Nordby Companies Launches New Winery Advisors Division

Nordby Companies Launches New Winery Advisors Division

The North Bay’s Leading Construction Company’s New Division Will Help Wineries Assess, Analyze and Optimize Long-Term Facility Investments


Nordby Winery Advisors (Santa Rosa, Calif.) July 22, 2020 – Tony Simmons, president and partner at Nordby Companies, today announced the formation of Nordby Winery Advisors, a new division of the North Bay’s leading construction company. Nordby Winery Advisors is a consultancy focused on assisting wineries with the analysis and assessment of their facilities to optimize long-term facility investments and capital planning. After building more than one hundred wineries, Nordby has a keen sense of a winery’s operational needs.

Nordby Winery Advisors will be led by Tony Simmons, who has been with the company for 20 years, and has overseen numerous high-profile winery projects, including several with Duckhorn Wine Company, Foley Family Wines, Jackson Family Wines, as well as Franciscan Winery, Inglenook Winery, Sequoia Grove Winery, Krupp Brothers Winery, Goosecross Winery and more.

Tony Simmons commented “I’m thrilled to be spearheading Nordby Winery Advisors, as our company has such deep expertise and experience in the wine industry. We are the first and only company in Northern California to offer a complete consulting service providing guidance on winery equipment, maintenance, operations and financial decisions to increase wineries’ ROI. Our ultimate intention is to provide strategic guidance that not only addresses short term, but also long-term financial success by evaluating equipment performance and operational coherence.”

While winery operations may differ, they all have similar concerns such as equipment maintenance and building maintenance at the facility. Maintenance is ongoing and can be disruptive to operational capacity during the harvest season. Value assessments along with annual CapEx budgets aim to capture and address these concerns.  Nordby Winery Advisors has the expertise to provide thorough reporting and budgeting to ensure clients’ facilities continue to provide a positive ROI.

Nordby Winery Advisors offers a forward-looking partnership for a wide range of wineries, including wineries of all sizes, existing winery expansions, brand-new wineries, wineries seeking to position themselves for sale and for buyers of new wineries.

Nordby Winery Advisors Services

Base Consultation

Nordby Winery Advisors has the expertise to provide comprehensive reports and budgeting to ensure each facility operates in a way to provide quality products and implement strategic financial decisions to ensure a strong future.

  • Equipment (Useful Life) Analysis and Costing
  • Facility Deferred Maintenance Evaluation and Costing
  • Annual CapEx Budget Development and Implementation
  • Monthly, Quarterly or Annual Reviews

Additional Offerings

Nordby Winery Advisors has a depth of knowledge to also assist facilities with compliance, risk analysis, as-builts, due diligence and management.

  • Winery Operational Compliance Review
  • ADA/CASp (Certified Access Specialist) Compliance
  • Risk Analysis, Fire Life Safety & Earthquake
  • Facility As-Built Services
  • Acquisitions and/or Sales Due Diligence Review & Reporting
  • Construction, Design coordination and/or Management
  • Deferred Maintenance Implementation and/or Equipment Replacement

About The Nordby Companies

The Nordby Companies was founded in 1979 and over the past 40 years has grown into the leader in commercial contracting in Northern California providing specialty construction management, general contracting services and the construction of wine caves. Services are encouraged to begin at the conceptual phase, emphasizing the importance of early budgeting to effectively set a baseline for project decision-making. Nordby provides comprehensive preconstruction and construction services to ensure the intended project requirements for scope, budget and schedule are met throughout the course of the project as well as post occupancy. For more information, please visit nordby.net.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION, OR TO ARRANGE AN INTERVIEW WITH TONY SIMMONS, PLEASE CONTACT C. MILAN COMMUNICATIONS AT 415.412.9303 or charlotte@cmilancomm.com.

Nordby Companies Appoints Jason Brown General Manager of Custom Projects Division

Nordby Companies Appoints Jason Brown General Manager of Custom Projects Division

Jason Brown, General Manager Nordby Custom Projects

(Santa Rosa, Calif.) July 7, 2020 – The Nordby Companies, the North Bay’s leading construction services, cave building and signature homes organization, is pleased to announce Jason Brown has been named General Manager of the Custom Projects division. “We couldn’t have found a better leader than Jason Brown to manage the Custom Projects Division,” said President Tony Simmons. “His accomplishments in a wide range of sectors, coupled with his vast construction knowledge and commitment to top shelf service make him the natural selection to continue Nordby’s legacy with this new division.” Brown has been with Nordby since 2016. In his new role, Jason will apply his background in management to build Nordby’s new division.

He brings more than 20 years of construction experience in the A/E/C industry. In his role as general manager, Jason brings his leadership and experience of construction to Nordby Custom Projects.  Prior to joining Nordby Construction Company, Brown worked with the project management and estimating teams for one of the larger commercial general contractors in the North Bay, specializing in commercial, education and multifamily developments. He also worked in the supervision and management teams for a smaller, custom space improvement contractor, specializing in office and commercial space tenant improvements.

This wide range of experience has provided Brown with understanding of many different project types and afforded Jason the opportunity to help achieve the varied priorities from multiple stakeholders with unique and custom intentions for their projects. He has overseen a wide variety of projects, including converting garage space to living/office space, restaurant improvements, office space tenant improvements, winery expansions, tasting room improvements, covered walkways, new office buildings, barrel storage facilities, new multi-family apartment developments and education facilities.

About the Nordby Companies

The Nordby Companies was founded in 1979 and over the past 40 years has grown into a leader in construction in Northern California providing commercial construction, custom estate homes and the construction of wine caves. Services are encouraged to begin at the conceptual phase, emphasizing the importance of early budgeting to effectively set a baseline for project decision-making. Nordby provides comprehensive preconstruction and construction services to ensure the intended project requirements for scope, budget and schedule are met throughout the course of the project as well as post occupancy. For more information, please visit nordby.net.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT C. MILAN COMMUNICATIONS AT 415.412.9303 or charlotte@cmilancomm.com

Ted van der Linden Joins Nordby Companies as Preconstruction and Client Services Director

Ted van der Linden Joins Nordby Companies as Preconstruction and Client Services Director

The North Bay’s Leading Construction Services, Cave Building and Signature Homes Company Appoints Industry Veteran

Ted van der Linden, Preconstruction and Client Services

(Santa Rosa, Calif.) May 13, 2020 – The Nordby Companies, the North Bay’s leading construction services, cave building and signature homes organization, is pleased to announce Ted van der Linden has joined the team as preconstruction and client services director. In his new role, Ted will apply his vast background in preconstruction services to ensure successful construction project outcomes. Ted will work directly with the team and closely with clients to ensure project performance and superior results.

Ted brings more than 35 years of leadership experience in the A/E/C industry. In his role with the Nordby Companies, he will be focused on building and maintaining trust with clients to ensure the success of the company’s construction projects.  Prior to joining the Nordby Companies, Ted served as the principal of performance engineering at Integral Group and provided thought leadership in sustainability and preconstruction services for DPR Construction, resulting in a number of Zero Net Energy Certified Buildings under his guidance.

Based in Santa Rosa, Nordby has worked on numerous high-profile winery and cave projects, including Goldeneye Winery, Kenzo Estate Winery, Nine Suns, Checkerboard Vineyards, Sequoia Grove, Flowers Vineyards & Winery, Foley Johnson Winery and Krupp Brothers. The company is also highly regarded for building signature homes in the North Bay.

About The Nordby Companies

The Nordby Companies was founded in 1979 and over the past 40 years has grown into the leader in commercial contracting in Northern California providing specialty construction management, general contracting services and the construction of wine caves. Services are encouraged to begin at the conceptual phase, emphasizing the importance of early budgeting to effectively set a baseline for project decision-making. Nordby provides comprehensive preconstruction and construction services to ensure the intended project requirements for scope, budget and schedule are met throughout the course of the project as well as post occupancy. For more information, please visit nordby.net.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT C. MILAN COMMUNICATIONS AT 415.650.3000.