Testimonials and Reviews

Listed below are some testimonials and reviews from satisfied customers. At HK Construction we pride ourselves on our superior customer service and communication. If you would like a complete listing of our references please contact us. Read more of our reviews on Yelp, Angie’s List, and LinkedIn.

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French Door Installation

“Rick and I wanted to thank you for the amazing job you and your team at HK Construction did converting the windows in our dining room to french doors. We were slightly hesitant about getting the doors put in, but you made it an easy process. Each aspect of the job was done in the most professional manner and the end result is stunning.

Chad Swanson was a fantastic project manager and was there each step of the way making sure every aspect of the job ran smoothly. Your crewmen Jesus and Ortega did high quality carpentry work and were amazing with keeping the work areas so clean and neat. The crew with Viking Electric (Don, Frank, Steve, Raul, and Louise) did a superb job hanging our new chandelier from a 19 foot ceiling along with all the new ceiling fans and other electrical needs. The crew working on the drywall and stucco repair (Lilo and John) and Scott with SF Painting did a fantastic job.

We couldn’t have asked for a better team of professionals to do this job. And, we are so happy with the beauty you have brought to our home. We won’t hesitate calling you for future remodeling needs and telling our friends about you. Please feel free to use us as a reference anytime.” – Rick & Julia Stojak – Scripps Ranch, CA.

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Master Bedroom Enlarged

“This summer HK Construction did an addition to our house. We had the master bedroom enlarged, a new bathroom and a large walk in closet added. HK Construction did a wonderful job in every aspect. First of all we feel we got a fair price for the job and all was done in a timely manner. All of the sub-contractors that he recommended for the job were very proficient and easy to work with. Marc was always right on top of everything and came through as promised. We are very happy and pleased with the results.

If you are ever in the market for any kind of construction, we would definitely highly recommend HK Construction to do the job.” – Ferne & Gil Reeves – Poway, CA

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Wonderful Job, Very Trustworthy

“We just want to drop you a note to thank you for the wonderful job you did at our home. Working with you and your crew, especially Ortega, was a real pleasure! Your work was highly professional, excellent craftsmanship, and no short cuts with materials.

I am sure we are going to have years of enjoyment in our home thanks to you! More importantly, you and your group are very trustworthy, an extremely difficult quality to find nowadays! We look forward to working with you again in our future jobs. Once again, THANK YOU!” – Marcio de Andrande, Ph.D. – University City, CA

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New Loft Room

“We just wanted to follow up with you to express how extremely happy we continue to be with our decision to turn our 20′ dining/living room ceiling into 300+ square feet of usable living space. The new loft room has become the center of all activity in our home. It’s the perfect room for visitors, family movie nights, or Wii championship tournaments. Our single regret is not having done this sooner.

Most importantly, this letter is to say “Thank you” for all your time and effort in making the construction of the loft such a success. Your expertise and advice throughout the project made everything perfect. We also greatly appreciated all your efforts to stay on a tight timeline to ensure the loft was ready to be used by guests over Christmas.

We wish you continued success and would not hesitate to recommend your company in any construction matter and in particular the planning of a loft addition.” – Alex and Jane Murray – San Marcos, CA

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Adding a New Room

“Please feel free to use me as a reference. You and all the crew at HK did a fabulous job adding a new room to our home. We were extremely pleased with every aspect of your work and would hire you again in a heartbeat. The workmen showed up on time, left the house clean daily, and were respectful of our remaining living places. Equally important, the work progressed as scheduled, on time and on budget.

Best of all, you were always reachable by phone and returned our calls promptly, even while were were on travel. We love how the added room fit the existing architecture of the house; and as one guest said, the addition looked so natural, it seemed like it was always there! Thank you again for your professionalism and great work!” – Lee & Bill Cording – San Diego, CA

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Organic Loft Addition

“This letter has been on our to-do list for 6 months… There is nothing like a new year to motivate you to finally cross some of those long-standing items off your list. As I write this, we have been complete with our construction for just about 6 months. We spend the first couple of months post construction “recovering” and moving everything back i to the house and decorating our new addition. The remaining time has been spent entertaining family and friends and showing off our “new” home. We still look around in amazement at the changes and disbelief that it didn’t always look like this. We are already beginning to forget what it looked like before.

The loft addition is so organic to the home, that friends who never saw it before the remodel don’t believe that it’s a new room. We absolutely LOVE the master bedroom and even the “small” changes of new crown molding, base boards and door casings have completely changed the look of the entire house. You told us during construction that we would forget all of the tough times of living in the house during construction and I honestly didn’t believe you at the time. I have to admit though, that although it was a very difficult 3 months, we have forgotten the misery of the mess, the disruption and the stress.

We send our deepest appreciation to you and your team for making our home a better version of itself. You came in on budget, on time and with no drama. Please feel free to use us as a reference; we will welcome the opportunity to show off your work and our beautiful home!” – Darin, Robin, Derek, & Kristen White – San Diego, CA

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Stick-To-It-Ness

“Thanks for such a great job on the complete gutting and remodeling of our 27 year old kitchen, bar, downstairs bathroom and laundry room. After a couple of smaller jobs at our house with you I knew that you were just the right person for this big project. I knew that you would be fair in price. I already knew that you would communicate with me at every step and let me know who was coming to my house, what their names were and when to expect them. I could tell that you were clear in communication with your team and subcontractors and they knew what was expected at the job site. They were timely, efficient and pleasant to have on site. I also knew from my smaller projects that your work/workmen were very professional and that the project would come out looking great.

Thank you and your team for all their hard work and stick-to-it-ness. Although I knew you had many projects going, I never felt that my project was any less important than the others. You returned my calls/texts promptly and answered my questions and concerns to my satisfaction. It was exciting, nerve wracking and fun and in the end I couldn’t be happier. Thank you so much. I have another project in mind…” – Lynne Lesh – Rancho Penasquitos, CA.

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Very Happy with the Work

“Susan and I wanted to formally express our thanks and appreciation for the work you did in the construction project on our house and especially for the way in which the work was done.

In the course of choosing a contractor we spoke at length with several local firms, and finally chose HK Construction based on the work you completed in our community and the good reviews we received from your past clients. We were also impressed by Marc’s breadth of experience in construction and ability to explain what was needed and how it was to be accomplished. As work progressed, we were pleased to see that everything good we had heard about HK Construction was true. Things that stood out for us were:

  • Scheduling: Not a day went by (except for weekends) that there was not a worker (or workers) on the job. Scheduling and timing of individual tasks and availability of subs were carefully managed – the job progressed steadily and logically without delays.
  • Cost: The job was completed within budget, with the exception of some minor additions we negotiated after work began. There were no surprises at the end.
  • Quality: The finished work exceeded our expectations and was in all respects better than we envisioned. All workers were cheerful and committed to doing the job right, and clearly gave our work their best efforts. Without exception their attention to details was exceptional.
  • Subcontractors: Al subs (framers, roofers, lath/stucco/ the electrician and painter) were experienced and very capable professionals, who clearly were the best in their respective fields.

We are very happy with the work HK has done for us, and without reservation would choose HK for any future projects on our house. Please fee free to pass along our contact info to any prospective clients as we would be happy to recommend HK to anyone considering future construction projects. Sincerely,” Ted Hoffman – Scripps Ranch, CA

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Addition and Remodel

“Debbie and I always look forward to receiving your Christmas card every year. This year I wanted to drop you a note to express how much we appreciate the great job you and your workers did on our home. It has been almost 10 years and we still marvel at the wonderful addition and remodel like it was just yesterday. We love it today as much as we did that first day!

I also want to thank you for being there over the years whenever I had a question about something. We will continue to mention/refer you and your company every time we have a chance. Have a great holiday season! Sincerely,” Mike and Debbie Furgal – San Diego, CA

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First Floor Remodeling

“Now that all the dust has settled, and our project is complete, we’d again like to thank you and your crews for their professionalism and expertise in completing our first floor remodeling project in Scripps Ranch, on time and within budget.

We knew what to expect from our prior experience with HK Construction with our master bath renovation, but it was a pleasure to see the results repeated when your company was tasked with a much larger and more complex project. We are sure any homeowner would share our trepidation in authorizing the tear down of two load bearing walls, and replacing them with structurally sound free span support beams, but the work was accomplished with a minimum of disruption, care and concern was always shown for our comfort while the work was taking place.

We’d like to especially shout out a very much earned “THANK YOU” to Ilia, and his limited support crew. You had told us that he was capable of doing the work of several men, but to see him in action was truly an amazing experience. And the breadth of his knowledge about other aspects of remodeling, including cabinetry, plumbing, and electrical is also remarkable.

Again “thank you!” for a job well done!

All the best to you and your company,” The Foleys (Mike and Isa) – Scripps Ranch, CA

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New Room Addition

“I wanted to extend my thanks to you and your crew for the great job you did on our new addition! We had been planning it for a while, and are now thrilled that it is completed. All of our friends and family have complemented us on the new room HK Construction built. The whole process went better than I expected. From start to finish everything went smoothly:

  • On time
  • On budget
  • Great communication
  • Friendly & professional workers
  • Easy to work with sub-contractors

Melanie and I picked HK Construction because of its long history of great work done in the Poway area, and we are very pleased we did. Please extend our gratitude to every one of your guys who helped on the job. Ilia and his crew’s craftsmanship and attention to detail were outstanding (honestly, that kind of work is hard to find nowadays).

We look forward to our next project with HK, and would recommend HK for any construction project. Thanks again.”

Best regards, Joe Giolittle – Poway, CA

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Second Story Addition

“We recently completed a 500 sq foot second story addition with HK construction. The project was completed on time, on budget. Marc’s staff is great and the sub contractors he uses are some of the best in the business. Most of the subs have been working with him for years. Work flow moved quickly and efficiently. Marc is fair and honest. As usual with projects this size, problems arose and things weren’t always perfect. But I give Marc a lot of credit, he went out of his way to fix things and make sure we were happy. We love the new space and get daily compliments.”David S. San Diego, CA.

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Fantastic Start to Finish

Marc and his crew were fantastic, start to finish. Marc always maintained a line of communication and made sure to keep us updated on a regular basis.Sean Allen, Waukesha, WI

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The Results are Extraordinary

“We had been reluctant to undergo the 2 room addition for years, fearing the unexpected expenses, the mess and the constant stream of workers that would be in and out all day. But with 3 kids and me working a full-time professional position from home, the walls were closing in on us in our 3 bedroom home. We knew of Marc and HK Construction from projects he had completed for our neighbors. We could not have been happier with the entire process from start to finish.

In the beginning, Marc patiently explained the process, expenses, timeline and options. He was continuously responsive for the 3 month project, taking time to listen to me and provide expert recommendations. His crew were pleasure to see everyday – to the point where my children were hugging them goodbye with tears in their eyes. They were respectful, tidy and knowledgeable.

The project came in under the quoted time (despite torrential downpours) and on-budget. The results are extraordinary. My new, spacious office has inspired me and I immediately feel more productive. All 3 children are sleeping peacefully in their own rooms (THROUGH THE NIGHT), where as previously there was multiple wake ups a night and someone always ended up in my bedroom. Would do it again 100x and always with HK.” –  Melissa K. San Diego, CA.

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Job Well Done

“We hired Marc and HK Construction to do our renovations in January of 2018 after speaking to several neighbors that had used HK and were very pleased with the results. Like our neighbors, we decided to add two bedrooms above the living room, but also extended and gutted our kitchen, knocked out a wall between the kitchen and living room and added a patio in the side yard. I’m here to tell you that five months of renovations with three kids and two large dogs went phenomenally well!

Unlike the horror stories you’ve heard from friends and family that have undergone renovations, our experience was quite the opposite… which is, undoubtedly, why Marc and his company have been around so long. He is knowledgeable, professional, accessible and maintained constant communication with us throughout the whole process. He had no issue with us staying in the home while renovations got under way and was proactive in creating a safe place for the dogs to be outside while part of their yard was inaccessible.

We appreciated Marc and his team’s efforts to keep as much of the kitchen intact for us as long as they possibly could! His crew and subcontractors (many of which he has worked with for years) are an outstanding bunch as well. They were courteous, experienced, showed up when they were supposed to, worked hard, cleaned up, and worked around us and our daily routines as best they could without complaint. If there ever was a question about how we wanted something done, they never hesitated to ask. After 5 months of “waking up” with the HK Crew, we truly feel like they have become part of our family (whether they want to be or not!).

We would, without any reservations, highly recommend HK Construction! Thank you, Marc, Cristen, and the entire team for a job well done!”

Sincerely, The Placiente Family – Jodi Placiente, San Marcos, CA.

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I have worked with Marc for over fourteen years providing architectural design and drafting services for his company. I have found him in that time to be a General Contractor who makes a priority of customer service, attention to project cost, and detail in completing a project on time and to the customers satisfaction.Michael Hernandez, San Luis Obispo, CA

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Very Happy with the Work

“In the course of choosing a contractor we spoke at length with several local firms, and finally chose HK Construction based on the work they completed in our community and the good reviews we received from their past clients. We were also impressed by Marc’s breadth of experience in construction and ability to explain what was needed and how it was to be accomplished. As work progressed, we were pleased to see that everything good we had heard about HK construction was true. Things that stood out to us were:

Scheduling: not a day went by (except for weekends) that there was not a worker (or workers) on the job. Scheduling and timing of individual tasks and availability of subs were carefully managed ­ the job progressed steadily and logically without delays.

Cost: the job was completed within budget, with the exception of some minor additions we negotiated after work began. There were no surprises at the end.

Quality: the finished work exceeded our expectations and was in all respects better than we envisioned. All workers were cheerful and committed to doing the job right, and clearly gave our work their best efforts. Without exception their attention to detail was exceptional.

Subcontractors: all subs (framers, roofers, lath/stucco, the electrician and painter) were experienced and very capable professionals, who clearly were the best in their respective fields.

We are very happy with the work HK has done for us, and without reservation would choose HK for any future projects on our house.”Susan H. San Diego, CA.

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Terrific Experience

“My wife and I had an absolutely terrific experience with this company. We decided that we wanted to add a loft to our home. So we got bids from a number of companies. HK wasn’t the absolute cheapest, but they were *very* affordable. And we just got a good feeling from Mark (the owner) and Chad (his site manager).  We’re so glad we went with them. They met all the basics – came in on budget and on time (except for a slight delay that was caused by the city). And the job was top-notch quality. Everyone we show the loft to assumes it was part of the original home – exactly the reaction we wanted.

But the greatest thing about this company was the people. At the time we had the work done, our son was very young, and overprotective parents that we are, we were worried about the noise and the dust. But they kept everything very clean, and were very respectful of our hours (delaying their start, for instance, until after it was time for him to wake up). And Chad and Mark are real quality family guys who were always so friendly to us and our son, and always so professional and polite on the job. The same goes for everyone else they brought in.
All in all, we couldn’t have asked for a better experience, and will definitely use this company again for any future construction work.” Matt P. San Diego, CA

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Whole Job Went Great

“These guys are great! Did a business office remodel renovation for me. Old office built and decorated in 1979. Looked dated, dirty and gross. They gutted it down to the studs. Remodeled with new electrical, drywall, lighting and a custom 2 tone paint job. They knocked it out in 3 days and I was able to stay open for business. They did as quoted in the time allotted. Were unobtrusive to my customers and didn’t leave a mess behind. Really competitive price too. Especially considering their high level of professionalism on the job and the follow up customer service. They called 2 weeks after the job was done to make sure I was happy and see if there was anything else I needed. Top notch service with good pricing.”Angie’s List

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5 Star Contractor

“My wife and I decided to add a loft to an area that was just a high ceiling. HK Construction is an A1 5 star contractor. Marc the owner is very detailed, by the book, completely honest and only uses quality products. Every day we knew what they were going to do. I can’t say enough at how great they were. I would use them again and would recommend them to anyone.” Dan R. San Diego, CA

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Fast, Efficient, Affordable and Polite

“Marc Gieselmann and his crew did a great job on the office remodel of my motorcycle repair shop in Vista, CA. They were fast, efficient, affordable, and polite and did not leave a mess behind. They gutted the 1970’s era office. Repaired bad studs, repaired and re-wired some outlets, hung new dry wall including the ceiling then had it painted in two custom colors to match our company branding. The end result is it looks great and has a modern appeal that my customers like.

Since I have had bad experiences with other construction contractors in the past I know a good contractor when I see one. And that has been my good experience with HK Construction. I highly recommend them and will use them again when the need arises.” Vista Motorcycle. Vista, CA

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Fireplace Remodel, Closet Door Relocation, and Enclose a Foyer

“Very professional when it comes to getting the information for what you asked for. Showed great knowledge of what needed to be done in areas that I wasn’t very sure of. Explained the companies proposal clear enough that there was nothing that was missed.”Angie’s List

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Would Definitely Use HK Construction Again

“Thanks for a great job on our loft expansion. We are truly happy with the way the room turned out – a great addition to our home. The remodel went as planned. The job started and finished exactly as you estimated. When we had a small minor detail that needed attention, you and Chad helped me, even thought it was a weekend, and you both were out of town. I really appreciated you so much for that. We had no other surprises along the way.

The jobsite was left clean on a daily basis. The extra space that was created adds much to the house. Your people were all great and professional. Chad, the production manager, kept us full informed of the day to day scheduling and was always patient and kind. He was accessible, and if not, would return calls soon thereafter. Justin was experienced and went out of his way for us whenever we requested something from him. We never worried about anything. When we would leave for work, we felt we were in really good hands. We would definitely use HK Construction again in the future for any construction needs.” – Rick and Kim McCelland

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Did a Wonderful Job on Our House

“We wanted to thank you for doing such a wonderful job on our house. Because we love the addition and are enjoying all the extra space! It has been a pleasure working with all of you from the demolition stage to the final touches. We will be certain to pass your name on to anyone who is thinking of remodeling their house. We truly appreciate all that you’ve done for us!” – Kurt and Lynn Hibbrandt

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Commitment to Excellence and Integrity

“We hope you can use these goodies in the basket to celebrate the completion of yet another fine construction project! Thank you is not enough to express our gratitude for making our house a home and making it more beautiful than we thought possible. You should all be proud of the fine work that you do. All of our friends have paid you the highest compliments as they have visited us this season. Your commitment to excellence and integrity is reflected in the fine workmanship in our remodel. We would especially like to take time to thank those who lived with us on a day to day basis: Dustin and Dominic (you guys rock!), George (you were awesome!), Jason and Jesus (great guys and fantastic efforts!), Kerri (thanks for fielding my crazy calls!) and Chad (master planner) we will miss you knocking at our door at 7am.” – Jeanette and Family

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Professionalism and Expertise in Their Work

“Happy Thanksgiving to you and all your family and staff. I take this opportunity to make my testimonial to your professionalism and expertise in your work. Les and I have been enjoying our new kitchen since the end of May, 2006. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t say to myself or out loud to Les how much I love my kitchen. It is beautiful, but more importantly it is functional.

Jim Evanko is the best cabinet maker of any, I am sure. Not only is he brilliant at utilizing every inch of space but additionally he is the nicest person you could ever meet. That is the best thing that you do in your work as General Contractor is to put together the best sub-contractors possible. Not just in their skills but in their integrity and kindness. That is not to say that we did not have our challenges in completing this project but with all of us working together as a team we got the job done and pretty much on time. Thank you so much.” – Yvonne & Les Sherman

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