I first met with David to discuss redoing my floors, and we just clicked. I originally thought to renovate just a part of the kitchen and the floor around it, and I knew that the flooring on the main floor would present challenges. It was a mishmash of different materials because the original house was enlarged with a later addition. David was very knowledgeable and offered various options. After speaking with him, I realized that it would be a much better idea to renovate the whole kitchen, including some other parts of the house that attached to the kitchen, because we have a very open floorplan and the kitchen is in the center of the house. Renovating just part of the kitchen would not have done the house justice and would not have been efficient. David’s design background and his project management skills were the key to the success of this project. He is really great at catching any issues before they become big problems, and he gets things back on track quickly. Most of the renovation took place over the summer, and my boys and I would stay out of the house for weeks at a time, while David supervised the work and sent me frequent updates. Even though it was a big job, it was done practically on time, and with great respect to the rest of the house. I would sometimes stop by the house unannounced, and I was always impressed by the quality of the work and the care that the workmen took. Throughout the renovation, David was very responsive. He was also very good at talking through the design elements and helping me visualize how something like a chandelier from a picture in a catalogue or a magazine would look in my kitchen. He even found a way to design a special locker in the kitchen where my boys put their stuff away when they come home. It’s been two years, and they still put away their stuff every day! My boys and I love our house, but if we hadn’t redone the kitchen, we would have had to move because we needed something bigger. The new design has enlarged our living space and allowed us to stay in our home. To me, the best part is waking up early in the morning and walking into my kitchen. The counter catches the morning light and the whole kitchen sparkles. This makes me happy every day. I can’t think of one thing that I’d like David to have done differently during this renovation, and I’ve recommended him to several of my friends.
This was my first renovation experience, and I didn’t know what to expect. I’m really thankful that David was by my side through this entire process, always being responsive, and always answering my questions and talking through my options. It was important to me to have a contractor who would listen. We wanted a nice kitchen, but this is not our forever home and we didn’t want to sink a lot of money into this renovation. At our first meeting, David took in everything I told him – about the fiscal constraints and about wanting an updated kitchen without being extravagant. He immediately came up with six or seven really great ideas and that told me he was listening. And throughout the renovation, David kept us to the budget we set out originally. He has this tactful way of offering advice that helped me feel confident about the choices and decisions I made with respect to various design options and materials. David just cares. For example, he worked so hard to fix an issue that wasn’t even his fault. The new countertop had to be made out of three slabs, and the first time the subcontractor installed it, the slabs didn’t match! They tried to tell me that it was the lighting and that everything was fine, but David backed me up. He went to bat for me with the countertop guys and it’s only because of his relentless pressure that they finally got it right and they even gave me a discount for all the trouble and delay they caused. And there are the unexpected ways in which David goes above and beyond. For example, throughout the renovation, he’d send in cleaners once a week to keep up with the dust from the construction. That’s a really lovely extra touch. The kitchen turned out better than we expected. It looks ten times bigger than before and it’s so light and airy! We love to entertain, and the new kitchen makes it much easier to do. It’s a lot of fun when I cook and put the appetizers out on the counter and everybody gathers around. We’re now on our second project with David, and it’s going really well. I also recommended David to one of my best friends in the world, and that’s probably the best testimonial that I could give.
David and his team did a flawless job consulting with flooring options and installing my Berber carpeting. Their communication was always high touch. They were a pleasure to work and provided quick replies, thorough explanations, and executed effortlessly. David even offered interior design recommendations and is a true expert and professional in his field. I was thoroughly impressed from inception to execution and you will be too!