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Rooted Retrofitting

Meet Hugh Walpole

Hugh Walpole

Hugh Walpole, the co-founder of Rooted Retrofitting Inc., earned a B.S. in Business Management. After gradating high school in 1987, Hugh held positions of increasing responsibility with major home building firms and commercial construction firms. While at these firms he learned more efficient techniques and methods as well as gaining perspective about what the customer expects in a construction project. Hugh worked for companies since graduating high school framing houses from the ground up, performing kitchen and bath remodels, renovating decks, replacing dry rot, performing seismic retrofitting, maintaining commercial building, replacing windows and doors. In 2001, Hugh founded Walnut Creek Construction and Remodeling Company specializing in Additions, Bath Remodels, Decks, Earthquake Retrofitting, Window and Door Replacements, Dry Rot and Custom Renovations. Hugh also worked as a project manager for a  large property management firm where he was in charge of  renovating a historic building in Oakland. In addition, Hugh ran the companies HUD REAC inspection team where he prepared properties for the HUD REAC inspections for 3 years.

Hugh has also worked for The John Stewart Company for 3 years running their HUD REAC program. The program consists of preparing the property for HUD REAC inspection and also escorting the HUD inspector during the actual HUD inspection. Hugh has completed over 300 pre reac/reac inspections

Mr. Walpole brings with him an impressive background which includes having both California building contractors license, specializing is remodels, dry rot, decks, and earthquake retrofits with a very strong HUD REAC background.  Having completed over 300 PreREAC and REAC Escorts, Hugh has interfaced with dozens of REAC Inspectors and their QA’s state wide and will be invaluable with appeals and code issues.

Dan Getrue- The Housing Safety Group (REAC Inspector)

Our Mission

To strengthen all existing structures and environmentally protect pathways.