CA Lic.# 514093

November 2019
We Have Over 30 Years of Experience Specializing In:

• Design-Build Remodeling
• Kitchens
• Bathrooms
• Additions
• Whole House Remodels
• Green Building
• Custom Cabinetry
• Home Automation
• Window Coverings
• And More!

What Our Clients Say

"From initial design to completed room addition, our experience with Daniel Mackey Construction has been a refreshingly pleasant one. They have been consistently on-time, on-budget, and on-call; quick to respond to our questions and concerns. They've been key problem solvers in designing solutions that are modern in execution, but match the arts and craft style of our 90+ year-old home. We are thrilled with the finished product and even more excited that we avoided the 'contractor nightmares' that so many others have experienced with other firms. We highly recommend Mackey Construction."

- Michelle Albertson

"I have known Daniel for a number of years and have always been impressed with his honesty and creditability as a contractor. He is well known in the remodeling field and comes highly recommended. Daniel is the best contractor i have ever worked with! I would refer him to anybody that comes along. Great job Dan, keep it up!"

- Nathan M.

Daniel Mackey Construction, Inc. Uses the Latest Green Remodeling Techniques

Dan Mackey is a Certified Green Building Professional and has been instrumental in developing a green building education program for the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. All of Dan's construction projects involve green remodeling techniques to provide the healthiest and most comfortable environment possible for his clients. Green remodeling focuses on indoor air quality, energy conservation, resource conservation, reduced material waste, and the use of products that are better for the environment (and for people) and is just the right thing to do. So when you work with Daniel Mackey Construction, you can be assured of the health and safety of your family members throughout the project.


The wildfire season in California is increasing both in duration and the severity of the fires and the damage they cause. The loss of life over the years has been tragic and the property damage and destruction runs into billions of dollars each year. The problem and the dangers are set to become bigger in the coming years. Although the fires have been mainly in the northern part of the state, the dangers to the Bay Area cannot be ignored. It is for this reason that many homeowners are now adding fire resistance to their remodeling plans. Here is a very brief summary of a few common modifications that can increase your home’s protection from fires.

Create A Fire Break

Although not really a part of remodeling, creating a fire barrier around the house is the first step in fire protection. Use stone, concrete, bricks and non-combustible foliage for your landscaping. Keep the open areas around your house clean and well-watered. A sprinkler system will add to the fire protection. Keep the gutters clean – dead leaves and debris can be kindling for the burning embers of a wildfire that are carried by the wind. This clear space between the surrounding combustible materials and your house can make a big difference when it comes to fire resistance.

Avoid Using Flammable Materials

In the past, a lot of wood was used in Californian homes. Remodeling is the time to replace some of the flammable wood with tile, brick, adobe, stucco, concrete or metal siding. The more fire resistant the exterior walls of a home, the longer it will take for fire to enter and cause even more damage.

Protect The Roof

The roof is often the part of the structure that is most exposed to fire. The wind can easily carry small pieces of burning wood, embers, smoldering leaves and so on which land of the roof. Wooden shingles will ignite easily. Any gaps in the roof could allow embers to be blown into the attic, which is often full of highly flammable materials. Consider installing a fire resistant cap sheet topped with fire resistant interlocking tiles, concrete or even metal.


Fire is always looking for a way to get into a structure and it can get through a wooden door almost as easily as a human can open it. It could take less than 20 minutes for a solid wood door to burn through. Replace wooden doors with metal core doors faced with wood or any other material of your choice. Doors should fit the frame tightly, leaving no gaps for embers to get through.


New windows are a part of most remodeling projects. The type of window will impact the external appeal of the house and will also affect the interior ambiance. As in the case of doors, the windows should be tightly fitted with no gaps by which embers could get inside. A professional design-build remodeling company will be able to work with you to find windows and window covering options that will both enhance the look of the home while maximizing the fire resistance to add to your home’s safety.


There are a number of materials for interior finishes that are fire resistant, starting with type X gypsum board that is another name for drywall that has been treated with special additives to make it very fire resistant. An expert home remodeling contractor will know about the latest developments in fire resistant interior finishes and will be able to work with you to create remodeling plans that will make the home beautiful and also safe as possible in case of wildfire.

Dream Homes Must Be Safe Homes

At Daniel Mackey Construction we are proud of our 30 plus years of experience in the creation of dream homes. A look at the testimonials have received will show how we are focused on our clients and giving them the home they want. What is often not specifically mentioned is the fact that we never compromise on the quality of the work we do or the materials we use. That includes working with homeowners to make fire resistance a part of the remodel. Visiting our website for more information on what we do, how we do it and to get in touch with us.

2593 Hebron Ave, San Jose, CA 95121 | P: 408-274-6060 | F: 408-274-6799 |