What our customers are saying
James Lepak and his team at James David Custom Homes did an amazing job on my extensive modern remodel in Newport Beach. They tore my 2,100 square foot house down to the studs, relocated rooms, and built an addition. Even when we hit a snag with the original house because of its age, we found a way to do Plan B. James would come up with alternative ideas through workarounds and design. If he learned I was missing something, he was on it, coming up with solutions. He and his team’s attention to detail and responsiveness was exactly what I needed, since this was my first time remodeling something other than a bathroom. James took my project seriously and was always available if/when I needed him. To top it off, JDCH always left the work site clean. I would definitely recommend them to anyone considering a remodel or rebuild!
We bought a 9600 square foot commercial building in Eastside Costa Mesa a few years ago and were referred to JDCH. We hired them because of their reputation for being highly knowledgeable and doing top-quality work. We didn’t want to waste time, and needed a general contractor who could help design a total redo, get through the city permitting process, who knew what to look out for and how to stay in compliance, and who’d do things right from the start to save time and money!
The building was a total wreck. Built in the 1950s, it had never been updated. Slumlord doctors owned it and never put a penny into it. Nothing was compliant, and it was a health hazard, complete with overgrown trees, roots buckling the driveway and parking lot, totally non-compliant bathrooms, heating and AC issues, etc. We needed to remove and replace doors, windows, rain gutters, parking lot, rain slope drainage, sidewalks, landscaping, lighting, carpet, stucco, paint, appliances, tile, stairs, EA PA wood siding, … In short, it was a TOTAL REDO!
Throughout the renovation, James had many ideas and suggestions. He was a great collaborator and visionary, who led the charge in building an incredible facility. I’m glad I took his advice and worked closely with him.
The finished product is a stunning facility and the best-looking commercial building in Costa Mesa. It’s of the highest quality, inside and out. If you saw the before and after photos, you would not believe it’s the same building! Everyone who comes to this facility comments on how beautiful, classy, and high quality it is—and I mean everyone. We have owned the building for approximately four years and just put it on the market for double what we paid for it!
JDCH has also done multiple jobs at my home, where again their exceptional work immediately improved the look, quality, and value. Any issues were few and far between. If there was a follow-up for any reason—whether for plumbing, lighting, electrical,etc.—James was right there to fix things, with no interruptions.
We hired James David Custom Homes to build our home in Newport Beach, CA. Building a home at the time seemed daunting and we had mostly heard only negative things about contractors and the experience overall. Fortunately, we chose James to help us through that process and he not only helped to make it a very exciting experience, but a very rewarding one, too.
James is an experienced contractor who pays attention to detail. He is very knowledgeable about architecture and design and when things aren’t clear to him, he seeks additional information for clarity. He works well with other players of the team and keeps the project moving forward with ease.
When we experienced a problem or issue, James’ foreman was extremely responsive and our issues were resolved quickly and seamlessly, for the most part. Of course we experienced some hurdles along the building process, but nothing that couldn’t be worked through.
One of the strongest reasons we decided to build with James David Custom Homes was because of the quality product we knew we would have at the end of the experience. Our home is stunning. The woodworking requirements were extensive, and the installation and finishing team did an amazing job. Electrical, Plumbing and finishing teams worked seamlessly together to ensure our home was magnificent.
Regarding the timeline on the project, we were about 2 months later than our estimated targets. This was due to circumstances beyond James’ control. His team was on site every single day and worked tirelessly not because of a deadline, but because of their work ethic and commitment to success.
In conclusion, we would recommend this contractor if you’re building a custom home, and especially if you’re in need of much customized woodworking. Great work James!
“My company used James David Custom Homes to build our home in Corona Del Mar. James staff was super responsive and very solution driven. As with all projects we come across road blocks and the company was great at anticipating many of them and always being prepared with options for our team. Our build speed was amazing and the quality of work was impeccable. I would highly recommend James David Custom Homes for your next build!!”
“Within 2 hours James had the plumber to the house and several hours later the leak was found and fixed and way after regular working hours, JDCH had the painter come fix the drywall and paint. I checked our door activity online and the painter did not leave the house until 9:30pm. This speaks volumes about this company and the relationships they have with their subs.”
“James David Custom Homes did such a wonderful job with my first major reconstruction and was such a pleasure to work with; I have since hired them to complete four more extensive renovations.”
“All of the other builders I met with quoted approximately 12 months to demolish the existing foundation and build a new 3,100 square foot house. James started the job on February 1, 2009, and completed the construction on September 15, 2009 (only 7 and 1/2 months).”
“His team accommodated our remote situation by hosting regular Skype meetings, customizing their accounting, and providing cross referencing tools for budget vs. actual analysis. James is also a very creative visionary and tuned in perfectly to our creative process, offering many aesthetic recommendations as well as cost saving solutions.”
“James David Custom Homes was recommended to me by my real estate agent. The house I had purchased required extensive remodelling and I would be living in the house with my two dogs while the work was being done. From the initial estimate to the final walk through each stage was professionally undertaken.”
“As the owner of James David Custom Homes, James Lepak was very involved with front end discussion of the design and estimate, onsite regularly during construction and conscientious on the final stage of project wrap up. James takes great pride in his work and has high expectations for his crew and his subcontractors.”
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Our reputation starts with over 26 years of custom building in Orange County. We have been trusted to build more than 550 homes in the Southern California market. Our relationships are growing and our success is due to the importance of keeping those relationships even when the project is complete.