Gen Contractor recs? Kitchen, structure, plumbing, elec

Hey BPN Hive Mind!

We’re scoping a renovation for our new home, hoping to start ASAP, and the GC we were consulting with is currently committed for the timeline of our project. Looking for GC recommendations!

Sense of skills/experience we're seeking - looking to remove a wall or two, do beam support instead, plumbing (moving to outdoor tankless WH), electric (going induction), and other gas/plumbing re-routing (moving laundry hookups). Ideally familiar with Berkeley permitting :)

 Any leads would be so appreciated!! M

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I would happily recommend Emanuel with BuildMark. He remodeled our kitchen and bathroom last year and we are extremely happy with the outcome. Emanuel was knowledgeable, professional and easy to work with. His phone number is 510-484 5765 and website

Hope this helps!

We had a great experience with Ken Winfield of Winfield Construction! Our vintage Elmwood neighborhood Berkeley house had a lot of problems and Ken took a thoughtful approach, used great subcontractors and got the somewhat extensive work done in an efficient, reliable, professional, beautiful manner. I'd highly recommend him. 

We’ve worked with Kirsten Elliott with ElliottBuild for several projects, both large and small. Can’t recommend them more highly!! Beautiful work, easy, on-time.. really awesome.

Hi!  You are in luck - we just moved into our completely remodeled home.  It was a big project.  We are soooo pleased with the results.  Happy to discuss offline additional details.

We worked with 2Bricks design build, a relatively new company (started summer 2020) - both owners have years of experience in their respective industries (construction and architectural design) before joining forces last year.

GC is Doug An  925.785.0706 and designer is Kibum Kim  773.354.7406.  Our big project was pretty much on schedule and on budget (which is crazy rare!).  They are really highly sought after right now so do contact them early and see if their schedule fits yours.

We have just finished a long, involved remodel on our Berkeley craftsman home and we've worked with Eco Home Remodeling. The contractor, Alan is exceedingly organized and committed to a process that is fair and pleasant for all involved. He is exceptionally responsive to feedback, and takes the client's needs and opinions into account without fail. He was at our house every work day for more than 6 months. His work is of the highest possible quality. And, perhaps almost as important, I could not not have imagined a more pleasant and respectful person to run our job. We feel so lucky to have worked with Alan on such a complicated project. I would recommend him without any reservation; his phone number is 510 697 0679 and his email admin [at]