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I have been in the trades for many years, and have dealt with hundreds of contractors. I had to do an extensive exterior remodel on my three story house, so I decided to hire a contractor. I found James to be the rarest of contractors… one who is totally honest and reliable. He also actually knows how to properly run a business, which means that he can make his payroll without constantly going to the customer for cash payments. In addition, he knows all of the trades well and that means a quality job. He came in on budget during the end of Covid, when material and labor costs were skyrocketing. I am unreserved in giving him my highest recommendation.Read More

Highly recommend BuildMasters for remodel and structural repair. BuildMasters completely repaired and waterproofed the neglected, rotted-out second-floor balcony of our newly purchased home. They focused on a long-term solution. The repair turned out exactly how I envisioned. What had been the house's glaring weakness is now a solid, usable, attractive area. BuildMasters is high in craftsmanship and professionalism. James and his team were very courteous, timely, and thorough. They were very mindful of my business workroom in the room underneath the balcony. The crew even cleaned up their work area before leaving for the day--a little courtesy that spoke volumes to me. The owner is also a veteran. Huge additional plus in my book. BuildMasters is now my "Go To" general contractor.Read More

We have just completed our third project together with BuildMasters Inc and James O’Keefe, a major remodel on a single family home in Encinitas. The before and after comparisons are remarkable, much better than we could have imagined! James is attentive to detail, organized, and has great communication skills. James and his team did outstanding work. They will continue to be our family’s first choice on any future projects. We will continue to recommend them to family and friends.Read More

BuildMasters clearly deserves my highest recommendation and I am happy to offer it. James and Kevin did an outstanding job on a big project of removing an old fireplace in my home and building the installation for a new peninsula (3 open sides) fireplace. The project involved repositioning plumbing pipes, rebuilding the chaise, installing special heat resistant tile and mosaic, painting, and lots more. I particularly appreciate how James communicated so well with me at every step of the project - conscientiously checking to make sure I was getting what I wanted and that I was happy with his work. The result is absolutely stunning and beautiful! I am so happy with his work. Very professonal, highly skilled and talented - it was a pleasure to work with them. I don’t think one could do better than BuildMasters for general contracting! (See before and after pictures in this review.)Read More

Buildmasters did a amazing job for us. James was very communicative, available always by text or phone and responded in a timely manner. He understood our vision and offered suggestion that only improved our home. We completely renovated our 3 bedroom condo including rebuilding two bathroomsI We get such complements on the fireplace now that its tiled in brick and not the boring drywall look. I have and will highly recommend Buildmasters to my friends and family.Read More

We have now completed three different projects with James O'Keefe and his BuildMasters Construction Inc., and I can say that I would not go with any other general contractor! He and his crew do impeccable work, are dependable, keep the client up to date on time and budget issues. He has great communication, is clear on his timeline so that we can order materials in a timely manner, and he is very detail-oriented. This project, a whole house remodel, shows up in his Houzz profile as "Encinitas Beach Remodel," and everyone concerned has said what a great job he's done. Finally, we have had 3 local real estate professionals tour the house, and every one of them has asked if we would share the name of our contractor. We continue to happily state that we are once again extremely satisfied with James O'Keefe and BuildMasters Contracting.Read More