From Susan Clark

“David Hillmer and Empire Contracting are professional, service oriented and give meticulous attention to detail. Amazingly the construction of our new home was finished over a month ahead of schedule. We experienced none of the usual frustrations home owners bemoan. David took care of everything. He has an innate sense of what really matters to a client and gives those items special attention.His crew works like a well-trained team. They were here virtually every day, including many weekends, from start to completion. My profession involves working with contractors on a regular basis. I can truthfully say none have been as professional and pleasant to work with as David Hillmer.”

From Joan and Allan:

“Empire made building our home at Sea Ranch ‘a day at the beach.’ David, Barney, their excellent crew, and their judiciously chosen subcontractors were a pleasure to deal with. They worked well with our architect, were responsive to our needs, and patient with our mistakes. Their broad experience allowed them to suggest less costly methods and new materials when appropriate. David was always glad to see us when we visited, taking time to show us around and thoroughly answer our questions. We could not have imagined a better building experience.”

From Marty and Barbara Winter:

“It was a real pleasure working with David and his crew. I really appreciated their attention to detail, their skill, and the enthusiasm that they had for the renovation of our place at the Sea Ranch. We would enthusiastically recommend Empire to anyone who really appreciated true craftsmanship.”

From Bill Goodan:

“My wife and I hired Empire to fix up an old house a couple months ago. That process worked so smoothly for us we hired them to build out an old barn and construct a new house. Open clear communication, daily on time conscientious work crews, quality work, knowledgeable staff. That’s what makes for a positive experience working with Empire Contracting.”

From Carol and Richard Nitz:

“After many years of dreaming of a Sea Ranch home, Richard and I finally made the dream come true when we purchased a lot, found Steve and Linda Brodie as our architect/designer and had the privilege to work with Empire Contracting to build the house. Despite the horror stories others shared with us about building a home, our experience could not have been more delightful. Dave, Barney and the wonderful team they assembled exceeded our expectations on every front. We expected a high level of craftsmanship after looking at many of the houses they had built or remodeled. But that expectation was exceeded by each and every person who worked on our house. Their care, pride and level of ‘we want to make this perfect for you’ over the months turned the house into our home. But it is perhaps the extras that Empire provides that differentiate them from others. Their business professionalism—the well crafted, thoughtful estimate; the weekly communications & photos; the project management skill that never let a moment of the day go to waste in making forward progress; the calmness and flexibility brought to the inevitable moments of problem solving during construction; and finally the partnership formed with us and the Brodies—made the entire process such a pleasure. Honestly, at the end of construction, we were ready to break ground on another house! Thanks to everyone at Empire for such a great experience.”

From Eric and Jacky Agnew:

“With a plan to build our Sea Ranch dream home, we decided to have trial run with Empire on an extensive interior renovation of our existing house. David, Barney, their crews and subcontractors passed the test with an impressive performance of communication, superior craftsmanship and timely completion. David subsequently brought his skills to the pre-contract phase of the “big” project, being of enormous assistance in the planning, design and permitting processes. We are now about to break ground and are fully confident that Empire will again exceed expectations on our unique project.”

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