I am devoted to making meaningful modern homes. My passion for design and construction at every level allows me to work on both grand and intimate projects. I specialize in personal hands-on project management and seeing that the designs vision is supported throughout the project. Here’s my story; I have been in construction since my father’s best friend the building inspector on Cape Cod & Martha’s Vineyard gave me my first set of tools and put me to work thirty-seven years ago when I was ten.
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Craig Smollen has been contracting our jobs for a few years now, always with an keen eye for the details that are important to me and my clients. But I have recently had the fortune of having him build a job for me personally, and I couldn't be more pleased. Curt Cline, Architect Modern House
I can highly recommend Craig as a contractor. We have worked on two project for Craig and both were well thought out and organized. He made it very efficient to bid on the job and was very communicative with both us and the client. It was refreshing to have this level of organization and I look forward to our next project together. Patrick Miller Bohemian Stoneworks
Craig Smollen and his team are topflight. We recently constructed a new modern home in Atherton, CA (designed by Curt Cline, Modernhouse Architects). We wanted to create a large, 10 ft vanity in our master bath and a large headboard/storage unit in our Master Bedroom. We were referred to Craig Smollen by our architect and we are glad he did. Craig is a delightful sort, good listener and talented craftsman. Craig listed to our desires, made thoughtful suggestions and worked hard to create a couple of very special pieces (which he now features on the Houzz site!). Craig and his team were very focused on the details, book matching grain, finishes, etc. We visited Craig in his Berkeley workshop on a Saturday....he and his team were cranking away on several fabulous projects. True, committed craftsmen...and good people as well. Nice combo. During our homebuilding experience, we experienced our share of good-and not so good- subcontractors. Craig was among the very best and we would refer him to you without reservation. Again, topflight. Just take a look at the photos! best al & karen pace
Craig Smollen is a top notch contractor! His attention to detail, design and construction are outstanding! His honesty, creativity and pleasant disposition were a plus during the projects he worked on at my house. He always stayed within our scheduled timeframes and I had complete trust in his judgement. He's very knowledgeable on all levels, always answered my questions and his professionalism made our projects .go smoothly! A++ is my recommendation!
I highly recommend Craig Smollen for any new or renovation project. He designed and completely renovated my two flat home in San Francisco from top to bottom beautifully and professionally. He was always gracious and had wonderful ideas and possibilities for me to consider. He always kept things on or under budget and on schedule. He is truly a pleasure to work with, and I will be using him again soon. Nicholas Sholley