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Eileen Gould
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 17 reviews
 by Anonymous

I first met Eileen when she was giving a class at the adult school in Thousand Oaks on bathroom remodeling.  I immediately connected with her sense of style and loved her no nonsense approach.  I learned so much from her one day class.  I was very impressed. So years later and I'm in a new house that needs a refresh and the first person I thought of was Eileen.  I got in touch and hired her for my project.  I'm so glad I did!  Eileen and her staff are great, really responsive and communicate well throughout the process.  I felt well taken care of throughout the job.  I also liked that the contractors that she works with, plumbing, electrical, etc. are all well vetted by her and in most cases people she's had long time business associations with.  

My project was a kitchen, bath, and laundry room refresh.  Eileen is a great designer and offered beautiful design and practical advice.  We wanted to remodel with aging in place in mind.  This is a specialty of hers and was especially helpful in our project.  Things you don't even think about like fixtures and lighting that work best for aging hands and eyes.  

She took our dark dingy early 2000's kitchen and transformed it to light, bright and modern.  We love the beautiful (marble) porcelain countertops (I highly recommend porcelain countertops too, gorgeous, easy to clean, looks just like marble)  The backsplash is fun and colorful exactly what I wanted.  I'm just really happy with everything that was done.  From the bigger parts to the smaller details, it all went smoothy and came out to my liking.  I highly recommend Eileen Gould Design and Construction.

terrymcanally1945

 by Anonymous

We hired Eileen and her team in June of 2020 to help us prepare our house for sale.  After meeting with our realtor, who gave us a list of items that we needed to consider to obtain good value for our house, we worked out a plan with Eileen to upgrade a guest bathroom, partially upgrade our main bath, repaint the interior, add energy saving lighting and finally, take advantage of Eileen’s great eye for design to stage the house for the sale, targeted for Feb/Mar 2021.

The best way to describe our experience was – EXCEEDED EXPECTATIONS.  My wife and I had not done any significant construction on this house, so we were nervous about delays, overruns, quality, and getting the look we wanted.  Eileen settled all of our fears through her positive approach to working with us – always being available for anything we asked/needed – and really getting to know our wants, preferences, and design objectives.  

Here is why – 

1. We met with Eileen several times, and walked the house, she heard our objectives and discussed options

2. Provided a very detailed project list and estimates and a recommended sequence for completion

3. Worked with us to accommodate our schedule – even during the difficult pandemic months

4. And here is the even better part – 

    a.Eileen’s in-house team was great

       i.They were always positive and supportive

      ii. They responded to any questions or concerns immediately

     iii. They took our point of view with all the subcontractors that worked on our project

     iv. Eileen had to even take care of returning some materials which we erroneously purchased – and was able to do so easily because of her strong relationships with the local suppliers

b.All of Eileen’s subcontractors were wonderful on many levels – 

       i.They took pride in their work

      ii. They worked collaboratively with Eileen (therefore with us) to achieve our goals

     iii. They were good people – we were very comfortable having them around for various portions of the work – they even kept working when we left for a holiday trip. 

     iv. They worked with us under unusual circumstances (Pandemic) since both of us were home working and needed to move around in the house as work progressed

c.Also, Eileen’s “Jack-of-all-trades” Jesus was always available when we needed something small but important to be done

d.Lastly, there were no surprises in the budget and the outcome.  We stayed within the budget that Eileen originally estimated with only a few changes that we had requested.

Here’s the best part – we put our house on the market in March 2021 – it sold in 6 days at the above asking.  We were truly proud of the house we presented to all the potential buyers who saw the house.

Thanks to Eileen and her team – we recommend her firm to anyone who asks, without reservation!

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