Pete Retondo is a pro---ingenious and thorough. He brilliantly designed and managed the construction for the Petaluma Guest House you see here, and he helped with follow-up improvements. The place is a pure joy as a result. (Pete also managed the remodeling of our 100-year-old tugboat into a beautiful home that continues to cruise around as a working tug.)

  • Stewart Brand, client

Pete is extraordinary to work with with at many levels : 1) he values the natural world and does not over design purely for the sake of "design". 2) he's a problem solver and his solutions are often clever and subtle 3) he brings out the best in his clients and respects their ideas and input. 
We've worked with Pete on several great projects and cannot say enough positive things about him!

  • Ryan Phelan, client

We have worked with Pete for 25 years from 1990 project to present day. From creating a light and airy kitchen out of dark Victorian space to creating a master suite out of an attic, he has transformed our whole house. Technically skilled, design perfect, able to see potential, and design what we could afford. Always calm, prompt, listens to the client, manages contractors and planning departments, and solves amazingly complicated problems.

  • Linda Mitteness & Judith Barker, clients

We hired Pete for a complete remodel of our existing house, including finishing out our basement and adding a new office, new garage. Every room in the house was redone. We greatly appreciated Pete's detail and thoroughness in the plans and specifications which made it easier for contractors to bid and very difficult for contractors to ask for additional change orders during the project. Our house is complete and we absolutely love it.

  • Rob & Stephanie Doud, clients

I have worked with Pete Retondo for over 25 years. He designed a very complicated and inspired total renovation for my home in Noe Valley, and I cannot praise him more highly. The attention to detail, through understanding of the complexities and project management are only some of his attributes. I believe that his experience as a General Contractor and then becoming an Architect have given him added insight into any project. I am a General Contractor myself, and I have worked with him on many other projects and have never had a problem, indeed, it has been a pleasure to work with an extremely intelligent and nice guy.

  • Stephen Gold, client & contractor

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