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724 California St. Santa Cruz CA
"Our 130 year old 3-story Victorian home suffered a fire that burned the kitchen wing and filled the 2-story portion with heat and smoke. The contractor our Insurance Company recommended, Belfor International, did not do a good job and we were forced to fire them while our home was in a partially completed state with much of Belfor's work needing to be redone.
"We hired John Thill, General Contractor, to clean up the previous contractor's efforts and finish the job. Hiring John and his crew to complete the restoration was one of the smartest decisions we have ever made. Such a change! Now we had a contractor who cared about his work, a contractor who met with us weekly to discuss progress and help us with the decisions needed, a contractor who was financially meticulous in his estimates and billings.
"This was not an easy project. The building was a registered landmark historical structure. The entire project was carefully watched by the Santa Cruz Historical Commission and by the city's building department. SLC worked closely with our architect, Craig Bagley and the city and us to produce an outstanding building; a building ready for another 130 years.
"John Thill, the President of Construction Services Incorporated, is an easy person to like. He is both honorable and highly conscientious, very detail oriented. We could not have found a better contractor to bring our Victorian built in the 19th century into the 21st, while retaining its original look and feel. In addition, his selection and control of various subcontractors was vital to the
final outstanding end results. All the men working in this project were highly skilled, all put forth the extra effort that makes the difference between a good job and a great job.
"My wife and I highly recommend John Thill as a general contractor. The finished product is beautiful, both inside and out, winning an award from the Santa Cruz Historical Commission. The house is at 724 California Street, Santa Cruz. Drive by and look it over. Look at the detail that had to be saved or reconstructed. You will be amazed at what modern skilled craftsmen with excellent leadership can accomplish."
Dan and Lynn Wagner
Santa Cruz, CA
Dan: "We recently completed a major remodel to our house and are so happy we chose John Thill to do the work. John and his staff were helpful from the very start, through the entire planning stage, to the end, including where to hang the towel bars. The on-site crew was very considerate and mindful of our needs. Our tract home is now a dream home!
Thanks, John Thill!"
Lynn: "John Thill’s crew were awesome to have around; they felt like family. The design team was so helpful thinking ahead and avoiding any errors that we might have made on our own, as homeowners. The final results are just awesome, more practical and beautiful than we had even dreamed."
Ben Lomond, CA
"I cannot express my gratitude enough to John Thill for his business expertise and knowledge while remodeling our home. We had bought an older home that needed a facelift in order to be functional for a modern family.
"Not only did John provide guidance on remodeling options but also excellent design recommendations which to this day still work wonderfully for us. His work was impeccable and he delivered according to the timeline we discussed.
"Our home needed interior and exterior upgrades; sidewalks and drainage installed, walls moved to increase access to children's bedrooms and provide able space for a growing family.
"I still consult with John on issues involving my home and he has always been accommodating and willing to help.
"I would highly recommend John Thill for any remodel or new home needs you have."
"John Thill and his staff were great to work with from office staff, management and crew. The crew were prompt, professional and always cleaned up everything every day before leaving the job site.
"John and his lead foremen were always patient answering my many questions and concerns. I now have a beautiful, architecturally sound roof, ceiling and beams, as well as a nice new window wall with new windows.
"He kept me informed all along the way with the different options I could use to fix the various problems that came up, which I appreciated very much. I would recommend John Thill for any new or remodel home projects. The crew felt like family by the end of the project."
Jerry Dale, Fresno, CA
"John, you run a first-class shop, your crew was great. We are very satisfied!"
"Our experience with John Thill was simply terrific! It was an absolute pleasure working with he and his team of professionals who gave our vision of a dream kitchen remodel a Happy Ending!
"All parties involved in making my ideas a reality were pleasant to deal with, attentive and respectful. I commend them for their utmost professionalism. We were most impressed with the meticulous and conscientious way they operated every step of the way. We are beyond thrilled with our new kitchen and want to extend our gratitude to John
and his stellar crew.
"Many thanks for a job well done! All the best to you and yours."
Tina Cacace & Chris Baker
John Thill brings a high level of professionalism and skill to a project. He is respectful of the architect’s role, and knows how to work together for the benefit of a homeowner. He documents things thoroughly, and this promotes accountability to the homeowner.
Many design decisions end up as part of my drawings; many are left to be decided during construction. This is often what is most economical to a homeowner. For those decisions deferred to the construction phase, John has the patience and grace to help homeowners make informed decisions on the countless finish details that are often of greatest importance to them. I can count on John to know when to include me in such discussions, and I know he won’t make assumptions about my drawings without a call to clarify. For these reasons I’m happy to recommend him to others.