Beyond the Fence – Jesse Frank

Jesse Frank general manager of Novato Lumber & Fence, a Diamond Certified company since 2014Jesse Frank is general manager of Novato Lumber & Fence. 


“I enjoy the process of taking a fence or deck that’s in dire shape and transforming it into something beautiful.”

 

NOVATO − “My father-in-law, who was a fencing contractor, offered me a job with his company,” he explains. “To get me properly trained, he sent me to work at a local lumber mill, where I learned about the different types of wood and their characteristics. After a few months of that, I was brought on board at the company, and the rest is history.”

Today, as general manager of Novato Lumber & Fence, Jesse says his favorite part of his job is the satisfaction he gets from seeing the fruits of his labors. “I enjoy the process of taking a fence or deck that’s in dire shape and transforming it into something beautiful. It gives me a lot of pride to see the finished product at the end of each job.”

Originally from Seattle, Jesse relocated to Sonoma County in 2004, where he now lives with his wife, Tiffany, and their sons, Todd and Abel. In addition to the incomparable weather, he says he appreciates the diversity of the local landscape. “Sonoma County is the central hub of everything that Northern California has to offer. Depending on which direction you turn, you’re just minutes away from the ocean, the mountains, the city or the wine country.”

Outside of work, Jesse likes to spend as much time as possible immersed in nature. “We have a cabin in the Sonora Mountains, and we go there fairly often to fish and enjoy the outdoors,” he says. “We also like going on hikes in local areas like Armstrong Woods.”

In accordance with his love of the outdoors, when asked what his future retirement might look like, Jesse says he plans on relocating to the country. “My goal after I retire is to move to a more rural area like Montana or Wyoming. It’s not that I don’t like the city, I just really enjoy the slower pace that country living has to offer.”

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