What they are saying...
So-Cal Builders and Mike Roberts (owner) is by far the finest, most professional contractor I have EVER worked with. I’ve done many remodeling projects in both the LA and Palm Springs area and he is beyond compare. Mike is “hands on” and extremely communicative, hires only the finest quality sub-contractors and has a loyal well-trained staff (Hugo has been with him for 20+ years—what a gem!). His subs and employees adore him, which says a lot. He treats everyone well and it shows in the quality of the work performed. Mike never brought me a problem he couldn’t solve. He brings design ideas and creative solutions to every single detail of a project, and has a calming manner in what is typically a stressful situation for anyone who dares to take on a remodeling project. He makes you feel like he’s “got it covered.” And he does. Always. He remodeled 3 bathrooms (including designing a massive walk in shower); knocked out walls, re-tiled my fireplace surround, painted the entire house, removed and re-plastered enough mirrored walls to start a carnival “fun house,” added a window, re-did all my electrical and designed and installed a spectacular new paver patio and spa deck. He knew I was on a tight deadline and moved heaven and earth to get it done. If there were 10 stars to hand out, it wouldn’t be enough. If you are considering doing any remodeling in the Coachella Valley area (my Rancho Mirage project was a small job compared to what he is capable of taking on), you must contact Mike at SoCal Builders in Thousand Palms. You will not be disappointed. And did I also mentioned he’s genuinely the nicest guy ever?
Mike Roberts, owner of So Cal Builders, and his crew removed my two eight foot garage doors, and a two foot pillar in the middle, and replaced them with a beautiful eighteen foot garage door. The work was done, compentently, on schedule, and I was amazed at the results. It is beautiful, and I don’t have to worry about scraping my car backing out of the garage. I would HIGHLY recommend Mike and his crew for any building projects you might plan.
Have done 2 houses for us. On house #1 the extensive renovations were accomplished over the summer when we were not present. Result? Perfect. One time and on budget. Project #2 allowed us to interact more with Mike’s people. Couldn’t be more helpful and always left the job site immaculate at the end of the day. Result? Perfect. On time and on budget. I should add that when were house hunting, we would often call Mike to evaluate the possibilities in a house we had seen. He would often drop everything to meet us at a house and his opinions were always spot on.
Our casita is finished and I am very pleased with the outcome. Better said, I’m ecstatic! When I sat down with you earlier this year to review the project, you had such a positive can-do attitude that put my mind at ease. We wanted something special and not the ordinary every-day casita. I heard a lot of “we can do that” in our discussions. Your excellent reputation was repeated over and over again by others as well as the City of Rancho Mirage Building Department. You advised that this was about a 90 day project. You began on January 16th and completed the project on April 4th, 79 days after the first shovel was turned. The project not only came in early but was on budget. I would like to thank Harvey, Chris, Scott, and all the others who contributed time and effort to this project. Each is very professional. They frequently made suggestions that made the casita even better. In closing, thanks for your attention to detail and making this project such a pleasant experience.
Saying “Thank you” for the great job all of you have done to put our home back in order doesn’t seem to express enough how much we appreciate all of your hard work and attention to detail! We realize we were fortunate to have been given your name and high recommendation for your quality of work. You can be assured we will also be one of your best supporters in the future for recommendation to other perspective clients. Throughout the remodel your crew has been professional and energetic...taking their jobs and completing them to the best of their ability. [We] want to express our appreciation to everyone involved for giving us our home back better than it was before. Mike with your excellent crew it is only a reflection of you the “boss”. Thank you for expecting the best from your crew and giving this back to your clients. It has been a pleasure working with you as well as getting to know you too.
We highly recommend So-Cal Builders. They exceed our expectations on the rebuilding our casita after extreme water damage. They removed carpet, water soaked walls, took out bathroom cabinets and installed new wallboard, new bathroom cabinets with granite top, new bathroom door, and new ceramic tile flooring. They kept the outside of the work site clean and removed debris regularly. They completed the construction in timely manner. We were completely satisfied with their work including paint and final clean up. Their bid was less than the competition. We can’t imagine doing a better job.
Michael G. Roberts of So-Cal Builders built my casita at the Mission Hills Country Club this year. The casita is beautiful, and I have had no problems with it. I’ve received compliments on its design and the quality of its construction. I was impressed with Mr. Roberts’ reliability and efficiency, and his commitment to making this project meet all my expectations. On the business side, Mr. Roberts operated with complete integrity. I recommend him as a contractor.
I would like to thank you for the excellent job you and your firm did for the remodel of our home in Rancho Mirage. Being in the construction business myself, I appreciated your timelessness and conscientious approach to the project. I have also been very impressed with the responsive attention to the (very) few call back items we have had. I also appreciate the fact that you completed the entire project without a single visit/inspection by [my wife] and I. I know this made you slightly nervous about how we would like the final product, but it turned out great and I trust was well placed. It was a significant amount of work and you did well. We are enjoying the media room and love relaxing in the remodeled master bath. The new paint and trim really add a level of “finish” to the home that it lacked before. Please feel free to use us as a reference and to use this letter as a very strong recommendation to future perspective clients. Thanks again!
So-Cal Builders constructed two projects for us in Rancho Mirage. About two years ago, So-Cal Builders built a casita room onto our residence and about six months ago they built a swimming pool at our home. In both cases, the job was done in a timely manner. Completion was as promised, there were no hidden costs and the quality was excellent. Any minor problems that cropped up after the job was completed were taken care of at once without any difficulty. The personnel of So-Cal Builders, Mike Roberts, the owner, [and team] are all knowledgeable craftsmen who are very professional in their demeanor and very trustworthy. I highly recommend So-Cal Builders to anyone seeking quality construction done in a professional manner with integrity and honesty.
I am pleased to refer Mike Roberts and So-Cal Builders for any construction project you may be considering. I have had several opportunities to work with Mike and his crew on varying types of projects and all have been completed very professional and relatively smooth considering the nature of construction projects. So-Cal completed a three residence speculative project that we designed as a lot-sub-division and worked very successfully with complex planning issues and a demanding client. The project turned out better than expected in my opinion due to their sensitivity to the process and the ability to work with all parties concerned. When it came time to remodel my own home, as an architect, I selected So-Cal Builders from the large group of general contractors I personally know.
Thank you for the professional job that you did for us at [our home] in Rancho Mirage. Thank you for keeping to the schedule that we agreed on and for the excellent workmanship as well as the fine clean-up that you did upon completion. [We] would be happy to recommend you and your company.
I recently purchased a new home in the valley, and I was referred to So-Cal Builders for the renovation. Although the house was already in live-able conditions, we wanted to make changes to modernize and to make it uniquely our own. We wanted various upgrades throughout the home. One of my biggest concerns was budgeting. Since we had just bought a new home, I wanted to make sure that we were not going to be price-gouged with the upgrades. Mike, owner of So-Cal Builders, worked with me every step of the way. From our initial consultation to the final walk-though, Mike was extremely helpful with planning, organizing, and completing our project. He set a schedule that he adhered to, and thanks to his strategic planning and follow through, we completed our project on time. And the very best part, it was within the budget we had agreed on from the start. The work that So-Cal Builders completed for my family is as follows:They remodeled all of the bathrooms, which consisted of one master suite and three additional full baths. So-Cal Builders replaced all of the old cabinets and drawers, removed all of the standard counter tops and replaced them with granite, installed new plumbing fixtures, and changed out all of the lighting fixtures. They also built a custom vanity and walk-in shower (with extravagant tile work I should also add) in the master suite, which are now the highlights of the room. In the kitchen, So-Cal Builders replaced the old sink and faucet with a newer, much nicer model. They installed new appliances throughout, changed out all of the lighting fixtures, made repairs to the existing cabinets, and installed new cabinet pulls throughout. In addition to remodeling our kitchen and bathrooms, So-Cal Builders also installed crown modeling in our living room and dining room. They also custom painted our home throughout, making each room feel warm and welcoming.We enjoy having guests over, when weather in the desert permits, so we needed a backyard that would be worthy of entertaining. So-Cal Builders turned our empty “desert lot” into a lush paradise. They laid beautiful stone pavers to give us a patio space, and they also designed and built a custom barbeque area complete with a sink, refrigerator, and seating for guests. They also designed and built us a custom firepit with seating for us to enjoy during the winter. So-Cal Builders did all of our landscaping throughout the backyard. They built beautiful planters along the block wall complete with gravel, palm trees, and various other native plants. They laid sod throughout the yard as well. They also installed all of the irrigation and landscape lighting. I am extremely pleased with the work that So-Cal Builders did. I feel proud to have guests over and to entertain in our new home. Mike Roberts was a delight to work with. He is very thorough and detailed in project management. I never doubted that there was something that Mike couldn’t handle. His team is very respectful and they keep their workspace clean. I highly recommend So-Cal Builders to anyone looking for a general contractor that is honest, reliable, and a true professional. I am extremely happy with the work So-Cal Builders did for us and I will continue to use their services again in the future. Thanks Mike and team!
We undertook a significant remodel to our Mission Hills home. The remodel involved the following: enlarging the living room area by over four hundred and twenty square feet; a complicated restructuring of the roofline to add covered outdoor seating; addition of a sink in the laundry room; addition of French doors in a guest room; replacing existing tile; outdoor kitchen and patio area; pool, spa, waterfall, and fire pit. Mike Roberts, of So-Cal Builders, was the prime contractor for all of the remodel work. Our experience with Mike, all of his crew, and subcontractors could not have been better. Mike is thorough, professional, honest, and most remarkably in the contractor world, he meets his scheduled completion dates. So-Cal Builders showed care with our possessions, and consideration for our needs, which we greatly appreciated because we continued to live at the house throughout the remodel. I should note that we have done other remodeling in the past, and, like many homeowners, we have some hair-raising stories about our contractor experiences. In contrast, our experience with Mike was entirely satisfactory and enjoyable. We would use Mike’s services again and highly recommend him as an excellent building contractor. Our home is always open to Mike as a reference site for others to observe the high standard of quality you receive when doing business with So-Cal Builders.