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Tom W Gorman General Contractor
68 Everglade Drive
San Francisco, CA 94132
Contractor's License #421901
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10  Better Business Bureau

Areas Served: San Francisco & Bay Area incl. The Presidio, Pacific Heights, Sea Cliff, Nob Hill, ...
Services: San Francisco general contractors for all general building, home building needs incl....
Key Brands: Andersen windows, Pella windows and doors, Trex composite decking and railings

Tom W Gorman General Contractor Company Profile

If every general contractor advertises high quality and customer service, and claim they can all buy the same building materials, what's wrong with choosing the lowest bidder? Consumers want to know: why spend the money?

Tom Gorman, a general contractor in San Francisco CA, knows the answer, "There's a lot of underbidding going on out there. So you might get an offer for a suspiciously cheap price. But if you're not paying for the work to be done properly, you're really spending more in the long run. We've done a lot of repair work on projects people tried to do on the cheap, and it ends up costing them more. Sometimes you have to completely start over. It's not a savings at all."

Doing it Right the First Time
Tom Gorman of Tom W. Gorman General Contractor in San Francisco CA grew up in the Los Angeles area as the son of two teachers. He always loved building, making furniture and cabinets, and working with his hands. Luckily, his uncle worked as a building contractor, so Tom Gorman worked for him throughout his teens. Tom's uncle taught him carpentry and cabinet making along with many other trades, but what Tom remembers most is his uncle's focus on providing the highest quality work.

When Tom Gorman, general contractor, started his own contracting business in San Francisco CA in 1982, he focused on remodeling projects, new construction, custom homes, cabinet-making, and fire and water damage restoration. And Tom Gorman carried his uncle's tradition of quality forward, not only in construction, but in his business practices as well, "We're dedicated to meeting and exceeding our customers' needs, and we've found communication to be a key to customer service ... and to everything. We'll bend over backwards to make sure our clients are happy—and it works. We get a lot of repeat business and referrals."

A Focus on Family and Quality
Tom W. Gorman General Contractors is also a family business: Tom and Sofia Gorman (Tom's wife of 30 years) run the business, and Tom's son, Tom R. Gorman, has been working with his parents for years and plans to take over the business when his dad retires.

Although they're headquartered in San Francisco CA, the Gormans regularly work throughout the Peninsula and the North Bay Area, because their crew of twelve is flexible and skilled enough to accommodate numerous projects. This is likely due to the fact that the Gorman family attitude extends to their crew as well. Tom W. Gorman explains, "We've found that communication is a key to keeping our crews and our customers happy. If you want people to do their best work, you have to treat them well. Most of our crew has been with us for over 10 years, because we respect them, we insure them, and we provide Workers' Compensation insurance as state law requires of every construction company. Our people feel good about working here. We have a talented, high quality crew and very little turnover, and that's unusual in the construction industry."

Continuing the High-Quality Gorman Tradition
Tom W. Gorman General Contractors in San Francisco CA offers complete construction services, and they specialize in high-quality remodeling of kitchens, baths, and entire homes. They're also experts in building additions and new custom homes. Green building materials and practices have always been a focus for Tom Gorman, and he's happy to share his expertise with customers who want to focus on energy conservation and environmental sensitivity.

Tom Gorman also provides architectural services throughout San Francisco CA, and he can work with your architect to create the best possible project with the best materials. He explains, "We want to maintain the reputation we've built over the years, so we don't cut corners, and we talk our customers out of cutting corners, too. If you use the cheap stuff, you'll end up with a problem in the future. It's just easier and better to do it right the first time. Then, everything will work brilliantly. We love how happy our customers are when they see their projects completed to the highest standards. Even after we've done hundreds and hundreds of projects, it still feels great."



—Karla Rutherford

Staff Writer
The Prime Buyer's Report