We wouldn’t be living in our beautiful home if it weren’t for Rob Cantu and Western Builders.
My wife and I worked with an architectural designer to create plans for a home we felt would be perfect for us. We then interviewed builders and were horrified when one builder told us we either needed to substantially increase our budget or radically reduce the scope of our plans. And the building time required would be 18 months. Rob saved the day. He explained to us that we could build our home with selected, minor modifications and through the use of the “value engineering” concept employed by Western Builders. And we could build our home in 7 months time. And that’s exactly what happened. Our home was completed in 7 months and came in under budget! When we tell our friends this, they’re flabbergasted, as no one has ever heard of this happening to anyone they’ve ever known or ever met.
Rob is the utmost professional. His calm demeanor throughout the entire building process, reassured us every inch of the way. Because of his strong commercial building background – where meeting Grand Opening dates are critical to a company’s business plan – Rob works with detailed timelines so everyone involved in the construction process knows where they stand moving forward toward the all-important end date. If someone begins to fall behind, in his very professional way, he’s all over ’em. This rarely happened, however, due to the quality of the subs selected.
During the course of our weekly meetings to review updated timelines, we got to know Rob very well. He pushed us when decisions were required to stay on schedule and held our hands and counseled us when we would hit the occasional bump in the road. He is a tremendous person. He stands behind his word and is a most accomplished builder. My wife and I can’t recommend Rob highly enough.
If you’re about to build a home or a business structure, Rob Cantu and Western Builders are the ones you want to select as your building partner. They are superb in every sense of the word.
Western Builders is one of Redwood Credit Union’s most valued business partners. Over the past 10 years, we have partnered with Western Builders on a variety of significant projects, from design and remodel of existing and new branch locations to a complete remodel of our 110,000 sq. ft. corporate facility, which received silver LEED certification from the US Green Building Council. Our facilities department works with Western Builders regularly on repairs, maintenance, and installations.
The mutual trust and respect between our organizations is extraordinary, and we appreciate that the Western Builders team shares our values, service standards, and focus on local community service. We consider Western Builders to be part of the Redwood family and an integral part of our success.
As Chair of Project St. Francis, Sonoma, Ca., I can attest to the the outstanding attributes of Western Builders of which there are many. Western Builders is an outstanding contractor as exhibited by their ability to build a new 2200 sq. ft residence for our project, in 4 1/2 months, start to finish. The result is a beautifully crafted home, built with pride and quality to the owners full satisfaction. Just as importantly I found Western Builders to be very well organized in terms of scheduling and managing their sub-contractors, start to conclusion.
In addition Western Builders initiated weekly status meetings with our Project Manager whereby schedule, cost, change orders and issue resolutions were discussed and achieved. This process was maintained weekly throughout the construction period, thus reducing surprises and/or assumptions. There was absolutely no occasion for uncertainties during the process. The openness and transparency of their approach is truly unique and much appreciated.
I can recommend with confidence Western Builders for any residential and/or commercial project, new build construction, remodels, large or small. They are true professionals in every facet and phase of construction