My wife and I used Jeff Nott on our remodel w/ additions. I must say that Jeff was always available, on site every day and had a great crew. His suggestions on some if the little details were excellent and we valued his input on which direction to go on some of the finish work.
Another thing about the job we liked was that every subcontractor showed up on time and did what they were supposed to do when they were supposed to do it.
Claudia and Matt Nonemacher, Pasadena
Tom Nott was the architect on a major remodel of our bathroom and den, Jeff Nott was the builder. Tom worked hard with us in the design, and spent countless hours working with the city on permits.
Once designed and permitted, Jeff came in to execute the work. Jeff and his team did an excellent job, He was on time every day, had great subs. We were working with advanced bathroom technology, which Jeff came up to date on before the equipment was delivered, so he knew how to install it and make if function perfectly.
The quality of the bookcases he built for the den was absolutely top notch and installed without error. He was quick to suggest alternatives to us to make the final product work when we encountered some issues on the room from its initial construction in the 60's. He had one or more excellent suggestions.
The rebuild of the roof offered us opportunities to remove blown in insulation and replace it with fiber glass bats which greatly improved energy efficiency. Jeff was quick to have his team vacuum up the blown-in and laying of the new even with the additional tasks there was no slipping of the schedule.
More recently, we decided to sell the house, and asked Jeff and is team to assist us getting it sale ready. He quickly agreed, and his team have corrected all the little issues needed to get the house ready. His paint subcontractor also repainted the house.
Jeff and Tom are both easy to deal with. They are responsive to our needs and have never said that they don't have time or are not interested in helping out. We are moving out of state and sure wish we could take the Nott’s with us. They are the best.
Hugh Porter, Pasadena
Jeff and his team did a remarkable job renovating our home. Our house was in really bad shape when we bought it and additional challenges revealed themselves once interior demolition had been done. I honestly think many contractors would not have been able to deal with what we found. His subcontractors and his crew are really the best. They worked tirelessly to find solutions to those challenges while keeping the limitations of our budget in mind. Throughout the renovation, Jeff was responsive to our questions and concerns. In the year and a half since our renovation was complete, Jeff continues to be responsive when something needs attention at the house.
Barbra McLendon, South Pasadena
I have hired Nott & Assoc. And Nott Construction to do everything from completely remodel a home to smaller jobs like take walls out and trouble shoot electrical problems. They have come through for me every time...and on budget.
Hire them, then sit back and watch things get done.
Gary McKee, South Pasadena
Jeff and his crew gave us exactly what we were aiming for: a great looking, perfectly functioning bathroom, utility room, and kitchen remodel that stayed within our budget - not an easy job on a 85 year old house that still had original plumbing and wiring. His crew showed up on time every day, did conscientious and careful work on everything they touched, and were respectful of our schedules and household needs as they worked. His subs are outstanding craftspeople; especially his cabinet maker and hardwood floor sub. The floor is beautiful and holding up very well. The new cabinets in the kitchen are a work of art; gorgeous to look at and a joy to use. Jeff was here every day to oversee progress, patiently answered all my questions and concerns, offered advice that came from experience, and never pushed. By the time the work had been completed we counted Jeff as a friend as well as a trusted expert. He provides quality work, quality products, and quality service.
Carolyn Flemming, South Pasadena
Mr. Nott is a master at creating a silk purse from a sow’s ear. Our house was originally a non-descript stucco box which Tom converted into an award winning craftsman showplace and was featured on our cities home tour of significant historical restorations. I’ve since hired Tom on several commercial projects of which I am totally satisfied with the quality of architectural services provided by his firm.
Chris Becker - home owner
Over the years, as a contractor, developer, and financial consultant, I have been involved with over 100 architects and it is my opinion that Tom Nott is one of the best as evidenced by the fact that the last six projects I have built were designed by Mr. Nott. He is an expert in dealing with the various governmental agencies in order to obtain a building permit. I might also add that Mr. Nott does his own structural design and calculations which is very rare for most architects. This results in considerable cost savings especially as regards hillside construction.
Joe Borda - developer
After a devastating fire destroyed much of our historic South Pasadena home, Tom Nott helped us redesign it in a way that restored and enhanced the historic beauty of the structure, while adding a few more modern features that make our house a warm and comfortable home for the whole family. Tom’s designs, color, and attention to detail combined for a beautiful result, and his experience and expertise were critical to the success of our project. Tom was consistently on time and on budget throughout our project, and he was vigilant in ensuing that our contractor was building in accordance with our plans and specifications. We were quit pleased with the completion of our home and so was the City of South Pasadena who awarded us the Cultural Heritage Restoration award. We highly recommend Tom Nott and would happily work with him again.
Pam Privett - home owner
Congratulations Tom, you accomplished what 4 other architects that worked on my property could not, that is, design a project meeting budget & cost requirements and obtaining city approval with a building permit. As you know we are currently under construction and I know we both look forward to the completion of your beautiful design.
William Chang - property owner
After living in our new house for a few months now, I felt compelled to send you a letter of thanks to you and your father. We love our house and the work that you have done to renovate it. I can highly recommend you and your company to our friends and neighbors. Of particular importance to us was the fact that you completed all of the work on schedule and within budget.
One aspect of working with you and your crew that we came to appreciate was that you where very flexible considering our needs. When changes to the original plans were made, you did not “gouge us”. Instead you charged us reasonable rates for changes and additions. Throughout the construction process you honored your commitments in regards to time, costs and materials.
I am aware that not all homeowners are as satisfied with their contractors as we are. Sometimes renovating a home can be painful, disappointing and costly venture. I felt like we received everything we paid for and more. Thank you for making our experience a good one.
Pete & Beth Hayes - home owner
I wanted to share with you how pleased my family and I were with the recent work you completed on our house in La Canada. As a first-time homebuyer, I had no idea what to expect during this process, and was somewhat fearful of the cost to do the work needed. I was so
appreciative of your responsiveness during the entire process (both by phone and e-mail, and at all hours of the day), which amazingly only took about 30 days. I especially appreciated your sensitivity and reasonableness as far as cost. You made this process enjoyable for me
and my family, and made us so excited to move in when the work was completed! We are truly enjoying our new home, thanks to you and your staff, and network of subcontractors.
As you well know, our house was not an easy project. We purchased our older home through a short-sale, and "as-is", with no warranties. We purchased this home, effectively unaware of all the problems that lay within. Certainly enough, through your efforts, we identified a number of major plumbing, electrical, and sprinkler systems problems, which you were able to quickly repair, and make great recommendations along the way, to improve these systems. You were a true professional, always providing the pros and cons, and most importantly, the costs of every step in the rehabilitation process.
I also really appreciated your staff and subcontractors. They were all amazingly courteous, a bunch of nice guys, and very knowledgeable of the repair and service work that had to be completed. They were always thorough, and completed all jobs well ahead of time. As someone who represents clients for a living, I can truly appreciate now what it is like to be a client. Every step of the way, I felt as a client, that you would come through timely on the project, and that I could rely on your professional judgment in how we could improve our living space. With limited time available, I had to rely on someone who could make these decisions independently and who I could trust. There were so many minor details, that could be missed, but your skilled eye would always pick them up and provide us with great recommendations.
In sum, my family and I are very pleased with your work, and I would be happy to serve as a reference for you, for any prospective clients, in particular, any in the La Canada area.
Yale K. Kim - home owner
You did two very large jobs at my house recently. In one, you replaced the main beams supporting my house above the vertical pillars. In the other, you replaced the four balconies that had rotted. In both jobs, your planning and approach were well thought out. The beam replacement was particularly challenging, requiring jacking up the house temporarily to slide out the old beams and insert the new ones. Replacing the balconies required working on high precarious places, removing the rot, and inserting new supports and treads. Both jobs were done meticulously to perfection. Your crew members were good workers who knew what they were doing, and they were well behaved and pleasant to have around the house. I thought I got good value for my money and the results are impressive. I strongly recommend your organization for any major structural job on residential housing.
Dr. Donald Rapp - home owner