“We couldn't have been happier working with SF Design Build.
We hired them for a fairly large job - transforming our unfinished garage/ground floor in Bernal Heights into a master suite including a bedroom, bath, large walk-in closet, laundry room, office area, and garage storage.
Going into the project, we knew that we wanted to hire a design/build firm to avoid the back and forth we know can come from hiring separate designers and builders. When we found SF Design Build, we knew that we had made the right choice. Rudy and Jessica are such a great team - seamless communication, no-drama, very accessible, professional, and wonderful design and craftsmanship.
As a designer, Jessica came up with very creative solutions to maximize our space, and is a total design pro - she anticipated design challenges before they arose. Rudy led a construction team who were friendly, dependable, and talented - important qualities when they are at your house everyday for months.
I would hire SF Design Build again in a heartbeat.”
— A. Punzalan, San Francisco
“We can't express how grateful we are…
to the entire team at SF Design Build. Hiring them to help us with both the design and renovation of our home has truly been the best decision we have made! Rudy, JC and Jessica were professional, knowledgable, understanding and easy to correspond with on a day-to-day basis. They made themselves readily available for our every need and were quick (and resourceful at times) to troubleshoot when needed. We were completely blown away when we saw the final touches of our kitchen and basement remodel - every detail was well planned out and made a noticeable difference in making the remodel still blend nicely with our home's historic charm. After everything was said and done we came in right on budget and very close to the original schedule date of completion, something that is very hard to get right the first time! My husband and I would happily work with them again and have referred several of our neighbors and friends!”
— J. Quasney, San Francisco
“I had been putting off a much needed kitchen redo…
as I dreaded the disruption and complications that I figured would occur during the process. However, an upcoming condo conversion meant I could not avoid the situation any longer. I certainly could not have chosen any better than working with SF Design Build. Not only did they complete the work on budget and on schedule, but they were able to incorporate all the other work needed throughout my home to comply with the City Condo Conversion requirements within the time frame required to do a total kitchen renovation.
Both Rudy and Jessica took my kitchen requirements and greatly improved them, making a better use of the space than I could imagine. They were an enormous help in choosing tile, hardwood flooring and paint colors, all of which would have overwhelmed me without their guidance. Also, the people they have relationships with for cabinets, counter tops, plumbing, glass and electrical work are all top notch.
Last, but certainly not least, is the SF Design Build crew itself. These men never missed a day. They did everything they could possibly do so that I was able to live in my home while this work took place. They cleaned up at the end of each day and were considerate of my neighbors. Aside from all of this, they are extremely skilled carpenters, plasterers and painters.
Friends and relatives are envious that I had such a wonderful experience with this renovation, all thanks to SF Design Build.”
— B. Follick, San Francisco
“As first-time home renovators with a baby on the way…
My husband and I were looking for a trustworthy team that could work on our project within a certain timeframe. We’re so glad we ended up working with SFDB who went above and beyond our expectations.
Our project entailed adding a new full bathroom & walk-in closet for the master bedroom, and rebuilding the kitchen which now opens up to the living room. From our first meetings with Jessica and Rudy we felt at ease, and having them navigate the process from design to construction phase and intricacies in between was very helpful (permitting, recommending sources for fixtures and materials, working with subcontractors, etc). We learned so much along the way and are happy with how things turned out.
Design phase: Jessica was attentive to our requests and extremely organized in communication. We were always excited to see her creative options that maximized our space (important to us), and she provided insightful pros/cons for each design yet stayed flexible if we asked to adjust something. She proactively came up with different solutions, thoroughly answered our newbie questions during the decision-making process, and shed light on details we never would have thought of on our own.
Construction phase: Rudy’s team was courteous about our belongings and left things tidy at the end of the workday which we really appreciated since we lived onsite through the project. A few instances really stood out when they took extra measures to make sure we were comfortable – for example, one Friday evening when we couldn’t get our washer & dryer to work properly after electrical wiring switches Rudy stopped by after work hours to make a quick fix so we were set for the weekend. They were friendly and adaptable if something changed from original plans, and also managed to fit in additional projects like creating an indoor laundry room (big bonus now that baby is here) without too much impact to the schedule.
It was a pleasure working with SFDB and we hope to work together again on future projects!”
— C. Wong, San Francisco
Rudy, Jessica, and their team are great!
Rudy, Jessica, and their team are great! We have done many renovations from small to large, and they are the best team we have worked with. On the design side, I had a lot of ideas coming into the process, and Jessica was able to incorporate and respond to my ideas, while adding her expertise and creativity. It was a perfect balance. On the construction side, Rudy is very knowledgeable and responsive. He always stays positive and really stands by his word and his work. Overall, their team had a wonderful vibe - they were always hard-working, reliable, friendly, and respectful of the space. They seemed to get along well and work well together, so everyone always seemed happy to be here, even though it is such hard work. We had difficulty with one of the sub-contractors (floor), and Rudy was able to help us resolve it with no extra drama. There were some more significant surprises and additions along the way that did add to cost, but I never felt like we were nickel-and-dimed for every little change the way I have been by other contractors. Rudy stood by his estimates. When we sprang a pipe leak a few months later, Rudy rushed over to help repair it, and even though it was not in a pipe that they worked on, he ended up not charging us, as he said they had worked on that wall and may have loosened the joint. That is above and beyond!