The Unveiling

Welcome to our new website! UPSI is proud to share this new and improved website with our friends in the Bay Area and beyond.  Note these new features: Projects: We’ll be featuring ways that we’ve helped communities through design and construction projects. Musings & News: Our blog, The Great Social Experiment, is moving from Blogspot…

San Ramon, Community Entrance

This customer needed more than retaining walls; they needed to make a statement at the community entrance. UPSI had rebuilt their monument sign after it had been demolished by a car a few months before this project, and here we again joined them in designing an upgrade to the community entrance. UPSI collaborated with the Board…

San Ramon, Pool Arbor

This Arbor is a great example of how UPSI partners with a customer to make affordable upgrades a reality through a relationship of trust. The original redwood arbor was rotting badly and in danger of collapse. UPSI teamed up with this community’s directors to design-build the new arbor. After a budget was established, our foreman…

Walnut Creek, Bay Window Stack

This customer had a long history of leaks at this bay window stack. UPSI was contracted to remove the stone, stucco and waterproofing from 3 floors, identify the problems, and perform repairs. Custom flashings, pot shelf sheet metal pans, and extensive waterproofing were engineered by UPSI and our partners. In the end, the elevation is…