HOME OWNERS:TO KEEP OUR CUSTOMERS HAPPY WE DON’T POST THEIR PHONE NUMBERS WITH OUT THEIR PERMISSION, SO DEPINDING ON WHAT KIND OF PROJECT YOU HAVE THAT WOULD GIVE US A BETTER IDEA ON WHO WOULD BE A GOOD CUSTOMER TO TALK TO. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONTACT ANY OF THESE REFERENCES’ PLEASE JUST ASK AND WE’LL BE HAPPY TO GIVE YOU THERE PHONE NUMBERS.
- Dave Gearing
- Mike & Sharon Bardy
- Gary Buffo
- David & Diana Gearing
- Drew smutley
- Carylon Ellis
- Jim & Marilyn Hampton
- Jay Evans
- John T & Cory Soza
- Rich & Rosette Simonton
- Steve Forster
- Don & Gina Ledue
- Ted Barnfeild
- Ed Bore
- Rosie sanchez
- Jeff & Cristy Myers
- Terry & Diana Hunter
- Tony & Gina Gauer
- Rob Soars
- Karen Dober/Bastings (Larry Dober went to be with Jesus)
- Dave & Debbie Flack
- Steve & Lynn Dinstell
- James & Gerry Kobayashi
- Ara & Jasmine Gregorian
- Jaycee & Libby Bell
- Dan & Jill Freeman
- Albany - Chin Guok
- Castro Valley - John & Soomee Kim
- Clayton - Vincent & Gracia Hitezmann
- Danville - Tim & lea Hickman
- Martinez - Kevin Davidson
- Moraga - William & Ljubica Welden
- Oakley - Mike & Nancy Lenford
- Pleasanton - Regis Lachance
- Wilton - Ed & Sayta Lewis
- Shadowbrook Winery
PLEASE ENJOY OUR LETTERS
Our prayer is that when you read these letters it will help you to be comfortable and confident in choosing us in helping you with your project. this is a hard choice and we don’t want you to be fearful about choosing us. Thousands of people remodel and/or build their own homes every day with out a General Contractor over seeing their projects. You can be the owner/builder with much success. I AM a General Contractor and have many years experance and I am able to Help You Succeed.
We are not saying to use unlicensed contractors. all contractors and/or sub-contractors must be licensed and insured this is the law. there are to many flakes out there so please dont use a unlicensed contractor. they dont care about keeping (you) the consumer safe.
We know there are many stories out there that are not always good. thats why we ask our former customers to write a letter about their experience with us to show that Zoo Crew Construction is not just your Average Framing Company.
We do all we can to help you with your project and educate everyone about the building process to help remove the guess work.
The Bible reads “My people parish from lack of knowledge”.
State law requires anyone who contracts to do construction work to be licensed by the contractors’ state license board in the licensed category in which the contractor is going to be working – if the total price of the job is $500 or more (including labor and materials).
Licensed contractors are regulated by laws designed to protect the public. If you contract with someone who does not have a license, the contractors’ state license board may be unable to assist you with a complaint. Your only remedy against an unlicensed contractor may be in civil court, and you may be liable for damages arising out of any injuries to the contractor or his or her employees.
You may contact the Contractors’ State License Board to find out if this contractor has a valid license. The board has complete information on the history of licensed contractors. Including any possible suspensions, revocations, judgments, and citations. The board has offices throughout California. Please check the government pages of the white pages for the office nearest you or call 1-800-321-CSLB for more information.
Noel & Samantha Howard
What a pleasure it has been to work with you and your entire team! Our home building experience was a painful learning process for our family but with your team by our side, we felt 100% confident that you had our best interests at heart.
Noel and I decided to take this process and always knew we wanted to function as our own contractor in order to save money. We felt that you were an obvious choice as you handled the framing and then we would work through the remaining process. What we didn’t realize, was that you would be there for us even when your piece was done. You helped us find reliable and honest sub-contractors for many other parts of our job and they in turn were wonderful! You always came through for us when we called on you at the last minute needing help when someone else fell through! And all your referrals ALWAYS came through for us!! During our framing and foundation work we ran into lots of snags and delays due to the engnineers mis calculations but you always stepped up and helped us resolve our issues. Your team was honest and reliable and we always felt good about having them work on our home.
Building your own home is so personal and Noel and I knew the moment we met you that you would be the perfect match for us. Your level of faith always stood strong and we always felt well taken care of by you, Henry, Aaron and your team. Even today, I know I could call you and you would help us find a sub-contractor for any type of job we need. We both feel we have found someone we can rely on for any of our future building needs.
[T]hank you so much!!
With Warmest Regards,
Noel & Samantha Howard
Steve & Lynn Dinstell
7,500 Square Foot Custom Home In Alamo Ca.
We would like to thank Jay Dynes, Henry Arnold and their Zoo Crew for making our experience framing our very large and complicated house a pleasure.
From our first contact with Jay, we knew that we shared similar philosophies about building and he gave us the confidence and assistance to proceed on our large project acting as our own general contractor.(7500 SQ.FT.) Jay studied our plans, made his bid, and stuck by it even though more than a year passed before we were ready to break ground. That was just the beginning, time and time again Jay and Henry proved to be men of their word and of great integrity. Professionally, they displayed their talents for planning, organizing, and quality of workmanship. If anything went wrong it was corrected without a fuss. A great advantage to working with the Zoo Crew was their flexibility. In the framing process, if an opportunity presented itself for an impromptu design change it would happen without the extra billings that many builders are notorious for, we just payed for any additional materials. Working with the Zoo Crew exceeded our expectations, everything Jay and Henry said they would do, would happen. The job ran smoothly, calmly and efficiently. Jay, Henry and their crew were very good addressing any concerns as we proceeded. All in all, Zoo Crew Construction has proven themselves to be knowledgeable, competent, reliable, and professional. We would definitely use Zoo Crew again to frame our next house!
Steve and Lynn Dinstell
Dave & Debbie Flack
The Purpose of this letter is to say how much we appreciate the work your team did in the remodeling of our house. We were new to the “Remodeling Experience” and your organizations employees were true professionals, they did what they said they were going to do, in a timely manner and within the budget we agreed to. You were helpful in securing other tradesmen and coordinating your team with them. you took our vision and made it a reality from digging the foundation to building and sheathing the new roof. Most importantly, we did not want the house to look as though it was added onto and you clearly accomplished that. The new 1000 square feet blends perfectly with the existing house!
Dave and Debbie Flack
David & Laura Waal
Re: Large Addition& Re-model in Lafayette Ca.
When my husband suggested that he and I be the general contractors for our remodel, I honestly thought he was crazy. So we interviewed both general contractors and also Jay Dynes with Zoo Crew as the framing contractor. Finding the right person to entrust your project to is scary! – it’s truly a leap of faith. But we both instanlty clicked with Jay and felt confident that he would be honest and easy to work with. Our gut feeling was right! It was truly a positive experience to work with he and his crew. We saved a lot of money by acting as our own general and with Jay’s help and guidance we found the sub contractors we needed to keep our project going even after his part of the job was complete.
David & Laura Waal, Lafayette Ca.
John & Soomee Kim
I too was blessed and encouraged by your testimony and your bold faith. Both my wife and I believe that you and your company are answered to our prayer. Many people have been praying for us in getting this house and finding a right contractor. We would like to verbally commit to your company. May the Lord enlarge your tent and bring glory to His name. Looking forward to working with you and your people.
John & Soomee Kim
Andy & Terri Oswald
RE: 500 sq. ft. Family Room/Kitchen Addition done by Jay Dynes & Zoo Crew Construction
To Whom It May Concern:
Jay Dynes and the Zoo Crew were a pleasure to work with. Homeowners considering managing their own construction jobs should jump at the chance to work with this company. The amount of money we saved using Zoo Crew versus a general contractor was astronomical. Jay and his team were always there to help answer questions and fill in gaps from the beginning to the end, which relieved some of the stress of the addition process. We are more than impressed with our finished project and would recommend Jay Dynes and his crew without hesitation.
Andy & Terri Oswald
925-673-5988. Concord Ca.
The Buffo Family
To ZOO CREW CONSTRUCTION
From: The Buffo Family. Re: remodel first floor and added a 2nd floor at 1059 Rudgear rd. Walnut Creek Ca.
We are very pleased to write this letter of recommendation for work done by the Zoo Crew. Our project involved turning a single story four bedroom, two bathroom home into a two story four bedroom, four bathroom residence. We added 600 square feet and reconfigured 600 square feet.
Jay made his proposal on our project explaining in detail how the project would take shape, from demolition of the old space to the installation of the new framing, all the way through to the rough frame inspection.
The ZOO CREW CONSTRUCTION. Co. helped us schedule all the subcontractors in a fashion assuring the project would run on schedule There were no delays on our project caused by Zoo Crew Construction. Zoo Crew was very reliable and worked to avoid any situations that could delay our project.
Karen & Larry Dober
Larry and Karen DoberP.O. Box 488Alamo, CA, 94507
Re: Jay DynesZoo Crew ConstructionTo Anyone Considering Using Zoo Crew Construction:
Jay Dynes and Zoo Crew construction provide excellent service in planning and construction for homeowners managing their own construction jobs. Jay is there to help answer questions and fill in gaps from the beginning, if the homeowner needs the assistance like we did, so the job can go smoothly throughout.The construction work provided by Zoo Crew Construction on the first job they did for us, our back garage, was so professional, well built and timely, we are hiring them to come back and do our 4,000 square foot house! We have been very impressed with Jay Dynes and his crew and have no hesitation in recommending them to any homeowner looking for construction work.Sincerely,Larry and Karen Dober
after the Garage
Re: Jay Dynes and Zoo Crew Construction Inc.
Jay Dynes And Zoo Crew Construction Inc. helped us build our detached garage several years ago, and we had always planned that they would frame our home when we were able to remodel it. well. we finally were able to start construction on our full-remodel (REALLY A TEAR DOWN & NEW CONSTRUCTION) last May, and Jay helped us get started helping us with demolition, excavation, foundation and sub-contractors. Then Zoo Crew framed our beautiful new home!!!!! Jay was very instrumental in solving some of the problems that came up, and our engineer just had to sign off on his ideas. The Zoo Crew team was so honest and helpful— it was refreshing.
Thank you Jay and Zoo Crew Construction Inc. WLYB.
Karen & Larry Dober
DELAVE REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS, L.L.C.
To Whom It May Concern:
Mr. Jay Dynes from Zoo Crew Construction helped us with the designing and framing/construction of our 3,600 sq. ft. custom home in The Almaden Valley in San Jose, California. We were very impressed with Mr. Dynes’ expertise and diligent completion of the project and his professionalism. In the twenty years we have been in business we have never found a better contractor. Since the completion of our custom home, Mr. Dynes has worked on various other construction projects for us. We highly recommend Mr. Dynes. Please feel free to call us at
(408) .293-7200 ext. 226.Sincerely, Javier Vega
WATERFORD CONSTRUCTION C0. INC.
WATERFORD CONSTRUCTION C0. INC. 50 BON AIR CENTER, SUITE 140 GREENBRAE,CA.94904 415-927-5454
DEAR EMPLOYER THIS LETTER IS TO RECOMMEND JAY DYNES FOR CARPENTRY WORK. IN THE PAST THREE YEARS JAY DYNES HAS WORKED ON PROJECTS INCLUDING 102HOUSES AT CALIFORNIA SUMMERHILL IN SANTA ROSA, 48 HOUSES AT CALIFORNIA HARVEST AND OTHERS WHERE I OBSERVED HIS SKILLS AND ORGANIZATION IN COMPLETING A QUALITY FRAMED HOME. JAY DYNES IS CURRENTLY CONSTRUCTION FOREMAN OF THE FRAMING WORK ON MY CURRENT PROJECT AT VERONA PLACE IN CORTE MADERA WHERE HE HAS COMPLETED THREE HOMES IN THE $800,000.00 PR1CE AND HAS FOUR MORE IN PROGRESS. JAY PAYS PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO DETAIL. INCLUDING BRINGING THE ARCHITECT TO THE JOB SITE AND IN SOLVING PLAN CONCERNS TO MAKE A BETTER HOME. I ENJOY WORKING WITH JAY AND TRUST THAT HE POSSESSES ATTRIBUTES OF A GOOD CARPENTER. HE ALSO DID THE REMODEL WORK ON MY PERSONAL HOME.
RESPECTFULLY, ROBERT W. FLORA VICE PRESIDENT CONSTRUCTION WATERFORD CONSTRUCTION
780 West Cotati Avenue Cotati, CA 9493 1-5102
Ph: (707) 795-5758
To All Interested Parties
Re: Mr. Jay Dynes This letter is for anyone who reads it to know how my experience was when working with Mr. Jay Dynes on a job where I was the Architect and he was the Construction Foreman.
Mr. Dynes displayed a knowledge of construction combined with foresight and an ability to visualize the final product that surpasses most of the people that I have worked with in my 24 years in the field of architecture. He asked appropriate questions in a timely manner which helped avoided problems before they became one. He was always courteous, friendly and respectful making my job much easier. Mr. Dynes went out of his way to help me resolve a design error thereby elevating my integrity with the homeowner. I would recommend using Mr. Jay Dynes to anyone with a construction project in need of a fully capable and competent Contractor . He is one person that will go the extra mile in the interest of a successful project and a satisfied customer. His positive attitude and faith combined with his abilities are a real asset to contractor and design team.
Sincerely, Dennis Key Architect, C15389
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
Jay Dynes has been known by me professionally for five years as a disciplined, skilled, and thoroughly knowledgeable builder. As framing foreman for Sanburn Construction, Jay has directed as many as 45 homes under construction at one time, managing job cash flows exceeding $500,000 per month. I found Jay to be an honorable, direct, and reliable trade partner in the construction of over 300 homes. Jay directed the remodel of my personal residence, including complex engineering and structural changes, in a timely and cost effective manner. I would not hesitate to recommend Jay as a highly qualified builder.
Very truly yours, MERITAGE HOMES OF NO. CALIFORNIA
William H. Mayben Vice President Construction
2300 Contra Costa Boulevard Suite 500Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 Phone 925-288-0088 Fax 925-363-9930
A MERITAGE COMPANY
Shaun Faber—Farrell, Faber & Associates Inc.
Farrell – Faber & Associates Inc. Architecture & Planning4010 MONTECITO AVE, SANTA ROSA, CA 95404 – 707-579-3811 – FAX: 707-579-2646 366 BEL MARIN KEYS BLVD., SUITE 0, IGNACIO, CA 94949 – 415-382-7920 – FAX: 415-883-3949
To Whom It May Concern.
For the past five years .I have enjoyed a professional designer-builder relationship with Jay Dynes. Jay has proven to be one of the most conscientious and professional builders that I have had the pleasure of working with. Jay has a keen eye to detail and quality. If there has ever been any question as to the. Intent of the design he doesn’t hesitate to make suggestions and work out solutions. The close working relationship that – we have enjoyed has in large part resulted in some of the finest homes in Marin County. I would not hesitate to recommend Jay Dynes for the construction of any home. He has my respect and confidence. Should you have any questions please feel free to phone me. Sincerely, Shaun Faber Farrell, Faber & Associates Inc. 707-579-3811
AMOROSO CONSTRUCTION CO., INC.
To whom it may concern: I am pleased to take this opportunity to recommend Jay Dynes for employment. I have had the pleasure and professional working experience with Jay Dynes. Jay supervised the construction of a very complicated wood-frame structure of mine ( my home ) . He displayed a high level of competence and attention to detail. I was impressed with his organizational skills from material purchasing and delivery to manpower. His ability to pre-plan and schedule was so evident of the minimal number of changes during the framing. The quality of the finished product was exceptional as a result of Jay”s attention to detail, constant supervision, an insistence of a perfect product. I have nothing but high praise for Jay Dynes and I am confident that he will make a real contribution to any firm that he chooses to work with.
Dennis J. Amoroso, President
1101 5th AVENUE, SUITE 310, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901-2903 (415) 257-8811 • FAX (415) 257-8833 CONTRACTORS LICENSE NO. 646873
I want to take this opportunity to thank you and the Zoo Crew for the fantastic job that you did on my remodel project. You were a joy to work with. Your expertise and professionalism provided you the insight to spot potential problems early in the process, thus saving me a great deal of time and expense. Originally we planned on hiring a contractor to do the whole project from start to finish. However, all seven bids that we received were substantially more than we could afford. Not one of these contractors pointed out any of the problems that you did during the bidding process. I can only imagine the extra charges that would have been required once they discovered these problems. I have always wanted to do my own major renovation project, but who in this day and age has the time to actually do it. Your willingness to perform only the parts of my project that I was unable to do myself allowed me to realize this longstanding dream. So in addition I saved a ton of money in the process. Jay, I can’t say enough about you and your crew. All my friends laughed at your sign. The Zoo Crew? they said, what, are they a bunch of circus animals? Now I am having the last laugh as they come into our home and say wow this is beautiful. If you ever need a recommendation, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I would gladly refer you to anyone. Thanks again for a job well done.
Sanburn Construction Corporation
To whom this may concern:
RE: Jay Dynes
Jay has worked for Sanburn Construction for the better part of 14 years. Over that period of time he has advanced from a Journeyman Carpenter to a Lead Man, Foreman, and is currently a Senior Foreman. During his years with Sanburn, he has shown dedication to his trade and has always been willing to learn more and improve himself. He remains always involved and offers positive contributions at the weekly management meetings. I look forward to keeping Jay as one of our top leaders at Sanburn. Please call if you have any questions.
Very Truly Yours,
1170 North Lincoln Street, Suite 101 Dixon, California 95620-4001 tel 707 678-8600 fax 707 678-8602 California Contractor License #542535
Hayward, CA 94544-7603
P.O. Box 145
I am a licensed plumber and have done new construction and remodels for many years. Jay Dynes at zoo crew construction did the framing and foundation of my house which is 5,000 sq. Feet. His work was the only work that passed our frame inspection on the first try. Jays’ work impressed me to a great degree. The outside measurements are exactly perfect. The house is not off by even ¼ inch. I have never seen the lines that exact. He would also answer any and all questions. We built this house 90 miles outside of my normal working area; therefore I had no connections for other sub-contractors. Jay found them or showed me how to locate them. The things that i did on my own but am not licensed for, he would give me all the instruction I desired. Because of jays’ personal involvement, I will be able to build my dream house at my target budget. Jay also added his own personal touches which made our classy living and dining rooms extremely formal. We have recommended jay to our families who are in the process of building their own houses. Please feel free to contact my wife or myself at our cell numbers.
Ed 510-589-5825. Satya 510-589-5222.
Edward & Satya Lewis – 916-687-8499 Wilton, CA