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Building Solutions
Building Solutions

Building Solutions

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Introduction: Building Solutions is an Integrated Design-Build General Contractor that provides state-of-the-art design, remodeling, renovation and construction services for residential and commercial projects throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. We specialize in: - Architecture -Integrated Design -Investment Planning -Estimating -Engineering -& Construction Services - Custom Home Construction, Room Additions, and Conversions - Multi Room Remodels including Kitchen, Bathroom, Master Suite, Bedroom, Dining Room, Basement and Garage - Commercial Kitchens and Baths, Offices, Country Clubs, Laboratories, Retail Storefronts and Entertainment Facilities
Overview

Hired 13 times

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30 employees

27 years in business

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Cash, Check

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

Featured Projects
  • Saratoga Jewelry Store

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  • Sausalito Garage Remodel

    Approx. $1

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

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Anjali L.

General Contracting

Did not have a good experience and would not rehire for future work. I found their process extremely frustrating. My expectation was to go over the project, make decisions up front and they would get it done. That’s how it worked with other contractors. The amount of time I had to be involved throughout the project was way more than what I experienced with other contractors. I was asked multiple times about some minor decisions and other important items were ignored. At the end, I let a lot of finish details go just to be done dealing with them. I then had the hassle of finding others to take care of those items.
Mar 31, 2021
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Bianca S.

Architectural Services

Building Solutions has a great intake process. They are super thorough and taught us a lot about what it's like to work with a super professional design-build firm.
Aug 24, 2019
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Apex i.

General Contracting

valued honesty
Feb 17, 2021
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Albert D.

Architectural Services

Excellent design/build shop. They are very good at what they do. You will pay for it, but you also get what you pay for with home remodels.
Dec 22, 2017
Jessica S.

General Contracting

Jun 13, 2019
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Credentials
License

License Type: B - General Building Contractor (CA)

Background Check

John Fraine

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Our firm uses advanced budgeting and tracking tools, including our proprietary Design-Build Calculator, a sophisticated budgeting, bidding and project management system that we have developed and refined over more than two decades. This software tool allows us instantly estimate every single potential line item against project's budget criteria, and also provides our team and clients with an advanced planning tool for estimating the impact of different design scenarios, with immediate access to every line item associated with a given project.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    We typically start with a free Initial Design Consultation. We want to get to know you and your home or commercial space and hear from you what your needs and desires are. Then we’ll talk about possibilities, challenges, and opportunities. By the time we’re done, you’ll have a pretty good idea of what’s possible within your budget. We believe that getting the budget out in front, driving the design process (rather than the other way around) is the best way to do design. We’ll also review the Pre-Construction Process – everything that has to happen between today and the first day of on-site construction on your project. This includes Creative Design, Costing and Value Planning, Engineering (if needed), Permits, Plans, etc. We want you to understand and be comfortable with the whole process before we begin.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    4 Year Apprenticeship Program in the Carpenter’s Union 1978 to 1982 Business Co-Owner 1984 to 1993 CA Contractor’s License in 1994, Sole Owner since then. Created a unique and successful Design-Build business model in 2009 43 Years in the industry with no other pursuits gives one the kind of education that is "dearly bought”...

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