"When we originally re-modeled our master bath, we believed we sufficiently qualified the general contractor with background checks and reviews. Unfortunately, the experience was a disaster and we ended up in lengthy litigation. Although we recovered our costs, we still had to face ripping out the bathroom again and starting over.
After more research and due diligence, we chose Collom Construction, which did the job beautifully. Collom corrected known issues, and identified and resolved additional construction defects by the first contractor that we did not know about. Most importantly, we ended up with a gorgeous master bath thanks to Collom.
Our experience with Collom Construction was superb and we highly recommend the company. In particular, we appreciated the following:
- First rate work quality;
- The company fulfilled all of its contractual obligations, confirming our satisfaction every step of the way;
- Collom exceeded our expectations in project management, including coordination and oversight of subcontractors;
- Milestones were completed on time and on budget;
- Michael and his team members and subcontractors were polite, flexible, and professional."
- Jane White
"We first hired Collom Construction back in 1994 to complete numerous design and remodeling projects to our then home in Sunset Cliffs including designing and building new partial underground garage. We were very pleased with the quality of his work and the experience of working with him, and continued to take advantage of Collom for additional improvements over the next three years. In 2002 a broken water pipe flooded a section of the house and all our records for the home improvements were destroyed. Years after that when we sold the house and wanted to address capital gains, we knew our only chance for tax relief was that Michael might still have his records for the home improvements we made! At best, it was a long shot, since this was more than twenty-three years after-the-fact, but to our great relief, he did! Don't know why we were surprised, since this demonstrated exactly what our experience with Michael has been since day one working with him: Collom Construction was always on top of things and their organized and methodical approach to renovation stood out as an exception to the rule. Little did we realize that our investment in Collom then would continue to serve us today!"
- Bob Webster
"Added a three car garage second story master suite. Wonderful to see a house with problems completely transformed. Outstanding customer service, superior workmanship with attention to detail, Very honest and conscientious. I would hire Michael again for all the reasons mentioned. The whole process exceeded our expectations. Our house now has all the qualities of a MT. Helix area executive home."
- T. Higdon
"Collom Construction did a complete remodel of our kitchen. From demolition to completion, Michael Collom made sure of an impressive and professional result. Mr. Collom, his employees, and his sub-contractors were here when they said they would be here, each did their job as contracted, and they were done when they said they would be done. Each evening the work site was swept and put in good order so that we experienced a minimum amount of disruption, If I were to choose one word to describe Michael Collom, I would say he is a craftsman. Our kitchen is beautiful, very functional and we feel it as significantly added to the value of our home."
- P & H Lamonico
"During April of this year, we contracted with Collom Construction to do a remodeling job of our bathrooms. Our house is quite old so it was a challenge for him to modernize it. Michael Collom was very professional with his presentation, assisted us by making suggestions and did an excellent job. He and his assistant, Willie, finished the job in 7 days, much earlier than was estimated. They kept the work area neat and orderly when they left each day. My husband and I are very pleased with the final result and do not hesitate to recommend Colllom Construction for any remodeling task."
- B & C Marcotte
"About three and a half years ago we hired Michael to redo our guest bathroom. We were so pleased with his price and the results of his work that when we decided to redo our whole home last spring we hired him again. Through many idea changes to arrive at exactly what we wanted and could afford. Michael was always helpful and patient. When our wishes exceeded our budget he worked with us to find ways to cut costs without sacrificing our dreams. To do this he put in many hours of work before we signed the dotted line. His estimates of cost and time needed to complete the job were accurate. He was always there when he said he would be and always accessible by phone for my many questions. Michael is professional knowledgeable, friendly, and easy to work with. Besides completing his work he helped my husbands with several household projects such as windows, tile floor, patio, and wood floor in master bedroom. His instruction and supervision was invaluable and saved us lots of money. What Michael didn't do himself he sub-contracted out. He coordinated everything with his work so we didn't have to worry about anything. Having your whole house redone while you're trying to go about your day to day life can be a nightmare. Thanks to Michael it was fairly easy and bearable. Collom Construction will be our contractor for any home improvements in the future. Our home is beautiful! Thank you Michael!"
- F & S Miller
"I can't begin to thank you for all the work that was completed after the mess you "inherited." I'm very appreciative for your patience and perseverance and good work."
- E Duff
"Michael Has been doing projects and remodeling around my home for nine years. Whenever I feel the need to update or remodel, I automatically call Michael, without regard to "shopping" around for the best estimate. My trust in Michael's character and honesty as well as the high quality of his work, makes my decision to remodel very easy for me. Over the years, Michael has done the following additions and remodeling in my home: Laundry room addition, interior painting of entire house, replaced rod-iron hand railing with a solid oak and white pine Bannister, and then several years later, he enclosed the open staircase that was wrapped with carpet, and replaced the carpeting with solid oak treads. That is one thing very good about working with Michael. He understands that not all projects can be completed at once, and he does make the effort to do things incrementally. Michael has also added a window to an upstairs bedroom, ordered and installed wood blinds for the all downstairs rooms, and added a patio cover to the upstairs balcony Most recently, Michael completely gutted and remodeled the master bathroom. The utilization of the same space is remarkable! Michael does high quality work in the time period he sets up. He is pleasant and takes his time in making sure that all things are covered and that the job is completed to the customer's satisfaction. His work crews are courteous and helpful. He is honest to a fault sometimes! And one more thing; if you do shop around, you will find that Michael's prices are competitive, but his pleasant personality and quality of work cannot be matched."
- G. S888ACCO
"It is my great pleasure to offer a letter of recommendation for Collom Construction. I feel that I am uniquely qualified to offer this letter of recommendation since my legal practice involves the representation of general contractors and subcontractors. Because of this, I am all too aware of the potential for problems in the construction field both with personnel and craftsmanship. Collom Construction Company impressed me from day one as being very organized, very clean and extremely proficient in their work. They were very detail oriented in all aspects of the extensive remodel they performed on our house. I have absolutely no hesitation recommending Collom Construction Company to anyone interested in remodel or new construction. My wife and I found their work to be of superior quality, completed on time and with great pride shown in the work they performed."
- Thomas E. S.
"I'm writing to thank you for your time, patience, and professionalism in assisting me with the analysis of adding a "Granny Suite" to my house for the purpose of having my mother come to live with me here in Chula Vista. You came to my house a number of times to review the property. You offered constructive advice to me as a homeowner and made sure I was aware of things to ask other contractors. You arrived on time and were pleasant to work with. You showed me samples of your work and provided letters of recommendation. You provided me with alternate bid scenarios through the Internet with reasonable response times. My mother decided to move back to our hometown in Ohio. She is now knee deep in snow and happily paying $450 per month for a duplex cottage. I wanted to let you know that we both appreciate all your efforts and I'm sorry we were unable to do business together. I would be happy to recommend you to anyone who is planning new or upgrade construction."
- Sue N
"During the summer , 1995, I contracted with Collom Construction for a remodeling of our mater bedroom bath. I had discussed my plans and received bids form four different contractors and decided on Collom Construction. Following is a summary of our experience with this job. 1. Michael Collom appeared the most sincere and dedicated to doing the best for us, also in the time specified in the contract. His enthusiasm is evident. 2. He assisted us in many ways by suggesting alternatives to our existing plan resulting in a savings, plus ideas for improvements. 3. The bid was lower or equal compared to the other contractors and the quality was much higher. 4. Michael and his staff were very friendly and courteous, and they maintained a neat and orderly area during the work time. My husband and I were extremely happy with the final result and truly recommend Collom Construction for any construction or remodeling task."
- Gina T
"In this day and age it is not easy to find someone who is reliable, responsible, punctual, enthusiastic, honest and a hard worker. Michael is all of these and more. I've worked with quite a few contractors over the years and can honestly say that Michael is one of the best. Not only does he get the job done.....but he does it right the first time. Although I have only known Michael for a short time, I Recommend him with the highest of confidence and can rest assured that he will offer my clients the ultimate in customer service. I have had numerous phone calls from my clients who will continue to use Michael for future projects. Lastly, I also happen to be one of Michael's very satisfied customers."
- J. Francis
"A very personal Thank you for all your kindness during the building project. You did so many extras we didn't expect. We will always be grateful we found you. Our enjoyment of our home has increased so much. we wish you continued success-you deserve it."
- Don and Ann
"On behalf of Paul Dewley and myself, we would like to thank you for an outstanding job on the remodel of Paul's bathroom. I was so impressed that you and Willy were willing to give up one of your week ends in order to get the job done in time for Alberta Dewley's return home from the hospital. I knew when I first met you that you were very professional but I had no idea that you also were very kind and thoughtful person. We are very grateful to you and have been recommending you to all our friends. Feel free to give my phone number to anyone who wants to speak to one of your references. I wish the best o luck with your business."
- Nancy M.
"Michael is consistently well prepared and pays equal attention to both the trade and business side of the projects he is involved in, which is not that common among a lot of small/midsize contractors."
- Jim Ridley
"Michael is very detail oriented and has a very high work ethic. He is also a joy to work with and I am proud to recommend Michael and his services. You will not be disappointed."
- DeAnne Session
"Michael is very knowledgeable in identifying construction defects and offering remedies. I worked with him while doing a home inspection in San Diego. He was able to quickly assign costs to defects that were identified during my site visit, and was involved in discussing other remodeling projects with the prospective buyer. Always a consummate professional, Michael possesses the ability to communicate well regarding client needs."
- Darin Redding
"Michael is a very honest and respectable man who cares deeply about his clients and with their happiness on the completion of his work. I would highly recommend him to my Family and Dear friends who would like Quality work done on their homes."
- Shelley Vinti