West L House

Our West L renovation project in Benicia is nearing completion.  The project, started in 2015 and involved a full kitchen renovation including the removal of a very large and strangely located fire place and hearth, as well as a living room renovation, new windows, replacement and deck extension and a new entry stair to the front door.  Ray Segle was the general contractor, Affordable Quality Cabinets did the countertops and cabinets.  Quite a transformation!

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Brentwood Library update

The new Library construction in Brentwood continues to move quickly, attempting to beat the winter rain.  The steel and CLT superstructure is complete along with topping slab on the elevated decks.  Exterior metal framing is complete and exterior sheathing has started.  Interior ductwork will be finished over the next couple weeks and the roofing will be installed in early January.

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Brentwood Library update

Cross laminated timber (CLT) panel installation is complete on our Library project in Brentwood.  Exterior metal framing has begun, interior metal work including steel stairs are in and finish welding is also finishing up.  You can find stop motion videos of the CLT installation on photographer Blake Marvin’s vimeo site, aerial here, main reading room here and street view here.

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Brentwood Library slab

Grade beams, footings and radiant tubing are complete.  Concrete slabs starting to pour for the Brentwood Library, the main building and community room slabs are expected to be complete by end of week.  Next week, the wood CLT panels will arrive and the 2nd floor erection will begin.  Stay tuned…

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Brentwood Library steel

The steel erection has commenced on our Brentwood Library project, scheduled to be topped out mid next week.  The project has a unique sequence in that the steel is being placed onto temporary concrete “erection pads” and once in place, grade beams and footings will be poured after which the cross-laminated timber decking panels will be installed.  Stay tuned for updates.

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West L Renovation

Construction is moving along at our renovation on West L in Benicia.  The project focuses on a refresh to the curb appeal including a new entry stair, decks and railings, new landscaping, new stucco finish, and replacement of the windows and doors.  The interior renovation updates the entry, opens up the kitchen and re-configures the living room.  The project is on track to finish this summer, updates to follow.

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June Blood Drive

It’s been a while but we’re back at it.  We are sponsoring another blood drive at the Benicia Farmer’s Market on June 22nd.  See below flyer for info, participants receive a free giants T-shirt, hope to see you there!

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Lucy Evans reopens!

We’ve been working on the Lucy Evans Baylands Interpretive Center renovation project since 2015 and it’s finally complete!  After navigating through Community meetings, Palo Alto design review, multiple preservation agencies and bay jurisdictions, and yet another bird nesting season, we’re proud to announce the Center is open again to receive it’s annual 130 classes and 80,000 visitors.  The project included completely refinishing the dilapidated exterior woodwork including re-siding, renovating the exterior decks and railings, adding bird nesting locations for the local swallows, and renovating the interior to include a much-needed ADA restroom upgrade.  In appropriate fashion, the center reopened to the public over earth day weekend.  Stay tuned, more photos to come.

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