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 is the principal of Clayton Timbrell & Company. Clayton began his building career as a carpenter, and has subsequently managed numerous and complex construction projects, including the complete renovation of a 10,000 square foot Presidio Heights home and the management of a substantial portion of work for the 2010 Decorator Showcase. He currently schedules a weekly visit to The Sea Ranch, where Clayton Timbrell & Company is undertaking both a large renovation and new construction for a San Francisco client.
Clayton is a native San Franciscan, having attended 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 his free time, Clayton hangs out with his dogs Radar and Otis, swims, and enjoys adventurous trips. He has travelled extensively, beginning with academic study in Spain and Cuba, and including recent trips to Colombia, Japan and Mexico City, where he was re-energized by thriving design and architecture communities.
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 is currently managing two condominium projects for Clayton Timbrell & Company - one at the Millennium Tower, and another at The Palms in San Francisco’s
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. Years later, Kyle and Clayton met on a ski lift in Alpine Meadows, where Kyle had been a longtime regular. Kyle is currently superintending Clayton Timbrell & Company’s project in The Sea Ranch, and is looking forward to heading back to the Lake in the summer of 2014. On his return, he and the company are eager to seek projects in the Lake
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, with a complete understanding of all trades and potential complications, and adjusting 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 heating systems.
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 and effective and attentive coworker.
Juan is Clayton Timbrell & Company’s longest-tenured employee, having joined the company in 2005. Juan knows almost 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 surf breaks.
Caleb’s unexpected path to being a carpenter included study in Philosophy and Writing at Columbia University, Law at The University of Michigan, and Pecuniary Exigency at the School of the 2007 Economy. Realizing that an office job was his ticket to an underutilized gym membership and carpal tunnel syndrome, Caleb spent every summer mid-academia working for a high-end residential remodel group as an novice carpenter, resident technologist, and occasional laughingstock. Caleb ran into Clayon at the wedding of a mutual high school friend in 2009, and has since honed strong carpentry skills, including framing the guest house on the company’s Sea Ranch project. 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.
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.
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.
After a long career in numerous back-breaking physcial trades, Roman was suprised 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 pescaterian, skilled cook, and hangliding enthusiast in the meantime was just incidental.
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, and having overseen many projects through final inspections, 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
Megan spent her childhood in Petaluma and Phoenix, Arizona, culminating in an Art History and Drawing degree from Arizona State. Megan moved to Los Angeles and worked as a visual merchandiser for American Apparel, and during a period of rapid expansion, she provided merchandising displays for store openings across the West. Outside of her position as Office Manager at CT&Co, Megan moonlights as a seamstress, an illustrator, a DJ, and a member of the band Silver Shadows.
Erica grew up just east of the Everglades, and has always had a special interest in the natural environment. Despite that, and despite 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. Since moving to San Francisco in 2012, the majority of her time is spent at a local landscape design firm, 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.
Yuji was a classmate of Clayton’s at UC Berkeley, and has longstanding roots in that community, currently dedicating two days a week to teaching and overseeing students in UC Berkeley’s Architecture Program as they use shop equipment in the model-making process. Nearly selected as a Navy SEAL, Yuji can swim continuous laps in a pool without taking breaths, and is still an avid surfer and marital artist. Yuji works part-time at Clayton Timbrell & Company, providing skilled finish carpentry and hardware installation, as well as a distinctive, ubiquitous