Testimonials

Delightful to work together and create a highly satisfying outcome!

Den & Ollie, Kensington CA

I hear my clients are ecstatic with the work you have done for them. I’m impressed with how it all came together.
Thank you!

Amy, Real Estate Agent

I know I speak for both of us when I say, thanks to you, we have an incredible house with elements we could never have found in an existing structure. Updated electrical, brand new kitchen, a spankin’ new bathroom and so much more. Peace of mind that we aren’t going to have to move anywhere for a long, long time is extremely comforting. Karen, enjoying your company as an individual, not just as a contractor, made these stressful months uprooting our family manageable. I am grateful for the outcome – but even more grateful that it’s finally over!

Alma, Oakland CA

We really like your approach. We can communicate freely and know we will be guided through in a way we can trust.

Jazmin, Oakland CA

Thank you for the amazing work! We recognized there would be significant work in renovating and upgrading our entire 3 bedroom, 2 bath apartment, we were surprised how smooth and quick the process was. The creative ideas and solutions Karen provided helped us make the best use of space while keeping costs within budget. Her close oversight and attention to detail exceeded our expectations and gave us a final product that has received many compliments. We appreciate everything she has done and hope to work together on future projects!

Christopher & Robin, Oakland CA

It was a pleasure to work with Karen DiNardo on the conversion of my utility room to a massage studio with bathroom! I felt well informed on a daily basis and was as involved in the decision making process as I wanted to be. There was very little disruption to my life and the work-site always had dust and debris contained. Both timeline and budget were as projected, and Karen and crew proved to be skilled and easy to work with!

Teri, Alameda CA

Karen DiNardo completed an addition of a bathroom on our guest house and we couldn’t be happier with the result. The project was performed in a timely manner and came in under budget. Karen was also very flexible and patient with us as the project progressed and our wants and needs became more refined. We always felt informed and updated about the project and never intruded upon by the construction site.

Lane, Oakland CA

After a long, thorough search for a general contractor, someone told me about Karen DiNardo. I met with her and she took the time to listen to my concerns and answer all my questions. I knew it was important to be able to trust the contractor I would be working with, and I immediately felt a level of understanding and trust. Once the job was underway, I knew I had chosen the right person to manage my remodel. Timeline and budget costs came in very close to original estimates and Karen was very up front with the few unknown costs that came up so there were no unpleasant surprises. She was sensitive to my needs over the period of about six months that we worked together and I am extremely happy with the results.

Janet, Berkeley CA

Thank you for your wonderful work on our remodeling projects – your trouble shooting skills, your eye for detail, your diplomatic whip-cracking, your invaluable design input, and most of all for your positive energy and unflagging enthusiasm when we were tired, overwhelmed with decisions, and sic of the dust. On top of being a great contractor, you’re a really nice person! You took a hideous eyesore of a bathroom and turned it into a sparkling jewel! The stunning attic conversion at our new house is still the talk of our friends and neighbors. You helped transform a totally raw and physically awkward space into a beautiful, fairy-tale bedroom and playroom for our daughter, turning vast amounts of previously unusable space into functional, inviting nooks and crannies. You translated our somewhat vague vision of a charmingly rustic, sun-washed cottage style attic into reality!

Leah & Nick, Oakland CA

We had talked at length about how to add a second bathroom, but couldn’t quite visualize it in our small space. Karen worked with us to make the most of what we had, and after the bathroom was finished, we got compliments from friends and family about the overall design and use of space. Karen and her crew were a pleasure to work with and helpful in easing the disruption that accompanies any construction. The area was kept clean, and the project was finished in the time promised. Karen was willing to answer our questions and kept us informed all the way through. We both felt comfortable having her in our house and managing the project.

Robyn & Barb, Oakland CA