Gillispie Construction

Testimonials

Mark and his crew were terrific across the board. Initial estimate was spot on, there were no surprises along the way, and the results were outstanding. I would use Gillispie Construction again in a heart beat.

Dan Matz
The Urban School of San Francisco

Gillispie construction recently did a remodel on my home in Mill Valley. I am thrilled with the job. His team is professional and polite. The site was always cleaned up at the end of the day. The bid was accurate and didn't go over budget. The crew worked in a timely manner and got the job done on time. I have since hired him for a few other jobs and recommended him to friends.

Andrea S.
Mill Valley

As far as we are concerned, Mark Gillispie is the gold standard for contractors. Mark's company has done five large projects for us over the past 30 years: a large expansion of our dental office for three doctors, two huge projects at our home, and two major rescue projects on our family summer cabin in the Sierras. Mark is very easy to work with, minimizes the stressors associated with construction by being easy going and very resourceful in responding to special situations. In all these large scale projects, all problems were addressed before they could become crises. He is gifted at working with city and county building inspectors. On numerous occasions he has demonstrated creative solutions to challenging situations, to deal with space, supporting structures, foundation work and so forth. I have seen him successfully talk over issues with my partners, my wife, and several neighbors. Actually he has also helped us sort out other minor building issues we had of a smaller nature.

He is "straight-arrow" and will tell you the truth about what you are dealing with, is resourceful in finding solutions and this includes VERY good subcontractors. He has worked out who to work with and who to consult for further expertise. And his employees are all nice men and women, also of the same mind set...relaxed and honest about money, time, and expectations. He brings a lot of experience to the plans at hand, and can discuss a number of options clearly. You can trust his advice.

He really had to go to bat for us with the city on the dental office and saved us substantial costs. On the first two jobs he did for us, I hired the electrical contractors myself, and was that a mistake. After those experiences, I work with whoever Mark suggests---electricians, plumbers, roofers, stucco contractors, and so forth. They have all proved very reputable.

In short, Mark is friendly, intelligent, generous with his time, able to clarify building codes and construction alternatives to understandable terms, and he does his utmost to give you what you want. It is such a relief to have a non-pressured human being to go through these trying episodes with. Needless to say he stands by his work.

This praise may sound over-the -top but it is warranted, believe me.

Michael Griffith, DDS
San Francisco

Working with Mark on a major remodel taught us the balance between contracting and collaboration. Before submitting his bid Mark walked us through alternatives that opened our eyes to what we were doing, gave creative impetus and headed off surprises. The product of our partnership was near-perfect and timely. We've enjoyed the benefits and lasting quality of that enterprise for the last dozen years. Mark's work holds up, too!

Rick and Laurie S.
San Francisco