There were no budget surprises

We couldn’t be happier with the house that G&S built for us and we had a wonderful experience with Garrick and Becki. Several contractors who live in our neighborhood watched the house being constructed and have all told us how impressed they were with the quality of the work. His subcontractors and suppliers also all told us how lucky we were to have Garrick working on our project. When the severe winter of 2016/2017 delayed the construction start, Garrick helped us revise the schedule and did a great job of making up for lost time. Throughout the project, Garrick was easy to reach and always responded in a timely manner. There were no budget surprises and he had great recommendations when it came to making choices in building materials. We appreciated Becki’s attention to detail with the paperwork and billing and we always knew the status of the budget. We would highly recommend G&S for your construction project.   Wading through the many contractors in Lake Tahoe is a maze. I remember, after talking to many others, I called Garrick and was impressed with his knowledge and straight forward communication. I came away more educated with a sense empowerment even.After getting the design of the house done and getting a couple quotes he was forthright in communicating the challenges of my budgetary assumptions I got from other builders. I knew then he was going to build my house on the property that has been in my family for 62 years. Garrick was with me every step of the way from permitting to bank trips to TRPA offices. All the while supporting and being realistic in the steps to follow. I am a blue collar worker myself and I feel he was looking out for me in accomplishing my family dream to build in South Lake Tahoe. During the construction he kept me up to date, presented options at points where choices were needed  and communicated in a clear and concise manner. The framing was very technical and not easy to pull off but they lined everything up perfectly and were proud of their work. My budget was a challenge to Garrick and he took it on and succeeded beyond what I thought was possible. I gave him leeway in many surface choices and he came through with a style I was looking for.  On time and within budget. The result is a dream come true. I am glad Garrick and his team built my house and would recommend his company and crew to do yours as well.    It had been my dream to own a cabin in the woods, something charming that would delight my family and friends when they came. To that end we set out to find that perfect quaint home to renovate and make our own. It quickly became apparent that we were  not going to be able to buy our dream cottage owing to the fact that my husband is vertically challenged, and the ceilings in most of the cute places we saw were three to five inches too low. Our real estate broker, Trish Hall, finally announced that she knew just  the lot, and we had better start thinking about building! She further introduced us to Garrick, who shook our hands and proceeded to create for us the very thing I had imagined … a cottage in the woods. Garrick remained within our budget, struggled to make each of my visions into a cost-effective reality, finished on schedule in spite of several changes ordered by me and spent many hours worrying so that I wouldn’t have to. The outcome speaks for itself, I feel. The 9 foot ceilings give an expansive look to an otherwise small space, and when my 6 foot 7 inch husband enters he needn’t duck! Garrick and his crew are honest, hard-working young men; craftsmanship and attention to detail are the cornerstones of their work ethic. We stayed in touch by phone throughout the building process, email too, and we tried to make it up to Tahoe once or twice a  month for more serious decisions. I never felt disconnected from the process, but if that was not a priority for someone as it was for me, Garrick would have produced the same results. In fact, the color of the house is exactly what I had hoped for, and it was achieved in a conversation on the phone! It had always been a fantasy of mine to design and build a home, which for some would be a daunting task but—with Garrick and co. in charge of construction—it was a pleasure! We would recommend G & S Construction in a heartbeat. I have complete faith in this energetic young man, and you should too!