Allen Construction's Ian Cronshaw and Scott Nyborg have been diligently helping me deal with insurance company difficulties. They are both bright, trustworthy and brilliant negotiators of the insurance nightmare brought on by the 1-9 Debris Flow event.

-Steve Mills,Montecito

The staff at Allen Construction have been impeccable and we are thrilled we hired them for our project. We have recommended them widely to our friends and neighbors and are honored to do so here, publicly as well. We highly recommend this thoughtful, considerate, smart, and hardworking group!

-Susan & Nicklas Moe,Montecito

We had a remodel completed by [Allen Construction] that turned out terrifically well.

We wanted to build green with a focus on contemporary design. This goal was accomplished working in partnership with [Allen]. Our home exceeds California energy efficiency standards by over 30%. It also was awarded first place in the Santa Barbara Beautiful Awards competition. This was achieved in close concert with [Allen] with much of the design details worked out directly. Bravo!

-Ed & Joan Tomeo,Santa Barbara

Among the many qualities I like most about [Allen Construction] are:

  • The fact that they really listen, and no matter how ignorant my question might be,  they treat it with respect, and answer clearly.
  • Because this Company is Employee-owned, each worker, no matter what his or her job, takes pride in the work and it is  indeed,  quality work.
  • Exceptional, is  the fact that all the Employees take personal responsibility to see that the whole project is done right and pleases the Client,  thus  they communicate with each other outside their own job.

In short, I will always give [Allen Construction] my heartfelt, highest recommendations.

-Dorothy Perkins Sewell,Santa Barbara

[Allen Construction] is not only the best builder and remodeler in the area. They are also a leader in the community at large. [Allen Construction] is nationally recognized in the green building movement, and has done much to encourage this approach locally.

-Jen Shaw,UC Santa Barbara

The decision to hire [Allen Construction] transformed the experience of rebuilding our home after [wildfire], into a rich, joyful and totally satisfying experience.

-Dr. William Murdoch, Professor of Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology,Santa Barbara

I am new to this whole renovation thing and I was a bit anxious about it all, but I must say that I could not be more pleased with the quality of your staff. In this day and age when so many are so quick to criticize when something does not go right, I think its only right that people hear about the great job they are doing when things are good! We all need a pat on the back from time to time and I am so happy I chose [Allen Construction] to do this job on my home that I am passionate about and hope to live in for many, many more years to come. I will be singing your praises and sending you as much work as I can. Please extend my thank you to all involved.

-Howard & Kim Schiffer,Santa Barbara

I had heard nothing but favorable comments about your company, from construction, to finish detail, to the visual. Now that I have hired [Allen Construction] to build our new pool house, I understand why all of the positive reviews. Your project manager was on our site almost every day for a year. We never saw him without a smile, and he was always willing to help with the smallest, or largest, issue. In addition, he had an excellent rapport with all of the trades people that worked on the site. We are extremely happy with the final product.

-Dolphia Blocker,Santa Barbara

Not a day goes by when we fail to admire the beauty and quality of our house, and to exclaim to each other how fortunate we are to be living in the “perfect home.” Right from the preliminary meeting we felt comfortable with [Allen Construction]. The initial suggestions and preliminary cost estimate were very helpful, and allowed us to put things in perspective at the beginning of the project. The choice of contractor was obvious to us, and we felt that Jim was personally invested in seeing our new home come to fruition. We were not disappointed.

-Karen & Bill Stancer,Santa Barbara

[Allen Construction] exceeded our best expectations. We feel blessed to be working with you. The entire project has been a joy.

-Howard Schiffer,Santa Barbara

Our project was on-budget, of high quality, beautifully archtectured, broke new “green” ground and, I believe, met our goal of being a “model green remodel.” I want to thank [Allen Construction] for [their] good subcontractors, good estimates and a great budget; for his project management and amazing scheduling of all the big and small steps of a project this size; for his straightforwardness, willingness, his availability and responsiveness; for his customer service and team work; and, for his regular attention to my concerns and resolving our issues with satisfaction.

-Bill & Becka Doering,San Roque