NBR is an amazing design/build team that excels at maximizing small SF spaces and restoring old SF homes! We couldn't be happier with how our renovation turned out. They enhanced the beauty and charm of our 1920 Edwardian, made the most of every square foot, and added all the modern kitchen and bath updates that complement the Edwardian feel of the house. Lisa really guided us in renovating our kitchens and bathrooms and she is so adept at figuring out your personal style/aesthetic and providing design options to meet my style, and we stayed within budget. I think I was a client that definitely had a lot of questions and wanted to explore lots of different materials/fixtures/colors -- Lisa was so patient, conferred with me, provided her expertise, and walked me through all the steps to make us feel like we were making the right decisions all the way through. We absolutely love our new home and we have made new friends in the NBR team!
North Side Masterpiece
Tackling our first major remodel project was made much easier by working with Alex and Lisa. Before my husband and I began researching whom to work with, we spent time learning about the difference between a traditional Design-Bid-Build process and a Design & Build firm. We had heard agonizing tales of disappearing and difficult contractors and subcontractors from friends who'd completed remodels of various sizes and frankly didn't have the patience for such woes. So when we learned it was possible to work with a smaller pool of identifiable players who would be on board from start to finish, we were intrigued.
From the start, Alex and Lisa understood our goals. We sought to convert an oversized garage and storage space to 1-car parking with storage and a family room, guest bedroom/office and bathroom, which of course we couldn't have predicted the value of in 2020! Countless times, their design ideas (big and small) - including a Murphy bed, projector screen, built-ins and reimagined outdoor space - created a more functional space than we had even envisioned that works for us 24/7. We got to know and count on their fantastic team of builders and other specialists, who were easy to communicate with onsite - priceless. And even through COVID, our project carried forward safely with few hiccups on an impressive timeline. We rate the finished product an A+ and praise Alex and Lisa for their creative ideas and execution. Our home is now complete!
Lake Street Lovely
Lisa was a pleasure to work with, I highly recommend her team! She was clear in her communications, quick to respond to questions, and always stayed within budget. Her sense of style and eye for design made choosing finishes super easy and we're absolutely thrilled with the end results! I would welcome any opportunity to work together again.
SOMA Loft 1 and 2,
We highly recommend the exceptional home renovation service that Nerland Building & Restoration provides. We recently bought a 1940 single family home in San Francisco, and renovated the kitchen and bathrooms with the Nerlands. The project was extremely close to the original budget, and the delivered product was exceptional. Their attention to customer service and post renovation follow up on details were great! Highly recommended!
Lone Mountain Residence,
Very detailed oriented with a clean, respectable and professional team. Everything exceeded my expectations. They didn't just execute on my ideas, they helped create ideas that really brought everything together elegantly. I couldn't be happier and only have the best of things to say.
Nob Hill Townhouse,
San Francisco, CA
We worked with Lisa and Alex to remodel a 1908 Victorian condo in Pac Heights and had a very good experience—definitely the best team we have worked with of the four remodel projects we’ve completed. We wanted to work with a design build firm to avoid the protracted process of using a GC and independent subs. ...READ MORE
Pacific Heights Residence,
A totally new home, thanks to Alex & Lisa When we started the adventure of remodeling the main level of our home, we met with several design/build firms, checked references, and finally chose Alex and Lisa because they were the best fit for our project. We had a pretty audacious goal to remove all the walls between the kitchen, ...READ MORE
Cole Valley Residence,
I highly recommend Alex and Lisa Nerland for your home design and build projects. I recently engaged Nerland Building & Restoration for a total transformation of an old, dated kitchen in my Edwardian Craftsman home into a brand new kitchen with all the modern amenities that opened up access to the adjoining hallway and dining room. ...READ MORE
Alex and Lisa were simply amazing and a pleasure to work with. We just bought a new house in the Twin Peaks area of San Francisco. We wanted to knock down the wall between the living room and the kitchen and renovate the two upstairs bathrooms that were just outdated. We had four different contractors come to look at our place and give us bids....READ MORE
Twin Peaks Residence,
San Francisco, CA
Alex and Lisa are true professionals who care greatly for their clients. They and their crew did an excellent job managing the city and the challenges that come with remodeling an old home. The design help was the cherry on top.
Lake Street Residence,
We could not be happier with the result of our Tiburon remodel we completed with Nerland Building & Restoration. This was our second project with NBR. Since we already knew the quality of the work, we expected great results, but NBR once again exceeded our expectations. For this project, we needed an entire renovation of our downstairs....READ MORE
San Francisco, CA
We had an excellent experience working with Alex and Lisa and highly recommend them to others looking for high quality kitchen and bathrooms on a budget. They transformed our old San Francisco flat into a place that is cozy, practical and really attractive. Everyone who comes over raves about the results. We couldn't be happier....READ MORE
Mission Dolores Residence,
This was our first home renovation project and we went in weary, having heard so many horror stories of projects going way above budget and taking much longer than estimated. We interviewed several design build firms and it was clear from the outset that Alex and Lisa truly listened to our needs and desires, ...READ MORE
Bernal Heights 1 Homeowner
Bernal Heights, San Francisco, CA
I was very happy with my decision to use Nerland Building & Restoration for the complete renovation of my Sausalito home. The renovations started in our outdated kitchen. NBR did such a great job on the kitchen, we expanded our scope to additional projects. After the kitchen, NBR built decks around the entire house– enhancing our already gorgeous views of San Francisco. ...READ MORE
Sausalito Central Residence,
We recently purchased a Victorian condo in the Haight and while we love the character, we knew going in that we needed to renovate some things. Our top priority was updating our dark and dated kitchen. We decided early on that we wanted to work with a Design Build Firm and liked Alex and Lisa’s portfolio. ...READ MORE
Haight Ashbury Residence,
Alex and Lisa of Nerland Building and Restoration are great to work with. They are smart, responsive, and creative. They built a beautiful house for us.
Pretty in Pink!,
Nerland Building & Restoration, Inc.
Contractor License: 805319
San Francisco, CA
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