Cast of Characters
These are the some of the people involved, in roughly chronological order, there are scores others who I'll probably miss:
Kenneth Rogers, Architect
He's had to deal with us for almost three years.
Wisam Nader, Structural Engineer
He makes sure the house doesn't fall over.
Mike Beautz, Civil Engineer
Designed the drainage system & figured out how to make water run uphill.
Hogan & Pinckney Construction
Managed to squeeze us in this year and have to deal with me on a daily basis. Some of its people:
The man in charge.
Other man in charge.
Ground prep. foreman & more. Hangs doors, does just about everything.
Framing foreman (aka framing dude).
I think he's the one who actually does all of the work.
Lady in charge of the office. Generally, if we need anything we go straight to her.
Bob from CW Excavation
he's pushing dirt around.
appraiser. He comes out occasionally to make sure the money the bank gives us is really being spent to build a house.
the plumbing guy
Bogner Sheet Metal
Steve (of Bogner Sheet Metal)
the sheetmetal guy. This includes gutters & heating ducts.
electrician & general wiring guy.
Superior Alarm Co.
She's arranging to have this done, telling us what we should have & need, and asking what we want.
California Window & Fireplace Outlet
These guys are hanging, taping & texturing.
Pacific Gas & Electric
The local utilities company.
The one we're working with
The local electric supply house. Here's where we got all of the phone, cable, network and speaker wire as well as most of the light fixtures and all of the ceiling fans.
Alex & Allison
They're graciously hosting the
The Vanity sign
This is the vanity sign that you can watch move around the lot. It starts out barely visible, then miraculously moves into a prominent position about the time framing begins.