December 2013 - Annual Honor Roll

Every December I use my blog to honor those I have worked with in the current year who have really stood out as exceptional in their field of work. This year is no different. 

In the spirit of the season I would also like to urge you to help those less fortunate by volunteering, sponsoring or contributing in whatever way you can. Your gesture of kindness can be contagious and is always appreciated. 

Happy Holidays from Gi Paoletti Design Lab.

Cameron Baird  and Chris Homs- Terranomics Retail Services:  Terranomics did the right thing by hiring these two commercial real estate brokers.  Chris and Cameron are tremendous at what they do, they are very thorough and make sure their clients get a solid lease. Cameron can be reached at 415.568.3406 or  and Chris can be reached at 415.677.0456 or Here is their company website:

Nate Williams - Mosswood Engineering: Nate is one of the few structural engineers I have worked with who cares about maintaining the integrity of the design. He is also one of the nicest people you will meet.

Ryan Long - City Lights SF: Ryan is my go to source for lighting. He understands all the many lighting systems and how to get everything to work together in order to pass Title 24 energy requirements. We spend hours going through lighting catalogs to select the lighting you see in all of my designs. 415.863.2020 or

Declan Wilson- Bannside General Construction: I've worked on several projects with Declan, the Piedmont house, a fabulous roof deck in Russian Hill, a house in Larkspur, Maven and currently Sixth Course.   415.678.6978 or

Rod Guedes- Contractor and YES man. Rod will build whatever I design and he makes sure that I love it or he will modify it until I do. How can you ask for anything more? I  Rod did the build out of Stock in Trade an is currently working on Sheba Piano Lounge with me.  415.722.4177.

Roberta Economidis - Georgopoulos & Economidis: Roberta's practice includes corporate, business and criminal law. She is not just a terrific lawyer; she is also involved in many charity organizations. I like that about her. 415.986.4000 or

Krista Mitzel - The Mitzel Group: Krista is my favorite employment attorney and human resources consultant.  My clients understand that even though the people they hire for their companies may feel like a family it is still better to make sure policies and procedures are in place and Krista is their number one resource.  415.742.4972 or

Louise Dawson - Five Star Restaurant Consultants:  Louise helps startup restaurateurs and bar owners with business plans, financials, investor packages, loans and startup organization. She also helps existing restaurateurs with operational strategies such as operations manuals, inventory systems, financial planning and more.  Louise can be reached at 707.567.6739 or

May your holidays be a very happy time for you and your families.