Quality and Craftsmanship in Every Detail
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About Us

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The Konstrukt Design & Remodel Philosophy:

Treating our clients like family and wowing them in the process.


Combine excellence in design, construction skills, and knowledge of materials with sound business principles. Set the highest standard – zero mistakes – and the clearest goal – be the best at what we do – and apply them to every project we take on. Build a sterling reputation one client at a time.

It was back in 1952 when Dad first started. He loved carpentry… and he loved people. A simple handshake, and the deal was done. Growing up, my brother and I were proud that our dad seemed to know everyone and everyone loved him. He left a legacy of working hard and taking pride in what you do. He showed how to build solid relationships with craftsmen and clients that, in some cases, go back decades.

Konstrukt is competitively priced, and doesn’t play “low-ball” games. We’ve created a matrix that gives you a clear sense of what you are investing in, as compared to other options. You’re encouraged to do careful research, but we ask simply that you give us a call and talk to us. Konstrukt doesn’t stage “wine and cheese” presentations like some of the bigger contractors – but as a family, we’ll take care of you and your family.

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Our Promise

It’s always about our clients – what their dreams are, respecting their investments and keeping them informed.

How Does Konstrukt Compare?

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Zero complaints with the BBB or CSLB for over 30 years.        check-box-red
No or minimal advertising. Rely on word of mouth referrals.  check-box-grey      check-box-red
Personalized attention on every project without excessive charges for a “dedicated” manager.  check-box-grey      check-box-red
Don’t intentionally low ball only to up-charge later.    check-box-grey  check-box-grey  check-box-red
Have earned the trust of insurance companies, utility companies and big box stores as their go-to contractor.        check-box-red
Experienced team. Excellent process.      check-box-grey  check-box-red
Lower prices but lack a support team or backup plan if something goes wrong.  check-box-grey      
Wine and cheese presentations. Excessive marketing campaigns. Higher overhead.      check-box-grey  
Limited only to materials, fixtures and products sold by store.    check-box-grey    
Custom jobs, high-end fixtures, complex requirements.      check-box-grey  check-box-red
Design capability that’s not canned from a computer.      check-box-grey  check-box-red

Company History
Konstrukt Design & Remodel ("KDR") is a full service general contractor proudly serving San Diego since 1973. We bring years of skill and experience to all facets of construction and building. We perform projects ranging from remodels (bathrooms, kitchens, additions, whole home, landscaping), custom homes, insurance restorations (fire, flood, property damage, 24 hour emergency response), to commercial tenant improvements.

Edward Guerra founded Community Carpentry in 1952 and served the community of Long Island, New York for 20 years. In 1973 Edward changed the company name to Budget Carpentry and began to service San Diego exclusively. In 2003, we incorporated as Konstrukt Development, Inc. Recently, we updated our name to Konstrukt Design & Remodel (KDR) to better reflect the services we provide and how we are found when searching the web. Today, with the reins turned over to his sons, John and James, KDR continues to exceed the expectations of San Diego homeowners and commercial tenants seeking the very best in service, craftsmanship, and professionalism.
Standards for Service

Konstrukt has a proven track record spanning thousands of projects, and representing millions of dollars of client investment. We build confidence in every client relationship by carefully defining their expectations, respecting their property and time, and keeping them informed at every stage of the project.

We set a high bar of performance, and have absolutely NO complaints with either the Contractor’s State License Board or the BBB. The Konstrukt team is well qualified and vetted from top to bottom. We do not hire undocumented workers or those without clean records.

Beyond the long and growing list of satisfied homeowners and businesses we’ve served, our resume includes working for years with some of the most respected and most demanding companies:

State Farm Insurance- The largest insurer in the world. They only work with a small handful of general contractors... and we’ve long been one of them.

Lowe’s- With seven San Diego County stores, Konstrukt was their first general contractor of choice to service their customers.

SDG&E/Sempra Energy- We are the sole general contractor they use for liability claims.

Crawford Contractor Connection- A major insurance and remodeling network serving USAA, Farmer’s Insurance, AAA and many more.

We’ll prove our worth. With Konstrukt, you’re not just hiring a construction company – you’re entrusting your project to a team of experienced pros who have earned their stripes satisfying the most demanding partners – and established an enviable 30-year history of “no complaints.”

Konstrukt Builds Better.

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Certifications, Awards & Recognition

Remaining knowledgeable and staying informed on industry trends and innovations are important to us.
This allows us to offer answers and insights when our clients have questions.

Green Building Certification

Insurance Certification

Aging-In-Place and Accessability Certification

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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Our Team
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James Guerra

CEO / Customer Relations

Prior to joining KDR in 2003, James earned an MBA and worked for Accenture as a management consultant specializing in business planning and performance management. His experience ranges from small start-up companies to the Fortune 500 and spans across multiple industries. James also served as a property damage claims specialist in the insurance industry for three (3) years and handled all aspects of property claims. This experience has given James an inside perspective on the demands and expectations of homeowners and on managing construction costs.

 

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John Guerra

COO / Project Management

John has worked in the construction industry for thirty (30) years. His depth of knowledge comes from hands-on experience performing all aspects of remodeling, ground up custom home building and commercial tenant improvements. This includes framing, plumbing, electrical, drywall, tile, woodwork and more. His experience in every facet of the industry equips him to manage our projects with the expertise and know-how our clients deserve.

His certifications include the following:

  • California Contractors license (#B-552107, 1988)
  • HIC (Home Improvement Certification, 1999)
  • Professional Home Inspector (certified since 2002)
  • ACGBP (Advanced Certified Green Building Professional)
  • LEED Green Associate
  • EPA Certified Renovator
  • Trained in Subrogation for Restoration Contractors
  • Certified Aging in Place Specialist

 

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Troy Rose

Principal / Estimating

Troy has been in the construction industry since 1981 and shares with KDR thirty (30) years of working knowledge of all construction trades. Troy has managed custom homes, remodels, room additions, kitchen and bath upgrades and commercial tenant improvements. He also maintains a vast knowledge of the insurance industry resulting from many years of handling fire, flood and mold damage insurance losses.

His certifications include the following:

  • ACGBP (Advanced Certified Green Building Professional)
  • EPA Certified Renovator

 

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Diane Swenson

Designer

Award-winning Bella Designs offers exceptional residential and commercial interior design services. Diane’s goal is to reflect her clients’ personalities in their home or business; her emphasis on customer service facilitates the process. Whether you need a color consultation, window treatments, or space planning advice…or want a whole new look, Diane has the talent to handle your project flawlessly and efficiently. In addition to assisting homeowners, she has experience designing model homes, condo conversions, restaurants, and offices. She is an Allied Member of the American Society of Interior Designers

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Marketa Kosarova

Accounting

Markéta joined KDR in 2003. She is responsible for all back office administration including accounting and bookkeeping. Markéta is from Prague, Czech Republic and brings with her a fresh European perspective to help remind us of the importance of play. She has influenced our culture of encouraging our team to play, take vacations and enjoy flex time. Her hard work and meticulous nature allows our front office staff to spend their time focusing on our clients.


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Edward Guerra

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Founder Edward was born in New York and at the age of 18 he joined the U.S. Army and served for two years. In 1952 Edward left the Army and started his own construction company in Long Island, New York, called Community Carpentry. He served all of Long Island until 1971 when he and his wife Maryann decided to pick up their family and move to San Diego. Upon relocating to San Diego, Edward then received his B License, changed the name of his business from Community Carpentry to Budget Carpentry and served all of San Diego until he retired and handed over the reigns of the company to his sons, John and James.

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Our Promise To You...

As the experts we look out for you – your dreams, your investment, and your need for good communication and a trustworthy partner. Konstrukt handles each project as carefully as we would our own homes, and commits to finishing every aspect of your job to your full satisfaction. We own up to any mistakes and make them right – which is one reason we’ve maintained an A+ rating with the BBB and a clean CSLB record.

Why We Do What We Do...

It’s simple – We love our work, take pride in our craftsmanship, and enjoy the satisfaction that comes with wowing our clients.

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