Archive for category: Solving Sticky Problems

Listen to the Property Brothers.

Listen to the Property Brothers.

January 10, 2019 at 11:02 am

We cherrypicked favorite quotes from the New York Times Property Brothers Offer Renovation Tips article, “…unlike other home improvement TV stars, the Scott brothers are not fans of D.I.Y., even though they began their careers buying and renovating properties while they were still in college…For bigger projects, the Scott brothers wholeheartedly […]

 
Refreshing rentals.

Refreshing rentals.

October 14, 2018 at 10:29 am

This 80-year-old lath and plaster Berkeley 2-unit rental was slowly disintegrating and leaking like a sieve. We gave it plenty of love and repairs! Including complete exterior restoration, and extensive electrical and plumbing upgrades. A demanding project where deep knowledge in multiple construction disciplines are critical. Let the rains begin!

 
Concrete Driveway Installation.

Concrete Driveway Installation.

January 11, 2016 at 2:15 pm

Between rainy season downpours, to accommodate leveler parking and entry, we regraded and replaced the existing driveway with 3000 psi concrete and #3 rebar on 12 inch centers (reduces cracking).

 
Southwestern-Style.

Southwestern-Style.

December 20, 2015 at 5:41 am

Bachelor quarters elevated. Remodeled by Beckner Contracting.

 
We get dirty.

We get dirty.

October 19, 2015 at 1:11 pm

This muddy auger, a tool with a large helical bit for boring holes in the ground, is drilling for a pier and grade beam foundation at a current job site.

 
The extra mile.

The extra mile.

September 4, 2015 at 10:27 am

We are deeply involved in every aspect of the project, whether planning, management, remodel, addition, restoration, repair, energy upgrade, electrical, plumbing, design/build or materials selection and installation. Last night, I was focused on the Building Department re-submission for a Danville home addition project.

 
Worked on Pier 39

Worked on Pier 39

July 18, 2014 at 8:12 pm

Developed, coordinated, and executed a 5-year capital improvement plan for Pier 39 Management Company. Hard job working around the carousel, bungee trampoline, aquarium, seagulls, jugglers, fire eaters and Aunt Fanny’s Pretzels. Truth be told, to get into the spirit, I did dress up as a fisherman for Halloween one year, […]

 
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 […]

 
Pet friendly.

Pet friendly.

July 16, 2014 at 8:34 am

We love animals. When one of our clients asked us to find a way for their indoor cat Pip to spend quality time outdoors – without leaving the yard, we built a ramp and installed a Kitty Fence. Now Pip is one happy feline. Here is what Tom had to […]

 
Seeing a golden unicorn is about as likely as…

Seeing a golden unicorn is about as likely as…

July 5, 2014 at 8:33 am

…finding an experienced, licensed and insured remodeling contractor who provides realistic expectations, excellent work, proper materials and proactive project management dirt cheap. In our dreams! Quality takes time, money and foresight. An ethical, knowledgeable contractor balances all three, so your remodeling dreams come true and stand the test of time. […]