About Us

Richard Haro Drafting and Planning Services Inc. was started by Richard Haro in 1977. We Incorporated our business in 1988. Richard Haro is a graduate of the University of Santa Clara and Studied Design and Drafting under apprenticeship with Dick Finnegan Inc. Richard Haro has the additional experience of having worked as a carpenter, and along side his father in construction for 20 years. The office began as a one room, one desk operation. However, because of a commitment to the best customer service, quality designs, and accurate plans to work from, we are now a 5 person office doing about 100 jobs per year. Click the link below to visit the company webpage.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Saratoga - Paul Ave. Project 9-2-10

Here are some more pics from our job in Saratoga. Unfortunately, I have been a little slow on the updates so these are about a month old. Right now the stucco is going up and sheet rock will be soon to follow. We will try to have some newer pics up by the end of the week.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Inspiring The Competition

 I need to share a funny story with you. A few weeks ago we attended the San Jose Home Show as an exhibitor. During some downtime at the show, Richard decided to walk the aisles and take a look at the other exhibitors' booths. As he was passing one of the booths, a picture caught his eye. It was a home that he had designed himself, and was now hanging prominently in another design/build company's booth (who shall remain nameless). Upon closer inspection, they had not one, but two pictures of the homes he had designed. Seeing this, Richard was compelled to ask why his work was hanging in a competitors booth. Their answer, "We use them to inspire us." Wow, it is one thing to inspire your customers, but when your work is inspiring the competition, that is truly saying something! Richard simply smiled and walked away. I guess thirty years in the business of designing quality homes will provide inspiration in ways you never would have imagined.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Saratoga - Paul Ave. Project - 8/13/10

Here are some more photos of the Paul Ave. project. The second floor is now up and the ceiling/roof is now being constructed. 

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Saratoga - Paul Ave. Project 8-5-10

Here are some updated photos from our job in Saratoga. The bottom floor has been framed, and the second floor is underway.

San Jose - Hartford Ave. Project

Here is a project we have underway in San Jose. It is a basement conversion that was originally started a couple years ago, and we are now finishing up. The blueprints and a couple pictures of the project are below. The sheet rock has been hung and will be taped and textured next week.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Palo Alto - Bryant St. Project

Our Palo Alto remodel is marching on. The walls and roof have been added for the second story addition, and a new front door has been installed.




Saratoga - Paul Ave. Project


Here are the latest pics from our project in Saratoga. The first floor has been framed and construction has now begun on the second floor.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Saratoga - Paul Ave. Project

We are also doing a brand new house, from the ground up, in Saratoga. We completely demolished the original house, including the foundation. (See video of the demo in our video log at the bottom of the page.) We have already installed the new foundation, and are now constructing the subfloor. The underfloor mechanical has been installed, and this week the underfloor plumbing is going in.(see pics below).


The Palo Alto Bryant St. Project

We are also well into construction for a remodel in Palo Alto.
The Scope of Work consists of:


We have done the underfloor work and are now doing the framing.
Below are the plans with some pictuures of the job site.

The Los Altos San Luis Job - Completed

Unfortunately, I haven't been able to update this in awhile.....again. Since our last post we have completed the bathroom remodel in Los Altos. Final inspection was a few weeks ago. Below are some pictures of the finished project.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Week 6 Los Altos San Luis Project

 Week six has come to a close and the sheet rock and stucco lath have been installed. For those who don't know, the lath is a wire mesh, almost like chicken wire, that the stucco adheres to. Below is a picture of what it looks like on a house.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Week 5 - Los Altos San Luis Project


          This week we will  finish up the insulation of the walls and then begin putting up the sheet rock. Once all the sheet rock has been installed, it will be taped and textured.  Below are some pictures of what the finished framing, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical look like. You will also notice that the glass block window and skylight have been installed.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Los Altos - San Luis Project Week 4 Update

This past week we have completed all the rough framing, rough mechanical, rough electrical, and plumbing. The rough all inspection was done today, so its time to move on to insullation and then sheet rock next week.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Los Altos San Luis Project Week 2

For week two of this bathroom remodel, we wil be finishing up the framing. That includes installing the pocket door and doing the rough opening for the skylight that is to be ordered this week. Below are the plans for this remodel to give you an idea of what the finished project will be. We will follow up with a progress report at the end of this week.