“When working with NorthWall, I breathe a sigh of relief. They understand how a building goes together. As a Structural Engineer, that makes my job a lot easier. They are professional, responsive, proactive, and have excellent communication. Their craftsmanship and attention to detail is second to none.”
Principal / BKG Structural Engineers
“NorthWall Builders is a professional, honest process built between themselves and their clients that simplifies the construction process. Our experience with NorthWall Builders is that of commitment they have in developing lasting relationships based upon honesty and mutual respect.
Their commitment to quality and understanding the importance of a cohesive design makes them
a great partner in arriving at solutions to a budget and the aesthetic goals of a project.”
President / Coyne Stair Inc.
“Having worked on numerous projects with NorthWall Builders since their beginning, I can attest to their quality and professionalism. From the perspective of an architect, the construction process requires a builder that attends to detail and craftsmanship, and who carefully delivers only the highest quality finished product. Additionally, the ideal builder acts as a partner, collaborating in the perfection of the final project to the design specs and the client’s needs and budget. In all of these regards, over the many years I have worked with them, I’ve found NorthWall Builders to deliver exactly that – in short, excellence.”
“We had the best experience working with NorthWall Builders. They are professional, 100% reliable, and always a delight to work with. The project we worked on together was a 5,000 sq.ft. sustainable remodel. It included many energy saving improvements, green materials and environmentally friendly finishes. Mark and his team have extensive experience with sustainable construction practices and their advice and suggestions were invaluable throughout the process. They also communicated with the clients and us on an ongoing basis which made the project run smoothly and stay on track, time and budget wise. I am very proud of the beautiful project we built together and highly recommend them to anyone looking for an outstanding construction firm.”
Ingrid Ballmann Interior Design
“We have known Steve Reller and Mark Moragne for many years and have been privileged to represent them for the sale of their development projects. Starting with a home in Menlo Park many years ago and most recently at a townhome development in downtown Palo Alto, we have observed their innovative design, exceptional attention to detail, flawless craftsmanship and versatility. As business partners, Mark and Steve are magical! Working together seamlessly, complement each other delivering an outstanding mix of vision, creativity, problem solving, supervision and project management.
Their job-sites are closely supervised by well-trained and client-oriented foremen who enjoy good relationships with the homeowners and the subs, many of whom have been with them for years. Job sites are efficient, well-organized and as clean as a construction site can be. They are respectful of the neighbors who often comment about how nice all of the workers were.
Steve and Mark stand behind the homes they build and remodel. Both are residents in the community and, beyond their contribution to building excellence, they each invest their time in worthwhile community causes. They are exceptional in their field, among the nicest and most pleasant people we know, and we confidently recommend them!”
Carol Carnevale and Nicole Aron
Alain Pinel Realtors
"Working with NorthWall Builders was a true partnership and we appreciate the extra mile they went to ensure that the building process ran smoothly and as stress-free as possible. Their work is of the highest quality and we appreciated their professional advice. They did a fantastic job of managing the architect, interior designers, landscape architect and landscape installer. Everyone on the NorthWall team was very responsive and easy to communicate with."
Ann & Scott
“Building a dream home to raise your family in is an once-in-a-lifetime experience. Working with Mark, Wakey and the NorthWall crews made the experience every bit as satisfying as it is to live in our dream house. NWB operates based on openness, trust, craftsmanship and pride in their work. “We want you to be happy” and “we’ll get that fixed” were common. With thousands of decisions to be made and risks to be mitigated, NWB’s attention to project management details made everything run smoothly from start to finish – crews were busy every day, and we moved in within 10 days of the original schedule estimate. Most importantly, the quality and craftsmanship they delivered are exquisite – our home is a beautiful, comfortable sanctuary that we take pride in every day.”
Howard Look & Melissa Anderson
We bought one of the oldest homes in Palo Alto with the aim to renovate it before moving in. As this was the first such project we’d ever undertaken, we met with a lot of people beforehand who had completed similar projects and these criteria were frequently mentioned:
The builder must:
- do high quality work;
- be efficient;
- be able to solve project and construction problems rapidly (when they invariably arise);
- and, most importantly, have high integrity.
We found all of these qualities in NorthWall Builders who managed and implemented our project. Their schedules and cost estimates were very accurate. They took a “sure we can” attitude towards any requests we made during the construction process. They brought us into the decision process at the right levels, explaining choices and the implications to us – while not overwhelming us with 1000′s of details. The NWB construction team was very skilled, as were their subcontractors. They kept the job site very neat and safe. They completed all work as promised. We enjoyed the construction process from beginning to end. Now we are living in our historic home, happy with its beauty and unique features, and we continue to be glad we chose NWB.
We are so fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with the NorthWall team. Before we hired NorthWall, we were having the contractor experience from hell. Everything that you could imagine going wrong went wrong and went wrong worse than anything that we could have even imagined.
When things couldn’t get any lower for us, the NorthWall team came in and fixed all of the mistakes from our prior contractor and did an amazing job of getting our home finished on time. We can’t say enough good things about the phenomenal job that Mark, Wakey, Demetrio and the entire NorthWall team did for our family. We’ve been in the home for nearly two years and are so thankful for their craftsmanship and attention to detail in producing a high quality home. A day doesn’t go by where a complete stranger walks by and stops to compliment us on the quality and beauty of our home.
But most importantly, when building a new home, it’s important to have trust in your contractor. The best part of working with NorthWall is that we never had to question their decisions or recommendations. They are active in the community and put their reputation on the line every day. They have built their business on client referrals and go out of their way to make sure that their clients are fully informed on all decisions. Without any hesitation, we recommend NorthWall with the highest level of enthusiasm possible!
Lillian & David Chun
Working with the NorthWall team was a great experience. We had very specific architectural and design ideas and a real vision of what we wanted and Mark helped us not only realize our dream, but helped us improve upon it each step of the way. The building process was seamless with well-orchestrated subs tightly scheduled making daily progress. Their scheduling and change order notification systems and their open communication style helped us understand exactly how the project was progressing, what information we needed to provide and when to stay both on budget and schedule and helped us track each change so we could monitor the flow of money. They were perfectionists, attending to every detail the way you would be if you were building a house for yourself. What I valued most highly, and why I would work with NorthWall again, is that they brought their many years of experience, expertise and good sense to my ideas saving me time and money and creating a final product that exceeded my expectation.
Carrie & Tony Jeffries
“I can’t imagine a contractor doing a better job of getting a job finished on time and on budget than NWB. Their weekly meetings kept everything on track perfectly and let us know what decisions we would have to make so that we could stay on top of the process. Our only regret in working with NWB is not getting them on the job sooner. Some of the best design ideas and finishes came straight from NWB.”