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Historic Weeks House/Kaehler Fire Restoration & Remodel
Frank & Stephanie Kaehler
724 California St.
Santa Cruz CA
"Our 130 year old 3-story Victorian home suffered a fire that burned the kitchen wing and filled the 2-story portion with heat and smoke. The contractor our Insurance Company recommended, Belfor International, did not do a good job and we were forced to fire them while our home was in a partially completed state with much of Belfor's work needing to be redone.
"We hired John Thill of Spacious Living Construction, Inc to clean up the previous contractor's efforts and finish the job. Hiring Spacious Living to complete the restoration was one of the smartest decisions we have ever made. Such a change! Now we had a contractor who cared about his work, a contractor who met with us weekly to discuss progress and help us with the decisions needed, a contractor who was financially meticulous in his estimates and billings.
"This was not an easy project. The building was a registered landmark historical structure. The entire project was carefully watched by the Santa Cruz Historical Commission and by the city's building department. SLC worked closely with our architect, Craig Bagley, and the city and us to produce an outstanding building; a building ready for another 130 years.
"John Thill, the owner of Spacious Living, is an easy person to like. He is both honorable and highly conscientious, very detail oriented. We could not have found a better contractor to bring our Victorian built in the 19th century into the 21st, while retaining its original look and feel. In addition, his selection and control of various subcontractors was vital to the final outstanding end results. All the men working in this project were highly skilled, all put forth the extra effort that makes the difference between a good job and a great job.
"My wife and I highly recommend Spacious Living as a general contractor. The finished product is beautiful, both inside and out, winning an award from the Santa Cruz Historical Commission. The house is at 724 California Street, Santa Cruz. Drive by and look it over. Look at the detail that had to be saved or re-contructed. You will be amazed at what modern skilled craftsmen with excellent leadership can accomplish. "
Marty & Linda Fields
Scotts Valley, CA
"My home received a considerable amount of damage in the January storm due to a roof leak. I contacted Spacious Living and was instructed in the best way to alleviate further damage.
"The very next day, John was at my house and determined where the water was entering and how it was flowing down the walls. The Spacious Living crew went right to work to repair the extensive damage.
"All work was done perfectly and in a timely manner, including helping me deal with my insurance company, which I feel saved quite a bit of money.
"I thank everyone at Spacious Living for their professional, courteous, well-done job and would not hesitate to recommend them to others."
Dan & Lynn Wagner
Santa Cruz, CA
Dan: "We just completed a major remodel to our house and are so happy we chose Spacious Living to do the work. John Thill and his staff were helpful from the very start, through the entire planning stage, to the end, including where to hang the towel bars. The on-site crew was very considerate and mindful of our needs. Our tract home is now a dream home!
Thanks, Spacious Living!"
Lynn: "The SLC crew were awesome to have around; they feel like family. The design team was so helpful thinking ahead and avoiding any errors that we might have made on our own, as homeowners. The final results are just awesome, more practical and beautiful than we had even dreamed."
Mary Kay & Jeff Wilkinson
Mt. Hermon, CA
"We loved working with Spacious Living for our 1000+ sq ft. addition. They did excellent work and were always very respectful and thoughtful to our wishes and ideas. The owner, John Thill, is a man with much integrity and very professional. He always put me at ease with his kind and friendly way. My husband and I highly recommend Spacious Living for any repair work, remodeling and additions."
Hall Historic Farmhouse Restoration
Scotts Valley, CA
"My brother and I contracted with Spacious Living to lift our 130+ year old home for the purposes of pouring a foundation, repairing 100 years of wood rot, upgrading...
"I, personally, met with the president & owner John Thill on site and felt very confident that he was the man for the job. The process was pain-staking and quite difficult, with multiple challenges and unforeseen obstacles. John was quick to offer options and resolutions in a timely manner... communication between John and me was seamless, I always felt that he had our best interests in mind.
"At the project's completion, my brother and I were quite satisfied with the results. I would use Spacious Living again and would certainly refer others."
Santa Cruz, CA
"The Spacious Living staff was great to work with from office staff, management and crew. The crew were prompt, professional and always cleaned up everything every day before leaving the job site. John Thill and JB were always patient answering my many questions and concerns. I now have a beautiful, architecturally sound roof, ceiling and beams, as well as a nice new window wall with new windows.
"John Thill kept me informed all along the way with the different options I could use to fix the various problems that came up, which I appreciated very much. I would recommend Spacious Living Construction for any new or remodel home projects. The crew felt like family by the end of the project."
"John, you run a first-class shop, your crew was great. We are very satisfied!"
Baker Job in Soquel Highlands
Tina Cacace & Chris BakerSoquel, CA
"Our experience with Spacious Living was simply terrific! It was an absolute pleasure working with John and his team of professionals who gave our vision of a dream kitchen remodel a Happy Ending!
"All parties involved in making my ideas a reality were pleasant to deal with, attentive and respectful. I commend them for their utmost professionalism. We were most impressed with the meticulous and conscientious way they operated every step of the way. We are beyond thrilled with our new kitchen and want to extend our gratitude to John Thill and his stellar crew.
"Many thanks for a job well done! All the best to you and yours."
Tina Cacace & Chris Baker