Upon returning to Alamo from an out-of-state assignment, we decided to remodel our Westside home and significantly expand the square footage. With architect's drawings, we bid the construction job to four well-known and regarded local contractors. We selected Geranen Homes because of the quality of their bid, our personal interview with Mark, and rave reviews from previous clients. The Geranen bid was by far the most-detailed and was price competitive with the other three bidders. Throughout the construction, the Geranen bid served as the working document for the project, something that would not have been possible with any of the other three bids, all of which were much more general. There was absolutely no additional work performed without an explicit change order submitted to me prior to any additional costs being incurred, explained and discussed with me by either Mark or Dayton, and then only with my express written approval.

The knowledge that Mark and Dayton brought to the job and the quality of their crews made all the difference in the project. One or both of the Geranens were at the job site at all times that work was being performed. Their relationships with other contractors and our architect were exemplary. Their recommendations on how to deal with problems that arose were invariably adopted, by both our architect and us. They know first-rate subcontractors, when needed, and the performance of their recommended subcontractors was excellent. The entire nine-month construction was completed on-time and, except for owner-requested changes, on budget.

I can whole-heartedly recommend Geranen construction for any project, of any size. The quality of the work they performed on our project is second-to-none I have seen and we continue to receive kudos from visitors for the beauty of the remodel; kudos that really belong to Geranen construction.

I know I've mentioned this to you before but it bears repeating (because writing the testimonial has brought back such great memories of a project I sorely dreaded!). In speaking with people all over the world, literally, about home remodeling projects, Linda and I are among a select few who can honestly say that our experience with our contractor could not have been improved. Every time I look at the ceiling in our family room (which I'm sure you don't remember), I recall sitting with Dayton on the kitchen floor and having him sketch on the floor his ideas for dealing with a cathedral ceiling that we didn't want to carry-over into the new design. People still freak out (positively, of course) over the innovative way you guys dealt with that problem. The integrity and pride with which you deal with your clients is the key to your success.

Jim and Linda Cleary

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