W.A. Rose in Our Community
Rebuilding Together Oakland
W.A. Rose Construction teamed up with Rebuilding Together Oakland to rebuild 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.
The 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 2018
Leading the Pack: Temescal’s New Pet-grooming Studio
What We’re Working On: Walnut Creek’s Lesher Center
A W.A.Rose Reunion–because 82 years is something to celebrate!
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.
Piedmont Education Foundation: Spring Fling 2018
W.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
We 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
W.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?
Feb. 12, 2018, Oakland, CA, WA Rose Construction, 510.444.2723, email@example.com
Blake Gilmore Joins Oakland’s W.A. Rose Construction
W.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.
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.
Jocelyn Newell, General Manager; Chris Allen, Project Manager
W.A. Rose in Our Community
Piedmont’s Heart of the Home Tour
We 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
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 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 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
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.