Based in Paciﬁc Grove for 10 years with a brand-new ofﬁceu‘Shovwoom opening on Sunset soon, Test of Tyme has recently announced that it has launched a new Consulting Division to help anyone involved in a home construction or restoration project to successfully achieve its goals by using advice ﬁom the principals, Don Whitaker and Susana DeFatima Silva with over 50 years of expertise building beautiful homes. The principals of the ﬁrm are now available for expert consulting on any home construction or renovation project. Often by obtaining a second opinion, money can be saved and a higher quality can be achieved.
Test of Tyme, LLC is a Monterey Peninsula-based full-service construction ﬁrm that restores, remodels and builds high-quality homes locally and regionally. Over the years, the Test of Tyme partners have worked together along with selected high-end contractors on many homes in Pebble Beach, Carmel, and Carmel Valley and beyond, including many luxury estates on the ocean side of Seventeen Mile Drive. They take pride in our outstanding craftsmanship and creative vision They have made an association with a cadre of top-level craﬁsmen that they believe gives the client the very best that’s available in the area Test of Time oﬁ'ers a virtual book showing an array of high-quality projects that can be downloaded from its website, wwwtestoﬂyme.com“book as well as many helpful articles.
About Don Whitaker, Co-Founder
A partner in Test of Tyme, LLC, Monterey native Don Whitaker is also the owner of The Golden Hammer in Paciﬁc Grove providing cabinetry and custom millwork, including furniture design. He earned local, state-wide and international awards for his carpentry work and has over 40 years of experience, primarily on the largest homes in the Carmel and Pebble Beach area. His passion for perfection is reﬂected in his wood artistry seen in doors, beams, cabinets, ﬂoors and more. Don is a graduate of Monterey High School and attended Monterey Peninsula College. He began work in his ﬁeld at the cabinetry shop that his father managed.
About Susana DeFatima Silva, MA,
Susana DeFatima is responsible for developing and implementing Test of Tyme’s strategic plan. She is involved in sourcing, ﬁnancing, and managing real estate development projects for Test of Tyme. She oversees Test of Tyme’s management responsibilities and all aspects of its portfolio operations including capital improvements, marketing and management services. Susana DeFatima manages the properties owned by the various Test of Tyme Investment entities. In this role she serves as the primary contact for portfolio tenants; managing lease documentation, administration, and the tenant improvement process.
Susana is responsible for managing the day-to-day general operation of the LLC, overseeing the entire process and managing the year-end closing process at Test of Tyme. In addition to performing property management ﬁmctions, she works closely with her partner in achieving the vision in which they strive for the company as well as budgeting, and a variety of internal performance reports.
Managing the ﬁnancial and operational aspects of the LLC, Susana DeFatima is responsible for payroll and handles all functions of Test of Tyme’s investments. Susana DeFatima is the Operating Manager and is responsible for managing all facets of Test of Tyme’s real estate portfolio to ensure competitive returns on investment, she also assists her partner with Design and Development. Susana De- Fatima has extensive experience in operating real estate, having started her career in ﬁnance and property management while working her way into development.
Susana is a Visionary Entrepreneur with an International perspective. She is a member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing and an Associate Member of the AIA of Monterey Bay — a Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Susana DeFatima is a native of the Acores Islands of Portugal and has over 20 years' experience in project management and real estate development. She holds an MA Degree in International Policy Studies, with a focus in International Trade, Investments & Development from the prestigious Middlebury Institute of Inter-
national Studies and a BA in Communications from CSU Monterey Bay. Susana is also an active community volunteer, and has worked with MEarth, Monterey County Reads of the Panetta Institute, Kinship Center of Monterey County, Meals on Wheels, Big Brothers Big Sisters and F.D.E.S. Portuguese Hall of Monterey, a non-proﬁt that raises revenue to fund scholarships for local youth
To call for mom information or to set up a consultalion, call (831) 655-2008 or email [email protected].