Firma Design Group adds two senior employees

Jerry Novak, P.E.

Firma Design Group is pleased to announce that Jerry Novak, P.E., has joined our team.  Jerry has over 30 years’ experience, the last 26 with the City of Novato where he was principal civil engineer in charge of managing project designs for the City’s Capital Improvement Program and construction management section, as well as acting Public Works Director during vacancies and vacations.

With Firma Design Group, Jerry will be heading up the engineering management and design for our public works projects.  Firma Design Group works throughout the Bay Area, and are looking forward to bringing Jerry’s expertise to our projects, as well as to the many agencies we work with.

Ric Hendricks, RLA, ASLA

Firma Design Group is also pleased to announce that Ric Hendricks, R.L.A., has joined our team.  Ric has over 12 years experience, most recently as a Principal with Nuvis in the San Ramon area.  Ric was responsible for running the Northern California office and worked on projects ranging from single family estates to residential subdivisions to commercial properties to streetscapes, master plans and municipal projects.

With Firma Design Group, Ric will be working alongside Michael Cook, Vice President, Planning & Landscape Architecture as a Senior Landscape Architect.  Ric brings his experience in subdivisions and municipal projects to our team.  Firma Design Group works throughout the Bay Area, and we look forward to bringing Ric’s expertise to our projects, as we as to the many different types of clients we work with.

Sonoma County BEST

Firma Design Group is a proud silver-level sponsor of Sonoma County BEST (Building Economic Success Together),  Throughout the past year, Michael Tarnoff has served on their Track II Committee, with the goal of creating a strong, vibrant, and supportive business climate.  This first year, the committee’s attention was focused on business retention and expansion, and created the goal of interviewing 100 businesses in 100 days.  The goal was met, and BEST continues to thrive and make an impact on the business community.  For more information on how you might get involved in helping Sonoma County grow, please contact Michael Tarnoff in our office at (707) 792-1800 or Sonoma County BEST directly at (707) 636-2842 (Carolyn Stark, Executive Director) or (707) 545-1011 (Robin Stephani, Director of Business Development).


Our third NBBJ Top Projects Award

Firma Design Group is proud to have a third project in five years win a North Bay Busienss Journal Top Real Estate Project Award.

Our advertisement in the North Bay Business Journal

Congratulations to our clients Jack & Kathy Howard for the 2012 Top Single Family Residence.  Thank you to the entire project team with special thanks to Paul Balatti, Farrell Faber & Associates and Nordby Signature Homes.

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Previous awards for the Top Real Estate Projects award from the North Bay Business Journal include:

Ramekins Culinary School, Events & Inn (Sonoma, California) in 2011

Celsius 44 (Petaluma, California) in 2008