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Carl Gaard's Work

Founded 1975 • Angie's List since June 2011

Not Rated| 47 Reviews


CA State licensed/bonded general contractor Carl Gaard does everything that relates to HOME RENOVATION, especially kitchen/bath remodels with custom cabinetry. He is a gifted designer, especially good at solving small space and storage problems, with a great sense of color. He is experienced at matching newer construction with older homes. He knows how to work within a budget. Carl subs to an electrician he has worked with for more than ten years, as well as a plumber....

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Carl is an excellent carpenter, a generally nice man, but a terrible contractor. Against our better judgement we expanded Carl's scope beyond general carpentry to take on a general remodel of our downstairs apartment. As someone who has worked as a contractor and comes from a family of contractors, it is an understatement to say that Carl's site supervision, construction management, project manage...

Basement apartment remodel

CATEGORY drywall, electrician, lighting, woodworking, bathroom & kitchen remodeling, interior painters




We gave him quite a bit of freedom to create and he did not disappoint.  He involved us in each step and asked for guidance and approval, but he had all the vision.  He hand-built the vanities.  The tile work is great.  There really isn't anything we don't love.  On top of that, he was great around our two small children.  They were sad to see him go when the job was done.  I would gladly recommen...

Carl remodeled both of our bathrooms in our home.  He completely gutted both bathrooms, one at a time. 

CATEGORY remodeling, woodworking, bathroom & kitchen remodeling




We first met Carl in 2008 when we engaged him for a number of projects to fix our 1938 Moorish Mediterranean 4000 sqft house.  We nick named him the magic man as over the 5 years we used him there literally was nothing he could not fix.  Fast forward to 2014 and we decided to downsize and purchased a Mid-Century Modern to renovate.  With our trust built with Carl over a number of years we selected...

General contractor for complete home renovation of our 2100 4 bedroom/3 bath house including demo of the house to studs, adding onto structure for additional 3 piece bathroom, new structural supports, all new windows (including large open concept sliders),  all new electrical, plumbing and insulation, new stucco, new HVAC, new water heater, new built-in cabinets throughout house (living/family room, bathrooms, hallways and bedrooms), master bath steam shower, heated floor system in all bathrooms, all new exterior and interior (92" solid wood) doors, all new flooring (tile & marble bathrooms and hardwood flooring in all other areas), new AV and data system (Cat 6/ Cat 5/ RG6 wiring), all new LED lighting system, all new sheet rock with level 5 finishing, all new moldings, and painting of entire house.

CATEGORY custom cabinets, drywall, electrician, lighting, remodeling, home builders, woodworking, bathroom & kitchen remodeling, doors




Carl was one of three contractors we received bids from. All three asked us what our budget was. We had a tight one, and had purchased an ikea kitchen. All three were great, but Carl was the guy who owned it. At first, I was a bit put off by Carl - no tape measure, no note pad? What's going on here.....well, I am glad my wife had good feeling about him. He has been the greatest man to work with. H...

Kitchen Remodel, Wall replacement, Electrical, Window Installation, Cabinetry, Custom Woodworking, Flooring, Custom Flooring, Tutored helpless husband, and he paints and finishes.

CATEGORY custom cabinets, electrician, lighting, remodeling, woodworking, bathroom & kitchen remodeling, interior painters




Overall, we have been very pleased with the extensive work that Carl has done in our home.  Our home sits in the Berkeley hills and was built in 1911, as one of the first homes in the area.  The top two floors underwent significant remodeling in the 80's, and we bought our home in 2008. Work on our living room =================== We had been thinking for some time about how to fix several things a...

Carl has completely remodeled both our living room and our kitchen, dining room, and sun room.

CATEGORY custom cabinets, drywall, electrician, lighting, remodeling, roofing, siding, woodworking, bathroom & kitchen remodeling

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