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Pancoast construction is the best.  We downsized from a large, older home to a small (2 bedroom 1 bath) 100 year old craftsman that needed lots of work.  We added a family room, a bathroom, a bedroom and an ADU that is currently being used as an artist studio.  We did a fairly complete update of the rest of the house.  This included a new kitchen, updated bathroom, all new electrical, plumbing, lighting, and restoration of all of the original wood builtins and floors.  Extra special work was done to preserve the original fruit trees and redo the driveway.  The house feels like new but has maintained its original charm and style.  There were many other small touches too many to mention.  Wick was personally very involved and we got to know and like his crew.  If it weren't for the pandemic, I'd invite anyone interested to come take a look.  Lisa Trujillo was the architect from Jarvis Architects.  She also did a great job.

  • B. & K. Buckelew, Berkeley


We could not be happier with our house remodel and working with Wick and his team.  Wick is a great communicator and listener, and was very skilled at guiding us through the remodel process.  He and his crew were always on time, the project stayed on schedule and within budget.  His crew kept the job site clean and organized both during and after they finished for the day.  Wick's attention to detail and his high quality subcontractors created a beautiful new space within our house. 

  • M. & S. Kossa-Rienzi, Berkeley

Wick and his extraordinary team rebuilt the front of our house, replacing critical pieces of our foundation, windows, stucco and creating a new house to the vision that we set out with our architect. Not only would I recommend the quality of their workmanship, but also their timeliness, work ethic and overall responsibility he and his team took upon themselves to perfect each detail before closing the project. I have had several experiences with contractors and construction companies, and I would not recommend any as highly as Wick and all his team at Pancoast Construction!

  • A. Wren & D. Banks, Berkeley


Wick and his wonderful crew made the remodel of my house a perfectly delightful experience. Wick is warm and responsive, as well as highly professional.   He helped me articulate and execute my vision for my home.  I felt heard and supported through all stages of the work. The crew was respectful and thoughtful, as well as expert craftsmen and artisans. They made every effort to make me as comfortable as possible throughout the process.  Other people recounted how stressful construction on their home was, but for me it was really a pleasure.  It has been 2 years since the work has been completed, and everyday I take pleasure from the additions to  my beautiful house.  There isn’t a single thing that I would change!

  • D. Harris, Berkeley


Pancoast Construction is the right choice for your general contracting needs.  Anyone who has had the misfortune of working with the wrong builder will tell you that it ranks as one of their most stressful and unpleasant life experiences.  Having suffered that trauma, we embarked on the first of two tricky home improvement projects with Pancoast Construction about two years ago with some trepidation.  Wick was an absolute pleasure to work with.  He is thoughtful, attentive, responsive, and dedicated to delivering quality service. His quotes were detailed and competitively priced, with no change orders required on either of our projects.  His crew was 100% committed to work on our projects for which they started and finished on time, showing up daily until their completion.  They are prompt, clean and courteous. I really don’t know what more I can say other than we will be calling Wick for our next home/construction project.

  • S. Morshed & N. Razani, Berkeley


Wick helped us refurbish our old Berkeley brownshingle with lots of old house issues - no square corners, sloping floors,  a warren of small rooms added haphazardly in the past, squirrel condominiums in the attic and so on. He helped us see what was most important to do.  We ended up with a lovely kitchen, a new family room and bath/laundry and  redone master bath and a new roof and repaired fascia boards and partial reshingling . All the work was beautifully done in keeping with the craftsman style of our house.   In a later project he and his team turned a dirt floored crawl space into a highly functional recreation room with bath and kitchenette.  He guided us through the frustrating process of getting approval from the city  and diplomatically helped us see which of our ideas were feasible. Through all of these projects we were living in the house and greatly appreciated the Pancoast Construction team.  Without exception they were not only competent, efficient and neat but also cheerful and nice to have around.

  • T. & C. Simonen, Berkeley

It was a pleasure to work with Pancoast Construction. We are first time homeowners and Pancoast Construction converted the outdated craftsman style house to our dream house. Wick and his crews are true professionals. They were always honest, punctual, friendly and made sure every detail was perfect. I highly recommend Pancoast Construction for any small or large project. We look forward to working with them again!

  • T. Kawashima, Berkeley

Wick and his crew replaced several very large windows for us, and we are very happy with both the process and the finished product. The house looks great! Wick is an honest contractor who did exactly what he said he would do, when he said he would do it, and for the amount of money that we had discussed. No surprises. No disappointments. He was clear in his communications even while I was in and out of town. Without exception, each member of his crew was skilled and efficient, and always respectful of our home. We were comfortable having his crew here when we were in the house, and when we were away. I look forward to working with Wick on our next project.

  • M. & G. Baird, Berkeley


Pancoast Construction pretty much re-built my Berkeley cottage in 2010: Wick completed a second story addition that included significant roof and foundation work, a new bathroom and a  kitchen remodel.  Along with great quality construction work, Wick was organized, responsive, and thoughtful of the neighbors throughout the 6-month construction period.  I am so impressed with what he offers; top quality, reasonable pricing, realistic schedules.  Plus he is a pleasure to work with.  Highly recommended!   

  • D. Goldberg, Berkeley

We can’t say enough about Wick Pancoast and the wonderful job he did renovating our baby’s room.  He really helped us out in a tough situation, and we are extremely grateful.  He has the utmost integrity and his work is excellent.  Our home was built in 1917 and he was able to match the woodwork exactly.  You can’t go wrong hiring him.  Finding good, ethical, responsible contractors who communicate well is not easy. Wick’s definitely a keeper. 

  • S. Warner & M. Smith, Oakland

I’ve had to work with four contractors in my time, and it’s seems more challenging than it should be to find a combination of competence, honesty and timeliness. Wick Pancoast is a rare mix of all of these qualities that one would look for in a contractor. To round out his strengths, Wick has a great eye for solutions that are pragmatic, cost-effective and aesthetically appealing. My only wish were that Wick had been in the construction business earlier; he could have saved me a lot of time, money and hardship had I been able to hire him for the original work I had done on my house 10 years ago. 

  • S. Kumar and M. McCracken, San Francisco

It was a pleasure to work with Pancoast Construction on our home construction project.  Wick helped us to make our dream into reality.  Where we once had a dilapidated front and back yard, we now have a beautiful garden where our children play!  We are so thrilled with our exterior spaces and loved seeing the design come to life.  Wick’s work is high quality and built to last.  He is so great to work with because he has so much integrity and lets you know the real deal in terms of cost and time required.  I highly recommend Wick Pancoast for high quality, sustainable work.

  • M. Billinge, Richmond, CA

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