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Services and Programs

This service provides for all required field inspections and dimensioning needed to produce the design concept and schematics for client approval prior to completing the working drawings. The working drawing are needed for engineering, contractor bidding, permitting and construction

Architectural design and Engineering

Service to provide the due diligence, planning and creation of a design concept that will fully maximize the development potential or design concept.

This service includes producing the development documentation needed to package and submit for approval and permit issuance

Planning & Permit Processing

The THBA is a building academy that trains students in the complete building process from the ground up. Including most aspects of the residential building trades on a smaller scale. It is designed to extend the training received from other building academies such as the RichmondBUILD Academy as an extension to the curriculum.

Tiny House Building Academy

The CMBC is a coalition of National, Statewide and local minority small businesses and nonprofits engaged in the work necessary to help bridge the poverty – wealth gap through homeownership and job training opportunities. 

California Minority Builders Coalition

TMI has the capacity to provide grant management including writing grant applications, program and project development, grant reporting and fund control. 

Grant Funding

About Us

At TentMakers Inc., we're more than an organization, we're a dedicated team on a mission. As a nonprofit community housing development corporation, our unwavering commitment is to make affordable homeownership a reality for low-income households. We accomplish this by helping first time home buyers and homeowners with housing acquisition and rehabilitation. Our services include due diligence, site inspections, architectural design & drafting, while efficiently navigating the permitting process and fund control. 

We go beyond the residential planning, design and permit processing to offer job training programs like the Tiny House Building Academy.

We're innovators, known for 'ReCycled Housing,' an eco-friendly and energy efficiency renovation approach known as 'Attainable & Sustainable Homes' (ASH). ASH employs the Building Performance Institute, (BPI) performance based energy retrofit model to insure that buildings are well tested, sealed and insulated for maximum energy efficiency and performance.

 Lastly, our active participation in the National Minority Community Reinvestment Cooperative, (NMCRC), underscores our commitment to reducing poverty and creating wealth opportunities for all through homeownership and job training. Join us in our journey to build attainable & sustainable housing, revitalize communities, and improve the quality of life of those who live in poverty.

Creating Wealth and Equity: Affordable Homeownership and Job Creation

At TentMakers Inc., each project is a team effort, and it's all about you. Whether it's ADUs, JADUs, tiny homes, or housing rehabilitation. Our goal is to maximize the development capacity of your project design to bring your unique vision to life with creating the highest potential of wealth and equity.

Explore our portfolio for inspiration and discover the extraordinary. Together, we'll make your dream a reality.

Housing Rehabilitation

Housing rehabilitation is a service provided to help our clients determine the feasibility of rehabilitating a house. This service includes planning, design, bidding, contractor procurement, bid reviews, contractor selection, project management, construction inspections and fund control.



Discover a tailored approach to manufactured housing with TMI. We handle every aspect, from design to seamless delivery and installation. Your dream home comes to life with precision and care.

ADU's and JADU's

Since the passing of SB1069, ADU's and JADU's have been providing workforce housing options for households earning around 80% of median income. TMI specializes in ADU and JADU planning, design, permit processing, project management and building.

Our Work

Our Process

Discover our Unique Interactive Process that makes you the center of your project. Your ideas lead the way as we work together to bring your dream project to life.




Book a FREE consultation with us. We begin by having a detailed conversation to understand your project's objectives and requirements, setting the foundation for collaboration.




Our team diligently assesses your site, noting dimensions and conducting inspections to provide valuable project insights.



This is where ideas become plans. Our architects and engineers craft designs and 3D visuals to bring your vision to life.


Planning and Permitting

Say goodbye to permit worries. from handling the application process, responding to plan check comments, to securing code compliance. We'll be with you every step of the way until your project is approved.


Construction Phase

We guide you through the bidding process, thoroughly review bids for cost reasonableness, and expertly select contractors and vendors, ensuring a seamless and successful project realization


Project Completion

The final stage involves a meticulous polish, thorough inspections, and delivering your fully realized project, ready for you to enjoy.

Our Partners

Community Development Corporation


Contact us

Tel: (510) 775-3810

P.O. Box 5089

Richmond CA 94805


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