What is your payment policy?
We will work with you to meet your specific needs, but generally, we take a deposit of 10% of the total home improvement contract price, or $1,000, whichever is less, as per California law.
Are you licensed?
Yes, we are licensed with the California Contractors State License Board.
How much should I plan for over runs?
This depends on the size of the project, however, as a guide you should plan a 10% to 15% contingency.
Do remodeling jobs require a permit?
Most cities and counties have established Building Codes. They can vary from one jurisdiction to another. A building permit generally is required whenever structural work is involved or when the basic living area of the home is to be changed. As professionals who work in your city every day, we know the local requirements.
Do you use sub-contractors?
Yes, all of our subcontractors have been part of our company for many years and are held in high regard.
Do you have pictures of previous jobs?
Yes, you can view our Photo Galleries by clicking HERE.
What Bay-Area communities do you serve?
We service clients in San Francisco, Daly City, Pacifica, Colma, South San Francisco, Brisbane, San Bruno, Millbrae, Burlingame, Hillsborough, San Carlos and San Mateo.
Are you insured?
Yes, we carry general liability (GL) insurance, workers compensation (workers comp) insurance and commercial auto.
How long does it take to get an estimate?
An initial on-site consultation will be scheduled between the client and Ivan Diviney (owner of Diviney Construction) for the earliest mutually suitable time. This can generally be within a couple of business days.
Following the initial on-site consultation, written estimates are prepared upon receipt of approved plans, and as agreed between the client and Ivan Diviney. This can generally be within 5 business days.
Who will be coming out to give the estimate?
One of our qualified sales representatives or our company president, Ivan Diviney.
How long is an estimate good for?
Generally, we hold prices for 30 days. When the materials markets are volatile, we may have to limit the time a bit more.
How do you handle the “dirty work”?
We always ensure the work site is left in a clean and safe manner on a daily basis.
How do you handle over-runs?
With any remodeling project, you can’t see everything until the work area is fully exposed. As new information comes to light, we will involve you in the process and solution. Any changes are discussed prior and agreed upon by you prior to us taking any action.
What if I need to get in touch with you while my project is in progress (or after hours)?
We will provide you with our cell phone numbers.
Why is it when I get three different estimates that the prices are so different?
There are many factors that go into pricing a remodeling job. The key is to make sure that all estimates have specified the same materials and scope of work. If you cannot understand all the information, go back and ask the contractor for clarification.
Quality of work is difficult to describe in a written estimate, but it is a significant factor in costs. The best way to determine this important difference is to call references or visiting previous job sites of the contractor. It is also a good idea to check on work completed a number of years ago to see how the work has stood up. Contractors that have all of the necessary licenses and carries the necessary insurance will generally have higher prices than a “fly-by-night” contractor