Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path
and leave a trail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

You make a living by what you get, you make a life by what you give.

Winston Churchill

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in knowing the difference.

Lin Yutang

Never be ashamed to admit you are in the wrong, it’s just another way to say you are wiser today than yesterday.

Jonathan Swift

The greatest work that kindness does to others, is that it makes them kind to themselves.

Amelia Earhart

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged, to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.

Nelson Mandela

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged, to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.

Nelson Mandela

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Heartwood Construction gets a lot of questions, here are some answers to our most frequent ones.

What is the best way to get a quote?

It is always a good idea to have some consistent written document or drawing to give to any prospective contractor that shows or states the scope of work. Without this document we are giving you a price for an orange while others are giving you a price for an apple.

How long will my project take?

This is a tricky question because most contractors do not take into consideration the potential for changes to the scope of work. At Heartwood Construction we strive to give you a comprehensive understanding at the beginning of your project so that you will feel comfortable in the time allotted.

How long do you guarantee the work?

The state of California requires contractors to guarantee a completed home for one year. At Heartwood Construction we follow this guideline and additionally we'd like to have 100% satisfaction. We'll go above and beyond to make that happens. We'd like to also say that if we cannot build it to last, then we should be responsible for replacing it.

Should I remodel or build new?

Depending on the year and location of your residence, the difference can be drastic. The factors that go into deciding this issue are very specific from job to job. For the best solution for your needs, please contact us for an initial consultation.

Here is an example of what might affect this decision:
If you are building in an area that prides itself in the maintaining authentic architecture of the neighborhood, then you would want to remodel.