My specialty is hands-on residential remodeling design-build. The existing structure is in place and now it’s all about how to create the best possible remodel / addition. Remodeling design-build is a fun process that brings the homeowner aboard the creative process.
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Remodeling design-build has been my focus from the beginning. I have been in residential construction since 1980 and got my general contractor license in 1990. My work experience covers all phases of residential construction.
A successful remodeling design-build project allows for the greatest amount of creativity and interaction between the owners and the builders. Over the years I have worked on residential remodeling projects, accessory dwelling units, and home improvements both large and small.
Exterior projects include decks, custom decks, fences, gates, trellis, arbors, even a residential driveway bridge.
I have added new siding to several homes. I highly recommend the use of cement board siding. It is fireproof, rot proof, weathers well, provides a stable surface for the paint and creates a tough and good looking exterior surface.
Cement board siding can go over an existing plywood exterior, such as painted T-111 siding which is on many homes. The type of siding can usually remain in place and the new cement board siding is placed on top of it.
Residential remodeling design-build is a team work approach
I give all my construction projects my full attention. Some projects are designed by architects. That’s great. I love to work with people who are more skilled than me in other areas. I then draw upon my remodeling design-build skills to look for small improvements during the construction.
I use a network of quality subcontractors who are experts in their field. They really get the credit for adding their part to the overall success of each of my residential design-build projects.
Michael Hartrich Design-Build
PO Box 2335
Santa Cruz, CA 95063
Contractor License Number: 604692
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Mr. Hartrich completed an extensive remodel/expansion project at our house on West Cliff. I can enthusiastically recommend him for any similar projects. My wife and I both thought his work was outstanding.
He was particularly helpful inthe design phase. He came up with a number of ideas which helped us to refine the design. During construction he was always thinking of the final result, alerting us to new ideas and opportunities to make further improvements. As a result the house is significantly better than it might have been. He was very flexible in working with us when we made changes during the project.
The quality of his work is excellent. He meets his commitments, is honest, and dedicated to doing the work right.We were impressed by his network of reliable subcontractors. He seems to have the ability to select people who work hard and have a sense of craftsmanship. All of the work done by all of the trades involved was of superior quality. Even the laborers he hired were intelligent, hard-working and pleasant. I’ve never seen a better managed construction site.