ABOUT CLAYTON TIMBRELL & COMPANY
Clayton Timbrell & Company is a San Francisco based General Contracting firm focusing on construction and renovation of distinct single family residences and condominiums. Our work is driven by a desire to build lasting homes, and we strive to implement enduring construction methods throughout our process. We believe that well implemented construction paired with quality design are the responsible approach to the home renovation process. Clayton Timbrell & Company has worked with recognized San Francisco architects and designers including The Wiseman Group, Butler Armsden Architects, Sutro Architects, Aleck Wilson Architects and Matthew Leverone Design. We embrace the relationships we develop with our clients and the design professionals on our projects, and we are readily available to be engaged in the project dialogue.
CLAYTON TIMBRELL, Owner
Clayton Timbrell is the principal of Clayton Timbrell & Company. Clayton has managed numerous and complex construction projects, including the complete renovation of a 10,000 square foot Presidio Heights home, a ground-up guest house and renovation of an existing William Turnbull house in The Sea Ranch, and the management of a substantial portion of work for the 2010 Decorator Showcase.
Clayton is a native San Franciscan, having attended Town School, University High School and UC Berkeley. His commitment to education in the Bay Area continues through his support of the UC Berkeley Leadership Fund, The Summerbridge Program, and his company’s sponsorship of the 7 Tepees Youth Program. In the Fall of 2015, Clayton will begin serving on the Board of Trustees at University High School.
Clayton is a regular swimmer and he tries to squeeze in mini-vacations throughout the year. Clayton’s travels are extensive, beginning with academic study in Spain and Cuba and recently including trips to Colombia, Japan and Mexico City, where he was reenergized by thriving design and architecture communities.
JAY PARRISH, Project Manager
Jay is also a native San Franciscan, having attended the Town School with Clayton. After earning his bachelor’s degree at Lewis & Clark College, Jay attended an intensive Construction Project Management program and thereafter oversaw $80 MM of commercial and multi-unit development for a large Bay Area general contractor. In 2013, Jay joined Clayton Timbrell & Company as a senior project manager with the intention of being involved in a more creative, tailored construction process in which each project’s outcomes were reflective of a whole team’s collaborative efforts and skills. Jay has managed two condominium projects for Clayton Timbrell & Company - one at the Millennium Tower and another at The Palms in San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood - and he is currently working with an AD100 Architect and Designer on the renovation of a large, historic home in Presidio Heights.
KYLE HART, Project Superintendent
Kyle’s career in construction began more than a decade ago after being offered an apprentice carpenter position building new homes in the Lake Tahoe area. Kyle came to San Francisco in 2010 and then went to The Sea Ranch, where he superintended one of Clayton Timbrell & Company’s more distinct projects. He is currently lending his assistance to other company projects in San Francisco while CT&Co prepares for an upcoming project in Martis Camp, in Lake Tahoe, where Kyle will oversee the ground-up construction of a modern home designed by Sutro Architects.
JEB BUNKER, Project Superintendent
Before he joined Clayton Timbrell & Company, Jeb ran his own General Contracting business in Contra Costa County as well as having undertaken a number of remote projects in Seattle and Los Angeles. Jeb’s extensive and varied experience, coupled with his client-focused approach to projects, has produced a uniquely visionary supervisor capable of looking ahead through a job’s overall path. This includes a complete understanding of all trades, potential complications, and ability to adjust current objectives to streamline future phases of work. To that end, Jeb is currently managing a whole-house remodel in Presidio Heights that includes a full foundation replacement, installation of a residential elevator, and comprehensive 21st century lighting, A/V, and
JUAN SIBECHI, Small Projects
Juan is Clayton Timbrell & Company’s longest tenured employee, having joined the company in 2005. Juan knows all of Clayton Timbrell & Company’s projects and clients, both current and former, many of whom can identify him by his gourd of Argentinian Yerba Mate tea. His workdays are dedicated to client services, including callbacks and delicate projects. Juan recently remodeled a bathroom in a client’s Presidio Heights condo and has provided the day-to-day supervision of tradespeople on a small renovation in Timber Cove along the northern California coast. Juan enjoys traveling, and is particularly interested in projects near notable
Mike came to Clayton Timbrell & Company after nearly a decade of work at reputable, highly successful San Francisco Residential General Contracting firm, and brings with him not only his strong background and skillset, but also many resources and relationships. Mike grew up in San Francisco’s Sunset District, and still resides in San Francisco, in close proximity to many of the company’s projects. Mike is a strong communicator, organizer, and focused superintendent.
KAT BORGELT, Office Manager
Kat moved to San Francisco from Chicago when Clayton Timbrell & Company offered her a position as Office Manager. Kat’s previous experience included setting up business financials for a series of bars and restaurants in Chicago, and Kat was very familiar with maintaining a clean accounting system, as well as the nature of tracking costs of a bar opening in much the same way a construction company tracks construction costs. At Clayton Timbrell & Company, Kat maintains organization and daily operations as Office Manager, and she works side-by-side with Clayton Timbrell & Co’s in-house bookkeeper, Cecily, in order to keep track of all accounts payable and receivable. Outside of work, she loves to travel, noting Japan, Iceland, and wilderness camping in Canada as some of her
ERICA REID, Special Teams
Erica grew up just east of the Everglades, and has always had a special interest in the natural environment. Despite this and regular childhood trips to Colorado, where she learned to care for horses, she somehow found her 20s dedicated to Manhattan, a degree in Management Information Systems, and a career in the booming tech industry. Starved for greenery, she returned to Florida, acquired a Master’s in Landscape Architecture, and worked for high-end residential landscape architecture firms in Miami and Palm Beach. Erica is a full-time team leader at a local Landscape Architecture firm Scott Lewis Landscape Architecture, but she plays a supportive role in Clayton Timbrell & Company’s graphic design, event planning, and team- building projects. Erica is currently studying to become a licensed Landscape Architect in the state of California.
CECILY SHEPPARD, Bookkeeper
Cecily manages operations and financial obligations that involve accounts payable and receivable and overseeing compliance with federal, state and local regulations. She is a part-time employee at Clayton Timbrell & Company and spends her remaining hours working for an architecture firm and spending time with her husband, an architect, and their
JESSE CASTRO, Foreman Carpenter
Jesse Castro is a carpenter with more than a decade of experience, and he possesses the unusual good fortune of having learned to build exclusively as a remodeler in San Francisco. As a result, he’s intimately familiar and supremely confident in dealing with the city’s unique logistical and professional challenges. Jesse has worked for multiple contractors throughout San Francisco, finally connecting with Clayton Timbrell while working on the 2010 San Francisco Decorator Showcase. Jesse has contributed to various home and apartment remodels for Clayton Timbrell & Company as both a carpenter and a supervisor, and, despite his allegiance to the Oakland Raiders, Jesse is respected by his colleagues for his positive attitude, constant energy, and active leadership.
CALEB VOGNSEN, Foreman Carpenter
Caleb’s unexpected path to being a carpenter included study in Philosophy and Writing at Columbia University and Law at The University of Michigan. Caleb and Clayton were classmates at University High School, and in 2010 Caleb joined CT&Co out of a desire to pursue a hands-on career path. Caleb has been critical to the success of some of the company’s best projects, and has grown from being a highly educated laborer to being a strong carpenter with a leadership role within the company. Caleb is well- known by coworkers and clients for his humor, his insistence on perfection in structural framing, and his ability to provide in-house IT services.
JAMIE KISSINGER, Foreman Finish Carpenter
Jamie’s career in carpentry began after nearly ten years of touring as the drummer of an internationally acclaimed punk rock band, which perhaps puts into perspective his current role as the registrar for the Pacific Zen Institute’s Rockridge Meditation Community. He has a number of formal professional qualifications, including his own general contractor’s license and a certificate from Laney College’s Cabinet & Furniture Making Program. Jamie is respected by clients and coworkers alike for his precision and attentiveness to quality.
JORGE RAMIREZ, Foreman Carpenter
Jorge has a uniquely strong experience in the renovation of old San Francisco homes, and has completed numerous renovation projects alongside Roman Tehandon and Jesse Castro prior to joining Clayton Timbrell & Company. And avid illustrator and studied finish carpenter, he truly believes that by putting your heart into everything you build, you create a better world. This ethic, combined with his motto, “no problems, only solutions”, makes Jorge both an effective and attentive coworker.
DANILO JORGE, Carpenter
A native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Danilo has been in San Francisco for 17 years and has worked for various builders and developers. Danilo is an experienced carpenter with strong leadership skills, having overseen many projects through final inspections, he is quick to ensure that important details are not skipped. Danilo is currently taking a break from city life while performing much of the finish carpentry on the company’s Sea Ranch project. When Danilo is not working, he can likely be found on a surf trip
JAMES ORANTES, Project Superintendent
James has been working in the construction industry since 1996, and, before joining Clayton Timbrell & Company, his experience included owning his own General Contracting business, working as a production framer on large home developments, and working as a foreman for a reputable San Francisco based construction firm. James received his General Contractor’s license in 2003 and his work has been published in the SF Chronicle’s Sunday Magazine. Additionally, James is LEED AP and OSHA certified and completed his Construction Management certification from UC Berkeley in 2014. James is currently superintending the renovation of a 13,000 square foot home in Presidio Heights.
ROMAN TEHANDON, Carpenter
After a long career in numerous backbreaking physical trades, Roman was surprised to hear his doctor tell him he was overweight and flirting with heart disease. That was more than ten years ago. Drawing on his own mental reserves and his respect for the trials of his personal idol, Nelson Mandela, Roman has since become the picture of fitness and a methodical, highly skilled carpenter. Becoming a studied pescatarian, skilled cook, and hang-gliding enthusiast in the meantime was just incidental.