The art of building takes the perfect balance of creativity and structure, vision and execution, tenure and innovation, expertise in the field and in the office. With over 55 years of combined building experience, Joe Robertson and Thomas Chavalia are a dynamic duo that bring their own unique skills and experience, all of which complement each other.
Shelter Solutions was founded by Joe 22 years ago, before ADUs became widely common in residential building. Although the company has years of experience in a wide range of building, its specialty is in building unique, custom designed ADUs for homeowners looking to build mother-in-law suites, vacation rentals, studio space, income property, and more.
Joe’s attention to detail, years of working with the city, deep knowledge of permitting and zoning rules makes him well suited and efficient in guiding every homeowner through the process.
Thomas has built everything from a police station to entire subdivisions to a variety of ADUs. He has extensive experience in managing the end-to-end building process and keeps a careful balance of staying on schedule, managing subcontractors, and leaving time for the homeowner’s vision to come to fruition.
In addition to Joe & Thomas, Shelter Solutions has at your service: designers, selection coordinator, field assistant, and bookkeeper.
Whether in the office or in the field, all feel passionate about creating a positive experience for every homeowner, helping their dreams come to light.