Stories From Our Customers

  • Great experience overall! Would highly recommend.
    - Michael Teshima, Berkeley CA
  • The team at New Avenue is top notch. They've been invaluable in assisting with the design and permitting. I would highly recommend!
    - Greg J, Emeryville CA
  • All in all, we are super happy with the outcome of my mom's cottage....so much so that both my husband and I would like to move in there ;-) We truly recommend New Avenue to those who are interested in building a small dwelling or remodeling an existing space.
    - Vanessa Orantes
  • From the start New Avenue Homes made my life easier, helping to understand city permitting and inspection needs while being a great crew and managing the sub-contractors effectively. We rehabbed an old Victorian in West Oakland that needed a lot of love. The process was made easier by collaborating with New Ave. Not only did we rehab the house, we were able to add an ADU and a garage - for a great return on initial investment. Thanks, New Avenue.
    - Mary Richerson, Oakland
  • My client used to be confused, and it’s so tough to manage. This doesn’t happen with New Avenue.
    - Robert, General Contractor
  • I’m really enjoying working with New Avenue. All the clients you’ve sent me have been amazing. They’re always ready to build and are engaged in the process.
    - Megan, Design Professional
  • As for the New Avenue platform, it’s been great! I would be lost without it, both in terms of how to explain the process with the clients and keeping track of documents and communication. Not to mention how easy it is to allocate hours spent and invoice for work completed.
    - Angela Wright
  • In July I’ll be opening a physical office (I have a mobile office currently) and hiring some junior designers. I’m excited for this next step in my business, and I have New Avenue to thank!
    - Megan, Design Professional
  • The company is wonderful, and I'm thankful to have your site as a template and guide for this project.
    - Ashlea, Concord CA
  • We’re so glad we worked with you!
    - Lisa, El Cerrito CA
  • Thank you so very much for getting this project across the goal line together! You guys have done a fantastic job, and Brooke and I couldn't be happier! The team at New Avenue really came through for us on a tricky project. We had no experience in renovation projects. Definitely recommend working with New Avenue and will be requesting their services for the next project!
    - Robert Koch, San Rafael CA
  • My New Avenue clients come to the design process excited and ready to share their ideas. New Avenue provides both my clients and me with easy-to-use, on-line tools to share our design ideas, communicate and manage all the different aspects of a project.
    - Amy, Design Professional
  • From start to finish, we've been able to get good guidance from New Avenue as we worked our way through the challenges of designing, permitting, and building.
    - Lisa Cain, Berkeley CA
  • With their experience and research they have been able to forewarn me of many issues that were likely to come up, and they have been willing to work with me to find creative solutions. You certainly make it better than business-as-usual. No doubt.
    - Prasad Vaidya, Oakland CA
  • We (my wife and I) have been excited to know that the backyard nest is finally ready for use after you and your team have put in so much time and energy. What has impressed me most throughout the process is your patient efforts to try making everybody happy. We are glad to see this happy ending. This one and half years' business relationship with New Avenue has been quite an experience for me. I have really enjoyed it. We sincerely wish you good health and prosperity.
    - Sherwin, Livermore CA
  • This accessory dwelling is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made financially.
    - Dennis J, El Cerrito CA
  • Chris, the architect, is designing such a nice cottage that I might just move in myself and rent out the main house!
    - Ellen H, Albany CA
  • The very nice thing about working with you is that I don't need to worry about the process and oversight, and vetting people to do the work. That is a huge value for me. Our New Avenue architect is a pleasure to work with. He has been responsive and flexible and understands what we're looking for. And he certainly knows his business and how to work with the city.
    - Marian M, Berkeley CA
  • You are rendering a very valuable service to the families and communities for which we have great appreciation.
    - Vijai Sharma, Oakland CA
  • Unless you're really happy spending your day in front of a computer all day then this is really great.
    - Mick, General Contractor
  • New Avenue has helped to take the work of finding and attracting new clients off of our to do list, allowing us to focus on what we enjoy doing the most - designing for these clients.
    - Patrick, Design Professional
  • Working with New Ave has been such a great experience! From the beginning, New Avenue has been a cohesive partner, and we look forward to working on many future projects together!
    - Robert, General Contractor
  • Would we do it all again? In a heartbeat! What an amazing backyard cottage!
    - Kim, Client
  • A great contribution to the industry and simplifying the building process.
    - Michael, Design Professional
  • The project is going well. It's really been mostly a pleasure. The software has also been really useful, the budgeting/cost information and ease and security with which I can pay.
    - Laine, Alameda CA
  • What I see in New Avenue's platform is a years-refined, user-friendly project management experience that can leverage the latest developments in online collaboration and actually encourage and perpetuate that collaboration.
    - Karl, Design Professional
  • We have been very satisfied with our experience and the support we've gotten so far. Thank you!
    - Dash Gerdes, Oakland CA
  • Love working with you!
    - Jesse Aguilar, San Pablo CA
  • It's been great getting on the same page and ironing out all the little kinks! In regards to invoicing, everything is spot on.
    - Cindy, Design Professional
  • So far, things are lining up quite nicely with the change in the local building codes to make it easier to work into the lot. Art is doing a great job working with the city and PGE to get easements relaxed, which was another hurdle. How the utilities will be done and the ordering of how it will be done will be of great value. May even consider a solar arrangement once we get more scaled drawings. So far, it's been good.
    - Russell Feirstein, San Jose CA
  • It’s like being in paradise. I love it. It’s very spacious. The thing I really like the most is being close to my grandchild and being able to watch her grow up. They can help me when I need it. I can help them when they need it. Economically with home prices being so high we combined our resources.
    - Peggy Jones, Client and lives in an ADU
  • It’s hard to go wrong investing in your property.
    - Lisa Jones, Client
  • It’s adorable people fall in love with it the second they walk in. I wanted to make sure it worked as housing. I can use it as a study, I can use it as a rental property, I can use it for when my sisters when they visit. We need spaces for different times of life, different income levels and different parts of the family.
    - Karen Chapple, ADU Client and Planning Professor
  • Thank you, I'm getting a ton of compliments on the house from neighbors. Richard, just down the street who owns seven (yea, seven) houses said he just walked in the other day and loved the flow, said it felt like quality. Stephen, the retired electrician said you could feel the quality of workmanship, Doug, the super-handy build anything biochemist was thrilled with the external staircase and pillars. So, I'd say we're going in the right direction!
    - Bill, Client who remodeled 100+ year old home in Elmwood
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