Marrokal Construction Co provides Additions and Remodels services in Lakeside, CA. Call them at 619-441-9300 for more details.
Reviews13Write a Review
Dear Gary: It's taken a few months to get this down on paper, but I just wanted to write and thank you for the tremendous remodel you did on our house. My husband and I were definitely remodel "rookies" and didn't know what to expect from the entire process. However, we knew of your reputation and once we met Steve Walton we knew who we wanted to work on our home. Steve was amazingly helpful, and took the ideas we had and made them come to life. Bill, our superintendent, was always concerned with making sure we were happy and comfortable with the whole process, from start to finish. There were a few areas that were especially impressive: Jules, the designer, was an absolute dream! She steered us to the right materials to use in our kitchen, knowing that we were an active family, with kids and dogs that would be using everything. When I freaked out at my backsplash decision once our granite was installed, Jules came to the rescue; canceling our first order and spending a day driving me around to pick something great. Plus her wonderful eye for color helped us pick our paint colors that I absolutely LOVE! Imperial Cabinets were also a standout! I was almost in tears when the pieces were delivered with the wrong stain. But Bill calmed me down and those cabinets were taken back, redone, and sent back to us in the correct color in record time. I know mistakes happen... it's what is done afterwards that is a true test of a business's integrity. That's where Marrokal and their partner companies really shined. Every bump in the road was taken care of immediately. And I knew that Marrokal wouldn't be satisfied til we were completely happy. The icing on the cake came when a month after everything was done; Bill gave me a call to let me know that they were going over our job records and that we were due an $1100 refund. I was again so impressed that a company would do that. The way business run these days, I would expect most companies to just pocket that money, since I didn't know it was due to us and would not have asked for it. I look forward to cooking my first Thanksgiving meal in our new kitchen, and my kids love their new playroom.
Dear Gary, We would like to thank you for the amazing job your staff did on our home remodeling project. We met with a few contractors, with some reservations, and then were referred to Jim Dyjak by a friend. Jim was very helpful in explaining the services your company provides and was eager to show us not only examples of previous work, but the design center and its staff. Working with Jim Dyjak and Scott Hall on possible design ideas to expand our home was an enlightening experience. The final design Scott presented to us was not only functional, but aesthetically pleasing and blended perfectly with our existing home. Tony Powell did a great job of overseeing the construction phase of the project. He kept us informed in each stage of the remodel and was always available to answer our questions. Any issues we had were immediately addressed and resolved. This made for very little stress above normal disruptions that come from a remodel. The project even finished about a month earlier than estimated. We really appreciate the courteousness of your employees and their dedication to us as a customer. All of our neighbors, family and friends were impressed with the final product, to which we have praised and recommended your services.
Everyone who worked on our remodel impressed us and needs to be mentioned. We do not remember the name of the fellow who came on February 1, 2006 to head the demolition crew but he was fantastic. Jim and I were very impressed with their work and knew we were off to a good start. Jeff and Peak's Plumbing were excellent. J. Munoz Concrete really impressed Jim and I. Even the city inspector commented how good the cement foundation looked. That was even before Munoz put in the beautiful steps leading down to the patio. The steps are really nice, curved edges. Everyone loves the steps. G. Neffa Drywall and S. G. Plastering both did beautiful work and were always pleasant. They made this part of the job go smooth, with a beautiful outcome. Jasper at G marble and Granite was a joy to work with. The kitchen backsplash and granite were installed to perfection. Imperial Custom Cabinets really did a beautiful job. Everyone loves our cabinets! Bruce said they put a special finish on our cabinets and we want to thank Bruce for this. Brad from Imperial Cabinets was especially nice. He was always smiling and willing to do anything to perfect the job. We always enjoyed seeing Brad. Wire Pro's Electric did a fantastic job. Don and his crew did a really perfect job wiring all of this new lighting, etc. for the remodel. Don has a very professional crew working for him; we would give 5 stars to Hobby (Javire). The new breaker panel installed at the end of the job has already proven itself impressive. S. G. Plastering did a beautiful job blending in the stucco around the panel; we were impressed. AJ, Fullerbuilt, did a beautiful job on the baseboards, crown molding, side garage door and pantry shelves. Everything this group did was perfect. Katam Roofing was excellent and matched the existing roof to perfection. We decided, before the project started, to use companies from your "Product Selection & Resource List." This was a very good decision. We felt this would make the job run smoother and it did. Juan at Encinitas Natural Stone offered to hold the five slabs of granite that we liked when we told him that Morrokal was our contractor. He said that we would only be charged for what was needed and would not have to leave a deposit. Dan Rolfe at BAS did a fantastic job in helping us se our appliances and fixtures. We knew that we wanted Thermador and stopped in at BAS in September, 2005, our first meeting with Dan. He was so helpful and gave us a Thermador full -line catalogue to take with us. This really helped us select exactly the appliances that were right for our new kitchen. We took this information back to Steve Walton and he advised us on size, etc. which made our appliance selection perfect. Dan Rolfe at BAS also spent a lot of time at the computer coming up with just the right fixtures to complete the kitchen and half bath. We were able to make this entire purchase for the remodel at one place. He even called us at the end (everything had already been delivered) to let us know that Thermador had just come out with a new rebate program and he sent us the information for the rebates. Working with Dan Rolfe was a real pleasure. Tami at Arizona Tile designed a beautiful kitchen backsplash of porcelain tile and glass. We purchased all of the hardware from San Diego Hardware and love the quality. They also gave us the 15% discount to Marrokal clients which was very ice. Steve Welsh at Best Value Glass was another excellent person to work with. We had this company install new windows and doors for the entire house. They did an excellent job. Sid's painting was also great. Sid's brother, Jeret, and his crew did a beautiful job both inside and outside the house. They let us know where they saw damage to wood and Bill had this damage repaired for us. Jeret and his crew came back and repainted that area and
Dear Gary, My wife and I are extremely happy with the outcome of the remodel project that your Company recently completed for us. From the beginning of our association with whom I regard as the "Marrokal Family of Professionals, particularly, our first meeting with Jim Dyjak, we have been sold on how your company conducts business. We will always be thankful after talking to Jim, who invited us to your design center for an initial view of what you could do for us, that we cancelled scheduled meetings with other designers and selected Marrokal on the spot. At no time during the remodel process were we ever greeted with less than 100% enthusiasm by your staff regarding the project. We will always be thankful to the very talented group of people who guided and assisted us through the less than six month process. We know you are aware of the importance Jim Dyjak played in keeping us on track, in addition, we want Ken Shafer to know how much we appreciate his efforts towards taking the plans from drawing- board to reality and completing what we considered as "our dream come true." Our thanks go out to John Davies for the work he put in our home regarding counters, tile flooring and color. We are still amazed at how easy it is for him to quickly determine what looks great together. He's the wizard. Jule La Montagne, helped with hardware, stamped cement patterns and came up with answers to most any questions we had. What I liked most about Jules is that she pictures your home in her mind and she describes the picture to you, it becomes graphic. In addition, your entire office staff is very professional and courteous and helped reduce any anxiety we encountered. Many of our current neighbors have asked us about your Contractor. Would we select them again if we were starting over? Did they do what they promised? Our answer has been one consistent and enthusiastic reply. "The best decision we made was selecting Marrokal Construction Company, and given another opportunity we would do it again."
Now that the dust has settled and the last bit of painting is almost finished, we would like to share a few of our thoughts with you regarding the remodeling of our bathrooms and our new room addition. WE LOVE IT! We feel so fortunate having selected Marrokal. When we first talked of remodeling with some of our friends, we heard horror stories that we couldn't believe. Everything from "don't do it", to "move, don't remodel". They either had friends, family members or themselves go through a remodel only to be left with messes left by workers, unnecessary delays, contractor misunderstandings and a myriad of other occurrences that could only sour their attitudes against remodelers in general. From start to finish Marrokal exhibited a professionalism that exceeded our expectations. From tear down to rebuilding everything was done efficiently and in a most caring way. Questions were answered fully and in a timely manner. From the first walk through to the completion of the job, we felt at ease. The work crews and the subcontractors were outstanding in the way they proceeded with their portion of the job. What surprised both Jerry and me was the fact that the subcontractors and workers had a true love of their job and a pleasant attitude. May your company grow and flourish. People like you give the best and therefore only deserve to best. Thanks for everything. We will refer anyone who is thinking of doing a remodel to Marrokal.
If you are looking for a contractor who is dependable, fair, trustworthy, customer friendly, and competitively priced, look no further! I have personally had the opportunity to work with Gary Marrokal and Marrokal Construction on two remodels, six years apart, and on two different homes. Without question, Gary Marrokal immediately relieved my anxiety of having to find a contractor who was dependable and trustworthy. On my second remodel, there was no question as to who my fiancé and I would be calling for the job. Marrokal Construction began and completed the remodel on the date they projected. Minor changes and/or corrections were not a problem either. Their office staff was always friendly and helpful, and phone calls were returned... yes, "the same day". My experience with Gary Marrokal and Marrokal Construction has been nothing less than a pleasure. Rest assured, his business card is a permanent fixture in my Rolodex.
I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know how the remodel at our house is "aging". After all, it's been nearly four years since it was finished! I can say how I'm happy we spent all that time talking carefully through how we wanted the layout to be done. It's proven itself well in the test of time. Everything feels comfortable and natural - we wouldn't change a thing! (I think this is quite a compliment to your designers.) As for the fixtures and other such items, it's holding up great! In short, we're just as pleased today as we were four years ago and I never hesitate to tell my friends or coworkers that I know a top-quality remodeling company that I can recommend without reservation.
What can we say! The fact that we've returned to Marrokal Construction Company for our third remodel experience should in itself speak volumes. As always, your staff and associates were most professional and knowledgeable, and an absolute pleasure to deal with. They saw to it that our job ran as smoothly and quickly as possible-keeping us informed as to each step of the remodel and most importantly, with as little inconvenience to us as possible. The plumbers and dry wall people were some of the best and most considerate we've ever dealt with. Not only was their work top quality, their job-site was clean and neat. But then, as a "three-pete" client of Marrokal Construction Co. we have come to expect nothing less! As far as we're concerned, there is absolutely no other option when it comes to a remodel-Marrokal Construction is the ONLY way to go!
The most recent work we had done was, of course, the second time you folks remodeled our home. We were so pleased with the integrity and workmanship you exhibited the first time that there was no question about who we were going to have do our latest remodel... We can rely on you to stand behind your work 100%... We really can't say enough about how pleased we are with the respect you have given us and our home... It is important to us to deal with people we can trust. We are proud of our home and what you have helped make it.
You delivered the job precisely as you represented it, and you didn't quibble or hesitate (or disappear) at any point in the construction. We had heard many remodeling horror stories of fast-talking salesmen and unqualified workers, but that certainly wasn't the case in dealing with you and your company. Our house turned out even better than we had hoped, you finished the job well ahead of the projected date, and you "went the extra mile" by throwing in services we didn't expect... We wouldn't hesitate to use your company for our future remodeling needs.
Without exception, everyone who came to the house to do work always came with respect for us, remembering that it was their job but it was in our home ... We're proud of our remodel and are quick to honestly praise Marrokal to our friends. We don't have even one complaint regarding the process, personnel, follow-through, or completed project... We highly recommend Marrokal to anyone who is interested in remodeling... They are true professionals and a great team... Marrokal says what it does and does what it says.
Our whole experience was great... You did everything you said you would... All the workmanship was quality...
You gave us quality work, quality crews, and quality materials. There was not one claim or promise you made that you did not live up to... All this, plus the fact that the job was finished almost two weeks ahead of schedule... You, Mr. Marrokal, run your company with a great deal of integrity...
Built to Perfection is Los Angeles’ premiere construction company! Staffed with some of the best designers, builders and workmen in town, we are fueled by our desire to make our customers satisfied w...