All Reviews

  • Trusted and Invaluable Advisor

    For the past 8 months we have been working with Penny Spark on a long-term project to improve the layout and landscaping of our home …

    Ken and Eileen Leech, Pasadena

  • …I Like to Deal with People I Can Trust.

    Apparently the shower pan had been leaking for some time. The contractor you presented to us whom we hired, wasn’t the least expensive but I like to deal with people I can trust and we had that comfort. He did …

    Ron Berry, Credit Union CEO, Altadena

  • We Are Busy Working Professionals…

    Our roof failed after the wet winter and we had water damage in our master bedroom. Thanks to our friend who told us about your service. My wife and I are busy working professionals and if we’d had to do …

    Ben Bollenbacher, Insurance Executive, Marina del Rey

  • …complete gutting of our kitchen…master craftsman…

    Our very outdated kitchen – especially since we love to cook – became a thorn in our side. We decided to remodel so we could enjoy a new kitchen rather than update it when selling our house in the future.…

    Marcia and Jim Brammer, Tarzana

  • The Bathroom Looks Beautiful.

    “Hank” took over quickly after my previous contractor failed. (The first contractor had led me on for months and then bailed on me). I wanted to remodel my master bathroom and he gutted the entire bathroom. Gutting the shower required …

    Suzie Steres, Calabasas

  • We Could Not Have Asked For Better Service And Workmanship

    Thank you, thank you, thank you so much for such a wonderful business you created.  We could not have asked for better service and workmanship from the various contractors you referred to us over these past several years.  From solving …

    Michael and Cindy Gohn

  • Exceptional Craftsmanship

    Thank you for the exceptional craftsmanship and efficiency I got through your contractor and thank you for your friendly customer service and responsiveness. It’s a gift to clients. I’ve come to you for many needs at my home over the …

    Betsy D., Educational Consultant, Altadena

  • …Cost Saving Solutions We Hadn’t Even Considered

    We had been wrestling with the L.A. City planning department for about 3 years over how to solve a problem of an unpermitted condo. It seemed nearly impossible to accomplish the goal and make them happy. We finally arrived at …

    Larry Wolf, Attorney at Law

  • We Love The Results

    My wife and I recently decided to “reface” our Kitchen and adjacent Utility Room. We both dread the search for competent contractors which had been such a painful process when we rebuilt our master bathroom several years ago. Fortunately I …

    Hayden Claisse, Professional Executive Coach, San Marino

  • Delighted With The Outcome…A Painless Process

    Thank you does not seem adequate to say for your handling of the repair and painting of our French windows and doors and gates, kitchen walls and ceiling; not to mention refinishing our deck.  Understanding the issues, vetting and referring …

    Marcia and Jim Brammer, Tarzana

  • He Was Terrific To Work With

    We decided to add on a master bedroom, bath, laundry and exercise room totaling 850 sq. ft. and remodel 300 sq. ft. to create a kitchen greatroom. Southern California Home Improvement Referral Service referred us to Greg for architectural drawings. …

    James, Communications Executive, Pasadena

  • Saved Me $5000 Over The Contractor I Was Going To Use.

    The service found me a skilled contractor to build a staircase. I’m very selective when it comes to quality and who comes into my home. Eric was a great referral for me. Also, the heating and air conditioning man they …

    Rob Floe, Financial Planner, Pasadena

  • Unwavering Commitment To Ensure Her Client’s Needs Were Continually and Fully Realized.

    In 2005 I came to know Penny Spark of Southern California Home Improvement Referral Service when her firm was instrumental in a residential remodeling project for a neighbor. I was struck by the attention to detail, obvious craftsmanship, and site …

    Roy J. McManus, PMP, Chief Operating Officer, TeemBrains, Inc.

  • Invaluable Guidance

    Over the last several years I have used Penny and the SCHIRS services on a variety of projects on several of my properties ranging from handyman repairs to major re-models. She provides invaluable guidance and assistance in helping me focus …

    J. Russell McClellan, Managing Director, Argonaut Consulting Group L.L.C.

  • …Turned Out To Be Terrific. I Couldn’t Be More Pleased.

    I contacted SoCal Home Improvement when a co-worker said she’d had a good experience with them.  I had purchased an older house in Studio City, which needed a new roof, chimney, and windows.  I also wanted to have some exterior …

    Lora G., Studio City

  • Thank You For Giving Me What I Needed, at a Good Price and On Schedule.

    My neighbor referred me to Southern California Home Improvement when I mentioned I needed a good interior painter.  He said he’d had many good experiences with the service.  I called and got what I needed.  They gave me candidates to …

    T.M., Computer Engineer, Pasadena

  • They Did Really Quality Work.

    We own an English Tudor style home (white stucco and brown cedar trim) and before we could move forward with the painting we wanted to do, we found we had termite activity in some of the wood. When I mentioned …

    David D., Los Angeles

  • I Don’t Need To Worry. It’s Just So Easy…

    I called SoCal Home Improvement because of a broken window blind and apologized for calling about something so small.  My need was responded to as if it were as big as a remodel. Then I had a problem with my …

    Jerry Cohen, CPA, Westlake Village,

  • I needed a structural engineer, plans, permits and a builder.

    I had a rotted exterior wooden stairway to replace and needed a structural engineer, plans, permits and a builder. The job required demolition, foundation, masonry, concrete-and-rebar, carpentry, stucco and plaster patching, painting and welding. I got the help I needed …

    Dick M., Engineer, Pasadena

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