We had been badly burned by a contractor when we bought our house 4 years ago, so needless to say we were nervous about doing a full gut of our house (including re-doing all the previous work).
We worked with Raphael for 3 main reasons.
1. Trust & Transparency......
Within a week of meeting Raphael at our house, we had two, full detailed scopes of work, one for each floor of our house. As time went on and we decided to add on more work (ie: our kitchen), additional scopes were provided clearly outlining everything.
We knew that taking a 100 year old house down to the studs would have it's surprises, but Raphael was calm, supportive and always had a solution (which our structural engineer wholeheartedly agreed with each time!).
We met at our house every Friday morning to inspect the work that had been done, see what was being done the following week, and signed off on the work before paying. Every time I tell people this, they are shocked at this attention to detail, and dedication to the job.
Raphael was consistently responsive and even kept us on schedule when we needed to provide paint colors, tiles, appliances etc..
2. On Time, On Budget ........
We had NO surprises from Raphael and his team. Not one.
HomeBuild S.A. fully gutted and rebuilt our house (including the kitchen reno we decided to add in mid-way, the fireplace we decided to add in too, and behind-the-wall-suprises) in just 3 short months. (Again, when we mention this to friends, they are shocked there were no delays, or anything)
3. Quality of Work & His Team.......
His team worked long days (it took a small village to re-do our house - something that's not lost on us). His crew, including Andres were so friendly, and amazing at their job. Their attention to detail was incredible!!!!!!
We purchased an ikea kitchen, and Raphael even helped us with Ikea Planner to make sure that what we wanted, and what would fit properly was done right the first time.
Raphael, thank you to you and your team for making our home, Home 2.0. It was a big job, and while we were super excited to do it, we were also super nervous. With each week that went on, we started to realize what an excellent choice we made working with you :)
Marissa & Brendan Murray