On January 28th, 2017 our home in Ukiah was devastated by fire and in the aftermath, as we searched for how to move forward, we contracted Menton Builders to rebuild the residence. That decision turned out to be the biggest factor in getting our house rebuilt and the reason was able to remain in this wonderful community.
The Menton Builders team of skilled and caring professionals handled every aspect of the project from pushing for a fair insurance settlement to working through building permit regulations and, finally, to designing and building a beautiful home. The new house is efficient, incorporates features from our previous home and has a presence that matches the personality of our family. They were even able to reuse some of the materials that did survive the fire and used the almost 100-year-old lumber to create breathtaking wainscoting throughout the house. We love the house they created!
Estok Menton is wonderful and it is immediately clear he has a wealth of knowledge that only comes from practicing a trade at the highest level for a long time, but I should point out that the house was not built by one person. It was built by the hard work of a whole team of people that Estok has assembled and the community connections established through many years of fair and competent practices. I owe the whole crew a debt of gratitude, but specifically, Aimee Schmetzer who was key in helping me through the maze of decisions and Laban Menton for always making time for us as he ran onsite construction, including the walk through aspects of the project with my 95-year-old grandfather.
Funding an insurance rebuild is a difficult proposition. It requires precise budgeting and recordkeeping to continually prove the merit of the project and stretch available funds. I never had any doubt of the veracity of the billing process and was incredibly pleased with the open and clear financial communication. At the end of the day, a project that was estimated before tragic wildfires created increased demand for materials and subcontractors time, came in under budget!
I recommend Menton Builders to anyone looking to bring their project to realization. I feel like we are now a part of the Menton Builders family and I will use them for any construction project in the future. You should do the same.
Andy Vedder and the Vedder family