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W.A. Rose in Our Community

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A big shoutout to the Oakland Mayor’s Office and the Teamsters Union for putting together a project to help our seniors.

Many of us these days are helping aging family members with small tasks they no longer can do themselves. The Teamsters scheduled a free curbside pickup of old furniture and other unwanted items for Oakland homeowners. Mayor Schaaf’s office reached out to the Rotary for volunteers to help those who could no longer lift heavy items themselves. Jason Granger and Victor Venegas responded and helped several elderly Oakland residents move heavy items, including a sofa, chairs and a desk for a 94-year old homeowner.

“Hats off to you, Jason, for your service above self; it is such a pleasure to work with you!” 

Yvonna Cázares
Policy Director, Community Engagement/Office of Mayor Libby Schaaf, City of Oakland


Oakland Rotary

W.A. Rose Construction is proud to be part of this hardworking service organization that supports the Oakland community. This business mixer was a wonderful opportunity to showcase our work, meet new people and enjoy good music, food and drinks.

WARose Construction Rotary event

Jason Granger, Business Development; Project Manager Nathan Parks


Celebrating the 4th of July in PiedmontWARose Piedmont Post July 4-1

W.A. Rose has built a lot of great community relationships over the years, including this one: Since 1996, a W.A Rose truck has been part of Piedmont’s 4th of July Parade. The Barrel House Jazz Band climbs on board and Greg Bloom drives them down the parade route! Greg remembers Bill and Alma Rose and appreciates the W.A. Rose team’s continued support for this event.

 


Rebuilding Together Oakland

W.A. Rose Construction teamed up with Rebuilding Together Oakland to WA Rose construction working together oaklandrebuild a deck and staircase for an elderly couple in Oakland. They loved their small deck, but it had become rickety and unsafe. The Rose solution? We completely demolished the existing deck, stairs and piers, poured new piers and landing, framed the deck and stairs and installed new redwood deck boards, posts and railings.

warose construction rebuilding togetherThe W.A. Rose team and Executive Director Lisa Malul

We also installed wire mesh underneath the deck to keep out rodents and other pests. This was a small project for the W.A. Rose team, but it made a big difference in the lives of this couple, who couldn’t afford to repair or replace it. The timing couldn’t be better–they’ll have their deck for the warm summer days ahead.

We were delighted to be able to help

The Rebuilding Together program helps make critical home repairs for low-income senior and disabled homeowners. The volunteers who work on these projects are helping ensure the safety, comfort and independence of the homeowners.


W.A. Rose Newsletter: Spring 2018WARose Construction retrofitted space for Leading the Pack in Oakland's Temescal neighborhood

W.A. Rose Construction Newsletter Spring 2018 (pdf)

Leading the Pack: Temescal’s New Pet-grooming Studio

When Leading the Pack owner Caitlyn Schleifer decided it was time to start her own pet-grooming business, she found a welcoming, open space in Oakland’s bustling Temescal neighborhood. No walls, plumbing or electrical. Our unique challenge–waterproofing! Anyone who’s ever bathed a dog knows it’s a messy affair, so the space needed to tolerate a constant assault of water. We installed tile on the floor and eight feet up the walls.

What We’re Working On: warose construction lesher center 2Walnut Creek’s Lesher Center

We’re building a portal from the parking garage to the theater. This upgrade means that patrons walking from the garage to the theater will be shielded from the elements. We’re excited to be teaming with architect Steve Thorne, Diablo Regional Arts Association and the City of Walnut Creek. Look for pictures and a description of this project in a future newsletter.

A W.A.Rose Reunion–because 82 years is something to celebrate!

We invited old friends and new, including our subcontractors. Those who were part of our past success as well as our present.
WA Rose Construction had a reunion to celebrate 82 years in business in Oakland
The highlight: Alma Rose!

Mrs. Rose worked alongside her husband, Bill, at W.A. Rose. She was excited about this event and prayed all morning that the rain would stop; by noon the sun broke through. Mrs. Rose was happy to see familiar old faces and meet our new W.A. Rose team.

 

A wonderful afternoon of good food and community
WARose Construction celebrating 82 years of business in Oakland
A time to recognize our past, as we renew our commitment to excellence.
WARose Construction reunion celebrating 82 years in oakland
  This is the tradition that Mr. and Mrs. Rose established more than 80 years ago


Piedmont Education Foundation: Spring Fling 2018

WA Rose Construction Spring Fling benefitting Piedmont Public EducationW.A. Rose Construction is proud to again be a sponsor of Spring Fling, Piedmont Education Foundation’s annual fundraiser benefiting the three Piedmont elementary schools. Funds go directly to the schools, supporting music, science, art, math, computer, library activities and other vital programs.

 


Piedmont’s Heart of the Home Tour

WARose Construction was proud to be a sponsor again this year for Piedmont's Heart of the Home tourWe are proud to again be a sponsor of the Heart of the Home Tour–the 30th year for Piedmont’s fundraiser benefitting at-risk kids on April 27-28. There will be five featured homes and a pop-up boutique with more than 30 vendors. The Children’s Support League of the East Bay produces this annual event that helps improve the lives of children in our community.

 

 


Bisnow: Oakland’s Annual State of the Market Summit

WARose construction sponsored the busnow conferenceW.A. Rose Construction was a sponsor for this year’s annual summit: What Can We Expect for 2018: Investment Update and the Bay Area Comparison.

Some of the topics facing Oakland business owners:

  • Where are East Bay CRE investors placing their money?
  • With San Francisco office rents reaching new heights, is Oakland ready for steady growth?
  • New and emerging Oakland neighborhoods: Alameda, Downtown Oakland and Lake Merritt!
  • With the Golden State Warriors and Uber headed to Mission Bay, who is going to become the East Bay’s rising-star tenant?

PRESS RELEASE

Feb. 12, 2018, Oakland, CA, WA Rose Construction, 510.444.2723, jocelyn.newell@warose.com

Blake Gilmore Joins Oakland’s W.A. Rose Construction

WA Rose Construction Blake_GilmoreW.A. Rose Construction is pleased to announce that Blake Gilmore, owner of Blake Gilmore General Contractor (BGGC), has joined Oakland’s W.A. Rose Construction as Senior Estimator. Blake will be taking on other responsibilities with the company as the year progresses.

Blake started BGGC in 1981; since then, he has completed hundreds of residential projects throughout the greater Bay Area. “We’ve been talking about this partnership for a while now, and it seemed like the right time to make the move. I’m impressed with the reputation that W.A. Rose has built. They’re busy for a reason. They do things the right way and take care of their clients. I’m excited about joining their team, and I believe I can provide value in a number of ways.”

With more than 30 years of comprehensive construction experience, Blake’s expertise extends to pre-construction planning and estimating, kitchen and bath remodels, seismic upgrades, waterproofing and defect mitigation and green building technology. He is also recognized for his skill working on historic restoration and renovation projects.

According to General Manager Jocelyn Newell, “We are delighted to have Blake join our team. He will be instrumental in helping us grow our residential construction business. Blake has built a reputation in the community for quality and integrity; he is a good fit for W.A. Rose.”


W.A. Rose Construction Hosts NARI

We proved you can turn a smallish office on a sometimes-inaccessible Uptown street into an event space!

W.A. Rose is a longtime member of the National Association of Remodelers (NARI), and we hosted the November meeting. We turned to our neighbor Forage Kitchen and one of their clients, Monteperi Catering, who served brisket sliders, pasta salad and caprese skewers. Rave reviews for the apple cobbler with ice cream. WARose Construction hosted NARI in November with a great program and good food

An especially good program featured three seasoned business owners and NARI vets who are defining their own exit strategies: McCutcheon Construction’s Michael McCutcheon, HDR’s Philip Anderson and Dave Freer, Collier Warehouse.

WARose Construction hosted NARI for the Movember meeting.
We were delighted with the response from our community. Thanks to everyone who helped make this a great evening. 
WARose Construction team that hosted the November NARI eventThe W.A. Rose Construction Management Team
L to R: Jason Granger, Business Development; Dan Pitcock, Owner
Jocelyn Newell, General Manager; Chris Allen, Project Manager

W.A. Rose in Our Community

Piedmont’s Heart of the Home Tour

WARose Construction was proud to be a sponsor again this year for Piedmont's Heart of the Home tourWe were proud to again be a sponsor of the Heart of the Home Tour–the 29th year for Piedmont’s fundraiser benefitting at-risk kids. There was a great turnout on April 28-29, with five featured homes and a pop-up boutique with more than 30 vendors. The Children’s Support League of the East Bay produces this annual event that helps improve the lives of children in our community.

 

 

The Annual Fairyland Gala

WARose Construction is a proud sponsor of Children's Fairyland's annual Fairyland Gala.Children’s Fairyland gives kids a place to play and learn; and this year, we’re proud to be a sponsor of the annual Fairyland Gala. For one night, the park becomes an adults-only Hidden Treasure Gala where guests dress in pirate, fairytale or storybook attire and enjoy a great evening on the shores of Lake Merritt.


W.A. Rose Newsletter: March 2017

W.A. Rose Construction Newsletter March 2017 (pdf)

warose construction_projectsW.A. Rose Construction Launches New Website; Updates Brand

We’re delighted to announce the launch of our new website. It’s much more comprehensive and highlights our work across commercial, nonprofit, school and public works sectors as well as residential remodels. The site highlights a wide range of projects. The Projects section showcases our ongoing work for the City of Piedmont and CalTrans, major structural repairs to Oakland’s low-income Madrone Hotel, and other commercial and residential projects.

 

 


Press Release: Oakland’s W.A. Rose Construction Launches New Website, Updates Brand

W.A. Rose Press Release 2.14.17 (pdf)

W.A. Rose Construction launched its new website in February. The new site is much more comprehensive and highlights the company’s work in the commercial, nonprofit, school and public works sectors as well as residential remodels. The new website’s Projects section showcases the company’s work on a wide range of projects, from ongoing work for the City of Piedmont and CalTrans, to major structural repairs to Oakland’s low-income Madrone Hotel.


W.A. Rose Newsletter: Winter 2017

W.A. Rose Construction Newsletter Winter 2017 (pdf)

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Transforming a Dated Berkeley Bungalow

This little Berkeley home had been neglected over the years, and we found dry rot and structural issues. We worked closely with a structural engineer and replaced nearly 85% of the foundation. Hardwood floors, high-end appliances, granite countertops, insulation and dual-pane windows and the addition of 220 sq.ft. helped make this a charming, comfortable space. The results: A clean, bright, energy-efficient home.