Testimonials

Very detailed oriented with a clean, respectable and professional team. Everything exceeded my expectations. They didn't just execute on my ideas, they helped create ideas that really brought everything together elegantly. I couldn't be happier and only have the best of things to say.

Nob Hill Townhouse, San Francisco, CA
Very detailed oriented with a clean, respectable and professional team. Everything exceeded my expectations. They didn't just execute on my ideas, they helped create ideas that really brought everything together elegantly. I couldn't be happier and only have the best of things to say.
Nob Hill Townhouse,

San Francisco, CA

This was our first home renovation project and we went in weary, having heard so many horror stories of projects going way above budget and taking much longer than estimated. We interviewed several design build firms and it was clear from the outset that Alex and Lisa truly listened to our needs and desires, and were the most willing to offer creative solutions that would deliver a high quality result on our budget. We were impressed by how they handled every step of the project. Once we handed over the keys our project progressed at a quick pace, and couldn’t be happier that the Nerland’s delivered early and on budget! We love our new kitchen and deck, and continue to admire it every day. We are happy to recommend their services to all our friends, and can’t wait to collaborate with them on the next project!

Bernal Heights 1 Homeowner, Bernal Heights, San Francisco, CA
Bernal Heights 1 Homeowner,

Bernal Heights, San Francisco, CA

This was our first home renovation project and we went in weary, having heard so many horror stories of projects going way above budget and taking much longer than estimated. We interviewed several design build firms and it was clear from the outset that Alex and Lisa truly listened to our needs and desires, and were the most willing to offer creative solutions that would deliver a high quality result on our budget. We were impressed by how they handled every step of the project. Once we handed over ...READ MORE
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We had an excellent experience working with Alex and Lisa and highly recommend them to others looking for high quality kitchen and bathrooms on a budget. They transformed our old San Francisco flat into a place that is cozy, practical and really attractive. Everyone who comes over raves about the results. We couldn't be happier. Alex's design/layout skills mixed with his abilities as a GC, combined with Lisa's interior design skills and ideas made for true "one stop shopping." The ability to work with them in all aspects made for a seamless process that enabled us to set a realistic budget from the start - one that they were able to stick to. They are also so easy to work with that it was a true collaboration from start to finish. They were open to our ideas and needs, but didn't hesitate to make recommendations based on their experience and tricks of the trade. While we felt like we still owned the decisions, they helped make each choice easy and straight forward - well, as easy as one can make a remodel, anyway! As a result, we have no regrets and feel that we got great value for our money. Also a word about Nerland's subcontractors - they are also skilled and pleasant as well. We'd work with the entire team again if the opportunity arises. They all went above an beyond to make sure we were happy with the end product, which is really all you can ask for in a design/build team.

Mission Dolores Residence, San Francisco, CA
We had an excellent experience working with Alex and Lisa and highly recommend them to others looking for high quality kitchen and bathrooms on a budget. They transformed our old San Francisco flat into a place that is cozy, practical and really attractive. Everyone who comes over raves about the results. We couldn't be happier. Alex's design/layout skills mixed with his abilities as a GC, combined with Lisa's interior design skills and ideas made for true "one stop shopping." The ability to ...READ MORE
Mission Dolores Residence,

San Francisco, CA

Alex and Lisa were simply amazing and a pleasure to work with. We just bought a new house in the Twin Peaks area of San Francisco. We wanted to knock down the wall between the living room and the kitchen and renovate the two upstairs bathrooms that were just outdated. We had four different contractors come to look at our place and give us bids. Alex and Lisa were by far the best priced beating out the rest of the other contractors by almost $10K. We checked out their other projects and loved the results. We were not disappointed. They were incredibly responsive to our texts, phone calls, and e-mails. We got answers within just a couple of days. They were incredibly nice and professional and had great ideas. It was a total package because one was an architect by training and is now the general contractor and the other is an interior designer with an amazing eye. We ended up asking for their advice and help on repainting the different rooms in the house and simply loved the colors that they helped us choose. We would never have come up with the color schemes in our living room on our own and it turned out beautifully! The people who worked with them were incredibly nice. They finished the job in a reasonable amount of time, less than we had anticipated actually. We can't recommend and praise them enough for the job they did. We simply love our new home!!

Twin Peaks Residence, San Francisco, CA
Twin Peaks Residence,

San Francisco, CA

Alex and Lisa were simply amazing and a pleasure to work with. We just bought a new house in the Twin Peaks area of San Francisco. We wanted to knock down the wall between the living room and the kitchen and renovate the two upstairs bathrooms that were just outdated. We had four different contractors come to look at our place and give us bids. Alex and Lisa were by far the best priced beating out the rest of the other contractors by almost $10K. We checked out their other projects and loved the ...READ MORE
I was very happy with my decision to use Nerland Building & Restoration for the complete renovation of my Sausalito home. The renovations started in our outdated kitchen. NBR did such a great job on the kitchen, we expanded our scope to additional projects. After the kitchen, NBR built decks around the entire house– enhancing our already gorgeous views of San Francisco. The last project was a full build out of our downstairs basement including a state-of-the-art media room. NBR was easy to work with and was able to respond quickly to issues and design solutions on site. Alex Nerland, the owner, is very unique in the fact that he brings an architect’s degree, years of high tech business savvy and expert construction skills to every project. Also, when you have someone in your house every day– and our projects extended almost 2 years– you need to like and trust the builder and his team. All of the workmen were courteous, they kept a very clean workspace, and NBR kept me well apprised of the schedule so that I always knew what was happening next. In short, I can highly recommend Alex and his team. I would hire NBR again in an instant and will be happy to be referral for them anytime.

Sausalito Central Residence, Sausalito, CA
I was very happy with my decision to use Nerland Building & Restoration for the complete renovation of my Sausalito home. The renovations started in our outdated kitchen. NBR did such a great job on the kitchen, we expanded our scope to additional projects. After the kitchen, NBR built decks around the entire house– enhancing our already gorgeous views of San Francisco. The last project was a full build out of our downstairs basement including a state-of-the-art media room. NBR was easy ...READ MORE
Sausalito Central Residence,

Sausalito, CA

We could not be happier with the result of our Tiburon remodel we completed with Nerland Building & Restoration. This was our second project with NBR. Since we already knew the quality of the work, we expected great results, but NBR once again exceeded our expectations. For this project, we needed an entire renovation of our downstairs. The space was almost unusable upon moving into the house. With NBR's help, we created a beautiful wine cellar, a guest bathroom (which was formerly used as a dark room) and a terrific family den/media room. The space was absolutely transformed. It was Alex's professional, personal touch along with his architect background which lead to magnificent results. We now have a house with a complete downstairs perfect for our family and entertaining. The attention to detail was amazing as well as Alex's keen eye to ensure the new spaces matched the aesthetic of the rest of the house. Alex is a natural in his job. His commitment and love of design-build is reflected in every project. I am happy to recommend Alex and NBR and will use them myself again and again.

Tiburon Residence, Tiburon, CA:
Tiburon Residence,

Tiburon, CA:

We could not be happier with the result of our Tiburon remodel we completed with Nerland Building & Restoration. This was our second project with NBR. Since we already knew the quality of the work, we expected great results, but NBR once again exceeded our expectations. For this project, we needed an entire renovation of our downstairs. The space was almost unusable upon moving into the house. With NBR's help, we created a beautiful wine cellar, a guest bathroom (which was formerly used as a ...READ MORE
I highly recommend Alex and Lisa Nerland for your home design and build projects. I recently engaged Nerland Building & Restoration for a total transformation of an old, dated kitchen in my Edwardian Craftsman home into a brand new kitchen with all the modern amenities that opened up access to the adjoining hallway and dining room. I enjoyed worked closely with Alex and Lisa throughout the entire process, from initial architecture design to putting the final finishing decorative touches into my space. From start to finish, Alex and Lisa asked the right questions and listened carefully to my input, in order to offer fantastic solutions for meeting my needs and optimizing my space. Lisa’s flair for design and Alex’s detail-oriented construction resulted in a custom kitchen with features and trim that integrated a beautiful and functional modern kitchen while maintaining the period character of my home. Their budget conscious approach means high quality materials and appliances, while not overspending. I appreciate that Alex works with a trusted team he has known for years, so I never had to worry about random subcontractors in my home. The crew took great care to keep the construction site clean and to minimize disruption in my home throughout the project. Finally, I very much appreciate Alex and Lisa’s personal approach, working together with me to think through suggestions while delivering in a professional manner. My project was completed within budget and on time, with no major surprises along the way! I LOVE my new kitchen and look forward to working with Alex and Lisa again soon for my next home project.

Balboa Residence, San Francisco
I highly recommend Alex and Lisa Nerland for your home design and build projects. I recently engaged Nerland Building & Restoration for a total transformation of an old, dated kitchen in my Edwardian Craftsman home into a brand new kitchen with all the modern amenities that opened up access to the adjoining hallway and dining room. I enjoyed worked closely with Alex and Lisa throughout the entire process, from initial architecture design to putting the final finishing decorative touches into ...READ MORE
Balboa Residence,

San Francisco