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 20 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 and dusting off the surfboard, 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, 8, lover of ANYTHING Pink, obsessed with soccer, and 11 year old Rohnin, lover of anything mechanical, fancy hotrods, and lego.

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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.

tumason.com

 

COLLECTIVE CARPENTRY      INVERMERE, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA   WINTER 2013,  SUMMER 2012 & 2015

Custom Home Builder and Passive Haus Designer/Builder/Prefabricator - Carpenter

collectivecarpentry.com

 

SUMMERSAULTING IDEAS       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.

summersaultingideas.com

 

CHATEAU CONSTRUCTION        LOS GATOS, CA 1998 - 2001 , JANUARY 2011 - December 2013

Custom Home Builder specializing in custom remodel and renovation - Lead Carpenter

chateau-construction.com

 

SCHWAGER DAVIS INC.      SAN JOSE, CA MARCH 2008 - 2011

Post Tension Supervision, Management, Labor, and Installation 

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.

schwagerdavis.com

 

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.

tumason.com

 

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.

group3llc.com

 

 

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

Building Maintenance

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 (11) and Isis Blu (8).  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.