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Look up synonyms for “stress,” and you might well find “remodel.” The two young co-founders of Allstar Construction Innovations, Christian Avalos and Victor Perez, are well aware of people’s negative experiences when making major changes to their homes. From their company’s start in 2020, they’ve made it their mission to provide a very different — and much more positive experience — to their clients.
“Transparency” and “communication” are two words that Christian uses a lot when he describes Allstar’s practices and work ethic. “The first time we sit down with a client, we break everything down for them, give them a detailed estimate, and create a project schedule designed to be the least stressful possible,” he said. Because factors such as problems with wiring or plumbing might not be readily apparent until the project is underway, Allstar is also dedicated to communicating any needed changes to schedule or costs immediately.
“We commit to quality craftsmanship and unique design,” Christian said. “At the end of the day, we just want what is best for our clients.” Each project has a dedicated professional project manager, who takes care of everything from material purchases, coordination, and overall problem solving. Allstar warranties that, within three or six months of project completion, they will return to inspect the work and make any needed corrections.
That Allstar has achieved customer satisfaction is backed up by this comment from a client: “These guys are remodeling kings! Christian and Victor are young, hungry individuals. They are determined to make sure your projects get done professionally. They helped me with a kitchen and bathroom remodel. They bring modern ideas to the table. I was amazed with the quality of their work. They really focus on detail, they don’t take shortcuts—if something does not look correct, they go back and fix it.”
The “Innovations” part of the company name is also very significant. The partners are aware that much of the contracting industry has not adopted modern methodology. In contrast, at Allstar, “We are constantly rethinking ways to digitize and modernize old construction practices,” Christian said. Their use of new technology is another way they differentiate themselves, such as using iPads to measure spaces, 3-D imaging to show clients what the finished project will actually look like, and new software programs to keep track of project data. The “SketchBook Pro” drawings can be used when submitting plans for city permits, and the images are easily manipulated to incorporate any needed or wanted changes.
And client-suggested changes are fine with Allstar. Christian lists “flexibility” as another of the company’s stated goals. He gives the example of one client who decided they wanted four lighting sources in their bathroom remodel as opposed to one in the original plan. This was incorporated, and the client was very pleased.
Allstar also strives to be an eco-conscious company. The use of digital imagery and software reduces the need for paper. For decks and railings, they frequently advise the use of Trex, made from an eco-friendly blend of 95% reclaimed wood and plastic film, as opposed to redwood, because of its water, warping, and termite resistance. “It’s also much easier to clean,” Christian said. Fiberon, another composite material, is one of their top choices for exterior siding. The company takes great care that all materials from a work site are sorted and disposed of properly.
Virtually any type of remodel can be done through Allstar, but one of the most requested right now is an ADU — Accessory Dwelling Unit. Because of California’s ongoing housing crisis, these are in high demand, and can be one of the best ways to add value to a home, Christian noted. This might mean converting a garage or a shed into a tiny home, a basement into an in-law apartment unit, or some other innovative use of existing spaces. Recent changes in California laws, easing restrictions on ADUs, has made them an attractive option to generate “passive income.”
Bathroom remodels remain the top request, Christian said, and again, the company modernizes its designs by using marble or quartz slabs, rather than tile, to eliminate scrubbing grout.
Allstar’s success means the company is looking to expand, Christian said. Based in Redwood City, it already provided services throughout the Bay Area, and plans to continue adding cities and neighborhoods. Christian and Victor also plan to continue working with the partners that have contributed to their success: GC Custom Cabinets, FL Iron Works, Marble Man, and Realm.
And they will get back to you if you text or call, whether your project is a low-, average, or high-end one. “That’s part of being reliable and good communicators,” said Christian.
Allstar Construction Innovations, (650) 400-9071, https://allstar.construction