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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.
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Like any other professional, a San Rafael 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.
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Siding San Rafael
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.
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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.
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Many hundreds of years ago San Rafael was the location where many different Coastal Miwok peoples lived. The villages that were recognized include the Awani-wi people, close to downtown San Rafael, the Ewu, people close to Terra Linda, and the Shotomko-cha people in Marinwood.
In 1917, four Spanish Franciscan priests established San Rafael Arcángel, in what is currently known as San Rafael, when the Spanish colonized California. This occurred some four prior to Mexico gaining independence from Spain. This was the colonial Mexican province’s 20th Spanish Mission in Alta California and the second-to-last mission built in California. The city and the Mission in honor of the Archangel Raphael, who is considered to be the Angel of Healing.
Originally, the Mission was established to be a hospital for the Indians of the Central Valley who had becoming sick while residing in the cold San Francisco Mission Dolores. The Coastal Miwoks who were residing in Mission San Jose were also moved to begin the new community in Mission San Rafael. A Father named Luis Gil, spoke many different Native Indians, and was placed in charge of the hospital facility. Primarily, as the result of its milder and warmer climate, in 1822, San Rafael was given full mission status.
Originally, the Mission gained some 300 converts and by 1828 gained some 1,140 converts. In 1834, The California missions were overtaken by the Mexican government, and in 1834, Mission San Rafael was abandoned. Eventually it deteriorated into ruin. In 1949, the current mission was constructed in the style of the original, although it is at right angles to the alignment of the original mission.
In 1853, after the Mexican-American War, the territory that Alta California was part of was annexed by the U.S. At the time, about 1,000 Mexican families in Alta California were still living there.
Technology was changing the world as well as in northern California. In 1879, the Northern Pacific and San Francisco arrived in San Rafael. Sometime later, in 1888, the community was linked to the national railroad network. San Rafael remained an important community. Throughout World War II, the U.S. Navy functioned as a degaussing range in San Rafael for San Pablo Bay. The railroad brought businesses, additional settlers, and opportunity. These years brought additional growth to San Rafael.
The Marin History Museum brought the history of San Rafael to life. One Marin and biographies of two San Raphael personality painted portraits of life in the greater Marin County area of a prospector, working women, pioneers, adventurers, and immigrants.
A disaster was recorded in San Rafael in 1901. While in a thick fog, the Ferry San Rafael collided with the Ferry Sausalito. A series of misjudgments and events resulted with the Ferry Sausalito ramming the starboard side of the Ferry San Rafael in spite of knowing that the other ferry was approaching. One person was listed as missing, and four people perished. In 1906, an earthquake shook San Rafael, which knocked chimneys off rooftops and jolted several homes off their foundations.
Historically, the San Rafael shoreline has been filled to a significant amount in order to accommodate property development, with the underlying bay mud which is saturated with clay silt of as much of 90 feet in thickness. At some locations that include Murphys Point, the shale rock or sandstone outcrops through the mud.
There is a wide diversity of natural habitats in San Rafael from estuarine and marshland settings to the forests at the higher elevations. Endangered species of the Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse are home in the marshes. In addition, there are riparian regions that include the Miller Creek Corridors and the San Rafael Creek.
San Rafael became a hub for the entertainment industry especially for the high-tech components of the business after the George Lucas arrived in San Rafael in 1970 to shot the movie THX 1138. In 1971, George local established Lucasfilm. The company is best known for the global hit movie Indian Jones as well as the Star War series. In 2005, some of the company's operations were relocated to San Francisco.
Under the direction of George Lucas, some of the production of the Universal movie of American Graffiti were shot in downtown San Rafael. In addition, parts of THX 1138 were filed in San Rafael in the Marin County Civic Center. A great deal of the movie Gattaca, which starred Ethan Hawke, was also filmed in the Marin County Civic Center. In 1975, George Lucas established the Industrial Light and Magic organization in order to do special effects for his films as well as some other filmmakers. Ever since 2004, the new-age music program Hearts of Space has been headquartered in San Rafael.
San Rafael started attracting developers of video games with many different major studios located within the community, primarily as the result of the presence of LucasFilm. However, recently the majority of the companies that include Lucas Arts, have left San Rafael.
These days, San Rafael is a flourishing, lively community that has several historical buildings that recall its past and an eclectic combination of modern buildings that indicate where the community is headed.