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The Podestas, and the sub-contractors who they hire, are true craftsmen who care about their projects and do excellent work. My husband is a former carpenter who can be very critical and almost comically hard to please and he has only positive things to say about working with the Podestas and the quality of their work. We're so happy with our new kitchen that we're planning to have the Podestas back to add a finished bedroom and bathroom to our garage and to install new windows.

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John and Siobhan

We were very pleased with Podesta Constuction’s quality of work and project management. The site was kept very clean and any issues with neighbors were dealt with in a professional manner. They always kept us informed through weekly meetings and we did not feel pressured to spend more money. They kept within our budget and were on time. We would definitely use them again and have recommended them to friends.

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Leslie and Clay

Podesta Construction provided good counsel about items for which I needed recommendations, but I never felt pressured by them to make choices before I was ready. I highly recommend their work and would be happy to hire them again.

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Shannon and Clint

My husband and I knew that we were dealing with a very professional team, and felt completely at ease leaving our home in such responsible hands. We are thrilled with our new master bathroom and are now embarking on a larger remodel project for our kitchen and downstairs bathroom. We wouldn’t even consider using anyone but Podesta Construction to do this project with us.

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Harriet and Peter

We came to Matt and Brandan Podesta with a general design and layout to which they made great aesthetic and technical improvements. Our foreman, Steve, was always professional and courteous, and kept the house amazingly clean throughout the renovation process. The work took longer than anticipated, but was well worth the wait for the quality and attention to detail to ensure a beautiful result. We would definitely use them again.

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Martin and Genevieve

Podesta took the time to understand our vision and created something that was beyond our expectations, and we could not be happier with the results. We highly recommend them and will use them again for a future project.

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Brian and Beth

We selected Podesta to do a top-to-bottom remodel of a Queen Anne house built in 1900. We had seen their work, appreciated their attention to detail, and knew they could handle a big job. We were not disappointed. Communication, both with us and with the architect, was very good throughout the construction. The site was kept very clean and any issues raised by neighbors during the construction were dealt with quickly and respectfully.

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Jim and Herbert

Matt Podesta and his team installed a beautiful roof deck atop our home on Potrero Hill and, thereafter, renovated the entire ground floor of our home, transforming it from a standalone, studio apartment into a two-bedroom, one-bath wing (with a wine cellar to boot) that was completely integrated into the rest of our home.

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Jill and Drew

It is not often that one sings their contractor’s praises. With Podesta, however, our prolonged construction process was executed with professional calm. This family-run business set a professional tone with workers, sub-contractors, collaborators and customers, and the results were spectacular. With honesty and fairness as core elements, each sub-contractor and worker strived to do their best, listened to complaints or change-requests with the intent to please, and executed to achieve a top quality outcome. We hope to be back for more.

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Julie and Harry

If you are looking not just for professional and reliable remodelers but also for a traditional honest family business, Podesta Construction, Inc., is for you. Podesta worked so hard to make our wish list come true. My family misses having Podesta in our home. I invite anyone to come over and see what a wonderful remodel they have done.

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Diane and Bill

When we bought a fixer-upper before moving to California, we flew back home knowing that we could be facing a nightmare year; we consider ourselves incredibly lucky to have found the Podestas. Much of the work was done before we moved in while we were living out of state, so we had to have total trust and flawless long-distance communication. The Podestas exceeded our expectations; each visit to pick out finishes and check on progress left us smiling and eager to move into our beautifully renovated home. They shared our vision for the house and we were able to turn over the keys to them when we closed escrow and let them take over. I would hire the Podestas again in a heartbeat and recommend them to anyone who is looking for a contractor.


We’ve had other construction projects without Podesta. From the design phase to the final coat of paint, the Podesta staff has been courteous, pleasant and instantly responsive to our needs, questions, and fears. They were meticulous in protecting our property, furniture, and adjacent living space from damage and dust. The project manager/lead carpenter performed his work with the highest quality and precision, while holding those under his supervision to the same standards. We are delighted with our new bathrooms and are assured we have the finest result achievable with our design. We believe Podesta Construction is the “Gold Standard” by which all others in the industry should be measured.

Art and Britta

We were so lucky to find Podesta Construction to remodel our home! Time after time, Podesta met deadlines and budgets right on target. Weekly site meetings and open communication at all times made us feel that everything was under control— and it was! The result was the most beautiful kitchen, bedroom, and master bath imaginable. We definitely recommend using Podesta Construction. How often have you heard someone say “We loved our contractor!” Podesta is the best!

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Margaret and Steve

The best decision we made concerning our remodel was hiring Podesta Construction. They were patient with our repeated requests to change plans during construction, they used top-notch subcontractors and they came in within budget and within our timeframe. They were extremely conscientious of our needs and such a pleasure to work with. We have recommended Podesta Construction to many friends and family and we look forward to working with them in the future.

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Joshua and Dana

Our families have owned residential and commercial property in San Francisco neighborhoods for well over 75 years. In all of that time, this is the first letter we have received from a construction company regarding work in proximity to our property. I have been very involved in neighborhood associations for many years. This is a singular outreach on your part, and should serve as an example for other construction firms. I’m positive that with your business attitude and culture, there will be no problems. Thank you.

DeHaro Street Neighbor

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