We hired Gerrit to design and build our new home. First he listened to our ideas, needs and dreams and led us to a conceptualization of the home we desired. From these concepts Gerrit made a small model of the house. He then went on to design build a wonderful home for us. His designs and ideas are imaginative. The craftsmanship of the work done is of the highest quality. From the designing of the home, to the ground breaking and building, we found this to be an easy and pleasant collaboration.
We would highly recommend Drexhage Structures and Gerrit to anyone considering building or remodeling a home.
—Pelle and Susan Clarke
I have hired Drexhage Structures as a contractor to design and build a carport, kitchen, roof, and windows in order to upgrade my summer home in Forestville, Sonoma County. The team from Drexhage Structures also installed hard wood floors, rewired the house, and redid the balconies and stairs. Everything was completed on time in a very professional way, all debris carried away, and the final product was first class. I highly recommend this firm to friends here and in the Bay Area.
—Dr. Patrick L Hatcher
My wife and I bought a charming, but humble, house in Berkeley in 1998. It had good bones, but the 1907 structure needed a lot of love. Enter Drexhage Structures. Over the course of 15 years Gerrit has led the design and done the heavy lifting throughout our house. Two bathrooms, a kitchen, extensive deckwork, window replacement, two sets of French doors, six roof windows, an attic expansion, and a very clever staircase - all under Gerrit's steady hand and designer's eye. Our house was something of a blank slate, it had been altered over the years with little regard to the age of the house. Gerrit paid close attention to the few period details remaining, even coming up with a way to recreate a period molding that unified the look of the place, making the new look like it had always been there. Friends who have seen our place have gone on to hire Gerrit, with similar results. Highest recommendation.
This September it will be 13 years since we moved back into our home in Cazadero after Drexhage Structures' careful and extensive remodel. My wife and I originally fell in love with our lot in Cazadero when it was little more than a pretty acre with a mobile-home well past its prime. Gerrit expertly cut up and removed the rusted out mobile home and, after replacing the septic tank, Gerrit got to work building what turned out to be our Dream Home complete with koi pond.
We now have a beautiful and unique home with a wrap around Trex deck, hardiplank siding and many other improvements to make our home last and resist the risk of fires due to our heavily forested lot. There are 5 sets of double French doors leading to our deck that looks over the Russian River and surrounding mountain ranges. Gerrit designed the home with the lot in mind. Every window has a unique vantage, which changes season to season, sometimes day to day. It is ever changing art!
We highly recommend Gerrit and Drexhage Structures. They do quality work and Gerrit is very talented at what he does. My wife says 13 years, time for a bathroom remodel, Gerrit - Call me!
—Michael and Erica Brown