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Business Beat: 12/01/2020

Business Beat — December 1, 2020

A new Hybrid Prefab home on Treehaven Court in Kenwood

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Hybrid Prefab Homes moves to larger location

To better serve residents of Sonoma County, Hybrid Prefab Homes’ Design Center is now located at 4591 Sonoma Hwy. at Mission Blvd.

As the need for new housing grows, more and more people are looking into factory-built methods. By combining the best practices of factory technology with building components that are best constructed outside of the factory, the resulting synergy results in high quality, high value structures built in half the time of traditional methods, without compromise.

“Every customer gets our personal attention from the first meeting through completion of the home,” said Otis Orsburn, an Oakmont resident and president of Hybrid Prefab Homes. Orsburn said many of their customers become lifelong friends and maintain contact with each other for years after they have moved into their new homes.

Hybrid Prefab Homes offers a variety of floor plans that can be built in different categories:

  • Hybrid Homes – The complex parts of the home; kitchens, baths, and laundry rooms are built in a factory. The balance is built at the home site.
  • Modular Homes – The entire home is built in the factory to the same building code as site-built homes.
  • Manufactured Homes – Built to the national HUD regulations that result in very affordable homes that are well constructed.
  • Accessory Dwelling Units – Homes built as second homes, granny units, and accessory homes added to the same lot as the primary home. This type of home has become a fast-growing trend since the California Department of Housing and Community Development created regulations requiring all local jurisdictions to allow second homes on a residential lot where a primary home is located, with very few restrictions.
Because the homes are built in a climate-controlled factory, construction can continue even if it is dark outside or there is inclement weather. Compared to traditional construction, the cost savings can be substantial.

Marcin Radomski, Managing Partner of Hybrid Prefab Homes said that he looks forward to coming to work every day. “I know my efforts are helping others through the maze of just thinking of buying a new home to handing the keys to the happy family.”

“We are a locally owned, customer-focused business that prides itself on providing full value, personal service and thoughtfully designed homes throughout Sonoma County,” added Orsburn.

Visit their website at or give them a call at 527-3838.

Holiday goodies at Les Pascals

Chef Pascal Merle of Les Pascals Patisserie in Glen Ellen is offering seasonal menu items that would make for a great last-minute pick up for the holidays, including pumpkin pies, apple tarts, chocolate-orange cookies, warm hazelnuts, and raisin bread.

French holiday menu items also include:

Bûche De Noël – In France, and other European countries, a Yule log is a traditional dessert served around Christmas. It’s made of sponge cake to resemble a miniature actual Yule log and is a form of sweet roulade.

Bûche Praliné et chocolate – similar to the bûche de noël, the bûche praliné consists of sponge cake, praline butter cream, and chocolate ganache.

Bûche Royal – Another classic French holiday dessert made for chocolate lovers! This cake offers decadent chocolate with a crispy praline layer, chocolate mousse, and chocolate glaze.

Snowman meringue: A festive meringue cookie, made from whipped egg whites and sugar.

Croquembouche – a French dessert made of choux pastry puffs piled into a cone and bound with threads of caramel. In addition to the holidays, this dessert is often served at celebrations like weddings and baptisms.

If you would like to order these special goodies, call Les Pascals at 934-8378, or drop by at 13798 Arnold Dr. in Glen Ellen. You can check out their website at

Oakmont Realty adds agents

Sue Carrell & Associates has been in business since 2012 specializing in residential property management. The office is located at 6570 Oakmont Dr. in Oakmont Village.

In addition to property management, Sue Carrell, Broker/Owner has a second business – Oakmont Realty, which specializes in home sales throughout Sonoma County.

Four experienced real estate agents have been added to the office. Kay Nelson, Sue Senk and Gail Johnson, Oakmont residents, are real estate veterans with unique skills acquired during their 30 years of experience helping the public manage the intricacies of buying and selling single family homes.

“We are thrilled to have them on board,” said Carrell.

The fourth addition is John Steaveson, who has moved to Sonoma County from Marin County and looks forward to expanding his real estate sales in the Valley of the Moon and Temelec, where he and his wife have just bought a home.

“Property management services and home sales transactions are complicated and are challenging even more during this time of COVID. It’s never been more important to hire professionals to handle your real estate assets,” said Carrell.

You can reach Gail Johnson at 292-9798; Sue Senk at 318-9595; Kay Nelson at 538-8777; and John Steaveson at 415-599-6445. Sue Carrell can be reached at 291-3655.

Celebrate the holidays with Broadway Holiday

Transcendence Theater Company will celebrate the holiday season with Broadway Holiday, festive nights of seasonal song and dance – with both drive-in and online opportunities.

You can drive-in and watch the show Dec. 4-6 at Somo Village in Rohnert Park, and Dec. 11-13 at Sonoma Raceway, or enjoy an online experience Dec. 18-23 with both matinee and evening shows.

Broadway Holiday at the Drive-In will also feature a jolly holiday sing-along, in-car activities for the whole family, and dazzling, COVID-safe entertainment, capped off with a spectacular screening of Broadway Holiday.

Broadway Holiday features over 60 performers from Broadway musicals, including White Christmas, Hamilton, Frozen, 42nd Street, Mamma Mia, West Side Story, Wicked, Mary Poppins, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and many more.

To enhance the Broadway Holiday experience, Transcendence creative staff has designed all new pre-show entertainment, featuring interviews with Broadway artists, wine country’s finest vintners, and information on Transcendence’s history, sponsors, and community education and engagement programs.

For the drive-in screening events, lots will open at 5 p.m., rain or shine, with the show starting at 6:15 p.m. Tickets range from $59-$249.

Or, you can enjoy the show from the warmth and comfort of your own home and watch online. The Dec. 18-23 online events will have evening shows starting with the pre-show at 7:30 p.m. There will also be matinees Dec. 19-23, with the pre-show beginning at 4 p.m. There is no cost for the online shows, though donations are strongly encouraged to help Transcendence continue to bring the community first-class entertainment and a wide range of education programs for both youth and adults.

For all events, go to

Chamber sponsors holiday website for local businesses

The Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce has created a website,, that provides any business located in Sonoma Valley (Glen Ellen, Kenwood, Sonoma, Springs Neighborhoods and along the Highway 12 / Arnold Drive corridors of the Valley) with a free listing to promote COVID-safe holiday shopping at your business.

This site is designed to ensure that residents of Sonoma Valley who are not comfortable going out to shop in person have a convenient listing of local options for holiday shopping in this abnormally challenging year.

This is not an e-commerce site; the goal is simply connecting potential shoppers with your business via your own website or through the contact information you provide. It’s available to any locally owned business with gift options, whether that is a physical item or some kind of certificate for a service/dining/etc.

You can promote your opportunities for online shopping, phone orders, electronic gift certificates, curbside pickup, etc. – any contactless or COVID-safe shopping experience that you have to offer.

If you have any questions about participating or would like general information about the Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce, call 996-1033, or email

To get your business on the website, go to

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