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Schafer Construction just built a new deck for us. I recommend them highly. Decks are their thing. Rudi Schafer is experienced, and he worked through plans with us carefully and attentively. The crew was excellent, efficient, clean, and creative about problem solving - and the prices was right.

Susan V., Oakland CA

5.0
2018-05-23T10:30:12+00:00

Susan V., Oakland CA

Schafer Construction just built a new deck for us. I recommend them highly. Decks are their thing. Rudi Schafer is experienced, and he worked through plans with us carefully and attentively. The crew was excellent, efficient, clean, and creative about problem solving - and the prices was right.

Schafer Construction just completed a deck repair/restoring project at my Berkeley, CA home and they were professional, knowledgeable, and wonderful to work with. Most importantly, their work is first rate. I have a large upper and lower redwood deck in my back yard. Like many homeowners, after several of years of keeping the deck in good shape we allowed it to become weather-worn and several small areas needed replacement. I contact several companies that did deck work before I found Schafer Construction in San Leandro, CA. Rudi Schafer came out to my home and took the time to give me a concise tutorial on everything decks. He also informed me my deck was not in as bad a shape as I thought. Schafer Construction's project proposal allowed me to pick from several repair/restoration choices, depending on my budget and what I wanted to get done. The results were amazing. My 20-year-old second story deck, which looked worn and beat up, was restored by Schafer's unique process to the point where it now looks recently new. Other areas of the lower deck were expertly repaired. As with all projects, there were a few loose ends all which Schafer Construction addressed before the project was declared finished. Schafer Construction offers a variety of construction services, I can't wait to work with them again when I'm ready to do my next project.

Richard D. Berkeley, CA

5.0
2018-05-23T10:31:32+00:00

Richard D. Berkeley, CA

Schafer Construction just completed a deck repair/restoring project at my Berkeley, CA home and they were professional, knowledgeable, and wonderful to work with. Most importantly, their work is first rate. I have a large upper and lower redwood deck in my back yard. Like many homeowners, after several of years of keeping the deck in good shape we allowed it to become weather-worn and several small areas needed replacement. I contact several companies that did deck work before I found Schafer Construction in San Leandro, CA. Rudi Schafer came out to my home and took the time to give me a concise tutorial on everything decks. He also informed me my deck was not in as bad a shape as I thought. Schafer Construction's project proposal allowed me to pick from several repair/restoration choices, depending on my budget and what I wanted to get done. The results were amazing. My 20-year-old second story deck, which looked worn and beat up, was restored by Schafer's unique process to the point where it now looks recently new. Other areas of the lower deck were expertly repaired. As with all projects, there were a few loose ends all which Schafer Construction addressed before the project was declared finished. Schafer Construction offers a variety of construction services, I can't wait to work with them again when I'm ready to do my next project.

After interviewing and seeking bids from several companies, Schafer Construction came out on top. Thanks to the friendly professionalism and expertise of Rudi Schafer, and the thoroughness, quality, and competitive pricing of the design proposal. From the beginning to end, the entire crew of Schafer Construction exceeded our expectations. They replaced our upper and lower redwood deck (for 30+ years) with much larger, reinforced decks of quality grade redwood and repaired areas of dry rot. The crew was courteous and hard-working, and always cleaned up at the end of the day. They were much more carpenters, they were expert craftsmen who took pride in the quality and detail of their work especially in the railing of black matte balusters framed with redwood. Everyone who has seen our new decks are blown away by the transformation. Our new decks now provide an exquisite setting for entertaining and simply enjoying the beauty of the Bay. We heartily recommend Schafer Construction and would consider them again if the need arose.

Roger and Aileen E., Oakland

5.0
2018-05-23T10:32:12+00:00

Roger and Aileen E., Oakland

After interviewing and seeking bids from several companies, Schafer Construction came out on top. Thanks to the friendly professionalism and expertise of Rudi Schafer, and the thoroughness, quality, and competitive pricing of the design proposal. From the beginning to end, the entire crew of Schafer Construction exceeded our expectations. They replaced our upper and lower redwood deck (for 30+ years) with much larger, reinforced decks of quality grade redwood and repaired areas of dry rot. The crew was courteous and hard-working, and always cleaned up at the end of the day. They were much more carpenters, they were expert craftsmen who took pride in the quality and detail of their work especially in the railing of black matte balusters framed with redwood. Everyone who has seen our new decks are blown away by the transformation. Our new decks now provide an exquisite setting for entertaining and simply enjoying the beauty of the Bay. We heartily recommend Schafer Construction and would consider them again if the need arose.

I am on the Board of Directors for a town home complex near the San Leandro Marina.  Over the years we have had several general contractors make repairs, unfortunately not properly.  Then we found Schafer Construction.  From the first inspection to the completion of various projects, the process was seamless.  They were informative, and any questions were answered promptly.  The work was completed on time, above and beyond our expectations.  I would highly recommend Schafer Construction.

Barbara J. – San Leandro, CA

5.0
2018-05-23T10:32:48+00:00

Barbara J. – San Leandro, CA

I am on the Board of Directors for a town home complex near the San Leandro Marina.  Over the years we have had several general contractors make repairs, unfortunately not properly.  Then we found Schafer Construction.  From the first inspection to the completion of various projects, the process was seamless.  They were informative, and any questions were answered promptly.  The work was completed on time, above and beyond our expectations.  I would highly recommend Schafer Construction.

"Schafer Construction saved our deck and our sanity. We have one of those large decks in Monclair that can only be worked on with scaffolding and we knew that it was beginning to deteriorate and need some major work."

Lindy and Jake F. , Oakland

5.0
2018-05-23T10:33:25+00:00

Lindy and Jake F. , Oakland

"Schafer Construction saved our deck and our sanity. We have one of those large decks in Monclair that can only be worked on with scaffolding and we knew that it was beginning to deteriorate and need some major work."

"Schafer Construction just built a new deck for us in Montclair to replace a deck that was over 20 years old and had been largely wrecked by a mudslide in 2017 and by the company that stabilized the hill after the slide. Rudi Schafer is very knowledgeable, the crew he sent was efficient and good at problem-solving and the price was fair. Decks are their specialty; we used Trex and were able to make an informed choice because of their extensive experience in the area over many years."

Marilyn S., Oakland

5.0
2018-08-24T21:45:36+00:00

Marilyn S., Oakland

"Schafer Construction just built a new deck for us in Montclair to replace a deck that was over 20 years old and had been largely wrecked by a mudslide in 2017 and by the company that stabilized the hill after the slide. Rudi Schafer is very knowledgeable, the crew he sent was efficient and good at problem-solving and the price was fair. Decks are their specialty; we used Trex and were able to make an informed choice because of their extensive experience in the area over many years."

Schafer Construction did some extensive dry rot repair on our stucco home in the Oakland Hills. They were very professional, competitively priced, and did great work. On top of that, they worked neatly, have very courteous employees and care about the quality of work they do. Schafer Construction took our construction seriously  and professionally all the way to the end of the project. If I had the work to do again, I would not hesitate to call them. If you are looking for a contractor to do repair work, look no further, call Schafer Construction.

Diane D., Oakland CA

5.0
2018-12-20T19:47:49+00:00

Diane D., Oakland CA

Schafer Construction did some extensive dry rot repair on our stucco home in the Oakland Hills. They were very professional, competitively priced, and did great work. On top of that, they worked neatly, have very courteous employees and care about the quality of work they do. Schafer Construction took our construction seriously  and professionally all the way to the end of the project. If I had the work to do again, I would not hesitate to call them. If you are looking for a contractor to do repair work, look no further, call Schafer Construction.

I've known Rudi for many years and it was pleasure to finally work with him first hand on some improvements to my house in Rockridge. My nearly 100-year-old house was due for new windows and my 14-year-old deck was looking tired, so I hired Schafer construction to do the work. The crew was efficient, polite, professional and always on time. I received regular communication throughout the project and couldn't be happier with the finish product. everyone on Rudi's team was accessible and quick to respond to questions. A big thank you to the entire Schafer Construction team for a job well done!

Tom W., Oakland CA

5.0
2018-12-20T21:09:10+00:00

Tom W., Oakland CA

I've known Rudi for many years and it was pleasure to finally work with him first hand on some improvements to my house in Rockridge. My nearly 100-year-old house was due for new windows and my 14-year-old deck was looking tired, so I hired Schafer construction to do the work. The crew was efficient, polite, professional and always on time. I received regular communication throughout the project and couldn't be happier with the finish product. everyone on Rudi's team was accessible and quick to respond to questions. A big thank you to the entire Schafer Construction team for a job well done!

Thank you for the outstanding work on our front deck. The build is stout, and the finish is fine. It exceeds our expectations. Speaking as experienced consumers of home remodeling (with multiple different contractors) our experience with Schafer Construction is among the best. Reasons for our praise include:

Willingness to refine proposal to fit within the scope and budget of project at a competitive price.

Setting up appropriate protection/covering for existing structures and maintaining cleanliness of work site.

Focus on quality and integrity of build, especially for weight bearing structures.

Detailed communication and updates on project and prompt response to concerns.

Professional integrity, bearing cost of additional work for certain unforeseen complications.

Working late for a week to ensure deadline met for social event.

Attention to fine detail on finish product, even purchasing paint and painting adjacent wall to make sure the final product was perfect for our party.

Great job. Great company. Highly recommended!

Kirk S., Oakland CA

5.0
2018-12-20T21:33:32+00:00

Kirk S., Oakland CA

Thank you for the outstanding work on our front deck. The build is stout, and the finish is fine. It exceeds our expectations. Speaking as experienced consumers of home remodeling (with multiple different contractors) our experience with Schafer Construction is among the best. Reasons for our praise include: Willingness to refine proposal to fit within the scope and budget of project at a competitive price. Setting up appropriate protection/covering for existing structures and maintaining cleanliness of work site. Focus on quality and integrity of build, especially for weight bearing structures. Detailed communication and updates on project and prompt response to concerns. Professional integrity, bearing cost of additional work for certain unforeseen complications. Working late for a week to ensure deadline met for social event. Attention to fine detail on finish product, even purchasing paint and painting adjacent wall to make sure the final product was perfect for our party. Great job. Great company. Highly recommended!

I awoke to my deck off my bedroom hanging by a thread and ready to collapse onto the deck off the living room and possibly spill over on to a sidewalk and parked cars. Frantically I called Schafer Construction and Rudi Schafer made himself available to come over and asses the damage and safety risk. The deck was ready to collapse at any moment and if so, damage to my living room was highly likely as one deck would crash into the other. He advised me to move all valuables/breakables and hope for the best. He assured me he could have a crew in the morning come to shore up the upper deck and then dismantle it.  The deck hung on through the night and true to his word, the professional crew arrived and was able to take care of it. I am forever grateful for the prompt action Rudi and his team took to preserve my property from further damage and more importantly avoid potential harm to my family and neighbors. Job well done!

Soshana W., Oakland CA

5.0
2018-12-20T21:51:29+00:00

Soshana W., Oakland CA

I awoke to my deck off my bedroom hanging by a thread and ready to collapse onto the deck off the living room and possibly spill over on to a sidewalk and parked cars. Frantically I called Schafer Construction and Rudi Schafer made himself available to come over and asses the damage and safety risk. The deck was ready to collapse at any moment and if so, damage to my living room was highly likely as one deck would crash into the other. He advised me to move all valuables/breakables and hope for the best. He assured me he could have a crew in the morning come to shore up the upper deck and then dismantle it.  The deck hung on through the night and true to his word, the professional crew arrived and was able to take care of it. I am forever grateful for the prompt action Rudi and his team took to preserve my property from further damage and more importantly avoid potential harm to my family and neighbors. Job well done!
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