Jim Reed Scotts Valley Council Member / Mayor
Jared Lewis is the epitomy of a family-oriented, community-minded businessperson. He gives generously of his time to our schools, library and other worthy causes.
He is highly responsible, organized and personable. Above all, he does great work!"
John & Deena
First off, we want to say that "a good contractor is one that you are still talking with after your job is done!" Prior to getting started we spoke to many people that underwent large remodel projects - some of whom had horror stories about their experience. Needless to say, we did our homework by checking the references of several contractors, going to job sites to preview the quality of each ones work and speaking with the homeowners about the good, bad and the ugly of their remodeling projects. We are very happy that we choose Jared Lewis as our general contractor. Jared and his team of professionals turned our tired 60-year-old 2 bed 1 bath into an awesome 3 bed 2 bath. Once we had the necessary permits, Jared's team swooped in with the demolition, foundation and framing, and we quickly began to see the house in three dimensions. Jared was very organized and had the entire job scheduled, keeping everyone on track including us for the parts we did ourselves. He had us thinking several steps ahead for the decisions that we would need to make as the project moved along. If there were delays, it was either the weather or our own decision-making process that were the holdups. From Jared's own team of craftsmen to the subcontractors he used, everyone was very professional, helpful, friendly, and took great pride in their work. Jared communicated with us frequently throughout the project, which we appreciated very much. He ran a clean, tight ship, making our overall experience very positive. We would use him again and highly recommend Jared Lewis Construction for your next project.
Rick & Nicole
This is the latest of several remodeling projects we’ve completed with Jared and his team, and we couldn’t be more pleased. Right from the start Jared was completely engaged with our architect, providing insights and suggestions that brought a clear reality of “what can be done” with “what we wanted to be done.” From day one of the project, he and his team were professionals – on time, neat and clean, and detail oriented. One of the things I value most is Jared’s ability to work in a somewhat ambiguous environment. Even though we had plans drafted for this work, there were always things that weren’t quite going to work. We’d have a quick conversation about them, come up with alternatives, and then move forward. He’s a great communicator and will constantly let you know how things are going, what’s next on the schedule, and how you are doing within the estimated costs. Jared also has a strong team of great craftsmen and expects them to work at the highest standards – and he holds them accountable for their work. As he’s said on a number of occasions: “My name is on this project and I want it to be completely right and I want you completely satisfied.” Mission accomplished Jared – we are 100% satisfied!! I highly recommend Jared for any deck or remodeling needs – you'll get significantly more value and quality at a price that’s well worth it!!!
Gene & Jennifer
My wife and I have worked with Jared Lewis Construction for several years now on projects in two different homes including bathroom and living room remodels, etc. and have found him and his crew to be top notch. First and foremost Jared grew up in Scotts Valley and is heavily invested in the community and in giving back to the schools, kids athletics and in area development. He is a second generation builder who is exceptionally knowledgeable. Jared is very customer driven and takes the long view on building business relationships over time. Because of that he is very focused on optimizing proposals, bids and his projects for the needs of his clients; while always offering the best price/performance, quality and value. He has driven projects in the Santa Cruz area as well as "over the hill" in the South Bay. Given that he has developed quite a solid network of materials providers, tradesmen, and the like that he can tap into to make his projects successful. Finally we know from experience he is heavily involved in all aspects of his engagements and is very detail oriented, from start to finish. My wife and I highly recommend Jared Lewis Construction.
Alan & Laurie
We just completed our very first remodeling job to our house. We added a floor creating a new room, and created a new pantry. We got quotes from several contractors but Jared's customer service won us over and we decided on using him. Boy, are we glad we did. Jared was really good at communicating along the way. At the end of the day he would either stop by or call to follow up on what was done that day and what would happen next. Being first time remodelers this constant line of communication was helpful and important to us. As for timing, Jared was on time with no surprises. At the end of the work day his crew cleaned up with minimal mess left behind. Ownership of the job, this is what impressed us the most. If there were any quality issues either with his crew or with the subcontractors, Jared followed up to make sure they were corrected; almost as if it were his own home being worked on. I think this is important quality. At the end of our remodel we were so happy that were thinking of what other projects we could use Jared for. We would definitely recommend using Jared and his crew!
Nick & Debra
My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Jared Lewis Construction on the recent remodel of our kitchen. At all times, Jared and his team were very professional and considerate. Jared kept the project on track and on time. He communicated with us each day as progress continued and if there were any questions, he made a point to sit down and discuss them to our mutual satisfaction. We now have a kitchen that is functional and beautiful. We would not hesitate to contact Jared Lewis Construction on any future project.
James & Lisa Ball
I hired Jared Lewis Construction to convert an oversized-detached garage into an attached addition to my home. The 750 sq. ft. conversion consisted of a family room, bedroom, and bathroom. With Jared’s recommendation, I hired an architect and submitted my plans to Scotts Valley for permits and inspections. His bid was quite competitive and he met my expectations as to the construction time.
I had a great experience with Jared and his crew on the job. Jared handled all aspects of the remodel through his team and/or subcontractors. Jared’s team and subcontractors were all top-notch and I enjoyed having them at my house. They were all very professional, responsible and courteous.
Due to a unexpected personal family issue that arose during the construction, Jared was able to accelerate the construction schedule late into the project and finish earlier to accommodate my scheduling challenges.
I wouldn’t hesitate to hire Jared again for any construction project. Some of Jared’s particular strengths are his communication skills, reassuring temperament, problem-solving skills, punctuality, and a sense that he cares deeply about his client and the project. Jared is extremely trustworthy and capable.
It has been eight months since the addition was completed. Everything is holding up well and I’m very satisfied with the results.
If you are able to hire Jared and his team for a project at your house, consider yourself lucky. Please feel free to contact me as a reference.
Tom & Becky
Jared Lewis recently completed the remodel of our 3 bathrooms. He stayed within budget and they came out beautifully. His workmanship is top notch. He is extremely detail oriented and always made sure we were happy with how the project was progressing. The crew was very clean and highly professional. They also finished within the time schedule they promised (very quickly). Jared did a great job hanging new lighting throughout my home as well. I would highly recommend Jared Lewis for any project around your home, big or small. I will definitely be calling him for all my home projects.
I chose Jared Lewis Construction for my remodeling project because my first impression of Jared was that he was honest and hardworking. Jared's prices were competitive and I believed he would finish the job in a timely manner. I definitely made the right choice! Jared started the job promptly and continued working diligently until the job was complete. He made sure the sub contractors were here on time and completed their part of the project as expected. He kept the paper work and the change orders up to date throughout each phase which meant there were NO surprises at the end of the project. I have been involved in several construction and remodeling projects including the building of our 4,000 sq. ft. home. The one thing I found somewhat difficult was getting the finishing touches (the punch list items) completed. Jared actually reminded me of some of the last minute details that I needed to follow through on so he could complete the project. Jared's honesty and integrity make it easy to highly recommend Jared Lewis Construction for your next building or remodeling project.
Patti & Ron Machado
We talked to several contractors before starting our deck project. We were immediately impressed by Jared’s professionalism and attention to detail. He always responded promptly to our phone calls and emails. Our yard is unique to put it kindly. Nothing in our yard is square or level. Jared recognized the issues and pointed them out to us with perfect solutions to deal with each problem. The other contractors we had talked to hadn’t seen the problems or at least had not mentioned them to us. We were not blindsided by any unexpected costs. Jared and his crew were great. Jared had suggested we think about lighting the steps (at the beginning of the project). We are grateful. The lights are beautiful and add an element of safety. We are delighted with our completed deck and spend a great deal of time enjoying it.
Tom & Dotty
Jared and his team are all excellent professionals. They provided prompt response to all of our questions, provided great suggestions, delivered a highly skilled expertly crafted product that truly enhances our home. Jared and his team exceeded our expectations and we would highly recommend this company to anyone looking for quality. Jared Lewis Construction is a reliable and conscientious contractor whose work reflects pride & integrity.
Morgan & Kelly Browne
I wanted to send you a quick note to thank you for the fantastic job you did on the remodel of our downstairs kitchen and two bathrooms. We could not have asked for a better Contractor. You and your team were always on time and professional. Not only was your work top notch, but it was great to work with a Contractor that communicated so well with me and my wife. We had lots of questions and you always provided very knowledgeable answers. You and your staff were always prepared with helpful suggestions and recommendations on products, ideas, cabinet configurations, tile patterns, etc.
We look forward to working with you again in the future.
Thank you for doing such a wonderful job on our new deck. It not only is beautiful, but will last longer than the rest of the cabin! I selected your company from the Internet. I saw your website, and was impressed with your work, experience, and choice of materials.
I am thrilled with the final product! You bid accurately, worked quickly, cleaned up any mess daily, and got the job done when promised. I also am VERY impressed with your honesty and reliability. You showed up when you said you would, and worked hard to complete the project as promised.
Thank you so much for a beautiful new deck. We feel like we've gained a whole new living space. We can't wait to use your company again for other building needs!
Jason & Terri Hawes
"It is a pleasure doing business with Jared Lewis Construction. He always spends the time to discuss our project and willing to provide expert advice. We have been extremely satisfied with the quality and craftsmanship of his work. All of the people that he brings into our home have been professional and courteous and also do a great job."
John & Darlene Armstrong
"Throughout the years we have used many general contractors and have always been disappointed. The main complaints have been quality of work and the contractor’s lack of reliability. From the moment that Jared came out to give us an estimate until the time of payment, Jared followed through with what he had promised. He does amazing work and is always incredibly friendly. For all future projects on our house, we will call Jared. He not only does great work, but we feel we can trust him with any project."
I would recommend Jared Lewis Construction over and over again, I experienced an honest,
positive, hard working professional, that does clean quality work. Billing and
business aspects were efficient, clear and precise. JLC swiftly moved in and completed of our beautiful new decks, complete with railings & benches, Thanks again for your quality work!
"Jared Lewis is a top notch contractor. His expertise was instrumental in helping us design a beautiful second story deck. He is insightful in anticipating problems expected by county inspectors and getting permits. He provided easy and good looking fixes to design problems such as overhead trellis', and a repair to a sunroom sub flooring. Our cable rail system opens our view onto a forest meadow. Jared was awesome in pointing out the advantages of this system, and it was actually a little cheaper than the closed in tradition rail system. His workers were courteous, on time and the job site was kept clean and safe at all times. Jared was timely in updating us with active communication on the job progress, as well as helping us make decisions for the options upcoming. The project started on time, was completed on budget, with only a slight overrun time wise. As with many older homes, a few small repairs came to light during the construction of our new deck, and Jared was very fair and obliging in adjusting the bid for the extra repair, so the whole job could be completed in one swoop. This was possible because he is skilled in general construction, not just decks, so we did not have to subcontract this other work out to another builder. He is a master craftsman and takes great pride in his work. His exceptional attention to detail of the job, and willingness to please will delight his clients. I would use Jared Lewis again in a heartbeat and would strongly recommend his construction company. Come see our deck and you will see why I am so pleased with the result!"
Joseph Pass, Sales Manager,TimberTech Decking
I first became acquainted with Jared Lewis Construction about 3 years ago. Over the course of this time, I have had the opportunity to visit multiple job sites that Jared was working on. I was able to see the quality of work and care that Jared puts into his projects. It has been impressive to say the least. While Jared's expertise covers many facets of the construction industry, it is in the outdoor deck area that I have associated with Jared. Jared has taken the time to learn the TimberTech products and become a TimberTech Premier Contractor. This is a title that we don't hand out loosely. Jared has also been invited to be on the TimberTech Premier Contractor Council for 2011. This is a small group of contractors from across the country that attend meetings throughout the year. They give input and feedback into the development of new TimberTech products for future innovations. I would highly recommend Jared and his team as someone who cares about the quality of work that they put out.
Josh and Elena Evans
"It has been a pleasure working with Jared on two home improvement projects. He created a new opening between our kitchen and sitting room and built a rather large bench area and platform on our back deck. He always involved us in aesthetic decisions with recommended options as the project progressed, giving us a number of options to consider. His work is high quality and reasonably priced. Jared has great attention to detail and a can-do attitude. We highly recommend him."
Jared is a real professional who makes every effort to ensure that the job is finished on schedule and on budget. He is one of the cleanest contractors I have ever hired. When he leaves the job site every day it is picked-up and swept. He remodeled our bathroom and when he was finished the place was spotless. All that was necessary was to hang the shower curtain and put out the towels. If I had the towels and shower curatin at the time, he probably would have put them out to see how the job looked. This was a great experience.
Tim & Josie Dillion
I recently needed two bathrooms remodeled and custom closet built. Since I was not familiar with the local general contractors in my area I used some specific methods to select a qualified contractor. When this process was completed, selecting Jared Lewis Construction was an obvious first choice for a lot of reasons. What impressed me the most prior to the project was Jared’s understanding of the design vision I was articulating, as well as his reasonable and fair approach to pricing. I realized just how much I didn’t know, and continued to be impressed with the professionalism from Jared and every member of his team. One of the things that really impressed me and made the entire project a positive experience was that I was continuously provided with real valuable advice and expertise in a way that was not demeaning. Everyone worked hard to implement my design vision, while offering value- added advice. This advice offered more efficiency and cost saving while still maintaining the same or better quality. In short, Jared and his team were the experts and their input was instrumental in achieving our goal, and in the end, we have two beautifully remodeled bathrooms and one newly built custom closet. Jared and his team are great to work with, very friendly, very professional and extremely competent. The work is excellent and very high quality and I can say that we are absolutely satisfied with both the experience and the result.
Tom and Janet Hewett
"We recently had a new deck and pergola constructed by Jared Lewis Construction Company. We are extremely pleased with the end product of this 2 week project and our interactions with Jared and his crew.
We started with a basic design for the deck shape we wanted, which included an overlook for a fish pond and the need to conform to the hilly topography of the site. Jared worked with us to clarify features of the design that we had not considered, and came up with his own proposals for solving some of the design problems we encountered. When it became clear that a retaining wall would be required to deal with modifications to the sloping site, Jared worked out the design, informed us of the anticipated extra cost, and executed a Change Order to insure we were all in agreement. This regular communication about the status of the project and its costs as we proceeded was greatly appreciated.
The resulting deck and pergola are beautiful. We opted for Timbertech decking and redwood railings and pergola. We were able to stain the redwood pieces as construction proceeded, which was far simpler and less messy than staining at the end of the project. Coordinating this painting with the pace of construction was facilitated by Jared’s regular updates on the work."
In short, we are very pleased with our new deck and are pleased to recommend Jared Lewis Construction Company to anyone anticipating a similar addition to their property.
We have been very satisfied with Jared's work as well as his professionalism. He was very diligent and always kept us updated on where they stood on the project, what the plan was for the next day, week, etc. We have several projects that we are planning to complete over the next few years and will definitely utilize Jared's services whenever we will be able to.
Bruce Craig, Los Gatos
"I contacted JLC about a problem I had during the rain storms with water dripping through my upper deck onto my lower deck. I was on a tight schedule since I wanted to find a solution before the Christmas holiday period. JLC suggested a product called Dryspace as a solution and worked with me very closely to develop a cost-effective proposal that met my needs and schedule. His company arrived on time, kept the workplace tidy, and completed the project on time to my satisfaction. Further, they were very good in following up and always returned my phone calls. I would definitely recommend their services to others and will strongly consider them for any future construction needs."