30 Dec Our History
Have you heard of Symon Brothers? As fate may have it, that’s my Great-Grandfather! As a San Franciscan for many generations now, my Great-Grandfather founded Symon Brothers in 1906, filling the need to demolish the damaged buildings left behind from the earthquake. From the start, Symon Brothers practiced the technique of building de-construction, taking down every salvageable part of a building and then selling the materials for re-use. For 48 years Symon Brothers sold reclaimed building materials in their San Francisco store. Among its many projects was the demolition of the Old Bohemian Club, Johnson Mansion on Nob Hill, and the Flood Mansion in Atherton.