Licensed General Contractors & Problem Solvers serving Berkeley, Oakland, SF & beyond
Years ago, Oren said goodbye to life as a corporate geek and IT (information technology) Director to pursue his calling as a carpenter, then a licensed building contractor.
Oren holds a BS from Rochester Institute of Technology and is trained in printing, computer science and imaging technologies — with two patents for electronic printing control systems. (This has actually come in handy for some construction projects!)
"Over the years, my one-man handyman and carpentry shop grew into a licensed contractor business, with a team of amazing builders and fixers, some learned the trades locally, others in far away lands. My roots are have been growing for nearly 3 decades in Berkeley. At the core of my work is creating 'meaningful work' and long-term, enjoyable relationships with clients and tradepeople."
Working with Oren and his team
We enjoy helping residential and commercial clients with both smaller, and large, complex projects. From fully updating old buildings to ground-up construction, to re-purposing structures for new uses.
Projects range from all kinds of installations and upgrades, "fix-its" and reconfiguring ... structural and finish carpentry, plumbing, electric, and construction management with a variety of trusted specialty sub-contractors.
New doors, decks, custom gates, window seats, hidden rooms, and other "I've always wanted to..." upgrades are projects I've always loved bringing to life for clients. (As a Berkeley Craftsman home owner myself, I know how fulfilling those "optional" dream projects can be!) Our portfolio and testimonials have a few examples.
Clients appreciate our punctuality, communication and problem solving skills layered on my carpentry experience, attention to detail and willingness to clean-up.
I apply my analytical skills to your building / design and maintenance goals. We have a full-time tradesman/ handyman on our team. An office manager that keeps our schedule and ordering on track. Along with 4 carpenters, painters and finishers and labor to get "it" done.
I know what I don't know, and am happy to refer you if someone else that can better help you.
Deni, Sasha, Sandrine, Matt, Kevin, Nestor, Abe, and our trusted plumbers and electricians, suppliers, vendors... the list is long !
We will introduce you to our great team of carpenters, project managers and specialists; as well as the licensed electricians, fabricators, engineers, architects and plumbers, as we engage on your project.