What homeowners are saying about D. C. Keeton
Angie's List Reviews:
"Replaced 3 sets of French doors, 1 interior door, 2 casement windows, 1 glass block window, rebuilt and upgraded the shower and bathroom lighting, repaired plaster, painted master bedroom, bathroom, and hallway, enlarged gutters and other roof repairs to fix leaks.
The project has turned out very well. David responded promptly when I first contacted him and continued to follow through with timely updates throughout the project. While the work ended up taking longer than I had anticipated, a portion of this was the result of the inevitable project creep as more ideas occurred to me. David gave me knowledgeable feedback on what would or would not work well and factored in my concerns at each step. The crews were polite and performed high quality work. The repairs and enhancements I sought have been successfully completed."
"He proved to be the contractor we all dream about, honest, dependable, great work, fair prices, and punctual"
A complete and organized plan to redo my condo. From our first meeting, he impressed me with his attention to detail. He brought 5 guys to our first meeting, so they could all determine what they would need to do to accomplish my goals. And they were all early to the meeting. I am proud to say that I absolutely love the improvements and I have already recommended him to close friends. And perhaps most importantly, he is a wonderful human being and truly cares about making his clients happy.
So much to tell. We completely redid my condo. The Master Bathroom took great vision and execution to make the most of the space available. The result is stunning. He really takes time to develop ideas and has the ability to adjust, if necessary. He also welcomes feedback from the client and the people that work for him. The men who work for him are very polite, exceptional at their chosen trades and clearly have a terrific relationship with David. In the kitchen, he had a fantastic idea to shrink the island and it has made my kitchen easier to use and made my dining room feel much bigger. After lots of searching, we found a backsplash that has brought new life to my kitchen. In terms of finding the materials for the remodel, David has countless relationships around the LA area. He has cultivated strong relationships with businesses and its obvious that they enjoy working with him. The painters are simply the best I have worked with, we repainted every inch of the walls and its perfect. He also advised on getting new doors, something I had not considered and it was a great call. They bring a certain style and pop to my place. We redid the outside decks and had them resurfaced with a much better floor surface and got rid of the ugly cement stains on the decks. He also respects financial boundries. He has on many occasions suggested less expensive alternatives that have suited my needs without sacrificing quality. And, David is so reliable, he never is late, he is always available and he is definetely a pleaser. I can see the joy in his face when things are done correctly. David is the consumate professsional. And a really solid person. His creativity, passion and easy going nature, make him an ideal candidate for anyone considering home improvements. Choosing David was the best decision I made in redoing my place and I now consider him a friend, an unexpected and pleasant surprise."
"David is the most competent and polite contractor I have ever worked with!"
"Den Remodel; Bathroom Remodel; Exterior painting. David is a general contractor. In all the things you want a general contractor for, Dave was excellent. He was responsive, he aimed to please, and he did not gouge when my wife and I made changes and added new tasks mid-stream to the projects. At another level, a general contractor is only as good as his or her subcontractors. David's subcontractors were very good. David has a stain guy working for him who is outstanding. The most significant part of our den remodel was stripping and re-staining our wood-paneled den walls. This was a laborious and time-consuming process. Most of the G.C.'s/stain guys we spoke to and got bids from did not even offer to do the level of sanding by hand that was necessary to strip off the old dark stain, especially in the crevices of the bead board on our den walls. David's stain guy, Marcos, not only did it -- but he did it exceptionally well. The end result is well beyond our expectations. Going from dark stain to light stain is a long, hard process, and most of the contractors simply tried to talk us out of it telling us we might not like the results. We're glad we did it and we are glad we chose David and Marcos for the work. David also has painters, electricians, and hard wood floor guys who did excellent, first-rate work. And all of them were easy to have around the house. Very easy to work with. Since I work from home, I actually was around to check on how things were going periodically. All of the workers were responsive to my questions and concerns. David was not our cheapest bid. But you should expect pay a bit more for a well-respected G.C. with excellent Angie's List Reviews."
"From start to finish David and his team were great to work with"
"Full rennovation of 2 Bed rental unit in Silverlake. We added a 3/4 bath, a new kitchen (which we knocked down two walls and lofted the ceiling for) and upgraded all utilities.
"Repaired water damage to kitchen ceiling, plumbing leak and painted entire kitchen. David and his crew did a wonderful job. He was very reasonable in price and easy to work with. I will definitely call him for all my remodeling needs."
"He has a great crew of people." "He built exactly what we wanted and it looks great"
"Exterior renovation and restoration work on our 60 year-old house in Silver Lake. Our house is mostly stucco, with varnished redwood and cedar trim. Also a 450 sf cantilevered, covered deck with hard surface, metal railings and metal posts. The work included: Gutters & Downspouts- replacement completely around the house and separate garage Eaves - remove, refinish, and replace cedar boards enclosing the underside of the eaves; strip old varnish and apply new varnish; replace ventilation screen material running the entire perimeter of the house Painting - Stucco: patch, prep and paint walls; Wood: strip and sand old paint and varnish, repair damaged areas, apply stain and varnish (including large redwood door of 2-car garage); for the deck, prepare and repaint metal posts and railings, and apply several coats of deck paint to floor; on front door reapply faux oxidized copper finish to match existing. Deck - Demolish entire deteriorated magnasite floor; replace structural wood underneath; install new floor surface; replace 4 rusted posts supporting the roof, which entailed re-attaching railings to posts by welding. Scaffolding - Rental and installation of scaffolding around 3 sides of house (property is on a downslope, so rear of house is 2-1/2 stories high). Electrical work - Troubleshoot numerous relay and power wires and running between the house and garage; troubleshoot and fix various electrical outlets; replace exterior light fixtures The entire process and results exceeded our expectations. All of the subcontractors worked efficiently and quietly, arrived on time, and there was very little need for anything to be re-done. We obtained proposals from 3 contractors, and all 3 were very close in price. However, one proposal had a lot of exclusions (e.g., removing and replacing patio furniture), and the other's work was generally in other parts of town so we felt he would not be close by for frequent supervision. We checked with some of the references David Keeton provided, and all were positive. It happens that we recognized one of the references whom we knew through work, and they said they had used David Keeton several times, and we thought that was a good sign. When we selected David, he went over the project schedule in detail, and going forward he checked on the work regularly, and he communicated well with us, keeping us apprised of what was going to happen next and explaining in detail the reasons for any delays or the need for any changes, offering cost-effective options. He was very concerned about quality and customer satisfaction. For example, after the garage door was re-varnished, we thought it looked OK but David thought it could be better, and told the painters to re-sand and apply another coat of varnish (at no extra cost).
If there were any changes that were not in the original scope of work, David explained the reasons and provided solutions at a fair cost. For example, we felt that the style of the proposed off-the-shelf gutters didn't go with the mid-century design of the house, but custom gutters cost more. David recommended that we install custom gutters in the front of the house and garage, but in the rear where they can only be seen at a distance to use the standard gutters. This was a good and cost effective solution. When finishing the floor of the deck, we wanted a smooth finish, but the deck subcontractor explained that it would require an additional finish layer which was not included in the original proposal. Due to David's ongoing working relationship with this vendor, he obtained the finish we wanted at no added cost. Also, due to weather and hidden conditions of the house, we needed to rent the scaffolding longer than expected, but there was not an added charge. We were also very happy with the outcome of the electrical work. The lights in our house have a very complicated and outdated 1950's electrical relay switching system, and it was very hard to figure out which wires went where. Several of the exterior lights and outlets were dead, and we wanted them restored. The electrician and his assistant worked very persistently and would not stop until everything worked correctly. They also upgraded some outlets that were not up to current safety standards. After we thought the electrical work was done, we discovered that some of the interior outlets were not working. David and the electrician could very easily have said, "Not my problem," but they came back to find the problems and fix them and had a good attitude about it. There was some added cost for this extra electrical work but far less than we had experienced with electricians in the past. In fact, they fixed some incorrect electrical wiring work that was done previously and showed us specifically what the problems ."
"Patient and helpful in providing recommendations on how to proceed with the work I wanted completed"
"Easy going, straightforward, and the photos displaying his work were top notch"