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40 Shades of Green

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About Us

San Francisco's Eco-Conscious General Contractors
Growing up in Ireland, environmentally friendly practices were a way of life. At home nothing went to waste—items were routinely re-used, repurposed or shared with neighbours. Houses hundreds of years old were still sound. They were built from local materials: field stone, regional timber, thatch, turf cut from the bog. Workmanship was a source of skill and pride, and everything from joinery to furniture making was supplied by people you knew. There was no hiding if work was shoddy. Those are the values I brought with me when I came here in 1985. Today my company, 40 Shades of Green (DBA RM Construction), takes on every project with an eco-conscious eye, detailed craftsmanship and personal attention. I really enjoy rolling up my sleeves with homeowners. In doing so, I bring 30+ years of experience in nearly every aspect of new construction, renovation and rehabilitation, from seismic upgrades to roofing and everything in between—including the real-world experience and challenges of creating an eco-friendly dwelling of my own. I’m certified in Permaculture Design, a sustainability practice that emphasizes working in harmony with the natural world and patterns of use. I’m also a member of the Living Building Challenge, a stringent and global green standard which I consulted when remodeling my own home.

Services Provided

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), Asphalt Shingle Roofing, Attic Restoration, Baseboard Installation, Basement Remodeling, Basement Waterproofing, Bathroom Remodeling, Brick Masonry, Carport Installation, Chimney Construction, Composition Roofing, Concrete Construction, Concrete Flooring, Concrete Repair, Crown Molding Installation, Custom Home, Custom Home Bars, Deck Repair, Earthquake Retrofitting, Electric Fireplace Installation, Energy-Efficient Homes, Exterior Door Installation, Fireplace Installation, Flooring Installation, Foundation Construction, Foundation Repair, Garage Building, General Contracting, Guesthouse Design & Construction, Home Additions, Home Extensions, Home Inspection, Home Remodeling, Home Restoration, Insulation Installation, Masonry, Metal Roofing, Modular Home Additions, Multigenerational Homes, Outdoor Kitchen Construction, Pool House Design & Construction, Project Management, Radiant Floor Heating, Range Hood Installation, Roof Installation, Roof Replacement, Roof Waterproofing, Spray Foam Insulation

Areas Served

Alto, Belvedere, Belvedere Tiburon, Bolinas, Corte Madera, Daly City, Fairfax, Greenbrae, Kentfield, Larkspur, Marin City, Mill Valley, Muir Beach, North Richmond, Richmond, Ross, San Anselmo, San Francisco, San Quentin, San Rafael, Sausalito, Stinson Beach, Tamalpais-Homestead Valley, Tiburon, Palo Alto, Petaluma, Novato

Awards

Peraculture Design

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5 Projects

Sausalito, CA

Napa Street, Sausalito

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40 Shades of Green
Average rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Sausalito/San Francisco, CA 94965
Typical Job Cost $1,000 - 2 million
Labour, rough materials, permitting, I generally do not cost out finish materials, appliances, etc but help the owner with purchase and pass on any discounts I may have, this is a good way to compare fairly the project as contractors vary considerably in the quality of materials
License Number 685567