Hired 24 times
10 years in business
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My wife and I were looking to remodel our entire interior house after we bought it. We called and asked a few contractors to come over for an evaluation. Refresh and Build showed up right on time and was represented by Sam. Sam walked us through the process in a very detailed manner. He took the time to go under the subfloor on crawl space to check the plumbing and drains, he inspected everything including the roof and the electrical panels. 24 hours later we received his proposal. It was very detailed, breaking down the cost of each item. He even took the time to draft a Gantt chart for us. The price was very good and we then decided to move forward with this company. Sam obtained the permit for us and scheduled all the necessary inspections to perform the remodeling process for our kitchen, bathrooms, the removing of non load baring wall, changing 12 windows and replacing hardwood floors. Overall the work was flawless, all inspections passed with no delays and there was NO Hidden fees. We greatly recommend Refresh and Build for any remodeling work. We will certainly book their service again in the future!!Jan 6, 2019
After much discussion, my wife and I decided to remodel our dated Victorian kitchen. Following online research, multiple in house consultations and estimates, I was surprised by the significant valuation deviations and the lack of insight concerning maximizing our space. I recognize with these old Victorians that there can be complex problems once you start tearing out the old, planning around electrical, but these valuation inconsistencies concerned us; subsequently, we put off our remodeling plans. A couple months passed; my wife was at a school fundraiser and explained our situation to a friendly couple. They recommended a construction company called Refresh and Build; we eventually contacted the firm and spoke with Sam. Once we explained our situation and vaguely what we were looking for, we set up an onsite consultation. Sam not only gave us a reasonable quote but the best advise on how to maximize our medium size kitchen in an artistic style while maintaining the Victorian’s integrity. The project moved along on schedule and within budget! We were so thrilled with the ease, pricing, and final product that we had them remodel our bathrooms. My wife is happy for now! ;) Highly recommended.Apr 9, 2018
We needed three baths to be upgraded. One of them involved converting a half bath to full and it needed drilling through post tension slab. It required a licensed contractor who knew this work. After experiencing some unprofessional folks, I found Refresh and Build through Thumbtack. It was a great relief to talk to Sam Chekroun. He knew exactly what he was talking about. He was very professional and precise in his communication. He showed me examples of his work and I also spoke to a few of his past clients for reference and decided to trust him with our remodeling work. It was a great decision for many reasons: - Sam has done the work before - He was very knowledgeable and professional - He knew the licensing and permit process very well - He provided appropriate guidance that was beneficial to us although at times it reduced his work and billing - Sam had a great set of contractors who were skilled in their jobs - He provided help in selecting and buying materials - He coordinated with city authorities for permits and inspections - Sam ensured that work was completed on time. The quality of work was excellent and overall it was a very good experience I will highly recommend Sam for remodeling and construction work and I know I am going to engage him again if we need more work around our home.Jun 10, 2019VerifiedRefresh and Build's reply
Thank you Sunil, we were very glad we were able to help with the post tension slab and remodel the full bathroom safely and passing all necessary inspections. Thank you for making the remodel easy for us, you and your wife have chosen and purchased the tiles and all the fixtures in no time which made the wait time for us non-existent. and thank you very much for all the referrals and the reviews. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any question.
We bought a new house in Redwood city and we were looking to increase the size of the house we wanted an extra bedroom and some more closet space, increase the size of the kitchen and an extra bathroom a total of 300 sqf addition. We started calling contractors to get bids, well first of all not every contractor can handle home addition, we called 6 only 2 accepted to meet us, one contractor did a quick calculation and wanted to lock us up on a contract after 20 min of being there, we nicely declined. When Sam from Refresh and Build met with us, his asked soo many questions to know all our needs and we asked questions back about the process and he explained everything on details, couple days later he connected us with an architect and who helped us to get the layout, and only when the architect did the layout that Sam provided with a very detailed proposal. He really made it very easy for us to understand all the costs and comparing to the other guy, his price was way better. After we had all the blueprints, Sam applied for the permit and scheduled all the inspections, the demolition went well, the foundation went well, the framing and plumbing and HVAC went super well, every single task was on schedule that he provided us. That helped us a lot because we had to move and live in another house. After passing all inspections they installed the cabinets for the kitchen and counter within a week dn the all appliances right after se we could move in, and then they finished the work with the bathroom and the paint. My brother bought a house too right after and they are doing his home addition, what can I say they have been just fantastic, professional and on time.Jan 26, 2019VerifiedRefresh and Build's reply
Thank you Arjun. It was a pleasure.
They helped us replace a bathroom vanity and medicine cabinet. He did a great job and was very reasonable with his pricing. Replacement required more pipework than initially expected but he was definitely up to the task and went the extra mile to make sure the new pipework was up to standard (and easier to maintain) - THANK YOU! Worked clean and was flexible with our change requests! Great service and value and can totally recommend!Apr 11, 2018
License Type: B - General Building Contractor (CA)