Unique issues (3 project managers) covid delays, gaps in work progress, a few errors (wrong slider, wrong bathroom window, one design error), and slow punch list completion would be caveats to the beautiful job when completed
Project Manager - A really helpful with all of our questions.
They are easy to work with and did a quality job.
Lead Source - We actually were negotiating a contract with Jackson Design Remodel. They did pricing and I was not thrilled about the design. Murray Lampert Design, Build Remodel competed with Jackson Design. I ended up saving money. I am happy with the design and I am pleased with them.
Additional Comments - I told them I was very pleased. If they are doing a job in the area I am happy to share my home with them to see.
I believe that they are outstanding among the design/build firms in San Diego County.
Lead Source - Google
Areas Of Satisfaction - Design team was fun to work with, and the overall project manager was exceptional.
Additional Comments - Just that it’s been a pleasure to work with this company and its many fine people.
Before the project was complete, I was already referring them to family and friends.
Lead Source - My friend looked up 5 companies on line and gave me the list.
Areas Of Satisfaction - Danny Battle was an exceptional site manager. He was both helpful and supportive throughout the process. Hannah was also outstanding and showed me that she knew what she was doing. I am completely happy with my kitchen. I would recommend Murray Lampert to my friends.
Additional Comments - Could not be happier with the job that you did.
I thoroughly enjoyed working with everyone at Murray Lampert and would totally recommend them to friends and family.
Why Us? - I chose them because I felt their team really worked well together, and truly cared about their customers getting the house of their dreams!
Areas Of Satisfaction - Their communication was always on track, and if something came up that I needed to discuss, they were always helpful and available.
MLDBR has a great team from top to bottom, and were a pleasure to work with.
We wholeheartedly recommend Murray Lampert Design & Build for any home remodeling needs. We bought our home 18 years ago and just made minor improvements since then, putting off til a later day all the things we wanted to do to make it more livable. Life with two active kids took over and delayed any renovation plans. Now, being empty nesters, the time finally arrived for us to take the big step and do what we’ve been dreaming of for years: remodel most of our house (including removing walls), going open-concept with a great new kitchen, moving a bathroom, a complete plumbing overhaul, and more.We started our conversation with Murray Lampert knowing they’d done beautiful work in the neighborhood for several friends, and knowing how much they valued their work and relationship with the Cantor family, owners of Murray Lampert. My husband and I met with Rachel Cantor, their Director of Design, and explained what we were hoping to achieve. She returned shortly with a realistic estimate that helped guide our conversation further. Doing our due diligence, we interviewed other construction companies but always came back to Murray Lampert. The detailed information we received, the warmth we felt from the Cantor family, their commitment to our satisfaction (and budget), countless recommendations from friends, their stellar reputation in the design community, combined with the reasonable price, sold us. From the beginning, we knew we were in good hands. Gregg Cantor provided great oversight of his team, always checking in and staying on top of what was happening with our project. The entire team took ownership of our happiness and care of our home and family. They took on managing an overwhelming process and schedule, leading us step by step and keeping us on target. Another Rachel (Bancroft) was our ML designer and she was amazing, providing terrific insight and putting up with constant questions and several changes. The 3D modeling was a fantastic tool, helping clarify the vision and projected outcome. Budget was important to us and the ML team kept us on target, with Lisa Cantor keeping the finances straight. Daily updates on the construction from Don our project manager kept us looped into what was happening. Communication is critical to any big project, and everyone on the ML team was an expert – responding promptly to any questions and keeping us constantly informed. Our beautiful project was finished on time and on budget.In the end, we’re so incredibly happy with our remodel! We feel like we live in a brand new home…modern, bright, and completely in line with all our dreams. And we’ve made some great new connections with the Murray Lampert family – we know who we’re calling if we start having any new ideas!
Why Us? - Reputation, recommendations, positive relationship
We were very happy with Murray Lampert. Things were on schedule and in budget. I felt like the project moved quickly.
From the management of Gregg Murray to the job sight foremen Cameron, they were all professional and courteous. Thank you for a "job well done"!Hugs,Dan and Leenie
Highly recommend them
Areas Of Satisfaction - Construction pointed out and completed details that enhanced the out come of the project
I have indeed recommended Murray Lampert Design, Build, Remodel to friends and acquaintances that are seeking an option for remodels.
Project Manager - Cameron was a very straight forward and attentive person! Always followed through and self initiating to address the project and its minor iterations!
Likely To Recommend - I have indeed recommended Murray Lampert Design, Build, Remodel to friends and acquaintances that are seeking an option for remodels.
Lead Source - Advertisement led me to research the firm and its experience and history. My inquiries were all very positive especially their working relationship with the permit agencies!
Why Us? - Their experience and relationship with the San Diego County Building/Permit division was essential to address our original house purchase in 1985 that we subsequently discovered had a garage conversion without a permit by the previous owners. Further, there was no statute of limitations to address the illegal conversion.
Areas For Improvement - None and exceeded our expectations in dealing with the US Bank funding program, thanks to Lisa Cantor! County Permitting became very difficult through no fault of Murray Lampert personnel and they were diligent in their persistence of permits!
Areas Of Satisfaction - We especially appreciated the handling of unexpected changes and additional work requirements. Additionally their prompt communications kept us thoroughly in the loop to avoid any confusion minimizing delays and reinforcing its efficiencies!
Additional Comments - Interestingly we became closer to a number of people that we never thought would become the case in a short term business relationship. We could not help feeling like we had joined with a family group committed to an excellent project and very personal service. They addressed our issues and anxieties with professionalism and diligence!
Why Us? - Michael responded to our online inquiry same day...on a Sunday! We were impressed with Murray Lampert's team approach...having the clients meet with the entire team prior to making a contract decision. We were also impressed that Gregg Cantor attended some of our meetings! We felt we could trust Murray Lampert to successfully achieve our vision and to respect our significant investment.
Areas Of Satisfaction - The team was very responsive to any questions or concerns we raised. We LOVED our project manager, Patti Atwell, because of her expertise and energetic personality. She kept us informed, kept things on track, and quickly addressed the few hiccups that happened along the way. We enjoyed working with Patti, Cameron, Rachel, Hope, Michael and Gregg. Our friends and family have been amazed with the transformation of our house.
Project Manager - 4 plus!
Areas Of Satisfaction - I was very satisfied overall. They cleaned up well, and Patti kept me informed.
My overall experience with Murray Lampert was good. Since this was our second time using Murray Lampert, I expected a little more. As with any remodel, issues will arise. I understand that. But it is how these isues are handled. I think the quality of our custom cabinets is very poor. LTD's (cabinet people) customer service is also poor. We are still having issues with our cabinets. So the question that comes up is...Will I use Murray Lampert again? The answer...If I have another project, I will definitely get a quote from Murray Lampert and compare it to at least two other companies. If I need some sort of cabinetry, I would not use LTD. Murray Lampert would have to use another cabinet company.
Why Us? - Because reputable San Diego company.
I have already done that.
Likely To Recommend - I have already done that.
Lead Source - My neighbor had a large expansion and he was very satisfied with it. I used to work closely with the Better Business Bureau and the president with them recommended them to me. He had some good things to say about them.
I can't say enough about about Murray Lampert Design, Build, Remodel. Gregg Cantor was attentive, innovative, professional and went the extra step to help us make our remodel and whole house make over happen. Steve Law was responsive, patient and smoothly addressed our concerns almost immediately upon notice. Frank Piermarini listened to wishes and desires during the design phase and proposed alternatives and/or made changes to the plans as necessary. Our dream house could not have happened without Murray Lampert.
Lead Source - Murray Lampert has a longstanding history of doing work and contributing to improving the overall quality of life in the local community. As a long time San Diego resident, I know that companies do not last long without a reputation of doing superior work and providing a high level of customer satisfaction. When we "took the big step" and decided to move forward with our construction project, I called Murray Lampert.
Areas Of Satisfaction - Murray Lampert and their construction team met or exceeded all of our expectations.
They were very easy to work with. There were a few problems that came up, but they handled them very well. We would definitely use them again.
Areas Of Satisfaction - I was most satisfied in terms of the contractors that came. We had a good experience with the electrician and the various other contractors.
Office Staff Responsiveness - They responded when I needed them.
Why Us? - I liked John and thought he understood what we wanted. Murray Lampert Design, Build, Remodel was also willing to work with our budget, which was no small feat.
Areas Of Satisfaction - It was a very easy process.
Areas Of Satisfaction - Communication was always at a high level and they allowed me to supply some items adn do some of the work to help keep my total costs within my budget.
Areas Of Satisfaction - Steve Law's expertise in all areas of managing the entire process and his timely response to any and all questions or concerns.
Murray Lampert helped us solve a lot of major problems we had at the house, such as issues with plumbing, electrical issues, coordinating with the city on the new water meter, as well as doing interior remodeling. We knew they would be very cost effective, provide quality work, and meet the challenges we had.
Why Us? - It was a bigger project with a lot of complications. and I wanted somebody with some experience with permits and hooking up a second water meter (a lot of it was major plumbing).
The experience I had with Murray Lampert was very positive. I would highly recommend this company to anyone that is interested in remodeling their home.
Why Us? - I chose Murray Lampert because of my neighbor's positive experience and it was good knowing the company has been in business for so long. Gregg made me feel good about the project and I was comfortable working with him. With Gregg, you know exactly what you are going to get. There were no insecurities whatsoever.
Areas Of Satisfaction - Communication and responsiveness. All calls & emails returned promptly, excellent referrals to trades outside the scope of the project, overall project coordination and status communication. The finished product quality is exceptional.
We have had two projects handled by Murray Lampert Design, Build, Remodel and could not be happier. The first project was a major kitchen and dining room overhaul that also involved new flooring and plumbing throughout the house. In addition to normal remodel woes there was also a mold exposure problem. They helped in every area and made sure that everything was handled properly assisting us with insurance and remediation issues. Our second project was a complete overhaul of our master bedroom and bath. Since we were so happy the first time, there was no question of us using them again. Once again they proved themselves and did a marvelous job. I highly recommend using Murray Lampert.
Why Us? - With Joe Nelson's expertise, Murray Lampert Design helpled us get back on track from a former construction problem. Murray Lampert created for us the kitchen of our dreams!
Areas Of Satisfaction - Final product looks awesome.
We were more than pleased with our experience with Murray Lampert. From the first meeting, through the design, plans and construction, everything went better than we expected. The subcontractors were diligent and friendly. Joe, Steve, and Frank were exceptionally friendly and qualified and a pleasure to work with. In all, our addition finished almost in half the time that was originally quoted, and also to perfection. Truthfully, we wish we had another project - we're going to miss everyone!
We had complete trust with Murray Lampert and they exceeded our expectations. The professioanlism exhibited from the very beginning with the design of our project and the review of the contract was so thorough we felt extremely confident we were in the right hands. Communications were exceptional with our project manager, Steve Law and the work ethic of many of the subs was impeccable. The craftsmanship on all elements of our home is outstanding. My husband and I both get up every day and say how much we love our home.
Murry Lampert Construction recently completed a beautiful remodel of our master bathroom. We were completely satisfied with the process from planning, execution to completion. This was a total cradle to grave operation with nothing left to follow up or complete at a later date. The team was outstanding and I would recommend them to anyone looking for work to be done on or in their home!
I contacted 4 top contractors in San Diego area to do our construction project. After their presentation of their plan, Murray Lampert stood the best especially the cost of the project. The quality of the work, cost and early completion of the project makes us happy of the right decision that we made why we choose Murray Lampert among other contractors. The Murray Lampert team are very good communicators. We are always informed every phase of the project. We were given an opportunity to upgrade or change the materials was put into the project. We received a lot of positive compliments the quality and workmanship of the project.
Additional Comments - We would like to thank the crew of Murray Lampert especially to Joe Nelson, Frank Piermarini and Steve Law for the outstanding job and early completion of our construction project. We are looking forward on our next project with Murray Lampert.
It was a pleasure having Murray Lampert remodel my home. They were very attentive to any of my concerns and I couldn't be happier with the the completed project. Everyone at Murray Lampert was amazing and great to work with.
Areas Of Satisfaction - I was extremely satisfied with all the people, everyone who I crossed paths with from the initial consultation to the final inspection. It was a pleasure working with Steve, he was always available and and very accommodating to any and all of my request.
Additional Comments - Thank you to all at Murray Lampert for helping me turn my house into a home.
I am a single female homeowner and wanted a remodel/addition. Naturally, as a woman, I was afraid of being cheated, and as a reserved personality, afraid of being put off while the " squeaky wheels" got all the attention.What I hoped a reputable company like Murray Lampert could do was to treat me the same as any assertive male customer. What I got was beyond my hopes. Murray Lampert actually made me feel like I was their ONLY customer!Beyond the beautiful work that they do, beyond the courteous & thorough workmen with whom they contract, beyond the surprising speed of construction, they will put your mind at ease at every turn so that you are never afraid. To me, that was worth everything.I have another addition planned in the future, and you can be sure Murray Lampert will be my heroes again!
Why Us? - Peace of mind ensured b/c of reputation.
Areas For Improvement - None. The experience was continually better than expected.
Areas Of Satisfaction - Steve Law made everything easy, organized and professional.
Why Us? - Communication was excellent
Areas Of Satisfaction - Information and communication. The information and help was awesome!
Project Manager - 3.5
Areas Of Satisfaction - I liked their professionalism and they were very good with keeping up their end of the bargain. They also stuck to their timeline well.
Additional Comments - If we have to get anything done for the house that they will be the first people we call.
Why Us? - We chose them because of their reputation. It was a big remodel project, and we wanted a top notch contractor.
Areas Of Satisfaction - Their attention to detail at every aspect of the job. The quality that they expect form their subcontractors. They kept on top of everything. It was a kitchen remodel (it took 3 months). They made it a very stress free, enjoyable remodel.
Areas For Improvement - They did not fall short in any area.
Additional Comments - They are an excellent company.
Additional Comments - We love Murray Lampert Construction.
Why Us? - appeared to be the best in terms of quality and price based on several interviews
Areas Of Satisfaction - It was a strange remodel. We live in Nevada and the house they remodeled is in San Diego. Steve handled the whole thing when we were gone. In taking care of a completely decorated house, they did an amazing job of not disturbing anything or getting anything dirty.
Areas Of Satisfaction - After they were done, we had a great addition to our home. We were really happy with the end result.
Areas Of Satisfaction - - their ability to stay on schedule- attention to details- level communication
Areas Of Satisfaction - I was most satisfied with the opportunity to work closely on the project with the architect and the project manager.
Lead Source - I heard about Murray Lampert Construction because a lot of people in the neighborhood had signs out and I talked to a couple of people who have used them and were satisfied.
Why Us? - They have a good reputation.
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