Rick Hoffmann Services




About us

Rick Hoffmann Services is a General Contracting Firm where you are our highest priority. My team and I understand letting people into your home is unsettling so we are respectful and considerate of your family and house. During my 30 years of construction I have retrofitted and remodeled hundreds of homes. The Earthquake Bolt and Brace program offers grants for Seismic Bracing. I worked on the pilot program which helped them develop the program we have today.. I have worked with the City of Oakland and Berkeley to help develop their individual Grant programs. I look forward to working for you on your next project.


Our History

Established in 1996.

My Father was an Engineering and Architectural Model Maker where I started working when I was 8. Through High School and College I worked for a management company as a carpenter on Condominiums,Apartments and Business. After College I worked as a Carpenter on building new apartment buildings then becoming the foreman and lead estimator for that company. In 1996 I went out on my and have been contracting ever since.


About Rick

I love the houses of Berkeley . Through the years with Structural and Finish background I have been called upon to restore Julia Morgan, John Hudson Thomas, Churches, Museums and homes predating 1850. I have been able to retrofit and remodel houses leaving their historic elegance intact. After seeing houses damaged and people displaced from Loma Prieta and Napa earthquakes where a retrofit could have reduced or even eliminated damage it inspired me to focus on Seismic and Foundation Safety.


Contact us

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2342 Shattuck Ave
Ste 893
Berkeley, CA 94704
b/t Bancroft Way & Durant Ave
Downtown Berkeley

Phone: (510)715-4803

Email: rhsretrofit@gmail.com