“Steve has truly been a joy to work with. He keeps Jeff updated with costs and the budget, while keeping me updated with every design detail. He knows I am very particular about the details and what the finished product will look like. Steve never assumes anything and does not make decisions without talking to us first. When I occasionally make changes he is very accommodating and makes them without question.
Everyone that has worked on our job has been excellent. They have been professional and friendly, and taken the utmost pride in their work. We know that Steve is not only building us a beautiful home, but a quality home.
Steve is pleasant and easy to work with. He has become a good friend to both Jeff and me. We always enjoy being with him and look forward to a lasting friendship with him.”
The Strand, Manhattan Beach
“It is our pleasure to recommend SRL General Contractors Inc. to supervise the building of your home. Our house on the Strand was recently completed, and we continue to be impressed by the quality and fine workmanship that Steve Larkin brought to the project. Home construction presents immeasurable and unforeseen challenges, from communicating with architects and designers, to scheduling and managing sub-contractors, to most importantly, translating the homeowner’s vision into final form. Steve Larkin performed all these duties and more, with utmost professionalism and respect for all parties. You would be hard pressed to find someone who cares for about a project than Steve. If we were ever to build again, Steve Larkin would be our first call.”
-Pete and Glena Carroll
The Strand, Hermosa Beach
“Steve recently completed the renovation of my home located in Manhattan Beach. His relationship with the City and the respect commanded from his subcontractors and suppliers were foundational to the success of the project. Steve was also able to forge a strong and valuable relationship with our Architect, which was foundational to the success of the project. The quality of his work and his commitment to detail are unsurpassed.
On a personal level it is also a pleasure to work with Steve. In our circumstance we chose to live in the house during renovation and his ability to communicate with my sometimes-displaced family was fantastic. As in all renovations there were times of conflict, which Steve managed with grace.
If you would like to discuss my experience with Steve please do not hesitate to contact me directly. I am also happy to open my home to you to show you the success of our project.”
2nd Street, Manhattan Beach
“I have had the pleasure of working with Steve Larkin and recommend him on the highest degree.
I have experienced his contracting on many projects ranging from large scale commercial office building, to custom single family residences and residential remodels. Steve’s approach to contracting is one of care. Care for both the vision of the architect and care for the owner, which results in care for the overall process and project.
Steve conducts himself professionally with all persons and personalities involved in the project including local governing agencies, sub-contractors and laborers.
Steve is a diligent thinker of construction. While working with him I gained enough respect and trust in him to collaborate on difficult details from aesthetic to technical, from material choice to waterproofing. This, for me, is a very rare experience with a contractor. It is rare for a contractor to have both a keen aesthetic eye and technical understanding of the overall goal and the details. I have rarely developed this type of trust with a contractor.
Steve is both willing to stand back and listen or be proactive depending on the situation. He is willing to stay out of the way and just building something that is well designed but can also be proactive and intervene when he sees a potential problem. The most important and valuable part of this is he intuitively knows the difference. This is an invaluable asset.
I look forward to the opportunity to work with Steve again and I am confident you will be happy to work with him as well.”
-William A. Growdon, AIA
Principal Architect, StudioDIG Architects
“I cannot say enough about Steve Larkin – he is a rare gem. I have known Steve since the early 90’s when I built my first house. He was referred to me by the owner of a GORGEOUS home whose sole piece of advice was to use her finish carpenter, Steve Larkin, because his work was impeccable, his ability to solve quandaries remarkable, and he was very likable guy to boot! It was great advice.
Steve and I have worked together on four houses for me, personally, and I have referred him numerous times to clients, friends and family without hesitation, as I do here. As a general contractor, he commands the respect of his subs and everybody likes him, so they rise to the occasion; the job site has a good vibe because of it. He does a great job at getting multiple bids, when needed, and his regular suppliers and subs are quality people who stand behind their work.
In new construction, issues come up, especially between architects, contractors and designers and I have found that Steve hangs in there and navigates solutions. His background as a high-end finish carpenter makes him a stickler for details which is very important as those details are what you see when it is all done. He emails, he texts and he calls… he never leaves me hanging… that is what you get with Steve! If you have any questions, I would be happy to speak in person.”
Outside & In Design
“We selected Steve for our first building project on the 100 block of 25th Street in Manhattan Beach. Our experience was so positive that he was our only choice for our recent new home project in South Manhattan Beach (200 block of Homer).
Our experience with Steve and his team has always been exceptional. We are impressed with the high quality of workmanship, on time delivery, his access to great talent and his ability to work on our behalf when costs are on the line.
A big positive of working with Steve was his ability to stay calm in the heat of the action and just get it done. As we all know when building there can be issues that arise, and it how we handle those things that define the experience. Steve has a calming and confident “no problem, we’ll get it done” style that does wonders instilling a positive experience to the journey of building a home.”
We loved the results as well as the journey!
-Bob & Amy Schwartz
“I am writing in regards to Steve Larkin with SRL General Contractors Inc. We have worked him for over a year at 200 Pier Ave, a 53-unit commercial property in the heart of Hermosa Beach. Steve has performed all of our Tenant Improvements on over 15 suites and several improvement projects in the building.
He has always completed the projects in a very timely and professional manner. We have had excellent communication with Steve and his staff at SRL. It has been a pleasure working with him on our projects and anticipate using him in the future. Should you have any questions, please feel free to call me.”
-Traci M. Escalona
Regional Manager, 200 Pier Ave.
“Steve Larkin has worked for us since 1997. He has always provided superior workmanship, and he and all of his subcontractors are trustworthy, reliable, and he has been a pleasure to work with during every project. Our working relationship with Steve has continued over the course of the past 19 years during many remodels (large and small). I have referred him to many friends. He will always look out for your best interest. He has been there for us whenever we have had an issue that needed immediate attention without hesitation. His experience and reputation speak for themselves. Steve will provide you with a truly excellent finished product and we can guarantee that it will be an enjoyable experience working closely with him. Feel free to contact us if you would like any more specific information.”
Marianne & Dennis Fraher,
17th Street, Manhattan Beach