Our President

Richard Desmond, President
Rich's passion for construction and engineering developed early. As a youth, he worked summers for his grandfather's Marin County top soil, grading, and excavating firm. Later, he helped his father build the family's summer vacation home at Lake Tahoe. Rich also worked as a mechanic, further developing his technical and analytical skills.

Before founding Desmond & Wallace, Inc., Rich worked for a prominent general engineering contractor, gaining firsthand experience in grading, excavation, underground, concrete, paving, structural steel, and grade setting. His engineering projects included highways and airport runways.

Prior to founding DWI, as an independent licensed general contractor, Rich led projects ranging from residential remodels to high-end spec homes. Rich also holds a California General Engineering License.

Rich enjoys outdoor activities such as gardening, camping and various sports activities, but spendiing time with family, friends and his beloved pets is the most enjoyable. He has recently taken on learning to play the banjo, an extension of his life-long love of many types of music.

Interior view of front door residential remodel



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