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Front bucolic drive up to Harvest Inn. New construction

In November 2005, after a three-month hiatus, LeDuc & Dexter’s commercial department was back on the job at the Harvest Inn in St. Helena. Phase one of the project was completed in June. Then the project was stopped during the summer tourist season to accommodate guests at the 54-room wine country resort. Construction noise and […]

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Street view of HomeAid apartment complex project.

LeDuc & Dexter, Inc. had lent a helping hand to a formidable project for the homeless in Sonoma County in June 2006. It was the first North Bay project for HomeAid, a national building industry program that brings volunteers together to create low-cost temporary housing for homeless families. HomeAid helps homeless families make the transition […]

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Habitat for Humanity Builder's Blitz 2006

LeDuc & Dexter participated in Sonoma County Habitat for Humanity’s Builder’s Blitz in the summer of 2006. In a five day period from June 5th-9th, Christopherson Homes along with subcontractors and suppliers built a Habitat for Humanity home from the ground up. This event was nationwide with 1,000 home builders building 500 homes in 160 […]

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LeDuc & Dexter company vehicles outside of job site for Rebuilding Together.

In the spring of 2007, LeDuc & Dexter, Inc. partnered with Sonoma National Bank once again to sponsor a house to be rehabilitated under the supervision of the non-profit organization Rebuilding Together, which assists low-income residents with home repairs. Dianne Cox, who heads the Santa Rosa Rebuilding Together Chapter, was ecstatic about the turnout on […]

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The original farm home of Earl Baum.

In 2000, Earl Baum donated his farm to the Center for the Blind. His farmhouse, located on Occidental Road in Santa Rosa, became their office and a number of surrounding buildings were added. The staff has grown to 15 people and in 2006 they moved into their new office directly behind the old one, which […]

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Site of Merryvale's new 65,000 square foot wine making facility.

Merryvale Vineyards, of St. Helens, had broken ground on their new winemaking facility in the Carneros region of Napa County. The general contractor for the winery, which was scheduled for completion by the 2006 crush season, was Andrews & Thornley, Inc. of Napa. LeDuc & Dexter had worked with Andrews & Thornley many times over […]

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Front outdoor view of Rodney Strong Vineyard

Back in 2008, Rodney Strong Vineyards had been expanding their wine-making facility at a fairly steady rate. In 1998 they upgraded their present crush area with two rotary fermenters, two presses, and new augers and hoppers. LeDuc & Dexter’s commercial department was hired to complete the design/build plumbing. That included drainage and wastewater piping, hot […]

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Balboa Cafe sign.

Today’s past project brings us back to September 2008 just before the opening of the Balboa Cafe in Mill Valley. The Balboa Cafe Mill Valley continued the Balboa tradition as the “in” place to eat, drink, and make merry. That reference is to the original Balboa Cafe located at Fillmore and Greenwich in San Francisco, […]

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Outside fermentation barn.

The year is 2008, six years after working on the completion of a state-of-the-art fermentation barn for Nickel & Nickel, a premium single vineyard wine producer in the Napa Valley, LeDuc & Dexter Inc’s commercial plumbing department is helping to complete a carbon copy of the original barn right next door. The overall design/build project […]

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High on the hills in Marin County sits a high-end custom home with a whimsical nautical design.  The home is approximately 12,000 square feet, which includes two stories above ground and an underground garage that mirrors the shape and size of the top two floors.  The “garage” also houses a home theater and wine room. […]

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