An experienced leader within the building industry, Charles Goodman of San Francisco is the president of Discount Builder’s Supply. He oversees operations in all departments, including doors and windows. Together with his team of experts, Charles “Charlie” Goodman provides customers in San Francisco with a complete range of window materials designed for all types of buildings.
There is a wide variety of window materials available, and each has its own unique look and advantages. Wood is a more traditional material for windows, but it is still very popular. Although hardwood windows are often more expensive, they are very versatile and can easily be painted or given a natural finish to match most homes. They also are relatively easy to protect, requiring only some oil or paint. For many older homes that still have wood windows upgrading to vinyl windows is often a better option. Vinyl windows are currently the most commonly used material, and they provide better heat and sound insulation while having lower maintenance requirements than most other materials.
Commercial buildings are more likely to use aluminum windows because they are stronger than both vinyl and wood. Aluminum keeps framing widths as small as possible, and it can support larger pieces of glass, ensuring buildings get the most out of their window space. Fiberglass is another popular choice for buildings with more regular designs. It is also very strong and has good insulating properties. However, since fiberglass cannot be bent, most specialty window model are not available with the material.
Understanding that purchasing new windows is a big investment and an important decision, the staff of Discount Builder’s Supply is committed to taking the time and answering all questions to ensure customers are able to make an informed choice. The staff will knowledgeably address all measurement, hardware, and style and color queries. For more information, visit http://www.discountbuilderssupplysf.com/departments/doors-windows.
A pre-war car collector and former building materials executive, Charles Goodman has served in a number of positions in and around San Francisco. Notably, Charles “Charlie” Goodman raised over $500,000 for San Francisco’s Hospice By The Bay as chairman emeritus of the Marin Sonoma Concours d’Elegance.
The second-oldest hospice in the country, Hospice By The Bay was founded in 1975 as Hospice of Marin. Accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program, it is dedicated to caring for families, patients, and other members of its community and has signed the Spectrum Pledge for LGBT Equality. A nonprofit organization, Hospice By The Bay provides a wide range of services, including pediatric and advance care planning.
Able to care for children from newborns to teenagers, Hospice By The Bay has social workers, home health aides, and spiritual support counselors, among others on its staff. The hospice can also help parents deal with high-risk pregnancies and provide either in-home or facility aid for youths in need of care. For patients in need of advance care planning, the hospice hosts a number of free seminars on subjects ranging from estate planning to information on future health care decisions.
Charles “Charlie” Goodman, a San Francisco-based businessman, has over four decades of experience in the building industry, having served as the general partner of Goodman Lumber Company. Previously the mayor of Ross, California, he is involved with a number of charitable organizations in and around San Francisco. Charles Goodman’s Shifting Gears USA has raised more than $400,000 for organizations dedicated to combating Myotonic Dystrophy.
Myotonic Dystrophy is divided into two types, depending on the disease’s point of origin and the age of the individual at the time of onset of the disorder. Both types appear as gradually increasing muscle weakness and can manifest in young adulthood or adulthood. Affected people have at least one parent with the disorder, regardless of whether the person has Myotonic Dystrophy Type 1 (MMD1) or Type 2 (MMD2).
MMD1often begins in the affected person’s teenage years and impacts about 5 to 20 per 100,000 people throughout the world. MMD1 is marked by progressive muscle weakness from the outer digits inward, cataracts, delayed muscle relaxation, and a possibly shortened lifespan, depending on the severity of the disorder.
A rarer and less severe form of the disorder, MMD2 begins in central muscles, such as those of the hips and other weight-bearing areas, before slowly progressing outward. Myotonic Dystrophy often appears earlier and more severely through successive generations, a process known as anticipation.
Charles Goodman has enjoyed an avid participation in the car hobby for almost
fifty years. His interest in automobiles began with the joy of operating a “driving
machine,” which grew into an appreciation of the beauty of design, and currently
revolves around the responsibility of maintaining and encouraging the future of
this true American Heritage. At age 20, Charles bought his first car, a1926 Model
T Ford, which still holds a cornerstone space in his collection.
He has served as a Board Member of both the Le May Museum and Auburn
Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum . Charlie was also the founder and past
Chairman of the Marin Sonoma Concours d’Elegance.
As a result of many of his friends asking him to start a new fundraising venture,
and also realizing that there is a growing interest in the enjoyment of driving their
vehicles rather than simply displaying them, Mr. Goodman founded “Shifting
Gears” in late 2012. Shifting Gears can be found at WWW.shiftinggearsusa.com
He started his career at Goodman Lumber Co. in San Francisco and and spent
twelve years on the Ross Town Council in Marin County.