2nd Story Addition – San Anselmo

2nd Story Addition – San Anselmo

Adding a second story to a home in San Anselmo


San Anselmo second story additionWe completed a tenant improvement project at their business several years back. Now they wanted to add 850 sq. feet onto the home as well as raised the living room ceiling to 9 feet. Unfortunately for them they thought the place to begin was with an Architect. Although the Architect did a very good job on the plans and was able to get them a permit it cost them twice as much as it should have. It also took twice as long to produce the plans further delaying the inevitable delays dealing with the county of Marin. The result was the client received bids (instigated by the Architect) that were substantially more than they expected. Mine was the most expensive but not by lot. So we entered into a Build Contract.


You can see that we achieved all the clients’ objectives. Notice the details. Another important point is we were able to build this project while the client lived in the home. If you are thinking about a room addition ask us for this clients contact information and ask the great question “do you love these guys more now that the job is completed than you did at the beginning?” Another great question would be “ “would you hire an Architect again or would you go with Marks Feasibility study?”


What our customers are saying:

“Their team was great and they worked effectively with the City Inspector. And, the finished product was even better! They communicated with me on each aspect of the job, were creative in solving challenges and executed the project in a timely manner at the quoted price.”

—Sande M., Sausalito

“They were prompt and worked rapidly and cleaned when they completed the work. Everyone took all my cares as their own and were very helpful no matter what the situation was.”

—Clara M., Novato, CA

“Design-Build-Specialists were professional, non-intrusive and efficient. There was good communication regarding the price and project time-frame.”

—Gail H., Novato