Contractor taps lessons from wildfire rebuilds to complete 98 Santa Rosa homes; coronavirus lockdown kick-starts Fountaingrove reconstruction JEFF QUACKENBUSH | NORTH BAY BUSINESS JOURNAL | June 10, 2020 Brad and Brandy Sherwood were like many owners of the 5,600 homes destroyed in the 2017 Tubbs Fire — underinsured and inexperienced with the homebuilding process. Read the full North Bay Business Journal story here
How the Tubbs fire forced survivors to discover new strengths, talents AUSTIN MURPHY | THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | October 6, 2019 It is a club no one wants to belong to. Once they were in it, however, having lost their homes and most of their worldly possessions in the firestorm that ravaged the North Bay two years ago, many people surprised themselves. Read the full Press Democrat story here
Rebuilding Sonoma County: 2019 holds challenges, opportunities for Mark West HANNAH BEAUSANG | THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | January 25, 2019 Mike Holdner is looking forward to the simple things this year: the prospect of planting a garden in his backyard, barbecues with his neighbors and hearing trick-or-treaters knock on the door of his Mark West Estates home. Read the full Press Democrat story here Download pdf here
Stonefield Photo with Congressman Jared Huffman We were honored to tour U.S. Congressman Jared Huffman around our group rebuild sites at Mark West Estates and Larkfield Estates in Sonoma County. California Strong! (Pictured: Bill Flake-Stonefield Project Manager, Congressman Huffman, Michael Holdner-Stonefield homeowner and Block Captain and Stonefield’s Jeff Pack)
Camp Fire survivors seek info on insurance, rebuilding TREVOR FAY | KRCR-TV | December 18th, 2018 CHICO, Calif. — Stonefield Development, a residential home builder company, was at the meeting to offer their services to those who lost their homes in the fire. They've built hundreds of homes across California in the wake of major wildfires, while focusing on speed and cost-effectiveness.
Rebuilding Sonoma County: New apartments, houses underway in greater Mark West HANNAH BEAUSANG | THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | November 23, 2018 Orange County-based Stonefield Development, which has set up an office in Larkfield Center and is undertaking group rebuilds, has poured more than 70 foundations for the 78 homes it’s rebuilding in Mark West Estates, spokeswoman Debbie Dorsee said. Framing is underway on almost 50 of those, with the estimated move in dates set for early 2019, she said. In Larkfield Estates, 16 homes are being built and could be ready for occupancy this spring, she said. Read the full Press Democrat story here
Rebuilding Sonoma County: Greater Larkfield area marks milestones, new beginnings J.D. MORRIS | THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | October 27, 2018 Nancy Thiele initially thought the Larkfield home she lost in the Tubbs fire would be rebuilt by mid December. But thanks to the determined work of her contractor, a family friend, Thiele and her husband moved into the new house on their Oxford Court property on Oct. 6 — two days before the first anniversary of the disaster that changed their lives. Read the full Press Democrat story here
North Bay business news from Larkfield wildfire rebuild, Santa Rosa Junior College, First Street Napa and more NORTH BAY BUSINESS JOURNAL | October 2, 2018 Stonefield Development has secured permits from the county of Sonoma for its 15-home group rebuild at Larkfield Estates. The homes being rebuilt were all destroyed in last year's wildfires. Read the full North Bay Business Journal story here
Rebuilding Sonoma County: Wikiup rebuild off to slow start after bridge woes J.D. MORRIS | THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | September 28, 2018 Like nearly every other person who owns property on Wikiup Bridge Way, Janet Leisen’s rebuilding costs extend far beyond her home that was destroyed by the Tubbs fire nearly one year ago. Read the full Press Democrat story here
As Larkfield-Wikiup rebuilds after October’s wildfires, parks are a priority J.D. MORRIS | THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | August 24, 2018 Larkfield-Wikiup may get a couple of new neighborhood parks and possibly its own recreational organization to manage them if the efforts of some October fire survivors and others prove successful. Read the full Press Democrat story here
Two companies stake out rebuilding projects in Larkfield as county rolls out sewer connections J.D. MORRIS | THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | April 27, 2018 A second mass rebuild project is taking shape in Larkfield as recovery picks up steam in the unincorporated community north of Santa Rosa where hundreds of homes were destroyed in the wildfires seven months ago. Read the full Press Democrat story here
North Coast postfire rebuilding effort remains ‘era of the great unknowns’ JEFF QUACKENBUSH | NORTH BAY BUSINESS JOURNAL | January 30, 2018 It’s been nearly four months since the October wildfires, but how many months will it take before the housing rebuilding effort gathers steam and direction? What is clear already, say experts, is that rebuilding the homes will be a huge task because of the scale. Read the full North Bay Business Journal story here
North Bay rebuilding of fire-destroyed homes said to need collective construction, financing effort CYNTHIA SWEENEY | NORTH BAY BUSINESS JOURNAL | November 7, 2017 Coffey Park — one of the most publicized communities that suffered major losses in the recent wildfires — is moving closer toward a viable plan to rebuild. Though there may be confusion among residents who lost homes during the recent fires about how to rebuild, architects and builders are confident that Coffey Park can be rebuilt in record time, provided residents take an active part in the process. Read the full North Bay Business Journal story here
Strength in numbers could help California in massive rebuilding effort after wildfire disaster November 1, 2017 Thousands of homes lost to last month's devastating wildfires in Northern California could be rebuilt faster and more efficiently using production-scale techniques, according to industry experts. Read full CNBC story here
Scripps Ranch owners see benefits in building bigger October 24, 2005 In Scripps Ranch, the rebuilding process after the 2003 Cedar fire has turned a neighborhood of medium to large tract homes into a collection of mini-mansions. More than 96 percent of Scripps Ranch fire victims are building bigger houses, and 69 percent are getting houses at least 500 square feet larger than before, according to a San Diego Union-Tribune analysis of city records. Read the full Union-Tribune story here
The HOME BUYERS WARRANTY - DIAMOND BUILDER AWARD February, 2017 Stonefield received the Diamond Builder Award from 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty, an honor given to less than one half of one percent of homebuilders nationwide for maintaining the highest standards in construction practices and highest level of customer satisfaction. BUILDER OF THE 2008 PHILHARMONIC HOUSE OF DESIGN Crystal Cove, Newport Coast After Stonefield completed construction, 27 designers from the Orange County chapter of American Society of Interior Designers transformed the rooms, and the estate was opened for tours before it sold. Proceeds from the tours benefited youth music education and enrichment.
BUILDING INDUSTRY HONORS BOB PACK WITH "BIG AWARD" May, 2005 BIA San Diego honored Bob Pack with its BIG (Building Industry's Greatest) award for professional achievement in community affairs after fire rebuilding efforts.
BUILDING INDUSTRY HONORS STONEFIELD'S REBUILDING EFFORTS November, 2004 BIA San Diego honored Stonefield with its Builders Helping Neighbors community service award.