Centoni is the single-source of responsibility

A single source changes everything

At Centoni, projects are designed, engineered and built – in a single source program.

Streamlining project delivery, transforms the relationship between designers and builders into an alliance that fosters collaboration and teamwork. United from the onset, an integrated team works to successfully complete a project faster, more cost effectively, and with enhanced project quality.

Centoni designs with the build in mind

In contrast, with traditional project delivery homeowner’s must manage multiple contracts – one for design, one or more for engineering and one or more for construction. Along with multiple contracts comes navigation of the often complicated relationships between the various entities.

It is not uncommon under traditional forms of project delivery that the information provided is not sufficient to bid and build the project, leaving the homeowner lacking information on cost and time to completion. When this happens, disputes, claims and change orders are often the result, with the homeowner caught in the middle of between the designers, engineers and contractors.

Design-Build is a mindset

Design-build is a highly collaborative, fully integrated process that is built on trust, mutual respect, teamwork, innovation and creative problem solving. Design-build unleashes the power of a team to deliver projects faster, more cost effectively – it is the best value for the money, time and effort invested.

Centoni, Inc. is a design-build firm based in San Francisco that specializes in restoration and development of residential properties. The Centoni team focuses on delivering excellent customer care while ensuring on time and budget development projects. In collaboration with our clients Centoni designs and builds environments that improve the functionality and value of their homes, and our team explores all options to protect investments and enhance a home’s future value.

Our start came nearly 20 years ago when Gina Centoni turned from the high-tech industry to the design + build field, as a result of a significant fire at her own 1906 arts & crafts home. After a year of rebuilding, Gina put her energy into finding a better way to build.

Centoni especially enjoys restoring the local character of properties of all eras — from Victorian to mid-century modern homes. Gina and her team have modernized homes with the latest building technologies, while maintaining the property’s original charm and craftsmanship.

With over 20 years of design, management, and delivery expertise, Gina has worked on complex projects and helped clients realize the home of their dreams, while navigating the complexities of residential development in San Francisco.

Gina is a Bay Area native and has made San Francisco her home for nearly 30 years. She is a licensed general contractor (#928127) in the State of California. Gina is a frequent contributor and commentator on public initiatives regarding architecture, appearing on CBS San Francisco’s “Eye of the Bay,” ABC KGO-TV, and “Forum” heard on National Public Radio.

Gina also serves as a member of the San Francisco Building Department, Code Advisory Committee; a group of industry experts organized to make recommendations on matters pertaining to the development and improvement of the San Francisco Building Code, as well as regulations that may have an impact on construction permits.

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