Testimonials and Reviews for Scott McKee Construction, General Contractor Serving Laguna Hills, Mission Viejo, and Orange County
"This space is too small to contain my praises for Scott McKee. My last project with SMC was a major home remodel. Scott’s ability to translate our dreams into plans with a budget we could live with was the most artful balancing act I have ever witnessed. We were not always realistic, but Scott’s patience with us, his feedback, guidance and creative vision were extraordinary. We now own the "jewel of the neighborhood" and to this day, people driving by will stop and admire our home. And it was all done within Scott’s original budget, delivered on-time and with constant communication from Scott. I cannot over emphasize the value of his counsel. His assistance in picking stone, fixtures and even paint colors spared us what could have been painful moments. In talking with many of my friends, I have learned that not every contractor provides that "hand holding" or is even capable of adding the many design touches that Scott added making our project special and unique. The last thing I would add is what I came to believe of Scott, that his work was not a job, but his passion. His single desire was to produce an outcome that would not just meet our needs but exceed our expectations. Looking back, I can now appreciate the many hours he spent re-working drawings, listening to our ideas and ultimately, translating them into reality. I do not want to venture into hyperbole. I will close with this offer: I would be willing to speak to you, the reader and if mutually convenient, offer you a tour of my home that you may observe first-hand Scott’s work. I am proud of what was accomplished and Scott deserves his due credit."
- Larry Johnson, Huntington Beach
"Complete remodel, the house went from 1500 square feet to 3300 square feet, plus 500 square feet of outdoor decking. The project included new water, electrical and sewer systems. Scott McKee was instrumental in all aspects of the high-end interior design elements and they were implemented at reasonable prices! Scott McKee’s knowledge, creativity and attention to detail are outstanding! I would not hesitate to recommend him for any project."
- Kelly McGee, Lakewood
"We wanted to express our thanks and appreciation for the work you put into building our home. We’ve had plenty of time to get situated, and there have been no problems concerning the construction or the design…We are delighted with the home you built. We received compliments from everyone who sees pictures or comes inside. If you ever need a reference, feel free to give your clients our address and number, and we’d be glad to show them our 'Scott McKee Signature' home."
- Jeff Cornett, Laguna Niguel
"I have known Mr. McKee at Scott McKee Construction for over 16 years. I have worked with him on several construction projects as an independent designer draftsman and can truly say he has fulfilled the expectations of his clients in the most responsible and honest way."
- Julio Preciado, San Clemente
"You are a trust-worthy, moral, generous and kind man with which to work. I applaud you on your diligence on this project. It turned out just as we visualized and drew up. The clients, Dave and Tammy, are extremely happy with their new large home and they appreciate your patience with them as they tried to balance four children, mother and mother-in-law. Thank you for working with me and cooperating with my client. I’m happy to give you all construction projects that are assigned to me."
- Kathleen Stowe, Long Beach
"My husband Jeff and I have had Scott McKee Construction conduct several projects on our home in Long Beach. Each time, Scott was able to assess our needs, address our concerns, and even help us with design and layout. What I found to be extraordinary about Scott is that each time he assisted us in a project, he took extensive time to understand the outcome we desired for our home. Depending on our need, he either assisted us in manifesting our vision or, if we needed, his creativity was instrumental in assisting us to develop our vision. Some years, the projects were on a smaller scale and other years they were a much larger project. Whether the job was large or small scale, he was thorough, consistent, reliable and worked with an immense amount of integrity and work ethic. And of course, his workmanship is outstanding! Scott McKee is a remarkable General Contractor and truly a pleasure to work with."
- Kym Livesay, Long Beach
"I am writing regarding Scott McKee and his performance as our contractor. Our plans to remodel represented the biggest financial commitment of our lifetime, with a financial price tag over a million dollars. So, our decision was made after careful evaluation and discernment. From the beginning, we have felt comfortable with our choice of Scott as our project manager. His bid for our project was $15-20,000 less than most of the others, yet he included expensive roof and air conditioning upgrades that went beyond the plans. From the beginning, we felt a personal commitment from Scott to do the job properly. When selecting a contractor, we looked for the following qualities:
Ability – This was easy. Most contractors know how to do the job, but Scott uses applied knowledge learned from previous projects. His suggestions showed thoughtfulness and skill, and he worked to give us top quality at affordable cost.
Pride and Enthusiasm – When reviewing the job, you got the feeling that Scott was building the home for himself. When he made his proposal, you knew he had invested a lot of time in reviewing the plans. He didn’t merely estimate the cost of the project, but looked for flaws in the plans and ways to improve. Even after construction had begun, Scott continued to look at other construction projects to find good ideas that he could incorporate into ours.
Character- Character is the ability to complete a job after the initial enthusiasm of starting passes. How do you determine Scott’s character? He stayed on top of the job while it progressed. But more important, try getting you contractor out of year later, after he’s been paid and a small problem needs correction. Scott will get back to you and fix the problem. Construction companies have the worst reputations for paying their bills. We checked most of Scott’s suppliers and found that he had an unblemished reputation for paying his bills on time.
Integrity – The only shortcuts Scott took were those that didn’t compromise quality. He used top grade materials, knowing that quality doesn’t cost, in the long run it saves money!
Reliability – Scott promptly returns phone calls and kept our project within the prescribed timetable.
Flexibility – I had some subcontractors whom I wanted to perform some of the specialty work. Scott had no problems working with them, paying them and making sure their quality was up to his standards. I wish you luck in your upcoming decision to build your home. If you would like to see Scott’s work, my wife or I will gladly show you our home. Rest assured that if you choose Scott McKee as the contractor, the work will be done properly and you will be able to erase most of the headaches homeowners experience when remodeling."
- Dan Priest, Huntington Beach
"It was certainly a pleasure working with you on the project. We’re all certainly enjoying the new family room and Barbara never leaves the kitchen. What I appreciate most was your attention to detail and being on time and budget – I had no margin for error, unfortunately. We tell people our contractor was on time and budget and they look at us like we’re from another planet. Thanks again."
- Carole Laccso, Mission Viejo
"Thanks for all your help and tolerance throughout this project. The house has turned out truly amazing! I hope in a year we can get the price we need, but having such a showcase home should make it easier. Thanks for closing out all these painful last-minute details. Thanks again."
- Carole Saradine, Newport Beach
"It is truly with the greatest of pleasure that my wife and I are writing to recommend Scott McKee as a General Contractor we hold with the highest regard. Scott has just completed a major renovation on our home. We are completely satisfied with his work. With Scott’s expert advice and professional support, the three-month renovation project was completed on time, on budget, and was in fact an exciting and creative experience for my wife and I. I would like to just briefly share with you a little history of our renovation project, and some insight into why we can without hesitation recommend Scott McKee to you. For quite some time my wife and I discussed our housing options, should we move or should we renovate. The house we lived in felt like a house, adequate but not quite able to meet all of our needs.
Once we decided upon renovating, the next big step was finding a general contractor. We had heard plenty of horror stories about inept, incompetent, or downright unscrupulous contractors. All the recommendations we received were given to us with some qualifications or explanation of some problems they had experienced during their construction, except for the recommendations we received for Scott McKee.
Scott was referred to us by neighbors, several blocks away from us whom we had never met, but whose renovated house we had always admired. When we finally stopped to ask who remodeled their home, we got Scott’s name without hesitation, and with the highest of praise. And we got a tour of the kitchen Scott had renovated, the bathrooms Scott had renovated, the master bedroom Scott had renovated, and the add-on living room which, of course, Scott had done. All told, this couple had hired Scott McKee back four different times, for four different projects. This for my wife and I was the highest recommendation anyone could possibly give.
Our experience with Scott has been as equally satisfying as that of our neighbor. We know when it comes time to renovate any additional areas in our some, Scott will be the contractor we call to do our design and construction. If you too wish to turn your house into a home, as we have just done, I can only recommend you consider Scott McKee. If we can be of any additional assistance in further verifying our confidence in the quality of Scott’s work, or in the quality of the man as a true professional and craftsman, we will be glad to talk with you. We have given permission to Scott to share our phone number with possible clients who are serious about having a job well done."
- Mike Furlong, Mission Viejo
"I have used Scott McKee Construction on over 10 projects including my home, my sister’s home, my mother’s home and other properties I have owned over the years. Scott’s integrity is what keeps us using his company, everything is always as promised. We have only had great experiences with Scott and his team! "
- Paul Gurewitz, Long Beach