Residential remodeling, kitchen & bath specialist, quality home painting & repairs, green building techniques


Green House renovation featured in Natural Home magazine, winner of Best Environmental Renovation–Small Home/Garden, Build It Green Tour, San Francisco, 2008.)

From the initial consultation we work closely with clients to shape their ideas and wishes into a coherent whole that will guide the construction process to an efficient and tightly scheduled conclusion. Communication is a key component to our process and we are available every step of the way to address whatever concerns and challenges may arise. Our goal is not only to improve your living space, but to make the experience as seamless and unobtrusive as possible.


When I bought my home in 1990, an architect friend recommended Tom Cunniff to me. "This guy can build anything!", he said. And he was right. The first job was small, adding a shower to a bathroom, but 2 years later he remodeled my kitchen, making many money-saving yet stylish suggestions. More recently, he has built a fireplace surround flanked by bookshelves, applied crown molding and a picture rail in my living room, and constructed attractive bookshelves in other parts of the house. To people contemplating a construction project, one thing I know you will appreciate is this: he cleans up at the end of the day and frequently leaves my home cleaner than he found it!! He has earned my highest recommendation, and I'm happy to give it.

Cheri M.

Oakland, CA


We have worked with Tom for 15 years on two different houses. He is a true craftsman, a savvy problem solver, trusted adviser, very reliable, versatile and reasonable. He works well with building inspection and permitting departments as well as subcontractors and makes every job run smoothly, as promised, and on time. Really the best, highly recommended.

Paul C.

Oakland, CA


I highly recommend Tom Cunniff for all construction projects. Last year, I hired Tom to completely remodel the kitchen in my 100+ year old home in Oakland. Not only did Tom do an impeccable job, he provided excellent guidance every step of the way. He exceeded all expectations by finishing the job early and doing extremely high quality work. I have received numerous compliments on my kitchen and I have no doubt that my home will command more value as a result of his work. Tom also did a couple of smaller projects for me – replaced an exterior door as well as replaced my bedroom closet doors. He did an exceptional job with both. Tom's rates are extremely reasonable and his attention to detail really makes a difference. If I ever need any work done on my home, he will be my first and only call.

Katherine V.

Martinez, CA





Tom is a gem: honest, talented, reliable and affordable. He saved me by taking on a slew of problems the contractor I had to fire before finding him had created. Tom completed the work beautifully. In fact so beautifully that I have him back on a bathroom remodel. Plus if you are a dog person, he is a dog whisperer. Incidentally my little home has won a number of awards and been in articles and newspapers for design and green material use.

Alma H.

San Francisco, CA


What a find!! I feel very fortunate to have found contractor Tom Cunniff to do my complete kitchen remodel. From day one he has been a dream. He gave me GREAT advice and went above and beyond in all areas. He does beautiful work and I love my new kitchen. He was communicative, considerate, conscientious, and handled some very serious set backs  with skill and ease. The set backs had nothing to do with him and were the fault of the appliance sales person. He was very easy to have around the house and finished on time. He was very ethical and guided me through the process from start to finish. He listened to me and has a keen attention to detail. I really cannot recommend him enough. You will be very happy with his skill and workmanship. He put in a beautiful window and transformed my kitchen into my dream kitchen.

Monica B.

Berkeley, CA


Outstanding! Our contractor nightmare stories ended 10 years ago when a friend recommended Tom Cunniff. We have exclusively relied on him ever since. His combination of ethical practices, keen aesthetic sense, attention to detail, and superb craftsmanship has made every project a dream come true.

Zsuzsanna S.

San Francisco, CA


About Green Building

Green Building is a comprehensive method that seeks to limit the environmental impact of the construction process by reducing waste in the use of materials and resources while promoting the overall health of households and community.

Examples of green building techniques and products which we employ include:

  • Maximum reuse/recycling of materials that accrue from the demolition and construction process.  We recycle everything currently possible, including cabinets, metals, plastics, glass, and even all of the packaging that new fixtures and materials arrive in.
  • Use of sustainable building products such as reclaimed and certified woods, engineered structural lumber, concrete floors, and manufactured counter tops (Quartz, Ceasarstone, recycled glass, etc).
  • Energy star appliances and heating systems that make use of up to 95% of the fuels they consume.
  • Double paned windows and high R value insulation and weatherstripping.
  • High efficiency plumbing fixtures for kitchen, bath, and landscaping.
  • Low wattage lighting employing LED and florescent bulbs.

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