Bud was the first contractor I have ever hired and the only one I ever want to use. The remodel he did in my building is beautiful and Bud made a process that I did not look forward to so very easy. Not only was his pricing more than fair but he found me great deals on several materials so that I was able to upgrade from the original plan. He was always on time and always responded promptly to communications. He was very helpful in making decisions regarding design and expense vs benefit and always patient in explaining each step along the way. When the job was completed there was not a single thing left undone. I am so happy to have found Bud and his company!
When we updated our living room, we needed someone with an eye for detail to design and build a custom fireplace. Bud Doyle of BD Remodeling exceeded our expectations. He took a dilapidated fireplace and turned it into a beautiful focal point for our home. Bud met with us and listened carefully as we talked about what we were looking for. At our second meeting, he brought a sample he built with several options for us to choose from. We knew exactly what we were getting ahead of time. We could not be more satisfied with Bud’s time management, professionalism, and craftsmanship. No job is to big or small. BD Remodeling is our ‘go to’ contractor for our ongoing projects.
I had Bud do some work for me a few years ago, before he and Mick joined forces. I had an 8×10 shed in the corner of my yard that I wanted to make more useful. I learned about Bud through a mutual friend who told me, “they don’t get any better.” I decided to remove the shed and build a cottage in its place. And so it began.
To me there are 2 important aspects that make a builder stand out from the pack: pricing and personality. Bud was incredibly honest and fair with his pricing. I know because I was a construction estimator for 8 years. His personality includes a cluster of qualities: commitment, perseverance, and integrity. He also brings intelligence and experience, and he’s a fun guy to talk with.
It follows, then, that the project was done on time and right on my budget, even though I added a few small things. The quality of workmanship was outstanding and with his attention to detail and design touches, the final look of the building still amazes and draws compliments from everyone.
My family now visits from the Midwest and loves the new space.
Bud and Mick are a superb duo team who are leading the renovations on our old family home. This is our first experience with a remodeling contractor, and we truly could not have asked or wished for a better team. It is a head to toe complete remodel and updating of the structure, layout, and aesthetic design. Being new to remodeling, we met with multiple contractors for bids. By far, Bud & Mick are the most patient, creative, and fair when it comes to vision, communication, and bids on prices. They are always timely when responding, utilize latest technology to visualize in real time the different options for design, organize online access to receipts, seeks competitive bids for each part of the project, and are extremely knowledgeable on California city & county codes. Fabulous, fabulous. Anyone who has a business or home in need of remodeling should consider BD Remodeling!
I was searching for a contractor for my remodel and found BD Remodeling Company, Inc. on yelp. I liked the reviews so I gave them a call. From my first conversation with Bud I knew I had found the right fit for me. Bud was knowledgeable, experienced, and professional. He had an eye for design, listened to my needs, and was not afraid to say when something might not be the best plan for the given space.
I trusted Bud and his crew to do a complete kitchen and bath remodel, and updates to other sections of my 1936 home. The remodel involved major structural changes that also included removing and rebuilding the bathroom and the entire back wall of my house. I could not be more thrilled with the results! Bud and his foreman Bryan were fabulous, listening to my desired plans, rolling with my changes, and making valuable suggestions. They turned my ideas into exactly what I had envisioned; it was as if Bud could read my mind as he was so in tune with my style. Bud and his crew made the entire process easy and seamless.
Bud kept the job moving along according to the time frame we had discussed, and sent pictures of the progress. He was always pleasant, calm, and confident which was reassuring to me as I had never taken on a project like this. The workmanship was exceptional and they worked quickly without compromising quality. He communicated with me by text message, email and phone calls to brainstorm and update me when needed. When a subcontractor had made an error that required a re-do on a cabinet door, Bud voluntarily covered the materials and labor for a speedy repair.
The quality of the work and attention to detail was excellent. Bud was conscientious about confirming the details with me before each portion of the job, making sure that each decision was agreed upon. They were extremely careful in their work, covering the existing hard wood floor and walls to avoid damage.
The team worked through some of the rainiest days to meet my projected move in date and yet they were always warm and friendly when I came by. Bud reached out to my neighbors and asked that they share any issues during the construction period as to minimize the disruption. That was just one small way the crew exhibited the quality and care they have for their clients, and is a true testament to their first class style of work.
Bud is now my go to guy for future projects, I would definitely recommend him to anyone searching for quality work.
Remodeling of a house is an exciting proposition. However without the right professional support, it can be an overwhelming and stressful experience.
Scope of work on my place evolved due to reasons completely out of my control. To handle these evolving requirements while maintaining the overall integrity of the house was not an easy task. I have been very fortunate to have the support of Bud Doyle of BD Remodeling during this process.
Bud is meticulous, very stringent on quality and a big picture thinker. He provided detailed and clear work items and good estimates. He tried to understand my style and offered suggestions and advice within that context. He has a team that reflects same values as his – always taking those extra steps to provide quality. They take ownership and pride in their work. And very importantly, Bud and his team are very easy to work with, they cultivate relationships with the professionals they work with – designers, city/county officials, sub-contractors, and other professionals, all of which is very important for the work to stay on course.
BD Remodeling was a partner in my remodeling project and their support has been invaluable.
This review is long over due. We bought a house in San Mateo that needed serious work. Bud was amazing! Since this was our first project we had no idea what we wanted or what would go with the flow of the house. But with Bud’s professional experience and aesthetic eye the pieces fitted together perfectly. He is very exact and skilled. Even our city inspector was impressed. Thank you Bud for our beautiful home.
When you trust someone with remodeling your home, it really is about finding the right PERSON — not a company or even a reputation. We bought our home in Downtown Mtn View late last year, and had 1 month to remodel the master bedroom and convert 1 central bathroom into 2 and redo the entire plumbing before moving in. After searching broadly for a contractor, I found Bud to be the right person for the job for 2 main reasons: 1) He is METICULOUS in the DETAILS. Doing a remodeling job perfectly requires incredible attention to the little things, and trusting someone to work at this level on your home is very difficult to find; 2) He has an EYE for DESIGN. The project took countless exchanges over phone, email, and in person. (Btw, he’s very responsive in communication.) He was able to give us very specific recommendations that would work well with the era of the home, and his recommendations (based on the options we gave him) were always well-fitting. He understood our vision, and did everything to execute that plan.
In summary, Bud was the perfect person to partner with as we completed our master bed / bathroom remodeling project on a timed schedule. He’s attentive to details, responsive and personable, and has keen perspective on design. This combination of qualities is rare indeed.
We bought a house that needed serious renovation of both of its bathrooms. Both down to studs, sistering joists, replacing subfloor, moving a bracing wall, moving fixtures, etc. We needed to get a big project done as quickly as possible so as to not pay two mortgages any longer than necessary.
Bud was one of 10 contractors I talked to, and three that I got formal bids from. Bud’s bid was very reasonable, and he understood our need to get it done quickly. Most of all, Bud is an extraordinarily easy man to get along with. He’s an excellent communicator, and truly a gentleman.
His initial time estimate was downright aggressive, and was ultimately thwarted by unforeseeable complications with the existing plumbing and ordering the peculiar windows we needed, but I can’t fault him. He kept his subcontractors cranking. No time was wasted.
Several times the scope of the project grew: Our HVAC vents had to be brought up to code, and we discovered problems in plumbing unrelated to the bathrooms, and we decided to do more work in our laundry room than we’d originally thought necessary. Bud tracked them as change orders to the original estimate. Each one was easy to understand, so it was straightforward to track how the cost of the project grew with the scope.
Most important, the results are outstanding. He encouraged us to salvage a hardwood floor that looked like a totally lost cause, and it’s become one of the finest parts of the house. The bathrooms are excellent. The plumbing has been great. The HVAC has been great. We love living in the house. It’s hard to believe how much better it is now when I look back at the old photos.
I feel so fortunate to have found Bud. We’ve had him back recently to install a floating floor in our basement laundry area that came out beautiful. Even now, months after our projects concluded, we exchange friendly messages. Before Bud I’d had typical experiences with General Contractors. Bud raised the bar. I recommend Bud with absolute confidence, and look forward to the next big project we’ll do together.
Bud Doyle and his crew did a wonderful job on my bedroom and bathroom remodel! They worked hard and had great ideas for how to maximize the space. Bud is very trustworthy and helps with all the details of the job and gave excellent advice for picking and ordering materials. I highly recommend him and he is skilled and reliable and very responsible. I hope to have them return and do more projects for me – and maybe remodel my whole house!