Archive for category: Craftsmanship

We Know Eichler & Midcentury Modern

We Know Eichler & Midcentury Modern

January 18, 2019 at 5:55 pm

Beckner Contracting & Management is a remodeling, restoration, renovation, and design/build expert for both residential and commercial. We’ve also built a stellar reputation exquisitely remodeling, restoring, repairing, amplifying, and structural engineering Midcentury Modern Eichler and Modernist-leaning residences. We understand and appreciate – firsthand – the ethos, aesthetics, and intelligence behind […]

 
Finishing.

Finishing.

August 29, 2015 at 1:51 pm

We love nail guns, but they don’t always get the job done and you’re left with nail heads protruding slightly above the surface of the wood. My Starrett nail set is the essential “go-to” tool to push the nail heads below the surface. We fill the holes with spackle, then […]

 
Restoring the Claremont.

Restoring the Claremont.

July 26, 2015 at 10:00 am

Worked on restoration of three floors in the north wing of the Claremont Hotel & Spa, including door and window casings, wainscoting, chair rails, and crown moulding. Our extensive experience performing and managing the highest quality work for commercial applications informs Beckner Contracting’s work for both our commercial and residential […]

 
Modern family makeover.

Modern family makeover.

March 7, 2015 at 8:13 pm

Beckner Contracting & Management remodeled and modernized this Walnut Creek Eichler, stem to stern. Staying true to the distinctive aesthetics and design principles of Joseph Eichler himself. In collaboration with interior designer Denise Maloney, we developed and executed an inspired twenty-first century vision, with discipline, leadership and craft. We worked […]

 
Kitchen remodels and DIY

Kitchen remodels and DIY

July 18, 2014 at 8:19 am

If we may be so bold, when it comes to kitchen remodeling and kitchen design – leave it to the professionals. We’ve seen the dark side of DIY and it’s not pretty. Designing and remodeling kitchens, and installing kitchen cabinets that mesh perfectly with the rest of your home require […]

 
Restoration complete; let’s party.

Restoration complete; let’s party.

July 5, 2014 at 7:23 pm

BBQ at the job site. Our clients, both architects (one pictured below), purchased the 5-bedroom Eichler as a rundown bank-owned property, neglected for decades, with great expectations to return it to its earlier glory. The couple hired us to oversee the restoration, knowing our attention to detail. Since completion, they’ve […]

 

Finish carpenters, Walnut Creek, CA

July 5, 2014 at 5:16 pm

Yes, we are finish carpenters too. Actually originally trained by European craftsmen on big, complicated commercial construction projects in San Francisco many years ago. Good habits stay with you. Where can we help?

 
We’re making life beautiful…

We’re making life beautiful…

June 23, 2014 at 8:19 am

…for you and your family. Whole house remodel by Beckner Contracting Residential.

 

Skill takes time. Then you’ve really got something.

June 22, 2014 at 10:32 pm

In the watershed book Outliers, bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell states that it takes roughly ten thousand hours to achieve mastery. We have more. For our customers, mastery means we: Envision every facet of every project before lifting a single tool Continually rededicate ourselves to the fundamental, essential skills of our […]

 
Wonderful Memories Made Here.

Wonderful Memories Made Here.

June 22, 2014 at 4:31 pm

Since remodeling this custom kitchen, it’s already seen Christmas dinners, Thanksgiving feasts, Easter brunches, a wedding proposal, Mardi Gras costume dinner with king cake and DIY masks, breakfasts on the run, three-layer chocolate cake, macaroni and cheese, artisan cocktails, singing after supper, and so much more. Ask Beckner Contracting to […]