A Year in Review

December 9, 2021

As we leave the pandemic rethinking past norms, leaning into strong values, and embracing change while demonstrating resilience – we are incredibly grateful for everyone who opened their doors to Rincon Road. With 2022 on the horizon, December is the perfect time to slow down and reflect on what we accomplished this year. Enjoy some of our favorite highlights below!

Completed Projects

Summit Lane

Last month, we completed a comprehensive interior and exterior update to a dated home. Our goal was to combine sophistication with relaxed, Californian sensibility to create a richness that is both livable and striking. Recognizing the potential of the space, we guided our clients through design, construction, and installation. The end result actualized the client’s vision, leaving us with a timeless family home for years to come. Click here to view the project!

Community Milestones

Corporate Sponsor for Carpinteria Skate Park

A Carpinteria local myself, I knew I had to team up with Heidi Merrick when she launched her fundraiser to benefit Carpinteria’s future skatepark. I’m proud to be a corporate sponsor of something meaningful that will benefit our community in a tangible way.

Corporate Sponsor for Our Lady of Mount Carmel School

Originally founded in 1944, Our Lady of Mount Carmel School continues to serve the Santa Barbara area with Catholic faith values and high academic standards. Rincon Road is proud to be a corporate sponsor of their 2021 fundraiser, which benefits the school community. 

Events

SBCA 2021 Construction Awards Judge

This year, I joined the Santa Barbara Contractors Association, a locally renowned organization that recognizes distinguished businesses in the housing industry across the Central Coast. After connecting with other professionals during a “Women in Construction” event, I was honored to be selected as a judge for their 2021 Construction Awards.

Attended LuAnn Live Virtual Event

LuAnn Nigara is a small-business guru that provides business education for thousands of designers and creatives from her books, podcast, and highly sought-after speaking engagements. I attended her live virtual event for continuing education and connected with industry peers.

Best of the Blog

Interviewed Iron & Resin’s Thom Hill

Capturing the essence of old California with confidence and ease, Iron and Resin is a reflection of the rugged spirit of the untamed American West. It was our pleasure to catch up with founder, Thom Hill, about his source of inspiration and what shaped his brand. Click here to read more.

Interviewed Heidi Merrick 

Both my long-time inspiration and creative muse, Heidi Merrick is a renowned designer that traded her small-town roots in Carpinteria for one of the nation’s design capitals, Los Angeles. We asked Heidi about what influenced her most iconic work and found out her story started a lot closer to home. Click here to read more.

Fresh Press

Recreated “Vogue’s 73 Questions”

If you’re anything like me, you’re familiar with Vogue’s “73 Questions” and Architectural Digest’s “Open Door” videos. My team decided that they were missing one with a little homegrown flair, so we made our own  – Carpinteria-style.

Featured in Carpinteria Magazine

Rincon Road is proud to have had a 4-page feature in the Summer 2021 copy of Carpinteria Magazine – sharing the story of how we got our start, the challenges that inspired us, and the fun we found along the way. To see my feature in Carpinteria Magazine, click here.

Featured in ShoutOut LA

I was selected to be featured in ShoutOut LA, a Los Angeles-based online platform and magazine that highlights local artists, creatives, and businesses. In my piece, I shed light on my approach to work-life balance and a few of my favorite things to do in Santa Barbara. To see my feature in ShoutOut LA, click here.

Personal Wins

Rupert Joined the Family

We gained another member of our family! Rupert is a French Bulldog puppy and the official little brother to our other Frenchie, Holly. He is both adorable and full of trouble, and we’re thankful for all the joy he’s brought to our family.

The Trembly’s Take On Middle School & High School

This year has been a big transition for us, now having a child in middle school and the other in high school. I’m so proud of their hard work in and outside of class, from sports and extracurriculars to getting good grades.

My Son’s Football Team Went to SoFi Stadium 

After an incredible season, my son’s Saints Football team competed in the Superbowl championship game at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles!

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