Jim moved to Santa Rosa from Santa Barbara. As a much younger man, he found himself working for a pest control company doing termite and water damage repair work. This experience has proved to be very useful to many of his clients over the years.

Wanting to pursue a career in building construction, but unable due to a building moratorium in Santa Barbara County at the time, Jim moved to Santa Rosa, where there was a building boom going on. Jim cut a lot of lumber, and pounded many a nail when the subdivisions were going up in Rohnert Park, Petaluma, and Santa Rosa. It was during this time that Jim found his true call of tile setting. 

Jim got his contractors license in 1986, and started Draeger Designs Bathroom Solutions shortly after. Drawing on his many years of experience Jim focuses his business on remodeling bathrooms, many with water damage problems. Jim also does bathroom modification, and remodels for people with special mobility needs, including the installation of walk-in bathtubs.

Jim is a long time member of the Santa Rosa Cycling Club. Jim is a two time past Commodore of the Santa Rosa Sailing Club. Jim is also a ham radio operator, and member of the Sonoma County Radio Amateurs ham radio club. Jim is a volunteer with the City of Santa Rosa’s AECS Radio Operator group. AECS volunteers provide radio communications during time of disasters like earthquakes, and wild fires. You must pass a SR city background check to be a volunteer.

I would like to thank you for all the long hours and weekends you worked…

Alf and I want to let you know how happy we are with our new shower. I would also like to thank you for all the long hours and weekends you worked to get our shower completed before Alf was released from the care home. It is good to have him back home again. The new shower works so well at meeting all our special needs. Thank you so much for the wonderful job. God bless you.


Thanks for the great job you did for us on our two bathrooms…


We just love the new kitchen.

Thank you so much for a job well done. We just love the new kitchen. We would also like to let you know how much we appreciate your patience in handling our many design changes. As with the master bathroom you remodeled two years ago, the results exceeded our expectations…

Chuck & Cindy

It is difficult to find workers who take pride in the work they perform

Thank you for your services you have provided to us. It is very difficult to find competent workers who take pride in the work they perform. You have treated us fairly and friendly. We truly appreciate everything you have done. We will gladly share your name with others if we’re ever asked for references. Thanks again Jim…