Meet Our Staff
Sarah Vanderbilt, Designer/Draftsman
Sarah Vanderbilt, sister-in-law to CEO Randy Vanderbilt, has been an integral part of the Vanderbilt Family Builders (VFB) team since 1998. Sarah and her team offer clients complete architectural services from conceptual design through construction of the project.  Sarah helps simplify and expedite the design/build process for clients, saving them time and money, while creating the their “dream” home or addition.

Sarah received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture at University of California Berkeley in 1984.  She then honed her skills for the prominent architecture firm The Dahlin Group of San Ramon for 10 years. Her work at the Dahlin Group gave her a wonderful opportunity to learn from very talented architects.  Sarah’s professional experience includes both commercial and residential projects, but the majority of her experiences include “spec” and custom homes in Blackhawk and the Tri-Valley area. Her commercial projects include the Blackhawk Commercial Plaza, Oyster Point Community Project, and an eighteen-hole golf course in Palm Springs.

Over the past 10 years, Sarah has been instrumental in helping VFB go from being a reputable contractor to a unique design build contractor that provides their clients truly unique custom homes of unsurpassed quality.
Bob Harmola, Senior Estimator & Project Manager

Bob Harmola has been involved in the construction industry for over 30 years. He has had a wide range of job experience and started in construction as a sheet metal apprentice. His work experience and skills include being an electrician, mechanical designer and landscape contractor.

In addition, Bob has worked in design, management and sales for other general contractors and commercial companies. All of his practical experience has allowed him to sharpen his business and creative skills.

Bob joined Vanderbilt Family Builders, Inc in 2006, as our Senior Estimator and Project Manager. He is responsible for estimating, selling and managing projects; from groundbreaking to staffing, materials acquisition to completion.

Bobs favorite part of his job, besides completing a project on time and on budget, is solving problems before they become a problem ….and more importantly having a pleased client because of it. .

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