“I have had the pleasure of working with Dave Rittenhouse on multiple real estate development projects and sales transactions over the years and I could not speak highly enough of the experience. Aside from Dave’s encyclopedic knowledge of all topics construction-related, Dave is an articulate and effective communicator, he has a keen eye for design and is easy & enjoyable to work with. Most importantly, Dave possesses the unwavering ability to always deliver a quality product and reliable service.
As a Realtor for 10+ years in San Francisco, I have referred Dave without reservation to a number of my valued homeowner clients who have needed assistance for their residential projects and will absolutely be working with him when it comes time to complete the renovation of my own personal residence.”
Climb Real Estate
“I have worked with Dave for over ten years on multiple projects in San Francisco both for my own home and investment projects. Dave works effectively with the subcontractors and City inspectors, he is extremely organized which keeps projects on track and within budget. I am always impressed at his thorough knowledge, integrity, and efficiency of work. Dave and his team also keep your budget in mind without ever compromising the quality of their work. I have recommended him to many clients and friends and they echo the same statement, that Dave is a great communicator and has the talent to work with the most demanding customers. My clients have only had positive words to say about him.”
“We have worked with Dave on Real Estate projects over the past 16 years and can’t say enough good things about Dave and his team.
Construction projects and remodels can be very stressful. The thing that we most appreciate about DRA, is the feeling that we have a true partner in the project, whose interests are totally aligned with ours. Dave and his team are patient and take the time to thoroughly understand our goals, budget, and timelines, then offer candid and objective advice about ways to ensure our project is successful. They are proactive in their communication, raising potential issues before they become major problems, and work hard to make sure the project stays on track.
The results have always far surpassed our expectations and the quality of work is top notch. An added bonus is how clean they keep the job site — a testament to the attention to detail that Dave demands on all of his projects. They are true professionals and craftsman!
Wanaka Properties is a private Real Estate Investment and Development Company with a primary focus on the San Francisco Area and Mexico.”
President, Wanaka Properties, LLC
“Dave Rittenhouse is an incredible, reliable contractor. We worked with him to renovate and remodel our Victorian SF flat, including transitioning a dining room to a bedroom, adding a master bathroom, remodeling a bathroom, renovating the kitchen and completely reconfiguring the back half of the house.
Dave worked with the engineer, architect and designer to help us refine our vision for the remodel, including all of the details that helped modernize the space while keeping the Victorian feel. Dave is incredibly detail oriented and never cuts corners. For example, he worked tirelessly with several vendors to find the perfect match to the rare wainscotting in the bedroom. He worked hand-in-hand with two vendors to cut a perfect bench for our shower and an equally impressive butcher block countertop. He also consistently advises where to costs while maintaining a brand new, upscale feel.
Dave’s crew is reliable, clean, quiet, and respectful. We lived in the front of our flat during the construction, and they always arrived and left on time, and left our living area spotless.
We couldn’t be more thrilled with our finished product thanks to Dave. Dave transformed a space that was outdated and gloomy into a beautiful, bright kitchen and dining room combo with a rustic feels that opens right up onto our back patio. We’d recommend Dave to anyone, for any project, large or small!”
Laura King & Kim Zylker
“David Rittenhouse has been a business acquaintance of mine for over 20 years. Dave and I (as engineer of record) have worked together on numerous residential projects. He always takes a practical approach to any project and brings a great understanding the big picture. His work is always first rate, and I think the best part of Dave is his approach to his craft from the perspective of treating his clients with the utmost care and respect. I would now, and have in the past, highly recommend Dave to anybody interested in finding a reputable building contractor.”
Double D Engineering
We’ve selected Dave and his team for a number of projects over the last several years, including a major renovation of our home. Without exception, our projects with Dave have been executed to schedule and on budget. And we’ve been thrilled with the results.
Through our projects, Dave has done a great job coordinating among all of the moving pieces (architects, designers, vendors, inspectors, and more), and has been a strong advocate for us, keeping surprises to a minimum. Dave has also given us great guidance on decisions that needed to be made in the midst of the project, understanding implications on time, cost, and quality.
It’s been a pleasure working with Dave and his team, and we recommend him without reservation.
Amy and Peter DiLaura
San Francisco CA