As president of Discount Builder’s Supply, Charles Goodman oversees all of the company’s departments. For more than 50 years, Discount Builder’s Supply has provided San Francisco with the largest selection of windows and doors to accent any home. Charlie Goodman leverages his more than four decades of industry experience to maintain the department’s reputation.
The front door plays a major role in pulling together the look of a home and welcoming guests inside, but finding the right door to really make a statement can be rather difficult. First, homeowners must figure out what door material will provide the statement look they are hoping for. Doors are typically available as solid wood, steel, or fiberglass. All materials hold color well, but some colors may appear slightly different on wood. Wooden doors can provide a bit more depth than steel or fiberglass, though they are more expensive.
In terms of style and color, most doors have a glass front, sidelight, or paneling design. Paneling is best suited for doors that are painted a bold color, such as dark purple or even orange, while sidelight doors make single panel doors look larger. However, due to the size of sidelight doors, they are best suited for more basic colors that will not overwhelm the home. Meanwhile, glass front doors are often paired with bright colors such as yellow because the glass prevents the color from being too much.
Hardware is just as important as color and material when it comes to making the front door a statement piece. Door knockers, doorknobs, and other hardware pieces tie the features of the door together and make it appear complete.
For more than 30 years, Charles Goodman has been the president of Discount Builder’s Supply, San Francisco’s largest independent hardware store. Charlie Goodman is committed to ensuring residents of San Francisco find the materials for any job around the house, including gutter maintenance.
Gutters may seem like a fairly minor part of the home, but they do a lot in terms of protecting the building from water damage. If gutters are maintained properly and regularly cleaned, they can last for several years, but eventually gutters must be replaced. A major sign that it is time to replace gutters water leakage from the joints. While this can sometimes be fixed without replacing the entire gutter, most of the time the gutters are too deteriorated to properly repair. Another sign that gutters need replacing is water just sitting in the gutter. This means there is a draining problem that may be irreparable.
Sagging gutters or gutters that hang low around the house are typically too old to be securely reattached. This sign is easier to catch since it does not rely on rainwater. and it alerts homeowners to the problem before water starts pooling around the home’s foundation. Severely cracked or dented gutters should also be replaced because they disrupt the flow of the water as it drains.
Previously a San Francisco building materials general partner from 1967 through 2000, Charles Goodman has served in various other capacities, including as the chairman of Shifting Gears USA and a chairman emeritus of Marin Sonoma Concours d’Elegance. An active community member, Charles Goodman also operated as the mayor of Ross, a town north of San Francisco. As part of his charitable work, Charlie Goodman has raised funds for organizations like Mount Zion Hospital.
Established in 1887, Mount Zion Hospital is committed to serving individuals in need through its teaching, research, and patient care divisions. Part of the network of hospitals of the University of California, San Francisco, Mount Zion includes a cancer center, women’s health center, and the UCSF Patient Health Library.
The library and other improvements throughout the hospital’s history were funded partially or wholly by Mount Zion Health Fund (MZHF), which was formally established in 1990. Committed to supporting the hospital’s traditions, MZHF maintains membership in the Peninsula, Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, and Marin and Sonoma Counties. Past MZHF grants have been awarded to expand the Sonoma County Jewish Free Clinic, fund a school sports injury outreach program, and provide one-on-one counseling for caregivers.
A former leader in the San Francisco building-materials industry, Charles (Charlie) Goodman also served as a three-term mayor of the town of Ross, a community north of San Francisco, and as chairman for the Marin Sonoma Concours d’Elegance. Charles Goodman currently chairs Shifting Gears, a car rally that has raised funds for a number of non-profit organizations.
In October 2015, the three-day Shifting Gears event will benefit Beyond Differences, which works to end social isolation for youth and promote inclusion in schools. The organization focuses primarily on middle schools, and works with both student leaders and classroom teachers.
Based in Marin County, California, Beyond Differences currently operates in eight area middle schools, with the help of more than 120 students and educators who participate in the organization’s leadership programs. The organization strives to proactively address social isolation to prevent teasing, bullying, and violence in schools.
To inspire student-led change, Beyond Differences provides leadership training and free materials so that students can host inclusive special events where all students feel accepted. Beyond Differences also maintains a number of ongoing initiatives, including “No One Eats Alone,” to prevent social isolation ,and “I’m In,” against online bullying. For more information, please visit http://www.shiftinggearsusa.com.
Hospice By The Bay is a nonprofit organization and a leading provider of hospice care, palliative care, and grief counseling for communities in the San Francisco Bay region. Founded in 1975 in Marin County as the first hospice established in California, today Hospice By The Bay is an extensive network of professional caregivers and health care experts, whose mission is to provide medical support, emotional support, dignity, and independence for people coping with the loss of a loved one and those with end-of-life health care needs. Serving people of all ages, regardless of socioeconomic status, the team at Hospice By The Bay includes medical doctors, nurses, home health aides, spiritual counselors, and therapists. The charity is licensed by the state of California, certified by Medicare and Medi-Cal, and fully accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program. In 2011, Hospice By The Bay cared for nearly 2,100 terminally ill patients, 790 individuals in need of emotional support, 53 children and teens, and over 7,300 family members.
About the Author:
Charles Goodman is a San Francisco Bay Area business owner and the former Chairman of the Marin-Sonoma Concours d’Elegance, a fund raising group of automobile enthusiasts. Through Concours d’Elegance car shows and motoring events, Charles Goodman has raised nearly $500,000 for Hospice By The Bay in recent years.
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