Awards & Reviews See our recent awards or what clients are saying about working with Levitch. Recent Awards2018 Top 500 Remodelers ListStaff at Qualified Remodeler magazine compared Levitch’s performance and services with those of other remodeling firms across the country, and have awarded Levitch Associates, Inc. a place in the Top 500 list of remodeling firms. 2018 Best of Houzz – Design“The Best of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 40 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of recent client reviews. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award. A “Best of Houzz 2018” badge appears on winners’ profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.” – Houzz Press Release 2018 Best of Houzz – Service“The Best of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 40 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of recent client reviews. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award. A “Best of Houzz 2018” badge appears on winners’ profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.” – Houzz Press Release 2017 Top 500 Remodelers ListStaff at Qualified Remodeler magazine compared Levitch’s performance and services with those of other remodeling firms across the country, and have awarded Levitch Associates, Inc. a place in the Top 500 list of remodeling firms. 2016 Best of Houzz – ServiceThe “Best of Houzz” award is given in two categories: Design and Customer Satisfaction. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 25 million monthly users on Houzz, known as “Houzzers”. Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in the previous year. Winners will receive a “Best of Houzz” badge on their profiles, helping Houzz users around the world who discover and love a professional’s work to learn even more about that business’ popularity and satisfaction rating among their peers in the Houzz community.” – Houzz Press Release 2015 Best of Houzz – ServiceThe “Best of Houzz” award is given in two categories: Design and Customer Satisfaction. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 25 million monthly users on Houzz, known as “Houzzers”. Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in the previous year. Winners will receive a “Best of Houzz” badge on their profiles, helping Houzz users around the world who discover and love a professional’s work to learn even more about that business’ popularity and satisfaction rating among their peers in the Houzz community.” – Houzz Press Release Other Selected Awards & Certifications 2011 WaterSmart Certification (East Bay Municipal Utility District) The WaterSmart Business Certification Program is awarded to companies achieving outstanding water efficiency. 2011 Merit Award (Remodeling Magazine) The Merit Awards are awarded annually to projects which show the highest degree of design expertise and craftsmanship, along with “using dollars effectively”. “Designer Maurice Levitch created an enchanting and comfortable spa-like atmosphere while maintaining the existing bath’s footprint and keeping the original window locations (a must-have for the client). A sleek standalone tub surrounded by crystalline green tile beckons, while a glass-enclosed shower replete with Grohe fixtures and teak wood flooring promises a luxurious bathing experience.” See the project. 2004-2011 Top 500 Remodelers List (Qualified Remodeler Magazine) Staff at Qualified Remodeler magazine compared Levitch’s performance and services with those of other remodeling firms across the country, and have awarded Levitch Associates, Inc. a place in the Top 500 list of remodeling firms for eight years: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004. Green Business Certification 2010 Gold Nugget Award Maurice Levitch was the GreenPoint Rater for the award-winning Arden Estates community in the West Portal area of San Francisco. Mark Nelson, the developer, met Maurice through the tours Maurice gave at his own GreenPoint Rated development in Berkeley, Seventh Haven Homes. 2010 Award for Design Excellence (Berkeley Design Advocates) Amanda’s Feel Good Fresh Food Restaurant. Berkeley Design Advocates Awards acknowledge excellence in urban planning and architectural design and technology, innovative and creative design solutions, and historic preservation. Levitch was the facade contractor for this project. 2009 GreenPoint Showcase Achievement in Custom Home (Build It Green) Selected ReviewsRemodeling from 500 miles away “We recently completed a remodel that touched in some way every room of our house. When I told my friends that the remodeling would be happening while we were living 500 miles away, they thought I was insane. But we had confidence in Maurice and it was not misplaced. Our expectations were high but he and his team exceeded them in every way. The process was astonishingly smooth and we are thrilled with the result. I would do a project with Levitch again in a heartbeat. Highly recommend!“ J. E. See the project Well-deserved reputation “Levitch Associates has a great reputation which is well deserved. They managed a major remodel of my small house, including complicated permit issues, reconfiguring and improving most of the interior spaces, fixing structural issues, adding a small addition, deck, fireplace, …beautiful kitchen and master bath and other special features that I enjoy daily. Maurice has so much talent and integrity that it was easy to trust him and his top notch crew with my home. The design, project management, and work quality were excellent; Maurice is supportive, thoughtful, creative, good humored, very experienced and knowledgeable – just a real pleasure to work with. All the Levitch’s in this family business are great to work with, as are their skilled and considerate work crew. This company really cares about their work and clients, and the whole process was a very positive experience. I look forward to working with them again in the future!” J. L. See the project Design/build for top-to-bottom remodel “We used Levitch Associates for a massive remodel of our Berkeley Hills home. We worked with Maurice and crew from design concept (which included a new foundation and the addition of a second floor to our aging house) through completion. We are very happy with the results and Maurice did a great job accommodating our very particular tastes. It was important to us that our house fit in with the natural beauty of the site and Maurice knocked it out of the park. Also would like to add that every member of Maurice’s crew was a pleasure to work with and we enjoyed having them working around our house. All took great pride in their work and craftsmanship.” A. S. See the project Compliments from fellow builders “A good friend recommended Levitch Associates to us. We were immediately pleased that Levitch Associates offers design/build service. I am happy to report that our friend didn’t steer us wrong, as we have nothing but good things to say about our experience with this recommendation. Levitch Associates is a multi-generational family business. Maurice Levitch, our architect, is the son of the company founder, Edward Levitch. I am from a family of out-of-state builders, myself. When a family puts their name on their business, it means that their reputation is on the line. All of our interactions with the various Levitch family members were warm and professional. Maurice’s work was creative and his crew of builders delivered top-notch construction. We love our new kitchen! And, builders from my family have complimented the quality of the work completed by Levitch Associates. It seems to us that the Levitch Family takes great pride in the quality of their work, in the relationships with their clients, and in the integrity of their family name.” R. G. + G. G. See the project Neighbor recommendations “Maurice and his team came recommended by two different friends in our neighborhood and we learned first-hand why. When I first called Maurice to let him know about a remodel project he met with me the same day and started sketching out on paper high-level ideas of different options to consider. Our work included remodeling a kitchen, adding a bathroom, replacing an aging heating system, adding insulation and making other smaller improvements in other parts of the house. He was helpful in narrowing down options and explaining trade-offs. His Project Manager Vuk was knowledgeable and highly responsive via phone, text and email. He’d take care of any issue big and small, and was helpful in deciding when to add on extra work that would improve the house, or forego work that he thought wouldn’t add as much value. The work is very high quality – everything looks great and works well. For smaller issues towards the end of the project they made sure that every last detail was addressed. We continue to recommend Levitch to others.” D. C. See the project A pleasure and delight to work with “Maurice Levitch of Levitch Associates was a pleasure and delight to work with. We appreciated his thoughtful guidance, attention to detail, superb craftsmanship, and his sense of humor. Maurice was supported by a great team of courteous, hardworking professionals, both in the office, and on site. He completed a total transformation of the facade of our house, for which we have received numerous compliments. We highly recommend him to any of those seeking a trustworthy, skilled and professional architect, and will certainly choose him for any future work on our house.” J. W. See the project Project on time and on budget “We…contracted with…Levitch Associates to remodel our kitchen, dining and laundry rooms. We have an 840 sf house so it was essential to maximize every option available. Maurice worked with us every step of the way. We tried to address all facets of the project up front because that’s our approach. When something came up unforeseen, Maurice responded quickly. The project was completed on time and within the budget outlined. The staff at Levitch are fantastic to work with. We highly recommend Levitch Associates.” D. L. See the project Phased remodeling while living in our home “Maurice and Levitch Associates were wonderful to work with and I cannot say enough positive things about the quality of the work and their professionalism. We worked with Maurice for several years developing a master plan for the house, which ultimately turned into a 2 phase remodel project. The first phase/project was a bathroom remodel during the summer of 2010. The second phase was a much larger kitchen, 2 bathrooms, closet and hallway remodel, which was completed last Nov (2012). All the projects turned out beautifully and we couldn’t be happier. As a design-builder, Maurice took the time to get to know us, helped us design our house to best meet our needs and oversaw the construction from start to finish. Throughout the process, he offered many helpful design recommendations, which were incorporated into our plans. Levitch made it possible for us to live in the house during the remodel. We had a fully functioning kitchen and laundry facilities that were set up in our dining room. It wasn’t easy to live through a major renovation project, but the Levitch team certainly made it as painless as it could have been. The projects were completed on time and within the budget we set out to keep. We had change orders, but they were kept to a minimum, which helped. We would highly recommend Maurice and Levitch Associates for any residential construction/remodel project.” M. P. + J. T. See the project Remodeling in time to vacate a rental “Levitch Associates were a dream to work with—entirely professional with an uncompromising perfectionism. I needed to move out of a rental and into my house in a couple of months time, so the team remodeled my kitchen and two bathrooms at a blistering pace. Despite the fact that I kept adding projects— fencing, fireplace and wall resurfacing, spare bedroom flooring, bedroom lighting, a concrete stair in the back yard, a dog door, etc.—my house was ready for me to move in within 2 and a half months. Maurice was remarkably adept at fashioning my roughly expressed ideas into an elegant reality; the end results consistently surpassed my expectations. I simply cannot recommend Maurice and his team highly enough.” A. M. See the project Thanks from a returning client “I want to thank you and the rest of your team for the excellent job you did in the original renovation of our house in 2009 and the recent follow-on project with the windows that was just completed. Please extend thanks from Sue and me to all your associates. The work was very professionally done, the workplace kept neat, and the inevitable issues that came up were resolved well. We hosted an open house for our neighbors recently and put in a good word for you with them.” B. D. + S. D. See the project Preserving our home while upgrading “Maurice Levitch, and the whole company, is AMAZING. I would highly recommend this company to anyone seeking to remodel or build a new home. Levitch came in and proposed a great new design for our whole 2nd floor. Maurice led the great design process focusing on what could be preserved, safest for our young sons, have as much light as possible and be a warm home. The whole project was done in just the time promised, they always cleaned up well and were available to us regarding changes, concerns and any questions that came up. In short, Levitch Associates, particularly Maurice, is the best.” D. M. Under construction on a stormy night “I am writing to express my sincere appreciation of the work you did to build a second story addition to my house. The work was major, including installation of a steel moment frame that rises vertically 3 stories, from the basement to the roof…. Everyone visiting my home since the work have been extremely complimentary… the new spaces are light filled and integrated creatively to make my home both function practically and feel very welcoming and comfortable. I wish to state emphatically that all the work is of top quality . . . with Maurice Levitch as the principal architect and master contractor. As just an example of his care and thoughtfulness, I wish to give the following example. While most years the month of May is rain free in the Bay Area, this spring was an exception. One night at about 2 a.m. there was a large downpour. As the new roof was not complete, I noticed some rain coming in through the temporary tarps. I know it was the middle of the night, but felt comfortable enough to call Maurice at his home to ask him to come and help me with the tarps. As it turns out, Maurice was not at home; instead, I heard his truck pull up outside my house. He was already on his way before I could even call him.” P. Z.