The Nordby Effect

The New Workplace “Normal” and How to Prepare

Posted by Tony Simmons on Nov 12, 2020 12:37:06 PM

Over the last year, we’ve seen many changes to the way we work and live, shifting communication to the digital world. And while many aspects of our new work style will have positive impacts for years to come, we are also excited to get back to the in-person interactions that are integral to businesses in the hospitality and professional services industries.

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Rebuilding Wineries:  A Post-Fire Checklist

Posted by Tony Simmons on Oct 1, 2020 12:54:08 PM

The past two months have left many Sonoma & Napa County residents wondering, “Why us?”  How many times can we continue to go through this traumatic experience of wildfires? When we start to assess the damage caused by the most recent Glass Fire, we are reminded that there are many items that must be carefully examined and thought through in order for all of us to successfully navigate the fire rebuild process. Looking into the future, there is a natural desire to get back to a state of normalcy. As an accomplished leader in the wine industry, Nordby Winery Advisors has played, and will continue to play, a critical role in helping our community get back to the life we once knew through rebuilding efforts.

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Julia L. Van Saun Joins Nordby Companies as Controller

Posted by Ted van der Linden on Sep 25, 2020 12:53:14 PM

(Santa Rosa, Calif.) September 25, 2020 - The Nordby Companies, one of the North Bay leaders in commercial construction, signature homes, and wine cave building, is pleased to announce that Julia L. Van Saun has joined the team as Controller. Julia brings the highest caliber of accounting experience to this new key role where she will help Nordby continue to expand its position as an industry leader. "We are excited that we were able to find a person of Julia's caliber in the market. We're looking forward to her expanding her role and helping Nordby Companies continue to be an industry leader in the North Bay.", said Craig Nordby, CEO, Nordby Companies. Julia will work closely with all day-to-day operations to efficiently coordinate company finances and further strengthen Nordby’s reputation for fiscal responsibility.

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3 Ways to Ensure Your Winery is Pandemic Proof

Posted by Tony Simmons on Aug 13, 2020 2:15:00 PM

Given California’s track record with natural disasters, it’s easy to say that we are no stranger to unforeseen challenges. Like everyone else we are talking about Coronavirus. In the face of increased cases, the Nordby Construction Services team is consulting with our clients on this challenge along with the familiar ones, i.e. wildfires and earthquakes. In this Nordby effect, we share three ways to ensure your winery facility is resilient and ready to meet the challenge.

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Topics: winery, resilience, pandemic

What’s Your Workspace Strategy? Ideas to Mitigate Contagion Risk

Posted by Jason Brown on May 6, 2020 3:15:00 AM

As we all consider when we can go back to work, we need to ask the question: What’s your workspace strategy in a post Covid-19 environment? Does your workspace optimize space and technology to provide for a safe and healthy working environment? Will your employees, clients and guests feel comfortable in the workspace you currently have available? We speculate the physical spaces in which we conduct business have not been designed for social distancing and mitigating virus exposure risk. In this Nordby Effect post, we collaborated with Henderson Architect, Inc. to address space configurations, indoor air quality and sanitation, and minimizing potential pathogen transfer from surfaces.

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Topics: Space Configuration, Indoor Air Quality, Workspace Strategy, Risk Assessment

Expanding Veteran Program with New Training Center Building for Canine Companions

Posted by Tony Simmons on Jan 23, 2020 3:30:00 PM

Canine Companions for Independence has come a long way since its founding in 1975. Originally operating out a small building in Santa Rosa, the organization maintains its’ original charter to provide freedom and independence to children, adults, and veterans with disabilities through the placement of highly skilled assistance dogs. Thanks to the support of so many that have donated time and money, Canine Companions has grown tremendously over the past 40 years to expand its mission nationwide with centers in California, Florida, New York, Ohio and Texas. In its history, Canine Companions has matched just over 6,022 dogs, and made a significant impact on the day-to-day experiences of thousands of people.   In this Nordby Effect post, we interview executive director, Margaret Sluyk, on expanding the veteran program with the new training center building project.

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Topics: training center, Canine Companions

Craig Nordby leads the Nordby Companies Into a New Era

Posted by Tony Simmons on Dec 24, 2019 1:15:00 AM

Celebrating 40 years of business, the Nordby Companies have seen their fair share of success and turmoil. The story of Craig Nordby is a familiar story of a family business with a bright future. He leads a group of Sonoma County’s premier construction companies, as Nordby Companies CEO. The Nordby Companies includes Construction Services, Signature Homes and Wine Caves.  He oversees more than $50 million in revenue and 42 employees in the greater North Bay area between the companies.

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Topics: Nordby

5 Areas to Consider When Specifying Metal Building Construction

Posted by Tony Simmons on Dec 19, 2019 3:45:00 PM

The Wine Country has seen its share of wildfires that have devastated businesses in the region. The areas’ wineries, breweries, cideries, and other businesses are looking for fire-proof building materials to prepare for future fire events.  Many business owners have turned toward metal buildings.  There are many advantages of metal buildings.  However, there are disadvantages that need to be addressed.  This Nordby Effect highlights 5 areas that need to be carefully considered when specifying a metal building project.

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Topics: metal building

An Updated Checklist For Rebuilding After Disaster

Posted by David Schroeder on Nov 1, 2019 10:29:09 AM

Since the Tubbs Fire, we've learned a lot. As builders for our community, we believe we play a critical role in helping our community to get back to the life we once knew through rebuilding efforts. We are told that this is the new norm as ravages of wildfire continue to touch just about every corner of our beloved state.  With that said, we've decided it is time to provide an updated checklist for rebuilding after disaster. 

 
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Topics: signature homes, rebuilding after disaster

An Unexplored Gem: Capo Creek Ranch Winery & Wine Cave

Posted by Rick Shone on Aug 29, 2019 3:01:00 PM

On a whim, Mary Roy visited Healdsburg and Dry Creek Valley in 2011.  Mary, her husband Bob Covert, and sister Nadin Roy, were owners of Midwest Center for Advanced Imaging, a successful company located in Chicago specializing in MRI and Women’s Imaging.  Mary was attending a medical conference and decided to take a little detour to Sonoma’s Wine Country. Seeking an outlet for her passion for food and wine, Mary was immediately seduced by the area’s beauty and creative spirit. So, what happened next?  Mary and Bob decided to become winemakers and farmers. 

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Topics: wine caves