npr edvertisers
visitors movie times

Santa Barbara Weather: 70.5°F | Humidity: 30% | Pressure: 30.05in (Rising) | Conditions: Clear | Wind Direction: ESE | Wind Speed: 0.0mph [see map]

Free Newsletter
  login You create the news! Send items of interest to ed@edhat.com
    17871 Subscribers
      545 Paid (3.0%)
     24 Commenters
     316272 Page Views

Buy Edhat Bags
Buy Edhat Bags
Buy Edhat Shirts
Buy Edhat Shirts
Advertise on Edhat
Advertise on Edhat
Buy Edhat Hats
Buy Edhat Hats
News Events Referrals Deals Classifieds Comments About

more articles like this

Tell them you found them on Edhat!

Santa Ynez Valley Contractor Referral
updated: Apr 18, 2014, 8:21 PM

I am looking for an honest, time conscious and reasonably priced contractor to do a bathroom remodel. I have done many remodels elsewhere and know what I want - so I don't need any designer type contractors, just someone who is willing to collaborate and get the job done.

Places People Are Talking About:

Alfred RamirezBehm ConstructionCrabtree Construction
D.J. Dunn ConstructionElliott & Pohls ConstructionMontes Construction
Ranch Hands

What People Are Saying:

 COMMENT 512061 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-04-18 09:18 PM

The best contractor I know in the Valley is Erling Pohls; he did a beautiful job remodelling our house and came in under budget and ahead of schedule. I don't if he would do a bathroom remodel only; if not perhaps he would recommend someone.


 COMMENT 512069P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-04-18 10:14 PM

Jason Behm from "Behm Construction" specializes in Residential remodeling, Baths , Kitchens, and Interior remodels in the greater Santa Barbara area... You can see their work at www. Behmcon.com


 COMMENT 512073P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-04-18 11:10 PM

Izzy at Montes Construction, an experienced guy with an excellent crew, but above all a good listener. 805-448-4903 he has a website as well montesconstruction.com . We would use him again, and that's saying something.


 COMMENT 512081 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-04-19 07:10 AM

Fast, Quality, Cheap price. Pick two of these because I have never seen all 3 on one job.


 COMMENT 512090 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-04-19 07:39 AM

whomever you use, check with the local contractor's assn. (Santa Maria) to have them check to see if the contractor is operating with a license. If they have let their worker's comp insurance lapse, they are operating w/o a license and if there is any dispute about the job later, you will be without any avenue other than small claims court.

Recommendations are FINE, but check their license status first. Even for long-time contractors. They will not be offended if they are legit and current (but don't ask THEM, ask the Ass'n.)


 COMMENT 512092P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-04-19 07:43 AM

Ranch Hands
3686 Tivola St 3686
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Jean Claude - 805 450-8039



 COMMENT 512093 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-04-19 07:45 AM

Second the recommendation for Erling Pohls. Top drawer work, polite workers and highly efficient. The supervisor brought his years of experience working on fancier homes than mine so now my house has an elegance that I would not have ever expected.


 BGALLERY agree helpful negative off topic

2014-04-19 07:59 AM

I recommend Alfred Ramirez, Masters in Fine Arts degree and tile contractor. Alf and his crew seamlessly install my complicated mosaics on site. He is in Santa Barbara at 805 448-1765.


 COMMENT 512103 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-04-19 08:04 AM

Thomas Crabtree from Crabtree construction. Good honest man. Known the family forever. He does sb goleta and santa ynez


 COMMENT 512107 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-04-19 08:11 AM

D.J. Dunn Construction I can give not one but three testimonials. He'll get it done right the first time. One of the best in the SYV


 COMMENT 512114 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-04-19 08:42 AM

This three part query reminds me of the line about cheap, good, and fast - choose any two!


 COMMENT 512125 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-04-19 09:45 AM

Todd Dale is a licensed contractor and lives in the Buellton area. His number is (805) 698-0802. He did my beautiful kitchen remodel in 2008 and later my intricate bathroom remodel in 2012. He is a perfectionist and did my dream Mexican tile bathroom. My walls were not plumbed so he took the time to make them straight. He is reasonable and honest.


 COMMENT 512181P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-04-19 01:15 PM

I second DJ Dunn.

He's on the job site & is not one of the typical "drive by" contractors that make a guest appearance once or twice a day.


 COMMENT 512195 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-04-19 01:54 PM

I third DJ Dunn. He did our bathroom remodel. He is great to work with. Now if only I could break with the money to have him re-model our kitchen.


 COMMENT 512217P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-04-19 03:30 PM

A fourth vote for DJ Dunn here in the SY Valley
His # 805-325-1652


 COMMENT 512352 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-04-20 09:32 AM

Ive been a subcontractor for since 1979 in SY. I havnt heard of some of these guys. Pohls,DJ Dunn,Baldacchino const,SJG const. These guys are all honest and can do about anything you can dream up.Use only licensed and avoid the others


 COMMENT 512499 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-04-21 07:35 AM

Thanks for all the great referrals, had no idea there were that many contractors who worked up in the SY Valley. I will be starting down the list today.



Add Your Comments

Edhat Username



Don't have an Account?

Don't know if you have an account?

Don't remember your account info?


ENJOY HAPPY HOUR! ... Between 4:00pm & 5:00pm only happy comment are allowed on the Edhat Comments Board.

If you can't say something nice, don't say nothing at all.

Hide Your Handle, but show paid status (paid subscribers only)
NEW - use verified name and picture (contact ed@edhat.com to be verified)
Find out About Becoming A Paid Subscriber
NOTE: We are testing a new Comment Preview Page. You must hit OK on the next page to have your comment go live. Send Feedback to ed@edhat.com.

get a handle   |  lost handle




  See more articles like this

# # # #


Send To a Friend
Your Email
Friend's Email

Top of Page | Old News Archives | Printer-Friendly Page

  Home Subscribe FAQ Jobs Contact copyright © 2003-2015  
Edhat, Inc.