Project At-a-Glance

  • Interior/exterior remodel
  • COR-TEN® steel trellis
  • Reclaimed wood ceiling
  • Bright and airy

Project Gallery

Creative Collaboration

Portola Valley homeowners Mike and Liz are high performers, and they expected nothing less from their contractor. Mike, in particular, brought a lot of ideas to the table, and Rich Mathers Construction was up to the task, bringing four paramount strengths to the project: price, responsiveness, thoroughness, and personal attention to detail. As Mike’s ideas flowed during the process, this extensive interior/exterior remodel more than doubled in scale. This level of complexity required an equal level of collaboration between contractor and client to perfectly capture Mike’s vision. And, because accountability is extremely important to both Mike and Liz, Rich and his team created a special tracking system to accommodate the couple’s very specific criteria.


With its soaring windows and custom COR-TEN® steel trellis, the finished lodge-style home is a perfect reflection of Mike and Liz: expansive, creative and very, very bright.

“[We’re] very happy with the finished product,” says Mike. “That was 3 years ago, and I still look at it and appreciate the attention to detail and the quality of the workmanship.”