After a career that spans 45 years, Chris Donatelli recently announced that he will be retiring. After pursuing different options, including both selling to employees or an outside buyer, Chris has decided to close the business. From here on we will just be finishing the projects we already have under contract and will not be taking on any new work. Chris did not come to this decision lightly. He spent many months deliberating his options and considering the welfare of his loyal employees. He finally decided that he has to move on to other things he wishes to accomplish in his life and is definitely looking forward to spending more quality time with his family (including four grandchildren so far).

From Chris:
I have wrestled with this decision to retire, not only for the impact it would have on our employees, but also in turning away from the satisfaction of working with other talented professionals to create a successful business. Our network of architects, designers and sub-contractors that we have developed over the years has created a valuable team that made our work better. Being able to count on your contributions was of huge importance in our business. I want to personally thank everyone who was part of our extended team in one way or another. We couldn't have succeeded in our work or accomplished what we did without your help!
I also want to offer sincere thanks to all of the clients who have done business with us over the years. Seeing so many successful projects completed and meeting new friends along the way has been a rewarding experience. Putting your faith and trust in us to work on your homes is no small thing. I never tired of seeing a client happy with the end product and all the referrals we received were always a huge compliment. It is tough to turn away from a business that I have put so much effort into over the years, but I feel that it is finally time to let go and pursue other hobbies and time with loved ones. I thank you all again for your support and wish you and those dear to you all the best.

Chris Donatelli CR, CKBR, CGBP

Passing the Torch...
We also want to take this opportunity to announce that two of our fellow employees are currently taking steps to start their own general contracting business. Humberto Barrios and Mark Wagner will be forming "Barrios Wagner Builders". They are thankful for the experience they gained here at Chris Donatelli Builders and are fortunate to also have Chris as a guide in this transition. If you are interested in pursuing future remodeling work (or recommending for a friend) please think of contacting Humberto and Mark. For the next few months, they can be reached at our office number of 408-287-4886. They will be sending out an announcement once their company is fully up and running. We wish them all the best!

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