Finishworks of San Francisco represents
the third generation of builders in the Young family. Franklin
Young and Son began building vacation residences and custom homes
on eastern Long Island just after World War II. Now in the 21
st century, Frank's grandson Clay continues that tradition in
the Bay Area's fast-paced, technology-intensive construction
environment. To our way of thinking, these principles handed
down from Franklin through Hal to Clay still hold as true as
- A good contractor's first responsibility
is to help create a dynamic alliance between the
client, designer, and artisan team.
- Construction integrity comes
from working with a stable team of craftsmen and subcontractors
who get on well together. Best results are achieved
when the same individuals who do the 'rough'
work are also responsible for the finish detailing.
- Service and personal attention
are as important as fine workmanship.
- Quality is best enabled when
the responsible contractor is directly involved with
all details rather than by delegating to surrogates.
- Less is more. Focus on no more
than one or two jobs at a time means full attention can
be devoted to each.
- Clear documentation and communication
make for harmony and reduced stress.
- We create homes, not just 'real
good, well designed and built work will increase
property value, our primary goal is to render your
dream for your private sanctuary into a delightful
- A successful project must express the
needs and personality of the homeowner. The builder's
primary role is service, not self _expression. At the same
time, an experienced builder must guide his client through
a sometimes intimidating thicket of decisions in order
to assure a great final result. So
he must be able to freely articulate and apply his
experience to the many challenges that arise during the
course of any complex, one-of-a-kind project.