Testimonials

For a list of references from satisfied clients & interior designers please contact Essex GCI at 415 933 8606

It’s been 2-1/2 years since we moved back into our home and I just wanted to let you know we still love the work you did. Aside from the everyday wall dings our house still looks and feels brand new. Everything is holding up well and its obvious we had talented and conscientious craftsmen on our job. So we just wanted to let you know we still really appreciate the high quality work you did for us and would be happy to recommend you any time.”

Best Regards, Debra Holcomb & Dale Ashlock

Steve Byrne and his guys at Essex General Contractors Inc are masters of their craft.  They built our kitchen and master bathroom exactly to specification, on time, and on budget.  The team was very professional, always focused, friendly, and very considerate of our living on the premises.  We entrusted them complete access to our home without any concern.  Steve was excellent in his managing of our project.  He seamlessly organized the schedules of the various contractors, constantly communicated progress, and always notified us of any potential issues.  He even helped us work with our neighbors to ensure disruption to them was minimal.  We are extremely happy with Essex GCI and will use them again for our next project.”

Filbert StRussian Hill-Kitchen & Bathroom remodel

Essex General Contractors, Inc. was dependable, thorough and responsive. The crew was skilled, considerate, and kept the place clean throughout the entire project. I would definitely work with Essex General Contractors, Inc. again.”

Noriega Street-San Francisco Bathroom remodel

I highly recommend Steve Byrne & Essex General Contractors, Inc. During my remodeling project he kept me updated on the progress of the work, stayed on top of every detail, and was extremely accommodating on changes. Not only was I pleased with the superb quality of the work, it was a great pleasure to work with him.”

San Francisco Condominium remodel including kitchen, 2 bathrooms, fireplace, wet bar and complete repainting

Both Barbara & I would like to thank Essex General Contractors, Inc. for the successful complete renovation of our condominium. We are very happy with the quality of the work. Your tender loving care was very much appreciated.”

Bush Street-San Francisco; Complete custom condominium renovation including kitchen, 2 bathrooms, wet bar, office, entertainment center, all new lighting, granite countertops, hardwood flooring, specialty walnut trim throughout, and specialty Venetian plaster finish.

Essex General Contractors, Inc. has worked on 3 properties for me and I can wholeheartedly recommend Steve and his team. The difference with Steve is that you know he will turn up when he says he will and he keeps you in the loop on what is going on at all times, this means that all of the potential misunderstandings and surprises that construction projects bring up are handled professionally and fairly. I will definitely use Steve on future projects and you can contact me for a reference.” –Mill Valley

Throughout my long career I have not been more gratified by contractor services than those of Essex General Contractors, Inc. Steve Byrne is totally reliable, pragmatic and respectful of my client’s property and concerns, gentlemanly and a complete delight with whom to be associated. I am always happy to speak with anyone considering his services.”

Ann Davies Interiors, San Francisco

Essex General Contractors, Inc. is one of the best contracting firms I have worked with. They are very professional, easy to work out problems with and Steve has a team of very talented carpenters. As a creative design firm, we are always looking for contractors that are willing to make our designs a reality and Essex General Contractors, Inc. really is a talent! They are the best of the best in the Bay Area!”

Tineke TriggsArtistic Designs For Living, San Francisco

We worked with Steve Byrne and Essex General Contractors, Inc. to add a family, bath, and laundry room in our San Francisco home. Steve worked with us to keep costs within our budget and to complete the project on time. Steve was very responsive to our questions and concerns, and was a great problem solver. Thanks to Steve and the team at Essex this additional space has proven to be just what we hoped for and needed.”

-Rossi AvenueSan Francisco, Developed basement into custom office, bathroom & laundry room.

Starting a remodeling project is like getting married. You cannot possibly know enough about your contractor before entering into such an enormous financial, emotional and time commitment. You hope that your partner will be a good communicator, honest, fair, and dependable. I got lucky and Stephen Byrne and his crew had all these qualities. I never once thought about divorce through the tough times and I would not hesitate to get hitched again.”

-Vallejo StreetSan Francisco; Complete renovation of 3 Victorian flats in North Beach, including structural upgrades, roof deck, high-end custom kitchens and baths, new windows and doors, etc.

A year after moving into our 100 year old house in Glen Park, we decided to convert a family room into an additional bedroom. From day one, I was impressed with Steve’s skills in identifying our needs, translating our ideas into clear, detailed proposals and scoping documents, and coordinating amongst a wide range of vendors to get the job done (from electricians, to plumbers, inspectors, to engineers). In the midst of our project, Steve identified additional work that could be done to the house to strengthen the foundation and structure; we chose to go ahead with the project and a few months later feel very confident with the work completed. Our goal was to complete the work by the time our baby arrived; a few days after bringing our baby boy home, Steve and his crew vacuumed and cleared up the final area they had been working on at the exterior of our home. THANKS for a job very well done!! We love living in our upgraded home!”

-Arbor StreetGlen Park, San Francisco