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Peninsula Design Build

Santa Clara, CA

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About Peninsula Design Build

We turn old commercial buildings "tenant improvements" into newly renovated sustainable buildings ready for tenant start ups.

Essentially, we take old run down commercial properties and completely redesign them.

We work with powerful 3-D design software and the local planning department design them in a manner that does not disturb the main structure.

This process is extremely friendly with planning your pocket book, and property taxes as well.

Please contact us if you are looking for space for your start up company or if you are a commercial property owner looking to lease your old building to startup clients.

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Santa Clara, CA 95050

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  • 5/5 stars August 31, 2010

    A truly amazing service. I met them on a Tuesday afternoon and by the following Monday I had a full renderings and cost of construction. I believe that what they are doing is the future for design and project costing. This service has saved our business nearly $700,000.00 in a $4,000,000.00 project. Not to mention possible years of fighting with planning. With there Design Build formula we had all the tools to build the project ourselves. We were able to shop each sub to optimize production and deadlines. I would not consider doing anything but design Build after this. I have had two major projects in the past that made us try this and we are ecstatic!

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. Small commercial buildings consulting, design, and maintenance plans.

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. Make sure that the preliminary designs are done with preliminary planning approvals.

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. How friendly the building departments are with green retrofitting and renovations of existing structures.

Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?

A. We are not contractors. We are design consultants we do not contract construction work.

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. There is no competition for what we do! We are the only ones. And we become more and more the experts in our field every day.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. Creating a sustainable building for the bay area. Turning an old run down building into something fresh and new without changing the carbon footprint is exiting!

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. How much does it cost? A lot less then a new structure with new property tax.

Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?

A. If the printer jams call 911! Better yet our clients might be better at fixing that than us.

Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?

A. A lot. They don't need to though once they hire us.

Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?

A. 25 years of working in the field. We discovered that designers, builders and architects have had the same business model for literally thousands of years.

Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.

A. Medical facility on the peninsula saved a great deal of money with our construction consulting.

Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?

A. Yes! Constantly. Its changing rapidly but the fundamentals are the same.

Q. What are the latest developments in your field? Are there any exciting things coming in the next few years or decade that will change your line of business?

A. The biggest thing going on is the green rebates. Essentially we can turn your building into a solar farm and a place to do business at the same time. Not only will you be green but your building can generate revenue at the same time.

Q. Describe your most recent project, what it involved, how much it cost, and how long it took.

A. Look at our response on thumbtack with Patricia. That say it all. You will see our value after initial consultation.

Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.

A. Yes we do! Our preliminary project costing is one of the biggest benefits to our customers. We have extremely accurate formulas for costing Initial concepts of projects under 10%. This is a huge

Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?

A. You must first deal with architects ,planning departments,Realtor's, and, contractors for at least 10 years first. Then you would understand the benefits to design build technologies.

Q. Write your own question and answer it.

A. Do you have to change the structural supports in older buildings? Most of the time no. Usually it is facade work and minor structural upgrades.

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