Remodeling and Home Design

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Kitchen Bath Home Remodeling in Santa Rosa

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I used Design by Dean Construction to do a complete remodel - open up walls, new windows, new floor and trim, new electrical, new bath and kitchen, new fireplace, new everything turning a tired house into a new contemporary home. Design by Dean did an AMAZING job!! They are, bar none, the most professional crew I have ever dealt with. Punctual, respectful, reliable, flexible, accommodating, responsible, and HONEST. Jeff Dean runs the construction site, and Monica Dean takes care of all the numbers. They're a power duo that together make sure everything gets done on time, in time, and that the numbers are clear and make sense. No surprises. I truly enjoyed working with them and would definitely employ again. They're a great crew and I couldn't be more well pleased. AND they kept the house tidied up after each shift. They made what could have been a very stressful experience into a fun, smooth, exciting adventure. I'm a grateful customer.


S. Derian, Sebastopol, CA


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I just wanted to thank you so much, Jeff and Monica and the team, for such beautiful workmanship in our remodeled kitchen and bathrooms. We have received so many compliments. Your outstanding professionalism from getting it done and going above and beyond to how much you personally helped us with decisions on design, down to little details. We are very grateful. Being a new homeowner it was a blessing. I love the feeling when I walk into my kitchen, get a cup of coffee and look at the cabinets and craftsmanship; and the backsplash that we just said lets go with it; letting your tiler go with a design, down to my wonderful wine nook and the beautiful azure granite. Jim and I Thank you.


Jim & Ellie, Rohnert Park, CA


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Jeff and Monica are a power couple for your remodeling needs.  The Deans successfully completed a 2500 sq ft. remodel for my family after they were selected through a rigorous bidding process.  Jeff delivered high quality work for a very good price.  Jeff has a great sense of pride in his work and his building team shares the same passion.  Jeff and his team work with a sense of urgency, but maintain the "Slow is Steady, Steady is Fast" approach - which creates quality construction. Jeff had to deal with a challenging project with my home since the existing home was not built well and from the turn of the century. The team rolled through punches and effectively made a seamless transition across the remodel to the existing structure.  Monica delivered effective and efficient weekly summaries of the expenses and work progress. Jeffs team is fun to be around - they are respectful, clean, and friendly.  I would highly recommend Design by Dean for your construction needs.  Feel free to call  me or visit to see the work performed at my home.

THANKS DESIGN BY DEAN!


Asim, Santa Rosa, CA


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OMG! Where do I begin? I was in charge of an historical project in Tomales for a dear friend of mine. 
Historical projects can be .... shall we say...challenging. 
I needed someone to replace the picket fencing around the lot that was in almost as badly in need of repair as the building itself. The building had not been lived in since the 60's and 90% of the building was all original from the teens or twenties and in a state of utter disrepair. By chance, I found Jeff from Design by Dean and asked him to meet me to give a bid on the picket fence. I was so impressed with our meeting that I asked him if he would be interested in bidding on this "challenging" project. Jeff and his crew were understanding, efficient and competitive with their pricing. 
I won't bore you with all of the gory details but the project was completed in RECORD time (5 months to move in) in spite of all the surprises, hoops, and changes to the original scope of work to satisfy the homeowner, the town, and the county. In the end EVERYONE was very happy! 
If I ever have another project come up in the North Bay Jeff is the first person I will call no matter what the size or scope of work.


Paul H. Tomales, CA


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This was a big project for us. Tearing down an old unsafe deck 8 feet off the ground and building us a beautiful new deck. Jeff and his team worked with us to design and build a much improved space. Everyone was a joy to have at our house. They were all very respectful, hard workers. The bid for this job was much lower than the other bid we got. They did high quality work and didn't cut corners. We would highly recommend this company


Sherri & Al, Sebastopol, CA


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Jeff did a fabulous job on our new cabana; great craftsmanship, great design.

Julia P. Santa Rosa, CA


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Very organized in the company's scheduling and organization with subcontractors. Very accommodating and assisted me in decision making as far as granite, cabinets, flooring, etc. He still owes me a lunch though!! Great company. I will definitely use them in my future remodeling projects.


Lynne J. Petaluma, CA


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Jeff was outstanding. Returned my call very quickly then came to my house within a couple days, looked at my project, and provided all the technical assistance I needed to have the work completed. He and I even discussed another project (upstairs deck) that I was thinking about attacking. In a few days he called me with a plan for that project and although we haven't taken it on yet, I will be back in touch with him about that project as well as others. He gave me several referrals for other professionals in his field who I might want to use for my remodel projects. Great guy, great personality, honest, and easy to work with.


Mike D. Guerneville, CA


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Jeff and his crew are very courteous, honest, professional and reliable. He listened to our comments and ideas during the course of the job as well as gave us many creative ideas which we decided to incorporate into the project. Our project is nearing completion and Jeff has done an excellent job. We would definitely hire him for future projects.

John K. Sebastopol, CA


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Jeff Dean and crew get an A+ for our kitchen remodeling project.
My wife and I Located Design by Dean on the internet and we asked Jeff Dean to meet with us about our kitchen remodel. We were impressed with his expertise, thoroughness and design ideas. After meeting with other contractors, we made our decision to go with Jeff.
​While making his proposal, Jeff came to our house on more than one occasion and logged many hours with us before we signed the contract.
​Once we began the remodel, we appreciated his ability to coordinate the project and his desire to stay on schedule.Jeff was able to suggest excellent suppliers and went with us to those suppliers to make our selections. He drove with us in a golf cart in the rain to look at granite slabs. He coordinated the construction of the cabinets, meeting with us and the cabinet makers many times. We was available by phone and in person, even on weekends, to help us with our many questions. He would often call us to see how we were doing with various developments. He noticed and cared about the details. He did an excellent job of sharing his ideas, while considering our desires as well.
Jeff and the who;e crew were friendly and hard working. Jeff's wife, Monica, and my wife seemed to have a connection regarding the way they would view the elements of the design, so that worked out quite well. Monica sometimes pointed out little things we hadn't even noticed, that needed to be fixed or adjusted.
Jeff's eye for design, his attention to detail, his desire to stay on schedule, his willingness to give us his time, his referrals for suppliers and his very happy spirit all combined to make our remodel a wonderful experience! He followed through on all fronts and exceeded our expectations. We are very happy with the final outcome and give our highest praises to Design by Dean.

D. Barnum, CA


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Jeff  Dean and his efficient team remodeled our rental house and built an entire kitchen room from scratch . Where there was only dirt, now a sunny, fully equipped, well-laid out house with new kitchen stands. Jeff came up with the house layout ideas and was very flexible--even allowing us to save money by faux painting some old cabinets to match up with new ones we used.
This wasn't just a room addition.  He took a neglected, small, older cabin and turned it into a romantic cottage getaway nestled in the embrace of an apple orchard. Jeff and crew were ion the job 5 days a week, every week --no excuses. They were very conscientious and checked with us on each crucial design, construction and buying decision. His crew were skilled , friendly and hard working. Unlike some contractors, the crew always cleaned up well after each cycle of work. Let's face it, having a construction project going everyday can be disruptive. When the time comes to remodel, it's nice to have a fun, respectful man like Jeff around to get it done !

John & Marianne, Sebastopol, CA


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My partner and I had a remodel project done to our cabin. We had initially planned a large addition and worked with Jeff Dean from the very first thought about the project. The initial “dream” proved to be more expensive than we had planned and we downsized the project considerably. Jeff hung in there and had some great ideas about how we could implement the major goals of the dream but keep it affordable.
We now have some beautiful new kitchen cabinets and countertops. Our dining room is beautiful and we discovered two of the cabin’s rooms have wood floors under the old linoleum and Jeff’s guys managed to restore their original beauty.  Our downstairs bathroom was also spruced up and we’d be proud to have anyone use it which was not the case before. They also managed to rid our storage area of raccoons which might be the most satisfying part of the project!
Design By Dean was easy to work with. Jeff was always available, always on time, and their paperwork and follow-up were complete. Our experience with Jeff (and his wife, Monica, who does the paperwork) was easy, and we'd recommend him and his team for your projects.

Anne & Leslie, Guerneville, CA


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As a past customer, I highly recommend Jeff Dean. He designed kitchens for two of my houses, and I am very pleased with his work. Jeff is very professional, and he was honest and up front about everything. He was very timely and treated me as more than just a client, and more so as a friend. I had absolutely no problems with Jeff, and would use him again. My kitchens turned out beautifully. They are so much more than I ever imagined, thanks to Jeff.

Eden Claussen, CA


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Jeff Dean was instrumental in remodeling our kitchen. From design to completion, Jeff and all the required personnel, were able to complete the construction in a timely and professional manner. Jeff was always available and kept a close watch on the project. We were completely satisfied with Jeff's effort and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who might be considering remodeling.                                                                       

Tony & Marie Gomez, CA


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In 2003, when we decided it was time to remodel our kitchen, we had 4 kitchen designers submit drafts of their design.  Three of drafts were all very similar; however, Jeff Dean’s design stood out from the rest.  His kitchen design was not only functional, it was very creative and innovative.  Mr. Dean enthusiastically worked with us to finalize the design and in the end was able to incorporate all our needs. He helped us pick our granite countertops, backsplash and travertine flooring and was there every step of the way during the entire remodel process.
Several other projects he completed for us in 2003 included the design of our family entertainment cabinet and powder room.
This year, Mr. Dean remodeled our master bathroom and children's bathroom and the end result was exceptional. We were extremely satisfied with the quality of the workmanship and Mr. Dean's responsiveness to all our questions and concerns; therefore, we highly recommend Mr. dean for any remodeling project you may have in mind.

Chuck & Wanda Kaminski, CA


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I want to assure any prospective client of Jeff's that he is reliable, dependable, affordable, and easy to work with.  We are extremely satisfied with the design and workmanship of our kitchen and have received compliments from many friends and family members.  We have also referred Jeff to many of our friends and they too have expressed their complete satisfaction.


Mitch & Sharon Levine, CA



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