Butel Construction, Inc.
- Address：257 S Citrus Ave, Los Angeles
- Phone：(323) 938-6360
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Isomi Miake-Lye: 09/22/2016 07:58
Butel was wonderful to work with; they were very helpful and patient with us, since we were first-time homeowners and wanted to restore our 1920s Spanish style home that was not in great condition. They were responsive and provided us with resources like subcontractors and places to source material, but were also flexible and worked with whatever we wanted to use, regardless of whether or not we sourced from them. Whenever there were unexpected challenges they worked with us to make sure we were satisfied. A few additional costs and delays came up during the job, but they were all 100% justified (again, old house with crazy things like asbestos pipes hidden in walls) and handled very well. The house looks just the way we wanted it to, and everything finally works (when we first moved in pre-renovation just about nothing worked right)! Description of work: Home renovation (two bathrooms, full kitchen, coordinated with subcontractors for HVAC install, created laundry nook, refinished walls, ceilings, and floors, moved doorway, other structural work)
Mana Toyoda: 09/13/2016 10:44
I worked with Butel Construction on building our 2 story 3bed 3bath house in 2015. We were originally planning to add-on 2nd floor on our small 2bed 2bath house, with very little extension to the existing floor plans as that was what our budget allowed. However, we had set the plan in motion only to find out we couldn't work with the original contractor as they didn't satisfy the bank requirements for the loan. We were left with now a city-approved building plan (having cost us $15k+) and bank-approved budget, but none of the 4~6 contractors were willing to honor the specified budget. Everyone thought it would cost way more. We had no choice but to shelve the project, as by this time I was in a 2nd trimester on a twin pregnancy. When twins turned 6 months, I decided to interview several more contractors in the hopes of finding some ways to not waste all the efforts and money we had put into the plan. I must say I was a bit skeptical when I was met with the following response by Shai and Rotem @Butel Constructions: "They've promised you that house for that budget, and we think you should have it. We will make it work for you" ...I swear they looked like some kind of renovation angels. Long story short, Butel Construction not only made our once-seemingly-too-ambitious remodel possible, but they basically ended up demo'ing our house and building a brand new 2 story house from ground and up without changing the initial budget on the contract. Of course we spent way over the original budget, but mostly due to us requesting additional features, like slicker staircases, skylights and and bigger windows etc. I should also add that their estimate on the schedule was fairly accurate besides the time we had to wait for new engineering plan. This was helpful since we had to coordinate a rental house during the construction. There is so much to remodeling non-professionals like us will have to learn as the project unfolds, and it can be draining both mentally and physically. I felt so lucky to be working with Shai because not only him and his team were very capable, but also I found Shai's straightforward, honest and positive attitude almost therapeutic. Throughout the entire project duration Shai was always available, engaging, open-minded and sensitive to our various needs while keeping the project under control and on budget by using well-priced vendors and materials and making well-educated suggestions. Most of his workers were highly professional and pleasant and they all seem to share respect and affection for Shai, which I thought said a lot about how the company operates. Even though we were ecstatic when we got to move back into the new house, I must say I was a bit sad that my daily communication with Shai and his guys were coming to an end :'-( I believe the project could have been a lot more stressful, if not impossible, if it weren't for Butel Construction and I would happily go through it all over again with them if another opportunity presents itself in the future!!
Richard Vargas: 07/20/2016 07:27
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 called 5 contractors 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.
theshellmeister: 06/30/2016 08:26
Shai and his team were a pleasure to work with and I recommend them highly. I have a small 1Bdr, 1Ba + Loft Condo. I stayed in my condo during the renovation which I wouldn't recommend for the weak of heart! Butel Construction lessened my living impact by accommodating me with a temporary utility sink and they were very quick to complete critical phases in the bathroom. Shai and his team kept me updated on everything they were doing and also on what I needed to provide or decide. They were always available to contact with any questions or issues that came up and responded quickly, plus they resolved every issue without any fuss. I absolutely love the quality of the finished work that they did and am thrilled with my beautiful new kitchen and bath!
A Google User: 10/13/2010 09:02
Butel Construction remodeled our bathroom this summer and overall, it was a great experience. They are very knowledgeable in all aspects of the job, are very detailed, and never sacrificed quality of workmanship. The whole team (Jason, Shai, and Eudez) was very responsive to all the phone calls, emails, etc. about questions and concerns and they responded in a timely manner throughout the whole project. The crews were also very clean and respectful of our home. There are always unforeseen issues that come up, but they were quick to come up with a solution and get us back on our timeline. I highly recommend them. They are very easy to work with and make the whole construction process less stressful. We will definitely call them back to help on our next project!