I am thrilled to write this testimonial on behalf of BALI Construction.
Kevin and the BALI Construction team built our brand new restaurant at 799 Battery St. in San Francisco’s Financial District. This project was a full build-out; we started with a dirt floor and hollow space- and thanks to the BALI crew, we are now enjoying and operating in a spectacular setting with a brand new kitchen and inviting lobby.
Our project superintendent addressed all of our needs and was responsive and collaborative throughout the project. Together, we worked with our architects and designers, BALI’s team, and BALI’s reputable subcontractors to reach milestones on-time and on-budget. Kevin worked with us to ensure that costs and timelines worked in our favor- a rare skill to find among construction companies. BALI put our needs first and made sure we were always satisfied.
This restaurant was the third we have built in San Francisco, and thanks to BALI, was the smoothest and easiest to build. When we ran into challenges, BALI made sure to work with us and support us to reach a resolution. When we needed to get creative, BALI was the first to come up with a great idea. And when we needed something done, BALI got it done.
I highly recommend working with BALI to build a restaurant here in San Francisco. They perform quality work, and every restauranteur will be pleased with the end results. We will surely work with BALI again for our next shop!
Owner of The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen
Bringing on BALI Construction for my retail food business was one of the best decisions I’ve made in a long time. I met with 4 different contractors and from the start, the owner Kevin Balestrieri, stood out from all the others. Instead of trying to impress me with the projects he has completed or the people he knew, he spent the most amount of time laying out how he likes to work with clients, the avenues of communication, his insistence on weekly in person meetings to discuss project progress, timelines, and task assignments and then took the time to answer all my questions. This guy was speaking my language. Kevin is a good guy, runs a fair and decent business and his business ethic is carried throughout the organization. There isn’t a single person in his company I wouldn’t be happy to work with again. He is what my folks would refer to as “good people.”
After we signed on the dotted line, I was assigned Agustin as my onsite project manager. This guy is sheer gold. He has a strong and dedicated work ethic and did an amazing job with the site over and above what anyone could reasonably expect. I felt like I had someone in my corner solving problems, providing options and giving sound advice. There was never a time on the project when I wondered what the status was or was not informed as to what was happening. Emails, text and phone messages were promptly returned.
BALI WORKED to get this project completed on time and the budget was within my expectations. I would be highly disappointed not to have them for my next building project. At the end of the day, I had to write many large checks to a variety of vendors. When it came to BALI, there was no hesitation. You should meet and have them bid your project. This is a great business run by “good people.”
Owner of Baking Arts
Working with BALI Construction and Kevin Balestrieri was a fantastic partnership! The BALI team was instrumental in getting our new restaurant, ICHI Sushi + Nl Bar open. With our second restaurant project, and “one of the most anticipated openings of 2014” (Zagat, San Franciscomagazine), we knew all eyes would be on our design and build. Kevin and his crew saw to it that our space would not only be beautiful and well built for 2014, but for decades to come. This new restaurant will be our flagship, and we truly hope to work with BALI again on future projects.
Kevin is a knowledgeable contractor, with impeccable standards and strong project management skills. BALI not only was on time, but often ahead of schedule! We were thrilled with his subcontractor choices, and were grateful for the craftsmanship of his teams. He managed the inspection process with aplomb, working with us when we ran into challenges, and helped us successfully achieve our sign-offs.
We heartily recommend BALI Construction, and have referred them to colleagues and friends throughout our build.
With sincerest appreciation for their care and craftsmanship,
Erin and Tim Archuleta
Owners of ICHI Sushi + NI Bar
BALI Construction was a pleasure to work with on our major reconstruction of a first-class building in the SoMa District of San Francisco. Highly organized, dependable, responsive to many evolving situations and circumstances, the five month project was a very positive experience, on budget and the end result is a showpiece. As our Commercial RE Family Company is located in Boston, trust and honesty were the two major factors for this extended relationship. We highly recommend BALI Construction and will continue to utilize their services in the future.
We were more than happy with BALI Construction’s work
We hired BALI to build our new coffee shop at the Valley Fair Westfield mall in San Jose, CA. This was an extremely high profile project for us. We had Westfield executives from Australia, and Coffee Bean corporate executives from Los Angeles flying in throughout the project to scrutinize the build. The pressure to deliver a top quality product was high. The response from both Westfield’s and our own corporate offices has been unanimously favorable. This new café is our flagship in San Jose, and we were so impressed with BALI Construction that we have them working on our new café in Walnut Creek, CA.
BALI are solid, dependable, and reliable. They managed the process from start to finish and hired top notch subcontractor. They also handled the inspection process, and worked with us when we ran into obstacle. They helped us successfully achieve our sign-offs, and ultimately, our goals. I recommend BALI without hesitation.
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
San Francisco/Bay Area
I cannot tell you how pleased and impressed I am with the work that BALI and your subcontractors did for us. As you know, our project not only had a tight deadline, but also a number of intricacies. Your team did an outstanding job putting it all together. For that, everyone at Munchery is eternally grateful.
Communication is extremely important for any type of construction, but this is an area where you and your team excel. We had no less than 5 different trades working on the site at any given time, and everything was harmonious due to strong communications. Everyone was in the loop as far as progress, inspection schedules, and the infinite little details that needed to be ironed out.
I also want to add that you all do a great job at selecting subcontractors. Your strong reputation in the building community is testament to your ability to work well with every trade and make it a truly collaborative project. Everyone was professional, courteous and very skilled as documented by the numerous inspectors who were involved.
People work hard for you and the results speak for themselves. We transformed a mediocre space into an outstanding production kitchen. And, it was done with no room for error or delay. For that, you and your team should be very proud. I look forward to many projects with BALI Construction.
Culinary Business Director