What Wichert Homes owners say

Craig Wichert is an exceptional builder. We give him our highest recommendation and have referred friends considering building a custom home to him. He built the perfect home for our family and provided guidance at every stage including in the early stages of lot selection and design. Craig is a consummate professional, highly experienced, responsive, collaborative, and adheres to the highest standards. He is exceptionally dedicated and diligent. We had a wonderful experience building our home with Craig.

The Sena Family

We are thankful to Craig and his team for an all around positive building experience. From start to finish, Craig was always a phone call away. The process was efficient and every promise was met. We have nothing but the highest regard for Craig’s professionalism, attention to detail and building knowledge.

Mike and Diana Kleary

Craig recently finished our house in El Dorado Hills and the experience was outstanding. The project was on time and within budget. Craig’s subcontractors are professional and do very high quality work. Change orders were nonexistent. Some of our finishes were a bit challenging, and Craig and his team figured everything out in a manner that delivered just what we were looking for. Craig has a great temperament for a contractor, and stays steady throughout the entire process. Importantly, and highly unusually, the construction process was very fun for my wife and me. We would love to build with Craig again.

Bill and Kari Bunce

We have built three houses for our family, the most recent one being constructed by Wichert Homes. This project was by far the best experience of the three. The fact that Craig Wichert is so experienced and so respected in the Serrano community made this project go very smoothly. We were especially impressed with the attention to detail that Craig displayed during the process. His quick response to every communication eased the project for us. We never felt pressured during the building and attribute that somewhat to Craig’s positive attitude and easy-going demeanor. He did a good job of providing feedback on our ideas without interjecting his own preferences, so that we ended up with the house that we wanted. We highly recommend Craig for home-building projects, as we find him to be extremely honest, straightforward, competent and efficient.

Heidi and Paul Matlack

We recently finished up construction of a custom home with Craig Wichert in El Dorado Hills. Any of the horror stories that you might hear about the construction process simply did not exist. Craig did an excellent job and there are several reasons that stand out as to why. The first is that construction was started and completed on time, and there was always something happening at the home with obvious progress being made. The second is that Craig has a solid crew of subcontractors who were very responsive and dedicated to completing a great finished product. The last and most impressive is that Craig was always available either by phone, email, text or in person. I honestly don’t even know if I went to voice mail more than one time. Questions were answered, updates were given and communication was open and easy. The end result product is a beautiful and unique custom home that we thoroughly enjoy; however, if in the future we were to move and build again, Craig would be our first and only choice.

Scott and Cara

Craig Wichert just finished building our home in El Dorado Hills, CA. Craig is not only an honest man, but knows his business. The workmanship and professionalism of his subcontractors has made the process much easier than we expected. If I were to build another home, I would hire Wichert Homes again in a heartbeat. This is the most beautiful and well-built home I can imagine.

Herbert and Mary Mayer

Craig built our first house in 1997. The entire process was a breeze. Our budget was a little tight, but the house was beautiful and we loved it. After a few years, our family was ready for a bigger home. It was an easy decision to choose Craig again. This time, our budget was bigger, and so was our home. Craig built the home of our dreams on a budget we could afford. After 12 years, we were ready to do it again. There was never any consideration about who would build our home.

We have been so pleased with Craig’s integrity, honesty, and quality of work that we just built and moved into our third home. Throughout the design and construction process, Craig did a thorough job and was always available to answer any of our questions. He has such a great rapport with all of his subs; we knew that if we ever had any concerns, Craig and his subs would take care of it. He is very detail oriented, organized, and has built so many homes within Serrano, that it made the process go smoothly and quickly.

Each time we have built, we have seen other houses sit around idly for long periods of time. While other people wait on various delays, we move in. We wouldn’t hesistate building a fourth time with Wichert Homes. We now know better than to say we won’t move again. We can sleep easy knowing the quality of a Wichert Home will be of great value should we decide to do it again.

Darin and Shelley Carlsen

We chose Craig Wichert of Wichert Homes for both the homes we built in Serrano in the past decade and have enjoyed the experience equally both times. He is very hands on and personally responds to questions and requests promptly. The cost was clear up front and Craig managed the projects well. We would recommend Craig as one of the trusted builders of custom homes.

J and M Oak

We just moved into our second home that Craig built for us. Our first experience with Craig over ten years ago was so good that we didn’t see a need to look anywhere else when we were ready to build our next home. Just like the first time, Craig did a terrific job. He was very responsive to any questions we had, helped us think of less expensive ways to accomplish the same outcome and his team was great to work with. He even managed to pull off getting us into our new home by Thanksgiving as promised. I would highly recommend Craig to anyone considering a new home or remodel.

Carolyn & John Havicon

Tracy and I want to thank you for our awesome kitchen.  We may not live in a million dollar home but I now feel I have a million dollar kitchen.  It is beautiful.  I am amazed at how beautiful the whole project turned out.

We came to you with an idea of what we wanted and you gave us great feedback and options to consider that improved the final outcome of our remodel. We expanded the kitchen, replaced the fireplace adding a built-in mantel and bookcase, and added a half bathroom and outdoor covered patio and French doors with amenities such as columns and arch to separate living spaces, and wood and travertine flooring. There was a lot going on and it was fascinating to watch the transformation.

We appreciated your professionalism and effort in making our vision become a reality.  You always communicated and responded to questions and concerns we had in a timely manner. You provided us with excellent source of suppliers and knowledgeable people in determining appliances, plumbing, flooring, and cabinets etc. Frank did an excellent job on the cabinets, making sure everything was centered with the island and aesthetically correct, and I love the corbels.  It’s the little details that make a big difference, and the craftsmanship of the cabinets is wonderful.  The fireplace mantel and bookshelf is a focal point in the living room. It turned out beautifully and is a testament to Brian’s meticulous craftsmanship.

Every one of your workers who came to our house was courteous and respectful of the property and our needs while working at the house.  We enjoyed having them there and it was nice to watch the daily progress. It seemed like something was happening every day.  Everyone worked together well.  You have a great group of people working for you and they obviously have a lot of respect for you and that says a lot about you as a person.

We would definitely recommend you to anyone looking for a professional contractor to help them with any remodeling needs or building projects. If you ever want to show the work that was done at our house to a prospective client, please feel free to contact us.  We wish you continued success and happiness always.

Sue and Tracy Hanson

Darral and I would like to thank you for our fantastic remodel. You moved our small galley kitchen from the middle of the house to the front of the house, making our kitchen a large open area with a fantastic raised granite counter island.

Our updated bar area with the improved gas insert fireplace remodel was a major project which turned out beautifully. The remodel to the front foyer and the front of the house is great.

Your management of our remodel was instrumental in making the demolition and construction flow smoothly. Several contractors were usually working simultaneously and cooperatively to contribute to a well coordinated project. You and your experienced subcontractors were highly skilled and made significant contributions to enhance the final design of our remodel. The result was an on-time, high quality, cost effective custom project which met our goals. Again, thank you for a job well done.

Bonnie and Darral Martin

This letter is terribly late, but both Mike and I wanted to thank you and the talented people you used with our backyard remodel in the summer of 2009.

We went to the 2009 Home and Garden Show that weekend with no intentions of spending money and it was all going along according to plan until we met you. We told you we were looking for an outdoor grill island and an outdoor fireplace. The more we talked to you over the next few months, our project grew and we ultimately ended up redoing our backyard, which is about an acre in size.

We now feel like we are living in a resort. We have the most beautiful outdoor kitchen in the county and we ended up with not one but two outdoor fireplaces. The sidewalk that now meanders around the backyard is a favorite with our granddaughters. We love that we were able to remove a large portion of existing lawn and replace it with patios, hardscapes and fountains. With your help, a waterfall was added to the pool and the new pebble tech was applied. The brick retaining walls and planters tie in perfectly with the existing brick around our home. And the new landscaping is exactly what we wanted – colorful and semi-drought tolerant too. It’s gorgeous now!

The sub-contractors and their workers were all so polite and thorough. If you said someone would be there tomorrow to do something, they were there. We never had to wonder what was happening next or when it was going to happen. You amazed us with how well your operation ran and we appreciated your personal contacts with us if something looked like it needed to be tweaked or changed.

Not only were you pleasant and courteous in that initial meeting, we found you to be extremely easy to work with throughout the entire project. And we both are very grateful that you were able to re-work the plands for us several times to bring down some of the costs when we went over our budget.

Please don’t hesitate to use us as a reference and we would welcome an opportunity to have you show potential clients what you accomplished for us in our new backyard oasis.

Mike and Nancy Hoey

I wish to express my gratitude for all of the hard work you and all your crew put in on, not only this property, but Country Club Gardens over the last several months.

The remodel on Blue Oak Manor Apartments was a huge undertaking and, I must say, you were able to transform this property into a showplace. As you are well aware, remodels can often be more difficult than new construction; add to that a 23 year-old rental property and the challenges increase tenfold. You and your crew met each and every challenge with professionalism, utmost courtesy, and great workmanship. We now have a beautiful apartment complex with great curb-appeal and, yes, we are almost full thanks to that.

I also wish to thank you for the efficient, professional service you gave to our other property, Country Club Gardens. We look forward to meeting with you to schedule additional work in the fall.

Please pass on our thanks to all your crew!

Kathryn L. Carr

Property Manager/Accounting

From Beginning to end Craig Wichert worked closely with us in updating the interior of our home. We had a limited budget and lots of requests. He was great to work with and helped design and complete a kitchen, family room remodel and more. We worked with Craig from beginning to end and not multiple sales persons. He coordinated all phases of the project and kept us informed, stayed within our budget, and the results are beautiful.

Remodeling with Wichert Homes was not a hassle or problem at anytime. Work crews always on time and professional and left a clean work space finishing our project ahead of schedule.

Truly a great experience and we are very lucky to have found such a great person who cares about his clients and it shows in professionalism and his commitment to provide attention to detail and pride in the finished product. We will only be using Wichert Homes for any further projects we have. We would not hesitate to recommend Craig Wichert, Wichert Homes for any job big or small.

Jim and Sharon Iwanski