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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.
Eileen really gets it. I asked her to come to my home to design and reconstruct my home office. Eileen came up with a very clever idea for my unique personal items and designed a perfect color scheme. Her team expertly crafted my home office which I greatly enjoy each day. It was a pleasure having a designer and licensed contractor all-in-one.
We engaged Eileen for our kitchen remodel and couldn't be happier with the result! It was a major undertaking that involved removing two load-bearing walls. Eileen was there for us every step of the way--from design ideas to choosing materials to making sure her team of professionals was on time every day. Her positive energy and "can do" attitude was such a mood lifter throughout the whole process.
Eileen is a joy to work with and I can highly recommend her for any home remodeling project. She will not disappoint!
Eileen has done 2 projects for me. She created a cable banister with a metal cap and she redid hardwood floors. My husband wanted the cable banister and while he is very handy was frustrated by the cost and not seeing exactly what he wanted. He priced several options. Because I knew Eileen from networking we called her and she was able to create exactly what we wanted for a great price.
When we were getting ready to move we needed oak floors redone. Again the price was right and the job took less time than quoted and was perfect.
Eileen listens to what the client wants and helps them achieve it within their budget.
Eileen Gould Design and Construction was recommended by a friend, and Eileen’s team “hit it out of the park’.
My two bathrooms were a bit unconventional; all interactions with her and her extended team of specialty personnel was always professional. Eileen personally was excellent at listening to my ideas and incorporating my idea into the design style. Her team created two beautiful bathrooms.
When we were searching for a designer/contractor to make our home “wheelchair-friendly,” a friend suggested Eileen Gould. Eileen provided a proposed plan which incorporated many good ideas. Based upon the plan, we selected Eileen. The people whom she has hired to make the modifications have all done superb work, paid attention to even the smallest details, and minimized the disruption to our lives during the remodeling process. We are extremely pleased with Eileen’s organization and strongly recommend her.
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!
It is a pleasure to share our satisfaction with Eileen Gould and her Design/Construction, Inc. team. Under a time challenging calendar to bring Mom (Age 96) home during the Pandemic and make numerous and evolving remodel changes Eileen was exceptionally responsive to our needs. She is professional, reliable and resourceful. She and her team are creative and capable problem solvers. She continually assessed project progress, immediately responded to priorities and proved very flexible. We found her selection and oversight of sub-contractors very strong in spite of the shortage of construction workers. We could go on, but hope this addresses her companies attributes that created our high satisfaction.