What Our Customers Say About Us
“This company was great to work with in getting our two bathrooms remodeled and we highly recommend them. Eli, the owner of Quality 1st Builders, Inc, his wife, Donna, who helped design our bathrooms and shop for materials, and the crew were very professional. Eli was always immediately responsive to any concerns or questions we had during the process. His workers showed up as promised and were great in getting the job done right. Professional, responsive and high quality work, what more could we have asked for?”
– Noreen Evans
“Eli and Donna were great to work with! We converted our garage into a two-story ADU with an office. Their architect came up with a great modern design that fit our needs. Eli and his workers were very professional and always left the job site clean and orderly at the end of every day. Donna has a great eye for design and helped us to pick the materials and finishes for the project. The process took longer than expected because of issues with the DWP and building inspectors, but Eli took it all in stride and helped to make the process as smooth as possible. We love our new ADU and office and would definitely work with them again in the future!”
– Stanley Yung
“Eli and Donna were great. We obtained multiple proposals and responses ranged from “we’ll build what you tell us but won’t be responsible for your color etc. choices” to “ we won’t work with you unless you use a designer we like”. Having the combination of Eli’s control of the work with Donna’s design guidance, vendor recommendations and price negotiations was a perfect fit for us. Work was done professionally, on time, no cost surprises and every obstacle that a 50+ year old house presented was met with a “don’t worry, it’s not a problem” by Eli and he was right. Kitchen remodel was great and we’d go back to them for the next job in a heartbeat.”
– Joe Sykora
“Quality First Builders (QB) was referred by a friend, and now we are happy to recommend them as well! They gave our 1920s home the TLC it needed. They were on budget and on time (we had a tight schedule). In addition to a total kitchen, the slats in our original floor were seamlessly replaced, new windows installed, skim coating our walls and ceiling. Their crew is multi-talented, tidy and polite. Their attention to detail really helped make our experience efficient and simple – just you need from your contractor and their subcontractors.”
– Moni Birault
“We live in woodland hills and we remodeled 3 bathrooms and did a kitchen remodel as well. One of the tub bathrooms was converted into a shower, and we added part of a linen closet from the hallway to make our master bathroom bigger. For our kitchen remodel we expanded a wall between the kitchen and living room to allow room for an island. My husband and I really waited for the right time to do this remodeling project. We found quality first builders on Yelp and met with Eli the general contractor. We were very pleased with what he had to offer and price wise he fit in our budget (and that included getting a FREE interior designer, which was definitely a plus!)”
– Julia Reyes
“Eli, Donna, and their team were a pleasure to work with! My husband and I found the perfect home in Los Angeles that needed a little remodeling. I was dreading the process of finding the right person for kitchen remodeling in LA, but we were so lucky to be recommended to Quality First by a friend. I wanted things to get done ASAP since we were going to throw a party not too long from then and Eli understood and worked with our sense of urgency. I’m also not too much into interior decorating so Donna was an amazing help when I wasn’t sure with what would look good. We are beyond happy with our results & would recommend Quality First to ANYONE!”
– Roseta P.
“My wife and I hired Quality First Builders to remodel and re-design our kitchen and bathroom. At first we brought 3 companies over to give bids and Quality First blew us away. They were so detailed, so professional and extremely creative. Eli’s wife Donna, the interior designer, was with us every step of the way and even suggested some beautiful improvements for our kitchen. Most importantly their price was competitive, they were always available through text if my wife or I needed anything and I would recommend their expertise and service to all looking to revamp their home.”
– Jason Shapiro
“My Wife and I cam across Quality Builders through a good friend of ours who recently had their bathroom remodeled. They loved the work and referred Eli over to us. We were looking to remodel our kitchen for over 2 years but just haven’t found a place we can trust, and every price quoted was through the roof. Eli and his crew were able to remodel our kitchen at such a great cost, and they were in and out. I love the work and would definitely recommend him to anyone who is serious about remodeling!!”
– Eli Moshe-Hai
“We recently finished a kitchen and pantry remodel with Eli and his crew. The work was completed exactly on time as Eli predicted in 5 weeks. His wife, an interior decorator, Donna’s assistance with not only her superb taste in picking out all fixtures, tiles, flooring, countertops, handles and in finding the best deals with either appliance stores or in online stores was incredibly helpful. Eli’s crew was totally professional in their work and quality. If anything was not exactly to our satisfaction, the changes, rarely needed, were quickly implemented. All subcontractors for the work, of which there were few, luckily, were equally of an excellent caliber. All workers left our home as clean as could be possible given the circumstances. All in all, we are so very happy with our results and our new kitchen. We have shown it to many friends and family who are equally impressed, not only by the quality of the work, craftsmanship and time involved.”
– Sheryl Schott
“After a serious flood due to a broken drain pipe in our wall, we were left with both of our bathrooms completely gutted and in need of a complete renovation, and began our search for a highly qualified general contractor that had experience with bathroom remodels. Thanks to tons of glowing positive reviews, we hired Eli from Quality First Builders. From beginning to end, Eli was there for us every step of the way. I was especially impressed by his professionalism. He often came on to the job site to make sure everything was on track. And he always responded to texts and phone calls. We were also impressed with his crew, Omar and Hector. They were polite, professional, and always kept the job site area clean. The work is all completed now, ahead of schedule, and we have two gorgeous bathrooms that we are extremely happy with. Thanks again, Eli!”
– Jennifer Grey
“I needed to find someone to remodel my kitchen and living room. I was already interested in Quality First because their website showed impressive work (look at their before and afters!) and when I met up Eli, the owner, he told me everything I needed to hear. They did an amazing job. They were timely, efficient, and you definitely get what you pay for.”
– Tiffany Tran
“My entire experience working with Eli on remodeling certain areas of the house deserves nothing less than 5 stars. Fantastic service & the results are there. Everyone I’ve shown the recent changes to have been thoroughly impressed. Thank you.”
– Kay Vee
“From the moment we met with Eli, the owner, we knew he would do excellent work refinishing our two bathrooms because of the professional manner in which he presented himself. We weren’t disappointed! Eli and his wife, Donna, worked with us from the beginning to the end in getting exactly what we wanted. Eli organized his crew in sync with the necessary processes while Donna took us shopping and helped us design our visions for each bathroom. Eli’s bid was more attractive because the design phase was included. His price was reasonable and we couldn’t have been more pleased with his crew of workers who completed the job. We definitely recommend Eli and Quality 1st Builders, INC.”
– Noreen E.
“I contacted Eli from Quality First Builders about my complete remodeling project in May. I basically did the whole house, I had a kitchen remodeled, bathroom remodeled, flooring, windows, and much more! He came out to see the project and told me some ideas that he had and also gave me a ball park on how much it would cost. Liking him as a person and having the price meet my budget, I decided to have him proceed with the proposal. For the second meeting he came with the proposal and a 3D design of what my house could look like if I decided to go with him. I was very happy with the design and my wife was more than pleased. His wife Donna, whom did the 3D design, also mentioned that she would be involved throughout the whole remodeling process and help with purchasing items and making sure that it all coordinated together. We signed the contract with them and now as I am sitting in my remodeled home I can officially say that I am more than pleased with the outcome and could not have asked for a better result. Everything went very smoothly and always on time!”
– Michelle R.
“Eli completely remodeled my kitchen, master bedroom and master bathroom. He did a fantastic job and was able to handle all of the challenges of remodeling a 1920’s spanish style home. His crew was professional and timely. A+++ will def use again for future projects.”
– Nicholas Tocco
“Working with Eli & his wife for the duration of my Woodland Hills bathroom remodeling project has been a pleasant experience from start to finish. They have an average of 5 stars for a reason – because they’re timely, communicative, affordable, and professional.”
– Al Bundy
“I had an amazing experience working with Eli on our kitchen remodel. My family and I were looking to redo our kitchen, and not only was the price accommodating but EVERY step of the way was explained, and we got exactly what we wanted. Their design team (thank you Donna!) also assisted us with colors & design patterns for the new countertops. It made it very easy and I’d definitely recommend you Eli and his team.”
– Kayvan Mott
“We had a great experience working with Eli and Donna on our kitchen remodel. They came highly recommended from a friend who worked with them on her full home build and design. This was our first time doing a renovation project and they helped walk us through the entire process and planned it well to schedule and minimize the impact and time without a working kitchen. They were very responsive and came to the table with ideas and improvements and were upfront about costs with no surprise fees. Donna has a great eye for design and helped guide us in picking finishes and fixtures that brought the whole look together. Their crews worked efficiently and were polite, tidy, and mindful to not disrupt our neighbors. We’re already talking to Eli about our next project.”
– Megan C.
“We renovated most of our house–kitchen, living room, three bathrooms, floors, railings–and we’re very glad we used Quality First Builders to do it. Eli and Donna are skilled, hard working and honest…and they’re nice people. Right from the start, they had creative ideas that we hadn’t even considered, and they presented them in 3D for us to review, get comfortable with and tweak. The subs Eli used had good skills. Donna was tremendously helpful with selecting tile, countertops, flooring and fixtures. The inspectors even had nice things to say about Q1st – their reputation precedes them! We’re really happy with the way our house looks now. Eli and Donna did a great job, and we recommend them highly.”
– Joseph & Noelle M.
“I loved Donna’s design work on a previous job and her ideas on the new bathroom were equally great. She recommended Eli and his crew was a as impressive as Donna. They worked fast and showed up when they said they would. I’d like to say everything went right but come on, there are always going to be unexpected things happening when you remodel. The true test of a contractor is how they react to those things and they did so brilliantly. They were able to do all my adjustments and never once told me what I wanted wouldn’t work. And it didn’t cost me anything more. Overall, I’m incredibly pleased. Thank you for your good work.”
– David L.
“I am so happy I picked Quality first builders to remodel my bathroom. After meeting with Eli & Donna I felt their honesty up front. They told me what to expect going forward, how long it would take and exact cost. Not one surprise or mishap. The crew did such an excellent professional job that I called them artists. The tile work plumbing and electrical was done one right after the other like clock work. Eli & Donna thank you for me beautiful steamroom-shower. I do love it.”
– Rex D.
“Hired Quality First to remodel our bathroom. Their proposal was very reasonable in terms of cost and schedule. Their work was of quality and completed AHEAD of time which is almost unheard of in the construction business. As a bonus, Donna helped with the design and purchasing of fixtures and tile which was greatly appreciated. We are already in the planning stages of our project with Quality and look forward to working with them again.”
– Rafal S.
“After finding Eli on yelp, I called him to give us a bid. From the get go, he was enthusiastic, easy to talk with, and knowledgeable. He was quick to provide a contract (we were excited and wanted to get started ASAP), stuck to the pricing on the bid, and was always available. His wife was amazing and provided ideas for the finishing details, like lighting and color schemes too. We recently finished our major kitchen remodel with Quality 1st Builders and couldn’t be happier. We will definitely use Eli whenever we have other home improvements”
– Becky B.
“Met with Eli and Donna just over a year ago. I hired them to completely gut and remodel my kitchen, master bedroom and bath. I have a spanish style house that was built in the 1920’s and has numerous add-ons and additions. Most of the previous work that had been done was not done correctly, but Eli was able to correct and/or find a solution for all of the problems that came up. He completed the work on time and on budget. Even after the work was complete he came back out to do some touch up on a few additional items at no cost. Everyone compliments on how amazing our kitchen is and it’s all thanks to Eli.”
– Nick T.
“This contractor does excellent work! Highly recommended. They did a complete revamp of the inside of my house (i.e. new baths, new kitchen, hardwood floors, lights and painting). The results are wonderful and I’m looking forward to furnishing the house accordingly. Thanks for the great work Eli! Also, his wife Donna was very helpful and resourceful in helping me to pick out the designs, tiles, colors, countertops, etc. that coordinate with the feel I was going for. Thank you very much!”
– Matthew J.
“We are very happy with the outcome of our project. I have an extremely busy life! Thankfully working with Quality First Builders was simple and easy! They provided efficient design & build services! They were able to accommodate my very tight schedule. Their crew is multi talented, tidy and friendly. They were referred by a friend and I am happy that I chose to work with them!”
– Moni B.
“A gift from above! Working with Eli the contractor of Quality First Builders was truly an honor and a pleasure. From A to Z, he walked me through the plans, design, execution and finishing touches. Every time I had a question, concern or just to check in, Eli was always there eager to be of service. I cannot express in words how much that meant to me as a first time home owner, embarking on a kitchen and bathroom remodel. Without any idea of what to do or how to do it; Eli provided me with the guidance and expertise necessary to bring my dream home to fruition. Everything was done on time and to my complete satisfaction. Eli refused to leave my house until it was done to my liking. The pictures speak for themselves, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.”
– Simon M.
“Finding a good, honest contractor can be a daunting task. So when I found Quality First Builders on Yelp and due to all their good reviews I decided to get a bid from them for a master bathroom remodel. Initially Eli sent his wife to discuss suggestions and recommendations for our remodel. His wife Donna is an experienced/certified interior designer and she came up with some very good ideas. With the information we discussed and agreed upon she would share it with her husband to provide a bid on a second appointment. When I met Eli on the second appointment he was very thorough and the bid was well prepared. Eli sticks to the construction schedule and keeps good communication during the project and is well organized. Furthermore, the quality of the work is outstanding. Our master bathroom remodel came out so amazing. I would highly recommend Quality 1st Builders.”
– George P.
“I called Quality First Builders and they were very helpful with all of my questions. Unfortunately my project was too small for their minimum to move forward with so they worked with me to find a contractor that is able to complete the work. The contractor they referred reached out to me within 10 minutes and provided me with detailed scope. Will definitely reach out to them again!”
– Kyle A.
“Firmly exceeded my expectations and would 100% recommend Eli and his team for any remodelling work. I had my bathroom, ceilings, laundry room and closets done – the workmanship was fantastic. Eli was more than happy to work through any issues that came up (as they always do!) and was quick at doing so. Trustworthy, hardworking team and fair prices…you definitely get what you pay for. Can’t wait to get them back to do the kitchen.”
– Layale Y.
“We remodeled two bathrooms and our kitchen with Quality First. From friends who had done remodeling I had heard horror stories about how stressful the situation so I was prepared for the worst. I must have gotten lucky because I had an amazing experience. Eli and Donna were fair throughout the whole process. They sat with me and went through all of the details that I would never have thought of. I had heard from friends experiences that other contractors hold out on information and have you make rushed decisions all at the end but that never happened to me. Donna guided me in choosing tiles, fixtures and all other aesthetic materials and her eye in design was so so helpful. I’m very happy with their work on my house and would refer them without any hesitation.”
– Nooshin N.
“Eli and Donna worked with us on our major remodeling job and we were very pleased with the end result. This was a major job and the entire project lasted three months. It involved putting in new hardwood floors, completely remodeling two bathrooms, putting in a new kitchen countertop, installing a backsplash in the kitchen and other work. We are very satisfied with the workmanship. Also, Eli was always good about responding to our emails and we certainly had many questions and inquiries as the work proceeded. We also found that the crew who worked on the hardwood floors, the bathrooms and the kitchen to be very trustworthy and friendly. Eli was also very amenable to changes in the work that we requested as we went along. In fact they went the extra mile to get things done, which was greatly appreciated. And overall the pricing was fair.”
– Melvin P.
“Looking through yelp to do my kitchen remodel, I called several general contractors to come to my house to give me a bid. Eli from quality first builders really stood out to me. He wasn’t pushy into selling me the job, he first wanted to hear my ideas of what I wanted for my kitchen and than gave me some of his own, in the first meeting he took measurements and came back the following week with his interior designer Donna with a 3d model of my new kitchen. I was very pleased with the new design! They took what I wanted and added some changes of their own which I loved! They were both very involved in every step and made sure I was happy with everything. My new kitchen remodel is beautiful! I love it so much that I can’t wait to get started on my bathroom remodel when I have the money:)”
– Nora G.
“QFB will not be the least expensive estimate you receive but for good reason. From the meticulous scope of work to the attention to detail I was thoroughly impressed with PM Barak Golan and his team. We selected them to completely remodel two bathrooms, install new hardwood floors in our living/dining area, and new carpet/paint throughout after we had a pipe burst. They were very up front with costs associated with additional work orders and helped us with some extra small things at no cost when they could. I would highly recommend Barak and his team to anyone looking to have a project completed ahead of schedule and to perfection.”
– Jake B.
“Eli and his team are easy to communicate with, trustworthy and very fast! They did an amazing job remodeling our kitchen and wet bar. Will use them again for our bathroom!”
– James P.
“We are very happy with our kitchen remodel. All worked was performed in an above average standard. Eli and Donna were very helpful in our decisions. Their team was very professional and polite. I am very happy to recommend Quality First Builders. My husband and I are very pleased and feel that we made the right choice.”
– D. B.
“I used quality first builders to remodel my existing home. We basically needed a complete renovation! We did a kitchen remodel, 2 bathroom remodels, and flooring throughout the house. We couldn’t be happier with the quality of the work done by Eli and his wife Donna which was a great interior designer, she made our new layout very functional and we made use of all the waisted space that we had. We have lots of cabinets now and the new flooring is really good with our dogs.”
– Marcos F.
“I found quality first builders online searching for contractors. I was very impressed with their website and gave them a call. I needed to do a kitchen remodel and some flooring throughout the house. My main reason for wanting to do the kitchen was to open it up and give the house a little more of the open flow concept, which also allowed adding an island. Eli was very helpful when I met with him, he gave me a lot of things to think about in terms of the design and functionality. When working with Eli and his team you really get the whole package! Everything was thought of in great detail when it came to my project, from the fixtures, tile, light fixtures and so much more. I couldn’t be happier with the outcome of the new remodel.”
– Alex N.
“I have been planning on doing my kitchen remodel for a while. I waited for the right time and started looking for contractors. I met with 3 different contractors. I was referred to Eli by a friend who’s neighbor recently finished a complete remodel project with him. My friend had told me how nice his neighbors house turned out so I decided to give him a call. After our first meeting, Eli had offered that I go see one of his projects in my area to see his quality of work, and I was happy with what I saw. I met with only 2 out of the 4 contractors for a second meeting to get a bid. I ended up going with Eli because I liked his workmanship, quality of work, and organized proposal. He has plenty years of experience, and his pictures were endless. Thanks Eli!”
– Bryan G.
“We were looking to completely remodel both our bathrooms in our 45 year old home. I know working with a contractor can be a hassle. Eli had recently remodeled my neighbors bathroom & kitchen. They were very happy & recommended him. We even checked out his work with another happy home owner. We got a bid from Eli & 2 other contractors. He had several suggestions including pictures that we never even thought about that turned out to be useful. He was easy to contact and always responded quickly via text or phone so you won’t sit & wait for no one – saving us time. His subs were polite & clean as possible. We’re glad we went with Quality First Builders. Everything turned out very nice.” – Don H.
“When we decided to remodel our kitchen we went through several different general contractor’s until we decided to go with eli. I am a very picky person when it comes to changing things in my house, and I like the options that eli gave me. We did a whole kitchen remodel, we extended the kitchen out so that we can add a big island, I chose to go with custom cabinets and granite. we also did a guest bathroom remodel where we updated the style. eli was a pleasure to work with and he really does come up with nice ideas. eli is someone I would refer if I know anyone needs remodeling done.”
– Jasmin C.
“Eli was most comprehensive in his approach and provided a detailed quote and proposal. We ultimately went with another company, but I feel compelled to write Quality First a review because my experience was so great! I met with 5 companies, and for me it was between Quality First and another company – Eli is very personable and honest. He genuinely cares about your home and the work. He was constantly looking for solutions to issues we had with our layout and spent the time to explain things to us clearlly. If you’re looking to remodel your home, be sure to get a bid from Quality First – you’ll be very glad you did.”
– Roscana S.
“Highly professional and recommended! I just finished my master bathroom remodeling project with quality first builders and I am very happy with the result. Eli helped us with the designing and together we came up with a beautiful new layout. We extended our bathroom to give more room. I chose to go to custom when it came to the vanity, and Eli knew the perfect person to build us one. Everything was done on time. Eli was there everyday to make sure everything was going accordingly which was a relief. My husband and I are very happy with our new master bathroom and I would definitely recommend Eli to anyone that is looking for a contractor.”
– Diana G.
“Just completed a remodeling project with quality first builders. I did a kitchen remodel where we opened up the wall between the living room and kitchen to be able to fit a island. This is one of the main reasons why I chose to go with quality first builders. Eli the contractor, really listened to my needs, and came up with great ideas. I had a lot of useless walls in between the living room and kitchen and his idea about opening them up not only gave me a open floor plan, but also gave me the ability to add an island. We discussed budgeting and the timeline of how long it will take to complete the project. Everything with this company is very organized and on time! I’m very happy with the outcome of my remodel and will be using them for any future projects.”
– Doron S.
“Eli (quality first builders) was referred to us by one of my friend. He did a kitchen remodel for us and we are very happy with the work. We added 120 sq. ft. From the outside to make our kitchen bigger to be able to add an island. We liked Eli’s ideas and we also liked that he helped us pick the tiles and countertops and came with us to the store. My wife also like the fact that he brought with him an interior designer to also give her opinion on what the new kitchen should look like, and this helped is a lot”
– Daniel W.
“After having a leak in my master bathroom shower, I thought that it would be time to just remodel the entire bathroom. I met with 5 contractors and narrowed it down to 2. Quality first builders really impressed me with their proposal and price breakdown. I ended up choosing Eli from quality first builders not only because of their price, but also due to the quality of their work. I was very pleased to see that the project went according to the plans and nothing was delayed. I ended up doing more than just a bathroom remodel, I also had engineered wood floors put throughout my house, and I am now in the talks of doing a kitchen remodel. If you are looking for quality work than they are the right people to go with!”
– Alex P.
“We were very happy with our choice in quality first builders. At first we wanted to change the layout of the kitchen and use up most of the dining room to make the kitchen bigger since we entertain a lot. Eli and Donna came up with the idea to do a small addition to the backyard so that we didn’t have to use the dining room and it made it a more functional layout. We were very surprised with this idea because no one has thought of it (we met with 4 different contractors) the design was perfect and it allowed us to keep our dining room. It also gave us a lot of cabinets, and a huge island. We also updated our powder room.”
– Jerry Myers
“We recently had 2 bathrooms remodeled and are very happy with the results. We met with Eli, the owner, several times before signing our contract and, he provided everything he promised. The sub-contractors were knowledgeable, reliable, clean and on-point with all aspects of the painting, plumbing, sanding, prep work, etc. Donna, Eli’s wife, was awesome. She is an interior designer and helped us with the selection process when ordering the flooring, tiles for the shower and the bath tub, wall color, cabinet color selection, all the bath accessories (tub, toilet, glass shower door, facets, hardware) window coverings, etc. We felt very comfortable under Eli’s supervision. He was professional and honest throughout the 5 week process. Thank you Eli & Donna for 2 beautifully renovated bathrooms.”
– Judy F.
“We had overall quite a positive experience with Eli and Donna doing an extensive remodel (starting with gutting): we redid the kitchen/dining room and a bathroom in a contemporary style, and created of a small laundry room, in our 60-year-old home. Quality First is far from the cheapest, so not for everyone, but the service level is high, and the quality seems to be as well. Anything that isn’t quite right will be fixed. Donna has a great eye for design but she generally provides well-thought-out options and lets the customer specify, unless her preference is explicitly requested. Communication between designer and general contractor is good because they’re a couple! Things were generally done right the first time, and on the rare occasions they weren’t, it was fixed promptly. Eli has a forceful personality which one might have to resist occasionally, but always trustworthy and honest. We are very happy with our beautiful new kitchen/dining, bath, and laundry!”
– Ken A.
“I recently finished my home remodeling project with quality first builders. I did an addition of 400 square ft. into my house, which allowed me to extend the kitchen, and living area. I originally just wanted to extend the kitchen, and do a kitchen remodel, but after meeting with Eli the contractor I saw that it would make more sense to add a little more square footage and make the living area bigger as well. I later met with Donna whom showed me the 3D of my new remodel. We purchased all the items together in one day, which was great since I don’t get much time off work. Having everything finished, I am really happy with my kitchen remodel, I have new cabinets, countertops, backsplash, and flooring (I was really happy with the idea having the tile flooring in the living room match the kitchen, which was Donna’s idea). Great company to work with.”
– Kian M.
“I discovered Quality first builders on Yelp not to long ago. I met with Eli whom is the contractor for the first meeting, to go over what we wanted to do. We were interested in a kitchen remodel. Our existing kitchen was pretty small, and we had a breakfast area attached to it. Our idea was to extend the kitchen out a little into the breakfast area. Eli came in with the idea of getting rid of the entire breakfast area, which allowed for a bigger kitchen and an island. We met with several other contractors as well, and decided on going with Eli for several reasons: very organized, offered interior design help, and I’ll add that they have done beautiful projects. We are very happy with the outcome of the kitchen.”
– Payam Ali K.
“I recently worked with Eli and Donna to remodel our kitchen and extended rooms in our Santa Monica home. They are a Fantastic duo and we ended up with a more spectacular new space than we ever could have imagined! Eli has an excellent eye and is a true perfectionist, all things one would want in a contractor. On top of it, he is fair and a wonderful person to interact with. All the same for Donna, who helped with the interior designs and the finer features to our cupboards, tile work, etc. Eli was never late to a meeting and the project took only 2 months despite the enormity of the work. Everyone who comes in to our new home is ecstatic about the new look and impressed with the timing of the remodel. Highly Recommend this company!”
– Yonat S.
“I found quality first builders online browsing for a contractor. I sent them a message and was surprised at the quick response back! I explained the work that I needed, a kitchen remodel, painting throughout the house and some other small stuff. I was also told that I would be getting free interior design services if I chose to go with them, which was definitely something that I looked forward to, knowing how expensive an interior designer can actually be. I scheduled an appointment to have the contractor come out to the house and met with Eli. He really impressed me with his knowledge and his enthusiasm for what he does. I previously met with several other contractors and none where like Eli. Following the first meeting he sent over his proposal and after going over it I had no doubt that I was going to go with this company. Now that I am past all the remodeling and have my beautiful kitchen complete, I would really like to thank Eli, and his team for the wonderful work that they have done!”
– Sascha S.
“Eli is amazing and his crew was truly professional. We did a full home remodel, including 4 bathrooms and a kitchen. Walls were moved and the entire house looks different. Eli was extremely responsive and helpful during this stressful process. He understood we could not move out, so he ensured that the labor was aware of this and he worked with our needs. The price he bid was fair, which is what you want. The lowest or highest doesn’t usually mean the best. He cares about the details and when issues arose he exceeded expectations in solving problems. I am so happy to have found his company and would recommend him highly. His wife can also helped with design, which is great if you need that. Please, before signing a contract with anyone else, make sure you let Eli stop by. Be aware that he is a spunky high energy guy who has his own ideas, but is more than respectful of what we wanted. I loved his suggestions about relocating our cook top and creating a beauty vanity for my wife, which she lives. The photos are of the work he and his crew did! Thank you!”
– Daniel P.
“Quality First Builders recently completed a complete interior renovation on my home. I hired them because in my first meeting with Eli and Donna they were professional and had a vision for my project. Eli proved to be very detail oriented and was consistently challenging the workers. Eli was also good at problem solving and coming up with creative solutions. Donna helped with the overall aesthetics and was instrumental in deciding finishes, especially paint and tile. Overall Quality First Builders was good to work with, they were on time and budget.”
– Brian D.
“Our bathroom remodel is completed and we couldn’t be happier with how everything turned out. Eli and his crew worked diligently to complete the project. Eli and his crew stand by the quality of their work.”
– Anh P.
“Just finished another project with this company! I had used them last year for my master bathroom after getting their number from a friend that previously did work with them. I knew that I wanted to do my kitchen at that time as well, but decided to do the project in 2 phases. My kitchen project is finally completed and once again I am a happy customer. I opened up the wall to allow space for an island, new custom cabinets, flooring, and a bigger window to add more sunlight (that was Eli’s idea!) The one thing that I really enjoyed from this company was their quality and workmanship. They were ALWAYS on time, professional, and the price was great too. I have recommended Eli to many people already and will continue in doing so. I have had a bad experience with another contractor several years ago on a small project and always feared of doing such big projects, and I am really happy with my decision to hire Eli. Thank you so much!”
– Jasmine T.
“I was referred to Eli by a friend who did a project with him back in 2014. I had recently purchased a house and needed a lot of construction work to be done so having someone trustworthy was very important to me. After meeting several contractors which included Eli. It came down to deciding between Eli and another construction company but there were some things that really made Eli stand out compared to the other contractor, and I thought that I would point that out incase it will help someone else. Having Donna was definitely a big plus since it cut down on a lot of time that was needed. His proposal was also a lot more detailed. Had a lot of before and after pictures. Those are just a couple of things that helped and I also loved how my friends house came out. My remodeling consisted of a kitchen remodel, 2.5 bathroom remodels, framing, flooring, painting, and lighting. I am very happy with the outcome of how everything turned out and I will be referring them to many people.”
– Delaram O.
“My wife and I finally decided to remodel our kitchen that had cabinets from 1955. We started by getting 4 bids. The first three came in…..looked around for 5 minutes and gave a random price. Then Eli and Donna came to our house. They asked great questions about what we wanted to do, took careful measurements, and most importantly gave great advice. There was no quote that day. We set an appointment to visit Eli and Donna at their office. We then went over a complete and detailed itemized bid. After that they already had digital renderings of how everything would look. Very professional. When I saw the bid for the job it was definitely not the cheapest or the quickest, but at that point my wife and I were sold on how competent and nice Eli and Donna were and felt like we were in good hands. Everything went as planned. Eli’s team are very skilled professionals and were nice to be around. They’re were no shortcuts. Permits were done and all items were brought up to code. All new plumbing and electrical. I would also like to point out that there were NO hidden costs or surprise bills out of the blue. All invoices were billed as described in the original bid. Here is the bottom line about Q1st….if you want shortcuts to save money or false promises about timing, Q1st is not for you. If you want a professional job with amazing design ideas with Donna…look no further. We could not have asked for a better job. All of our friends and family are simply amazed at the job that was done”
– Jamie Haigler
“We actually found Quality First Builders on Yelp and chose to use them for a full master bedroom remodel, master bathroom remodel and a kitchen remodel. Jobs like these can always be stressful, but we are glad that chose to work with Eli. I’ve heard stories of contractors being unavailable or too busy to work with clients during remodeling. This wasn’t our experience with Eli at all. He was always available via phone, text, and would swing by if we had any questions or problems during the construction. Overall we are very happy with the way everything looks, from the counters and floors in the kitchen to the French doors added in the bedroom and large open shower in the bathroom. One piece of advice I would offer to anyone reading this and thinking of remodeling is to really take the time to plan – down to the colors, measurements, and refer to pictures of other places that you’re using for inspiration whenever possible. Pictures help a ton. Use these guys. They’re good.”
– Mike P.
“My wife and I decided to move from Pasadena to Los Angeles to be closer to work. Before we purchased the house we asked for several general contractors to look at two houses that we were debating on to purchase. Eli was really patient and met with us at both properties (which not many of the other contractors were interested in doing) and gave us his honest opinion. Once we decided on the house we sat with Eli and the Donna (the interior designer which eli introduced us to) and came up with new design layouts. Having an interior designer was definitely a big plus especially since it was at no charge and was part of the service. We both loved how they worked so well together. In the new house we did a complete remodel which included a kitchen remodel, guest bathroom remodel and master bathroom remodel. We also remodeled our Pasadena home before we sold it. We did two bathroom remodels and a kitchen remodel We will definitely be using quality first builders for our room addition project in the future. It was very fun and convenient to work with Eli and Donna.”
– Chris Scott
“Quality First Builders did a wonderful job remodeling our kitchen. Eli and Donna were friendly, professional, knowledgeable, and had some great design suggestions we hadn’t thought of originally. They consider the layout of your home, the latest technology and design trends, and safety features. Eli breaks down every detail up front so there are no surprises. They might be a little pricier than most contractors, but the quality of work and level of professionalism made it well worth it; and yet they are sensitive to your budget and will work around it the best they can. They also work around your schedule and your living situation so that it’s as unobtrusive as possible – putting up plastic to keep dust out of the main house, providing a porta potty for the workers, etc. The process of picking and arranging for flooring, backsplash material and countertops went much smoother than we thought, and arranging for appliances went well too. A remodel like this has the potential to be extremely stressful, but this process went smoothly. Thanks again to them and their team of subcontractors, our kitchen looks great and really came out better than expected! We would definitely recommend them.”
– Clark Hinkel
“We used Quality First Builders for our complete home remodel project that was recently finished and we couldn’t have been happier with our experience with Eli and Donna. We didn’t have a good start with this remodel. We first hired a contractor that was referred to us by a friend and thought that they would be professional, but boy were we wrong. We ended up looking through Yelp to find another contractor. After researching many businesses, we were very hesitant and picky when it came to hiring our new contractor. When we first met with Eli, we knew that we liked him right away. He understood our frustrations with the remodel and he was extremely patient (unlike our other contractor). He really wanted to help us out. After meeting several contractors we ended up hiring Eli and we are so happy with the outcome! We did 3 bathroom remodels, a kitchen remodel, master suite, and hardwood flooring throughout the house. His wife Donna helped pick out everything from the flooring, paint, and even the hardware for the bathrooms and kitchen. Quality First Builders is definitely a company that we will be using in the future and recommending them to anyone that needs remodeling. Thanks Eli, you really saved us!”
– Sylvie M.
“Looking into updating some bathrooms, I decided to look on yelp for some general contractors. Since I have never done any sort of remodeling project before, I was lucky enough to get some help from friends. I was told that I should get at least 3 estimates and that’s when I went on yelp and chose 3 general contractors to meet with. I had a master bathroom remodel and a guest bathroom remodel that needed to be done. The guest bathroom was a basic remodel to just update things, but I wanted to change some things in my master bathroom and see if I can make my closet a little bigger. I told all 3 contractors what I wanted and waited to see what ideas they came up with. Eli was the only 1 out of the 3 to give a 3D view and he was also the only one that came up with the best idea! He came to the second meeting with his wife Donna whom is the interior designer and they both showed me what they came up with for design and I fell in love! Not only was I getting a more functional master bathroom, but I was also getting a bigger closet. All 3 prices where very comparable, but with quality first builders I really got everything I wanted.I am very happy with the decision I made going with quality first builders.”
– Debbie K.
“When I closed escrow on my house, I decided to make appointments with several general contractors to get a bid on things that needed to be done. The house was fairly old and needed major renovations done, so it was very important to me to make sure that the contractor I hired had previously done work this big. Eli was the 4th contractor that I met with. We went through all the things that needed to be done in the house, a kitchen remodel, 2 bathroom remodels, a small room addition of a master suite and master bathroom, and the list goes on… He showed me pictures of projects that he had done on the same level and I was very impressed with his work, I even went to see one of the projects. I ended up hiring quality first builders for their quality work and reasonable price. Last note that I wanted to mention was that without Donna’s great interior design expertise my house wouldn’t look so great!”
– Arieh S.
“When you are thinking about remodeling your home, obviously the company you hire to do the job is of utmost importance. So when my wife and I were searching for a skilled and reputable company we found Quality First Builders. From start to finish Eli, the owner, made us feel secure and comfortable with the entire process. We wanted to remodel our kitchen and master bathroom and Eli and his staff were extremely insightful and had the vision of what would look and feel the best. Having remodeled our home many times before, Eli and his staff were the most honest and their work is impeccable! They promised the work to be done at a certain time and they delivered, unlike others we hired in the past. If your looking to do any remodeling to your home, look no further than Eli and Quality First Builders!”
– Dr. S.
“We learnt about Quality First builders while they were doing a project near our home. We met them and had really good vibes from the get go. Our initial impression of them as first class team has been throughout the project of renovating and remodeling our home. It was a fairly big project and they did an excellent job in completing the project on time. Eli has always been honest, upfront and their ( both Eli and Donna) attention to details and team work made it much easier than we had expected. The way Donna helped us with all finishes and furnishes and procure everything before hand so that project could be finished on time has been a great experience. Eli’s organizing and management skills speak of itself in getting things done efficiently and effectively. If we ever have another home building/remodeling project, we will only think of Quality First Builders for the project. Very happy to highly recommend them!!”
– Bharat Chaudry
“Quality First Builders Built us a new construction 2 story ADU with 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths & a full kitchen with an island. We filled in an existing pool we had, and redesigned the backyard to allow space for the ADU. We initially found Eli through BuildZoom, and also met with several other contractors. What we appreciated Eli’s honesty–he provided a detailed quote with line items broken down. It was very clear what was included and what was not. Everything was done on time and he kept us in the loop of what was going on. We were told in advance what was needed and when it was needed by so it made the process much more smooth. Knowing what finishes we wanted and having a timeline made purchasing things easier. Eli and his workers were very professional and always left the job site clean and orderly at the end of every day. The result is beautiful, and the process was great! I would definitely work with them again in the future and refer them to future friends and colleagues. ”
– Rosemarie Whitaker