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Serving the North Bay Area, including Sonoma, Marin, Napa, Mendocino, and Lake Counties

"We would highly recommend Philip Howard. He did a wonderful job with our remodel project. He was very reliable and communicated well with us during the whole project. He coordinated all the subcontractors, so the job ran smoothly and got done on time. Phil paid close attention to details and made sure everything was done correctly and that we were happy with the end result."

- Karri Haven & Mary Martz

"I want to formally thank you for the great work you did in rebuilding my garage and utility room addition. Since the project was evolving during construction, you and your guys showed great flexibility and adaptability in responding to the evolving design. You were especially helpful in being my partner in making important decisions. I also want to make a special acknowledgement of Rich’s sensitivity and consideration to our neighbors. Thanks again for a job well done."

- George Lawson

"We hired Phil Howard and Howard Construction in the spring of 2010 to completely renovate our backyard and master bath.

As the project began, we decided to hire a landscaping architect, who developed a beautiful, but involved, plan for our yard, which included decks, concrete work, and pergolas. Given the evolving nature of the project, there were some schedule changes and challenges, but Phil kept the work going. As the yard was being completed, we made the decision to have Phil completely remodel our master bath, removing a wall and closet. The decision to have Phil do the work on the bath was based entirely on the high level of quality of the work that he and his crew did on the yard.

We have since had Phil back this fall to do some minor remodel work in the house, and would use him again."

- Ronn Loewenthal

"...we were impressed with your daily on-time performance, your respect for our desires, and flexibility with changes as the job evolved. We were particularly appreciative of your crew’s nightly cleanup efforts; right down to the magnetic nail sweeping!

If any future clients would care to discuss your outstanding work, or even take a look at it, please don’t hesitate to refer them to us. We look forward to working with you again in the future!"

- Larry Lapsley & Justine Lott

"We want to thank Philip Howard of Howard Construction and his crew for a wonderful remodel job on our home. My husband and I started the project with just baseboards, crown moldings, window casings and interior painting. But as we got into issues of our newly purchased “old home,” we knew bathrooms would need updating, windows replaced and doors installed. Phil and his crew quickly and professionally completed the basics and came back for the second phase of our remodel.

They started on our smaller bathroom and found extensive dry rot in the floor. They had to make extensive framing repairs before installing the sheetrock, tile and textures. This unexpected damage did not throw our schedule off- Phil came through to finish up the bathroom in time for our out-of-town guests. Thanks again to Phil and Howard Construction for making a disruptive remodel smooth and easy for us, as owners who lived in the house through it all!"

- Barbara D. Howell & Michael Snethlage

"I am writing this letter on behalf of Philip Howard of Howard Construction Co. in Santa Rosa. I had meetings with four contractors, including Philip Howard. There was no doubt in my mind after speaking with the owners of these companies that Philip was not only the most professional contractor I met, but he had the best ideas and the most knowledge about the project that we wanted to embark on. He was enthusiastic and energetic, providing us with all the options and taking into consideration our budget at each step in his discussion.

We were the most impressed with his knowledge and the fact that he promised he would complete the entire project for us. He laid out every detail of the plans, and by the time the project started, we were confident that we had chosen the right contractor for our job. He never proved us wrong. He is professional, hardworking and his crew is amazing. We have never witnessed such hard workers, and these men who performed the labor on the job were all professional, highly trained and conscientious, taking pride in every step of the job. Philip Howard was on the job every day, although it didn’t seem like he needed to be. His crew was that fantastic!

From start to finish, we experienced professionalism and the highest quality of work that one could ever hope for. It was provided from Philip himself, his crew and those that he subcontracted to do various stages of our project. We could not be happier with the finished product and appreciate all the wonderful suggestions that he made that really added to the value of his accomplishments. Philip is honest, has great integrity and takes pride in his work, always striving for perfection. His goal was to please us and leave us at the end of the project with total satisfaction. He did just that.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions about the job that Howard Construction completed for us this summer."

- Michael Lash

"Phil, we would like to thank you for the outstanding job you did for us. After months of research, we were so glad to find Howard Construction. You did an excellent job at a reasonable price. We appreciate the time you took to go over all building options that were available.

Phil, you were great at keeping us informed about the progress- step by step. You were dependable and always on time. Everything that was promised to us was delivered and then some. From beginning to end, we have been thoroughly pleased with our decision to buy a fiberglass pool from you.

We highly recommend Howard Construction for construction and pool needs."

- Ron Darbellay

"We had Howard Construction as our contractor for a major renovation project for our B&B this summer, which included 5 (!!!) bathrooms, plumbing, electrical, tearing down walls, putting up new walls, installing header beams, and so on. Phil Howard and his crew really did an outstanding job with everything. With the building being over 136 years old, there were more than a few surprises, all of which were handled professionally and timely by Phil and his team. Two of his journeymen who spent the most time on our job, Joe and Jorge, were great to work with. All of his subs were great too, and we'd definitely recommend Howard Construction to anyone looking to complete a project, large or small. Oh, and they are also great to work with on the administrative side with timely, accurate, and detailed invoices at each stage of the project, and that really made the process easier."

- Paul S.

"Having worked with many contractors over the years, I can recommend Philip Howard with confidence. We started out building an addition and new garage. Impressed by his attention to quality AND respect for our budget, we moved on to do a while-house renovation, including a new kitchen, hardwood floors, extensive electrical work, plumbing, an outdoor kitchen, and some exterior structures. He also redid the roof and got an excellent person to resurface our pool deck.

What really sets him apart, in my opinion, is that he was on our side as the client the whole time. With many contractors, I have the feeling there is a conflict of interest because really what they want to do is give their subs lots of billable hours. Not so with Howard Construction. He was willing to change out subs, go back and renegotiate a price or a redo, whatever is necessary to make his clients happy.

He is also an excellent communicator, checking in very regularly with me as our project progressed. Highly recommend!"

- Linda B.

"I couldn't have better things to say about Philip Howard and Howard Construction. He delivered on every aspect of our project from the first interaction until our fond farewell! His professionalism, dedication, attention to detail and passion for craftsmanship was so very much appreciated and we feel lucky to have found him for our project.

He and his crew were on time, on budget, and not just up to spec, but he made enhancements as he saw them along the way. His crew was always courteous and hardworking, showing respect for our family and privacy of our home. They worked long full days and even worked in the rain to keep the winter project moving forward.

I think one of the most commendable qualities was Philip's immaculate communication prior to, during, and even after the project. He checked in daily, gave updates for the day, discussed options as they arose, and finished each day with a plan for tomorrow. His bid was spot on, and I know he did things that went 'above and beyond' because of his passion for a job well done. He still checks in with us months later to make sure we are happy. Good luck trying to find another contractor who still cares after the job is done!

It is with complete confidence that I would recommend Howard Construction for any projects, small or large, as we were impressed with Philip and his team as well as the quality of work done at our home. If anyone wishes to hear my feedback in person, I would be happy to take your call."

- Bud Campbell