We partnered with Tom Cole to remodel our Naples Island home beginning August of 2013. I use the word partner as per his performance and workmanship we truly felt we hired more than a General Contractor. Tom took complete ownership in the project as if it were his own home and was there for us daily and every step of the way. We had a fun time working with him, remarkably enjoyed the entire process with Tom and his terrific subs and since have recommended him for several other jobs, some which he has successfully completed while others are pending. Most amazingly, Tom completed the job 3 months quicker than any of the other bids we had. I have ZERO hesitation giving Tom and his crew, future recommendations.
My home renovation experience with Tommy Cole and his crew at Cal Spec was truly amazing. Whether removing walls, moving a kitchen from one side of the house to the other, replacing the entire wood flooring or installing an innovative plaster wave wall, the crew was experienced, professional and always on time. Now that the downstairs is finished I’m looking forward to working with Tommy on the renovation of our upstairs. I can say with all honesty this is the best construction group I’ve experienced.
John Jaie Palmero
We had a great experience with Cal Spec from beginning to end. We highly recommend Cal Spec Builders to friends, family, and everyone else.
First of all, the Cal Spec crew was always on time. They made us feel comfortable by explaining early on what they're plans for the day would be. We were impressed with their attention to detail, and their amazing work ethic. The communication was two-way, so we knew what was going on consistently
They were competent and conscious and polite. We would have no problem recommending Cal Spec Builders. This kitchen looks amazing!! We get complements from family and friends all the time. Not only is the kitchen gorgeous...it's so functional!
My kitchen tasks have actually have become easier. We chose to "extend" the kitchen cabinets both above and below the countertop that led into the dining area. We added beautiful glass doors in the middle section to display our special glass figurines. The new kitchen countertop was also carried into this "extended kitchen". These added cabinets is where I can now store all my electrical appliances and larger pots, pans, dishes! Instead of in the garage!!
The new "coffee nook" was designed to be right next to the new refrigerator. We decided to add the new microwave oven above the coffee pot nook. We also added storage cabinet drawers below this little nook to store all my coffee, tea, cocoa, napkins, sugar, etc.. I can literally make the coffee, add the sugar, reach for a napkin, grab the milk or whip cream from the Fridge, and serve the finished drink...all without taking a step!
The old-fashion dropped-ceiling with florescent lighting in the "main kitchen" was removed to match the higher ceilings in the adjacent rooms. LED lighting replaced those old lights! What an improvement with so much more lighting to work more efficiently! It's also beautiful to look at!
For a complete kitchen and partial dining room remodel - we were pleasantly surprised how during this remodeling period...it was not only efficient, it was very painless, and so well worth it! And I might add, the workers always cheerfully left the work area neat and clean.
We are very happy and proud of our new kitchen. We love it! And I love to cook and bake and entertain again! Thank you, Cal Spec Builders!
Sincerely, Donna and Mike Massey
We are very pleased with Cal Spec Builders’ quality of workmanship and schedule performance for our home remodel. We completely transformed the kitchen and three bathrooms, replaced all windows, and replaced the wood on the front of the house with stucco.
We were very impressed with Mr. Thomas Cole, Cal Spec Builders president, the first time we met with him and our kitchen/bathroom interior designer. Mr. Cole was very meticulous in his review of our plans and determining how the new design would be implemented. He worked intimately with our designer to ensure that the cabinet design, floor tile, shower tile, and backsplash tile quantities were correct and could be built per the design, and in several instances, suggested better tile design alternatives.
The speed of construction was a complete surprised. After the first day, the kitchen and three bathrooms had been demolished and all dry wall had been removed. After the second day, all wood on the front of the house had been removed. The electrical and plumbing were upgraded and relocated, and new framing and drywall were quickly installed. The cabinets and tile were meticulously installed. We are very impressed with the tile installation. When the window supplier delivered several defective and damaged windows, Cal Spec Builders ensured that these defects were corrected. Cal Spec Builders worked with the kitchen designer and the tile supplier when the several delivered tile components did not correspond with the invoice.
We would not hesitate to choose Cal Spech Builders again. The most important testimonial that I can provide is that we have been recommending Cal Spec Builders to our friends, one of whom signed a contract to have Cal Spec Builders remodel their kitchen although our remodeling project was not yet complete.
Thomas A. Jatich
It is with utmost confidence we recommend Cal Spec Builders for your construction needs. They recently completed a kitchen addition and total remodel for us with what we would call a “Record” – 7 weeks from start to completion. During that seven-week period, we found that Cal Spec Builders far exceeded superior workmanship in everything they did – tear out, clean up, forming, framing, roofing, stucco, installation of windows, drywall, cabinets, hardware, fixtures, both electrical and plumbing, granite, tile, flooring, baseboard, crown molding and appliances. Their workers were experienced craftsmen; they were friendly, polite, and totally respectful to us and of our property. Without question each and every worker performed as a PAC-10 team working harmoniously with the true spirit of friends. They inspired confidence all through the job.
In addition, their dependability was remarkable. They set a schedule that did not waiver. Extra workers were even called in to curtail any delays due to the Labor Day weekend. Their work schedule was made and performed like clock work. They sailed through every inspection with flying colors.
Their foreman kept us very well informed both by phone and in person. The communication was outstanding. In addition to the foreman’s cell phone number, we had the owner’s cell phone at our disposal with the assurance that we could contact them at any time.
The contract was followed to the letter; there were no surprises or additional unexpected costs. Any apprehension we had at the beginning of this adventure was completely erased within the first week.
If all construction firms could meet the clarion call of excellence that Cal Spec Builders does, there would be no horror stories to tell, only stories of complete satisfaction from start to finish.
Mr. & Mrs. K.E. Perkins
Satisfied Customers in Long Beach, CA