"I highly recommend Alliance to anybody. I can't say enough about them. Working with them on my design and remodel was great - it was truly a wonderful experience."
~ Lynda S., San Anselmo
"I highly recommend Alliance Custom Builders! Steve Andre and Chris Chapek are true professionals and an excellent team. We have completed three major remodeling projects with Alliance including our kitchen and two bathrooms, floors, doors, fireplace and a roof!
"All work was finished on time, on budget and flawlessly. They exceeded my expectations and made remodeling my home fun! I love my remodeled home and have recommended Alliance to friends and neighbors who are equally pleased.
"Alliance does it all from design work to managing every construction detail. Steve and Chris are an Awesome team!!"
"I've had experience with contractors my whole life, and they are the very best. They relate to the customer and understand your needs and wishes."
~ Tonia R., Kentfield, CA
"We just finished a major kitchen living room model with these guys - I can honestly say they are almost too good to be true. The quality of the work and design are impeccable (check out the photos on their website!). Steve and Chris make a perfect team, and the tradesmen they use are top notch.
"Steve literally wrote out the schedule day by day for the entire 3 months and finished a week early. They left the job site impeccably clean everyday, and I do not think there was a day when someone wasn't there - they showed up at 7:30am and left at 4 - 5pm almost everyday!
"When they gave us their bid, everything was itemized down to the electrical outlet covers - very much appreciated by us. Chris's designs have won national competitions, and if you saw my kitchen you would understand why.
" When I called one of their references, the lady told me she was depressed when she ran out of things for them to remodel in her home - I actually understand how she feels now! She also said that these guys ended up remodeling many of their neighbor's houses as well. If anything wasn't perfect they made it so without any qualms. There was a snafu with one of our appliances (we got the wrong model)...instead of fighting us they just ate the cost and got us the right one.
"I look forward to using them for future projects in my home, and I give them my highest recommendation!"
~ Kim J., San Rafael
"They listened to us and finished the job on time and on budget. That's pretty amazing. As far as design goes, we had ideas of what we wanted but Chris pulled it all together and made suggestions we wouldn't have thought of. Chris had a really good idea of what is needed and what works."
~ Judy G., San Francisco
"We have worked with Steve and Chris at Alliance on 2 major remodels and had an exceptional experience both times.
"Our 1950's era home needed a major remodel. Our first priority was the kitchen (complete remodel) and main living space (new windows, moldings, flooring, interior doors, wall surfaces, fireplace hearth,-the works). From our first meeting, it was apparent that they would be great to work with. They were very organized, listened to our goals and came back with a detailed plan that fit our needs and budget. The kitchen design transformed a small galley to a great room, which now is a central living space for our family. It is both visually stunning and functional!
"Timing of each phase of the project was planned out in advance, and there were no unexpected surprises in timing or expense.
"We were so happy with our first remodel, that when we were ready to tackle the 2nd half (bathrooms, 2nd floor windows, interior doors, flooring, molding etc.) we knew who to call - we never considered using anyone else.
"We now have a home we are very happy with. We have referred Steve and Chris to several friends and neighbors who have also had great experiences. My husband and I highly recommend working with them!"
~ Suzanne C., Tiburon
"There were so many things that Chris and Steve did that set them apart. I have remodeled my home three different times, but have never felt so comfortable working with the contractors. I happily recommend Alliance Custom Builders to my friends."
~ Sue Dee S., Mill Valley
"We have used Alliance Custom Builders for the last 8+ years and we'll never use any other contractor again. They were recommended to us by another builder, and when we checked their references every single one raved about their work and professionalism. It was a no-brainer to give them a try.
"Over the years they have remodeled 2 1/2 baths for us, a whole brand new gorgeous kitchen, all of our hardwood floors, tile and stone work, media centers, offices, lighting, and a stunning floor to ceiling Venetian Plaster fireplace that looks like modern art! (and more) You can see our beautiful home on their website.
"A huge advantage with them is Chris' design expertise. He's totally gifted! You don't even need an architect or interior designer because he can do it all and has such creative ideas.
"They are extremely nice guys to work with, are very well organized, calm, safe, always finish on time or early, never over budget, and make you fell comfortable and respected at all times. Another thing I really like about them is that they really listen to you and value your thoughts.
"I would recommend them to anyone and everyone. Their work is extraordinary and their professionalism is extraordinary."
~ Vicki N.
"When we began to explore options for our (long awaited) kitchen remodel, Alliance Custom Builders came highly recommended from a number of local contacts. Admittedly, we identified a few contractors that probably could have done the work to our satisfaction, but our main concern became the interaction between the contractor and the architect/designer who would ultimately plan the remodel. Choosing Alliance made all of these problems go away, but yielded additional benefits that we would only appreciate later.
"Alliance provides an integrated solution with the designer (Chris), the main contractor (Steve), and the myriad subcontractors that they employ (all best-of-the-best, I can assure you). And since Chris and Steve are a team, you don’t run into a conflict between what the designer planned and what the contractor said he could deliver. Better still, since both Chris and Steve are on-site almost all of the time, you have a great feedback loop about how things are proceeding. And they proceed very, very well.
"One thing that bears specific mention is Chris’ impressive design skills. Although Chris has designed everything from ultra-chic Italian custom kitchens, to country-style and traditional kitchens, he was readily able to understand our overall concept for a transitional space and presented us with ideas that we would have never conceived. As a result, Alliance delivered a renovation that encompassed our kitchen, dining room, living room, and family room, with a design that greatly exceeded our expectations. Quite simply we love the new space more than we ever imagined, and everyone who has seen the changes is wowed!!
"A common criticism of remodeling projects is that the costs and time requirements are greatly underestimated. I can tell you that our project came in slightly under budget, and exactly on time. And when I relate our project results to others - including a number of long-time Marin real estate agents – they all exhibit dismay. "It’s not supposed to work that way", they told us Well, with Chris and Steve it did. And we have heard this from other clients of theirs as well.
"I must also mention their incredible attention to detail. When an oven door was delivered with a minor scratch on the surface, a replacement was ordered without delay or argument. When a butcher block cutting board developed a minor bow during storage it too was replaced. And very importantly, when my wife was voicing her ambivalence about a light over the sink being ganged to the main lights in the kitchen, Steve overheard this, clarified what would make my wife happy, and delivered the change - a seemingly simple modification that makes her happy to this day. In summary, it became clear throughout the project that anything less than our complete satisfaction was simply unacceptable to Alliance.
"If you are considering a remodel, you owe it to yourselves to - AT LEAST - speak with Chris and Steve. Otherwise you could be missing out on the clever designs, exceptional project management, and high quality results that any homeowner deserves, but so few actually get."
~ Ed D., San Rafael
"Chris Chapek and Steve Andre at Alliance are outstanding. They recently designed and remodeled several areas of our home, including built-in furniture and a new closet area in our master bedroom, a bathroom, lighting throughout the house, etc. They listened to our ideas and then translated them into a creative and wonderful project that was within our budget.
"Their communication with the customer, attention to detail, work ethic, and work quality are truly excellent. Not only did they finish right on time, but they made sure the rest of our house was kept spotless while the work proceeded.
"Chris is a design whiz and Steve is a fabulous project manager. We are so satisfied with Alliance that we are now going to have them do a major backyard renovation for us. We give them our strongest endorsement!"
~ Gail V.