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Keeping It Together

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009
We have all seen TV coverage of houses collapsing in hurricanes; plywood sheets flying in tornadoes, and roofs peeling off in high winds. After each natural disaster, officials investigate the cause of structural failures and rewrite the building codes to lessen future damage. The current state building codes require parts ...
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History Often Repeats

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009
[caption id="attachment_583" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="\"Looking for Answers to Fuel Problems\""][/caption] The headline “Looking for Answers to Fuel Problem” could have been in this morning’s newspaper. But the date on this article is actually 1979. That long haired fellow on the right is me, explaining how a solar room heater works. Those ...

Well Designed Landscapes

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009
[caption id="attachment_511" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Landscaping by Floravista"][/caption] Coordinating a building project is like fitting together pieces of a complicated puzzle. One piece of the puzzle that is often overlooked is landscape design. For several years, we have turned to Dinah Irino to advise us. She started her own landscape design business, ...
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Looking Back

Monday, January 19th, 2009
As we jump into the challenges of the new year, we want to thank those who have trusted us with their building renovations. Here are a few projects completed in 2008: We completed the complex drawings and processed the building permit for a 100+ year old building in Watsonville, the Pajaro ...
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Living in a pyramid

Monday, December 15th, 2008
[caption id="attachment_357" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Keller Residence: After"][/caption] Bill and Clara Keller are enjoying a distinctive addition to their ranch home on the higher properties along San Benancio Canyon Road. You might describe it as living in a pyramid. TJC designed the floor plan of their new guest room as a square ...
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Fresh Space in Monterey

Monday, October 6th, 2008
[caption id="attachment_201" align="alignnone" width="400" caption="Silver Cloud Office Building"][/caption] Lease Space Available Owner and builder, John Jessen, recently completed a new 16,000 sq. ft., 2-story office building on Silver Cloud Court in Monterey, designed by TJC. He promptly leased 70% of the building to Pro Act. Now he has 4,680 sq. ft. of ...
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A new chapter is written for El Gabilan Library

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008
  [caption id="attachment_163" align="alignnone" width="400" caption="El Gabilan Library's New Landscaping"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_164" align="alignnone" width="400" caption="El Gabilan Library's New Interior"][/caption] "I remember checking out countless books at the El Gabilan Library as a child. I am so glad to see the city invest in our libraries. I hope the improvements cause more parents ...
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Project Completed

Thursday, July 10th, 2008
The renovated offices for Yuki Farms are now complete. The original Chap Foster House, at the corner of Foster Road and the Salinas-Monterey Highway (Rt. 68), is dated about 1908. Chris Bunn and his family have been working with Desmond Construction and TJC to restore many interior and exterior ...
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