TESTIMONIALS

Rebecca Lewis

111 Cawthorn Slidell, La

Approximate Cost: $39,000.00

Hire Again: Yes

 

Install new roof, siding, insulation windows and gutters.Build patio benches; replace all rotted wood throughout property, including shop, shed, fence and concrete work.Paint 1 coat primer, 2 coats finish to entire exterior etc….

Janell Daniels

272 Jeffer Dr

Waggaman, La

Approximate Cost: $7,000.00

Hire Again: Yes

 

Car drove into house and knocked out the garage door and exterior brick support wall.Reframed exterior support wall and replaced the brick to match existing.Installed new electrical boxes into new wall, and new exterior motion controlled security lights.Remove and install new sheetrock, tape, float and match existing texture. Paint entire garage.Install new garage door and door opener.

Yesenia Vasquez

1300 Bolo Court - Bridge City, La

Approximate Cost: $400,000.00

Hire Again: Yes

 

Description of Work: I would like to thank Castillo Builders for the job they did on my investment property. I purchased a 10,000 sq. foot-10 unit apartment building needing a total reconstruction and repair. They reframed all 10 2-3 bedroom units. Installed great looking ceramic tile floors and tile around all the bathtubs. Installed new metal stairs which matched perfectly with the exterior. Installed all new plumbing, and electrical wiring and fixtures. Installed stucco onto the entire exterior. Painted the inside and outside of the entire building. It is now a nice and trendy apartment complex.

 

Comments about the process: From the beginning Alfonso Castillo was easy to talk to and very direct and talented at describing what should be done in a way I could easily see it in my head. Once the job was started he made all of the decisions seem simple to me, and when it came to the financing schedule he walked me through each phase in a professional and easy to understand manner. I couldn't believe they were completely finished within 3 months and my building looked like it was completely brand new with flawless floors, new metal stairs, a new roof, and all new electrical wiring, plumbing and fixtures. They even suggested and installed a stucco finish around the entire exterior of the building which completely changed the entire look of my property into a very nice and trendy apartment building for my residents to live in. Even the painting and trim-work looked as if it could be in a million dollar house.

Pat Cole

925 Indepencence New Orleans, La

Approximate cost: $53,000.00

Hire Again: Yes

 

Complete gut and reconstruction, new windows, front porch install and new roof etc…..

Cher Oaks

1212 Eagle St. New Orleans, La

Approximate Cost: $10,300.00

Hire Again: Yes

 

Shore and leveled two story house, secured old fireplace and repaired leaking roof.Home is secure.

Ryan Lang

540 Lowerline

New Orleans, La

Approximate cost: $140.000

Hire Again: Yes

 

Complete gut and rebuild including new construction.

Johnny LoVasco

632 LaBarre Dr Metairie, La

Approximate Cost: $65,000.00

Work Completed Date: August 01, 2012

 

Hire Again: Yes

Foundation Repair: Castillo Builders performed the following shoring/leveling and renovation at my property. They shored and leveled my property to make the house level. They installed a perma lock foundation system to level off the property and to make the foundation level.Renovation: They moved a few walls and added support to others walls in the property. They created an open floor plan that combined the kitchen and the living room. They installed french exterior doors and some interior doors. They did a total remodel to my kitchen installing an island, new cabinets, granite counter tops, sink, faucet, dishwasher and garbage disposal. They remodeled my two bathrooms with Jacuzzi tubs, granite surrounds, faucets, vanities and mirrors. They installed hardwood floors and travertine on all the flooring in the house. They also painted the interior and the exterior of the property.

Comments about the process:Castillo Builders was on time, honest and professional during the whole project. They explained everything in detail including the price, construction process and time lines with my remodel. They even gave me advice on how I could save money on my project. In my opinion they have done an excellent job and I would highly recommend them to everyone.

Albertha Turner

519 Ave B Marrero, La

Approximate Cost: $6,640.00

Hire Again: Yes

 

Repaired leaking windows, gutters, roof and water damaged ceilings and walls.Installed New Front and back door and painted property.

Evelyn or Courtney Wallace

504 Plymouth Dr. Laplace, La 70068

Approximate Cost: $71,410.00

Hire Again: Yes

 

Complete Renovation of entire property after 2 foot flood from Hurricane Isaac.Complete renovation of property including all new flooring, more open framing work, sheetrock, texture, complete new kitchen, doors, electrical, plumbing and paint. Converted Master closet into master bath stand-up shower with ceramic tile surround.House looks great!

Willie Wallace (Referred by Evelyn Wallace)

2325 Cambridge Dr Laplace, La 70068

Approximate Cost: $48,723.00

Hire Again: Yes

 

Complete Renovation of entire property after 2 foot flood from Hurricane Isaac.Complete renovation of property including all new Ceramic tile flooring, framing work done to open and support new kitchen wall, sheetrock, texture, complete new kitchen, doors, electrical, plumbing and paint.

Shawn Tennefoss
1520 Washington Ave. New Orleans, LA

Approximate Cost: $136,000.00

Hire Again: Yes

 

Complete addition and renovation to our $1,500,000 Garden District house. Remodel included Framing, exterior finish, complete sheetrock, paint interior and exterior, kitchens and bathrooms with marble and high end finishes. Concrete work, foundation work and brick work to make the look complete.
House is a real gem now, thanks to the work with Castillo.
We are starting another project and plan on using him for that one too! Very Happy!

Daniel Mitchell
New Orleans, LA 70117

Approximate Cost: $75,000.00

Hire Again: Yes

 

Our project was a total renovation of a single-family home in the St. Claude neighborhood. The house had not been touched since shortly after Katrina and re-framing of the interior supports was needed after the house was gutted. Aside from the original Cypress exterior weather boards, the house was completely remade--- including electrical, plumbing, HVAC, walls, insulation, the whole nine yards.

After interviewing six contractors for my project, a complete renovation of a single family home, I chose Alfonso Castillo based on reviews from this site and on the fact that he was the most professional, prompt and engaging contractor I met. After meeting with him and agreeing to a contract, work began within days on the property. The first seven weeks of a two month projected project went very smoothly and communication was without hitches. I then went out of town  for 10 days and was told that the project would be completed upon my return. When i came back in town, the project was not completed, in fact it was far from it. This however, is understandable because the project, given mold, termite and structural issues, was much larger than initially anticipated. The house is now completed and looks wonderful beyond my expectations, with Alfonso and his crew paying attention to all my wishes and even taking care with minute details within the house. Alfonso took the time to meet with me countless times throughout the project and offered advice, guidance and explanations at every turn. Overall, I am extremely happy with the outcome of the house and with Alfonso, Roy (my property manager) and his crew. Alfonso had a vision of what the house could be from the beginning and he delivered absolutely. I would, without a second thought, recommend Castillo Builders  for any construction needs. I know I will certainly work with him again in the future.

Scott Cannon
4121 Magazine St New Orleans, LA

Approximate Cost: $50,000.00

Hire Again: Yes

 

Castillo Builders completely remodeled our building to suit the needs of my new business. Demolition, sheetrock, electrical, plumbing, painting, stucco repair, etc.

Our building was built in the late 1800's so I knew there may be some challenges once we began interior wall demo. The crew from Castillo Builders handled all challenges with great poise. Our space was 2,400 sq/ft. and we did some sort of work in every bit of the space. They completed the project quicker than I expected (which never happens) so I was able to open weeks ahead of schedule.

Wade (the project estimator) did a thorough job of planning the proposal to make sure I didn't miss anything that I needed done. Proof of insurance and customer references were provided to me.  Once we agreed on the contract, work began immediately. Belle Terre (the project manager) was very professional and joy to work with. Alfonso (the business owner) stopped by often to make sure things went smoothly.

Overall, I am pleased with the work done and the timeframe in which it was completed. I was also pleasantly surprised by the total cost of my renovation. From initial permits to final inspection, the folks at Castillo Builders exceeded my expectations.  Will be using them to remodel our next store we are opening soon in Jefferson, LA.

Ryan Lang
642 Camp St New Orleans, LA

Approximate Cost: $130,000.00

Hire Again: Yes

 

Complete renovation, inside and out, of a duplex in New Orleans.

Alfonso went above and beyond on a difficult project. The building was constructed in the 1940's and was in complete disrepair. There were many unknowns due to the age of the property, but Alfonso was fair in adhering to the contract we agreed to.
All exterior siding was replaced, the interior front unit was completely gutted and built out new, the back studio apartment was turned into garage/off-street parking, all new HVAC, plumbing, gutters. The building was taken from a vacant eye-sore to a beautifully renovated property in 4 months. The project did end up taking slightly longer than anticipated, but was mainly due to additional work that was needed. We would also advise very clearly communicating build-out details (fixtures, etc.).
Alfonso was very responsive and easy to work with throughout the process. When something came up, good or bad, he would make sure to update us ASAP (very important quality)! The quality of work and end-result exceeded our expectations, and we stayed within budget. We would most definitely work with Alfonso again on future projects.
All in all, Castillo Builders did a tremendous job on a difficult project and would highly recommend!!

Shawn Tennefoss
Laurel St. Ave New Orleans,

Approximate Cost: $190,000.00

Hire Again: Yes

 

Complete renovation including every aspect of finish work. Framing, electrical, plumbing, inspections, sheetrock, painting, cabinets, tile and marble work, kitchen and countertops. Everything you'd need to have a complete home.

The house looks amazing and Mr. Castillo and his crew are top notch! If there was any questions or minor issues, it was handled in a timely fashion with the highest priority. I felt like the most important customer which is what everyone wants!  The finishes were marble and subway tile, which can be tough, but these guys did a great job and the house looks incredible!
Thanks to Alfonso, Belter and all his crew, you rock!

Scott Canon
1212 Clearview  Harahan, LA

Approximate Cost: $63,000.00

Hire Again: Yes

 

Renovated second floor of business (approximately 2,500 ft2).  They built walls, hung sheetrock, floated, painted, reconstructed all windows, ran plumbing and electrical, sanded and coated entire floor, and built stair railing.

This is my third project with Castillo builders.  As usual, quality work was done in a timely manner.  I feel like I've built relationships with these guys and will use them for future projects.  They are easily accessible and work well as a team.

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