At American Design & Build, our Mission is to Provide The Highest Quality Service in the Industry.
ADBI remodeled our Kitchen and Master Bathroom within a 3 year time period.
Here's some highlights that I felt stood out in both of the design projects.
- The customer is always right. Andrew Gao always ensured that the workmanship and quality of the material meet our complete satisfaction throughout the entire design and build process. Some rework was required and these were always dealt on a friendly and prompt basis.
- Unlike my experience with a couple of other contractors that were asked to quote for both projects, I never felt pressured by ADBI to sign a final contract during the initial phase of our negotiations.
- ADBI is upfront with the County Building Inspections for all construction and design requiring inspections and approval. All plans were always properly submitted to the County prior to the work. Although this adds a little cost for the project, I felt in the end, all work was done properly and met required building code.
- The ADBI staff was always friendly and helpful with design and color coordination as well as selection of appliance and bath fixtures and accessories. I am extremely happy with the recommendation to go with TOTO Ultramax toilets! If you live in Santa Clara County, the Water District gives a $125 rebate on each of the 3 TOTOs that were installed. TOTO rocks!!
- Both the kitchen and Bathroom remodeling were completed within 1 to 2 weeks of the initial schedule estimates. Although we lived in Santa Clara County, ADB was masterful in scheduling work in a logistical manner to ensure on time completion.
- Our Kitchen was remodeled 3 years ago and it still has a look of newness with greatly improved design and functionality.
- Our Bathroom was remodeled last years; friends are surprised at the expanded functionality and lighting of the design often asking what we knocked out. The size of the BR is unchanged, but the lighting and placement of a larger shower and expanded counter and cabinet layout makes the room feels much larger. We are extremely please to refer friends and coworkers to ADB.
Sunny and Pat, San Jose, CA
They remodeled my bathroom and kitchen. I was impressed by the creative design ideas, beautiful showroom, quality workmanship, and conscientious workers. They work fast, and do the job right. They are very customer oriented.
Hurley, San Bruno, CA
We had ADB remodel both our bathrooms. Andrew was great in helping us decide on the fixtures, counter tops and choosing the right colors for the tile and paint.We had made several minor changes that was outside the scope of the contract we signed. We were not charged for the changes we made which we greatly appreciated.The work crew was very neat and cleaned up any debris at the end of the day. We were kept informed of any delays and problems as the work progressed.We are very happy with the remodeled bathrooms and highly recommend ADB for any remodel work on your home.Very professional.
Augie & Kitty, Redwood City, CA
We have had two projects done by Andrew Gao and his organization and have been extremely pleased with both. The first one was remodeling of our kitchen. We actually reconfigured it by moving the refrigerator to the pantry location and building a new shallow pantry alone a wall in the breakfast nook. When we went through the process of selecting new cabinets, we liked one but it had a raised center panel which we didn't care for. Andrew called the manufacturer and asked if the cabinets could be made without the center panel. They said they could, so we have our own unique cabinets. The project also included the installation of hard wood floors in the kitchen, breakfast area, family room, dining room, entry way and hall to the bedrooms. The existing soffit was removed and new lighting was installed. Andrew was very helpful in the selection of the paint, sink fixtures (including our wet bar), knobs and handles. He established a schedule and his craftsmen held to it. It was a pleasure watching people who knew what they were doing.The next project was our master bedroom bathroom. We had a very large step-down bathtub/shower combination, which we were having trouble getting out of. Andrew suggested a large stall shower at floor level with a built in bench, pony wall, and glass wall/door. He also suggested using porcelain tile for the shower walls, floor and walk-in closet. We even put in a heated floor. Of course, we selected our unique cabinets in a different wood. Andrew shopped with us to select the marble for the counter-top and bench as he had done with the granite for the kitchen and wet-bar counters. They even installed the tile in our second bathroom and new high efficient toilets in both. Everything was done on time and schedule.We visited relatives in southern CA and took our 14 year old granddaughter with us. The subject of the remodeling came up and she said, "While I love Grandma and Grandpa's new kitchen, their new bathroom is awesome". Guess that says it all.
C. R. San Ramon, CA
On Time and On Budget
We were looking for a company to remodel our master bath and interviewed several contractors. After the meetings we were left with an uneasy feeling and thought we would never meet a contractor with integrity and honesty. Andrew Gao of ADBI introduced himself to us at the Pleasanton H&G show. We were immediately struck by his professionalism and promise to "stay on budget".
ADBI has remodeled 2 bathrooms, installed hardwood floors and completed a kitchen project that added 154 sq ft to a kitchen we are VERY proud of. Each project was staffed by a crew that was always on time and always cleaned up prior to leaving. Contractor Gao was organized, professional and willing to make adjustments as needed, the goal of customer satisfaction always at the forefront.
We enthusiastically recommend American Design and Build Inc and look forward to future projects.
E.J. & Barbara, Fremont, CA
ADB remodeled three bathrooms for us, installed new kitchen counters, put in new hardwood floor throughout the house, and painted inside and out. The price was very reasonable, and the work was very well done. We are delighted with the results. ADB was extremely considerate and flexible in working around our schedules, and providing quiet space for our pets. Andrew is great to work with, but there are some frustrations in communicating with the crew because of language barriers.
David, San Carlos, CA
My husband and I used Andrew to completely redo 2 full and 1 half bathrooms in our house. His price was right in the ballpark, his service and suggestions were top notch. The crew was always on time and respectful of my family. I would recommend Andrew at AD&B in a heartbeat!
Lolly, Pleasanton, CA
We were very pleased and happy with American Design and Build. From beginning to end everything was done in an orderly and professional manner.
We added a new kitchen and addition to our home. Andrew was extremely helpful and a delight to work with. My wife and I have no hesitation in highly recommending ADB.
Brian, Castro Valley, CA
ADBI has remodeled both our bathrooms and even helped us repair a kitchen granite counter top they didn't install. From design to completion they were courteous and understanding of our needs. Crew was always on time, clean and quality in the end something we are very proud of to this day. My wife and I whole heartedly recommend ADBI and am would definitely use them again.
Steve/Susan Nekimken, Fremont, CA
When we first decided to have our kitchen remodeled, I was apprehensive about hiring a contractor because of the many horror stories I heard regarding contractors. As a consequence, I was very thorough in getting references, detailed estimates and interviewing contractors.
When I finally selected ADBI to be the contractor and the job was completed, I can sum up the results as follows:
1. Andrew Gao, the owner, was professional, a pleasure to work with and did his best to promote customer satisfaction.
2. The work crew was prompt, reliable and very competent.
3. At the end of day the crew would clean up after themselves so that they would not leave a mess.
4. The project was completed within the time estimate.
5. The cost was right on budget.
My kitchen remodel was a major overhaul and I could not be happier with the results. Andrew and crew did an outstanding job and I would highly recommend ADBI for any remodel.
Ron Wing, San Jose, CA
"The project schedule for my bathroom remodel was adhered to during the entire process.
I was impressed with the professional manner in which you manage your business.
Thank you! I have already recommended American Design and Build to several friends."
Ethel Murphy, Fremont
"The bathroom remodels were beautiful. I am looking forward to have the kitchen remodeled as well..."
Irene Lopez, San Jose
"I was EXTREMELY IMPRESSED with the high-level of communicating with Andrew Gao throughout the project. Despite ours being a small project, Andrew was very attentive to all questions, concerns, etc."
Chris & Lucy Mahler, Oakland
"We wanted to take the opportunity to let you know how much we appreciate the work you have done on our bathroom. Not only is it beautiful in appearance and workmanship, but done with the highest level of professionalism you just don't see again in today's world. Thank you very much."
Christine Yarosh, Fremont
"Great Job! We couldn't be happier. We'd like to adopt your crew - they are wonderful!"
Jeremy Bell & Janet Crane, Alameda
"The project manager was excellent in returning calls, following up and arranging some minor rework. We were impressed with the punctuality of the workers. They also worked consistently hard."
Kelly & Naomi Bigliardi, Menlo Park
"We are completely satisfied with our new bathroom. It was completed on time and it turned out beautiful. Thank you."
Al & Judy Durrette, Pleasanton
"My contact with the company was good from beginning to end. My contact person was knowledgeable about the products and unusually open and honest."
Mr.& Mrs. Jesse Jackson, Newark
"Andrew was always available to address any issues during the project and afterwards. His customer service is outstanding. His crew were hard working and trustworthy. Everyday they left the jobsite in order. Our neighbors commented on how good the crew was!"
David & Diana Blaine, Fremont
"Thank you for everything, Andrew, We are so happy with our new bathrooms. We look forward to doing business with you in the future!"
Mark Howard, Alameda
"With the coordination of you and the hard working workers, we have a beautiful kitchen and completed before scheduled. Everyone who has seen it, thinks it is gorgeous and remark about the unusual cabinet finish and design. Our thanks to all who made this possible..."
Charles & Phyllis Roth, San Ramon
"We are so pleased with the remodel of our kitchen. ADBI has met our expectations and your staff truly represents your company's high quality. We are 100% satisfied with a job well-done, we are interested in a bathroom remodel in the near future, you will be hearing from us!"
Ali & Salma Bey, Oakland
"You and your crew were professional, reliable and did an excellent job! Thank you for making our kitchen remodel a pleasant experience, we couldn't be happier with the end result!"
Ron & Irene Wing, San Jose
"Thank you so much for all the time and effort you and your crew have put into our kitchen. Your principle of taking care of your customer's needs really holds true. We are thrilled with the final results!"
Sunita & Mahish Ram, San Mateo
"The project was completed on time and Andrew was extremely helpful and communicative every step of the way what we appreciated most."
Yvette Hornig, Pleasanton
"Overall, wer were very pleased with the remodel. Your customer service is first-rate excellent! When it is time to do our kitchen remodel we will definitely call you!!"
Gary & Debbie Taketa, Dublin
"Cabinets recommended by Andrew are very nice, especially the "Blumotion Feature". Color and style were exactly what we wanted and overall project is just beautiful!"
Jeff & Barbara Atkinson, Pleasanton
"You and your crew were extremely professional/efficient and make this remodel very easy on us. We love our new bathrooms and thank you and your crew for all your hard work!"
Brett & Lisa Busch, Danville
"Thank ou you for all your help and a job well done! Your crew is excellent and answered all my questions and explained things very well. You will certainly be the first person I call in the future when I have more remodeling to do."
Bo Rothchild, Dublin
"ADBI did a FANTASTIC job on both of our bathrooms! Customer service and satisfaction was their atmost priority. ADBI truly is a superb bathroom specialist and I recommend them highly!!"
Darryl & Mavis Pang, San Ramon
"We wanted to send you a quick note thanking you for the beautiful job you and your employees did in remodeling our bathrooms. From the moment we met you at the San Mateo Home and Garden Show in March, I had a feeling that you would be the one to remodel our bathoom. You are professional and outstanding. Your visit to our 80 year old Tutor home to design a challenging bathroom (with angled walls) was very impressive. From the moment that your crew came in to demolish the bathroom to the final product, we could not have been more satisfied. In fact, it was half way thru that we knew that your work was exceptional that we decided that downstairs bathroom had to be completed as soon as possible. Your work with that was also wonderful. You kept us up to date on what the next step was on a daily basis. Your workers were so professional and neat. At the end of the day you would not even know that work was being done at the house. I will be making a CD of the pictures of the remodeling from start to finish for you. Please feel free to use our name and number as a reference. Thank you again for your professionalism and we look foward to using you again when we are ready to remodel our final bathroom and kitchen! "
Grace and Lurese LeVoir, Redwood City
"I am been meaning to write and tell you how much we are enjoying our kitchen. It is beautiful! Ira and I appreciate all the hard work that you and your crew did. I hope you pass along our thinks to all the men who worked so hard here. I really appreciated your being so responsive, Andrew. I have much admiration for your work. Please especially thank Kai for us."
Kathy & Ira Steingroot, El Cerrito
"Appreciated the care by the workmen to be neat and clean. Also appreciated the timely manner on which the job was completed and the quality of the work, thank you."
Raymond & Charlene Farraro, San Jose
"We are extremely impressed by the dedication of work ethics of the crew. The final result reflected fine workmanship. We are completely satisfied with the communication with Andrew and the design and materials selection were exactly what we wanted."
Ping Gao & Yue Chen, Pleasanton
"We love and live in our new kitchen - am. to late pm.! Andrew designed the perfect plan for our fairly spacious workspace and traffic space - no lollisions at the counters or intersections! When we had questions, Andrew responded positively, critically, constructively. We appreciated the input and attitude. His workers were great - finishing on a daily schedule and cleaning up so we had minimal interruptions considering the structural tear-down. With this experience, we anticipate working with ADBI again. Thank you to the whole team for their gift of time and workmaship!"
Sunny & Pat Mar, San Jose
"We are so happy with our new bathroom. The completed work and craftsmanship is first rate. It was way beyond our expectations. Both you and your crew were very professional from start to finish. Thank you for a job well done!"
Roger & Lana Canik, Pacifica
"ADBI may not have the lowest quotes, but they definitely provide the best valve! All my questions were answered in a timely manner (phone calls within 4 hours, email the same day) and I didn't need to prompt them to do anything! The project was completed ahead of schedule and within estimate."
Peggy Shen, Redwood City
"You were fantastic, courteous, on time, on budget, helpful, clean, quiet. You will be our first and only call the next time we have a big project, thank you!"
John & Wendy Garrish, Belmont
"Thank you and your staff for our beautiful new home! Everyday in every way we are delighted with the outcome of your efforts. This will not be the last time you will receive compliments from us."
Roy & Joanie Howard, Woodside
"We wouldn't hesitate to use ADBI in the future. We hear no "horror" stories. The whole process was "painless" and enjoyable!"
Jeanne Wu & Doug Spitzer, Hillsborough
"We are very happy with our new bathroom, Thank you again for being so responsive and patient!"
Steven & Susan Nekimken, Fremont
"We will suee you in the future for sure. We have 2 bathrooms, maybe 3 that need updating..."
Ken & Sarah Clifford, Piedmont
"Great job! I look forward to working with your firm again to redo the downstairs floor!"
Cynthia Bogolub, Alamo
"Thank you for working with us to acheive the final product. Your crew's professionalism and skilled craftsmanship is shown in our beautiful kitchen, thank you!"
Payton & Janet Ikeda, Sunnyvale