San Jose Bathroom Remodel – Job #524 – “Everything Must Go!” (Part 1)

When I arrive at Debbie’s home away from the Silicon Valley, I tell Melissa, my colleague — and Project Manager in training — that the house we’re about to go inside of already beautiful. In fact, the entire neighborhood is. We’re at the very southeastern tip of San Jose for …

Walnut Creek Bathroom Remodel Reveal – Job #352 – Part 2

When we last left Debbie, she had tasked us with remodeling the upstairs bathroom inside her beautiful two-story home. We just finished with that Walnut Creek bathroom remodel and we’re ready to see how it turned out. When we arrive, Mika rings Debbie’s doorbell, part of her Ring Security System. …

Oakland Bathroom Remodel – Job #1436 – 40 Years in the Bay (Part 1)

When I get to our new customer’s job site, Mika’s already calling the shots like Captain America leading the Avengers to victory in New York City. “This is a small bathroom,” she declares to Jose, our lead contractor. “We talked about the square footage — it’s small. You’re keeping the …

Walnut Creek – Job #352 – The Art of Measuring Time (Part 1)

“It’s 95 degrees out here,” I tell Mika as she sits in the front seat of her red Prius, going through her text messages. “Like, right here, I mean. Otherwise, you get downhill, it’s, like…80-something.” I look off on the distance. “Either way, it’s hot. But that’s Walnut Creek.” “Yeah,” …