Ken and I would like to take a minute to thank you and your team for doing such an amazing job on our addition.We are extremely happy with the workmanship and effort that was put into turning our vision into reality.
There are several things that put you and your team above any other contractor we have worked with in the past.First, was the timeliness of work completion. You had told us that our addition and outdoor room would probably take 3-4 months. We would tell people that and they would laugh and say, "That is what they all say."It was completed in under 3 months, much to the delight of our children who were displaced from their rooms.Your crew was there every morning at 7 a.m. and they never left until 3:30 p.m. each day.We never had to wake up wondering if they were going to show up that day or felt like we had to manage them while on the job.
Second, you and the team were very receptive to our input and questions.We changed many of the interior design details as we progressed through the work.We were never put off or made to feel like our thoughts were not taken seriously or incorporated. It was a pleasure to work with Jesse and the other guys. They were extremely respectful and friendly.Also, the subcontractors you have chosen to work with were equally professional.We would recommend them as well to our friends and neighbors. They would answer any questions and work with us to ensure we were happy with the job.
Lastly, was the overall professionalism of you and your team. Everything was given to us in writing and explained in advance.Also, the job site was cleaned up every afternoon at the end of the work day, with very little debris being left out.Materials were stored neatly, not in an unsafe manner.We felt comfortable having you and your team in our home.The workmanship was superior.Every inspection was signed off the first time and we received many compliments from the inspectors upon their visits. That says a lot!Only the finest materials were used and we never felt like corners were being cut.
Overall, it was a wonderful experience.I know not many people can say that!We want to thank you and your crew again for doing such fantastic work. The addition and outdoor room are lovely. They complement our home and blend in as if always there.We are very satisfied with the work and would highly recommend you to anyone in need of a general contractor.Please feel free to put our name down on your list of references. We are happy to speak to any future clients on your behalf.
Happy New Year to you and the team!
Ken and Linda Bundy
Here is just a quick note to say how pleased Amberlee and I are regarding your work and your team. From the "get go" to the final inspection everything went smoothly. We even finished the kitchen a few days ahead of schedule. Thanks for your guidance on some of the trickier questions about materials and design. The new kitchen is everything we wanted and the workmanship exceeded our expectations. We would wholeheartedly recommend you and your team to anyone looking to remodel their home!
Bruce and Amberlee Cameron Huntington Beach, CA
Although we have verbally expressed how happy we are with our home remodel, I also wanted to write something that you could use for future customers or possibly your web site. Also, feel free to use us as a reference as we have nothing but positive comments and praise for you and your team of professionals.
Van Capelle construction completed a major home remodel for us. The project exceeded all of our original expectations and the feedback we have received from family and friends has been nothing but overwhelmingly positive.
There were many variables under consideration in our decision as to which General Contractor we would end up doing business with. While the total project cost was important, cost alone did not drive us to do business with Van Capelle construction company. It was also about our comfort level with the professionalism, knowledge and experience of the entire team at Van Capelle Construction. Glenn and his employees were all very skilled in their duties and always punctual and professional.
Glenn is a present (hands on) supervisor that ensures the job remains on schedule and ensures quality control at all levels of the job. He makes himself readily available day or night seven days a week. We cannot express how happy we are with the outcome of our build. Truly amazing! If we were to ever build another home or complete another major re-model, there's no question Van Capelle construction would be the contractor of choice.
Anthony and Kaileen Spatola
I am so sorry it has taken me so long to write to you about how much John & I love our remodel that you guys did for us.
When we finally decided to go ahead with our remodel we got a lot of bids for the job. You were very patient with us, we had some ideas on what we wanted to do whether we were going to add a second story or just "gut" the inside and redo everything. With your guidance & experience you were able to guide us in the direction that would keep us around our budget. Jesse and the crew were always here on time & very professional. You & Jesse always made sure our questions & concerns were answered. You also suggested some great decorating ideas for us (ie shower cut outs, tile patterns, painting of rooms w/ 1 or 2 walls a different color) that we really love!!
We started our project right after the first of the year and you estimated it would take about 3 months to complete. Now, when ever contractors give you an "estimated completion date" you can always guarantee that there will be an additional 4 or 5 months on top of that. But that was not the case with you guys!! You completed our project on time and actually you were done 2 or 3 days ahead of what you estimated!! I can't tell you how many complements we get on our home and we are always sure to tell them what a fabulous job Van Capelle Construction did for us. We have and will continue to pass your name along to family & friends who are interested in remodeling their homes.
Thank you so much for a wonderful job & a beautiful home!! We look forward to working with you again.
Heather & John
In 2006, we embarked on our first remodel with you and it was a major second story addition. In fact, we had pursued purchasing a new house at the time; however, because it was the height of the housing market, we felt our more prudent move was to invest in our current house. We couldn't have imagined how wonderful our house was going to turn out. This was definitely the right move. Back then your team - Mario, Jesse and all the guys - we're unbelievably professional, accommodating, clean and a pleasure to have around my family for nearly three months. So, five years later when we were finally in a position to remodel our kitchen, you were naturally our first choice for the job.
In this current economy we wanted to make sure we were frugal with our finances, and admittedly, we tested the water with other contractors to get a few quotes. While some quotes came in less expensive, it didn't take us too long to realize "you get what you pay for". Some bids were like comparing apples to oranges, and in the end, we realized Van Capelle Construction was the best value for the superb quality you provide. And, after meeting with you a second time, we couldn't deny the fact we trusted your experience, professional eye, and care above all others.
Once again this time, your team was completely awesome. It was great to be reunited with you and Jesse again, and it felt like home. Even our dog, Duke looked forward to the days when he could hang out with you and feel like part of the team. The kitchen remodel experience was unbelievably smooth. Your patience and guidance was invaluable every step of the way. As our kitchen and adjacent bar were transformed, it seemed to give new life and splendor to an already beautiful house. We have never enjoyed our house as we do now. Every guest who steps into our house is completely impressed by your craftsmanship and attention to detail. We can't express how grateful we are for the care and professionalism you and your team brought to our house. Please feel free to use us as a referral anytime!
Mark & Annette Manley
Huntington Beach, CA.
April 28, 2011
After getting bids from several contractors, we hired Glenn for our remodeling job.His bid was lower, and even more important to us, his timeline was significantly shorter (almost half the time!) of what the other contractors proposed.It sounded almost too good to be true, but we put our faith in Glenn as he came across as an honest, trustworthy guy who would be pleasant to work with.Judging by the number of years he has successfully worked in the business, we figured he must know what he was doing.
Our job was a big one.We completely gutted and remodeled a four bedroom, three bathroom house, including knocking down several walls, removing drop ceilings, rebuilding exterior walls after mold remediation, refinishing the garage, and redoing all of the ductwork (I'm sure there's more I'm forgetting!).We closed escrow on Friday, December 10th, and Glenn's crew began demo on Monday, December 13th.We moved into a completely renovated home on Friday, February 25th, barely two and a half months later.
We were amazed, as were our friends, family, and neighbors, who all had horror stories of much less-involved remodeling jobs taking six to twelve months or more to complete.During the project, a day did not go by that there were less than three or four guys working on our house, but more commonly there were more like seven or eight or more from several different trades.Even better than the fact that Glenn stuck to his timeline is that the work he and his tradesmen did is of the highest quality.From his tile workers, to his painters, to his drywall guys, I could not be more impressed with the quality of the work that they did.
We went with a very modern style in our home, which Glenn had not had much experience with, but it did not phase him at all.He quickly adjusted to our tastes and modified his techniques to suit our style.All of his tradesmen and workers were friendly and polite, and Glenn himself was a pleasure to work with.I never felt uncomfortable about approaching him with questions or changes (and there were more than a few!).He was very good about explaining each step of the process and keeping the lines of communication open, especially when it came to the budget.Any deviation from the original budget was a result of additions and changes my husband and I made rather than any hidden costs or deception on Glenn's part.Everything cost what he initially said it would cost, and as my husband and I made changes to the original plan, Glenn would always print up a new budget to keep us up-to-date as to where we stood.
Overall, we could not have been happier with Glenn and his crew.I would not hesitate for a second to recommend him to anyone I know.We took a bit of a leap of faith in hiring him because we found him through an ad rather than a personal recommendation, but I am so glad that we went with our gut feeling about him.When someone walks into our home for the first time, the first word out of their mouth is almost always "WOW!", and we have Glenn to thank for that.
Glenn was absolutely the best contractor I've ever dealt with. The job site was always clean and he was genuinely concerned with the well being of our home. I would recommend Van Capelle Construction to anyone.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the second story addition you and your company completed on our home. When we first signed the contract with you for 110 days, we were told by many to set our own reasonable expectations by doubling the time and dollar amount of the estimate. It is amazing to us that you and your team finished the project in a mere 108 days, even with the delays by the city planning and zoning commission. As far as the cost, we came within budget and any time there was an additional charge and/ or credit, you made sure we knew about it up front. We knew where we were on our budget through the whole project and there were no surprises along the way.
We did not have the luxury of being able to move out of our home during the construction, and we continued to live at home with our two and a half year old daughter amongst all the work. We were amazed at how thoughtful and understanding you and your team was on a daily basis. Your team cleaned up the job site daily, including running the shop-vac over the floors to pick up the majority of the dust of what was left in our living area. The team you have working for you are some of the nicest, most conscientious and efficient workers we have ever had the pleasure of working with.
We cannot thank you and your team enough. Our second story does not look like a mere afterthought, or a big box on an existing structure, it blends smoothly and our home looks as if it was built this way to begin with. We have received numerous compliments and would recommend you to anyone considering construction. You and your team are a rarity in the field of construction. You take personel pride in the project and truly care about the quality of work being completed. You handled the job from start to finish with the up most professionalism and honesty. You were reachable anytime and answered all our questions in depth. You treated the project as if it was your own home and made sure the customer was satisfied 120%.
When we walk across the street and look at our home, we realize it is better than we ever could have imagined!!
All our thanks and appreciation,
To Mr Glenn van Capelle,
In the construction business you hear alot of horror stories about home improvements. I did not want to be one of those stories. I'm writing this letter to you to thank you for the incredible job you did. Every crew you brought in was kind and professional. Your two main men were always polite and extremely hard working. When they first walked up, they look like two big scary football players, but that was until I got to know them!! Your crew always showed up on time and did not leave until they had put a full day in and then some. I was extremely pleased at how neat and clean they would leave the job site. I never heard any foul language or distasteful conversation.
Glenn, even though you had other jobs going, I felt that you were on top of ours, either by helping or inspecting your crews work. You were always available when I needed to talk to you. I really appreciate the little extras you did for us. Another incredible thing was, you completed this additon in the time you said it would take. Everyone said add two to six months on that quote. Well you proved them wrong!! You are truly a man of your word. I will highly recommend you to anybody that's looking to do home improvement.
Dear Glenn and your Crew,
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of you for a fantastic job on our home. You all made the process easy and relatively painless and we are thrilled with the results! We appreciate all your hard work and the extra effort you gave to making this a good experience for all of us. We are enjoying the fruits of your labors. Glenn thank you for all your help and returned phone calls. You are all experts in your fields. Please feel free to encourage future clients to call us for recommendation.
We want to thank you for the awesome job you did on our home. From our first meeting my husband and I knew we were in good hands. You always took the extra step with me, even so far as drawing pictures so that I could understand the process. The team you have working for you are very hard workers and they definitely get the job done. We truly felt no worries because we could just call you and we knew that things would be taken care of, and that is a great feeling to have because of all the horror stories you hear about in remodeling.
The construction was completed on time. Our family, friends and neighbors including us, were amazed by the daily progress. You truly made our remodeling experience worth it. Our home looks great and we are extremely happy with the outcome. I would highly recommend you and your company to anyone.
The Nunez Family
We want to thank you for a job well done!!The fireplace in the family room and our kitchen looks great and we are enjoying them very much.
We appreciate how you stayed on top of things and kept things moving in order to get this job done so quickly. Wow, it only took 2 months!Even though you were very busy with other projects going on at the same time, and whenever we had a question you were always there to answer it.Thank you so much!!
Your team members are all very professional, hard workers and always made sure that the place was cleaned up at the end of the day.
Glenn, we highly recommend Van Capelle Construction to anyone that is looking to do Home Improvement on their home.You have been very good to us and we thank you for the great job.
Perry & Grace Mossembekker
Glenn and crew,
We wanted to take the time to offer a letter of thanks and appreciation for the work you and your associates have done on our home. In 2002 we conducted an exhaustive search to find a contractor and architect to do a major remodel of our home.That search resulted in Van Capelle Construction adding on a large family room and totally remodeling our kitchen.We loved the results and have referred your company to many of our friends and family that have subsequently remodeled with Van Capelle.They have all told us that they are very happy with their own experiences with you.
Shortly after our initial remodel was completed, we began planning a second major addition to our home.We immediately thought of Van Capelle Construction for the job.Being very meticulous in matters such as these, we still sought other bids and opinions from other contractors.After this search we again decided on Van Capelle for the job.You have just completed our dream master suite second story addition and we could not be more pleased with the result.Thank you for your input and guidance throughout the project.
As on our first project, your crew was timely and professional.Your bid as to time was accurate and the job moved along smoothly with no significant delays.You helped us maintain our budget by giving us sound advise throughout the project.Your input regarding original design concepts through finishing touches was always given with an eye for our tastes and helped us see things we had not thought of.Your input was always given at the right time and given with a helpful attitude not an authoritative demeanor, as is often the case.
Thanks Glenn for everything.You and Mario have made our home a gem in our neighborhood.We are proud to have our house featured on your website and please use us a referral any time.
Patrick and Kerry Wessel
Huntington Beach, CA
We want to thank you and your crew for the outstanding work you did on our second story addition.
Before we started the process everyone we knew told us to expect the project to take longer and cost more than what we were quoted.They were surprised when the costs stayed the same and the project was completed ahead of schedule.
We did not have the luxury of moving out of our house during construction.We knew living in the house was going to be a challenge.I have to say however that your crew made it so much easier than it could have been.They were always on time so we knew when to expect them.We never heard any foul language and the crew laughed and talked while working and really seemed to enjoy their work.At the end of each day they picked up all the debris and swept everything.Since we were living in some of the rooms they sealed them off with plastic when certain work was being done so to keep them as clean as possible.The crew was respectful to us the entire time.
We are extremely happy with the quality of the work.Our family, friends and neighbors all like the outside and have told us that the addition looks like it was made for the house as it fits perfectly.
We highly recommend Van Capelle Construction.We felt your bid for the job was a fair price but most of all you and your crew made what could have been a very painful experience into a pleasant one.
Barbara and Doug Flaherty
We would like to let you know that we are extremely pleased with our recent addition/remodel constructed by your company.It blends right in with the rest of our home.After referrals from friends turned out to be flakes, we were very apprehensive about finding a contractor unknown to us.Fortunately, we came across your company and we liked you right from the beginning.You were very thorough and understood exactly what we wanted.The cost estimate was detailed and easy to understand.The time estimate was practically to the day.That was impressive!You, your crew, and sub-contractors were professional, did excellent work, and cleaned up on a daily basis.It was enjoyable to come home from work each day to see what progress had been made.We appreciate the pleasant experience and high quality of work you provided.Do not hesitate to use us as a reference in the future if needed.
Rob & Jodi Catena
Many thanks to you and all your associates that worked on the addition to our house.This was a project that we had thought of for a very long time and we are very proud of how our plans materialized under your excellent supervision.
We were very impressed with the quickness of each phase of construction and the workmen who carried them out.They were courteous, skilled in their profession and dedicated to doing a neat job.They never left the site without making sure everything was picked up and orderly.
We really appreciated your close supervision of all aspects of construction and your openness to so many of our questions.
It was a pleasure working with you and we look forward to working with you again.Again, many thanks.
Joe and Joan Piazza
17321 Avalon Lane
Huntington Beach, CA92647
From a Different View
We are a small company that serves the construction industry; our line of work has us on each project for a very short amount of time. Because of this, our clientele consists of a large group of General Contractors who work in the area. We have established many working relationships with local builders over the years and see just how they operate from the ?inside'. Some of whom I wouldn't want to allow inside my house.
When it became apparent that we needed to remodel our bath, Glenn is the first person we thought of. All of his jobs seem to run smooth and professionally. All of the home owners seem to be pleased throughout the project without the problems and misunderstandings that we occasionally see on other jobs.
Glenn has always paid his bills on time and has never asked us for a cheaper price or to cut corners, as some others have.
Glenn had many good ideas in designing our bathroom, his proposal sounded fair, and then I got to know him from a different perspective. He worked hard organizing all of the different trades and seemed to enjoy it. Answered all of our many questions patiently and was easy to get a hold of. We were pleased with every sub contractor who worked on our project and each seemed to value Glenn as a customer.
Needless to say, we now have a beautiful new Bathroom that everyone is proud of.