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Brady J. Newman

I'm a life-long resident of the Sacramento - Davis area, with family ties that are deeply rooted in the community. My wife is also a life-long Sacramento resident.  We raised our children here, and they are raising our grandchildren here. My father is a retired Folsom-Cordova teacher and my mother is a retired UCDMC medical secretary. My mother-in-law was also a local teacher, and my father-in-law was a genuine hero that fought in WWII, Korea, & Viet Nam. 

The Beam Guy about to get to work restoring a Streng load bearingroof beam suffering from dry rot.

"As one of the leading roof beam dry rot repair specialists in the Sacramento area, The Beam Guy is right at home under the eaves of mid-century modern and ranch style homes."

I learned my craft the old-fashioned way, from the bottom up. I started as a teenager, digging ditches and hauling supplies. From there, I worked my way into the roofing and rough framing trades. Through the years, I was trained in carpentry, drywall, painting, plumbing, electrical, and steel fabrication. Eventually, I spent several years working for a local steel fabricator as a project coordinator, where I worked on portions of the Lincoln Plaza and Sacramento Light-Rail projects. In 1990, I began working on roof beams under a now retired general contractor. Finally, I went to a trade a school and earned my General Building Contractor's License in 1995. I've specialized in all-things-roof-beam ever since, even receiving a patent in 2002 for inventing a tool accessory that made working at heights (i.e., roof beam work) safer. My photo collection of others' truly scary roof beam "repairs" helped me win the Fine Homebuilding Building Blunders Contest in 2010. The name "The Beam Guy" was bestowed on me by a beam restoration client who began referring me to friends as The Beam Guy. For the rest of the story, read "So About That Name  . . ." 

My Personal Building Code:

  •  It's not just a job, it's a house. It's not just a house, it's a home -- your home.

  •  I am a guest at your home and I behave like one, i.e., I clean up after myself, arrive and leave at respectable hours, etc.

  •  I only do and say things I would do in front of my mother.

  •  My appearance is such that your mother wouldn't disapprove.

  •  I return all of your calls and emails.

  •  I am on time.

  •  You hired me, you get me. I do all of my own work.

  •  I am not just a builder, I am a craftsman.

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