Monday, October 31, 2011

many people

Your attention please this is a public service announcement, there are now officially 7 billion souls on our little finite planet. Let's all try to get along. The birthrate minus the death rate is positive 240,000 souls per day. I hope none of them want to be surfers! Lastly food for thought, when the total population went from 1 billion to 2 billion it took roughly 120 years. Recently when it went from 6 billion to 7billion it took just 12 short years. Is this sustainable ? You tell me.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Sometimes when you are in the mood to blog, you just do it,

there really ain't nothin to it.

Just press fingers to keys,

and before you can even sneeze,

words start to form on the screen,

as you decide if the tone should be nice or mean.

The Zenbuilder will see you through it!

Monday, October 24, 2011

demo and install window

Here is how you properly set up a small job with maximum efficiency. Notice the trash cans at either end of the scaffolding, the table, and plastic to catch stucco debris. If you set a job up properly, the clean-up, and overall progress will be smoother. This one man show is unstoppable!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

plastic fantastic

I had to create a hermetically sealed environment similar to a Dell computer micro-chip room, or a negative air-pressure chamber to both scrape and power sand the Walnut post. This temporary structure also kept the owner's dog and cat's at bay. Today it gets two more coats of clear semi-gloss, then i will start on replacing all the stair treads.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I'm so ver-clamped.

I wrapped a 4 by 6 post in Walnut ( expensive) This son-of-gun took a lot of clamps as you can see. I will show you what it looks like at finish when it is.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Building paper

Typar building paper is awesome! The guy's who started Tyvek are behind Typar. This stuff is as good if not better than Tyvek. We have used it on our latest project, a major rebuild/repair job here in the Southbay. We could have used a lesser material, but that's not what we do here at Riviera Rich Builders- we only use the best. We project positive energy on every job.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Two men together


and Charley have been together for a long time. They are two very special men. They have stayed together through the thick and thin. The commitment they enjoy with each other is phenomenal. It takes a certain type of temperament to make a relationship last this long. I like working with them because they are so supportive of each other it inspires me to be a better man. I love these guys almost as much as they love each other. Rock-on boys!

Friday, October 14, 2011

bak to back blogs

Check this guy's truck, it's fully outfitted and ready for action! I'm not going to get political here, but I think he's onto something.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Busy as a beaver

The reason i haven't blogged in a while is becuase I am real busy right now. I just built a custom bathroom and am currently working on a giant dryrot wood rebuild and new plastering of entire structure from scratch. I love to be busy in construction, cause it inpires my artwork and poetry. here's the completed bathroom photo- zenbuilder out!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Steping in do do

Yesterday I stepped onto some dog excrement while working. I was focused on my work and did not see the dog waste. My shoes were both caked with a rich smearing of the smelly substance, so I just removed them, placed them into a plastic bag and deposited them into the trash. I then drove to my local Big 5 store ( in my socks) purchased some new shoes, and went back to work. I'm sorry I cannot provide a photo of this experience, it was just too tramtic.