Pacific Improvements - CLOSED

★★★★☆
8am-6pm Monday through Saturday
  • 5025 Mt. Hay Dr.

    San Diego, CA 92117

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  • 619-309-7413

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My husband and I (and our 4 small children) made a HUGE mistake... we hired Kevin Busby to build our new house in Pacific Beach. Our house should have been built in 9 months; it has taken 18+ months because Kevin made a mess of our project. He passed off unlicensed subs (i.e., the plumber and the electrician) as licensed, he didn't pay his subs the money we paid him for the various trades -- MAKE SURE TO GET LIEN RELEASES from him if you dare to hire him. He is not honest, he is disorganized, and his work is defective. We have had to pay 10s of thousands of dollars to remediate defect work Kevin Busby and his workers did on our project. For example, all of our newly installed exterior doors had to be removed, waterproofed, and rehung because Kevin and his workers did not properly waterproof them when they installed them. All of the interior doors (for a 2,700 sq ft house) were ordered by Kevin with the wrong jamb sizes so extensions had to be added to every one of them, he didn't properly waterproof our upper deck so when it rained last spring water seeped into our son's room below our deck and destroyed the brand new drywall on the ceiling. These are just a few of the MANY examples of defect work. It has been a nightmare for us. We saved our entire lives to build this house and Kevin turned our project into a train wreck. BEWARE of Kevin and his workers. He is a very smooth talker (with A LOT to say) but when it comes to integrity and good workmanship he is the worst of the worst -- down right horrible.

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My husband and I (and our 4 small children) made a HUGE mistake... we hired Kevin Busby to build our new house in Pacific Beach. Our house should have been built in 9 months; it has taken 18+ months because Kevin made a mess of our project. He passed off unlicensed subs (i.e., the plumber and the electrician) as licensed, he didn't pay his subs the money we paid him for the various trades -- MAKE SURE TO GET LIEN RELEASES from him if you dare to hire him. He is not honest, he is disorganized, and his work is defective. We have had to pay 10s of thousands of dollars to remediate defect work Kevin Busby and his workers did on our project. For example, all of our newly installed exterior doors had to be removed, waterproofed, and rehung because Kevin and his workers did not properly waterproof them when they installed them. All of the interior doors (for a 2,700 sq ft house) were ordered by Kevin with the wrong jamb sizes so extensions had to be added to every one of them, he didn't properly waterproof our upper deck so when it rained last spring water seeped into our son's room below our deck and destroyed the brand new drywall on the ceiling. These are just a few of the MANY examples of defect work. It has been a nightmare for us. We saved our entire lives to build this house and Kevin turned our project into a train wreck. BEWARE of Kevin and his workers. He is a very smooth talker (with A LOT to say) but when it comes to integrity and good workmanship he is the worst of the worst -- down right horrible.

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We have a deck over our garage with a great view of the ocean in La Jolla. The deck was built in 1992 and it started leaking into the garage after our recent rainstorms. We got 3 estimates from different deck construction companies in San Diego and chose Pacific Improvements for several reasons. First, we liked that Pacific Improvements could perform all aspects of building and repairing the deck - other companies in the water-proofing business could only offer the actual waterproofing - and not the demo, repair and railing installation. Second, we were impressed with all the different options and products that Pacific Improvements could provide. We never thought there were so many different finishing options and colors, including our choice of a tile-like finish. Last, we were sold by their building experience and their affiliation with major manufacturers. We highly recommend Pacific Improvements for any kind of deck work or waterproofing.

Barry S.
La Jolla

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★★★★★

We have a deck over our garage with a great view of the ocean in La Jolla. The deck was built in 1992 and it started leaking into the garage after our recent rainstorms. We got 3 estimates from different deck construction companies in San Diego and chose Pacific Improvements for several reasons. First, we liked that Pacific Improvements could perform all aspects of building and repairing the deck - other companies in the water-proofing business could only offer the actual waterproofing - and not the demo, repair and railing installation. Second, we were impressed with all the different options and products that Pacific Improvements could provide. We never thought there were so many different finishing options and colors, including our choice of a tile-like finish. Last, we were sold by their building experience and their affiliation with major manufacturers. We highly recommend Pacific Improvements for any kind of deck work or waterproofing.

Barry S.
La Jolla

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Pacific Improvements was recommended by our friends in Cardiff, who used the company to build a deck and to do a room addition. We contacted them and really liked their Design / Build approach, which we heard was more efficient and cost effective than the more traditional method of design-bid-build. With design/build, the contractor is responsible for making sure that the entire team works together versus when builders and designers report separately to the owner. We live in Mission Hills in an old Craftsman home, and wanted to make sure that our room addition / remodel would allow the house to retain its authentic Craftsman look and feel. The Pacific Improvements architect has an extensive background in Craftsman design and materials, and the result was fantastic! The whole house including the addition looks seamless ?? you can??t tell the old from the new, and Pacific Improvements cost estimates were right on target.

Steven and Melissa K.

Mission Hills

5
★★★★★

Pacific Improvements was recommended by our friends in Cardiff, who used the company to build a deck and to do a room addition. We contacted them and really liked their Design / Build approach, which we heard was more efficient and cost effective than the more traditional method of design-bid-build. With design/build, the contractor is responsible for making sure that the entire team works together versus when builders and designers report separately to the owner. We live in Mission Hills in an old Craftsman home, and wanted to make sure that our room addition / remodel would allow the house to retain its authentic Craftsman look and feel. The Pacific Improvements architect has an extensive background in Craftsman design and materials, and the result was fantastic! The whole house including the addition looks seamless ?? you can??t tell the old from the new, and Pacific Improvements cost estimates were right on target.

Steven and Melissa K.

Mission Hills

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We moved to the Birdrock area of La Jolla a couple years ago from New York, and we have since been planning to build a deck on our beautiful house. We did an exhaustive search, talking to six different contractors ?? and we wanted to make sure we were getting the best quality workmanship and the best value for our money. Kevin Busby, owner of Pacific Improvements stood out from all the other companies we interviewed when it came to deck construction. From our research, we knew we wanted to use materials from Timbertech decking and railings, and Pacific Improvements is a Timbertech Elite Contractor. Timbertech building products have a great reputation and because we dare near the water, we knew the materials had to be as weather proof as possible. So Pacific Improvements helped us to select Timbertech??s Earthwood line of composite decking which is designed to withstand the elements with minimal maintenance.

Thank you Pacific Improvements for your attention to detail and a job well done!

Elsa and Jonathan F.
La Jolla (Birdrock)

5
★★★★★

We moved to the Birdrock area of La Jolla a couple years ago from New York, and we have since been planning to build a deck on our beautiful house. We did an exhaustive search, talking to six different contractors ?? and we wanted to make sure we were getting the best quality workmanship and the best value for our money. Kevin Busby, owner of Pacific Improvements stood out from all the other companies we interviewed when it came to deck construction. From our research, we knew we wanted to use materials from Timbertech decking and railings, and Pacific Improvements is a Timbertech Elite Contractor. Timbertech building products have a great reputation and because we dare near the water, we knew the materials had to be as weather proof as possible. So Pacific Improvements helped us to select Timbertech??s Earthwood line of composite decking which is designed to withstand the elements with minimal maintenance.

Thank you Pacific Improvements for your attention to detail and a job well done!

Elsa and Jonathan F.
La Jolla (Birdrock)

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Our house in the Pacific Beach / La Jolla area has everything - a fabulous view, great yard, big rooms and modern bathrooms. It's a great house except for the kitchen. There was very little counter space, the cabinets were ugly and small and the new kitchen appliances we wanted to put in wouldn't fit without a lot of re-configuration and expansion. We talked to several different remodeling contractors based in San Diego, La Jolla and Del Mar, and ended up going with Pacific Improvements. Kevin Busby and his company were total professionals, and we liked their Design / Build process and the great referrals they supplied us. We can't say enough about the great job they did on our kitchen remodel - it's like a dream come true in every way - now we spend so much more time in the kitchen, preparing and cooking wonderful meals, and we end up doing a lot of or entertaining right there in the kitchen. And all the new appliances fit perfectly and are beautifully coordinated. We recommend Kevin for his honesty, attention to detail and incredible building skills!

Dorothy and James K.
Pacific Beach - La Jolla Kitchen Remodel

5
★★★★★

Our house in the Pacific Beach / La Jolla area has everything - a fabulous view, great yard, big rooms and modern bathrooms. It's a great house except for the kitchen. There was very little counter space, the cabinets were ugly and small and the new kitchen appliances we wanted to put in wouldn't fit without a lot of re-configuration and expansion. We talked to several different remodeling contractors based in San Diego, La Jolla and Del Mar, and ended up going with Pacific Improvements. Kevin Busby and his company were total professionals, and we liked their Design / Build process and the great referrals they supplied us. We can't say enough about the great job they did on our kitchen remodel - it's like a dream come true in every way - now we spend so much more time in the kitchen, preparing and cooking wonderful meals, and we end up doing a lot of or entertaining right there in the kitchen. And all the new appliances fit perfectly and are beautifully coordinated. We recommend Kevin for his honesty, attention to detail and incredible building skills!

Dorothy and James K.
Pacific Beach - La Jolla Kitchen Remodel

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My wife and I wanted to build a master bedroom and bathroom addition in our house in Poway. Our home was built in 1980 and the bedrooms upstairs were built smaller back then. We were referred by my brother in law who had used Pacific Improvements for both a kitchen remodel and a deck-patio for his family's house in Solana Beach.

We were totally impressed by Kevin Busby and his team - their communications with us were always clear and precise, and they were always on time and on budget. No surprises! They were also very respectful of our privacy and made the whole building process as easy as possible. We now have a beautiful new master bedroom and a big, modern bathroom that looks like something out of a design showroom. I'm serious :)

Frank and Elga S.
Poway

5
★★★★★

My wife and I wanted to build a master bedroom and bathroom addition in our house in Poway. Our home was built in 1980 and the bedrooms upstairs were built smaller back then. We were referred by my brother in law who had used Pacific Improvements for both a kitchen remodel and a deck-patio for his family's house in Solana Beach.

We were totally impressed by Kevin Busby and his team - their communications with us were always clear and precise, and they were always on time and on budget. No surprises! They were also very respectful of our privacy and made the whole building process as easy as possible. We now have a beautiful new master bedroom and a big, modern bathroom that looks like something out of a design showroom. I'm serious :)

Frank and Elga S.
Poway

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My husband and I wanted to build a deck attached to our home in La jolla - we're up on Mt. Solodad - we've always had a great view but by building a deck out a little further off the backyard, we knew we could really go a big step further and build a deck that changed the view from great, to truly incredible. So we hired Pacific Improvements to build our new deck. From the beginning, Kevin Busby and his crew were honest and straightforward, and had an understanding of what we wanted to do that the other companies we interviewed lacked. Everyone else seemed to want to push us in a way that would benefit them and make them the most money, but Pacific Improvements kept emphasizing what we wanted and they came up with a fabulous design and superb construction at an affordable price. We've recommended them to our friends who wanted decks in Del Mar and Encinitas, and and they built some wonderful decks for them as well.

We have no problem in recommending Pacific Improvements to our friends and family, and anyone else who is looking for great decks and construction in San Diego.

Missy and Jennings B.

La Jolla

5
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My husband and I wanted to build a deck attached to our home in La jolla - we're up on Mt. Solodad - we've always had a great view but by building a deck out a little further off the backyard, we knew we could really go a big step further and build a deck that changed the view from great, to truly incredible. So we hired Pacific Improvements to build our new deck. From the beginning, Kevin Busby and his crew were honest and straightforward, and had an understanding of what we wanted to do that the other companies we interviewed lacked. Everyone else seemed to want to push us in a way that would benefit them and make them the most money, but Pacific Improvements kept emphasizing what we wanted and they came up with a fabulous design and superb construction at an affordable price. We've recommended them to our friends who wanted decks in Del Mar and Encinitas, and and they built some wonderful decks for them as well.

We have no problem in recommending Pacific Improvements to our friends and family, and anyone else who is looking for great decks and construction in San Diego.

Missy and Jennings B.

La Jolla

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