Two projects designed and built by Remodel West caught the eye of national publisher Schiffer Publishing and ultimately have been featured in the newly released “coffee table style” book Asian Influenced Architecture & Design by E. Ashley Rooney. I was approached by Ms. Rooney over a year ago after our projects caught her eye on our website. After lengthy discussions, interviews and submitting the photos to her for consideration we were pleased that our projects made the final cut for the book. Now over a year later the book is out and I am happy to report they made it in the book and are prominently displayed.
The first large-scale remodel project featured in the book involved a complete re-design of an existing home. The homeowner began the design process with another firm and Remodel West was retained to re-design the plans and then build the project. Our design staff consisted of our in-house interior designer, Esin Karliova and company owner Bill Reid with heavy involvement by the homeowners. We proposed a complete re-design which relocated rooms, incorporated a Tatami Room and may other features influenced by Japanese style architecture. The home was completely de-constructed, expanded and rebuilt. I invite you to visit our Flickr site to see other photos.
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The second project was also a large-scale remodel involved a re-design and addition to a modest home in Sunnyvale, California. We accomplished a larger scale kitchen, dining room, all focused on our clients desires. Intensive structural modifications were necessary requiring thirty-two structural beams, removal of over half of the roof structure and installation of top quality materials. I invite you to visit our Flickr site to see other photos.
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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