"We interviewed 17 contractors in total and ended up choosing Sharp Builders who we found in neighbor2neighbor. Tal was not the cheapest—he was in the middle of the pack. We took tours of houses he had remodeled and we liked the quality he offers for the price. A couple of contractors said they would dedicate themselves to our house, but I wanted someone who had other projects going so he could leverage our place with the other projects. I didn’t want to pay someone to be his only client for six months. The remodel of our 1952 home was a huge job. We didn’t change the footprint of the house, but we gutted it. The roof and the furnace were the only things we didn’t touch. We hired my sister as the architect and got a local architect to do the final drawings and get the permits. Tal had no problem working with the drawings and in some cases he improved upon them by creating elements such as additional skylights, alterations and additions to the kitchen and bath cabinets and an outdoor deck with a BBQ island. Tal was very patient during the whole process. If there was ever a problem, in the drawings or otherwise, he just fixed it. He saved us from having to replace the roof. We removed a fireplace which created a hole in the roof, but they don’t make that kind of shingles anymore, so Tal took the extra shingles from the skylights and reused them on the chimney hole! I like that Tal’s company has a nice family feel. He uses his brother, an electrician, and his workers stayed on the whole project. He does have some subs, but Tal’s guys were always there to carry the project through. Tal only went over budget 10% and over the time frame 10%, which I think was good considering all that we ran into and for such a major remodel. We knew we would be putting in a load bearing wall, for example, but we had no way of knowing before we started that there was no concrete footing. I have already recommended Tal to a friend whose house Tal is remodeling now."
John K., Cheviot HIlls
"I had interviewed several builders to refurbish our 1926 four-unit apartment complex and none seemed to be a good match for one reason or another. We didn’t have architectural plans and needed to address issues as they arose. We were on a tight budget as the complex is in a rent-control district of Los Angeles. I read about Tal in the neighbor2neighbor booklet and thought “why not?” From the start, Tal seemed honest and caring and was a “can do” kind-of-person. Throughout the process, Tal continued to be attentive and personable. Although the project took a bit longer than I had anticipated, we stayed on budget and are very pleased with the end result. He is representative of his staff and crew, who are also a kind and trusting group. The project turned out more beautiful than I had imagined and he is now assisting our tenants on their “move in” requests. His follow-up has been excellent. I recommended him to my neighbors and he is now building their two-story home on my street! They, too, interviewed several builders and felt Tal was their best choice. It was true what I read about Tal in neighbor2neighbor. He really does pick up the phone!"
Tina R., Mar Vista
I adore Tal. He stands behind everything he does. My kids used Sharp Builders for their house and had such a good experience, I used him to renovate our place and do an addition. The architect made sure that the addition matched the rest of our house. The job came in on time and the pricing was very fair. His crew is courteous, very professional and clean. I’m a nut about cleanliness since I have babies around – it has to be safe for the kids.
Sandy Zacky, Sherman Oaks
"Sharp Builders completely designed and rebuilt my home. I’ve used other contractors and we weren’t on speaking terms at the end of the job. With Tal it was an amazing experience. He makes everything ok all the time! You get a lot of bang for your buck. I traveled a lot during the remodel and I’d let Tal makes choices for me, knowing it would be done in good taste."
Debbie B., Westwood
"Sharp Builders designed and rebuilt our house. Tal really cares about his clients. Other builders may do a good job, but their egos get in the way. Tal is always available and takes the time to talk to you about your ideas and concerns. There were so many old bits and pieces I wanted to incorporate in my home. He was able to be creative with us. We got so lucky using Tal!"
Agnone Family, Mar Vista
"We did a partial remodel with Sharp Builders. We were out of town, so it was great that they could handle everything from design to finish with one point person overseeing everything. They did a great job. Their architect, crews, subs, everyone. Tal was good at keeping it on schedule and on budget. If something unexpected happened, Tal would take care of it. I recommend these guys. My sister-in-law is using them now."
Cari Uslan, Rancho Park
Sharp Builders did an almost total remodel for me. Everything was excellent. His workers were great, very tidy. He always followed up with any subcontractors. Tal always returns your calls promptly and has good follow up on the work. His pricing is competitive – a bit below some other bids I got. Whenever a problem arose, Tal would say “no problems, just solutions!”
Paul Altura, Los Angeles