Allied Member Directory
Allied members are a vital part of the AIA East Bay membership; please think of them when you do business.
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The Simpson Family has been in the San Francisco Bay Area building community since 1914, but it wasn’t until the mid-1950s that they launched the business that would become a world leader in their industry. And it all really began with a visit from a neighbor.
“The doorbell rang one Sunday night in 1956,” recalled Barclay Simpson, who took over a window screen business from his father in 1947. Outside was a neighbor who was looking to make structural connectors for the ends of 2x4s for a flat roof. Could Simpson help him out? “I said, ‘Of course’ and then tried to figure out whether I could.”
It was that request for a joist hanger that led to the creation of Simpson Strong-Tie, a global company with more than $550 million in sales worldwide (2010), more than 1,800 employees, and nine U.S. and 10 international manufacturing locations. As a publicly traded company, Simpson Manufacturing Co. has had exceptional performance records since the company’s 1994 IPO. As a result, it has consistently commanded the respect of industry analysts for its market leadership, strong fiscal management, and innovative approach to growth.
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I have been practicing structural engineering for what seems like a long time (since 1973) and still enjoy the work. I see structural engineering as a combination of science, art and service, and I strive to excel in each of those facets of the profession. With this blog I hope to share ideas, trends, thoughts and musings of my own and of others I encounter in my practice with whomever may be interested. I welcome feedback and comments.
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Donald J. Grubb founded The Grubb Company in 1967. Many things have changed since then. But some – those important things that define us as a company – have endured.
Our community has certainly changed. It has grown, evolved and seen its share of real estate ups and downs. The business of transacting real estate is different, too. More complexity, more agents and fewer independent real estate companies deeply connected to our community characterize today’s market.
What hasn’t changed is more fundamental. Buyers and sellers in our community want expert real estate advice, skilled representation and support from a trusted local brand.
We still deliver that.
Our foundation of discipline, accountability, and teamwork is as strong as ever. Our market leadership and unmatched local knowledge are being put to work for a new generation of families in Piedmont, Berkeley, Oakland and Kensington.
The best agents, a higher level of service
Real estate is important. Who you work with matters. That’s why we retain only the best, most productive agents at The Grubb Company. In fact, Grubb Company agents have a higher sales volume than agents at any other independent real estate company in our community.
That means more experience and more local knowledge behind every transaction.
We also recognize that real estate is more than pricing, rates and getting to the closing table. It’s about service too. Full service. The sort of support too few offer these days, but anyone buying or selling something as precious as a home deserves.
Unlike other residential Realtors, our offices in Oakland and Berkeley are staffed with highly trained transaction coordinators, a full marketing team and 14 operational staff members. They are there to make sure your real estate experience is smooth, professional and successful.