Client Testimonials

“The work to our community is complete and the results are terrific.  I can say unequivocally that had it not been for Design Build Associates, we would still be living in an increasingly deteriorating environment, not to mention depressed property values.  They have proven themselves trustworthy by providing the information needed for us to make informed choices, and as a result, gave the Board confidence to make the difficult decisions.  Their over-sight during the work was superb.  And they helped us to bring the project in under budget by a little more than $134,000!”

Jane Fileff
Malibu Canyon Village Homeowners Association

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“The Board was impressed with Design Build’s experience and their particular expertise in dealing with the unique issues associated with common interest developments.  Everything we were told about the firm proved to be an understatement.  The Design Build team is accessible, responsive and unfailingly organized…  We truly could not have undertaken this project, let alone succeeded without their leadership and guidance.  It is with great pleasure that I offer my recommendation of this firm.”

Kathleen M. Weinheimer, Esq.
General Counsel
261 Unit Condominium, Santa Barbara

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“Design Build Associates’ experience, reputation and qualifications far exceeded others in the industry… They were able to demonstrate to us areas where major savings occurred.  Design Build’s poise and confidence during the whole process was very reassuring to the Board and the rest of the membership and we quickly came to understand that if we trusted their advice we would emerge from this project with the desired result.  Design Build’s counsel proved to be invaluable to us in all of these areas and we can confidently state that the recommendations and savings proposed by Design Build Associates, more than paid for their services to our Association…  It is without reservation that I can highly recommend the experts at Design Build Associates to anyone who is considering a reconstruction project.”

Barbara Caudry
Board of Directors
El Escorial Homeowners Association

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“I have seen many vendors come and go, and can say that Design Build is one of the best I have encountered.  Design Build got us organized, established repair policies, communicated with homeowners and implemented scopes of work defined by architectural plans – something we would never have thought of.  As important as their construction knowledge was their general availability and willingness to walk the board through complicated repair and construction projects…  They were also proactive, bringing items of concern to the attention of the board…  Design Build has helped get our community watertight and in good repair while maintaining their patience and professionalism at all times.”

Allyson Ranallo
Board of Directors
Hidden Canyon Homeowners Association

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“Perhaps most important was your professional knowledge and judgment on the many construction issues that arose during the project.  We always felt that we could trust your judgment and advice, and you were always willing to accommodate our requests for additional information, competitive bids and ways to keep down costs.”

Cheryl Wilcox
President, 2002-2003
Briarcliffe Towne Homes

“Throughout the project you maintained impeccable records of the work accomplished, the
construction plans and schedule, and the budget. Your record-keeping on the expenses was especially
impressive. Most incredibly, the project finished on schedule, a rare occurrence for a two-year,
$17,000,000 project. And we have you to thank for that.”

Dale Arens
President, 2000-2002
Briarcliffe Towne Homes

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“I would highly recommend retaining the services of Design Build Associates for your upcoming project. I can assure you that you will receive the best up to date information and excellent service.”

Eva Mason, CCAM
Property Manager
Chapman Townhomes

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“I can also tell you that I experienced an excellent rapport with Design Build Associates and their on site supervisor during the entire project and was very pleased with the professional manner in which everyone handled themselves.  Our Spa customers were almost unaware of the construction taking place in their environment … Given the high expectations of your typical European Health Spa customer, this was phenomenal!”

Barry N. Witt
Director of Engineering
Marriott’s Desert Springs Resort & Spa

“Design Build Associates has proven themselves capable of handling projects in a timely and professional manner with keen abilities in contract negotiations and project scheduling.  They have a good grasp of the essentials required to move a project from inception to completion in a timely and effective manner.  As president of First Western Development Co., I continue to involve them in my projects because I know they will be executed in a cost-effective, timely, and professional fashion.”

Frank A. Piani
First Western Development Co.