Gordon Reese has spent over 35 years in construction and has built his business, Gordon Reese Design Build, on creating not just innovative indoor and outdoor spaces, but also long-lasting client relationships.
He started in the remodeling business as a high school student, taking a summer job as a laborer. That grew into an interest in the field and working his way up in various remodeling companies. He began his own company in 1984. “What I truly enjoy about this occupation is the unlimited variety of work. Every job is different, and transforming spaces from one use to another is deeply satisfying. Even after all these years, I still love building things with my hands,” says Gordon.
“We take pride in the skill, attitude, and workmanship of our team, and always do what’s right, regardless of who’s there to witness it,” adds Gordon. “Our work is a creative collaboration; we do our best to understand the needs of our clients then provide a remodeling experience that creates their dream spaces.”
Gordon’s wife, Michelle, became co-owner of Gordon Reese Design Build in 2012. Today she acts as CFO and Human Resources Professional. They have put a lot of care into their employees, with state-of-the-art benefits, vacation time and a great work environment. This care spills over into the relationships with clients; they hold annual appreciation events. Once a project is finished Gordon checks back after 6 months and again in one year to make sure his clients are still happy with the new space.
Gordon and Michelle, have lived in the Northgate neighborhood for 12 years. They have three grown daughters and two grandchildren, with a 3rd on the way. They now share their home with two dogs and a cat. Gordon has coached high school mountain biking teams for 4 years, and they both support local nonprofits like ARF, Save Mount Diablo, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. After long days of working hard, they reward themselves with biking, hiking and good quality food from our local farmers’ market.
“Despite everything going on in the world, now is actually a great moment to design your dream space because we’re all spending so much more time at home,” says Gordon. “Most construction companies are only concerned with landing the project, but we’re committed to creating timeless results and inspired living spaces.” All of this dedication shows too in the awards they have won from the remodeling industry: Remodeling Magazine’s 2017 Big 50 and CotY 2016 National Recognition for Universal Design (helping people age in place with appropriate modifications). Check out their free monthly virtual seminars on the remodeling process atwww.gordonreese.com.
By Kara Navolio, Resident since 1991