Testimonials

"Sierra Sustainable is by far the most efficient and skilled contractors we have ever had the pleasure of hiring. We have completed over 50 projects over the last 20 years and the first sustainable construction project was the 968 Hotel in Lake Tahoe. Even though the project was mostly cosmetic, "Sierra" was a key component on figuring out all the dilemmas we faced as building angles and measurement never turned out to be accurate therefore always needing improvisations to keep the design flow. This is the Magic of a good contractor in any project and the "Sierra team" has that gift. I commend them on their accomplishment and hope others can benefit from their expertise."

Salomon Afaflo
South Lake Tahoe, Ca

 

 "Sierra Sustainable worked with us to transform our 1,100 square foot, 50 year old family summer cabin into a year-round gathering place for our growing family.  Their professionalism, talent, and quality workmanship are outstanding.  We worked closely with their employees, with sub-contractors, and with Dan and Cory themselves for over 15 months.  They listened to our needs and our visions and then suggested ways we could achieve the outcome we wanted.  They worked with us to find ways to maintain a high quality product, but stay within our budget even after we discovered unanticipated issues as our cabin was being renovated.  The results have been nothing but excellent.  Their own employees are very talented and take pride in their work--no matter when we came up to check on progress or to help, we were impressed with how dedicated each person was and withthe quality of the work, right down to the smallest details.  We have continued to be in contact with Sierra Sustainable a year after taking possession of our beautiful, new cabin, and they are always available to answer questions or clarify things for us.  We feel their creativity, responsiveness, pride in workmanship and their integrity are some of their best attributes; and we would unhesitatingly recommend them."

Doug and Valerie Welch
Meeks Bay, Lake Tahoe, Ca

 

"After losing our home in the Angora Fire we were very fortunate to have hired Sierra Sustainable Builders to help rebuild our lives.  They are truly custom craftsmen with an impeccable attention to detail.  Cory , Danny and their staff shared our vision of utilzing innovative (Tridi wall system) , organic and natural materials to create a home with a modern appeal.  Sierra Sustainable Builders built us a beautiful, custom, green house that we are proud to call our home."

Jessica and Alfred Knotts
South Lake Tahoe, Ca

 

"Last year we contracted with Sierra Sustainable Builders to remodel our kitchen and master bathroom.  It was a pleasure working with this “green team” of professionals and were very happy with the high quality of work on the project.

We were impressed with their knowledge on current Tahoe building codes, access to excellent subcontractors and recommendations on an array of environmentally friendly practices and materials. 
SSB maintained constant communication to keep us inform with each step of the project.  Cory and Danny were flexible and worked closely with us throughout all the changes and many modifications.  Cory’s creativity, flexibility and ability to resolve issues made the project operate smoothly.  The kitchen and bathroom cabinets and countertops were built with quality craftsmanship and skill that met our specifications and exceeded our expectations. 

We highly recommend SSB as your future building contractor.  SSB worked with us to design a plan that suited our needs, produced a beautiful and creative remodel that our family enjoys today and in the years to come."
 
Delgado Family
Meyers, Ca

 

We heard Sierra Sustainable Builder's had a good reputation in town, so when we where ready to build our new house we met with them and knew right away that it was a good match.  They are not your typical contractors.  In addition, they turned us onto green building practices which was very interesting.  In fact, we ended up implementing so many of them we were able to get the home green points certified.  Danny and Cory take their time to do things right and are great guys to work with.  We are still friends 4 years later.

Dan Mellon
Meyers, Ca

 

Sierra Sustainable Builders built a major add on and remodeled many parts of my home.  I found them to be more than just contractors completing a job, as they were clearly passionate about their work, often went the extra mile, and did not work on typical "Tahoe Time."   A few years later I had another home remodel and found a contractor who provided a lower cost bid, than Sierra Sustainable Builders.  The "lower bid" eventually proved to be the same or higher than the bid provided by Sierra Sustainable Builders, and there were many challenges in the later remodel that Sierra Sustainable Builders were able to overcome easily during their prior work on my house.  Ultimately, I believe Sierra Sustainable Builders would have cost less, and most importantly completed the job much more quickly and with much less hassle.  I highly encourage people to hire Sierra Sustainable Builders.

Dr. James McCray
South Lake Tahoe, Ca.

 

Older Tahoe homes present unique challenges when remodeling and making major additions.  Sierra Sustainable Builders met all the challenges and exceeded our expectations.  We believe their attention to detail and craftsmanship makes them one of the premiere builders in the Tahoe Basin.  We are happy to endorse their work and recommend them to others.  

Richard & Marsha Niemann
South Lake Tahoe, Ca