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Barnum Building & Design remodels kitchens and bathrooms, builds room additions, renovates existing rooms, and provides other general contracting services for residential and commercial clients throughout San Francisco and the surrounding areas. As a full-service contractor, the company has the in-house capabilities to handle every step of its customers’ construction projects, from the design stage to the finishing touches.
Owner Adam Barnum credits much of Barnum Building & Design’s success to its comprehensive, detail-oriented approach to the remodeling process. “Having an eye for detail is important for narrowing in on the small aspects of a job, but it’s also important for seeing the bigger picture,” he says. “We give equal attention to every phase of every project, and our clients really appreciate that.”
Barnum Building & Design also utilizes its C33 license to offer painting and interior decorating services, which eliminates the need for clients to hire more than one company to handle extensive remodeling and renovation jobs. “I actually started as a painting contractor in Martha’s Vineyard, so I bring a lot of experience to the design aspects of our clients’ projects,” says Mr. Barnum. “From conception to completion, we can do it all.”
“We love interacting with our clients and utilizing our expertise to make their remodeling dreams come true. By getting to know them and listening closely to their ideas, we’re able to deliver exactly what they want—and sometimes even more.”
Serving San Francisco and the Surrounding Areas
Kitchen & Bathroom Remodeling
Additions & Renovations
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"Trustworthy and competent""I would say, their expertise. I have recommended them to friends and clients. "
"They give very personalized service and they are friendly.""I like the owner, Adam, in particular. He is very detail-oriented."
"I liked the accessibility and the personal relationship, which means a lot with a builder.""I liked that Adam is so responsive. The crew in the office is very responsive and they will get back to you if they don't answer the phone. He is doing a really good job and he is sensitive to his growth. He is being strategic about who he hires as he grows."
"Very reliable, always on time, and they do very good work. All my clients are very happy with them.""I liked how reachable they were and they were always available for me."
"They did quality work.""Their knowledge and their ability to finish on time"
"One thing I was very impressed about them was that they were not overpriced. They were always on time, and they were very good at communicating. If they were 10 minutes late, they always called.""They are always available for me."
"I think they are easy to communicate with in terms of what you want them to do and their explanation of what they are going to do. I like that.""The quality and their communication with me"
"I thought they were very responsive to your needs. I appreciated working with Adam. He was very thoughtful about exploring and understanding what your needs were. He also pointed things out to me that I hadn't noticed that were actually important. I found them to be very thorough.""The quality of the work, and also that Adam and his crew are very personable and easy to work with. They have been very considerate of me when I have been in the house while they were working."
"They need to use Barnum Building and Design because they are dependable, reasonably priced, and they will work with you and get the job done.""Their knowledge of building and how to get something done in San Francisco"
"I find that Adam is extremely conscientious. He really cares that the job is done right. He tries to stay on budget, and he works with high quality subcontractors.""Adam is very easy to talk to about what needs to be done, and he's good at listening and communication, which all makes a big difference in the final product. He's worked on my home about three times now. He does very good work."
"You can rely on them to be there in the end, and they do what they promise. They have great follow-through. At the end of the project when little things need to be fixed, they come back and make it right.""That they make things right"
"They are good listeners, they come in on budget, and they saved me more money than planned. The work is holding up really well, so I am very happy.""I think their client touch, and they listened to what I wanted, and I got what I wanted. Everything was delivered. I got more than I expected."
"I have referred them multiple times. They were honest, very dependable, and they had excellent attention to detail. I raved about them to my neighbors.""The best thing would be the quality of the work, they did a really good job."
"I would tell them that they don't have to worry because it's going to get done right.""He did a painting job for a tenant who is so difficult to please, and it was the only time he actually gave anyone I had sent there a compliment. If Barnum is able to please them, then he can please anybody. He was always prompt, and he was very careful around their furniture. They did a great job."
"They are very flexible where it's needed. I would definitely use them again. They are very responsive and every little thing that came up was resolved.""The depth of the quality of the subs that Barnum used and the control that he had over them"
"They were efficient, they stayed on budget, and they were available.""Adam Barnum, the owner, is really personable, and he really knows what he is doing. He is really knowledgeable about his work, and he cares about his work. He is passionate about what he does, and it comes through in the quality of his work. I have used them a few times, and I have always been pleased."
"They did an excellent job, and I would use them again.""Adam Barnum was hands on and attended to all of the details."
"For me it's just trust, I trust him. He's honest and trustworthy.""He's knowledgeable and experienced in his field, and he's especially tuned in and knowledgeable about water."