We have the experience of having built our first home, as well as having done other major remodels over the past forty years; and, without qualification, the excellent experience we had working with Gerald
DeMill was in a completely different realm than with that of our other contractors. Gerald is extremely knowledgeable, efficient, professional, always watching the job, has unquestionable integrity and uses wonderful sub-contractors.
We had a major flood fifteen years ago, where we lost one third of our house, approximately 3,000 square feet. Gerald was recommended to us by a friend who had used him on several occasions and spoke of him with the highest of praise. Gerald guided and helped us through the tedious process with our insurance company for several months before he even bid the construction. He was surprised that we didn't want to get any other bids, but we knew that we only wanted him to do the job; and, after he did it, we knew that we had certainly made the right decision. We have since used him for several other smaller projects, and he continues to be a gift.
We cannot praise Gerald DeMill highly enough and recommend him with the highest confidence.
Gerald De Mill built our new 11,000 square foot home in 1992 in Beverly Hills.
He just completed a remodel of our family room into a conservatory this past August 20, 2011. In the intervening years between the two projects when I had any minor projects in the house that need to be taken care of Gerald was always there for me with whatever needed to be done.
We are getting ready to build a new home in Palm Desert my only regret is that Mr. De Mill cannot build this for me due to the location.
There is no one that I know in the building business that is as thorough hard working easy to work with and honest as Gerald De Mill. He also has the best sub-contractors I have ever seen. When we started our last project with Gerald I asked him when the job would be completed and he actually had it done three weeks early.
I don't know how else to say it he is simply outstanding.
We have had the pleasure of working with Gerald DeMill several times over the past 15 years. He built a 5,000 Sq Ft home for us and 11 yrs later totally re built a 3500 Sq. Ft. new condo. The fact that I am a real estate developer and licensed building contractor, and my wife involved in decorating, made conditions even more difficult for Gerald. He proved to be extremely knowledgeable and his attention to detail, above anything we expected or had ever experienced. He is a hands on individual, on the job several times a day, or when necessary.
The subcontractors that he works with are extremely professional and competent. The projects came in on time and on budget.
It is with great pleasure that we recommend Gerald DeMill and DeMill Construction.
Most often people say that working with their contractor was a nightmare.. Fortunately our experience was different as my husband and I found working with our contractor, Gerald De Mill was a dream!
Construction by De Mill is a first class operation with a first class team of contractors. Gerald DeMill is a hands on general contractor. His follow-up and attention to detail is impeccable. He promptly returns every phone call to his clients. He commands extraordinary respect from his subcontractors some of which have been working with Gerald for decades. I appreciated Gerald's ability to work in concert with our decorator, which I am sure is not always an easy task.
Gerald De Mill is an individual that one could trust with a key to the safe. He is honest. If he says he will do something it will be done to the highest standards.
Although our remodel was completed three years ago we still call Gerald to oversee maintenance issues as they occur.
We are grateful that Gerald De Mill was recommended to us and we welcome the opportunity to recommend him to others
My wife and I first learned of Mr. De Mill from our decorator. We met with him, discussed our needs and concerns, and had him bid our job. Though he wasn't the lowest bid, we decided to use Construction by De Mill because of the confidence we felt after our many discussions pertaining to the requirements of our job and budget. Mr. De Mill went over and above to explain everything we might need to consider even before being awarded the job. He worked with our architect and designer to firm up all the details prior to getting the bid.
Once he was awarded the bid, his crews started immediately. Every day, though our home was gutted, he would leave the site secure and cleaned up so that if we came up to view his progress, we weren't walking over garbage and debris. All of his trades were extremely professional and helpful in an effort to satisfy our needs with the remodel. Not only did he come in on budget, but he also came in on time. Mr. De Mill does not cut corners and always kept us apprised as to his progress.
Now that we are in our home, we tell friends how pleased we are with the way everything came out. Our home has a complete new feel and we couldn't be any happier. Every last detail and concern has been addressed. We whole heartedly endorse Gerald De Mill and his company Construction by De Mill.
About nine years ago I bought a 15-year-old 5,000 sq.ft. freestanding Villa in an upscale gated complex in Century City immediately bordering Beverly Hills. Through dedicated searching I identified Gerald DeMill as my home remodeling contractor of choice.
It was a big job and had to be performed while we were still living in Colorado. Our project was quite inclusive and demanding of upscale lasting quality. Mr. DeMill completed this extensive project timely, always responding cooperatively, including several demanding changes to the original plan. We found Gerald to be seriously committed and responsive, keeping us informed of progress and budgeting.
Some 3 years ago we experienced extensive water damage due to a long undetected internal water leak and Gerald again responded timely in his highly professional style. CHUBB INSURANCE showed themselves to be most comfortable with Gerald's handling of the extensive repair and rejuvination work.