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Randy Agno: Allied Member Profile

Randy Agno, Allied Member

If you are an architect, designer, engineer, specification writer, general contractor, or window and door installer, I speak your language.

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural Engineering and a MBA.

As a long-time architectural consultant in the building industry, I have worked for many strong companies: Andersen Windows, Kelly-Moore Paint Company, Masco Corp (Behr Paint). I have also worked for DuPont as a building science specialist.

I am a published author and have written many industry white papers, articles, as well as two books.

Additionally, I am a licensed contractor in California and have been established since 2003. I was even fortunate enough to work as a contractor for ABC Network’s “Extreme Makeover Home Edition” on the Cadigan-Scott Family Residence in Livermore.

I can’t wait to get to know you and your business and I am excited to find out how I, and All Weather, can help contribute to your ongoing success!

About All Weather:

For almost 50 years All Weather has hand-crafted exceptional custom aluminum windows and doors. Utilizing the highest quality materials and applying the superior workmanship of true artisans, we have breathed life into thousands of building projects all along the west coast and beyond.

Over the decades, All Weather’s ability to provide creative solutions to challenging projects has been the company’s cornerstone and is what continues to set All Weather apart from our competitors. In fact, that is our primary purpose: to offer custom products for our clientele, not to compete with mass quantity producers.

We believe in service beyond expectation and achieve this by listening to you. We want you to understand that whether this is your first project with us, or your hundredth, our pledge remains the same: we are here to support you by providing expert product knowledge, a world-class customer service experience and on-time delivery of the best aluminum windows and doors on the planet.

Now under third generation family ownership, our desire to foster deep and meaningful relationships in order to drive All Weather’s growth and prosperity remains unwavering. We value you, your business and the opportunity to make each of your projects more amazing with our stunning windows and doors.


Welcome to All Weather.

Rod Heisler, Allied Member Profile

Rod Heisler Construction (RHC) is a general contractor located in Oakland which specializes in commercial interiors, luxury residential housing. They also specialize in multi-family, healthcare and educational construction and improvements, primarily in Oakland and San Francisco and extending throughout the Bay Area and Los Angeles. Our beginnings are rooted in a desire to provide exceptional service to our clients by internalizing their goals and adapting that to modern construction tools and processes.

Our focus on providing exceptional service to our clients begins by providing support to our design colleagues – ensuring everyone looks good – so the project runs smoothly and efficiently.  When brought in early, our involvement as pre-construction consultants works to address a wide-range of topics including permitting, budgetary expectations, constructability options and scheduling solutions. Our process works to identify all outstanding issues at the forefront and we prioritize solving them from the biggest, longest duration and largest impact down. The outcome is a  project  on solid conceptual footing  that can be built smoothly and without delays or drama.

As one of our architectural partners recently put it, “it’s been refreshing to see the level of principal-lead involvement and professionalism on this project.”


Rod Heisler, Principal
Rod has worked in San Francisco and Oakland since the late 90’s as a carpenter, later as head estimator and eventually as a Principal.  Founding RHC in 2014 allowed Rod to re-examine the business practices and readapt to the new technological and regulatory framework.

Steve Starback, General Manager
Steve has more than 30 years construction experience, including supervising the construction of several towers, schools and ground-up commercial facilities and extends to several large scale rehabilitations and renovations. Steve helps bridge the hand-over from pre-construction to ensure that every project adheres to best practices with regard to management, safety oversight and schedule adherence.

Bryan Collison, Project Manager
Bryan has more than 30 years of construction experience, starting as an woodworker and cabinetmaker, running his own millshop where he did all the drafting and engineering, production budgeting and management, and most recently before joining RHC managing $20M+ residential projects. Bryan provides financial oversight and manages compliance for all our projects.

Gordon Huether Studio: Allied Member Profile

Gordon Huether Studio was founded in 1987 and has created large-scale, site-specific public art installations for universities, hospitals, recreation centers, civic buildings, libraries, museums, airports, transportation centers, parking garages and private corporations throughout the Bay Area and the world. Effective collaboration with architects, design teams, project stakeholders and developers is a central component of GHS’s success. Recent installations in the Bay Area include the BART Coliseum Station in Oakland, wall installations for the downtown parking structure in Morgan Hill and Mariposa Plaza in Fresno.  A team of project managers, administrators, highly skilled fabricators and technicians support the process from initial design development through final installation. The studio is located in a 15,000 square foot facility in Napa and visitors are welcome.

Artist Gordon Huether, Allied Member uses a wide variety of materials, approaches and applications in his art practice. Whether fabricated with glass, metal, fabric or synthetic materials, or architecturally integrated, sculptural or suspended, each installation is an expression of the qualities and character of the site and an engagement with those who experience the space. A seven-term member of the City of Napa’s Planning Commission, Gordon has consulted with numerous civic entities on the integration of public art into public and private spaces. He is frequently asked to speak on the topic of Public Art and is recognized as an expert on the integration of public art in airport settings. GHS is currently collaborating with the Salt Lake City Department of Airports on a multi-million dollar art installation for the Terminal Redevelopment Program, with an expected installation date of 2020.

Curtis Pancoast, Allied Member Profile

Curtis Pancoast, Allied Member specializes in professional liability insurance and risk management for design professionals.  As an independent broker with IOA Insurance Services, Curtis has access to the top-tier a/e insurance programs in the nation.  Curtis actively participates on multiple insurance company advisory councils to address how best to meet the risk management needs of architects and engineers.

Curtis is also an active member of a/e ProNet (, an international network of brokers serving the needs of design professionals in the insurance marketplace.  a/e ProNet provides its members and their clients with a wealth of educational materials for risk management, scholarships and more.  His membership with a/e ProNet affords Curtis a direct forum in which to dialogue regularly with underwriters from a/e ProNet’s insurance carrier sponsors.

Curtis holds a Bachelor’s degree in organizational management from the Forbes School of Business at Ashford University, and he holds the designation of Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist (CLCS), certified by the National Underwriting Company and the Hartford School of Insurance (

Insurance is a family affair for the Pancoasts.  Curtis’ mother, Leslie Pancoast, has been an a/e specialist broker for over 30 years.  His sister, Audrey Camp, worked for IOA Insurance Services in the past and continues to serve as the chief editor for a/e ProNet.

Prior to his insurance career, Curtis spent nine years in the U.S. Air Force as a meteorologist.  He supported flight operations throughout the Pacific theater while stationed at Hickam AFB in Hawaii, and he supported the space-launch mission at Vandenberg AFB in Southern California for several years.  Curtis takes pride in the core values instilled in him during his military career and having carried them over into his role as a broker – integrity, service, and excellence.


Mary Loumeau: Allied Member Profile

The Northern California Glass Management Association (NCGMA) is your expert and resource for all things commercial glass—whether you are designing curtain walls, store fronts, doors, skylights, or interior demountable walls for your projects.  There is a movement within the architectural community for more collaboration at the design phase, which maximizes budgets, production and install schedules.

NCGMA represents union commercial glazing contractors and manufacturers in the San Francisco – Bay Area and parts of Nevada.  NCGMA is one of the finishing trades that falls under the association umbrella of Northern California Allied Trades (NCAT).  The other trade is the Northern California Painters and Finishing Contractors which covers commercial and industrial painting.

The normal course of “build-to-specs” is followed by our contractors.  A recent case study of the design and construction of a fitness facility where the use of space was mostly likely not taken into consideration in the design phase resulted in a costly fix and frustrated owners and end users.  In this particular case, a decorative and custom curtain wall system was installed in the interior of the fitness club as an aesthetic design feature.  However, there were significant air gaps between the mullions, the walls, and also the floor, which allowed a tremendous amount of noise from smoothie machines, people talking, and loud microphones to filter into the rooms.  These rooms were being used for meditation, Pilates and yoga.

The benefit of bringing in expert glazing contractors in the initial design phase would have mitigated this situation entirely.  The architect would have been advised of the best and most proper materials to use for what the space was designed for.

To help mitigate future instances of this type of circumstances, NCGMA has enlisted Mary Loumeau, Allied Member and Director of Marketing and Member Services to connect architects with glazing experts to work together at the beginning of the design phase—before possible costly fixes have to come in after construction has begun.

Mary is a recent transplant from Virginia.  The long, cold winters and extremely hot and humid summers finally took a toll and with her husband and two young children, they moved to the Bay Area.  She has a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in international business from James Madison University and participated in a one year study abroad program in Tokyo, Japan.  She has checked running the Marine Corps Marathon off her bucket list and looks forward to participating in local, short races.  Mary has a great appreciation for music and the arts, distinctive architecture, travel and is a self-professed food, wine and coffee enthusiast.