Hillside Farmhouse




Honorable Mention – Sustainable
AIA Redwood Empire
Exchange Bank Sebastopol Branch


Top Real Estate Project
Northbay Business Journal
Exchange Bank Sebastopol Branch
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BEST of the BEST Projects in America
Engineering News Record
The American AgCredit Corporate Headquarters
TLCD Architecture

BEST Contractor
NorthBay biz Magazine

Top Project
Northbay Business Journal


Custom Builder of the Year
Custom Home Magazine
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SAFE Award – First Place in the Nation
National Association of Home Builders


Pacesetter Award – Management
Custom Home Magazine and the NAHB


House Beautiful

“The Hunt for Buried Treasure”, August/September 2022, pages 98-107
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Trends: Kitchen, Vol. 2710

“Red or white? Refined rustic kitchen by architect Howard J Backen”, pages 92-95

Custom Home

“Grand Crew, Jim Murphy and Jay True master the wine country estate”, January/February 2011, pages 28-37

Custom Home

Wine, Dine, Live, Work“, November/December 2010, pages 35-37

Western Interiors & Design

“Solage Calistoga”, October/November 2007, pages 100-104

California Home + Design

A World Apart, April 2007, pages 120-129

Trends: Kitchen

“A sense of history”, Volume 24 No,  pages 54-59

Trends: Kitchen

“A sense of theater”, Volume 23 No. 8, pages 170 and 178-179

Trends: Home and Architectural

“Country fare”, Volume 23 No 6, pages 51-57

Trends: Home & Living

“Aladdin’s cave”, Volume 22 No 4, pages 112-113

Trends: Home Theater

“Aladdin’s cave”, Volume 21 No 19, pages 16-17

Trends: Kitchen

“Stage managed, and A sense of theater”, Volume 21 No. 8, Cover, pages 68-73 cover

Trends: Home and Architectural

“At one with nature”, Volume 21 No 6, pages 16-25 and 108-109

Luxury Home Builder

“Sonoma residence – Delightful Illusion”, September 2003, pages 32-35

Homes: The Residential Studio at BAR Architects

Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma, Pages 89-101, Copyright 2010, BAR Architects

Wine Country Architecture and Interiors

Villa Pietra (“Stone House”), By Mary Whitesides, foreword by Howard Backen, Copyright 2004 by Gibbs Smith, Salt Lake City, pages 47-53

Classic Modern House

pages 123-129

Extraordinary Homes of California, An Exclusive Showcase of the Finest Architects, Designers and Builders in California

Copyright 2008 by Panache Partners, LLC, pages 93-9

The New Architecture of Wine by Heather Sandy Hebert

Copyright 2019 by Gibbs Smith, Inside cover, pages 166-173, 186-197 and 218-227

“JMA is among the best general contractors we’ve worked with. Their service is personalized, of the highest quality, and they keep our clients happy.”
Richard Beard, BAR Architects, San Francisco