Meet Sweeten LA General Contractor Tony
This Los Angeles area Sweeten contractor likes seeing the happiness that their homes bring to his clients
At Sweeten, the experts in our network are experienced contractors and design pros we’d be thrilled to have working in our own homes. We check their licenses, insurance, quality of work, and customer service skills. Trust and open communication are the lifeblood of our free renovation service, and our personal connection to our experts enables us to match you to the best choices for your project. Here, get to know their personality and click to view their portfolio, including photos from past work and client reviews, so that you can hire the right team and renovate with confidence.
Where are you from and how long have you been in construction?
I was born in New York City and I’ve been in the construction industry since 1984.
How did you get into this industry?
I started an electrical apprenticeship program in high school.
What do you love most about what you do?
Building something beautiful and seeing the happiness on my customers’ faces.
What is the biggest challenge about renovating in Ventura?
Waiting for permits from the city.
What do you think is the biggest misconception that homeowners have when starting a renovation project?
A misconception is that projects take a few days to complete just like on TV. Some new customers have no idea of the real cost and don’t understand the building process.
What do you want all of your clients to know before you work with them?
That they can trust us on us every stage of construction from the permit process all the way to the final switch plate cover installation.
What’s the number one thing clients should know before starting a renovation?
They should plan the scope of their work and their budget.
If clients have questions or concerns, how would you like them to address them?
Our clients can speak directly to us by phone or email and we will respond promptly to address any questions or concerns.
What is your favorite project that you’ve done and why?
I did a major home remodel for an LA television producer. He was too busy with work and gave me full permission to design the entire remodel.
What is one piece of advice you would give to new general contractors?
Build a good team that you can trust to perform top-quality craftsmanship work.
What is your favorite California building?
The Santa Barbara Court House.
What is your favorite California neighborhood?
Montecito, Santa Barbara
What is your favorite California restaurant?
Brophy Bros in Santa Barbara
If you weren’t a general contractor, what would you be doing?
I’m not sure. I really can’t think of anything else to do. I’ve been in construction most of my life!
Check out Tony’s portfolio for photos of his past work.
Tony has been a Sweeten general contractor since June 2021.