Independently Rated Highest in Quality
E i g h t h
Consecutive Year
Originally Earned:
October 2009
We declare that Balla Construction & Design HAS QUALIFIED for and continues to meet the Ongoing Research and Rating Requirements for Diamond Certified® status.
Certificate #1578
(415) 523-0006

Peter Balla is owner of Balla Construction & Design.

Balla Construction & Design is a general contracting firm that offers residential remodeling and home improvement services to clients in San Francisco, the Peninsula, and Marin County. The company focuses on structural work, seismic upgrades, additions and kitchen remodeling, with related plumbing, electrical and heating jobs. With its long-term partner, it manages architectural and engineering designs as well as the permitting process. It also replaces decks, windows, siding and more.

Owner Peter Balla has more than 30 years of design/build experience in the construction industry. He founded Balla Construction & Design to focus on European architectural design but expanded over the years to handle every phase of construction. Mr. Balla says his small but growing international team is comprised of experts with many decades of combined experience.

Balla Construction & Design takes an all-inclusive approach to its remodeling and home improvement work–it provides consultations, designs and drawings, and secures all necessary permits. Mr. Balla says his company has built excellent relationships with many trusted and talented Bay Area tradespeople, subcontractors and engineers. “Our collective expertise is suited to practically any home improvement project.”

Company Philosophy

“We pride ourselves on providing excellent service and quality craftsmanship for a moderate price. Our motto is, ‘We build on your satisfaction.’ Our main priority is to make our customers happy by keeping them informed and involved throughout the remodeling process. No job is finished until we know the end result has met or exceeded the customer’s expectations.”

Serving San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin and San Mateo Counties

Remodeling & Additions including:
Architectural Design & Permit Drawings
Kitchen & Bathroom Renovation
Story Addition & Historic Building Restoration
Window & Door Replacement
Decking, Siding & Exterior Stairs

Comparative Summary

San Francisco-based Balla Construction & Design has been serving the residential remodeling needs of the Bay Area since 1994. Led by Peter Balla, who has more than 30 years’ experience in the contracting business, the company strives for excellence in every job it undertakes. “I always want to do a perfect job,” says Mr. Balla. “I have very high expectations for my...

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can we live in our home during the project?
A: "It depends on the project, but you can often stay in your home during construction."
Q: I like your proposal, but can you make it less expensive?
A: "We’ll always try to give you choices. Reducing cost is often a case of choosing a different brand or style of fixtures and materials. We can work with you to make the project fit your budget."
Q: Do you do planning and architectural design?
A: "We can provide architectural design and drawings for smaller projects, like additions and remodels. With the help of our long-term partners, we can take on major projects such as story additions and new homes. With any project, we can assist...

Industry Info

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Findings based on statistically reliable research from 41 surveys

Customer Satisfaction

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Customer Loyalty

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Diamond Certified Qualification

Based on 41 customer surveys, we declare
Balla Construction & Design
has passed all rating steps and has earned
The Diamond Certified Award
No. 1578
Continuously qualified since October 2009.
David Pak
Director of Ratings Research
American Ratings Corporation

Verbatim Survey Responses From Only Verified Customers

Dave E. Verified Customer Name
"That is hard, because I feel like everything that he does could be identified as what I like best."
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Balla Construction & Design
(415) 523-0006
(415) 664-1646 fax
DCID4155957068

Mon – Fri: 8am – 4:30pm

Serving San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin and San Mateo Counties

Peter Balla, Owner
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912469
Liability Insurance
Better Business Bureau
1994
Remodeling & Additions including: Architectural Design & Permit Drawings; Kitchen & Bathroom Renovation; Story Addition & Historic Building Restoration; Window & Door Replacement; Decking, Siding & Exterior Stairs
Residential
1-Year Warranty on Workmanship

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Survey Responses For

Balla Construction & Design

Balla Construction & Design: Average 9.6 out of 10 based on 41 unique customer surveys of customer satisfaction.
Dave E. Verified Balla Construction & Design Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They are amazing. Peter is a good, honest guy."

"That is hard, because I feel like everything that he does could be identified as what I like best."

David J. Verified Balla Construction & Design Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They were reliable, they do what they say they're gonna do, and they're very reasonable."

"There wasn't anything I disliked, so this is a really hard question to answer. Everything he did, he did to the best of his ability."

Jon D. Verified Balla Construction & Design Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"I would tell them that he's trustworthy."

"I think Peter has an appreciation for quality work, and he tries to provide that."

Landon O. Verified Balla Construction & Design Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"You can't go wrong. He is a great guy and carries his work with backing, which is wonderful. I can't say enough about them. Peter does a lot of work for us, and I wouldn't use anyone else. "

"That hard to say. Everything really, every experience I have had with him has been excellent."

Jonh U. Verified Balla Construction & Design Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"I think they're honest, and they do good work."

"I think they're honest, and they do good work."

Terry K. Verified Balla Construction & Design Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They were very knowledgeable, personable, flexible, and they did great work. They put a lot of thought into details. "

"Peter is wonderful, and because he has an architects background, he combines his eye for architecture with this knowledge of design and construction."

Tom G. Verified Balla Construction & Design Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"I would tell them that they are pretty amazing. I would recommend them."

"Their promptness on the job"

Leonard G. Verified Balla Construction & Design Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"I'd tell them that they couldn't go wrong and that he is confident, patient, thorough, and meticulous. He did the job he promised to do at the price he quoted."

"I'd tell them that they couldn't go wrong and that he is confident, patient, thorough, and meticulous. He did the job he promised to do at the price he quoted."

Alex B. Verified Balla Construction & Design Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"Flexibility, and he was accommodating. He went the extra mile for what I wanted."

"The timeliness"

Margaret C. Verified Balla Construction & Design Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"Their work is good and they are honest."

"Their work is good and they are honest."

Eunice J. Verified Balla Construction & Design Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"He is very attentive to details and he cleans up really well, so there is no sign that your place is being uprooted. I was very taken by him and his work. "

"His scheduling was good, there were no surprises and no delays. I was very pleased. "

Mike D. Verified Balla Construction & Design Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"Friendly, professional, hard working, and thorough"

"Thoroughness"

Stephan W. Verified Balla Construction & Design Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"Peter is very nice and easy to work with."

"I'd say just his straightforwardness and the lack of ridiculous and endless additions to quoted prices that many contractors are notorious for. "

Bruce W. Verified Balla Construction & Design Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"Incredible attention to details and doing the job perfectly, the end was perfect."

"Their perfectionism"

Jason B. Verified Balla Construction & Design Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They do a good quality job at a good price. Good quality workmanship, and they are on time."

"The finished product, and the people are easy to deal with."

Jeff F. Verified Balla Construction & Design Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"Professionalism, he is there when he says he will be, and the estimates are very clear and spelled out line by line. There are no questions about what the charges are."

"They always get back to me. If I call or email Peter, I always get a response back. He has good customer service."

John F. Verified Balla Construction & Design Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"Balla Construction & Design works very closely as a trusted partner."

"I feel like I can trust their advice and opinions."

Richard C. Verified Balla Construction & Design Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"I would recommend him and have recommended him. He listens to your ideas, and he is proactive. If there is something that is unforeseen, he discusses it before he does anything. He is a good communicator. He works well with you, and he is flexible if you change your mind about things. He has a great disposition. He is on time, efficient, and knowledgeable."

"I think his high standards and the quality of his work, he is really quite good."

Theresa L. Verified Balla Construction & Design Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They are honest, reasonable, and very good at communicating with their clients."

"Communication, they explain the different options and how much it is going to cost. They explain the pros and cons."

Amanda B. Verified Balla Construction & Design Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:"Peter and his level of communication, I liked the way he described what was going to happen and how things were going to work. He was very efficient. I'm going to use him again very shortly."