Why I Work with Who I Work With

Quality, customer service, and price are always at the top of my mind when I am working with remodeling professionals and showrooms. It connects with my article titled "Decisions and Consequences". I choose these companies to be members of my team first and foremost because they offer top quality materials and customer service. They have the end of the remodel in mind before they even start working to write a quote. 

In remodeling there is never perfection: something always comes up and how a professional responds is key. Cutting the drywall behind a toilet to avoid getting one that has the proper fit to the drain from the front to back is not an acceptable solution. Sourcing alternate options for the homeowner to choose from and working on getting it quickly is not only the right way to handle an awkward situation, but it is also the best way to do what we've been hired to do: take care of your home and work with you in the least stressful way possible.

The following companies I trust to work in my own home. Some I have worked with as a team before, and others I have built a relationship with through the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI).


Roberts Electric Co. 

Residential, Commercial and Industrial Electrical Contractors serving the Bay Area for more than 80 years. 

Dan Pitcock • 510-834-6161 

NARI Member

General Contractors 

Alward Construction

Specializes in residential remodeling, home repairs, light commercial remodels, tenant improvements, and occasional new homes. 

Keith Alward • 510-527-6498 x101

NARI Member


W.A. Rose Construction, Inc.

Full-service general contractor providing historically sensitive, high-quality work on commercial, residential and nonprofit construction projects.

Jocelyn Newell • 510-444-2723


The Lunt Marymor Company

Plumbing, Hydronic/Radiant Heating, Fire Sprinklers – Design, Installation, Service, Repair & Maintenance serving the Greater SF Bay Area.

Araceli Espinoza • 510-985-2889

NARI Member


MB Jessee, Inc.

Residential and Commercial Painters.

Matthew Jessee • 510-655-7000

NARI Member