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Testimonials

"As a first time home renovator, I was overwhelmed with options when it came to updating my 1920s  Sonoma farmhouse.  Then along came Salt Shed, a Sonoma-based design firm rooted in classic modern farmhouse design – and I knew my renovation was in good hands.  Like most of us embarking on a project, I had amassed much inspiration, and with their help, was able to hone in a design aesthetic that was modern, casual, and the perfect combination for wine country living.

 

The design phase was just the beginning;  what I ended up appreciating the Salt Shed team the most for was the process of managing the work. Regular check ins and progress updates were held, and through every step of the way, top-notch quality control.  As someone with extremely high standards, I was very pleased with how well the Salt Shed team matched what I needed.  Matthew and team were so attentive to the project every step of the way – and went above and beyond to communicate and collaborate with me as a client, and ensure high quality execution was delivered.

 

Now that the project is complete, I am fully able to enjoy my Sonoma retreat, thanks to the Salt Shed team.  They truly brought my modern farmhouse vision to life – and executed it to the next level.  What an incredibly creative, professional group to work with; without pause I have recommended them to others embarking on meaningful projects!"

"Knowledgeable, transparent, trustworthy, and fun is what I was looking for when selecting a builder for a custom home.  I found that and more in the Salt Shed team. Building a custom home in Sonoma wine country has been a long time dream and it was extremely important to me to work with a local builder who knew Sonoma County well. I researched and contacted several local design-build companies. Salt Shed responded immediately to set up a meeting. I did a lot of diligence, met with several builders, and was willing to take as much time needed to find the right team. Speaking with Matthew, Michael, Cesar, and several of their former clients, made the choice easy. I’m so happy with the decision to work with Salt Shed.  Meadowhouse exceeded expectations and I could not be more excited to begin our next project with them. I highly recommend Salt Shed Design Build for your custom home!"

"Salt Shed was the perfect partner for our wine country weekend house. They helped us convert an old farmhouse set in vines to a modern dream house perfect for our family. The design phase was quick and incorporated our vision as well as their own. Once construction started we were lucky to have an A+ foreman on the job. He was communicative and available every step of the way — and this was not easy given the pandemic! Between Cesar the designer and Kevin the foreman we felt fully supported and comfortable with the building process. We now have our perfect retreat in Sonoma.  We highly recommend Salt Shed Design"
 

“I am currently building a large, custom home in Santa Rosa. After interviewing a number of design-build companies, I decided on Salt Shed as they met my must-have criteria important to me for this project: They consistently delivered the very highest quality standard in home building, they were an established builder of custom homes in the greater Bay Area, and they were relentless in keeping to their budgets and timelines. With my home nearing completion, I can say that the experience of building my new home with Salt Shed has been exceptional."

We were already very happy October 13, 2019 with our Salt Shed newly rebuilt house and the move in date you all worked so hard to make happen. But now that the long and complicated punch list is complete we are even more impressed. When our first schedule and budget were not met, it was before we knew you. We were disgruntled and skeptical clients. But you helped with the emotional recovery as well as the building recovery by: 1) keeping to the move in schedule,2) staying within the budget and 3) staying with us on high quality work until the very end of the punch list. I must add that the team you built (the five of you) has been nothing but professional. The quality of work was beyond our expectation. Cesar was full of good suggestions for our household selections that we are so enjoying today. Matt was willing from day one to discuss with us the company mission and goals. Michael came to the rescue when we were with a former group that was not helping. Jon was great at managing the work of his subs and making sure everything was done well cleaned up each day. We are especially impressed with Construction Manager Jordan Bradshaw who managed the job from the first day of the re-newed budget and schedule, until the last punch list item was done Friday 2/21/20. He kept the subs motivated and even happy when they created successful work products. We trusted him with everything on our property. His knowledge or every aspect of construction was a treat to watch. Even your accounting staff responded to our questions and never made us feel guilty for seeking for explanations of expenses."

"After losing our home in Santa Rosa in the 2017 fires, we decided to rebuild and chose Salt Shed Design and Build. We chose them because we knew they could take this project from start to finish and because we loved the contemporary California design they are famous for and quality of construction they can provide. In the chaotic post fire environment of our area, the Salt Shed team proved to be the steady and reliable entity we needed. We worked with a team of professionals in their specific fields that guided us through the innumerable choices and decisions since the very start. We had no experience building a home and did not know what to expect. In addition we were quite shaken and in shock after loosing our home and its contents so suddenly. Everybody at Salt Shed was always responsive and patient with us. We communicated with them weekly through emails, texts, teleconferences, and in person. We were in constant connection directly with the CEO, Matthew, with our fantastic project manager, Jordan, and our interior designer extraordinaire, Michael. Communication is key in this long and complicated process, and the team assigned to our project showed there is a strong network among them and a solid company structure. Jordan, Michael, and Matthew always welcome us and discuss with us our ideas while giving their advice with generosity and consideration. They care about our project and it shows in the quality of materials and labor they choose for us. In addition, they are very careful when choosing the best contractor at the best price for our advantage. They are very open and honest, they always listen to our proposals and are always available to discuss them with us. We highly trust this company and we would hire them again!"

“I've had the opportunity to work with the Salt Shed team as the Landscape Designer for several of their custom home projects throughout Sonoma County. Their talented team of experienced professionals work with each client to ensure their home design is customized to their specific wants and needs- both from an aesthetic point of view and also from a budgetary standpoint. Salt Shed clients are educated on the details of the construction process and kept involved and informed each step of the way, which makes the entire process (including landscape) go as smoothly as possible. As a Landscape Designer, being able to create outdoor living spaces around their beautiful homes is truly a pleasure!"