I can't say enough great things about our experience working with Vitt, Jeff and the Costa Bella team. We started out planning a kitchen remodel that quickly expanded to the rest of the lower level as we wanted a more usable layout. From our first meeting, it was clear that they were a good fit for us after we had met with several other contractors. They got right to work, with an ambitious but realistic schedule that synced up with our planned vacation. Vitt was communicative every step of the way, was patient with my many questions and minor changes to the plan, was conscientious about cost as we explored our options, and went out of his way to make sure everything turned out just like we wanted it. In the end, we couldn't have been happier with the finished product. It was exactly as I had envisioned and designed it with exceptional care taken to every detail. They finished on schedule and were responsive for the few minor followup items that came up. We are excited to work with them on the many future projects we have in mind. I recommend Costa Bella wholeheartedly to anyone doing a new build or remodel and looking for high-quality, professional work.
Vit & Jeff just wrapped-up a major kitchen/living room remodel on our home & we could not be happier. We planned many months in advance & found them to be engaged, prompt & professional long before demolition even began. Once work was underway, they were the model of professionalism: prompt, courteous, precise, transparent; they engaged with me & my wife several times a day; we constantly had insights into budget, next steps & any questions. The whole process felt like a collaboration at every step. Costa Bella's crew was amazing - if you have to welcome a bunch of fresh faces into your home, this band of passionate professionals are the sort you want. We've all suffered through delays & flakiness - there wasn't ANY of that with this crew. While the photos speak for themselves, I should say clearly - you will not find a better group of guys; consider yourself very fortunate, should you get the chance to team up with Costa Bella Builders.
I cannot thank Vitt, Jeff, and the team at Costa Bella enough for delivering our beautiful new modern home and guest cottage renovation. They were easy to work with, stand behind their exceptional work, and want to make it right for you. Vitt is an easy going project manager is who’s smart and asks the right questions to make sure you get what you want. He also was good at trying to keep us on our budget.
I can’t say enough wonderful praise of the Costa Bella team!! We are exuberantly pleased still 3 years later. They remodeled our kitchen for us which I designed, I have a degree in interior design, but with the wonderful help of Vitt our project manager, it came out so beautiful. Vitt has an eye for detail and foresight that he uses to guide his clients. As the homeowner and project budgeter, we planned on compromising on a detail but he guided us through so that we did not regret it later. The guidance also did not increase our budget; just a simple reworking of the plan for long term satisfaction. (Balancing height of cabinets around window and using wood cabinet top instead of quartz to balance cost). We had worked with other contractors in the past who we were pleased with, but our experience with Costa Bella Builders far surpassed our expectations and we are still happily ecstatic 3 years later. Thank you!!November 3, 2019
We just completed our second remodel with Costa Bella Builders and couldn’t be happier. We remodeled our kitchen, put in all new wood flooring and converted our fireplace to a gas insert and refaced it floor to ceiling with stone veneer and a beautiful new mantle. Vitt and his amazing crew were always on time and very professional, finishing the 10 week project on time. Thanks for making the project run so smoothly. We highly recommend you to anyone planning a remodel or new build!
Vitt and his crew did an excellent job remodeling my two bathrooms. I love the way the bathrooms turned out, and Vitt steered me in the right direction as far as the layout and tile choices. The subcontractors showed up on time, were professional in every way, and did excellent work. I can't say enough about how great this company is.
After interviewing 4 different contractors, we chose Jeff Thranow of Costa Bella Builders for a gut reno of a 3000-square-foot house. They put on a new roof; coordinated mold/asbestos remediation; moved a ton of interior walls to connect the living room/kitchen and create an office; re-did the entire kitchen; moved a bathroom and remodeled 2 more; updated the plumbing and HVAC; took out 2 hideous fireplaces and added a gas insert; installed engineered flooring on the first floor; added an AWESOME Harry Potter closet under the stairs... and right when they thought they were almost finished, we asked them to rip off all the miles of deteriorating cedar shakes and replace them with Hardie siding, and add a big second story deck. 😀 Jeff and his son-in-law Vitt, who was in charge of the job once it started, were fantastic to work with, as were their subs. They listened to our opinions and concerns, gave excellent feedback and advice, and helped move us along in the decision-making process when we were stalling. Since we live an hour away from the house, prompt and clear communication was a must -- and both Jeff and Vitt were super responsive to all of our email, texts, and phone calls, and cheerfully worked with our challenging schedules. They also were careful to minimize the impact on our neighbors as much as possible, especially in terms of a inconvenient parking situation, which I really appreciated. Most importantly, their work was on time, on budget (most of the few overages that occurred were because of choices we made; their bids and change orders were accurate and well-explained), and very very high quality. There was only one glitch with Title 9, and they fixed it immediately. We are absolutely thrilled with this house -- the transformation is unbelievable. This is supposedly our beach house, but it's so fabulous that everyone in the family wants to move to Aptos. We highly recommend Jeff, Vitt, and the whole team at Costa Bella. It was a pleasure working with them.
Costa Bella just competed our second remodel in Depot Hill. It is unusual to complete a remodel and still be on speaking terms with your contractor. In fact, the first experience was so positive, we used them a second time. Excellent communication during the entire process. Finished on time and on budget. They also provided very solid design tips for both looks and functionality, as well as cost. Their subs are clean and focused. The finished product has us smiling and smiling. They will provide a great “full build” or remodel experience for anyone considering a serious change to the living environment.
We worked with Costa Bella Builders to remodel two bathrooms. From the first meeting they were wonderful! Jeff, Vitt, the Costa Bella team, and all the subcontractors were fantastic. Jeff worked with us on getting the costs within our budget. Jeff was with us every step of the way, helping us make the best decisions on tile, fixtures, vanities, lighting and paint colors. Vitt made sure all the workers arrived as scheduled and that the work was done to the highest standards. All of the workers that came to our home were so professional and made sure the areas were spotless every day. They accommodated us on every aspect of the remodel, adapting to changes we made effortlessly. They were particularly careful of our newly installed hardwood floors in the pathway to the baths and did not leave a single scratch. The quality of the work done is top notch, I know we will have no problems with our new baths. I highly recommend Costa Bella. They were on time, on budget, and communicated with us every step of the way. Our bathrooms are perfect, just as we had envisioned.
Where do I even begin to express my appreciation for Costa Bella Builders? We were in a unique situation of needing a home addition very quickly, as we found out we were going to have twins and really needed to add more room to our small house before they were born. Through a neighbor, we were connected to the team at CBB and from the beginning, we sensed a great connection with them. Our two big needs from a contractor: stick their deadlines and communicate well with us, as we already had a toddler and very busy lives and we were in crazy season trying to prepare ourselves to add two more little lives to the family. After talking with CBB and four other contractors, CBB was the only team that was confident they could complete our project on time. It seem too good to be true that the first people we talked to were the ones we ended up going with, but looking back, it was the best decision we could’ve made. From the beginning, Vit and Jeff were amazing to work with, helping us to figure out the best layout for our addition, while working alongside of the architect and designer that we wanted to use. They were a great combination of being able to dream about possibilities while also sticking to our limited budget. Every meeting we had with them felt wonderful; we felt listened to, supported, and excited about what was ahead. Then in the midst of getting our permits and preparing for construction, I ended up in the hospital with preterm labor at 27 weeks with our twins. We were set to begin construction two weeks after I ended up in the hospital, and with a lesser crew, we would’ve never gone forward with the remodel. But because we trusted CBB so much, we ended up deciding to continue on with the remodel throughout the craziness of being in the hospital (which ended up being an eight week stay) and possibly having our babies very early. That’s how much we trusted them to do well and to follow through on what we had planned. We honestly can’t believe the blessing this team was for us during that time, as they worked so hard and diligently on our project, allowing some of our family members to do on site checks with them while we were at the hospital, and being flexible with us throughout all the chaos of that time period. Once construction began, each week they hit their deadlines, communicated any issues that came up and were flexible with changes and the inevitable issues that come up during projects like this. They also do very good work: their subcontractors are excellent, the construction they do is quality and the outcome of our remodel is absolutely beautiful. Our Interior designer sister-in-law and architect brother-in-law helped us with this project and when it was all over, they said it was an absolute delight to work with Vit and the team; they said it’s very rare to find a team as talented and communicative as CBB. We honestly just couldn’t believe the blessing we had with CBB- that they would listen to us, communicate well and have our best in mind throughout the project meant the world. I have told so many people this and I mean it, we absolutely loved our contractors and I thank God for them on a regular basis. I don’t think many people could say the same thing about their experience with contractors, as most people end up frustrated and feeling not listened to, or somehow even manipulated. We never felt this; we only have gratitude for them, and each day that we live in our newly remodeled home, we are thankful for all the work they did for us and the way they treated us. Cannot recommend them enough!
I dealt with Jeff T. from Costa Bella Builders and I couldn't have been more impressed. I can truly say that he is probably one of the most helpful and knowledgable people I have ever encountered in my life. Jeff T. took his time to explain everything to me. I highly recommend him and would hire him to do a project in a heartbeat. Thank you Jeff so much for all the help you gave me. It is so appreciated.
We worked with Jeff and Vitt for many months trying to put together a remodel of a very old home on the ridge in Aptos. Actually, it became a financial impossibility due to the slope stabilization. Nonetheless, they did the very best job for us and it was a joy to work with them. Their ideas were inspired and they were fearless cheerleaders as well as experts in the field. We would work with them again whenever the opportunity arises.
Jeff and his team did a wonderful remodel to the entryway to my house. They removed two walls, expanded the area into the garage and added a hall closet while simultaneously moving the existing laundry room into the reclaimed garage space. They also redid the existing fireplace and added wood flooring to the family room and stairs. The project was completed on schedule and with no major hiccups. The team encountered structural issues (no surprise considering the previous remodels of the 50 year old house) that had to be overcome and Vitt was able to bring in the extra crew to assess the issue and solve the issues while complying with the city inspectors. This is my second remodel and I can say Costa Bella is definitely a top notch organization. I would not hesitate to use them again.
Costa Bella Builders is a great company. If you are looking for a great building contractor I highly recommend Costa Bella Builders to help you with your remodel. We just finished a major kitchen remodel and it is beautiful. New walls, flooring, cabinets, electrical system, lighting and plumbing. Jeff and Vitt took care of everything, they were easy to work with, very professional and the work was top quality. Vitt organized the project and from day one everything ran smoothly. He stayed on top of things via text, cell and stopping in to make sure everything was going as planned. The project was finished exactly on time and we are very happy with their work. We love our new beautiful kitchen.
Costa Bella Builders recently completed our kitchen remodel. We thoroughly enjoyed the process from start to finish and would like to thank Jeff Thranow, Vitt Castelli, and the whole Costa Bella team for their great work. The level of communication with the project manager Vitt Castelli was exceptional throughout the project, he was readily available to answer questions and help guide us along. We didn't have a designer and relied on his opinion throughout. His knowledge, experience, and eye for design became a very valuable resource for us. We always knew when to expect things to happen and the project was done very quickly and on schedule. Their selection of subs was also top notch, namely Schmitz Woodworks. The cabinets that Dave Schmitz built and installed are amazing. The entire crew and subs were very friendly and professional. Our kitchen sits in the middle of an open floor plan and they took great care to not damage the rest of the house. In the end, the left our house clean and more beautiful than before. All told, it was a pleasure working with them. We highly recommend Costa Bella Builders and wouldn't think twice about using anyone else.
Jeff Thranow has done three projects in our home and we were completely satisfied. He was extraordinarily friendly and full of good and appreciated advice. Once the project was started, it was completed on time. Five thumbs up!"
We recently completed a full kitchen remodel, and we could not have been happier with Costa Bella Builders and our Project Manager, Vittorio Castelli. The project was on budget, on schedule (very fast!), very clean, and all of the crew and subs were trustworthy, talented and friendly. Our house is 24 years old, we are the original owners, and this was our first major remodel in the home. We had used Schmitz Woodworks previously for built-in bookshelves and a built-in cabinet in our dining room so we wanted our kitchen cabinets to follow the same design. Dave Schmitz drew up the design for the kitchen, basically keeping the same footprint (We highly recommend Schmitz Woodworks for custom cabinets.) The kitchen was gutted except for the hardwood floors. We did not have a designer. We relied heavily on Houzz and Pinterest, and Vitt accompanied us to the Appliance, Plumbing, Countertop, and Tile stores which was super helpful and reassuring. We actually went away two times during the remodel thanks to Vitt’s encouragement and we are so glad we did! There were absolutely no problems and no trust issues and it sure made the time fly faster. Highly recommend it! Vitt has a great personality, excellent eye for design, is calm, very well organized, and responds so quickly to texts. We really appreciated his level of communication as to what and when to expect things to happen. My husband was very worried that there would be damage to the rest of the house during the construction and we were very happy with the way the crew covered the floors and shelves and at the end of construction, the clean up crew did a great job. From demolition to first meal prep in new kitchen was less than 5 weeks! We are so happy and highly highly recommend Costa Bella Builders. Thank you so much!!!
We recently completed a remodel on our home in the Pleasure Point neighborhood that had the scope of a new home, with the challenges of a remodel. I cannot say enough positive things about the process of working with Jeff, Vitt their employees and subcontractors. We had done a remodel on our home previously and the challenges of that process had left us a bit unsure of taking on this task again. From our very first meeting with Jeff he put our concerns at ease, and even provided a referral to an architect to help us really design a home that worked for our family. A project of this scope is bound to have some challenges but throughout the entire project I knew that Costa Bella and I were on the same side and that we had the exact same goal in mind to build the house that we had planned from design forward. Vitt was in constant contact with me as the project moved forward and worked tirelessly to meet a firm date when we needed to be back in our home. We have been back in our home for about 4 months now, and Vitt and Jeff have been on top of any and all of the few small things that needed to be addressed as we settled in. I would have zero reservations on recommending Costa Bella for any project.
We have used Costa Bella for complete remodels of our kitchen and master bath. From start to finish to after-job follow-up, they were consummate professionals. Design advice was spot-on and workmanship of highest quality. Their resources in the community gave us access to great materials and design options. Jeff and Vitt made themselves available throughout the job for questions and concerns, no matter how small. Recently, we called for a small siding repair job, and we were reminded again of the quality and promptness of their work. The phrase "exceeds expectations" gets thrown around a lot, but these guys made me understand what it means. And they're really nice!
I have nothing but praise for Costs Bella Builders. Jeff Thranow, Vitt Castelli, and their crew did a great job remodeling our master bath and closet. The outcome is stunning and exceeded our expectations. Jeff and Vitt are the hardest working contractors I’ve ever met. It was a pleasure to work with them. Their goal was to make my husband and I happy. The service they provide is top notch. The crew and subs were also hardworking, professional and respectful. Plus, the crew cleaned up at the end of every day! They all took pride in a job well done. I quickly learned I could trust Costa Bella, and I felt very confident in their control over our project.. The contract we signed included the entire scope of the work, timeline and budget. They stayed right on track. There were never any surprises. We were thrilled to see daily progress, and could always reach Jeff and Vitt at a moments notice. My husband and I feel so lucky we found Costa Bella Builders We love our remodel. We got everything we wanted and are grateful to Jeff and his team for making our dreams come true. We intend to work with them again.
I don't normally write reviews, but its been several months since our kitchen remodel and I wanted to thank Costa Bella builders for helping us build our dream kitchen. Jeff and Vit were a pleasure to work with and I found them to be very easy to communicate with and get a hold of. They have a great crew that they work with, some that have been with them for 15+ years which speaks volumes to me about how they treat their workers. Everyone was respectful, knew how to do their job, and cleaned up at the end of the day. The project was done under the time I was expecting! A pleasant surprise for sure! Overall, great experience and I would definitely use them again for future projects. -Mama who enjoys cooking againMama who enjoys cooking again
Jeff and Vit were fantastic. Very professional and did great work. I have a condo (about 900 sq ft), loft style, and they expanded the top floor out. It looks as if it was always this way. Perfectly matched the style, lines, and flooring. I couldn't be happier with the result. Plus the extra 100 square feet is great to have. I was home for much of the construction and got to meet his staff. They were all very professional and great at their craft. I highly recommend this company and their work and would use them again. Thank you guys for the great work!
If you are looking for a rock bottom price and don’t mind the hassles and delays that usually go along with that, don’t call these guys. However, if you are looking for quality, professional service and results and are willing to pay a fair price for them, then this is the outfit for you. I have used them three times now, for a kitchen remodel, bath remodel, and cabinets. You will get a project schedule telling you what will happen each week, and they will stick to it. The guys show up on time and clean their workspace before they leave. Vitt has a firm grip on all the details and if he says he will do something, it will be done right away. I’ve had some bad experiences with contractors in the past and always felt like I had to be watching closely to be sure things are done right and the accounting is fair. After my first experience with Costa Bella, I know I can sign the contract and then relax and let them to do their jobs, knowing I will be happy with the result.
I can not think of enough superlatives to describe my experiences with Costa Bella Builders. We hired this company to take a raw piece of land and build our dream house. Vitt, the project manager is a delight to work with. I never had a text or message go unanswered. All were addressed the same day (often within the same hour) when I had a concern or question. We were "promised" a 10 month timeline for completion of a large project (well, septic, road, driveway etc.). Almost to the day, we moved into our beautiful house. In a day when projects are often delayed and over budget, we did not experience that common problem. We will be building a guest house in the near future and I look forward to working with them again.
On time. On budget. Great crew. They did a complete demo and rebuild of the entire interior of our house. Jeff and Vitt were extremely helpful advising us on the finish process. Their entire team does great work. They were great working with us on ideas and changes that had to be dealt as the project progressed. I would highly recommend Costa Bella for any project.
Costa Bella just finished a kitchen remodel for us in late June, 2015. Everybody you talk to about doing a remodel and dealing with contractors says the same thing right? It's going to cost more and take longer than you were told. Well my experience with Costa Bella was pleasantly none of that. They were 99% done to the day they estimated it would take and it cost what the bid was. There were some extra costs that were all my choice, reasonable and I'm glad we tacked on the extra requests that were wise to do while the kitchen was open and exposed. And they finished the other tiny detail 1% (that always remains) with no fuss and in timely fashion. They did not just collect the last check and disappear. In fact, Vitt was just here this morning to adjust some cabinet doors that had shifted slightly and were misaligned. Jeff (the owner) spent an amazing amount of time with us just giving us tips and getting a true idea of what we wanted in the process of just gathering info to quote us a bid. He actually came back and spent more time with us just to make sure he heard us right. Then he came and spent another chunk of time explaining in detail the bid. We felt we were in very sure hands before we even selected them as our contractor. He and Vitt have a great eye for detail and design also and made helpful suggestions. Every sub they used was top rate, their in-house crew were personable and wonderful. We were kept abreast of progress and schedules. Jeff and Vitt were always available via email, text and phone. They were great at hand holding when we needed it (it was our first experience with a large remodel). Everyone that has seen our kitchen so far have been blown away by how fantastic it looks and what a nice job the contractor did. This includes some friends in the construction business. When I asked our kitchen designer to suggest 3 contractors, top tier, middle grade and economy model, she said Costa Bella was one of the best if not the best but of course they would cost more. To our very pleasant surprise, they were able to give a very competitive bid and for the level of service and quality they gave us, I think they were a fantastic bargain. We wouldn't hesitate at all to recommend them, in fact we already have.
This is now our third large project with CB since we used them first in 2012. Kitchen, large deck and outdoor entertainment structure and master bath. Each time the project planning, actual work and follow up was terrific. The people employed by CB make the difference. Never, not once, have we had an employee of CB or a sub on our jobs that wasn't capable and pleasant. When you have them in your home for 6-8 weeks, you want people that you can trust and people that are a pleasure to have around. Vitt makes sure you are informed, prepared for the various phases of work and satisfied. The work quality and results are consistently excellent and the creativity they apply on their clients behalf provides excellent value for the money invested. If you are looking for a sure thing in your remodeling project, include Costa Bella in your bid list. You won't be sorry.
Working consistently with Costa Bella Builders has given us a great insight on the professionalism that Jeff and Vittorio carry with them through their projects. They are courteous, punctual and mindful of clients and their budgets. It is always a pleasure working with Costa Bella Builders. They steer their clients' decisions with their own experience while really paying close attention to their clients' requests, concerns and vision. We are excited to recommend Costa Bella Builders for your plumbing and remodeling needs!
We used Costa Bella Builders for our kitchen and master bathroom remodel and we could not be more pleased with the results. They far exceeded our expectations. The results were everything we hoped for and more- and we now have the kitchen and master bath of our dreams! The entire construction process was such a pleasant experience from beginning to end. We never had to worry about a thing--they handled everything, down to every last minor detail and nothing EVER went unnoticed. They stick to a schedule and don't stop working until the job is done. Their wonderful team of workers are kind, professional, prompt, knowledgeable, creative, and accountable. What I like best, besides their stellar craftsmanship, is that they are excellent communicators. You always know what is going on, and you always know what to expect. They are a available to answer any questions, around the clock, and they are always there for you- just a phone call or text away. I highly recommend Costa Bella Builders. You will not be disappointed!
I echo all the positive reviews on this site. I was introduced to Jeff Thranow through my insurance company back in the 1980s when a hot water leak damaged my downstairs ceiling. Jeff responded quickly and did a great job making everything look as if nothing had ever happened. Since then, my homeowners’ association (on my recommendation) has used him and Costa Bella Builders for numerous projects, including deck design and replacements, hand rail replacements, replaced siding, and various other projects. He has worked in my townhouse most recently through two important projects, the complete remodeling of my kitchen (in 2012) and my master bathroom (October 2014). The Costa Bella construction and design process works like a well-oiled wheel. It begins with strong design and idea consultation, detailed and accurate cost estimates, timely construction (on time!), and very high quality workmanship. A project begins with Jeff who offers you his expertise and experience in terms of design, materials, and details of the project. My favorite part of a Costa Bella project is shopping with Jeff. He steers me toward the highest quality materials within my price range and does not tempt me with options that are out of my range. Once the project timeline is set, Vitt and the crew take over. Communication is constant and you are consulted on every decision and kept informed of the timing of each stage of the project. Workers are neat, respectful of your living space, and keep the work contained to the agreed upon areas. This is a company of high integrity, honesty, and superior planning and construction expertise and ability. I am a very satisfied customer and will continue to turn to Costa Bella as I upgrade my townhome in the year’s ahead.
We have been working on and off with Costa Bella Builders for over 20 years. Through the years they have built us an awesome deck, executed a major remodel of our kitchen and living/dining room area, upgraded our windows to double pane windows, remodeled our master bath, and remodeled our living room for a new entertainment center. Working with Costa Bella Builders has been excellent. Throughout each project, care was taken before, during and after to ensure everything was done the way we envisioned. Jeff, Vitt and all of the employees at Costa Bella Builders developed solid relationships with us, so the projects were enjoyable, creative and successful. We will work with Costa Bella Builders again, as they are our "go to" resource for creating the home we are proud of.
Costa Bella Builders exceded my expectations by a mile! If I could give them 10 Stars I would. At every step they were timely, professional, polite and highly competent. No surprises. On time; on budget with exceptional communication. I love my kitchen remodel and will definitely use Costa Bella Builders for future projects. A good contractor can make or break a remodel project. I feel so fortunate to have found such an excellent group!
Jeff and Vitt and their sub-contractors make an amazing team. On time, on budget, professional, friendly, insightful and respond to questions via text/email better than I could have ever imagined. Jeff accompanied us to our initial meetings with tile selection, plumbing selection and cabinetry. Gave great perspective, kept us on budget and translated our vision to the specialists for a smooth transition. Vitt would respond to all and any of our questions/ concerns promptly, did an amazing job making us feel confident in our massive project (as well as his work) and was incredibly efficient. He was knowledgeable, had great suggestions, and blew me away numerous times on how well he knew every tiny detail about any aspect of our project- and we were essentially building a home from the bottom up. We thought that their timeline was too good to be true. Vitt got the job done in under 6 months when others quoted us as taking 9-12. Costa Bella's ability to coordinate and get subs is mind boggling. On one single day, they coordinated 35 people working different tasks on our project. The number of people/teams Vitt coordinated to work on our house was truly an art.
We've worked with Costa Bella on three different projects: a kitchen remodel, a kitchen remodel with additional construction and reconfiguration of our downstairs, and the construction of two decks. We have appreciated the clarity that Costa Bella brings to each project. From the initial consultation, to the estimate and scope of services, to the work itself (including any changes) the process is always clear. The quality of the work is excellent, completed in basic accordance with the original timeline, and the results are beautiful. Costa Bella knows when to make suggestions about design and when to honor our preferences. They are adept at coordinating sub-contractors. And, finally, they and their crews are always friendly and considerate.
We hired Costa Bella Builders to do a major renovation on a beach house. It was a five month project...they came in on budget, on time and left us feeling (a little!) sorry that the project was coming to an end ;). They left us with a charming and beautiful beach cottage...their attention to detail is unrivaled!
Costa Bella Builders re-modeled a home I bought in 2012. The relationship was excellent and the entire process which they skillfully guided me through was a very positive one for me. Their professional approach in all areas of the project, coupled with their understanding of what I wanted to create, resulted in my having a home that is a joy to live in each day.
"Give Your Dream a Home" is not just a slogan by Costa Bella Builders, it is a promise. We are absolutely thrilled with the home renovation they performed for us. Armed with only a vision of how we wanted to turn an outdated 1950's beach house into a contemporary home, they guided us every step of the way. Their design expertise and workmanship were superior and the dedication to the project was extraordinary. Not only was our remodel completed on time , it was done with the same dedication, precision and professionalism as if it were their own home. The project was planned out so well that any inconveniences were held to a bare minimum. We were kept informed throughout the project and any "additions" were soley at our request. The craftsmanship was top notch and the communications clear. We HIGHLY recommend the Costa Bella Builders team (special thanks to Jeff Thranow and Vit Castelli) for any remodel or building project you may have. We will be forever grateful to them.Linda and Tim Wadley, Capitola
When we first purchased our home, I was skeptical that it could be transformed. Your with suggestions, plans and ideas we now have a home we can be proud of when entertaining out of town guests. Your crew and support staff were so professional from the tear down to completion. Thank you so much for doing such a fabulous job. Wow! You also finished ahead of schedule! Please give a pat on the back to your employees, especially Raul, he was great!
Tom & June F.
You won't find a better general contractor out there! I bought a dated and dark 1,500 square foot office building in Capitola. They transformed it into a light and welcoming professional office for me. Vitt is not only an incredibly good contractor, he has a talent for design. He helped me pick out doors, lights, and flooring. Everyone at Costa Bella was a pleasure to work with. Costa Bella made the experience exceed my wildest expectations.
Jeff and Vitt from Costa Bella Builders were the best! They check all the boxes. Professional, check. Knowledgeable, check. Quality of work, check and meet deadlines and budgets, check and check. Actually finished project early! When does that ever happen for contractors. I cannot say enough great things about this team of contractors. In September of 2018, we decided to do an addition to our house, originally thinking we wanted to add a second story. When we talked to Costa Bella Builders, they considered our budget and project and presented another idea. We ended up staying on one level and broke ground on our new master bedroom and bath, office and laundry room in April 2019. It was finished August 2019, a month early. They stayed within our budget and our 1960's home is now insulated, updated and feels brand new with a smart design and plenty of storage even for our small space. They walked us through every phase from design to permits to build and completion. It could not have gone smoother.
On time. On budget. Great crew. They completely remodeled our 100 year old Victorian. It was an educational and artistic experience. The entire team seemed to really care whether or not we got what we wanted. They were great working with us on the big picture as well as the moment to moment changes that had to be dealt with on such a huge project. I would highly recommend Costa Bella for any project large or small.
I can’t thank you enough for the amazing job that you, Vitt and your team did for Misha and his roommakeover. As you know, Special Spaces is a nonprofit organization that provides dream makeovers for children with life-threatening medical conditions. It takes a village to do what we do, and we are so glad that Costa Bella Builders stepped up in such a big way when one of our children in the program needed it the most. Your efforts in creating beautiful customized cabinetry for his room truly made a huge difference. We can’t get Misha away from all his goodies so wonderfully housed in the built-in you created. Thank you for your attention to detail, your professionalism and most of all your talent to build something so perfect for Misha in a timely fashion. You absolutely know how to listen to the needs of your client, and we could not have done this without you. We sincerely appreciate Costa Bella Builder’s generosity and your entire team. Happy Holidays!
Director, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
Special Spaces, Inc.