From Dave and Suzy Gagniere San Diego, Calif.
When you live downstairs from an obese insomniac with a really bad attitude, you should consider soundproofing your ceilings.
We turned to John Granahan to install the most effective possible soundproofing system in our ceilings: mass-loaded vinyl and super sound clips. John and his crew did fast, professional work and went the extra mile to accommodate our circumstances. Our condo is too small to empty two rooms at once, so he and his crew returned two extra times to complete the work on our bedroom ceilings. They demonstrated teamwork and experience in soundproofing our ceilings, and it was fascinating to watch.
This soundproofing system greatly muffles the sounds coming from the insomniac upstairs and lets us get to sleep.
From Eric Johnson Escondido, CA
Well, let me get my 2 cents worth about John Granahan: He’s great!
I needed to soundproof a room built in my garage for a home theater. First it required figuring out what to do with the garage door, since the motor and related track were occupying space where I wanted the room to be. I thought this would be a big problem, but not for John. He solved the problem right away, and it was taken care of in two days. Next he had to learn a whole new construction technique using mass-loaded vinyl. He grasped the concepts right away and work moved forward without a hitch. Soundproofing the doors was another area that needed special, non-traditional treatment. Now I have my soundproof room and I’m a happy guy.
I’m currently working and saving money to buy the equipment I need to turn my room into a home theater, which thanks to John, should look and sound as good as a commercial theater. With the soundproofing, I will be able to listen to music and watch movies any time I want, day or night, without bothering the neighbors. And, I can pay cents on the dollar for my popcorn, and stop the movie while I go to the bathroom. How great is that!!
Eric and Lisa California
John Granahan enclosed a room and extended a sub floor at our home. We would highly recommend him for his workmanship and knowledge in his trade. He is thorough and offered meaningful aesthetic advice. He is conscientious with finishing on time and often updated us with the progress. Most important is his trustworthiness and honesty as we were comfortable allowing him to do the work while we were on vacation. We would certainly not hesitate to hire him again for other future construction projects.
From Mary E. West Carlsbad, CA
Thank you so much for the beautiful work you did on my room addition. The completed room is just what I envisioned, and I thoroughly enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the room and the view it provides of the garden.
Before I hired you, I had interviewed other construction firms. You were highly recommended by professionals I respect, and I felt an instant rapport with you that you would do your very best to carry out my ideas. The contract was fair and completely clear regarding commitment. From the day you began construction, I knew the job was in good hands. You weren’t just a licensed contractor, you became a friend to me and to members of my family!
I appreciate your attention to detail and the conscientious way you conduct your business. It is a pleasure to recommend your company.
From Merry Neitlich of JM Associates Irvine, CA
I have had the opportunity to work with Mr. John Granahan, principal of Granahan Construction Company on two significant projects in my home this summer.
The first project was a complete tear-down and re-build of our wood deck in our backyard. John was thorough, knowledgeable and detail-oriented during all stages of the projects from discussion through clean-up. (By the way, John is one of the few contractor’s I have worked with who cleans-up “broom clean” upon completion of each day’s work). What was particularly positive in my experience with John and the building of our deck was John’s attention to detail and spotting potential problems before they became problems. John completed the project on time and consistently showed up on time.
We engaged John for a second and more significant project–being the general contractor of the remodeling of our kitchen. John selected all of the appropriate artisans for the kitchen from the granite fabricator to cabinet installers. Everyone who worked on the project showed up on time each time. The artisans were all extraordiary professional and pleasant to work with. My entire kitchen was remodeled in 10 days from start to finish! (That has to be a world’s record!)
From Millie Warren Long Beach, Calif.
This is a recommendation for the “Contractor from Heaven,” John Granahan of Granahan Construction Company. I have owned commercial property in Long Beach since 1976 and during that time have had the gamut of people who have worked for me and have not done the job according to the agreement and wanting more money to finish the job. At this time the contractor hired a year ago to build a balcony and change some windows has not yet got final inspection. I hired John to build a handicap bathroom from the ground up. He stayed on the job until it was finished and three weeks later we had the final inspection. After that he modified another bathroom to handicap specifications, in the same professional manner. He is honest and trustworthy, and offers suggestions to save money, time and energy. I wish I had this young man working for me a long time ago. He would have saved me a lot of lost time and money and worry.
From Patrick & Colleen Conner Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
I thought I would take the time to write and say how much I appreciated your company’s work on our residence. There were some difficult circumstances, and I was quite impressed with the way your worked together with the various people and building officials to make things happen correctly. I alays made me feel good to know that the construction was being done right, so there would be no problems in the future. Everything was complete and approved on time. The price your quoted was the price I paid. Those two things are impressive enought by themselves. But you gave more. Advice when I needed it…and listening to what I wanted when I KNEW what I wanted. Together, we made my family’s home a much nicer place to live. I just wanted to say thanks.
From Nancy Davis, Captain in The Salvation Army Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
I have had the priviledge to do a remodeling project for the Salvation Army with Mr. John Granahan. While I was transferred before completion of the project, I found him to be professional, conscientious, meticulous and definately committed to his projects. I have great confidence in his abilities and highly recommend him.
From Shirley Zeiner Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
I am very pleased with the lanai extension (veranda) you and your crew did on my home. From the very begining of the project your suggestions and work with the draftsman was extremely helpful. I appreciated you always confirming with me on changes that needed to be made with building materials. Your crew worked in a professional way at all times, cleaning up at the end of each day. I would gladly refer your company to anyone I know planning a construction project.
From Chris Hashimoto of Pacific Machinery Waipahu, Hawaii
John Granahan built a 2,400 sq. ft. of office space, conference room and tool room in an existing warehouse for Pacific Machinery. He did the rough drawing with input from myself and Don Andrews, manager. He then arranged all the necessary blueprints and permits through the proper channels from start to finish. Throughout the construction phase, there were many changes that complicated and slowed the construction, but with John’s willingness and cooperation to satisfy our needs, he completed the project in a very expeditious manner. I compliment John’s finished work. Although it has been well over a year since the completion, our customers as well as our out of state visitors have said many good things of John’s layout and finished work. I strongly recommend Granahan Construction Company to all prospective customers.
From Ken Jones, Resident Manager of Kona Islander Inn Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
John Granahan of Granahan Construction was one of the bidders on a full restoration of a unit that burned totally last December and three lanais and part of the roof. He worked hand in hand with me and the insurance adjuster to come to an agreement on price which would satisfy everyone. He and his crew did a very professional job on the re-building of the unit, and even did extra work that was not included in his bid. Over the past few years, John has done many other jobs here at Kona Islander Inn, including roof repairs and recently build the frame work for our new mail boxes. I find John to be very conscientious about his work and his laborers. I have called him several different times to talk to him about the progress of the work and he responds very quickly.