Kerns Fine Jewelry in Burlingame, CA, has been selling quality jewelry and luxury watches since 1944. But moving their shop into a 1928 building meant they needed a complete interior and exterior renovation—so they enlisted Rossi Builders. We rebuilt the interior walls and floors with luxurious high-quality materials to echo their refined wares. The exterior facade was recreated with a build out and signage that showed Kerns’ upscale branding. The result is a building that exudes the classic luxury of Kerns’ merchandise.
The new Kerns Fine Jewelry stands out as the most striking building on Lorton Avenue. The storefront’s wide windows and glass entryway allow passersby to admire a glittering display, while the elegant arch over the entrance beckons shoppers inside. The interior is paneled with polished wood, and glass cases display and highlight opulent pieces while keeping them protected. And the new lighting sets off every jewel to perfection. The result is a retail store that shines as brightly as the luxury merchandise it provides.
“Rossi Builders was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. Not only did they work in a professional manner, they were solution-oriented whenever faced with a challenge. These days it’s difficult to find a good, quality contractor that is flexible yet diligent when it comes to schedule and cost. I look forward to the opportunity to work with the Rossi team again in the future.”
– Sanford Hasegawa, Principal, IDS Architects (then), Managing Director at Studio Becker Hawaii (now)
“The Rossi crew was really great to work with. For us, this was a huge undertaking, but they kept us at ease throughout the project. With two architecture firms, an interior design team and four family members, Rossi juggled us well. As for the end project… see it for yourself!”
– David Mendell, Proprietor, Kerns Jewelers