CATT Members in the News
Tanner Construction Nabs BUILD Design Award
TRUCKEE, Calif. (Mar. 16, 2017) Truckee’s Mark Tanner Construction (MTC) caught the attention of BUILD Magazine recently, when the UK publication named it one of the top commercial and residential interior design firms in California.
“We feel honored and thrilled to be singled out to receive this recognition,” said Jaime Carter of the MTC in-house design staff. “I think our company is successful creating a range of diverse designs because we have a keen ability to listen to and connect with our clients.”
Joanna Branzell, who works side-by-side with Carter as a MTC lead project designer also chimed in. “Our clients who have experienced what the Mark Tanner Construction team delivers, know that our hallmark is quality workmanship, and that we zero in on their wishes, reflect their unique lifestyles and create amazing spaces,” said Branzell.
BUILD Magazine launched the interior design awards this year in an effort to honor professionals that put both creative and personal spins on projects.
“Interior designers shape the spaces we live in, and as such play a vital role in society,” Amy Gower, awards coordinator for BUILD, said. “It has been a real pleasure working with all of our deserving winners and I would like to wish them the best of fortunes going forward.”
About Mark Tanner Construction: Mark Tanner and his experienced team of professionals are at the forefront of the Truckee-Tahoe esteemed building community. Founded by Tanner in 1994, the award-winning company is one of the most respected and admired in the region. From remodels and renovations to ground-up construction of custom homes, it is Tanner’s goal to create livable, workable, flexible spaces unique to each client’s lifestyle. The full-service company also offers custom cabinetry and woodworking, as well as an on-site design center. For more information, go to MarkTannerConstruction.com or call 530-587-4000.
Truckee Engineering Firm Named Historic Structural Engineer for Northern California State Parks
Douglas Gadow, Linchpin Structural Engineering, Inc.
TRUCKEE, Calif. – Forests, beaches and trails may first come to mind when picturing California’s State Parks – but California State Department of Parks and Recreation (State Parks) is also the steward of hundreds of historic buildings and bridges. Linchpin Structural Engineering, Inc. (Linchpin), led by senior principal Douglas Gadow, is now assisting to preserve them.
Awarded a three-year contract (expandable to five years) by California State Parks, Linchpin is the on-call historic structural engineer for the Northern Service Center –the expert when it comes to addressing structural issues in famous buildings from Lake Tahoe’s Vikingsholm to Hearst Castle on the coast.
“I love consulting on historic buildings and I’m honored by the recognition,” Gadow said.
Linchpin brings together an expert team to consult on the State Parks’ historic buildings. Gadow himself brings 15 years of experience. He has consulted on National Park Service historic buildings in Yosemite, Grand Tetons, Golden Gate and elsewhere, as well as State Parks Buildings at Crystal Cove, Bodie and Vikingsholm, to name a few. Some of those projects received preservation awards from the California Preservations Foundation, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Structural Engineer’s Association of California.
The Linchpin team includes the previously top-ranked historic structural engineer for State Parks, Michael Krakower, who will serve in an advisory/peer-review role, and technician David Guisande, who has assisted both Krakower and Gadow for over a dozen years.
The structural engineering services Linchpin will provide involves specifying the work for repairing deteriorated masonry or other historic/archaic materials, retrofitting for earthquakes, and designing strengthening measures for the adaptive reuse of these structures of California’s past.
In order to accomplish this work, it’s important to understand why and how these old buildings have stood the test of time, what materials are appropriate when it is time for repairs, and being extremely sensitive to the significant historic features.
Winning the State Parks contract required submitting a 30-plus page statement of qualifications and presenting and answering questions at an oral interview in Sacramento. Linchpin ultimately ranked higher than two larger firms for the contract.
Linchpin is currently designing a seismic retrofit for the unreinforced brick masonry Dechambeau Hotel at Bodie State Historic Park, specifying repair work for Vikingsholm’s famous stone turrets at Lake Tahoe, and engineering emergency shoring for the historic stamp mill at Plumas Eureka State Park, addressing the failed roof structure.
About Linchpin Structural Engineering: Founded by Douglas Gadow in 2013, Linchpin Structural Engineering is a Truckee-based engineering firm specializing in residential and commercial structural design, ski area structures, piers, bridges, structural rehabilitation and historic preservation. A longtime resident of the Tahoe-Truckee area, Gadow currently serves as Town of Truckee Planning Commissioner and as a director on the Contractors’ Association of Truckee Tahoe Community Project Board. He recently resigned his appointment as chair of the Town of Truckee Historic Preservation Advisory Commission to join the Planning Commission. To find out more about Gadow and his company, go to LinchpinSE.com, or call 530-563-6341.
BMD Subsidiary Acquires Carriage House Door Company
Galt, CA (March 1, 2017) – Home Factories, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Building Material Distributors, Inc. (BMD), today announced its acquisition of Carriage House Door Company. BMD is a wholesale distributor of specialty building materials.
Carriage House Door Company is a market leading manufacturer of premium, custom wood and steel garage doors.
“We believe that Carriage House Door Company’s proven capabilities in the market align very well with BMD’s strategic objective to build our sales and customer base nationally. The company has built a strong reputation by delivering unparalleled craftsmanship and customized solutions. We are excited about the addition of a highly experienced leadership team and staff that will add another layer of success to our organization,” commented Jeffrey Gore, President & CEO of BMD. “With operations on both coasts, this acquisition provides for exciting future possibilities and synergies as our strength in marketing, sales and operations combined with their ability to design and build premium products will result in increased sales and profits for both companies.”
“Carriage House Door Company is a leader in the garage door industry that remains focused on providing our customers with a great product and excellent customer service,” said Doug Sequeira, General Manager – West for Carriage House Door Company. “Our strategic partnership with BMD will further support the growth and evolution of our company and enable us to expand our business.” Shawn Guthrie, General Manager – East for Carriage House Door Company, added “Our relationship with BMD will allow us to provide better sales and marketing support for our customers.”
About Carriage House Door Company
Carriage House Door Company, founded in 1995 and headquartered in Sacramento, CA, is a manufacturer and distributor of premium, custom garage doors. The Company manufactures custom wood and steel garage doors and entrance gates. Carriage House Door Company has two manufacturing facilities located in Sacramento, California and Old Fort, North Carolina.
About Building Material Distributors, Inc.
Established in 1943, Building Material Distributors, Inc. (BMD) is a wholesale distributor of specialty building materials. BMD supplies quality products to independent lumberyards, regional building material dealers, window and door specialty retailers, hardware retailers and home centers.
Employee owned, BMD is head-quartered on a company-owned 22 acre site in Galt, CA with distribution centers in Perris, CA; Eureka CA; Colorado Springs, CO; Memphis, TN; Centralia, WA; Dunn, NC; and Santa Fe, NM including Marvin Design Gallery showrooms in Montrose, CO and Santa Fe, NM.