Custom Homes and Remodeling
Jeff Leaver (Leaver Construction) has done three major remodeling projects for us and several small ones. When we bought a house in Pebble Beach, he came down with his crew and did the job there while living in the house. He has a lot of integrity and experience, always provides top quality work by himself and his subs, taking full responsibility for all. He is always extremely professional and has great communication skills.
What distinguishes him from other good contractors is his creative mind and his eye for detail. He is always engaged in the creative process, putting forward his ideas, while at the same time respecting the client's choices. He often thought of details we had not considered. He was excellent at working to budget and schedule, making adjustments as necessary when changes were agreed during construction.
He is a true craftsman who takes the time to create beautiful spaces. We have always been thrilled with the results.
Barbara V. Pebble Beach, CA
Jeff does great work! I refer him to all my friends that are looking for a great contractor, took our house from ordinary to fabulous! We get so many compliments on his work. Super easy to work with and always had great ideas.
Actually fired our designer and just used Jeff for his creative input. Great attention to detail and always gives you options in regards to materials and appliances. I can honestly say, that he turned our ordinary house into my dream house. Christy W.
Palo Alto, CA
Jeff Leaver is a very talented and experienced building designer and building contractor. His knowledge on how to build a solid foundation for a new home or how to remodel and retrofit an older home for earthquake is impressive. He is responsible, reasonable and efficient.
Jeff has been working on our home for years, he has always met our expectation by staying on budget and meeting our project deadline. I am an interior designer and I highly recommend Jeff Leaver to clients who wish to hire an experienced, reasonable, responsible and talented building contractor to build their dream home or to remodel their existing home.
Jeff did a big remodel on our kitchen, back yard, and parts of every other room in the house. We loved working with him and love all the work he did. The quality is top notch. He has great ideas at all levels: a complete design for the back yard where we didn't know what we want, clever details and refinements to our kitchen plan, and, unlike other contractors who just pointed out problems, solutions to structural and other issues.
His crew are super clean and friendly and easy to have around (and do high quality work). And he's a great guy to work with and is always happy to talk and makes friends with the neighbors (key for a big dirty noisy construction project). Highly recommended. Scott H.
San Francisco, CA
We love our newly remodeled house! Jeff and his team did a fantastic job on our kitchen, bathrooms, wood floors, staircase, cabinets and all the trim. We had never remodeled or even painted our house before and Jeff helped us through the whole process. I could give him a picture of what I wanted, or he'd help me come up with a new idea.
Everyone who sees our house is amazed at how nice everything looks, especially the moldings, door trim, and paint. We are happy that we chose Leaver Construction and recommend him to our friends.
Palo Alto, CA
We own a 1926 Tudor style home that is declared as a Historical Resource for the City of Belmont. We had been looking for a contractor who could remodel our kitchen, maintain the integrity and style of our home, and work well with the City of Belmont Community Development and Permit Center without gouging our financial resources.
We have had numerous contractors and companies "offer" to do the work we wanted and so badly needed. We would tell them our budget, explain what we wanted, and amazingly, they would all come back with some ridiculous number that excluded important parts of the remodel. We almost resigned ourselves to having to wait another few years to do what we wanted.
We met Jeff Leaver in a casual setting and somehow began the discussion of our experiences with contractors and local remodeling companies. Jeff offered to come over and "take a look", hesitantly, we agreed.
We layed out our design ideas, explained some of the structural constraints we believed existed, and gave him our budget. Jeff returned about a week later with a plan view and cost estimate that was within what we wanted to spend and the design was fabulous!!! Even better, because he is well known in our City Permit Center, we had absolutely NO issues, which amazed me knowing the rumors of the Belmont Permit Center.
Better still, we now have a fabulous kitchen that mirrors the style and atmosphere of our beautiful Tudor. Thank you Jeff!!
Leaver Construction produced a wonderful remodel for us, beautifully tying together our adjoining kitchen, breakfast nook, family room and guest bath.
Thanks to their guidance with selecting materials, excellent workmanship, preparation and coordination, we are thrilled with the results. Peter K.