“Planning: Don and Laurie (married couple) are the owners of Revive. Don is the contractor and Laurie does the billing and office work. Don came to our house to give us an estimate and spent an hour talking to us and I immediately liked him. A few days later he had designed our kitchen out on the computer and showed us a graphic design. He had great ideas regarding the design and is very talented at knowing what will work. We got several estimates but he was the only one who designed it for us and gave us a visual with our estimate. He also had an appreciation for our home and maintaining its character since it is a bungalow built in 1912. You can tell by his enthusiasm that he loves his job.
This was our first remodel so we don’t have anyone to compare Revive to. However, Don is a very honest, trustworthy guy. He pays attention to detail and ensures that everyone he works with does it right. Of course there were bumps along the way like any remodel project (our cabinet company really botched up our semi-custom cabinets) but Don handled it all very well and in the end everything is perfect. He made the cabinet company come out several times until he felt it was perfect. He didn’t let up! I felt very comfortable throughout the project because I knew Don would make it right. He doesn’t cut corners for sure and he demands the same from his workers and sub-contractors.
Communication: I felt I could text, call, and/or email Don personally at anytime and would get a response immediately. Laurie, as well, promptly replied to any emails or calls. Being a female-female couple, My wife and I appreciated the fact that we always felt comfortable with Don, his workers, and sub-contractors in our house with us and our 2 old dogs. No one ever creeped us out! Billing/cost: Laurie handles the billing and change orders and she was always very clear and honest. Laurie would promptly email a “change order” with any changes made to our original plan/contract with a description and cost. Nothing was ever done without our understanding and approval. I went through it all again at the end of the project and it was all correct. Revive is definitely not the cheapest company out there but we weren’t looking for the cheapest. We wanted a custom kitchen that would maintain the character of our house. Revive did that. Integrity: A+++ for integrity.”
“Revive Remodeling did a full kitchen remodel of our home (existing kitchen gutted, wall removed, new windows, entryway to dining room enlarged….pretty major!) In a nutshell: Don and his crew at Revive were professional, punctual, communicative, and made the process of our first ever remodel as stress-free as possible.
Now some highlights:
* Don helped us through the initial design and layout process without being pushy in any way.
* He was very patient with any changes that we made.
* He came regularly to see first hand how things were coming along.
* He addressed any concerns or questions we had promptly and never had a “wow, that was a stupid question” or “you just don’t know how the process works” or “I’m the boss, you should trust me” type of attitude. Don is honestly one of the nicest, most patient, cheerful guys (who also knows his stuff) that you’d ever want to be in charge of tearing your kitchen apart to put it back together again!
* His wife, Laurie who is in charge of invoicing and scheduling, did an excellent job of communicating any invoice changes and payment due dates.
* His crew members were always on time, hard-working, cleaned up at the end of the day, communicated with us as the process went along and stayed on schedule. The demo of our kitchen/family room occurred during the Jan. 2017 snow storm and they only cancelled one day and even asked to make up for it that Saturday. Every other day that week, they worked full days, struggling to get their vans out of our driveway and culdesac at the end of the day. One day, Don even showed up with a show shovel to clear our walkway and driveway for them. WOW!
* Every sub contractor hired by Revive was skilled at their particular craft and punctual.
* We had some issues with our cabinets (not Revive’s fault) and Don truly went above and beyond to make sure every mistake was corrected to our satisfaction. He was very patient with our frustration and validated every concern. Looking back, we really feel that he wasn’t going to get a good night sleep until we were happy.
After this experience, we would never consider using any company other that Revive Remodeling LLC for any future projects. We really cannot say enough good things about them……especially after hearing horror stories from some of our friends. You don’t want to use just anyone to dismantle and reconstruct the home you have worked so hard to purchase and maintain!”
“Don and his crew of amazingly talented men, did a great job on our remodel. They treated our home with respect and handled every situation professionally. Don told us when to pick out materials, gave us resources that he was familiar with, and it all came together very smoothly. The entire project took about 2 months, and the kitchen is a dream kitchen. The cabinets are absolutely beautiful. Don has high standards for his workers. Edgar was the most amazing painter I have ever met. He was very meticulous. The project came in on budget. We were so impressed with Revive Remodeling that we wouldn’t hesitate to use them again in the future. We have recommended him to several friends.
Project description: Complete remodel and upgrade of our 1970s kitchen. Don and Laurie worked with us to design a new kitchen and had wonderful ideas. They listened to our needs, gave us resources and worked closely with us throughout the entire project. The 3-D designs were especially helpful.”
“Revive turned a 500 square foot workshop into a guesthouse with a full bath and kitchenette. Don, and the rest of the crew were great. The quality of the job is great. We had a concern about the flooring after the job was completed and Don was at my house within an hour of my phone call to him. The issue was resolved soon after. They did a top quality job and they stand behind their work! Can’t ask for more than that!”
“I don’t usually have the time to write reviews on contractors, but I’m going to make an exception because I want to share my astonishingly good experience with Revive Remodeling. After months of unsuccessful meetings with contractors who couldn’t be bothered to actually complete the estimate or who returned the estimate with an astronomical price tag, I finally had the good luck to contact Don.
Don was professional and pleasant to work with from the beginning to the very last touch up. He took his time to understand my project and he returned an estimate that was exactly what I wanted in scope and pricing. His crew was consistently outstanding in every way. Mitch took my mantle ideas, brought them to life, and actually improved on them. The final result truly exceeded my expectations (and I had pretty high expectations).
After years of working with a wide variety of contractors from all different areas, I can unequivocally say that Don and his crew are by far the best I’ve ever worked with. I would use them again in a second, and I’ve already recommended them to friends.”
“We found Revive Remodeling to have impeccably high standards and the desire to make our dream bathroom project exactly what you hoped for. Our master bath turned out more beautiful than we imagined. The whole experience was so good we will use Revive again to renovate another bathroom next year.”
“We had Revive do multiple things for us. They totally remodeled 3 bathrooms, took out a couple of huge columns in our living room, tiled around the living room fireplace, and put in new baseboards in our first floor. In the course of this work they encountered unforeseen challenges, such as a window behind a bathroom mirror that no one knew existed (we knew the mirror existed, not the window!), multiple existing leaks in one bathroom, dry rot in the wall of one bathroom, and so on. These challenges required that Revive go substantially beyond the original scope of work.
Three things are important to note about our experience with Revive:
1. They were very pleasant to work with—always courteous, accommodating, and always spent time telling us what was going on and what our options were. This goes not only for Don and Laurie, but also for their crew.
2. They showed great attention to the quality of the finished work—always wanting ensure that the finished product was excellent. They weren’t finished with a job until it looked great and was great.
3. They were very fair in terms of the final price of the project. We never felt that they used the unanticipated challenges as a way of unfairly increasing the price of the work. The bottom line is that we feel very good about how things went and can enthusiastically recommend Revive.”
Linda & Tim B.
“I will say of all the contractors I’ve used over my life time, Revive is the ONLY contractor that shows up on time or calls in advance to let me know what’s going on. This also goes for friends of mine that I’ve used who are contractors as well. I guess that’s one of the reasons why Revive is sought out in hard and good times. And yes you can quote me in any publication, web site, TV, or radio ad you might do today or in the future.”
“The remodel changed our kitchen from a 110 sq.ft., 32year old, cramped area into an open, modern, eating/gathering area. The new cabinetry, granite counter tops and island, made this place pop. The results were invigorating for this house.
During the course of the remodel, Don offered professional advice on several different points. Part of the flooring needed replacement to support the new hardwoods. A hearth was not supported as it should have been. Mold was found in a wall after exposing it. Things do come up that neither remodeler nor owner can foresee. Don advised me, then allowed me to make the calls I saw best for my house and budget.
Don Isaacson and his crew were very professional and quality oriented. When the project was completed I felt that all items of the remodel were done to my expectations or beyond. My wife and I are extremely very happy with Revive Remodeling, LLC and expect you will be too.”
Mark & Margie H
“I cannot start to tell you how much we miss you! We knew you were good, but we didn’t know just how good you were! We purchased another townhouse here in Georgia, and are in the process of finishing the attic for Mike’s office. I cannot tell you what a nightmare it has been….the job was supposed to take 5 days, and after 2 weeks of hell….we had to fire the contractor, and we’ve hired an inspector who is coming in on Monday to tell us how bad the work is and what all needs to be done to fix it. The job is so botched-up that you would not believe the pictures we have on the work done.
Lake Oswego is so fortunate to have you!
MISS YOU SO MUCH!”
Gloria and Mike M
“Revive Remodeling did a wonderful job on renovating our home. We changed the flooring of the main living space from carpet to hardwood and completely remodeled the kitchen. From the start, Don spent a ton of time listening to our wants and wish lists. He was on top of everything and always available to us. We had a pretty clear idea of the layout of our new kitchen and Revive gave us exactly what we had envisioned.
Don’s team follows his lead in their excellent precision and professionalism and we especially appreciated their effort in keeping a clean job site at the end of each day! Laurie kept up all the paperwork and always kept us in the loop. Don and Laurie are highly experienced and knowledgeable and are lovely people on top of that. We recommend their business Revive Remodeling.”
Janet & Sung C.
“Remodels are always an inconvenience and stressful. Don and his crew applied great attention to detail and brought up things we didn’t think of which improved the outcome. Don refused to take any shortcuts. They were very sensitive to the customers need for cleanliness and order. They cleaned up every day. The project took 3 months to complete and there were few unforeseen delays. In the background, Laurie handled the bids in a very thorough and accurate manner keeping the project on track to the satisfaction of the customer.
Overall our experience was great and we would highly recommend Revive to anyone considering a remodeling project.”
David & Kim W
“I count myself privileged to be home during the entire process and seeing the how much work, effort, planning and flexibility goes into adding 288 sq. feet to our house not to mention all the details. Thank you for all your efforts and for doing such a great job. We love the addition and so do our neighbors.”
“We LOVE our new kitchen. Still hard to believe that what it used to look like, could now look like this! Thanks so much to both of you for all you’ve done to make it so great. You & your team were punctual, showed up as scheduled, did quality work, cleaned up every day & did a great job. We’re totally happy & satisfied.”
“It’s a sheer pleasure having Don as our contractor. He’s tops! A great manager of the process and a great craftsman. Can’t ask for more.”
“I love working with you two! I’m so thankful to have such incredibly dependable, ethical, and kind people to help my clients! Thank you again for all you do!”
Kim G. – Realtor
“The integrity of Don, the owner of Revive, is what brought us to his company. We knew he would pay attention to detail and make sure the job was done to his personal satisfaction (which would mimic ours as well). Don did not let us down. His maid crew members were polite & personable & very skilled at their craft. We were glad when the job was done – It is beautiful!!!!”
Lori & Max M.
“Working with Revive Remodel was great. I had some goals in mind but was not sure how to achieve them. They offered good suggestions and steered me away from mistakes; and came up with creative solutions to meet my design goals while keeping costs in check. Don really went the extra mile to be sure our home was usable during the remodel and that the finished project more than met our needs. He kept a close eye on the project and handled the unexpected obstacles that inevitably arise so quickly that it was a pretty stress-free experience for me. The price was reasonable and the work quality excellent.”
“We are loving our bathroom; we keep telling people that it’s the nicest room in the house now.”
“Thank YOU both, for working so hard for me. You did a great job and I love how ‘shiny’ everything is. It is a pleasure to do business with people like you – professional and just plain nice folk.”