So… these guys are the absolute best. I have had such disappointing experiences with contractors in the past. One just wouldn’t finish the job, another did really sloppy work, others started and then turned part time, etc etc. So I put off completing the final parts of the remodel on our 1920’s bungalow. In the end we couldn’t live with the horrendous mess that was the bathroom any longer, so I trawled through Angies List and came up with 5 contracts to bid on the work. A guy called Tom came out from Butel and put together a bid that was in the middle of the pack in terms of price, and absolutely at the top in terms of thoroughness, detail and understanding of the scope of work.So I chose Butel. I couldn’t be happier. Shai Butel (the owner) is fantastic. Miguel the project manager / foreman was great. They brought the project in on time, on budget and at top notch quality levels. Their workers were great too, had positive / happy attitudes (really important as we were still living in half of the house), were here every day, and took great pride in their work. They had great communication, and nothing was too much trouble. Despite a few small redirects from me here and there, there were no nickel and dime change orders (unlike my previous contractors who seemed to have them waiting up their sleeves). So yes, all in all a great experience. I am recommending them to all my neighbors, and will absolutely use them again.
They were exceptional, they did everything that they said they would, any unexpected items or issues were always dealt with quickly, professionally and happily. The end result was brilliant especially the tiling - we used marble subway tiles and the result was perfect. Shai is always solution focused and I highly recommend his services. The best contractor I have worked with.
We had a WONDERFUL experience with this remodel! I know that sounds crazy since I had terrible experiences with two previous contractors on different projects, but I got so lucky with Butel Construction. I'm telling all of my friends because they have wanted to remodel but are concerned with the process of finding the right company. After all, finding an honorable contractor is like finding an honorable lawyer. I married an honorable lawyer, so I got lucky twice! :) Shai Butel is a man of integrity, and he only hires subcontractors who meet his high standards. Let me give you some examples. First of all, his people show up! Every day, Monday through Friday, his team is here working. If I have a question or want to make a change, I can reach someone if not immediately, then definitely within a few hours. He is so responsive! He is not out to rip off anyone. Some of the things I wanted to do cost a lot of money, and he had ideas that saved us money and ended up with the same quality of work and beautiful result. He takes pride in what he does, and he stands behind his work. If something goes wrong, he will come back and make it right. I had two occasions to call him with emergencies, of course they both happened on holiday weekends. One was his plumber coming out at night to relight our pilot light so we would have hot water, and the other was his guy coming out on the 4th of July to get our air conditioner going again for a problem they didn't even cause. Shai and his team take care of all of the details--meeting with the inspectors and engineer, making sure the products are delivered on time, etc. I am a very hands-on person and unfortunately, I have an eye for detail. If one thing is "off" just a little, it seems like a mile to me. Shai and his team did every detail (and then some!) to my satisfaction. His tile and finishing guys are true artisans and their work is gorgeous! I have had so many compliments on my tile, cabinets, and finishes. This project came together better than I ever could have imagined.
I was nervous too before starting this remodel. It could have been a nightmare with the wrong contractor and I was terrified I would pick the wrong company. I am thrilled that I chose Butel. Working with Butel was like watching my dream house unfold before my eyes. It is wonderful to know that good guys are still in the construction business. Security like that is hard to find. You can reach Butel at (323) 938-6360.
We hired Butel as the contractor to do a large master bath remodel. We had a cad drawing of what we thought we wanted and pictures to show them. Shai Butel, the owner, met with us initially to understand our needs and make suggestions. Once demolition occurred there was a structural issue that Butel guided us through and problem-solved with sound advice. The quality of their work is very high, every person who works for them is polite, clean, helpful, competent. They have "teams" in each area of expertise--plumbing, electrical, tile, paint, etc. with a foreman overseeing the project. All teams were very good--Angel, their head tile installer is an artist! Meticulous, great pride in his work, very friendly, communicative and easy to work with. I chose my own cabinetmaker for the vanities and glass company for a glass wall and doors that we wanted, and Butel accomodated those choices and collaborated well. We made a few changes along the way, and Butel graciously accomodated our wishes and opinions, and we felt like the associated costs were reasonable and communicated promptly to make our decision-making informed and clear.
Everyone we dealt with was trustworthy and respectful about being in our home, and we felt like us, our pet, and our belongings were all respected and safe. Now at the end of the project, the bathroom is gorgeous and we are extremely pleased. We definitely made the right choice in terms of an expert contracting firm. Highly recommend!
Hill Street, Santa Monica, CA
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