A POINT OF VIEW
" It's unwise to pay too much, but it's worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money-that is all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything; because the thing you bought, was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do."
The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot- it can not be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that; you will have enough to pay for something better.
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" Rolando is an old world artisan". Everything he does, from cutting and fitting moldings to thework involved in the finishing touches...his workmanship is beyond compare. And he respects my ideas, like how I wanted slotted screws used on the cabinets. I have an old craftsman farm house that's never been workd on by anyone except by Rolando. He thinks way ahead of the game- he always anticipates what we are going to do next. S. Wright
I have known Rolando for 20 years. He's worked several difficult jobs on my property, from mangled retaining walls, to wrap around decks, resolving a major dry-rot problem in my garage. He's unique in that he's always on the job with his crew, He's extremely dependable, and he does a superb job." D. & J. Montgomery
" I won't have anybody else do work for me, it's that simple. He's very professional, and top quality craftman. He did a second story addition for me, a kitchen remodel on another home, and many other projects. In the long run, he's the most inexpensive; simply, because you don't have any callbacks. He is one of those people that does what he says he's going to do; he's honest to a fault." Dr. D. Beck
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Integrity, honesty, and an exacting eye for detail is what sets CUSTOM HOMES BUILDERS apart from hundreds of other small residential builders on the Peninsula. And while most contractors try to juggle multiple jobs simultaneously, owner Rolando Flores only takes on one project at a time, spending every day on-site until it's finished. "You can't serve two masters, and serve them well," explains this local contractor who' been building and remodeling Peninsula homes for more than 40 plus years. "Nobody is perfect, but I strive for it. I focus on our workworkmanship, and quality of the materials we use. We want our projects to turn out beautifully, and our clients to be happy." Rolando works with home owners on many levels, from educating and alerting them to potential problems and pitfalls, to redefining the scope of the project (if necessary) to maximize property value.
I consider the entire reality: the value of the home, both now and future, the owner's long-term plans, and the surrounding neighborhood. Based on all those factors, I make different suggestions. Sometimes I'll even recomend not going forward, if I think it's not in the owner's best interest. But we'll do what ever the customers want us to."
Custom Homes Builders does kitchen and bath remodels, single and second story room additions, and new homes from the ground up. They complete between six and ten jobs each year, depending on the size of the project. The larger and more complex projects, can take up to 1 year or longer to complete.
With his long experience on the Peninsula, Rolando has an enormous pool of knowledge, local contacts, and specialized trades people, vendors and suppliers from which to draw.
"Most of my subcontractors have been with me for 25 years or longer," he says. " Like the materials I use. I demand the best from people I hire."
Rolando says: I will not compromise any project, by delegating project handling and or supervision to Project Manager, Superintendent or Construction foreman. Personally being on site; is the only possible way I can assure each client, providing my full personal care and 40 plus years of hands-on of expertise in the construction field. To quality control, workmanship and materials, organization, schedule, to the most minute details. This will also insure the client the tremendous high advantages that derives from the main Contractor being on site at all times.
Because of his hands-on commitment to being on your job every day, and only taking on one job at a time, for proper supervision and quality control. Rolando gets booked several months out. This is somebody you want to have on your side, so call Rolando and ask him when he can schedule your project.