"I have had GREAT experiences with Farallon Construction, 3 remodels and counting... First, was a major 8 month remodel on my home in Corte Madera in '05. Second, was a full restoration of my Victorian duplex investment property in Noe Valley in '08. Third, was an interior update to a 1920's Craftsmen gem in Sausalito in '09 which was my family home. In addition to skilled workmanship and honest approach, Mark distinguishes himself from other reputable GCs by his formal business education which ensured projects were managed with an on-time, on-budget goal. I've been involved in many remodels over the years and never met another contractor with so much integrity. I will continue to call on Mark for future projects as well as recommend him to my personal and professional network. Thank you Farallon!"
- Jason S. from Corte Madera, Marin County
"Mark and the team at Farallon did a major remodel on our home in 2010. Not only were they ON TIME and ON BUDGET, but they were a pleasure to work with every step of the way. They were transparent and professional, and really thought through the problems we were trying to solve and the goals we were trying to achieve. The ultimate testament - I just asked Mark to do our upcoming remodel as well."
- Leslie F. from Cole Valley, San Francisco
"We highly recommend Farallon and would use them again and again in the future. We recently remodeled our home in Kentwoodlands and had the tricky design goal of keeping some of the original 1950's character but totally modernize all of the interiors and add an extension for a master bathroom. Farallon seemed to understand the spirit of what we wanted very quickly and immersed themselves in all the details of making it happen. They are very good at understanding the fine details prior to starting work, things that your architect or designer might not catch, and this attention to detail helped us accurately define our budget beforehand instead of having it come up as surprise in the end. Being able to rely on their upfront knowledge to narrow down our budget allowed us to make important design choices so we didn't compromise our overall goal. We could not have done it with anybody else, and trust me we have worked with many others...they are very good."
- Mark H from Kentfield, Marin County
"For the past year Farallon Construction has been working with us to build our dream home. Not many people can say they love their contractor after a year, but we can and do with great affection. Mark Manning and his extraordinarily dedicated team have been true partners in the very personal process of turning a house into a beloved home.
The best thing about Mark is that he brings all the benefits of a big, established corporate builder with all the personal attention to detail of a smaller, more nimble outfit. As the owner of Farallon, we have been impressed with Mark’s constant presence and personal investment in our home. He is extremely dedicated to ensuring the project runs smoothly, timely and most importantly, on budget. This is our third renovation and no one has come close to bringing such consistent pride in their work and talent to a job.
You will never worry about typical renovation concerns like hidden costs or missed deadlines when you work with Farallon Construction. They are super transparent and their communication is fantastic, but that isn’t even the best part. I can honestly say that working with Mark Manning is like having a family member managing your project. He cares very deeply about every aspect of a renovation from the structural engineering down to calling Comcast himself and making sure we get the most updated cable box….amazing! We recommend Mark Manning and Farallon Construction with every heartfelt confidence. "
- From Elizabeth D. of Jordan Park, San Francisco
"We hired Farallon in late 2010 for a major remodeling project of our single-family house in Bernal Heights, San Francisco. This was a big investment for us and choosing a contractor that would deliver on time and budget was critical.
Even before we signed with Farallon, they spent a lot of time with us and our architect to help us evaluate options and get the most out of our investment. They really helped us understand the process, what could be achieved, what couldn't and at what cost.
When it was time to select a contractor, we compared several companies and Farallon provided the most detailed estimate of the project. No sales pitch, no big promises, no "trust me", just very factual stuff. The proposal was the most transparent, and for instance included actual estimates from their subcontractors.
Throughout the project, Farallon exhibited a high level of professionalism. No bad surprises, and very straightforward advice when decision was required.
I don't know anything about construction, but I know something about delivering on complex projects with many dependencies, unknowns, and pressure to deliver a high quality product (I do software development). Farallon to me felt like they were planning and delivering on our construction project as I would do on a software development project.
I have recommended Farallon to several people since then, and I would hire them again if the opportunity presents itself."
- From Guillaume L. of Bernal Heights San Francisco