On September 20, 2018 Yuki Ikezi (property owner) unveiled her new garage conversion to an ADU and the addition of her new garage. The Mayor of Santa Clara, Lisa Gillmor and Council member Teresa O'Neill came and spoke about the importance of ADUs in our community. Yuki spoke about the process and her positive experience with Goldbar Builders. The event brought over 50 people and none were disappointed in the quality of our work. I heard many wows that night!
Greg Popovich of Goldbar Builders and Larry Stone, Santa Clara County Assessor, were the guest speakers at the Silicon Valley Chapter of AREAA. Greg talked about current and proposed bills that have encouraged ADU development, and issues surrounding financing, development and construction of ADUs. Larry spoke about the state of the economy in Silicon Valley. Both speakers gave very informative information.
The Goldbar team is growing. We have entered into a strategic partnership with Ser-Mar to add power and more capabilities ensuring rapid erection of your ADU.
Dave has taken on the role of spearheading our Santa Rosa ADU efforts. We have been asked by many to go and help. You bet we will be there.
Quartz counters, soft-close drawers, stainless appliances
Looking into the great-room from the eating bar.
Tile shower and floors
Quartz counter tops, tile backsplash, tile bathroom floors and laundry closet
Stackable washer/dryer unit with tile floor
This is an example of one of our ADU's with some minor upgrades.
This ADU is almost ready to rent. It went from a money-consuming swimming pool to a money-making asset! Goldbar helped the owner with design, permitting, pool demolishing, site development and finished construction. I will post some interior shots in the next post.
This ADU in San Jose is about 5 weeks old since the swimming pool has been filled. Sheetrock is scheduled this week and completion in 3 weeks. Not all can go this fast, but our goal is to get the units complete and in use. Call us today to get started on your ADU!
Greg Popovich at the State Capitol on October 16, 2017. He was meeting with one of Senator Wieckowski’s staff to discuss roadblocks that are being created to slow the progress of ADU development in some cities. Progress is being made to patch the holes/loopholes and more legislation will be coming to help with the affordable housing crisis.
ADUs are growing in popularity as many homeowners utilize them to generate revenue. Also though, they provide people with the opportunity to be closer to family, or to help retirees stay in their homes longer. With an ADU, a nurse or caregiver can live in the unit, or the retiree can even live in it, and let their kids live in the house. One customer recently remarked that she was going to live in her ADU and rent out the main house. In the Bay Area, that is not a bad income opportunity!