Member Success Stories
E. M. Hundley Hardware Co.
Elner M. Hundley had a vision of creating a comprehensive architectural builder’s hardware company. In 1919 he founded E.M. Hundley Hardware Company. Today the company he envisioned contains one of the largest selections of residential and commercial hardware in the nation. They work with some of the most notable designers, most sought after contractors, and largest multinational corporations, such as Apple Inc., Banana Republic, TransAmerica Realty, Gap Inc., Millennium Tower, Nob Hill Masonic Center, and Tesla Motors who, in 2017, selected E. M. Hundley Hardware as an exclusive vendor.
Atlas Heating & Ventilating
Founded in 1908, Atlas has been as a much part of San Francisco as the cable cars and Golden Gate Bridge, helping to rebuild the city after the 1906 earthquake. Atlas' history is a veritable history of the furnace itself. In 1908 most homes were heated by pot-bellied stoves or kitchen ranges. George Tuck, the founder of Atlas, designed and manufactured wood and coal furnaces, establishing Atlas as the largest installer of "warm air" furnaces in the Bay Area. Always an innovator, Tuck next developed the Atlas gas furnace for manufactured gas. He also invented the first integrated blower furnace and safety pilot light. With the advent of natural gas, the firm's all-steel furnace became a leader in the industry. Atlas' reach has extended beyond the Bay Area with projects from Alaska to the Philippines, the Panama Canal, and Saudi Arabia. San Francisco became the biggest builder of gas furnaces in the country from the mid-1930s to World War II. Today the family-run business continues to prosper guided by three generations of Tucks and is still at the forefront of heating and ventilating (HVAC) technology, representing major national brands and specializing in residential and light commercial work. Atlas heaters have warmed such notable structures as the Civic Auditorium, Fort Mason, Mark Hopkins Hotel, the Hall of Justice, and the San Francisco Library.
Patrick Domingo is the co-founder and CEO of Protocol Transportation, which began in 1999 as a regional company providing limousine and car service to the San Francisco Bay Area. Since its founding, it has embraced new technologies and has strategically grown into a global enterprise, now offering tailor-made transportation throughout the world. Its comprehensive services combine transportation with information, logistics, and professional experience to create solutions to specific client requirements, including security service. With its fleet of luxury vehicles, from S-Class Mercedes limousines to extended-length SUVs, spacious vans, and stretch limos, Protocol can comfortably arrange and provide quality service for corporate events, road shows, charters, city tours, leisure transportation, weddings, and airport transfers. Simply put, Protocol understands prestige in the best way.