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Award-Winning Safety Culture

DesCor Builders has just accomplished the extraordinary by earning the SHARP Award from Cal-OSHA. The SHARP (Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program) Award honors high-hazard employers for…

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Construction picking up at 156-unit Stonebrier Apartments

STOCKTON — Crews have started work on a new apartment complex near the corner of Bianchi Road and West Lane in Stockton.The three-story complex of 156 one- and two-bedroom apartments is the 13th…

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DesCor receives CAL-OSHA SHARPS certification

It's official! DesCor received SHARPS recognition from CAL OSHA. This is the highest safety recognition that is given. It took over a year of effective planning, coordination and perseverance to…

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Sakata Seed America Opens $18.5 Million Woodland Innovation Center

Not too long ago, when Sakata Seed America was looking to relocate some of its operations from Morgan Hill, there was an easy choice near Woodland.Land values in Morgan Hill, a pricey suburb roughly…

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Wiseman’s third Napa office building wins Top Real Estate Projects in North Bay for 2018

The 1300 Main project is a three-story, 21,000- square-foot, mixed-use class A office and retail building located in downtown Napa.With its central location, ground floor restaurant, the building’s…

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Allowing Seniors to Age in Place

New senior day center offers increased options for elderlySutter Health opened its new state-of-the-art Senior Care PACE medical and recreational complex in the River District on Dec. 10. The 45,000-square-foot…

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Sakata Seed unveils Woodland innovation center

Sakata Seed America celebrated its new Woodland Innovation Center with a grand opening on Sept. 13. The innovation center, in the works since 2016, is a culmination of infrastructure and land enabling…

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DesCor Awarded Best Places to Work 2018

We’re looking for people who see the world the way we do; people who are passionate, accountable, committed and excellent.Sacramento Business Journal, October 12, 2018 A+ Employers Award / Best…

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Award-Winning Safety Culture

DesCor Builders has just accomplished the extraordinary by earning the SHARP Award from Cal-OSHA. The SHARP (Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program) Award honors high-hazard employers for their excellence in safety practices. Currently, DesCor is the only general contractor in Northern California approved and listed as a SHARP participant. DesCor’s recognized project is The Pique, a 327-unit apartment complex under construction in Folsom.

Founded in 2005, DesCor provides full-service preconstruction, general contracting, and construction management services throughout Northern California. This licensed general contractor provides sophisticated services at a competitive cost, and has a robust culture of safety. Backed by this philosophy, Robert Harding, regional safety director, initiated pursuit of the SHARP Award in April 2018.

“We are committed to people first, so we make safety our number-one priority and receiving the SHARP Award exemplifies that commitment.”

– Brad Des Jardin, president & ceo

“Many general contractors won’t pursue the SHARP Award because it takes a considerable amount of effort and coordination,” notes Harding. “All of our subcontractors have to commit to this, and agree to in-depth analysis by Cal-OSHA. I work with all our subs to assess their entire safety programs and help them become compliant. For those without safety director, we take that role for them, helping them elevate their safety culture and training.”

DesCor delivers its building strategy on a foundation of safety. “Safety is our established policy before we break ground on any project,” says Jeff Deming, senior superintendent. “Large corporate clients have had third-party consultants and safety management companies review our program, and we always meet or exceed their requirements. Pursuing the SHARP Award is putting our program to the test in the field.”

With the commitment of time, effort, and strong partnerships with subcontractors required to earn the SHARP Award, it’s clear that DesCor takes a true team approach and that safety is always a primary concern. “We really do care about people – our team, those working on our projects, and our clients,” concludes Neal Cordeiro, vice president and CFO.

Link to article: Award-Winning Safety Culture
Jennifer von Geldern, Freelance Writer | Comstock’s Magazine
Charles Vincent McDonald, Freelance Photographer | Comstock’s Magazine
Comstock’s Magazine: August 2019

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Construction picking up at 156-unit Stonebrier Apartments

STOCKTON — Crews have started work on a new apartment complex near the corner of Bianchi Road and West Lane in Stockton.

The three-story complex of 156 one- and two-bedroom apartments is the 13th project in the portfolio of the Patmon Company, a family-owned construction and property management business since 1965 in Stockton. Patmon Co. and Grupe Commercial have joined forces to build the project, called Stonebrier Apartments, and have contracted architects Mark Lee of Lee-Jagoe Architecture in Stockton and landscape architect Jeffrey Gamboni of Stockton. Construction will be performed by DesCor Builders of Rancho Cordova and the complex is scheduled to be completed next year.

Stonebrier is directly south of office and retail space built by Patmon Co. that includes The Kitchen Restaurant and soon will be home to the company’s corporate offices. Residents of Stonebrier will have valet service to receive packages and dry cleaning, as well as private garages and covered parking. The project will cost approximately $36 million and monthly rent for a one-bedroom unit will be about $1,400. Patmon Co. builds, owns and manages its apartments.

“I haven’t sold a building in 40 years,” said Charles “Pat” Patmon III, president of Patmon Co. “We have the largest portfolio of apartments under ownership in Stockton,” with 1,867 total units.”

Stonebrier is preceded by Ashley Park on Pershing Avenue, Sorrento on Rosemarie Lane, Abbey Pointe on Tyrol Lane, and Torcello at Bianchi Road and West Lane. Patmon Co. also has built and owns Iron Horse and Country Club Village on Country Club Boulevard, Parkside on Blue Ridge Circle, Schooner Landing on Shoreline Drive, Harbor Isle on Mariners Drive, Quailwood on Grouse Run Drive, Westpointe on West Lane and Bridle Path Place on Bridle Path Way.

Construction all but stopped during the recession. During that time, Patmon pulled equity from existing properties and refinanced them. Now, the company is building again.

“It’s a good thing,” Patmon said. “I think it’s because people are working. People have jobs.”

Construction activity has increased, and so have costs. In 2003, Patmon built Torcello for $25 million or $83,000 per apartment. The cost per unit at Stonebrier will be $232,000, a 277 percent increase from Torcello.

In the works for Patmon Co. are another $200 million in projects in Stockton, including developments at Eight Mile and Thornton roads and Trinity Parkway

Link to article: Construction picking up at 156-unit stonebrier apartments
Bob Highfill, Staff Writer | Recordnet.com
July 23, 2019

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DesCor receives CAL-OSHA SHARPS certification

It’s official! DesCor received SHARPS recognition from CAL OSHA. This is the highest safety recognition that is given. It took over a year of effective planning, coordination and perseverance to make happen. This achievement is the result of a company-wide effort from the office to the field. DesCor is currently one of the few contractors that have received this recognition in the past ten years, and is currently the only SHARPS general contractor in Northern California. A special thanks to the entire team at The Pique at Iron Pointe; their partnership with Cal-OSHA and participation in the program was key in DesCor obtaining the certification. Thank you to our entire DesCor Team. Without the people that we have, and the culture that we have created, we wouldn’t be one of the best Safety Programs in the industry. Great Job DesCor!

Robert Harding, Regional Safety Coordinator
DesCor Builders | June 2018

California’s SHARP is designed to meet the Federal OSHA requirements for a Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). Cal/SHARP employer worksites are recognized as worksites expected to have a significantly lower risk for serious accidents than other employer’s worksites within the same industry. Cal/SHARP applicants must be able to demonstrate active management commitment and employee involvement in their safety and health management system, as well as their ability to meet applicable dual- and multi-employer responsibilities. The company must also demonstrate that their safety and health management systems are effective in preventing and reducing accidents at the worksite. Read More: https://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/cal_vpp/eagle.html

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Sakata Seed America Opens $18.5 Million Woodland Innovation Center

Not too long ago, when Sakata Seed America was looking to relocate some of its operations from Morgan Hill, there was an easy choice near Woodland.

Land values in Morgan Hill, a pricey suburb roughly 15 minutes south of San Jose, were two to three times what they were in Yolo County, where Sakata ultimately decided to build its $18.5 million, 215-acre Woodland Innovation Center. Sakata, which had run smaller research operations in Woodland in the past, would have a larger center to recruit students from UC Davis — one of the world’s best agricultural schools. And Sakata could take greater advantage of one of the Capital Region’s secrets: It has some of the best land in the world to grow seed.

It was certainly no secret to Tim Do-Cambridge, project manager for Sakata’s Woodland Innovation Center (not to be confused with the Woodland Research & Technology Park, also in the works), which opened in September. Asked if the area’s fertile land encouraged Sakata to build its center there — where the company will research, produce and package seeds — Do-Cambridge replied, “Yes, absolutely. Absolutely. Our land, the land that we purchased… really helps to support our research and production.”

While Sakata might not have the name recognition of a Monsanto, the company has made its own mark. Do-Cambridge says 70 percent of broccoli on the West Coast comes from Sakata seeds. The company’s roots in Japan, where it is currently headquartered in Yokohama, go back more than a century. In Woodland, Do-Cambridge says, the company will have peppers and melons as its two main seed crops to take advantage of the area’s climate.

A number of major agricultural companies already operate in the Sacramento region, which include Monsanto in Roseville, Bayer in West Sacramento and Syngenta in Woodland. The region produces seeds at a prodigious rate, with Kent Bradford, director of UC Davis’s Seed Biotechnology Center, noting for example that the Sacramento Valley produces a quarter of all the sunflower seeds for the world. “It’s one of the best places to grow seed in the world,” Bradford says.

‘Beneficial Uses’ for Yolo County

Stephanie Cormier, Yolo County’s assigned planner on the project, says the new center met with little resistance. “When a project like this comes, even though it’s a discretionary project and requires an entitlement process that can be very lengthy and cumbersome and costly, we typically don’t get a lot of opponents or opposition,” Cormier says. “These are seen as very beneficial uses to the county.”

Still, there were a few speed bumps. Initially, Sakata Seed wanted to use all of the 215 acres it purchased for agriculture and locate a hub of six buildings amid a grove of oak trees that the county considers a special resource.

Though the applicants worked out a plan that would have preserved all the living trees, the county called for a full environmental impact report in exchange for locating there. Cormier says Sakata decided it wasn’t worth going through an EIR — the most time-consuming type of environmental review in California — and opted to place the buildings elsewhere on approximately 15 acres of its land.

Stantec designed the center. DesCor Builders was the general contractor for the project, which was completed in about two years. “They felt like they needed to reach out and go somewhere where the land value was more in line with the type of work they did,” says Matt Shigihara, a project principal for Stantec, of Sakata’s decision to relocate to Yolo County. There were also some issues, Shigihara says, associated with building in a remote, unincorporated part of the county, roughly five miles from Woodland city limits.

“When you’re building that many buildings out in the middle of land that’s not developed, it’s like building a mini-city,” Shigihara says. “You’re providing power out there. You’re providing basically a septic system to accept the sewer. You’re drilling a well. You’re providing fire protection, all of these things that (are) required by code these days. But you’re doing it all from scratch, so planning for that was really an interesting part of the process.”

Strengthening Ties with UC Davis

With the Woodland Innovation Center, Sakata Seed will have the opportunity to strengthen its existing ties to UC Davis, which is a common attraction for agricultural companies locating in Yolo County, says Cormier.

It’s simple to see why this occurs. Bradford — who is also a UC Davis professor of plant science and interim director of the school’s World Food Center — says UC Davis is ranked either No. 1 or No. 2 in the world, along with Wageningen University in the Netherlands and Cornell University, for agriculture and natural resources. UC Davis is also arguably top three specifically for seeds, Bradford adds, along with Wageningen — the Netherlands has the biggest seed trade in the world aside from the US — and Iowa State, which focuses on corn and soy.

Industry executives like Gabe Patin, former head of Sakata Seed America, saw the value in UC Davis. After Bradford approached the Seed Advisory Board that Patin sat on to pitch creating the school’s Seed Biotechnology Center, Patin says he convinced the then-chairman of Sakata’s parent company to contribute $100,000 to the effort. He also raised an additional $175,000 among other board members. Patin was eager to gather research pushing back on popular public sentiment against GMOs, and he respected the research capabilities of the center.

“They do a lot of research from various points of view,” says Patin, now 89. “They’re scientific people. These guys are all Ph.D.s — I’m not.”

The center will celebrate its 20th anniversary next year. A university spokesperson noted after Patin won an Award of Distinction from the school in 2017 that he considers his role in helping to create the center “one of the greatest accomplishments of his life.”

The school hosts networking sessions for students and ag companies the second Thursday of every month during the school year. In time, perhaps a robust stream of UC Davis students and graduates could be heading to intern and work at the Woodland Innovation Center.

Bradford, who attended the center’s grand opening in September, anticipates expansion, based on the set-up of buildings. “They’ve got their processing facility, they’ve got their breeding facility, the place for their tractors and all that and there’s gaps in between it,” he says. “You can see that they’re planning to expand and be there for the long term, so that’s going to be a really nice facility.”

Link to article: Sakata Seed America Opens $18.5 Million Woodland Innovation Center
Graham Womack | Comstock’s Magazine
December 21, 2018

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Wiseman’s third Napa office building wins Top Real Estate Projects in North Bay for 2018

The 1300 Main project is a three-story, 21,000- square-foot, mixed-use class A office and retail building located in downtown Napa.

With its central location, ground floor restaurant, the building’s architecture is simple but elegant. Materials, massing and the arrangement of windows are drawn from downtown Napa’s architectural heritage, including the vintner’s narrow windows with distinct vertical orientation.

The third floor is set back to reinforce the transition to the future lower development to the north. Broad horizontal openings at the street level provide a venue for a strong inside-outside restaurant experience.

Inside includes energy-efficient amenities, such as dual-pane windows, fully automated lighting and fixture sensors, and a direct digital remote controlled climate control system.

Office tenants in the building include Wilson Daniels, marketing distinctive wines and spirits; Home Street Bank; Edward Jones Investments, and the Whole Health Institute. Retail tenants include Mario Bazan Cellar’s wine-tasting room, and Hal Yamashita Napa, the first in the United States and 10th restaurant of celebrity chef Haruyuki Yamashita with restaurants in Japan cities of Kobe, Osaka, Tokyo and in other countries.

Link to article: 1300 Main Napa wins Top Real Estate Projects
Gary Quackenbush | for North Bay Business Journal
December 11, 2018

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Allowing Seniors to Age in Place

New senior day center offers increased options for elderly

Sutter Health opened its new state-of-the-art Senior Care PACE medical and recreational complex in the River District on Dec. 10. The 45,000-square-foot space can accommodate a total of 1,000 patients per day.

With the growing need for senior care in the region, the new center couldn’t have come at a better time. According to the Population Reference Bureau report “Aging in the United States,” the number of Americans ages 65 and older is projected to more than double, from 46 million today to over 98 million, by 2060. This wave of aging could fuel a 75-percent increase in the number of Americans ages 65 and older requiring nursing home care — to about 2.3 million in 2030.

On-site dental office at the new PACE facility. (Photo courtesy Sutter Health)

For more than 25 years, Sutter’s SeniorCare PACE has provided Sacramento County residents ages 55 and older the option of a complete health plan that doesn’t just address medical concerns. The national nonprofit Program of All-Inclusive Care, or PACE, cares for the “whole person” with a team of doctors, nurses, therapists, social workers, aides and drivers who collectively provide medical services and home health care, as well as recreational activities.

PACE services allow patients to age in place, meaning they can stay in their homes as they grow older with the help of home health care, as well as transportation to and from activities and appointments, instead of opting for full-time residence at a nursing home.

Rep. Doris Matsui and California Sen. Richard Pan (center) unveil the new Sutter Health SeniorCare PACE facility. (Photo courtesy Sutter Health)

To qualify for PACE, an individual 55 years of age or older must meet the requirement for skilled-nursing home care as determined by an interdisciplinary team assessment and certified by the California Department of Healthcare Services; reside in the service area (county and zip); and be able to live in the community without jeopardizing his or her health or safety. PACE is also a health plan option for those on Medi-Cal and Medicare.

“PACE is about giving seniors who are sick enough to be in a nursing home the option to maintain their independence,” explains Philip Chuang, vice president of strategy and business development for Sutter Care at Home, which oversees SeniorCare PACE. “We want our clients to be able to continue living their lives with the healthcare piece made easier.”

Despite the many benefits and services of the PACE program, Sacramento’s program has operated largely under the radar, currently serving only about 300 patients across the county. Sutter — the only PACE provider in the county — is working to increase enrollment. The new facility consolidates the operations of Sacramento’s two other PACE centers, located on Franklin Boulevard and U Street.

The atrium at the new PACE facility. (Photo by Jessica Laskey)

After securing the River District site — a former office park — Sutter employed local architecture firm Dreyfuss + Blackford to complete the design. The new, light-filled center boasts a dedicated memory care space; arts and crafts space; 11,000 square feet of secure outdoor space, including areas for recreation and physical and occupational therapy; a beauty salon; a rehabilitation gym; and a library/technology room where seniors can relax with the newspaper or learn how to get online.

Current PACE patients had a say in the interior design, as evidenced by the photos of musical acts like Elvis and the Beatles that line the walls alongside colorful abstract artwork by Roseville-based artist Margarita Chaplinska — a far cry from the muted landscapes of traditional health centers. “They’re going to be here all the time,” Chuang says. “They told us they wanted a place with energy and beauty, so that’s what they got.”

Another critical part of the PACE program is its ability to address a wide range of patient needs, “meeting each senior where they are,” as Chuang puts it. While some simply crave community and stimulation (which is where art classes, group exercise sessions and frequent bingo games come in), others require more acute care, which is why the center also includes an on-site medical suite with access to primary care physicians; dental, vision, podiatry and audiology services; as well as rehabilitation, restorative therapy and memory care.

Inside the salon at the new PACE facility. (Photo by Jessica Laskey)

“The Sutter PACE center is a beautiful space with excellent enrichment and recreational opportunities that will extend the lives and the enjoyment of life for our senior population,” says Sacramento Councilman Jeff Harris, who was instrumental in helping Sutter select the centrally-located River District as the site for the new center. “We know that environment is critical to beneficial health outcomes for seniors and that isolation leads to poor health.”

Reducing isolation is a key component of PACE. The Population Reference Bureau’s aging study shows that 27 percent of women ages 65 to 74 lived alone in 2014 — a statistic that jumps to 42 percent among women ages 75 to 84, and to 56 percent among women ages 85 and older. Add to those numbers the fact that many medical issues make mobility difficult — if not outright impossible — and you’ve got a recipe for many seniors’ twilight years being spent alone.

PACE not only provides a way for seniors to avoid isolation in their later years, it also provides much needed support for the family members on whom the burden of care often falls.

“People don’t often consider the community aspect of caring for an elderly loved one,” says Clint Allison, whose father, Bob, has been a PACE patient for the past three years. A stroke in 2010 left Bob requiring round-the-clock care that, at the time, fell entirely to his family to provide.

“My dad was a different person after the stroke and he wasn’t getting enough stimulation to help him relearn skills — his brain was continuing to break down,” Allison says. “We noticed an immediate improvement once we got my dad into PACE. Now he’s meeting friends, taking classes and doing things I’ve never seen him do. To be able to see him improving at this time in his life is a godsend.”

Allison is especially appreciative of the transportation aspect of the program. PACE patients are picked up at their homes by professional drivers and transported to the day center, on field trips to stores and activities like River Cats minor league baseball games, or to medical appointments around the city — and dropped off at home at the end of the day.

“It’s been a huge relief to our family,” Allison says. “Caring for an aging parent can be such a burden that you end up losing the connection with your parent. PACE gives you the opportunity to not go down that road, removing the burden so you can just enjoy your time with them.”

Link to article: Allowing seniors to age in place
Jessica Laskey | Comstock’s Magazine
December 19, 2018

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Sakata Seed unveils Woodland innovation center

Sakata Seed America celebrated its new Woodland Innovation Center with a grand opening on Sept. 13. The innovation center, in the works since 2016, is a culmination of infrastructure and land enabling Sakata Seed America to consolidate and expand research-and-development and production in a single campus that is flexible for future expansion.

Stantec’s Sacramento office led the architectural design of the project and also provided interior design, landscape architecture, and LEED. DesCor Builders is the general contractor.

The center sits on 215 acres outside of Woodland. The new research center occupies 15 acres, with the remaining 200 acres dedicated to agriculture. This facility was master planned, designed and constructed from the ground up. With Sakata’s vision of making the location a major hub in Northern California, the design required providing new infrastructure in a remote area, including domestic, industrial, and firefighting water supply; industrial waste water processing; domestic waste septic and leach fields power; and future solar and propane farm.

The facility includes an 11,000-square-foot office building; a 25,000-sf warehouse housing the latest technology in seed processing equipment; the Washery, a building for washing, fluming, and drying all varieties of wet seed; a 6,000-sf farm shop used for production maintenance and equipment, drying of seed, and other farm-related activities; a 6,000-sf head house, a shop building with a focus on research and development, which allows for washing and drying of breeder seed; and greenhouses.

The $18.5 million project was designed for LEED certification, incorporating various components such as electric vehicle charger stalls and stations, sustainable building materials, and an on-site stormwater basin.

“I am excited to see the new Woodland Innovation Center come to life,” said Matthew Shigihara, Stantec principal based in Sacramento and the project architect. “The new center was like creating a ‘mini city.’ Seeing that city take shape and come to life is inspirational, especially when you think about the importance of agriculture in our community. Sakata is planning for the future, and this new facility will help make our community a better place.”

Link to article: Sakata Seed unveils Woodland innovation center
Business | Davis Enterprises
October 12, 2018

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DesCor Awarded Best Places to Work 2018

We’re looking for people who see the world the way we do; people who are passionate, accountable, committed and excellent.

Sacramento Business Journal, October 12, 2018
A+ Employers Award / Best Places to Work
Medium Company Winner 2018: DesCor Builders

Robert Harding already knew DesCor Builders co-founder Brad Des Jardin when, years ago, the Rancho Cordova-based company started trying to recruit him. But Harding hesitated, he said, because everybody he talked to said it was the greatest company to work for. It sounded too good to be true. “I thought it was like a cult,” Harding said.

But after working at the 62-employee general contractor for seven months as its regional safety manager, Harding said the company’s family-centric culture and attitude won him over.

“I’m a completely different person for my family,” he said. When he first got to DesCor, Harding, looking to make a strong impression, worked 10- to 12-hour days until Des Jardin pulled him aside and said, “That’s not what impresses me, what impresses me is if you’re spending more time with your wife and family.”

With that kind of approach, it may be no surprise that DesCor Builders has shown up on the Business Journal’s Best Places to Work list for 13 years in a row.

Even though the builder has experienced rapid growth over the last year, increasing its workforce by 25 percent and boasting revenue of $110 million this fiscal year, owners Des Jardin and Neal Cordeiro were determined to preserve the company’s brand by emphasizing its unique culture.

Employee perks include monthly lunches to either celebrate company wins or to delve into technical seminars to help improve job skills. Other company events include paint ball outings, beer-making classes, barbecues and River Cats baseball games.

“We create reasons to have our people gather once a month,” Des Jardin said.

Company leaders also try to visit each construction site at least once a month, and sometimes more, to keep tabs on how each of DesCor’s 20 or so jobs is progressing and how the team is doing.

Employees receive annual performance reviews, but managers also do mid-year check-ins and ask workers how they hope to advance their careers, and what recommendations they have to improve the company’s performance.

Such employee feedback has resulted in upgrades to DesCor’s accounting/payroll, web site and document-control functions, among others.

“We’re relationship builders first,” Des Jardin said. “To project positive relationships with our customers we have to take care of our internal customers first, and our families. Our people’s families are our most important customers.”

A strong work-life balance is a crucial tool for attracting and retaining the best employees, Des Jardin said. “We’re looking for people who see the world the way we do; people who are passionate, accountable, committed and excellent.”

Toni Dwyer, the company’s assistant controller, said that as a mother of three, the freedom and flexibility the company offers is a big advantage, allowing her to drop her kids off at school and pick them up from soccer practice.

“I actually want to be here every day,” she said. “They allow me to put my family first, which is important to me. They trust that we’re here, doing our work. I can take my laptop and work remotely from where my kids need to be. I can be a mom and still work full time.”

DesCor Builders: General contractor providing construction management and comprehensive preconstruction and construction services.

Top local executives: Brad Des Jardin and Neal Cordeiro, founders

Local employees: 62

Headquarters: Rancho Cordova

What makes your company stand out from others: “We focus on culture first. We have created an environment that allows our people to succeed while letting them know that we care about them more for who they are than what they do.”

What does your company do to inspire employees and keep them engaged:“We have a clear vision, mission, purpose and goals and we continually communicate to our employees how their efforts contribute to the company’s success and how that success relates to them realizing their own personal goals.”

What qualities do you look for in potential employees: “People who are passionate about what they do, are accountable, committed and have a desire to be the best.”

How does your company define success: “The relationships that we build are greater than the buildings that we build. We create a raving fan and repeat client on each project, and our people return home to their families each day in better physical and emotional shape than when they left.”

What is your company’s toughest challenge and how do you overcome it: “We recognize as we continue to grow that our people, our culture and our brand are our biggest strengths. We have focused on emphasizing our culture by creating opportunities for our people to get together and remain connected, including monthly lunches, mid-year employee check-ins with our executives, fun activities (paint ball, Topgolf, River Cats games) and a leadership workshop, where everyone is encouraged to participate.”

Link to article: DesCor awarded best places to work 2018
Chris Rauber | Correspondent | Sacramento Business Journal
October 12, 2018

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