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If you are looking for a mediocre job, with lots of failed promises and missed deadlines, Bert is your guy. He even told us after our bathroom remodel and addition of a bathroom in our 1907 Victorian that he wasn't proud of his work. The list goes on and on for the mickey-mouse quality work his team performed. He cut holes in roof for vent pipes and didn't seal them - at all! Literally, just holes in our roof and when it rained, it started leaking through the living room ceiling. Speaking of leaking, while cutting the glass tiles for the new shower (currently there are 9 tiles that are cracked within a few months after "completion" of the job) in the upstairs bathroom, they spilled so much water the living room and dining room ceilings were leaking multiple times. The vent ducts in the attic weren't connected and were just venting humidity into the attic. The fixtures are loose, the shower floor isn't level, the sides of the tiles aren't straight, the list goes on and on... Really nice, personable guy- not a good contractor.Aug 3, 2017Verified
My husband found Bert on Thumbtack. Initially I was hesitant to work with a contractor without a personal referral, however, I am so grateful that we found Bert. As someone who has survived extensive remodeling in our home, I can say without hesitation that he is absolutely phenomenal to work with. Bert is a great listener and I always felt that he heard my ideas and gave them equal weight as my husband's, which has not always been the case for me. Though we had a pretty clear vision of what we wanted, at several key points during the process he was able to contribute a key element for which we had been searching, but hadn't found, because he really understood what we were going for, which was invaluable. His crew was efficient, respectful and knowledgeable. Bert is very transparent about costs and works within your budget. Additionally, he does not "disappear" toward the end of a project when the last small details need attention, which I have experienced with all other contractors. Bert is very thorough, and goes above and beyond. He is an extremely likable guy and we will definitely be working with him again.Jan 15, 2017
We had a great experience working with Bert on a major bathroom remodel. His insight and vision helped us design a wonderful new bathroom (where we previously had a closet). His attention to detail and craftsmanship were excellent, and we are really happy with the outcome. Bert will be our preferred choice for future renovations in Oakland.Nov 15, 2016
Recently, Bert did a home renovation for us on a property we own in Alameda. He did an amazing job, better that we could have imagined. Our circumstances were a bit crazy considering the fact that we had just had a pipe in our home burst and had suffered major water damage. Despite all of this, Bert was able to help us complete a major renovation which included replacing all of our flooring, replacing or repairing things such as windows, doors, walls, and ceiling space, and completing two full bathroom renovations. Bert is an environmentalist, artist, designer and contractor all rolled into one. He is not only an amazing and thoughtful person, but he also delivers the highest quality work. Bert will carefully work with you, to collaborate and discuss your specific living or lifestyle needs, and then, he will come up with a beautiful and artistic design that considers all of your functional and budgetary needs. In our case, we didn’t have a lot of time to discuss and plan because we wanted to return our space to being livable again after a disaster, yet we were still able to achieve a completed project within a reasonable time frame, stay on budget and achieve a simply elegant aesthetic. Bert really cannot be compared to any average contractor. He is very easy to communicate with, and works very hard to achieve the best results. You will be his utmost priority as his client. One of the most impressive outcomes of our project was the reconfiguration of space we achieved in our bathroom and the final design aesthetic. Previous to the renovation, we had a large 1960s style upstairs bathroom, with a door separating our laundry unit and sink area from our toilet and shower/bath area. Bert suggested some major changes that had a huge positive impact on the project. He recommended that we replace our large, old inefficient separate washer and dryer with a stackable unit we could fit in a small closet. By doing this, we were able to knock out a wall and door that completely opened up and changed the layout of the space such that we could now fit an elegant walk-in standing shower and a completely separate copper Japanese-style soaking tub. In addition, he replaced the door that opened into the entry way of the bathroom with a Japanese style slider door, and as a result, we achieved more usable space in the bathroom, and also had more radiant light coming into our once dark hall way. In terms of the sink area, he replaced our single sink with an elegant and modern double sink custom-designed floating vanity made of quartzite on quartzite on top and with a reclaimed wood look on the drawers. The overall design of our new bathroom is truly the bathroom of our dreams, and is honestly a treasure. The space is still warm and inviting, but also healing, with a zen-like quality. One other very impressive quality of our renovation was the way he was able to help us transform our space with looking closely at details and high-quality craftsmanship in his work. In the case of our living area, he replaced the door to our veranda with an elegantly designed new glass slider, and removed the old window treatments from the inside, such that our living area now opens right into our outside space with a clear view of our garden-like terrace. The transformation simply was incredible, from dark to light, and from closed to open concept. In terms of craftsmanship, we were most impressed with Bert’s staff and how they were able to handle small details so carefully, such that the overall impact was huge. For example, the Bert’s staff was able to achieve beautiful results in our bathroom due to the high quality of their grout and tile work. In addition, they were able to repair cracked vintage tile in our fireplace that helped us to restore the appealing aspects of our 1960s vintage-like space. Furthermore, in Bert’s staff work around completing our flooring, they were able to completely replace all of our old floorboards, with more modern style and match our original paint seamlessly. As you can see, with Bert’s staff, hard work, dedication and know-how, you cannot go wrong with this choice!!!Sep 25, 2017
Bert was great to work with from start to finish! Excellent listening skills. Bert was able to take ideas and put them into actual outcomes that my wife and i loved. All around great experience!Jan 31, 2017Verified
License Type: B - General Building Contractor (CA)
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?State General Contractors License. CAD, Building, electrical, plumbing and Code. Paris Design week, 2014 and 2015. Maison D'Objet 2015. San Francisco Design Week 2015.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?The history that is produced, and preserved by hand in different cities and on different buildings became a very rewarding process through remodeling.
- What types of customers have you worked with?Redesigned and remodeled spaces to achieve higher function.