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Strong Builders Construction, Inc.

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Strong Builders Construction, Inc.

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Diamond Certified Qualification

Based on customer surveys, we declare this company has passed all rating steps and has earned The Diamond Certified Award

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Company Credentials i
  • Workers Compensation
  • Liability Insurance
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  • Business Practices
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Phone SURVEY RESPONSES FROM 23 VERIFIED CUSTOMERS i

Carillon T.

VERIFIED Strong Builders Construction, Inc. CUSTOMER

1 of 23

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I actually use them all of the time. I like the workers they have. The owner is very responsive. He always has great ideas for things.

Alex M.

VERIFIED Strong Builders Construction, Inc. CUSTOMER

2 of 23

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

Everything is wonderful. They offer the best service in the world. I like their people and the company.

Alex C.

VERIFIED Strong Builders Construction, Inc. CUSTOMER

3 of 23

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They are very honest people, they have good prices, and they are always on time. They are pretty clean and neat. They do their job very well and fast. They are good guys. Their quality is very good.

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Diamond certified company PROFILE

Strong Builders Construction, Inc. provides a wide range of general construction services for residential and commercial clients throughout San Francisco. In addition to building room additions and remodeling kitchens and bathrooms, the company installs decks and countertops, offers apartment renovation services, and handles foundation and concrete work. 

Owner Radu Binzari has more than 20 years of construction experience, including 12 years working in Europe. Upon arriving in the United States in the early 2000s, Mr. Binzari saw the need for old-world values and techniques in the Bay Area’s construction industry. “Our approach to construction is simple,” he says. “We stake our reputation on the quality of our work, so we always make sure each project is completed to the best of our ability.”

Strong Builders Construction works closely with its clients to realize their unique construction needs. “From design to completion, we implement top-level design, distinguished project management skills and excellent craftsmanship,” says Mr. Binzari. The company also implements Green building practices and uses environmentally-friendly materials whenever possible.

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DIAMOND CERTIFIED RESEARCHED CAPABILITIES ON Strong Builders Construction, Inc.

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Service AREA

San Francisco

SERVICES PERFORMED

General Construction Services
Apartment Renovation Services
Foundations
Concrete
Remodels & Additions
Kitchens & Bathrooms
Countertops
Decks
Residential & Commercial

DIAMOND CERTIFIED RESEARCHED ARTICLES ON Strong Builders Construction, Inc.

Company Profile

Strong Builders Construction, Inc. provides a wide range of general construction services for residential and commercial clients throughout San Francisco. In addition to building room additions and remodeling kitchens and bathrooms, the company installs decks and countertops, offers apartment renovation services, and handles foundation and concrete work. 

Owner Radu Binzari has more than 20 years of construction experience, including 12 years working in Europe. Upon arriving in the United States in the early 2000s, Mr. Binzari saw the need for old-world values and techniques in the Bay Area’s construction industry. “Our approach to construction is simple,” he says. “We stake our reputation on the quality of our work, so we always make sure each project is completed to the best of our ability.”

Strong Builders Construction works closely with its clients to realize their unique construction needs. “From design to completion, we implement top-level design, distinguished project management skills and excellent craftsmanship,” says Mr. Binzari. The company also implements Green building practices and uses environmentally-friendly materials whenever possible.

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Company Philosophy

"We approach every project with our motto in mind: ‘Quality is our reputation.' Our strong referral rate is verification of our commitment to customer satisfaction, and our highly trained, professional team brings that commitment to every detail of our clients' building projects."

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Comparative Summary

Maintaining customer satisfaction is a crucial aspect of any business, but it’s even more important for construction companies that have earned the prestigious Diamond Certified award. For Strong Builders Construction, Inc., the key to achieving and maintaining high levels of customer satisfaction is simple: focus on providing high-quality work for every client, regardless of the size of their project. “Our owner, Radu Binzari, is from Moldova, so all our work adheres to his high standards of Old World quality and craftsmanship,” explains Office Manager Ken Hoffman. “We treat every client like they’re our only client and make sure each project is completed to the best of our ability.”

Strong Builders Construction has been providing general construction services for residential and commercial clients throughout San Francisco and its surrounding areas since 2007. In addition to building room additions and remodeling kitchens and bathrooms, the company installs decks and countertops, handles concrete and foundation work, and more. It also implements Green building practices and uses environmentally-friendly materials whenever possible.

Unlike construction firms whose owners delegate project management and quality control responsibilities to less experienced employees, Strong Builders Construction provides every job with the hands-on expertise of Mr. Binzari himself. “Radu has a sharp eye for quality, so if something isn’t right with a project, he’ll personally take care of it until the client is completely happy,” says Mr. Hoffman. “He’s a very personable owner, and he’s involved in every job from proposal to final inspection.”

Another unique feature of Strong Builders Construction is its ability to provide turnkey renovation services for vacated, out-of-date rental properties, which include everything from design, plumbing and electrical work to complete kitchen and bathroom remodeling. “We know how to renovate an apartment so it can return to the rental market as soon as possible,” says Mr. Hoffman. “Whether a property only needs minor repairs and painting or a complete remodel, we have the experience and skill to take care of everything.”

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Industry Info

Some homeowners overlook the importance of ensuring their deck construction projects adhere to the proper building codes, but since regulations vary from municipality to municipality, this phase of the construction process is often the difference between a smooth project and one wrought with legal and logistical issues. That’s why it’s important to find a contractor who has experience in your specific locale before making a hiring decision.

Your contractor should also be knowledgeable about upcoming changes in certain building codes, which can help you avoid lengthy delays and design revisions. “You don’t want to start planning for a deck only to find out in two months that those plans are obsolete because of changes to the building code,” says Ken Hoffman, office manager at Strong Builders Construction, Inc. in San Francisco. “A good contractor will know about those types of changes ahead of time and work with you to make the necessary adjustments so your project will be approved right away.”

When it comes to planning where your deck will be placed on your property, try to build around what you have as much as possible. It’s feasible to change the grading in your yard if your contractor has access to heavy machinery and you don’t mind paying for the service, but it’s much easier and less expensive to design a deck that works with your existing landscape. Your contractor will likely have to plan for minor excavation, but you can easily avoid major changes to your property.

The general rule for patio and deck sizing is based on providing enough room to be comfortable and enough space to enjoy the surroundings. Seating areas are usually designed to be at least 10 feet by 10 feet, which will accommodate a standard sized patio set and still provide adequate traffic space around tables and chairs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do you only work in San Francisco?

A: No, we also take on projects in the immediate surrounding areas, including Sausalito, Oakland and San Mateo.

Q: Do you give estimates over the phone?

A: No. There are simply too many variables to give accurate estimates over the phone. When we do an estimate, our owner, Radu Binzari, will sit down with you and create a complete proposal based on your exact needs and style preferences.

Q: Do you provide free estimates?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you offer design work?

A: Yes, we have our own designer on call who can work with you to come up with the right design for your project.

Q: Do you purchase materials or do I have to handle that?

A: We can supply all the materials for your project, but you can purchase them yourself if you’d prefer.

Q: Do you offer handyman services?

A: We have a turnover service for apartments where we’ll do handyman work in conjunction with a remodeling project, but as a general rule, we don’t do that type of work.

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DIAMOND CERTIFIED EXPERT CONTRIBUTOR ADVICE & TIPS FROM Radu Binzari

Expert CONTRIBUTOR PROFILE
  • Radu Binzari is a 21-year veteran of the construction industry and owner of Strong Builders Construction, Inc., a Diamond Certified company since 2009. He can be reached at (415) 504-7877 or by email.

Radu Binzari: Building Strong

By James Florence, Diamond Certified Resource Reporter

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO — Originally from the Republic of Moldova, Radu Binzari came to the United States at the age of 32 and brought with him a construction expertise that was foregrounded by a multi-generational background. “My father and grandfather both worked construction, so I was raised in the field,” he says. “Later in life, when I came to Northern California on vacation, I was attracted by the local industry. Since my father had done a lot of wood work, I appreciated the American emphasis on building with wood as opposed to rock and concrete, which is the common method in Europe. Overall, I saw a lot of opportunity for both life and work, so I decided to stay.”

Today, as owner of Strong Builders Construction, Inc., Radu says his favorite part of his job is interacting with customers. “I find that Bay Area homeowners tend to be very open to new ideas and thinking outside the box, which makes my job more fun. I enjoy working with my clients to create designs, select products and solve problems.”

In regard to a professional philosophy, Radu espouses the importance of staying true to your word. “From big things like price to small things like punctuality, it’s important to deliver what you promise to your clients,” he says. “If you tell a customer you’re going to be there at a certain time, you have to show up on time. If you tell a customer a certain price, that price should be the same at the end of the job. That’s why our clients appreciate us—we do what we say we’re going to do.”

When asked the first thing he’d do if he were to retire tomorrow, Radu says he wouldn’t. “I’d work,” he laughs. “I’m the kind of person who likes to stay busy. Even when I’m off, I’m usually working on my own house, fixing things and doing little remodeling projects.”

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Q: What’s your favorite holiday?
A: New Year’s Eve.

Q: Are you an early bird or a night owl?
A: An early bird.

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A: Legos.

Q: What’s your favorite thing to do on a rainy day?
A: Work.

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  • Proper Intervals for Deck and Tile Sealing

    SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO — Most people understand the importance of home maintenance, but not everyone knows the proper intervals at which to perform various tasks. Two common instances of this are the sealing of wood decks and tile surfaces.

    Deck sealing
    To promote both aesthetics and overall longevity, a wood deck should be resealed on a regular basis. However, the frequency of sealing depends on whether or not the deck is painted. Whereas an unpainted deck should be sealed every one to two years, a painted deck requires it less often (every two to three years) because the paint acts as a sealer itself.

    Tile sealing
    Tile surfaces look and perform their best when they’re recurrently resealed, but the frequency of sealing depends on what material the tiles are made of. Generally, a granite or marble tile surface should be resealed every eight months, whereas ceramic or porcelain tiles should be resealed annually.

    In addition to frequency, the technique for sealing varies for different types of tile. With ceramic or porcelain tile, you only need to seal the exposed grout between the tiles, not the tiles themselves. In contrast, when sealing marble or granite tile, the sealer should be applied to the entire surface.

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SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO — Host, Sarah Rutan: Tile surfaces look their best when regularly sealed, but the technique and frequency of sealing can vary depending on the type of tile. Today we’re in South San Francisco with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Radu Binzari to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Radu Binzari: Tile, easy. If you want your tile to look amazing, you just need to seal once in a while. That is, once in eight months or once in a year. Once in eight months is when you have a granite tile, marble tile. Once in one year is when you have a ceramic or porcelain tile. When you have a ceramic or porcelain tile, you just apply the seal on the gaps between tile. When you have a marble or granite tile, you apply the seal to the whole thing, to the whole tile, include the grout between. The most you do that, the nicest tile we have. So, my recommendation is like changing oil in a car. The most you change the oil, the time – the less time you change the oil, the more the car drives. The same with the tile. The most you maintain – you maintain, you get the better result and the nice view on the tile. So, take care about your tile and if you need help, you should call the right company, a tile company.

Host, Sarah Rutan: To learn more from local top-rated companies, visit our Diamond Certified Expert Reports at experts.diamondcertified.org.

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Diamond Certified RATINGS ON Strong Builders Construction, Inc.
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CUSTOMER SATISFACTION i
Customer LOYALTY i
Diamond Certified Qualification

Based on customer surveys, we declare this company has passed all rating steps and has earned The Diamond Certified Award

David Pak
Director of Ratings Research
Company Credentials i
  • Workers Compensation
  • Liability Insurance
  • License Verification
  • Business Practices
  • Current Complaint File
  • Legal & Finance
Phone SURVEY RESPONSES FROM 23 VERIFIED CUSTOMERS i
Strong Builders Construction, Inc. : Average 9.6 out of 10 based on 23 unique customer surveys of customer satisfaction.

Carillon T.

VERIFIED Strong Builders Construction, Inc. CUSTOMER

1 of 23

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I actually use them all of the time. I like the workers they have. The owner is very responsive. He always has great ideas for things.

Alex C.

VERIFIED Strong Builders Construction, Inc. CUSTOMER

2 of 23

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They are very honest people, they have good prices, and they are always on time. They are pretty clean and neat. They do their job very well and fast. They are good guys. Their quality is very good.

Alex M.

VERIFIED Strong Builders Construction, Inc. CUSTOMER

3 of 23

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

Everything is wonderful. They offer the best service in the world. I like their people and the company.

Azkodii Z.

VERIFIED Strong Builders Construction, Inc. CUSTOMER

4 of 23

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

Reasonable pricing and their timing, if they start a project, they will be done with it on time.

David B.

VERIFIED Strong Builders Construction, Inc. CUSTOMER

5 of 23

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They do everything very quickly and produce a high quality product. They deliver what they promise on time.

Fader R.

VERIFIED Strong Builders Construction, Inc. CUSTOMER

6 of 23

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

The work gets done. They are punctual and reasonable.

Goghi M.

VERIFIED Strong Builders Construction, Inc. CUSTOMER

7 of 23

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They did a good job.

Heorb

VERIFIED Strong Builders Construction, Inc. CUSTOMER

8 of 23

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They took care of what I needed. They were thorough, which was good. They did a pretty good job.

Lena F.

VERIFIED Strong Builders Construction, Inc. CUSTOMER

9 of 23

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

The work they did was really good. We work full-time, but they were able to accommodate our work schedules.

Liya B.

VERIFIED Strong Builders Construction, Inc. CUSTOMER

10 of 23

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

Their efficient work, timeliness, and the quality of their work was impeccable. I've had many inspectors come out for other jobs, which were horrific. When Strong Builders came out, everything was terrific. There were no flaws whatsoever.

Lizet P.

VERIFIED Strong Builders Construction, Inc. CUSTOMER

11 of 23

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They were detail oriented. Their job was cleanly done. The final results were great. They did a great job for me.

Mana E.

VERIFIED Strong Builders Construction, Inc. CUSTOMER

12 of 23

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They fixed my kitchen. I was very happy with the quality and everything. Their people were very nice. Also, their price was very good in comparison to others.

Rich W.

VERIFIED Strong Builders Construction, Inc. CUSTOMER

13 of 23

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

Radu's professionalism, he knew what to do and did it. The price was what he said it would be.

Scat A.

VERIFIED Strong Builders Construction, Inc. CUSTOMER

14 of 23

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

Customer service, I thought they were really good and attentive. I thought they did a pretty good job.

Tania F.

VERIFIED Strong Builders Construction, Inc. CUSTOMER

15 of 23

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

Customer service, they are very attentive. I think they are doing very well.

Valentina F.

VERIFIED Strong Builders Construction, Inc. CUSTOMER

16 of 23

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They provided quality, and I liked their timing. They didn't delay the project. They were fast and good.

Felix V.

VERIFIED Strong Builders Construction, Inc. CUSTOMER

17 of 23

Quality 9
9 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They completed the job quickly.

Max K.

VERIFIED Strong Builders Construction, Inc. CUSTOMER

18 of 23

Quality 9
9 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They were very punctual. They did a good job. They did exactly what I specified.

Ric W.

VERIFIED Strong Builders Construction, Inc. CUSTOMER

19 of 23

Quality 9
9 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They were responsive, they did what they said they would do, and they got the job done. They came out when they said they would. They were quick to answer phone calls and return messages. Any concerns we voiced to them were addressed.

Tab M.

VERIFIED Strong Builders Construction, Inc. CUSTOMER

20 of 23

Quality 9
9 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

Their professionalism, they show up when they are supposed to, they stick to their prices, and they do what they say they are going to do.

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