Bruce Burkhartsmeier

We had a great experience with Sitka Projects. The kitchen in our 1927 Craftsman home was problematic — it was cramped, with incredibly outdated fixtures, few electrical outlets, cabinets that looked like they had been made in a high school woodworking class, and no dishwasher. Based on the impressive work Sitka did on our nextdoor neighbors’ kitchen, we gave them a call and subsequently met with Brad. He seemed really attuned to our needs.

My wife and I are both teachers, and we had a somewhat limited amount to spend on the project. Brad assured us that we could get what we needed on the budget we proposed. We met with several other contractors, and felt that Brad was much more in sync with our vision than the other companies we met with. We decided to go with Sitka. We met with Toby Presnell who does the design and finish carpentry. He heard our ideas and came up with some great plans for a design of the kitchen. We decided to take out a small non-loadbearing wall and create a bench near the back of the kitchen that could function as a breakfast nook. Work began a few weeks later. Toby and his crew became welcome visitors in our house, and we couldn’t have been happier with them and their work. Sitka came in on budget and on time. We had allocated about five weeks for the project, which began at the end of January of 2014. Five weeks later we had a beautiful kitchen (with a dishwasher!). There were a couple of glitches—such as an old leaky pipe that revealed itself after the work was done, but Sitka was responsive and reasonable in dealing with the problem. The cabinetry is solid and stunning, and Sitka’s overall workmanship is very impressive. We love our new kitchen, and thanks go to Brad, Toby, and everyone at Sitka for creating it for us.