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.

A former motorcycle racer, and an avid road cyclist and mountain biker, Rich enjoys camping and hiking with his wife Lisa and their three Redbone Coonhounds. He loves animal and also enjoys is their two cats and one 170 lb. French Alpine goat.

Rich is an enthusiastic community activist and is one of the founders and the President of Open Road Sports, a local non-profit organization that raises money for local community organizations. He is also an assistant manager for the Colavita Norcal Racing Team.

Interior view of front door residential remodel



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