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What a fantastic experience. Everyone always talks about the stress of a major remodel…but Derek’s down-to-Earth personality and can-do philosophy alleviates all anxiety that usually accompanies any construction project. If you hire D.M Hutlenius as your contractors you can expect excellent service, on time completion and a giant smile on your face. At the end of your project you will be screaming from the top of your roof telling everyone you know how wonderful they are!! We interviewed a total of four contractors. When we met Derek we knew immediately he was the one we were going to hire. He has amazing vision, he is down to Earth, very accessible, easy to talk to, and has competitive pricing! All of the workers who showed up to our house were extremely professional, friendly, competent and worked hard to complete our project. My husband always referred to them as Magicians. At the end of each workday, the project always clean and free of any debris that would pose a problem to our 7 year old. Our biggest and only regret, was not hiring Derek to create the plans for our project. Time after time when it was discovered that our architect made a mistake or lacked necessary details on the plans…Derek came to the rescue and delivered amazing solutions! We’re the happiest people in the world: Derek and his team transformed our backyard into a STUNNING RESORT!!Read More

We came to DM Hultenius with the idea of building a new home our family and they made this dream a reality. From the initial design, permit processing and complete construction management, DM Hultenius handled it all. I was pleased with the quality sub-contractors used who performed on schedule and they worked closely with me to make smart decisions to keep the project on budget without sacrificing design and quality. I would highly recommend DM Hultenius for any construction and remodeling needs, and specifically for their ability to make the connection between the design and build process.Read More

The kitchen project was such high quality in both design and workmanship! The work was completed quickly and was well organized. Derek completely transformed my little kitchen into a beautiful open-concept one. The workers took care to keep the area cleaned up at the end of every day. I could not be more pleased with my beautiful kitchen and the quality of work.Read More

My husband and I used Hultenius Corporation on two separate phases of our whole house remodel. We initially interviewed five or six contractors, and Derek Hultenius came out on top, both with his design ideas and cost estimates. We had to live in our house during both stages of remodel and Derek and his team made it as easy as possible, respected our privacy and cleaned up every day. Derek is a very talented designer, has great ideas and provided 3D drawings so we could visualize and make choices. We have an older house and there were some unpleasant surprises behind a few walls during demolition, but Derek took it in stride and helped us keep calm. He remodeled our master bathroom, created a small walk-in closet, added a sliding glass door in the master bedroom, reconfigured the door into the bedroom, tore out a small bathroom in the middle of the house, re-elevated step down areas so everything was on one level, added and took away several walls, redesigned our family room, moved the family room fireplace to another area (it is beautiful!), added cabinets and a giant TV space so the TV can be pulled out and rotated, and added a pantry in the kitchen. My favorite is our guest bathroom where Derek fit a shower and jacuzzi tub where one would think it was impossible. A great example of working with Derek was when I picked out a window for the guest bathroom during construction, it was installed and I hated it. Derek said "Hey, no problem, we'll fix it". We picked out a much larger window, which of course involved a lot of reframing, and it looks great. In that regard, I've heard stories of contractors and their expensive 'change orders'. Derek was always willing to make changes and only charged time and materials. We have other projects in the pipeline and will probably be working with Derek again...and again.Read More

Derek was direct, friendly and did what he said he would do throughout our major bathroom upgrade project. I have no hesitation in recommending him as a construction contractor.Read More

The job was done on time and within budget. When he was finished the place was so clean you didn't even know he had been there.Read More

This is the second time, my family has had an opportunity to work with Derek and Dave. The first time was in 1996 when Dave created a wonderful bedroom retreat with a library that continues to be then envy of everyone who is allowed into our sanctuary In 2015, Derek created with Dave a kitchen attached to our family room that meets our love of entertaining and our families enjoyment of cooking together. The area adds a signature statement to our home while being welcoming and functional. It is always a pleasure to work with quality professionals.Read More

I have worked with a number of General Contractors, both for professionally and personally with my home and my rentals. My designer Sue Smith DW Interiors (She is the BEST!) recommended DM Hultenius Company to remodel my kitchen. They did a fabulous job. I also had them do my deck and patio cover and that was a wonderful job as well. I would definitely hire them again, and would recommend them to everyone I know. The final outcome of the project is fantastic. Thank you Derek Hultenius for a job well done!Read More

Dave and Derek Hultenius and their teams were easy to work with, understood our vision and gave us lots of feedback to improve the final outcome. We LOVE our new kitchen and master bathroom along with the other improvements the Hultenius team took care of along the way! We have already recommended them to our friends and family and will continue to do so!Read More

This was not a small remodel project. There were (2) phases, per my request, that included the Master Suite, Guest Bath, Laundry and Studio. Derek was always reachable and I trusted his advice and guidance. He uses design software with 3D imaging that helped me visualize the final project. The on-site team was dependable and efficient; I always knew Dave had everything under control. Even the best plans change during remodels and the team handled these with great patience. On top of everything Derek also helped me find some subcontractors for other projects that I needed help with. I certainly know who to call when I decide to do any remodel work to my rental in Lemon Grove!Read More

I'd give them a 10/5 if I could. If you don't want to read my lengthy review I will sum it up with these bullet points: •Trustworthy •Finished on budget and ahead of schedule •Communication was great, Always easy to get a hold of and talk to •Always professional and friendly •Hires only the best employees and subcontractors Selecting DM Hultenius was the best decision I made for my remodel (and overall sanity). I don't plan on ever taking on a project like that again without hiring them. Derek came highly recommended and I felt it was a good fit from the first meeting. I am usually very clear with what I want but the kitchen had me stumped. I had problems describing what I wanted because I wasn't really sure. Derek took that and somehow came up with a great design. That process cemented my decision they were the right company for me. Derek was always very easy to get a hold of and talk to. He handled my moments of panic as the pro he is. All of his subcontractors were great and did quality work. I had a unique project that required DMH to install a custom made window and Derek was great about meeting with the company and calling them right away when they had questions. My one regret was I wish I had learned earlier in the project to just trust them. Before and during demo I often worried that maybe we hadn't gone over details enough or maybe I missed something and would realize it too late. I soon learned they do think of all the details I hadn’t. As stressful as it all can be I actually enjoyed the process because I knew I was in good hands with DM Hultenius Corp leading the project. Everyone at DM Hultenius is extremely nice and amazing in their own right. Dave, Richard, Arthur are all true craftsman. Karen keeps the place organized and quickly responded to my emails. Derek does a lot but I think it mostly all comes down to keeping everyone on all sides sane and happy. During remodel Karen sent me a link to an article on decorating patios. That was not part of their scope but she knew I wanted to have an updated backyard to match my new kitchen. Derek really takes the effort to get to know your style, what you like and really tries to anticipate and manage the project to tailor to you. I feel those types of thoughtful moments really set DM Hultenius apart. I could write a book with examples of how great the group has been over the last few months. I will say I had to wait a little bit to get started BUT the first time I met Derek he said "we'd love to work with you but we have a lot of projects going right now so you'd have to wait to get started." From the beginning I told Derek I would wait to get started as long as the project didn't stall once they got to me. He agreed and kept his word. I mention that not as a negative or constructive point against DMH but a warning to you. Do not skip out on using the company if you find there might be a wait. I caught up to a coworkers home remodel project that started 10 months before mine because he picked the wrong company. They posted photos of my kitchen. I only added one so someone could connect the review with the kitchen if they want to.Read More

Derek Hultenius is very knowledgeable and easy to work with. He and his staff were extremely professional and were able to deal with the many nuances of building our custom mountain top home. The end result is a home my wife and I are very proud to share with our family and friends. If you are building a home, or simply remodeling your existing home, you cannot find a better builder than DM Hultenius.Read More

Derek and Dave Hultenius are the best to work with. Their knowledge of design and construction are evident from the first encounter. They helped modify the design plans to meet our desires with what was feasible for our home. The results were stunning and we couldn't be happier. We used them for two different remodeling phases and they also helped get us going on other minor projects with qualified workmen and specialists to finish off our entire home.Read More

Derek and the crew remodeled half of my house. All of the tasks they worked in were completed flawlessly, well ahead of schedule, and on budget. It has been two years now and the house still feels new. Awesome work. The kitchen is the best part. Expert carpentry and an outstanding electrician.Read More

We were looking to have a total home renovation and had a few estimates submitted to us and we consulted some of the local product suppliers for referrals. During the process Derek was referred to us and we felt that the communication and working relation was the best. We never were pressured to pay any up front fees for the project design development until we all had come to an agreement on the scope of that work. He took the time to bring practical construction experience into the process that gave us many different ideas to consider. This was important because many construction groups and designers required large non-refundable fees to do any kind of design work beyond some simplistic ideas. The estimate was slightly higher for DMHultenius but the quality of work was excellent. Derek was always available for questions and made sure we were happy with every part of the job before every step was completed. He was very concerned about our happiness. All of his crew members are very professional and efficient. They were very good at keeping the construction mess cleaned every day and kept the impact of some of the unavoidable dust and inconvenience to a minimum. Whether your job is big or small, I think it is worth your while to take the time to give Derek an interview and a chance to do an evaluation of your next job.Read More

The entire crew at DM Hultenius is beyond professional, organized, creative, and I can not praise them enough. As an interior designer, I search high and low for quality contractors and builders and these guys are constantly exceeding expectations. Recently partnered with them a full home remodel and they were on top of everything from flooring, plumbing, walls, paint, electrical and counters (just to name a few). Very competitively priced and easy to work with!Read More

We recently had our bathroom area remodeled by DM Hultenius Corporation (Dave and Derek Hultenius). They could not have been more professional and easy to work with. The quality was exceptional and where there were problems (really only `mole hills, but to me the home owner mountains) they resolved them to my pleasure and satisfaction. Changes were easily accepted by them and they improved the final results with exceptional imputs and suggestions. Our decorator found them very easy to work with and the project proceeded as a team having a common goal; "My wife's and my satisfaction." The cost was what I expected for high-end work by craftsman overseen continuously by Derek. People now walk in to this area and comment that it is as if they are in a 5 Star Hotel. I cannot recomment Derek and David Hultenius and our decorator Regina Kurtz (Alpha Design Group) enough.Read More

Last October 2015 we embarked on an addition while expecting our fourth child. Knowing this would be our permanent home for quite some time, we hired DM Hultenius. Derek, his dad and phenomenal crew turned our existing home into our dream home by adding 3 bedrooms, a bathroom and adjusting existing bedroom and bathrooms to flow within the design of our new addition. Every step of the way, Derek communicated with us about next steps, adjustments and recommendations to improve upon what was laid out on our paper plans. His expertise and vision of what could be, was invaluable and his crew was a pleasure to work with. They were always friendly, on time and professional in craftsmanship and work ethic. They cleaned up every day leaving their “work in progress” admirable. Derek was always upfront about what was working (and not working) and not only advised on best path forward but compromised with us when we needed to make adjustments. He was very mindful and respectful to our situation of living in a home with 3 young children and one on the way during the construction. Since the new addition was completed, our friends are in awe of what we were able to do with less than 500 square feet and how much space and room we have for our family. We truly love our new home and how everything turned out. We highly recommend DM Hultenius if you want to work with the “best of the best” and see your ideas of greatness for your home turn into something better than you could have ever imagined – don’t think twice….. hire DM Hultenius.Read More

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