Independently Rated Highest in Quality
S i x t e e n t h
Consecutive Year
Originally Earned:
February 2002
We declare that Superior Builders & Remodelers HAS QUALIFIED for and continues to meet the Ongoing Research and Rating Requirements for Diamond Certified® status.
Certificate #7
(510) 854-6937

A recently completed kitchen remodel by Superior Builders & Remodelers

Superior Builders & Remodelers has been building and remodeling East Bay homes since 1947. The company offers a full range of general contracting services, including kitchen and bathroom remodeling, room additions, structural repairs, retrofitting, basement and garage conversions, garage building and remodeling, wood decks, concrete and tile work, staircases, and leak repairs. Superior’s in-house capabilities allow it to work with its clients’ architects or provide complete design/construction drawings while obtaining all necessary permits.

A second-generation building firm, Superior Builders & Remodelers is comprised of a small, efficient team of tight-knit professionals who are well-known in their community. Owner David Lorber has been with the company for 34 years, and Project Manager Jay Cravagan joined the company in 2014, bringing his four decades of industry experience to the table.

Superior Builders & Remodelers takes pride in doing quality work and giving its customers the best possible service. “To us, customer satisfaction is just as important as the quality of our products and our work,” confirms Mr. Lorber. “We can use the best materials and finest craftsmen in the world, but if our customers aren’t happy, our job isn’t done.”

Company Philosophy

“We always put the needs of our customers first and deliver jobs that they’ll enjoy for years to come. We look forward to working with each customer to fulfill their vision for high-quality work while remaining within their budget.” 

Serving Oakland, Alameda, Piedmont, Albany, Berkeley, San Leandro, El Cerrito, Lafayette, Orinda and San Francisco

Kitchen and Bath Remodels
Additions
Full Design Capabilities
Structural Repair Work
Seismic Retrofitting
Garages
Decks

Comparative Summary

Superior Builders & Remodelers provides a full range of building services for residential homes, including additions, repairs and remodeling. The Oakland-based company also offers project management services such as coordinating or completing design drawings, obtaining building permits, ordering materials, and scheduling inspections. Project capabilities include kitchen and bath remodeling,...

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How much will my project cost?
A: "It depends on the type of work and extent of the job, such as new room additions versus remodeling projects. We try to give a range to reflect options for different materials that can be used."
Q: How long is my project going to take?
A: "We try to give an accurate estimate of how long a project will take rather than mislead customers just to get the work. All parties involved have a better project experience when realistic timelines are followed."
Q: Can you help determine if I should repair kitchen cabinets or have them replaced?
A: "Yes. Typically, you can reface cabinets if they’re in good, stable condition and aren’t falling apart. Most people who are making changes to a kitchen that requires cabinet removal usually choose to use that opportunity for repla...

Industry Info

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Findings based on statistically reliable research from 86 surveys

Customer Satisfaction

Survey Question: On a scale of 1 to 10 how satisfied were you with the quality you received?
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Company Credentials

Workers Compensation
Liability Insurance
License Verification
Business Practices
Current Complaint File

Customer Loyalty

Survey Question: If you needed this product or service in the future, would you use this company again?
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98%
n = 86

Diamond Certified Qualification

Based on 86 customer surveys, we declare
Superior Builders & Remodelers
has passed all rating steps and has earned
The Diamond Certified Award
No. 7
Continuously qualified since February 2002.
David Pak
Director of Ratings Research
American Ratings Corporation

Verbatim Survey Responses From Only Verified Customers

Pat W. Verified Customer Name
"I can see how well done their work is, and it's done with very high quality. They have a wide range of possibilities and give good advice. Mostly they're just nice people to deal with. "
Research conducted by American Ratings Corporation. Ratings Methodology

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Company Capabilities Table

Superior Builders & Remodelers
(510) 854-6937
(510) 658-4998 fax
DCID5106587252

Mon – Fri: 9am – 6pm

Serving Oakland, Alameda, Piedmont, Albany, Berkeley, San Leandro, El Cerrito, Lafayette, Orinda and San Francisco

David Lorber, Owner
33
8
724629
Liability Insurance, Workers' Compensation
Better Business Bureau, National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)
1947
Kitchen and Bathroom Remodels, Additions, Full Design Capabilities, Structural Repair Work, Seismic Retrofitting, Garages, Decks
Homeowners
1-Year for Workmanship

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Survey Responses For

Superior Builders & Remodelers

Superior Builders & Remodelers: Average 9.1 out of 10 based on 86 unique customer surveys of customer satisfaction.
Pat W. Verified Superior Builders & Remodelers Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They're the best in the business and the most trustworthy company that you could possibly deal with. "

"I can see how well done their work is, and it's done with very high quality. They have a wide range of possibilities and give good advice. Mostly they're just nice people to deal with. "

Sebastian V. Verified Superior Builders & Remodelers Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"I recommended them to a friend, and they just finished the remodel on my friend's house."

"They were very organized, easy to communicate with, and very responsible with the time frames and the quality of the work. We were very satisfied."

Laura G. Verified Superior Builders & Remodelers Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"We used them when we renovated our kitchen a long time ago and were impressed by them so we used them again."

"The quality of their work and the fact that they are helpful all the way around, they provided their service in a very timely manner. "

Alan S. Verified Superior Builders & Remodelers Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They do great work, the crew is very respectful, very neat, and they work really hard."

"I can trust them."

David S. Verified Superior Builders & Remodelers Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"We had an extremely good experience with them. Most of their subcontractors did a really good job."

"The fact that they showed up every work day"

George A. Verified Superior Builders & Remodelers Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"He's very thorough, and his employees are extremely thorough and very courteous. They're excellent, as far as I'm concerned."

"David was very good in terms of designing our kitchen. His employees are excellent at being courteous and thorough with their clean-up. They never left any debris. It was always picked up and out of the house the same day."

Tom R. Verified Superior Builders & Remodelers Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They did very good quality work, and all of the workmen were very pleasant to have around."

"The quality of the work"

Scott D. Verified Superior Builders & Remodelers Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"I thought they were exceedingly thorough, not the most inexpensive option, but definitely quality for what you pay for."

"I think I would say their thoroughness, I was very satisfied."

Stella K. Verified Superior Builders & Remodelers Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"It's rare today to find someone who is so meticulous and offers options with supporting detail to the level that I wanted. I have a century old house, and it is an extremely difficult structure to work around. To have someone who is knowledgeable about an older home is just very reassuring and knowing that you can trust them to do the right thing with precision and incredible attention to detail. They are the people who are making those important decisions for your home."

"That they were willing to take the time to explain everything and offer choices with different pricing at every step, so that I could make the decision on every level, it feels like you're being taken care of by family. They are people who care about the long-term effect. I know that what they did will last. They did more than I expect of a contractor. I recommended them to my neighbors across the street. They did a large job for them, and they are very satisfied. "

Yvonne Q. Verified Superior Builders & Remodelers Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"Considerate, and they will work with you. If there is any problem with the work done by the subcontractors, they will come back. You don't have to ask them. They will deal with it. They want the work done to your satisfaction. I have nothing but good things to say. I am so happy and very satisfied."

"Easy to work with, and at the last moment when I wanted to upgrade my shower glass doors, there were no problems. Marty, Bill, Dave, and Jerry were extremely helpful and extremely considerate. I plan on using them again. They were timely, a few weeks early. When we had the inspection from the city, I heard one of them say that they knew it would be fine. The inspectors knew it would be an 'A-1' job. For me, when the walls were down and I saw the work, I was in tears, because I saw what the original contractors did, and I could see the improvement. I knew what they did was far superior than what the original builders had done. I was so happy."

Sophie W. Verified Superior Builders & Remodelers Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They did a good job. They explained the process of how a home remodels works, and they really look out for their client's best interest. The quality of their work was great, and they caught things that I missed."

"I've used them twice, and my family has used them since I was a kid, so I guess I grew up with them. I think the quality of the work that they do is outstanding."

David T. Verified Superior Builders & Remodelers Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:"They were very friendly and meticulous."

Ernest M. Verified Superior Builders & Remodelers Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:"They did everything right and they always told me what they were doing. Their price was reasonable. I would hire them again."

Janet B. Verified Superior Builders & Remodelers Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:"I liked their attention to detail and their overall philosophy. They were clean, they showed up on time, and they performed how they said they would. They took a lot of time to explain everything to me, so I knew what was going on."

David T. Verified Superior Builders & Remodelers Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:"They were good people to work with. They were very careful with their workmanship. It was a pleasure all the way around."

Tim B. Verified Superior Builders & Remodelers Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:"Quality workmanship, they got in there, stuck to the job, and got it done. They were very careful to make sure that everything that needed to be done got done. So much of what they did was exceptional."

Sue W. Verified Superior Builders & Remodelers Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:"They know their stuff. They were completely professional, clean, tidy, friendly, and punctual."

Kathleen J. Verified Superior Builders & Remodelers Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:"Everything went well."

Renee S. Verified Superior Builders & Remodelers Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:"They were professional and thorough. Jerry was also very intuititve. He realized I didn't know what was going on, so he guided me through everything."

Donna S. Verified Superior Builders & Remodelers Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:"The quality of their work is very good."