Review Galle Construction
We’ve all heard nightmare contractor stories: the guy who overpromised and underdelivered, the guy who never came back to finish the last 10% of the job; the guy whose workmanship was so shoddy as to be embarrassing. Those stories make for a very anxious decision as you try choosing someone you hope you can trust to build your house. That’s why it’s a delight to write a review like this and to commend, without any reservation, Galle construction.
I did my due diligence in researching contractors, calling referrals for every person we interviewed for the job. Most referrals for other contractors we interviewed were kind but considerably tepid: “Yeah, it was a pretty good experience overall.” But whenever I called a Galle client, the contrast was stark, the enthusiasm of their clients so genuine and palpable. “We LOVE the Galles.” I actually talked with one woman who said she missed them at the end of her project.
Having just completed our gut reno with Galle, I perfectly understand the sentiment. It’s a miracle, really, to finish such a gargantuan project, involving a myriad of details and a mountain of money, to emerge on the other side with your respect for your contractor still intact. But that’s how I feel. If I believed in pots of gold, I’d say we fell into one when we discovered Galle.
To be specific, their integrity is unimpeachable. They are the kind of contractor who will tell you the truth, whether it’s what you want to hear or not. They don’t undersell a project simply to get your business. They quote a reasonable price for the work, and their numbers are very, very accurate. When there are problems with the project (and there inevitably will be), they communicate honestly but also with confidence. I never felt alarmed when we met an obstacle. I always felt confident that in the hands of Galle, we’d find the best solution. Very importantly, they are always reachable, so communicating with them, throughout the project, is easy. Their invoicing is clear, making it simple to keep the numbers straight. I was also grateful for how much of their design advice I also relied on as I faced decision upon decision.
At the end of the day, we have a home we love, a home whose workmanship reveals the care and attentiveness Galle gives to every project they undertake. It’s their workmanship that first sold me on the Galle name, but now I know that the advantages to hiring them are so much more than a solid, beautiful house. They build a relationship of trust with clients that seems almost otherworldly in this day and age. Now I understand why one of the first Galle clients I’d called for a referral admitted they were starting a second project with Galle.
For as momentous and time-consuming as building a house is, in collaboration with Galle, you could be convinced to do it all over again.