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 handyman, 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 deep 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 new 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, etc.
Working at home instead of in the office? In 2020 & 21 we are enjoyed helping customers convert garages into ADUs and Zoom Rooms for their 'work at home life.' Additionally, complex and beautiful landscaping hardscaping for outdoor living.
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 my 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.
I know what I don't know, and am happy to refer you if someone else that can better help you.
Greg is the site Foreman on larger jobs. He studied architectural restoration and construction management.
He knows his way around a job site whether it is framing, or doing finish carpentry, or solving problems.
Greg also enjoys mentoring young and old alike, sharing his extensive building knowledge. Greg is well versed in traditional techniques, and is constantly learning about the latest construction techniques and tools.
Sasha puts her attention to detail honed behind the lens of a camera and running restaurants to help clients with all of their color decisions and painting/ finishing needs, from small touch ups, painting doors to complete home and business re-painting jobs.
We'll introduce you to our great team of carpenters, project managers and specialists; as well as the licensed plumbers and electricians we work with, as we engage on a new project with you.