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Our Promise and Values
I pride myself on my capability of being able to run a job extremely efficient. All of the trades that work for me are extremely reliable, trust worthy and great at what they do. I keep my business as small as I do because it allows me to maintain a high level of customer service and overall quality. When you hire Gruber Home Improvement you get a general contractor that is present working on the job and in constant communication with you.
Darin Gruber - Owner and General Contractor
Gruber Home Improvement
We absolutely love our new kitchen, and the process couldn’t have been better! Darin and his crews were punctual, clean, and always respected our house and our needs. Whenever things went differently than planned, as is inevitable in a project our size, Darin communicated the issues to us and we planned the way forward together. Darin was always very forthcoming with opinions and ideas, while being completely open to doing things other ways. On top of it all, the quality of the work is outstanding and is by far the best value for money we could get anywhere! The custom cabinets (and specifically the island) are fantastic, and Darin did a great job tying in the countertops, wood plank flooring and distressed brick tile with the cabinets. If we ever need any other remodeling or construction done, there is no doubt we’ll be getting Darin and his team to do it.
Darin did a complete remodel of our kitchen and we had a great experience working with him. He was attentive and responsive to our needs and worked with us as we made changes to our kitchen design. He also provided help sourcing materials and suggesting design elements we like. Darin works with a small team of skilled sub contractors that are extremely competent and easy to work with as well. Overall, our experience working with Darin was a positive one - we intend to use him again in the future!
"Darin and his crew went above and beyond to make a our dreams and ideas into reality! To this day cannot believe this is our home. One of Darin's best gifts is that he listened and heard what we wanted. I am thankful EVERY day for the support, guidance and attention he shared with us and the craftsmanship of our home. Thank you Gruber Home Improvement!"
After a major leak in the wall and the disastrous news that our master bath and walk-in closet would have to be taken down to the studs, I wasn’t sure what to do. Luckily we were referred to Darin of Gruber Home Improvement. From the demo to final finishes, he was there and always available. I now have custom cabinetry, mosaic tile work, perfect lighting with dimmers (including a beautiful over-the-bath chandelier), crown molding, and a shower & free-standing tub WITH a walk-in closet with even more custom cabinetry and shelving. In other words, the master bathroom and closet suite of my dreams. It is much more than I ever expected or even knew was possible. But Darin always saw the vision. From the first day, he suggested designs, lay-outs, and finishes that helped me to see the full potential of the project. Along the way, I met all of his professional contractors, some of them true artists, who put together all the pieces and wired, tiled, and plumbed the pipes. Having major renovations in your home is not easy, but when the results are better than what you could even imagine, it is all worth it. Gruber Home Improvement will absolutely get you there!
Gruber Home Improvement did a beautiful renovation/remodel of our 1300 square foot condo. Their work was excellent , professional, and completed on time. Working with the owner Darin Gruber is comfortable and pleasant. He is a major asset in selecting fixtures, flooring, tiles , etc., and provides very useful input and suggestions. We highly recommend this company!
I hired Gruber Home Improvement to completely renovate our condominium on Orange Grove Boulevard, Pasadena this past winter. I met with Darin Gruber for the first time late January where we did a walk-through and had a detailed discussion of what we wanted to accomplish prior to listing our unit for sale by early Summer. Darin provided a detailed plan and timetable for completion of the project starting the first week of March. The overall cost estimate was within our intended budget for this project. His insight into all the design and details was clearly beyond our expectations. We approved the budget and gave full permission to proceed with the complete renovation of our unit including plumbing, electrical, lighting, tile flooring, selection of high end appliances, paint selection, renovation of the out door patio, etc.The project was completed within the estimated 4 month time frame and within budget projections. The place looked fabulous and was in turn-key condition. There was no need for micro-management on our part. Darin handled all eventualities in a timely, proactive and professional fashion. Our unit sold within two days of listing, at a price much higher than any other condos in our association and well above my listing price.Suffice it to say, our experience with Darin Gruber was far above our expectations; painless, pleasant, and professional. My hearty recommendation to one and all. Thank you to Darin and all of his workers. You're the best!!
Darin did a great job! When renovating, you have to brace yourself for all of the surprises along the way. Darin was always good at providing us with options, some more expensive and some less expensive, which helped us make intelligent decisions that we are still happy with. Also, Darin was on the job site every day, which really helped move the project along. Our renovation involved an old 1930s Spanish-style house with dry rot and other structural issues, an outdated kitchen, and 3 outdated bathrooms. With all this work however, we passed final inspection in one year. We know other homeowners whose projects have been underway for over two years. So we feel very lucky to have worked with Darin. And here is the best recommendation of all—our son hired Darin for another project!
Darin is an excellent general contractor and did a superb job on a remodel of my son's home in Sierra Madre. His work was of the highest caliber. I therefore referred him to a client who needed a complete updating of his Pasadena townhome. Because the property owner lived in another county Darin oversaw the selection of materials and offered excellent suggestions on the most effective use of existing space in the unit. My client was very pleased with the end result, which was completed by Darin and crew on schedule as promised. I would not hesitate to recommend Darin in the future!
Darin was a delight to work with on this renovation. He's a problem solver and he has a very creative eye. He and his subs got the work done on time when we were pressured by a deadline to move. This was the least stressful renovation that we have ever experienced.