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Thomas Sommer is widely regarded by his clients as one of the most personable and skilled contractors in Southern California. If your looking for gads of happy homeowners look no further than our testimonials page!
Dear Thomas,
Thank you for all of the hard work you have done to help our house become the home of our dreams. We know the process has been full of obsticles and we appreciate your detication to finding and implementing solutions. We hope that 2009 brings you all the best. From the Anapoell Family.
More than just the final product we care about the experience. We work hard to not only make sure that the job is done expertly, on time and on budget but is also positive experience for our clients. Destinations are important but we want the journey to be great as well. We know that getting there is never quite as good if the experience is poisoned by a lack of customer service, poor project planning & unfriendly people. We keep an update list of references below. Keep in mind that this is just a fraction of the happy homeowners who have come to trust us as their contractor of choice.

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Excellent in all aspects

Just finished a $120,000 addition and remodel with Thomas. He was excellent – came in lower than all other bids, finished 2 weeks ahead of time, was always available immediately with any concerns, daily clean up was excellent and very easy to work with. Would highly recommend.

David W.
San Diego, CA, 04/14/2015

Great contractor, high quality, fair price

We have used Sommer Construction for three different projects over 6 years, including a kitchen remodel, a backyard remodel, and the addition of two new rooms upstairs. Thomas has always given us fair and transparent pricing. He ensures that the job is done to high quality and is your advocate with the workmen. We are very pleased with the results of his work.

Brian B.
San Diego, CA, 01/30/2014


Thomas goes above and beyond with regard to customer service.
Working with Thomas is a pleasure. It truly feels like you have a business partner that has your best interest in mind.

Peter Wharf W.
San Diego, CA, 12/04/2012

Sommer Construction does a good job and has dedicated workers.

Thomas Sommer is very professional and detailed oriented.

Maria B.
San Diego, CA, 05/31/2013

Sommer Construction complete Remodel of our Home

Sommer Construction did a complete remodel of our home in 2008. They came in within budget and on time. The employees were a pleasure to work with and they seemed to really care about how our house came out. I would highly recommend Sommer Construction to anyone considering work on their home.

Lori A.
San Diego, CA, 12/09/2012

Excellant service and performance in all areas.

Met and exceeded our expectations, kept us informed if there were any changes to schedules or material variations.

David L.
Carlsbad, CA, 12/06/2012

Thomas was great in every way. Made sure I was very happy with every detail!

I first hired Thomas to remodel my kitchen. He did an excellent job. He had no problem with me hiring my own cabinet maker or counter top company. He worked with everyone to make sure the project was done well and on time. I didn’t hire him to do my bath addition and had some regrets there. Had him come back to remodel another bathroom. He did all the work in three weeks and did a super job. He has great ideas and good design sense.

Susan M.
San Diego, CA, 05/16/2012

excellent service

I have had Thomas Sommer helped me with two seperate remodeling projects (one was an investment property). I have been overall very impressed with his work ethics and efficiency and his attention to details and reliability. He always gave 100 to his work, and managed to work with various budget(low budget for my investment property). He tends to be underpromised, but overdelivers with regard time & worksmanship(which this was different from my previous experiences with other general contractors). I am in process to have him to do another project for me and I have the piece of mind of not to have to be preoccupied with issues with constructions.

Houman D.
San Diego, CA, 05/14/2012

Dual Pane window replacement

Very good work and service.

Marceline Brogli
Del Mar, CA, 11/28/2011

exceeded expectations in 3 ways

service – all involved were attentive, knowledgeable, and professional

efficient – the extensive work was complete in a remarkably short period of time

price – the final cost was thousands less than a competitor’s bid. This company was recommended to me by a colleague and I will now recommend them to everyone I know.

Mang Yu
San Diego, CA, 08/01/2011

Thomas and his team were courteous, professional, timely and the end result of our project is amazing.

I would highly recommend Sommer Construction. The value aand quality are exceptional and the professionalism of his team is heads and shoulders above the rest.

Cindy Larson
San Diego, CA, 07/28/2011

Back yard work

I am totally satisfied. The work was done well and in a timely manner, despite serious weather complications. Thomas and his guys are great!!!

San Diego, CA, 01/14/2011

Remodel and Addition of our 1930’s House

Thomas is awesome. The people he works with are of the highest caliber as well. He understood our budget and worked with us. Intelligent, responsive, honest, and at times, kind of funny – all the qualities you would want in a contractor. Overall, a very positive experience and now we get to live in our beautiful new home. I would highly recommend.

San Diego, CA, 09/30/2010

Thomas has done several jobs for us and is always very careful to details and explains everything thoroughly – no surprises.

I have highly recommended Sommer construction to others. Thomas has an excellent command of skills needed for remodeling or complete contruction. He pays attention to his workers and makes sure everything is done correctly while keeping the homeowner informed of upcoming work to be performed and any decisions required to comply with the progress. The job site is kept neat whenever possible and on the timeline that was established.

Encinitas, CA, 05/01/2010

remodeled powder room

A friend of mine, who had done a large remodel of her home, had recommended Sommer Construction to me for a small project that I needed done at my house several years ago. I was very happy with the work that Thomas (Sommer) did. He was professional, friendly, and efficient. So, when it came time to do my recent powder room remodel, I knew who I wanted for the job.

Thomas and his team were courteous, friendly, very knowledgeable, and conscientious. They were respectful of my home (cleaned up everyday) and of my family’s schedule (showed up when they told me they would). Thomas kept to the expected time-to-completion, which was important as house guests were arriving for a 2-week stay just a week after the job was finished. Thomas offered excellent suggestions, directed me to some good resources for fixtures, etc., and proved to be a terrific problem-solver.

Most importantly, he took the time to look at the work being done– throughout the process. This was of course very reassuring.

I look forward to doing more home projects with Sommer Construction in the future. I have already recommended Thomas Sommer to several friends who are preparing to do projects at their homes.

San Diego, CA, 02/04/2010

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Thomas is very conscientious and follows through. Budgets are excellent and a great guy to work with. Would recommend highly.

Rancho Santa Fe, CA, 02/03/2010

Overall Very Happy

Thomas Sommer is conscientious and reliable. He managed and scheduled all the subcontractors on 2 of my remodels. Most of the subcontractors were very good, honest and reliable. I was not satisfied with the plumbing work and felt overcharged for it and for this reason did not give an “excellent” score. It is my understanding that they use different plumbers now so probably the point is irrelevant.

San Diego, CA, 02/01/2010

I want to give 5 gold stars for service, 5 gold stars for recommending & 5 gold stars for price for value

Sommer Construction was more than my sister Dianne & I could have ever asked for. Our father who passed away June 27th highly recommended Thomas & we are thrilled we followed his advice. She is in CT & we talk regularly. Everytime we talk, we are amazed at what we accomplished while she was here & had we not had Sommer Construction, it would never have happened.
From our first conference to our final date, August 17th, we knew we were with the right people. The painting crew led by Santiago Reyes was absolutely extraordinary. His team was always there as was Santiago for every need. He was with us the entire last day & the punch list was completed with perfection.
Ricky Calderon completed our plumbing needs with kindness & perfection plus he was with us our last day to see that all was completed. He was extremely kind & professional. Jose Hurtado & his co-workers were wonderful in fulfilling our desires for the yard. In spite of changes, Jose was always there to complete them. Santiago’s brother & friend did a fabulous job with the tile floors & Martin also with the wooden floors. Martin & his co-worker leveled the the floors beautifully & constructed a lovely transition into the kitchen. Santiago’s brother also did an excellent job with the fireplace. I want to also say that Carlos was wonderful to have around. His presence was comforting as he always worked quietly with perfection & a big smile. He was always there when needed. I must admit I cannot commend Santiago highly enough for his professionalism, expertise & kindness. His tasks were nasty beginning with removing all popcorn from the ceilings, painting high beams, nailing & painting floor moldings, completing a beautiful hand rail, plus touching up kitchen cabints with a stain he prepared. I’m sure there are important tasks I have forgotten but I do want to say I would highly recommend all who worked for us.
Without Tom Sommer we could have never completed such a large project in the time we did. We are still amazed. He set up all workers at the right time & always was aware of what needed to be done & when. He worked around my sister & me being there which meant there were sleeping arrangements in constant transition which I’m sure was not easy for him or his people. He was totally up front with us regarding the first estimate & then with changes that came later like adding a fireplace, hand rail etc. He was very honest when an estimate regarding carpeting the stairs was incorrect & covered the mistake. He assisted us whenever we needed him especially with the flat screen & DVD player. He ran around for whatever we needed from fixing the dining room light to purchasing door knobs & other items. We became very close to him & enjoyed meeting his children & wife. Also Dianne had a wonderful time with Santiago Jr. at the park with her dog Bailey.
It was quite a journey but one we could have never accomplished without Thomas. His workmen were just so great & Dianne & I still talk about them. We knew Thomas cared, wanted to make us happy & treated us as he would have treated our 96 year old father & this was so very special. We will remember them all & because of such exceptional planning & work, our home has a wonderful family who moved in on Sept. 19th. This could have never happened without Sommer Construction. I know I have forgotten some things but hope I have remembered the most important.

San Juan Capistrano, CA, 09/30/2009

Thomas is very honest and stands by his work.

I would highly recommend Sommer Construction. Their work is excellent. Thomas adheres to his bid and gets the job done on time. He is always a pleasure to work with.

Beverly T.
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, 02/17/2014

High recommendation.

I was recommended to Sommer construction after we had a flood in our home. We had three bids for the work and his came in the best. His crew were fantastic. They were on time, communicated everything before they started and followed up when they finished to make sure we were happy. They reconstructed the lower half of our home, drywall doors etc. Painted all the walls, tiled the bathrooms, hand made new shutters and worked with me to design a new fireplace that is PERFECT. We plan on using them for more upgrades to our home. I would highly recommend them.

Susanne Duffy D.
San Diego, CA, 05/07/2013

Satisfied Customer

Sommer construction has done multiple projects at my home over the last couple of years – TV cabinet installation, fence stucco repair, roof leak repair, basketball court installation, shower fixture replacement and drywall repair. All projects were done satisfactorily and at a reasonable cost and schedule. They have been very easy to work with also.

Rajiv V.
San Diego, CA, 06/05/2015

Quality work was done for a reasonable price.

The work done included repair of several areas on my house that were damaged by termites. The repairs of the areas were done efficiently and professionally and at a reasonable cost. This included carpentry and painting.

John G
San Diego, CA, 05/28/2013

Highly recommend Sommer Construction.

Thomas is an excellent contractor. Very professional work completed on time. I would not hesitate to recommend him to my friends.

Beverly T.
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, 12/08/2012

Thomas and his sub-contractors did an outstanding job on our garage

Our project was atypical and we move very slowly. Thomas listened to what we wanted and made it happen. I am proud to say that we have the most impressive garage I have every seen. Thanks Thomas!

Pete M.
San Diego, CA, 05/19/2012

We are very pleased with the addition to our home.

From start to finish, the project went smoothly and according to the agreed upon schedule. We were pleased with the sub contractors who were involved and looked forward to seeing them arrive each day. Everyone was professional, efficient and respectful of our personal space. Thomas and co. were able to answer any questions we had and address our concerns.
Our family is thrilled to have the additional space to spread out and enjoy!

Kelly F.
San Diego, CA, 05/15/2012

Excellant in each area

Always on time and very professional. I would, and do,recommend to friends and neighbors.

David L
Carlsbad, CA, 01/03/2012

Very happy with our remodel. Thomas and his crew got the job done on time and on budget.

We are very happy with our remodel.

Kelly and Tudor Hughes
San Diego, CA, 10/18/2011

Sommer Construction is an excellent company and provides the best service!

They got to my job immediately, did the job well and priced it right every time. I wouldn’t think of going to another contractor.

San Diego, CA, 07/28/2011

Working with Sommer Construction was fantastic.

Sommer Constuction did everything they set out to do in a timely fashion and within budget. They cleaned up everything when they were done and paid great attention to detail.

San Diego, CA, 01/16/2011

Excellent work and professionaly managed

I am a return customer of Sommer Construction. I recently had my bathroom remodeld and exterior doors replaced and I was very satisfied with the management of the project, the work performed, and the cost. Mr. Sommer’s completed the job on schedule and maintained excellent communications with me duirn gthe entire project. I would strongly recommend Sommer Construction for home improvement projects to other customers.

Solana Beach, CA, 10/06/2010

Very Professional ; Superb work

Sommer Construction was not the low bid on our job but well worth the cost. Went beyond the scope of work when problems arose. Very professional. Mr. Sommer takes a personal pride in the job that he and his crews do.
Five star job in my opinion.

San Diego, CA, 05/04/2010

good communication and quality work

Thomas Sommer communicates clearly and is genuinely concerned about meeting his customer’s expectations. His employees and subcontractors were responsive and flexible to customer requests. Service was delivered in a personal and personable manner.

Del Mar, CA, 02/11/2010

Wonderful to work with!

Sommer Construction gives contractors a good name! They were on-time and on-budget. They left the property clean at the end of each day and even came in on weekends to stay on schedule. I would highly recommend Sommer Construction!

Encinitas, CA, 02/03/2010

Service and Savings!

All I can say is that you’ll never find someone to do as good a job at a more competitive price!

San Diego, CA, 02/01/2010

This is a great company with professional men who are very accomodating and have creative solutions at a nominal charge.

Thomas and his co-workers are real professionals and I enjoyed the experience. They communicated very well with me and understood my needs.

Del Mar, CA, 02/01/2010

Service and Savings!

Not usually one to write reviews, but in this case, I made an exception. WIthin the last year, Sommer Construction has done a complete kitchen and back yard remodel for my wife and I. As times are tough, I didn’t want to have to spend money unnecessarily, but I also didn’t want to have to compromise service or quality, either. I had seen some of the other projects that Sommer Construction had done, and after speaking with a few of their clients, I felt pretty confident in their ability not only to execute our vision, but to do it quickly, correctly, and in an economically competitive way.

Long story short, they rock! The process couldn’t have gone any smoother, and to somehow be able to complete our project in under 5 weeks is almost unheard of.

Thank you, Sommer Construction, we couldn’t be ANY happier with our “new” home!

The Taylor’s

San Diego, CA, 09/28/2009

Honest and Dependable Contractor

Sommer Construction has done 2 remodels in my 1970’s home and both have come out exactly as I expected. He has fantastic and well priced subcontractors, and a helpful staff to complete all the punch list items in a timely fashion.

Encinitas, CA, 09/17/2009

Look no further.

We decided to use Sommer Construction because of their price and personal service.

They did a complete home remodel for us and it was a great experience. They were on time, courteous, and they cleaned up after themselves. They went beyond our expectations.

We also felt that we could trust Thomas, which was the most important thing for us. Not only does he do a great job but he is very trustworthy. During the remodel, Thomas always made the right decisions even when we were not around. We felt completely comfortable leaving our house in his hands.

We are planning to do our backyard next and will most likely use Sommer Constructions again.

Lori & Bill A.
San Diego, CA, 09/08/2009

Very happy with Sommer Construction. They exceeded expectations.

We contracted Sommer Construction for a major remodel on our home. We added two extra rooms (including a sound prooofed media room) and totally updated our backyard incorporating an out door kitchen.
Thomas and his team did an outstanding job. We would recommend them (and have) to anybody.

Peter Wharf W.
San Diego, CA, 09/22/2009

Flood repair and remodel

2 months before our wedding e had a flood in our home that did extensive damage. The wedding was to take place in our back yard and we had out of town guests coming to visit. Sommer Construction Got the work done on time and even completed a major bathroom remodel as well. The costs were fair and the work was done well.

Thanks Thomas,

Jeff Cox
San Diego, CA, 09/17/2009

Proactive, honest, solution-oriented. Would definitely recommend.

When we were getting ready to build an addition to our house, I initially was confident that I was going to choose 1 of 2 builders who had been recommended by friends of mine. Then, I got a flier in the mail from Sommer Construction and decided to have them bid on the project as well.

I was not expecting to choose Thomas over the other 2 builders but he was so proactive, upfront, and honest about what he thought it would cost, that we decided to go with him.

My experience with Sommer Construction was great. Thomas was very solution-oriented. In any building job, there are always issues that come up — that is the nature of the task — and Thomas goes immediately from problem to potential solution. Also, he solves it the way I, the customer, need it solved instead of doing it the quick way for him.

I had heard horror stories about builders adding cost for changes to a project but this did not happen to us with Sommer Construction. I really felt that we were well taken care of.

We hired Sommer Construction a second time to do some stone work/landscaping in our yard. We got multiple bids for the project and, again, decided to go with Thomas because he was very proactive and his price was competitive.

Another thing that was great about Thomas was that he met and even beat his own estimate for the scheduled time by which the jobs would be completed.

I had a good experience with Sommer Construction and would definitely recommend them.

Brian Bartell

 Brian & Beth Ann B.

San Diego, CA, 09/04/2009