As of May 2009 our new studio is open. It’s been a great experience and rewarding as we have applied sustainable choices within our own environment. Of course we are not 100% complete with a few things to finish up but it has really come together nice.
Leather flooring makes a debut in studio
Leather Flooring by Torlys is a feature material in the front of our new space. More prominent in Europe leather flooring is making a name in the US. As I understand it during WWII the Germans developed a process to use post industrial waste from leather factories. This process spurred from a leather shortage for boots and has been used ever since. This 100% recyled flooring material has a great feel as you stand on it and is applied exactly like a laminate floor. Our new studio is the test and so far so good. No better place to test this material than in a relatively high traffic commercial space. The color we selected certainly shows footprints but with a weekly cleaning its back to new again. I encourage you to visit Torlys site to learn more and to view some educational videos they have posted.
Founder and Owner of Remodel West, a residential design and construction firm, originally established as Cupertino Kitchen Design in 1992. I have created a very progressive company with a high level of quality standards. Over the years, the company has built revenues to 8.5 Million and scaled operations as we rolled with the times. By re-branding the business in 2007 to Remodel West, we aimed to better align our name with the scope of work performed.
I am a Certified Graduate Remodeler through NAHB and Certified Green Building Professional through Build It Green and most recently Certified Renovator through the EPA which is now a federal requirement.
My primary goals are to design and build more eco-friendly projects, to do projects for those clients seeking high quality. My professional background stems from twenty-six years of hands on experience beginning in 1985 in cabinetry design and sales, and progressed to my involvement with a startup company from 1987-1991. In 1992, at age 26, I started Cupertino Kitchen Design/RemodelWest. My strengths are creating a vision for our company, planning, and empowering our employees to accomplish our goals. Sue and I have been married 26 years with three wonderful children, Jessica, Michael and Adam and of course our dog Ellbee. We live in Los Gatos and enjoy visiting our home in Lake Almanor, fishing, brewing beer, reading and relaxing.
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