Orrin Thiessen has more than 45 years of experience in quality residential and commercial construction including subdivisions and urban revitalization. Three of these projects are Graton’s downtown, Town Green Village in downtown Windsor and Occidental’s Harmony Village. High density, mixed-use projects conserve one of Northern California’s most valuable resources — land. By utilizing only 14 acres in Windsor to create homes and businesses normally built on 50 acres, we helped keep the beautiful landscape of Sonoma County free of unnecessary development and urban sprawl. In this way, remaining open space resources of Sonoma County can be preserved for future generations.
Orrin’s field of study at Sonoma State University was biology but his construction experience fortuitously began in 1971 with his senior project — crafting an octagon cottage completely out of recycled materials. After college Orrin continued his newfound love of residential construction, forming Thiessen Homes in 1972. Orrin and Terri married in 1985 and then together ran their business while raising a family. Terri is a graduate of Santa Rosa Junior College and lived abroad before returning to earn a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts at UCSB. She is a professional decorator and has been a licensed real estate broker since 1987. Orrin holds a business management degree from Ventura College.
Past projects include
- Nolan Court, Forestville
- Conor Court, Forestville
- Judith Court, Petaluma
- Casabella Drive, Sonoma
- St. Francis Place, Sonoma
- Troy Lane, Sonoma
- Downtown Graton revitalization
- Starr Station Mixed-Use Development, Windsor
- Town Green Village Mixed-Use Development, Windsor
- Graton Hiring Hall for Day Laborers, Graton
- Harmony Village, Occidental
- Occidental Center for the Arts (OCA)
WE ARE CURRENTLY DEVELOPING GREEN VALLEY VILLAGE, A COMMUNITY OF HOMES AND A PARK, IN DOWNTOWN GRATON. SOME OF THESE HOUSES WILL BE AVAILABLE TO RENT OR PURCHASE IN 2021. PLEASE GO TO THE GREEN VALLEY VILLAGE PAGE UNDER THIESSEN PROJECTS TO SEE FLOOR PLANS, ELEVATIONS AND OTHER INFORMATION.
We pride ourselves on our quality workmanship and excellent customer service. Whether you are a first-time home buyer, an empty nester or are just looking for a convenient Sonoma County life style, we are confident that you will be impressed by what we have to offer.
Orrin Thiessen – Architecture, Planning, Development, Landscape Design and Consulting.
TERRI THIESSEN INTERIORS
Terri Thiessen – Interior Design & Decorating.
Be amazed what you can do with any budget!
BLUEGRASS BANDS FOR HIRE:
THE MIGHTY CHIPLINGS
THE THIESSEN BROS
Terri Thiessen — manager, roadie, mother
For more information please go to Bluegrass Bands THE MIGHTY CHIPLINGS & THE THIESSEN BROTHERS on menu.