With 29 years of experience, general contractor Jon L. Curry specializes in historic properties. The Sonoma, California, resident has won acclaim for restoration projects and aesthetically pleasing architecture that projects a sense of place. Mr. Curry and his wife, Christine, fell in love with the California Wine Country in general and Sonoma in particular during trips to visit family members in the region. In 2005, Jon and Christine Curry converted a 1930s bungalow into a 3,000-square-foot contemporary farmhouse and were awarded a historic preservation award for a newly remodeled home. The newly constructed farmhouse's interior features a soft color palette and serves as a comfortable gathering place during the Wine Country harvest.
Jon L. Curry respects the historic value of the structures he restores and strives to preserve as many original elements in historic sites as possible. His work on the Curry Barn in Sonoma won the Sonoma League for Historic Preservation award. He turned the building, in its time both a resort and a community dance hall, into an eye-catching and eco-conscious family home.
Mr. Curry owns Landers Curry Inc., a general contracting business located in Sonoma. From 1997 to 2008, he operated Jon Curry Construction. He was also a partner in Curry & Clark, Inc., in Woodside, California from 1999 to 2001.
Jon L. Curry enjoys a wide range of activities, including antiques collecting, traveling, and outdoor sports. In addition to riding weekly with a group from Marin County for the past 13 years, he has mountain-biked in Costa Rica and Utah. He has also bicycled in Italy, and chased the Tour de France in 2004. As he likes to compete in non-professional bike races, Mr. Curry spent time training in Aspen, Colorado, with professional bike racer Tom Hayles.