DM Building added a bathroom to the third bedroom of our approx. 1600 square foot house. Danny Montijo and his crew have been a pleasure to work with. Calm, professional, helpful, and humorous, Danny has been a patient guide, clear communicator, and excellent troubleshooter at all steps of the process. His prices are fair and there were no surprises in the budget or billing. Add-ons were discussed and clearly labeled in the billing so we knew what to expect. Glitches (with existing plumbing and some subcontractor problems) got speedily resolved. And the quality of the work has been outstanding.. Danny can be a perfectionist and redid at least one job where I didn’t even see a problem. In addition, most of his crew are also equally professional and friendly (without being intrusive). They really seemed to enjoy their work, their employer and their colleagues; and the work-site was meticulously cleaned up every day. Danny was very good at coordinating multiple crews and even working with outside service providers we had hired to do other unrelated projects (flooded water heater, electrical upgrade for AC). The project started on time and would have ended 5 weeks early (even after having to unexpectedly dig up our driveway) except the holiday season and my indecision about cabinets got in the way. All in all as pleasant an experience as it gets.
We have just completed a 2nd story addition with DM Builders. We were extremely pleased with the quality of the work as well as the focus on getting the project done in a timely fashion. The project was completed 2 months ahead of schedule which is a blessing when you are living in it at the same time. Danny’s crew were always courteous, punctual and kept the site organized. Danny takes charge of dealing with all of the little headaches that come with remodels which takes a lot of stress off of the homeowner. We definitely recommend DM Builders.
Jack and Kelly
I was very happy with the work DM Building performed. From the very start, Danny (owner) was very responsive during the bidding phase. He was always on top of things and would be very prompt to respond to questions or changes. We went with Danny because 1. Positive feedback from other owners that he performed work for 2. His responsiveness and knowledge about construction 3. Comprehensive estimate that included all of the details about what is covered for the price & 4. Competitive price
We were planning on 6 months to complete the project. We remained in the house during that time. His crew was very good about setting up sections of plastic to allow us to remain in parts of the house. Another thing i liked about Danny is that he has a large crew of direct employees so he can control the pace of the job. Our project ended up completing two months ahead of schedule.
I am very pleased with the quality of work. If something was not performed up to Danny’s expectations, he would have it redone. His team were very friendly and conscientious. This was important because we were living in the house during the construction.
I would highly recommend DM Building for any of your construction or remodeling needs.
We talked to a lot of contractors before hiring DM Building for a major remodel of our house. From the beginning Danny Montijo had a positive attitude about our project and gave us the confidence he and his crew had the experience and knowledge to get it done.
The project involved reframing all the walls, replacing the plumbing and electrical, installing new windows and doors throughout, replacing the roof, building new bathrooms and a new kitchen, converting a portion of the garage, and adding an entry, guest suite, and covered patio. The construction also required building a retaining wall. It was a big project with lots of different tasks, crews, and deliveries from different vendors. Throughout the process Danny was very organized. He kept the project moving along and made sure work was done when scheduled, and was done right. Danny has a talented and hard-working crew, and he hired experienced subcontractors. They all had a commitment to doing quality work. Danny is good at solving problems when they arise, and he went out of his way to make sure we got all the features we wanted. The house turned out even better than we imagined. Of course, there was some additional work that needed to be done along the way–some unexpected and some we decided to do as the project developed. Danny was honest about the costs and was fair with his prices.
Whenever we were on the site the crew were courteous and cheerful. They kept the construction site clean and did a thorough cleanup at the end of the week so the site was spotless on the weekends. Danny either called or met with us every day to let us know what was going on with the project and discuss any issues. He was easy to reach by phone or email and always returned messages promptly.
Danny is very personable and easy to work with. He is committed to making sure his clients get what they want. Looking back we are glad we chose DM Building for our project. We are very happy with the finished product and are enjoying the results of their hard work.
– Andy and Liz
““Remodeling anything in your home is a big deal! Therefore, choosing a contractor is often the single most critical decision to be made to ensure the success of the project and ultimately your happiness. That has been my experience with Danny Montijo, owner of DM Building. Danny conducts himself in a professional manner at all times. He gives you confidence that he can and will handle every aspect of the job. He listens to what you have to say and gives good feed back throughout the planning of the project as well as the many options along the way. My kitchen remodel was started on time and completed ahead of schedule. I appreciated knowing in advance what to expect and given plenty of warning before something needed to be decided. I also appreciated the excellent craftsmen and businesses that Danny uses. They were all very professional and excellent at the irrespective areas of expertise. Attention to detail, considerate working hours and good clean up at the end of each day were also great.
Danny was always honest and straightforward in our dealings. I felt I could trust him on all accounts. He was always available and quick to respond, even if it meant extra time or work on his part. He was patient and even under stressful times during construction, his ultimate aim was to make sure I was happy and satisfied with the job.
My kitchen is fabulous! I love it and have received major compliments from everyone who sees it. I am so glad I had the good fortune of working with Danny Montijo and his crew for my remodel project.”
– Barbara Clark
“DM Building has been a pleasure to work with. They are an experienced and highly knowledgeable crew that are professional yet personable. They treat the job as if they were working on their own home and work must meet their own high standards before the client’s. The pricing is competitive and the project was completed within the estimated timeline. Great communication and status updates were always given daily. We look forward to doing or next renovation with DM Building. Thanks again.”
– TJ Harmon
“It is with great confidence that I recommend Danny Montijo of DM Building to complete any remodel, home addition, or to build a ground up home. We decided to build a completely separate structure at the back of our yard, a “granny flat” or “guest house,” and Danny’s sense of style, ethics, and commitment to quality provided us the perfect place. Our little get-away blends perfectly with our original 1949 structure and looks like it has always been a part of the property. He corrected aged damage on the original house and completed the extra building all with high quality and within the budget (really important in our uncertain economic times). Danny is honest and committed to providing his customers the best work possible. He is unusual that he is PRESENT on the jobs while the sub-contractors complete their work, and I watched him hold them accountable for cleaning up each day before they left and making sure that they had their projects done on time. If I ever choose to build another structure of any sort, or remodel our existing house, I will definitely use DM Building.”
– Tressie Armstrong | Carlsbad, CA
“DM Building did an outstanding job on our room addition and the remodel of our original structure. We a have an older house on a raised foundation and wanted to add a large family room and a large guest room, but we wanted the addition on slab so that it could have higher ceilings without creating an awkward looking roof line. DM Building expanded our home in a way that feels completely natural both inside and out. We couldn’t be happier with the results, and the construction process was much better than expected. Danny prepared us for every step and seemed to anticipate all of our concerns. He also had great solutions for the unexpected problems our old house created. His crew is great to work with, and so are all his subcontractors. We’ve already recommended DM Building to friends and family.”
– Josh and Donna | Vista, CA
“Project: Carpentry Framing – Repair. I found Mr.Montijo and his crew to be very professional and knowledgeable. The work was started and finished as promised and at the price agreed.”
– Oliver L. | Oceanside, CA
“Project: Interior Trim and Decorative Moldings – Install. Good job & timely service.”
– Oceanside, CA
“Project: Wood or Fiber-Cement Siding – Install or Completely Replace. DM Building did a great job and Danny Montijo is a really nice guy. His price was the best and the work top notch. We highly recommend DM building!”
– Carlsbad, CA
“Project: Wood or Fiber-Cement Siding – Repair or Partially Replace. DM prepared and provided a comprehensive written estimate of the work to be performed. They kept appointments as scheduled and provided an accurate timing and action plan for the project. Oncestarted, the project was completed on time and as promised. The crew was professional and cleaned the job site at the end of each day. I woul have no reservations contracting with DM again in the future.”
– John H. | Encinitas, CA