We recently completed a major addition to our house on the Westshore of Lake Tahoe. We could not have been more pleased with the performance of our design/build contractor, MHD Studio.
Mike seems to have the impossible combination of being both a wonderfully creative designer, as well as a very practical and quality-driven builder. The combination of having the designer and the builder being one party, especially when that contractor is able to “wear both hats” so comfortably, cannot be overestimated. No miscommunications, no pointing fingers, just quality work completed smoothly.
I personally come from a construction background and have honestly never seen the attention to detail, downright perfectionism, of Mike and his professional crew. The work is to a different standard; it is not just “good enough.” It is the kind of work that even when you look in an attic, or down into a crawl space that will never show, even there, everything there looks to be in order.
Also, a refreshing habit of Mike’s, is that short a major natural disaster, during the entire time our project was going on, he ALWAYS answered his cell phone, with time to discuss any questions I had.
Another of Mike’s attributes is his good rapport with local agencies and inspectors, as well as his knowledge of local codes and regulations pertaining to the Lake Tahoe basin. It would take out-of-area contractor months, just to figure out the unique building environment of the Tahoe Basin.
I would strongly recommend MHD Studio. If we have further needs at our cabin, Mike will be the guy.
– Alex and Carrie Yiakis – Tahoma, CA