Stellar Home Improvements

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Founded 2002 • Angie's List since December 2008

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Hours

Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Company Contact

2054 Oro Verde Rd

Escondido, CA 92027

Description

Stellar Home Improvements specializes in kitchen and bathroom remodeling. We help your home remodeling dreams come true, providing a reasonable quote along with project design coupled with high quality workmanship and on-time performance GENERAL CONTRACTOR CALIFORNIA STATE CONTRACTOR'S LICENSE NUMBER 925394....

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113 Total Reviews
Reviews by Rating
A Rated
97
B Rated
3
C Rated
5
D Rated
2
F Rated
6
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Handyman Services (75)Kitchen and Bath Remodeling (48)General Remodeling (38)Electrical (26)Plumbing (23)Interior Painting (18)Lighting (18)Drywall (16)Finished Carpentry and Woodworking (16)Ceramic Tile (15)Flooring Sales and Installation (14)Doors (11)

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01/15/2019

It was excellent. We used them before. Apparently he do hardscapes and things outside.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Finish the remodeling of house.

CATEGORY bathroom & kitchen remodeling

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 01/01/2019

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06/22/2016

I wanted to have some small changes made to our master bedroom closet.  We needed to have one of the clothing rods lowered, a shelf removed, and another shelf shortened.  All of the clothing rods also needed additional bracing, as they had started to sag in the middle. We had used Mike Martell and Stellar Home Improvements before for the remodel of two of our bathrooms.  He was the first and only ...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Remodeled a master bedroom closet

CATEGORY remodeling

COST $250

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 06/21/2016

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05/26/2016

Michael Martell and his crew did a great job. They were completely professional and on time each day. They laid down a protective Ram Board (cardboard) on our 1st floor from the front entrance to the stairway to protect our wood floor. They also laid down a protective plastic on all the carpeted areas in which they'd be working. For the new bedroom, they constructed a wall to close off part of our...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Built a jack and jill bathroom and a bedroom.

CATEGORY remodeling

COST $34,000

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 03/22/2016

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09/14/2015

I bought an older home that had "good bones" but suffered from years of neglect. The extensive repairs included all new plumbing.  Mostly the kitchen and bathrooms were wore and had some pretty funky design issues.  But the master shower was unusable as the handles were ripped out of the wall.  I wanted to fix what was wrong with the house but I also wanted to make it my own. Since this was the fi...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
extensive inspection repairs, full kitchen and master bath remodel, new flooring in entry, kitchen and dining room, upgrade second bathroom, upgrade and reconfigure closets

CATEGORY custom cabinets, ceramic tile, countertops, flooring, plumbing, remodeling, bathroom & kitchen remodeling

COST $90,000

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 09/14/2015

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08/17/2015

He's done a great job and I wouldn't have found him if not for the booklet. It's been going very well; he made the bathroom wider for me (mine was very small before). He put in two sinks instead of the one that was there beforehand, and he's told me where I can find the things I want to put into the bathroom that he doesn't have--including a vanity and towel rack, etc, and then he installs them. H...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
He's remodeling my bathroom.

CATEGORY bathroom & kitchen remodeling

COST $16,500

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 08/17/2015

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07/02/2015

Removed tub for a walk in shower to accommodate my elderly Mom. He was able to do all the work himself and if he did not do it he hired good people. Tile, granite, pony wall, toilet replaced.......

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Remodel bathroom.

CATEGORY ceramic tile, plumbing, remodeling, bathroom & kitchen remodeling

COST $14,000

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 07/02/2015

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05/23/2015

I couldn't be happier with the work Michael completed in both bathrooms.  His work is of the highest quality.  Michael was easy to work with - his communication skills are super.  He was easy to r each and explained each step of the job very well.  He followed up with detailed emails explaining his work.  I also liked that he listened to me explain my vision for each room and he made helpful sugge...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Michael Martell of Stellar Home Improvements did remodeling of my master and guest bathrooms. 

CATEGORY remodeling, bathroom & kitchen remodeling

COST $20,000

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 01/01/2015

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01/10/2015

Michaels a very joyful person and really likes his job.  As you can see from the description above this was a very complicated and challenging endeavor.  At times challenging for all of us, as we planned and executed the design as we went.  We includes; my husband, myself and Micheal, Chet (coworker).  Sometimes this required quite a bit of problem solving on the spot.  I always felt like Michael ...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Master Bath a huge mess before remodel!  Michael and crew reconfigured some of the walls and ceilings, including reventing for air and heat, demo a closet and toilet room, demoed several sm windows.  Removed and replaced in a different location the toilet, vanity sinks, shower and tub plumbing.  Then preceded to rebuild a larger single purpose shower,  rebuilt a 4x5' window over stand alone tub and another large window (otagon) on top (both window remodels were just interior framing, we outsourced to Pella Windows for the instillation of the windows and outside stucco repair for three small windows removed).  Textured all the walls, installed new double vanity, (we outsourced quartz and instillation of), all lights: 2 can, three sconces between two mirrors, one whimsical chandelier over stand alone tub.  Installed and purchased all tile for shower and floor.  After a lot of conversation installed surround frameless shower enclosure with a rolling door that we purchased from Vigo.  Installed a new door.   We purchased everything else which increased the total cost to approx. $40,000 +, two windows from Pella $4,000, Vanity from Fairmont $1,300, add 2 sinks and Quartz remnant vanity top $1,100; Vigo shower enclosure $1,300; 59" stand alone tub 1,200; new toilet, chandelier $100 and 3 sconces $250 each. 

CATEGORY bathroom & kitchen remodeling

COST $35,000

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 01/06/2015

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11/14/2014

I first met Michael Martel a few years ago during the recession.  At the time, construction had taken a hit and Mike was working as a handyman.  He did a few small projects for us.  Was always professional, punctual and and reasonably priced.  So I have to confess, when it came time to interview contractors for the kitchen remodel, I didn't immediately think of Mike.  He was a handyman in my mind....

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Kitchen Remodel

CATEGORY custom cabinets, handyman service, remodeling, woodworking, bathroom & kitchen remodeling

COST $45,000

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 10/10/2014

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11/12/2014

Mike at Stellar Home Improvements was recommended to me for the backsplash work by the folks at Pacific Kitchens. He was so easy to work with. He showed up on time to assess the job, gave us a firm cost estimate for the labor and recommendations on tile providers and helped us figure out exactly what we wanted. He showed up on schedule and completed the work on schedule. The work he did is just be...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Installed travertine tile backsplash on three kitchen walls.

CATEGORY ceramic tile, handyman service, remodeling, bathroom & kitchen remodeling

COST $1,200

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 11/11/2014

Services Offered

Kitchen & Bathroom Remodeling, Room Additions, Residential & Commercial

Services Not Offered

Appliance Repair

General Information
Licensed
NA
Bonded
Yes
Insured
Yes
Free Estimates
Yes
Eco-Friendly Accreditations
No
Payment Options
Check
Senior Discount
10%
Emergency Service
No
Warranties
Yes
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