Happy 2021!! We are sending our positive thoughts to everyone and hope this newsletter finds you safe and healthy. Nobody knew what 2020 had in store, but we feel very fortunate to be where we are today. Despite all the challenges, we were able to successfully open a kitchen and bath showroom, Studio 38 Designs. We are really enjoying this new partnership and the new relationships that we have developed along the way. It has also been great to be part of the downtown community of Morgan Hill.

Thank you to all of you who have supported us throughout this past year. We are looking forward to a much brighter and better year ahead and wish you all the very best!
Tom Milner is a De Anza graduate with a degree in Business Administration. He’s had a passion for construction that began at an early age. His mother has been, and continues to work in the industry. Tom has joined D.R. Domenichini Construction as an estimator and project manager. This allows him to work with the clients through the estimating phase as well as be onsite everyday as the project manager, thus providing continuity and stability for the duration of the project.

Tom grew up in London, England and now resides in Campbell. He goes back to visit his hometown as much as he can to visit family and friends. Tom enjoys running, cycling, ice hockey and playing soccer on the weekends.
We entered 6 projects this year into NARI's Meta Awards, and although it was "virtual" this year, we came home with 6 gold awards!

Here's a quick slideshow highlighting this year's winners.
Client satisfaction is a top priority for DRD Construction, and our survey results prove it. Below are our average ratings to date from GuildQuality, our third party surveying company, including an overall 98% satisfaction rating! We truly value the feedback we receive and do everything we can to maintain a high level of customer service.

Whether your home office is a designated space for running a business, your remote workspace or simply a nook for paying bills and organizing your schedule, you deserve more than a metal desk and extra chair stuffed into a spare corner. Why? An office that reflects the design and comfort of the rest of your home is a place you'll want to burn the midnight oil.
1. Location, Location, Location
You'll likely spend many hours in your home office, so don't stiff yourself on space (e.g. squishing a tiny desk into a windowless closet to preserve the rarely-used guest room). Also, consider traffic flow and your ability to withstand distractions. Do you work best in the thick of activity, or should your office be tucked away in a quiet space? If clients will be stopping by, a private space with ample seating is a must.
2. Don't Sacrifice Form for Function
Your desk, shelves and storage should serve you, not the other way around. Consider your workflow and what items you need at your fingertips before investing in furniture, and then look for pieces that are both beautiful and functional. Home office furniture should complement other rooms in your house instead of screaming "soulless cubicle." If your home has traditional decor, warm wood and soft, comfy chairs or a loveseat are ideal if you have the space. A contemporary home office can feature artistic pieces or modern metal furniture.
3. Invest in a Great Chair
You spend hours parked in your office chair; a beautiful, ergonomically correct, comfortable seat is worth every dime.
4. Paint the Walls a Color You Love
Forget "office beige": You need a color that gets your work motor humming. For some people, that's a bright, cheery color like orange or lime green. Others need a calming shade like botanical green or sea foam blue to perform. Find out more about how certain colors can affect your mood.
5. Give Yourself a View
Position the desk where you can stare at something more interesting than a blank wall (even if you do love the color) when you glance up from the computer. A window's natural light is ideal, but if you're in a windowless space, hang a pretty picture above the desk, or position your chair to face the door.
6. Choose Homey Accessories
Unless you're going for a contemporary look, choose extras that enhance the comfy feeling of your home office, like a pretty mug for a pencil holder, trendy notepads and sticky notes, and a decorative waste basket. Wrap your bulletin board in a gorgeous fabric, and hide utilitarian bookshelves behind curtains made from the same material. Hang inspirational prints on the walls, whether that's simply your kids' framed artwork or a classic painting.
7. Organize Vertically and Horizontally
Many home offices aren't swimming in square footage, so using space efficiently is imperative. Hang floating shelves on the walls to get papers and office equipment off the desk, and use vertical file folders on the desk to keep important papers within arm's reach. Are you a stacker or a filer? If you tend to make piles, get a nice basket to tame your mail, notes and papers. If you prefer a clean desktop, designate one drawer for your "to-do" papers. Wooden or metal cube storage is a fun alternative to bookshelves, since each space can be used for books, knickknacks or baskets of odds-and-ends.
8. Master Your Technology
There's not much you can do to beautify the computer, printer and phone, but you can hide unsightly cords. Start by making sure your equipment is close to outlets and easy to access if you need to unplug. Encase cords on the desk in a fabric cord cover, and feed the cords into a desk grommet, a plastic or metal cap that helps guide cords through a hole in the desk and hides them underneath. Tame the cord jungle on the floor with cord winders, tubing, or a wire organizer that's attached to the desk and lifts the cords off the floor.
9. Let There Be Light
Here's a bright idea: make sure your office has plenty of light to cut down on eye strain and headaches. Position the computer monitor so there's no glare from a window or overhead light, and put a small lamp on the desk for task lighting.
10. Inspire Yourself
Set up a mini-shrine — a few cherished knickknacks, a piece of framed art, a special photo on your desk — that motivates you to create and/or get the work done so you can get out of there. A print of Paris can channel your inner muse, or a photo of your children might remind you that you're doing it all for them.

DRD is now performing office remodels. They can be as inexpensive as $1,500 for painting, trim and lighting, or as involved as $15,000 for new window, door, flooring, ceiling fan and smart technologies. Please contact us for a quote.