bio

richard wodehouse owners project manager mediator marinMy vast experience and knowledge gained in 42 years as a general contractor building architecturally demanding projects in California and Colorado I use to help owners in the role of Owner’s Project Manager.

I started as a custom builder in San Diego County in Southern California, where I gained a reputation as being one of the area’s finest contractors. Back in 1975 I received my CA General Contractors License #305719. After 15 years, I established operations in Telluride, Colorado. Known for my ability to successfully complete architecturally-challenging projects, I developed a close working relationship with both world-renowned and local architects. In 1999, I opened a second office in Aspen, Colorado. I closed both operations during the recession of 2008.

I now work as a construction project manager based in Marin County in the San Francisco Bay Area including cities such as Tiburon, Belvedere, Mill Valley, Sausalito, Ross, Woodside, Los Altos Hills, Menlo Park, Atherton, and Palo Alto, as well as Sonoma, and Napa Counties.

I keep up with new products and techniques by continuing education in Building Science. I have been a proponent of Green Building practices for my entire career.

In the year 2000 I was recognized as Builder of the Year by the Colorado Association of Homebuilders. My efforts in Green Building have also received numerous other national and regional awards.

In April 2010 I traveled to Haiti with the nonprofit Helping Hands (now called All Hands) { http://hands.org/ } to help rebuild after the January 2010 earthquake.

http://haitigroundzero.blogspot.com/

My projects have been featured in publications such as:

I have been a national speaker and often contribute articles to local newspapers on various Green Building topics. I am an avid sailor, skier, and hiker.

“I am bilingual in Spanish and English”.

While some people think that Richard should spell his name Woodhouse due to his profession! However the proper spelling is Wodehouse and it can be pronounced either way.