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Dedicated to Hammerhouse

It was Picasso who said that every act
Of creation is first an act of destruction.
Maybe, but I bet he never looked behind
The wall of that bathroom in the Haight.
Lathe and drywall, plaster, panel, and parquet.
We live not what we see but what we build.
Bachelard tells us that inhabited space
Transcends geometrical space, that's
True even in the Sunset. If the fog
Closes in, change your house to sky.
Maybe for you, it will be a small bedroom
Off the hall, a nursery for the first baby,
Or a sun-soaked foyer where moments,
Memories, everything you love, is
constructed."


Dean Rader
Associate Professor of English &
National Endowment for the Humanities Chair
University of San Francisco
What Our Clients Say About Us ....


"If you are looking for a contractor who does quality work, is committed to your job, communicative, and trustworthy then give Thom Buchanan a call. He and his company, Hammerhouse Construction, were referred to us by our architect, Andrew Morrall. They are an awesome and smooth-running team and turned our outdated kitchen/entertainment area and 2 bathrooms of our newly purchased home into a 1st class interior. We are more then pleased with the outcome and love our new living areas. Thom and his crew did what was needed to be done in a professional and efficient way. They were able to shift gears effortlessly when our rather straightforward remodel grew into a more complex one with many unforeseen and added features such as raising the ceilings to their original 11ft height. We recommend Hammerhouse Construction with confidence and will contact Thom again without hesitation when we have another construction project."
J.B., San Francisco, CA

"I've used Hammerhouse Construction for two jobs. One was for a wall repair and paint job and the other a full-scale kitchen remodel and I'm happy to say both were great experiences.
The kitchen remodel included tearing out the old kitchen down to the concrete floor and rebuilding with new tile, cabinets, plumbing, lighting and new appliances. It was a big job and the result was fantastic.
The owner, Tom Buchanan, is very easy to work with and very responsive. He was pro-active with his communication on where the project stood all along the way. When unexpected problems came up he had a couple of solutions on how to resolve them and I never felt pressured on which one I should accept. He delivered against everything he promised and worked well with the designer I had hired to create the new kitchen design. All work passed inspection on the first examination.  I'm really pleased with Hammerhouse's services and would not hesitate to recommend them."
C.S., San Francisco, CA

"My wife and I have been improving rental properties in San Francisco for over 25 years. In that time, we have utilized a multitude of contractors for various projects large and small. Our most recent project was somewhat complex, and we were introduced to Hammerhouse Construction through our architect. The entire experience was a pleasure from start to finish - on time and on budget."
K.M. and S.M., San Francisco

“I just wanted to thank you for the great job you did in the complete renovation of our bathrooms. You demonstrated great skill and expertise in handling all technical phases of the projects, such as plumbing, electrical, sheetrock, painting, tile work, etc. But more important, you were very professional, courteous, punctual, and I always felt your primary goal was to make sure I was completely satisfied. Well, I am! I would, without reservation, recommend you to any future clients, and feel free to pass along this letter and my number as a reference. (In fact, I believe my neighbors will call you this week, since they were quite impressed with the finished work.)
Thanks again.”
J.P.R., San Mateo, CA

"Hammerhouse Construction remodeled my two bathrooms and I love the result.  The quality of work was recently confirmed when I had my house appraised.  The appraiser commented on the work as "first class". Thank you Thom for adding value to my property! You are on top of my list to call when I have my kitchen remodeled."
M.B., Cupertino, CA
By Hammer and Hand, Do All Things Stand
tb@hammerhouseconstruction.com
"Hammerhouse Construction recently did a complete remodel of my kitchen. The kitchen was ripped out all the way down to the studs, a frightening proposition in an Edwardian! I couldn't be happier with the results. The work is high quality and professional, and the kitchen is beautiful. Thom and his employees are extremely professional, very good at what they do, and take great pains to keep the worksite (and your home) clean. The cost was more than reasonable. I will definitely use their services again."
A.H., San Francisco, CA

"This past month I hired Thom Buchanan of Hammerhouse Construction both to replace the pillars in the front of my Edwardian house in San Francisco, and to repair a structurally significant wall in my bathroom, which had sustained damage from water leakage and had resulted in the rotting of a load bearing wall. Not only did Thom and his crew do excellent work in replacing the pillars and rebuilding the wall, but also Thom kept me fully abreast of his progress as he was winding his way through the city's somewhat cumbersome permitting and inspection processes. To anyone who is seeking high quality construction work for a first rate professional, I would highly recommend they call Thom Buchanan of Hammerhouse Construction. His work is top of the line, in my opinion. "
H.L. San Francisco, CA

"Hammerhouse Construction remodeled my two bathrooms and I love the result.  The quality of work was recently confirmed when I had my house appraised.  The appraiser commented on the work as "first class". Thank you Thom for adding value to my property! You are on top of my list to call when I have my kitchen remodeled."
M.B., Cupertino, CA


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