RedBuilt - May 2017


“Go Big” with the Vietnam Town Center

“Go big or go home,” is a motto that Mark Muhn lives by in all aspects of his life. In his framing business, he is relentless in going after new work and challenging the status quo. The Vietnam Town Center, Phase II was no exception.
Located in San Jose, California, The Vietnam Town Center is a village-themed combination of shopping and dining within a commercial plaza. The construction took place in two phases; the second phase was much bigger than any other framing job Muhn had done. Yet, this framing contractor from Morgan Hill, California has a passion for construction and doesn’t take “no” for an answer.
Phase two of project includes 120 commercial condos with a grocery store pad – this equates to five, one and two story structures with an average 40,000 square feet per building. The first levels are designated for retail; the upper levels are suited for professional offices.

Read more about how RedBuilt helped Muhn and Sons solve complex design challenges: "Go Big" with the Vietnam Town Center



Project Name:
Vietnam Town Center Commercial Condos Phase II, San Jose, California

LPMD Architects
Sunnyvale, CA

Structural Engineer
Biggs Cardoza
San Jose, CA
General Contractor
Shames Construction
Livermore, CA
Framing Contractor
Muhn and Sons
Morgan Hill, CA

RedBuilt Goes to School
During a recent STEM fair at Desert Sage Elementary School in Boise, several RedBuilt Associates were able to demonstrate to a group of 8 year-olds that an open-web truss has a compression chord and a tension chord. Parry Ipsen participated in the truss demonstration, where he was able to get the kids excited about the possibilities of science and technology.




The complete Barrel Truss Package

Mike Watson at Larsen Construction of Nampa, Idaho was on a tight framing schedule that included some unique Red-L® barrel trusses from RedBuilt. The trusses were manufactured at the Hillsboro, Oregon plant and ready for delivery. A change in trucking schedules got the delivery off to a late start for the 450 mile journey to Nampa. Not good news considering that the next day a crew was to be on the job site for truss installation. Thanks to the cross-functional effort of multiple RedBuilt team members, the full package was loaded with all the right hardware and third-party products. In the end, the truck arrived in time for installation and Mike was pleased with the quality of the trusses and the complete package that was ready-to-go. Thanks to Mike for the work, and to the RedBuilt team that made it happen.





Technical Representative Earns Award


Craig McManus is RedBuilt's Technical Representative serving Central Washington. As a 32-year veteran of the wood product industry, Craig has been with RedBuilt since our formation. The RedBuilt team recently celebrated Craig as the recipient of RedBuilt Technical Representative of the Year award. Craig had an outstanding 2016 year by continuing to build strong relationships with his customers, which resulted in additional projects for RedBuilt. His attention to detail provides the Design Center with the needed information to work efficiently - thus providing customers with smooth project work flow. Congratulations Craig and keep up the good work!

RedBuilt designated as a Bicycle Friendly Business

The League of American Bicyclists has recognized RedBuilt as a Silver Bicycle Friendly Business. RedBuilt takes great pride in creating a bike-friendly workplace for our Associates and visitors.