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Home remodeling starts with the spark of an idea. Bringing that idea to life is the responsibility of your general contractor, who will use their knowledge and experience to develop your inspiration and turn it into a reality.
At GVD Renovations, we provide everything you need to remodel your home at an affordable price, including Oakland general contractor services. What is the role of a contractor?
Like any other professional, a Oakland general contractor needs the right tools to get their job done in an efficient and timely manner. At GVD Renovations, we supply all of the necessary ingredients for the successful remodeling of your home so that your contractor never has to worry about the quality or timeliness of your remodeling features.
We make it possible for your general contractor to plan and complete everything from a siding replacement, bathroom or kitchen remodel to an entire home remodel, from design throughout construction. Your contractor understands that every piece goes into creating a complete whole, and our stunning line of products makes it possible for every remodeling nuance to be considered.
Some of the Oakland General Contracting services we offer include:
Siding is one of the most important parts of your home. Not only does it give your home a great deal of curb appeal, but it also provides protection against the harsh elements.
As professionals in siding replacement, we at GVD Renovations are committed to your complete satisfaction every step of the way. We can clearly and accurately assess the condition of your current siding, as well as provide you with a wide range of siding samples while helping you decide between the many different types that we have to offer.
As you can see, you have a wide variety of options available for siding on your home in Oakland. If you're not sure which one to choose, ask the experts! That's what we're here for. We can help you decide on the right type of siding for your needs and budget. You can feel confident that no matter what siding you decide on, it will be installed completely and professionally, providing your home with both beauty and protection.
Don't be surprised if your friends, family and neighbors ask about your new siding! With decades of combined experience installing all types of siding in Oakland, GVD Renovations has the skills and knowledge to make sure your siding exceeds your expectations!
Windows - When selecting windows, your contractor will need to assess factors that include energy efficiency, style, and functionality.
Flooring - Nothing brings a room together like the choice of flooring. From hardwoods to laminates, there are advantages to every style of flooring and your contractor will help guide you through the selection process.
Contact us today to find out more about our General Contractor Services at (916) 269-0761.
When you drive up to a home and it isn’t aesthetically pleasing, your eye has a tendency to look away to more attractive looking homes. There is no reason why your home should not be one of the most appealing homes in your neighborhood. Sometimes a simple change of a door can change the whole image of your home. Siding, countertops, windows, doors, pavers or maybe the addition of a porch can give your home a new lease on life. Contact GVD Renovations today and work with our professional contractor's to see what options await you to make your home stand out in your neighborhood. Don’t hesitate to call us today for your free in-home estimate!
In 1772, Spanish explorers from New Spain claimed Oakland for the Spanish king. The Spanish royal government granted the region to a man named Luis Maria Peralta for his Rancho San Antonio during the early 1800’s. Peralta divided his property between his four sons in 1942, when he died. His sons opened the property to settlement by fur-traders, European whalers, loggers, and American pioneers. When California was won by the U.S. during the Mexican-American war, and when gold was discovered in California in 1848, Full-scale development and settlements occurred. In 1852, the legislature of California Oakland as a town.
With the advents of the railroads, the community and its surroundings grew quickly and soon became a major railroad station between the late 1860’s and the early1870’s. This included the construction of the Long Wharf Terminus and the largest servicing facilities and railroad yards in West Oakland that continued to be a major local employer by the Southern Pacific well into the 1900’s.
Oakland's need for a seaport and rise to industrial prominence resulted in the 1902 digging of a shipping and tidal channel. This created the island of the close by community of Alameda. the community’s population doubled in 1906 with the refugees who became homeless following the San Francisco fire and earthquake who had fled to Oakland. A Chevrolet plant was opened at the southernmost edge of Oakland in 1915. Oakland was the home of many different manufacturing industries, that included shipbuilding, automobiles, bakeries, canneries, and metals by 1920. The overall post war recovery, the widespread use of the automobile, and the discovery of oil in Los Angeles fueled much of the economic growth. During the 1920’s, Oakland grew considerably. The East Bay Area was home to numerous war related industries during World War II. A large number of laborers from all over the nation were attracted to Oakland by the war. Many of these laborers were African Americans from the western South, who greatly enjoyed the prosperity during the years of the war. The automobile and shipbuilding industries virtually vanished soon after the war. This was also true of those virtually evaporated, as did the jobs that came with those industries. Many of those who had made the community their home didn’t leave Oakland, as they were wealthy residents. However, some people relocated into newly developing suburbs. However, Oakland, which had become very prosperous before the war had a population the was ever increasingly poor by the late 1960’s.
Oakland was the location of some innovative funk music scene that resulted in some well-known such as the Graham Central Station and Sly and the Family Stone during the 1960’s. The Oakland Chapter of the Hell’s Angele’s Motorcycle club started to expand into a formidable organization also during the 1960’s. It became the most respected and feared of all of the Hell’s Angle’s Chapters by the 1980’s. Its Oakland Clubhouse is still located in East Oakland. In sports, the NFL Oakland Raiders won Super Bowl XI in 1977. the Golden State Warriors won the 1974/1975 NBA championship and the Oakland Athletics MLB club were victorious in three in a row World Series wins.
After his inauguration in 1999, Jerry Brown, the mayor of Oakland continued his predecessor Elihu Harris' public policy to support the downtown housing development in the region defined as Oakland’s Central Business District 1998 General Plan. This became known as the 10K plan because Mayor Brown's stated goal was to add 10,000 residents to downtown Oakland. This plan resulted in redevelopment projects in the Jack London District, where Mayor Brown bought and then sometime later resold an industrial warehouse that he used for his personal residence, as well as the Lakeside Apartments District close to Lake Merritt, where two projects were approved. The 10K plan effected downtown. The Chinatown district as well as the historic Old Oakland district.
Redevelopment plans such as the 10K controversial as the result of gentrification and to potential rent increases that would relocate lower-income residents from Oakland’s downtown area into remotely located communities and neighborhoods. There was additional controversy related to development proposals that came about from the recession and credit crunch in 2008, as well as the Bay Area’s weakening and national economy during this time period. These downturns resulted in lowered occupancy, rentals, and sales of the new housing and slower economic recovery and growth than expected.
Oaklands Medical Center, which the first HMO as well as the first Kaiser Permanente hospital both underwent a $2 billion retrofit throughout the 2010s, which included numerous new buildings.
Some seven people were shot and killed at Oikos University, which is located in East Oakland close to the Coliseum Complex and the airport in 2012. One hour later, one suspect surrendered to police in Alameda. The shooting was considered the deadliest mass killing in Oakland’s history.