939.1669

lic. 820057 C27

partonsell.com

jacksonshardware.com

INSURANCE

415.328.4649

LANDSCAPING Aegis Insurance Markets/ Derek Hooper

The Garber Law Firm

Marin Building Supply

LATHING & PLASTERING

510.588.7550

415.472.1400

415.455.9987

Anthony Bertotti Landscaping Inc.

aegisins.com

lic. 373488 B,C27,A

Frey Plastering, Inc.

The Nelson Defense Firm

Mead Clark Lumber Co., Inc.

707.559.7077

lic. 324866 C9,C35

415.388.4606

707.576.3333

bertotti.com

415.897.4510

nelsondefense.com

meadclark.com

Bauman Landscape & Construction

Weber Plastering, Inc.

LIGHTING DESIGN

Rafael Lumber Company

Craford Benefit Consultants

lic. 372478 A,C27

415.459.4707

415.456.9790

baumanland.com

LEGAL

McCoyLightingDesign.com

MASONRY

Bortolussi & Watkin, Inc.

Borton Petrini, LLP

LOCK & SECURITY

Jim Nichelini Masonry

lic. 962905 C27

415.677.0730

Bolds Insurance Brokerage

garberlaw.com

415.485.1700

bolds.com

lic. 194445 C35

415.447.4800

415.453.3043

McCoy Lighting Design

info@rafael-lumber.com

415.382.8578

craford.com Don Ramatici Insurance, Inc.

415.453.4675

707.782.9200

ramaticiins.com

Dan Fix Landscape Construction

George Petersen Insurance Agency

lic. 553804 C27

707.360.4117

danfixlandscape.com

707.789.3072

lic. 426887 C7,C10

Joe J. Pedroli & Son, Inc.

415.461.1000

415.388.5355

lic. 396345 C29

flynn-williams.com

redwoodsecurity.com

415.459.6475

H. Lee Evans

LUMBER, HARDWARE & TOOLS

Marshall Foster Masonry

707.996.9238

lic. 277004 C29

Forster & Kroeger Landscape Maintenance

Hanson Bridgett LLP

lic. 748791 C27

415.925.8400

Adobe Lumber, Inc.

Petty Masonry Inc.

415.456.6684

hansonbridgett.com

707.647.2100

lic. 416140 C29

adobelumber.com

415.898.2200

heffins.com J.B. Shea Insurance Agency

415.897.7543

415.453.1604

gpins.com Heffernan Insurance Brokers

Flynn, Riley, Bailey & Pasek, LLP

lic. 302025 B,C29

Redwood Security Systems, Inc.

Irrigation Repair Service

James D. Rohde

lic. 328638 C27

415.472.4140

415.924.4126

415.661.4777

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415.519.2510

pettymasonryinc.com DHC Supplies Inc. 707.588.9406

dhcsupplies.com

members.marinbuilders.org/list


HOME RESOURCE GUIDE Spoor Masonry & Tile, Inc.

Carpenters Local #35

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

Gaidano & Sons Painting & Decorating

North Marin Painting, Inc.

415.453.9236

415.453.7562

lic. 833585 B,C33

415.892.0199

sunironworksinc.com

415.482.6055

northmarinpainting.com

lic. 387721 C54 415.457.3321

EWR Inc.

spoorstone.com

707.704.6599

MEDICAL - SAFETY

Indian Valley Golf Club 415.897.1118

Marin General Hospital

lic. 702759 C33,B

gaidanopainting.com

PAINTING, DECORATING & WATERPROOFING

ivgc.com

Pac West Painting Inc. Giampolini & Company

lic. 848109 C33,B

lic. 322282 C33,C35,C9

415.457.0724

415.673.1236

Anello Painting and Construction

giampolini.com

Marin Country Club 415.382.6712

lic. 619941 C33, B

Grant Painting

MISCELLANEOUS

marincountryclub.com

415.892.8989

lic. 650541 C33

anellopainting.com

415.458.2956

Manuel Vasquez

North Bay NARI

415.342.8145

415.258.2873

Bob Kunst Painting, Inc.

northbaynari.org

lic. 346191 C33

J & R Thompson, Inc.

415.897.8974

415.457.0100

lic. 736414 C33

perpetualmotionpainting.com

Novato Chamber of Commerce

bobkunstpainting.com

415.892.6030

415.897.1164

Boeck & Associates Painting Company

Jerry Thompson & Sons Painting, Inc.

Redwood Empire Chapter

lic. 531284 C33

lic. 684610 C33,B

415.925.7424

maringeneral.org

MOVING & STORAGE Farnsworth Mayflower 415.459.6683 farnsworthmayflowermoving.com

Pallavicini Painting lic. 722069 C33 415.479.7773

Perpetual Motion Painting, Inc.

grantpainting.com

lic. 659640 C33

Robert Walther Painting lic. 910245 C33 415.482.6679

707.765.1050

415.491.1702

415.454.1500

Ross Painting

Forde’s Larkspur Self Storage

necanet.org

boeckpaint.com

jtspainting.com

lic. 526659 C33

415.924.7144

San Rafael Chamber of Commerce

Bouche Painting

John Seidler Painting

lic. 937683 C33

lic. 699739 C33

415.454.4163

415.933.2677

415.328.0069

srchamber.com

bouchepainting.com

fordestorage.com

NEWSPAPER PUBLISHING Marin Independent Journal 415.382.7297

415.455.0766

NorthBay biz - Gammon LLC

lic. 859331 C33 415.310.1269

Sheet Metal Workers Local 104

Cap’s Painting Company

lic. 944475 C33

lic. 430041 C33

707.795.4955

Sherwin Williams

707.763.6676

415.243.8242

kbipaint.com

415.485.6739

David Freeman Painting

Kelly-Moore Paint Co., Inc.

lic. 503987 C33

415.897.5151

707.996.3199

kellymoore.com

smw104.org

ORNAMENTAL & STRUCTURAL STEEL

sherwin-williams.com

Castaneda Iron Works

Steve Teijeiro Expert Painting & Decorating

davidfreemanpainting.com

707.521.5270 northbaybusinessjournal.com

Sequoia Painting Inc.

KBI Painting, Inc.

marinij.com North Bay Business Journal

rosspainting.com

lic. 874436 C33

Kunst Bros. Painting Contractors, Inc.

415.747.6714

lic. 964236 C23

Degregory Painting and Decorating

lic. 256121 C33

Tamalpais Paint & Color

510.234.4734

lic. 576764 C33,B

415.456.4044

415.924.7321

castanedairon.com

415.456.9889

kunstbros.com

tamalpaispaint.com

Onspot Welding & Design, Inc.

Division Seven

Marin Color Service, Inc.

Tim Kerrigan Painting

lic. 594303 B,C33

415.453.4065

lic. 715319 C33

lic. 620205 C60

707.769.7771

marincolor.com

415.898.4911

415.382.1091

division7waterproofing.com

Mikkelsen Painting lic. 645552 C33

Universal Protective Coatings

415.382.3300

415.457.9800

707.575.8282

northbaybiz.com

ORGANIZATIONS Agricultural Institute of Marin

onspotwelding.com

415.472.6100

agriculturalinstitute.org

members.marinbuilders.org/list

universalprotectivecoatings.com

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HOME RESOURCE GUIDE PEST CONTROL Marin Termite Control Co. Inc.

Ferguson

Roy’s Sewer Service, Inc.

415.924.3200

lic. 491815 C42

Ashley Bock/Alain Pinel Realtors

Vincent Sheehan Real Estate

415.892.5480

415.335.5525

415.899.9990

apr.com

therightbroker.com

Bradley Real Estate

lic. 920570 B

Gotelli Plumbing Company

415.456.9620

lic. 254603 C36,C16

Rubenstein Supply Company

marintermite.com

415.457.1145

415.454.1174

415.531.3567

Wendy Aronson Property Management

gotelliplumbing.com

rubensteinsupply.com

bradleyrealestate.com

415.730.4455

Grier Argall Plumbing, Inc.

Sonoma Marin Plumbing

Cal-Pox, Inc.

707.755.4333

415.457.8850

lic. 736901 C36

sonomamarinplumbing.com

RENTAL, EQUIPMENT & EVENTS

Naturworks Pest Control 415.460.6900

PLAYGROUNDS

415.457.0748

Caro Asset Management, Inc.

Cal-West Rentals Inc.

415.899.1500

707.763.5665

Community Playgrounds, Inc.

Harry Lee Plumbing

Water Components & Building Supply, Inc.

lic. 362950 A,D34

lic. 430685 C36

415.451.1780

415.892.8100

415.479.1854

watercomponents.com

Carol Scott/Bradley Real Estate

Classic Party Rentals

Marin Mechanical, Inc.

Wilson’s Plumbing

415.971.5676

707.253.2332

lic. 749299

lic. 623217 C36

carolscott.com

classicpartyrentals.com

C36,C4,A,C46,B

415.457.6941

415.485.4472

wilsonsplumbing.info

DMH Land Use Planning

World Class Shows

415.457.0525

650.593.2465

communityplaygrounds.com

PLUMBING Asap Plumbing, Inc. lic. 676623 C36 415.492.8769

Marin Roto-Rooter

calwestrentals.com

PRINTING

worldclassshows.com Front Porch Realty Group

lic. 288461 C36,C42

ROOFING

B & W Plumbing, LLC

415.898.2700

Minuteman Press of Marin

415.847.6519

lic. 411936 C36

rotorooter.com

415.453.4548

frontporchrealtygroup.com Allied Building Products

minuteman-marin.com

415.868.9641

Mike Testa Plumbing, Inc. Baswell Plumbing

lic. 519618 C36,C16

Unicorn Group

Hendrickson Development Inc.

lic. 433698 C36

415.479.0110

415.492.2222

415.507.0752

415.897.7977

miketestaplumbing.com

unicornprintmail.com

Burkell Plumbing, Inc.

Pace Supply

lic. 417360

415.454.8282

C16,C36,C4,C20

pacesupply.com

415.332.3091

burkell.com

Pedro Femenia & Sons, Inc.

lic. 823443 C39

415.297.3874

415.472.2800

kearneygroupmarin.com

aussieroofing.com

De Carli’s Petaluma Butane Distributor

MacPhail Properties, Inc.

Brandon Riedel Roofing

415.482.1604

lic. 878480 C39

707.762.4511

lic. 298381 C36

C4,C16,C20,C36

McPhail Fuel Co.

415.897.6174

415.383.7473

707.285.3525

415.454.6737

lic. 460208 C36 415.453.6682

Denny’s House of Plumbing

Roman’s Plumbing

lic. 504967 C36

lic. 952842 C36

415.479.1655 dennyshouseofplumbing.com

415.320.0647

Nancy M. Marion

mcphails.com lic. 443156 C36

Aussie Roofing, Inc.

PROPANE & BUTANE

lic. 392227

Plumbing Repair Specialists

REAL ESTATE, PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & DEVELOPMENT

De Mello Roofing

415.485.3760

lic. 290726 C39,D41

Rockport Land Corp.

415.456.0741

707.775.4554

demelloroofing.com

RPM Mortgage

Henris Roofing Company

415.381.5550

lic. 220964 C39

rpm-mtg.com/dpomilia

707.763.1535

henrisroofing.com Seadrift Realty

707.971.0353

Ares Commercial Properties

romansplumbing.net

415.899.1590

seadriftrealty.com

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alliedbuilding.com

Kearney Group Marin

Carl J Augusto Plumbing

City Front Plumbing

707.584.7599

415.868.1791

members.marinbuilders.org/list


HOME RESOURCE GUIDE Herb Dorszynski/Johns Manville

SOLAR

TILE & STONE

UTILITY

925.301.5535

American Solar

Ceramic Tile Design

Marin Clean Energy

jm.com

415.868.1111 x 130

415.485.5180

415.464.6039

americansolar.net

ceramictiledesign.net

mcecleanergy.org

Mueller Mirror & Glass Inc.

lic. 474230 C39

Solarcraft

CTW Designs

Pacific Gas & Electric

lic. 462285 C17

415.456.7663

lic. 497797 B,C10,C46,C35

415.883.8861

415.264.4005

415.492.0234

415.382.7717

ctwdesigns.com

pge.com

Galliani Tile Company

WINDOW COVERINGS

lic. 371442 C17

Mission Wood Products 415.472.2280

missionwood.com

McLeran, Inc.

Morris Roofing Company

Novato Glass, Inc.

solarcraft.com

lic. 259426 C39 415.454.6066

Sun First, Inc.

lic. 651146 B,C54

morris-roofing.com

lic. 669250 B,C46

415.798.0388

Horizon Glass Tinting

Old Town Glass

Italics

lic. 570209 C61,D52

lic. 736844 C17

415.451.6150

415.457.2173

415.897.0088

italics-stone.com

horizontint.com

otglass.com

510.845.2997

Miconi Marble & Tile lic. 604588 C54

WINDOWS, GLAZING & DOORS

Pacific Door & Hardware

sunlightandpower.com

415.458.5870

Northbay Roofing & Gutters, Inc.

sunfirstsolar.com

lic. 834387 C43,C39

Sun Light & Power

415.497.1714

lic. 326203 (C46, B)

northbayroofinggutters.com

Northern Pacific Roofing lic. 812250 C39,B 415.456.3482

northernpacficroofing.com

415.897.5117

415.482.8453

STAFFING & HUMAN RESOURCES

Steve Janney Roofing, Inc.

CLP Resources, Inc.

lic. 511545 C39,C33

415.446.7000

415.258.9676

clp.com

707.773.3666

miconi.com

Andersen Windows & Doors

pacdoor.net

MLS Tile

415.613.5955

lic. 602910 C54

andersenwindows.com

Pacific Door Products, Inc. lic. 443074 D24

707.584.5476

Tile West

Bergy Door & Window Company

lic. 551058 C54

707.584.7200

bergydoor.com

Superior Roofing & Gutter Co.

Larry C. Levy, Consultant

415.382.7550

415.892.1497

tilewestinc.com

lic. 956499 B,C39

employeerelationsmanagement.com

707.795.7777

pacificdoorproducts.com RD Enterprises 415.258.0114

Dotto Glass

TREE SERVICE

415.491.1144

lic. 509661 D28,C17

rdenterprises.biz

lic. 225824 C17

Marin Tree Service

Wedge Roofing, Inc.

Marin Employment Connection - Workforce Investment Board

lic. 416737 C39,C2,C43,B

415.473.3334

415.472.7105

Glass & Sash Inc.

888.763.7663

marinemployment.org

marintrees.com

lic. 173807 C17 415.456.2240

Window Worx

Nelson Staffing

glassandsash.com

lic. 758998 C17

415.446.0208

Treemasters Tree and Garden Care

nelsonstaffing.com

lic. 660226 D49

roofingmarin.com

dottoglass.com

lic. 648230 D49

wedgeroofing.com

SIGNAGE & PARKING AREA STRIPING

West Coast Professional Door, Inc.

415.479.1274

415.246.2034

wcprodoor.com

415.451.4856

415.455.9933

Hudson Street Design of Marin

SWIMMING POOLS

treemasters.com

415.924.8300

Charles Window and Door Company

healdsburglumber.com

lic. 840757B

TRUCKING

707.781.9686

Herb’s Pool Service & Construction, Inc.

bruce-enterprises.com

lic. 273969 D35 415.479.4040

De La Montanya Trucking

herbspoolservice.com

707.765.0725

Bruce Enterprises lic. 742358 C32

Davis Sign Company, Inc.

415.459.1600

McGovern Skylight Specialist

charleswindows.com

lic. 721229 B 707.292.4570

lic. 831319 D42 415.457.4091

dscsigns.com

members.marinbuilders.org/list

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CELEBRATING 100 YEARS

OF RESHAPING CALIFORNIA

Founder James Ghilotti had a personal philosophy that has served the company well to this day. “Do good work, be responsible, and take care of the community and the people who work for you.” Owners and managing partners Dick Ghilotti, Brian Ongaro, and Willie Ghilotti continue to live by the words of their grandfather and great grandfather. GCC has been recognized for its engineering expertise, dependability, community involvement and high quality projects that stand the test of time. The Ghilotti family will continue to live by their grandfather’s words as they plan for their second 100 years. GCC’s expertise is seen throughout Northern California, from Sonoma Raceway to George Lucas’ Big Rock Ranch, the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, and the new Sutter Hospital in Santa Rosa.

TOTAL SITE PREPARATION GRADING AND EXCAVATING PAVING • STORM DRAIN WATER AND SEWER LINES EQUIPMENT RENTAL • SOIL STABILIZATION SITE AND STRUCTURE CONCRETE UNDERGROUND

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GEN ERA L EN GI N EERING C O N TRA C TO R SERVI C E S SI N C E 1 9 1 4


Capacity. Capability. Character.

This Rock Saves Water. Dutra and the California Department of Water Resources recently partnered to help Californians save water. In an effort to provide emergency drought-relief, we constructed a temporary rock barrier with local resources to deter saltwater and protect delta water quality for 25 million people. We take great pride in our deep and long-standing working relationship with the State of California, and more importantly Marin. To learn more about how Dutra and the San Rafael Rock Quarry are working to address the impacts of the drought, visit SanRafaelRockQuarry.com Every Californian should take steps to conserve water. Find out how at SaveOurWater.com

415.258.6876 | 2350 Kerner Blvd. Suite 200 San Rafael, Ca 94901 | dutragroup.com


MEET A MEMBER

reLAXing Dave Trahan from Patriot Mechanical Dave Trahan is one of the Marin Builders Association’s most involved members. In addition to being the longest-running board member, he has chaired every MBA committee and he has been MBA President…twice. Taking a quick break from MBA duties and his company, Patriot Mechanical, Dave shared his summer plans and favorite summertime memories. interview by Liz Savage / photography by Trevor Henley

“IF IT’S A NICE SUNNY DAY, WE WANT TO GET OUT AND ENJOY MARIN, IT’S SO BEAUTIFUL HERE. THAT’S WHY PEOPLE LIVE HERE.” Since this is our summer staycation issue, tell us how you would spend a weeklong staycation. I’d spend it with my wife, and we would take day trips in the area. We would go to the wine country. (We try to find someplace new each time we go up there.) We like to go to the beach with the dog—usually Limantour Beach because it’s dog-friendly and less crowded than Stinson, and we can stop in Point Reyes for something to eat. We’d head to San Francisco for the day and stay for dinner. And of course a Giants game in the summer. That sounds like a perfect week! Speaking of summer vacations, what is your favorite summertime memory? Summertime has always been enjoyable for me because it means trips with the kids and the family. We usually plan a couple camping trips throughout the summer, usually up to the Tahoe Basin. It’s family time—campfires, hiking, fishing. You’re away from electronics; you’re away from the distractions of the rest of the world. Ok, vacation’s over…back to work…What is your next homeimprovement project? There’s always something to be done. The main one that we’re focusing on now is replacing the back deck, which is very involved because we’re on a downslope so we’re about 30

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feet up on the back of the house. We’re in the planning stages now—we hope to have it done by the spring. That’ll keep you busy for a while! So, where are we most likely to find you when you’re not at home or at work? You’ll find me on the field, coaching lacrosse. I’ve been coaching for seven years. This year I coached the junior varsity girls’ team at Marin Catholic. Before that I coached my daughter’s team when I ran the Novato Lacrosse girls’ program. If I’m not there—if I’m lucky enough—after work I’m golfing or on a hike with my wife and the dog. Ok, last question: what’s your favorite way to spend a sunny summer afternoon? I’d head out for a drive along the coast to the beach with my wife, kids, and the dog. If it’s a nice sunny day, we want to get out and enjoy Marin. It’s so beautiful here. That’s why people live here.

To learn more about MBA member Dave Trahan, visit marinbuilders.org and patriotmech.com.


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