The partnership we develop with our clients is as important to us as the projects we build.
Clayton Timbrell is the principal of Clayton Timbrell & Company. Clayton has managed numerous and complex construction projects, including the complete renovation of a 10,000 square foot Presidio Heights home, a ground-up guest house and renovation of an existing William Turnbull house in The Sea Ranch, and the management of a substantial portion of work for the 2010 Decorator Showcase.
Clayton is a native San Franciscan, having attended Town School, 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 the Fall of 2015, Clayton began serving on the Board of Trustees at University High School. Clayton is a regular swimmer and he tries to squeeze in mini-vacations throughout the year.
Clayton’s travels are extensive, beginning with academic study in Spain and Cuba and recently including trips to Colombia, Japan and Mexico City, where he was re-energized by thriving design and architecture communities.
Clayton Timbrell & Company is often engaged by owners as early as the acquisition of a property in order to evaluate construction feasibility, potential costs, and value propositions for a particular site. Once a property has been purchased, we work with clients, architects, and relevant consultants to develop a Rough Order of Magnitude, informed by CT&Co’s experience in comparable work and our study of historic cost data. At the point of filing for permits, clients can have the assurance that their costs and schedule have been largely established, and proceeding with plan development and permitting is an informed next step.
Upon mobilizing for a project, Clayton Timbrell & Company will have already met with a broad pool of subcontractors to confirm pricing, schedule, and site-specific feedback, such that we will be in a position to move swiftly from trade to trade. Doing so requires collaboration with the Owner and Architect to provide drawings and specifications as the project schedule demands, and our Project Manager will develop a Project Deliverables List that is tied to the Schedule so that all parties are clear on decision deadlines and responsibilities. The Project Manager will also manage subcontractor agreements, ongoing pricing required by project developments, and reporting to the owner on cost and schedule on a routine basis.
As a move-in date approaches, our Project Manager will develop a Pre-Punch and Punch List to outline all remaining scopes of work and initiate the follow-up required to close out each trade’s scope. As subcontractors’ work is completed, systems are commissioned, and final cleaning is undertaken, CT&Co closes out each subcontract and provides client training on the use and function of the owner’s new systems. Our staff is on-hand for landscape installations, decorators’ furniture installations, and client move-ins in order to facilitate last minute clean up, touch ups, and any required troubleshooting. CT&Co will instruct an owner on where to locate their emergency shut-offs, their equipment locations and functions, and provide instructions for use on the home’s various systems.
Ongoing Commitment to Service
Clayton Timbrell & Company employs staff who have been with the company since its inception, which provides a reliable resource familiar with all of our projects and clients. Our staff is routinely dispatched for repairs, warranty and small projects for past clients’ ongoing service needs, with the trust that CT&Co staff can access and care for a house in a leave-no-trace manner. Our staff routinely off-hauls overflow delivery boxes, sets up baby gates, and changes hard-to-reach lightbulbs, all as part of our continued effort to maintain strong client relations. It is our deep belief that our clients are our best spokespeople, and continuing to serve long after a project is complete is the foundation of our enduring business.