"I am very pleased to recommend SUMAC Construction, as first class professionals of the highest integrity. Their work as contractors in remodeling our home in Carmel Valley was excellent in all aspects and we were very satisfied with their work ethic, punctuality, and adaptability. We had a variety of projects [including putting in an entire new bathroom] done over the span of 6 months and it was all done on budget and on time. They have top quality workmen and their outsourcing, where needed, was to outstanding professionals. I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again. David and Ellen Loretta"
"We found our dream home in Del Mar, California-but, we were living 2500 miles away in New York. There was work to be done. The renovation was going to be a challenge. And then a friend recommended SUMAC Construction. The initial meeting with Dan and Keith Giebelman gave us confidence that the job would be done the way we wanted. They have years of experience and understood our needs very quickly. After our New York designer developed the plans, SUMAC executed those plans to perfection. When there were issues that were unclear, Dan sent me videos so that I could see what needed to be resolved. We emailed and spoke constantly. He was always available to answer any of my questions, and he didn’t hesitate to get more information if he was in the least bit uncertain. The SUMAC tradesmen are artisans. They are the most professional I have ever worked with. They take such pride in the work they do, and they do the best work you could possibly ask for. We made only one trip out from New York to check on the work. We were delighted to see how well the job was progressing. In a short time thereafter, we were living in that dream home. -Deanna Bittker [email protected] Net"
"To Whom It May Concern: In 2006, we purchased our home in Rancho Santa Fe. The home was twenty years old, and needed extensive renovation and repair. After interviewing several contractors, we hired SUMAC Construction to perform work for us on a cost plus basis. During the course of renovation, we repeatedly expanded the scope of the work, and in the final analysis, we essentially rebuilt the entire home. We are thrilled by the work performed by SUMAC Construction. Our home is beautiful, and the quality of work performed by SUMAC exceeded our expectations. Dan Giebelman was our job superintendent, and he was always available to answer our questions and respond to our suggestions. Each month we received a detailed bill from SUMAC for labor performed and materials provided, and it was never necessary for us to question the billings. During most of the construction of our home, we were out-of-state in our residence in Naples, Florida. Nevertheless, we were confident that our work was progressing as planned. Whenever Dan had questions about the work to be performed, he would email us digital photos or videos that explained the question and enabled us to provide answers as if we were standing on the site with Dan. We cannot overstate how much we enjoyed working with Dan and how much we are now enjoying our “new” home in Rancho Santa Fe. Please feel free to contact us with any questions about Dan or SUMAC Construction. Sincerely, John and Pam Blakely"
"SUMAC Construction built our first home in Rancho Santa Fe 14 years ago. When we wanted to move closer to the Village, we again called on Sumac for a major remodel and addition to an existing home. In both instances we received quality work at reasonable cost, and have been very pleased with the results. It was always a pleasure to work with Stuartm his staff, and supporting subs. Mary Van Anda"
"Dear Stuart and Keith SUMAC Construction I would like to thank you for a job well done on my extensive remodel. This was a large project including foundation upgrades, new sewer system, all new mechanical and complete reconstruction of 6200 square feet of floor space. Since the job was time and materials, getting bids was almost impossible. Your in-house labor was hard working and polite. You have assembled a good group of employees. I was pleased with your ability to staff the job based on demand. I remember a day when 18 people were on the job. My view was your labor rates were at or below the industry. Where you did not have in-house expertise, you were able to present me with alternatives for skilled labor like plumbers, HVAC, and electricians. These tradesman were first class and did a great job. I was most pleased with your foundation work which was done by your employees. One of your supervisors, Fred,was outstanding in every respect. The contract process was seamless and very fair. I felt I had a handshake agreement that superseded anything in writing. When we changed certain items, you worked with me. When I needed subcontractors, you seemed to have very qualified and job tested people.I had no construction defects after construction. Overall the job came in under budget and was done in a timely manner. I would give you very high marks for integrity, expertise and timeliness. You were gentlemen with which to deal. I have recommended you to others as a general contractor and will continue to do so. The fact that you are prospering in this difficult economic time says something about your company. Sincerely, Richard Carlson"