Drew is the consummate professional. Very courteous, always on time, he listened to what we wanted and came back with multiple suggestions, all of which were great. We settled on materials, fixtures, and a design through several discussions with Drew and trips to fixture and tile stores. His price wasn’t at the low end, due to our selection of high-end materials and fixtures, but it was a fair price. We compared Drew’s design/price with several other contractors’ designs/prices: Drew’s cost was 10-15% higher, but we concluded (correctly) that Drew’s quality and design were well worth it – actually, my description would be “exceptional”. Drew’s team started the project on time and was able to finish a few days early. Every sub (carpenter, plumber, painter, …) Drew brought in was clean, professional, courteous, and did excellent work. Drew kept us informed on progress and expected work days. There were no surprises. Drew was able to complete the work on schedule, within the agreed cost, and to our delight.
The bottom line: I would recommend Drew without reservation. It was a pleasure having him remodel our bath, so much so that we have just asked him for ideas on how to remodel our second bath.
C. King | Solana Beach, CA
Drew at Coastal Design was the most professional and attentive contractor I have ever encountered. All work was accurately estimated as to price and timing and he stayed in touch throughout the job with frequent and appropriate updates on progress and issues. There were no surprises during the process and I am thrilled with the finished product. All of the men who worked with him were wonderfully polite, prompt and competent and they all loved working with him for exactly the same reasons that I did. Nothing but raves for him and the process. I recommend him highly and completely without reservation.
M. Poth | Carlsbad, CA
Drew was the most thorough, responsive and professional contractor I've ever had the pleasure to work. That says a great deal as I'm a perfectionist and set the standards quite high. His ideas were creative and he always paid attention to detail from the very beginning. My project was a total gut/remodel of my master bath in my home that I had built 36 years ago. The result is incredible and I could not be more pleased with Drew, his staff and his subcontractors. I would highly recommend him for any kitchen or bath remodel. Thank you so much, Drew!
C. Lichterman | Carlsbad, CA
This was by far the best experience I've ever had with a Contractor. Drew was terrific. In December of 2012, I purchased a new townhouse. The unit was built in the mid-80s and hadn't had any major renovations since. I did my due diligence, reviewing several contractors/designers, and narrowed it down to three companies. Drew won the bid because of his extremely detailed proposal. He guaranteed that he would finish on time and on budget. He delivered.
Throughout the planning process Drew worked closely with my girlfriend and I to selecting the colors and materials. On three occasions, he met us on the weekend to look at tile, stone and paint. He remained patient throughout, and did follow-up on all of his commitments.
The quality of Drew's work is outstanding. He is a perfectionist, so every attention to detail was covered. I can't say enough about him. I'd hire Drew again in a minute.
Doug Battista |
From start to finish this was as smooth as any remodel could possibly have gone. Drew helped us in our choices of tile, paint, fixtures, flooring and cabinets and was very accepting of our choices for other elements.
Drew was ALWAYS present when work began and came at least one other time during the day to see how things were progressing. He and all his workers arrived exactly when promised, were friendly and professional and always cleaned up at the end of the day.
We feel we struck gold when we found Drew on Angie's list. He is everything others have said about him. He kept us informed as to what would be happening each day and the time element involved. He answered every inquiry by e-mail or by phone very promptly and was the ultimate professional in every way. If you are having any remodeling done go no further than Coastal Designs!
Carol Lightner | Vista, CA
We had gotten several estimates from contractors in the last year. We then consulted Angie’s List and found Coastal Design. Drew was prompt and professional.
From start to finish Drew had plumbers, electricians, framers, tile workers, finish workers, and painters scheduled with great precision. Everyday (with the exception of some Sat. and Sun.) someone was working, and almost every day Drew stopped by to check on things. Key components such as the double pedestal sink and doors were ordered as soon as the contract was signed. The sink arrived broken, was reordered immediately, and arrived just as it was needed. It turned out that the doors were not in stock and had to be made. They also arrived just at the right time.
Demo was amazingly fast and nothing was left behind. The next day was measuring and framing. Whenever there was a detail or issue that came up, we were consulted and an informed decision would be made. Even while pushing to stay on schedule, both Drew and Christian were patient while we made important decisions. Any additional charges to the project were by choice on our part. Drew/ Coastal Design completed the job on time and on budget. The end result is a high-end quality master bath and closet.
When the project was complete, Drew provided a whole house cleaning, which wasn't expected but was appreciated and helped us to get the house ready for holiday guests. We would recommend Coastal Designs to others who wish to make improvements to their homes and who wish to have an end product that they are proud of.
Mary Anne Bloom | Carlsbad, CA
We hired Drew/Coastal Designs to completely remodel our kitchen, and to create an outdoor living space. We had no idea how ugly our 30+-year-old kitchen and patio were until we compared the before photos to the beautifully finished product! We completely gutted the kitchen and got new custom cabinets (including some additional cabinetry and a pantry), new granite counters, a gorgeous backsplash, almost all new appliances, new lighting, and new flooring. Outside, they tore up the old uneven concrete and re-poured a new foundation, laid new tile, and put in a built-in barbecue and mini-fridge (in a matching-granite counter), a custom-designed pergola, an outdoor television, and sunbrella curtains.
Working with Drew/Coastal Designs was a pleasure. Drew is friendly, prompt, professional, and flexible. He was helpful and hands-on from start to finish. He has great taste and vision, and helped us design our dream kitchen and patio. When we hit a wall with our original plan to expand the kitchen into the garage (due to City Code issues), Drew helped us come up with a new plan that maximized what little space we had to work with. (He was also honest and straightforward about his area(s) of expertise. When we tossed around the idea of building out into the yard, Drew let us know that additions were not his forte, and further, would blow our budget out of the water. I was very appreciative of his honesty where I'm sure many others would have jumped at the chance for more work and money, even if they would not have been the right men (or women) for the job).
Drew's initial proposal was extremely thorough and well-done. Though his bid was a little bit higher than another local contractor's, I am certain we came out on top because Drew was so conscientious with respect to finishing within the budget and on time, and further, in providing the highest quality products and services. We did come in a few thousand dollars over our original budget, but those were all things that my husband and I chose to add to the original plan over the course of the remodel. Drew was extremely flexible, working around our busy schedules and meeting us on several evenings and weekends to go over design and material choices. Drew gave us his candid opinion on layout, aesthetics, and brand choices when necessary, but allowed us to remain extremely involved throughout the process. He also handled our particular requests, endless questions and concerns, and my nit-picky and OCD personality in stride. He constantly worked to ensure that we were 100% happy with both the process and the finished product.
Drew provided a detailed construction schedule and stuck with it, except where he finished early. He has a seemingly bottomless reserve of friendly and professional subcontractors who were able to complete both the indoor and outdoor jobs (two BIG projects) in about 5 weeks, and we were really only without a working kitchen for about 3 weeks. This was crucial for the parents of a picky toddler! His crew was on time, hard-working, and cleaned up after themselves. Drew even hired a cleaning crew to clean the whole house when the project was finished! And Drew was there almost every day to oversee the work. Drew and Coastal Designs turned what I'm sure could have been a nightmare of an ordeal into a (nearly) painless experience. The remodel was finished in time for the holidays, and we happily showed off our gorgeous new kitchen by hosting a big Thanksgiving dinner. I'm happy to report that everything works like a charm :) My husband and I would highly recommend Drew and Coastal Designs for your remodeling needs.
Jody M. | Encinitas, CA
My wife and I hired Drew at Coastal Designs to remodel our kitchen, powder room and family room. We spoke with two other contractors prior to Drew, and the difference in professionalism was night and day. Drew was the obvious choice, and we were very confident in our decision and ready to get started on the project with Drew. He arrived on time, was positive, and left us with a very professional and detailed quote, complete with samples. My wife has always had a very specific (out of the box) vision for our remodel and did not want a cookie cutter project. Drew was very attentive to every single detail and took notes during conversations. He followed up on every point we talked about and even sent photos of options. Drew found the exact materials we wanted and even had pieces custom made to fit our vision. If there was a detail we were not sure about, Drew had very professional input about what to do. He is definitely a designer as well. My wife was thrilled because she was confident that she was getting her dream kitchen!
Once the remodel had officially started, everyday was an adventure. Literally, something was happening everyday and that was exciting for us. I think it is important that a project feels like it is moving along, and we weren't left idle without a kitchen for months. Drew never failed to impress. Everything was meticulously planned and everyone showed up as expected. We always knew what the plan for the day was. This was very helpful as we have a toddler who needs routines, and we had to plan her days while the remodel was going on. One of the best things about Coastal Designs are the subcontractors. Drew simply had the best of the best working for him. Everyone was timely, courteous, personable, and cleaned up at the end of the day. I would not hesitate to have anyone on this crew over for dinner.
Our remodel was complete on time and on budget. This was phenomenal. True to his promise, there were zero charge ups unless it was something my wife and I changed during the process. Everything was noticeably beautiful and it felt as if we had moved! The floors that were once brown and scruffy are now sleek white and glossy. The standard yellow/orange oak cabinets are replaced with gorgeous black and cream cabinets. The appliances are all upgraded and matching. The tacky microwave over the stove was gone and we now have three beautiful focal points across the space: an oven hood you would see in a dream kitchen magazine, a crystal chandelier dazzling the dining space, and an ornate custom mantle in the family room. The powder room is its own little space that matches the big space perfectly. Everything is very cohesive and has very nice flow with colors and textures. We finally feel that we are at home in our element.
We are beyond happy and have had nothing but compliments from family and friends. We have already recommended and will continue to recommend Drew at Coastal Designs for any remodel project. Thank you so much Drew for your passion for what you do and giving your clients a quality and personable experience. We cannot thank you enough!
Rob and Angel Barnes | Carlsbad, CA
If you are looking for a Company and a Contractor that has high integrity, is very timely, is a true professional and has an eye for design & detail, you’ve found your Company with Coastal Designs and Drew Efimoff. Drew told us up front, that he has never been late with a project, which was reassuring to us. Plus we signed a contract before any work was done, which laid out the end price. The time frame was 5 weeks and he hit it on the nose. Also, with the exception of the couple of things that we added, he was right on with the price he quoted. He was very responsive, as well. If we didn’t get him live on the telephone when we called, he called us back within 5 to 10 minutes each and every time. You will not find a more professional contractor to work on your home.
Susan & J. J. Kukawka | Oceanside, CA
If ever there was a tough client to have... it would be us. Drew was extraordinary in his support, guidance and recommendations in working with us. We were able to complete our project on time (in fact finishing before the agreed upon time) as well as on budget. We wanted to be very involved in this big project as it has been long a dream of ours. Drew recognized this and worked with us to make this possible. We were very involved during the whole process, from choosing how we were going to re-layout the new floor plan to deciding what type of fixtures we were selecting on the cabinets in the new kitchen. Drew was extremely flexible during the process, providing us with options and suggestions during key parts that made our decision process a lot smoother. Drew was very up front with costs of the project, providing a line item approach and giving detail on what the costs were. This was extremely helpful as it always kept us inform as to how we were doing against the overall budget without guessing. The experience with Drew from start to finish and with all of his sub contractors was extremely smooth. Each partner that Drew brought in was professional, very nice to be around and most importantly were excellent craftsman.
Rick L. | Carlsbad, CA
Working with Coastal Designs and Drew was an excellent experience. Drew was always quick to respond to all my inquiries and kept me in the loop continuously throughout the build-out of our Sport Clips store. The work was very professional and the crew was easy to work with. I look forward to working with Drew and his team again on our next store.
Paul Bibeau | Sport Clips – Yorba Linda, CA
Drew, the owner of Coastal Designs is not only a general contractor but also a gifted Designer. His eye for choosing the right granite, flooring, cabinetry, colors etc… is uncanny and was a huge help to us because we really needed help and with Drew we didn't need to spend a bunch of money on an interior designer. His workers are true tradesman and Drew was on the job each day running the project like a Field Marshall coordinating the various trades perfectly. This is the second home Drew and Coastal Designs has remodeled for us and I am not one to write reviews or reference letters for people but this company is really that good that I feel compelled to do so. I cannot recommend Drew and Coastal Designs more highly. They are truly a professional organization always willing to do the absolute best and not settle for mediocrity as I find with so many businesses today. Coastal Designs and Drew Efimoff were a great find for us and we could not be more pleased with the results as well as the overall experience with their services.
Mike Gorman | Olivenhain, CA
Coastal Designs remodeled our Kitchen and Master Bathroom. Throughout the process from design to completion Drew and his team were on time, very clean and on budget. The quality of the work is spectacular. We love our new kitchen and bath and get complements every time people visit. We will most certainly use Coastal Designs for any future work we plan to do! We would recommend Drew and his team to all my friends and family.
Vicky B. | Carlsbad CA
My experience with Drew and Coastal Designs has been nothing short of amazing. He is the most professional and reliable person I have ever come across in the construction industry. My Hair Salon was completed on time, on budget and was built with exceptional quality. I would not only recommend him and his team of professionals, but would say that it’s highly unlikely there is anyone else who can deliver what he does at any price.
Rhys | Owner JetRhys Salon, Solana Beach, CA
Mark Twain is credited with saying "If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything." This humorous quote embodies just one of the important attributes I sought in a contractor - Honesty. During my large remodel project with Drew from Coastal Designs, he communicated with my husband and I as often as we wanted for over 4 months and rarely wrote anything down....and yet our project can in "on budget', ahead of schedule, and more beautiful than I could have designed by myself. I will be calling him in the future.
Francie & Byron Iwamura | Oceanside, CA