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The Futo Family Estate Winery, hidden in the foothills of the Oakville Appellation in Napa County, has a hidden maze of piping housed in its concrete foundation. This maze of piping is referred to as a mechanical chase instead of a mechanical room because it runs through three sides of the foundation below the fermentation room. […]

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Front of home under construction

LeDuc & Dexter, Inc. have been working with Rapid Remodel TV, a company that executes accelerated design/build remodeling projects for homeowners in the Bay Area and then televises the building process on local television. In Petaluma, what was originally a one-story schoolhouse, was soon to be a two-story home. LeDuc & Dexter have plumbed most […]

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Merry Edwards Winery, situated in the Coopersmith Pinot Noir vineyard near Graton.

The Merry Edwards Winery was under construction in early 2007 and was on track to be crushing grapes by the 2007 harvest season. Located off Hwy. 116, just south of Frei Road and a few minutes from Graton, the winery is situated in the Coopersmith Pinot Noir vineyard and named after Merry Edwards husband. Ken […]

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Windsor Palm shopping center expansion project

LeDuc & Dexter performed tenant improvement work at the Windsor Palms Shopping Center in Windsor. Work began with the shell that consisted of an El Toro’s Market, which is now named Castaneda’s Market Place, and a two-story building wing that is now divided for tenants. LeDuc & Dexter’s tenant improvement included a sanitary waste system […]

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LeDuc & Dexter company vehicles at job site.

Back in 2007, one of Windsor’s largest subdivisions neared completion. Vintage Greens, with a total of 440 homes and a water-saving irrigation system supported by the town of Windsor was due to be completed by the end of summer 2007. Many of the homes were occupied or sold as of this time. The homes are […]

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Blankiet estate exterior stonework.

Back in September 2006, the Blankiet Estate was getting ready to crush grapes at their new winery that was partially completed. That was also the year they were bringing their second vintage at the picturesque setting that Blankiet provides in the hills of Yountville with a winery that was at the time nearing completion. Because of […]

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Victoria Floor Framing

The Land of Victoria subdivision built by Carco Homes was an interesting infill project that took shape off of Hearn Avenue just behind Mead Clark Lumber. Located off Victoria Drive is David Lee Court, a small cul-de-sac that has six single-family homes plus two duplexes, that can also be accessed off Hearn Avenue. This is […]

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Temple 360

The Congregation Shomrei Torah’s new temple was under construction back in August 2006, on Bennett Valley Road across from Waterfall Towers in Santa Rosa. After months of delays due to heavy spring rains, the hilltop temple has all of the retaining walls that line the driveway in place and the temple walls and roof are being […]

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Side view of Grace Episcopal Church in downtown St. Helena

The Grace Episcopal Church was originally built in 1883 in St. Helena. The church is located on Spring Street just off of Main Street, Highway 29, in the center of town. The original 1,000 square foot parish underwent a major renovation that added 4,500 square feet to the structure. James Nolan Construction was the general […]

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Wall Plumbing Above Concrete

Stryker Sonoma, located on Hwy. 128 in Geyserville, is an interesting example of a winery plumbing project. The project included construction of a premium winery and two residential structures. What made the project challenging was that no winemaker had yet been hired by the winery. How were the design and building phases to progress efficiently […]

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