Design-build is a method of project delivery in which one entity - the design-build team - works under a single contract with the project owner to provide design and construction services. One entity, one contract, one unified flow of work from initial concept through completion.
Born and raised in North Central California in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Paul has spent the last 23 years living throughout the West; skiing, biking, running his way from Chico California, to Missoula Montana, then to Taos New Mexico, to Truckee California, back to Taos. All along the way working in the building and design Field. In Taos, where Paul lived for nearly ten years, the Southwest light, the open space of the mesas, and the snow in the Sangre De Christo mountain range, honed all these skills and taught many important lessons. After a return to the California Coast in Fall of 2009, closeting the skis for short break and dusting off the surfboards, mountain biking with his two children, helping his folks improve their home in the mountains, Paul has continued to design beautiful spaces and build clever things in his shop. "There's something cleansing about the ocean, something organically exciting about standing in the sand, at the ocean's edge, that place between two very different worlds - one explored and one almost un-explored. There's a lot of summersaulting!"
Paul enjoys his time with his daughter Isis Blu, 11, soccer fanatic and animal lover, and 14 year old Rohnin, lover of tech, big mountain skier, skateboarder and movie maker.
E D U C A T I O N
BA in Geography and English - CA State University Chico, Chico, CA 1996
E X P E R I E N C E
T U M A S O N Design | Build Paul M Tumason (Owner) LOS GATOS, CAAUG. 2009 - PRESENT
A continuation of Tumason Builds with an emphasis on design, construction, renovation, and adaptations of single family dwellings and interior retail spaces, hand built tools & toys, re-purposing antiques, custom furniture, art; thoughtful design incorporating available materials and local resources.
SCHWAGER DAVIS INC. SAN JOSE, CA MARCH 2008 - 2011, JANUARY 2015 - NOVEMBER 1018
Post Tension Supervision, Management, Labor and Installation, R&D, Testing
Recently returned from far-eastern Russia where Paul was part of a post tension supervising team with an international construction, engineering, and design company based in Norway constructing a multi-discipline concrete superstructure. Projects of note: APPLE Campus 2- bridges, RAMS football stadium tendon pre-fab.
COLLECTIVE CARPENTRY INVERMERE, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA WINTER 2013, SUMMER 2012 & 2015 - PRESENT
Custom Home Builder and Passive Haus Designer/Builder/Prefabricator - Carpenter
CHATEAU CONSTRUCTION LOS GATOS, CA 1998 - 2001 , JANUARY 2011 - December 2013
Custom Home Builder specializing in custom remodel and renovation - Lead Carpenter
TUMASON BUILDS Paul M Tumason (Owner) TAOS, NM 2004 - AUG. 2009
Commercial and residential design build firm. Focusing on a pairing of Old World and Industrial Modern vernaculars. NM Licensed Contractor GB98 - 90312.
Group3 TAOS, NM 2001 - 2004
Engineering design and construction of commercial and residential development projects. Project Manager - Responsibilities including take-offs and bids, labor management, and design.
Thomas Echenique Construction TRUCKEE, CA 2000 - 2001
Custom Home Builder - Carpenter
Chateau Construction LOS GATOS, CA 1998 - 2001
Custom Home Builder specializing in Remodel and Renovation - Carpenter
Summit Wood Design TRUCKEE, CA 1999 - 2001
Cabinetry, Custom Finish Work, Milling - Apprentice Cabinet Maker/Carpenter
Alpine Meadows Ski Resort TAHOE CITY, CA 1998 - 1999 Winter
Cody West Consulting www.group3llc.com TAOS, NM 1997 - 1998
Custom Home Builder - Carpenter
Flush Construction MISSOULA, MT 1996 - 1997
Custom Home Builder specializing in timber frame construction - Carpenter
O T H E R E M P L O Y M E N T
Patagonia www.patagonia.com Santa Cruz, CA - Reno, NV - Ventura, CA
Makers of outdoor clothing and gear. Positions included Customer Service, Ordering, Guide Line Information services, Retail Sales and Shipping Management Positions.
Terra Pax www.terrapax.com Chico, CA
Makers of sustainable, functional, durable packs and bags. Performed the role of Operations Manager, including customer service, inventory control, production oversight, and raw material ordering.
P E R S O N A L P R O F I L E
Father of two; Rohnin (14) and Isis Blu (11). Surfing. Traveling. Telemark Skiing. Mountaineering. Road trips in the truck. Spaghetti and meat sauce. Geekery and Gadgets. Attractive Design. German Engineering and Swedish sensitivity. Good bread, thick cheese, and hoppy beers.