Category Archives: In the Office

How I Became the ‘Plumbing Lady’

Guest post from Eli Rodes, our plumbing supplier extraordinaire. Customers often ask me how I learned my trade. Sometimes they ask (very) odd questions about why I sell toilets for a living. I’m not a designer, I couldn’t tell you

How I Became the ‘Plumbing Lady’

Guest post from Eli Rodes, our plumbing supplier extraordinaire. Customers often ask me how I learned my trade. Sometimes they ask (very) odd questions about why I sell toilets for a living. I’m not a designer, I couldn’t tell you

Featured on BayAreaForSale

We were recently featured on BayAreaForSale.com, an online resource for people looking to buy a home in the Bay Area. In addition to being a full service brokerage firm, they publish relevant articles and do interviews with building professionals that provide homebuyers

Featured on BayAreaForSale

We were recently featured on BayAreaForSale.com, an online resource for people looking to buy a home in the Bay Area. In addition to being a full service brokerage firm, they publish relevant articles and do interviews with building professionals that provide homebuyers

Design Build for State Projects

Until recently, design build businesses were prevented from bidding on government projects. A new bill passed on September 30th by the State of California is the most recent addition to legislation that will change this. The bill allows certain government and state agencies

Design Build for State Projects

Until recently, design build businesses were prevented from bidding on government projects. A new bill passed on September 30th by the State of California is the most recent addition to legislation that will change this. The bill allows certain government and state agencies

7 Things to Consider When Choosing a Remodeler

  How well do they communicate? Homeowners who have undergone a remodel will agree—it’s not budget, schedule, or design that ultimately decides whether they were happy with their experience. It was how well their remodeler communicated with them during the

7 Things to Consider When Choosing a Remodeler

  How well do they communicate? Homeowners who have undergone a remodel will agree—it’s not budget, schedule, or design that ultimately decides whether they were happy with their experience. It was how well their remodeler communicated with them during the

Designing for Residential

The client/builder relationship is one of the unique features of designing single family residential. Unlike working with non-profits or developers to design for non-specified inhabitants, our clients are the ones who are going to live in their house. We aren’t

Designing for Residential

The client/builder relationship is one of the unique features of designing single family residential. Unlike working with non-profits or developers to design for non-specified inhabitants, our clients are the ones who are going to live in their house. We aren’t

Pumpkin Pie Smoothies

We often have smoothies together in the office. A few weeks ago, my turn for smoothies was coming up, and I wanted to try something truly different. I decided the key ingredient would be Cookie Butter, which is like peanut butter, but

Pumpkin Pie Smoothies

We often have smoothies together in the office. A few weeks ago, my turn for smoothies was coming up, and I wanted to try something truly different. I decided the key ingredient would be Cookie Butter, which is like peanut butter, but

Building on Mount Rainier

  All of our carpenters have a lot of experience building—but not all of them have experience building remote huts for the National Park Service. Zak Steigmeyer has worked all over the country, including on Mount Rainier. Miles and miles

Building on Mount Rainier

  All of our carpenters have a lot of experience building—but not all of them have experience building remote huts for the National Park Service. Zak Steigmeyer has worked all over the country, including on Mount Rainier. Miles and miles